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CME Privacy Policy

Office of Continuing Medical Education, Kern Augustine Conroy & Schoppmann, P.C.

The Office of Continuing Medical Education of Kern Augustine Conroy & Schoppmann, P.C., ("KACS CME") respects and values your privacy and the confidentiality of the information you choose to share with us. We are committed to protection of this information and will assure your privacy when participating in CME activities on our Web site.

We've structured our Web site so that, in general, you can visit our "Legal Grand Rounds CME" website without identifying yourself or revealing any personal information. Once you choose to provide us personally identifiable information when creating an account (any information by which you can be identified), you can be assured that it will only be used to support your relationship with the Office of CME.

We do automatically collect certain internet tracking information.

Awareness

KACS CME provides this Online Privacy Statement to make you aware of our privacy policy and practices and of the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.

What we collect

Internet Tracking Information

When you are visiting our Web site, we may collect the following information:

  • The type of browser you are using
  • The operating system on which your computer is operating
  • The pages that were visited and the date and time of that visit

We use this data to better understand how users navigate in order to enable us to modify and improve the site.

Use of "Cookies"

A cookie is a small line of text that a website can store on your Web browser when you visit the site to identify a visitor and track future activity on the website by that visitor.

We do not use cookies in connection in connection with simple visits to the website. However, we do use cookies, when you register for online CME. The cookies are used to remember that you have logged in to the web site and identify you as someone who has registered for the particular online CME presentation. Since web page requests are stateless in that each request is a completely independent transaction, the cookie is needed to remember you as a registrant between requests. No personal information is stored in the cookie. Only a session id, which is a random string assigned each time you visit the portal, and the uid, which is an internal id assigned to you when you register for a course online, is included in the cookie.

Personal Information that You Provide When You Register

If you decide to register for one of our course offerings, we will ask you to provide certain personal information. This information may include your name, postal and e-mail addresses, and telephone number. This information is transmitted using secure encryption technology.

In addition to using this data in connection with your registration, the data is retained in our database, and we may use this information to contact you with email updates when new CME activities become available that may be of interest to you. You will always be given an opportunity to opt-out of future e-mailed updates.

We keep confidential any personal information that you provide to us. The personal information you provide is stored in a secure location and only authorized people are able to access it. We do not share our registrants' information with other institutions, except as may be required by law. However, your name may be published in the list of registrants in the syllabus of the particular course for which you have registered.

If a fee is charged and registrants pay online, the registrant will need to provide us with credit card information. These transactions are encrypted before transmission over the internet.

Information Collected from Participants

When you participate in a CME activity, we ask that you complete a Post-test, and we ask that you evaluate the CME activity by providing feedback to us on the educational value of the activity.

How we use it

KACS CME uses your information to better understand your needs and provide you with better service. Specifically, we use your information to help you complete a transaction, to communicate back to you, to update you on service and benefits, and to personalize our web site for you.

Who we share it with

KACS CME will not sell, rent, or lease your personally identifiable information to others. Unless we have your permission or are required by law, we will only share the personal data you provide online with other entities and/or individuals who are acting on our behalf in connection with the activities described above, and we will require such entities and individuals to abide by our privacy policies as described herein.

Choice

KACS CME will not use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online other than in the ways described above without first letting you know and offering you the opportunity to choose whether or not to allow such additional use.

Security

KACS CME is committed to ensuring the security of your information. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. As indicated above, we use encryption when collecting or transferring personal information, including sensitive data such as credit card information.

Change in Policy

As our internet site changes and grows, we may collect additional information or may use information in different ways. If our information practices change, we will modify this policy statement and we will post a notice on our home page to inform visitors of this change.

Links to other Web sites

We provide links to other Web sites that are not affiliated with KACS CME and which may have privacy policies that are different from ours. We are not responsible for the content or privacy policies of those sites, or for any activities that may take place when visiting those sites.

Contact information

For questions regarding this Internet privacy policy, please contact the Office of CME via e-mail at cmesupport@drlaw.com or by regular mail at:

Office of Continuing Medical Education

Kern Augustine Conroy & Schoppmann, P.C.

865 Merrick Avenue, Suite 200 South

Westbury, NY 11590