Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) is committed to protecting the privacy of its members and other visitors to its web site. ACOEM maintains safeguards to store, and secure our information. The privacy statement below describes how ACOEM acquires data from its web site and how this information is utilized responsibly and appropriately. ACOEM reserves the right to make changes to its site, policies, and conditions of use at any time. By visiting ACOEM’s web site at, you accept these conditions, including any changes. Therefore, ACOEM encourages you to frequently re-read this privacy statement.

Information collected on members, visitors, and new customers. 

Minimum Age

You must be at least 18 years old to be permitted to use the ACOEM web site. ACOEM does not knowingly collect, use or disclose information about site visitors under 18 years of age.

Public Area Usage 

The server for the ACOEM web site maintains a log file covering all visits to the site, including the IP address of each visitor’s computer.  However, ACOEM does not collect any personal information from users visiting the public area of the web site anonymously. Only aggregate data, such as the number of URL hits/visits per page, are collected and maintained for internal use only.

Members and Others

When you create a contact record on the ACOEM web site or choose to interact with ACOEM’s web site in other ways, such as applying for membership, registering for an ACOEM conference/course, or subscribing to or purchasing an ACOEM product or service, ACOEM may collect additional personal information from you. Depending on the type of product or service, ACOEM may collect your name, company name, address, phone number, fax number, e-mail address, demographic information, and credit card information. By providing your contact information, you are voluntarily giving ACOEM permission to use your name, address, and e-mail for the purposes of future ACOEM communications.

If a member or other visitor logs into a password-protected area of the ACOEM web site, the user's name and, if applicable, member ID number are recorded. In the course of purchasing an ACOEM product or service, the individual may be asked to provide personal information in order to finalize the purchase. In addition, members may be asked to update their member contact information.

Disclosure to third parties

Online Directories

ACOEM makes member contact information available in its online membership directories only to other members of ACOEM who have logged into the Members Only area of the site. ACOEM shares name, address, email, and other membership demographic information with other members and components within ACOEM. As a member of ACOEM, you will automatically be listed in the on-line directories unless you choose to opt-out through the Members Only area. To opt-out, select the “MyProfile” link and then select “Communications Preferences” and uncheck the box that says “Include my contact information in the online Membership Directory”.

Provider Finder

ACOEM members have the option to self-list their practices and have that listing made available to a broad variety of individuals and organizations who come to the public area of the ACOEM web site looking for such information. ACOEM does not list its members in the Provider Finder by default. To register for the Doctor Finder, members must opt-in through the Members Only area of ACOEM’s web site. This information is available to all visitors to the public area of the site.

Member Forums

The forum messages and postings in the Members Only area are available to ACOEM members. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes available to all members; therefore, you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

Other Disclosures

On occasion, ACOEM may also provide limited data to third parties that offer products and services. ACOEM may also disclose your information on the basis of a good faith belief that disclosure is necessary to: 1) comply with legal requirements; 2) enforce the terms and conditions of use for the ACOEM web site; or 3) protect the personal safety of ACOEM personnel or members of the public.

ACOEM makes its list available for selected usages germane to the practice of medicine to make recipients aware of products and services of interest.  These usages are approved in advance by the College.  Members have the opportunity to remove their contact information from the file that we make available for these offers.

Credit card information

ACOEM uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption, helping to protect every customer purchasing ACOEM products or services over the Internet. SSL technology encodes information as it is being sent over the Internet between your computer and ACOEM servers, helping to ensure that the transmitted information remains confidential. ACOEM does not disclose credit card account information provided by its members and customers.

How does ACOEM use cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of information stored by your browser on your computer and used to aid in navigation of the web site. Cookies are not used on the public area of the ACOEM web site. Session cookies are used once a user logs into a non-public area of the ACOEM web site. Session cookies are temporarily stored in the user’s computer memory after login and are then terminated or removed after the user closes the browser. A browser must be set to accept cookies in order to access the Members Only area of the ACOEM web site.

Opting-out of emails

You can stop receiving broadcast e-mails from ACOEM in the following ways:

First, if you are a member or past customer of ACOEM, you can log into the ACOEM web site (upper right corner of the home page) and opt-out of any future broadcast e-mails. Once you are logged in, select the “MyProfile” link and then select “Communications Preferences” and check the “Do not send me broadcast e-mails” option.

Second, you can send an e-mail to with the words “Remove” in the subject line, or call ACOEM’s Member Services department at 847-818-1800.

If you believe you have received an unsolicited e-mail from ACOEM, please forward a copy of that e-mail with your comments and/or questions to

Links to other sites

ACOEM’s web site at times includes links to other, external web sites, and ACOEM is not responsible for the privacy policies and practices for those other sites. If you visit any of those sites, you should consult their posted description of privacy policies and practices, if any. ACOEM's policy limits listings to related non-profit medical organizations such as the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, and related government policy or rule-making agencies such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The only exception to this policy would be if your organization was involved in an approved joint educational sponsorship program with ACOEM.


If you have any questions about this privacy statement or the practices of the ACOEM site, you can contact ACOEM at, or call the Customer Services department at 847-818-1800.