Privacy Policy

We at AAPN strongly believe in protecting the privacy of any personal information gathered from our visitors to aapn.org. Since the protection of your privacy is important to us, we have created this privacy policy to let you know our practices regarding the collection and dissemination of personal information that can be linked to an individual, such as a name, address, phone number, e-mail address, or any other information provided to us by our members and Web site visitors.

Note: If you’re under 18, please make sure that your parent or guardian has read and agreed to these terms before you use this site. ‘Cause we don’t want to get yelled at. That would suck.

Why does AAPN ask for my information?

In order to participate in some activities, you might be asked to provide some personal information. This could be in connection to any one of the following:

Sending personalized e-mail messages when participating in action alerts
Signing up for the AAPN message boards
Participating in contests, surveys, petitions, information-pack requests, and give away
Subscribing to AAPN E-News

What information does AAPN collect?

We do not collect personal information from our visitors other than what is supplied to us on a voluntary basis.

How does AAPN use the information gathered from the above sources?

We use your information to send you details about our campaigns, events, activities, Street Team missions, and alerts.

We also use the information gathered via our Web site to improve your AAPN Web experience. We perform statistical analyses of aggregate user behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of various areas on our Web sites and to use such information to improve our Web sites’ ability to serve you better.

Does AAPN use cookies on its Web sites?

AAPN uses “cookies” (the Web kind, not the delicious kind) on some Web pages. A cookie is a small piece of data that is stored on a visitor’s hard drive but that does not itself contain any personal information. Cookies enhance a visitor’s experience by saving the visitor from having to log in or provide information each time he or she revisits aapn.org and by customizing content based on a visitor’s interests. Visitors can configure their browsers to be alerted when a site is attempting to send a cookie and refuse the cookie.

We also use cookies to administer the Web site, track visitor movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

How is information used in AAPN E-News?

If you provide AAPN with your e-mail address, you will be signed up to start receiving the regular AAPN E-News, and you may receive other e-mails regarding AAPN events, campaigns and other news. You can unsubscribe from any or all AAPN e-mail lists at any time by following the instructions included in each e-mail, or by e-mailing aapn@aapn.org. The information that we gather from subscribers to our e-news lists (including e-mail addresses) is not shared with other non-AAPN-affiliated organizations or companies. From time to time, we may send out e-mail messages that include information about these like-minded organizations and companies, but we do not provide them with access to any personal information that you have provided.

In order to provide you with better and more relevant information, we compile information about e-mail response and Web site usage. This information helps us better understand site usage patterns as well as what types of content and information may help improve your user experience on AAPN′s Web site.

All e-mail messages sent to e-mail newsletter subscribers contain a link to unsubscribe or modify your profile. You may subscribe or unsubscribe to any e-news or e-mail communication from AAPN at any time.

If you have any questions about AAPN e-news, please e-mail aapn@aapn.org.

How does AAPN protect your information?

We at AAPN are extremely protective of the information gathered through our Web site. Our Web site has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information under our control. Our Web server is located in a locked, secure environment.

When you contribute to AAPN online or make a purchase through the AAPN catalog, we use a secure server and encryption to protect your financial and other personal information during transmission.

Additional questions?

If you have any questions about our privacy policy, the information that we have collected from you online, the practices of this site, or your interaction with this Web site, e-mail aapn@aapn.org.