Security & Privacy Policy

The American Philosophical Society (APS) is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to the APS website and of those who use the APS online application system.

As a matter of policy, we do not track or store any personal information about visitors to this site. You may view or download the information and publications available on the APS website without providing any personal information.

We do maintain standard logs that provide information on the number of users, the domain names and IP addresses of users, the website files accessed, and other items. This information does not identify individual users and is used solely for administrative purposes.

Personal information that is provided by the user for a specific purpose (e.g., for mailing of a publication) is used only for the stated purpose; it is not made available to any other parties.

Data transmitted through the APS online application system is encrypted through the Secure Socket Layer protocol. The information provided is used to process fellowship and grant applications. The APS may use the aggregate data collected for statistical research, including analyses of trends, and for reporting to APS funders.

This web site may contain links to other web sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.

An announcement of any changes to this policy will be posted prominently on the first page before any changes go into effect.

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, you may contact

The effective date of this policy is July 2018.