Privacy Policy

 

Introduction

The American Society of Cannabis Pharmacists (“ASCPh”), the owner and operator of ASCPh.org (the “Website”), respects your privacy as a user of the Website. Please read this Privacy Policy so that you can understand what information is collected on the Website, how that information is used, with whom it is shared, and how it is protected against unauthorized access. To make this notice easy to locate, we make it available on our home page and throughout the Website.

Note that this Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time. You should check it regularly to make certain that you are kept up to date. Questions about this Privacy Policy should be directed to: info@ascph.org.

What information is collected on the Website?

This section of the Privacy Policy describes the types of information collected on the Website. The information collected on the Website falls into two categories: (1) information that you provide when you engage in transactions on the Website, register for the Website, or enroll as an ASCPh member, and (2) information gathered about how you navigate the Website.

Information that you provide when engaging in transactions on the Website, registering for the Website, or enrolling as an ASCPh member may include the following:

Name

Primary mailing address

Primary telephone number

E-mail address

Additional demographic information such as practice setting, job function, and license number is requested, and may be required. 

You may also provide, at your option, a secondary address, telephone number, or fax number. For example, you may provide your home address, telephone number as your primary contact information and a business address, telephone, and fax number as your secondary contact information.

If you decide to enroll as an ASCPh member on the Website, you will also be asked for the college(s) of pharmacy or other educational institutions from which you have earned degrees, your date(s) of graduation, and your interest in joining a committee or Board. ASCPh members may also elect to join one or more special interest groups and to receive certain e-newsletters that are provided as a benefit of membership. ASCPh members may opt in or out of ASCPh e-newsletters by updating their profiles on the Website.

When you place an order on the Website, we may also collect information you provide about someone else to whom you wish to ship products. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order.

The Website receives and stores certain types of information whenever you interact with us. The Website may collect and log your IP address and your browser information to determine how to facilitate services online and administer the Website. We may collect information on pages visited, frequency of visits, and length of time spent to make improvements that will enhance your experience with us. We also use “cookies” and collect passwords to facilitate your navigation through the Website. Cookies are small files that your web browser places on your computer’s hard drive. You can easily adjust your browser settings to prevent cookie data from being stored on your computer; however certain Website functions may not operate if you do so. We do not allow third parties to use cookies on the Website.

How is the information you provide on the Website used?

This section of the Privacy Policy describes how the information that you provide on the Website is used. The information you provide is used for four purposes: (1) to control access to the Website, (2) to provide the products or services you purchase through the Website, (3) to contact you about ASCPh activities, and (4) to understand how you interact with the Website so that the Website may be improved to better meet your needs.

In addition, the name, address, e-mail, and telephone number you provide on the Website may be used to send you ASCPh information on programs, e-newsletters, updates,  announcements and ballots for ASCPh elections.

We also may conduct voluntary surveys of Website users (for example mailing or e-mailing you a questionnaire).

With whom is the information you provide on the Website shared?

This section of the Privacy Policy describes how the information you provide on the Website may be shared with parties other than ASCPh and how you may control such information sharing. There are four ways in which information that you provide on the Website may be shared: (1) with agents of ASCPh who are performing web or internet services, including without limitation, hosting and maintenance; data entry; customer service; product fulfillment tasks; or payment processing, under contract, (2) with organizations seeking to contact you about pharmacy-related news, professional information, or educational resources, (3) with research organizations, and (4) with a select few organizations offering professional services to pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, or pharmacy students. With the exception of (1), the Website offers you the option not to have your information shared.

Name and address, telephone number, e-mail address, and credit card information may be provided to third parties operating under contract to ASCPh for such purposes as fulfilling product orders, handling meeting registrations, or providing continuing education exam grading services. Contract terms specifically forbid these third parties from making any other use of your information. Credit card information provided on the Website is not permanently stored by ASCPh or the third parties that perform the functions listed in this paragraph.

