Privacy Policy

Terms of Data Use including Cookies & Collected Information

Privacy Notice

The American Association for Physician Leadership (the Association) respects the privacy of its members and other visitors to its website. The Association strongly believes that if electronic commerce and online activities are to flourish, consumers must be assured that information provided online is used responsibly and appropriately. At all times, however, the Association reserves the right to disclose information where required by law or to comply with valid legal process (such as a search warrant, subpoena, or court order), to protect the Association’s rights or property, including without limitation in the event of a transfer of control of the Association or substantially all of its assets, or during emergencies when safety is at risk.

Most data the Association collects is used only to help us better serve our members. It is our general policy to collect and store only personal information that our members and visitors knowingly provide. If our privacy policies change, we will notify all users by a special announcement placed on the website. Since this policy change notices last only for a limited time, however, you should check this privacy notice regularly to see if there have been any changes.

What Information Does the Association Collect?


From General Users

The Association does not collect any personal information from users browsing its website. Only aggregate data -- such as the number of hits per page -- are collected. Aggregate data is only used for internal and marketing purposes and does not provide any personally identifying information.


From the Association's Members, Institute Registrants, and Other Customers

To gain access to members-only resources and personalization features on or any of our subdomains (e.g., members and other users are asked to register and provide some limited information. This information is submitted voluntarily. The Association asks users to provide their names, organization names or affiliations, business and mobile phone numbers, and personal and/or business email address(es). Similar information may be submitted to the Association through membership applications, institute registrations, publication orders, subscriptions, and content submissions.

Additionally, for some emails sent in HTML format by the Association to its members through its email servers and electronic newsletters, we will collect specific information regarding what the recipient does with that email. For those emails, the Association will monitor whether a recipient subsequently clicks through to links provided in the message. Other information collected through this tracking feature includes the email address of a user, the date and time of the user's "click," a message number, name of the list from which the message was sent, tracking URL number, and destination page. The Association only uses this information to enhance its products and distribution of those products to its members and contacts.

The Association may also share statistical or demographic information in aggregate form with third parties for marketing or research purposes. This aggregate data will not contain any information that personally identifies you.

How Does the Association Use Collected Data?

The Association uses information voluntarily submitted by members and customers in the following ways:


The Association Member Services and Products

Generally, the Association and its direct subsidiaries use data collected to improve its own web content; to respond to visitors' interests, needs, and preferences; and to develop new products and services.

Disclosures to Third Parties

The Association also makes member contact information available through the Association membership directory to other members using its website and to those who register for its institutes. In addition, the Association may incorporate information that users provide into hard copies of the membership directory that it provides to members and institute participants. On occasion, the Association may also provide limited data to third parties that offer products and services. This limited data includes names, job titles, companies, and business addresses, but does not include business phone numbers, business fax numbers, or email addresses. Users may contact the Association at or 800-562-8088 to express their preferences if they determine later that they do not wish to have the information shared.

Credit Card Account Information

The Association does not disclose credit card account information provided by its members and customers. When members and customers choose to pay using their credit cards, the Association submits the information needed to obtain payment to the appropriate clearinghouse.

How Does the Association Use Cookies?

Cookies are files that contain information created by a web server that can be stored on a user's hard disk for use either during a particular session ("per-session" cookie) or for future use ("persistent" cookie). The Association uses cookies only to facilitate automated activity, store and track passwords, determine appropriate solicitations, and review navigation patterns. Cookies are not used to disseminate significant information about users over the Internet or to analyze any information that users have knowingly or unknowingly provided. Users may instruct their Internet browsers to opt out of accepting a "persistent" cookie and rather accept only a "per-session" cookie but will need to login each time they visit the site to enjoy the full benefits. If the user declines the attachment of any cookie, the user may not have access to the full benefits of the website. Registration enables the site to better determine members' interest areas and provide the most relevant information.

What Privacy Issues Arise With Links To Other Sites?

This website contains links to other websites. The Association has no control over and is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of such sites. Other websites might use personal information differently than our policy permits. We strongly encourage you to review the privacy policies of any site before providing any personal information.

What Means of Redress Are Available?

If any user suspects the Association has handled its personal information in a manner that does not comply with this privacy statement, please contact us by emailing to or by calling 800-562-8088.


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