Healio Privacy Policy

General Statement

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.

This Privacy Policy ("Privacy Policy") discloses the privacy practices for Healio.com (sometimes referred to as "Healio," "we," "our" or "us") with regard to your ("You" or "Your") use of the website.

Our Privacy Policy

Healio is committed to protecting the privacy of our visitors. Please note that some links on Healio, such as advertisements, services, or contextual links may connect to other sites. Any information you disclose on or through those sites is not subject to this privacy policy. Healio does not endorse and is not responsible for the privacy practices of any third party websites to which we link. You should always review the privacy policy for those sites to understand how they manage your personal information. The following privacy policy applies only to information collected on the websites or mobile applications where this privacy policy is posted.

Information That We Collect

In this section of our Privacy Policy, we discuss the information we may collect about you in connection with your use of Healio.

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.

Cookies. Healio collects information through a variety of technical methods, including cookies. Cookies are bits of information that a website sends to your computer while you are viewing a webpage. We collect information through such technology to make our sites more relevant and useful to you. We may combine this information collected by cookies with your registration information.Healio uses third-party marketing services, including Google and TellTale Health, to advertise on third party websites across the internet. These services use cookies to serve ads to you based on your past visits to Healio.com. You may opt out of Google's use of cookies by visiting Google's Ads Settings. You may opt out of all of TellTale Health’s marketing programs by emailing your name and National Provider Identifier (NPI) number to privacy@telltalehealth.com. You may learn more about interest-based advertising and opt out of interest-based advertising from members of the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) or the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI).

The "Help" function in your web browser explains how to manage cookies while using the internet. Please note, however, that some services will not function properly if your browser does not accept cookies.

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.

Anonymous Users. We may collect non-personal information about your usage of Healio whether you have registered for Healio or not. We collect this information through the use of cookies, and may include:

  • 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.

We may provide your information to relevant third parties interested in communicating with you about information or products relevant to your profession. Healio will not share your email address or mailing address to these third parties, except for CME activities where it is needed for the CME providers’ accreditation requirements. Personal information may be shared with or used for any of the following: accredited CME providers in order to award CME credit; advertisers and sponsors to provide custom service offerings; monitoring, reporting and improvement of website or service performance; delivery of relevant educational and promotional content. By choosing to register or supply information to Healio, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions set forth in this privacy policy. If at any time you wish to stop receiving communications or opt out of these services, you may contact Healio at webmaster@wyanokegroup.com.

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.

Advertisers and Advertisements

Many advertisements are managed and placed on Healio websites by third parties. Advertisers who place advertisements on our sites may use cookies to collect non-personal information about your visits to our websites and other websites in order to provide advertisements of interest to you.

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.

Please note that the Network registration/log-in system may be different from the registration/log-in used by this website for other products and services. To the extent that anything in this privacy policy conflicts with the policy for the Network technologies, the conflict will be resolved in favor of policy applicable to the Network technologies.

Conclusion

These statements convey the current privacy policy of Healio. Healio reserves the right to alter this policy at any time without advance notification. Any changes to this privacy policy will be reflected on this webpage.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like more detailed information regarding Healio's privacy policy, please contact the Web Master by email at webmaster@wyanokegroup.com.