Name and address information collected on the Website may be made available for limited, one-time use by organizations seeking to contact you with information about products, programs, or services relevant to the professional or educational needs of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, or pharmacy students. E-mail addresses are not made available to any such third party. Requests for such use of your address information are reviewed to ensure that the information that is to be provided is consistent with the professional nature of ASCPh and the professional and educational needs of the pharmacy community. You may specify that your name and address information not be used for the purposes enumerated in this paragraph by sending an e-mail with the subject “no informational mailings” to info@ascph.org

ASCPh may provide name and address, telephone, or e-mail information collected on the Website to research firms operating under contract to ASCPh, to researchers at colleges of pharmacy or other recognized educational, or to research organizations seeking to conduct studies on pharmacy practice, education, or training on a voluntary basis (that is, you may be asked but never required to participate in such studies). Such organizations will be permitted to use personally identifiable information only to contact you regarding the study. You may specify that your name and address information not be used for the purposes enumerated in this paragraph by sending an e-mail with the subject “no surveys” to info@ascph.org.

Name and address information collected on the Website may be made available to a small number of providers of professional liability or other insurance products, credit card, banking, or investment services, telephone discount, or automobile rental companies for the purpose of sending you mail about their products, programs, and services. You may specify that your name and address information not be used for the purposes enumerated in this paragraph by sending an e-mail with the subject “no offers” to info@ascph.org.

ASCPh.org may disclose personally identifiable information in special cases if we find it necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be violating the policies of the Website or ASCPh or causing injury to or interference with the Website, its users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. ASCPh.org also may disclose personally identifiable information as is required or appropriate in order to comply with the law.

How we protect the information you provide on the Website

This section of the Privacy Policy explains how the information that you provide when you register with the Website, conduct transactions on the Website, or enroll as an ASCPh member is protected against unauthorized use.

We will undertake commercially reasonable procedures to help to ensure that the information you provide to us is protected against loss, misuse, alteration, destruction, or unauthorized access. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place commercially reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Whenever you are finished using the Website, you are encouraged to log out by clicking the “log out” button located on the home page and most other pages within the Website. To prevent others from accessing your personal account information, it is particularly important to log out if you are using a shared or publicly accessible computer.

All information that you provide on the Website is stored in a database residing on servers that employ commercially reasonable measures that utilize both software and physical means to secure against unauthorized access thereto. Access to your information by employees of ASCPh, and third parties working on the Website or providing services under contract to ASCPh is on a “need to know” basis, in which access is permitted only for specific jobs or job functions (for example, billing clerks, customer service representatives, website hosting and maintenance, and payment processing).

Credit card and other personal information that you provide on the Website is transmitted over the internet using a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) connection. SSL is the industry-standard method for protecting confidential web communications, such as credit card numbers, online forms, and financial data, from interception and hacking.

While ASCPh takes commercially reasonable steps to secure your information collected on the Website, you can do your part to protect the information collected on the Website about you by logging out when you finish using the Website. However, you should be aware that despite the security procedures that ASCPh employs, no security system is impenetrable nor can we guarantee that the information you provide will not be intercepted while being transmitted over the internet or residing on or through the Website. You should particularly note that although it is illegal to intercept, disclose or otherwise access these messages and data under Federal law, e-mail is not secure, so you should not send confidential or personally sensitive information via e-mail.

How you can change information that you provide on the Website

ASCPh.org provides users with 24-hour access to their personal information after it has been collected. You can access all of your personally identifiable information that we collect online (your “profile”) and maintain it by logging into the Website and clicking on your name.  You may also send changes to ASCPh Membership Services by emailing members@ascph.org. To further protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access to make corrections. When you update information, we usually keep a record of the prior version for our records.

Anonymous browsing

You are also given the option of visiting the Website without offering any information about yourself. Please note that you will not be able to purchase certain products or visit certain areas of the Website as an anonymous browser.

Acceptance of Privacy Policy by user

The use of this Website and submission of personal data to the Website constitute the User’s acknowledgement that he or she has read, understood, and accepted this Privacy Policy, and agrees to its terms.

ASCPh reserves the right to modify or supplement this Privacy Policy statement at any time. If we make a material change, we will post a notice on our home page with a link to the updated Privacy Policy. Please read any such notice and the new Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this Website after we post such notice will constitute your acceptance of the new terms and their application to your use of this Website and the information disclosed for such use, including information previously furnished to us, as if they were the original terms.

ASCPh.org contains links to other websites. ASCPh.org has no control over, and is not responsible for, the privacy policies or content of these sites.

For additional information/questions/comments

Requests for additional information, questions, or comments about this Privacy Policy may be directed to info@ascph.org.

Please note that email communications are not secure; accordingly, please do not include credit card information or other sensitive or confidential information in your emails to us.