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Comprehensive Privacy Policy2019-12-30T16:41:17-05:00

Comprehensive Privacy Policy

Because your privacy is a priority for the Community Oncology Alliance (“COA”), we want you to be familiar with how we collect, use, and disclose information relating to you, your computer, or your device, and that enable your identification (the “Personal Information”). This Privacy Policy describes our practices with information that we (or our service providers) collect through the COA’s meetings and events, including live, via conference call, or webinar (collectively “Events”); emails and other communications (collectively “Communications”); and digital platforms, accessible through www.CommunityOncology.org, www.COApharmacy.com, www.COAAdvocacy.org, www.COAnalyzer.net, www.COAConference.org, www.MedicalHomeOncology.org, www.NCTACancer.com, www.CPNCancer.com, or our mobile conference application, (collectively, the “Platforms”). This Privacy Policy only addresses information collected directly through or from the Platforms – it does not address or govern any information-gathering, use, or dissemination practices related to information collected from you other than directly through or from the Events, Communications, and Platforms.

By using or participating in the COA Events, Communications, and Platforms, you agree to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into the Terms of Service  for the Platforms by reference, as if set forth fully therein, which must also be reviewed and accepted by you. If you have any questions concerning this Privacy Policy or wish to exercise your rights as described in this Privacy Policy, please email us at info@coacancer.org with the subject line “Privacy Policy”.

1. INFORMATION COLLECTION

a. Information You Provide

Some elements of the Platforms may ask you to submit Personal Information in order for you to benefit from the specified features or to participate in a particular activity. For example, we may request Personal Information from you when you create an account and conduct scheduling activities. You will be informed what information is required to utilize these features of the Platforms, and what information is optional.

You may also be permitted to post information to the Platforms, including through an advocacy forum or survey, which will be accessible for other users (collectively, the “Forums”). We collect Personal Information that you knowingly provide to us in the Forums. Please remember that any Personal Information that you disclose in the Forums becomes public information and may be viewed and used by others. You are solely responsible for the content you post online in the Forums. COA has no control over and will not be held responsible for any Personal Information disclosed in the Forums or the use of such Personal Information by third parties. By submitting Personal Information in the Forum, you acknowledge that you have no expectation of privacy with regard to any submission or posting. You should always exercise caution when deciding to disclose your Personal Information.

We may combine the information you submit through the Platforms with other information we have collected from you, whether on- or offline. We may also combine it with information we receive about you from other sources, including publicly available information sources (such as publicly available social media profiles) as well as our service partners and data licensors, all subject to applicable laws.

b. Certain Demographic and Educational or Employment Information

Unless we specifically request or invite it, we ask that you not send or otherwise disclose to us your racial or ethnic origin, health, criminal background, trade union membership, political opinions, religion or other beliefs.  In those cases where we may request or invite you to provide the foregoing information, we will only do so with your express consent, in accordance with applicable data protection law requirements. Where you provide us with such information without request from COA to this end, we reserve the right to erase any such information at our discretion.

c. Passive Information Collection, Use, and Choices

As you navigate the Platforms, certain Personal Information may be passively collected, meaning it is gathered without your actively providing it. This is done using the following technologies in the following ways:

  • i. Through your browser: Certain information is collected by most browsers, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, computer type, operating system type, version screen resolution, and Internet browser type and version.
  • ii. Through your device: If you access the Platforms through a mobile device or other network-connected product, certain information may be collected about that device, including your device type, network service provider,