Read our privacy policy.

Thank you for visiting the Alaska Marriage & Family Therapy Associates (AKMFTA ) Web site and reviewing our policies. Your privacy on the Internet is of utmost importance to the AKMFTA. This privacy statement describes AKMFTA’s policy concerning the gathering and sharing of visitor's information through the AKMFTA web site.

Normal Web Site Usage

In general, you can browse the AKMFTA Web site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. The only information we gather during general browsing is from standard server logs. These include your IP (Internet Protocol) address, domain name, browser type, operating system, and information such as the web site that referred you to us, the files you download, the pages you visit, and the dates/times of those visits.

Medical Information Policy

AKMFTA does not intend to provide specific medical advice on our Web site, but rather to help visitors better understand mental health and disorders. AKMFTA will not provide specific medical advice and urges you to consult with a qualified mental health or health care provider for diagnosis and for answers to your personal questions.

Personally Identifiable Information

If you register for a newsletter, log on to the AKMFTA Web site, order a book, request information, provide feedback, apply for a job, join a discussion group or join an electronic mailing list, you will be asked to provide personal information such as your name, postal address and e-mail address.

This information is collected only with your knowledge and permission, and is kept in various AKMFTA databases and mailing lists. If you are purchasing something using the AKMFTA Web, you may be asked to provide your credit card details. These details are transferred to a secure, online payment service, hosted outside AKMFTA. Credit card information is not retained by the AKMFTA Web site.

Registering or supplying personal information may set a cookie. By setting this cookie, AKMFTA will remember your details the next time you visit, so you don’t have to re-enter the information. This helps us to provide you with a better service.

AKMFTA may use the personal information you provide to:

  • Contact you – either in response to a query or suggestion, or to mail newsletters, documents, publications etc. to you;
  •  Manage and process your request;
  • Confirm your purchases and registrations on the site;
  • Obtain payment for purchases through the site (via credit card);
  •  “Remember” your on-line profile and preferences;
  • Help you quickly find information that is relevant to you based on your interests, and help us create site content most relevant to you;
  • Statistical analysis.

What if I don’t want to provide personal information?

Providing personal information on the AKMFTA site is optional. If you choose not to provide personal information, you can still browse and use the WHO site, but you will not be able to carry out certain actions such as purchase items, register for a newsletter or apply for a job.


We do not sell or share any personally identifiable information volunteered on the AKMFTA site to any third party. Any information provided to AKMFTA by users of the AKMFTA Web site is held with the utmost care and security, and will not be used in ways other than as set forth in this privacy policy, or in any site-specific policies, or in ways to which you have explicitly consented. AKMFTA employs a range of technologies and security measures to protect the information maintained on our systems from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.

All our employees who have access to, and are associated with the processing of personal data, are obliged to respect the confidentiality of official business matters, including personal information.

Exit Disclaimer Policy

AKMFTA cannot guarantee the accuracy of information provided on external Web sites. Linking to a non-AKMFTA Web site does not indicate an endorsement by AKMFTA of the sponsors or of the information and products presented on the Web site. You will be subject to the external Web site’s privacy policy when you leave AKMFTA’s Web site.

Comment Policy

Where commenting is supported on this or any other Web site owned or administered by AKMFTA, we encourage you to share your thoughts as they relate to the topic being discussed. We review and post comments according to the policy below. We reserve the right not to post comments, or to remove comments, that are inconsistent with our policy, at our complete discretion. The views expressed in comments reflect those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official views of AKMFTA .

Comments that include the following are prohibited:

  • Vulgar, profane, or abusive language; personal attacks of any kind; inappropriate religious, sexual, political, or racial references; unsupported accusations.
  • Endorsements of commercial products, services, organizations, or other entities.
  • Endorsements of political parties, candidates, or groups.
  • Content that infringes on copyrights.
  • Solicitation of funds.
  • Comments on any ongoing investigation of any sort.
  • Procurement-sensitive information related to any current/future AKMFTA acquisitions.
  • Surveys, polls, questionnaires, etc.

In posting your comments or other work to Web sites owned or administered by AKMFTA, you irrevocably grant AKMFTA permission to copy, distribute, make derivatives, display or perform your work publicly and free-of-charge.

Remember that your posts are public. When posting, please do not include information (e.g., name, email, social security numbers) in the text of your comment that personally identifies you in a way you do not intend. Additional guidance as to how AKMFTA regards privacy issues can be found at our Privacy and Security Notice.

We welcome your comments at any time. However, given the need to responsibly manage resources, reviewing and posting of comments will generally occur during regular business hours Monday through Friday. Comments submitted at other times will be reviewed and posted as soon as possible.

AKMFTA does not endorse or recommend any commercial products or services.

Notification of Changes

This privacy policy is subject to change any time.


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