Privacy Statement


Welcome to the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) website. The AANEM is committed to taking all reasonable measures for safeguarding the information obtained from its website visitors. The following Privacy Statement outlines how user information is collected, stored, and protected from unauthorized access. 

 

Collection of Information

The AANEM uses information voluntarily submitted by members and others to provide you with personalized service and to enable the AANEM to improve the convenience and functionality of the website. Information is also used to connect you with social media accounts, send emails, surveys, or any other necessary business activity.   Information we collect includes information such as, but not all inclusive -  name, address, telephone number, email, specialty, certification information, training information, supervisor, photographs, payment information, etc.  You have the ability to unsubscribe from emails/surveys at any time through the process described in the emails or surveys.
 

General Users

The AANEM does not collect any personal information from users browsing the AANEM website. If you are not logged into the site, you are browsing anonymously. The AANEM's web server tracks the domain names and IP addresses (not the individual e-mail addresses) of all visitors to the site to measure the general number of visits, pages visited, average time spent on the site, etc., but it does not use this information to determine any user's identity.

If you log into the AANEM website as a nonmember user with a unique user ID and password, you are able to view your demographic information on file with the AANEM. Providing the AANEM with updated information allows you to receive information about the AANEM, American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM), or the AANEM Foundation for Research and Education. Demographic information also is used to contact you when necessary. Information regarding method of payment is collected to process orders for products and services.
 

AANEM Members 

To gain access to members-only resources and personalization features on the AANEM website, members are asked to provide a unique user ID and password. The AANEM's web server tracks the domain names and IP addresses (not the individual e-mail addresses) of members entering the members-only area, but only for purposes of measuring the general number of visits, pages visited, average time spent on the site, etc. AANEM members are able to update their demographic information online, which allows us to serve you better.
 

Meeting Registrants 

Members and non-members have the option to register for specific AANEM meetings online. When registering online, as with the paper version, registrants will be asked to provide basic contact information, including an e-mail address. For members, this information is verified with membership information previously provided and updated. For nonmembers, this basic contact information is entered into our database and a unique user ID is assigned to facilitate online registration. Contact information is used to send you information about the AANEM, ABEM, or the AANEM Foundation and in instances where it may become necessary to contact you. Information regarding method of payment is collected to process orders for products and services. 
 

Use of Cookies 

Cookies are files that contain information created by a Web server to track information regarding users of the site. The AANEM website uses cookies to keep track of your shopping cart, maintain user session identity, and, in some nonmember areas, to store your user name and password locally for ease of access. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but, if you prefer, you can edit your browser options to block them in the future. 
 

Disclosure of Information

The AANEM makes member contact information and meeting registration information available to members and to qualified third parties in accordance with our privacy policy. The AANEM does not release, sell, or rent member e-mail addresses for solicitation purposes.  For AANEM members, AANEM provides CME, SAE, and PIP information to the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) and the American Board of  Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR). The AANEM shares member data with the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation (HNF) for those that take the Charcot Marie Tooth SAE that was created in partnership with the HNF.  Member address information is available for purchase and transferred to a third party – InFocus.  AANEM does not transfer member address information to InFocus for members in the EU.  AANEM uses MailChimp to send electronic emails to members and nonmembers who have given consent to AANEM by providing contact information to AANEM.  You may unsubscribe at any time.  EU nonmembers are excluded from the email distributions and need to contact AANEM if they wish to receive the emails.  AANEM supplies John Wiley & Sons (a publishing company) with members’ address and email address information in order for members to receive their mailed copy and online access to Muscle & Nerve.  HealtheCareers maintains a job search website connected to the AANEM website.  Personal data supplied through that website is stored by HealtheCareers and not AANEM. 
 

E-mail Lists 

The AANEM maintains an e-mail list of members to keep you informed about important events. Members are given the option to unsubscribe at anytime. The AANEM does not release, sell, or rent the e-mail addresses on the list for solicitation purposes. In addition, the list server software is configured to refuse to divulge the e-mail addresses of our list subscribers to anyone but authorized AANEM staff, including other list subscribers. Your e-mail address will only be used within the AANEM and its entities. 

 


Some e-mails sent in HTML format by AANEM through its electronic newsletters, collect specific information regarding what the recipient does with that email. For those emails, AANEM monitors whether a recipient subsequently clicks through to links provided in the message. Other information collected through this tracking feature includes: email address of a user, the date and time of the user's "click," a message number, name of the list from which the message was sent, tracking URL number and destination page. AANEM only uses this information to enhance its products and distribution of those products to its members. This information is not sold or distributed in any other manner.
 

Links to Other Sites 

The AANEM website contains links to other sites. The AANEM is not responsible for the privacy practices of those websites. Inclusion of links to an outside website, whether in an advertisement or content area of the AANEM, is not an endorsement of the website or a guarantee that the information it contains is accurate. If you share content through Facebook, Twitter, or other social media channels, AANEM is not responsible for the data that is shared.  You should review the privacy statement of social media outlets prior to sharing.
 

Credit Card Security 

The AANEM’s credit card process is designed to protect your privacy. When you register for meetings online, purchase products, or supply your credit card information for any other reason, all of your order information, including your credit card number and delivery address, is passed through our secure server. The AANEM uses Secure Sockets Layer software (SSL), which encrypts your order information and transmits it to us. SSL technology, the industry-leading standard, is designed to prevent someone other than the AANEM from viewing and downloading your information.
 

The AANEM employs digital certificates through VeriSign, the industry leader in Web security. As a VeriSign Secure Site, visitors can verify the site's authenticity and communicate with the AANEM securely using SSL encryption that protects confidential information from interception and hacking.

When you register online, purchase products, etc., and provide credit card information, the AANEM submits the requisite information to the appropriate clearinghouse to verify and validate the credit card information. The AANEM does not disclose credit card account information for any purpose.

While we're confident your registration information is secure, if you feel at all unsure about providing credit card information online, please contact the AANEM for information about supplying this information by mail or fax. 


Other Security

We implement a variety of security measures to protect the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information. While AANEM takes reasonable measures to protect the information you submit via the website against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure, or modification, AANEM cannot guarantee its absolute security. No internet, email, or mobile application transmission is ever fully secure or error free.  Email or other  messages sent through the website may not be secure. You should use caution whenever submitting information through the website and take special care in deciding with which information you provide AANEM.  Any information collected through the website is stored and processed in the United States. If you use our website outside of the United States, you consent to have your data transferred to the United States.
 

Changes in Terms of Privacy Statement 

The AANEM reserves the right to alter its privacy statement. Any changes to the policy will be posted on this page. 
 

Contact Us 

We want to assure you that the AANEM is dedicated to protecting your privacy. If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Statement, please send us an e-mail at aanem@aanem.org; call us at 507.288.0100; fax us at 507.288.1225; or write us at: AANEM, 2621 Superior Dr NW, Rochester, MN 55901.

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