Privacy Policy

AGA’s Commitment to Privacy

AGA values your privacy and acknowledges the sensitivity of your personal information. We have carefully created our privacy policy to address any concerns you may have and to assure you that we will handle your personal information appropriately. This privacy policy is effective on April 26, 2010.

Collection and Use of Information

The AGA collects contact information to process meeting registrations and send promotional e-mails to our members. Credit card information is handled by a third-party vendor to process online transactions. A member’s credit card data is gathered for the short period of time required to process an online transaction. With respect to security, when we transfer and receive certain types of sensitive information such as financial information, we redirect visitors to a secure server. If you do not want to receive e-mails from us in the future, please send a request via e-mail to


Cookies are small text files which enable a Web site to recognize repeat users. Cookies do not collect personally identifying information. They collect information concerning the characteristics of your computer. We use cookies so that an AGA member does not have to retype his/her password when he/she accesses member-only Web content.

AGA cannot control the use of cookies by third parties hosting data for If you prefer that information not be collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that enables a user to reject or accept the cookie feature. However, if you reject the cookie feature, you will need to sign on to the member-only sections each time you want to access these sections of the AGA site.

The AGA Web site may provide you with links to the Web sites of other organizations. If you choose to access these Web sites, AGA is not responsible for any actions or policies of such organizations. We recommend that you review the applicable privacy policy of such organizations before providing them with personal information, as their privacy policy may be different from the AGA Web site’s policy.

How to Find Out What Kind of Information We Maintain

Upon request, we provide AGA members with access to all information (including proprietary information) that we maintain about them. AGA members can access this information by sending an e-mail to

How to Correct Your Contact Information Online

AGA members can correct their contact information after logging in by clicking on MyAGA.

Changes in Our Privacy Policy

Any changes to our privacy policy will be posted on this page. We may also contact members by e-mail to notify them of changes.

How to Contact Us

We welcome your comments and questions about the AGA Web site, your experience with our services and our privacy policy.

American Gastroenterological Association
4930 Del Ray Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: 301-654-2055