Updated 24 July 2021

Who We Are

The Health Professional Student Association (HPSA) is a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable corporation. Founded in 1983 in California, HPSA addresses national health disparities by promoting health care practice in underserved communities. We do this by partnering with aligned organizations, academic institutions, and Area Health Center Education (AHEC) programs across the United States. We also create and host multiple donor-supported online resources for students.

How do we use your information?

Long story short, we collect general data for basic website statistics. We ask for email addresses or phone numbers to complete account verification and to provide routine transactional messaging. We don’t sell or share data with other organizations.

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit hpsa.org (“Site”).

Personal Information We Collect

When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information.”

We collect Device Information using the following technologies:

  • “Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
  • “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.
  • “Web beacons,” “tags,” and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site.

Additionally, when you make a donation or purchase or attempt to make a purchase through the Site, we collect certain information from you, including your name, billing address, shipping address, payment information (including credit card numbers), email address, and phone number. We refer to this information as “Order Information.”

When we talk about “Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy, we are talking both about Device Information and Order Information.

How Do We Use Your Information?

We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how people browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns).

Sharing Your Personal Information

We use Google Analytics to help us understand how people use the Site – you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Finally, we may share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant, or other lawful requests for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.

Targeted Advertising

Some components of our donor-supported resources may contain targeted advertising provided through Google, Facebook, or Bing. We use these revenues to help offset the costs of hosting these online resources. You can opt-out of targeted advertising at:

Additionally, you can opt-out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal at: http://optout.aboutads.info/.

Data Retention

When you use services on the Site, we will maintain your Information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information.


We may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy statement, please contact us at:

Health Professional Student Association
16835 Algonquin Street #106
Huntington Beach, CA 92649