Privacy Policy

The Alliance for Aging Research website provides information on the issues and policies surrounding healthy aging and medical research in this area and seeks to engage users in a dialogue with the organization and each other about this information. Throughout the site, users are asked to provide us with their opinions and other feedback and are encouraged to sign up to receive our electronic newsletter and other email from us. The information that users share with us is treated with respect and concern for privacy.

Users may read most information on our site anonymously — We do not keep cookies (except for session cookies used to help you fill in forms) you don't know about. Certain areas of our site are available only to registered users.

Registered Users
When users register to have access to these areas, such as our newsletter Living Longer & Loving It!, they must provide their email address and a name; all other information is optional, but certainly appreciated. No email addresses are ever sold or shared with third parties. In addition, registered users can choose what sorts of email they would like to receive from us. Users can change their preferences and remove their email from our list at any time through a form on our site.

Credit Cards
Credit card information submitted on our site is encrypted, and stored on a secure webserver (protected with VeriSign). It is retrieved by personnel appointed by the Alliance to process financial transactions and will never be transferred over the Internet in unencrypted form.

Voluntary Feedback
The site includes a number of surveys, forms, and other interactive pieces. Optional fields are clearly indicated. The data we collect from these pieces helps us to identify our audience in general terms and sometimes contributes to research findings — If the data has a purpose other than helping us manage our website, it will be clearly stated.

Use of Personal Information
No personal information will ever be sold or shared with any third party; aggregate data may be used at our discretion, and generalized demographic information may be collected from users' voluntary submissions.

Link Policy
It is our intent to provide a variety of information for our visitors; when other websites have information that would be of interest to our users, links are provided. By offering useful connections among sites and documents created by other entities, we hope to enhance our message or provide further information for our visitors; however, we bear no responsibility for the content and reliability of external sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Copyright
Information appearing on www.agingresearch.org is copyrighted material of the Alliance for Aging Research unless otherwise noted. Individuals who wish to make use of our content should request permission by emailing [email protected] and specifically describing how the content will be used. Reasonable requests will be honored. Site managers may link to our homepages without requesting permission as long as our page appears as an independent source (i.e., not in frames). Please request permission to link to other Alliance content.

Questions or comments regarding our privacy policy or our use of data can be directed to our webmaster at [email protected].