Privacy and Confidentiality
This statement discloses the privacy practices for the AGREE web site. Included are policies describing: What personally identifiable information of yours is collected; What organization is collecting the information; How the information is used; With whom the information may be shared; and What kind of security procedures are in place to protect your private information.
Information Collection and Use
Duke University is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement.
In order to access modules on this website, a user must first complete the registration form. During registration a user is required to give their contact information (such as name, social security number, and email address). This information is used to verify access privileges. Upon completion of the a module, and if you elect to do so, information will be forwarded to the Duke Continuing Medical Education Office and/or the Duke Institutional Review Board.
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.
This website takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and off-line.
When our registration form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as social security number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry - SSL. The registration form is a secure page. While on a secure page the lock icon on the bottom of your Web browser, such as Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer, is locked. If the lock icon is unlocked, you are on an unsecured page. It is recommended that you do not send personally identifiable information on an unsecured page. To learn more about SSL, follow this link to http://www.thawte.com.
While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our users' information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, granting credit for passing a course) are granted access to personally identifiable information. They are required to enter a personal username and password to access this information. Finally, the servers that we store personally identifiable information on are kept in a secure environment, behind a locked door.
If you have any questions about the security of our website, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learners who have questions about the content of this educational activity may contact the Duke Center of Ethics and Humanities, 108 Seeley G. Mudd Building, DUMC Box 3040, Durham, NC 27710 or U.S.: (919) 668-9000, or Fax (919) 668-1789.
Learners who have questions about CME credit may contact the Duke Office of Continuing Medical Education, 3100 Tower Boulevard, Suite 1300, Durham, NC 27707 or U.S.: (919) 684-6485, or Fax (919) 681-7462.
For technical issues contact the Duke University Medical Center Division of Strategic Web Services, Duke Health Technology Solutions, (919) 668-6175.
The materials on this site and in each module are copyrighted by Duke University and Johns Hopkins University and may not be copied, transmitted, or published without explicit written permission.