Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement and Legal Notice

Your privacy is important to the Academic Pediatrics Association (APA). APA is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Privacy Policy governs data collection and usage by APA and applies to its website, other platforms used to facilitate management of the services provided to you (e.g., conference registration sites); and any additional means by which you share your information to APA. By using the APA website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

APA collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address and/or telephone number, date of birth, gender, ethnicity, and work/residency background. We retain the personal information we collect from you for as long as the information is relevant to our business purposes or until you request that we remove the data by contacting APA at the email or address below.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by APA This information may include: your IP address and date of submission. This information may be used by APA for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the APA website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through APA listserv emails or other areas of the Members Only section where information may be provided that this information may be collected and used by others.

APA encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites to which you choose to link from APA so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. APA is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the APA and APA family of websites.

Use of your Personal Information

APA collects and uses your personal information to deliver the services you have requested, including, but not limited to membership, conferences, volunteer opportunities, scholarship opportunities and surveys. APA also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from APA and its affiliates, as well as to contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered. Survey information may be used by APA for scientific purposes.

APA may sell, rent or lease its membership list to trusted partners to send you email or postal mail about a particular offering that may be of interest to you, or may provide your data to arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to APA, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Through the Cookies of third party analytics providers such as Google Analytics, we can track your online activities over time and across the APA website by obtaining information through automated means. This information, along with information we gather when you log in, can be used to understand use across the APA website to help improve our services and remember your preferences.

APA websites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on APA or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of APA; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of APA, or the public.

If you would like to no longer receive information from APA, you would like to correct information, or if you would like to delete your data collected by APA, please contact APA at or at the address listed below

Use of Cookies

The APA website uses "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

The APA website uses Cookies to function effectively. For example, Cookies allow us to display relevant content, and enhance your online experience. In addition, Cookies can recognize you and remember important information that will make your use of a website more convenient such as by remembering your login status and user preferences.

You may stop Cookies from being downloaded to your device from the APA website at any time by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. Most browsers will tell you how to change your browser settings to notify you when a Cookie is being set or updated, or to restrict or block certain types or all Cookies. Please consult the "Help" section of your browser for more information or by visiting Your device settings may also allow you to prohibit mobile app platforms (such as Apple or Google) from sharing certain information obtained by automated means with us.

For more information on managing Google Analytics Cookies, please use the following link:

Security of your Personal Information

APA secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. APA secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of industry-standard encryption.

Changes to this Statement

APA will occasionally update this Privacy Policy to reflect company and customer feedback. APA encourages you to periodically review this Policy to be informed of how APA is protecting your information.

Contact Information

APA welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Policy. If you believe that APA has not adhered to this Policy, please contact us or APA, 6728 Old McLean Village Drive, McLean, VA 22101.

We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

Please do not disclose any sensitive Personal Data (e.g., information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, or trade union membership), social security numbers, or criminal background information when contacting us.

Approved June 2018




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