The purpose of this
Privacy Statement is to inform you about the types of personal information we
might collect about you when you visit websites that are members of the Medical
Publisher Consortium (the “Consortium), and how DMD Marketing Corp. (“we,” “our,” or “us”) may use that
information. BY SUBMITTING REGISTRATION OR LOG-IN INFORMATION TO ANY WEBSITE
THAT IS A MEMBER OF THE CONSORTIUM, YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND,
AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE SO BOUND, DO NOT LOG
IN TO A WEBSITE THAT IS A MEMBER OF THE CONSORTIUM, OR LOG IN AS A
Please note that,
depending upon the nature of the website(s) used by individual members of the
Consortium, additional registrations and/or additional privacy statements may
apply. You should review the
privacy statements for each member of the Consortium to the extent that you
provide any personal information to them.
We reserve the right to
modify this Privacy Statement, or any Site-specific Addendum hereto, at any
time without notice (for example, if we modify our practices regarding the
collection or use of information). We will revise our Last
Updated date to reflect any revisions to this Statement.
What Information Do We
- We may collect certain
personally identifiable information (“PII” or “personal information”)
about you which you voluntarily submit the information to us as part of
the registration/log in process for a Consortium website. The
types of PII we may collect include your name, email address, and
telephone number. This information may be combined with
information already in our possession or made available to us through
United States Federal and State medical professional Databases, and/or
other files we are licensed to receive.
- We may capture certain
information automatically on Consortium websites, regardless of whether
you voluntarily provide us with personal information. This
information may include your Internet protocol address, mobile device
identification number, browser type, page access history, linking
information, click stream data, page visits, page views, and/or web site
log files. Our systems may make navigational information identifiable to
you, and, if so, it will be treated (in any such format that makes it
identifiable to you) as personal information for the purposes identified
in this policy.
clear gifs, and/or similar devices to identify you to members of the
Consortium, to keep track of your interactions with Consortium member
websites, and to and enhance certain activities available on Consortium
member websites. These devices are small text or other
electronic files that are used for user-identification purposes, record-keeping
purposes, and to increase the ease of use of the Site by our
members. We may use persistent or non-persistent
cookies. You can remove or reject persistent cookies by
following the directions provided in your Internet browser’s “help”
file. If you remove a persistent cookie, you may be requested
to reregister or log in again upon returning to a Consortium member
website. If you reject persistent cookies, the functionality of
the Consortium member websites, or any part thereof, may be impaired or
unavailable. However, without accepting persistent cookie, you
may use Consortium member websites as a guest for 24
hours. After that time period, you will be required to
reregister/log in again if you wish to continue interacting with a
Consortium member website.
How Do We Use Your
We may use the
information we collect from you in the following ways:
- To verify your professional
medical status and identity, through checking your information against the
information listed in databases made available by the AMA, NPI number,
and/or state licensing boards.
- To personalize and enhance your
experience while interacting with Consortium member websites.
- To allow us to deliver the type
of content and offerings which may be of interest to you, including
newsletters, alerts, and advertising targeted to your profession and
interests based on your activities within a specific Consortium
member website. We do not use information for Online Behavioral
Advertising (i.e. we do not use viewing behaviors over time and across
unaffiliated web sites to deliver advertising to you based on those
- To monitor usage and
interaction statistics on Consortium member websites.
- To establish your online
account and authenticate you during log-in.
- To quickly process your
requests for information.
- To allow us to respond
efficiently to your questions.
- To administer a contest,
promotion, survey, or other feature.
- To send you promotional
material. If you would no longer like to receive promotional email or SMS
communications from us, please refer to the “How Can You Manage Your
E-mail and Mobile Marketing Preferences” section below.
share your individual voluntary response information to email communications
with the sponsor of the professionally relevant program with which you
- To allow us to disclose your
information to the extent permitted by law, as described more fully below.
How Do We Protect
Although we cannot
guarantee the impenetrability of our servers, we have established and
implemented reasonable physical, electronic, and administrative procedures to
safeguard and secure the personal information we collect online.
Please note that we do
not have any control over information you share about yourself on Consortium
member websites. All such sharing of
information and content is done at your own risk, and any concerns over the
sharing of information on a particular Consortium member website should be
handled by dealing directly with that Consortium member.
Do We Disclose the
Information We Collect to Outside Parties?
Except as provided for
in this Privacy Statement, we will not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to
third parties your PII without advance notice. We may use your information, including
disclosure to trusted third parties, in the following circumstances without
- Provision of Information. Because the Consortium member websites are targeted
towards medical professionals, they have asked us to restrict access to
certain information, products, and services to medical professionals
only. To ensure that we are delivering the information,
products, and services as may be required by law, we may share your
information with third party sources to meet legal or quasi-legal requirements
(e.g., Certified Medical Education, PDMA, etc.).
