Privacy Policy

The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) protects the privacy of individual web users. ATA does disclose to members, information that may be associated with a particular individual gathered as a result of interaction with the ATA web site. ATA does assign a cookie to each site visitor so we can identify that user each time he or she returns to the web site. This cookie is used only to 1.) keep track of how many unique users visit ATA web site, and 2.) assists the site’s collaborative filtering software in making more accurate content recommendations. 

The Information We Collect

This Notice applies to all information collected or submitted  to our Site. On some pages, you can order products, make requests, and register to receive materials. This Site may contain forms for visitors to request information, products, and services. These forms may ask for contact information (such as your phone number or email address), unique identifiers (usually your ATA member ID number, if one is available), financial information (for example,  your credit card number), or demographic information (for example, your location). 
Contact information from these forms is used to provide the products, services, or memberships that you request. Forms on our Site that request financial information do so in order to  bill you for products or services ordered. Unique identifiers (specifically, your ATA member ID number) are collected from Site visitors to verify the user's identity for access to restricted content or features on the Site. 
The types of personal information collected at these pages are: Name, Address, Email address, Phone number, Credit/Debit Card Information, etc..  All financial information is encrypted on e-forms and can only be accessed by authorized users of ATA. Information is only distributed when a member has signed up for a specific group which shares this information to communicate with one another. ATA maintains a directory of members that  may include information you submit via our web site. This 
directory is shared with state and local dental societies. A subset of this directory, containing information about ATA members, is publicly accessible on americantelemed.org 

ATA Membership Applications

You are sharing personally identifiable information, including your name and mailing address, with us when you join ATA or renew your ATA membership through our Site. ATA members are given an ATA membership number, and this member ID and password enables members to take advantage of restricted content and features on the ATA Site. 

Other Registration

You may be asked for personal information when registering for  specific services. For example, if you subscribe to the Telemedicine Journal, you may be asked to provide your e-mail and mailing address. 

Online Purchases

We also ask for personal information when you make a purchase using the ATA online store portion of the Site. HOW WE USE INFORMATION: We use the information you provide about yourself when placing an order only to complete that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order. We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside 
parties. You can register with our Site if you would like to receive updates on our new products and services. Information you submit on our Site will not be used for this purpose unless  you fill out the registration form. We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our Site and to share with sponsors. For example, we may tell a sponsor that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our Site, or that Y number of men and Z number of women filled out our registration form, but we would not disclose anything that could be used to identify those individuals.  Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses