MED-ED, Inc. ("MED-ED") respects individual privacy and values the confidence of its customers, stakeholders, employees, vendors, customers and business partners. Not only does MED-ED strive to collect, use, and disclose personally identifiable information (Personal Information) in a manner consistent with the laws of the countries in which it does business, but it also has a tradition of upholding the highest ethical standards in its business practices.
"MED-ED" means MED-ED, Inc. its predecessors, successors, subsidiaries, divisions and groups.
"Personal Information" means any set of information that identifies or could be used to identify an individual. Personal Information does not include information that is encoded or publicly available information not combined with private Personal Information.
"Customer" means any customer attending or purchasing MED-ED services, including MED-ED customers who may register or respond to MED-ED Seminars, Evaluations or Surveys.
MED-ED provides nursing continuing education in seven (7) forums: (i) live seminars (ii) self-directed courses (iii) Grand/Clinical Rounds (iv) Clinical Consultation (v) Unit Development Consultation (vi) Train the Trainer (vii) Bedside Training. MED-ED customers are subject to the terms only for the service they use or purchase.
IP Addresses. MED-ED may use customer IP addresses to diagnose problems with MED-ED servers and to administer the MED-ED application.
Definition. A cookie is a small data file placed in a customer’s web browser or written to a customer’s hard drive when a website is accessed. A “session” cookie lasts for a single browser session only and is deleted when the customer closes the web browser. A “persistent” cookie remains on the customer’s device (even while powered off) until it expires or is deleted. A persistent cookie will be reactivated when a customer returns to the website which posted the cookie. Cookies cannot read or access other cookies or any data from a customer’s hard drive. Cookies alone will not personally identify a customer, however a cookie may recognize a customer’s individual web browser or device through an IP Address, browser version, operating system and other information, and website customers who log in to their MED-ED accounts may be individually identifiable to particular MED-ED applications using session cookies.
Blocking/Restricting Cookies. Customers may set their web browsers to restrict or to entirely block cookies, to configure cookie notification settings and/or to delete cookies already present on the browser or device. Information on how to do this should be provided in the web browser’s help/reference section. Customers who block cookies may be able to access the MED-ED website but will not be able to use most of the content, applications and services MED-ED makes available on the website. Limiting or restricting certain types of cookies may prseminar a customer from using certain portions of the MED-ED website, depending on how the browser settings are configured. For example, seminar registration cannot be completed successfully if cookies are disabled in a customer’s web browser.
MED-ED has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of information under its control. MED-ED protects secure data with industry-standard firewall and password protection systems. MED-ED periodically reviews and improves its security and privacy policies as necessary. Only pre-authorized individuals have access to MED-ED servers and information provided by its customers.
MED-ED will use Personal Information only in ways that are compatible with the purposes for which it was collected or subsequently authorized by the individual. Reasonable steps will be taken to ensure that Personal Information is relevant accurate, complete and current, to its intended use. Access and Correction
MED-ED customers may change or modify previously submitted Personal Information by (i) using the Update Profile page located on MED-ED’s website or (ii) sending an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that no data transmission over the Internet is infallible. Any information transmitted through the MED-ED application is done at the customer’s own risk. Once MED-ED receives the information, it will take every reasonable precaution to ensure its security. Enforcement
MED-ED contains links to other web sites. MED-ED is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these web sites.
Last Modified: June 2013