Collection and Use of Personal Information
We collect personally identifiable information from Users who provide it to us a voluntary basis. For example, We may collect your name, street address, city, state, zip code, telephone number, email address, employer information, if You use the Site to enroll or renew as a subscriber in the Writing Service, upgrade your enrollment, register for an event or conference, subscribe to a newsletter or publication, order or purchase, publications, books, practice tools, request information, complete a survey or enter a contest, submit articles, photographs, manuscripts, comments, blogs or other content for posting or review.
We also collect information on your use of the Writing Service as an enrolled subscriber, in order to track and report your history, record the results of quizzes or tests (when required by professional accreditation programs, associations or employers), and provide you the reporting services available.
We recognize that You may wish to limit the ways in which You are contacted and provide You with various opt-out options. We may also use information about our experiences and transactions with you, such as your payment history, types of services and/or products you purchased from us when required in connection with any investigation of a violation of the Rules of the Writing Service.
We will never possess any financial information, such as credit card numbers, although such information may be requested and processed by others who are executing commercial transactions on our behalf.
By submitting personal information to this website, you consent to your personal information being maintained by us in the United States, subject to applicable U.S. laws, or in other locations, which may have laws that are, in any case, different than the laws of your home country.
We will not provide any personal information you submit to any third party, nor permit their access to your personal information, except to fulfill specific purposes you have authorized (such as providing attendance records for certification purposes, completing financial transactions you have ordered, or mailing you particular materials).
Certain portions of this website include features that require you to submit a user id and password to gain access to those portions; in those cases, and in certain other instances, cookies or similar security controls will be installed on your computer in order to enable your use of those portions of this website. Cookies are small text files a web site can use to recognize repeat Users and facilitate their ongoing access to and use of the site. The majority of web browsers accept cookies, but the “help” menu on your browser should give You options for preventing, accepting, or receiving notice of new cookies. Please note that cookies may be necessary to enable You to use certain features on this Site; if they are disabled by You, your access to those features may be limited.
In connection with this website, we may also automatically collect certain information that enables us to improve the functionality and features of our website. Examples of the information we collect and analyze include the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; computer and connection information such as browser type and version, operating system, and platform; the full Uniform Resource Locator (URL) clickstream to, through, and from this website, including date and time; cookie number; materials you viewed, etc.
Information Security and Confidentiality
We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to prevent the unauthorized release of or access to your personal information. When We transfer and receive certain types of sensitive information such as financial information, We redirect visitors to a secure server. We do not store or reuse your credit card information unless You authorize us to do so. We restrict access to personal information about You to only those employees who need the information to provide You with your order, subscription request or another request.
However, such precautions do not guarantee that this Site is invulnerable to all security breaks. We make no warranty, guarantee, or representation that the use of this Site is protected from viruses, security threats, or other vulnerabilities and that your information will always be secure. We cannot guarantee the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to/from us via this website or e-mail. Use of the Internet is solely at your own risk and is subject to all applicable local, state, federal, and international laws and regulations.