Your privacy is important to MDcme.ca. As a user of our MDcme.ca website ("Website"), you are interested in our continuing medical education services and the related information we provide on our Website. At Mdcme.ca we recognize that when you choose to provide us with information about yourself, you trust us to act in a responsible manner and we want you to feel as comfortable as possible visiting our Website and using its services.
We will not give or sell confidential or personal information about our users to any third party not affiliated with your transaction, except as required by law or as necessary to provide our service to you.
What Personal Information does MDcme.ca Collect?
Our Website does not automatically gather any personal information from you, such as: your name, phone number, or e-mail address. This information is only obtained if you provide it voluntarily through expressly opting to receive e-mails and promotional information, registering for CME Courses, or via email. However, when you go directly to the information portion of our Website and move from page to page, read pages or download content onto your computer, we learn which pages are visited, what content is downloaded, and the addresses of the Websites that you visited immediately before coming to our Website. None of your browsing is associated with you as an individual. It is measured only in the aggregate.
We use this information to find out how many people visit our Website and which sections of the sites are visited most frequently. This helps us determine what type of information is most useful to you so that we can improve our Website to make it easier for you to access information. We record the statistical information on the numbers of visitors to our Website, but no information about you in particular will be kept or used. The following is a detailed explanation as to the type of information collected and how:
Information Collected Automatically via the Internet
MDcme.ca logs http requests to our server. These logs capture computer information, navigation, and clickstream data.Some of the information collected does not identify who you are. Other information, such as your domain name or IP address, may identify you depending on the naming standards followed by your Internet service provider. You may wish to ask them about their policies and practices.While we make no attempt to link the information captured to the identity of individuals, the information captured does identify the following:
A Cookie is a small file containing certain pieces of information that a Website creates when you visit the site. They can track how and when you use a site, which site you visited immediately before, and they can store that information about you.
There are two common types of cookies, "session cookies" and "persistent cookies." Session cookies store information only for the length of time that you are connected to the Website - they are not written into your hard drive. Once you leave the Website, the originator of the cookie no longer has the information that was contained on it.
Our Website only uses session cookies. They are an additional security feature for access to our Website's services. For example, when you log on to the Physician Only section of MDcme.ca, you are authenticated through your login id and password, a cookie will store the identification number of your browser. Throughout your session, the session cookie acts as type of digital signature to identify your current session to the Web Server.
How Do We Use the Personal Information That You Have Provided?
Our primary use of your personal information is to administer, maintain, and improve your experience on our Website. In addition, your information serves to provide you with customized service and interactive communications. For example:
Optional Mailing Lists
If you check the 'opt- in' feature on our Website, we may send you e-mails regarding our Website and special promotions. Likewise, we may send you direct mail about products and services we believe may be of interest to you.
Registering for CME Courses
We use your contact information as necessary to send you information about the courses for which you have registered. In instances where you have registered for an accredited CME Course through our Website, we provide your personal information to the accrediting institution affiliated with that particular CME Course for accreditation purposes.
Protecting Personal and Financial Information Exchanged On-Line
When you apply on-line for a service or provide information to use our Website, you provide personal and financial information that is necessary for us to process your transaction. Information provided to us at our Website is sent in a "secure session" established with Secure Socket Layer ("SSL"). SSL technology secretly encodes information that is sent over the Internet between your computer and MDcme.ca. However, alternate means of processing credit card payments are available. You may process your transaction via fax, telephone, or mail.
Professional Development and Conferencing Services
Faculty of Medicine, Room 2961
Health Sciences Centre
St. John's, NL
Telephone: (709) 777-6653 or 1-888-299-0676
Facsimile: (709) 777-6032
Email Comments, Questions, or Responses
When you send us an e-mail or when you ask us to respond to you by e-mail, we learn your exact e-mail address and any information you have included in the e-mail.
We use your e-mail address to acknowledge your comments and/or reply to your question, and we will store your communication and our reply in case we correspond further. We will not sell your e-mail address to anyone outside MDcme.ca's products and services without your consent. We may use your e-mail address to send you information about MDcme.ca's products or services that we believe may be of interest to you. If you don't want us to contact you with product information by e-mail, you may tell us so at any time.
If you have asked us to put you on an e-mail mailing list to provide you with certain information on a regular basis, you may ask us to remove you from the list at any time (using the unsubscribe instructions provided with each e-mail and on the site where you signed up).
Mailing List Subscribers
As indicated above, our Website provides you with the opportunity to join mailing lists to receive updates and promotional information. The registration form requires users to give us contact information (such as their name and email address). Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings at any time.
Mailing lists subscribers may contact us at any time to discontinue their subscription and have their contact information removed from our database. Either email [email protected] or call 1-888-299-0676 .
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