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Privacy & Ethics

The Doctor’s Channel is serious about your privacy. Your personal information will never be sold or shared with advertisers, corporate sponsors, or other third parties. We are committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of all visitors to our Web site.

Privacy Policy

The Doctor’s Channel requires that you provide us with personally identifiable information in order to have ongoing access to our Web site and to participate in the continuing medical education activities that we provide.
By accessing our Web site, you expressly consent and agree to the terms and conditions of this privacy policy, including our use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree, then please do not use or access our Web site.

About this Privacy Policy

www.thedoctorschannel.com is our Web site for physicians and allied health care professionals, although it is available to non-health care professionals as well.
The Doctor’s Channel is the name we use to refer to our entire company, even though our formal corporate name is The Doctor’s Channel, LLC. When we refer to ourselves as “we” or ” The Doctor’s Channel,” we mean our company, The Doctor’s Channel, LLC, including any subsidiary that we control. We may share information among our subsidiaries that we own or control, but it is always protected under the terms of this privacy policy.
This privacy policy applies only to the The Doctor’s Channel Web site. You should read the privacy policy at each Web site that you visit after you leave our site. We are not responsible for the privacy policies of other Web sites, including without limitation, sites that link to or from our site, once you leave www.thedoctorschannel.com.

Privacy Policy Changes

If we change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page. Users should check this policy to keep abreast of any changes. Your access or use of our Web site after the posting of such changes shall constitute acceptance of any such changes.

Information We Collect from Unregistered Visitors

Visitors to our Web site can access the Web site’s home page and browse the site without disclosing any personally identifiable information. We do track information provided to us by your browser, including the Web site you came from (known as the “referring URL”), the type of browser you use, the time and date of access, and other information that does not personally identify you.

Information We Collect When You Register

Visitors registering on our Web site are asked to provide us with personally identifying information, such as email address, name, contact information, and other identifying information. On our registration screens, we label which information is required for registration, and which information is optional and may be given at your discretion.

Changing Your Information

You may review and change your personally identifiable information by logging onto our Web site and entering in the new information. You must promptly update your personal information if it changes or is inaccurate.
Upon your written request, we will deactivate your account and remove your personally identifiable information from our active database, but we can maintain your personally identifiable information in our records to be used for purposes such as verification of CME or CE credits (for CME or CE program participants), fraud protection, and to resolve disputes.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are a technology used by the The Doctor’s Channel Web site to identify a user as the user moves through the Web site. Your browser allows us to place some information on your computer’s hard drive that identifies the computer you are using. We use cookies to track your usage throughout our Web site.
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, Web sites that are cookie-enabled will not recognize you when you return to the Web site, and some Web site functionality may be lost. The Help section of your browser will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting cookies.
Although cookies do not normally contain personally identifiable information, if you are a registered user we may associate your registration information with cookies that 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 site “remember” you. Without cookies, this functionality would not be possible.
We may use your personal information to provide to you advertisements, promotions, and information relevant to your use of the Web site. If you do not want to receive e-mail communications, you should update your profile. We do not control the use of cookies by third parties with respect to certain pages of our Web site that are placed by third parties.

Children’s Privacy

The Doctor’s Channel Web site is designed and intended for use by adults, and is not intended for, nor designed to be used by children under the age of 18. Persons under the age of 18 should not submit any personal information to us.

Uses We Make of Information

In this section of our privacy policy, we identify the ways we may use information about you that we have collected.

Privacy of Your Information

The Doctor’s Channel will not sell or share any user data to any third party for commercial purposes, without express permission from the user.

Aggregate Data

We create aggregate data about visitors to our web site for activity development and improvement. We also use it for market analysis. We may provide information from our Web site in aggregate form, with no identifying information, to third parties. For example, we may tell a third party what percentage of our registered users reside in a particular geographical area. When aggregated information is provided, we pool it from many individual records and strip it of any data that could be used to identify an individual before it is used. Any third party that receives aggregated data must agree not to attempt to re-identify the people it belongs to.

CME Participants

Participants in the CME program on this Web site must agree to permit their personally identifying information to be disclosed to the accredited sponsor of the CME activity to ensure that participants receive proper CME credit. If you do not wish your personally identifying information so disclosed, then you must not participate in the CME Program, and by choosing to participate in the CME program you are thereby agreeing to the disclosure of your personally identifying information to the accredited sponsor.

Protection of Information: General Policies

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. In addition, we have appropriate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss or misuse of information at our site that we have collected from you.

The Doctor’s Channel Employees

The Doctor’s Channel employees are required to keep user information confidential, as a condition of their employment with the company. Only selected, authorized The Doctor’s Channel employees are permitted to access your registration information. Employees are required to sign a confidentiality agreement. All employees and contractors must abide by our privacy policy, and those who violate that policy are subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of their employment or contract and legal action.

Law Enforcement

We also provide your personally identifiable information in response to a verified request by law enforcement or other government officials relating to a criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity. We also can release your personally identifiable information in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement, piracy or other unlawful activity.

Privacy Questions or Concerns about Our Web Site

For privacy questions or concerns about the The Doctor’s Channel Web site, please e-mail info (at) thedoctorschannel.com.

Participation in the Medical Publisher Consortium

This Digital Offering is a member of the Medical Publisher Consortium (the “Consortium”), and as such has implemented various technologies for universal registration/log-in among all Consortium member websites. These technologies are managed by DMD Marketing Corp. (“DMD”), and may involve the collection, receipt, and sharing of information with DMD and among other Consortium members. If you would like to understand how this Digital Offering’s participation in the Consortium affects your privacy, please click here:

http://www.dmddata.com/c_host/PrivacyPolicy_v3.htm

Please note that the Consortium registration/log-in system may be different from the registration/log-in used by this Digital Offering for other products and services. To the extent that anything in this privacy policy conflicts with the policy for the Consortium technologies, the conflict will be resolved in favor of policy applicable to the Consortium technologies.