Privacy and Confidentiality
Policy Updated on July 1, 2007
If you are a physician or health care professional, it is possible that details regarding your medical specialty, city and state of origin, or other non-personal data points may be culled from our online database for the purpose of needs assessment and activity fulfillment. This information is useful in assessing the ongoing educational requirements of the medical community.
Unrestricted data are data that may be published with individual identification. WE MOVE typically does not collect unrestricted data.
Restricted data are data that may not be published as it contains personal, individual identification. Industry funders do not receive restricted data. However, restricted data may be released at the discretion of WE MOVE's Executive Director or her designee to qualified individuals and organizations who agree to protect it. Most often, the release of restricted data may apply to procurement of credit hours for CME. For example, for nurses seeking CEUs for a WE MOVE activity, their names and other contact data will be shared with AANN (or other accrediting body) so that the learner may receive appropriate continuing medical education credits. A statement of expected distribution is placed in all CME activities when WE MOVE is not the only accredited provider.
Confidential data are data that may not be released outside of WE MOVE with individual identification, except with permission. Individuals may grant WE MOVE permission to release confidential data that describe themselves or their experience of living with a movement disorder. This permission may be received via e-mail, letter, or over the phone. If received via phone, WE MOVE must document the call.
WE MOVE adheres to the policies as stated in the HON code (Health on the Net Foundation "Guidelines for Non-profit Organizations" at http://www.hon.ch/HONcode/Conduct.html). All links to third party sites are "insulated" by WE MOVE with a bridge page. These pages advise users that they are leaving the WE MOVE web site. Users are offered the opportunity to return to the WE MOVE web site or proceed. If the bridge page is directed to a funder's or commercial URL, the page clearly states that this particular third-party is a funder or collaborator.
WE MOVE utilizes a standard Web technology, such as server logs and cookies, to collect information about how the Web site is used. Information gathered through Web server logs may include the date and time of visits, pages viewed, time spent at the Web site, and the Web sites visited just before and just after our Web site. This information is collected ONLY on an aggregate basis. WE MOVE utilizes cookies to measure a user's progress while participating in an online CME activity.