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American Psychosomatic Society Privacy Policy

The American Psychosomatic Society (APS) is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience.This Privacy Policy governs data collection and usage by APS and applies to its website, other platforms used to facilitate management of the services provided to you (e.g. conference registration sites); and any additional means by which you share your information to APS. By using the APS website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information
APS collects personally identifiable information, such as your name, primary address, e-mail address, telephone number, birth year, gender, race, ethnicity, discipline and areas of professional interest. We retain the Personal Information provided by you for as long as the information is relevant to our business purposes or until you request that we remove the data by contacting APS at the email or address detailed below.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by APS. This information may include: your IP address, browser type, and other software or hardware information. This information may be used by APS for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the APS website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through APS discussion boards, interactive forums, or areas of the Members Only section where information may be provided, that this information may be collected and used by others.

APS encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites to which you choose to link from APS, so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. APS is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the APS website.

Use of your Personal Information
APS collects and uses your personal information to operate the APS website and deliver the services you have requested. APS also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from APS and its affiliates. APS may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

APS may provide your data to third parties to arrange for deliveries and other benefits of membership such as, but not limited to, Psychosomatic Medicine. All third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to APS, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Through the cookies of third party analytics providers such as Google Analytics, we can track your online activities over time and across the APS website by obtaining information through automated means. This information, along with information we gather when you log in, can be used to understand use across the APS website to help improve our services and remember your preferences.

APS websites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on APS or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of APS; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of APS, or the public.

If you would like to no longer receive information from APS or you would like to correct information that APS has collected, please contact APS at the email or address detailed below.

 

Use of Cookies
The APS website uses "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

The APS website uses cookies to function effectively. For example, cookies allow us to display relevant content, and enhance your online experience. In addition, cookies can recognize you and remember important information that will make your use of a website more convenient by remembering your login status and user preferences.

You may stop cookies from being downloaded to your device from the APS website at any time by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. Most browsers will tell you how to change your browser settings to notify you when a cookie is being set or updated, or to restrict or block certain types or all cookies. Please consult the "Help" section of your browser for more information or by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org. Your device settings may also allow you to prohibit mobile app platforms (such as Apple or Google) from sharing certain information obtained by automated means with us.

For more information on managing Google Analytics Cookies, please use the following link:

Security of your Personal Information
APS secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. APS secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of industry-standard encryption.

Changes to this Statement
APS will occasionally update this Privacy Policy to reflect company and customer feedback. APS encourages you to periodically review this Policy to be informed of how APS is protecting your information.

Contact Information
APS welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Policy. If you believe that APS has not adhered to this Policy, please contact APS at info@psychosomatic.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

Or you may contact:
APS National Office
6728 Old McLean Village Drive
McLean, VA 22101
info@psychosomatic.org

Please do not disclose any sensitive Personal Data (e.g., information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, or trade union membership), social security numbers, or criminal background information when contacting us.

 

Effective May 25, 2018