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Continuing Medical Education Program Online Privacy Statement

Statement current from August 2013.

Introduction

 
Drexel University College of Medicine is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to the continuing medical education (CME) web pages. The following CME Online Privacy Statement describes the type of information we collect when you visit these web pages and how we use this information. Please read this Statement carefully so that you understand our privacy practices. The CME Online Privacy Statement applies only to information collected by the Continuing Medical Education Program at Drexel University College of Medicine through its web pages.

What Is Personal Information?

 
Your personal information is any information that can be associated with you, where you live or work, or anything that is associated with your identity. The following are examples of personal information:

  • Your name
  • Email address
  • IP address
  • Telephone number
  • Credit card number
  • Date of birth
  • Gender or race

When Do We Collect Your Personal Information?

 
There are five ways the CME Program collects personal information from a visitor to our website:

  1. Fax or standard mail
  2. Email
  3. Online
  4. Cookies
  5. Encrypted Internet log files

Sending Your Information by Fax or Standard Mail

 
When you want to register for a continuing medical education course at Drexel University College of Medicine, we ask that you submit an application form by fax or standard mail. In order to process your request to be registered, you may have to provide personal information that includes your name, email and address. To complete your registration, you may have to provide your credit card for payment. Registration and payment for CME programs are not processed online at this time.

Sending Your Information by Email

 
Another way the College of Medicine receives your personal information is if you send faculty or staff an email. Sending email is not a secure channel. The College of Medicine does not accept responsibility for the protection of information transmitted in an email. We recommend that you DO NOT send anything private or confidential by email.

About Cookies

 
A cookie is a small file stored on a computer or web server. There are two types of cookies commonly used on websites:

  1. Session cookie: A temporary file created when a website is accessed that terminates when the web browser is closed.
  2. Persistent cookie: A permanent file that must be deleted manually.

The cookies the College of Medicine CME Program uses are persistent cookies that aid in providing you with a better experience on our website by tracking visitor preferences, determining which site features and services are most important, and guiding editorial direction. The information used for this purposed is aggregated and anonymous.

You do not have to accept cookies. Learn how to disable cookies in Internet Explorer , Chrome and Firefox.

About Internet Log Files

 
We maintain standard web log files that record data about all visitors who use this site. These logs may contain the Internet domain from which you access the site (such as aol.com, abc.org, etc.); the IP address which that is automatically assigned to your computer when you access the Internet; the type of browser and operating system you use; the date and time you visited; the pages or screens you viewed; and the address of the website you were referred from. All web log files are stored securely and encrypted, and may only be accessed by Drexel University College of Medicine authorized employees for the purposes of troubleshooting issues with the website.

How Do We Use Your Information?

 
When you send your information to the Office of Continuing Medical Education, it will be used in the following ways:

  • To process course registration, maintain CME records and maintain documentation of your CME activities in compliance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
  • To communicate with you about any questions you may have about your program.
  • To send you information about upcoming CME events sponsored by Drexel University College of Medicine or affiliated entities. If you do not want to receive emails, you may remove yourself from our mailing list at any time by contacting:
    Office of Continuing Medical Education
    Drexel University College of Medicine
    1505 Race Street, Mail Stop 1013
    Philadelphia, PA 19102
    Phone: 215.762.2580
    Fax: 215.762.2589
    Email: cme@drexel.edu
  • Name, degree, employer, phone and email are collected in compliance with disclosure of commercial relationships conflict of interest requirements.

Do We Share Your Information With External Organizations?

 
The College of Medicine may occasionally hire other companies to provide services on our behalf, including, but not limited to, marketing and mailing services, and processing event registration. These companies will be provided with only the information needed to deliver the service. They are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.

Additionally, if required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary, the College of Medicine may disclose your personal information to:

  • Conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process served on Drexel University College of Medicine.
  • Protect and defend the rights or property of Drexel University College of Medicine.
  • Protect the personal safety of Drexel University College of Medicine personnel or members of the public in urgent circumstances.

How to Update Your Personal Information

 
If you would like to provide the CME Program with your latest information or review your current information, please contact the office at:

Office of Continuing Medical Education
Drexel University College of Medicine
1505 Race Street, Mail Stop 1013
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215.762.2580
Fax: 215.762.2589
Email: cme@drexel.edu

About Privacy on Other Websites

 
The CME Online Privacy Statement only applies to the CME Program section of the Drexel University College of Medicine website. If you visit other pages on this website, or leave this website to visit other websites, the use of your personal information will be determined by the privacy policies of those websites. The College of Medicine is not responsible for website content and/or the management of your personal information on any other website or by any other entity.

Updates to the CME Online Privacy Statement

 
Drexel University College of Medicine is committed to providing the best security possible for your personal information. As regulations and best practices related to online security change and improve, the College of Medicine will update our practices as well. We'll let you know when this Statement has been updated by revising the "Statement current from" notice at the top of this page.

Have Questions About This Statement?

 
If you have any questions about the CME Online Privacy Statement, please contact the Executive Director of Marketing and Communications at:

Marketing & Communications Department
Drexel University College of Medicine
1601 Cherry Street, Suite 11484
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215.255.7330
Fax: 215.255.7301

Contact Information

 
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Drexel University College of Medicine
1505 Race Street, Mail Stop 1013
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215.762.2580
Fax: 215.762.2589
Email: cme@drexel.edu

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