Privacy Policy

The Academy is committed to protecting your privacy and the confidentiality of your personal information. The Academy does not require that you provide us with personally identifiable information in order to visit the Academy’s Web site.

For each visitor to the Academy Web site, our Web server automatically recognizes information such as the visitor's IP address. We use this information to maintain and improve our Web site.

When you visit the Academy Web site, we do not set any cookies on your computer.

CME/CE Activity Attendance Records Retention

As required by accrediting bodies, the Academy maintains databases containing user profile information as well as a record of CME/CE activities completed. These records include CME/CE credit claimed, pre-test and post-test results, and evaluation assessment question responses associated with completed activities.

As an accredited CME/CE provider, the Academy is required to maintain records in order to verify participation in Academy CME/CE activities for six years from the date of the activity. Learners may request that their information is deleted for a particular activity after that time. To do so, please email after the activity has expired and provide your complete name, the title of the activity, the date of the activity, and a) for live activities—the city and state where you participated; b) for online activities—the website where you participated; c) for print activities—publication name and date. Please note that learners’ information will continue to be retained as required for other activities they participated in less than six years ago.

Uses of Data Collected from CME/CE Certificates

The Academy does not sell or offer to sell any user data, including registration information, to any third parties for commercial purposes. The Academy does, when required, provide the minimum subset of information to those agencies (including State Boards of Medical Examiners) that are responsible for accreditation and issuance of certification of continuing education. Further, the Academy may work with third-party educational partners on its CME/CE activities (eg, logistics providers, web hosting platforms, outcomes analysis organizations) who utilize activity data for the execution and evaluation of educational activities in conjunction with the Academy.

Sharing of Data Related to Awarding of MOC Points

In order for the Academy to award MOC points to physicians who participate in Academy CME activities which offer MOC points, the Academy is required to share the diplomate’s name, specialty board ID number, birth date and completion status with the diplomate’s board through the ACCME PARS system.

Sharing of Data Related to Awarding of CPE Credits

In order for the Academy to award CPE credit to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who participate in Academy CPE activities, the Academy is required to share the learner’s NABP e-Profile ID number, birthdate and completion status with the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy through the NABP’s CPE Monitor system.

Sharing of Aggregated Data for CME/CE Activities

Information provided by learners related to specific activities, including amount of CME/CE credit claimed, pre-test and post-test results, evaluation assessment responses, and demographic information is compiled and analyzed in aggregate and anonymous form to evaluate the effectiveness of CME/CE activities and identify future educational needs. Aggregated data and analysis may be shared with third-parties.

All personally identifiable information contained in Academy databases is treated as confidential and will be used only for the purposes stated in this policy, except where required by law, to the extent necessary to comply with law, court order or subpoena. By participating in an Academy CME/CE activity, you agree that the Academy has full permission to provide and utilize your information for the purposes stated above.