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Privacy Statement
This website ("Site") is owned and operated by Global Academy for Medical Education, LLC, a division of ME Zuckerman & Co, 5635 Fishers Lane Suite 6100, Rockville, Md, USA ("Global Academy for Medical Education," "we," "us" or "our").

This privacy policy sets forth what information we collect about you, how we use, maintain and disclose your information, and the choices you have with respect to your information.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT

In association with delivering our services, we collect both "personally identifiable information" and "usage information."

The types of personally identifiable information collected on the Site will differ depending on whether you register with our Site or otherwise provide information to us. Some of the information and services we provide are available without registration. To access some services, registration is required.

"Personally identifiable information" is information you provide that tells us who you are, such as your name, physical address, and e-mail address. We may also append information provided to us by third parties to personally identifiable information that you provide to us. "Usage information" is information automatically collected by our web server (which may be hosted by a third-party) that your web browser makes available whenever you visit or use our Site, such as the Internet Protocol ("IP") address used to connect your computer to the Internet or your computer's browser type.

USAGE INFORMATION
 
  • ●  Collection

Usage information is collected when you use our Site.

Examples of information we collect automatically from all users include your IP address; computer and connection information such as browser type and version, operating system, and platform; and full Uniform Resource Locator ("URL") click stream data, including date and time, and content you viewed or searched for on the Site.

 
  • ●  Use and Disclosure

We collect and use, and may from time to time supply third parties with, usage information, for the purposes of usage analysis, quality control, administering and improving the Site, and to provide news, informational and educational content and marketing and/or sales offers. Usage information may be tied to a user's personally identifiable information (such as the user's name, address and/or specialty) that is collected from a user of the Site and/or from other sources.

Advertisements may be displayed for you on the Site based on the pages and content that you view and on information connected to your personally-identifiable information, such as your profession and specialty.
 
  • ●  Cookies

The Site also collects information through the use of "cookies." Cookies are anonymous, unique alphanumeric identifiers sent to your browser from a web site's computers and stored on your computer's hard drive. The type of information we collect as a result of a cookie being stored on your computer is specific to your computer. We use "session" cookies to collect information about your use of the Site (e.g., whether you are logged in) and so that you may view articles, abstracts or other records and browse from page to page. These cookies are temporary and are deleted when you close your browser. We use "persistent" cookies to give you a more personalized browsing experience and help you navigate the Site more efficiently. If you choose to disable cookies on your computer, you may be able to use certain pages on the Site but will not be able to access or use other portions of or features on the Site, and will not be able to make use of the advanced personalization features of the Site.

PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION

 
  • ●  Collection

We sometimes request or allow users of the Site to provide personally identifiable information. The information collected from a user is strictly voluntary and may include information such as the user's name, e-mail address, postal address, phone number, and profession.

If you do not wish to provide personally identifiable information to us, you will not be able to use certain features of the Site, including, for example, access to the full text of articles.
 
  • ●  Use

We use the personally identifiable information that you provide for purposes such as:
 
  • ●  Completion and support of the activity for which the information was provided, such as allowing access to or delivery of our products or services and responding to your requests or inquiries
  • ●  Website and system administration, such as for the technical support of the Site and its computer system, including processing computer account information, information used in the course of securing and maintaining the Site, and verification of Site activity by the Site or its agents
  • ●  Research and development to enhance, evaluate and improve the Site and our services
  • ●  Tailoring or customizing content or design of the Site during a single visit to the Site and individualized personalization of the Site on repeat visits
  • ●  To create a profile used to determine the habits, interests or other characteristics of users for purposes of research, analysis and reporting
  • ●  Communicating with you about changes or updates to the Site and our services
  • ●  Communicating with you about special offers, promotions or market research surveys
  • ●  To provide marketing and/or sales offers
  • ●  To provide news, informational and educational content

 
  • ●  Disclosure to Third Parties

Our employees, agents, representatives and service providers (such as our data processing, printing and fulfillment operations) and entities for whom we are acting as an agent, licensee or publisher (such as societies and our affiliated group companies) may have access to your personally identifiable information.

We also may share your personally identifiable information with our affiliated group and/or with non-affiliated third parties. For example, we may share your personally identifiable information with third parties that wish to send you information (directly or indirectly) about their products and services.
 
  • ●  in response to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our rights to defend against legal claims;
  • ●  if we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, safety of person or property, violation of our policies, or as otherwise required by law; and
  • ●  if we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property, other users of our Site, or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities; and
  • ●  if we, this Site or a related asset or line of business is acquired by, transferred to or merged with another company.

ACCESS AND CHANGES TO YOUR REGISTRATION INFORMATION AND PREFERENCES
Users may be able to access certain information that they have provided and correct any discrepancies or update information by selecting the "Update Personal Info" option. The accuracy of such information is solely the responsibility of the user. No access is given to other data that may have been collected about users.

You may opt not to receive certain electronic communications from us by using the unsubscribe option or other means provided within the communication(s) that you receive. Please note that the unsubscribe feature generally applies on a journal-specific or type-specific basis, and does not provide a means to opt out of receiving all communications from us. We reserve the right to continue communicating with you regarding other topics and for other purposes, such as to notify you of changes or updates to the Site.

RETENTION OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
We retain the personally identifiable information we collect from you for as long as the information is relevant to our business.

THIRD-PARTY ADVERTISERS
We contract with third-party advertisers that post on the ads, which may link to other websites not under our control. These third-party advertisers may use cookie technology to measure the effectiveness of their ads or may otherwise collect personally identifiable information from you when you leave this Site. We are not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products or other materials offered from such advertisers. Transactions that occur between you and the third party are strictly between you and the third party and are not our responsibility. You should review the privacy policy of any third-party advertiser, as their policies may differ from ours.

PRIVACY OF CHILDREN
The Site is a general audience website. We do not intentionally collect personally identifiable information from users of this Site who are under the age of thirteen.

CHAT ROOMS, BLOGS, NEWSGROUPS, NOTICE BOARDS, ONLINE FORUMS, DIRECTORIES, ETC.
If at any time this Site offers any chat rooms, blogs, newsgroups, notice boards, online forums, directories, etc. we may collect the information that you disclose. Such information will be used, disclosed and maintained in accordance with this privacy policy. Please note that we cannot be responsible for other parties' use of the information that you make available to such third parties through any chat room, blogs, notice board, newsgroup, online forum, directories, etc. on this Site. Please be careful about what information you disclose in this way.

SECURITY
Information transmitted on the Internet and/or stored on systems attached to the Internet is not 100% secure. As a result, we do not represent, warrant, or guarantee that your personally identifiable information will be protected against unauthorized access, loss, use, misuse, or alterations, and do not accept any liability for the security of such information submitted to us nor for your or third parties' use or misuse of such information.

ABOUT THIS PRIVACY POLICY
This is the current privacy policy of the Site. We reserve the right to change this policy at any time. Any changes to this policy will be posted on the Site. Your continued use of the Site after we post a revised Privacy Policy signifies your acceptance of the revised Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of any revised Privacy Policy, do not access or use our Site and do not provide any information to us.

This privacy policy applies solely to the information you provide while visiting this Site. The terms of this privacy policy do not govern personally identifiable information furnished through or obtained by any means other than this Site (such as information furnished by you via telephone or postal mail, or information furnished by third parties).

This Site may contain links to other websites that are beyond our control. Other websites to which you link may contain privacy policies that are different from this privacy policy. We encourage you to check the privacy policy of each website you visit before submitting any information to them.

QUESTIONS & COMMENTS
If you have any questions or comments regarding this privacy policy, please contact us.