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Website Privacy Policy and Legal Notices

The Cervical Length Education & Review (CLEAR) and its website respect the confidentiality of the identity of individual visitors to the site. By using the website and participating in the CLEAR programs, you will share important personal information with us, including but not limited to the name of your workplace, work demographics, telephone number, email address, credentials, and clinical role. This information will remain strictly confidential with CLEAR. It may be used for CLEAR administration and in an aggregate manner for research. There are a few instances where your name may be shared with the public.

This Privacy Policy and HIPAA

Nothing in this Privacy Policy applies to HIPAA privacy or security standards required to be implemented by the Foundation or protected health information ("PHI") you provide or submit to this website. As to any PHI, CLEAR has created and maintains specific privacy and security standards consistent with HIPAA. We have created specific HIPAA policies which cover the privacy and security of any PHI you submit to the CLEAR Website. You should review those policies to identify our responsibilities regarding your PHI.

Changes to Privacy Protection Policy

You understand and agree that we may change this Privacy Protection Policy at any time without prior notice. If you maintain an active account with us, we will provide you an email notice of the change(s). You may read a current copy of this Privacy Protection Policy at any time by selecting the "Privacy Protection Policy" link on the website or by visiting http://qa.clear.perinatalquality.org/wfPrivacy.aspx. Any revised policy will become effective thirty (30) days after posting. Any use of the website after such posting shall constitute your acceptance of such revised policy. If any change to Privacy Protection Policy is not acceptable to you, your sole remedy is to cease accessing, browsing and otherwise using the website.

Registered User Account and Password

In order to use this site, such as to take examinations or review certain materials or our resources, you will be able to register and create a user account to allow you to have a more personalized user experience. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your user name and your password. Further, you are responsible for all activity on your account. CLEAR does not maintain any responsibility or have any liability for lost or stolen passwords or user names nor for any unauthorized use of your account. In the event your ability to access your account is compromised, please contact us immediately at .

Security

We employ the latest encryption software to prevent unauthorized use of information stored on our servers. In areas of the site where users must provide personal information for purchasing certain services, only relevant information will be forwarded via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) utilities in order to fulfill these requests.

Please be aware that we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat our security measures or use your personal information for improper purposes.

Use of Cookies

A cookie is a small amount of data that is transferred to your browser by a web server and can only be read by the server that gave it to you. Cookies enable us to identify your device, or to improve your visit you when you have logged in. We use cookies only that are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the site or to provide certain features. Most browsers are set to accept cookies, but you can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, thus allowing you to decide whether or not to accept it. If you set your computer not to allow cookies, you may not be able to use all of the features of the Website.

Email Addresses

Email addresses will only be utilized for CLEAR related alerts, including payment receipts. We will not share your e-mail address with any third party sources for any reason.

Privacy of Results

Access to information regarding an individual user's pass or fail status, specific score and number of questions missed per category is provided by CLEAR only to the individual participant within a user generated password-protected account.

Hospitals or institutions purchasing the program for employees may access User Results for employees and a report providing, by name, employees in specific scoring quadrants and strengths and limitations of these groups.

If a participant self-pays for the examination, that participant's User Results will not be provided to their employer or others in any format without specific permission from the participant.

Personal Information

By participating in the CLEAR Program, you will share important personal information with us including your workplace, telephone number, email address, and clinical role. This information will remain strictly confidential. In areas of the site where users must provide personal information for purchasing certain services, only relevant information will be forwarded via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) utilities in order to fulfill these requests.

Email Addresses

Email addresses will only be utilized for CLEAR related alerts, including information provided for educational purposes and payment receipts. We will not share your e-mail address with any third party sources for any reason.

Image Review

Image Reviewers will be able to view your assigned CLEAR ID while images are scored. Image Reviewers will not be able to link CLEAR IDs with provider names, phone numbers or email addresses.

Completed Providers

Patients seeking care may, in the future, access a list of the names providers who complete the CLEAR program filtered by zip code. If you receive documentation of completion of the CLEAR program and remain in good standing, your name and zip code will appear on this list. By participating In the CLEAR program, you explicitly agree that if at any time the program determines in CLEAR program's sole discretion that measurements require quality improvement your CLEAR credential may be removed for this or other reasons. The CLEAR program has full authority to notify your employer of your credential status.

Sharing

Though CLEAR makes every effort to preserve your privacy, CLEAR may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein CLEAR has a good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a criminal investigation, a court order, or legal process served on this Website. CLEAR may also share your personal information if CLEAR believes it is necessary in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of CLEAR or this Website's terms of use, or as otherwise required by law.

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change this privacy policy, we will post the changes in places we deem appropriate so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If, however, we are going to use individually identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection, you will be notified in advance by email, if you have provided us with a valid email address.

Contact Information

CLEAR welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Policy. If you believe the CLEAR has not adhered to this Statement, please contact us at 866.582.2755 or at . We will use commercially reasonable efforts to determine and remedy the problem, if any.

Mergers; Business Transitions

In the event CLEAR goes through a business transition, such as a merger, being acquired by another entity, or selling a portion of its assets, users' personal information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred. We will not undertake a business transition without continuing to protect your privacy.

Choice/Opt-out

We desire to keep you in control of the personal information you provide to us. Accordingly, you can review, correct, or change the personal registration information you provide to CLEAR by logging into the website.

Waiver of Liability

You agree that your access to, and use of, this site is subject to these terms and all applicable laws, and is at your own risk. This site and its contents are provided to you on an "as is" basis.

The site may contain errors, faults, and inaccuracies, and may not be complete and current.

In no event shall any CLEAR party be liable to any content user, content beneficiary, or any third party for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, incidental and consequential damages, lost profits, or damages, including, without limitation, exemplary, special, incidental or punitive damages, resulting from lost data, disclosed information or business interruption) resulting from the use of or inability to use the website and the content, including the assessments, in excess of the fees paid for the content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence), or any other legal theory, even if such foundation party has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Some states do not allow exclusion of implied warranties or limitation of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. In such states, the liability of the foundation parties shall be limited to the greatest extent permitted by law.

Medical Disclaimer

Neither the authors, CLEAR, the PQF nor any other party who has been involved in the preparation or publication of this work warrants that the information contained herein is in every respect accurate or complete. Further, the authors, CLEAR, PQF nor any other party above are not responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from the use of such information. Readers are encouraged to confirm the information contained herein with other sources.

The content of this website, including testing materials, is for the specific purposes described on the website. It is not intended and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect any medical or health problem, promptly contact an appropriate healthcare provider.

If you have any questions about the privacy policy, please feel free to contact us. Email: .