The American College
of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) created this Privacy Statement to demonstrate our
commitment to the privacy of our members and non-members. ACNM
respects your preferences concerning the collection and use of your Personal
Information. This Privacy Statement
discloses the privacy practices for the following websites: www.midwife.org, connect.midwife.org, portal.midwife.org, ourmomentortruth.com,
jmwh.org and birthtools.org.
Collection and Use
and use of personal information may occur if member and non-member users
interact with ACNM's Web site, by either registering with the site or
participating in one of ACNM's services. Member may be required to provide
their name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, ACNM member
identification number, and/or other identifying information. This information
is used to verify status with the ACNM membership database and to respond to
inquiries and/or requests. Non-member may be required to provide an e-mail
address, for ACNM to respond to inquiries and/or requests.
ACNM may use e-mail
addresses provided by member users to notify them of upcoming events from ACNM
as well as Regional or Affiliate news and events. Member who do not wish to
receive such e-mails should notify ACNM's Membership Department of their
express request, via e-mail to [email protected] or by mail to ACNM
Member Services, 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910.
Members can opt-out or change their preferences for receiving such information
at any time.
Cookies are small
pieces of information stored by your browser on your computer, which are used
to aid in Web navigation. ACNM's Web site uses session cookies. When member
users log onto portions of ACNM's Web site, an identifier is temporarily
created and placed in their computer's memory, so the member can access the
members-only pages using their member website credentials. The cookie contains
no personal information and is self-terminated upon exiting the browser.
A unique number called
an IP address identifies each computer on the Internet. Each time users connect
to the Internet; their computer is assigned an IP address. When users connect
to ACNM's Web site, the IP address is stored for statistical purposes.
The ACNM Web site contains
links to Web sites operated by other parties and the ability
to connect with non-ACNM websites, services, social networks or applications.
Those third-party websites or services are beyond our control. We encourage you
services before providing your Personal Information to them. ACNM neither monitors nor controls the sites
linked to this site and therefore makes no representations whatsoever about any
Web site accessed through this site. Such links do not imply ACNM's endorsement
of the materials on any other site.
Recipients of Awards and Grants
ACNM may disclose award recipients' personal information,
including funding and project summary information, for the purpose of
publicizing ACNM awards and/or assessing the subsequent success of ACNM's award
We may ask you for certain information, such as credit card
information, when you order products or services, or when you register for an
educational activity. We use this information to process your request and may
share this information with credit card processing companies, merchants, and
other third parties that may need the information for your request to be
processed. These organizations have their own privacy and data collection
practices, and we are not responsible for their independent policies. We only
use your credit card information for completing the requested transaction and
it is retained only as necessary for administrative purposes.
From time to time, we request information from members and other
constituents via surveys. Participation in these surveys is completely
voluntary. Information requested may include demographic information, such as
name, address, age, membership category or professional affiliation. We use
survey information to improve our programs, products and services, support our
strategic planning efforts and gauge the satisfaction of our stakeholders.
over the Internet may not be secure. Please consider this before emailing any personal or confidential
What about us? What
security measures do we have in place?
The security of your Personal Information is
very important to ACNM. We use physical, electronic, and administrative
safeguards that are designed to protect your Personal Information from loss,
misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.
You are responsible
for maintaining the confidentiality of your user name and password, and you are
responsible for all uses of your registration or password, and all related
charges, whether or not authorized by you. ACNM uses SSL encryption for
transmitting information over the Internet and participates in the Verisign
(Restricted) e-commerce system for handling credit card transactions online.
You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your registration
number or password.
You are prohibited
from violating or attempting to violate the security of the ACNM Web sites.
ACNM will investigate actual and suspected security breaches and may involve,
and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are
involved in such violations.
You shall not send us, and you shall not share
any sensitive Personal Information (e.g. Social Security numbers,
information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or
other beliefs, health, criminal background or trade union membership).
ACNM Rights and
ACNM reserves the
right (but is not obligated) to monitor, edit and/or delete communications or
documents posted on the ACNM site, and/or disclose any such communication or
document to any person or entity, including local, state or federal law
ACNM reserves the
right to take any action it deems necessary to protect the personal safety of
our users or the public. ACNM has no liability or responsibility to users of
the Web site or any other person or entity for performance or nonperformance of
the aforementioned activities.
ACNM may disclose your
personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief
that such action is necessary to 1) conform to legal requirements or comply
with legal process served on ACNM, 2) protect and defend the rights of property
of ACNM, or 3) protect the personal safety of ACNM personnel or members of the
public in urgent circumstances.
The American College
of Nurse-Midwives reserves the right to amend the Privacy Statement at any time
for any reason. This Privacy Statement only applies to information collected by
ACNM through ACNM's Websites.
If you elect to
participate in an Connect community/group, you are responsible for your
communications, the consequences of posting those communications, and your
reliance on any communications posted in Connect community/group. ACNM is not
responsible for the consequences of any communications in an Connect community/
group. In cases where you feel threatened or offended by a communication posted
in a Connect community/group, you may contact ACNM directly by sending an
e-mail [email protected]
As an ACNM member, you
hereby agree that the following actions while participating in an Connect
community/group shall constitute a material breach of these Terms and
Using a Connect
community/group for any purpose in violation of local, state, national or
international regulations or laws;
Posting materials that
infringe on the intellectual property rights of others or on privacy or
publicity rights of others, including individuals in a patient relationship
with you or a medical institution with whom you are associated;
Posting materials that are
unlawful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous,
hateful, embarrassing or offensive to any other person or entity as determined
by ACNM it is sole discretion;
Posting advertisements or
solicitations of business;
person, living or dead, or misrepresenting your medical training and knowledge;
Allowing any other person
or entity to use your password to enter a Connect community/group and to post
or view comments; or
Engaging in any other
conduct that restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Connect
community/group or ACNM site, or which in the sole judgment of ACNM exposes
ACNM or any of its users or members to any liability or detriment of any type.
ACNM sites shall be
operated in accordance with laws of the United States and visitors to ACNM
sites should be aware that the laws of the United States may differ from those
of their respective countries of residence.
By providing your personal
information as an international visitor or user, you are: permitting the
transfer of your personal information to the United States, which may not have
the same data protection laws as the country in which you reside; and
permitting the use of your personal information in accordance with this Privacy
If you reside outside the
United States, ACNM will not use your personal information in any way except as
such processing is necessary for the performance of a contract between you and
ACNM or as may be required by applicable law.
You can request to access,
update, or correct your personal information. You may have additional rights
pursuant to your local law applicable to the processing of your personal
information. For example, if the processing of your personal information is
subject to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and your personal information is processed based
on legitimate interests, as described above, you still have the
right to object to the processing on grounds relating to your specific
situation. Under GDPR you may also have the right to request
to have your personal information deleted or restricted and ask for portability
of your personal information. ACNM keeps your personal information for only as
long as we need it for the purposes for which we collect it, or as otherwise
required or permitted by applicable law.
If you desire to exercise
any of your rights under GDPR, please contact us at [email protected]
ACNM reserves the
right to modify these Terms and Conditions, the ACNM Privacy Statement, or any
of the aforementioned guidance at any time. Modifications will be posted on
this Web site, and users agree that by continuing to use this Web site after
such modifications are posted, they have agreed to such modifications. We hope that you find the ACNM site useful
and easy to use. Questions or comments regarding this Web site may be directed
American College of
8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Email: [email protected]