Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was last updated on December 5, 2005.

Welcome to the Web site (the Site) of SciMed LLC. This site is owned by the Medical Knowledge Group, LLC and has been created to provide information about our company and to provide users with the opportunity to learn more about our continuing education activities as well as to register for and participate in such activities. This Privacy Policy sets forth SciMed's policy with respect to information, including personally identifiable data that are collected from individuals who use the site and from individuals who otherwise register for and/or participate in SciMed activities.

What Information Do We Collect?

Personal Data That You Provide Through the Site: We collect Personal Data from you when you voluntarily choose to provide such information such as when you contact us with inquiries, register for access to the SciMed site. Wherever SciMed collects Personal Data, we make an effort to provide a link to this Privacy Policy or, where the Personal Data is collected in person, via mail or via the telephone, we will endeavor to provide you with a copy of this Privacy Policy. SciMed may rely upon third-party service providers to collect and process your registration for activities. These service providers are instructed that they may use your Personal Data only as specified by SciMed.

By voluntarily providing us with Personal Data, you are consenting to our use of it in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you provide Personal Data to this Site, you acknowledge and agree that such Personal Data may be transferred from your current location to the offices and servers of SciMed and the authorized third parties referred to herein for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.

Other Information:

Non-Identifiable Data: When you interact with SciMed through the site, we receive and store certain personally non-identifiable information. Such information, which is collected passively using various technologies, cannot presently be used to specifically identify you. SciMed may store such information itself or it may be included in databases owned and maintained by SciMed affiliates, agents or service providers. This site may use such information and pool it with other information to track, for example, the total number of visitors to our site, the number of visitors to each page of our site, and the domain names of our visitors' Internet service providers. It is important to note that no Personal Data is available or used in this process.

In operating this site, we may use a technology called "cookies." A cookie is a piece of information that the computer that hosts our site gives to your browser when you access a Web site. Our cookies help provide additional functionality to the site and help us analyze site usage more accurately. For instance, our site may set a cookie on your browser that keeps you from needing to remember and then enter a password more than once during a visit to the site. In cases in which we use cookies, we will not use such cookies to collect Personal Data unless such collection has been disclosed to you in advance. On most Web browsers, you will find a help section on the toolbar. Please refer to this section for information on how to receive notification when you are receiving a new cookie and how to turn cookies off. We recommend that you leave cookies turned on because they allow you to take advantage of some of the site's features.

Aggregated Personal Data: In an ongoing effort to better understand and serve the users of the SciMed activities, SciMed occasionally conducts research on its customer demographics, interests and behavior based on the Personal Data and other information provided to us. This research may be compiled and analyzed on an aggregate basis, and SciMed may share this aggregated data with its affiliates, agents, and business partners. When we share this information in aggregate form, it does not identify you personally. SciMed may also disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe our services to current and prospective business partners, and to other third parties for other lawful purposes.

What Are Your Choices?

You can use the site without providing any Personal Data; however, you may not be able to register for and/or participate in certain SciMed activities.

How Do We Use your Personal Data and Other Information?

SciMed uses the Personal Data you provide in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy. If you provide Personal Data for a certain reason, we may use the Personal Data in connection with the reason for which it was provided. For instance, if you contact us via e-mail, we may use the Personal Data you provide to answer your question or resolve your problem. Also, if you provide Personal Data in order to obtain access to the SciMed activities, we will use your Personal Data to provide access to such services.

SciMed and our affiliates may also use your Personal Data and other personally non-identifiable information collected through the site to help us improve the content and functionality of the site, to better understand our users and to improve SciMed activities. SciMed and our affiliates may use this information to contact you in the future to tell you about services or products we believe will be of interest to you. If we do so, each communication we send you will contain instructions permitting you to "opt-out" of receiving future communications.

In addition, at any time you wish not to receive any future communications or to have your name deleted from our mailing lists please contact us as indicated below. We may also share your Personal Data with certain third parties as described further in the section labeled Do We Share Your Personal Data?

If SciMed intends on using any Personal Data in any manner that is not consistent with this Privacy Policy, you will be informed of such anticipated use prior to or at the time at which the Personal Data is collected, and given the option to opt-out of such use.

