Privacy Policy & Terms of Use

Privacy

All data gathered by PharmCAS in the process of providing its centralized application service become, at the close of each processing year, the property of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). Data gathered by PharmCAS are classified as “Restricted”. Restricted data are reported only in aggregate form so as not to divulge student-specific demographic information. Student data are reported in aggregate. To maintain confidentiality, it is the policy of the AACP to not report any average unless more than four values are used to calculate that average. AACP will use this restricted data to perform analysis on the national applicant pool and will use individual applicant information in the analysis, but will ensure that data is only reported in the aggregate form so that individual applicants will not be identified.

DATA COLLECTION, PROCESSING, AND DISSEMINATION – PRINCIPLES AND POLICIES

PharmCAS has developed policies to prevent the exposure of truly confidential personal data without the permission of the individual involved, to limit the distribution of sensitive data to those situations which require it, and to permit distribution of non-sensitive, directory information wherever a useful purpose can be served.

Except for AACP aggregate research, directory information and communications with the schools as a part of the application and record keeping process, information about individual students is not shared with anyone in a way which would permit individual identification. Any personally identifiable data submitted by an applicant will be made available to that applicant upon written request.

Information about applicants and students is, of course, disclosed to the colleges/schools to which a student applies and/or matriculates. With the exception of monitoring reports related to late multiple acceptances, information submitted to PharmCAS by a pharmacy college/school is available only to that institution.

PRIVACY, CONFIDENTIALITY AND RELEASE OF DATA

In the application, PharmCAS asks its Pharm.D. degree applicants to consider and authorize the release of data to its participating colleges and schools and appropriate pre-health professions advisors.

PharmCAS will only discuss an application with the applicant and the applicant’s designated pharmacy schools. Staff will not discuss an application with a parent, spouse, relative, friend, or employer.

RELEASE TO COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS

To complete and submit the PharmCAS application, you must certify the following statement:

“I certify, as required in the application, that I have read and understand all application instructions, including the provisions which note that I am responsible for monitoring and ensuring the progress of my application process. I certify that all the information and statements I have provided in this application are current, correct, and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that withholding information requested on the PharmCAS application, or giving false information, may be grounds for denial of admission to a pharmacy institution participating in PharmCAS or may be grounds for expulsion from the institution after I have been admitted. I give permission to PharmCAS to release any information related to my PharmCAS application to my designated pharmacy institutions. I acknowledge and agree that my sole remedy in the event of any proven errors or omissions related to the handling or processing of my application by PharmCAS is to obtain a refund of my PharmCAS application fee.”

Your certification of this statement serves the same purpose as a legal signature, and is binding.

RELEASE TO ADVISORS

“I hereby authorize PharmCAS to release selected information regarding my pharmacy admission status, as derived from the submission of my application through PharmCAS, to the chief health professions advisor and the health professions advisory committee of the post-secondary institution(s) that I have attended.”

Terms of Use

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE
By using this site, you agree to these terms of use. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please do not use this site.

RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF MATERIALS

This site, PharmCAS.org, is owned and operated by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) . Any activity on this site is subject to monitoring by AACP at any time. Anyone who uses this site consents to such monitoring and agrees that AACP may use the results of such monitoring without limitation. No material from any Internet Web site owned, operated, licensed or controlled by AACP or any of its related, affiliated companies, may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted or distributed in any way, without the prior written consent of AACP, except that you may download one copy of the PharmCAS.org Material on any single computer for your personal, non-commercial home use only, provided you keep intact all copyright, service mark and other proprietary notices. Modification of the PharmCAS.org Material or use of the PharmCAS.org Material for any other purpose is a violation of AACP’s copyright, service mark and other proprietary rights. It is a condition of your use of this Internet Web site that you do not restrict or inhibit any other user from using this Internet Web site.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall AACP or any of its related, affiliated companies be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use the PharmCAS.org Material. You specifically acknowledge and agree that AACP is not liable for any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of any user. If you are dissatisfied with any of the PharmCAS.org Material, or with any of PharmCAS.org ‘s terms and conditions, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using this site.

DISCLAIMER

AACP MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS AS TO THE ACCURACY OF THE CONTENT ON THIS SITE AND AACP ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE CONTENT ON THE SITE.

THE PHARMCAS.ORG MATERIAL IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. FURTHER, AACP DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE PHARMCAS.ORG MATERIALS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. AACP DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE PHARMCAS.ORG MATERIALS IN THIS SITE IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, RELIABILITY OR OTHERWISE. YOU (AND NOT AACP) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY MAINTENANCE, REPAIR OR CORRECTION.

AACP HAS PROVIDED LINKS AND POINTERS TO INTERNET SITES MAINTAINED BY THIRD PARTIES (“THIRD PARTY SITES”) AND MAY FROM TIME TO TIME PROVIDE THIRD PARTY MATERIALS ON THIS SITE. NEITHER AACP NOR ITS RELATED, AFFILIATED COMPANIES OPERATE OR CONTROL IN ANY RESPECT ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES ON THESE THIRD PARTY SITES. THE THIRD PARTY MATERIALS IN THIS SITE AND THE THIRD PARTY SITES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, AACP DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS. AACP DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE THIRD PARTY MATERIALS IN THE THIRD PARTY SITES IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, RELIABILITY OR OTHERWISE. YOU (AND NOT AACP) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY MAINTENANCE, REPAIR OR CORRECTION.

AACP PROVIDES LINKS FROM THIS SITE TO THE WEB SITES OF OTHER ORGANIZATIONS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. THE LINKS DO NOT IMPLY AN ENDORSEMENT BY AACP OF THESE OTHER ORGANIZATIONS OR THE CONTENT OF THEIR WEB SITES. AACP ALSO POSTS MATERIAL PREPARED BY OTHER ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS NOT EMPLOYED BY AACP FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES. AACP DOES NOT NECESSARILY AGREE WITH THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN SUCH MATERIAL.
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JURISDICTION

Except as described otherwise, all materials in the AACP-sponsored site are made available only to provide information about PharmCAS.org. AACP controls and operates this site from its headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia, United States of America and makes no representation that these materials are appropriate or available for use in other locations. If you use this site from other locations you are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.

TERMINATION

This agreement is effective until terminated by either party. You may terminate this agreement at any time by destroying all materials obtained from any and all AACP site(s) and all related documentation and all copies and installations thereof, whether made under the terms of this agreement or otherwise. This agreement will terminate immediately without notice from AACP if in AACP’s sole discretion you fail to comply with any term or provision of this agreement. Upon termination, you must destroy all materials obtained from this site and any and all other AACP site(s) and all copies thereof, whether made under the terms of this agreement or otherwise.

COPYRIGHT POLICY

Copyright in text materials contained in this Web site that are owned by AACP may be used, downloaded, reproduced or reprinted for non-commercial purposes, provided that the following copyright notice appears in all copies: “© [insert year of display or printout] AACP.” Permission to reproduce these text materials for commercial use must be obtained from AACP in writing prior to reproduction. All requests should be directed to the communications coordinator. Those text materials contained in this Web site that are owned by other copyright owners may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of those copyright owners, regardless of the intended use. The text materials contained in this Web site may not be modified in any way.
Copyright in photographs, illustrations, artwork, graphic images and other non-text based materials contained in this Web site is owned by AACP, except where otherwise noted. These non-text based materials may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of AACP and/or the other copyright owners, as applicable, regardless of the intended use. These non-text based materials may not be modified in any way.

Any use of the AACP’s name, or the text or non-text based materials contained in this Web site, to express or imply endorsement, sponsorship, affiliation or association of the user with or by AACP is strictly prohibited.

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