Privacy Statement


HMP Holdings* (umbrella for subsidiaries - HMP Communications (HMP) & the North American Center for Continuing Medical Education (NACCME)

(*also referred to in this Privacy Policy with the terms “we,” “us,” or “our”) is committed to protecting the privacy of all those who provide us with their contact information while using our websites, products, events, or services (“you” or “Users”). This policy describes the ways that personally identifiable and anonymous information about our publication subscribers, online and digital media product users, and event registrants is collected, how that information might be shared, and how someone can request changes to the way their personal information is used or shared.  

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

We may collect personally identifiable and/or anonymous information from you in the course of your use of our websites, products, events, or services (“Services”) as further described in this Privacy Policy. Personally identifiable information is information that can identify you, such as your full name, email address, postal address, telephone number, and fax number. In some cases, you will  provide information to us to fully utilize our services.  In other cases,  information about you or your activities on our Services may be automatically collected, as further described below.



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

Like most website operators, we use cookies (small data files stored on your computer by your web browser upon visiting a website), web beacons, and similar technologies to operate our Services efficiently and as intended. Through such technologies, we gather information about you, such as your browser type, operating system, IP address, mobile device identification number, the sites visited before and after our Site, and about your interactions with our Services, such as the time and date when you viewed a page, which advertisements you have clicked on, and whether you filled out an online form. You may set your browser to block all cookies, including HMP Holdings’ and their subsidiaries while using our Services, but doing so will prevent  some aspects of our Services to not function properly).  You  may also set your browser to block third-party cookies and allow first-party cookies, which would allow us (but not third parties) to collect such information while you are on our Sites. In addition, some browsers may allow you to block certain web beacons and similar tracking codes. Please refer to your browser’s documentation if you wish to block some or all cookies, web beacons, and/or similar tools. 

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

Certain third parties may also employ cookies, web beacons, and/or similar technologies on our Services. Information collected through such third-party tools is gathered directly by such third party, not by HMP Holdings’ or its subsidiaries, and is subject to such third party's applicable privacy policy. HMP Holdings’ nor its subsidiaries has any control over such third-party tools. These third parties include, but are not limited to, analytics partners who help us better understand how our users are interacting with our Services and advertising, providers of widgets and other third-party applications that may appear in our Services, ad servers, ad networks, ad agencies, and advertisers. You should visit these third parties' sites if you want to learn more about their privacy practices. In addition, as noted above, you may set your browser to block third-party cookies. Finally, you may visit the industry websites described in the next section to learn more about the privacy practices of a wide range of ad networks and data companies and to exercise certain opt-out options made available there.



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.



Information Transfer

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.

 

Children's Privacy

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.

 

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may occasionally update this Privacy Policy. When we do, we will also revise the “last updated” date below. For changes to this Privacy Policy that may be materially less restrictive on our use or disclosure of your personal information, we will attempt to notify you by email of the change. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy from time to time to stay informed about how we are protecting the personal information we collect. If you continue to use our site or services after we have attempted to contact you about material changes to the Privacy Policy, we will assume that you agree to the changes.



Terms of Use

By using any of our Sites, you consent to our use of your contact information as it is outlined in this Privacy Policy.

HMP Holdings and their subsidiaries reserve the right to access and disclose personally identifiable information to comply with applicable laws, lawful government requests and court orders, or to investigate alleged fraud or violations of the Terms of Use of HMP Holdings’ companies Sites and as otherwise required by law

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 privacy@hmpholdings.com or write/call us at:

 

HMP Holdings Company
83 General Warren Blvd
Suite 100
Malvern, PA 19355
Phone: 610-560-0500

 

 

Last Updated: February 5, 2014