Privacy Policy

  1. Introduction. The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy. This policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the website (Website) and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information. This policy applies to information we collect on this Website. It does not apply to information collected by (a) us offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by ABMS or any third party (including any affiliates and subsidiaries); or (b) any third party (including our affiliates and subsidiaries), including through any application or content that may link to or be accessible from or through the Website. ABMS expects you to read this policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use the Website. By accessing or using this Website, you agree to this privacy policy.
  2. Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It. To promote the highest quality user experience possible with the Website, we may collect certain data and information directly from you, from third parties, or automatically as you navigate through the site, including the following:
    a. Personal data and information, such as your name, email address, and telephone number, that you may provide directly to us through interactive features of our Website, including without limitation interactive forms whereby you may subscribe to our newsletter or request further information regarding our offered services;
    b. Personal data and information that you may provide to us when you communicate with our employees and contractors regarding your access to and use of the Website;
    c. Data regarding the pages you are connected to and how you interact with them across our Website;
    d. Data regarding your use of the Website, such as the type of content you view or with which you engage, the features you utilize, and the time, date, and duration of your activities on the Website;
    e. Information from and about the computers, tablets, telephones, and other web-connected devices that you use to interact or integrate with the Website, including the hardware model, internet protocol address (commonly referred to as “IP address”) and other unique identifier, browser type and settings, settings of the device used to access the Website, and the device’s operating system;
    f. Information regarding your internet service provider (commonly referred to as “ISP”), clickstream data, server logs, and traffic data;
    g. Information obtained through analytics to provide additional insights into user data, such as cookies, web beacons, pixel tags, log files, and other technologies to capture user data.
  3. How We Use Your Information. We use data and information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information, as follows:
    a. To present our Website and its contents to you.
    b. To provide you with information, products, or services that you request from us.
    c. To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it.
    d. To notify you about changes to our Website or any products or services we offer or provide though it.
    e. To analyze and audit for the purpose of improving the Website and its contents.
    f. To maintain and ensure the viability and integrity of the network.
    g. To promote safety and security within the system.
    h. To estimate the size of the user population at given times.
    i. To evaluate usage patterns.
    j. To protect our rights or property or those of our users or partners.
    k. To enforce the Terms of Use.
    l. To research and develop new products and services.
    m. To provide measurements, analytics, and other business services.
    n. To fulfill any other purpose we may describe when you provide the personal data or information.
  4. Disclosure of Your Information. We may disclose aggregated information about our users and information that does not identify any individual without restriction. We may disclose personal information that we collect or you provide as described in this privacy policy as follows:
    a. To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it.
    b. To our employees or agents whose essential functions of their positions are directly related to the development and support of the Website.
    c. To our subsidiaries and affiliates.
    d. To contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our business and who are bound by contractual obligations to keep personal information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them.
    e. To a successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of ABMS’ assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by ABMS about our Website users is among the assets transferred.
    f. To comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request.
    g. To enforce or apply our Terms of Use.
    h. If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of ABMS, our customers, or others.
    i. For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.
    j. To any other individual or entity with your consent.
  5. Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information. We strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide to us. We have created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information. You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this site may then be inaccessible or not function properly. If you do not wish to have your contact information used by the Company to promote our own products or services, you can opt out at any time.
  6. Data Security. We have implemented measures designed to secure your personal data and information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. All personal data and information you provide to us is stored on secure servers behind firewalls and other technological barriers. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal data and information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal data and information transmitted to our Website. Any transmission of personal data and information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.
  7. Changes to Our Privacy Policy. It is our policy to post any changes we make to our privacy policy on this page. The date the privacy policy was last revised is identified at the bottom of the page. We shall notify you of any material changes. However, you are responsible for periodically visiting our Website and this privacy policy to check for any changes.

Version No. 1 | Effective:  02-26-2024