Do We Share Your Personal Data?

SciMed is not in the business of selling your information. We consider this information to be a vital part of our relationship with you. There are, however, certain circumstances in which we may share your Personal Data with certain third parties without further notice to you, as set forth below:

Business Transfers: As we develop our business, we might sell or buy businesses or assets. In the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar event, Personal Data may be part of the transferred assets.

SciMed Related Companies: We may also share your Personal Data with subsidiaries and affiliates of the Medical Knowledge Group (SciMed's parent company -- for purposes consistent with this Privacy Policy).

Event Supporters: If you sign-up to attend an activity offered by SciMed, we may share your registration information with non-related companies that are involved in supporting the applicable activity, including, without limitation, pharmaceutical companies.

Business Partners: From time to time, SciMed may offer you the opportunity to participate in discount plans and similar benefit programs from one or more of our business partners. If you opt-in to participate in the discount plans or other benefit programs of our business partners, we will disclose your Personal Information to such business partners so that they may register you for the applicable discount plan and/or benefit program.

Agents, Consultants, and Related Third Parties: SciMed, like many businesses, sometimes hires other companies to perform certain business-related functions. Examples include mailing information, maintaining databases, and processing payments. When we employ another company to perform a function of this nature, we endeavor to provide them only with the information that they need to perform their specific function and we instruct them to limit their use of the Personal Data accordingly.

Legal Requirements: SciMed may disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (i) comply with a legal obligation, (ii) protect and defend the rights or property of SciMed, (iii) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Site or the public, or (iv) protect against legal liability.

Exclusions

This Privacy Policy shall not apply to any unsolicited information you provide to SciMed through this site or through any other means. This includes, but is not limited to, information posted to any public areas of the site, such as bulletin boards any ideas for new products or modifications to existing products, and other unsolicited submissions (collectively, Unsolicited Information). All such Unsolicited Information shall be deemed to be non-confidential, and SciMed shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose, and distribute such Unsolicited Information to others without limitation or attribution.

Children

SciMed does not knowingly collect Personal Data from children younger than the age of 16. If you are younger than the age of 16, please do not submit any Personal Data through the site. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children's Internet usage and to help enforce our Privacy Policy by instructing their children to never provide Personal Data on this site without their permission. If you have reason to believe that a child younger than the age of 16 has provided Personal Data to SciMed through this site, please contact us, and we will endeavor to delete that information from our databases.

Links to Other Web Sites

This site may frame or contain references or links to other Web sites not operated or controlled by SciMed, including Web sites of unrelated companies with which SciMed has a business relationship (the Third-Party Sites). The policies and procedures we described here do not apply to the Third-Party Sites. The links from this site do not imply SciMed's review or endorsement of the Third-Party Sites.

We suggest contacting those sites directly for information on their privacy policies.

Security

SciMed takes reasonable steps to protect the Personal Data provided via the site from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no Internet or e-mail transmission is ever fully secure or error free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from this site may not be secure. Therefore, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail. Please keep this in mind when disclosing any Personal Data to SciMed via the Internet.

Other Terms and Conditions

Your access to and use of this site is subject to the Terms of Use.

Changes to SciMed's Privacy Policy

The site and our business may change from time to time. As a result, at times it may be necessary for SciMed to make changes to this Privacy Policy. SciMed reserves the right to update or modify this Privacy Policy at any time and from time to time without prior notice. Please review this policy periodically, and especially before you provide any Personal Data.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on the date indicated above. Your continued use of the site after any changes or revisions to this Privacy Policy shall indicate your agreement with the terms of such revised Privacy Policy.

Access to Information; Contacting SciMed

To keep your Personal Data accurate, current, and complete, please contact us as specified below. We will take reasonable steps to update or correct Personal Data in our possession that you have previously submitted via this site.

Please also feel free to contact us if you have any questions about SciMed's Privacy Policy or the information practices of this site.

You may contact us as follows:

SciMed
90 Park Avenue, Suite 707
New York, NY 10016
212-661-8333
info@SciMedny.com