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Cerner has self-certified to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework.
Cerner Corporation, and its subsidiaries and affiliates ("Cerner") are committed to protecting the privacy and security of its users. In addition, Cerner’s goal is to provide you with a personalized Internet experience and an Internet-based online information and communication service that delivers the information, resources and services that are most relevant and helpful to you. In order to achieve these goals, Cerner may collect information and process personal data during your visits to its Web sites and, in particular, during your visits to cerner.com and ucern.com Web site. Cerner operates under the following set of strict privacy principles:
Your privacy is important to us. By participating in the Council of Better Business Bureau's BBBOnLine® Privacy Program we have made a commitment to meet the program’s strict requirements regarding how we treat your information and have it verified by BBBOnLine. Further information about this program is available at http://www.bbbonline.org.
Purpose of Data Collection and Data Processing
Cerner collects and uses your personal data and the information you provide for purposes connected with managing its Web sites services, particularly at cerner.com and its internet-based online information and communication services, uCern.com.
What Information is Collected and what Data is Processed?
When you visit a Cerner Web site, such as cerner.com or uCern.com, you may provide Cerner with various types of information: Web site use information recording your interaction with our Web sites, together with personal information that you voluntarily choose to provide to Cerner. Accordingly, Cerner collects information from you as one of its users in the following ways: (a) from Cerner Web server logs, (b) with cookies and (c) directly from the user.
(a) IP Addresses (Server Log Information)
(c) Web Analytics
Cerner may use Google Analytics to understand Cerner.com's site usage. Site usage information is used to help design, develop, and support Cerner.com. To the extent Cerner uses Google Analytics Google receives and stores Cerner.com’scontributed site usage information (such as pages accessed), but it does not receive any individually identifiable or sensitive information as a part of this process. If you do not want data collected by Google Analytics, you can use the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on available on Google's website.
(d) Registration and further User-Supplied Information
The registration pages of some Cerner Web sites and the “sign up” pages for some of our online services, such as those of cerner.com and uCern.com, may require users to provide Cerner with contact information, such as their name and e-mail address. If you provide such contact information, Cerner will use it for authentication and to contact you in connection with the relevant Web site service, particularly those available on cerner.com and uCern.com. Further, this contact information may in certain circumstances be made available to other users of Cerner’s Web site services, if you as a user agreed to do so where such communication forms a part of the relevant Web site service.
User-supplied information for participation in training sessions of Cerner will be used by Cerner or its affiliates for administrative purposes in compliance with the terms of the data protection regulations of the country where the training is provided, including the UK Data Protection Act 1998. The user-supplied information is transferred from EU to Cerner in the USA in accordance with Safe Harbor framework. Cerner will not disclose your personal data to any third parties except for sponsors of your training session or your organisation to evidence invoice statements and to prove completion of your training. Cerner will keep the information supplied after the training has been completed to keep a record of the Cerner training sessions attended. Any delegate can request deletion or correction of their data in writing to email@example.com.
As a user of uCern.com and/or cerner.com you decide to provide further information as part of the registration or “sign up” process on a voluntary basis, such as e.g. a phone number, address, organization, role and/or title.In particular, as a user of uCern.com services you may be interested in e.g. setting up your personal profile, forming online relationships with other users, participating in certain communication groups and/or forming groups, sending messages, posting information, performing searches, and/or transmitting information through various communications channels. Any such information is collected and processed for the purposes connected with the provision of the particular Web site services only, such as the services available from cerner.com and/or uCern.com. Please note, any such information and personal information provided as part of such an online service may be made available to all other users of the particular Web site services, e.g. all members of the uCern network worldwide. Your information may also be accessed by Cerner.
Sharing Your Information with other users of Cerner’s Web site services (particularly while using communication services operated by Cerner Web sites such as uCern)
As a user of Cerner’s Web site services, you post all of user content on any Cerner’s Web site at your own risk. Please note that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, so even if there are groups having been marked as being ‘secret’ or ‘private’ there remains a risk that other users may employ improper measures to obtain access, so Cerner requests that you do not post information you consider as being private to Cerner websites. Cerner cannot monitor all of the actions of the users of its communication services and therefore Cerner is unable to ensure that any privately or secretly marked content will not be reviewed by unauthorized persons. Accordingly, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, Cerner is not responsible for the circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Web site.
As a user of Cerner’s Web site services, you are responsible for the accuracy, completeness, currency and truthfulness both of your data and information but also that of any data and information that you share about others. You must obtain the fully-informed and freely-given permission of any and all other individuals and other persons before you provide Cerner with any information (be aware: including any pictures and/or images) about them via any Cerner Web site (such as e.g. the company you are working for, your employer, your colleagues, your partners, any other third parties, etc), and you specifically warrant that you will do so.
Your consent regarding Information Collection and Data Processing
EU Safe Harbor Participation
Cerner Corporation participates in the EU Safe Harbor Privacy Framework as set forth by the United States Department of Commerce.
Services (User-Supplied Information)
If you sign up for a particular additional service Cerner may collect additional personally identifiable information such as contact information (e.g., name, address, telephone number and e-mail address), demographic information (e.g., zip code, organization and/or role), billing information (e.g., credit or debit card numbers), or sensitive information (e.g., social security number, healthcare information).We use the information to verify that only authorized users are accessing the respective application; to build your electronic client record or electronic personal health record so that Cerner may provide you the specific personalized service you have applied for and agreed with; and to contact you when necessary, to communicate helpful tips and advice during your participation to this service.
