In this policy, "you" or "your" refers to any person or entity subscribing to and/or using the Service ("Users"). Unless otherwise stated,"USMLEWorld," "UWorld," "we," or "our" will refer collectively to UWorld.
Collection of Data
Anonymous Information: For each visitor to our Web page, our Web server automatically recognizes anonymous data that is not linked to your personal data, such as your IP (Internet Protocol) address, browser type, operating system, domain name, access times and referring website addresses.
Personally Identifying Information: When you register as a member or request information, we will use our registration and online enrollment forms to collect personally identifying information, such as your full name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, educational background, and credit card information ("personal data"). In addition, if you contact us via an e-mail or offline, we may collect the personal data that you voluntarily provide us at that time. You can visit most of the public pages on our website site without giving us any personal data.
Use of Data
The information we collect is used for the purpose for which you specifically provided the personal data, to improve the content of our web page, used to customize the content and/or layout of our page for each individual user, used to notify users about updates to our website, shared with agents or contractors who assist in providing support for our internal operations, used by us to contact users for marketing purposes, used by us to contact users for employment opportunities, disclosed when legally required to do so, at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation, to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing our website and applicable laws, or to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our website, to a successor entity in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, sale of assets or other corporate change respecting the Website.
Persons who supply us with their telephone numbers online will only receive telephone contact from us with information regarding orders they have placed online or in regards to technical or billing or product related issues when deemed necessary during our regular office hours.
A cookie is a small piece of information that is sent by a website and stored on your visitor’s computer. Cookies are small files and will not pose any significant disk space concerns. Some cookies used by the UWorld site may remain on the user's computer after they leave the website, but most are set to expire within 30-365 days. You can disable our cookies using the cookie-menu on your web browser, but doing so will prevent you from taking advantage of customization and certain security features.
Transmission of Personal Data
The user acknowledges and agrees that by providing UWorld with any information through the site, the user automatically consents to the transmission of such personal or proprietary user information over international borders, as necessary, for processing in accordance with UWorld standard business practices.
Review and Correction
Upon request, we offer users the ability to have inaccuracies corrected in contact information, financial information, unique identifiers, and transaction information. Users can have this information corrected by sending an e-mail or writing to us at the address below or by updating their profile by logging on through their account.
As stated above, UWorld will maintain the confidentiality of all user communications, which contains personal information transmitted directly to UWorld. Postings by a user on any public arena, such as a message board or in any chat room, will not and cannot be protected as confidential.