Privacy Policy

altuslearn.com and AltusCampus, Inc. are committed to respecting the privacy of personal information. This Privacy Policy identifies which information may be collected about you when you access this site, how this information may be used, how you can control how your information is used, and what precautions are taken against unauthorized access or use of your information. Neither altuslearn.com nor AltusCampus, Inc. are responsible from the privacy policy of any other website, even if it is linked for this site. You should check the applicable privacy policies of any other site you visit.

Privacy Policy Changes

Any future significant changes to this Privacy Policy will be announced to registered members of this site and noted on the website. Minor changes to minor terms that do not affect the ways in which we each use your personally identifiable information will not be announced to every registered user.

Information We Collect from Unregistered Visitors

You must register to access all of the features and programs provided through altuslearn.com but visitors to altuslearn.com can access the home pages and browse program catalogs without disclosing any personally identifiable information. However, altuslearn.com can access user metrics with non-personal information (i.e., information that is not traced back to any individual and is not used on its own to identify an individual) provided to us by your browser when you visit one of this site, even if you have not registered. This non-personal information may include the referring site, the type of browser used, and the time and date the site was accessed.

Information We Collect When You Register

When you register for access to altuslearn.com, you are asked to provide brief identifying information such as your name, e-mail address, zip code, and other professional information (e.g., specialty). You will also be given a choice about whether or not you want to receive newsletters and other information sent to registered members from time to time. However, AltusCampus, Inc. and/or course accreditors may contact any enrolled user with regard to individual courses in which he/she is enrolled, the status of credits earned, and site updates or changes.

Continuing Medical Education

When you register for a continuing medical education (CME) or a continuing education (CE) activity through altuslearn.com, you will be asked to supply additional personally identifiable information, such as your name and mailing address. For certain accredited programs, types of credit, or specific accrediting institutions, you may be asked to provide additional information required in order to grant credit. This information may include the state in which you are licensed and your license number. This additional information is used expressly for the purpose of granting credit for the completion of CME or CE activities and is only shared with the appropriate accrediting institutions.

In addition to personally identifiable information, altuslearn.com will also tabulate aggregated non-personal information about the activities undertaken by users of the site. This aggregate information is shared with the related sponsors, medical education companies, and commercial supporters of specific CME and CE activities hosted on altuslearn.com. This aggregate information may include: total number of participants, percentage of participants by specialty, total number of credit certificates claimed, total percentage of users who answered correctly or incorrectly to each posttest question, and responses to program evaluation surveys.

The staff of altuslearn.com and AltusCampus, Inc. will have access to files containing both aggregate and personally identifiable information. This information may be used to provide customer service or respond to learner inquiries of their own records. The staff of altuslearn.com and AltusCampus, Inc. may also reference personally identifiable information, including registration information and evaluation data, in assessing future educational needs and in evaluating existing educational activities.

Use of Cookies

altuslearn.com and AltusCampus, Inc. collect non-personally identifiable information about your use of altuslearn.com through the use of cookies. A cookie is a small data file that your browser allows us to place on your computer’s hard drive so we can associate you with the computer you are using. altuslearn.com is designed to assign a cookie to every computer that accesses the site to: 1) track usage across the site; 2) allow us to track statistics of the number of users of the site; 3) track how many people open altuslearn.com emails; and 4) assess which features of the site are accessed. If you are a registered user of altuslearn.com, we may elect to associate your registration information with our cookies. Associating a cookie with your registration data allows us to provide more customized content (e.g., highlight educational programs relevant to your specialty) and enhance site personalization and functionality.

Your Web browser can be set to allow you to control whether you will accept cookies, reject cookies, or to notify you each time a cookie is sent to you. If your browser is set to reject cookies, websites that are cookie-enabled will not recognize you when you return to the website, and some website functionality may be lost. The Help section of your browser will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting cookies.

Intended Audience

As a medical education site, altuslearn.com is intended for use by adults, and are not intended for, nor is designed to be used by children under the age of 18. We do not ask for age qualifiers in registration and are not responsible for any access by children.

Uses and Disclosures of Information

The personally identifiable information that you provide to altuslearn.com in connection with the site and educational activities accessed will be used to provide the services you have requested or authorized.

Aggregate Data

altuslearn.com and AltusCampus, Inc. create aggregate data about visitors to the altuslearn.com site to guide future site development and improvement. Aggregate data is also used for market analysis, assessment of market gaps, and tracking of the use of the site by different specialty users. Without disclosing any personally identifiable data, AltusCampus, Inc. may share aggregate data with medical education companies, program sponsors, and commercial supports to demonstrate the use of the site and individual educational activities. For example, we may document the percentage of registered users who are interested in CME vs. CE credit programs, or which percentage of registered users are in a clinical specialty. Any such data provided is stripped of any individually identifiable information before it is shared. For example, a medical education company interested in hosting an educational activity on the site might want data on the number of radiologists registered for CME programs. No personally identifiable information will be shared in this manner.

Marketing and Advertising

altuslearn.com and AltusCampus, Inc. may develop advertising and marketing messages based on your registration data. Such messages may be distributed via e-mail announcements, on-site communications, and “featured” programs. For example, a registered user who has indicated a need for CE credits may be notified of new CE programs as they are available. You may also see different programs as educational activities you may be interested in based on your registration data or your history of completed educational programs through altuslearn.com.

Third Parties

In addition to aggregate information (as noted above), there may be a few instances in which altuslearn.com or AltusCampus, Inc. may share some kinds of personally identifiable information with third parties. However, no registered user contact information, user profile data, or any other user information will ever be sold, rented, or provided to any Third Party for advertising purposes outside of any announcement of educational course offerings.

Service providers

AltusCampus, Inc. may contract with other companies, vendors, and individuals to provide technical, website development, and data hosting services. In order to perform their services, these companies may have limited access to some of the personally identifiable information maintained about users of altuslearn.com. All such companies are required to comply with the terms of this Privacy Policy, to limit their access to any personal information to the minimum necessary to perform their services, and not to use the information they may access for purposes other than fulfilling their responsibilities to us.

Legal Requirements

We may release account and other personally identifiable information in circumstances that require such release if it is: 1) required to comply with valid legal requirements, such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order; or 2) reasonable in response to a physical threat to you or others, to protect property or defend or assert legal rights. In the event that we are legally compelled to disclose your personally identifiable information to a third party, we will attempt to notify you unless doing so would violate the law or court order.

If we discover that a third party inadvertently disclosed personally identifiable information about any of our users, we will take immediate action to prevent further occurrences.

Security of Information

We have implemented technology and security policies and measures to protect the personal data that you have provided from unauthorized access, improper use, alteration, unlawful or accidental destruction, and accidental loss. We also protect your information by requiring that all our employees and others who have access to or are associated with the processing of your data respect your confidentiality. We use security methods to determine the identity of registered users, such as registration authentication, so that appropriate rights and restrictions can be enforced for that user. We use both passwords and usernames to authenticate users. Users are responsible for maintaining their own passwords.

Employees

Employees are required to keep your information private, as a condition of their employment with us. Only selected, authorized employees are permitted to access personally identifiable information. All employees and contractors must abide by our Privacy Policy, and those who violate that policy are subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of their employment and legal action.

Correction of Information We Have About You

If you believe that there are errors in the registration information associated with your account, you may edit your personal registration data any time by accessing your User Profile.

Privacy Questions or Concerns about One of Our websites

For privacy questions or concerns about one of our websites or Services, please Contact us for information.

Terms of Use and End User License Agreement

Our terms of use and end user license agreement can be found here.