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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.
Data 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.
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.
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 recipients.
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 information.
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 Obligations
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 to [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 Conditions:
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.
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.
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 to:
American College of Nurse-Midwives
8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Email: [email protected]