Privacy and Confidentiality Statement
Vindico Medical Education is committed to protecting the privacy of its customers. This document describes the information we collect from our Web site and how we use it.
Information collected when you visit Vindico Medical Education Web sites
When you view pages and graphics on our Web sites, the following information may be recorded in a log file:
- The time and date of your request
- The Internet address of your computer
- The browser and operating system you are using
- The page that you are viewing
If you have logged into a password-protected part of our Web site, we also record your user name.
We use the information noted above to facilitate effective operation of Vindico Medical Education Web sites and to measure overall usage by customers. We do not review use of our site by individual users unless a user's account is associated with 1) attempts to violate the security of Vindico Medical Education computer networks, 2) activity that degrades the performance of Vindico Medical Education Web sites, 3) activity that may be related to copyright violation, or 4) if we are required to disclose this information by law.
Personal information is information that can be used to identify or contact you. Registration for Vindico Medical Education Web sites is open only to subscribers of Vindico’s journals or online products/services; it requires only the provision of a valid customer number and, for verification purposes, personal information already contained in Vindico’s customer records, such as name or birth date. New personal information is not collected as part of the registration process. In the course of using Vindico Web sites, however, you may be asked to provide personal information in order to purchase a product, participate in an activity, or otherwise interact with Vindico Medical Education. This information will not be shared with other organizations as the result of your use of our Web site, unless the form used for collecting it explicitly states that it will be shared with another organization.
Important note for Customers: Vindico Medical Education maintains a customer database independent of its Web operations. The information in this database is drawn from past registrants, subscription dues, product orders and other transactions between Vindico Medical Education and its customers. Using this database, Vindico Medical Education occasionally shares aggregate data with other organizations. You may instruct Vindico Medical Education not to share your personal information by contacting Customer Service at 1-800-257-8290 or firstname.lastname@example.org. In rare instances, personal information may be disclosed for legal or other reasons; these circumstances are noted at the end of this document.
Vindico Medical Education will not share your e-mail address with any other organization. From time to time, Vindico may send you e-mails regarding items of interest to you, including urgent health matters.
Information we collect is aggregated into reports that enable us to monitor usage and security. Aggregated usage statistics are distributed within Vindico Medical Education.
Security and E-Commerce
Vindico Medical Education is committed to the security of your transactions. Our secure server enables you to transmit a credit card number to us with confidence. VeriSign issues our secure server certificate. We do not store your credit card information after your transaction has been processed.
Some Vindico Medical Education Web sites send visitors a cookie (small computer file) that, in most cases, contains a unique serial number. Each time our Web server receives a request for a page, it checks to see if the cookie is present — this enables us to determine how much of our traffic is from repeat visitors.
Additional cookies may be sent by Vindico Medical Education Web servers to facilitate interaction between your Web browser and Vindico Medical Education’s web servers. For example, a cookie will be placed upon registration for a Vindico Medical Education educational symposium, which allows for confirmation and other future contact without re-registration.
Disclosure required by law or emergency circumstances
Personal information is information that can be used to identify or contact you. Vindico Medical Education may release personal information to third parties: 1)to comply with valid legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena, or court order; or 2) in special cases, such as a physical threat to you or others. In the event that we are legally compelled to disclose your personal information to a third party, we will notify you unless doing so would violate the law or court order.
Disclosure in the context of mergers and acquisitions
Vindico Medical Education may disclose personal information to an organization with which it merges, or which acquires Vindico or substantially all of its assets. Any personal information provided to such organization will be provided subject to that organization taking reasonable steps to keep personal information private.
Disclosure to Vindico operations and maintenance contractors
Vindico Medical Education operations and maintenance contractors sometimes have limited access to your personal information in the course of providing products or services to Vindico. Access to your personal information by these contractors is limited to the information reasonably necessary in order for the contractor to perform its limited function for Vindico. We also contractually require that our operations and maintenance contractors 1) protect the privacy of your personal information, and 2) not use or disclose your personal information for any purpose other than providing us with products and services.