continued.com is a website owned and operated by continued.com, LLC (“continued”, “we”, “our” or “us”).
The Site links to other sites. Once you enter another website (whether through an advertisement, service, or content link), be aware that continued is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to look for and review the privacy statements of each and every website you visit through a link or advertisement on continued.com.
While you may use much of the Site without registration, some of the specific tools and services on our Site require registration. If you use our Site without registering, the only information we collect will be non-Personally Identifiable Information through the use of features like cookies and web beacons as described in “Non-Personally Identifiable Information We Collect About You” below. If you choose to register with our Site for educational courses or other services, we require you to submit Personally Identifiable Information, as described in “Identifiable Information We Collect About You” below. “Personally Identifiable Information” means information that identifies a person, such as the person’s full name, home address, email address, telephone number, credit card information or any other information that would allow someone to identify or contact you.
Even if you do not register with continued, we collect non-Personally Identifiable Information about your use of our Site, special promotions and newsletters.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. Every computer is assigned a different cookie by our Site. The information collected by cookies (i) helps us dynamically generate advertising and content on web pages or in newsletters, (ii) allows us to statistically monitor how many people are using our Site and selected corporate partners' and advertisers' sites, (iii) how many people open our emails, and (iv) for what purposes these actions are being taken. We may use cookie information to target certain advertisements to your browser or to determine the popularity of certain content or advertisements. Cookies are also used to facilitate a user's log-in, as navigation aides and as session timers.
Your browser software can be set to reject all cookies. Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject cookies in the "Help" section of the toolbar. If you reject our cookies, certain functions and conveniences of our Site may not work properly but you do not have to accept our cookies in order to productively use our Site. We do not link non-Personally Identifiable Information from cookies to Personally Identifiable Information without your permission.
Some pages of the Site may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags and single-pixel gifs) that permit us, for example, to count users who have visited those pages and for other related Site statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain Site content and verifying system and server integrity).
At registration and at various times as you use the Site, you will be given the option of receiving recurring informational/promotional newsletters via email from continued and/or directly from third parties. At the time you sign up for our email newsletters or any time thereafter, you can choose to opt-out of receiving additional promotional emails from the Site.
In order to subscribe to such newsletters via email, we need your contact information, such as name and email address. You can unsubscribe from the newsletters by simply clicking on the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of any email newsletter. You will be taken to a webpage where you can choose to update your subscription settings or unsubscribe from all Site newsletters. You may also unsubscribe or change any of your email preferences by clicking on the applicable links in your email newsletter or by changing your profile within the Site. If you are experiencing difficulties with our automated unsubscribe service, you can email continued Customer Service at email@example.com. Customer Service will unsubscribe you from that newsletter in two to three business days.
As a part of your membership on the Site you may receive certain emails related to your account and CEU activity. These emails allow the Site to communicate important information to our users.
In some cases, when you click on a link or an advertisement in an email or newsletter, your browser may be momentarily directed to the website of a third party which, acting on behalf of our Site, notes or “counts” your response to the email or newsletter before re-directing your browser to its proper destination; this re-direction process will not be apparent to you.
When you use the Site's “Email a Friend” function or “Refer a Friend” function, our Site emails the article, invitation or other content you designate to your friend's email address and lists your email address as the sender. The Site uses the friend's email address only for the purpose of sending your friend the email you requested. While we store both email addresses, we do not use them for any other purpose unless disclosed to you at the time you send the email.
As a service to our users, the Site may feature discussion boards and other public/classroom forums where users with similar interests can share information and support one another or where users can post questions for experts to answer. We also offer online discussions moderated by professional experts.
Any information shared (including Personally Identifiable Information and your personal health information (“Personal Health Information”) that you reveal in a discussion forum, message board, “Ask The Expert” posting, or online classroom discussion is by design open to the public and is not a private, secure service. You should think carefully before disclosing any Personally Identifiable Information, health, or similar information in any public forum. This includes online course evaluations and comments. What you have written may be seen, disclosed to or collected by third parties and may be used by others in ways we are unable to control or predict, including to contact you for unauthorized purposes.
We collect user information when you fill out a profile. A complete profile includes professional information such as: job title, education, qualification, skills, license information, etc. This helps site members, corporate partners, recruiters, and other professional entities connect with one another.
After you create a profile or apply for a job, you may choose to provide additional information in your profile, such as descriptions of your skills, professional experience, and educational background. You can list honors, awards, professional affiliations, group memberships, and other information including hobbies and interests. Providing additional information enables you to derive more benefit from our Career Services by helping you express your professional identity; find other professionals, opportunities, and information; and help recruiters and business opportunities find you.
With certain communications you send within our Site, the recipient can see your name, email address, and/or profile information depending on your privacy settings.
Many communications that you initiate through our Site will list your name and primary email address in the header of the message. Messages you initiate may also provide the recipient with aggregate information about your network (for example, how many people are in your professional network). Other communications that you initiate through the Site, like a request for an introduction, will list your name as the initiator but will not include your personal email address contact information. Once you have connected with an individual, regardless of who sent the invitation, your profile information will be shared with that individual.
