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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This Web site: wwww.ems1.com (“Site”, “EMS1”) is owned and operated by:

Praetorian Digital
200 Green St., Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94111

We are committed to maintaining your confidence and trust with respect to the information we collect from you. This privacy policy sets forth what information we collect about you, how we use your information, and the choices you have about how we use your information.

EMS1 is dedicated to safeguarding your privacy online. As a policy, we will not sell, share or otherwise misuse your customer information. Your customer information helps us customize EMS1 to your interests and allows us to negotiate valuable member discounts and related services. Please read the following policy to understand how your personal information will be treated as you make full use of our many offerings.

This privacy policy was last updated on 02/07/2014.

 
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Collection of Information Provided By Your Browser And Through Use Of Cookies and other Tracking Technologies

This Site automatically collects information on our server logs from your web browser regarding your use of the Site. Examples of information we collect automatically from all users include the Internet Protocol (“IP”) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; computer and connection information such as browser type and version, operating system, and platform; and full Uniform Resource Locator ("URL") click stream data, including date and time, and content you viewed or searched for on the Site.

This Site also collects information through the use of "cookies." Cookies are anonymous, unique alphanumeric identifiers sent to your browser from a web site’s computers and stored on your computer's hard drive. The type of information we collect as a result of a cookie being stored on your computer is specific to your computer. We use “session” cookies to collect information about your use of the Site (e.g., whether you are logged in) and so that you may view articles, abstracts or other records and browse from page to page. These cookies are temporary and are deleted when you close your browser. We use “persistent” cookies to give you a more personalized browsing experience and help you navigate the Site more efficiently.

The most common reason for passing a cookie during your session on EMS1 is to remind us of whom you are and to access your account information (stored on our computers) in order to deliver to you a better and more personalized service. This cookie provides your username and password when you register or "Sign In" and is modified when you "Sign Out" of our services. Other submitted personal information such as occupation and city are not linked to cookies.

We also use clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), that help us better manage content on our site by informing us what content is effective.  Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Web users.  In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on Web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. We tie the information gathered by clear gifs to our customers’ personal information.

We collect and use, and may from time to time supply third parties with, this information only as anonymous, aggregated user data for the purposes of usage analysis, quality control and administering and improving the Site. Some of our business partners (e.g., advertisers) use cookies on our site. We have no access to or control over these cookies. This privacy statement covers the use of cookies by EMS1.com only and does not cover the use of cookies by any of our advertisers.

Our third party partners may also employ clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), images, and scripts that help them better manage content on our site. We do not tie the information gathered to our Customers’ or Users’ personal information.

You can prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or disable cookies altogether by accessing your browser’s preferences menu. If you choose to disable cookies altogether, you can use the Site but will not be able to register or make use of the advanced personalization features of the Site, although the basic features and functionality offered to unregistered users of the Site will be possible to use.

This privacy statement covers the use of cookies by EMS1 only and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.


Collection and Registration of Personal Information

We sometimes request users of the Site to provide personal information. The information collected from a user is strictly voluntary and may include contact information such as the user’s name, e-mail address, and postal address.

In order to access certain content and to make use of the full functionality and advanced personalization features of the Site, we may ask you to register. You may be prompted to register when you:

  • Subscribe to an email alert or newsletter
  • Order a journal or submit a classified listing
  • Register for a conference
  • Provide feedback or complete a survey
  • Enter a contest

The information collected from the registration form that is presented to users when they choose to register may include contact information such as the user's name, e-mail address, work setting, job title, profession, principal professional field, subject area of interest, and country ("Registration Information").


How Personal Information Is Used

We use the personal information that you provide for such purposes as:

  • completion and support of the activity for which the information was provided, such as allowing access to or delivery of our products or services, processing or fulfilling an order, or responding to your requests or inquiries.
  • website and system administration, such as for the technical support of the Site and its computer system, including processing computer account information, information used in the course of securing and maintaining the Site, and verification of Site activity by the Site or its agents
  • research and development to enhance, evaluate and improve the Site and our services
  • tailoring or customizing content or design of the Site during a single visit to the Site and individualized personalization of the Site on repeat visits
  • pseudonymous analysis to create a profile used to determine the habits, interests or other characteristics of users for purposes of research, analysis and anonymous reporting
  • communicating with you about changes or updates to the Site and our services and, with your consent, special offers, promotions or market research surveys


Disclosure of Personal Information to Third Parties

Access to your personal information is restricted to our employees, agents, representatives and service providers and entities for whom we are acting as an agent, licensee or publisher, such as societies and our affiliated group companies, for the purposes set forth above.

With your consent, we also may share your personal information with our affiliated group companies and/or with non-affiliated third parties that wish to send you information about their products and services that may be of interest to you, and users who have consented to receive such information may receive communications from these third parties

We will not otherwise disclose any personal information without your consent except under the following circumstances:

  • in response to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our rights to defend against legal claims;
  • if we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, safety of person or property, violation of our policies, or as otherwise required by law; and
  • if Praetorian, this Site or a related asset or line of business is acquired by, transferred to or merged with another company, in which case, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information.


Service Providers

We use other third parties to provide forums on EMS1.com. When you sign up for an EMS1 member account, we will share your username and security level as necessary for the forums application to provide that service.

If you use a bulletin board, blog, or chat room on this Web site, you should be aware that any personal information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums. To request removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, contact us at customersupport@ems1.com.  In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.

