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Information Disclosure for Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians and Foundation Web Site

As a state chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians and the PAFP Foundation (herein referred to as PAFP) abide by the rules set by the AAFP, which limit access by outside parties to information about members.

The online PAFP member database is accessible only by other PAFP members who have "signed in" using a username and their AAFP Member ID number. This information is available only in small amounts (i.e. by city or county) to further limit access.

The PAFP shares member mailing addresses with local chapters. Local chapters who wish to send members email messages must do so through the PAFP.

The PAFP shares member updates to any and all contact information with the AAFP.

The PAFP may share member mailing addresses with third parties offering CME, products or services of interest to members (i.e. DOH, other medical organizations, project partners like the American Cancer Society). The PAFP does not market mailing lists. We make lists available for purchase only to reputable organizations and only when asked.

The PAFP never shares telephone numbers, fax numbers or email addresses with outside parties.

Event registration information, including credit card numbers, are never stored online (see "website" for specifics on collection). Online, faxed and mailed registration forms which include payment information are physically handled by only two staff members and then destroyed upon payment. The PAFP never keeps electronic records of credit card numbers.

The PAFP may collect in the future specific professional data (i.e. subspecialty interests, research initiatives) to provide members with topic-specific networking experiences.

The PAFP currently uses third parties for online services such as listserves and surveys. The PAFP may in the future contract with additional companies for other services. We work with reputable companies whose respect for privacy reflects that of the AAFP and PAFP, because PAFP members and others who participate or use those services are subject to the privacy policies of those companies. Current online service providers: -
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The PAFP may release personal information to third parties in order to comply with valid legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order. The PAFP will notify you of such a disclosure unless doing so would violate the law or court order.

The PAFP PAC is required by Pennsylvania law to report your name, complete address, phone number, occupation, employer, and employer address for every donation over $50. This is considered public information.

The PAFP uses cookies on to automate the member sign in procedure if the member gives permission.

Other cookies help us track website usage. The PAFP tracks the kinds of browsers used, where users enter and exit the site and which pages they visit. This information is used for reporting purposes only and presented only in sum (i.e. the home page was requested 20,000x in 2004). The data collected cannot tell the PAFP personal information, such as names. These cookies won't harm your computer or submit personal information to the PAFP without your knowledge.

The PAFP does not store personal information on the website but may in the future only with users' permission and only to provide a more personalized website experience.

Event registration information, including credit card numbers, are never stored on For security, this information is encrypted and sent directly to the PAFP. The PAFP does not process credit card information online.

The PAFP does not use website technology to place unwanted spyware on your computer.

The PAFP uses a company called Listrak to send and track emails. This information is used for reporting and message analysis and presented only in sum (i.e. 703 members opened the message). Although the PAFP can see the email addresses of members who open or read messages or click on links within a message, the PAFP cannot access your computer or use this technology to gather information about the member receiving the message.

The PAFP does not use email technology to place unwanted spyware on your computer.

The PAFP abides by all SPAM laws, including removal instructions on each message, complete contact information on each message and prompt removal if a member no longer wishes to be contacted via email.

Members may sometimes see a "forward to friend" option on email messages from the PAFP. Your friend's email address is used only to forward the message and will not be collected. At this time, the PAFP only emails members but may in the future permit your nonmember friends and colleagues to join email mailing lists.

The foregoing policies are effective as of July 6, 2004. The Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians and the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians Foundation reserve the right to change this policy at any time by notifying users of the existence of a new privacy statement. This statement and the policies outlined herein are not intended to and do not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.

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