Practicing Clinicians Exchange Privacy Policy

Practicing Clinicians Exchange understands how important the privacy of personal information is to you. Practicing Clinicians Exchange is committed to honoring your privacy. The document you are reading is our Privacy Policy for our website (www.practicingclinicians.com) and describes what information we may collect about you, what uses we may make of it, how you can tell us what to do with your information, and what precautions we take against unauthorized access or use of your information.

About This Privacy Policy
www.practicingclinicians.com is a website for healthcare practitioners. Reference to "Practicing Clinicians Exchange" or "We" means Continuing Education Alliance and its Practicing Clinicians Exchange brand, any parent company, or current or future sister companies or subsidiaries. We may share information with Continuing Education Alliance, its Practicing Clinicians Exchange brand, any parent company, or current or future sister companies or subsidiaries and websites that we own or control, but it is always protected under the terms of this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy applies only to the Practicing Clinicians Exchange website. You should read the privacy policy at each website that you visit after you leave our site. We are not responsible for how other websites treat your privacy once you leave the Practicing Clinicians Exchange website.

Privacy Policy Changes
If we change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on this page in a timely manner. Website users are responsible for checking this Privacy Policy to keep abreast of any changes. If you disagree with any of these policies, you may request to remove your personal information from our website.

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.

We may use the information we collect as otherwise permitted in this Privacy Policy.

Use of Cookies and Web Beacons
Cookies are a technology we use to keep track of users as they move through our website. Your browser allows us to place some information on your computer's hard drive that is associated with the computer you are using. We use cookies to personalize our website and to track your usage across all of our websites.

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.

Third parties under contract with us may use cookies or web beacons to collect non–personally identifiable information about your usage of our sites, and this information may used by us to tailor the advertising you may see on sites within the networks of these third parties. This non–personally identifiable information is anonymous and does not contain any personal information about you. These third parties may collect this information, on our behalf, to help us target our advertising on these third party sites. These third parties have agreed not to use this non-personal cookie or web beacon information except to help us target our advertising on these sites and have agreed to not link any non-personal cookie or web beacon information collected by them on our sites to personally identifiable information they or others collect from other sites. If your browser is set to reject cookies, this non–personally identifiable information will not be sent to these third parties.

Children's Privacy
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.

Aggregate Data
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.

Third Parties
In addition to aggregate information, we may share some kinds of personally identifiable information with third parties. If we transfer a business unit (such as a subsidiary) or an asset (such as a website) to another company, we will require them to honor the applicable terms of this Privacy Policy. When we share information with third parties, we ask that they agree in writing to abide by our Privacy Policy. If we discover that a third party inadvertently disclosed personal information about any of our users, we will take immediate action to prevent further occurrences.

General Policies
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.

Employees
Employees are required to keep your information private, as a condition of their employment with us. All employees and contractors must abide by our Privacy Policy, and those who violate that policy are subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of their employment and legal action.

Privacy Questions or Concerns About Our Website
For privacy questions or concerns about our website, please contact Practicing Clinicians Exchange at info@practicingclinicians.com

Terms and Conditions
Our terms of use agreements can be found here.

Effective date: January 21, 2018

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