American Association for Physician Leadership

Privacy Policy

Terms of Data Use including Cookies & Collected Information

Privacy Notice

The American Association for Physician Leadership (the Association) respects the privacy of its members and other visitors to its website. The Association strongly believes that if electronic commerce and online activities are to flourish, consumers must be assured that information provided online is used responsibly and appropriately. At all times, however, the Association reserves the right to disclose information where required by law or to comply with valid legal process (such as a search warrant, subpoena, or court order), to protect the Association’s rights or property, including without limitation in the event of a transfer of control of the Association or substantially all of its assets, or during emergencies when safety is at risk.

Most data the Association collects is used only to help us better serve our members. It is our general policy to collect and store only personal information that our members and visitors knowingly provide. If our privacy policies change, we will notify all users by a special announcement placed on the website. Since this policy change notices last only for a limited time, however, you should check this privacy notice regularly to see if there have been any changes.

What Information Does the Association Collect?

From General Users

The Association does not collect any personal information from users browsing its website. Only aggregate data -- such as the number of hits per page -- are collected. Aggregate data is only used for internal and marketing purposes and does not provide any personally identifying information.

From the Association's Members, Institute Registrants, and Other Customers

To gain access to members-only resources and personalization features on or any of our subdomains (e.g., members and other users are asked to register and provide some limited information. This information is submitted voluntarily. The Association asks users to provide their names, organization names or affiliations, business and mobile phone numbers, and personal and/or business email address(es). Similar information may be submitted to the Association through membership applications, institute registrations, publication orders, subscriptions, and content submissions.

Additionally, for some emails sent in HTML format by the Association to its members through its email servers and electronic newsletters, we will collect specific information regarding what the recipient does with that email. For those emails, the Association will monitor whether a recipient subsequently clicks through to links provided in the message. Other information collected through this tracking feature includes the email address of a user, the date and time of the user's "click," a message number, name of the list from which the message was sent, tracking URL number, and destination page. The Association only uses this information to enhance its products and distribution of those products to its members and contacts.

The Association may also share statistical or demographic information in aggregate form with third parties for marketing or research purposes. This aggregate data will not contain any information that personally identifies you.

How Does the Association Use Collected Data?

The Association uses information voluntarily submitted by members and customers in the following ways:

Online Behavioral Advertising

American Association for Physician Leaders (AAPL) engages in Online Behavioral Advertising (OBA) in accordance with the guidelines set forth by the Digital Advertising Alliance. AAPL uses anonymous cookies to track information on your browsing history on, and third-party advertising networks use the information to serve ads to you on AAPL's behalf on other sites throughout the Internet. These cookies do not contain personally identifiable information, nor are they linked to any Personal Information collected by AAPL.

You may opt-out of third-party advertising networks by using the Network Advertising Initiative's (NAI's) multi-cookie opt-out mechanism at: . These opt-outs are valid only for the computer and browser combination used to opt-out. Clearing cookies will remove these opt-outs since they stored in cookies.

If you opt-out of an NAI third-party advertising network, you will no longer receive ads based on your browsing history from that network. You may, however, continue to receive generalized online advertising.

The Association Member Services and Products

Generally, the Association and its direct subsidiaries use data collected to improve its own web content; to respond to visitors' interests, needs, and preferences; and to develop new products and services.

Disclosures to Third Parties

The Association also makes member contact information available through the Association membership directory to other members using its website and to those who register for its institutes. In addition, the Association may incorporate information that users provide into hard copies of the membership directory that it provides to members and institute participants. On occasion, the Association may also provide limited data to third parties that offer products and services. This limited data includes names, job titles, companies, and business addresses, but does not include business phone numbers, business fax numbers, or email addresses. Users may contact the Association at or 800-562-8088 to express their preferences if they determine later that they do not wish to have the information shared.

Credit Card Account Information

The Association does not disclose credit card account information provided by its members and customers. When members and customers choose to pay using their credit cards, the Association submits the information needed to obtain payment to the appropriate clearinghouse.

How Does the Association Use Cookies?

Cookies are files that contain information created by a web server that can be stored on a user's hard disk for use either during a particular session ("per-session" cookie) or for future use ("persistent" cookie). The Association uses cookies only to facilitate automated activity, store and track passwords, determine appropriate solicitations, and review navigation patterns. Cookies are not used to disseminate significant information about users over the Internet or to analyze any information that users have knowingly or unknowingly provided. Users may instruct their Internet browsers to opt out of accepting a "persistent" cookie and rather accept only a "per-session" cookie but will need to login each time they visit the site to enjoy the full benefits. If the user declines the attachment of any cookie, the user may not have access to the full benefits of the website. Registration enables the site to better determine members' interest areas and provide the most relevant information.

Our site uses technologies of third-party partners such as NextRoll, Google Analytics and more to help us recognize your device and understand how you use our site(s) so that we can improve our services to reflect your interests and serve you advertisements about the products and/or services that are likely to be of more interest to you. Specifically, NextRoll and other partners collect information about your activity on our site(s) to enable us to:

  • Measure and analyze traffic and browsing activity on our site(s)
  • Show advertisements for our products and/or services to you on third-party sites
  • Measure and analyze the performance of our advertising campaigns

AdRoll remarketing service is provided by NextRoll. We use cookies to inform, optimize and serve ads based on your past visits to our website. You can opt-out of AdRoll remarketing by visiting this AdRoll Advertising Preferences web page.

For more information on the privacy practices of AdRoll, please visit the NextRoll Privacy Policy web page:

Privacy Notice For California Residents:  


Our partners, such as NextRoll may use non-cookie technologies that may not be impacted by browser settings that block cookies. Your browser may not permit you to block such technologies. For this reason you can use the following third party tools to decline the collection and use of information for the purpose of serving you interest based advertising:

The NAI’s opt-out platform:

What Privacy Issues Arise With Links To Other Sites?

This website contains links to other websites. The Association has no control over and is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of such sites. Other websites might use personal information differently than our policy permits. We strongly encourage you to review the privacy policies of any site before providing any personal information.

AAPL Subprocessors

As AAPL’s subprocessors change, we will provide our clients with notice by posting updates here. We recommend bookmarking this page and checking back periodically for updates. A list of AAPL's current subprocessors is available here .

What Means of Redress Are Available?

If any user suspects the Association has handled its personal information in a manner that does not comply with this privacy statement, please contact us by emailing to or by calling 800-562-8088.

For over 45 years.

The American Association for Physician Leadership has helped physicians develop their leadership skills through education, career development, thought leadership and community building.

The American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL) changed its name from the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) in 2014. We may have changed our name, but we are the same organization that has been serving physician leaders since 1975.


Mail Processing Address
PO Box 96503 I BMB 97493
Washington, DC 20090-6503

Payment Remittance Address
PO Box 745725
Atlanta, GA 30374-5725
(800) 562-8088
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formerly known as the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE)