Privacy Policy

The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) appreciates your visit to its Web site and your support. We hope that we have provided the information you were seeking and afforded you a convenient method for ordering educational materials and making memorial and other donations.

On-line Donations

Be assured that your privacy and security is our primary concern and that our policies exceed existing Internet transactions standards. Contributions are processed directly by our bank, which forwards only your name, address, zip code, and amount for our acknowledgement. We do not record credit card numbers and APDA does not share or sell any personal information with other organizations or businesses. APDA is a Verisign certified “Secure" site. If an online donation and/or online event registration transaction is made in error, we will gladly refund the transaction.

Personal Information Security

APDA makes every effort to protect the users of its Web site and utilizes the security measures of DemocracyInAction (DIA). Submitted personal information provided APDA is protected against loss, misuse or alteration. Because no Internet transmissed data can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure, however, APDA alerts its visitors that they are using"> at their own risk. APDA web servers. are located in locked, secure environments under DIA control., which maintain their computer systems in accordance with reasonable industry standards to secure information. “Secure" site.

Other Personally Identifiable Information

Other personal information supplied by you such as telephone numbers and e-mail addresses may be used to contact you with requested information and additional educational materials and/or contribution opportunities. All personal data is securely stored and accessed only to communicate with you, and may be deleted or corrected at anytime by written directive to the American Parkinson Disease Association, Parkinson Plaza, 135 Parkinson Avenue, Staten Island, New York 10305, calling 800-223-2732, or sending e-mail to

Mailing List

On each page where personal information is requested, you may elect to have your name added to our mailing list. Your name is added to our mailing list only upon your request, and may be deleted or corrected at anytime by any of the above methods.

Links to Other Web sites

As a convenience, the APDA Web site contains links to other third-party sites that contain additional educational materials and/or related information. APDA is not affiliated to these organizations, does not endorse or recommend their content, and is not responsible for their privacy practices.


The information contained on our Web site is to provide information and education only and should not be used for the diagnosis, treatment or other healthcare advice. You should always consult with your physician or other healthcare provider.

Online Advertising

APDA utilizes:
. Third party vendors, including Google, show ads on sites on the internet.
. Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user's prior visits to (
. You may opt out of Google's use of cookies by visiting the Google advertising opt-out page

Any changes in APDA's privacy policy will be promptly be noted at this location, so please check this page periodically.

It is the mission of the American Parkinson Disease Association to Ease the Burden – Find the Cure for Parkinson's disease, and we welcome your you comments, concerns and ideas in helping us to fulfill it.