Types of Information Collected
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.
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
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 email@example.com for inquiries and will respond to all emails sent to this address within three (3) business days.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.