Privacy Policy

Cureus values your privacy. If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us through our website or write to us at Cureus, PO Box 61002 Palo Alto, CA 94306.

Information we collect and how we use it

Registration

In order to become a member of the Cureus community, you must first create an account on our website. When creating an account you are required to create a password and provide information including, but not limited to: your full name, specialty, medical school, degree type and email address.

Profile Information

You may enter additional information in the Profile section once you have registered as a user.

IP Address and Cookies

When you enter Cureus, we collect your browser type and IP address, as well as the URL of the site from which you came. Your IP address reveals no personal information - only the IP address from which you have accessed Cureus. This information is gathered for all Cureus visitors and is used to analyze overall trends, in turn helping us to improve our services. In addition, we store certain information from your browser using "cookies." A cookie is a small data file that resides on your computer and allows Cureus to recognize you as a user when you return to our site with the same computer and web browser. You can remove or block Cureus cookies in your browser settings at any time.

Third Party Email Addresses and Contacts

In order to invite your colleagues to connect with you on Cureus, you must enter their names and email addresses. These names and email addresses will be used only to send your invitation – they will not be shared with any 3rd parties for any reason.

Website Use

When you use Cureus, you may upload articles, edit articles, review articles and rate/discuss articles. In most cases, we retain this information to enhance your experience with Cureus. When you provide updated information, we generally keep a backup copy of the prior version for a reasonable period of time, to enable reversion to the prior version if necessary.

While using the Cureus service and website, you will have opportunities to post scores, opinions or other personal information. Information collected in conjunction with such uses of the site will not be used to personally identify you outside of the Cureus community. By registering as a Cureus user, you agree not to contribute content that is a) defamatory, libelous, obscene, indecent, abusive, threatening or illegal. You also agree to indemnify Cureus and its officers and employees from and against all liabilities, judgments, damages and costs (including attorney's fees) incurred by them which arise out of, or are related to, content you contribute.

Minors

Minors are not meant to use or access Cureus. Minors are not eligible to use our service and we ask that minors do not submit any personal information to Cureus. In the case that a minor inadvertently provides information, Cureus promises to respect the rights and privacy of the minor.

Information Sharing

Demographic Information

Cureus may share aggregated de-identified demographic information with Cureus partners. This is not linked to any personal information that can be used to identify individual users.

Partners

Cureus partners with other institutions to provide more benefits through the service. Whenever we offer combined services with partners, it will be your choice to make use of the services or not. In these cases, your personally identifiable information will only be passed from Cureus to the partner if you choose to use the service.

Sharing Your Information with Third Parties

We do not provide contact information to third party marketers without your permission. We share your information with third parties only in limited circumstances when it is 1) legally required or 2) permitted by you.

Cureus will never sell, rent or otherwise provide your personally identifiable information to any third parties for marketing purposes.

Legal Disclaimer

It is possible that we may need to disclose personal information when required by law. We will disclose such information wherein we have a good-faith belief that it is necessary to comply with a court order, ongoing judicial proceeding, or other legal process served on our company or to exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.

Links

Cureus may contain links to other sites. The linked sites are not necessarily under the control of Cureus and therefore are not protected by the stated Privacy Policy. Please be cautious when leaving the Cureus site and read the privacy policies of any websites you link to should you have any concern.

Other

Notification of Changes

Cureus reserves the right to change our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use at any time. The date the policy was last modified will always be posted in connection with the policy.

Termination of Service

If at any time you wish to terminate your account with Cureus, you may do so by notifying the Admin. Please note that previously collected data about your usage (forum posts, for example) will remain in our database and will be protected by the Privacy Policy outlined here.

Sale of Assets, Merger, Acquisition or Bankruptcy

Information collected from you may be transferred to a third party as a result of a sale or acquisition, merger or bankruptcy involving Cureus.

Last modified: March 6, 2014