Association of Kerala Medical Graduates/AKMG

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The Association of Kerala Medical Graduates (AKMG) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it at all times. This online privacy statement explains how the AKMG collects, uses and safeguards information on its Web site. This Internet Privacy Statement applies only to information collected by the AKMG through its Web site. By accessing our websites and using our services, you agree to this Privacy Policy and to be bound by our Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use and this Privacy Policy, you should end this session now and refrain from using our website in the future. As our organization, membership and benefits change from time to time, this Internet Privacy Statement is expected to change as well. We reserve the right to amend the Internet Privacy Statement at any time, for any reason. We will post a notice that this Internet Privacy Statement has been amended by revising the "Last updated" date at the top of this page. If you have questions about this Internet Privacy Statement, please send us an e­mail.

When you browse www.AKMG.org and do not interact with the site for any online service or product from the AKMG, you browse anonymously. Personally identifiable information­­ such as your name, address, phone number and e­mail address­­is not collected as you browse. When you become a registered user on our site, or choose to interact with our site in other ways, such as subscribing to AKMG publications, purchasing an AKMG product, applying for AKMG membership, participating in online surveys, submitting questions or comments or requesting information or materials, we will collect certain personal information from you. The type of personal information collected will vary but may include name, address, phone number, birth date, billing and delivery information, e- mail address, and other demographic information. We do not collect Credit Card information or Social Security numbers via our web site. All Credit card information will only be collected by the third party vendors or Bank and stored in their database only and not AKMG's data base. The type of product or service that you seek will determine the personal information that is collected. Once collected, we may use your personal information for the following purposes: Register you for programs and services you have requested, Process, fulfill and follow up on your orders or membership application, Answer your emails or on­line requests, Send information you request, Send and process surveys and CME quizzes in the future, Deliver AKMG services such as newsletters, or information regarding meetings or events, Notify you about new products/services special offers, upgrades and other related information from the AKMG and other approved third parties.

If you are a registered member of AKMG, you may review and update or correct your information online. Data base login is only available to members with registration or a paid subscription. Currently your Login id is your unique membership number. You are required to login using the temporary password we provided and select a unique password. Please keep your Personal Login Information confidential. Your Personal Login Information is personal to you and you may not allow any third party to use it under any circumstances. The AKMG is not liable for any harm caused by or related to the theft, misappropriation, disclosure, or unauthorized use of your Personal Login Information. You must contact AKMG immediately if you become aware of or believe there is or may have been any unauthorized use of your Personal Login Information, or otherwise wish to deactivate your Personal Login Information due to security concerns. If you need any help please email us.

The AKMG Content is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice, or as a substitute for the medical advice of a physician. The AKMG websites may feature materials, information, products, and services provided by third parties. Any such information, including but not limited to articles, press clippings, opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, user­generated content or other information made available by third parties such as content providers and other users of the AKMG website, are those of the respective third party and not of the AKMG or its affiliates. The AKMG makes no representation with respect to, nor does it guarantee or endorse, the quality, non­infringement, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, or reliability of such third party materials, information, services or products. The AKMG websites may contain advertisements of third parties and that does not imply endorsement of the advertised products or services by the AKMG. The AKMG shall not be responsible for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the presence of such advertisements on the AKMG websites. Further, the AKMG shall not be responsible or liable for the statements or conduct of any third party advertisers appearing on the AKMG websites. You shall be solely responsible for any correspondence or transactions you have with any third party advertisers. The AKMG websites may provide links (including any link through an on­line banner advertisement) to other sites on the Internet for your convenience. These other sites are maintained by third parties over which the AKMG exercises no control. The appearance of any such third party links (provided by the AKMG or by a third party) is not intended to endorse any particular company or product. If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to the AKMG websites, you do so entirely at your own risk.

Indemnification. To the fullest extent permitted by law, you shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the AKMG Parties from and against all claims arising from or in any way related to your use of the AKMG websites and/or AKMG Content, a violation by you of these terms of Use, or any other actions connected with your use of the AKMG websites and/or AKMG Content, including any liability or expense, losses, damages (actual and consequential), suits, judgments, litigation costs and attorneys' fees. The AKMG will provide prompt written notice of any such claims, but failure to provide such notice will not release you from any of your obligations pursuant to this Section except to the extent that you are actually prejudiced by such failure, and will not relieve you from any other liability that you may have to the AKMG Parties other than under this Section.

Terms and Termination: These terms of use will take effect at the time you begin using the AKMG websites. The AKMG reserves the right, with or without notice, at any time and for any reason to deny you access to the AKMG websites or to any portion thereof, and to terminate these terms of Use. These terms of use will terminate automatically if you fail to comply with the terms set forth herein. You may terminate these terms of use at any time by ceasing to use the AKMG website, but all applicable provisions of these terms of use will survive such termination. Upon termination, you must destroy all copies of any portion of the AKMG websites, including any AKMG content, in your possession. We do not track how our site is used by both anonymous visitors and visitors who interact with the site. We are not using any cookies. The AKMG may send "transactional or relational e­mail messages" to physicians, medical students, and non­physicians with whom we already have a relationship. We do not sell, trade, or rent your e­mail address to vendors for them to market their products or services to you. When we hire vendors to deliver e­mails to you on our behalf, they are under agreement and will try to limit them from using your e­mail address for any other purpose. When we send e­mail to you, we may be able to identify information about your e­mail address, such as whether you can view graphic­rich HTML e­mail. If your e­mail address is HTML­enabled, we may choose to send you graphic­rich HTML e­mail messages.

The AKMG may share some personal information with our business partners in order to provide them an opportunity to offer products or services that may be of interest to you. The AKMG also occasionally hires other companies to provide limited services on our behalf including, but not limited to, packaging, mailing and delivering purchases, answering customer questions about products or services, consulting services, data modeling, printing, sending postal mail and processing event registration. We will only provide those companies the information they need to deliver the service. They are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.

The AKMG may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good­faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process served on the AKMG; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of AKMG; or (c) protect the personal safety of AKMG personnel or members of the public in urgent circumstances. In addition to the disclosures identified above, if you are a physician or medical student, the personal information you provide through the AKMG Web site may be incorporated into the AKMG's physician database or Directory which is kept private.

Online advertisements on the AKMG's Web site do not collect any personally identifiable information on individual visitors. AKMG might collect nonmedical aggregate data on visitors such as time of day and Web browser type. Such information may be shared with advertisers to determine their advertising effectiveness.

Children under 13 ­­ We do not knowingly solicit data online from or market online to children under the age of 13.

How we safeguard information: Some areas of the site require the use of a user ID and password as an additional security measure that helps protect your information. This allows AKMG to verify who you are, thereby allowing you access to your account information and preventing unauthorized access. When you have finished using a secure area of AKMG's Web site, make sure you always click on the "Log Out" link which appears on every secure page. No further secure transactions can be conducted without re­entering your user ID and password. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Accordingly, and despite our efforts, AKMG cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, or to or from our online products or services.

You should be aware that other Internet sites that link to the AKMG site or to an AKMG e- mail may contain privacy provisions that differ from the provisions of this Internet Privacy Statement. To ensure your privacy is protected, we recommend that you review the privacy statements of other Internet sites you visit.

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Please feel free to direct any questions or concerns regarding this Internet Privacy Statement or AKMG's treatment of personal information by sending us an e­mail.