Legal Notices and Privacy Policies

The American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing (AAPACN), Inc. (AAPACN) is a Colorado non-profit corporation and maintains this website for the personal use of American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination (AANAC) and American Association of Directors of Nursing Services (AADNS) users. Your access to and use of the website is subject to all legal notices and all applicable laws. By accessing and browsing the website, you accept the terms and conditions contained in this section of the website, without limitation or qualification. Please read the legal notices carefully, and if you disagree with any of the language, terminate use of this website or your membership with AANAC and/or AADNS.

Trademark

AAPACN owns and also uses in commerce the marks RAC-CT®, AANAC™, AANAConnect™, AANACareer™, AANAClassroom™, DNS-CT™,  and QCP™. AAPACN's trademarks may not be used in any way without receiving AAPACN's prior express written permission. Misuse of AAPACN’s trademarks is strictly prohibited. Please be advised that AAPACN will enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law.

Other product and service names may be trademarks of their respective companies. The absence of an identification of third party marks or the lack an attribution of ownership of such marks on this website should not be construed as any claim of rights by AAPACN. 

Copyright

Copyright © 2016 AAPACN. All rights reserved. You should assume that everything you see or read on this website is copyrighted (unless otherwise noted) and may not be used, except as provided in this Legal Information section or in the text on the website, without the prior consent of AAPACN. 

Use of Content 

All information, documents and materials posted in this website are solely for the use of AAPACN users and may not be resold, republished, or copied, without the prior consent of AAPACN. In addition, all information, documents, and materials posted in this website are subject to change. In order to receive AAPACN's written consent, please fax or mail your written request to AAPACN at: 

AAPACN, Inc.
Attention: Legal
400 South Colorado Boulevard, Suite 600, Denver, CO 80246
Fax: 303.758.3588

Privacy Policy 

AAPACN has revised this privacy statement, effective January 1, 2016, in order to demonstrate our commitment to privacy for our website users and AAPACN members. The following paragraphs disclose our information gathering and dissemination practices. The privacy statement may change at any time; any changes will be posted on this page. Should you have additional questions, comments, or concerns, please contact us by regular mail, email, fax, or phone: 

AAPACN, Inc.
Attention: Legal
400 South Colorado Boulevard, Suite 600, Denver, CO 80246 

Email: info@AADNS-ltc.org
Fax: 303-758-3588
Phone: 1-
844-796-9634

Restricted Access 

AAPACN's websites (AANAC.org and AADNS-LTC.org) have many sections that are open to all users, with no registration required. For these sections, our web server automatically recognizes no information regarding the web domains of the website visitors. It's not technically possible to extract an email address simply by visiting a web page. It is possible to extract what website the visitor came from. AAPACN does not track this information. The website writes a "cookie" to the hard drive of every visitor whether they are members or not. The home page writes a temporary cookie that records that visit as having been counted. Its sole purpose is to prevent the web server from counting the same visitor more than once. Some of AAPACN's web pages will also send a "cookie." Any restricted segments of AANAC.org and AADNS-LTC.org require a unique membership login and password. When a visitor successfully enters membership login information, the system generates a cookie which is used to recognize the visitor for the remainder of the session. If a user checks the "Remember Me" box when logging in, the system will maintain the cookie on the user's hard disk for 30 days. If cookies are blocked or restricted in any way, the user will not be able to log into the website. 

Web-based Forms and Contact Information 

AAPACN's websites (AANAC.org and AADNS-LTC.org) use various web-based forms for requesting information, opting in for news and requesting AAPACN materials. We collect visitors' contact information, such as mailing address and email address. This contact information is used to send the requested information and materials to the users. In some cases, this identifying information is provided to business partners, training partners, corporate sponsors, agencies, for profits organizations, and other selected parties who agree to AAPACN's usage requirements. [Visitor's personal identifying information is not provided to third-party organizations]. Users may opt-out of receiving future information from AAPACN by e-mailing or faxing notification to the numbers listed above in this section. In certain instances, AAPACN may release lists of individuals who request to receive and/or download potential certification holder information to select other parties, who agree to AAPACN's usage requirements. 

Policy on the Release of Member Information 

AAPACN is a non-profit organization whose mission is to benefit the public and advance the nursing profession through AAPACN’s mission to advance post-acute care through innovative nurse leadership. From time to time, AAPACN partners with other non-profit organizations, for-profit organizations, agencies, regulators, media, and others. AAPACN has determined that by sharing the following information about its members and certification holders AAPACN will be able to further its mission: Whether the person(s) has ever been certified by AANAC or AADNS, the date that status was achieved, and whether AANAC or AADNS considers the person(s) to have current certification status. 

A first name and last name.
An email address.
A home or other physical address, including street name and name of a city or town with zip code.
The phone number(s) of the person(s). 

