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Inteleos Foundation Website Privacy Policies
Effective Date – 4/19/2022

Overview
Welcome to the Inteleos Foundation. The Foundation is a part of the non-profit Inteleos family. Inteleos’ family of alliances include the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography® (ARDMS®), the Alliance for Physician Certification & Advancement™ (APCA™) and the Point-of-Care Ultrasound Certification Academy™ (POCUS)

Scope, Consent and Notice
When you access our website and/or register with us, you gain access to our vast knowledge and resources. To efficiently deliver these resources and benefits to you, at times we need to share your information across our organization. However, it is always with a focus on keeping your data secure. We may amend this Privacy Policy at any time by posting a revised version on our website. The revised version will be effective as of the published effective date. Consequently, each time you access or use our websites or otherwise engage with us, you accept and agree to the most current Privacy Policy. It is your responsibility to be aware of any such changes. It is your responsibility to review and understand this Privacy Policy prior to providing your personal data to us.

Our websites contain links to other websites which are managed by third parties (including their use of cookies). As a user of links, it is your responsibility to understand those third parties’ privacy policies. Once you leave our websites using links, we have no control over information that is submitted to or collected by any third parties and we are not responsible for other websites.

The Inteleos Foundation may collect personal data from a user when they provide, post, or upload data to the Inteleos websites or other services, such as when filling out a form, responding to a survey, etc. Please do not post or add personal data that you would not want to be publicly available.

Any personal information provided to the Inteleos Foundation or its affiliated entities, including but not limited to name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address will not be released, sold, or rented to other entities or persons outside of Inteleos, except as noted below.

Collection of Personal Information
Usage Data

Usage Data is collected automatically when using the Website.

Usage Data may include information such as your device’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

When you access the Website by or through a mobile device, We may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device you use, your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of Your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser you use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

We may also collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Website or when you access the Website by or through a mobile device.

How We Use the Personal Information We Collect
To respond to your requests and inquiries;

To measure the performance of the Inteleos Foundation Website and improve the content and layout;

To manage and protect our information technology infrastructure;

To provide targeted marketing and advertising, provide service update notices, and deliver promotional offers based on your communication preferences;

We may use your information for other purposes, such as data analysis, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and to evaluate and improve our website, marketing and your experience.

Finally, we may use your information of record to contact you as necessary to enforce our policies, applicable laws, or any agreement we may have with you.

Retention of Your Personal Data
The Company will retain Your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use Your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

The Company will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of Our Website, or We are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.

Marketing
Any promotional emails that we send will include a link at the bottom of the email to unsubscribe. You may not unsubscribe from notices regarding the renewal or maintenance of your certification(s).

For further information regarding how to manage your preferences related to targeted advertising, please see http://optout.networkadvertising.org/

How We Use Cookies and Similar Technologies
When you access this website or use Inteleos/ARDMS/APCA/POCUS Certification Academy Services, we (including companies we work with) may place small data files on your computer or other device. These data files may be cookies, pixel tags, e-tags, “Flash cookies,” or other local storage provided by your browser or associated applications (collectively “Cookies”). We use these technologies to recognize you as a customer; customize Inteleos/ARDMS/APCA Services, content, and advertising; measure promotional effectiveness; help ensure that your account security is not compromised; mitigate risk and prevent fraud; and to promote trust and safety across our sites and Inteleos/ARDMS/APCA Services.

Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. You may however configure your browser at any time in such a manner that no cookies are saved on your computer or that an indication always appears when you receive a new cookie.

You are free to decline our Cookies if your browser or browser add-on permits. However, declining our Cookies may interfere with your use of our website and Inteleos/ARDMS/APCA/POCUS Certification Academy Services.

For further information regarding how to control cookies in your browser, please click on this link: www.aboutcookies.org​

Inteleos uses Google Analytics to compile usage statistics. IP addresses are anonymized for Google Analytics. You may review their privacy policies at http://www.google.com/privacy. You may also review the link below for the Google Analytics opt-out add-on tool https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

How We Protect Your Information
We realize that our customers trust us to protect their personal information. We take that task seriously and maintain reasonable and appropriate physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to help protect your personal information. While we attempt to protect the information in our possession, no security system is perfect, and we cannot guarantee that information about you will remain secure in all circumstances.

How We Share Personal Information with Other Third Parties
Our third-party service providers may only use your Personal Data as necessary to provide the requested services to us and each service provider is subject to a set of terms consistent with this Privacy Policy. We may disclose your Personal Data to third parties from time to time under the following circumstances:

You request or authorize the disclosure of your personal details to a third party;

The information is disclosed as permitted by applicable law(s) and/or to comply with applicable law(s) (for example, to comply with a search warrant, subpoena or court order), or in the interest of public health and safety;

Service Providers: to enable service providers under contract with us to support our business operations, such as marketing, customer service and technology services. Our contracts dictate that these service providers only use your information in connection with the services they perform for us and not for their own benefit;

Legal and compliance consultants, such as external counsel, external auditors, or tax consultants;

Payment solution providers for the secure processing of payments you provide to us;

Advertising partners, including social media providers, for the delivery of targeted advertisements;

Our volunteers or committee members who perform various functions on our behalf;

For further information on how to manage your preferences related to targeted advertising, please see www.targetedadvertising.org

Subject Access/User Rights
As a user, you are subject to the following rights:

The right to be informed of the use of your Personal Data;

The right to access and/or to require the correction or erasure of your Personal Data*;

The right to block and/or object to the processing of your Personal Data*;

The right to not be subject to any decision based solely on automated processing of your Personal Data; and

The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. If you have a complaint in relation to the processing of your data carried out under this Privacy Policy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with your local supervisory authority. If you are located in the European Union, you can find the details of your local supervisory authority here. http://ec.europa.eu/justice/article-29/structure/data-protection-authorities/index_en.htm

You may seek to exercise any of these rights by updating your information online (where possible) or by sending a written request – see contact details listed below:

*Subject to legal restrictions

How You Can Contact Us about Privacy Questions
You may seek to exercise any of these rights by updating your information online (where possible) or by sending a written request to the contact details listed below:

If you have questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please send your concerns to privacy@inteleos.org

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