Privacy Policy

The American Medical Americans (AMWA) respects the privacy of its members and other visitors to its website. To protect online privacy, AMWA has implemented the following policy.

Information AMWA Collects

It is AMWA general policy to collect and store only personal information that AMWA members and visitors knowingly provide. If our privacy policies change, AMWA will notify all users by e-mail or a special announcement placed on the website.

From General Users. AMWA does not collect any personal information from users browsing its website. Only aggregate data -- such as the number of hits per page -- are collected. Aggregate data are used for only internal and marketing purposes and do not provide any personally identifying information.

From AMWA's Members, Conference and Workshop Registrants, and Other Customers. To gain access to members-only resources and personalization features on www.amwa.org, members and other users are asked to register and provide some limited information. This information is submitted voluntarily. We ask users to provide their name, member number (for members), organization name, preferred phone contact, and e-mail. Similar information may be submitted to AMWA through membership applications, conference and workshop registration, publication orders, and other purchases. Additionally, for some emails we send to our members  in HTML format, we will collect specific information regarding what the recipient does with that email. Information collected through this tracking feature includes: email address of a user, the date and time the user accesses the email, a message number, name of the list from which the message was sent, tracking URL number and destination page. We use this information only to enhance our products and distribute those products to our members. This information is not sold or distributed in any other manner.

How Does AMWA Use the Information Collected?

AMWA uses information voluntarily submitted by members and other customers in the following ways:

AMWA Member Services and Products. Generally, AMWA and its direct subsidiaries use data collected to improve our web content; to respond to visitors' interests, needs and preferences; and to develop new products and services.

Disclosures to Third Parties. AMWA makes member contact information available through the AMWA Membership Directory to other members using its website and to those who register for its conferences. AMWA makes member contact information available through the AMWA Freelance Directory with the expressed consent, through a listing purchase, by the member. On occasion, AMWA may also provide limited data to third parties that offer products and services. These limited data include names, job titles, companies and business addresses, but do not include phone numbers, fax numbers or email addresses. Users may contact AMWA at 240‑238‑0940 to express their preferences if they do not wish to have this information shared.

Consent to Use Personal Information. For the purposes of the Data Protection Act(s) 1984 and 1998 (as applicable), AMWA or its agents must store, host and otherwise process the information (including personal data) supplied by the User when registering for this website. Users, as defined above, supply information when registering for the web site in order to allow AMWA (or its designated agents) to use the information to send the User unsolicited direct mail advertisements, promotions, and solicitations for third parties' products and services.

Credit Card Account Information. AMWA does not disclose credit card account information provided by its members and customers. When members and customers choose to pay using their credit cards, AMWA submits the information needed to obtain payment to the appropriate clearinghouse.

Refund Policy. See AMWA refund policy.

How Does AMWA Use Cookies?

Cookies are files that contain information created by a web server that can be stored on a User's hard disk for use either during a particular session ("per-session" cookie) or for future use ("persistent" cookie). AMWA uses cookies only to facilitate automated activity, store and track passwords, determine appropriate solicitations, and review navigation patterns. Cookies are not used to disseminate significant information about Users over the Internet or to analyze any information that users have knowingly or unknowingly provided. Users may instruct their Internet browsers to opt out of accepting cookies, but if the user declines the attachment of any cookie, the user may not have access to the full benefits of the website. Registration also enables the site to better determine visitors' interest areas and provide the most relevant information.

What Privacy Issues Arise with Links to Other Sites?
This website contains links to other websites. AMWA has no control over and is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of such sites.

What Means of Redress are Available?
If any User suspects AMWA has handled his/her personal information in a manner that does not comply with this privacy statement, please contact us at amwa@amwa.org or call 240-238-0940.

Notification of Changes 
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on the AMWA homepage so that our users are always informed of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.