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Privacy Policy

This website is maintained by the American Physician Scientists Association. Users may download material and information from this site for personal, noncommercial use only. Any further reproduction, distribution, transmission, display, publication or broadcast requires the prior written permission of the American Physician Scientists Association.

APSA is committed to protecting the privacy of our users and members. We strive to provide a safe, secure user experience for our users and members.  The APSA website contains links to other websites over which we have no control.  The APSA is not to be held responsible for the privacy policies of other organizations and webites that are linked from the APSA website.This privacy policy explains how American Physician Scientists Association (APSA) uses any personal information we collect about you when you use this website.

What information do we collect about you?

From General Users: APSA does not collect any personal data from users browsing its website. We do collect basic information about how visitors use our site including pages visited, website traffic patterns and server-usage statistics. These data are used to improve content, site performance, and service for our visitors. Website usage information is collected using cookies.

From APSA Members, Conference and Meeting Registrants, and Other Customers: To gain access to members-only resources and personalization features on www.physicianscientists.org, members and other users are always asked to sign-in and provide some limited information. This information is submitted voluntarily. APSA asks users to provide their name and email address. Similar information may be submitted to APSA through membership applications, conference or event registration, publication orders, subscriptions, and contest registrations. Additionally, for some emails sent in HTML format by APSA, we collect specific information regarding what the recipient does with that email. In those cases, we monitor the user’s email address, whether the user clicks though to links provided in the message, the date and time of the user’s click through, the name of the link or source from which the message was sent, the tracking URL number and the destination page. This information is not sold or distributed in any way whatsoever.

How will we use the information about you?
APSA uses information voluntarily submitted by members and other customers in the following ways:

APSA Member Services and Products: Generally, APSA and its direct subsidiaries use data collected to improve its own web content; to respond to visitors’ interests, needs and preferences; to develop new products and services; and to provide data for grant applications used to fund education and resources to members.

Disclosures to Third Parties: APSA also makes member contact information available through the APSA Member Directory to other members using its website and to those who register for its conferences and meetings. On occasion, APSA may also provide limited data to third parties that offer products and services. These limited data include names, email addresses, home and/or business addresses, job titles, and lodging requirements. Users may request APSA refrain from disclosing the data it collects to third parties by contacting APSA at info@physicianscientists.org or 978-250-9847 to express their preferences if they determine later that they do not wish to have the information shared.

Consent to Use Personal Information
For the purposes of the Data Protection Act(s) 1984 and 1998 (as applicable), APSA or its agents must store, host and otherwise process the information (including personal data) supplied by the user when registering for this website.

For the purposes of the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of May 2018, APSA or its agents must store, host and otherwise process the information (including personal data) supplied by the user when registering for this website. APSA may send such data outside the European Union for processing. If you reside in the European Union, please understand that the personal information you have provided may be transferred and stored in countries outside of the EU, including the United States.

Credit Card Account Information: APSA does not disclose credit card account information provided by its members and customers. When members and customers choose to pay using their credit cards, APSA submits the information needed to obtain payment to the appropriate clearinghouse.

MarketingWe would like to send you information about products and services of ours and other companies which may be of interest to you. If you have consented to receive marketing, you may opt out at a later date. You have a right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes or giving your information to others. Please click here if you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes.

Access to your information and correction. 

You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please email or write to us at 4 Lan Drive, Suite 310, Westford, MA 01886. We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate.

Cookies

Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behavior information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity. For further information visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org. You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the above websites tell you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.

Other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. This privacy policy only applies to this website, so when you link to other websites you should read their own privacy policy.

Changes to our privacy policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and we will place any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on November 2, 2018.

How to contact us
Please contact us if you have any questions about our privacy policy or information we hold about you: