AANP Privacy Policy

Last updated as of: November 1, 2018

This Privacy Policy is provided for websites operated by American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Inc. ("AANP", “Association”, “we”, “us” or “our”) found at www.aanp.org and other domains and social media sites by which we provide services online (collectively “Website”). This Privacy Policy describes our privacy practices and those of our vendors and business partners on the Website (“Service Providers”), but we do not own, operate, or control, the privacy practices of such Service Providers. AANP respects your privacy and is always committed to protecting it.

We collect and use information from or about you according to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time the information is gathered. Please be aware that our Privacy Policy may be changed by updating this page. By using this site, you expressly agree to the collection and use of your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use without limitation or qualification. The information that you share with us will not be provided to others, with the following exceptions: at the point of submission; if this Privacy Policy states so; or if we believe in good faith that it is required to do so according to the law.

You accept this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use by submitting your personal information and using our services. If you do not want your information to be collected or processed as described by the Terms of Use and this Privacy Policy, you should end this session now and refrain from using our websites and apps in the future. Please review this Privacy Policy periodically to ensure you agree with any updates or changes. Your continued use of our website following any changes means that you accept such changes.

CONTACT US:

If you have questions or concerns regarding our Website, Privacy Policy or practices, please contact us at admin@aanp.org or American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Inc., P.O. Box 12846, Austin, TX 78711.

ABOUT US:

AANP is a nonprofit association dedicated to supporting nurse practitioners. AANP represents the interests of more than 248,000 nurse practitioners around the country, advocating for the active role of nurse practitioners as providers of high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, patient-centered health care.

What kind of information do we collect?

If you agree to our Privacy Policy, the information we collect about you will include:

Non-Personally Identifiable Information:

The Website may collect or request anonymous or non-personally identifiable information, demographic information, or data about use of the Website (“Non-PII”) from visitors. Non-PII cannot identify a specific individual unless combined with Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”).

Contact Information

By using AANP’s registration forms on our sites, such as my.aanp.org, you may provide the Website with Non-PII that may include your email address and the subject information location and other demographic facts. We may use your email address to communicate with you and provide Services, including newsletters and administrative communications.

Web Browsing Data

The Website collects anonymous Non-PII known as “Web Browsing Data.” Web Browsing Data alone does not personally identify you. When you visit our Website, we or our Service Providers may collect the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer or Internet Service Provider, your domain, operating system, web pages you viewed while visiting our Website, date, time of day, browser type and other similar information.

To collect Web Browsing Data, we use small computer files which ask permission to be stored on your computer, which may include one or more cookies, persistent cookies, web beacons, tags, java script, flash cookies, and data stored in log files (collectively, “Cookies”). When you visit the Website, a Cookie attaches to your computer and collects Web Browsing Data to allow the Website to remember members’ passwords.

California Online Privacy Protection Act Notice

Your California Privacy Rights:

By using our Website, you signify your consent to the data practices described in this Privacy Policy and agree that your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to Terms of Use, including without limitation, the terms regarding limitations on liability and application of the laws of the State of Texas.

(1) This Website does not track users across third party websites and therefore does not use "do not track" signals.

(2) This Website may authorize certain Service Providers or other third parties to process PII and Non-PII in connection with providing a mobile app for conference registration and delivery of journal articles. AANP does not otherwise authorize Service Providers or other third parties to collect or process PII or track users without separate consent.

General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) Notice for International Visitors:

Our Website is accessible and available throughout the world for various purposes and is operated in accordance with United States’ laws and regulations. As an international visitor to our Website, please be aware that the laws of the United States may be different from your respective country of residence. By providing us with your personal information, you agree to permit the transfer of your information to the United States, and the use of your personal information as explained in our Privacy Policy.

If you live outside of the United States, AANP will not use your personal information in any way except (i) to conduct whatever processing is necessary for the performance of a contract between you and AANP, or (ii) as may be required by applicable law.

You have the right to know how we are processing your personal data. You have the right to request access to your personal data and may also request that we provide you with a copy of your personal data. You have the right to correct any incorrect personal data that we may have, and in certain situations may request that we erase or restrict processing of your personal data. Erasure or limitation of your personal data may result in AANP not being able to fulfill its commitments to you. You also have the right to request data portability, as well as the right to object to our use of your personal data. Additional circumstances may exist that can justify AANP’s further processing of your personal data. However, you can withdraw your consent at any time and without justification. Where you withdraw your consent, certain personal data (only to the extent that it is absolutely required), will be retained on our “do not contact” list.

If you have questions regarding how we process Personal Data concerning you, please feel free to contact us at admin@aanp.org.

Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”):

Our Website and our Service Providers may collect personal information including PII when you provide personal information in our Website registration forms. Such PII may include: your name, contact information, country, geo-location, and any communications you provide to the Website.

Business Users of the Website

We collect personal information including PII from individuals and companies who visit our Website to learn about our Services, register as conference exhibitors, or enter into business relationships with us (“business information”). We maintain business information that may include PII provided by individuals, for purposes of administering our business, such as maintaining account contact information, sending invoices, etc. We may share such business information with third parties who provide administrative services (and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information), as well as pursuant to a court order or to law enforcement or government officials as we deem necessary or appropriate.

What kind of information don’t we collect?

Children

We do not intend to collect PII from children under 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not provide us with PII, use our Services, or use the Website. If we learn that we collected PII from a child under 13, we will promptly delete that information. If you believe that we collected information from a child under 13, please contact us at admin@aanp.org.

USE AND SHARING OF INFORMATION

Non-PII that we or our Service Providers collect is used for demographic surveys, to authenticate users, provide access to Website accounts, remember your Website preferences, marketing, sales of membership and corporate sponsorships, to better reach members, and to identify potential new members and corporate partners.

PII collected on the Website is used to set up a user account, apply for membership, register for the career center, and allow users to participate in various discussion boards, forums, and blogs. AANP also maintains a database of email addresses of members and other individuals, conducts email campaigns to members and other individuals in our database, sends dues reminders, sends confirmation emails to users who purchase products, and sends alerts to members who signed up for notifications from updates from AANP blogs and discussion boards. AANP shares contact information of the rosters of various AANP committees with the members of such committees. AANP may provide PII in conference attendees’ contact information to exhibitors at AANP conferences.

AANP uses your geo-location to operate certain services in the Website, including members using their geo-location to identify AANP peers and other members near the user.

Sharing PII with other Members and Service Providers

PII that we or our Service Providers collect is maintained in confidence. However, we will share your PII with other members and third-party Service Providers who provide membership and other business services to AANP. These trusted Service Providers may include website and communications technology providers and other business vendors.

Visitors who Request Services via the Website

Visitors who register on our Website to become members consent to be contacted by us, and to receive emails from us about the Services.

If you do not wish to be contacted again by us or receive our emails, please follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of our emails.

With Consent

Except as set forth above, users will be notified when PII may be shared with third parties and will be able to prevent the sharing of this information.

HOW WE PROTECT AND RETAIN YOUR INFORMATION

We take security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure, or destruction of data. These include the use of secure socket layers (for on-line financial transactions, registration, membership renewal, submitting PAC contributions); firewalls and encryption; internal reviews of our data collection; storage and processing practices; and security measures, as well as physical security measures and personnel training to guard against unauthorized access to systems.

Currently, we retain individual records of PII and all Non-PII for AANP members indefinitely. Members whose membership lapsed are marked inactive until reactivated. We reserve the right to change this policy subject to applicable laws and regulations.

If we retain PII on our systems, we restrict access to PII to employees, contractors, and agents who need to know that information in order to operate, develop, or improve our Website and Services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination, if they fail to meet these obligations.

However, the internet and mobile web are inherently insecure and so we are unable guarantee that the security measures we take will not be penetrated or compromised or that your information will remain secure under all circumstances.

HOW TO CONTROL AND CORRECT YOUR INFORMATION

You may visit the Website and utilize some of the Site functionality without entering any personal information. You may visit the Website and elect to not provide Web Browsing Data to us or our Service Providers by following the opt-out procedures set forth below, but our Website and some of our Services may not work properly.

Learn More about Cookies, Web Beacons, and other Technologies

You can accept or decline cookies. Most browsers automatically accept cookies. To learn more about cookies, including how to refuse cookies on your computer by adjusting web browser settings, follow these links:

Opting Out of Cookies

To opt-out from collection and use of your Web Browsing Data by the Website, you may block cookies by changing the privacy settings in your Internet browser.

Social Media

We may engage with you on third party social media sites such as LinkedIn, if you engage with us. By doing so, you “opt in” to sharing your content with us. Be aware that such content (PII, images, captions, and comments, etc.) that you submit (upload, post, comment, share, “like”, etc.) to third party social media sites (including any of our message boards or tweets) is publicly visible, not private, and cannot be considered private PII. To manage social media notifications you receive, or correct or delete your PII, please adjust your privacy settings in your social media accounts.

Correcting your Personal Information:

Users may access, update, and correct their personal information by logging on to the Website. In corporate membership accounts, the primary contact can correct the personal information of other employees in the account.

If you have any questions about accessing or updating information we have on file about you, please contact us at admin@aanp.org.