HMP Holdings* (umbrella for subsidiaries - HMP Communications (HMP) & the North American Center for Continuing Medical Education (NACCME)
This policy applies to all visitors of HMP Holdings and related affiliates’ websites, and covers the products and services for all HMP Holdings brands, including but not limited to; journals, national meetings/trade shows, regional meetings, webinars, e-newsletters, microsites, books, videos, blogs, digital editions, social media, etc.
Information We Collect
Information You Provide
We collect personally identifiable information that you provide to us when you subscribe to our magazines (either directly or through a third party (such as a subscription agency); sign up for email newsletters or promotions; enter a contest; participate in surveys; register for a website, webcast, mobile application, tradeshow or other online or in-person event; or otherwise communicate with us or interact with our Sites. We also may receive information about you from other sources and add it to the information you have provided to us.
HMP Holdings’ and their subsidiaries are not responsible for the information you volunteer about yourself in discussions on our forums or other publicly accessible interactions, or the information that you choose to provide to sponsors or exhibitors during in-person events (i.e., allowing vendors to scan your registration badge in the trade show exhibit hall) or by opting-in to receive company information during a sponsored webinar.
Information Collected Automatically and Our Uses of Such Information
We use information gathered through these tools to improve the way our Sites work, for example by employing third-party analytics tools which aggregate anonymized user information to help us better design our Sites and enhance the functionality of our Services For example, by remembering preferences or other choices that you make - such as user names, language preferences, and the like – we can better understand how you use our Site(s) over time. In short, these tools allow us to provide you with a better, more relevant online experience. We may also work with third-party advertising companies to suggest advertisements from the the Services or on third-party sites based on your preferences.
Third-Party Cookies and Tracking Technologies
How We Use Your Contact Information
We may use your contact information to send you account notices, including subscription renewals or registration confirmation, and to provide you with information about products or services you have ordered or which may be of interest to you. We may also use your contact information to ask for input about our services, events, or products or provide you with additional information about the Sites.
We may also send you e-newsletters with targeted, relevant content. Each e-newsletter will provide you with an opportunity to unsubscribe from that particular e-newsletter. Unsubscribing from one newsletter will not affect delivery of other newsletters or services.
In some cases, we may send you relevant, carefully-screened offers from reputable third party businesses or organizations. Many of our customers appreciate receiving these offers because they relate to their business or occupation. However, you will always be able to opt-out of receiving future third party offers.
All promotional and research email messages you receive from us will include an option to opt-out of future email communications from that particular HMP Holdings’ company, subsidiary or product brand.
Information We Share with Third Parties
We may provide personally identifiable information to those acting as our agents in providing our products and services, including third-party companies we have employed to provide us with specialized services, including customer service, subscription fulfillment, research, statistical analysis, list cleansing, information verification, postal mailings, email and fax deployment, telemarketing, and other information services. In compliance with privacy laws, we also provide our opt-out lists to those third-party companies so that they can be suppressed from the communications those companies send on HMP Holdings’ companies behalf.
From time to time our advertisers/sponsors/exhibitors wish to contact our subscribers and customers who may have indicated an interest in the products, services or events for which the advertiser/sponsor/exhibitor is associated. If you register for products or services offered by such sponsors or third parties, or for events sponsored in whole or in part by a third party, or otherwise opt-in to permit us to share your personally identifiable information, then you may receive communications directly from such third parties. If you provide information on a co-branded site or while using a co-branded service, you grant us permission to share the information you have provided with that service or site partner. Their use of your information is subject to their privacy policies and we urge you to read those policies and be aware of their privacy practices before registering.
Should you attend one of our sponsored events, we may provide the personal information you provide to us to vendors also attending the event. We will only provide this information to the vendor for a specific use and purpose, but do not warranty that the vendor will keep the same information confidential or private.
In addition, we may share your contact information with sponsors who appear in a particular e-newsletter of ours if you click on their link in the e-newsletter. If you do NOT wish to have your email address shared with that e-newsletter's sponsors, you will be given an opportunity within the e-newsletter to opt-out.
HMP Holdings’ and their subsidiaries are based in the United States of America. Any information you provide may be stored and maintained in a secure database in the United States or transferred to a secure database outside the United States. By providing us with your information, you consent to this transfer.
In the case of a change of ownership or a merger involving HMP Holdings’ or any business that is part of HMP Holdings’, your contact information associated with that business would be one of those transferred assets. Users should also be aware that courts of equity, such as U.S. Bankruptcy Courts, might have the authority under certain circumstances to permit personal information to be shared or transferred to third parties without permission.
How We Keep Your Information Secure
We use reasonable precautions, including appropriate technical, administrative, and physical procedures, to protect personal information from loss, misuse, or alteration.
When we contract with other companies to provide us with services, we only share personal information with those that we believe share our commitment to privacy and information security. However, we are not responsible for any breach of security or for the actions of these parties.
Due to the design of the Internet and other factors outside our control, we cannot guarantee that communications between you and our servers will be free from unauthorized access by third parties.
The Sites are not intended for use by children, especially those under the age of 13. No one under the age of 13 should provide any personal information or participate in any forums, chats, or online discussions. Minors under the age of 18 are prohibited from making purchases, including subscriptions, on our sites. Please discourage your children from providing any personal information about themselves to anyone in any public discussion areas.
Nothing within this Policy or otherwise will create an enforceable contract to any visitor of the Site.
All users, including those users who access the Sites from a country other than the U.S., agree that the laws of Pennsylvania shall govern any dispute, including those arising from HMP Holdings and their subsidiares’ use of personal information or otherwise relating to privacy.
How to Reach Us
If you wish to update your print magazine subscription contact information, please go to the magazine's website home page. If you wish to opt-out of receiving email, faxes, or phone calls from any HMP Holdings’ companies business, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or write/call us at:
HMP Holdings Company
83 General Warren Blvd
Malvern, PA 19355
Last Updated: February 5, 2014