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Arthritis & Osteoporosis
Altoona Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center
Center for
Clinical Research

Privacy Policy

The following Privacy Policy (this "Policy") is applicable to all of the information collected during your use of AAOC and ACCR web sites (these "Sites"). Please read this information carefully before accessing any part of these Sites.

Our Commitment to Your Privacy
AAOC and ACCR recognizes and respects the privacy of users of these Sites. To better protect your privacy, we are providing this Policy to explain our online information practices and the way that we may collect and use information from you.

From time to time, AAOC and ACCR may update this Policy and you always can review the current version of the Policy by clicking on the "Privacy Policy" link on the home page of our Site. In addition, if we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time you provided it to us, we will attempt to notify you by way of an email in order to provide you with the opportunity to determine whether we can use the information in the different manner.

The Information We Collect
Generally, AAOC and ACCR may gather information about visitors to these Sites when it aggregates information gathered by tracking the usage of certain features available on these Sites. The collection of this information enables AAOC and ACCR to tailor our content to your needs, keep you informed of information that you may find of interest which assists us in providing appropriate services to our customers.

Specifically, AAOC and ACCR may gather personally identifiable information about visitors to these Sites when you enter personally identifiable information such as your name, company name, street address (including, without limitation, state, zip code, and country), telephone number, and email address. When you choose to provide us with personally identifiable information, AAOC and ACCR will act in a responsible manner. AAOC and ACCR will maintain your personally identifiable information in secure on-line and off-line facilities. The collection of this personally identifiable information enables AAOC and ACCR to send information and press releases about AAOC and ACCR.

Finally, AAOC and ACCR may store and disclose personally identifiable information as allowed or required by applicable law, including making disclosures that are necessary or advisable to: (i) protect the rights, safety or property of AAOC and ACCR or others, and (ii) conform to legal or regulatory requirements.
Except as set forth above, AAOC and ACCR will not disclose, sell, lease, or rent your personally identifiable information.

Our Commitment to Children's Privacy
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, AAOC and ACCR does not intend to or knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information from children under 13.

Correcting or Retrieving Your Information
If your personally identifiable information changes (such as your email address, zip code, etc.), or if you no longer want AAOC and ACCR to maintain your information, this can be accomplished by sending us an email at AAOC and ACCR will send a confirming email to your last known email address of the changes or deletion of your personally identifiable information.

Cookies and Log Files
A cookie is a piece of data stored on your hard drive containing information about you. AAOC and ACCR may use cookies on these Sites to provide better navigation on our Site for you, which will terminate once you close your browser. Additionally, you may still use our Site even if you reject the cookie. Cookies, however, may be used by some of the web sites to which we link. Therefore, please review the Links section of this Policy below.

In addition, we may use your Internet Protocol address to analyze trends, administer these Sites, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order to improve our Site. We will not link any Internet Protocol addresses that we may collect to any personally-identifiable information.

On our Site, you may have the opportunity to follow a link from or to other web sites maintained by third parties. Because these other web sites may not be hosted or controlled by AAOC and ACCR, however, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of those web sites. Therefore, the privacy policies with respect to those web sites may differ from those applicable to our Site and we encourage you to review the privacy policies of each of those other web sites. This Policy only applies to information collected and maintained by AAOC and ACCR and its affiliates.

Governing Law
The internal laws of the State of Pennsylvania, without reference to any choice of law provisions, shall govern any claims relating to any use of, or information on these Sites.

Contact Us
If you have any questions about this Policy or our Site, please contact us at