Please note that we review our privacy practices from time to time, and that our practices are subject to change. We ask that you bookmark and periodically review this page to ensure continuing familiarity with the most current version of our Policy. All amended terms shall be automatically effective after they are posted on the Site.
By visiting the Site, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Policy. If you do not agree with the terms of this Policy, use or access to the Site shall be strictly prohibited.
What Personally Identifiable Information does APEXAnesthesia.com collect?
The primary purpose of collecting information from you is to allow you to create an account, subscribe to our Services, post content and information to our discussion forum, and to provide you with a personalized experience. We will only collect information about you that we consider necessary to achieve this purpose.
Generally, APEXAnesthesia.com collects personally identifiable information in two ways. Some information is gathered when you register for a new account so that you may enroll and access the Site and the Services. This includes your first and last name, your email address, a self-selected password, your telephone number, and your address. When you make a purchase from us, we will also collect your credit card information to process the transaction and may ask you to send us additional information in order to complete your purchase. Where possible, we indicate which fields are required and which fields are optional. It’s your decision whether you want to share personally identifiable information with us. We also collect personal information when you report a problem or issue with our services through the Site’s feedback form or contact form. If you contact APEXAnesthesia.com in any form, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
Wherever APEXAnesthesia.com collects personal information we make an effort to include a link to this Policy on that page.
What are IP Addresses and how does APEXAnesthesia.com use them?
When your web browser requests a web page from another computer on the Internet, such as APEXAnesthesia.com, it automatically gives that computer the address where it should send the information. This is called your computer’s “IP address”. (IP stands for “Internet protocol”). For many users accessing the Internet, the IP address will be different every time you log on. We record the IP Addresses that access APEXAnesthesia.com along with related information such as your browser type and operating system. This information helps us, in part, learn about the geographical distribution of our website visitors and the technology they use to access our site so that we can improve our Site.
What are “cookies” and how does APEXAnesthesia.com use them?
Data collection devices, such as “cookies”, are used to store, and sometimes track, information about you. Generally, these cookies help provide personalized services and promote trust and safety. A cookie is a small file containing a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and placed on your computer’s hard drive to assist us in providing our services. All pages on the Site where you are prompted to login or that are customizable request that you accept cookies. Cookies are only read by the server that placed them and are unable to execute any code or virus. Most cookies are “session cookies” and are automatically deleted from your hard drive at the end of a session.
How does APEXAnesthesia.com use my information?
APEXAnesthesia.com uses your information to provide you with a customized website experience, to enable your use of all of the content, tools, and features we offer, and to process your purchase of a subscription. We may also use your personal information to manage and monitor your subscription with us; communicate with you via email if we need to contact you; resolve disputes; troubleshoot problems; help promote safe interactions between users of APEXAnesthesia.com; detect and protect against error, fraud, or other criminal activity; and enforce our Terms of Service Agreement.
Who is collecting information?
When you are using the Site and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with APEXAnesthesia.com alone, unless we specifically state otherwise. If you post content to the Site other Site Users will be able to see your posted information and may communicate with you. If you do not want others to see your posted information or correspondence, or communicate with you, please do not post anything to or through the Site.
Please be advised that Web Sites to which APEXAnesthesia.com may link may collect personally identifiable information about you when you interact with them. The information practices of those Web sites linked to APEXAnesthesia.com are not covered by this privacy statement and you should be sure to check the policies of those Web sites to before disclosing your personal information to them.
With whom does APEXAnesthesia.com share my information?
We understand that your privacy is important. Generally, APEXAnesthesia.com will not disclose your personally identifiable information unless we have your permission or under certain circumstances, such as those described below.
When the Law Requires it: If we receive a subpoena, court order, or other legal process that requires that we disclose information about a User, we have no choice but to comply with it and will disclose the required information.
Third-Party Service Providers: We may employ other trusted companies to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include processing credit card payments, order fulfillment, sending e-mail, analyzing data, and providing marketing assistance. Those trusted third party service providers have access only to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes.
