AASM Privacy Policy

AASM provides information and services on the Internet as a service to the general public for general educational purposes. Materials on the AASM website are copyrighted unless otherwise indicated.

Although the AASM site includes links, AASM has not participated in the development of those other sites and does not exert any editorial or other control over those sites.

AASM sometimes provides information of interest to the general public from third-party sources, including news services, press releases and the federal government. AASM is not responsible for any errors or omissions in any materials obtained through third-party sources and assumes no liability for any risk assumed by readers of such information.

General Public

The portion of the AASM Website accessible to the general public will not expressly ask for information that personally identifies you or that allows the AASM Website to contact you.

Medical Disclaimer

Information posted on this Website by AASM should not be considered medical advice and is not intended to replace consultation or discussion with a qualified healthcare professional. It is very important that individuals with specific medical problems or questions consult with their doctor or other health care professional. AASM does not answer specific medical questions or offer referral to a particular healthcare professional.

Personal Information

AASM is committed to protecting the privacy of the public and will collect no personal information from you unless you choose to provide that information. If you purchase any product offered on the AASM website, we collect personal information required to support the purchase of products, including names, addresses and e-mail addresses. AASM only shares your personal information when necessary to complete your order (for example, your credit card and billing information is shared with our bank for authorization, and your delivery address is shared with our fulfillment center and shipper).

AASM sends e-mails to let you know about changes to its Website and communicate with you about issues covered by the website, but we do not sell e-mail addresses to third parties.

Visit Information

When you visit the AASM Website, our tracking agent automatically collects some basic information about your computer, including the following: your most recently visited URL, IP address (your computer’s unique signature), operating system and browser software.

The information collected reflects the user population as a whole rather than focusing on individuals. It is used to better understand the people who visit the site. This information allows AASM to identify the most popular pages on the Website. Aggregated data of non-personally identifiable information may be disclosed to the AASM Board to inform them of the number and categories of people who have visited the Website.


The AASM Website sends all visitors a cookie (small computer file) that contains a unique serial number that recognizes repeat users and facilitates ongoing access to and use of the Website. AASM does not use cookies to monitor the use of its Website by individual users. Cookies do not collect personally identifying information; they collect information related to the characteristics of your computer, or when and how you reached the AASM site. Generally, cookies work by assigning a unique number to the user that has no meaning outside the assigning site. They do not pose a threat to a user’s system or files. Each time our Web server receives a request for a page, it checks to see if the cookie is present; this enables us to determine how much of our traffic is from repeat visitors.

We use this information only for purposes of planning and tracking, as well as assessing the technical function of our site. By understanding how our site is accessed, we can continually improve it to respond to user’s interests.

Security; No Guarantee

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the correct use of information, AASM has put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information collected online. Unfortunately, no information transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure. Accordingly, despite our efforts, AASM cannot guarantee or warrant the security of information you transmit to us.

Change of Policies

AASM may modify these policies at any time by posting revisions on its website. Only the posted statement is effective with respect to current use of the site.

Contact Us

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