This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for NBRC.org. Because we want to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy, we are disclosing our information practices regarding:
- What personally identifiable information of yours or third-party personal identification is collected from you through the website
- The organization collecting the information
- How the information is used
- With whom the information may be shared
- What choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of the information
- The kind of security procedures that are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under the National Board for Respiratory Care’s control
- How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information
Information Collection and Use
The National Board for Respiratory Care is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. We may collect information from you at several different points on our website.
In order to use portions of our website, you must first complete one or more registration forms. During registration you are required to give your contact information (e.g., name and email address). This information is to provide you with the services on our site for which you have expressed interest. Certain other demographic information is identified as optional. The type of service you are using affects the types of information you are requested, or required, to provide.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on your hard drive containing information about you. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. For instance, by setting a cookie on our site, your login ID would be remembered for the next time you visit our site. If you reject a cookie, you may be limited in some areas of our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target your interests to enhance the experience on our site.
We also use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track your movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.
The NBRC may release information about a candidate’s examination scores and credentialed status to state agencies in those states which regulate the practice of respiratory care, accredited respiratory care education programs and the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). We may share aggregated demographic information with our partners. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person. We use a credit card processing company to bill you for products and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes. We may partner with another party to provide specific services. When you sign up for these services, we will share names or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services. We may also disclose certain information with legal counsel or with officers of the court when required or needed.
Our website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.
Email Distribution Lists
When you register with our website, we ask you for contact information such as name and email address. This information will be added to our email distribution list. We provide a method for you to “opt-out” from certain distribution lists within the account settings in the practitioner portal. See “Choice/Opt-out” section below for more detail.
From time-to-time our site may request information from you via surveys. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (e.g., name and shipping address), and demographic information (e.g., zip code and age level). Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of our site.
Our website takes every precaution to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and off-line. When we ask you to enter sensitive information (e.g., credit card number and/or social security number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the industry standard encryption software known as SSL. While on a secure page, such as our order form, the lock icon in the URL bar of web browsers such as Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome indicates as closed lock. While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also take prudent measures to protect your information off-line. All of your information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our billing and customer service staffs) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Furthermore, we strive to keep all employees up to date on our security and privacy practices. Finally, the servers that store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment. If you have any questions about the security at our website, please email us. It is important to note that you also play a significant role in protecting your information. We take precautions to ensure that no one can view or edit your personal information on our website without knowing your password, so do not share your password with others.
Protection of Children’s Personal Information
We do not publish content that is targeted to children.
We send new users a welcoming email to verify password and username. You will occasionally receive information on products and services. Respecting your privacy, we always present an option for you to not receive these types of communications. Please see “Choice/Opt-Out” below.
Correction/Updating Personal Information
If your personally identifiable information changes (e.g., your zip code), or if you no longer desire our service, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove the personal data provided to us UNLESS the data you have provided is under the auspices of a client for whom we are required to maintain long-term information for examination, licensure or credentialing purposes.
You are given the opportunity to “opt-out” of having your information used for purposes not directly related to our site. This is typically done at the point where we ask for the information. If you no longer wish to receive certain emails, you may opt-out of receiving these communications by responding to the opt-out instructions in the email. Or, email us for more information.
Notification of Changes
Your Acceptance of These Terms
By using this website, you signify your acceptance of this policy and terms of service. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our website. Your continued use of the site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of these changes.