All Quadrant HealthCom Inc. educational programs that offer credit online are made available through thewww.DowdenCME.com Online Education Platform. Users choosing to participate in an educational activity will be taken to DowdenCME.com, where the following Privacy Policies apply.
DowdenCME.com will make every effort to protect the privacy of every individual user of the Web site, and will use information gathered on users only to maintain records as required by the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
DowdenCME.com does not require individuals to "register" to use the site, with the exception of physicians and other health-care providers who desire to receive CME/CE credit for accredited educational programs on the site. Physicians and other health-care professionals, as well as other individual users, may use any portion of the site they desire, including the accredited programs. However, to receive CME/CE credit for accredited activities, physicians and other health-care professionals must register to complete these activities.
For any individual who completes a CME or other accredited activity on DowdenCME.com, the AMA, the ACCME, or any other accrediting organization requires us to collect and keep on file for up to 6 years personal information (such as name, address, and phone number) that will allow us to issue a CME/CE Certificate.
Personal information provided to DowdenCME.com will be used only to meet AMA and ACCME requirements and to issue CME/CE Certificates to those who complete these educational activities. Information gathered on individuals who complete a CME/CE activity on DowdenCME.com is stored in a secure database and is restricted to appropriate members of Quadrant HealthCom Inc.. We use these databases to verify individual participation in a CME/CE activity and to reissue a Certificate to an individual if the Certificate is lost or misplaced.
Personal information gathered will not be released to any other company or organization for any purpose. This information remains totally confidential. At the end of the mandatory 6-year period, these records will be permanently destroyed.
DowdenCME.com uses Web site tracking software to determine how the Web site is used. This software allows us to determine where users of DowdenCME.com go on the site. It also tells us what browsers individuals are using, how long they stayed on the site, what areas they visited, and how they found us on the Internet—ie, through a link from another site, through a search engine, or by entering our URL (DowdenCME.com). This helps us determine which portions of the site are important to our users and how they found us, allowing us to better meet the needs of our users. This software does not identify an individual personally.
If you have any questions about Quadrant HealthCom Inc. (the owner of DowdenCME.com), our accreditation partners, our policies, or this Web site, please firstname.lastname@example.org.