The Site links to other sites. Once you enter another website (whether through an advertisement, service, or content link), be aware that SpeechPathology.com is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to look for and review the privacy statements of each and every website you visit through a link or advertisement on SpeechPathology.com.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information We Collect About You
Even if you do not register with SpeechPathology.com, we collect non-Personally Identifiable Information about your use of our Site, special promotions and newsletters.
Your browser software can be set to reject all cookies. Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject cookies in the "Help" section of the toolbar. If you reject our cookies, certain functions and conveniences of our Site may not work properly but you do not have to accept our cookies in order to productively use our Site. We do not link non-Personally Identifiable Information from cookies to Personally Identifiable Information without your permission.
Personally Identifiable Information We Collect About You
Newsletters & Emails to You
At registration and at various times as you use SpeechPathology.com, you will be given the option of receiving recurring informational/promotional newsletters via email from SpeechPathology.com and/or directly from third parties. At the time you sign up for our email newsletters or any time thereafter, you can choose to opt-out of receiving additional promotional emails from SpeechPathology.com.
In order to subscribe to such newsletters via email, we need your contact information, such as name and email address. You can unsubscribe from the newsletters by simply clicking on the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of any email newsletter. An email to our automated unsubscribe service will be created on your computer. Click the "send" button. You will then be unsubscribed from that newsletter within two to three business days. You may also unsubscribe or change any of your email preferences by clicking on the applicable links in your email newsletter or by changing your profile within SpeechPathology.com. If you are experiencing difficulties with our automated unsubscribe service, you can email SpeechPathology.com Customer Service at webmaster@SpeechPathology.com. SpeechPathology.com Customer Service will unsubscribe you from that newsletter in two to three business days.
In some cases, when you click on a link or an advertisement in an e-mail or newsletter, your browser may be momentarily directed to the website of a third party which, acting on behalf of SpeechPathology.com (see “Disclosure to Website Service and Content Contractors”, below), notes or "counts" your response to the e-mail or newsletter before re-directing your browser to its proper destination; this re-direction process will not be apparent to you.
When you use SpeechPathology.com's "Email a Friend" function, SpeechPathology.com emails the article or other content you designate to your friend's email address and lists your email address as the sender. SpeechPathology.com uses the friend's email address only for the purpose of sending your friend the email you requested. While we store both email addresses, we do not use them for any other purpose unless disclosed to you at the time you send the email.
Emails You Send to SpeechPathology.com
Chat Rooms and other Public Forums
As a service to our users, SpeechPathology.com features chat rooms and other public forums where users with similar interests or medical conditions can share information and support one another or where users can post questions for experts to answer. We also offer online discussions moderated by medical or healthcare experts.
Any information shared (including Personally Identifiable Information and your personal health information (“Personal Health Information”)) that you reveal in a chat room, message board, "Ask The Expert" posting or online discussion is by design open to the public and is not a private, secure service. You should think carefully before disclosing any Personally Identifiable Information or Personal Health Information in any public forum. What you have written may be seen, disclosed to or collected by third parties and may be used by others in ways we are unable to control or predict, including to contact you for unauthorized purposes.
Profile Information – Professional Network
We collect user information when you fill out a profile. A complete profile includes professional information such as: job title, education, qualification, skills, etc. This helps site members, corporate partners, recruiters, and other professional entities connect with one another.
After you create a profile or apply for a job, you may choose to provide additional information on your profile, such as descriptions of your skills, professional experience, and educational background. You can list honors, awards, professional affiliations, group memberships, and other information including hobbies and interests. Providing additional information enables you to derive more benefit from our Career Services by helping you express your professional identity; find other professionals, opportunities, and information; and help recruiters and business opportunities find you.
User Communications – CareerMail
With certain communications you send within our site, the recipient can see your name, email address, and/or profile information depending on your privacy settings.
Many communications that you initiate through our site will list your name and primary email address in the header of the message. Messages you initiate may also provide the recipient with aggregate information about your network (for example, how many people are in your professional network). Other communications that you initiate through the site, like a request for an introduction, will list your name as the initiator but will not include your personal email address contact information. Once you have connected with an individual, regardless of who sent the invitation, your profile information will be shared with that individual.
Talent Recruiting, Professional Opportunities and Marketing
We offer a career partner service to recruiters and other professionals, which can be used to search for, organize, and communicate with potential job candidates or offer business opportunities. In some cases we allow the export of public profile information.
