CONSORTIUM PRIVACY STATEMENT
Last Updated: 6/15/2015
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 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 “GUEST.”
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 Collect?
may collect certain personally identifiable information (“PII” or
“personal information”) about you which you voluntarily submit 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 or information we obtain from other
sources. We may also
collect information as a result of your interaction with any communication
may capture certain information automatically on or through one or more
Consortium 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 web site
identify users and/or their computer or mobile device to members of the
Consortium, to keep track of users’ interactions with Consortium member
websites and communications with us (through computers and/or mobile
devices) and to and enhance certain activities available on Consortium
member websites or applications. 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 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 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 Information?
We may use the information we collect from you
in the following ways:
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.
personalize and enhance your experience while interacting with Consortium
member websites or mobile applications.
allow us to deliver the type of content and offerings which we believe may
be of interest to you, including newsletters, alerts, and advertising
targeted to your profession and/or interests based on your activities and/or
other information we possess. .
monitor usage and interaction statistics on Consortium member websites
and/or through responses to communications.
establish your online account and authenticate you during log-in.
quickly process your requests for information.
allow us to respond efficiently to your questions.
administer a contest, promotion, survey, or other feature.
send you information and/or 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.
- To share your response information to email
communications with the sponsor of the professionally relevant program
with which you interact.
allow us to disclose your information to the extent permitted by law, as
described more fully below.
How Do We Protect Personal Information?
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
Do We Disclose the Information We Collect to
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
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.).
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.
and Affiliates. We may transfer personally identifiable information
to our subsidiaries and corporate affiliates.
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
databases in order to perform services for us.
Party Advertising. We
typically do not provide PII to any third party for marketing/advertising
purposes. 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.
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.
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.
Otherwise Allowed by Law. We may transfer personal
information to third parties where we are expressly authorized by
applicable law to do so.
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).
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 Such Sites?
WE ARE NOT
RESPONSIBLE, AND HAVE NO CONTROL OVER, HOW CONSORTIUM MEMBER WEBSITES TREAT THE
PRIVACY OF YOUR INFORMATION. ALL INFORMATION OBTAINED BY AN
INDIVIDUAL CONSORTIUM MEMBER WEBSITE IS SUBJECT TO THAT MEMBER’S OWN PRIVACY
POLICY. We are not responsible or liable for the content,
activities or privacy policies of any Consortium member website.
How Do I Ask Questions and Provide Feedback
We welcome your questions, comments and concerns
about privacy. Please contact us at email@example.com with
any questions or comments you may have regarding the privacy of your
Notice to California Residents – Your California
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
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., Suite 280
Rosemont, IL 60018
note that under California law, businesses are only required to respond to a
customer request once during any calendar year.
How Can You Manage Your Marketing Preferences?
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:
- Each 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).