- Consortium Member Websites. The Consortium exists to allow its
members to share relevant information, including visitor information, with
one another, and the Consortium members have hired us to perform this
service. To the extent that we have any information about you,
we may share that information with any/all members of the Consortium for
their own purposes, and subject to their individual privacy policies.
- Subsidiaries and Affiliates. We may transfer personally identifiable information
to our subsidiaries and corporate affiliates.
- Website Consultants and Service
Providers. We may disclose personal
information to third party consultants and service providers (such as
providers of hosting, support, maintenance; third party payment processing
agencies; and remedial and repair services) to the extent that they
require access to our databases, or the information contained in our
- Third Party Advertising. We may share information about you with third parties
so that these parties may provide you with advertising and/or other
information targeted to your profession and interests. This
sharing is limited to product and service providers relevant to you, your
profession, and your interest and does not extend to Online Behavioral
Advertising. Furthermore, only current information is shared
with third parties. For an explanation of what information is
“current,” see below.
- Enforcement of Rights/Security. We reserve the right to release personal information
(i) when we are under legal compulsion to do so
(e.g. we have received a subpoena) or we otherwise believe
that the law requires us to do so, (ii) when we believe it is necessary to
protect and/or enforce the rights, property interests, or safety of DMD
Marketing Corp., our users or others, or (iii) as we deem necessary to
resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, prevent fraud and otherwise
enforce the Privacy Statement and other user agreements.
- Reorganization or Sale of the
Company. In the event that we are
merged with or become part of another organization, we are sold, we sell
all or substantially all of our assets, or we are otherwise reorganized,
the information you provide will be one of the transferred assets to the
acquiring or reorganized entity.
- As Otherwise Allowed by Law. We may transfer personal information to third
parties where we are expressly authorized by applicable law to do so.
- Disclosure of non-PII. In addition to you providing us with PII, you may
also provide us with non-PII information (that is, information which does
not personally identify you).
- Aggregated Information. We may aggregate information that you provide with
information provided by other individuals in such a manner that the
information is not personally identifiable to you. Such
information may be transferred to third parties from time to time.
Sponsors. We may share
your voluntary responses to communications with the sponsor of the
professionally relevant program with which you interact.
What About Privacy on
Individual Consortium Member Websites or Third-Party Integrated Interactions on
ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE, AND HAVE NO CONTROL OVER, HOW CONSORTIUM MEMBER WEBSITES
TREAT THE PRIVACY OF YOUR INFORMATION. ALL INFORMATION OBTAINED BY AN INDIVIDUAL
privacy policies of any Consortium member website.
How Do I Ask Questions
and Provide Feedback Regarding Privacy?
We welcome your
questions, comments and concerns about privacy. Please contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments you may have regarding
the privacy of your information.
Notice to California
Residents – Your California Privacy Rights:
business subject to California Civil Code section 1798.83 is required to
disclose to its California customers, upon request, the identity of any third
parties to whom the business has disclosed personal information within the
previous calendar year, along with the type of personal information disclosed,
for the third parties' direct marketing purposes.
If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please
submit your request in writing to:
DMD Marketing Corp.
10255 West Higgins Rd.,
Rosemont, IL 60018
Please note that under California law,
businesses are only required to respond to a customer request once during any
How Can You Manage Your
YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO
PROVIDE ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION TO US IN ORDER TO OBTAIN GUEST ACCESS TO THE
WEBSITES PARTICIPATING IN THE CONSORTIUM. YOU CAN EASILY MANAGE YOUR MARKETING PREFERENCES
BY NOT PROVIDING INFORMATION TO US. However, to the extent that you choose to provide personal
information to us, we will provide you the opportunity to “opt-out” of having
your personally identifiable information used for certain purposes. Typically, this is done at the time when we
initially ask for this information. Thereafter, your marketing preferences can be changed in either of
the following ways:
e-mail sent to you will contain an opt-out notice, which you can use to
remove your e-mail address from the database accessed by the entity
sponsoring the e-mail. Please note that, depending upon how you
interact with us and/or with Consortium member websites, your information
may appear on multiple lists/in multiple databases. If this
occurs, an opt-out from one particular e-mail list or database may not
stop all e-mails being sent to you from Consortium members or other
parties who may have and use your information. Please note that
due to marketing production schedules you may receive any messages already
in production. Additionally, the processing time associated
with a particular opt-out request may vary depending upon the form in
which the request was submitted, but we will strive to honor all such
requests within 10 business days (if not earlier).