With Your School: If your school mandates the use of APEXAnesthesia.com and our services, you agree that we shall have the right to share with your school without your consent all of your personal performance data and information, including but not limited to your test scores, frequency of use of our services, and other data regarding you.
Third Party Data & Data in the Aggregate: Aggregate data (data gathered across all user accounts) may be gathered in a non-personally identifiable form to build higher quality, more useful online services by performing statistical analyses of the collective characteristics and behavior of our visitors, and by measuring demographics and interests regarding specific areas and services of the Site. Aggregate data may be disclosed in a non-personally identifiable manner to schools and other third parties. However, no personal information that could be used to identify you personally is disclosed in these situations.
Business Transaction: APEXAnesthesia.com reserves the right to transfer any and all information that we collect from visitors, or that we otherwise collect concerning or in connection with the Site, to a third party in the event of a sale or other transfer of assets or of any portion of our business. In the event APEXAnesthesia.com enters a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your personally identifiable information may be among the assets transferred.
Other: We may disclose account information where we have reason to believe that disclosing the information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be violating APEXAnesthesia.com’s Terms of Service Agreement or may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) APEXAnesthesia.com’s rights or property, other Site users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. APEXAnesthesia.com may disclose or access account information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it and for administrative and other purposes that we deem necessary to maintain, service, and improve our services.
We cannot ensure that all of your private communications and other personal information will never be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this Policy. For example, as stated above, we may be forced to disclose information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications, or users may abuse or misuse your personal information that they collect from the Site. We use industry standard practices to protect your privacy, however, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information or private communications will always remain private.
What are my choices regarding collection, use, and distribution of my information?
If you choose to register on the Site, use the content and tools provided on the Site, or make a purchase, you will need to disclose certain information as specified above. APEXAnesthesia.com will send you email upon registration with the Site. APEXAnesthesia.com may also send you email from time to time, including but not limited to confirmation emails for any correspondence initiated by you through the Site and receipts for purchases made on the Site.
How may I use other users’ information?
User contact information, such as email address, is not generally disclosed on the Site to other Users. However, in the event that you obtain the contact information of a User or Users of Site, you agree that you will not use such information for any purpose. Further, recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all applicable local laws and rules regarding online conduct and privacy, as well as content. Specifically, but not as a limitation, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding transmission of technical and personal data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.
What security precautions are in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of my information?
Whenever APEXAnesthesia.com handles your personal information, we take steps to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with the relevant Terms of Service Agreement and this Policy. We use procedural and mechanical safeguards to protect your personal information against loss or theft as well as unauthorized access and disclosure to protect your privacy. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. We cannot, therefore, warrant or ensure the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.
How are children’s privacy protected?
APEXAnesthesia.com is not designed or intended for persons under the age of 18 and, if you are under the age of 18, you are not authorized to use the Site, submit information to APEXAnesthesia.com, or register with us.
Any questions regarding this statement should be directed to us through the use of our Contact page, which can be found at https://www.apexanesthesia.com/contact.
This Policy is the sole authorized statement of APEXAnesthesia.com’s practices with respect to the online collection of personally identifiable information and the usage of such information.
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APEX Anesthesia.com prepares Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists for the National Certification Exam by providing a study plan and access to a wide range and type of study materials, including review text, question-based learning tutorials, practice exams, and a members-only discussion forum in which Users may post their comments and questions and other Users may reply to those postings.
Our Site and Services are available only to, and may only be used by, individuals who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. APEX Anesthesia.com shall not be used by companies or by anyone for commercial use without the expressed written consent of APEX Anesthesia. This Site is not intended for distribution to, or use by, any person or entity in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to applicable law or regulation. By offering this Site and Services no distribution or solicitation is made by APEX Anesthesia to any person to use the Site or Services in jurisdictions where the provision of such site or services is prohibited by law. Further, if you register with and/or subscribe to the Site, you agree not to transfer, loan, give, share, or sell your APEXAnesthesia.com account user name and password to another party.
