Types of Information Collected
Visitors can access the Web site's home page and search 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.
A free registration process is required to view detailed content and access the full range of services offered by our site. Your email address, clinical specialty and demographic information is required for this registration.
Only those registering for CME or subscription services are asked to provide identifying information, such as name, contact information, etc. On our registration screen, we clearly label which information is required for registration, and which information is optional and may be given at the user's discretion.
Information from Outside Sources
We may also collect information about physicians or other healthcare professionals who register on our Web sites from other sources in order to verify their licensure status and identity
Use of Information
We aggregate data about users for program and/or product use analysis, program development and site improvement. We may also use it for market analysis and provide information from our Web sites in aggregate form, all completely without identification of users to third parties. For example, we may tell a sponsor what percentage of our registered users resides in a particular geographical area or their practice specialty.
RTP will report more specific data to accrediting bodies that is required to grant continuing education or other forms of credit for programs successfully completed.
We may target our advertising or marketing activities based on information we have about users. For example, a user may receive promotional information for programs on breast cancer related issues if it is known that healthcare professional may have an interest that specialty. In no case do commercial interests have access to any individually identifiable information about the identified user.
In addition to aggregate information (discussed previously), we may share some kinds of information with third parties as described below.
Companies and People Who Work for Us
We contract with other companies and individuals to help us provide services. For example, we may host some of our web sites on another company's computers, hire technical consultants, or work with companies to remove repetitive information from customer lists, analyze data, provide marketing assistance, and provide customer service. In addition, as a healthcare professional, we may validate your licensure status and other information against available databases that list licensed health care professionals. In order to perform their jobs, these other companies may have limited access to some of the personal information we maintain about our users. We require all such companies to comply with the terms of our privacy policies, to limit their access to any information to the minimum necessary to perform their obligations, and not to use the information they may access for purposes other than fulfilling their responsibilities to us.
We may release registration information when we believe release is required to comply with law. If we discover that a third party inadvertently disclosed personal information about any of our customers, we will take immediate action to prevent further occurrences.
Other than the cases described above, RTP will not release personally identifiable information to a third party without the user's consent. Also, if we ask your consent to release information to a third party, we will use our best efforts to clearly define and limit the scope of your consent.
Acceptable Use Policy
RTP also maintains the following Acceptable Use guidelines:
Protection of Information
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.
RTP uses security methods to determine the identity of its registered users, so that appropriate rights and restrictions can be enforced for that user. Reliable verification of user identity is called authentication. RTP uses both passwords and usernames to authenticate users. Users are responsible for maintaining their own passwords.
Storage of Health Information
Information in our data centers is backed up routinely, in order to aid in the recovery of information in the event of accidental damage of information or due to a natural disaster. The backup media is stored in a physically secure storage facility.
Access to Information and Choices
Correction of Information
If you believe that registration information collected by our web site(s) is in error, you may edit your personal profile any time that you like. You can directly edit your user profile on our web sites. Requests for deletion of your record may result in your removal from the registry, but we may keep certain demographic information about you for product improvement purposes.
Privacy Questions or Concerns
For privacy questions or concerns about the Researchtopractice.com web site, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
These privacy policies were last updated January 2012.