Information we collect and how we use it
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Notification of Changes
Termination of Service
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