Privacy Policy

The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) respects your privacy as a user of this site. Please read this Privacy Policy so that you can understand what information is collected, how that information is used, with whom it is shared, and how it is protected against unauthorized access.


Please note that this Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time. You should check it regularly to make certain that you are kept up to date.

The information collected on APhA DrugInfoLine falls into two categories: (1) information that you provide when you engage in transactions on the site, register for the site, or subscribe to any services, and (2) information gathered about how you navigate on the site.

Information that you provide when engaging in transactions on the site, registering for the site, or subscribing to any services includes the following: name, address, telephone number, and email address.

APhA DrugInfoLine receives and stores certain types of information whenever you interact with us. APhA DrugInfoLine may collect and log your IP address and your browser information to determine how to facilitate services online and administer the site. We may collect information on pages visited, frequency of visits, and length of time spent to make improvements that will enhance your experience with us. We also use "cookies" and collect passwords to facilitate your navigation through our site. Cookies are small files that your Web browser places on your computer's hard drive. You can easily adjust your browser settings to prevent cookie data from being stored on your computer; however certain site functions may not operate if you do so. We do not allow third parties to use cookies on APhA DrugInfoLine.

The information you provide is used for four purposes: (1) to control access to the site (2) to provide the products or services you purchased, (3) to contact you about APhA services and activities, and (4) to understand how you interact with the site so that the site may be improved to better meet your needs.

There are four ways in which information that you provide on APhA DrugInfoLine may be shared: (1) with agents of APhA who are performing site services, data entry, customer service, or subscription fulfillment tasks under contract, (2) with organizations seeking to contact you about pharmacy-related news, professional information, or educational resources, (3) with research organizations, and (4) with a select few outside companies whose products or services we feel may be of interest to you. With the exception of (1), APhA offers you the option not to have your information shared. You may specify that your name and address information not be used for the purposes enumerated in (2), (3), and (4) of this paragraph by sending an e-mail with the subject “no informational mailings” to APhAinfocenter@aphanet.org.

We will undertake procedures to help to ensure that the information you provide to us is protected against loss, misuse, alteration, destruction, or unauthorized access. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

The information stored in your profile and account is protected by the user name and password that you were provided when your APhA/pharmacist.com account was created. You may change your user name and password at any time by logging onto pharmacist.com, clicking "Your Account" then "Change Password." You are encouraged to change passwords periodically and to protect your user name and password as you would other personally sensitive information.

All information that you provide on APhA DrugInfoLine is stored in a database residing on servers that are secured against unauthorized access both by physical and software means. Physical access to the servers is tightly controlled. Access to your information by employees of APhA, and third parties working on APhA DrugInfoLine or providing services under contract to APhA is on a "need to know" basis, in which access is permitted only for specific jobs or job functions.

Credit card and other personal information that you provide on APhA DrugInfoLine is transmitted over the Internet using a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) connection. SSL is the industry-standard method for protecting confidential Web communications, such as credit card numbers, online forms, and financial data, from interception and hacking.

APhA takes commercially reasonable steps to secure the information collected on APhA DrugInfoLine. In addition, you can do your part to protect the information collected on APhA DrugInfoLine about you by securing your APhA DrugInfoLine user name and password, and by logging out when you finish using the site. However, you should be aware that despite the security procedures that APhA employs, no security system is impenetrable nor can we guarantee that the information you provide will not be intercepted while being transmitted over the Internet. You should particularly note that although it is illegal to intercept or disclose these messages under Federal law, Internet e-mail is not secure, so you should not send confidential or personally sensitive information via e-mail.

The use of this site and submission of personal data to APhA DrugInfoLine constitutes the User's acknowledgement that he or she has read, understood, and accepted this Privacy Policy, and agrees to its terms.

APhA reserves the right to modify or supplement this Privacy Policy statement at any time. Your continued use of this site after we post any changes will constitute your acceptance of the new terms and their application to your use of this site and the information disclosed for such use, including information previously furnished to us, as if they were the original terms.