Visitors who register for CME/CE activities are asked to provide identifying information, such as name, contact information, and other identifying information. Our registration screens identify the information which is required for registration, and which information is optional and may be given at your discretion. You will also be given a choice about whether or not you want to receive additional information. IDEALCME.com will ask for consent before collecting personally identifiable information.Information from Outside Sources
We may also collect information about physicians or other healthcare professionals who register on our web sites from other sources in order to verify their licensure status and identity. In some cases we may ask customers for information after they register, where necessary (for example, to process an order).Other Information
Additional Forms and Emails: We may also ask you to provide additional information after you register if you want to obtain additional services or information or to resolve complaints or concerns.
In addition, we gather information about you that is automatically collected by our web server, such as your IP address and domain name. IDEALCME.com will use this information to personalize its offerings and presentations to you, facilitate your movements throughout our Web sites, provide personalized services, and to communicate with you individually.
When you register for a Continuing Medical Education ("CME") or a Continuing Education ("CE") activity through our Web site, we collect certain personally identifiable information from you such as your name, email address and mailing address. If you are a nurse or a pharmacist and wish to receive CE credit, you are also required to provide the state in which you are licensed and your license number. In addition to personally identifiable information, we collect aggregated non-personally identifiable information about the activities undertaken by our users. We use the information that we collect through CME/CE activities in several ways:
- CME Activities available on IDEALCME.com are sponsored by organizations which are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education ("ACCME") to provide continuing medical education for physicians. As ACCME accredited entities, they are required periodically to submit aggregated data about CME participants and the CME activities they certify. Personally identifiable information may be provided to other accredited CME/CE providers who certify CME/CE activities posted on IDEALCME.com, as required by the ACCME and other accrediting bodies. These reports may include personally identifiable information about you and credits issued to you, for the purpose of maintaining records that you can request from the accredited provider.
- Commercial supporters of CME/CE activities on our web site may receive aggregated data about CME/CE activities that are relevant to their interests and/or the courses they support.
- IDEALCME.com editorial and customer support staff will have internal access to files containing personally identifiable information, including evaluation forms and aggregated CME/CE participant information. These files can be accessed in order to respond to your questions or comments. Our staff may also use personally identifiable information, including registration information and evaluation data, in assessing educational needs and planning for future educational activities.
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Although cookies do not normally contain personally identifiable information, if you are a registered user we may associate your registration information with cookies our web site places on your computer's hard drive. Associating a cookie with your registration data allows us to offer increased personalization and functionality. For example, you can elect to have our web sites "remember" your user name and password and bypass the sign-in process on each visit to the site. Without cookies, this functionality would not be possible.
We create aggregate data about visitors to our web site for development and improvement of future educational activities, which may be shared with sponsoring organizations.Third Parties
We may share some kinds of information with third parties as described below.
Legal Requirements: We may release account and other personal information when we believe release is required to comply with law.
We have implemented technology and security policies, rules and other measures to protect the personal data that we have under our control from unauthorized access, improper use, alteration, unlawful or accidental destruction, and accidental loss. We also protect your information by requiring that all our employees and others who have access to or are associated with the processing of your data respect your confidentiality.
IDEALCME.com uses security methods to determine the identity of its registered users, so that appropriate rights and restrictions can be enforced for that user. Reliable verification of user identity is called authentication. IdealCME.com uses both passwords and usernames to authenticate users. Users are responsible for maintaining their own passwords.
If you believe that non-medical registration information collected by our web site(s) is in error, you may edit your personal profile any time that you like. You can directly edit your user profile on our IDEALCME.com site. Requests for deletion of your record may result in your removal from the registry, but we may keep certain demographic information about you for product improvement purposes. You may contact Web Customer Support and ask for the changes that you would like to make.Employees
Employees are required to keep customer information private, as a condition of their employment with the company. Only selected, authorized employees are permitted to access your information.
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine has a policy that informs the learner of its Privacy and Confidentiality information as it relates to internet-based CME activities. Go to www.pimed.com to review in its entirety.