Privacy Policy

This website uses statistic and measurement systems which compile and process information such as IP numbers and number of visited pages. This information is processed in order to establish members' profiles and trends that may lead to, for example, market studies.

By registering for website services, the Registered User agrees that his/her personal information may be archived in the members database of the website and be used to transmit newsletters published by the website and communications such as press releases, advertisements, or commercial information by the Host.

Information We Collect
In this section of our Privacy Policy, we discuss the different types of information we may collect about you, and the ways in which we collect them.

Information We Collect from Unregistered Visitors
Visitors to each of our websites can access the website's home page and browse some areas of the site without disclosing any personally identifiable information. We do track information provided to us by your browser, including the website 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. On most of our websites, you must register with us to use the entire site.

Information We Collect When You Register
Customers registering for services on our websites are asked to provide us with identifying information, such as name, gender, contact information, and other personal information. On our registration screens, we clearly label which information is required for registration, and which information is optional and may be given at your discretion. You will also be given a choice about whether or not you want to receive newsletters and other information that we distribute from time to time. This PRESENT e-Learning Systems website will explain how personally identifiable information will be used and ask for your consent before collecting it.

Email You Will Receive
In registering as a member of a PRESENT website, members are agreeing to receive original writing, news, and other information that PRESENT believes will enhance members’ ability to care for their patients and run their practices better. Our published products contain academic scholarly content in these three forms - company news, site updates, and additional offers targeted to members’ special interests, at our discretion. We include an opt-out LINK in every email we send to our members and honor their requests to unsubscribe. You also may, from time to time, receive targeted emails from our sponsors.

Who You Will Receive Email From
In registering as a member of PRESENT Websites, including Conference Websites, members agree to receive emails directly from PRESENT, our Alliance Partners, and Sponsors. PRESENT reserves the right to send members targeted emails on behalf of our Alliance Partners and Sponsors. Under certain circumstances member information may be shared with Alliance Partners and/or Sponsors who will contact you in order to provide them the opportunity to offer products or services that may be of interest to You.

Other Information

eTalk Discussion Boards
When you use a discussion board on one of our websites, you may post a message and your username, which is available for all registered users to see. When you are posting publicly, any user of our website can see your message. You should not post any information you want or are required by law to keep private to a discussion board or other public forum on our websites.

On our website, we offer an online data-based profiling tool in which you supply information that is part of your curriculum vitae or professional resume. This tool stores the information that you provide on our servers. The information is accessible by other members and the public and is designed to advertise you to the online community and allow others to find you based on the information that you provide. We will always make it clear to you when information you provide to us through a tool will be saved.

Member Lookup
On our website, other members will be able to look you up and see your profile.

In addition, we gather information about you that is automatically collected by our Web server, such as your IP address and domain name. We may use this information to personalize its offerings and presentations to you, facilitate your movements throughout our website, provide personalized services, and to communicate with you individually.

Continuing Medical Education
When you register for a Continuing Medical Education ("CME") or a Continuing Education ("CE") activity through our website, we collect certain personally identifiable information from you such as your name, email address, and mailing address. We require that you provide the state in which you are licensed and your license number. In addition to personally identifiable information, we collect aggregated non-personally identifiable information about the activities undertaken by our users. We use the information that we collect through CME/CE activities in several ways:

  1. We are accredited by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME) to provide continuing medical education for podiatrists. As a CPME-accredited entity, we are required periodically to submit aggregated data about CME participants and the CME activities we certify. We also provide personally identifiable information to other accredited CME/CE providers who certify CME/CE activities posted on our websites, as required by the CPME and other accrediting bodies. These reports may include personally identifiable information about you and credits issued to you, for the purpose of maintaining records that you can request from the accredited provider for up to six (6) years.

  2. Alliance Partners, and Commercial supporters of CME/CE activities on our website may receive data, and member information.

