WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE COLLECT IT
- We collect information when you provide it to us.
We may collect personal identifying information such as your name, home address, email address, phone number, medical school and residency program when you voluntarily provide it to us.
You provide us this information when you email us, call us, fill out forms on the website, register for the website, fill out surveys, or submit comments on our web pages.
- We collect information automatically from your device
Some information may be automatically collected about your computer, mobile phone, or the other devices that you use to access this website. This may include your IP address, device identifiers, operating system, browser details, geolocation, as well as other usage analytics such as the pages you access, how long you spend on each page, and when you access these pages.
We collect this information by using cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies.
- A cookie is a string of information that the site stores on your computer or device which your browser provides back to us each time you return.
- Web Beacons
- A web beacon is a clear picture file used to keep track of your navigation through a single website or a series of websites
HOW WE USE THIS INFORMATION
- To respond to you regarding the reason you contacted us.
- To enhance the usability and overall website experience while you use the site and minimize technical issues.
- To personalize your experience as you interact with the site.
- To keep the site secure, and protect it from security breaches and spam.
- To improve the overall quality of the content provided by the site, remove or modify unpopular content, and identify more content you will enjoy.
- To provide you with information or products that you request from us.
- To estimate our audience’s size and usage patterns.
HOW AND WHEN WE SHARE INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES
- Non-Identifying, Aggregate Data
We may share information that has been aggregated and does not identify an individual without restriction. For example, this type of sharing includes (but is not limited to) the number of times an episode has been downloaded, the total number of downloads over the life of a podcast, or our most popular episodes.
- Business Acquisitions
- Legal Requirements
We may disclose your information if required to do so by law, court order, subpoena, or in conjunction with other legal or litigation processes. This includes disclosing your information in response to a government or regulatory request.
- To Protect Ourselves
We may disclose your information to enforce our rights arising from contracts between you and us. This includes any situation where disclosure would be necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of the site, its owners, partners, or users.
- When You Give Consent
If we ask you for information and you give consent for us to share it, we may use your information to the extent that you consent for us to do so. You retain your right to request that we stop sharing your information, and you may exercise this right at any time by contacting the email listed in this policy.
- When You Share Publically
Please remember that anything you choose to make public while using the site or its services is (obviously) PUBLIC. This includes, but is not limited to, comments you make on the site, likes, and your username. Please use common sense and do not publicly share something if you do not want everybody to see it.
- When Working With Our Third Party Vendors
These third parties have their own information practices and links to their privacy policies have been listed below for your review. If you do not want your information shared with these third parties, please discontinue your use of this site and its services immediately.
We do not assume any liability due to the policies, information collection practices, or other issues with these third parties.
DO NOT TRACK
Do Not Track (DNT) is a privacy setting that can be selected in certain web browsers. It allows users to opt out of tracking by websites. However, there is not yet a consensus or universal standard for recognizing this signal. For this reason, this site does not recognize or respond to DNT requests.
HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION
We implement measures to protect your data from unauthorized use, disclosure of, and access to your information. Please keep in mind, no data transmission over the internet is ever 100% secure. Because of this, we cannot fully ensure the security of any information transmitted to or from us and a user does this at their own risk.
Information is encrypted and protected during transmission via SSH/SFTP.
When registering for our site, all users will be required to select a password. In addition, the devices that we use to access our servers are also password protected.
Members of our team with access to your protected information are trained on data protection.
This site is not directed at children and does not address anyone less than 13 years of age.
We do not knowingly collect information from anybody under this age. No person under the age of 13 may use or provide any information to our website without explicit parental consent. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal data, please contact us at the email listed below. If we become aware about what has happened we will take steps to remove this information from our servers.
This site and its services are intended for use within the United States only and complies with United States privacy laws. This site is not directed towards nor intended for citizens, residents, or domiciles of the European Union. By accessing this site, you affirm that you are not a citizen, domicile, or resident of the European Union.
If we make significant material changes that affect how we disclose your information, we will provide additional notification via either an email, blog post, podcast episode, or by making a prominent notice appear on the site. We reserve the right to make minor changes and updates to this policy at any time without additional notice.
ACCESSING AND CORRECTING YOUR INFORMATION
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Privacy” if you would like to request what information that we have about you, correct your information, or delete any personally identifiable information that you have provided to us. We reserve the right to refuse this request if it violates any legal requirements, breaks the law, or causes your information to be incorrect.
Please note, user contributions and comments publicly shared on this website are very difficult to permanently delete. If you request that this information be deleted, we will do so to the best of our ability, however this information may still exist in many formats outside of our control such as on cached pages, as well as stored and saved by other users. As mentioned previously in this policy, please be careful and use discretion when sharing information publicly. You share this information at your own risk.
- Effective Date – December 20, 2020