Privacy Policy

APMA Coding Resource Center Privacy Policy

Subscriber privacy is important to the American Podiatric Medical Association (“APMA”).   We understand the premium APMA Coding Resource Center subscribers place on the protection of their privacy on the Internet and want you to feel as comfortable as possible visiting our site and using its features, services, and benefits.  This Privacy Policy describes the information we collect at, how we protect that information, and the choices you have regarding how the information is used.  We urge you to read this APMA Coding Resource Center Privacy Policy to understand not only our commitment to you and your privacy, but also how you, the subscriber, can help us honor that commitment.

The following Articles make up the APMA Coding Resource Center Privacy Policy:

ARTICLE 1.  Personal Information We Collect

We collect information about our subscribers in the following ways:

Information Voluntarily Provided.  When you register as a subscriber, you voluntarily provide information about you and/or your group or practice and its personnel.  In providing that information, you represent that you are authorized to disclose the information to APMA.  We also collect information provided through responses to surveys, questionnaires, and the like.  Unless instructed otherwise by the subscriber, we will use the information only in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

IP Addresses.  We store the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of site visitors.  This information is used only to create broad demographic summaries regarding our users.

Cookies.  We may also collect information about site visitors using cookies.  "Cookies" are small computer files that we transfer to visitors’ hard drives that allow us to monitor how often someone visits our site and the types of activities visitors conduct while there.  Monitoring how many people use our site, and for what purposes, helps us provide excellent customer service and the content and services our subscribers want. Sponsors, advertisers, or other third parties may also use cookies when site visitors select their advertisements, content, or services.   We cannot control their use of cookies or how they use the information they gather.  If a visitor does not want information collected through cookies, there is a simple procedure in most Internet browsers to disable the cookie feature.  However, cookies may be necessary to provide visitors with certain features (for example, customized delivery of information) at our site.

ARTICLE 2.  Protecting Information Collected Online

Personal information collected on line is stored behind a secured firewall. To retrieve and/or change personal information a User ID and password is required even if you are already logged on to the system. Internal access to personal information is restricted to only those departments that require the information to process your subscription and/or provide you with support.

ARTICLE 3.  Disclosure of Information to Third Parties

Except as set forth in this Article, we do not and will not disclose to unaffiliated parties any information we gather from site visitors that could be used to identify or contact the visitors ("Personal Information").  Any Personal Information provided to affiliated entities will be treated in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy, unless the affected visitors are otherwise notified. In the following limited circumstances, we may release Personal Information to third parties: (1) to comply with applicable legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena, discovery request, or court order; (2) in special cases, such as a physical threat to the site visitor or others.  We may also provide Personal Information to our vendors and suppliers (collectively, "Vendors") when it is necessary for them to provide us with products and services related to the operation and maintenance of our site.  We will attempt to require that each of these Vendors not use or disclose visitors’ Personal Information for any purpose other than providing us or our visitors with APMA Coding Resource Center products and services.  Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee their compliance with these restrictions.

We may provide non-personal information about site visitors (that is, information that would not allow a visitor to be identified or contacted) to third parties.  For example, we may provide information to third parties regarding the number of visitors to our website and the activities visitors conduct while here.  Depending on the circumstances, we may or may not charge for this information.

ARTICLE 4.  Updating Subscriber Personal Information and Contacting Us

Subscribers can always contact us to (a) delete subscriber Personal Information from our systems, (b) update the Personal Information that subscribers have provided, and (c) change subscriber preferences by emailing us at

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits users who are California residents to request information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for direct marketing purposes.  To make a request, please write us at and reference “CA Privacy Rights.”

We may change this Privacy Policy at any time by posting the revised Policy here.  Continued accessing and use of this site constitutes acceptance of the provisions of any modified policies.  If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy or any revised policy, please exit the site immediately.

December 15, 2008