About AACN

Privacy Policy

Share |

Our Commitment to Privacy

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) respects your privacy and has developed the following policy to demonstrate our commitment to you. This privacy policy applies to personally identifiable information we collect on the AACN website and describes the types of information collected, how that information is used, and the choices users have about collection and use of this information.

If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policy, please send us an email at web@aacn.nche.edu.
 

What Information We Collect

We collect information from when you, register for an AACN conference or event, place an order, subscribe to our newsletter, respond to a survey, or fill out a form.

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number or credit card information.
How We Use Information
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

  • To process transactions.
  • Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested.
  • To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
    The email address you provide for order processing, may be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your order, in addition to receiving occasional company news, updates, related product or service information, etc.

    Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

How We Protect Your Information

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you place an order or enter, submit, or access your personal information.

We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.

After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, social security numbers, financials, etc.) will not be stored on our servers.
 

Cookies

AACN uses cookies to help AACN learn more about site traffic.  Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.
 

Disclosure of Any Information to Outside Parties

Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company or outside party for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested.
 

Third Party Links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
 

Website Security

AACN uses website security measures consistent with current best practices to protect its website, email and mailing lists. These measures include technical, procedural, monitoring and tracking steps intended to safeguard data from misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, loss, alteration or destruction. Credit card information is transmitted using secure socket layer (SSL) encryption. Member and purchaser information is a high priority and we use our own protective measures, as well as the capabilities of our software and hardware vendors. We realize there can be incidents of misuse or unauthorized program incursions, as almost every website, service and user encounters. In those instances, our goals are to move quickly to isolate the problem, ensure or restore proper functionality and minimize any inconvenience to our users. As appropriate and necessary, AACN will notify the relevant authorities of these incidents of misuse or unauthorized program incursions of the AACN website.
 

Changes in Our Privacy Policy

AACN reserves the right to make changes to our Privacy Policy at any time and for any reason without prior notice. Any changes to our Privacy Policy will be posted on this page so that you are always aware of our policies. We may also contact you by email with changes.

 

This policy was last modified on May 16, 2013