2. INFORMATION COLLECTION PRACTICES
2.1. TYPES OF INFORMATION COLLECTED
(a) TRAFFIC DATA COLLECTED. We automatically track and collect the following categories of information when you visit our Site: (1) IP addresses; (2) domain servers; (3) types of computers accessing the Site; and (4) types of web browsers used to access the Site (collectively “Traffic Data”). Traffic Data is anonymous information that does not personally identify you but is helpful for marketing purposes or for improving your experience on the Site. We also use “cookies” to customize content specific to your interests, to ensure that you do not see the same advertisement repeatedly, and to store your password so you do not have to re-enter it each time you visit the Site.
(b) PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED. In operating the Site, you may be asked to participate in a user registration, online surveys, and other online forms requesting your name, e-mail addresses, and other contact information, as well as the following categories of information: (1) Contact Data (such as your name, mailing address, and e-mail address); (2) Demographic Data (such as your zip code, occupation, age, and income); (3) Photographic Date (including uploaded images); and Meta Data (such as user-generated content and tagging, unrelated to Contact Data). If you communicate with us by e-mail or any other electronic means through the Site, any information provided in such communication may be collected as Personal Information.
2.2. USES OF INFORMATION COLLECTED
(a) COMPANY USE OF INFORMATION. We use Contact Data to send you information about our company or our products or services, or promotional material from some of our partners, or to contact you when necessary. We use your Demographic Data to customize and tailor your experience on the Site, verify licensures to ensure appropriateness of continuing education courses and displaying content that we think you might be interested in and according to your preferences.
(c) USER CHOICE REGARDING COLLECTION, USE, AND DISTRIBUTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION. You may choose not to provide us with any Personal Information. In such an event, you can still access and use much of the Site; however you will not be able to access and use those portions of the Site that require your Personal Information. If you do not wish to receive information and promotional material from us or from some of our partners, you email firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION.
3.1. USER ABILITY TO ACCESS, UPDATE, AND CORRECT PERSONAL INFORMATION.
We maintain a procedure in order to help you confirm that your Personal Information remains correct and up-to-date. At any time, you may visit your personal profile and settings once signed into your account. Through your personal profile you may review and update your Personal Information that we have already collected or add new information relating to contact information or licensing information.
3.2. LOST OR STOLEN INFORMATION.
You must promptly notify us if your user name or password is lost, stolen, or used without permission. In such an event, we will remove that user name or password from your account and update our records accordingly.
3.3. PUBLIC INFORMATION.
The Site may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. We also make chat rooms, forums, message boards, and news groups available to you. Please understand that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information. We have no control over its use and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your Personal Information.
4. NOTICE CONCERNING CHILDREN.
We are a general audience website, and do not direct any of our content specifically at children under 13 years of age. We understand and are committed to respecting the sensitive nature of children’s privacy online. If we learn or have reason to suspect that the Site user is under age 13, we will promptly delete any personal information in that user’s account.