In order to provide users with greater value, Cerner may provide links to various third party Web sites. However, even if a third-party affiliation exists between Cerner and that destination site, Cerner exercises no authority over linked sites, each of which maintains independent privacy and data collection policies and procedures. Cerner assumes no responsibility or liability for these independent methods or actions and is not responsible for the independent policies or procedures of destination sites. Similarly, Cerner cannot and does not take responsibility for the privacy initiatives or the content of such Web sites to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law. These destination links are provided only for your convenience, and as such, you access them at your own risk. However, Cerner wishes to ensure the integrity of the Cerner Web site and its destination links, so any comments pertaining to Cerner.com or any sites accessed through Cerner links are greatly appreciated. See the Contacting this Web Site section below.
Surveys and Questionnaires
Cerner’s Web site services, including in particular Cerner.com and uCern.com, may contain online surveys and questionnaires which may ask users for contact and/or demographic information. This information may be shared within Cerner to the extent necessary for the survey or questionnaire concerned, and with sponsors, advertisers or partners on an aggregate basis that does not indicate the identity of individual users.
Some Cerner Web site services, including in particular Cerner.com and uCern.com, may use features or applications to collect data to facilitate an e-commerce transaction, such as registering you for a specific conference. Cerner will ask your explicit permission to transfer this data to a third party (e.g., conference coordinator) to facilitate this transaction. Cerner may store this information to verify the transaction for customer service and accounting reasons and may use this information to help personalize your experience on Cerner’s Web site services such as those of Cerner.com or uCern.com. Cerner may also share this information with other third parties on an aggregate basis, but it does not indicate the identity of individual users. See the External Links section above for additional disclaimers regarding third-party Web sites.
Cerner may run contests as part of Cerner’s Web site services, such as those on Cerner.com and uCern.com, where users are asked for contact and demographic information. The user's contact information is used to contact the user when necessary. Users may choose to receive future mailings if they opt in; see the choice/opt-in section below. Demographic and profile data is also collected at Cerner’s Web site services such as on Cerner.com and uCern.com. This information is shared within Cerner to the extent necessary to run the contest or conduct a mailing and with affiliates, sponsors, advertisers and/or partners on an aggregate basis that it does not indicate the identity of individual users.
Third Party Ad Services
Cerner may utilize certain third-party advertising services to display advertising for its advertisers. These third-party services may place a cookie on your computer for the purposes of ad tracking and presentation. Cerner does not share personally identifiable user information with its advertising services.
Cerner takes all reasonable measures to protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and/or destruction. Cerner’s Web site services such as those on Cerner.com and uCern.com have appropriate security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and/or alteration of the personal information under Cerner’s control. Particular precautions to protect Users' information regarding uCern.com services are that uCern.com account information is located on a secured server behind a firewall. Further, when users enter sensitive information (such as e.g. the password), Cerner encrypts that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). In principal Cerner employs strict security measures to safeguard online transactions. All personal information is stored in a secured database.
Children’s Privacy Protection
Access to Personal Data and posted Information, Changing or Removing Information
Subject to any statutory exceptions, users of Cerner’s Web site services have the right at any time to verify the accuracy of personal information held by Cerner in connection with its Web site services. Accordingly, you may access and update your personal information and postings at any time. You may also delete your postings at any time. If you wish to delete your entire profile for any Cerner Web site services, such as Cerner.com and uCern.com, you may do so by contacting Cerner via email (uCernSupport@cerner.com) to request the removal of your user account and profile (except to the extent that we are permitted to retain a copy under applicable law). If you request the removal of your user account and profile this will as a default result in Cerner purging your existing user profile data. Please note that this will not delete your postings though; any content you have posted on Cerner’s Web sites services such as www.ucern.com or www.cerner.com previously will continue to be published as your postings and will continue to show your name as the person who posted the content. In addition to this “default” position regarding the removal of data, Cerner also offers an enhanced option if you explicitly request it do so by sending an email requesting ‘enhanced option regarding the removal of data’ to uCernSupport@cerner.com. This enhanced option regarding the removal of data results in Cerner purging your existing user profile data and anonymizing your previous postings. As a result, your postings will no longer show your name as the person who posted the content but will state “Previous User”. Finally, if wish an entire posting to be deleted you may request that Cerner does so provided that you specify to Cerner which posting you are referring to and where it appears. Please note that any such action will irreversibly delete content which you may previously have posted and shared as part of the Cerner Web site services.
Cerner will retain your personal information for as long as you continue to use the relevant Web site service (unless you request removal of your information as outlined above). If you ask us to remove your personal information we will do so within a reasonable period of your request except where we need to retain your information for legal reasons or as otherwise permitted by applicable law.
Please be aware that deleted information may nevertheless persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time, but will not be generally available to any other users of the Web site services.
In cases of complete inactivity on your side for a period of 2 years (which means you do not login during such period), Cerner will automatically remove your user account and profile (except to the extent that we are permitted to retain a copy under applicable law), so your existing user profile data will be purged. Please note that this will not delete your postings though; any content you have posted on Cerner’s Web sites services such as www.ucern.com or www.cerner.com previously will continue to be published as your postings and will continue to show your name as the person who posted the content. If you would like to have specific posted content anonymized or deleted after your user account and profile have been removed due to inactivity, you may contact uCernSupport@cerner.com to explicit request the ‘enhanced option regarding the removal of data’. This enhanced option regarding the removal of data results will result in Cerner anonymizing your previous postings, so that they no longer show your name as the person who posted the content and merely refer to “Previous User”.
Choice/Opt-In; Review/Correct/Update; Contacting the Web Site
Cerner’s Web site services, including those on Cerner.com and uCern.com, give users the opportunity to opt-in to receive communications from Cerner at the point where Cerner requests information about the user. This site also gives users the options listed below for removing their information from Cerner’s database in order to stop receiving communications or Cerner’s service; for reviewing, changing and modifying information previously provided; or should you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this Web site, or your interaction with this Web site:
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