Privacy Policy

Effective as of August 1, 2012:  modification of APhA’s official privacy

I. Introduction

The American Pharmacists Association (“APhA”) Foundation, the owner and operator of (the “Site”), respects your privacy as a user of the Site. Please read this Privacy Policy so that you can understand what information is collected on the Site, how that information is used, with whom it is shared, and how it is protected against unauthorized access. To make this notice easy to locate, we make it available on our home page and throughout the Site.

Note that this Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time. You should check it regularly to make certain that you are kept up to date. Questions about this Privacy Policy should be directed to:

II. What information is collected on the Site?

This section of the Privacy Policy describes the types of information collected on the Site. The information collected on the Site falls into two categories: (1) information that you provide when you engage in transactions on the Site, register for the Site, or enroll as an APhA Foundation donor/volunteer, and (2) information gathered about how you navigate the Site.

Information that you provide when engaging in transactions on the Site, registering for the Site, or enrolling as an APhA Foundation donor includes the following:

Primary mailing address
Primary telephone number
Primary fax number
E-mail address

Additional demographic information such as practice setting, job function, and license number may be requested, but not required.

You may also provide, at your option, a secondary address, telephone number, or fax number. For example, you may provide your home address, telephone, and fax numbers as your primary contact information and a business address, telephone, and fax number as your secondary contact information. APhA Foundation donor/volunteers may opt out of APhA Foundation e-newsletter by contacting We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order.

The Site receives and stores certain types of information whenever you interact with us. The Site may collect and log your IP address and your browser information to determine how to facilitate services online and administer the Site. We may collect information on pages visited, frequency of visits, and length of time spent to make improvements that will enhance your experience with us. We also use "cookies" and collect passwords to facilitate your navigation through the Site. Cookies are small files that your web browser places on your computer's hard drive. You can easily adjust your browser settings to prevent cookie data from being stored on your computer; however certain Site functions may not operate if you do so. We do not allow third parties to use cookies on the Site.

III. How is the information you provide on the Site used?

This section of the Privacy Policy describes how the information that you provide on the Site is used. The information you provide is used for four purposes: (1) to control access to the Site, (2) to provide the products or services you purchase through the Site, (3) to contact you about APhA Foundation activities, and (4) to understand how you interact with the Site so that the Site may be improved to better meet your needs.

In addition, the name, address, e-mail, telephone, and fax numbers you provide on the Site may be used to send you information on programs such as the APhA Foundation Annual Meeting activities/events, programs, and announcements from APhA Foundation, and e-newsletters and ballots for APhA Foundation elections.

We also may conduct voluntary surveys of Site users (for example mailing or e-mailing you a questionnaire).

IV. With whom is the information you provide on the Site shared?

This section of the Privacy Policy describes how the information you provide on the Site may be shared with parties other than APhA Foundation and how you may control such information sharing. The information that you provide on the Site may be shared: (1) with agents of APhA Foundation who are performing web or internet services, including without limitation, hosting and maintenance; data entry; customer service; product fulfillment tasks; or payment processing, under contract. 

Name and address, telephone or fax number, e-mail address, and credit card information may be provided to third parties operating under contract to APhA Foundation for such purposes as fulfilling product orders or making donations/contributions. Contract terms specifically forbid these third parties from making any other use of your information. Credit card information provided on the Site is not permanently stored by APhA Foundation or the third parties that perform the functions listed in this paragraph.

Name and address information collected on the Site is not available for use by organizations seeking to contact you with information about products, programs, or services relevant to the professional or educational needs of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, or pharmacy students. E-mail addresses are not made available to any such third party. may disclose personally identifiable information in special cases if we find it necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be violating the policies of the Site or APhA Foundation or causing injury to or interference with the Site, its users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. also may disclose personally identifiable information as is required or appropriate in order to comply with the law.

V. How we protect the information you provide on the Site

This section of the Privacy Policy explains how the information that you provide when you engage with the Site, conduct transactions on the Site, or enroll as an APhA Foundation donor/volunteer is protected against unauthorized use.

We will undertake commercially reasonable procedures to help to ensure that the information you provide to us is protected against loss, misuse, alteration, destruction, or unauthorized access. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place commercially reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

All information that you provide on the Site is stored in a database residing on servers that employ commercially reasonable measures that utilize both software and physical means to secure against unauthorized access thereto. Access to your information by employees of APhA Foundation, and third parties working on the Site or providing services under contract to APhA Foundation is on a "need to know" basis, in which access is permitted only for specific jobs or job functions (for example, billing clerks, customer service representatives, website hosting and maintenance, and payment processing).

Credit card and other personal information that you provide on the Site is transmitted over the internet using a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) connection. SSL is the industry-standard method for protecting confidential web communications, such as credit card numbers, online forms, and financial data, from interception and hacking.

While APhA Foundation takes commercially reasonable steps to secure your information collected on the Site, you should be aware that despite the security procedures that APhA Foundation employs, no security system is impenetrable nor can we guarantee that the information you provide will not be intercepted while being transmitted over the internet or residing on or through the Site. You should particularly note that although it is illegal to intercept, disclose or otherwise access these messages and data under Federal law, e-mail is not secure, so you should not send confidential or personally sensitive information via e-mail.

VI. Anonymous browsing

You are also given the option of visiting the Site without offering any information about yourself. Please note that you will not be able to donate or volunteer or visit certain areas of the Site as an anonymous browser.

VII. Acceptance of Privacy Policy by user

The use of this Site and submission of personal data to the Site constitute the User's acknowledgement that he or she has read, understood, and accepted this Privacy Policy, and agrees to its terms.

APhA Foundation reserves the right to modify or supplement this Privacy Policy statement at any time. If we make a material change, we will post a notice on our home page with a link to the updated Privacy Policy. Please read any such notice and the new Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this Site after we post such notice will constitute your acceptance of the new terms and their application to your use of this Site and the information disclosed for such use, including information previously furnished to us, as if they were the original terms. contains links to other websites. APhA Foundation has no control over, and is not responsible for, the privacy policies or content of these sites.

IX. For additional information/questions/comments

Requests for additional information, questions, or comments about this Privacy Policy may be directed to