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This site is owned and operated by Derm MD, Inc. (Derm MD). This Privacy Policy is designed to tell you about our practices regarding collection, use, and disclosure of information that you may provide via this site. Please be sure to read this entire Privacy Policy before using or submitting information to this site. This site is intended solely for use by residents of the United States.

Your Consent

By using this site, you agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy. Whenever you submit information via this site, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of that information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

About This Site

This site is intended for accredited health professionals only and is to be used as a study aid to assist physicians with preparing for their medical board exams. It is absolutely not intended for and may not be used by the general public.

Active Information Collection

Like many Web sites, this site actively collects information both by asking specific questions on the registration form, which is required, and by permitting users to communicate directly with us via e-mail, feedback forms, and/or chat rooms. Some of the information that you submit may be personally identifiable information (that is, information that can be uniquely identified with you, such as your full name, address, e-mail address, phone number, and so on).

Some areas of this site may require you to submit information in order for you to benefit from the specified features (such as newsletter subscriptions, tips/pointers, order processing) or to participate in a particular activity (such as sweepstakes or other promotions). You will be informed at each information collection point what information is required and what information is optional.

Passive Information Collection

As you navigate through a Web site, certain information can be passively collected (that is, gathered without your actively providing the information) using various technologies and means, such as (Internet Protocol) IP addresses, cookies, Internet tags, and navigational data collection.

We use IP addresses on this site. An IP Address is a number assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider so you can access the Internet and is generally considered to be non-personally identifiable information, because in most cases an IP address is dynamic (changing each time you connect to the Internet), rather than static (unique to a particular user's computer). We use your IP address to diagnose problems with our server, report aggregate information, determine the fastest route for your computer to use in connecting to our site, and administer and improve the site.

A "cookie" is a bit of information that a Web site sends to your Web browser that helps the site remember information about you and your preferences. We use cookies on this site.

"Persistent" cookies are more permanent bits of information that are placed on the hard drive of your computer and stay there unless you delete the cookie. Persistent cookies store information on your computer for a number of purposes, such as retrieving certain information you have previously provided (e.g., passwords), helping to determine what areas of the Web site visitors find most valuable, and customizing the Web site based on your preferences. This site does not use persistent cookies.

"Internet tags" (also known as single-pixel GIFs, clear GIFs, invisible GIFs, and 1-by-1 GIFs) are smaller than cookies and tell the Web site server information such as the IP address and browser type related to the visitor's computer. We do not use "Internet tags" at this site.

"Navigational data" ("log files," "server logs," and "click stream" data) are used for system management, to improve the content of the site, market research purposes, and to communicate information to visitors. This site does not use navigational data.

Use and Disclosure of Information
An important feature of this site is to maintain a record of your testing history so that you may compare your results of continuous test taking over time and compare your score(s) with a group average. This site stores your private test taking history but does not make its record available to anyone. Rather, the site uses it to update statistics (based upon the average scores of every user) and/or use the average results to determine what information should be added or subtracted in the system.

Except as otherwise stated, we may use your information to improve the content of our site, to customize the site for future user preferences, to communicate information to you (if you have requested it), for our marketing and research purposes, and for the purposes specified in this Privacy Policy.

If you provide personally identifiable information to this site, we may combine such information with other actively collected information unless we specify otherwise at the point of collection. We will take reasonable measures to prevent personally identifiable information from being combined with passively collected information, unless you consent otherwise.

We may disclose your personally identifiable information to the sponsoring company that agree to treat it in accordance with this Privacy Policy. In addition, we will not disclose your personally identifiable information to third parties. Please note that Derm MD reserves the right to change the Terms and Conditions under which this Site and its many offerings are extended to you. Your continued use of this Site following such modifications will be conclusively deemed acceptance of any changes to these Terms and Conditions.

Access and Correction
To keep your personally identifiable information accurate, current, and complete, please contact us as specified below. We will take reasonable steps to update or correct personally identifiable information in our possession that you have previously submitted via this site.

Security

We take reasonable steps to protect your personally identifiable information as you transmit your information from your computer to our site and to protect such information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. You should keep in mind that no Internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error-free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from this site may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail. Moreover, where you use passwords, ID numbers, or other special access features on this site, it is your responsibility to safeguard them.

Links to Other Web Sites
This site may contain links or references to other Web sites. Please be aware that we do not control other Web sites and that, in any case, this Privacy Policy does not apply to those Web sites. We encourage you to read the privacy policy of every Web site you visit.

Other Terms
Your use of this site is subject to our Legal Notice.

How to Contact Us
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this Privacy Policy or the information practices of this site, please contact us as follows:
Derm MD, Inc. 540 Frontage Road, Suite 2110, Northfield, IL 60093 1-847-999-5110

Changes to This Privacy Policy
If this Privacy Policy changes, the revised policy will be posted on this site. Please check back periodically, and especially before you provide any personally identifiable information. This Privacy Policy was last updated on November 09, 2009.

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