PRIVACY POLICY

Welcome to www.MDalert.com. This site (the "M.D./alert® Site") is owned by Alert Marketing, Inc. ("Alert"). Alert is a subsidiary of Jobson Healthcare Information LLC ("JHI"). JHI provides circulation, marketing and IT (tech) support services to Alert, so it actually carries out most functions related to the collection, storage, and use of personally identifying information on the M.D./alert Site.  This Privacy Policy ("this Privacy Policy") explains the policies and practices of Alert and JHI ("we") regarding collection, use, and disclosure of personally identifying information that you may provide through the M.D./alert Site. 

Personally identifying information that we collect on the M.D./alert Site

  • If you complete a "profile" on the M.D./alert Site, you will be asked for your first and last name, e-mail address, profession, degree, specialty, sub-specialty, work ZIP code, and country.
  • If you engage with an advertisement or any other kind of communication on, through or in connection with the M.D./alert Site, you may also be asked to provide additional items of personally identifying information.
  • If you click through to a section of the M.D./alert Site that is operated by one of our sponsors (a "Sponsor Site"), you will be taken to the website where that Sponsor Site resides and any personally identifying information you provide there will be subject to the privacy policy of that website.

Use of the personally identifying information that is collected on the M.D./alert Site

  • Services. Alert and JHI may use your personally identifying information to provide services to you and respond to any inquiries you may make about the M.D./alert Site.
  • Communication. JHI or its list vendor(s) may send you by e-mail (a) announcements distributed by Alert ("Bulletins"), (b) newsletters published by Alert or its affiliates about developments and opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry ("Newsletters"); and (c) advertisements and promotional messages for other pharmaceutical products and services offered by Alert’s affiliate Jobson Medical Information LLC ("JMI") and by other companies ("Promotional Messages"). 
  • Advertising. JHI, its sponsors and its advertisers may customize advertisements that you see on the M.D./alert Site based on (i) the personally identifying information that you provide in your Profile, (ii) geographic location information, which may be determined through your IP address, from your mobile device or other ways, (iii) data received from third parties or (iv) your visits on the M.D./alert Site or to Sponsor Sites and your use of Promotional Messages and other communications that we may send you. This kind of customization is commonly referred to as "Behavioral Advertising." Please see the Cookies/ Behavioral Advertising section below for more information on the use of cookies and the information collected for Behavioral Advertising. 

Disclosure of personally identifying information to third parties

  • Disclosure to advertisers. When you view or click through to an advertisement on the M.D./alert Site or in or as part of any Bulletin, Newsletter, or Promotional Message, whether or not you actually click through it, and when you visit a Sponsor Site, we may provide certain personally identifying information such as your name, specialty, and country of residence  and information about just how you engaged with that Bulletin, Newsletter, Promotional Message, or Sponsor Site (e.g., whether you viewed, interacted with or requested information about particular content) to advertisers, sponsors and/or their agents as well as to potential advertisers and sponsors and their agents. We will not provide any of these third parties with your personal contact information such as email or postal address without your consent. We are not responsible for how these third parties use the personally identifying information that we provide to them.
  • Agents and Contractors. We may provide your personally identifying information to service providers who work on our behalf or help us to operate the M.D./alert Site and the different activities that we conduct through and in connection with the M.D./alert Site. Examples of such service providers include vendors and suppliers that provide us with technology, services and/or content for sending email, analyzing data, research, providing advertising and marketing assistance and providing customer service. Access to your Personal Information by these service providers is limited to the information reasonably necessary to perform their limited functions.
  • Disclosure for legal reasons
    • We may disclose your personally identifiable information to protect the safety, rights, or property of the public, any person, Alert or JHI; to investigate, prevent, or otherwise address suspected fraud, harassment or other violations of any law, rule or regulation or our Terms of Use; to detect, prevent or otherwise address security or technical issues; or as we believe is required by law, regulation, or legal process.
    • If Alert or JHI engages in a merger, acquisition, disposition, change of control, bankruptcy, dissolution, reorganization, or similar transaction or proceeding, or otherwise transfers the operations of the M.D./alert Site that relates to your personally identifying information, JHI will transfer your personally identifying information to the successor entity. 
  • Rights of California residents. If you are a California resident, and you want to find out the names of any information brokers or any other third parties withwhom we share your personally identifying information under California Privacy (Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 22575 et seq., send a request to chiefprivacyofficer@jhihealth.com  and within thirty (30) days, we will provide you with that information.

