Privacy Policy

Last update: November 2014

Thank you for being a member of the CCI Portal website and for taking the time to review our privacy policy.

The CCI recognizes your right to privacy and the value of confidentiality. We share the concerns of our members regarding the protection of personal information online. You have a right to know what information is collected on our website as well as how and why we collect it.

We encourage you to read this privacy policy before using the site. By using the CCI Portal website you agree to the terms of this privacy policy; if you do not agree to these terms, please do not use the website.

What information is collected at the CCI Portal website?

The CCI collects two basic kinds of information through the CCI Portal website: aggregate information, information from which an individual cannot be identified, and personal information, from which an individual can be identified.

Aggregate information

  • i. Server Log Files. Your Internet Protocol (IP) address is an identifying number that is automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider (ISP). This number is identified and logged automatically in our server log files whenever you visit the Website, along with the time(s) of your visit(s) and the page(s) that you visited. We use the IP addresses of all Visitors to calculate Website usage levels, to help diagnose problems with the Website’s servers, and to administer the Website. We may also use IP addresses to communicate or to block access by Visitors who fail to comply with our Terms of Service. Collecting IP addresses is standard practice on the Internet and is carried out automatically by many web sites.
  • ii. Cookies. Cookies are data that a web server transfers to an individual’s computer for record-keeping purposes. Cookies are an industry standard used by most web sites, and help facilitate users’ ongoing access to and use of a particular web site. Cookies do not cause damage to your computer systems or files, and only the web site that transferred a particular cookie to you can read, modify or delete such cookie. If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, there are simple procedures in most browsers that allow you to delete existing cookies, to automatically decline cookies, or to be given the choice of declining or accepting the transfer of particular cookies to your computer. You should note, however, that declining cookies may make it difficult or impossible for you to use portions of the Website.

Personal information

You are required to register in order to access the CCI Portal website. This is to protect the users of the CCI portal, in order to monitor usage of the site intended for cataract surgeons. We collect the following personal information from registered users of the CCI portal:

  1. information at registration including your first and last name as well as email address.
  2. information you voluntarily provide on non-anonymous discussion forums, comments on others posts and videos, and our monthly survey question.

The CCI portal asks you to create a username, used as a name on comments and on our non-anonymous “Open Forum.” This allows you to protect your personal identity while still attributing a source to the comment for dialogue purposes. Posts made on our “20/20 Forum” will remain entirely anonymous. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for the legal pertaining to submissions (all postings and comments) made on cciportal.com.

Why does the CCI portal collect information?

We collect information at the CCI Portal website for the following purposes or one consistent with the following

  1. to register you as a CCI portal member,
  2. to create internal reports to understand aggregate web usage and activity levels;
  3. to communicate with you
    • to confirm that you have successfully registered;
    • to provide you with information such as essential updates on or changes to the CCI Portal website. We will endeavour to keep this communication to a minimum.
    • to provide you with the opportunity to provide feedback on the CCI Portal website, programs or policies.

You can change your mind at any time about receiving email communication by contacting us at info@cciportal.com

Disclosing information

We do not sell or trade the personal information collected at CCI Portal.com. We may share your personal information under authority of a valid legal requirement such as a law, regulation or search warrant. In all other cases, we will ask for your permission before we disclose your personal information.

Accessing and objecting to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information

If at any time you wish to update the information you provided during registration, to verify its accuracy, or to opt out of any use of your personal information, please contact us via email at info@cciportal.com. The CCI asks for a minimum of personal information (first and last name, email address). Without providing this information to us, you will not be able to gain access to the CCI Portal website.

Security

The CCI Portal website has physical and technical measures in place to ensure the security of information. Our partner, Complete Medical Communications, is a specialized internet service provider entrusted with the management of the CCI Portal website. We also use advanced encryption and firewall technology. Although we will make every reasonable effort to protect your personal information from loss, misuse or alteration by third parties, you should be aware that there is always some risk involved in transmitting information over the internet.

Questions about this policy statement

We will in all cases respect your privacy preferences.

This privacy statement applies only to the CCI Portal website. The CCI Portal website does contain links to other sites. Once you enter another website, be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to look for and review the privacy statements of each and every website that you visit through a link on CCI Portal website or any site that collects personal information from you. If you have any questions about the 'cciportal.com' online privacy statement, please feel free to e-mail info@cciportal.com.