Privacy Policy

(last modified on January 18, 2018)

Because we operate in the healthcare arena, we pay special attention to privacy issues. The purpose of our privacy policy is to identify the information we may collect about you, describe the uses we may make of your information and the security measures we take to protect it, and describe your options for controlling your information.

This website is privately owned and operated by COPE. COPE is committed to safeguarding, protecting and respecting the privacy of our visitors. This privacy policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you or you provide to us voluntarily will be treated by us and how you can control it. Please contact [email protected] with any questions, queries or concerns that you may have regarding this privacy policy.

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of data or personal information from you:

a) Details of your visit to and the use of our Website, which may include your IP address, geographical location, referral source, entry and exit pages, length of visit, route taken through our website, resources that you access and other such similar statistical data or information provided to us by Google Analytics or another similar process.

b) Information that you provide to us voluntarily for the purpose of registering with our website blog such as your name and email address.

c) Information that you provide to us voluntarily for the purpose of subscribing to our email and/or newsletter service such as your name and email address.

d) Information that you provide to us voluntarily when you post or comment on our website blog or other areas of our website.

e) Any other information that you choose to send us voluntarily.

We use your personal information for our own private internal use for the statistical analysis to: a)  Administer the website; b)  Improve your browsing experience; c)  Send you emails or information that you have specifically requested; d)  Deal with enquires or complaints that you have made about this website; and e)  Provide third parties with general statistical information about our website and visitors (this information will not be used to identify any single individual user or company).  We do market our programs and services to those who register on our site.

While information that you post or otherwise share publicly on our website is available to anyone accessing our site, we will not make your personal information or data available to third parties except:

a) to the extent that we are legally obliged to do so by law.

b) in connection with any legal proceedings.

c) or in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights.

A cookie is a small data file that consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser such as Internet Explorer or Firefox and which is stored by that browser on the computer’s hard drive. The information stored is sent back to the web server each time the browser requests a tutorial page from the server. This action enables the web server to identify and track the web browser’s activities. We use session cookies on the website to keep track of you whilst you navigate through our website. Session cookies are temporary files that are automatically deleted from your computer’s hard drive when you close the browser.

The COPE website uses Google Analytics as a statistical tool to gather information in order for us to analyze the use of the website. Google Analytics stores this information as a cookie on the visitor’s computer. The statistical information generated by Google Analytics relating to our website is used to create internal reports to help improve the content and user experience of our electronics tutorials website. Google’s privacy policy regarding Google Analytics is freely available at: http://www.google.com/privacy/privacy-policy.html.

The use of cookies to store information can be disabled in most browsers by the user or you can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies. However, blocking all cookies may have a negative impact upon the usability of the website and you may not be able to use certain site features or functions.

In the course of serving advertisements to this site, our third-party advertisers may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser. THAT MEANS THAT IF YOU USE A HYPERLINK TO A THIRD-PARTY SITE, THAT MAY PLACE A UNIQUE COOKIE ON YOUR BROWSER.  YOU SHOULD CONSULT THE PRIVACY POLICY OF ANY THIRD PARTY AND ANY ADVERTISER’S WEBSITE.

While we respect your rights while using this website, our site contains hyperlinks to external websites. These websites have their own privacy policies and we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.

Your COPE account information is protected by a password for your privacy and security.  You have the responsibility of protecting against unauthorized access to your password and your computer.  Only employees who require personal information to perform a specific function (for example, a customer service representative or technician) are granted access to it.  All employees are regularly apprised of our privacy and security practices.  The security of your personal information is important to us.  We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it.  No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however.  Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute secure.  Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of member information at any time. Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly, however, COPE TAKES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR, AND WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR, COMPROMISE OF SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION AND THE WEBSITE BEING TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE DUE TO TECHNICAL ISSUES BEYOND OUR CONTROL.

You may update your information or unsubscribe to general mailings at anytime by emailing [email protected]

If you have any questions or concerns about our collection, use or disclosure of your personal information, please email [email protected] For more information about this site or your visit, please email us at [email protected]

COPE may periodically update this privacy policy.  Any amendments or updates we may make to this policy will be posted on this page. Your continued use of the Service indicates your agreement with these modifications and updates.  COPE also will attempt to notify you about any significant material changes in the way we treat confidential and personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address that we have on file for you or by placing a prominent notice on the COPE website.

Children’s Privacy

You should be aware that the Service is not intended or designed to attract children.  COPE does not knowingly or specifically collect personal information from children under the age of 13.  COPE presumes that minors over the age of 13 who use the COPE website are doing so with the consent of their parent, guardian or other authorized person and that any acceptance of COPE’s Terms of Use is done by such parent, guardian or other authorized person.  COPE strongly encourages parents and guardians to supervise the online activities of their minor children and consider using parental control tools available from online services and software manufacturers to help provide a child-friendly online environment. These tools also can prevent minors from disclosing their name, address, and other personally identifiable information online without parental permission. Although the Service is not intended for use by minors, COPE respects the privacy of minors who may inadvertently use the Internet.