Privacy Policy

Overview

This Privacy Statement sets forth the online data collection and usage policies and practices that apply to all our Web site.

Your data will be stored and processed in whole in the United States. If you access the STN Web site outside the United States, your usage of that site constitutes consent to the transfer of your data out of your country and to the United States.


Collection and Retention of Information

In some areas of our Web sites, STN requests or may request that you provide personal information, including your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number credit card number, contact information, billing information and any other information from which your identity is discernible. In other areas, STN collects or may collect demographic information that is not unique to you such as your ZIP code, age, preferences, gender, interests and favorites. Sometimes we collect or may collect a combination of the two types of information. Examples of areas on STN Web sites where we collect personal or combined personal and demographic data are pages where you can open a STN account, sign up to use a service, or purchase a product.

We also gather or may gather certain information about your use of our site, such as what areas you visit and what services you access. Moreover, there is information about your computer hardware and software that is or may be collected by STN. This information can include without limitation your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses.

Please remember that if you post any of your personal information in public areas of STN, such as in online forums or chat rooms, such information may be collected and used by others over whom STN has no control. We are not responsible for the use made by third parties of information you post or otherwise make available in public areas of STN.

Since we believe that managing your career is a life-long process, we retain indefinitely all the information we gather about you in an effort to make your repeat use with us more efficient, practical, and relevant. Of course, you can correct or update your STN account profile at any time. Moreover, you can delete your personal information from our online database or close your STN account at any time, in which event we will remove your account profile information.

 

Use of Information by STN

We use the information we gather on the STN Web site, whether personal, demographic, collective or technical, for the purpose of operating and improving the STN Web site, fostering a positive user experience, and delivering the products and services that we offer.

We may also use the information we gather to inform you of other products or services available from STN or to contact you about your opinion of current products and services or potential new products and services that may be offered.

We may use your contact information in order to send you e-mail or other communications regarding updates at the STN site, such as upcoming STN events. The nature and frequency of these messages will vary depending upon the information we have about you. In addition, at the time of registration for STN, you have the option to elect to receive additional communications, information and promotions including without limitation free informational newsletters from STN relating to topics that may be of special interest to you.


Disclosure of Information to Others

We do not disclose to third parties your personal information, combined personal and demographic information or information about your use of a STN Web site (such as the areas you visit or the services you access), except as set forth in the following:

We may disclose such information to companies and individuals we employ to perform functions on our behalf. Examples may include hosting our Web servers, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, processing credit card payments, and providing customer service. These companies and individuals will have access to your personal information as necessary to perform their functions, but they may not share that information with any other third party.

 
We may disclose such information if legally required to do so, if requested to do so by a governmental entity or if we believe in good faith that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process; (b) protect the rights or property of STN or its affiliated companies; (c) prevent a crime or protect national security; or (d) protect the personal safety of users or the public.

 
STN may also share aggregated anonymous information about visitors to each of its Web sites  with its clients, partners and other third parties so that they may understand the kinds of visitors to STN's site and how those visitors use the site.

Use of Cookies

STN uses "cookies" to help personalize and maximize your online experience and time online. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard drive by a Web page server. 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 STN pages, or register for services, a cookie helps us to recall your specific information (such as user name, password and preferences). Because of our use of cookies, we can deliver faster and more accurate results and a more personalized site experience. When you return to the STN site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the features that you customized. We also use cookies to track click streams and for load balancing.

You may have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline all cookies if you prefer. Alternatively, you may be able to modify your browser setting to notify you each time a cookie is tendered and permit you to accept or decline cookies on an individual basis. If you choose to decline cookies, however, that may hinder performance and negatively impact your experience on the STN Web site.

 

Updating Your Information

You may review, correct, update or change your STN account profile information at any time. Simply log into your STN account, go to the Members Only > Manage My Account link, and if you wish, edit it with the options provided.

You agree to receive newsletters or other communications from STN at the time you registered with STN, you may opt-out by contacting info@traumanurses.org.

 

Security

STN has implemented reasonable technical and organizational measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration or disclosure. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes.


Changes to Privacy Statement

If we decide to change our Privacy Statement for STN, we will post those changes here so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and to whom we will disclose it. If at any time, you have questions or concerns about STN's Privacy Statement, please feel free to email us at info@traumanurses.org.