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​AACR Website Privacy Policy

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) respects the privacy and security of its website users.

This Privacy Policy (Policy) applies to all features and uses within the AACR website. If you decide to sign up for special services that may be posted from time to time on this website (e.g., e-mail registrations, discussion list sign-up, etc.), additional terms and conditions regarding the collection and use of your information may apply. In all instances, however, you will have the means to know what personally identifiable information is collected, how, when, and for how long we might use your information, how we protect your information, who has access to your information, and how you can correct any inaccuracies in the information. If you disagree with any of the terms and conditions in this Policy, you may opt out at any time and we will discard any personal information that we may have collected from you. 

Information We May Collect

The AACR collects certain information from and about its users in three ways - directly from the user, from our web server logs, and with "cookies," as described below.

User-Supplied Information: When you sign up for an AACR service, or register for a conference, we ask you for your name, e-mail address, and other personal information. Additionally, if there are any charges for services we provide, we may request credit card information from you to implement the transaction. 

Server Log Information: When you visit a website, you disclose certain information about yourself, such as your internet (TCP/IP) address, the time of your visit, and the referring location (e.g., the website that provided the hypertext link to the AACR page). This basic information is automatically recorded in the server log and is accessible to the AACR to determine, for example, the number of unique visits to a web page at any given time on any given day.

"Cookies": The use of cookies allows us to provide a customized and more personal website experience. Cookies are small bits of code that can associate certain preferences and browsing history on a particular website to your laptop, PC, or other web-enabled device. When you use that same device to return to the website, the cookie remembers your preferences as you load the website. The AACR may use cookies to store and help track your information.

Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. If you prefer, however, you can reset your browser either to notify you when you receive a cookie, or to refuse to accept cookies. You should understand that certain areas of many sites might not function properly, if you set your browser not to accept cookies.

How and When Information We Collect Is Used

We may use information we collect in different ways, depending on the type of information:

User-Supplied Information: This information is used for purposes such as personalizing your visit to our site and verifying payment and other information we receive from you. Examples of user-supplied information are your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and other demographic information. This information can be used in creating an individualized internet environment, selective e-mail user groups, and targeted educational opportunities. Additionally, we may collect payment information for special events, dues, subscriptions, or other goods and services. Payment information is collected and processed on a secure, third party verified server, dedicated solely for use by the AACR.

How We Protect Your Information

The privacy and protection of your personal information are vitally important to us. Any statistics regarding your AACR website usage that may be reviewed by our management or staff or shared with prospective or existing partners are provided in the aggregate only and do not include any personally identifiable information. When products or services are purchased on the site through the use of a credit card, individual payment information is processed via a secure, third-party server, as noted above, and is not otherwise disclosed outside of the AACR. Neither the AACR nor any third party we may have retained may use your personal information for any purpose outside the scope of your consent.

No data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Accordingly, despite the safeguards in place to protect your personal information, the AACR cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us with respect to our online products or services. You transmit all such information at your own risk. However, once we receive your personal information, we will undertake all commercially reasonable efforts to ensure its security on our systems. 

Who Has Access to Your Information

When you visit the AACR website and are asked for personal information in connection with a product or a service, only those who are authorized to process your request or who maintain the AACR website may access your information. The AACR may contract with certain third party vendors for the delivery of products or services to you. In such cases, these third parties are under the same privacy policy obligations as are set forth in this Policy. For example:

  • Occasionally, we make our mailing list available for purchase to select partners - those parties together with whom we offer certain of our products and services - for the distribution of informational material. These partners have been screened by the AACR for relevancy and are granted a one-time use of the addresses. You have the ability to opt out of this use of our mailing list at any time by sending an e-mail to membership@aacr.org.

  • Where one of our products or services, such as the Annual Meeting registration, is offered in conjunction with another named organization or company, it may be necessary for us to share your personal information with that entity in order to provide such "co-branded" services to you. If you choose to share your data with a provider of a co-branded service, you should understand that those providers may have different privacy policy practices. The AACR has no control over and accepts no liability for these providers' practices.

  • Finally, in some instances the AACR may be under a legal obligation to disclose personal information.

How Long Your Information May Be Retained

We do not store your credit card information beyond the time required to process your payment for a product or service, but we will keep your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address on file.

How to Correct Inaccuracies

If you purchase an AACR service or product online, we may send you a confirmation e-mail confirming your new account, product and/or service. The message will be sent to the address that you supplied us and will describe ways for you to correct, or otherwise change or delete, the account information you provided.

Future Changes to the AACR Website and to this Policy

From time to time, we may use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our Privacy Policy. If our information practices change at some time in the future, we will post the policy changes to the AACR website. You will always have the ability to opt out of these new uses. If you are concerned about how your information is used, please bookmark this page and check back periodically. If you believe that our website is not following this Policy, or if you have any further questions, please contact us:

American Association for Cancer Research
615 Chestnut Street, 17th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106-4404
Telephone:  215-440-9300
Toll Free Telephone: 1-866-423-3965
Fax: 215-440-9313
Email: aacr@aacr.org