Information We Collect from Unregistered Visitors
You must register to access all of the features and programs provided through SDM.Health, SDMCentral but visitors to SDM.Health, SDMCentral can access the home pages and browse program catalogs without disclosing any personally identifiable information. However, SDM.Health, SDMCentral can access user metrics with non-personal information (i.e., information that is not traced back to any individual and is not used on its own to identify an individual) provided to us by your browser when you visit one of this site, even if you have not registered. This non-personal information may include the referring site, the type of browser used, and the time and date the site was accessed.
Information We Collect When You Register
When you register for access to SDM.Health, SDMCentral , you are asked to provide brief identifying information such as your name, e-mail address, zip code, and other professional information (e.g., specialty). You will also be given a choice about whether or not you want to receive newsletters and other information sent to registered members from time to time. However, SDM Analytics, Inc. may contact any user.
1) track usage across the site;
2) allow us to track statistics of the number of users of the site;
3) track how many people open SDM.Health, SDMCentral emails;
and 4) assess which features of the site are accessed.
If you are a registered user of SDM.Health, SDMCentral , we may elect to associate your registration information with our cookies. Associating a cookie with your registration data allows us to provide more customized content (e.g., highlight educational programs relevant to your specialty) and enhance site personalization and functionality. Your Web browser can be set to allow you to control whether you will accept cookies, reject cookies, or to notify you each time a cookie is sent to you. If your browser is set to reject cookies, websites that are cookie-enabled will not recognize you when you return to the website, and some website functionality may be lost. The Help section of your browser will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting cookies.
SDM.Health, SDMCentral is intended for use by adults, and are not intended for, nor is designed to be used by children under the age of 18. We do not ask for age qualifiers in registration and are not responsible for any access by children.
Uses and Disclosures of Information
The personally identifiable information that you provide to SDM.Health, SDMCentral in connection with the site and educational activities accessed will be used to provide the services you have requested or authorized.
SDM.Health, SDMCentral and SDM Analytics, Inc. create aggregate data about visitors to the SDM.Health, SDMCentral site to guide future site development and improvement. Aggregate data is also used for market analysis, assessment of market gaps, and tracking of the use of the site by different specialty users. Without disclosing any personally identifiable data, SDM Analytics, Inc. may share aggregate data with medical education companies, program sponsors, and commercial supports to demonstrate the use of the site and individual educational activities. Any such data provided is stripped of any individually identifiable information before it is shared.
Marketing and Advertising
SDM.Health, SDMCentral and SDM Analytics, Inc. may develop advertising and marketing messages based on your registration data. Such messages may be distributed via e-mail announcements, on-site communications, and “featured” programs. You may also see different programs as educational activities you may be interested in based on your registration data or your history of completed educational programs through SDM.Health or SDMCentral.
In addition to aggregate information (as noted above), there may be a few instances in which SDM.Health, SDMCentral or SDM Analytics, Inc. may share some kinds of personally identifiable information with third parties. However, no registered user contact information, user profile data, or any other user information will ever be sold, rented, or provided to any Third Party for advertising purposes outside of any announcement of educational course offerings.
We may release account and other personally identifiable information in circumstances that require such release if it is:
1) required to comply with valid legal requirements, such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order; or
2) reasonable in response to a physical threat to you or others, to protect property or defend or assert legal rights.
In the event that we are legally compelled to disclose your personally identifiable information to a third party, we will attempt to notify you unless doing so would violate the law or court order. If we discover that a third party inadvertently disclosed personally identifiable information about any of our users, we will take immediate action to prevent further occurrences.
Security of Information
We have implemented technology and security policies and measures to protect the personal data that you have provided 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. We use security methods to determine the identity of registered users, such as registration authentication, so that appropriate rights and restrictions can be enforced for that user. We use both passwords and usernames to authenticate users. Users are responsible for maintaining their own passwords.
Correction of Information We Have About You
If you believe that there are errors in the registration information associated with your account, you may edit your personal registration data any time by accessing your User Profile.
Privacy Questions or Concerns about One of Our websites
For privacy questions or concerns about one of our websites or Services, please Contact Us for information.