The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it at all times. This online privacy statement explains how the AAP collects, uses and safeguards information on its website. This Internet Privacy Statement applies only to information collected by the AAP through its website.
Information Collection and Use
When you browse perio.org and do not interact with the site for any online service or product, you browse anonymously. IP addresses (unique numbers assigned by Internet Services Providers to every computer on the Internet) are used to analyze trends, administer the site, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use, but IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
When you interact with our site in some way, such as subscribing to an AAP publication, purchasing a AAP product, applying for AAP membership, participating in online surveys, submitting questions or comments or requesting information or materials, we will collect certain personal information from you. The type of personal information collected will vary but may include name, address, phone number, billing and delivery information, email address, and other demographic information. When payment is required for a product or service, the purchaser will be asked to enter credit card information on a secure payment site.
Once collected, we may use your personal information to register you for programs and services you have requested, fulfill your order or application, answer your emailed or online requests, or process surveys. Email addresses and other personal information of site visitors are not provided or released to a third party without the visitor's expressed permission.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. The only usage of cookies on the AAP site is to give AAP members access to password-protected pages after they log in. Cookies are essential for site administration and security.
Outside companies are used to process Annual Meeting registrations and ship orders that are placed online. These companies are instructed neither to retain, share, store nor use personally identifiable information for other purposes.
Links to other sites
This website contains links to other sites. The AAP is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.
This website takes every precaution to protect information provided by users. Sensitive information such as credit card numbers is collected only at a secure site and not stored at the AAP central office.
Site and Service Updates
The AAP sends its members periodic site and service update announcements. Members may request the removal of their names from the member email list.