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American Psychosomatic Society

Your privacy is important to the American Psychosomatic Society (APS). Our current privacy practices are outlined below. We may modify this information periodically, so please check back for updates on our current policies regarding information gathering and dissemination.

Disclaimers: APS works to ensure that all information on this website is accurate but does not guarantee that it is. This website contains scientific and educational information, but its contents do not constitute medical advice.

Members Only Section: To access areas designated as Members Only, users must be current members of APS. APS members who wish to use the Members Only area of the website will be required to enter certain personal identification information to gain access. The personal information entered will not be used in any way other than to control access (see below).

Links: This website contains links to other Internet sites. APS is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of those sites. We encourage users to be aware of this when they leave this website and to read the privacy statements of the other sites they visit.

Surveys: APS, or third parties designated by APS, may request information from users via surveys approved by the APS leadership. Survey information may be used by APS for business or scientific purposes.

Collection and Use of Information: "Personal Identifying Information" is your name, street address, e-mail address, telephone number, or any other information that might identify you individually. APS does not collect this information from a user of this web site, except where it is sent to APS voluntarily.

Notwithstanding any of the above, we may release membership lists or personal identifying information already obtained if we determine that release is appropriate to comply with the law, to enforce or apply our contractual rights or obligations, to protect the rights, property, or safety of APS, our members, or others, or to establish a legal claim or defense.

Non-personal Information such as IP addresses or the type of web browser you are using may be collected to be used in aggregate to create statistics for the web site and the system administration. This analysis of traffic to the web site and pages visited permits us to design the web site to best suit our users' interests. We do not use non-personal information to identify you on an individual basis. We may place "cookies" on the computers of visitors; these cookies enable you to return to the web site and use its services without logging in and identifying yourself each time. We do not use cookies to track your activities other than those on our web site.

Access and Correction of Information: If you wish to review the information that we have collected from you (e.g., to confirm that we have your correct address), please contact us at info@psychosomatic.org. We will provide you with the opportunity to correct any errors.

Security: APS has security practices in place to ensure the privacy of our users, maintains a certificate of authenticity to ensure the security of personal information, and houses the membership database on a secure area of the web server. However, even with these safeguards, there is no absolute guarantee of security from interception or unauthorized access. In the unlikely event of a breach despite our efforts, APS shall not be responsible for the breach.