We understand the power that the Internet holds for changing your life and making things easier for you. These benefits are at risk if people are concerned about their personal privacy. We are committed to providing you with an Internet experience that respects and protects your personal privacy choices and concerns.
In general, we may share this information with our partners, but only in the aggregate, so that they too may understand how the National Association of Medical Doctors, Inc. (hereafter called NAMD) visitors use our site, so they may create a better overall experience for you, as well.
Information collection and use
NAMD is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. NAMD collects information from our users at several different points on our website.
Users wishing to sign up for NAMD`s services are asked to provide certain data including full name, complete mailing address, phone number and email address. Members can expect to receive periodic email communications from us. If you sign up for services that are offered by an affiliate, partner or employer, you should be advised that we are not in control of the content or use of any information you provide to or is collected by these parties.
NAMD requires/requests users to give us contact information (such as their email address) and personal information (such as work histories and academic achievements). The user's contact and personal information is used to contact the visitor when necessary, and primarily used in the construction of the user's profile.
Demographic data that is collected at our may be shared with clients only on an aggregate basis. We do not disclose information about your individual visits to NAMD, or personal information that you provide, such as your name, address, email address, telephone number, credit card number, personal references, etc., to any outside parties, except when we believe the law requires it. But, we may record and share aggregated information with our advertisers, affiliates, or partners.
NAMD offers the ability to send newsletter and other content found on the website to a friend via email. NAMD requires both the senders' and recipients' email addresses in order for the newsletter/article be sent. This information is stored by NAMD but is not shared or sold to third parties.
Use of demographic data
NAMD may ask you for demographic information to provide you with services and specific content. NAMD may as you for your email address, age, and interests. If you prefer not to have your data shared with our advertisers, affiliates or partners in aggregate form, you may choose not to provide it. But please be aware that our ability to provide you with services and/or membership.
We may disclose personal information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process serviced on our website.
Email && opting-out
When you register as a "new member" for the NAMD website, you will be asked to provide NAMD with certain information, including, without limitation, a valid e-mail address. In the event an "active" member fails to pay their annual membership fees, they will become "inactive" members. NAMD reserves the right to send both "active" and "inactive" members certain email announcements, newletters, and other information that NAMD has determined it's "active" and "inactive" members should receive.
The majority of our email communications will have instructions on how to unsubscribe so that you will not receive any future emails from us if you so choose. For example, users who no longer wish to receive certain email announcements may unsubscribe by clicking on an "unsubscribe" link in the email.
For other purposes, NAMD does not have any method for completely removing a user from our database. However, you may delete the cookie placed on your browser by NAMD, and you will be considered as a new visitor when you visit the site. But this may prevent you from receiving many of the services offered by NAMD.
Individuals, organizations, and/or institutions that sign up with NAMD as "members" will become "inactive" members if they do not pay their annual membership fees. However, both "active" and "inactive" members will continue to receive certain member publications and announcements. These "active" and "inactive" members will be unable to "opt-out" of these emails, if they have registered as NAMD members.
NAMD contains links to other websites. These sites have their own policies and practices with respect to online privacy, and NAMD cannot be responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these websites. In addition, in certain instances an NAMD advertiser may ask you for personal information. NAMD cannot be responsible for the privacy practices of its advertisers.
You will be asked to provide your email address when you sign up for services offered by NAMD. This will be used for correspondence with you or to provide you with other content or information regarding NAMD`s website and/or services. Again, your name and email address are not shared or sold to any third party, unless it is to provide you with services that you have requested.
We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website. An Internet protocol (I.P.) address is a set of numbers that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you log on to your Internet service provider or through your company's local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN). IP addresses are tied to personally identifiable information to enable our web-based service.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user. We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. For the session ID cookie, once users close the browser, the cookie simply terminates. A persistent cookie is one stored as a file on your computer, and it remains there when you close your internet browser. The cookie can be read by the Web site that created it when you visit that site again. Persistent cookies can be removed by following Internet browser help directions. You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. Each browser is different so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
By setting a cookie on our site, users do not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. This information is stored and used to create a custom account for the user and make available information tailored to their requests. If users reject the cookie, they may still use our site, however they may have limited use of many of the features of the site.
Surveys & contests
From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contest is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and email address), and demographic information (such as zip code). Contact information will be used to notify winners and award prizes. In addition, contest winners' names and address (city and state) are posted on the website. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site. All personal information collected is done so by NAMD and is not shared or sold to third parties. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.
This site is not meant for children under the age of 18 unless the user is accompanied by an adult or the legal guardian of the user.
Credit card information
We may collect credit card information if you register for any of the paid services on our site. While we use standard commercial efforts to protect credit card transactions and information with encryption and the use of Verisign s protection, we cannot guarantee complete security. NAMD does not collect any credit card information, or store such information on our servers.
We operate secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection. We have security measures in place to attempt to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of your user data under our control.
Only certain employees have access to the information you provide us. For example, we impose strict rules on our employees who have access either to the databases that store user information or to the servers that host our services. While we cannot guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration to data will not occur, we try to prevent such unfortunate occurrences.
Notification of changes
Your acceptance of these terms
this site. We suggest that you practice reasonable discretion when using any website on the internet.
Limitations of liability and disclaimer
You agree that your use of this site is entirely at your own risk. The site, it`s services and privacy are entirely provided as is without warranty of any kind, for content, privacy, information, services, uninterrupted access for any product or service provided through this site.
Specifically, we disclaim any and all warranties regarding the provision of services, content availability, and also for third party products and services, either provided by namd or any of it`s advertisers, affiliates, or partners.
This disclaimer of liability by namd applies to any damages or injury caused by this site, for failure of performance, error, omission, accuracy, deletion, delay in operation or transmission, defect, illegal conduct, virus, theft or distruction, unauthorized use or access to data, loss of profit to you or your business, either directly or indirectly, regardless of any cause either through breach of contract or any other cause of action, either by namd or any of it`s officers, board members, shareholders, employees or agents.
By use of this site you fully understand and agree that the National Association of Medical Doctors, inc (namd), it`s officers, board members, shareholders, employees or agents shall be held harmless and indemnified, incur no liability whatsoever, and that the risk of injury and damages rests entirely with you.
Our entire liability and your exclusive remedy is the cancellation of your services with namd. You hereby agree by use of this site that this seciton shall cover all content and services provided on this site.
National Association of Medical Doctors
1001 Bridgeway, Suite 233
Sausalito, California 94965
Phone: (415) 332-8300
Fax: (415) 651-8856
Your california privacy rights
California Law permits our members who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an e-mail to info[at]namd.org or write to us at NAMD, Attention: Cal Privacy, 1001 Bridgeway, Suite 233, Sausalito, California 94965.
Last updated: January 16, 2008
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