National College of Physicians
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PRIVACY POLICY

We understand the power that the Internet holds for changing your life and making things easier for you. These benefits are at risk if people are concerned about their personal privacy. We are committed to providing you with an Internet experience that respects and protects your personal privacy choices and concerns.

In general, NCP, like many associations offers a "Membership Directory". We may share this information with our members, clients, employers, sponsors, affiliates, partners and advertisers, so that they may contact you and make you specific offers for products, services, employment, etc. through the National College of Physicians, Inc. (hereafter called NCP).

INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE

NCP is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We may share this information with others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. NCP collects information from our users at several different points on our website.

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

Users wishing to sign up for NCP's services are asked to provide certain data including full name, complete mailing address, phone number and email address. Members can expect to receive periodic email communications from us. If you sign up for services that are offered by an affiliate, partner or employer, you should be advised that we are not in control of the content or use of any information you provide to or is collected by these parties.

FORUMS

NCP provides job seeker forums for its registered members. These areas are not restricted and are accessible by anyone visiting the website.  The information provided in the forum is publicly displayed and users should use caution when posting online. If you use the forums on this site, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums. NCP reserves the right to remove any messages in the forums and terminate the accounts of visitors who use these services in a manner inconsistent with the NCP Terms of Use.

PERSONAL INFORMATION

NCP requires/requests users to give us contact information (such as their email address) and personal information (such as work histories and academic achievements). The user's contact and personal information is used to contact the visitor when necessary, and primarily used in the construction of the user's profile.

Personal data that is collected at our site may be shared with members, clients, employers, sponsors, affiliates and advertisers through our "Membership Directory". This information may be provided to members, clients, employers, sponsors, affiliates, partners and advertisers for purposes of providing and offering services to you. If you do not wish to have your name in our Membership Directory, you may contact us and we will remove all personal contact information from this Membership Directory.

NCP offers the ability to send newsletter and other content found on the website to a friend via email. NCP requires both the senders' and recipients' email addresses in order for the newsletter/article be sent. This information is stored by NCP and may become part of the "Membership Directory".

USE OF DEMOGRAPHIC DATA

NCP may ask you for demographic information to provide you with services and specific content.  NCP may as you for your email address, age, and interests. If you prefer not to have your data shared with our advertisers, affiliates or partners in aggregate form, you may choose not to provide it. But please be aware that it affects our ability to provide you with services affecting your membership.

LEGAL DISCLAIMER

We may disclose personal information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process serviced on our website.

EMAIL:& OPTING-OUT

When you register as a "new member" for the NCP website, you will be asked to provide NCP with certain information, including, without limitation, a valid e-mail address. In the event an "active" member fails to pay their annual membership fees, they will become "inactive" members. NCP reserves the right to send both "active" and "inactive" members certain email announcements, newletters, and other information that NCP, in it's sole discretion, has determined it's "active" and "inactive" members should receive.

The majority of our email communications will have instructions on how to unsubscribe so that you will not receive any future emails from us if you so choose. For example, users who no longer wish to receive certain email announcements may unsubscribe by clicking on an "unsubscribe" link in the email.

For other purposes, NCP does not have any method for completely removing a user from our database.  However, you may delete the cookie placed on your browser by NCP, and you will be considered as a  new visitor when you visit the site.  But this may prevent you from receiving many of the services offered by NCP.

Individuals, organizations, and/or institutions that sign up with NCP as "members" will become "inactive" members if they do not pay their annual membership fees. However, both "active" and "inactive" members will continue to receive certain member publications and announcements. These "active" and "inactive" members will be unable to "opt-out" of these emails, if they have registered as NCP members.

LINKS

NCP shall not be responsible for the privacy practices of the use of it's "Membership Directory" by its members, clients, employers, sponsors, affiliates or advertisers.

CO-BRANDED PARTNERS

Partners via co-branded websites provide many of NCP services. Some of these co-branded websites require users to provide personal information including full name and email address in order to proceed in order to proceed in the purchase process of the service. Not all of the co-branded websites are covered by the NCP Privacy Policy and users should read the partners' privacy statements carefully before proceeding.

CORRESPONDENCE

You will be asked to provide your email address when you sign up for services offered by NCP.  This will be used for correspondence with you or to provide you with other content or information regarding NCP s website and/or services.  Again, your name and email address may be shared through our Membership Directory, unless you have requested to opt-out.

