CONSORTIUM PRIVACY STATEMENT
Last Updated: 8/10/2015
The purpose of this privacy statement is to
inform you about the types of personal, behavioral, and other 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 LOGIN 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 are not responsible for the actions of
individual Consortium members regarding the information you provide to them.
We reserve the right to modify this privacy
statement, or any site-specific addendum hereto, at any time without notice. For example, we do not need to provide
notification 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
may collect certain personally identifiable information (“PII”) and other
personal information you voluntarily submit as part of the registration/login
process for a Consortium member’s 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, other files we are licensed to receive,
and/or information we obtain from other sources. We may also collect
information as a result of your interaction with a Consortium member’s
website, a DMD client website, or any communication received directly or indirectly
- We may capture certain
information automatically on or through one or more Consortium member websites,
regardless of whether you provide us with personal information. This information may include your
Internet protocol (IP) address, user agent strings, mobile device
identification number, geolocation data, browser type, page access
history, linking information, click stream data, page visits, page views,
and/or website log files.
clear GIFs, pixels and/or similar devices to identify users and/or their
computers or mobile devices in order to keep track of users’ interactions
with Consortium member websites and communications with us and to enhance
certain activities available on Consortium member or DMD client websites
or applications. These devices are
small text or other electronic files that are used for user-identification
and tracking purposes, record-keeping purposes, and to increase the ease
of use of sites or applications by Consortium 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
cookies, you may use Consortium member websites as a guest for 24
hours. After that time period, you will be required to reregister or
log in again if you wish to continue interacting with a Consortium member
How Do We Use Your
may use the information we collect from you in the following ways:
- To identify and verify your
professional medical status through checking your information against the
information listed on available databases, including those made available
by the AMA, NPI number, and/or state licensing boards.
- To personalize and enhance your
experience while interacting with Consortium members or DMD client websites/mobile
- To allow us to deliver the type
of content and services that we believe may be of interest to you,
including emails, newsletters, alerts, and advertising targeted to your
professional experience and/or interests, based on your professional activities
and/or other information we possess.
- To monitor usage and
interaction statistics on Consortium member and/or DMD client websites
and/or through responses to communications.
- To establish your online
account and authenticate you during login.
- 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 advertising,
information and/or promotional material geared to your profession. If you would no longer like to receive
promotional email communications from us, please refer to the “How Can You
Manage Your Email and Mobile Marketing Preferences” section below.
- To share
your response information to email communications with the sponsor(s) of
the professionally relevant program with which you interact.
- 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 security of personal information that is transmitted over the
Internet or stored on our servers, we have established and implemented
reasonable physical, electronic, and administrative procedures designed to
safeguard and secure the personal information we collect and maintain online.
Please note that we do
not have any control over or responsibility for information you share about
yourself on or through Consortium member websites. All such sharing of
information and content is done at your own risk. Any concerns over the sharing
of information on or with 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 your
PII to third parties without advance notice. We may use your information,
including disclosure to trusted third parties, in the following circumstances
without advance notice:
- Provision of Information. Because the Consortium members’ websites
are targeted toward 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
and PDMA) and determine your eligibility to receive the materials.
- Consortium Member Websites. The Consortium
exists to allow its members to share relevant information, including
visitor information, with one another; the Consortium members have contracted
with us to perform this service. To the extent that we have any
information about you, we may disclose that information with any/all
members of the Consortium for their own purposes and subject to their
individual privacy policies. This
information may include a pixel that can identify you when visiting DMD
- Subsidiaries and Affiliates. We may transfer PII to our
subsidiaries and corporate affiliates.
- Website Consultants and Service
Providers. We may
disclose personal information to third-party consultants and service
providers (e.g., hosting/support/maintenance providers, third-party
payment processing agencies, and remedial/repair services) to the extent
that they require access to our databases – or the
information contained in our databases – in order to
perform services for us.
- Third-Party Advertising. We
typically do not provide PII to any third party for marketing/advertising
purposes. We may disclose information
about you to third parties so that these parties may provide you with
advertising and/or other information geared to your profession and professional
- 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., Consortium members, our users, clients, or others, or
(iii) as we deem necessary to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems,
prevent fraud, and otherwise enforce the privacy statement and other user
- Reorganization or Sale of the
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 (i.e.,
information which does not personally identify you). Such information may be disclosed to
third parties, including for marketing and advertising purposes.
- Aggregated Information. We may aggregate
information that you provide or is otherwise collected from or about you 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, including for marketing
and advertising purposes.
may share your voluntary responses to communications with the sponsor(s)
of the professionally relevant program with which you interact.
What About Privacy on
Individual Consortium Member Websites or Third-Party Integrated Interactions on
WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE AND HAVE NO CONTROL OVER HOW OTHER WEBSITES TREAT
THE PRIVACY OF YOUR INFORMATION. ALL INFORMATION OBTAINED BY AN INDIVIDUAL
CONSORTIUM MEMBER OR DMD CLIENT WEBSITE IS SUBJECT TO THAT WEBSITE’S OWN
We are not responsible or liable for the content, activities, or privacy
policies of any Consortium member or DMD client 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:
A 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:
West Higgins Road, Suite 280
Please note that under California law,
businesses are only required to respond to a customer request once during any
How Can You Manage Your Personal
Identifiable Information (PII)?
You can easily manage your marketing
preferences by not providing information to us. However,
to the extent that you choose to provide your PII to a Consortium member, DMD
client, and/or us, you can opt out of having your PII used for certain purposes.
may opt out of receiving email communications by
or by utilizing the opt-out mechanism found in each email sent by DMD or a Consortium
member to you. This will remove you from the email list of DMD or the Consortium
member and/or the sponsor of the communication.
opt out of DMD using your PII for marketing purposes, send an email with your
request to email@example.com.
In addition, you may remove the email pixels
that may track you and communicate information to us so long as they appear in
the image cache of your Internet browser. You may remove the pixels simply by deleting
the cache in which the pixel is stored.
You may delete cookies by opening your
browser’s “Internet Options” folder and making the appropriate selections.
If you are unsure of how to clean your cache or
delete cookies, locate the “Help” function in the browser menu. Entering in the
search bar “clean cache” and “delete browser cookies” will return instructions
specific to your browser.
YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO PROVIDE ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION TO
US IN ORDER TO OBTAIN GUEST ACCESS TO THE WEBSITES PARTICIPATING IN THE