Scitent Privacy Policy

Scitent Inc is committed to protecting the privacy of information provided by and about our users. Scitent honors your privacy and will not share, without your consent, any information you have chosen to share with us except as discussed in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy describes what information we may collect about you, what uses we may make of it, how you can tell us what to do with your information, and what precautions we take against unauthorized access or use of your information.

About This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies only to information you submit to Scitent in connection with the Scitent Web site.

Privacy Policy Changes

We reserve the right to make changes in this Privacy Policy and we will post Privacy Policy changes on the Scitent Web Site. We will make reasonable efforts to notify registered users of any significant changes to this Privacy Policy.

Types of Information Collected

This section of our Privacy Policy addresses the types of information we may collect about you and the ways in which we collect them.

Types of Information Collected From Unregistered Visitors

Visitors can access the home page and browse some areas of the Scitent Web 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. You must register with us to access some materials and programs.

Information Collected When Users Register

Users registering with this Web Site are asked to provide identifying information, such as name, contact information, and other information. Our registration screen clearly labels which information is required for registration and which information is optional and may be given at the user’s discretion. You will also be given a choice about whether or not you want to receive email notices from Scitent.

Information From Outside Sources

We automatically gather certain information about you as you interact with the Scitent Web Site, such as your IP address and referring URL. Scitent reserves the right to use this information to personalize its offerings and presentations to you, facilitate your movements throughout our Web Site, provide personalized services, and communicate with you individually.

Use of Cookies

Your browser allows us to place some information on your computer’s hard drive that identifies the computer you are using (“cookies”). Scitent uses cookies to identify a user as the user interacts with our Web Site. We use cookies to personalize our Web Site and to track your usage across the Web Site. This allows us to evaluate utilization of the various materials on our site and create reports based on aggregated and anonymized data.

Your Web browser can be set to allow you to control whether you will accept cookies, reject cookies, or to notify you each time a cookie is sent to you. If your browser is set to reject cookies, Web sites that are cookie enabled will not recognize you when you return to the Web site, and some Web site functionality may be lost. The Help section of your browser will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting cookies.

Although cookies do not normally contain personally identifiable information, if you are a registered user, we may associate your registration information with cookies our Web site places on your computer’s hard drive. Associating a cookie with your registration data allows us to offer increased personalization and functionality. For example, you can elect to have our Web site “remember” your user name and password and bypass the sign-in process on each visit to the site. Without cookies, this functionality is not possible.

Use and Disclosure of Information

We will not disclose or share your personally identifiable information without your consent, except as detailed below. We may send you promotional or informational messages by email or text messaging, if you consent to it. We may use your data, including personally identifiable information, in order to maintain and update our records and track your usage of our products and services. We may also use 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 Site in aggregate form, with identifying information removed, to third parties. For example, we may tell a partner what percentage of our registered users resides in a particular geographical area or their practice specialty. Depending on an agreement with third parties, we may or may not charge for this information.

Marketing and Advertising

We may target our advertising or marketing activities based on information we have about users.   We may use information for our own internal marketing, research, and related purposes. We provide a variety of mechanisms for you to tell us you do not want to receive such communications.

Public Forums and Other Online Resources

Scitent may make blogs, forums, and/or interest groups available to our users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information, including comments that you may leave or alias/nickname identifiers you may use when interacting with any of our online resources. We urge you to exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information in that context. The Scitent Privacy Policy does not apply to any personally identifiable information you disclose in those public forums.

Legal Requirements

We may release registration and/or personal information when we believe release is required to comply with our legal obligations.

Other than as described above, Scitent 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.

Electronic Communication and Anti-Spam Policy

Scitent abides by all applicable state and federal laws governing electronic communication over the Internet, including the following:

  • Scitent will send promotional or informational materials by email or text messages to those who have identified themselves as interested in programs or are listed as a recipient on mailing lists secured from a third-party vendor.
  • Scitent will maintain records demonstrating “opt-out” or “unsubscribe” requests and will apply this to third-party mailing lists when possible.
  • All electronic communications will include a way for the recipient to be removed from future distribution.
  • Electronic message headers will identify Scitent as the sender and subject lines will accurately reflect the content of the message.
  • A postal address will be included in all commercial e-mail messages from Scitent.
  • All email communications will contain valid header information.
  • Scitent will maintain a corporate e-mail address in the form of info@scitent.com for inquiries and will respond to all emails sent to this address within three (3) business days.
Protection of Information

In this section of our Privacy Policy, we discuss the security measures we take to protect information that we have collected about you.

General Policies

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.

Scitent 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. Scitent uses both passwords and usernames to authenticate users. Users are responsible for maintaining their own passwords. While we take reasonable precautions to protect the security of our user’s personal information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction, we cannot guarantee the total security of such data, or that we will be immune from hacking incidents or security breaches.

Storage of Health Information

Personally identifiable information you share with us is stored on our database servers at Scitent data centers or hosted by third parties who have entered into agreements with us that require them to observe our privacy policy. We have security measures to prevent individuals from accessing information without authorization. Data centers are physically secure and protected from unauthorized access by unauthorized persons. Physical access to the servers requires individual authorization and authentication.

Information in our data center 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.

Correction of Information

You may edit or correct your personal registration profile at any time. You can directly edit your profile on our Web site. 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 Scitent Web Site, please contact info@scitent.com.

This Privacy Policy was last updated November 4, 2014.