TROUBLESHOOTING

We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website. An Internet protocol (I.P.) address is a set of numbers that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you log on to your Internet service provider or through your company's local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN). IP addresses are tied to personally identifiable information to enable our web-based service.

COOKIES

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user. We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. For the session ID cookie, once users close the browser, the cookie simply terminates. A persistent cookie is one stored as a file on your computer, and it remains there when you close your internet browser. The cookie can be read by the Web site that created it when you visit that site again. Persistent cookies can be removed by following Internet browser help directions. You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. Each browser is different so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

By setting a cookie on our site, users do not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. This information is stored and used to create a custom account for the user and make available information tailored to their requests. If users reject the cookie, they may still use our site, however they may have limited use of many of the features of the site.
 
Some of our business partners and advertisers use cookies on our site. However, we have no access to or control over these cookies once we have given permission for them to set cookies for advertising.

SURVEYS & CONTESTS

From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contest is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and email address), and demographic information (such as zip code). Contact information will be used to notify winners and award prizes. In addition, contest winners' names and address (city and state) are posted in the "Membership Directory" when deemed appropriate in the sole discretion of NCP. Survey information will also be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.

CHILDREN

This site is not meant for children under the age of 18 unless the user is accompanied by an adult or the legal guardian of the user.

CREDIT CARD INFORMATION

We may collect credit card information if you register for any of the paid services on our site.  While we use standard commercial efforts to protect credit card transactions and information with encryption and the use of Verisign s protection, we cannot guarantee complete security.  NCP does not collect any credit card information, or store such information on our servers.

SECURITY

We operate secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection. We have security measures in place to attempt to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of your user data under our control.

NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES

NCP reserves the right to revise this "Privacy Policy" at any time. It will be your obligation to read these changes, and to stay current. Please check back to this page for information about revisions to our Privacy Policy.

YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS

By using this site you signify your consent to this Privacy Policy, if you do not agree with our Privacy Policy, please refrain from using this site.  We suggest that you practice reasonable discretion when using any website on the internet.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY AND DISCLAIMER

YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE SITE, IT S SERVICES AND PRIVACY ARE ENTIRELY PROVIDED  AS IS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, FOR CONTENT, PRIVACY, INFORMATION, SERVICES, UNINTERRUPTED ACCESS FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE PROVIDED THROUGH THIS SITE.

SPECIFICALLY, WE DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES REGARDING THE PROVISION OF SERVICES, CONTENT AVAILABILITY, AND ALSO FOR THIRD PARTY PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, EITHER PROVIDED BY NCP OR ANY OF IT S MEMBERS, CLIENTS< EMPLOYERS, SPONSORS, AFFILIATES, ADVERTISERS OR PARTNERS.

THIS DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY BY NCP APPLIES TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY THIS SITE, FOR FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, ACCURACY, DELETION, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, DEFECT, ILLEGAL CONDUCT, VIRUS, THEFT OR DISTRUCTION, UNAUTHORIZED USE OR ACCESS TO DATA, LOSS OF PROFIT TO YOU OR YOUR BUSINESS, EITHER DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, REGARDLESS OF ANY CAUSE EITHER THROUGH BREACH OF CONTRACT OR ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION, EITHER BY NCP OR ANY OF IT S OFFICERS, BOARD MEMBERS, SHAREHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS.

BY USE OF THIS SITE YOU FULLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE NATIONAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS, INC (NCP), IT S OFFICERS, BOARD MEMBERS, SHAREHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFIED, INCUR NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER, AND THAT THE RISK OF INJURY AND DAMAGES RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.

OUR ENTIRE LIABILITY AND YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS THE CANCELLATION OF YOUR SERVICES WITH NCP.  YOU HEREBY AGREE BY USE OF THIS SITE THAT THIS SECITON SHALL COVER ALL CONTENT AND SERVICES PROVIDED ON THIS SITE.

CONTACT INFORMATION

National College of Physicians, Inc. (NCP)
Attn: Webmaster
1001 Bridgeway, Suite 243
Sausalito, CA  94965

Phone: 800-331-1206
Fax:      415-276-4558

Email: offices [at] ncnp.org
Website: www.ncnp.org

YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

California Law permits our members who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an e-mail to offices [at] NCNP.org, with the subject as: Cal Privacy, or write to us at NCP, Attention: Cal Privacy, 1001 Bridgeway, Suite 243, Sausalito, CA 94965.

LAST UPDATED: January 1, 2010

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