  3. Our Editorial and Customer Support Staff will have internal access to files containing personally identifiable information, including evaluation forms and aggregated CME /CE participant information. These files can be accessed to respond to your questions or comments. Our staff may also use personally identifiable information, including registration information and evaluation data, in assessing educational needs and planning marketing activities; and we may use the information we collect as otherwise permitted in this Privacy Policy.

Use of Cookies
Cookies are a technology we use to keep track of users as they move through our websites. Your browser allows us to place some information on your computer's hard drive that is associated with the computer you are using. We use cookies to personalize our websites and to track your usage across all our websites. 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, websites that are cookie-enabled will not recognize you when you return to the Website, and some Website 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 elect to associate your registration information with cookies our website 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 websites "remember" your Username and Password and bypass the sign-in process on each visit to the site. Without cookies, this functionality would not be possible. Some of our business partners may use cookies on our site (for example, advertisers.) We have told them that we do not want them to use cookie information to track our users' activities once they leave our websites. However, because of the way advertisements are served on our websites, we do not have total control over how advertisers use cookies on our website. If you believe that one of our advertisers is placing an unwanted cookie on your hard drive, please contact privacy officer ([email protected] ) to assist us in resolving the problem.

Uses We Make of Information
In this section of our Privacy Policy, we identify the ways we may use information about you that we have collected.

Sharing User Data
We collect data about visitors to our website for product development and improvement activities. We also use it for market analysis. We may provide information from our websites with identifying information included, to third parties.

Marketing and Advertising
We may target our advertising or marketing depending on information we have about you. For example, a user that is a healthcare professional who treats foot conditions may receive advertising for new podiatry therapies (although in some cases the advertiser may be provided identifiable information about you). We may also personalize our website based on your interests. For example, you may see different articles in different places on our website based on information you have shared with us, or information we have gained by observing your previous behavior, or information we may have gained from your interactions with a third party that shares information with us. We use information for our own internal marketing, research, and related purposes. Third Parties in addition to aggregate information (discussed previously), we may share some kinds of personally identifiable information with third parties as described below and previously above under Who You Will Receive Email From.

Other Companies
We have strategic relationships with other companies who offer products and services on our websites. When you are interacting with those companies, different rules and privacy policies may apply. We do not control the collection or use of information you provide to these companies.

Our Employees and Consultants
We contract with other companies and individuals to help us provide services. For example, we may host some of our websites on another company's computers, hire technical consultants to maintain our Web-based tools, or work with companies to remove repetitive information from customer lists, analyze data, provide marketing assistance, and provide customer service. In addition, if you are a healthcare professional, we may validate your licensure status and other information against available databases that list licensed health care professionals. 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 Policy, to limit their access to any personal 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 use our best efforts to limit the use of other companies in areas where personally identifiable information may be involved.

Promotional Offers
Sometimes we send offers to selected groups of users on behalf of other businesses. We provide a variety of mechanisms for users to tell us that they do not want to receive such promotional offers. For example, we always endeavor to provide an opt-out selection for users in these promotional messages.

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.

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. We use 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. We use both passwords and usernames, as well as double opt-n verification, to authenticate users. Users are responsible for maintaining their own passwords.

Access to Information and Choices
In this section of our Privacy Policy, we tell you how to obtain and correct information we have about you, and how to choose what types of information you may share with us.

Correction of Information We Have About You
If you believe that registration information collected by our website(s) is in error, you may edit your personal profile any time that you like. You can directly edit most of your user profile on the website on which you initially registered. Information that you cannot edit may only be changed by contacting Web Customer Support (see CONTACTS). 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. You may contact Web Customer Support and ask for the changes that you would like to make.

Our Employees
Our employees are required to keep customer information private, as a condition of their employment with the company. Only selected, authorized employees are permitted to access personal information. Our employees with access to personally identifiable information are required to attend a confidentiality/privacy training class, and to sign a confidentiality agreement. All employees and contractors must abide by our Privacy Policy, and those who violate that policy are subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of their employment and legal

Content dated 04/13/06, document revised on 07/28/20