Last Updated: November 8, 2023
Information We Collect
The following describes the types of Personal and Other Information we may collect about you, and how we use and maintain that information:
Information You Provide to Us
If you provide us with a telephone number, address or an email address, you expressly agree that we, or our authorized agents, can use that information to contact you about NCCPA and its associated activities (with the appropriate consent to do so, where required).
To the extent permitted by applicable law, we may keep any information that you provide to us indefinitely.
Site Use Information
Our web servers may collect technical information, including IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses of visitors to our Website. We may use this information to measure the use of our Website, including number of visits, average time spent on the Website, pages viewed, etc., and to improve the content we offer.
We may also use technical information to determine what Website services are most popular.
However, we do use technology that recognizes a “do-not-track” signal from your web browser, which allows us to exclude you from any analytics that collect information about your online activities over time and across third party websites if your settings indicate that to be your preference.
When you engage in any financial transaction through our Website, you will be asked to provide certain financial information, such as your credit card or PayPal account and billing address. We will only keep this information as long as necessary to complete the transaction or series of recurring transactions authorized by you.
How We Use Information
NCCPA does not sell, rent or lease Personal Information to third parties. NCCPA may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your Personal Information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party.
Opting Out of Communication
If you have subscribed to or are otherwise receiving NCCPA news or similar information from us by email and no longer want to receive such information in the future, you may opt out of receiving certain types of emails by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of those emails you receive or, if you have an online account, logging in to your account and making changes there to your communication preferences. Please allow ample time for us to process your request. If you are having difficulty unsubscribing, please contact us directly at the email or phone number listed below under Contact.
Please note that even if you opt out of receiving emails, you may still receive communications related to your interaction with NCCPA (such as confirmation of a registration or form submission, or a CME or exam-related communication) or otherwise as required by law. Also, note that we may need to keep information we have collected about you for record-keeping, research and other purposes.
Disclosing Information to Third Parties
We will not share, rent, sell or otherwise disclose any Personal Information that we collect about you through our Website, except in any of the following situations:
We may also share aggregated or anonymous information that cannot identify you with third parties. For example, we may disclose the number of visitors to our Website or the number of people who have downloaded a particular document, and we may disclose statistical information based on responses to online surveys and other data collection tools on our website.
You should keep in mind that the Website is run on software, hardware and networks, any component of which may, from time to time, require maintenance or experience problems or breaches of security beyond our control. We use reasonable technical, administrative and physical measures to protect information contained in our system against unauthorized access, destruction, misuse, loss or alteration. We may use standard encryption technology to protect information being transferred to our Website, but no method of electronic transmission or storage is 100% secure.
While we take steps to protect your Personal Information and keep it secure, you also play a role in protecting your information. You must maintain the security of your online transactions by not sharing your account information and passwords with any unauthorized parties. If we receive instructions using your log-in information we will consider that you have authorized the instructions.
These terms apply to Personal Information collected by NCCPA if you are an EU or UK resident. “Personal Information” as used in this section means any information that enables us to identify you either, directly or indirectly. Where NCCPA processes Personal Information about you, such information is controlled by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, Inc., which is headquartered in the United States at 12000 Findley Road, Suite 100 Johns Creek, GA 30097-1409.
Personal Information of EU or UK residents collected by NCCPA may be transferred for processing in third countries, such as the United States. Where required by applicable law, we will ensure that such transfers are undertaken pursuant to an appropriate safeguard such as the EU Commission’s Standard Contractual Clauses and/or the UK International Data Transfer Agreement.
Subject to applicable law, in certain circumstances you may have the right to access, correct, restrict the processing of, delete or transfer the Personal Information we hold about you. We will generally ask for your consent in line with the applicable law before sending you direct marketing communications related to third party products and services. You can choose to stop receiving direct marketing communications from us at any time by following the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any promotional email.
Links to Other Websites
This website is not intended for children. It is not our intention to collect Personal Information from anyone under 18 years of age, and we will not knowingly do so. If we are made aware that we have collected any Personal Information from children under the age of 18, and are asked to delete such information from our databases, we will promptly do so.
Access From Outside the United States
If you access the Website from outside of the United States, information that we collect about you will be transferred to servers inside the United States, which may involve the transfer of information out of your country of origin. By allowing us to collect information about you, you acknowledge such transfer and processing of your data.
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