Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is a part of the Terms & Conditions of the website www.cmrinstitute.org (the “Website”) of The Certified Medical Representatives Institute, Inc. (“CMR Institute”), which are binding on all Website users.

CMR Institute’s policy is to respect and protect your privacy.  CMR Institute therefore exercises precautions to maintain the confidentiality of information that you provide to us.

We may gather certain types of personally identifiable information, such as your name, e-mail address, street address or other postal mailing address, telephone number(s), course and academic program history, purchase information and history, and, if you order products or services from the Website, payment information (collectively, “Personal Information”). It is therefore important for you to know how we collect, use, disclose, manage, and store the Personal Information that you may voluntarily provide to us, as well as the information that is collected passively on the Website.

This Privacy Policy sets forth CMR Institute’s current policies and practices with respect to Personal Information of Website users.  Your continued participation on this Website indicates your acceptance of this Privacy Policy and of the collection, use, disclosure, management and storage of your Personal Information as described below.

If you have any objections to this Privacy Policy,
you should immediately discontinue
use of the Website.

If you object to this Privacy Policy, you should follow the procedures set forth in the “Opt-Out Procedures” section below.

Collection and Use of Information
We may collect and use aggregate sales information to analyze sales trends. Aggregated information is not covered by this policy because it does not identify any individuals.

You may browse the Website without providing any Personal Information.

We do not collect Personal Information about you except when you provide it, such as when you:

  • click “CONTACT US” on the Website to send us a message
  • sign up to receive e-mails
  • use mobile applications for viewing circulars and managing shopping lists
  • communicate with us via social media
  • post comments on our blog
  • log in to your Online Learning Center account
  • place an order for classes, eModules, or webinars or other events

CMR Institute collects information about purchases made on the Website by users and users’ academic program history. This information allows us to send information about special offers and updates that may be of interest to you. In the event of a rescheduled or cancelled program or event, the Personal Information you provide may be used to contact you through a telephone messaging system or by other means. Please make sure to tell us if your contact information has changed. We will use reasonable efforts to notify you, but we cannot guarantee that you will receive notification through our service.

If you place an order through the Website, you will be asked to submit certain Personal Information, including your full name and address, as well as financial information such as your credit card number. This financial information is collected by a third party that is clearly identified. The collection of this financial information is subject to the third party’s privacy policy, so we recommend that you take the time to review that privacy policy.

We may use your Personal Information to provide you with the products and services you request, and to respond to your suggestions and questions.

We may also use your Personal Information to notify you about new products and programs that we think may be of interest to you. We may also use your Personal Information for operational and business purposes, or to find out how we can improve our organization and Website via surveys or online tracking mechanisms. We use aggregate Personal Information collected directly during any registration process and via “cookies” to help us evaluate and modify existing services and features.

From time-to-time, the Website may also contain functionality which enables you to import profile information or contacts from third party services (e.g., LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, FourSquare, Instagram, Vine, etc.) (collectively, “Third Party Social Media Accounts”). If you choose to do this, you may have to log into the applicable Third Party Social Media Account, using such account’s user name and password. The information received by us shall be subject to this Privacy Policy. However, any data maintained by such third party service and your use of that third party service will be subject to that third party’s terms of use and privacy policy.  You may have the ability to post information from the Website to your Third Party Social Media Accounts.  All such postings are also subject to any terms of use and privacy policy of the applicable third parties as well as the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Cookies
This Website uses “cookies” to obtain non-Personal Information from online visitors in order to improve their online experience and facilitate their visit within the Website. Cookies are small files stored as text on a computer hard drive. Websites can use cookies to recognize repeat visitors, and track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements. If a visitor does not want information collected through the use of cookies, most browsers allow the visitor to reject cookies. We may share non-Personal Information obtained via cookies with our advertisers and affiliates.

Clear Gifs and Other Information Collection Technologies
We use clear gifs on our websites from Google Analytics and other third party vendors. This enables us to gauge the effectiveness of our services and marketing programs and ad targeting.  We may also use other information collection technologies, including but not limited to session IDs and successor tracker technologies, for similar purposes.

Mobile Device Unique Identifier
When you use a mobile device to connect to our websites via a service provider that uniquely identifies your mobile device, we may use this unique identifier to offer you extended services and/or functionality. Certain services may require the collection of your mobile phone number. We may associate that mobile phone number with the mobile device unique identifier. We may also share your mobile phone number with certain select third parties, unless you choose to opt out of such use as described below.

Physical Location
When you download or use our mobile applications, we may use and store GPS and cell tower information relating to your mobile device, in combination with other location-based information such as your IP address, your billing postal code provided by your carrier, or your registration location, to provide enhanced location-based services, and to serve location-targeted advertising, search results, and other content.

Browser “Do Not Track” Signals

This Website does not respond to pre-set browser “do not track” signals or similar mechanisms that provide users with choice regarding the collection of personally identifiable information relating to online activities over time and across third-party websites or mobile applications.