We offer customized people-search functionality along with organizational and communications tools (including activity alerts) as part of our talent recruiting, marketing and professional opportunities. These services allow subscribers to access limited information from Members’ public profiles, such as name, headline, current company, current title, and location, in order to effectively manage candidate sourcing. You may limit or prevent such subscribers from accessing your profile information by configuring your public profile visibility settings to restrict access to these fields. We do not provide email or other contact information to these subscribers. However, if you post that information as part of your profile it will be available to them and others. A recruiter or other such subscriber may also manage and store information it has independently obtained about you outside of our Services, such as a resume, in connection with our platform. Any personal information obtained independently of our site will not be added by us to your profile and is not under our control but is subject to the policies of our recruiting, marketing or professional subscriber. We store such information on behalf of such subscriber who can remove it at any time. We do not further process such information.
From time to time the SpeechPathology.com market research department, or its operations contractors acting on its behalf, conducts online research surveys in order to gather feedback about our Site, our Corporate Partners and opinions on important healthcare issues, through email invitations, pop-up surveys and online focus groups.
When participating in a survey, we may ask you to submit Personally Identifiable Information. This Personally Identifiable Information is used for research purposes, and is not used for sales solicitations. When a survey is sponsored by a third party, aggregate information of the survey results is reported to the sponsor in a way that does not specifically and individually identify your Personally Identifiable Information. Personally Identifiable Information collected through market research will only be used by SpeechPathology.com and its operations contractors and will not be given or sold to a third party without your consent.
Information Collected by Third Parties Not Acting on SpeechPathology.com's Behalf
Disclosure of Your Information
Disclosure to Third Party Organizations for e-Learning Courses
Disclosure of Aggregate Information
SpeechPathology.com may provide aggregate information to third parties. For example, we might inform third parties regarding the number of users of our Site and the activities they conduct while on our Site. We might also inform a company (that may or may not be an advertiser on our Site) that "30% of our users live east of the Mississippi" or that "25% of our users are in private practice." Depending on the circumstances, we may or may not charge third parties for this aggregate information. We require parties with whom we share aggregate information to agree that they will not attempt to make this information personally identifiable, such as by combining it with other databases.
How SpeechPathology.com Handles Privacy and Security Internally
Listed below are some of the security procedures that SpeechPathology.com uses to protect your privacy:
- Requires both a personal username and a password in order for users to access their Personally Identifiable Information.
- Uses firewalls to protect information held in our servers.
- Utilizes Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption in transmitting Personally Identifiable Information to our servers. In order to take advantage of encryption technology, you must have an Internet browser which supports 128-bit encryption.
- Closely monitors the limited number of SpeechPathology.com employees who have potential access to your Personally Identifiable Information.
- Backs up our systems to protect the integrity of your Personally Identifiable Information.
Despite SpeechPathology.com's efforts to protect your Personally Identifiable Information, there is always some risk that an unauthorized third party may find a way around our security systems or that transmissions of your information over the Internet will be intercepted.
Updating Your Information and Contacting SpeechPathology.com
Updating Your Personally Identifiable Information
SpeechPathology.com tools that collect and store self-reported data allow you to correct, update or review information you have submitted by going back to the specific tool, logging-in and making the desired changes.
Removing your Personally Identifiable Information
If you have a complaint or problem, please email us at webmaster@SpeechPathology.com. Our customer service department will forward your complaint to the appropriate internal SpeechPathology.com department for a response or resolution. We try to answer every email within 48 business hours, but we may not always able to do so. If you want to (1) delete your Personally Identifiable Information from our systems, (2) update the Personally Identifiable Information that you have provided to us, or (3) change your preferences with respect to marketing contacts or other activities; please email us at webmaster@SpeechPathology.com.
If you do not receive adequate resolution of a privacy related problem, you may write to SpeechPathology.com's Privacy Help Desk at:
538 W 21st St #79931
Houston, TX 77008
Limitations on Removing or Changing Information
Upon your request, we will delete your Personally Identifiable Information from our active databases and where feasible from our back-up media. You should be aware that it is not technologically possible to remove each and every record of the information you have provided to SpeechPathology.com from our servers.
Cancellation of your CEU Total Access Membership
You may cancel your CEU Total Access Membership, effective the next billing cycle, online or by contacting our Customer Service Department via telephone at 800-242-5183.
We comply with the California Online Privacy Protection Act of 2003, California Business and Professional Code 22575 - 22579. If you are a California resident, we will, upon your written request, provide you with: (a) the names and addresses of all third parties to which we have disclosed your Personally Identifiable Information during the preceding year for direct marketing purposes (if any); (b) the categories of information we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year; and (c) if the nature of the third party direct marketer’s business cannot be reasonably determined by the third party’s name, examples of the products or services marketed. In order to obtain this information, please contact us by email at: webmaster@SpeechPathology.com, or by mail at:
538 W 21st St #79931
Houston, TX 77008