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HEALTHCARE COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK℠ PRIVACY STATEMENT
Last Updated: 2/12/18
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 Healthcare Communications Network (the “Network”) 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 NETWORK, 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 NETWORK, OR LOG IN AS A “GUEST.”
Please note that, depending
upon the nature of the website(s) used by individual members of the Network,
additional registrations and/or additional privacy statements may apply. You
should review the privacy statements for each member of the Network to the
extent that you provide any personal information to them. We are not
responsible for the actions of individual Network members regarding the
information you provide to them.
We reserve the right to
modify this privacy statement, or any site-specific addendum hereto, in a
non-material fashion 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. To the extent we materially change this privacy statement, we will provide you with notice and seek your
affirmative express consent to the changes.
Information Do We Collect?
- We may collect certain personally identifiable
information (“PII”) and other personal information you
voluntarily submit as part of the registration/login process for a Network
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 any Network member’s website, a DMD client website (whether the site
content is directed to consumers or professionals), or any communication
received directly or indirectly from us. This means we may collect
information from you through multiple locations, not just the website
through which you initially register.
- We may capture certain information automatically on or
through one or more Network 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. If we identify that you are accessing Network
websites through multiple devices, we will associate each such device with
and/or similar devices to identify users and/or their computer(s) or
mobile device(s) in order to keep track of users’ interactions with
Network member websites and communications with us and to enhance certain
activities available on Network 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
Network 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
Network member website. If you reject persistent cookies, the
functionality of the Network member websites, or any part thereof, may be
impaired or unavailable. However, without accepting persistent cookies,
you may use Network 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 Network member website.
How Do We
Use Your Information?
We 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 analyze data at an aggregate
and/or individual level to personalize and enhance your experience while
interacting with Network members or DMD client websites/mobile
applications and across the various communication channels you use to
receive professionally relevant information.
- 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 Network 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
- 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
Personal Identifiable Information (PII)” 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 Personal Information?
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 Network 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 Network member website should be handled by
dealing directly with that Network member.
Disclose the Information We Collect to Outside Parties?
We may use your personal
information, including disclosure to trusted third parties, in the following
circumstances without advance notice:
- Provision of Information. Because the Network 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.
- Network Member Websites. The Network is comprised of medical publishers,
medical professional education companies and medical professional service
companies who provide information and services to medical professionals
(“Network members”) and exists to allow its members to share relevant
information, including visitor information, with one another; the Network
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 Network for their own purposes and subject to
their individual privacy policies as well as to DMD clients. This
information may include a pixel that can identify you when visiting DMD
- DMD Client.
To the extent that we have any information about you, we may disclose your
personal information with any/all clients of DMD who provide healthcare
products or services. DMD clients
may use this personal information for educational or marketing purposes.
- Subsidiaries and Affiliates. We may transfer PII to our subsidiaries and
- 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 may disclose information about you to third
parties, such as email address, so that these parties may provide you with
advertising and/or other information geared to your profession and
professional interests, from which DMD derives a commercial benefit.
- 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., Network 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 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
- 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.
- Sponsors. We may
share your voluntary responses to communications with the sponsor(s) of
the professionally relevant program with which you interact.
About Privacy on Individual Network Member Websites or Third-Party Integrated
Interactions on Such Sites?
WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE AND
HAVE NO CONTROL OVER HOW OTHER WEBSITES TREAT THE PRIVACY OF YOUR INFORMATION.
ALL INFORMATION OBTAINED BY AN INDIVIDUAL NETWORK MEMBER OR DMD CLIENT WEBSITE
activities, or privacy policies of any Network 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.
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
If you are a California
resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in
DMD Marketing Corp.
10255 West Higgins Road, Suite 280
Rosemont, IL 60018
Please note that under
California law, businesses are only required to respond to a customer request
once during any calendar year.
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 Network member, DMD client,
and/or us, you can opt out of having your PII used for certain purposes.
- You may opt out of receiving email communications by
following the method stated in the Network member’s website privacy
policy, or by utilizing the opt-out mechanism found in each email sent by
DMD or a Network member to you. This will remove you from the email list
of DMD or the Network member and/or the sponsor of the communication.
- To 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 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 image cache in your web browser.
- You may also delete cookies by opening your browser’s
Privacy settings and making the appropriate selections to delete your
- Cache clearing and cookie removal vary by web browser
type. If you are unsure of how to clean your cache or delete cookies, locate the “Help”
function in your browser’s menu. Then enter “clear cache” or “delete
browser cookies” in the search field. The results 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 NETWORK.