Privacy Policy

The American Geriatrics Society respects and values your privacy and the confidentiality of the information you choose to share with us. We are committed to the protection of this information and will assure your privacy when participating in Continuing Medical Education ("CME") activities, e-commerce, and other programs on our web site.   AGS provides this Online Privacy Statement to make you aware of our privacy policy and practices, as well as the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and from the bottom of every web page

We've structured our web site so that, in general, you can visit the public site without identifying yourself or revealing any personal information. Once you choose to provide us personally identifiable information (any information by which you can be identified), you can be assured that it will only be used to support your relationship with the AGS.   We do automatically collect internet tracking information.

By visiting the AGS’s web sites (i.e., americangeriatrics.org. healthinaging.org, geriatricscareonline.org, myagsonline.americangeriatrics.org), becoming a member or customer, or otherwise voluntarily submitting information to the AGS, you agree to this Policy.

If you have an inquiry or concern about our Policy, please contact us using the contact information below.

The AGS may amend this Policy at any time without notice. Changes to this Policy may affect our use of personally identifiable information that you provided us prior to changes.

What we collect

We may collect the following information when you visit our web site(s):

  • The type of browser and operating system on which that browser is operating
  • The pages that were visited and the date and time of that visit

We use this data to better understand how our site is navigated and to modify and improve the site. We do not use cookies (a small line of text stored with your web browser) on this site to track visitor's identification. We do use cookies, however, when you register for online CME. The cookies are used to remember that you have logged in to the web site. Since web page requests are stateless in that each request is a completely independent transaction, something is needed to remember who you are between requests. No personal information is stored in the cookie. The session ID is just a random string assigned each time you visit the portal and the ID is an internal ID assigned to you when you registered for a course online.

Children under 13 -- We do not knowingly solicit data online from or market online to children under the age of 13.

How we use it

AGS uses your information to better understand your needs and provide you with better service. Specifically, we use your information to help you complete a transaction, to communicate back to you, to update you on services and benefits, and to personalize our web site for you.

The AGS uses your personally identifiable information for the purposes for which it was submitted. For example, AGS uses the information collected to enable a user to: (i) purchase AGS products (ii) obtain CME credit, (iii) pay membership dues, (iv) make charitable contributions, (v) to receive AGS benefits and/or service announcements, and (vi) to participate in AGS sponsored meetings, programs, contests, awards, activities, etc.

In the event that you choose to participate in the AGS member directory and/or Healthcare Professional Referral Service, you acknowledge that your name, location, contact information (phone number, e-mail address, specialty, subspecialty, education and training, areas of clinical concentration, hospital appointments, academic appointments, society memberships, date of birth, gender, etc.) will be available to search, access, and view by the general public. You may elect to not participate in the directories by updating your profile on your account page.

The AGS maintains a membership database independent of its web operations. The information in this database is drawn from membership applications, dues payment forms, product orders and other transactions between the College and its members. Using this database, the AGS occasionally shares member data with other organizations. You may instruct the AGS not to share your personal information by contacting Customer Service at 212-308-1414 or infoamger@americangeriatrics.org.

The AGS uses member e-mail addresses for the sole purpose of conducting AGS business and for communicating with  members. The AGS will not sell or lease your e-mail address to other persons or organizations. 

We keep confidential any personal information that you provide to us. This information includes (but may not be limited to) your name, postal and e-mail addresses, and telephone number. The personal information you provide is stored in a secure location and only authorized people are able to access it.

Who we share this information with

We may share your personal information with our authorized service providers that perform certain services on our behalf. These services may include providing customer service, performing business and sales analysis, and supporting our website functionality and/or other features offered through our website. These service providers may have access to personal information to perform their functions but are not authorized to share or use such information for any other purposes.

We may also provide your information to third parties to accomplish the purpose for which the information was submitted, such as providing your personally identifiable information to credit card processors to process a purchase. Limited personally identifiable information we request from you (namely, your name and home or office address) is occasionally sold to third parties, generally for free educational programs. Moreover, personally identifiable information is occasionally shared with third parties so that these parties can send you promotional material(s) about goods and services offered by the AGS or the third parties.

The AGS may release personal information to third parties in order to comply with legal requirements. We reserve the right to disclose your personal information as required by law, when we believe disclosure is necessary to comply with a regulatory requirement, judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on us, or to protect the safety of the public or AGS.  

Security

AGS is committed to ensuring the security of your information. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Change in policy

AGS will not use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without letting you know and offering you a choice.

As our internet site changes and grows, we may collect additional information or may use information in different ways. If our information practices change, we will modify this policy statement. Links to other web sites

We provide links to other web sites that may have privacy policies that are different from ours and not affiliated with the American Geriatrics Society. We are not responsible for the content or privacy policies of those sites.  See AGS policy on website linkages.

Contact information

For questions regarding this Internet privacy policy, please contact us at infoamger@americangeriatrics.org.