The Chile Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP) is committed to protecting the privacy of its members and customers. This document describes the information we collect from our web sites, how we use it and your rights in connection with such use.
What personal information do we collect?
Information you provide to us:
When you sign up for our services, we ask you for information such as:
Your name and contact information (phone, mailing address, email)
Date of birth
Education and professional information such as medical school, residency training information, specialty, type and size of practice
Purchasing and payment information (though credit card information is not stored)
Authentication data (your username and password)
When you use our websites/online services without signing in, you will not be able to access certain restricted content and features. A small amount of information is still collected automatically, though, in order for us to personalize your experience and to learn about the usage of our websites and online services so we can make improvements. This information includes:
Information about the device(s) you use to access our websites, such as operating system, web browser, and mobile device manufacturers
Information about service usage, such as the amount of time you spend on each page
Information we collect about you:
Location Information: Information about your estimated location which may be deduced by various technologies including: IP address.
Activity data: This includes information, such as the time and date of your request; the internet address of your computer; the browser and operating system you are using; the page which you are viewing; and the previous page that you visited (the referrer)
Device Information: Information about the device you are using such as, hardware model, operating system, application version number and browser, mobile network information, IP addresses, user names, real names, email addresses and other custom properties.
Cookies and other Technologies
ACP web sites send all visitors a cookie (small computer file) that contains a unique serial number. Each time our web server receives a request for a page, it checks to see if the cookie is present, which enables us to determine the traffic patterns of visitors as well as to identify repeat visitor traffic.
We and our third party providers use the information collected by cookies and other technologies as described above, to understand how to make our website and services more available and user-friendly to our customers and members as well as to provide you with advertising that may be of interest to you.
How We Use Your Information
We process your information for the following purposes as necessary to provide the services to you and perform our contract with you:
To process transactions. ACP uses personal information such as name, physical address, telephone number, email address, and company/institution to engage in interactions with you, including contacting you about your order, subscription, meeting participation, or membership. We use financial/credit card and payment information to process your order and may need to share some of this information with delivery services, credit card clearing houses, and other third parties to complete the transaction.
To provide support or other services. ACP may use your personal information to provide you with support or other services that you have ordered or requested. ACP may also use your personal information to respond directly to your requests for information, including registrations for newsletters, meetings or courses, or other specific requests, or pass your contact information to the appropriate ACP distributor or reseller for further follow-up related to your interests.
To provide information based on your needs and respond to your requests. ACP may use your personal information to provide you with notices of new product releases and service developments.
We process your information for the following purposes as part of our legitimate interest in the improvement and marketing of our services as well in the security of our services. We apply appropriate safeguard to protect your information as described below in the "Security and e-commerce" section.
To communicate with you about a meeting, conference, or event. We may communicate with you about a meeting, conference, or event hosted by ACP or one of our local chapters. This may include information about the event's content, event logistics, payment, updates, and additional information related to the event. ACP may contact you after the event about the event, subsequent iterations of the event and related events. Please note that ACP conference, meeting or event organizers, exhibitors, and other third parties may directly request your personal information at their conference booths or presentations. Providing your information to them is optional, and you should review their privacy policies to address your particular needs and concerns about how they will treat your personal information. Learn how to opt out of these communications.
To assist in your participation in ACP activities. ACP will communicate with you, if you are participating in certain ACP activities such as ACP conferences, or authoring or reviewing ACP content. ACP may send you information such as newsletters related to those activities. Learn how to opt out of these communications.
To update you on relevant ACP benefits, programs, and opportunities. ACP may communicate with you regarding relevant ACP benefits, programs, and opportunities available to you, through your membership(s) with ACP. Learn how to opt out of these communications.
How We Share Your Information
We share your information with our service providers, in connection with a business transaction, to comply with the law and to protect our legal rights. The legal basis for this is our legitimate interest in providing our services, complying with the law and protecting our rights and those of others. We apply appropriate safeguards for this sharing of your information as described below.
To engage with service providers. We share your personal data with third parties in connection with services that these individuals or entities perform for or with ACP. These third parties are restricted from using this data in any way other than to provide services for ACP or for the collaboration in which they and ACP are contractually engaged (for example, hosting an ACP database or engaging in data processing on ACP's behalf, or mailing you information that you requested, as well as operations and maintenance contractors). These third parties are carefully selected by ACP, their access to your personal information is limited to the information reasonably necessary in order for them to perform their services for ACP and they are obligated to keep your data secure and not use or disclose your personal information for any purpose other than providing us with products and services.
To protect ACP content and services. We use your information to prevent potentially illegal activities and to enforce our terms and conditions. We also use a variety of technical systems to detect and address anomalous activity and to screen content to prevent abuse, such as spam. These efforts may, on occasion, result in a temporary or permanent suspension or termination of some functions for some users.
To comply with legal requirements and to protect your rights. ACP may release personal information to third parties: (1) to comply with valid legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements; 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.
In the context of business reorganization. ACP will share your information if we are involved in a merger, acquisition, consolidation, change of control or sale of all or a portion of our assets or if we undergo bankruptcy or liquidation.
How You Can Control Your Information
Online interest based Advertising: You can manage or turn off ad personalization by Google by accessing your ad settings while logged into your Google account (https://adssettings.google.com). To opt out of interest-based advertising or to learn more about the use of this information by our Service Providers you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative (www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp) or the Digital Advertising Alliance (www.aboutads.info/choices/). If you choose to opt out, we will place an "opt-out cookie" on your computer. The "opt-out cookie" is browser specific and device specific and only lasts until cookies are cleared from your browser or device. The opt-out cookie will not work for some cookies that are important to how our websites and mobile apps work ("essential cookies"). If the cookie is removed or deleted, if you upgrade your browser or if you visit us from a different computer, you will need to return and update your preferences.
Cookies: You may use the Chile ACP's web sites without accepting cookies.
Email promotional communications: To delete your name from the ACP email contact lists you can change the preferences directly via MyACP (www.acponline.org/myacp), by contacting Member and Product Support directly at: www.acponline.org/contact or by clicking the "unsubscribe" link found in every email sent to you.
Removal from Member Directory: To request exclusion from the ACP Member Directory, please submit your request via www.acponline.org/contact.
Security and e-commerce
All of our websites are delivered via standard secured HTTPS protocols, ensuring that your data is safely encrypted. Our secure server certificate is issued by VeriSign. All of our databases and systems storing any personal information are governed by a Data Protection Policy and we routinely engage security auditors to ensure that our systems remain secure in accordance with privacy and security standards.
Our secure server enables you to transmit a credit card number to us with confidence. We do not store your credit card number after your transaction has been processed and we strictly adhere to current Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) and routinely engage auditors to verify this compliance.
Processing in Chile
Browser Do Not Track
The Services do not support Do Not Track at this time. Do Not Track (DNT) is a privacy preference you can set in your web browser to indicate that you do not want certain information about your webpage visits collected across websites when you have not interacted with that service on the page. For all the details, including how to turn on Do Not Track, visit donottrack.us.
Protecting Children's Privacy
You must be 18 years or older to use our Services We do not knowingly accept personal information from any child under the age of 16. If it is brought to our attention that we have inadvertently received personal information from a child under 16, we will immediately remove all personal and identifiable information from our records or seek parental consent as may be required.
Questions and Complaints
If you have any questions or complaints about our privacy practices, please contact us directly at: