Welcome to www.ismp.org, a website for the healthcare community and consumers ("ismp.org”, the "Site" or the "Website") provided by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices ("ISMP").
ISMP conforms to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). This Website is not intended for any children under the age of 18.
Personally Identifiable Information
Some areas of this Website may provide you with an opportunity to submit personally identifiable information such as your full name, email address, and other information that can be uniquely identified with you in order for you to benefit from the specified features (such as newsletter subscriptions, reporting of medication errors and sending a question to the safety experts) or to participate in a particular activity (such as a survey or other promotion).
Non-Personal Information Collection
Use of Information
Non-Personal Information: ISMP uses the non-personal passive information that has been collected from you to improve the content of the Website, provide better service to visitors of the Website, compile and analyze statistics and trends, and market and promote various features.
Personally Identifiable Information: ISMP uses the personally identifiable information that has been collected from you to communicate information to you (if you have requested it), customize the Website based on your preferences, develop case studies, and to alert healthcare professionals, manufacturers and others about pharmaceutical labeling, packaging and nomenclature issues that may foster medication errors by their design.
Disclosure of Information
Except as provided below, personally identifiable information including your name and email address will not be disclosed to anyone other than the staff at ISMP unless:
- You provide prior consent; or
- ISMP enters into an agreement with an analytics company to measure: (i) how visitors use our Website, (ii) determine which offers visitors find of interest, and (iii) other visitor activities. While the analytics company logs information coming from our Website, ISMP retains full ownership of data stored by the analytics company, and controls how that data is used; or
- ISMP is required to disclose such information by applicable laws, court orders, or government regulations.
ISMP may disclose Error Submissions and Received Materials to third parties including, but not limited to, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) MedWatch program, the manufacturer or labeler of a particular medication, or the manufacturer of a medical device. All personally identifiable information will be redacted or removed, unless permission is granted by you to disclose such information, from any Error Submissions or Received Materials and may be disclosed, reported or published without your consent or approval at the sole discretion of ISMP.
Participation on www.ismp.org is voluntary and you may opt-out at any time from receiving communications from us and/or from our receiving your personally identifiable information (such as your name, address, and/or other contact information) by notifying us using our online form with the word "remove" in the subject or message section. Upon receipt of your request to opt-out we will remove you from all future mailings and not contact you.
ISMP takes reasonable steps to protect the security of personally identifiable information that is transmitted to our Website and to protect such information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. Information transmitted over the Internet is not ever completely secure or error-free. Please be aware that email sent to or from this Website may not be secure.
Links to Other Websites
This Website may contain links to third parties over which ISMP has no control. These links are provided solely as a convenience to users and should not be construed as an affiliation with or endorsement by ISMP of content, items, or services on those third-party Websites. Sponsors or advertisers may use their own cookies, web beacons or other online tracking technologies in the advertisements served on www. ismp.org and in emails, special promotions or newsletters that are sent to you. ISMP does not control the use of the information collected by these third parties nor how they use the non-personal information they gather.
Your access to and use of such other websites, including the content, items, or services on those websites, is solely at your own risk. These linked websites may collect personal information from you when you enter their website. To ensure protection of your privacy, always review the privacy policies of the websites you visit when linking from this Website.
You may contact us by telephone at 1-877-MED-SAFE (633-7233) or via our online form to learn if we are storing your personally identifiable information. If so, we will provide you with a readable copy of such personally identifiable information at no charge. To keep personally identifiable information that you provide via this Website accurate, current, and complete, please contact us as specified below and we will take appropriate steps to update or correct such information in our possession, or to delete your information from our contact list.
Institute for Safe Medication Practices
Attn: www.ismp.org IT
200 Lakeside Drive, Suite 200
Horsham, PA 19044