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Privacy Policy

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:,,,, and


Collection and Use


Collection, retention,

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.

Use of Cookies and IP


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.

External Links

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

to check the privacy policies and terms of use of any non-HRS websites or

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


Order Fulfillment

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.


E-mail submissions

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.


Sensitive Information

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

enforcement authorities, in accordance with the ACNM Privacy Policy.

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.

Third Party

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.

Connect Communities/Groups

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;
  • Impersonating another 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.

International Visitors

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

Phone: 240-485-1800

Fax: 240-485-1818

Email: [email protected]

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