Privacy Policy

Medical Interactive Education, LLC (“Medinteract”) is committed to protecting your privacy online. We believe that greater protection of personal privacy on the web will not only protect the users of the medinteract.com web site (the “Website”), but also will increase consumer confidence and ultimately their participation in online activities. We urge you to read the Medinteract Privacy Policy so that you will understand both our commitment to your privacy, and how you can help us to honor that commitment.

The purpose of our policy is to inform you about the types of information we gather about you when you visit our site, how we may protect and use that information, whether we disclose it to anyone, and the choices you have regarding our use of, and your ability to correct, the information.

Our Website may contain links to other web sites, including web sites directed to children. We have no control over the privacy practices or the content of any of our business partners, advertisers, sponsors or other sites to which we provide links from our site. You should check the applicable privacy policy of the web site sponsor when linking to other web sites.

Please remember that any information (including personal and medical information) that you reveal in a public forum on or accessible through our Website (such as a bulletin board, mail list, chat room) is not subject to this Privacy Policy, and will be seen by third parties not related to Medinteract and may be used by them to contact you or for unauthorized purposes. Also, if you link to another web site from this Website, any information you reveal on that site is not subject to this Privacy Policy. We cannot control, and are not responsible for, the disclosure or use of any information revealed in either manner.

I. Personal Information We Collect

We collect information about you in the following ways:

A. Voluntarily Provided Information. We may request that you voluntarily supply us with certain personal information, including your e-mail address, postal address, home or work telephone number, or other personal information, for purposes such as correspondence, surveys or for our internal use. We will continue to use that information in accordance with the Terms of Use and this Privacy Policy unless you notify us to the contrary.

We may require you to supply us with certain personal information during an online “registration” process prior to using various features of our Website. For example, you may be required to register to use chat rooms, forums, to access archival information, and to access other features. We may also collect other information that you voluntarily provide such as through your responses to surveys, questionnaires, and the like.

B. Cookies. Like many other commercial sites, our Website may utilize a standard technology called a “cookie” to collect information about how our Website is used. Cookies were designed to help a web site recognize a user’s browser as a previous visitor and thus save and remember any preferences that may have been set while the user was browsing the site. A cookie cannot retrieve any other data from your hard drive, pass on a computer virus, or capture your e-mail address. Our Website may use cookies to enhance your visit. This information helps us to generate content on our web pages which is of interest to our users, and allows us to statistically monitor how many people are using our Website and for what purpose. Sponsors, advertisers or third parties may also use cookies when you select their advertisement, content or service; we cannot control their use of cookies or how they use the information they gather. If you do not want information collected via cookies, there is a simple procedure utilized by most browsers that allows you to deny or accept the cookie feature. However, we want you to be aware that cookies may be necessary to provide you with certain features, such as the customized delivery of information, available on the Website.

II. Use of User Information

We may perform statistical analyses of aggregate user behavior. This allows us to measure relative user interest in the various areas of our Website for product development purposes. Any information we collect is used for its own internal purposes to improve the content of the Website, to enhance users’ experiences when visiting our Website, to customize the content and/or layout of our pages, and to provide the services required by an individual user. We do not use personal identifying information for any reason that is not disclosed either in this Policy or at the time the information is requested. We never send e-mail to you unless you request a particular service, or consent to being contacted by e-mail. There are instances where you will have the opportunity to subscribe to an e-mail list that will send information about the Website or our advertisers to your e-mail address, but this will be done only with your permission and consent.

III. Disclosure of User Information to Third Parties

Except as set forth in this Privacy Policy, we will not disclose to unaffiliated companies any information we gather from you which could be used to identify or contact you (“Personal Information”). Any Personal Information provided to entities affiliated with Medinteract will be treated in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy, unless you are otherwise notified. In the following limited circumstances, we will/may release Personal Information to third parties: (1) to comply with applicable legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena, discovery request, or court order; (2) in special cases, such as a physical threat to you or others. We also may provide Personal Information to our vendors and suppliers (collectively, “Vendors”) when it is necessary for them to provide us with products and services related to the better operation and maintenance of our Website. We will attempt to require that each of these Vendors not further use or disclose your Personal Information for any purpose other than providing us or you with products and services. Of course, we cannot guarantee their compliance with these restrictions.

We may provide information about you that does not allow you to be identified or contacted (“Aggregate Information”) to third parties. For example, we might inform third parties regarding the number of users of our Website and the activities they conduct while on our Website. Depending on the circumstances, we may or may not charge for this information.

In some instances, we may operate shared web sites with businesses affiliated with us. Our Privacy Policy will apply to these web sites, and our affiliates will adhere to our Privacy Policy and will not share personal information with any third party without your permission. PLEASE BE AWARE that when you voluntarily disclose personal information (such as your name, e-mail address, etc.) in chat areas or bulletin boards to third parties, that information may be collected by others outside the control of Medinteract and may result in unsolicited messages from others.

IV. Accuracy of User Information

In order to ensure the accuracy of personal information provided for registration, you may return to the registration form online in order to change the information you have provided at any time. Questions regarding our Privacy Policy, the accuracy of your personal information, or the use of the information collected should be directed via e-mail to info@medinteract.com, or you can reach us by telephone at (865) 546-5034. You can also write to us at:

Medical Interactive Education, LLC
106 W. Summit Hill Dr., Suite 301
Knoxville, Tennessee 37902

V. Security of Information

We want the personal information submitted by users to remain as secure as is reasonably possible. For that reason, we utilize certain technical safeguards to protect the integrity and privacy of the Personal Information that you provide to us via the Internet, and we also restrict access to the Personal Information to those authorized employees or agents of Medinteract who have a need to know. Furthermore, the Personal Information we obtain from our users is stored in an area where the general public does not have access to it.

VI. Opting-out

At any time while assessing our Website, any user while online may “opt-out” of further e-mail contact from us (while still allowing access to our Website). For further information about opting-out, contact us at the e-mail address, postal address or telephone number set forth above.

VII. Use of Materials

The right to download and store or output the materials contained in our Website is granted for the user’s personal use only, and materials may not be reproduced or republished in any form. Any other reproduction, transmission, performance, display or editing of these materials by any means, mechanical or electronic, without the express written permission of Medinteract is strictly prohibited. To link to the full Terms of Use Agreement pertaining to use of our Website, please click on the bottom of the page.

These Privacy Policies are effective as of January 24, 2005. We reserve the right to change this Policy at any time, without notice to you or any other person or entity, in Medinteract’s sole discretion. We will post any changes to this policy as soon as they have been adopted by Medinteract, and such changes will become effective immediately upon posting on the Website. Your use of this Website constitutes acceptance of the provisions of this Privacy Policy, and your continued usage after any modifications are posted constituted acceptance of the Privacy Policy as revised. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy or any revised Privacy Policy, please exit the Website immediately.