The Site provides you with the opportunity to subscribe for one, two, or three years for access to all of the tools and features we provide. The cost of each subscription option can be viewed on the Site and is subject to change at any time.
If you choose to make a purchase from us, we will collect information from you, including credit card information, needed to process your transaction and will charge your credit card accordingly. Your charge will be authorized and charged at the time you order. APEX Anesthesia reserves the right to change its features and services, fees, terms of sale, or billing methods for new subscribers at any time. You agree to provide APEX Anesthesia with truthful and accurate contact and billing information. The terms and conditions of specific services are disclosed on our Site and you agree to such terms and conditions when you place your order. All charges for subscriptions are made on a one-time, non-recurring basis and are non-refundable except as set forth in the Guarantee below.
APEX Anesthesia cannot and does not guarantee that you will pass the National Certification Exam or any other test. In the event, however, that you do not pass the National Certification Exam on your first try after you have completed all of the APEX Anesthesia.com tutorials, topic review exams, and full length exams, upon your written request we will provide to you continued access to the Service at no cost to you until the next National Certification Exam and will provide you with a study plan to help improve your odds of success when you retest. If you fail to pass the National Certification Exam on your third attempt, provided you have completed all of the APEX Anesthesia.com tutorials, topic review exams, and full length exams, we will refund the amount you paid to us upon your request and our receipt of true and correct documentation from the NBCRNA that details the results from all three of your attempts.
You are prohibited from any use of the Site, its contents, or its Services that would constitute a violation of any applicable law, regulation, rule or ordinance of any nationality, state, or locality or of any international law or treaty, or that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability. Your information and activities on or through the Site shall not: (a) be false, inaccurate or misleading; (b) be fraudulent; (c) infringe any third party’s copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy; (d) violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation; (e) be defamatory, trade libelous, unlawfully threatening, unlawfully harassing, or use curse words or profanity; (f) contain any pornography or obscene materials, or viruses, Trojan horses, or the like, or other computer programming routines that may damage or interfere with the Site; and (g) create liability for us or cause us to lose (in whole or in part) the services of our ISPs or other suppliers. You may not copy, reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, distribute or publicly display any Site content or User information without the prior expressed written permission of APEX Anesthesia and the appropriate third party, as applicable. You may not consummate any transaction on the Site, or that was initiated using our Service, that could cause us to violate any applicable law, statute, ordinance or regulation.
You agree that you will not use any robot, spider, botnets, scraper or other automated means to access the Site for any purpose without our express written permission. Additionally, you agree that you will not: (i) take any action that we, in our sole discretion, believe imposes an unreasonably large load on our servers, including without limitation, deep linking into our site; (ii) copy, reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, distribute or publicly display any Site content (other than content you have solely created) without the prior expressed written permission of APEX Anesthesia.com and the appropriate third party, as applicable; (iii) attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any activities conducted on the Site; or (iv) bypass any measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Site.
Without limiting other remedies, we may limit your activity, delete or refuse your postings, issue a warning, temporarily suspend, indefinitely suspend or terminate your access and refuse to provide our Services to you if, within our sole and independent judgment: (a) you breach, or we anticipate that you are about to breach, this Agreement or the documents it incorporates by reference; (b) we are unable to verify or authenticate any information you provide to us; or (c) we believe in our sole opinion that your actions may cause financial loss or legal liability for you, our Users or us.
There may be links established between this Site and other sites on the World Wide Web and Internet which are not under the control of, or maintained by, APEX Anesthesia. Such links do not necessarily constitute an endorsement by APEX Anesthesia of those sites. APEX Anesthesia undertakes no obligation to monitor such sites, and you agree that APEX Anesthesia is not responsible for the content of such sites or any technical or other problems associated with any such third-party Sites, links or usage.
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