Site Use and Privacy - American Sexual Health Association

Site Use and Privacy


User Agreement for the American Sexual Health Association Website
The American Sexual Health Association (ASHA) is proud to be a source of information about sexual health and the prevention of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The information on this site is based on professional advice, published experience and expert opinion, but does not represent therapeutic recommendation or prescription. It is provided for educational purposes only. It is not intended to replace the services of a trained health professional or to be a substitute for medical advice of physicians. The user should consult a health professional in all matters relating to his or her health, and especially regarding any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention.

Use of Information on the American Sexual Health Association Website
The compilation of information on the American Sexual Health Association (ASHA) home page, including the design and organization, is copyrighted, and may not be reprinted or electronically reproduced.

Copyright laws protect the information, artwork, text, video, audio and pictures you find on this site. You may only access and use these materials for personal educational purposes. You may not modify or use the materials for any other purpose without ASHA’s express written consent. Except as provided below, you may not reproduce, republish, post, sell, transmit or distribute any materials on the ASHA website.

None of the material on the ASHA sites may be reproduced without our written permission, with the exception of downloading or printing a single copy for yourself for offline viewing. When printing these materials for personal use only, you must include attribution to ASHA, indicate our location in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, and include any copyright notice originally included with the materials.

Information included on the ASHA website has been compiled from a variety of sources and is subject to change without notice.

Copyright laws protect all media files on the ASHA website. You may not, under any circumstances, reproduce, record, publish, publicly exhibit, sell or distribute any media files made available on this website without ASHA’s express written content. Permission to photocopy or otherwise reproduce materials should be directed to You should not attempt to pass off any of this content as your own work.

Sites Linked from the American Sexual Health Association (ASHA) Website
Sites linked from the ASHA website are not under ASHA control. ASHA is not responsible for the contents and communications messages of any “off site” Internet information referenced by or linked to the ASHA Internet site. ASHA does not intend these links to be referrals or endorsements of the linked entities, and are provided for convenience only.

Any reference to a commercial or non-commercial product, process, service or company is not an endorsement or recommendation by the American Sexual Health Association (ASHA). ASHA does not endorse or recommend products, services or manufacturers. ASHA assumes no liability whatsoever for the use or contents of any product or service mentioned.

User Privacy and Confidentiality
When you visit, you are not recognized and are anonymous. For each visitor to our Web page, our Web server automatically recognizes only the consumer’s domain name, but not the e-mail address. We collect information volunteered by the visitor, such as survey information and/or guest book and site registration. The information we collect can be used for data and trends analysis or to contact visitors to support ASHA. If you supply us with your postal address on-line, you may receive mailings from us with information about new programs and services. We do not share information with other organizations, and we do not sell our database.
Privacy Policy


This notice describes ASHA’s Privacy Policy, including how we collect information from you or about you, why we collect this information, how we will use or disclose this information, and how you can update or delete personably identifiable information collected about you from our records. We are committed to protecting our visitors’ and customers’ privacy and all confidential data supplied to, and may take reasonable steps to protect such privacy and confidential data in accordance with accepted industry standards.


ASHA collects IP address information to properly administer our system and to gather aggregate information on visitors to our website and how our website is being used. To maintain your anonymity, we do not associate IP addresses with records containing personal information. However, we will use IP address information to personally identify you in order to enforce our legal rights or when required to do so by law.


Our site places a text file called a “cookie” in the browser files of your computer’s hard drive. Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to an individual’s hard disk for record keeping purposes. Most browsers automatically accept these cookies, but you usually can change your browser setting to prevent the acceptance of cookies. Our cookies do not contain personal information. They do enable to relate your use of the site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided to our site.

SECURITY has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. ASHA employs strict security measures to safeguard online transactions. By accessing the ASHA site you are hereby authorizing ASHA to utilize industry accepted security measures such as secured databases and encrypted Internet transmissions.

CHANGES may change the terms and conditions of our privacy policy at any time by posting modifications on our website. You agree to review our privacy policy from time to time so that you are aware of any modifications made to these policies. By accessing or using, you agree to be bound by all of the terms and conditions of our privacy policy as posted on at the time of your access or use.


Our website’s registration system requires customers of our Web store to give us contact information such as their name and e-mail address, shipping and billing address and telephone number. ASHA also collects marketing data, such as demographic information pertaining to gender and age. Customer contact information is used to contact the customer when necessary. This information is not shared with third parties.


All credit card processing for online purchases is transacted on a secure web server through ASHA’s Merchant Account. With e-commerce transactions, we collect only the data necessary to complete the transaction and that is furnished by the customer. All information is confidential and is secured through industry standard encryption methods. None of this information is made available to third parties.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-783-9877 or e-mail at


For purposes of this disclaimer notice, ASHA shall include the American Sexual Health Association, its affiliates, contractors and employees.

Copyright and Trademark Notices
Copyright 2014 American Sexual Health Association and/or its licensees, all rights reserved. The American Sexual Health Association, the National Herpes Resource Center, the HPV and Cervical Cancer Prevention Resource Center, and are registered trademarks of the American Sexual Health Association. For more information, please contact:

For any concerns about the site use and privacy policy, or to make any updates to your information with the American Sexual Health Association, contact us at or via the contact information below.
American Sexual Health Association
P.O. Box 13827
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709
(919) 361-8400

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