Cookies and the information they collect

  • A cookie is a small data file that a website transfers to a user's hard drive when a user visits the website.  Cookies allow the website operator to collect and track aggregated information, demographic information and any other information that does not reveal your specific identity but that relates to your use of the M.D./alert Site.  Such information may include the Internet protocol address used to connect your computer to the Internet (your "IP Address"); login, e-mail address, password, computer and connection information such as browser type, version, and time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system, and platform; the full Uniform Resource Locator (URL) click stream to, through, and from the M.D./alert Site, including date and time, cookie number, and products you viewed or searched for. The use of cookies is a standard method of registering website user preferences. These preferences are stored in a file on your computer's hard disk drive.  Cookies and other types of browser technologies, such as pixel tags and web beacons, enable the M.D./alert Site to compile statistics about the daily number of site visitors or specific page requests, while not identifying you personally, other than by your IP Address.
  • You can set your browser to accept all cookies, to reject cookies, or to notify you whenever a cookie is offered so that you can decide each time whether to accept it.  Rejecting a cookie, however, may preclude you from using, or may negatively affect the display or function of, the M.D./alert Site or certain areas or features of the M.D./alert Site. To learn more about cookies, including how to enable cookies, change your browser settings and find and delete cookies on your hard drive, please refer to your web browser's help menus or visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

How cookies are used on the M.D./alert Site

  • Site analysis. JHI uses "analytical" cookies to recognize and count the number of visitors to the M.D./alert Site and to see how visitors move around the M.D./alert Site when they’re using it.  This helps us improve the way the M.D./alert Site works, for example by making sure users find what they need easily.  
  • Behavioral advertising 
    • JHI and other companies that we work with also may use cookies for purposes of Behavioral Advertising (which was defined above), such as to understanding web usage patterns of users who see advertisements on the M.D./alert Site, control the sequence of advertisements you see, make sure you don't see the same advertisement too many times, determine your interests, and tailor advertisements and promotions based on those interests. For example, if you read an article about a particular health condition on the M.D./alert Site, cookies from a vendor may be used to later serve you an advertisement for a product related to that article. These third party vendors may connect information about pages you visit on the M.D./alert Site with information about pages you visit on other websites and show you advertising based on this combined information. Such advertisements may appear when you are visiting a different section of the M.D./alert Site or when you visit a completely unrelated website if the operator of that website has a relationship with our vendor. We do adhere to the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising of the Digital Advertising Alliance (for more information http://www.aboutads.info/consumers).
    • You can choose to limit Behavioral Advertising on the M.D./alert Site by clicking http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ and opting out of cookies placed by those vendors listed. After you opt out, you will still see advertisements but the advertising may not be as relevant to your interests. If you change your computer, change your browser, or delete your cookies, you will need to renew your opt-out. 
  • Google Analytics
    • JHI uses Google® Analytics to track user activity. Google uses cookies to track where you go on the M.D./alert Site and combines that information with information that Google may have about you through your having a Google account and/or through your use of other websites that use Google Analytics. Google and its affiliates may use cookies — but *not* your name, address, email address, telephone number or any other information that identifies you personally — to serve advertisements about goods and services of interest to you on the M.D./alert Site and on others that you visit. Google’s use of the information it collects is subject to Google’s own privacy policy, which is available at http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.
    • If you do not want your data collected with Google Analytics, you can install the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. This add-on instructs the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) running on websites to prohibit sending information to Google Analytics. To opt out of Google Analytics, visit the Google Analytics opt-out page and install the add-on for your browser. For more details on installing and uninstalling the add-on, please see the relevant help resources for your specific browser. Updates to your browser or operating system may affect the functionality of the opt-out add-on. You can learn about managing add-ons for Chrome here. If you are not using Chrome, check directly with the manufacturer of your browser to determine whether add-ons will function properly on the browser version that you are using.
  • Do Not Track Signals. With some browsers, it is possible for a user to activate a "Do Not Track" signal, to indicate that the user does not want to be tracked across the websites that the user visits. The M.D./alert Site does not respond to Do Not Track signals. In other words, if you have activated a Do Not Track signal in your own browser, the M.D./alert Site will block not tracking by third parties of your activity on the M.D./alert Site.

Managing your personally identifying information on the M.D./alert Site:

  • To keep your personally identifying information accurate, current, and complete, please log into the M.D./alert Site and go to the preferences page at http://www.MDalert.com/Manage.

Security

  • We will retain your personally identifying information only as long as we need to in order to enable you to use the M.D./alert Site, to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy or in any terms of use that apply to the M.D./alert Site, to comply with our internal data retention policies, or as long as may be required by law.
  • We work to protect the security of your personally identifying information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input.  We also take precautions, including the deployment of technological resources and the use of firewalls, systems and procedures, to protect the security of your personally identifying information. 
  • No Internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error-free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from the M.D./alert Site may not be secure. Be careful about sending us any confidential information, and keep secure any passwords, ID numbers, or other special access features that you use on the M.D./alert Site. 
  • The M.D./alert Site may contain links or references to other websites in addition to the ones we have already mentioned. Please be aware that we do not control such other websites and that, in any case, this Privacy Policy does not apply to those websites. We encourage you to read the privacy policy of every website you visit.

How will you know if this Privacy Policy has changed?

  • If this Privacy Policy changes, the revised policy will be posted here. Please check back periodically, and especially before you provide any personally identifying information. This Privacy Policy was last updated on March 30, 2015.