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 June 1, 2013.


Collection and Use of Information

AGA collects contact information to process meeting registrations and send promotional emails 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 emails from us in the future, please send a request via email to


Cookies are small text files which enable a website 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.

We use a third-party advertising company, eHealthcare Solutions, to serve ads when you visit our website. They may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by eHealthcare Solutions, click here. 

eHealthcare Solutions, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Their use of cookies enables them to serve more relevant ads to our users based on their visit to our sites and other sites on the Internet. Users learn more about, or may opt out of, the use of cookies by visiting their Privacy Policy.

Our advertising partner eHealthcare Solutions may collect and store certain information automatically when you visit our website, or those website partners in the eHealthcare Solutions Network. eHealthcare Solutions may collect certain personally identifiable information you voluntarily submit on our website, or on other websites who partners with eHealthcare Solutions. eHealthcare Solutions may also automatically collect and store information when you view advertisements that appear on our website. Your personally identifiable information may be used to verify the accuracy of the information you submit, and all information collected (personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable) may be used for marketing purposes, to deliver more relevant advertising and content, and to improve your overall experience at this website. Please review the eHealthcare Solutions Privacy Policy at to obtain more about how this information is utilized. You can opt out of targeting based on your personal information or non-personally identifiable information (i.e., cookies, pixel tags, clear gifs and/or similar devices) gathered on this website by visiting and following the instructions.

The AGA website may provide you with links to the websites of other organizations. If you choose to access these 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’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 email 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 website, your experience with our services and our privacy policy.

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