Privacy Policy

 
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The Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN) is committed to protecting the privacy of its members and other visitors to its web site. MCN maintains safeguards to store, and secure our information. The privacy statement below describes how MCN acquires data from its web site and how this information is utilized responsibly and appropriately. MCN reserves the right to make changes to its site, policies, and conditions of use at any time. By visiting MCN’s web site at www.migrantclinician.org, you accept these conditions, including any changes. Therefore, MCN encourages you to frequently re-read this privacy statement.

INFORMATION COLLECTED ON MEMBERS, VISTORS, AND NEW CUSTOMERS 

Minimum Age: 
You must be at least 18 years old to be permitted to use any password protection portion of MCN’s web site. MCN does not knowingly collect, use or disclose information about site visitors under 18 years of age.

Public Area Usage: The server for the MCN web site maintains a log file covering all visits to the site, including the IP address of each visitor’s computer.  However, MCN does not collect any personal information from users visiting the public area of the web site anonymously. Only aggregate data, such as the number of URL hits/visits per page, are collected and maintained for internal use only.

Members and Others: When you create a contact record on the MCN web site or choose to interact with MCN’s web site in other ways, such as applying for membership, registering for an MCN conference/course, or subscribing to or purchasing an MCN product or service, MCN may collect additional personal information from you. Depending on the type of product or service, MCN may collect your name, company name, address, phone number, fax number, e-mail address, demographic information, and credit card information. By providing your contact information, you are voluntarily giving MCN permission to use your name, address, and e-mail for the purposes of future MCN communications.

If a member or other visitor logs into a password-protected area of the MCN web site, the user's name and, if applicable, member ID number are recorded. In the course of purchasing an MCN product or service, the individual may be asked to provide personal information in order to finalize the purchase. In addition, members may be asked to update their member contact information.

DISCLOSURE TO THIRD PARTIES 

Online Directories:
MCN makes member contact information available in its on-line membership directories only to other members of MCN who have logged into the Members Only area of the site. MCN shares name, address, e-mail, and other membership demographic information with other members and components within MCN. As a member of MCN, you will automatically be listed in the on-line directories unless you choose to opt-out through the Members Only area. To opt-out, select the “Update Profile” link and then select “Edit Communications Preferences” and uncheck the box that says “Include my contact information in the online Membership Directory”.

Member Forums:
The forum messages and postings in the Members Only area are available to MCN members. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes available to all members; therefore, you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

Other Disclosures:
On occasion, MCN may also provide limited data to third parties that offer products and services. MCN may also disclose your information on the basis of a good faith belief that disclosure is necessary to: 1) comply with legal requirements; 2) enforce the terms and conditions of use for the MCN web site; or 3) protect the personal safety of MCN personnel or members of the public.
MCN makes its list available for selected usages germane to the practice of medicine to make recipients aware of products and services of interest.  These usages are approved in advance by the College.  Members have the opportunity to remove their contact information from the file that we make available for these offers.

CREDIT CARD INFORMATION

MCN maintains credit card security requirements as required by the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Program. MCN is PCI DSS 2.0 compliant, tested and verified by Trustwave. MCN management is committed to these security policies to protect information utilized by MCN in attaining its business goals. All employees are required to adhere to the policies described within this document. The PCI requirements apply to all systems that store, process, or transmit cardholder data.  Electronic storage of cardholder data is not conducted or permitted.

HOW DOES MCN USE COOKIES? 

Cookies are small pieces of information stored by your browser on your computer and used to aid in navigation of the web site. Cookies are not used on the public area of the MCN web site. Session cookies are used once a user logs into a non-public area of the MCN web site. Session cookies are temporarily stored in the user’s computer memory after login and are then terminated or removed after the user closes the browser. A browser must be set to accept cookies in order to access the Members Only area of the MCN web site.

HOW CAN YOU STOP RECEIVING E-MAILS FROM MCN – OPTING OUT 

You can stop receiving broadcast e-mails from MCN in the following ways:

First, when you receive a broadcast email there is a link in the footer of the email which allows you to easily opt out of receiving any further email notices.
Second, you can send an e-mail to info@migrantclinician.org with the words “Remove” in the subject line, or call 530-345-4806.

If you believe you have received an unsolicited e-mail from MCN, please forward a copy of that e-mail with your comments and/or questions to info@migrantclinician.org.

LINKS TO OTHER SITES 

MCN’s web site at times includes links to other, external web sites, and MCN is not responsible for the privacy policies and practices for those other sites. If you visit any of those sites, you should consult their posted description of privacy policies and practices, if any.

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions about this privacy statement or the practices of the MCN site, you can contact MCN at info@migrantclinician.org, or call 530-345-4806.