Privacy Policy

The Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS) respects your right to privacy and is committed to protecting your personal information. This Privacy Policy summarizes the practices regarding information collection, use and disclosure practices for this website (


When you visit our website, you may provide us with two types of information: (a) personal information you knowingly and voluntarily choose to disclose, and (b) information that we automatically collect as you browse our website, which is limited to country and language based on your IP address. We collect and store any information you voluntarily enter on our website, or provide to us in offline contacts we have with you. The following information is collected from visitors to our website, as applicable:


If you register for an event or to make a purchase, we will generally ask you to provide contact information and preferences regarding the event or material for which you desire to register. You may, however, visit certain publicly available portions of this website without registering. Other sections are only available to members and require membership and registration.


Our website's membership application form requires you to give us your contact information and financial information. We use your contact information to send you information about ANCDS. Your contact information is also used to contact you when necessary. Financial information that is collected is used to bill you for membership, products, and services. We do not retain this financial information once the transaction is complete.


On several screens of this website, you have an opportunity to communicate with us by e-mail. We use your e-mail address to receive communications from us. We do not share your email with third parties, however, we may send you emails on behalf of third parties who are ANCDS sponsors.


When you browse our website, you and your web browser may also transmit information that we automatically collect. We do log your IP address (the Internet address of your computer), the webpages you visit and the time of your visit, and other click-stream data. This information may be combined with other personal information you voluntarily have provided. The only other type of information automatically provided to us is the type of computer, operating system and browser you are using. This information is provided by your browser, which we use to improve the performance of this website and make it more compatible with the technology used by the visitors to this website. We may also place small data files, called "cookies", in the browser file of your computer's hard drive. These cookies automatically identify your browser to our server whenever you interact with this website. We use the cookies to record website statistics. Most browsers automatically accept the cookies, but you usually can change your browser setting to prevent the acceptance of cookies. Certain webpages may not function properly if you choose not to accept cookies.


We use your personal information to communicate with you if and when necessary in connection with your use of this website, to respond to your questions, or to send you material and information you request. We may also use your information to: consider your suggestions; possibly respond directly to you for clarification; process your request for materials or information; try to answer any questions you may have; and provide you with e-mail messages and other information regarding upcoming events, new services and general information about our products and services. You may elect not to receive these communications. You can use the 'manage preferences' link in any email you receive to change your email preferences. We may also use collected information in order to help diagnose problems with this website. We may use all information we collect to analyze statistical use patterns and demographic data (basically, where our visitors come from and what demographic characteristics they have) and to improve this website to better serve our customers. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our servers, and to administer this website. Your IP address is used to help identify you and your shopping cart and to gather broad demographic information. We may also prepare and keep statistical records and other data about you and other users of this website, but we do that in a way that does not identify you or any other user personally.


We don’t sell, rent, license, trade or otherwise disclose the personal information of this website’s visitors to unaffiliated third parties. We may disclose your information to third parties who assist us in operating this website or conducting our business (e.g., ANCDS’s management company, Association Development Services). Any affiliated third party will adhere to the ANCDS privacy policy. We may disclose information about you if and when we believe it is necessary to comply with any law, rule, court order, or subpoena, or to enforce our legal rights or the rules of this website, or to protect our business, property and operations. Some areas of this website may allow you to conduct e-commerce transactions (event registration, publication purchase, etc.). In connection with these transactions, we collect data necessary to complete the transaction that is furnished by you. This information may be furnished to a third party in order to facilitate the transaction.


We may create links to other websites that we think may be of interest to you. We do not endorse any other websites, and this Privacy Policy applies only to your use of our website. We have not reviewed the privacy policies of any websites we link to this website, and you should read the privacy policies of each website you visit to determine what information about you that website may collect and use.


Because we are committed to your privacy, we have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to attempt to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the personal information we collect online. When you place an order or access your personal information on this website, we offer the use of a secure server. However, please remember that no transmission of data over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to us or from us, and you do so at your own risk.


By using this website, you consent to our collection and the use of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. If we change our Privacy Policy, we will post these changes on this website. You have the opportunity to review this Privacy Policy each time you use this website so that you are aware of any modifications made to these policies.


Our website provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us. You have the option of reviewing or removing your information from our database, and to no longer receive communication from us. You can express your communication preferences on your personal account page on our website, and you may unsubscribe from e-mails by removing your email address from your member profile or by using the 'manage preferences' link in any email you receive. If you wish to have your account information deleted from our database, please contact us here.

Note that we may maintain information about individual sales transactions for the purpose of recordkeeping and servicing. Payment information is not retained.


If you have questions about our website or our Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us here.