of Osteopathic Medicine (referred to herein as “PCOM”, “we” or “us”) applicable to
this website (pcom.edu). This policy outlines the information we collect about you
when you visit this website, including the information you voluntarily choose to provide
to us. This policy may differ from those of pcom.edu subdomains or other organizational
This policy explains the types of information we may collect, or that you may provide
when you use this website, and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting,
and disclosing that information. By using this website you agree to this policy.
Online profile updates
If you complete a request for information or mailing list form and share personally
identifying information with us, this information will be used to provide you with the
content you request. We may use your contact information to send you further information
about us or to contact you when necessary. We will not sell your information.
Sending us an email
You may decide to send us personally identifying information, for example, in an email
message containing a question or comment. We use personally identifying information
from email primarily to respond to your requests. We may forward your email to PCOM
employees who are better able to respond to you. We may also use your email to contact
you in the future about our programs that may be of interest to you. If you sign up
for one of our email lists, we will only send you the kinds of information you have
requested. You may opt out of our mailing lists at any time by clicking the "unsubscribe"
link within the email.
We may collect device-specific information such as your hardware model, operating
system version and mobile network information. We may also collect information about
the computer, mobile device or other device you use to access our websites such as
IP address, geolocation information, browser type, date and time of your request,
browser language or other information of this nature. We may use this information
in an aggregate fashion to track access to our website. In addition, we may disclose
personal information that we collect or you provide:
- To contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our organization;
- To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it;
- For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information;
- With your consent;
- To comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request,
including responding to any governmental or regulatory request;
- To enforce our rights;
- If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights of our
students, staff, faculty, administrators, community or others; or
- To detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues.
Cookies are small files that are stored on your computer unless you block or limit
compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer
better site experiences and tools in the future. We may contract with third-party
service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service
providers are not permitted to use information collected on our behalf except to help
us conduct and improve our organization.
Cookies may be set by an organization other than PCOM. These "third-party cookies"
may, for example, originate from websites such as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook or other
social media services for which we have implemented "plug-ins." Since the cookie policies
of these sites change over time, you should determine their policies by visiting the
your individual browser options, although this may reduce some site functionality. Open
the “Help,” “Tools” or “Edit” menus within your browser to view instructions for disabling
cookies. You may also manually delete any previously stored cookies by following instructions
specific to your browser. Any information collected prior to cookie deletion may still
be used, however we will not collect any additional information once cookies are disabled.
Some sections of our website use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided
by Google, Inc., or other similar third party tools. We also use Google Ads and other
our website. This information will be transmitted to and stored by the third party
on its servers. The third party will use this information for the purpose of evaluating
your use of this website, compiling reports on website activity, and providing other
services relating to Internet usage. The third party may also transfer this information
to other parties where required to do so by law, or where such parties process the
information on the third party vendor's behalf. By using our website, you consent
to the processing of data about you by Google and other third parties in the manner
and for the purposes set out above.
your specific browser for details. You may opt out of other interest-based advertising
by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) opt-out site.
We use Google and other advertising remarketing services which will advertise us or
our website across other websites that you visit. Google and other third-party vendors
will show our ads on websites that you visit after visiting our website, and our ads
will be shown on other websites because you visited our website in the past. You can
opt out of this remarketing campaign through the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) opt-out site.
Links to third-party websites
any linked-to third-party websites or any hyperlink in a linked-to website. Moreover,
we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of third-party websites.
Web beacons and other technologies
We may use standard internet technology, such as web beacons (also referred to as
clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) and other similar technologies, to
track your use of our website. The website and related communications may contain
small electronic files known as web beacons that permit us, for example, to count
users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related statistics
(for example, recording the popularity of certain content and verifying system and
server integrity). We also may include web beacons in our email messages or other
communications to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon. The
information we obtain in this manner enables us to customize our websites and to measure
the overall effectiveness of our websites, content, programming, or other activities.
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the appropriate
use of information we gather about you, we have taken commercially reasonable steps
to protect such information once obtained by us. However, no method of transmission
over the internet or method of electronic storage is 100 percent secure. It is possible
for collected information to be disclosed without our permission or knowledge (for
example, if an internet host is “attacked”, or is compromised by a virus). For this
reason, PCOM disclaims any warranty or representation of privacy or non-disclosure
of information collected through the use of our website.
Children and privacy
We do not operate websites or online services directed to children. We do not solicit
or knowingly collect any information from visitors under 13 years of age. Do not use
this website if you are not yet 13.
Changes to this policy
changes to how we treat our users’ personal information, we will post the revised
policy on this page. The date this policy was last revised is identified in the policy
heading. You are responsible for periodically reviewing this policy to check for any
Questions about this policy
the practices of this website, or your dealings with this website, you can contact
us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, our mailing address, phone number and a contact form are available
on our contact page.