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MPIP Website—Privacy Policy


Effective Date: March 1, 2012

Revised August 2016

Medical Publishing Insights & Practices ("MPIP") respects the privacy of visitors to its Website. This Privacy Policy ("Policy") explains our online information practices regarding the collection of information through our Website that can personally identify you and/or your company, and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. This Policy only covers the website operated by MPIP ("Website").

Personally Identifiable Information

Personally identifiable information is information, such as your name, address, telephone number, password, username, medical information, sex, age, and e-mail address that could be used to contact you.

Information Collection and Use

MPIP measures the performance of our Website to determine how we can improve and expand upon the content and services we provide. We may collect information from our visitors to help us in this effort. If you provide us with personally identifiable information, we will treat it in accordance with this Policy.

Visitors to our Website are not required to provide personally identifiable information.

Visitors may choose to request access to certain options and services, for example, to receive updates on MPIP activities. In so doing you are voluntarily providing personally identifiable information to us. We, along with our co‑sponsors and service providers, will collect only the personally identifiable information that you voluntarily provide to us. You may choose at any time not to provide personally identifiable information, although this may restrict our ability to provide requested services or information.

The following is personally identifiable information that you may volunteer to provide to us, along with examples of how we may use such information:

  • Registration: If you choose to complete a registration form on our Website, we will use the personally identifiable information that you provide on that form to process your request. Personally identifiable information may also be used if you request to receive certain information via fax, e-mail, or postal mail. We may use this information to send you a welcome e-mail, to verify your username and password, to provide information about Website updates or special events, and to provide other responsive information to the data you share with us. Additionally, we may refer to your personally identifiable information to better understand your needs and how we can improve our Website.
  • Questionnaires and Surveys: If you choose to participate in interactive services on our Website, including questionnaires and web surveys, we will use the personally identifiable information that you provide through that interactive service to provide you with information for which you have expressed an interest based on your answers. Additionally, we may refer to your personally identifiable information to better understand your needs and how we can improve our Website.
  • E-mail Notifications and Newsletters: If you choose to request specific MPIP information such as e-mail notifications, literature requests, and newsletter subscriptions, we will use the personally identifiable information that you provide to process your request. Additionally, we may refer to your personally identifiable information to better understand your needs and how we can improve our Website.

If your personally identifiable information is collected anywhere on the Website where there is no accompanying statement limiting its use to specific purposes or where there is no choice provided regarding the handling of your personally identifiable information, MPIP or its co-sponsors may use your personally identifiable information to contact you about activities or events related to medical publishing, subject to the "Choice to Opt Out" paragraph below.

Information Sharing

MPIP may share the personally identifiable information you choose to provide to us as described above with our co-sponsors and service providers.

To the extent you submit personally identifiable information related to a specific initiative, we may share that information with any subsequently formed affiliate dedicated to such initiative.

To the extent permitted by law, any personally identifiable information or other information collected over our Website or concerning its use, including the content of any communication you submit or post to any interactive features on the Website (personal and non-personal), may be disclosed to government authorities or third parties pursuant to a governmental investigation, legal request, subpoena, or other legal process. We may also use or disclose your information as permitted by law to collect debts, fight fraud, or protect the rights or property of MPIP, our co-sponsors, our Website, its users or third parties, or when we otherwise believe in good faith that the law requires it.

Posting to Any Interactive Publicly Viewable Features on the MPIP Website

Any communication you submit or that may be posted to any publicly viewable interactive feature, such as a blog, is a public communication and may be viewed by the general public. Therefore, you acknowledge and understand that you have no expectation of privacy or confidentiality in the content you submit to any such publicly viewable interactive feature over our Website, whether or not it includes personally identifiable information about you.

If you display your personally identifiable information in any communication submitted to any such publicly viewable interactive feature, other individuals may collect and use your personally identifiable information. We are not responsible for, nor can we guarantee the protection of, any personally identifiable information you disclose in a communication submitted to any such publicly viewable interactive feature for posting or contained in an email submitted to us for such posting, and thus, you acknowledge that if you disclose personally identifiable information in any such publicly viewable interactive feature, you do so at your own risk.

