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The Addiction Psychiatry Society of India (APSI) is a non-profit membership organization comprised of psychiatrists and mental health/general health care professionals from the India and around the world. APSI’s primary mission is to establish and developed addiction psychiatry as a specialty, enhance access to and improve the quality of addiction treatment, educate and train health care professionals, other related professionals and general public in addiction psychiatry in India. In addition to innovate and invent advance addiction psychiatry treatment practices, to collaborate and coordinated with various global agencies, societies and all stake holders working in the field of addiction psychiatry for its growth and advancement, and serve the professional needs of our membership. To achieve these goals, we offer a variety of goods and services to people who may be interested in addictive disorders diagnosis and treatment. Some key goods and services offered by APSI are membership services; events that give those in the addiction psychiatry field opportunities to learn and network; publishing of books, journals and digital products; informative newsletters; legislative updates; and educational opportunities.

To assist us in achieving the above goals, we collect and process certain information you provide us. We work hard to be good stewards of your information. This Privacy Policy is meant to help you understand what information we collect, why we collect it, and how you can control how we update, manage, export, and delete your information.

What do we collect and how:

Anonymous and Aggregated Web Traffic Information.

General traffic, site usage and pages accessed, browser information, length-of-stay information, and location data, is collected and stored in log files. This type of information is collected and shared on an anonymous, aggregated basis meaning that we do not connect this information to your name or other personal information.

Personal Information (non-financial).

We may collect all or some of the following types of personal information: first and last name, street address, city, state, pin code, telephone number, email address, professional and educational history, demographic information and subject of inquiry, including in the following contexts:

APSI Website Registration: When you register to at our websites, we ask for your name, email address and a password.

APSI Membership Application: When applying to become an APSI member, we ask for contact information, including mobile phone, medical school, university, degree dates, location, birthday, residency and fellowship information, board certification and ethics questions. We may collect and track your contact information (address and phone number) and APSI Member ID number. When you personalize the website, we retain the preferences you select so that you will not have to reenter the information each time you access our website. You can access your profile by entering your user name and password each time you use the website.

Event Registration: If you register to participate in an APSI event, program, or promotion such as the APSI Annual Meeting using online or paper registration forms, we collect and store your name, address, phone number, email address, and any additional information you voluntarily provide on the registration form.

Products/Programs: In connection with certain online learning products, subscriptions and programs hosted by APSI or one of our vendors on APSI’s behalf, we may collect some contact information and other background information. We may also ask about race and other demographic information when required to do so by a government agency that has provided grant funding for the opportunity. The option to provide or decline to provide race and demographic information is voluntary.

Product Purchase: If you purchase a book, subscription product, or other item from APSI we will collect the information necessary to fulfill your order, which may include name, address, phone number, email address and any additional information you voluntarily provide on the order form.

Requests: We collect information volunteered by users, including from surveys or requests via “Contact APSI.” We also may collect email addresses of those who communicate with us via email.

APSI Member Search: We disclose the contact information APSI members provide in the APSI Member Directory. The directory is a reference tool for APSI members only. Users of the directory are prohibited from providing the contact information (name, address, phone number) contained in the directory to others or using it for promotional or survey purposes without the written permission of the APSI. Excessive use or abuse of the directory may result in loss of access for the user. APSI will not include your contact information in the APSI Member Directory if you opt out.

What we do with the information we collect:

We process your information to provide the products or services you request from us; and communicating with our members, meeting attendees, and other users about, and to provide access to, education and science via APSI’s in-person conferences and online learning programs, tools for practice management and patient education (including clinical practice guidelines), publications, and other products and services pertinent to APSI’s promotion of quality psychiatric care and efforts to enhance APSI member career satisfaction. The APSI exists for the benefit of its members and users and through the support of its customers. Processing your information for the purposes described is necessary for us to conduct the activities of the APSI. When we use your information we attempt to balance our legitimate interests and the necessity of processing your information with how such processing impacts you.

If you have any questions or concerns about our processing of your information, please contact us by email at

How do we protect your information?

We have appropriate security measures in place to prevent personal information we hold from being accidentally lost or used or accessed in an unauthorized way. We limit access to your personal information to those employees or vendors who have a genuine business purpose to access it. Those processing your information will do so only in an authorized manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

Copyright information

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All materials (including but not limited to site layout, design, images, text, and other information; collectively, the “Content”) on the domain are the property of the Addiction Psychiatry Society of India (APSI) and are protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. APSI Content may not be copied, modified, reproduced, published, transmitted, displayed, broadcast, or otherwise distributed without written permission from the Addiction Psychiatry Society of India (APSI).

APSI does not authorize re-publication of web site Content on non-APSI web sites, rather a link should direct readers to the source page on the APSI domain. For other forms of reproduction or re-distribution of APSI Content, please contact