The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting the privacy of its members and customers. This online privacy statement explains how AAPM collects, uses, and safeguards information on its website. This Internet privacy statement applies only to information collected by AAPM through the website and electronic newsletter (e-newsletter).
Users to the public areas of AAPM’s website browse anonymously. We do not collect any information that is personally identifiable such as name, address, phone number, or e-mail.
The information that is collected includes: time and date of your visit, the Internet address of the computer, your browser and operating system, page views and length of time on that page, and previous page visited.
In addition, the type of browser you have and the way you access our information (web or smartphone) may also be collected.
AAPM never collects personal information without your knowledge, such as when you create an account, make a purchase, register for an event, or complete a form on the website to submit questions, comments, take a survey, or request information.
For AAPM members, e-mail and e-newsletter recipients, meeting registrants, purchasers of education products, and other customers…
Once you log into the password-protected area of AAPM’s website, join AAPM, or purchase our products or services, the user’s name or email address and member or customer ID number are gathered as well as other personal data necessary to complete a purchase, register for an event, claim CME credit for a live program or online course, or submit an education session proposal or poster abstract. You may be asked to provide personal information in order to purchase a product or update membership information. In those situations, it is your choice to provide that information. Should you choose not to provide that information, you may not be able to participate in that activity.
Information that is gathered from AAPM’s website or electronic communications, including demographic information and purchase and click activity, is used to determine the value of the information that is presented on our website or in e-mails or to inform members with specific interests about particular educational offers or product offers in the future.
Nonmembers who register for a meeting, read our e-newsletter, purchase a product from AAPM’s website, claim CME credit for a live program or online course, or submit an education session proposal or poster abstract will be asked to provide their name, address, and other personal identifying information.
Furthermore, we may use your personal information for program registration to provide services you have requested; process, fulfill, and follow up on orders or a membership application; answer e-mails or online requests; send information you request; send and process surveys; work to ensure AAPM is relevant to your needs; deliver AAPM services such as newsletters, FDA or news alerts, meetings, or events; notify you about new products or services from AAPM; or, on a very limited basis as approved by members of the AAPM executive committee, provide offers from third-party affiliates.
AAPM has two separate directories—”public” and “member-only”. AAPM Active Members are included in our “Find an AAPM Active Member” in the patient resources section of our public website, where members’ office locations, office phone, office fax, and office email as allowed by the member are provided to prospective patients and users of the website.
We will grant this information according to the preferences indicated by you or your staff. If you or a member of your team enters your personal address, phone, or cell phone in the “office” portion a registration form, your personal information could be published to the public. Please make sure that fields in membership applications, registration forms, or product purchases contain accurate information. Members are also included in a private, “member-only” online membership directory, which is located in the member community. Your name, affiliation, email, and phone are shared among other member colleagues. Members have a choice of opting out of these directories or checking or modifying the information by conacting us.
Disclosure required by law or emergency circumstances.
AAPM may release personal information to third parties in order to comply with valid legal requests such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena, or court order. In the event that AAPM is legally required to disclose your personal information to a third party, AAPM will notify you unless doing so would violate the law or court order.