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Privacy Policy
SonoWorld is committed to protecting the privacy of our users. We want to provide a safe, secure user environment. We will make our best efforts to ensure that the information submitted to us remains private, and is used only for the purposes as set forth herein.
 
Information About SonoWorld Visitors
SonoWorld collects information about all our users, such as what area users visit most frequently and what services the users access most often. This data is used only to benefit you, the user. From this data, we can determine what is most beneficial to users and how we can provide a better experience. Additionally, we create aggregate data about visitors to SonoWorld. Aggregate information is pooled data that does not contain personally identifiable data. We may share this information with our partners, but only so they, too, can better serve our users.

The SonoWorld web site is hosted by a commercial service and work on the site is performed by several companies outside SonoWorld. To fulfill these functions, personnel in those companies may have limited access to the contents of SonoWorld, including your personal information. We require all companies that have such access to agree to the same privacy protection standards which we maintain.

 
Registration Information
Some features on the SonoWorld web site require that you register with us. Features that carry CME credits, for example, require that you register just as you would if you were attending a live course and we will ask for your name, address, telephone number, registry number or professional licensure/certification number so we can correctly document the results of your CME activity. When you register to use the SonoWorld Forums (discussion board, bulletin board), we require you to provide your real name, e-mail address and to select a username and password. We use this information only if you violate our terms and conditions for participation in these forums and we have to contact you.

When we ask for information about you we will clearly indicate which items are required and which are optional and may be omitted. When you provide this information we sometimes ask if we may communicate with you, such as to notify you when new features are added to SonoWorld. In all such cases, you must voluntarily agree to receive such communications and you can always withdraw your permission at any time.

 
Account Information
One feature of SonoWorld is a database of information (your personal Profile) about registered participants in the site. This information helps us understand you and your preferences, and helps us determine what new features to add to SonoWorld. We appreciate the trust that you show when you complete a detailed profile and we are committed to protecting the privacy of that information. We use security procedures to protect personal information you submit to us from misuse or unauthorized disclosure. Any personal information you provide to us through completing a registration or your personal profile is stored in secure databases behind an electronic firewall. You can access and change your profile only by using a password. We encourage you to change your password regularly and not to share it with anyone. However, like other Internet sites, we cannot guarantee that your personal information is completely secure from people who might attempt to evade security measures or intercept transmissions over the Internet. As with most e-mail communications transmitted over the Internet, e-mail communications with SonoWorld are not secure as they are not encrypted.
 
Cookies
To enhance your experience with SonoWorld, we use a feature on your Internet browser called "cookies". Cookies are small files that your web browser places on your computer's hard drive. We use cookies for remembering user names, passwords and preferences; tracking click streams; and load balancing. Cookies allow us to deliver faster service, consistent and updated results, and a more personalized site experience. You have the option of setting your browser to reject cookies; however, doing this will hinder performance and negatively impact your experience on our site.
 
Feedback
SonoWorld may at times, solicit feedback or submissions. Any feedback or submissions become property of SonoWorld. We may use feedback and submissions, for marketing purposes, site content, or to contact you for further feedback.
 
Associated Links
We have partnered with other companies who offer products and services through SonoWorld. For example, if you order a book through SonoWorld, you may be directed to amazon.com or another company and they may require you to provide identifying information and credit card information. We do not control the collection or use of information you provide under those circumstances, but we do require that those companies clearly state their policies so you can decide whether to give them any information. This privacy policy only applies to the SonoWorld web site. We are not responsible for other web sites you may access through links from SonoWorld.
 
Privacy Commitment Changes
If we decide to change our privacy commitment for SonoWorld, we will post those changes here so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and whether we will disclose it to anyone. If, at any time, you have questions or concerns about the SonoWorld privacy commitment please feel free to contact us.

SonoWorld is a division of The Monroe Companies, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Inteleos, Inc. Inteleos is a non-profit certification organization that delivers rigorous assessments and cultivates a global community of professionals dedicated to the highest standards in healthcare and patient safety.