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Legal Notices and Privacy Policy

The Perinatal Quality Foundation (referred to as "PQF") provides the Credentialing Examination for Fetal Heart Monitoring. PQF respects the confidentiality and the identity of individual visitors to perinatalquality.org and ntqr.org (collectively the "website"). By using the website and participating in the PQF 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 PQF. It may be used for PQF administration and in an aggregate manner for research.

You understand and agree that we may change this Legal Notices and Privacy 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 these Legal Notices and Privacy Policy at any time by selecting the "Legal Notices and Privacy Policy" link on the website or by visiting http://fmc.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 Legal Notices and Privacy 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 fully responsible for all activity on your account. PQF 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.

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 giving you a chance to decide whether or not to accept it.

Email Addresses

Email addresses will only be utilized for PQF 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 PQF only to the individual participant within a user generated password-protected account.

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

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

Institutional Purchasers

In the event that an institution purchases examinations for individuals, the institution will receive an aggregate breakdown of scores for those individuals. The institution will be given group scores that may include specific quadrant ranking of individuals and specific educational needs for different quadrant groups.

Participants using an institutional payment method will receive notice during registration stating that composite results will be shared with the hospital/institution. All participants will have the opportunity to self-pay.

For participants who self-pay there will be a check box giving permission to share specific quadrant ranking information with an employer.

Choice/Opt-out

We want 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 PQF by logging into your user account.

Sharing

Though PQF makes every effort to preserve your privacy, PQF may need to disclose personal information when required by law where PQF 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 PQF. PQF may also share your personal information if PQF 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 PQF or this website's Terms of Use [insert link to T&C], 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.

Contact Information

PQF welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Protection Policy. If you believe the PQF has not adhered to this Policy, please contact us at (866) 582-2755. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to determine and remedy the problem, if any.

Mergers; Business Transitions

In the event PQF goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition 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.

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 PQF 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 nor 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, PQF nor any other party above shall not be 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: support@perinatalquality.org.