Privacy Policy

The American Physiological Society (APS) is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Statement applies to the APS website (PIO) and governs data collection and usage when you visit these pages. By using this website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement and any modification thereof. 

Collection of your Personal Information

Some information about your computer hardware and software is automatically collected by APS. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times, and referring website addresses. This information is used by APS for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the website.

APS encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from PIO  so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. APS is not responsible for the privacy statements, data collection or other content on websites outside of the APS and the APS family of websites.

Use of your Personal Information

APS keeps track of the websites and pages visited within PIO and the APS family of websites in order to determine what APS services and information are the most popular and how users find resources within the websites. This data may be used to deliver customized content and advertising to visitors whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

APS websites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on APS or its sites; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of APS; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of APS, or the public.

Use of Cookies

All APS websites use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk drive by a web server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize APS pages, a cookie helps APS to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. When you return to the same APS website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the APS features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the APS services or websites you visit.

Changes to this Statement

APS will occasionally update this Privacy Statement to reflect staff and customer feedback. APS encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how APS is protecting your information.

Contact Information

APS welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Statement. If you believe that APS has not adhered to this Statement, please contact APS at We will use reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.