Inteleos Foundation Website Privacy Policies
Effective Date – 4/19/2022
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
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 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 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.
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).
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.
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 toolhttps://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
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;
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
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:
Inteleos – Risk Management Department
1401 Rockville Pike, Suite 600
Rockville, MD 20852