Privacy Policy

Answers in CME shares your concerns about maintaining the privacy of personal information collected on the Internet. Answers in CME ensures that confidentiality of data relating to individual visitors to a medical/health web site, including their identity, is respected by this web site. The web site owners undertake to honor or exceed the legal requirements of medical/health information privacy that apply in the country and state where the web site and mirror sites are located.

Privacy Policy Changes

Minor changes to our privacy policy may occur. If privacy policies change in a way that significantly affects the way we handle personal information, we will not use the information we have previously collected without obtaining consent. We will post all privacy policy changes on our web site in a timely manner.

Collection of Personal Information from Site Users

Visitors to Answers in CME can access and browse the site, without disclosing any personally identifiable information. Answers in CME does track some information provided by your browser, such as the time and date of access, the web site you came from, the type of browser used, and other information that does not personally identify you. Visitors registering for services such as e-mail updates, or completing program evaluation forms are requested to provide personal information, such as name, contact information, and medical specialty. We clearly label which information is required for registration, and which information is optional, on our registration forms. Answers in CME will not collect personally identifiable information without consent and will not share this data with any external partners.

Answers in CME may request information from its visitors or users such as feedback from evaluation questionnaires in order to improve or enhance its current services or develop new ones.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are a web technology used by web sites to identify a visitor as he/she navigates through the web site. We use cookies to personalize our web site and to track activity across all our web sites. Cookie technology helps Answers in CME determine which features and services are important to which audiences so that we may know where to invest our ongoing development and creative efforts.

Answers in CME may place Internet "cookies" on users' hard drives. Internet cookies save data about individual users, such as name, password, user-name, screen preferences, and the pages of the site viewed. When a user revisits the site, Answers in CME may recognize the user by the Internet cookie and customize the experience accordingly. Answers in CME does not, and will not, use cookies or any other technology to track or report on member activity when they are not on our web sites, nor pass member data to third party web sites. You may decline Internet cookies, if any, by using the appropriate feature of your web client software, if available. However, declining to use cookies may impede the ability of the site to function properly.

Continuing Education

In order to apply for credit for a Continuing Education activity through Answers in CME, we may require certain personal information from you such as your name, postal address and e-mail address. Answers in CME may also collect aggregated (non-personally identifiable) information about the activities undertaken by our users. We may use the information that we collect through CME/CE activities in a number of ways:

  1. In accordance with ACCME regulations, Answers in CME provides personally identifiable information about you and credits issued to you to the accredited CME/CE providers who certify CME/CE activities posted on our web site. The purpose of these reports is to maintain records that you can request from the accredited provider for up to six years;
  2. Only aggregated data will be provided to commercial supporters of CME/CE activities on Answers in CME. In addition, only such information that is relevant to their interests and/or programs that they support will be provided;
  3. Internal Answers in CME editorial and customer support staff have access to files containing personal information, including evaluation forms and aggregated CME/CE participant information. These files can be accessed in order to respond to user questions or comments. Our staff will only use aggregate information and evaluation data in assessing educational needs and planning marketing activities. Personally identifiable information will not be used for this purpose.

Users who apply for CME/CE credits may choose to have Answers in CME remember their personal information for future visits. In this case, Answers in CME will record the supplied information in a secure encrypted cookie on the user's hard drive. When applying for credit for subsequent programs, Answers in CME will recognize the user by the Internet cookie and pre-fill contact information fields in the submission form.

Collection of Personal Data from Children

Answers in CME web sites are designed and intended for the use of adult medical professionals, and are not intended for, or designed to be used by, children under the age of 18. Answers in CME does not knowingly solicit information from children and we do not knowingly market the site or any goods or services to children. No one under the age of 13 should submit any personal information to Answers in CME.

Use of Personal Data Collected

Answers in CME may use the personal data it collects for internal purposes, namely, for administering the site, personalizing the site for you, analyzing trends, calculating overall usage statistics, for editorial, feedback, marketing and promotional purposes, and content improvement. Answers in CME directs editorial and other content to readers who are most likely to be interested in information about specific subject matter, as stated by the user. Occasionally, Answers in CME may contact users to advise them of new services or enhancements to current ones.

Answers in CME will not disclose to third parties any individually identifying information, such as names, postal and e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, and other personal information which users voluntarily provide, except to the extent necessary to respond to a user's specific request, comply with applicable laws, court orders or other valid legal processes, or to protect the rights or property of Answers in CME.

Opt-Out and Updating Account Information

Users may at any time opt-out of having their personal information used, or from receiving correspondence from Answers in CME, by contacting Answers in CME via postal mail, e-mail, or telephone at the address below. You also may want to contact us to update your personal information.

Answers in CME
511 Avenue of the Americas
Suite 393
New York, NY 10011-8436
Phone: 212-924-4610
Fax: 646-786-4681

All inquiries sent to Answers in CME will be addressed as quickly as possible.