Privacy Policy


Version 1.0, December 25, 2013.

The International Panel Physicians Association (IPPA) operates the website panelphysician.org. It is IPPA’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.

This privacy policy describes how IPPA collects and uses the personal information you provide on our website and describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your personal information and how you can access and update this information.

Principles

We ask you only for the personal information we need to contact you as a Panel Physician, employee or associate working with member countries of the Immigrant and Refugee Health Working Group: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom and the United States.
We ask you only for the personal information we need to contact and provide you with the services and information related to the activities of IPPA.
We do not share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law or protect our rights.
We do not store personal information on our internet-accessible server unless required for the on-going operation of our services. And if that is the case, we store only the minimal info useful for those services.
We aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what is visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.

If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please use this Privacy Requirement Form to contact us.
Alternately, you can opt-out from our Mailing Lists and Newsletter, here. Please be advised that IPPA is the only representative of panel physicians as a group, and most of the materials, training and information we share are not available by other sources.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, IPPA collects non-personally-identifying information that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. IPPA’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how IPPA’s visitors use its website. From time to time, IPPA may release non-personally-identifying information, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
IPPA also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments. IPPA only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to IPPA’s website choose to interact with the website in ways that require IPPA to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that IPPA gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. Those who engage in transactions with IPPA are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, IPPA collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with IPPA. IPPA does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Statistics

IPPA may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. For instance, IPPA may monitor the most popular posts on panelphysician.org and may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, IPPA does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

IPPA discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that:
a) need to know that information in order to process it on IPPA’s behalf or to provide services available at IPPA’s website or to IPPA’s members, and
b) that have agreed not to disclose it to others.

IPPA’s will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, IPPA discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when IPPA believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of IPPA, third parties or the public at large. IPPA takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. IPPA uses cookies to help IPPA identify and track visitors, their usage of IPPA website, and their website access preferences. IPPA visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using IPPA’s website, with the drawback that certain features of IPPA’s website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, IPPA may change its Privacy Policy when it be necessary, and in IPPA’s sole discretion. IPPA encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Change log

v1.0. First edition. December 25, 2013.