If lists of certification holders or members are provided in fulfillment of such requests, the effective date of the information will be included on the list. AAPACN may provide information other than that listed above to government/regulatory agencies, employers, and others solely to allow for the proper identification of person(s) associated with the requesting agency. AAPACN will respond fully to any appropriate request for information from any governmental unit or agency. If a member has a change to his/her personal identifiable information, he/she should go to the AADNS website and find the membership info section to change his/her profile. 

Consent 

By using this website, you agree to the collection and use, consistent with applicable laws, of information available on or through this website. Should a change to our privacy policy occur, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of the nature of the information we collect, how we use it, and the circumstances under which we disclose it. Unless otherwise required or permitted by applicable law, we do not intend to use your personally identifiable information collected through this website in ways not described here without first providing you the opportunity to opt-out of that use. 

Discrimination 

AAPACN does not discriminate in membership/certification or employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Security 

Physical, electronic, and managerial procedures have been employed to safeguard the security and integrity of personal information. All AAPACN agents and contractors with access to personal information obtained on AAPACN's websites (AANAC.org and AADNS-LTC.org) are also bound to adhere to their contractual obligations. To protect the security of information supplied by users in order to access restricted areas, users must provide login and passwords to access their information. 

Disclaimer 

THE MATERIALS CONTAINED IN THIS WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, WITHOUT REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. AAPACN EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL SUCH REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NONINFRINGEMENT, OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. AAPACN DOES NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE INFORMATION, TEXT, GRAPHICS, LINKS OR OTHER ITEMS CONTAINED WITHIN THESE MATERIALS. AAPACN MAY MAKE CHANGES TO THIS WEB SITE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE. WHILE AAPACN STRIVES TO KEEP THE INFORMATION ON THIS WEB SITE ACCURATE AND CURRENT, AAPACN CANNOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR TIMELINESS OF THE INFORMATION. INFORMATION WITHIN AAPACN’s WEBSITES MAY CONTAIN TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. AAPACN IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR EMPLOYMENT ADS POSTED INFORMATION OR THE ACTIONS OF EMPLOYERS OR EMPLOYEES IN HIRING SOMEONE FOUND ON AAPACN’s WEB SITES. AAPACN MAKES NO EMPLOYMENT GUARANTEES IN RELATION TO THIS PORTION OF THE WEB SITE. AAPACN RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES, CORRECTIONS AND/OR IMPROVEMENTS TO THE INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN THIS WEB SITE, AT ANY TIME, WITHOUT NOTICE. 

Limitation of Liability 

YOUR USE OF AND BROWSING IN THIS WEB SITE ARE AT YOUR OWN RISK. IN NO EVENT SHALL AAPACN NOR ANY PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DELIVERING THE WEB SITE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE WEB SITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF AADNS OR OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBLITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS PROHIBIT THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. 

Updates 

AAPACN reserves the right to make changes to AAPACN's websites and any Legal Information contained herein at any time by updating this page without notice to you. You should visit this page from time to time to review the then-current Legal Information because they are binding on you. Your use of this website following any such change constitutes your agreement to follow and be bound by the Legal Information as changed. If any change is unacceptable to you, your only recourse is to terminate your use of the Web site. 

Applicable Law

This website is controlled by AAPACN from its offices within Arapahoe County, the state of Colorado, the United States of America. As such, U.S. federal laws and the laws of the State of Colorado will govern the Legal Information section, excluding any principles or rules of law that may direct the application of the law of another state. You hereby irrevocably and unconditionally consent to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of Colorado, eighteenth judicial district, and/or the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, for any litigation arising out of or relating to the use of AAPACN's websites, waive any objection to the venue of any such litigation in the Colorado courts and agree not to plead or claim in any Colorado court that such litigation brought therein has been brought in an inconvenient forum. If any provision of this Legal Information section shall be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from the Legal Information and shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any remaining provisions.

Links

For your convenience, AAPANC may provide links to various other websites that may be of interest to you. However, AAPACN does not control such websites and is not responsible for their content nor is it responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any information, data, opinions, advice, or statements contained within such Websites. Furthermore, AAPACN's privacy policy is applicable only when you are on our website. Once you link to another website, you should read that website's privacy policy before disclosing any personal information. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to this website, you do so at your own risk. AAPACN reserves the right to terminate any link or linking program at any time. 

Limitations on Use 

AAPACN may from time to time monitor or review discussions, postings, transmissions and other information or material on this website; however, AAPACN is under no duty to do so and assumes no responsibility or liability arising from such matters nor for any error, defamation, libel, slander, omission, obscenity, pornography, or inaccuracy contained in any such discussion, posting, or transmission. Furthermore, you are prohibited from posting or transmitting any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, or erroneous material or otherwise violate any law through the use of this website. AAPACN will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing AAPACN to disclose the identity of anyone posting any such information or materials.