Information We Collect From Unregistered Visitors
Visitors to our website can access the website's home page and browse some areas of the site without disclosing any personally identifiable information. We do track information provided to us by your browser, including the website you came from (known as the "referring URL"), the type of browser you use, the time and date of access, and other information that does not personally identify you.
Information We Collect When You Register
When you register for services on our website, you are asked to provide us with identifying information, such as your name, contact information, and other identifying information. On our registration screens, we clearly label which information is required for registration, and which information is optional and may be given at your discretion.
Continuing Medical Education
Participants in continuing education (CE) or continuing medical education (CME) activities through our website must agree to permit their personally identifying information to be disclosed to our CE/CME accredited sponsor to ensure that participants receive proper CE/CME credit. If you do not wish your personally identifying information so disclosed, then you must not participate in the CE/CME program. By choosing to participate in the CE/CME program, you are thereby agreeing to the disclosure of your personally identifying information for the purposes outlined herein and on CE/CME pages of this website. In addition to personally identifiable information, we collect aggregated non–personally identifiable information about the activities undertaken by our users. We also provide personally identifiable information to our accredited CE/CME providers who certify CE/CME activities posted on our website, as required by the ACCME, ANCC, ACPE and other accrediting bodies. These reports may include personally identifiable information about you and credits issued to you, for the purpose of maintaining records that you can request from the accredited provider for up to six (6) years. Commercial supporters of CE/CME activities on our website will receive only aggregated data about CE/CME activities that are relevant to their interests and/or the courses they support.
Our editorial and customer support staff will have internal access to files containing personally identifiable information, including evaluation forms and aggregated CE/CME participant information. These files can be accessed in order to respond to your questions or comments. Our staff may also use personally identifiable information, including registration information and evaluation data, in assessing educational needs and planning marketing activities.
Your web browser can be set to allow you to control whether you will accept cookies, reject cookies, or to notify you each time a cookie is sent to you. If your browser is set to reject cookies, websites that are cookie-enabled will not recognize you when you return to the website, and some website functionality may be lost. The Help section of your browser will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting cookies.
Although cookies do not normally contain personally identifiable information, if you are a registered user, we may elect to associate your registration information with cookies that our website places on your computer's hard drive. Associating a cookie with your registration data allows us to offer increased personalization and functionality.
We also may use web beacons to collect non–personally identifiable information about your use of our website and the websites of selected sponsors and advertisers, as well as your use of special promotions or newsletters. Web beacons are tiny graphic image files, embedded in a Web page in GIF, JPG, or HTML format, that provide a presence on the web page and send back to its home server (which can belong to the host site, a network advertiser, or some other third party) information from a user's browser, such as the IP address, the URL of the page on which the beacon is located, the type of browser that is accessing the site, and the ID number of any cookies on the user's computer that were previously placed by that server. Web beacons can also be used to place a cookie on the user's browser. The information collected by Web beacons allows us to statistically monitor (i) how many people are using our websites and selected sponsors' and advertisers' sites, (ii) how many people open our emails, and (iii) for what purposes these actions are being taken. Our web beacons are not used to track your activity outside of our websites or those of our sponsors. We do not link non–personally identifiable information from web beacons to personally identifiable information without your permission; we do not use web beacons to collect or store personal health information about you.
We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. Our websites are designed and intended for use by adults, and are not intended for, nor designed to be used by, children under the age of 18. We do not collect personally identifiable information from any person we know is a child under the age of 18.
We create aggregate data about visitors to our website for product development and improvement activities. We also use it for market analysis. We may provide information from our website in aggregate form, with identifying information removed, to third parties. For example, we may tell a healthcare partner what percentage of our registered users reside in a particular geographical area. When aggregated health information is provided, we pool it from many individual records and strip it of any data that could be used to identify an individual before it is used. Any third party that receives aggregated healthcare data must agree not to attempt to re-identify the people it belongs to. Practicing Clinicians Exchange will not sell any user data to any third party for commercial purposes, without permission from the user.
We have implemented technology and security policies, rules, and other measures to protect the personal data that we have under our control from unauthorized access, improper use, alteration, unlawful or accidental destruction, and accidental loss. We also protect your information by requiring that all our employees and others who have access to or are associated with the processing of your data respect your confidentiality. In addition, we have appropriate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss or misuse of information at or site that we have collected from you.
Correction of Information We Have About You
If you believe that registration information collected by our Website is in error, you may edit your personal profile any time.
Privacy Questions or Concerns About Our Website
For privacy questions or concerns about our website, please contact Practicing Clinicians Exchange at firstname.lastname@example.org
Terms and Conditions
Effective date: January 21, 2018