Go to AAD Home
Donate For Public and Patients Store Search

Go to AAD Home

Legal notice

Privacy policy

The American Academy of Dermatology (the Academy) is committed to maintaining the privacy of the personally identifiable information of visitors to its sites. Our policies are designed to disclose the information collected and how it will be used. This policy applies solely to the information provided while visiting this website. The terms of the privacy policy do not govern personal information furnished through any means other than this website (such as by telephone, mail, or email).

Personal information

Personal information such as postal and email address may be used internally for maintaining member records, and for marketing purposes for the AAD and AAD partners alerting customers or members of additional services available. Phone numbers may also be used by the Academy when questions about products or services arise. Aggregated or other non-personal information may be shared (i.e. information about you and other customers collectively, but not specifically identifiable to you) with third parties. We may also share this information, as well as persistent cookies (as defined below), with third parties to develop and deliver targeted advertising to you on our websites and retargeted advertising to you when you visit websites of third parties. We also may share aggregated information with third parties, including advertisers, research companies, vendors, and affinity partners for the purpose of conducting general business analysis. For example, we may tell our advertisers the number of visitors to our website and the most popular features or services accessed. This information does not contain any personal information and may be used to develop website content and services that we hope you and other users will find of interest and to more appropriately target content and advertising. If you are an individual located within the European Union (EU), your personal data will be processed, used and stored in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Click here for our complete GDPR Privacy Policy.

Special Categories of Data

Racial/ethnic origin, sexual orientation is considered to be a “special category of personal data” and may be collected by us in order to carry out legitimate charitable and educational activities as a nonprofit entity. This data will not be disclosed outside of our organization without your consent.


This website uses pixels, which are a type of code that triggers user cookies. A cookie is a small file stored on the site user's computer or Web server. Session cookies are temporary files created when a user signs in on the website or uses the personalized features (such as keeping track of items in the shopping cart). Session cookies are removed when a user logs off or when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies are permanent files and must be deleted manually through the site user’s web browser. Tracking or other information collected from persistent cookies or any session cookie is used to provide users with efficient navigation of the site, for the collection of site use analytics, or for marketing purposes, including retargeted marketing when users of this website visit the websites of third parties.

Information provided on a form (such as registering for the Annual Scientific Meeting) is maintained at the Academy solely for that intended use, unless stated otherwise.

Third Party Cookies

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.