Last updated as of: November 1, 2018
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.
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”).
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:
(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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.