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Privacy Policy

I.  Privacy Policy

Effective Date: September 1, 2015

This Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) is applicable to the website maintained by National Certification Corporation, Inc. (hereinafter “NCC”) on behalf of Certified Nurses.org (hereinafter “CNO”). and the website CertifiedNurses.propelitApp.com, microsites, subdomains, apps and other mobile applications that link to this “Policy”, however accessed (collectively, the “Site”). Use of the word “Policy”, unless otherwise specifically used otherwise in the text, includes Terms of Use, Talent Consent and Waiver and Privacy Policy as found on this website.  Your visit to the Site, and each subsequent visit, is subject to the Policy, and by visiting the CNO site you agree to accept the Policy, as amended from time to time.    Provisions of Policy apply to any user of this website and to CNO, NCC and any individual or entity providing service through this web site for or on behalf of CNO.  Any reference to CNO incorporates by reference any other individual or entity providing service for or on behalf of CNO.  Use of the word “we”, unless otherwise specified in the text, refers to CNO and any other individual or entity providing service for or on behalf of CNO.  NOTE: THIS POLICY DOES NOT APPLY TO USER CONTENT THAT IS ACTUALLY TRANSFERRED BY YOU TO ANY ENTITY DESIGNATED IN THE SITE AS “PARTNER”.

 If you have any questions or issues with respect to the Policy, please contact us as at:

CertifiedNurses.org/contact us

 

1. Information

 

A.  We collect the following information that you provide us directly:

 

When you register to use the Site, you will provide your full name and you will create a unique user name and password, using your email address. You will need to provide this user name and password each time you log in to your account.  You may elect to submit User Content through the Site.  User Content is any personal information, video, image, writing or other content (also referred to hereafter as “data”) you submit through the Site. 

 

It is always your choice whether to provide data about yourself, and if you submit data about any other person, you need his or her prior written consent. DO NOT SUPPLY DATA ABOUT OTHERS UNLESS YOU HAVE THEIR CONSENT. BY SUBMITTING DATA ABOUT OTHERS, YOU HEREBY REPRESENT AND WARRANT TO THE CNO THAT YOU HAVE FULL AUTHORITY TO DO SO.  In addition, all data and information is provided by, and collected with the understanding that, any provider of information is not a minor; if any it comes to the attention of CNO that any information is provided by a minor, such information will, consistent with appropriate means of identification, be deleted from any files of CNO.

 

You may not delete or deactivate your account (including your user name or profile) once it is created, nor may you edit or delete any User Content or your data once it has been submitted to the Site. We may retain your User Content and data to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law. We may also discard your User Content and data at our discretion, therefore you should retain your own records of any content or information that you submit to us.

You understand and agree that your relationship with CNO is not a confidential, fiduciary, or other type of special relationship, and any data provided by you will not be deemed confidential or subject to any rules of a fiduciary responsibility, and CNO shall   not be liable for any use or disclosure of any data you provide.  Any communication or data that you send to the Site            is and will be deemed to be non-confidential as between you and us, and you grant the CNO and our affiliates, collaborators, and partner organizations a non-exclusive, paid-up and royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, sub-licensable, transferable license to use, make derivative works of, copy, adapt, modify, distribute, publish and publicly display such communication and data for any purpose.

 

Our Site is not a backup service. You agree that you will not rely on the Site for the purposes of backup or storage of your data. Furthermore, CNO will not be liable to you for any modification, suspension, or discontinuation of the Site, or the loss of any data. You also acknowledge that the Internet may be subject to breaches of security and that the submission of User Content or other information may not be secure. 

 

 

B.  Sometimes we collect information about you without your submitting it.  Information collected by us may also include, but is not limited to, information regarding device/browser types, screen/pages visited, crashes, mobile application installs, videos recorded, videos uploaded, demographics and geo-location tracking.  We collect some information automatically from visitors to the Site, such as by the use of "cookies", "web beacons" or other tracking mechanisms.

BY YOUR USE OF THE SITE, YOU CONSENT TO OUR PROVIDING DATA AND/OR OTHER INFORMATION (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, INFORMATION REGARDING Device/Browser types, Screen/Pages visited, crashes MOBILE AppLICATION installs, Videos recorded, videos uploaded, DEMOGRAPHICS AND GEOLOCATION TRACKING) TO GOOGLE ANALYTICS IN THE MANNER SET FORTH IN THIS POLICY. IF YOU DO NOT CONSENT, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE SITE.

