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About the ASPET Website

The ASPET website is maintained for the benefit of the Society's members, the scientific and educational communities, and the public at large. The current version of website was launched in August 2009. See the Site Map for a complete listing of main content items.


ASPET is committed to providing users with a safe, secure environment in which to view, transmit and receive information. ASPET will use reasonable efforts to ensure that the information you provide remains private, and is used only for the purposes stated below.

Users may use the ASPET website without logging in but logging in as a member must occur in order to use any of the Member Only areas of the website.

ASPET's website may contain links to third-party websites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to users and not as an endorsement by ASPET of the contents on such third-party websites. Links to third-party websites are performed at your own risk. ASPET does not endorse, nor is it affiliated with any third party entity, which may have provided a link to this website or, which you may link to from this website. ASPET does not control, monitor, or guarantee the information contained in any other entity websites.

Certain portions of this website may offer the use of encryption technologies for certain types of communications for your protection. While this website may provide those technologies and use other reasonable precautions to protect confidential information and provide reasonable security, ASPET does not guarantee or warrant that information transmitted through the Internet is secure, or that such transmissions will be free from delay, interruption, interception, or error.

ASPET does not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of communications posted by users or endorse any opinions expressed by users. User acknowledges that any reliance on material posted by other users will be at the user's risk. Once you access an individual document that links you to another website, you are subject to the privacy policy of the website containing that document. ASPET reserves the right to not post comments deemed inappropriate for the website.

All the information provided in the ASPET website is provided for information purposes and is subject to change without prior notice. Although every reasonable effort is made to present current and accurate information for public use, ASPET and its employees and agents do not make any guarantees of any kind about the content, accuracy, or timeliness of information on the ASPET website. The use of information on ASPET’s server and website is strictly voluntary and at the user’s sole risk. ASPET disclaims all express warranties included in any materials, and further disclaims all implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement of proprietary rights. ASPET shall not be liable for any damages of any kind.


Your account containing your information is password protected and should never be shared with anyone. This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control.


ASPET encourages visitors to submit feedback. Any feedback that is submitted becomes the property of ASPET and we may use this feedback for marketing purposes, or to contact visitors for more information. To provide feedback, send an email to

Cookie Policy

ASPET may sometimes use a device called a cookie to store sign in or other information on your computer. A cookie is a small piece of information stored by your browser or your computer’s hard drive. Cookies are used to make the link between you and the information you have provided to our website. You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies.  If you disable cookies from your browser, you may not be able to access certain features of our site.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our site or use a shopping cart.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. Allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognize you when you return to our site. This enables us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our site, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our site and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

The table below lists the individual cookies we use and why:

Browser Session CookieASP.NET_SessionId Session

Contains information about the browser session and enables visitors to log into the website.
Time Zone Offset.sf_timezoneoffsetSessionStores the value of the UTC time zone offset for the particular user, that is, the timezone difference between UTC and the user's local time, in minutes. This cookie is stored only for logged in users.
Google Analytics_ga

2 years
Google Analytics provides website owners JavaScript tags (libraries) to record information about the page a user has seen, for example the URL of the page. The Google Analytics JavaScript libraries use HTTP Cookies to "remember" what a user has done on previous pages / interactions with the website. No personally identifiable information is transmitted by these cookies.

Cookies for Social Media

ASPET utilizes Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Flickr social media sites. Please refer to their respective privacy policies for more information on how those sites use cookies.

Third Party Cookies

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

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Last Updated: March 19, 2018

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