We offer a career partner service to recruiters and other professionals on specific websites, which can be used to search for, organize, and communicate with potential job candidates or offer business opportunities. In some cases we allow the export of public profile information.
We offer customized people-search functionality along with organizational and communications tools (including activity alerts) as part of our talent recruiting, marketing and professional opportunities. These services allow subscribers to access limited information from members’ public profiles, such as name, headline, current company, current title, and location, in order to effectively manage candidate sourcing. You may limit or prevent such subscribers from accessing your profile information by configuring your public profile visibility settings to restrict access to these fields. We do not provide email or other contact information to these subscribers. However, if you post that information as part of your profile it will be available to them and others. A recruiter or other such subscriber may also manage and store information it has independently obtained about you outside of our services, such as a resume, in connection with our platform. Any personal information obtained independently of our Site will not be added by us to your profile and is not under our control but is subject to the policies of our recruiting, marketing or professional subscriber. We store such information on behalf of such subscriber who can remove it at any time. We do not further process such information.
From time to time our Site's market research department, or its operations contractors acting on its behalf, conducts online research surveys in order to gather feedback about our Site, our Corporate Partners and opinions on important issues, through email invitations, pop-up surveys and online focus groups.
When participating in a survey, we may ask you to submit Personally Identifiable Information. This Personally Identifiable Information is used for research purposes, and is not used for sales solicitations. When a survey is sponsored by a third party, aggregate information of the survey results is reported to the sponsor in a way that does not specifically and individually identify your Personally Identifiable Information. Personally Identifiable Information collected through market research will only be used by our Site and its operations contractors and will not be given or sold to a third party without your consent.
We may use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information:
We may also use your information to contact you about our own goods and services that may be of interest to you. If you do not want us to use your information in this way, you may opt out by contacting us at the appropriate email address listed at the end of this policy, or through other methods identified in this policy. We may use the information we have collected from you to enable us to display advertisements to our advertisers’ target audiences. Even though we do not disclose your personal information for these purposes without your consent, if you click on or otherwise interact with an advertisement, the advertiser may assume that you meet its target criteria.
We may disclose your Personally Identifiable and Non-Personally Identifiable Information as described below.
We may also release Personally Identifiable Information to third parties:
Additionally, we may disclose your Personally Identifiable Information to third-party organizations for continuing education courses. For your convenience there are links to continuing education courses hosted by our Site, but managed and operated by companies and organizations other than continued (“Third Party Corporate Partner Companies and Organizations”).
These Third Party Companies and Organizations provide content or services, including continuing education courses through our Site. These continuing education course links may be found in advertisements, referenced within content, or placed beside the names or logos of Corporate Partners. continued will disclose limited Personally Identifiable Information to these Third Party Corporate Partner Companies and Organizations as it relates to continuing education courses provided by a specific Third Party Corporate Partner. (Example - if a person registers for a particular continuing education course provided by Corporate Partner "A" then our Site will provide Corporate Partner “A” with limited Personally Identifiable Information as it relates to the course and the course participant).
The Site may provide aggregate or non-personally identifiable information to third parties without limitation. For example, we might inform third parties regarding the number of users of our Site and the activities they conduct while on our Site. We might also inform a company (that may or may not be an advertiser on our Site) that “30% of our users live east of the Mississippi” or that “25% of our users are in private practice.” Depending on the circumstances, we may or may not charge third parties for this aggregate information. We require parties with whom we share aggregate information to agree that they will not attempt to make this information personally identifiable, such as by combining it with other databases.
We take reasonable measures to protect your Personally Identifiable Information. Listed below are some of the security procedures that our Site uses to protect your privacy:
Despite continued efforts to protect your Personally Identifiable Information, there is always some risk that an unauthorized third party may find a way around our security systems or that transmissions of your information over the Internet will be intercepted. We cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Site and we are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Site. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk.
The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our Site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. We urge you to be careful about giving out information in public areas of the Site like message boards. The information you share in public areas may be viewed by any user of the Site.
The Site contains tools that collect and store self-reported data. These tools allow you to correct, update or review information you have submitted by going back to the specific tool, logging-in and making the desired changes.
You may delete your Personally Identifiable Information from our systems by instructing us to do so via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Within a reasonable time after your request, we will delete your Personally Identifiable Information from our active databases and where feasible from our back-up media. You should be aware that it is not technologically possible to remove each and every record of the information you have provided to the Site from our servers.
We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.
If you delete your submissions and other public information from the Site, copies of that information may remain viewable in cached and archived pages, or might have been copied or stored by other Site users.
We comply with the California Online Privacy Protection Act of 2003, California Business and Professional Code 22575 - 22579. If you are a California resident, we will, upon your written request, provide you with: (a) the names and addresses of all third parties to which we have disclosed your Personally Identifiable Information during the preceding year for direct marketing purposes (if any); (b) the categories of information we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year; and (c) if the nature of the third party direct marketer’s business cannot be reasonably determined by the third party’s name, examples of the products or services marketed. In order to obtain this information, please contact us using either of the methods described below. We do not respond to Do Not Track browser signals.
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