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American College of Cardiology ("ACC") is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Privacy Policy applies to ("D2B Site") and governs data collection and usage. By using the D2B Site, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

ACC collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number.  ACC also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.  By providing such information, you consent to our collection and use of it, as described in this Privacy Policy.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by ACC. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by ACC for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the D2B Site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through ACC public message boards, this information can be collected and used by others.  This may result in unsolicited messages from third parties.  Such activities are beyond the control of ACC.  Acc does not monitor or review the contents of any bulletin board or chat room.  Note: ACC does not read any of your private online communications.

ACC encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from the D2B Site so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. ACC is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the D2B Site and ACC family of Web Sites.

Use of your Personal Information

ACC collects and uses your personal information to operate the D2B Site and deliver the services you have requested. ACC also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from ACC and its affiliates. ACC may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

ACC does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. ACC may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, ACC may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to ACC, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

ACC does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

ACC keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within ACC, in order to determine what ACC services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within the D2B Site to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

ACC Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on ACC or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of ACC; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the D2B Site, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The D2B Site uses "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize D2B pages, or register with the D2B Site or services, a cookie helps ACC to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same D2B page, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the D2B features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the D2B services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

ACC secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. ACC secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes in our Privacy Policy

ACC will occasionally update this Privacy Policy to reflect company and customer feedback. ACC encourages you to periodically review this Policy to be informed of how ACC is protecting your information.

Contact Information

ACC welcomes your comments regarding our Privacy Policy. If you believe that ACC has not adhered to this Policy, please contact ACC at We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

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