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.
By registering with our website, you consent to allow us to process the personal information you provide to us.
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.
You may withdraw your consent for The Doctor’s Channel to process your personal information by written request to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
You may review the personal information you provided us during your account registration by logging into your account and clicking the “Profile” link.
To obtain additional information about the data we have stored about you and your account, please contact email@example.com.
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.
By registering as a member of The Doctor’s Channel, you may agree to receive e-mail communications from us, including but not limited to, notifications of content that may align with your interests, invitations to participate in sponsored or editorial content, system notifications, advertisements, or other messages. You may opt-out of these communications by using the “Manage Subscriptions” link at the bottom of any email communication or by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We may use your personal information to personalize the content you see or have access to on The Doctor’s Channel. For example, a user who indicates that their specialty is Internal Medicine may be presented with editorial content, banner advertisements, invitations, or email communications that The Doctor’s Channel or its advertisers believe is of interest to the audience of Internal Medicine physicians.
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 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 provider 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.
User data is stored and processed within the United States of America.
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.
If you have questions about your account or privacy, or wish to obtain information about the data associated with your account or how we use or share it, please contact the designated Data Protection Officer at email@example.com.
You may also contact us at our primary place of business:
The Doctor’s Channel, LLC
1133 Broadway, Second Floor
New York, NY 10010
United States of America
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:
This section is applicable to residents of California.
All terms defined in the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) that are used in this section shall have the same meaning when used in this section.
In accordance with the CCPA, residents of California may make certain requests about their personal data. We will contact you to verify your identity prior to disclosing the requested data.
Exercising the rights provided under the CCPA does not affect the services we make available to you. We will provide the requested data to you, subject to the provisions of the CCPA, free of charge and up to two times within a twelve-month period.
You do not need to create an account with us to exercise the rights provided under the CCPA. Information you provide to us as part of a request related to your personal information governed by the CCPA will be used only to service your request.
This document was reviewed and updated on January 1, 2020.