The Academy is committed to protecting your privacy and
the confidentiality of your personal information. The
Academy does not require that you provide us with
personally identifiable information in order to visit
the Academy’s Web site.
For each visitor to the Academy Web site, our Web server
automatically recognizes information such as the
visitor's IP address. We use this information to
maintain and improve our Web site.
When you visit the Academy Web site, we do not set any
cookies on your computer.
CME/CE Activity Attendance Records Retention
As required by accrediting bodies, the Academy maintains
databases containing user profile information as well as
a record of CME/CE activities completed. These records
include CME/CE credit claimed, pre-test and post-test
results, and evaluation assessment question responses
associated with completed activities.
As an accredited
CME/CE provider, the Academy is required to maintain
records in order to verify participation in Academy
CME/CE activities for six years from the date of the
activity. Learners may request that their information is
deleted for a particular activity after that time. To do
so, please email
CEServices@academycme.org after the
activity has expired and provide your complete name, the
title of the activity, the date of the activity, and a)
for live activities—the city and state where you
participated; b) for online activities—the website where
you participated; c) for print activities—publication
name and date. Please note that learners’ information
will continue to be retained as required for other
activities they participated in less than six years ago.
Uses of Data Collected from CME/CE Certificates
The Academy does not sell or offer to sell any user
data, including registration information, to any third
parties for commercial purposes. The Academy does, when
required, provide the minimum subset of information to
those agencies (including State Boards of Medical
Examiners) that are responsible for accreditation and
issuance of certification of continuing education.
Further, the Academy may work with third-party educational partners on
its CME/CE activities (eg,
logistics providers, web hosting platforms, outcomes
analysis organizations) who utilize activity data for
the execution and evaluation of educational activities
in conjunction with the Academy.
Sharing of Data Related to Awarding of MOC Points
In order for the Academy to award MOC points to physicians who
participate in Academy CME activities which offer MOC points, the
Academy is required to share the diplomate’s name, specialty board ID
number, birth date and completion status with the diplomate’s board
through the ACCME PARS system.
Sharing of Data Related to Awarding of CPE Credits
In order for the Academy to award CPE credit to pharmacists and pharmacy
technicians who participate in Academy CPE activities, the Academy is
required to share the learner’s NABP e-Profile ID number, birthdate and
completion status with the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy
through the NABP’s CPE Monitor system.
Sharing of Aggregated Data for CME/CE Activities
Information provided by learners related to specific activities,
including CME/CE credit claimed, pre-test and post-test results,
evaluation assessment responses, and demographic information is compiled
and analyzed in aggregate and anonymous form to evaluate the
effectiveness of CME/CE activities and identify future educational
needs. Aggregated data and analysis may be shared with third-parties.
All personally identifiable information contained in Academy databases
is treated as confidential and will be used only for the purposes stated
in this policy, except where required by law, to the extent necessary to
comply with law, court order or subpoena. By participating in an Academy
CME/CE activity, you agree that the Academy has full permission to
provide and utilize your information for the purposes stated above.