Privacy Statement

Practice Point Communications is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Practice Point Communications Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Practice Point Communications Continuing Medical Education (PPCCME) website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

PPCCME collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. PPCCME also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by PPCCME. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by PPCCME for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the PPCCME Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through PPCCME public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.

PPCCME encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from PPCCME so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. PPCCME is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the PPCCME and PPCCME family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

PPCCME collects and uses your personal information to operate the PPCCME Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Practice Point CME also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from PPCCME and its affiliates. PPCCME may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

PPCCME does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. PPCCME may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, PPCCME may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, provide CME/CNE/CPE certificates, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to PPCCME, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

PPCCME does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

PPCCME keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within PPCCME, in order to determine what PPCCME services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within PPCCME to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

PPCCME Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on PPCCME or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of PPCCME; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of PPCCME, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The PPCCME Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize PPCCME pages, or register with PPCCME site or services, a cookie helps PPCCME to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same PPCCME Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the PPCCME features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the PPCCME services or Web sites you visit.

How to access and control your Personal Information

Access and update your Personal Information: PPCCME allows you to access and update your personal information using the My Profile link after logging into your account. If the personal information is incorrect or incomplete, you may update it. Fields not marked as a required field it can be removed if desired.

Delete your Personal Information: PPCCME accepts requests to have your personal information deleted by submitting a request using the information in the Contact Information section of this Statement of Privacy. Be advised that deleting your personal information may impact your access to our services.

Retaining your Personal Information: PPCCME will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as long as needed to provide you with our services.

Opt out of future communications: If you would like to opt out of future communications, please submit a request using the information in the Contact Information section of this Statement of Privacy. Where applicable, you can use the Unsubscribe link in the email.

Security of your Personal Information

PPCCME secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. PPCCME secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

PPCCME will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. PPCCME encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how PPCCME is protecting your information.

Contact Information

PPCCME welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that PPCCME has not adhered to this Statement, please contact PPCCME at We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.