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Personally identifying information collected on the ICPME Site
- When you create an account to enable you to participate in a CME, CNE, CPE or CE activity (each, a”CME/CE Activity”) on the ICPME Site, you are asked for your name, street address, telephone number(s), e-mail address, profession and specialty. You also may be asked for your credit card information if a CME/CE Activity requires payment.
Use of personally identifying information collected on the ICPME Site
- Grading and certificates. ICPME will use your personally identifying information to grade your posttest and to create a certificate of completion documenting your participation in the CME/CE Activity that you can download.
- Credit card processing. All credit card transactions made on the ICPME Site are conducted through a secure link by a third-party credit card processing vendor, who processes the transaction and advises ICPME if the charge has been authorized or rejected. Credit card information is not stored on the ICPME Site and cannot be accessed by ICPME staff through the third-party credit card processing vendor.
- Notification of other CME/CE Activities. ICPME may use your personally identifying information to send you information about other CME/CE Activities that are being offered by ICPME or by third parties that are providers or education partners/joint sponsors of CME/CE Activities on the ICPME Site (“Provider/Partners”).
- Notification of other healthcare goods and services. ICPME may use your personally identifying information to send you information about other healthcare-related goods and services that ICPME and other organizations are offering.
Disclosure of personally identifying information to third parties
- Service Providers. ICPME may provide your personally identifying information to other Service Providers who work on behalf of ICPME or help us operate the ICPME Site and the different activities conducted through and in connection with the ICPME Site. Examples of such Service Providers include vendors and suppliers that provide us with technology, services and/or content for sending email, analyzing the operation of the ICPME Site and other data (“Mobile Analytics”), research, providing advertising and marketing assistance, and providing customer service, as well as our third-party credit card processing vendor as mentioned above. These Service Providers’ access to your personally identifying information is limited to the information reasonably necessary to perform their limited functions.
- Accrediting and certifying organizations. ICPME may report your participation and share your personally identifying information with accrediting organizations such as the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM), the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), and other organizations that are authorized to certify our CME/CE Activities.
- Commercial supporters. On occasion, the commercial supporter of a CME/CE Activity (the “Supporter”) will ask ICPME for a list of the people who participated in that CME Activity, in order to comply with applicable laws or document the first level of outcomes-based evaluation in CME/CE (i.e., the profile of the learners who participated, a summary of which medical specialties/practices were represented, how this compares to the target audience, and whether the CME Activity needs to be repeated because significant numbers of the target audience did not participate). If the Supporter requires information to document the first level of outcomes-based evaluation, ICPME will provide the Supporter with a summary of the learner profile that participated in the activity, but ICPME will not provide your personally identifying information. If the Supporter requests information to comply with applicable laws, and in particular, the federal “Sunshine Act,” ICPME will provide your first, middle and last name, your street address, and the fact that you participated in a particular CME/CE Activity.
- Provider/partners. On occasion, a Provider/Partner will request for record-keeping purposes a list of the people who participated in a particular CME/CE Activity that the Provider/Partner prepared or accredited. In response to such a request, ICPME will provide the Provider/Partner with the name, street address, e-mail address, profession and specialty of each person who participated in that CME/CE Activity.
- Other CME/CE providers. ICPME may share your personally identifying information with third parties who offer CME/CE Activities
Disclosure for legal reasons
- ICPME may disclose your personally identifiable information to protect the safety, rights, or property of the public, any person, ICPME or JHI; to investigate, prevent, or otherwise address suspected fraud, harassment or other violations of any law, rule or regulation; to detect, prevent or otherwise address security or technical issues; or as we believe is required by law, regulation, or legal process
- If ICPME or JHI engages in a merger, acquisition, disposition, change of control, bankruptcy, dissolution, reorganization, or similar transaction or proceeding, or otherwise transfers the operations of the ICPME Site that relates to your personally identifying information, JHI will transfer your personally identifying information to the successor entity.
- Rights of California residents. If you are a California resident, and you want to find out the names of any information brokers or any other third parties with whom we share your personally identifying information under California Privacy (Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 22575 et seq., send a request to chiefprivacyofficer@ jhihealth.com and within thirty (30) days, we will provide you with that information.
