Welcome to the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM) website. The ABEM is committed to taking all reasonable measures for safeguarding the information obtained from its website visitors. The following Privacy Statement outlines how user information is collected, stored, and protected from unauthorized access.
Collection of Information
The ABEM uses information voluntarily submitted by diplomates, applicants, and others to provide you with personalized service and to enable the ABEM to improve the convenience and functionality of the website. Information is also used to connect you with social media accounts, send emails, surveys, or any other necessary business activity. Information we collect includes information such as, but not all inclusive - name, address, telephone number, email, specialty, certification information, training information, supervisor, photographs, payment information, etc. You have the ability to unsubscribe from emails/surveys at any time through the process described in the emails or surveys.
The ABEM does not collect any personal information from users browsing the ABEM website. If you are not logged into the site, you are browsing anonymously. The ABEM's web server tracks the domain names and IP addresses (not the individual e-mail addresses) of all visitors to the site to measure the general number of visits, pages visited, average time spent on the site, etc., but it does not use this information to determine any user's identity.
Providing the ABEM with updated contact information allows you to receive information about the ABEM. Demographic information also is used to contact you when necessary. Information regarding method of payment is collected to process orders for products and services.
Applicants have the option to register for specific ABEM examinations online. When registering online, registrants will be asked to provide basic contact information, including an e-mail address. This basic contact information is entered into our database and a unique user ID is assigned to facilitate online registration. Contact information is used to send you information about the ABEM and in instances where it may become necessary to contact you. Information regarding method of payment is collected to process orders for products and services.
Disclosure of Information
The ABEM maintains an e-mail list of diplomates to keep you informed about important events. Diplomates are given the option to unsubscribe at anytime. The ABEM does not release, sell, or rent the e-mail addresses on the list for solicitation purposes. In addition, the list server software is configured to refuse to divulge the e-mail addresses of our list subscribers to anyone but authorized ABEM staff, including other list subscribers. Your e-mail address will only be used within the ABEM and its entities.
Some e-mails sent in HTML format by ABEM through its electronic newsletters, collect specific information regarding what the recipient does with that email. For those emails, ABEM monitors whether a recipient subsequently clicks through to links provided in the message. Other information collected through this tracking feature includes: email address of a user, the date and time of the user's "click," a message number, name of the list from which the message was sent, tracking URL number and destination page. ABEM only uses this information to enhance its products and distribution of those products to its members. This information is not sold or distributed in any other manner.
Links to Other Sites
The ABEM website contains links to other sites. The ABEM is not responsible for the privacy practices of those websites. Inclusion of links to an outside website, whether in an advertisement or content area of the ABEM, is not an endorsement of the website or a guarantee that the information it contains is accurate. If you share content through Facebook, Twitter, or other social media channels, ABEM is not responsible for the data that is shared. You should review the privacy statement of social media outlets prior to sharing.
Credit Card Security
The ABEM’s credit card process is designed to protect your privacy. When you register for examinations online or supply your credit card information for any other reason, all of your order information, including your credit card number and delivery address, is passed through our secure server. The ABEM uses Secure Sockets Layer software (SSL), which encrypts your order information and transmits it to us. SSL technology, the industry-leading standard, is designed to prevent someone other than the ABEM from viewing and downloading your information.
The ABEM employs digital certificates through VeriSign, the industry leader in Web security. As a VeriSign Secure Site, visitors can verify the site's authenticity and communicate with the ABEM securely using SSL encryption that protects confidential information from interception and hacking.
When you provide credit card information, the ABEM submits the requisite information to the appropriate clearinghouse to verify and validate the credit card information. The ABEM does not disclose credit card account information for any purpose.
While we're confident your private information is secure, if you feel at all unsure about providing credit card information online, please contact the ABEM for information about supplying this information by mail or fax.
We implement a variety of security measures to protect the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information. While ABEM takes reasonable measures to protect the information you submit via the website against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure, or modification, ABEM cannot guarantee its absolute security. No internet, email, or mobile application transmission is ever fully secure or error free. Email or other messages sent through the website may not be secure. You should use caution whenever submitting information through the website and take special care in deciding with which information you provide ABEM. Any information collected through the website is stored and processed in the United States. If you use our website outside of the United States, you consent to have your data transferred to the United States.
Changes in Terms of Privacy Statement
The ABEM reserves the right to alter its privacy statement. Any changes to the policy will be posted on this page.
We want to assure you that the ABEM is dedicated to protecting your privacy. If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Statement, please send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
; call us at 507.288.0100; fax us at 507.288.1225; or write us at: ABEM, 2621 Superior Dr NW, Rochester, MN 55901.