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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

 Last updated: October 1, 2014

Principles Governing This Site

NEJM Journal Watch is owned and published by the Massachusetts Medical Society ("MMS"). Our publishing offices are located at 860 Winter Street, Waltham, Massachusetts 02451-1413, U.S.A.

We take privacy issues seriously and are committed to protecting your personal information. Please take a moment to review our privacy policy, which explains how we collect, use, and safeguard information you enter at NEJM Journal Watch. This privacy policy applies only to information collected by MMS through the NEJM Journal Watch website. This privacy policy does not govern personal information furnished to MMS through any means other than the NEJM Journal Watch website.

What Information Do We Collect?

Information You Provide to Us

We will request information from you if you establish a personal profile on our site to gain access to certain content or services, if you ask to be notified by e-mail about online content, or if you participate in surveys we conduct. This requires the input of personal information and preferences that may include, but is not limited to, details such as your name, address (postal and e-mail), telephone number, or demographic information. If you request paid content, including subscriptions, we will also ask for payment information such as credit card type and number.

Information That Is Automatically Collected

Log Files

We use log files to collect general data about the movement of visitors through our site. This may include some or all of the following information: the Internet Protocol Address (IP Address) of the machine which accessed our website, host name, domain name, browser version and platform, date and time of requests, and the files downloaded or viewed. We use this information to measure and analyze traffic and usage of the NEJM Journal Watch website.

Cookies

We also use cookies to collect information and help personalize your online experience. Cookies are small files stored on your computer that we use to recognize you and your access privileges and preferences. Cookies allow you to store your username and password so you don't have to log in each time you visit. We store minimal personally identifying information in cookies and protect this information. We do not store complete records or credit card numbers in cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies. Most browsers can be configured to prevent this, but you may not be able to access some parts of our site without cookies. You can find out more about how we use cookies at our Cookie Information page or visit our Help with Cookies page.

Clear Gifs (Web Beacons/Web Bugs)

We may also use clear gifs which are tiny graphics with unique identifiers that function similarly to cookies to help us to track site activity. We do not use these to collect personally identifying information.


How Is This Information Used?

Information that you provide to us will be used to process, fulfill, and deliver your requests for content and services. We may send you information about our products and services, unless you have indicated you do not wish to receive further information.

Information that is automatically collected is used to monitor usage patterns at NEJM Journal Watch in order to help us improve the site and its service offerings.

We do not sell or rent your e-mail address to any third party. You may unsubscribe from our e-mail services at any time. For additional information on how to unsubscribe from our e-mail services, please refer to the How to Make Changes to Your Information section of this Privacy Policy.

We may report aggregate information about NEJM Journal Watch usage to third parties, including our service vendors and advertisers. We may also disclose personal and demographic information about your use of NEJM Journal Watch to companies and individuals we engage to perform functions on our behalf. Examples may include hosting our Web servers, analyzing data, and providing marketing assistance. These companies and individuals are obligated to maintain your personal information as confidential and may have access to your personal information only as necessary to perform their requested function on our behalf.

Advertisers

We may contract with third-party advertisers and their agents to post banner and other advertisements on our site, which may link to other websites not under our control. These third-party advertisers may use cookie technology or similar means to measure the effectiveness of their ads or may otherwise collect personally identifying information from you when you leave our site. We are not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials offered from such advertisers and their agents. Transactions that occur between you and the third-party advertisers are strictly between you and the third party and are not our responsibility. You should review the privacy policy of any third-party advertiser and its agent, as their policies may differ from ours.


What Security Measures Are Used?

When you submit personal information via the NEJM Journal Watch website, your information is protected both online and off-line with what we believe to be appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. We use the latest Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology, which encrypts your credit card and personal information.

How To Make Changes To Your Information

Once you have created an identity or paid account on our site, you can update your personal information at any time. You may also choose to stop receiving offer information from us about content or services. You can do this in several ways:

  • Change your preferences directly on the "Update My Information" page.
  • Send an e-mail message to jwatch@mms.org (U.S. & Canada) or jwatchIntl@mms.org (outside U.S. & Canada). Please include your e-mail address in the body of your message.
  • Contact Customer Service and Fulfillment Monday through Friday 8am – 4pm EST, at 800-843-6356 (U.S. & Canada), +1-781-434-7888 (outside U.S. & Canada), or by secure fax +1-781-893-0413. Write to us at Customer Service and Fulfilment, NEJM Journal Watch, 860 Winter Street, Waltham, MA 02451-1413, U.S.A.

Other Information

Do Not Track Signals

Like most web services, at this time we do not alter our behavior or change our services in response to do not track signals.

Compliance with Legal Process

We may disclose personally identifying information if we are required to do so by law or we in good faith believe that such action is necessary to (1) comply with the law or legal process; (2) protect our rights and property; (3) protect against misuse or the unauthorized use of our website; or (4) protect the personal safety or property of our users or the public.

Children

NEJM Journal Watch is not intended for children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect or store any personal information from children under 13.

Changes to This Policy

This privacy policy may be periodically updated. We will post a notice that this policy has been amended by revising the "Last updated" date at the top of this page. Use of NEJM Journal Watch constitutes consent to any policy then in effect.

Contact Us

Please direct any questions regarding this privacy policy to jwatch@mms.org.

NEJM Journal Watch is owned and published by the Massachusetts Medical Society. Our publishing offices are located at 860 Winter Street, Waltham, Massachusetts 02451-1413, USA; telephone: (781) 893-3800.