Disclosure of Information
We may share Personal Information with third parties that we engage or with whom we form academic alliances and with whom we have written agreements regarding the confidentiality of Personal Information, to help us provide tailored programs and to improve our digital services, including communications to you via e-mail and mobile telephone, as well as through the Website (“Digital Services”).  Other than as set forth above, we will not sell, exchange, rent, lease or otherwise disclose your Personal Information to any third party without your consent. In particular, we do not share Personal Information with third parties for their marketing or promotional use, except as part of a specific program for which you make the choice to participate.  However, CMR Institute may disclose Personal Information in special cases:  (1) when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to investigate, identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be intentionally or unintentionally: (a) causing injury to CMR Institute or to a third party; (b) interfering with the rights of CMR Institute or a third party; and/or (c) threatening the physical safety of any person; (2) when we believe in good faith that the law requires it, such as to comply with a court order, subpoena or warrant; (3) to our affiliates; and (4) to any third party who may acquire CMR Institute.

In the Event of Merger, Sale, Acquisition or Change of Control
We reserve the right to transfer or assign the Personal Information that we have collected from you in the event of a merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control.

Procedures to Review Your Personal Information and to Opt-Out
You can always contact CMR Institute if you wish to review any Personal Information we may have about you.  If we have Personal Information about you, we will provide you with a readable copy of such Personal Information at no charge.  Factual errors in your Personal Information, including out-of-date information, can be corrected by sending us a request that credibly shows our error.  To protect your privacy and security, we take commercially reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access to Personal Information or making corrections.

Also, you may always opt-out of receiving communications from us.  If you do not want your Personal Information to be shared with third parties in the manner discussed in this Privacy Policy, please contact CMR Institute by using the “Contact Us” page on the Website, by sending an e-mail to program@cmrinstitute.org with the word “remove” in the subject line, by calling 1-800-328-2615, or by writing to the following address:

The Certified Medical Representatives Institute, Inc.
4423 Pheasant Ridge Road, Suite 100
Roanoke, VA 24014-5274

If you are receiving e-mail messages from us and do not wish to receive any more, use the links on the bottom of the e-mail message to make changes to your e-mail preferences.  If there are no links, follow the instructions at the bottom of the message.  When we receive your notification that you want to opt-out, we will process your request as soon as possible.  Please note, however, that if you direct us not to share your Personal Information, you may not be eligible to receive certain promotions that require data about individuals.

Security of Information
The Personal Information collected through the Website is maintained in a manner consistent with current industry standards. Your Personal Information is protected in several ways.  Your Personal Information resides on servers that are protected by physical and electronic safeguards.  Certain payment information and other Personal Information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) in an effort to prevent unauthorized parties from viewing such information when it is transmitted to us.

In order to most efficiently serve you, credit card transactions are handled by established third-party banking, processing agents and distribution institutions. They receive the information needed to verify and authorize your credit card or other payment information and to process and ship your order.  Financial transactions related to your purchases from the Website are handled by clearly identified third parties: please visit their websites to familiarize yourself with their terms and conditions and with their privacy policies. Information relating to your financial transactions will not be maintained on CMR Institute’s servers.

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your Personal Information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations of the Internet which are beyond our control; (b) the security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through the Website cannot be guaranteed; (c) any such information and data may be viewed or tampered with in transit by a third party; and (d) WHEN YOU TRANSFER ANY INFORMATION TO US, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE AT ALL TIMES FOR MAINTAINING THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF ANY PASSWORD OR OTHER ACCESS INFORMATION.

Links to Third Party Websites
The Website may contain links to the websites of third parties including the sites of educational collaborators and journals. You understand, acknowledge and agree that these links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by the Website or CMR Institute of the content, advertising or business practices.  CMR Institute is NOT responsible for the privacy practices or the content on any of these other websites.  CMR Institute does not disclose unique identifiers to those responsible for the linked websites. The linked websites, however, may collect Personal Information from you when you link to their websites. This collecting of information is not subject to the control of CMR Institute.  To ensure protection of your privacy, always review the privacy policies of the websites you visit by linking from the Website.

International Users
The Website is hosted in the United States and intended for use in the U.S. If you are accessing the Website from a location outside the U.S. and that location has laws or regulations regarding the collection, use and/or disclosure of Personal Information that is different than U.S. laws and regulations, please be advised that your continued use of the Website, which is governed by U.S. law (as stated in the Terms & Conditions), indicates your consent to the transfer of your Personal Information to the U.S.

Children

Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important.  We never collect or maintain information at the Website from persons we know to be under age 13.  Please do not communicate with or contact us if you are under age 13. By your participation in our Website activities, you certify that you are at least 13 years of age and meet all other eligibility requirements of the Website.  If we learn that Personal Information relating to someone under the age of 13 has been collected on the Website, we will take appropriate steps to delete such information.

Changes to this Policy

CMR Institute may revise this Privacy Policy over time as new features are added to the Website or as Internet law and standards evolve, and this will be reflected by the “Last Modified” notice below.  We will post those changes prominently but we do recommend that you read this Privacy Policy periodically when you visit the Website.  Changes will not apply retroactively to Personal Information that was collected before the changes to the Privacy Policy.

 

Last Modified: March 19, 2018