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Permission to use material from this Web site / reprints / copyright

The Alzheimer’s Association retains copyright on the content of this site, unless otherwise noted.

Reprint or reuse of information from this site without change

To request permission to use information from this Web site, send an e-mail describing intended use, duration and contact information to copyright@alz.org

Translations and adaptations

Translations or adaptations of Alzheimer’s Association content must be reviewed and approved by the Alzheimer’s Association. Please send requests send an e-mail describing intended use, duration and contact information to brandhelp@alz.org

Using images from Inside the Brain: An Interactive Tour

These images are available to third parties.  Please send requests send an e-mail describing intended use, duration and contact information to brandhelp@alz.org

Using content from Association press releases

Reprint of Alzheimer’s Association content or references to Alzheimer’s Association contact information in an organization’s press release must be approved by the public relations director of the Association. Please send queries to media@alz.org

Logos

Using any of the Alzheimer’s Association’s registered trademarks (logos) without the Association’s prior consent is strictly prohibited. Please send written requests describing intended use, duration and contact information to brandhelp@alz.org.

Photographs and graphics

The photographs and graphics on our Web site  other than brain tour images are not available for reproduction by third parties. Similar stock images are available for a fee from stock image sources.

Linking policy

When linking to the Alzheimer’s Association Web site, Web managers should be aware that the Alzheimer’s Association trademarks are not available for posting or replication on third party Web sites without a written agreement with the Association. As part of the permission agreement for Web linking, third parties must post the following with any trademark. URL or content used from an Association Web site:

Linking Disclaimer: The Alzheimer’s Association is not responsible for information or advice provided by others, including information on Web sites that link to Association sites and on third party sites to which the Association links. Please direct any questions to weblink@alz.org.

Security and privacy policy

The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to protecting your privacy when you visit our Web site. Information we collect from you is used to improve our site, provide you a better experience, respond to your questions and process your online donations.

Information collection

We collect two types of information on our Web site:

  1. Web server traffic information. This information is used to determine the number of visitors to our site, length of stay and sources of traffic. We collect aggregate data — or totals of those visiting from a domain — not information identifying individual users. We use this information to help improve our site and our service to you.

  2. Personal information provided by you. We collect e-mail addresses and other personal information only when you provide it to us. If you fill out a form or survey, request information or make a donation, we may collect your name, address, city, state, zip code, telephone number and e-mail address.

Use of personal information

The Alzheimer's Association collects information on our Web site. We do not sell, trade or rent our Web site visitor’s personal information to others other than those outlined in this section. If you willingly provide us your personal information, the Alzheimer’s Association may use it in the following ways:

Donations. When you make an online donation to us, it’s possible your name may be on some mailing lists shared with other reputable organizations. As a donor, you may request to have your name removed from these mailing lists. See the Your Choice section below to learn how.

E-mail Information Requests and Questions. When we respond to your e-mail requests or questions, we may collect your e-mail address and send you Alzheimer’s Association e-mail bulletins or news. To opt out and remove your name from future e-mails, follow the unsubscribe instructions in the message.

E-News: When you sign up to receive Alzheimer's Association e-news, we collect your e-mail address and may also notify you about other information we think you will find valuable. To opt out and remove your name from future e-mails, follow the unsubscribe instructions in the message.

Event Registration. The Association provides online registration for our major events, such as the education and research conferences and our Memory Walk. We may collect your e-mail address and send you Alzheimer’s Association e-mail bulletins or news. To opt out and remove your name from future e-mails, follow the unsubscribe instructions in the message.

Write Congress: We track the number of letters sent to members of Congress on a password-protected Web site. At this time, we do not use personal information you provide us.

Message Boards. Please remember that any information you disclose on the message boards becomes public information.

Your consent

By using the Alzheimer's Association Web site, you consent to the collection and use of the information described above. Any changes to this policy will be posted prior to their implementation.

Your choice

We respect your privacy and recognize that you may wish to limit the ways in which we contact you. Simply send an e-mail to info@alz.org with the following information:

  • To remove your name from mailing lists shared with other organizations, please provide your full name, mailing address and a sentence requesting removal.

  • To remove your name from the Alzheimer's Association postal mailing list, please provide your full name, mailing address and a sentence requesting suppression of your personal information in our files.

  • To review or correct your personal information with the Alzheimer's Association, please provide your name and a sentence requesting a review or a correction.

Security

We take every precaution to protect your personal information. At the Alzheimer’s Association, your personal information is kept confidential and stored in a secure environment. Access to your information is restricted only to authorized staff with a legitimate and specific business purpose. For example, our finance employees need access to information to process online donations. If you have any questions about the security at our Web site, send an e-mail to webmaster@alz.org.

Cookies

A cookie is a piece of data sent to your Web browser and stored on your hard drive. Cookies help us improve our Web site by tracking and targeting the interests of our users as they visit different sections of our site. Cookies do not contain any personal information.

Log files

We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track visitors’ movements and gather broad information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personal information.

Pixels

The Alzheimer's Association uses pixels, or transparent GIF files, to help manage online advertising.

Disclaimer

The Alzheimer's Association works to ensure that the information provided on its authorized Web site is accurate, timely and useful. However, the information contained on Alzheimer's Association Web sites should not be considered medical guidance or professional advice. The Alzheimer's Association, its affiliates or agents, or any other parties involved in the preparation or publication of this site are not responsible for errors or omissions in information provided on this site or any actions resulting from the use of such information. Visitors are encouraged to confirm the information contained herein with other reliable sources and to direct any questions concerning their personal health to licensed physicians or other appropriate health care professionals. Corrections and additions to this site will be made when necessary or as time permits.