The Doctor’s Channel is serious about your privacy. We are committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of all visitors to our Web site.
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, respond to inquiries that you direct to us, send newsletters and marketing and promotional emails that our team thinks would be of interest to you, and improve and personalize the site.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When you visit an advertiser supported area on the Services or are exposed to an advertisement in an email, app, or other part of The Doctor’s Channel, The Doctor’s Channel may provide your personal information (eg, name, specialty, NPI number) and information about your engagement (eg, what was viewed and interacted with, if information was requested) to advertisers, advertisers’ agents and potential advertisers and their agents. You may also be asked to provide additional information while engaging with promotional programs.
We do not provide any personal contact information such as email or postal address without your consent, and we are not responsible for how any third parties use this information.
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.
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.
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.
Selected service providers are involved that help us conduct our business. We may provide your Personal Information to these select service providers, who provide research, data analysis, customer service, or marketing and advertising services.
Access is limited to what is necessary to perform their function.
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.
For privacy questions or concerns about the The Doctor’s Channel Web site, please e-mail info (at) thedoctorschannel.com.
This Digital Offering is a member of the Healthcare Communications Network (the “HCN”), and as such has implemented various technologies for universal registration/log-in among all HCN 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 HCN members. If you would like to understand how this Digital Offering’s participation in the HCN affects your privacy, please click here: