AHP values individual privacy and we want to give our Web site visitors the opportunity to know what information we collect about them and how they can limit the use of personally- identifiable information beyond the purposes for which they first provided it. At all times, however, AHP 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 AHP’s rights or property, including without limitation in the event of a transfer of control of AHP or substantially all of its assets, or during emergencies when safety is at risk.
Information We Collect
- Personally Identifiable Information: We may collect information that identifies you (“Personally Identifiable Information”) when you interact and provide such information on our Sites such as, but not limited to, when applying for membership, registering for an AHP event or program, purchasing AHP products or services. The types of Personally Identifiable Information collected on our Sites will vary based on the Services offered on the Sites, but may include, among other things, your name, address, phone number, birth date, billing and delivery information, e-mail address, credit card or other financial account information.
How We Use and Share Personally Identifiable Information
Once collected, we may use your Personally Identifiable Information in a variety of ways including (but not limited to):
- Provide service communications such as bill reminders, order confirmations, program registrations, and customer service messages
- Answer your emails or online requests
- Deliver and process surveys
- Personalize and improve the usability of the Sites
- Fulfill and/or deliver AHP products and services
- Publish membership directories and registration lists as described below
- Sharing with certain other companies to offer you products and services that may be of interest to you as described below
- Sharing with third parties as required by law or to protect the AHP as described below
- Sharing your Email Address as permitted under AHP Email Policy as described below
Publication of Your Personally Identifiable Information for Membership Directories and Registration Lists
As a professional organization, the Personally Identifiable Information you provide may be published on the Sites and in print or digital form in a variety of ways to allow other health care development professionals and/or the public to find you, including, but not limited to, directories, membership lists, and other types of registration lists for AHP programs and events (“Directory Lists”). Directory Lists will not include sensitive information, such as credit card or bank information, or social security numbers. Users may request their information be suppressed from Directory Lists by contacting us.
Sharing your Personally Identifiable Information to Fulfill Service Requests
When fulfilling service requests initiated by you, we may share your Personally Identifiable Information with certain third parties to fulfill the requests.
Sharing your Personally Identifiable Information With Certain Other Companies
The AHP may share Personally Identifiable Information, other than email address and financial account information, with certain other companies in order to provide them an opportunity to offer products or services that may be of interest to you, which helps contribute non-dues revenue to the AHP. The AHP also occasionally hires other companies to provide limited services on our behalf including, but not limited to, packaging, mailing and delivering promotional offers, sweepstakes or contests, answering customer questions about products or services, consulting services, data modeling, printing, sending postal mail and processing event registration.
Sharing Your Personally Identifiable Information When Legally Necessary or to Protect the AHP’s interests
The AHP may disclose your Personally Identifiable Information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process served on the AHP; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of AHP; or (c) protect the personal safety of AHP personnel or members of the public in appropriate circumstances.
Sharing Your Email Address Pursuant to AHP Policy
By providing your email address to us, you expressly consent to receive emails from us. We may use email to communicate with you, to send information that you have requested or to send information about other products or services developed or provided by us, provided that, we will not give your email address to another party to promote their products or services directly to you. The AHP will also not share email addresses to unrelated third-parties, affiliates or AHP members
Any communication or material you transmit to us by email or otherwise, including any data, questions, comments, suggestions or the like, is, and will be treated as, non-confidential and nonproprietary. Except to the extent expressly covered by this Policy, anything you transmit or post may be used by us for any purpose, including but not limited to, reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast and posting. Furthermore, you expressly agree that we are free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in any communication you send to us without compensation and for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to, developing, manufacturing and marketing products and services using such information.
How to Manage the Sharing of Your Personally Identifiable Information
You can manage your profile and email preferences, including opting out of Email either using the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the message or by contacting us. Additionally, if you prefer to receive mailings only from the AHP and have your name and address removed from the list provided to our business partners, please contact us. For California residents, please consult the “Your Privacy Rights” for additional considerations.
How We May Use and Share Non-Personal Data
Through the use of various technological tools, we may collect Non-Personal Data to improve the usability of our Sites/Services and for other business reasons. We do not share Personally Identifiable Information with third parties to whom we share your Non-Personal Data.
AHP cares about the safety of children on its Site(s) and encourages parents and guardians to monitor their children’s use of the Internet. Although the Site(s) is suitable for a general audience, the Site(s) is not intended for children under thirteen (13) years of age. If you are under the age of 13, do not use or provide any information on this Site(s), including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any other information about yourself. AHP does not knowingly solicit or collect information from children under 13 years of age or send them requests for personal information. If you become aware that a child has provided information about or from the child to AHP, please contact AHP immediately so that such information can be deleted and AHP can discontinue any further services provided to such child.
California Privacy Rights
The AHP implements commercially reasonable security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. We restrict access to personal information to the AHP’s business partners who may need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services. These individuals or partner organizations are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.
User ID and Password
Certain areas of the Sites may require the use of a user ID, email address or password as an additional security measure that helps protect your information.
To help you protect your privacy, the AHP Sites have clear tools to help you log in and log out.
Linking to Other Internet Sites
We sometimes may offer content (e.g., educational material or job listing(s) that is sponsored by or co-branded with an identified third party. In these instances, the third party may obtain information that you voluntarily submit to participate in a Site activity. We have no control over the third party’s use of this information. To ensure your privacy is protected, we recommend that you review the privacy statements of these other linked sites, applications or other content.
How You Can Access and Change Information
If you are a registered user of the Sites, subscriber to AHP publications, purchaser of AHP products and services or an AHP member, you may review and update/correct your information directly on the AHP’s website—www.ahp.org—or by contacting us.
Last updated February 28, 2019