Privacy Policy

 

General Statement
This Privacy Policy ("Privacy Policy") discloses the privacy practices for TheMednet, LLC (collectively "TheMednet") with regard to your ("You" or "Your") use of the website (www.themednet.org) (the "Site" or "Sites"). TheMednet is committed to Your privacy. TheMednet hereby notifies You of the following:

1. What personally identifiable information is collected from You through this Site.
2. How the information is used.
3. How the information may be shared.
4. How TheMednet protects Your information.
5. How You can seek to correct any inaccuracies in the information.

1. WHAT PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION OF YOURS IS COLLECTED

a. Information collection and use
TheMednet is the sole owner of the information collected on this Site. We will not sell, share, transfer or rent any personal information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement and the Terms of Use. TheMednet collects information from You on the Profile and Registration pages ("Profile pages") on our Site. TheMednet reserves the right to collect, disseminate, sell or otherwise disclose non-personal information provided by You.

b. Registration
During the collection of information at the Profile pages on the Site, You are required to give your contact information (such as name, address, physician license information, medical school, institutional affiliations, e-mail address and the like). An e-mail address is used to confirm Your identity. An email address is also used to contact You about the materials and information on the Site. When the Site requests Your identity, the Site will clearly indicate the purpose of the inquiry before the information is requested. All of your professional information will be authenticated against a third party provider.

c. Personal Profile
Once a registered participant, You may provide additional information in Your personal profile describing your credentials, professional experiences, academic background, biography and the like. Your personal profile shall be available for viewing by other registered participants of TheMednet and will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. Providing additional information in Your personal profile beyond what is required at registration is entirely optional and can be altered or removed by You at any time.

d. IP Addresses
Every computer connected to the Internet is given a domain name and a set of numbers that serve as that computer's Internet Protocol or "IP" address. When You request a page from any page within the Site, our Web servers automatically recognize Your domain name and IP address. The domain name and IP address reveal nothing personal about You other than the IP address from which You have accessed the Site.

e. Third Party Email Addresses
For the purposes of inviting and introducing third parties to TheMednet, You will be given the option to import or otherwise provide email addresses of third parties to TheMednet. On so doing, TheMednet will not store your username or affiliated password.

f. Children's and Minor's Privacy
TheMednet strongly encourages parents and guardians to supervise the online activities of their minor children and consider using parental control tools available from online services and software manufacturers to help provide a child-friendly online environment. These tools also can prevent minors from disclosing their name, address, and other personally identifiable information online without parental permission. Although the Site is not intended for use by minors, TheMednet respects the privacy of minors who may inadvertently use the Internet.

g. Opt Out Procedures
Upon initial communication from TheMednet, You may opt-out of receiving further communications from TheMednet. To be completely removed from the TheMednet mailing list, You may contact admin@theMednet.org. If You are using an e-mail forwarding service or other similar service please make sure to include the correct e-mail address or addresses.

2. HOW THE INFORMATION IS USED

a. Use of Personal Health Information
TheMednet does not collect personal health information about individuals. TheMednet does not collect or maintain information that would associate this submission with a specific patient or individual. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) privacy rule, which took effect on April 14, 2003, allows for the use of de-identified health information so long as identifiers have been "stripped" and a key is not disclosed that would allow the information to be re-identified. TheMednet does not possess a key to re-identify patient data.

b. Sale of Assets, Merger, Acquisition, Bankruptcy
Information collected from You may be transferred to a third party as a result of a sale or acquisition, merger or bankruptcy involving TheMednet.

c. Cookies
A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to Your browser from a Web server and stored on Your computer's hard drive. A cookie cannot read data off Your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Use of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on the Site. Once You close Your browser, the cookie simply terminates. For instance, by setting a cookie on Your browser, You would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on the Site. You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings of Your browser. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or allow Your browser to show You when a cookie is being sent. If You reject the cookies on the Site, You may still be able to use the Site, but it shall be limited to certain minimal functionality. The only drawback to this is that the user may be limited in some areas of our Site or limited to certain functions of the Site. Some of our business partners may use cookies on our Site. However, we have no access to or control over these cookies. TheMednet and our business partners may use cookies to better personalize the content, banners, and promotions that You see on the Site.

d. Log Files
TheMednet may use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the Site, track Your movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

3. HOW INFORMATION MAY BE SHARED

a. Sharing
We may provide limited Personal Information to third party sponsors of advertisements and Sponsored Programs. Specifically, when you are exposed to an advertisement through the Services, whether on a Site, in a newsletter or through some other means, or when you engage in a Sponsored Program, e.g., access a sponsored information resource or open a Sponsored Program e-mail from TheMednet, TheMednet may provide your Personal Information, such as your name and specialty, but not your contact information such as email address and postal address, to the sponsor of the advertisement or Sponsored Program and/or its agents on the sponsor's behalf. We may also provide such third parties with details about your engagement with the advertisement or Sponsored Program (e.g., whether you viewed or otherwise interacted with certain content), your answers to any polling questions contained in the Sponsored Program that you have chosen to provide and information about you that we have received from third parties. Additionally, when you register as a member of the TheMednet, we may provide your Personal Information, excluding contact information, to potential sponsors of advertisements and Sponsored Programs that may be offered or provided to you through the Services.

