Terms of Use and Privacy Statement

Privacy Policy


The American Public Health Association respects the privacy of our members and other visitors to our website. APHA 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. To protect online privacy, we have implemented the following policy.


What information does APHA collect?


Most data we collect are used only to help us better serve our members and visitors. It is our general policy to collect and store only information that our members and visitors knowingly provide.


From visitors


We do not collect any information from visitors browsing our website. Visitors to the APHA website browse anonymously. Only aggregate data such as the number of hits per page are collected. Aggregate data are only used for internal analysis and marketing purposes and do not provide any personally identifying information.


We do collect limited identifying information volunteered by visitors to the site through membership applications and publication orders. This information may include name, organization name, phone number, street address and email. We use this information only for the purposes for which it was provided. We may occasionally allow other allied organizations specific, one-time use of our postal mailing list to provide our constituents with information that is compatible with APHA's mission. We never rent or sell email addresses. This privacy statement will be updated to reflect any policy revisions.


Credit card account information


When members or visitors provide credit card account information to APHA or our agents (a credit card processing company, for example), we submit the information needed to obtain payment to the appropriate financial institution. We do not further disclose credit card account information obtained from members or visitors.

How does APHA use cookies?


We use cookies only to enable members to access member-only data without logging in each time.


What privacy issues arise with links to other sites?


This website contains links to other websites. We have no control over and are not responsible for the privacy policies of such sites.


Future changes to this policy


From time to time, we may use visitor information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice.  If our information practices change at some time in the future we will post the policy changes to our website to notify you of these changes and provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check our website periodically.


Visitors may prevent their information from being used for purposes other than those for which it was originally collected by sending us an email.


Access and correction of visitor data


Upon request we provide site visitors with access to all information that we maintain about them. Visitors can access this information or have this information corrected by sending us an email.