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    Privacy Policy

    This privacy statement applies specifically to the Renal Physicians Association (RPA) Web Site. Questions regarding this statement should be directed to Rose Butts. If you do not receive a response within 2 days or if your inquiry has not been satisfactorily addressed, please contact RPA (inquiries currently accepted in English only). RPA is committed to protecting your privacy and to giving you a powerful, safe, online experience

     Privacy Principles
    Because your privacy is important to us, RPA operates by the following principles:

    Principle 1
    Principle 2
    Principle 3
    Principle 4

    Disclaimer
    This web site contains links to third-party web sites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to users of this web site. RPA is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites and does not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third-party web sites. If you decide to access linked third-party web sites, you do so at your own risk. Your use of third-party web sites is subject to the Terms and Conditions of use for those sites.For more information about our privacy statement, see the following Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Frequently Asked Questions
    How does RPA ensure my privacy?
    What about Cookies?
    Does RPA collect other forms of information about its users?
    How do I correct or change personal information that I have give to RPA?
    Is my Personal Information secure from others using the RPA site?
    How else might someone learn of my personal information while visiting another site?
    How is RPA registration information used in the RPA Directory and how can I remove my name from the Directory?

    Privacy Principles

     

     Principle 1
    RPA explicitly asks when it needs information that personally identifies you ("Personal Information"). RPA asks for your first and last name, state and zip code (or country and postal code for non-U.S. residents), gender, year of birth, and occupation. You may update this information at any time from within your RPA account by clicking the "For Members Only" button on the navigation bar, and then clicking on the "Personal" icon.
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     Principle 2
    Your Personal Information is used only for demographic statistics and to display appropriate individualized advertisements. RPA keeps all of your Personal Information private and does not share it with any third parties. RPA will not disclose your Personal Information unless acting under a good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (1) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process; (2) protect and defend the rights or property of RPA; or (3) act to protect the interests of its members or others.
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     Principle 3
    RPA will not send you any unsolicited information, including email, except as mentioned below. New users will receive a RPA welcome letter explaining the features provided by the service. Under exigent circumstances, RPA may be required to send you information about the service or your account, but RPA will not send you unsolicited email regarding any commercial offers or advertisements at any time.
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     Principle 4
    If at any time you believe that RPA has not adhered to these principles, please notify us by email at RPA and we will use reasonable efforts to promptly determine and correct the problem.
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    Frequently Asked Questions 

     How does RPA ensure my privacy?
    RPA has partnered with its web site developer to create standards and best practices for putting people in control of their personal information online.
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     What about Cookies?
    Cookies are pieces of information that a Web site transfers to your computer's hard disk for record-keeping purposes. Cookies can make the Web more useful by storing information about your preferences on a particular site. The use of cookies is an industry standard, and many major Web sites use them to provide useful features for their customers. Cookies in and of themselves do not personally identify users, although they do identify a user's computer. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. If you'd prefer, you can set yours to refuse cookies. However, you may not be able to take full advantage of a Web site if you do so.
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     Does RPA collect other forms of information about its users?
    In addition to the use of personal information to operate the site, RPA also gathers anonymous information, which may be used by RPA or shared with its advertisers. This is information which does not personally identify you, but which may be helpful for marketing purposes or for improving the services we offer. Generally, this information is collected through "traffic data" and may entail the use of "Cookies" "IP addresses" or other numeric codes used to identify a computer.
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     How do I correct or change personal information that I have give to RPA?
    You may update this information at any time from within your RPA account.
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     Is my Personal Information secure from others using the RPA site?
    Personal Information collected by RPA is stored in secure operating environments that are not available to the public.
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     How else might someone learn of my personal information while visiting another site?
    In addition to directly providing information to RPA, you might also provide personal information through chat sessions, email exchanges or bulletin board use made available to you on other sites, including other MSN sites. Chat sessions and bulletin board or newsgroup use is considered public and you are responsible for your actions in these areas. The RPA Privacy Statement does not cover this type of transfer of your personal information. You should always be careful when distributing your personal information in this manner.
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     How is RPA registration information used in the RPA Directory and how can I remove my name from the Directory?
    During the RPA registration process you are given the choice as to whether you want to be listed in the RPA Directory. If you did not make a choice during the initial registration process, your registered name and location is listed in the RPA Directory. At any time, you can change or remove your personal information from the RPA Directory.
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