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Privacy Policy

The University of Alabama School of Medicine, Division of Continuing Medical Education (CME) is committed to protecting your privacy. This Policy Statement applies to data collected through this Web site.

Information Collection and Use

Our servers automatically record information when you visit our Web site including the URL, IP address, browser type and language, and the date and time of your request. We analyze our server log files to collect summary information about visitors to our Web site. This information is analyzed to generate statistics for purposes such as guiding design considerations, determining successful site segments, and determining problem areas.

We collect personal information when you request a service or otherwise voluntarily provide such information. Our services include processing your CME request and providing you with customized content. We may combine information you share with us with information we obtain from other sources to provide a service and/or to improve the quality of our service. We use the information we collect to operate and improve our Web site, to deliver the services you have requested, and to conduct educational research. We also use your information to inform you of content updates and send you welcome letters for the educational programs for which you registered and courtesy reminders about the availability of educational content relevant to you. We may also occasionally send you surveys for educational research purposes.


We use cookies to store your preferences and other information on your computer in order to implement some features of our Web site such as login, registration, and displaying your personalized content.

Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can typically modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to access or use some features of this Web site that depend on cookies.

Web Beacons

Our web pages may contain electronic images known as web beacons, sometimes called single-pixel gifs, that may be used to allow us to count users who have visited those pages. We may include web beacons in our e-mail messages or our newsletters in order to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon.

Ad Servers

We do not partner with, or have special relationships with any ad server companies.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to obtain statistical information about the number of users visting the site.

Information Sharing

We do not sell, rent, or share your information with other organizations for commercial purposes.

Confidentiality and Security

We have appropriate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information that we have collected from you at our Web site.

All of our employees undergo periodic training related to data privacy and security standards such as The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). We limit access to personal information about you to employees who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide services to you or in order to do their jobs.

Links to Other Sites

Our Web site may contain links to other Web sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of other such sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our Web site and to read the privacy statements of each Web site to which we may link that may collect personally identifiable information.

Enforcement of This Privacy Policy

If you feel that this site is not following its stated information Policy, you may contact us at the addresses or phone number shown in this Policy.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

Please note that this Privacy Policy may change from time to time. When we post changes to this Policy, we will revise the "Last updated" date at the top of this Policy. We encourage you to periodically review this Policy to be informed of how we are protecting your information.

How to Contact Us

If you have questions or concerns, please contact us using the contact information provided at the contact us page.