Healio.com enables you, the health care specialist, to select and tailor news and education to fit your daily practice of medicine. Designed as an in-depth specialty clinical information website, Healio.com features the industry’s best news reporting, dynamic multimedia, question-and-answer HCP-authored columns, CME and other educational activities in a variety of formats, quick reference content, blogs, peer-reviewed journals and a full line of popular book titles.
Information That We Collect
Registration. We may request personal information from visitors to our site who are interested in obtaining various products and services from us. This includes registering to become a user of Healio. Personal information is information that can be used to identify or contact you, including name, postal address, e-mail address, and telephone number. We may also collect other types of information such as profession and professional interests.
Comments and Forums. When you post a comment on Healio, your name or username will be displayed. Information that you post will be publicly available and may be used by us and third parties. However, we reserve the right not to post any comments with unsolicited information about medical devices or other products. At no time should Healio be used to provide medical advice to patients.
Surveys & Polls. Healio may request your feedback regarding your use of our services through polls, surveys, and other types of market research. We may collect personal information about you when a response is necessary or to fulfill contests, honorarium, giveaways, etc. In some instances, data are collected in aggregate form only.
Continuing Medical Education (CME and CE). In many cases, registration is required to take continuing medical educations tests and to claim your CME certificate(s). You will be required to provide personal information as required by that particular activity.
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Mobile Application (Apps). To access mobile device applications (apps), you may or may not be required to register. We will collect information about you and your use of our apps in the same way we do on our websites.
- The time and date of your request
- The internet address of your computer
- The browser and operating system you are using
- The webpage that you are viewing
- The website that referred you to Healio
Third-Party Information. We may combine information collected about you with information from third party sources. For example, upon registration, some health care professionals will be matched against the publicly available NPI Registry to append and include their NPI number to their registration profile.
Why we collect this information
We may use the information collected for many purposes, including delivering content, tracking, reporting, marketing, delivering ads and analyzing the traffic patterns on our websites. Information we collect is aggregated into reports that enable us to monitor usage and security. Aggregated usage statistics are distributed within Healio and may be shared with advertisers and institutional subscribers. Healio may collect and share consumer personally identifiable information tied to IP addresses or cookie information with unaffiliated third parties for marketing purposes.
We reserve the right to review the use of our site by individual user’s accounts associated with 1) attempts to violate the security of our computer networks, 2) activity that degrades the performance of our website, 3) activity that may be related to copyright violation, or 4) if we are required to disclose this information by law.
Healio may also release personal information to third parties: 1) to comply with valid legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena, or court order; or 2) in special cases, such as a physical threat to you or others. In the event that we are legally compelled to disclose your personal information to a third party, we will notify you unless doing so would violate the law or court order.
Security and E-Commerce
Healio is committed to the security of your transactions. A secure server enables you to transmit a credit card number to us with confidence.
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Participation in the Healthcare Communication Network
This website participates in the Healthcare Communication NetworkSM (the "Network"), and as such has implemented various technologies for universal registration/log-in among all Network member websites. If you would like to understand how this website’s participation in the Network affects your privacy, please click here.