Website Technology

Non-Personally Identifiable Information: This refers to information that does not, by itself, identify a specific individual. MPIP gathers certain information about the use of our Website by our visitors. The information may include the referring Uniform Resource Locator (URL), indicating from where a visitor to our Website has come, which URLs have been visited on our Website and in what order, what browser is being used, and what Internet Protocol (IP) address was used to access our Website. This information is then compiled and analyzed in a way that does not identify our visitors personally. We may also use such information for Website and system administration.

Linked Websites: MPIP sometimes provide links to third-party websites. You acknowledge that such links are provided for your convenience only and do not constitute an endorsement by MPIP of such third-party websites. As we do not control these third-party websites, we assume no responsibility for the privacy practices of such websites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies posted on those, and all, third-party websites.

Cookies: Our Website uses Cookies, pieces of numeric data that we transfer to be stored on your computer so that we can easily identify your computer when you return to our Website. MPIP can only "read" Cookies that are placed on your computer from our own Website. Usage of Cookies is not linked to any personally identifiable information. You can choose to disable Cookies by following the procedure suggested by your particular browser. If you choose to disable Cookies in your browser, you may still be able to access portions of our Website content, but some of the functionality of the Website may be impaired.

Data Transfers

MPIP may store your personally identifiable information in the United States or we may transfer it to any other country. The data protection laws in countries to which such personally identifiable information is transferred, including the United States, may or may not provide a level of protection equivalent to the laws in your home country. Wherever we hold the data, we will apply the terms of this Policy and applicable data protection laws.

Protecting Your Information

The personally identifiable information you provide online is electronically stored on a secure server and is retained for no longer than is reasonably necessary, depending on the purpose for which it is held. MPIP provides reasonable protections for the personally identifiable information you share with us. Access to your personally identifiable information is limited to MPIP and its co-sponsors and service providers, all of whom are required to keep your information confidential. MPIP does not sell, loan, trade, or lease any personally identifiable information collected on our Website to unrelated third parties for their own purposes.

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure proper use of your personally identifiable information, MPIP and its co-sponsors and service providers employ appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online, consistent with industry practices. However, MPIP does not warrant or represent that its level of security meets or exceeds any specific standards. You should keep in mind that no Internet transmission is 100% secure or error-free, nor are stored data free from vulnerabilities.

Children’s Privacy

MPIP does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 18. If we learn that we have personally identifiable information from a child under the age of 18, we will delete that information. If you are under the age of 18 and wish to register to obtain further information or be included in a survey, your parent or legal guardian must register.

Choice to Opt-In

MPIP will send you information about MPIP and its programs and activities if you choose to request such information. When you register on our Website, you will generally be given the choice to "opt-in" to receiving such information from our Website, but if an opt-in choice is not provided, you may "opt-out" of communications at any time as described below.

Choice to Opt-Out

If at any subsequent time, you wish to stop receiving e-mail or postal mail from MPIP, or to have your name and other personally identifiable information removed from our Website, select "Unsubscribe" from the Contact MPIP page. If you have any questions relating to your choice to "opt-out," please contact us using the Contact MPIP page.

Corporate Change of Control or Sale of Assets

In the event of a corporate change in control resulting from, for example, changes in the MPIP co-sponsors or service providers, MPIP reserves the right to transfer your personally identifiable information to a new party/parties.

What About Changes to This Privacy Policy?

MPIP reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, alter, or otherwise update this policy at any time, and you agree to be bound by such modifications, alterations, or updates. We will notify you of material changes to this Privacy Policy by posting the revised policy with the date it was revised on this page. Your continued use of our Website constitutes your agreement to this privacy statement and any updates. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy to stay informed about how we are protecting the personally identifiable information we collect.

How Can You Ask Questions or Raise Concerns?

If you have other questions or concerns about our privacy policies or data use, or wish to change your options, please contact us using the Contact MPIP page.

 

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