Privacy Policy


The AMIA website is a service that is intended to provide useful information for AMIA members, consumers and other interested persons, in furtherance of AMIA's mission as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. The website is funded through AMIA member dues and other program fees. Editorial content is prepared and reviewed by the AMIA staff and advertising is clearly marked. While it is AMIA's intent to always present accurate information, for documents and information available from this site, AMIA does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed. Care has been taken in the compilation of this website. The statements contained on this site are believed to be correct. If you are aware that any of the information here contains mistakes or needs updating, please contact us.

AMIA reserves the right to accept or refuse advertising. Reference in this website to any specific commercial products, process, service, manufacturer, or company does not constitute its endorsement or recommendation by AMIA.


The opinions expressed by contributors to member designated areas of the website are solely those of the individual writers and authors and do not reflect the opinions of AMIA, the members of the AMIA Board of Directors or individual committees, task forces or working groups.

Links to Other Sites

At certain places on this site, live links to other Internet addresses can be accessed. AMIA does not endorse, approve, certify or control these external Internet addresses and does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, timeliness or correct sequencing of information located at such addresses. When users select a link to an external website, they are leaving the AMIA website and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the external site.


The contents of all material available on this site are copyrighted by AMIA unless otherwise indicated. All rights are reserved by the AMIA and content may not be reproduced, downloaded, disseminated, published or transferred in any form or by any means, except with the prior written permission of the AMIA. In the member portal, the AMIA member directory provides contact information for members. Each member may choose what is and is not shown in the member directory to other members by visiting your profile page and navigating to “My Account”. Members may not download, scrape, mine or otherwise use the information for any commercial or non-commercial purpose. Members caught abusing the directory will have their access revoked.


The names, trademarks, service marks and logos of AMIA appearing on this site may not be used in any advertising or publicity, or otherwise to indicate AMIA' sponsorship of or affiliation with any product or service, without AMIA's prior express written permission.

Privacy Policy

AMIA protects the privacy of individual website users. AMIA does not disclose to third parties any information that may be associated with a particular individual gathered as a result of interaction with the AMIA website. AMIA does assign a cookie to each site visitor so we can identify that user each time he or she returns to the website. This cookie is used only to 1) keep track of how many unique users visit the site, and 2) assist the site's collaborative filtering software in making more accurate content recommendations.

We do not collect personal information about you when you visit our websites unless you choose to provide that information to us. When joining AMIA, registering for our meetings, purchasing products and services, and when receiving electronic communication, you have the option of opting out of certain communications and member listings. AMIA uses Google Analytics to analyze website data. No personal information is collected from Google Analytics. For more information on Google Analytics, visit

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

AMIA automatically collects a limited amount of information about the use of its website, primarily for statistical purposes (that is, to measure the numbers of visitors to various sections of the site). This information may also be helpful when we are considering changes to make the site more useful to visitors. Of the information we learn about you from your visit to the site, we store only the following: 1) the IP address from which you access the Internet, 2) the date and time, 3) the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site, 4) the name of the file or the words you searched, and 5) the browser used to access our site. This information is used to measure the number of visitors to the various sections of our site and identify system performance or problem areas. AMIA periodically deletes its Web logs.


A "cookie" is a small file that a website transfers to your computer's hard disk allowing our server to remember specific information about your session. While visiting certain pages you may occasionally encounter a web page that employs cookies to make it easier to use the dynamic features of these web pages. We use session cookies for certain functions. The cookie and the information about your session will be destroyed automatically shortly after you close your browser-it is not permanently stored on your computer. You can set your browser to disable cookies or prompt you before a cookie is accepted. If you do not want to receive cookies, you will still be able to use the AMIA site, but will be unable to use cookie-dependent features. In exceptional circumstances persistent cookies may be employed, but they are never used for tracking users' queries or navigation through the site.

Personally Provided Information

If you choose to provide us with personal information by sending an email, or by filling out a form with your personal information and submitting it through our website, we use that information to respond to your message and to help us provide you with information or material that you request. If provided, personally identifiable address and email information is maintained in a database that is regularly purged. AMIA does rent its member mailing addresses to other organizations that provide educational or other services that are deemed to be of interest to our members. This information does not contain phone or email data. Members are given the chance to opt out of this at time of membership application, renewal, and may also opt out by updating his/her member profile. AMIA does not sell or rent its non-member list (either address or email) to other organizations.

Financial and Customer Information

Our site uses order forms that allow customers to request information, products, and services. We collect a visitor's contact information (e-mail address), unique identifiers (their membership identification number), and financial information (account or credit card numbers). Contact information collected from the order form is used to send orders to customers. Financial information is used to collect payment from the user for billable products and services.


For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, we use software programs to monitor traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.

You do not have to give us personal information to visit our website. We will not obtain personally-identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. We collect personally identifiable information (name, email address, or other unique identifier) only if specifically and knowingly provided by you for a specified transaction (such as registering for an AMIA meeting).

If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally.

Contacting the Web site

The names and contact information on this website are published to facilitate contact among those listed for AMIA purposes only. It is not intended, and we request that it not be used, for commercial purposes.

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, AMIA's website practices, you can contact us by e-mail at

Information updated December 20, 2012.