Other kinds of identifying information collected. There are various ways in which non-personally identifying information is or may be collected as a result of your visits to the ICPME Site.
- Log files: Log files are text files that a website automatically creates whenever someone accesses it. They record the requests made to the site’s web server. Log files record information such as your browser type, IP address and referring website.
Cookies, the information they collect, and how they are used in connection with the ICPME Site
- Generally. A cookie is a small data file that a website transfers to a user’s hard drive when a user visits the website. A cookie file can contain information such as a unique ID that the website uses to track the pages visited and is a standard method of registering website user preferences. These preferences are stored in a file on your computer’s hard disk drive. Cookies make it easier for you to use a website by enabling you to access your information when you “sign in” to your account, to make purchases and move uninterrupted between site areas. Cookies also enable search engines (such as Google® and Yahoo®), advertisers, and others to track your visits to and through different websites.
Web beacons, the information they collect, and how they are used in connection with the ICPME Site
- Specifically: We and/or third parties on our behalf may use beacons to see if you come to the ICPME Site from one of our ads on another site, such as Facebook, to see which products and services you engage with on the ICPME Site, and to direct ads for the ICPME Site and other companies’ products and services to you when you are on other sites.
Limiting the collection and use of information about your online activities
- You can set your browser to accept all cookies, to reject cookies, or to notify you whenever a cookie is offered so that you can decide each time whether to accept it. Rejecting a cookie, however, may preclude you from using, or may negatively affect the display or function of, some sites, or certain areas or features of some sites. To learn more about cookies, including how to enable cookies, change your browser settings and find and delete cookies on your hard drive, please refer to your web browser’s help menus or visit www.allaboutcookies.org. There are also various apps that interfere with or block cookies.
- You can opt out of having your web viewing data collected and used for interest-based online advertising by certain companies at http://www.aboutads. info/choices/ and http://www.youronlinechoices.eu.
- You can set your browser to accept all cookies, to reject cookies, or to notify you whenever a cookie is offered so that you can decide each time whether to accept it. You can learn how to do this by reviewing your web browser’s help menu or at www.allaboutcookies.org. You can also use various browser plug-ins, such as NoScript, Ghostery, Lightbeam, Firecookie, and Do Not Track Plus, to view and control cookies. Rejecting a cookie, however, may preclude you from using, or may negatively affect the display or function of, the ICPME Site or certain areas or features of the ICPME Site.
Do Not Track Signals
- With some browsers, it is possible for a user to activate a “Do Not Track” signal, to indicate that the user does not want to be tracked across the websites that the user visits.
- The ICPME Site does not respond to Do Not Track signals. In other words, if you have activated a Do Not Track signal in your own browser, the ICPME Site will not block tracking by third parties of your activity, if any, on the ICPME Site.
Storage of information
- We store all personally identifying information and other information that we collect on the ICMPE Site on our own servers and/or on servers operated by third parties. Currently, these third-party servers are located in the United States but in the future, we may use third-party servers that are located in other countries or in other jurisdictions. You consent to have your personally identifying information, and the other information that may be collected when you use the ICPME Site collected, stored and processed on servers in the United States and other countries and jurisdictions. If you back up your personal data on your computer, then you consent to have your personally identifying information stored and processed on the servers, services and/or other devices you choose for that purpose.
Managing your personally identifying information on the ICPME Site
- To keep your personally identifying information accurate, current and complete, you can update your profile on the ICPME Site, e-mail email@example.com or call 607-257-5860 x10.
- You have the right to have us provide you or a third party you specify with a copy of your personally identifying information that we process or control or to require that it be erased. Please note that if you delete your personally identifying information from the ICPME Site (and/or from our Service Providers), we may not be able to provide you with some or all of the features that the ICPME Site offers.
- We work to protect the security of your personally identifying information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input. We also take precautions, including the deployment of technological resources and the use of firewalls, systems and procedures, to protect the security of your personally identifying information.
- No Internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error-free. Be careful about sending us any confidential information, and keep secure any passwords, ID numbers, or other special access features that you use on the ICPME Site.