2. Use of your information. Except as otherwise noted in this Policy, we may use data we collect about you for any authorized purpose relating to the mission of the CNO including providing information to our current and potential partners and grantees and contacting you, and allowing our current and potential partners and grantees to contact you. We may use or disclose certain data we collect about you when you visit and browse the Site as part of our normal business operations, or to send you administrative communications either about your interactions with us or about features of the Site, including any future changes to this Policy.

In order to provide efficient and reliable services and to improve the Site, we may use or disclose your data for marketing, research and other business purposes, and we may associate your data with other information we collect about you, such as details about your usage patterns and interests, but we will not sell this information or disclose it to third parties.

We may also use service providers to facilitate our services or platform functions on our behalf. Non-affiliated companies and individuals that assist the CNO in providing services to you are required to maintain the confidentiality of such information to the extent they receive it and to use your data only in the course of providing such services and only for the purposes that we dictate.

We will not otherwise share your data, except as required by law, requested by governmental entity or law enforcement authority, subpoena, court order or discovery request, or when we otherwise believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary or appropriate to enforce our Terms of Service or in connection with any activity that violates the law, threatens the safety or security of you, your property, the Site or the tangible or intangible property that belongs to us or third parties, or that may expose us to liability.

3. Security.  Notwithstanding anything else to the contrary in this Policy, you provide data to us at your own risk. THE CNO EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGES, LOSSES OR CLAIMS OF ANY KIND RELATING TO ANY DATA THAT YOU PROVIDE TO US OR OTHERS THROUGH THE SITE.

4. International Use. This Privacy Policy is intended to meet the laws and regulations of the United States, and the CNO makes no claims that the CNO Content or the Site are appropriate or may be viewed or used outside the United States. 

5. No warranties/disclaimer. THE SITE AND THE CNO CONTENT ARE PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND THE CNO, ITS AFFILIATES AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, DONORS, AGENTS AND REPRESENTATIVES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM SAME, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, SECURITY, AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ABSENCE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL CODE. THE CORPORATION DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT ANY BENEFIT THROUGH YOUR USE OF THIS SITE, AND YOU SUBMIT USER CONTENT TO THIS SITE SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

6. Damage limitation. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL THE CNO, ITS AFFILIATES AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, DONORS, AGENTS AND REPRESENTATIVES BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, RELATING TO YOUR ACCESS TO, USE OF (OR INABILITY TO USE) OR DISTRIBUTION OF THE SITE OR ANY CNO CONTENT THEREIN. THIS IS TRUE EVEN IF THE CNO HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSSES.

7. Indemnification. YOU (AND ANY THIRD PARTY FOR WHOM YOU OPERATE AN ACCOUNT OR ACTIVITY ON THE SITE) AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS AND, AT CNO’S OPTION, DEFEND CNO AND AGAINST ANY LOSSES, LIABILITIES, COSTS (INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND COSTS) OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SITE (OR THAT OF A THIRD-PARTY ON YOUR BEHALF) IN VIOLATION OF THIS AGREEMENT. USERS SHALL NOT SETTLE ANY CLAIM UNLESS SUCH SETTLEMENT COMPLETELY AND FOREVER RELEASES CNO FROM ALL LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO SUCH CLAIM OR UNLESS CNO PROVIDES ITS PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT TO SUCH SETTLEMENT, AND FURTHER PROVIDED THAT CNO SHALL HAVE THE RIGHT, AT ITS OPTION, TO DEFEND ITSELF AGAINST ANY SUCH CLAIM OR TO PARTICIPATE IN THE DEFENSE THEREOF BY COUNSEL OF ITS OWN CHOICE.

8. Governing law/venue. This Policy and your use of the Site and/or CNO Content are governed by laws of the state of Illinois. All disputes, controversies or claims arising out of or in connection with this Policy and your use of the Site and/or Corporation Content will be settled exclusively under the Rules of Arbitration generally followed in the State of Illinois for settling commercial disputes by a sole arbitrator appointed in accordance with the said Rules.  The place of arbitration shall be Cook County, Chicago, Illinois, or in some contiguous county designated by CNO.