PRIVACY POLICY

This Privacy Policy is designed to tell you about our practices regarding collection, use, and disclosure of information that you may provide via the Blood CME Center™ Online Web site (the "Site"). Please be sure to read this entire Privacy Policy before using or submitting information to the Site.

  1. ACCESS TO THE SITE. The Site is designed for United States residents. This site is not intended for children under the age of 18, and we will not knowingly collect or distribute information from site visitors in this age group.
  2. YOUR CONSENT. By using the Site, you agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy. Whenever you submit information via the Site, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of that information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.
  3. ACTIVE INFORMATION COLLECTION. Some areas of the Site may require you to submit information in order for you to benefit from the specified features or to participate in a particular activity. Certain information regarding the CE activities that you access will be reposted in your "My Account" profile. Some of the information that you submit may be personally identifiable information (that is, information that can be uniquely identified with you, such as your full name, address, e-mail address, phone number, and so on).
  4. PASSIVE INFORMATION COLLECTION. On this site, Blood CME Center™ Online does not collect any information that can be traced to a specific individual unless he or she voluntarily and knowingly provides it. Blood CME Center™ Online routinely analyzes the navigational data in its server log files. These log files may contain "clickstream" data and/or IP addresses that are not generally traceable to a specific individual user. Blood CME Center™ Online uses these data solely in order to monitor aggregate site traffic patterns for the purpose of system administration, management and improvement.
    (a) An IP Address is a number assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider, so you can access the Internet and is generally considered to be non-personally identifiable information, because in most cases, an IP address is dynamic (changing each time you connect to the Internet), rather than static (unique to a particular user's computer). We use your IP address to diagnose problems with our server, report aggregate information, determine the fastest route for your computer to use in connecting to our site, and administer and improve the Site.
    (b) A "cookie" is a bit of information that a Web site sends to your Web browser that helps the site remember information about you and your preferences.
    (c) "Single-pixel" GIFs (also known as clear GIFs, invisible GIFs, and 1-by-1 GIFs) are smaller than cookies and tell the Web site server information, such as the IP address and browser type related to the visitor's computer.
    (d) "Navigational data" ("log files," "server logs," and "clickstream" data) are used for system management, to improve the content of the site, market research purposes, and to communicate information to visitors. This site uses navigational data.
  5. USE AND DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION. Except as otherwise stated, we may use your information to improve the content of our site, to customize the site to your preferences, to communicate information to you (if you have requested it), for our marketing and research purposes, and for the purposes specified in this Privacy Policy. If you provide personally identifiable information to the Site, we may combine such information with other passively or actively collected information, unless we specify otherwise at the point of collection.

    Information From Outside Sources: We may also collect information about persons who register on our Web site from other sources in order to verify their licensure status and identity. In some cases we may ask customers for information after they register.

    Additional Forms and E-mails: We may also ask you to provide additional information after you register if you want to obtain additional services or information or to resolve complaints or concerns.

    In addition, we gather information about you that is automatically collected by our Web server, such as your IP address and domain name. We will use this information to personalize its offerings and presentations to you, facilitate your movements throughout our Web site, provide personalized services, and to communicate with you individually.

    Continuing Medical Education: When you register for a Continuing Medical Education ("CME") or a Continuing Education ("CE") activity, we collect certain personally identifiable information from you such as your name, e-mail address, and mailing address. If you are a nurse or a pharmacist and wish to receive CE credit, you are also required to provide the state in which you are licensed and your license number. In addition to personally identifiable information, we collect aggregated non-personally identifiable information about the activities undertaken by our users. We use the information that we collect through CME/CE activities in several ways:
    1. We may partner with organizations that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education ("ACCME") to provide continuing medical education for physicians. As an ACCME accredited entity, we are required periodically to submit aggregated data about CME participants and the CME activities we certify. We also provide personally identifiable information to other accredited CME/CE providers who certify CME/CE activities posted on our Web site, as required by the ACCME 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;
    2. Commercial supporters of CME/CE activities on our Web site will receive only aggregated data about CME/CE activities that are relevant to their interests and/or the courses they support;
    3. Our Editorial and Customer Support Staff will have internal access to files containing personally identifiable information, including evaluation forms and aggregated CME/CE 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.
    4. We may use the information we collect as otherwise permitted in this Privacy Policy.

    Aggregate Data: From time to time, usage and data collected may be used with identifying information removed and reported internally or to third parties in aggregate form. No third party may attempt to re-identify you using these aggregate data.
  6. ACCESS AND CORRECTION. To keep any personally identifiable information accurate, current, and complete, please contact us as specified below. We will take reasonable steps to update or correct any personally identifiable information in our possession that you have previously submitted via the Site.
  7. SECURITY. We take reasonable steps to protect your personally identifiable information as you transmit your information from your computer to our site and to protect such information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. You should keep in mind that no Internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error-free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from the Site may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail. Moreover, where you use passwords, ID numbers, or other special access features on the Site, it is your responsibility to safeguard them.
  8. LINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES. This site may contain links or references to other Web sites. Please be aware we do not control other Web sites and, in any case, this Privacy Policy does not apply to those Web sites. We encourage you to read the privacy policy of every Web site you visit.
  9. OTHER TERMS. Your use of the Site is subject to our Terms of Use.
  10. HOW TO CONTACT US. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this Privacy Policy or the information practices of the Site, please contact us as follows: Educational Concepts in Medicine™, 10 Main Street, #131, Woodbridge,  NJ 07095. Phone: 800-732-2161
  11. CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY. If this Privacy Policy changes, the revised policy will be posted on the Site. Please check back periodically and especially before you provide any personally identifiable information. This Privacy Policy was last updated on February 17, 2017.