These third parties are prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for any other purpose than listed above.


Access and Changes to Your Information

Users may access their identified contact information and other Registration Information and correct any discrepancies or update information by contacting Praetorian Digital below and/or by clicking on the “Update" button located at the bottom of each e-mail communication we send. The accuracy of such information is solely the responsibility of the user. No access is given to other data that may have been collected about users.

If you subscribe to an email newsletter, you may occasionally receive new product announcements, market surveys, special offers or promotions. If you wish to cease receiving any of this information, notify the EMS1 Marketing/Web Department below or use the “opt-out” or unsubscribe option or other means provided within the communications you receive. We reserve the right to notify you of changes or updates to the Site whenever necessary.

To update your profile, subscription options or any other EMS1 member information please visit your profile page. For all other concerns please contact us.


Tell a Friend

If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about our site, we will ask you for your friend’s name and email address. This feature is available with EMS1 articles, tips and videos throughout EMS1.com and http://paramedictv.ems1.com/. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site. EMS1 does not store this information and will not send any additional messages to the referred user.


Unsubscribing and opting out of personally identifiable information

Your username may be displayed while participating in the EMS1 Forums, ParamedicTV and when submitting member comments to any article, tip or video on EMS1. Your email address will only be used for us to send you materials that you have subscribed to in the past.
We provide you the opportunity to ‘opt-out’ of having your personally identifiable information used for certain purposes, when we ask for this information. If you wish to update or remove any of your personal information please visit your profile page at anytime.

If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter or other promotional communications, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the unsubscribe instructions included in each communication, by updating your profile or emailing customersupport@ems1.com.

You will be notified when your personal information is collected by any third party that is not our agent/service provider, so you can make an informed choice as to whether or not to share your information with that party.

Service Providers

We use other third parties to provide forums on EMS1.com. When you sign up for a EMS1 member account, we will share your username as necessary for the forums application to provide that service.

If you use a bulletin board, blog, or forum on this Web site, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums.

These third parties are prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for any other purpose than listed above.


Third-Party Advertisers

We contract with third-party advertisers that post on the Site banner ads, which may link to other websites not under our control. These third-party advertisers may use cookie technology to measure the effectiveness of their ads or may otherwise collect personally identifiable information from you when you leave this site. We are not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products or other materials offered from such advertisers. Transactions that occur between you and the third party are strictly between you and the third party and are not our responsibility. You should review the privacy policy of any third-party advertiser, as their policies may differ from ours. If you wish to not have this information used for the purpose of serving you targeted ads, you may opt-out by clicking here.  Please note this does not opt you out of being served advertising.  You will continue to receive generic ads.


Retention of Personal Information

We retain the personal information we collect from you for as long as the information is relevant to our business purposes or until you request that we remove the data by contacting Praetorian Digital below.


Our Commitment to Data Security

We recognize that your privacy is important to you, and therefore we endeavor to keep your personal information confidential. The personal and demographic information about each user is stored on our servers that are behind a firewall and physically housed within a secured data center. Furthermore, our internal practices help protect your privacy by limiting employee access to and use of such information. However, we do not represent, warrant, or guarantee that your personal information will be protected against unauthorized access, loss, misuse, or alterations, and do not accept any liability for the security of such information submitted to us nor for your or third parties' use or misuse of such information.


Testimonials

We periodically post member testimonials on EMS1 which may contain personally identifiable information such as the member’s username. We do obtain the member's consent prior to posting each testimonial. If you have any questions regarding testimonials on EMS1 or would like a testimonial that includes your personal information removed please contact us.

 

Social Media Widgets

 

Our Web site includes Social Media Features, such as the Facebook Like button and Widgets, such as the Share this button or interactive mini-programs that run on our site. These Features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the Feature to function properly. Social Media Features and Widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Site. Your interactions with these Features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

About This Privacy Policy

Any changes to this policy will be posted on this webpage. Our policy does not create a contract or any legal rights.

This privacy policy applies solely to the information you provide while visiting this Site. The terms of this privacy policy do not govern personal information furnished through any means other than this Site (such as via telephone or postal mail).

This Site may contain links to other websites that are beyond our control. Other websites to which you link may contain privacy policies that are different from this privacy policy. We encourage you to check the privacy policy of each website you visit before submitting any information to them.


Changes in this Privacy Statement

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the home page, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page prior to the change becoming effective. 

If you ever have questions regarding the EMS1 privacy policy please email customersupport@ems1.com.


Questions, Complaints and Dispute Resolution

If you have any questions or comments regarding this privacy policy, please contact Praetorian Digital at:

Praetorian Digital
200 Green St., Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94111
Toll Free: 866/402-4371
Fax: 415/962-8340
customerservice@ems1.com

If at any time you believe that we have not adhered to this privacy policy or you have a complaint regarding the way your personal information is being handled, please contact Praetorian Digital. Disputes under this privacy policy will be resolved by Praetorian Digital, which will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly investigate, and if necessary, to correct any problem.

 

EMS1 has received TRUSTe's Privacy Seal signifying that this privacy statement and our practices have been reviewed for compliance with the TRUSTe program viewable on the validation page available by clicking the TRUSTe seal. The TRUSTe program covers only information that is collected through this Web site, www.ems1.com.

If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact TRUSTe here.