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Academy of Forensic Nursing

PO Box 179402

St. Louis, MO 63117-1645

Email: info@afnmail.org

© 2019  Academy of Forensic Nursing

Terms of Use,

Legal Disclaimer, & Privacy Policy

AFN Website & Terms of Use

 

The Academy of Forensic Nursing (AFN) maintains this website as a service to its members and the general public. Use of the AFN website is provided “as is.” AFN is not responsible for, and expressly disclaims all liability for, damages of any kind arising out of use, reference to, or reliance on any information contained within the site. While the information contained within the site is periodically updated, no guarantee is given that the information provided in this website is correct, complete, and/or up-to-date.

Although the AFN website may include links that provide direct access to other Internet resources, including third party websites, AFN is not responsible for the accuracy or content of information contained in/on those websites. Links from AFN to third-party sites do not constitute an endorsement by AFN of the parties and/or their products and/or services. The appearance on those websites of advertisements and/or product and/or service information does not constitute an endorsement by AFN, and AFN has not investigated the claims made by any advertiser.

AFN website users may not copy or distribute any content from any portion of the AFN website including, but not limited to, any discussion posts, page text, logo(s), trademarks, or the “look and feel” of our website without the prior, express, written permission of the AFN.

 

Please Note: Use of our member portal is controlled under additional terms and conditions.

 

AFN Website Legal Disclaimer

This site is provided as a service for the members of the Academy of Forensic Nursing (AFN) and the general public. The AFN disclaims all warranties with regard to information posted on this site, whether posted by AFN or any third party. This disclaimer includes all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness.

In no event shall AFN be liable for any special, indirect, or consequential damages or any damages what-so-ever resulting from loss of use, data, or profits, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of any information posted on this site.

The information published by the AFN on this website is believed accurate when posted, and while the information contained within the website is periodically updated, no guarantee is given that the information provided in this website is correct, complete, and/or up-to-date.

Although the AFN website may include links that provide direct access to other Internet resources, including third party websites, AFN is not responsible for the accuracy or content of information contained in/on those websites. Links from AFN to third-party sites do not constitute an endorsement by AFN of the parties and/or their products and/or services. The appearance on those websites of advertisements and/or product and/or service information does not constitute an endorsement by AFN, and AFN has not investigated the claims made by any advertiser.

 

AFN Privacy Policy

The Academy of Forensic Nursing (AFN) respects the privacy of all its members and website users. AFN is committed to the protection of personal information that is provided by members and website users. It is the purpose of this statement to inform AFN members and website users of the AFN’s information assurance privacy policy and practices and explain how AFN member and website information is maintained and utilized by AFN.

All of the following indicate review and agreement with this policy: 1) Use of AFN’s website; or 2) Purchase of AFN’s membership, event tickets, or products.

Information Collection and Use

This privacy statement covers the collection of personal and non-personal information on the AFN website and its offices. Personal information is any information associated with your name or personal identity. Non-personal information is data about usage patterns, reported in aggregate, which is not associated with a specific personal identity.

AFN maintains personally identifiable information to provide and improve access to and content on the AFN website and respond to the needs and requests of AFN members and website users. Personal information is used by AFN to better understand and meet the needs of its members and website users.

Personal information collected from AFN members is used only to support member relationships with AFN, with the exception of the list of member profiles provided in the “Members Only” pages of the AFN website, which is only accessible to current AFN members to facilitate professional collaboration and networking among members of the organization.

Non-personal, non-identifiable information collected may include pages visited on AFN’s website, browser, and IP address. These data are collected for the purpose of facilitating a better understanding of AFN's website usability and performance. Most non-personal information is collected via cookies. A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your computer hard drive and identifies you as a unique user. Generally, the AFN website uses cookies to remind it who you are and to access your AFN member account. Cookies help AFN understand which areas of the website are most popular and may help improve the website user experience. AFN may use cookies to enhance the user experience and personalize content.

Financial Information

AFN uses various methods to obtain requested information, including: 1) Membership access to individual online accounts; 2) Membership, event, and product purchases; and 3) Payment submissions. Financial information, such as credit card details, may be requested. Any such financial information submitted will be used only for billing, payment, and order processing purposes. Only the last four digits of the credit card number utilized to make the payment may be recorded and stored for reference use only. 

AFN employs secure server technology for accepting payments online. This technology encrypts personal financial information before it is transmitted over the Internet, to facilitate secure financial transactions. Only browsers with the capability to support the secure server technology may only be used to make online payments through the AFN website.  

AFN uses personal information in its day-to-day activities to respond to questions, process payments, and affirm organizational membership.  

Disclosure of User Information

 

AFN will not sell, rent, or lease any of your personal information to third parties and will not share personal information with business partners or any other third-party except as described below.

  1. Agents or Representatives: AFN may utilize agents, representatives, or companies to perform tasks on its behalf and may need to share personal information with these agents, representatives, or companies to provide products or services to the membership or website users.  

  2. Business Transfers: If, for any reason, AFN: 1) Makes a decision to buy, sell, or transfer assets; 2) Goes out of business; or 3) Enters bankruptcy, membership or website user information would be one of the assets transferred to a third party. An acknowledgement that such transfers may occur and that any acquirer of such assets may continue to use personal information as set forth in this policy is required.

  3. Promotional Offers: AFN may send electronic promotional offers to its members and other website users; however, recipients will have the ability to opt out of such promotional options at any time.  

  4. Protection of AFN and Others: AFN may release personal information when, in good faith, the Board of Directors or its representatives believe its release is necessary to comply with law, enforce or apply its conditions of use and other agreements, or protect the rights, property, or safety of AFN, its Board of Directors, members, website users, or others. This release includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection, credit risk reduction, and compliance with export laws.

AFN strives to maintain the reliability, accuracy and completeness of personal information in its databases and to protect the privacy and security of its databases and the information contained therein. All AFN databases are protected by reliable and secure technology.

 

Choices Relating to Your Personal Information

 

AFN members have the option not to disclose personal information to AFN; however, there is no guarantee that AFN will always be able to provide certain services, products, or options should a member choose this option in this circumstance. Members who wish to opt out of AFN’s disclosure of their personal information, please email this request to: admin@afnmail.org

It is important to note that your previously collected personal information may remain in the backups of AFN's records or website data. AFN may retain certain information if its Board of Directors believes in good faith that retaining such information is necessary to comply with law, enforce or apply its conditions of use and other agreements, or protect the rights, property or safety of AFN, its Board of Directors, members, website users, or others.

Review and Revisions to the Privacy Policy

AFN reserves the right to periodically review and revise this Privacy Policy; therefore, AFN recommends that each member and website user review the terms outlined herein from time to time to ensure familiarity with AFN’s current policy for the collection and use personal information.

 

Additional Information

 

AFN members and website users with questions related to this Privacy Policy should contact AFN via email: admin@afnmail.org