- Online Learning
The American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) is a nonprofit individual membership organization for medical communication professionals. AMWA respects the privacy of its members, customers, and other visitors to its website (Users). To protect online privacy, AMWA has implemented the following policy.
Personal information collected by AMWA
It is AMWA general policy to collect and store personal information that Users knowingly provide. AMWA collects this information in many ways.
When you become an AMWA member, we collect information including (but not limited to) name, employer’s name, preferred mailing address (including country location), and email address. We ask members to voluntarily provide additional profile information. This personal information is stored in a database record which members may edit at any time to change, add, or remove personal information.
2. Non-member accounts
In order to obtain access to AMWA resources, it is necessary to have a database record with AMWA. This includes (but is not limited to) registering for one of AMWA’s events (in-person or online), participating in our online learning program, applying for certification, posting a job, and subscribing to our Journal. Some individuals may choose to join AMWA while others may prefer to create a non-member account. When a non-member account is created, we will collect name and contact information, which we will store in our database and use to provide information and services associated with AMWA’s events and products. You may edit your record at any time to change, add, or remove personal information.
3. Website visitors
Visitors to our website may access a significant amount of information without having to create a member or non-member record. AMWA uses website analytics tools to understand what content our users find useful or interesting, so we can produce the most valuable content to meet the needs of our customers. Aggregate data (such as number of hits per page) are used for internal and marketing purposes and do not provide any personally identifying information. Please see section on use of AMWA website for additional information.
4. Correspondence with AMWA
If you correspond with us by email, the postal service, or other form of communication, we may retain such correspondence and the information contained in it and use it to respond to your inquiry; to notify you of AMWA products and services; or to keep a record of the correspondence.
5. Payment card information
If you purchase goods or services from the AMWA website using a payment card, your personal information is entered directly by you into the online PCI-compliant payment processing service, and AMWA does not, itself, process or store the card information. Occasionally, members or customers ask AMWA employees to, on their behalf, enter payment card information into the PCI-compliant payment processing service to complete a payment. We strongly encourage you not to submit this information by email. When AMWA employees receive payment card information from customers or members by email, fax, phone, or mail, it is entered as instructed and then deleted or destroyed.
6. Survey Data
AMWA may conduct surveys in order to produce original research, obtain information about member needs, and to receive feedback on product and services. Responses are confidential and results are presented in the aggregate only. Occasionally, personal data may be collected during surveys in order to provide participation prizes or fulfill other goals. Participation in surveys is voluntary.
7. Information we receive from third parties
From time to time, AMWA receives personal information from third parties. This may happen if your employer signs you up for membership, registers you for an event, or makes a purchase on your behalf. All accounts created through this type of activity belong to the individual and the individual may edit his/her record at any time to change, add, or remove personal information.
Processing of personal information collected by AMWA
AMWA processes personal data in order to provide you with the products or services you have requested or purchased from us, including, but not limited to, membership benefits, education, certification, publications, and other resources. We may use this information to refine our offerings to better tailor them to your needs and to communicate with you about other services AMWA offers that may assist you in your career or professional development goals. AMWA aims to only contract with data processors that are and intend to remain compliant with the most up to date regulations for data privacy and security.
Use of the AMWA.org Website
As is true of most other websites, AMWA’s website collects information about visitors. This information may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, the region or general location where the computer or device is accessing the internet, browser type, and other website usage information. AMWA’s website uses a web analytics service, and a digital marketing platform, to collect website traffic and visitor information.
The AMWA website includes links to third-party websites where you may find relevant information about medical communication. At these times, you will be leaving the AMWA website. AMWA is not responsible or liable for content provided by these third-party websites or personal information they may happen to gather from you.
Cookies and Web Beacons
Cookies are pieces of data that a website transfers to a user's hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Web beacons are transparent pixel images that are used in collecting information about website usage, e-mail response, and tracking.
You have many choices with regards to the management of cookies on your computer. All major browsers allow you to block or delete cookies from your system, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. To learn more about your ability to manage cookies and web beacons, please consult the privacy features in your browser.
When and how we share information with othersWe do not reveal your personal data to third-parties for their independent use unless you request or authorize it or the information must be provided in order to comply with the law or contract requirement. AMWA may provide personal data to third-parties in order to enhance your experience with AMWA in the following ways. You may opt out at any time.
AMWA makes certain member contact information available to the public through the online AMWA Freelance Directory with the expressed consent of the member. Participation in the Freelance Directory is voluntary and members may modify their settings at any time.
3. Partners, Sponsors, and Advertisers
Users may contact AMWA at firstname.lastname@example.org or 240-238-0940 to express their preferences if they do not wish to have this information shared.