Personally identifying information collected on the CME University Site
- When you participate in a CME, CNE, CPE or CE (collectively, "CME/CE") activity on the CME University Site, you are asked for your name, street address, telephone number(s), fax number, e-mail address, profession and specialty. You also may be asked for (i) your NPI number if you are participating in CME/CE activity related to a federally mandated Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy ("REMS") for which participant tracking is required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA"), (ii) your NABP ePID and month/day of birth if you are claiming ACPE (pharmacy CE) credit for a CME/CE n activity, and (iii) your credit- card information if a particular CME/CE activity requires payment.
Use of the personally identifying information that is collected on the CME University Site
- Grading and certificates. JHI will use your personally identifying information to grade your post-test and/or to issue you a certificate of completion documenting your participation in the CME/CE activity. If JHI uses a third-party company to grade your post-test and/or issue certificates of completion, JHI will give your name, street address, e-mail address, profession and specialty to that company for that purpose only.
- Credit-card processing. If you provide your credit card information, JHI will forward that information to our credit-card processing vendor, who will process it and let JHI know whether the charge has been authorized. JHI stores the last four digits of the credit-card number, along with the card expiration date, but neither PIM nor JHI will use the credit card number for any purpose.
- Notification of other CME/CE offerings. JHI may use your personally identifying information to send you information about other CME/CE activities that PIM or other organizations are offering.
- Notification of other healthcare goods and services. JHI may use your personally identifying information to send you information about other healthcare-related goods and services that PIM and other organizations are offering. To opt out of receiving such information, click here.
Disclosure of personally identifying information to third parties
- Agents and contractors. We may provide your personally identifying information to service providers who work on our behalf or help us to operate the CME University Site and the different activities that we conduct through and in connection with the CME University Site. Examples of such service providers include vendors and suppliers that provide us with technology, services and/or content for sending email, analyzing data, research, providing advertising and marketing assistance and providing customer service, as well as our credit-card processor as mentioned above. Access to your personally identifying information by these service providers is limited to the information reasonably necessary to perform their limited functions.
- Accrediting organizations. PIM may report your participation and share your personally identifying information, including name, address, and NPI number with organizations, such as the Accreditation Council for CME (ACCME), that are approved by the FDA to collect information on CME/CE related to a mandated REMS.
- Commercial supporters. On occasion, the commercial supporter of a CME/CE activity (the "Supporter") will ask PIM for a list of the people who participated in that activity, so that it can comply with applicable laws or document the first level of outcomes-based evaluation in CME/CE (i.e., the profile of the learner's that participated, to include a summary of which medical specialties/practices were represented, how this compares to the target audience, and whether the activity needs to be repeated because significant numbers of the target audience did not participate). If the Supporter only wants information to document the first level of outcomes-based evaluation, PIM will provide the Supporter with a summary of the learner profile that participated in the activity, but PIM will not provide your personally identifying information. If the Supporter is asking for information that it needs to comply with applicable laws, and in particular, the federal "Sunshine Act," PIM will provide your first, middle and last name and your street address, and the fact that you participated in this particular CME/CE activity.
- Provider/partners. On occasion, the third-party provider or education partner of a CME/CE activity on the CME University Site (the "Provider/Partner") will ask PIM for a list of the people who participated in a particular CME/CE activity that the Provider/Partner prepared or accredited, for the Provider/ Partner's record-keeping purposes only. In response to such a request, PIM will provide the Provider/Partner with the name, street address, e-mail address, profession and specialty of each person who participated in that CME/CE activity.
- Other CME/CE providers. JHI may share your personally identifying information with third parties, so that they may send you information about CME/CE activities that they offer.
- Other third parties. JHI may share your personally identifying information with third parties so that they may send you information about healthcare-related goods and services that they offer other than CME/CE activities. If you don't wish JHI to share your personally identifying information with third parties that might send you information about non-CME/CE goods and services, click here.
- Disclosure for legal reasons
- We may disclose your personally identifiable information to protect the safety, rights, or property of the public, any person, PIM or JHI; to investigate, prevent, or otherwise address suspected fraud, harassment or other violations of any law, rule or regulation; to detect, prevent or otherwise address security or technical issues; or as we believe is required by law, regulation, or legal process.
- If PIM or JHI engages in a merger, acquisition, disposition, change of control, bankruptcy, dissolution, reorganization, or similar transaction or proceeding, or otherwise transfers the operations of the CME University Site that relates to your personally identifying information, JHI will transfer your personally identifying information to the successor entity.
- Rights of California residents. If you are a California resident, and you want to find out the names of any information brokers or any other third parties with whom we share your personally identifying information under California Privacy (Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 22575 et seq., send a request to chiefprivacyofficer@ jhihealth.com and within thirty (30) days, we will provide you with that information.
Other identifying information collected on the CME University Site
- Passive collection of information. Besides collecting information that you provide when you participate in CME/CE activities, we passively collect certain kinds of information that link to your web browser and identify you as a particular user without identifying you as an individual. We collect that information through cookies.
- What cookies are. A cookie is a small data file that a website transfers to a user's hard drive when a user visits the website. A cookie file can contain information such as a unique ID that the site uses to track the pages visited, and is a standard method of registering website user preferences. These preferences are stored in a file on your computer's hard disk drive.
- What cookies do. Cookies make it easier for you to use websites by enabling you to access your information when you "sign in" to your account (rather than having to enter the information again), to make purchases (by enabling you to keep coming back to a shopping cart) and move uninterrupted between site areas. We use Google® Analytics cookies to recognize and count the number of visitors to the CME University Site and to see how visitors move around the CME University Site when they're using it.
- How you can control cookies
- You can set your browser to accept all cookies, to reject cookies, or to notify you whenever a cookie is offered so that you can decide each time whether to accept it. You can learn how to do this by reviewing your web browser's help menu or at www.allaboutcookies.org. You can also use various browser plug-ins, such as NoScript, Ghostery, Lightbeam, Firecookie, and Do Not Track Plus, to view and control cookies. Rejecting a cookie, however, may preclude you from using, or may negatively affect the display or function of, the CME University Site or certain areas or features of the CME University Site.
Do Not Track Signals
- With some browsers, it is possible for a user to activate a "Do Not Track" signal, to indicate that the user does not want to be tracked across the websites that the user visits.
- The CME University Site does not respond to Do Not Track signals. In other words, if you have activated a Do Not Track signal in your own browser, the CME University Site will not block tracking by third parties of your activity, if any, on the CME University Site.
Managing your personally identifying information on the CME University Site
- To keep your personally identifying information accurate, current and complete, you can update your profile on the CME University Site, e-mail CMEU@pimed.com or call 303-799-1930.
- We work to protect the security of your personally identifying information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input. We also take precautions, including the deployment of technological resources and the use of firewalls, systems and procedures, to protect the security of your personally identifying information.
- No Internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error-free. Be careful about sending us any confidential information, and keep secure any passwords, ID numbers, or other special access features that you use on the CME University Site.