Effective Date: January 1, 2023
This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for the Congress of Physician-Owned Medical Properties (“CPOMP”, “us” “we”, or “our”) and our website located at www.CPOMP.org. (the “Site”). This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website, except where stated otherwise. It will notify you of the following:
- What information we collect,
- how it is used,
- with whom it is shared,
- how it can be corrected,
- how it is secured,
- how policy changes will be communicated, and
- how to address concerns over misuse of personal data.
Information Collection and Use
We are the sole owners of the information collected on this Site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.
We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary.
We collect the following types of information about you:
Information You Provide Us Directly
We may ask for certain information such as a username, your first and last name, date of birth, phone number, profession, place of work, email address, and other personal information when you register as a member, when you register for the CPOMP Annual Meeting, or if you correspond with us. We may also retain any messages you send through the Site or by email and may collect information you provide in User Content you post to the Site. We use this information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the Site. We may also use this information to correspond with you, and to address any issues you raise about the Site.
If you give us information about you, we will keep it and use it to provide our services and make them better.
Information We May Receive from Third Parties
We may receive information about you from third parties. For example, if you access our Site through a third-party connection or log-in, for example, through Facebook by “following,” “liking,” linking your account to the Site, etc., that third party may pass certain information about your use of its service to CPOMP. This information could include, but is not limited to, the user ID associated with your account (for example, your Facebook), an access token necessary to access that service, any information that you have permitted the third party to share with us, and any information you have made public in connection with that service. You should always review, and if necessary, adjust your privacy settings on third-party websites and services before linking or connecting them to the Site. You may also unlink your third-party account from the Site by adjusting your settings on the third-party service. If you unlink your third-party account, we will no longer receive information collected about you in connection with that service.
When you use our Site, third parties might give us some info about you, especially if you are signed into a third-party account while using our Site.
Information We Collect from You Automatically
We may directly collect analytics data, or use third party analytics tools, to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Site. These tools collect information sent by your browser or mobile device, including the pages you visit and other information that assists us in improving the Site. We collect and use this analytics information in aggregate form such that it cannot reasonably be manipulated to identify any particular individual user.
While using our Site, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:
- Email address
- First name and last name
- Phone number
- Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City
- Cookies and Usage Data
We may also collect information about how the Site is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
Tracking & Cookies Data
We use “cookies” and similar tracking technologies on this Site to track the activity on our Site and hold certain information. Cookies are files with small amounts of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier stored on a site visitor’s device to help us improve your access to our Site and identify repeat visitors to our Site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our Site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance their experience on our Site.
Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Site.
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Site.
Examples of Cookies we use:
- Session Cookies – We use Session Cookies to operate our Site.
- Preference Cookies – We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
- Security Cookies – We use Security Cookies for security purposes.
Clear Gifs/Web Beacons Information
When you use the Site, we may employ clear GIFs (also known as web beacons) which are used to anonymously track the online usage patterns of our users. In addition, we may also use clear GIFs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened and which links are clicked by recipients. This information allows for more accurate reporting and improvement of the Site.
Links to Other Sites
This Site contains links to other sites that are not operated by us. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our Site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.
Log File Information
Log file information is automatically reported by your browser or mobile device each time you access the Site. When you use our Site, our servers automatically record certain log file information. These server logs may include anonymous information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks and how you interact with links on the Site, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information.
Disclosure of Data
The Congress of Physician-Owned Medical Properties (CPOMP) may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
- Comply with a legal obligation
- Protect and defend the rights or property of Congress of Physician-Owned Medical Properties (CPOMP)
- Prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
- Protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
- Protect against legal liability
Transfer of Data
Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.
If you are located outside United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to United States and process it there.
We share aggregated demographic information with our advertisers, sponsors, members, strategic and other partners. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.
We partner with another party to provide specific services. When the user signs up for these services, we will share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.
Your Access to and Control Over Information
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number provided on our website:
- See what data we have about you, if any
- Change/correct any data we have about you
- Have us delete any data we have about you
- Express any concern you have about our use of your data
Do Not Track
Third parties that have content embedded on CPOMP’s websites such as a social feature may set cookies on a user’s browser and/or obtain information about the fact that a web browser visited a specific CPOMP website from a certain IP address.
What is DNT?
DNT is the concept that has been promoted by regulatory authorities, in particular the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), for the Internet industry to develop and implement a mechanism for allowing internet users to control the tracking of their online activities across websites.
What is a DNT signal?
Currently, various browsers (including Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari) offer a DNT option that relies on a technology known as a DNT header that sends a signal to websites visited by the browser user about the user’s DNT preference. You can usually access your browser’s DNT option in your browser’s preferences.
Is there a DNT technology standard?
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has been working with industry groups, Internet browsers, technology companies, and regulators to develop a DNT technology standard. While some progress has been made on this issue, it has been slow, and to date no standard has been adopted. Without an industry standard for DNT, users cannot know how any given company abides by a DNT signal they receive from browser headers. CPOMP is committed to remaining apprised of the W3C efforts to develop a DNT standard.
How does CPOMP respond to the signal?
CPOMP takes privacy and security very seriously and strives to put our users first in all aspects of our business. With regard to DNT, CPOMP currently doesn’t respond to DNT signals in browsers because no DNT standard has been adopted, as noted above.
Does CPOMP share users’ personally identifiable information with third parties (like advertisers and ad networks)?
CPOMP does not authorize the identification of users by third parties through advertising technologies without separate consent.
Security of Data
The security of your data is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
We take precautions to protect your information. We ask that you do not store your credit card or social security number on the Site. When you submit sensitive information via the Site, your information is protected both online and offline.
Wherever we collect sensitive information, that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the top or bottom of your web browser, or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page.
While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (e.g. customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers on which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
We may employ third-party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.
These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service.
Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en
Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”).
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children have provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.
Notification of Changes