(Last reviewed on June 28, 2004)
If you register as a medical professional member of the website, you voluntarily provide information such as your name, address, email and other information that may or may not be displayed to the public. We collect this information to create your healthcare provider's website and to create a highly customized and personalized website experience for you and your patients. You may modify your personal information, except your username, at any time by logging into the Website with your unique username and password and selecting "Edit Personal Info". A registered Website user must create and use a username and password to verify the user's identity when logging into the Website. NPD Websites use the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to protect your personal information on the Internet. The SSL technology, originally developed by Netscape, has become the universal standard on the Web for verifying the connection between websites and Web browser users. SSL is also the universal standard for encrypting and securing communications between users and websites. On our Website, all pages that you may use to enter, view, modify or delete your personal information are secured with SSL technology. You may modify your password at anytime by logging into the Website with your unique username and password.
If you are a registered user of this website, it is solely your responsibility to control any and all access to your username and password, to log out when you leave the Website, and to immediately inform NPD of any reason to disable your username and/or password.
NPD will not share with any third party any information (such as your name, email address, or mailing address) that can identify you personally, or allow a third party to contact you, except under the special circumstances described in the next paragraph.
NPD may share personally identifying information with your direct, explicit permission. NPD may share personally identifying information in other special cases when we have good reason to believe that sharing this information is necessary to identify or bring legal action against someone who may not be following the NPD terms and conditions or may be causing injury to (either intentionally or unintentionally) other NPD users, NPD itself, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. Lastly, NPD must cooperate and share personally identifying information if required by applicable law.
NPD may do internal research using the information provided to us by users when registering, our system activity files or any other information that you voluntarily provide to NPD. NPD will analyze only information about users that is stripped of any personally identifying information (such as your name, email address, or postal address) and then summarized so that our employees do not see users' personally identifying information. NPD may share some of this summarized information, containing no personally identifying information, with business partners. If you have agreed to allow NPD to communicate with you, NPD may use your information to communicate with you as a user of our services. Users may choose to remove themselves from future mailings at any time (please see the opt-out section below).