Privacy Policy 2016-11-16T19:54:24+00:00

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science (IAPHS) Website

This privacy policy explains the information gathering and dissemination practices for the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science Website (the “Site”), including what personally identifiable information we collect, how it is used and shared, what choices you have in disclosing your information, security, and how you can correct inaccuracies practices for the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science Website. The Site is controlled by the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science (“IAPHS”). As used in this policy, the terms “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to IAPHS.

By using the Site, you are consenting to our collection and use of your information in accordance with this privacy policy.

If you have any questions about this privacy policy please e-mail info@IAPHS.org.

Information Collection 

IAPHS is the sole owner of the information collected on the Site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement.

1) Requests for Information and Other User Communications

If you contact IAPHS through the site, sign up for an email distribution list, apply for membership, or make a donation to IAPHS, we will ask for information such as your name, email address, and other contact information. We may ask for other information at other times. We may use this information to customize your experience on the Site, to respond to your request for information, to improve Site content, to understand use of the Site, and to provide you with email notifications related to the business and governance of the Association.  We may retain your communications to process your inquiries, respond to your requests, acknowledge your contributions, and improve our services.

When you apply to become a member of IAPHS, we ask for additional information such as your professional affiliations, training, expertise, and interests.  We may use this information to better understand our membership and how best to serve your needs.  With certain exceptions detailed below, we will also make this information publicly available in a searchable directory.  The exceptions are: 1) any information marked “confidential” on the membership application and 2) all information pertaining to individuals who have opted out of the directory listing.

2) Browsing Information and Cookies

When you access the Site, our servers automatically record information that your browser provides. This may include, among other things, your Internet Protocol address, web request, browser type, the date and time of your request, web pages visited, files accessed, and one or more cookies that uniquely identify your browser (see below).

The Site will attempt to store a small piece of data known as a “cookie” on your computer. For example, when you visit a page within the Site, a cookie will be placed on your computer (if your computer accepts cookies) or will be read if you have visited the Site previously. We may use cookies to establish continuity between related requests, to personalize the Site to your preferences, to authenticate your log-in, and to analyze web traffic. Cookies do not themselves contain any personal information. The Site logs a session identifier along with other information about each request. You may choose to block cookies with your browser, but if you do, you may not be able to take advantage of the certain site features.

Use of Information

 

We use the information collected for the following purposes, in addition to those described above: tailoring the Site to user needs and improving our service; generating data and reports about usage of the Site and its content; supporting the functioning and security of the Site and our network and systems; identifying members with specific skills, interests, and other characteristics to conduct the business of the association; protecting our rights, property, or safety or those of others; and research.

We do not link IP addresses to any personally identifiable information. At no time do we disclose site usage by individual visitors or individual IP addresses.

We may evaluate site usage by analyzing user information and demographics, but only to generate aggregate statistical reports.

User information may be shared with third-parties to only the extent necessary to provide our web services. We may also provide your information to third parties in circumstances where we believe that doing so is necessary or appropriate to: satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request; investigate compliance with or enforce our Terms of Use; detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; or protect the rights, property or safety of us, our users or others. The information referred to in this section may include personally identifiable information. In addition, we may share with third parties information about the use of the Site and its content that is aggregated or anonymized so that it does not identify any individual user.

Children’s Privacy

This Site’s content is not intended to attract children under 13 years of age and we will not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 years of age. If you are under 13 years of age, you should not use the Site.

Security

This Site has security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. However, we cannot guarantee that those security measures will be effective.

Links

This Site may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

Notification of Changes

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time without advance notice. If we change the policy, we will post the modified policy on this page. Your continued use of this Site after changes are posted constitutes your acceptance of this policy as modified.

Effective Date

The effective date of this policy is September 15, 2016.