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Our Basic Privacy Policy

We won't share your information with anyone outside of the Alzheimer's Prevention Registry without asking you and receiving your permission.

The only personally identifiable information we will collect about you is information that you choose to share with us, for instance in the process of signing up for the Alzheimer's Prevention Registry or when requesting details about an Alzheimer's prevention study in which you might participate.

We will never sell any information you provide to us.

You may remove yourself from the Registry and unsubscribe from our emails at any time.

The Long Version

Banner Health's Alzheimer's Prevention Registry ("APR") is aware of privacy concerns that visitors ("Users") and Registered Members might have, and it is committed to protecting your privacy. APR has designed its website ( so that Users can visit without identifying themselves or revealing any personal information. If Users of APR choose to receive communications such as newsletters about the state of Alzheimer's research, and emails about research opportunities, then Users can become Registered Members by creating a secure account and registering with APR. In order to register, the User must be 18 years and older and must provide a unique email address (that might belong to an individual or multiple individuals in the same household).

Additionally, the Registered Member may choose to provide personally identifiable information ("Personal Information"). Personal Information is information which APR can use to identify or contact you including Registered Member's name and email address. A Registered Member may delete their Personal Information from APR or withdraw as a Registered Member from APR at any time by following the "opt-out" link at the bottom of the emails APR sends you. Any information given to APR by its Users and Registered Members is not shared with any third parties and is kept confidential. The information will only be used to support the User's relationship with APR.

A. The Information We Collect

a. Automatically Collected Information

Some information is automatically received and sometimes collected from you when you visit the website. This information may include some or all of the following items: the name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet, including the Internet protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using and the IP address of your Internet Service Provider; the type and version of Internet browser software you use and your operating system; the type and version of your media player(s); the date and time you access our site, the length of your stay and the specific pages, images, video or forms that you access while visiting the site; the Internet address of the web site from which you linked directly to our site, and if applicable, the search engine that referred you and any search strings or phrases that you entered into the search engine to find this site; and demographic information concerning the country of origin of your computer and the language(s) used by it. We use this information to monitor the usage of our site, assess its performance, ensure technological compatibility with your computer, and understand the relative importance of the information provided on our site. We may also use this data to conduct statistical analyses on Users and Registered Members usage patterns and other aggregated data.

b. Information Collected via Cookies

APR uses cookies on this website. A "cookie" is a tiny text file that we store on Users and Registered Members computers to customize your experience and support some necessary functions. We also use cookies to better understand how users use this website. Our cookies contain no Personal Information and are neither shared nor revealed to other websites. APR does not look for or at other websites' cookies on your computer.

Users and Registered Members also have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you can among other options, accept all cookies, be notified when a cookie is set, or reject all cookies (for more information on how to block or filter cookies, see However if you reject some or all cookies, your browsing experience may not be complete.

c. Personal Information

APR collects Personal information only if Users and Registered Members voluntarily submit it. On some pages, Users and Registered Members can update their contact information; join APR (by providing APR with their email, first name, last name, gender, race, zip code, and area of Alzheimer research interest). The information collected by APR is not Personal Health Information as defined under the U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ("HIPAA") and its implementing regulations. However, APR will use similar patient privacy laws as a guide in protecting Registered Member's Personal Information.

Furthermore, APR recommends that Registered Members not share personal medical information through this website.

APR will use Personal Information only for the purposes for which the information was submitted.

B. Use of Collected Information

Generally, Registered Member Personal Information will be used for the purpose for which it was collected. APR will send email alerts about Alzheimer's research opportunities, resources to help fight Alzheimer's and ways to connect communities of people to advance Alzheimer's research, prevention and cure. For each research opportunity communicated by APR to a Registered Member, Registered Member must "opt-in" for APR to share Registered Member's Personal Information with research partner. Furthermore, some research opportunities might require Registered Members to complete an online consent form to proceed with the research opportunity.

Registered Member information may also be used by APR in a de-identified form, i.e. a form through which individuals are not identifiable and cannot be contacted, for APR planning and administrative activities.

Users and Registered Members information may also be collected for statistical purposes. APR may perform analyses on user behavior from time to time to measure user interest in various areas of this website.

APR may be required by law to disclose information, including Personal Information. Although APR makes every effort to preserve every User and Registered Member's privacy, APR hereby notifies all users that APR will disclose Personal Information and other information collected on the website if required by law to do so.

Consent to Disclosure: By using this website, Users and Registered Members understand and consent to the collection, processing, transfer and use of information for the purposes set forth by APR. Users and Registered Members hereby consent to the collection, processing and disclosure by APR of your Personal Information and other information as described under this Policy.

C. Links

When you click on links on this website that takes you to third-party web sites, you will be subject to the third parties' privacy policies. While APR supports the protection of privacy on the Internet, Banner Health's APR cannot be responsible for the actions of any third-party web sites. We encourage you to read the posted privacy statement of any and every website you visit, whether you are linking from our site or browsing on your own.

D. "Opt-Out"/ Correcting/ Updating/Deleting/Deactivating Personal Information

If a Registered Member's Personal Information no longer desires to use this website, then the Registered Member may "opt-out", delete or deactivate their account and relinquish their status as a Registered Member of APR by following the "opt-out" links at the bottom of the emails that APR sends.

Personal Information may be updated / corrected by Registered Members when necessary. Registered Member may update their Personal Information here: (insert link for updating information) Updated information will automatically be updated in APR's database. The information provided will not be sold or given to any third party.

E. Updates to Privacy Policy

APR may in its sole discretion, update this Policy at any time and will post any amended Policy on this website. THE AMENDED POLICY SHALL BE EFFECTIVE UPON POSTING AND USERS AND REGISTERED MEMBER'S ACCESS TO OR USE OF THIS WEBSITE FOLLOWING AN UPDATE SHALL BE DEEMED CONSENT TO THE REVISED POLICY. APR encourages every User and Registered Member to visit this page regularly and especially prior to providing or updating any Personal Information. This Policy may not be otherwise amended without the written consent of APR.

F. Disclaimer

While APR will exercise all due caution to protect the privacy of Users and Registered Members, APR will not be held responsible for parties who attempt to illegally access this website and intercept or access transmissions or private communications.

G. Agreement

By visiting or using APR, Users and Registered Members agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy.

H. Further Inquiry

Please direct any questions you may have about this Policy to: (info(at)