b. Consulting
TheMednet may partner with another party to provide specific services. When You sign up for these services, TheMednet will share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. Per TheMednet's contractual arrangements with parties, these parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the explicit purpose of providing these services.

c. Spam
TheMednet maintains a strict "No-Spam" policy, which means that TheMednet does not intend to sell, rent or otherwise give your e-mail address to a third party without Your consent.

d. Legal Requests
TheMednet takes your right to privacy very seriously and has taken measures to safeguard and respect your personal information. TheMednet will only disclose Your personal information in the event it is required to do so by law, rule, regulation, law enforcement, governmental official, legal authority or similar requirements.

e. TheMednet Forums
When you participate in a www.themednet.org Forum including, but not limited to, Posts, Poll Votes, and Post Comments, Your name and IP address may be recorded for purposes of maintaining Your own account within the Forums, and preventing abuses of the Forums. This information is not used to personally identify You outside the TheMednet community. In order to diffuse the information in the Site's Forums to a wider audience, TheMednet may, from time to time, collect some of Your postings and group them together to use in a specific publication, print, electronic mailing or other public dissemination. In addition, when Your postings are used in this fashion, they may be edited to fit with the general content of the publication being prepared. It is important to remember that whenever You voluntarily disclose personal information in a forum, through e-mail or elsewhere, that information can be collected and used by others. If Your personal information is accessible to the public, You may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. Ultimately, You are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of Your personal information. You may participate in any Forums offered through TheMednet, but You agree not to post any material the content of which (i) is defamatory, libelous, obscene, indecent, abusive, threatening to others, or in violation of any law; or (ii) infringes the copyright, trademark right, or other intellectual property right of any third party. You will be solely responsible for all content that you post on any Forum of TheMednet. You agree to indemnify TheMednet and its officers and employees from and against all liabilities, judgments, damages, and costs (including attorney's fees) incurred by any of them which arise out of or are related to the content that you post. Forums are intended only for the personal use of TheMednet subscribers, and may not be used for commercial purposes or for organized political activity.

4. HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION

a. Confidentiality and Security
TheMednet takes all necessary precautions to protect Your personal information both online and off-line. When TheMednet requests that You enter sensitive information, that information is encrypted using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software or other security protocol, which encrypts the information you input. No administrator at TheMednet will have knowledge of Your password. It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to log off from TheMednet when finished using a shared computer. TheMednet also protects Your personal information off-line. Access to Your personal information is limited to employees, agents or partners and third parties with whom we are working who TheMednet reasonably believes will need that information to provide services to You. However, TheMednet is not responsible for the confidentiality, security or distribution of your own personal information by our partners and third parties outside the scope of our agreement with such partners and third parties.

b. Links
The Sites, www.themednet.org, may contain links to other sites. The linked sites are not necessarily under the control of TheMednet. Please be aware that TheMednet is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. TheMednet encourages You to be aware when You leave this Site and to read the privacy policies of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. If You decide to access any of the third-party sites linked to this Site, You do this entirely at Your own risk. Any links to any partner of the Site should be the responsibility of the linking party, and TheMednet shall not be responsible for notification of any change in name or location of any information on the Site.

5. CORRECTING INACCURACIES

a. Correction/Updating Personal Information
If Your personally identifiable information changes, or if You no longer desire to use this Site, You can update Your profile on the Profile pages of the Site. TheMednet will endeavor to correct, update or remove Your personal data provided to TheMednet.

b. Notification of Changes
We may update this Privacy Policy at any time, with or without advance notice. In the event there are significant changes in the way we treat your personally identifiable information, or in the Privacy Policy document itself, we will display a notice on the TheMednet website (www.themednet.org) or send you an email, so that you may review the changed terms prior to continuing to use the Site. As always, if you object to any of the changes to our terms, and you no longer wish to use the Site, you may contact TheMednet Support to deactivate your account. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Policy applies to all information that TheMednet has about you and your account.

Using the TheMednet services or accessing the Site after a notice of changes has been sent to you or published on our Site shall constitute Your consent to the changed terms.

c. Site and Service Updates
As necessary, TheMednet may send You Site and service announcement updates. You are not able to un-subscribe from service announcements, which contain important information about the Site. TheMednet communicates via e-mail with You to provide requested services and to resolve issues relating to Your accounts.

d. Consent to This Policy
The Terms of Use Agreement is incorporated herein by reference in its entirety.