Privacy Policy

The American Public Health Association ("APHA") respects the privacy of its members and other visitors to its website. This Privacy Policy explains how APHA collects, safeguards, and uses personal information on, APHA microsites, email and other digital communications under the control of APHA.

Our Privacy Policy may change periodically. All updates will be posted on this page. 

Information APHA collects and how we use that information

Most data we collect are used only to help us better serve our members and visitors. It is our policy to collect and store only information that our members and visitors knowingly provide.

From website visitors

Visitors to the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge website may browse anonymously. Aggregate data such as total site visitors, page views, etc. are collected. Aggregate data may be used for website improvement, internal analysis, program evaluation and validation. No personally identifiable information is utilized for these purposes.

We collect an IP address from all visitors to our website. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our site, analyze trends, track users' movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.  This data helps us improve the website and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Our website may use cookies to enhance your online experience while using our website. Use of cookies makes Web surfing easier by performing certain functions, such as saving your personal preferences and completing your basic site login to access content.  Cookies do not allow access to your member account or approve any financial transactions. These steps require an additional login.

Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our website will not function fully. 

Privacy issues with links to other sites

This website contains links to other websites. We have no control over and are not responsible for the privacy policies of any website other than our own.

Future changes to this policy

From time to time our policies may change to reflect new business practices and changes in the communications environment. Check this Privacy Policy periodically for updates and changes. Where applicable, we will provide you with the ability to opt out of any new uses.

Mergers and acquisition

In the event that APHA should merge with, or be acquired by, another entity, APHA may merge your data then stored by APHA with the data of the other entity, in compliance with the law in effect at the time.


If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, the practices of this website, or your dealings with this website, send an email to