MedPanel, Inc. is a licensee of the TRUSTe Privacy Program. This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for http://www.panelintelligence.com.
TRUSTe is an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to build
users' trust and confidence in the Internet by promoting the use of fair information
practices. Because this web site wants to demonstrate its commitment to your
privacy, it has agreed to disclose its information practices and have its
privacy practices reviewed for compliance by TRUSTe. By displaying the TRUSTe
trustmark, this web site has agreed to notify you of:
1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you;
2. The organization collecting the information;
3. How the information is used;
4. With whom the information may be shared;
5. What choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of the information;
6. The kind of security procedures that are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of your information;
7. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
8. What else you should know about your online privacy.
Information Collection and Use
MedPanel 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. MedPanel collects information from our users at several different points on our website. MedPanel shares identifiable information such as name, location, current clinical expertise, and title with potential customers. Personal information is used to assign appropriate users to appropriate projects.
In order to use the workroom, a healthcare professional must first complete the online application form. During registration a user is required to give their contact information (such as name, email address, work address, and specialty). This information is used to contact the healthcare professional about upcoming projects on our site. This information is also used to compile lists of potential project participants when MedPanel is discussing new projects with customers.
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
If you reject session cookies, you will not be able to sign in and use our site.
We will share aggregated demographic information with our partners. Healthcare professionals' names are revealed to customers during the discussion about potential or current projects. Customers are also given access to healthcare professional name, hospital affiliation, school, and field. This is to align the customers' needs with the ideal experts in their field. We do not share our information with marketing firms. You should never receive a solicitation from a vendor other than MedPanel due to your participation in MedPanel. If you do receive such a solicitation, we ask that you notify us immediately at email@example.com or by calling (617) 532 5700. We do not have any method to opt out of the data sharing mentioned above. If you do not want your information shared in the manner above do not register on the site.
Bulletin Boards/Chat Rooms
If you use a bulletin board or chat room on this site, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums.
This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we MedPanel, Inc. are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.
If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a healthcare professional about our site, we ask them for the healthcare professional's name, address and/or email address. Once the information is collected we contact the person and ask them to register.
This website takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, their information is protected both online and off-line.
We also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our users' information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our healthcare professional Coordinator or Panel Moderator) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Furthermore, ALL employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Every quarter, as well as any time new policies are added, our employees are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do to ensure our customers' information is protected. Finally, the servers that we store personally identifiable information on are kept in a secure environment.
If you have any questions about the security at our website, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Site and Service Updates
We also send the user site and service announcement updates. We communicate with the user to provide requested services and in regards to issues relating to their account via email. Email is the primary method we use to communicate with users, so there is no way to opt out of these emails.
Correction/Updating Personal Information:
If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as your zip code), or if a user no longer desires our service, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove that user's personal data provided to us. This can be done by emailing our healthcare professional Coordinator email@example.com
Notification of Changes
We use email links located on the "contact us" page to allow you to contact us directly with any questions or comments you may have. We read every message sent in and try to reply promptly to every one. This information is used to respond directly to your questions or comments. Once your issue or question has been resolved, we will discard your personal email information.
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 served on our Web site.
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Last updated: July 17, 2010