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privacy policy

Last updated June 2018

Governing Principles is owned and operated by the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Inc. We take privacy issues seriously and are committed to protecting your personal information. Please take a moment to review our privacy policy, which explains how we collect, use, and safeguard information you enter at This privacy policy applies only to information collected by the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, APTA through This policy does not govern personal information furnished to the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy through any other means.

What Information Do We Collect?‚Äč
information you provide to us

We will request information from you if you establish a personal profile to gain access to certain content or services, if you ask to be notified by email about online content, or if you participate in surveys we conduct. This requires the input of personal information and preferences that may include, but are not limited to such details as your name, address (postal and email), telephone number, or demographic information. If you request paid content from, including Independent Study Courses (ISCs) and the individual monographs that comprise them, we will also ask for payment information such as credit card type and number.

Information That Is Automatically Collected

Log Files: We use log files to collect general data about the movement of visitors through our website. This may include some or all of the following information: the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer or other digital device, host name, domain name, browser version and platform, date and time of requests, and the files downloaded or viewed. We use this information to measure and analyze traffic and usage of

Cookies: We use cookies to collect information and help personalize your user experience. We store minimal personally identifying information in cookies and protect this information. We do not store complete records or credit card numbers in cookies. You can find out more about how we use cookies at our Cookie Information page.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. Browsers can be configured to prevent this, but if you do not accept any cookies from, you will not be able to use the site. The site will function, however, if you block third-party cookies.

How Is This Information Used?

Information that you provide to us will be used to process, fulfill, and deliver your requests for content and services. We may send you information about our products and services, unless you have indicated you do not wish to receive further information.

Information that is automatically collected is used to monitor usage patterns at in order to help us improve our service offerings. We do not sell or rent your email address to any third party. You may unsubscribe from our email services at any time. For additional information on how to unsubscribe from our email services, please refer to the How to Make Changes to Your Information section of this privacy policy.

We may report aggregate information about usage to third parties, including our service vendors and advertisers. For additional information, please also see our Advertising Policies. We may also disclose personal and demographic information about your use of to companies and individuals we engage to perform functions on our behalf. Examples may include hosting our web servers, analyzing data, and providing marketing assistance. These companies and individuals are obligated to maintain your personal information as confidential and may have access to your personal information only as necessary to perform their requested function on our behalf.


We contract with third-party advertisers and their agents to post banner and other advertisements at our site. These advertisements may link to websites not under our control. These third-party advertisers may use cookie technology or similar means to measure the effectiveness of their ads, or may otherwise collect personally identifying information from you when you leave our site. We are not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials offered from such advertisers and their agents. Transactions that occur between you and these third-party advertisers are strictly between you and the third party and are not our responsibility. You should review the privacy policy of any third-party advertiser and its agent, as their policies may differ from ours.

What Security Measures Are Used?

When you submit personal information via, your information is protected both online and offline with what we believe to be appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect. For information submitted via, we use the latest Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology to encrypt your credit card and personal information. How to Make Changes to Your Information

how to make changes to your information

Once you have created an account on our site, you can update your personal information at any time. You may also choose to stop receiving offer information from us about content or services. You can do this by signing in to, clicking on your name in our site's top blue navigation bar (Your Name), and updating your My Account page.

You may also contact us by telephone: 1-800-444-3982 or 608-788-3965 (outside the US), by email:, or by mail: ISC Customer Service, Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, APTA, Inc., 2920 East Ave South, Ste 200, La Crosse, WI 54601, USA.

User-Generated Content

Any data or personal information that you submit to us as user-generated content becomes public and may be used by the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy in connection with in any and all media.

Other Information

Compliance with Legal Process
We may disclose personally identifying information if we are required to do so by law or we in good faith believe that such action is necessary to (1) comply with the law or legal process; (2) protect our rights and property; (3) protect against misuse or the unauthorized use of our website; or (4) protect the personal safety or property of our users or the public.

Children is not intended for children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect or store any personal information from children under 13.

Changes to This Policy
This privacy policy may be updated periodically. We will post a notice that this policy has been amended by revising the “Last updated” date at the top of this page. Use of constitutes consent to any policy then in effect.

Contact Us
Please direct any questions regarding this privacy policy to The Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, APTA, Inc. offices are located at 2920 East Ave South, Ste 200, La Crosse, WI 54601, USA; telephone: 1-800-444-3982.

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Testimonial From a Registrant...

“I wanted to thank ISC Editor Dr. Christopher Hughes, authors, and the entire team at the Orthopaedic Section for creating an amazing study course to prepare for the APTA OCS exam. I am convinced the Current Concepts of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (4th ed) was one of the keys for me to successfully pass the OCS this June.”

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