The Cancer Patient Education Network (CPEN) is committed
to protecting the privacy of all members and guests who visit the CPEN
website. This policy was developed in the interest of protecting that
privacy. CPEN adheres to all federal laws and the EU GDPR. The
CPEN website collects data only to better serve members and other users
of our website. This policy applies only to CPEN’s website,
www.cancerpatienteducation.org. It does not apply to the websites of any member or to
any websites operated by organizations or groups who associate
themselves with CPEN, nor does it apply to any websites featuring links
of organizations or persons not owned, controlled, managed or employed
by CPEN. This policy will be periodically reexamined as technology,
business and legal requirements change.
associated with offline activities, websites other than
www.cancerpatienteducation.org, or any products or services not available or enabled
via the CPEN website. By using our website, you consent to the data
Collection of general data and information
When you browse the CPEN website without an account, you are
anonymous. Account creation is voluntary and application for membership
is voluntary. CPEN does not collect personal information about any
person that is not provided voluntarily.
The CPEN website collects a series of general data and information when a
user or automated system visits the website. This general data and
information are stored in the server log files. Collected may be (1) the
browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the
accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches
our website (so-called referrers), (4) the sub-websites, (5) the date
and time of access to the Internet site, (6) an Internet protocol
address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing
system, and (8) any other similar data and information that may be used
in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.
When using these general data and
information, CPEN does not draw any conclusions about the data subject.
Rather, this information is needed to (1) deliver the content of our
website correctly, (2) optimize the content of our website as well as
its advertisement, (3) ensure the long-term viability of our information
technology systems and website technology, and (4) provide law
enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal
prosecution in case of a cyber-attack. Therefore, the CPEN website
analyzes anonymously collected data and information statistically, with
the aim of increasing the data protection and data security of our
enterprise, and to ensure an optimal level of protection for the
personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are
stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.
Collection of Personal Information
CPEN captures individual information, including contact information
and demographics for the purpose of doing business with CPEN, including:
membership, store purchases, education and research, event attendance,
continuing education credits, subscriptions, and other services. To gain
access to members-only areas and personalized features or to make
purchases on the CPEN website, users must create an CPEN account and
provide individual information. If the user selects to opt-in,
information submitted online may be used for other CPEN marketing uses,
such as email and mail notifications of upcoming events that match the
interests provided us. This information is submitted voluntarily.
Do not provide personal information about others unless you are
authorized or required to do so by applicable law or contract. Before
supplying personal information about others, you and the person about
whom you supply the information must review and consent to the Terms of
information about others, you represent and warrant that you are
Policy available to the person about whom you supply the information,
and that you have obtained that person’s written consent to our Terms of
information without doing the foregoing, you represent and warrant that
you have abided by that law and that it allows us to receive and
action on our part. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless
CPEN, our parents, subsidiaries, officers, directors, employees and
agents, sponsors and supporting artists, licensors and suppliers for any
failure by you to comply with this paragraph.
If you apply for membership, register for
training or a conference, or request any other product or service, CPEN
collects information from you such as your name, title, company,
address, phone, fax, e-mail address and professional
discipline/interest. This information is collected only if you give it
voluntarily. Information provided to CPEN will be used internally to
process your specific request and will not be sold or shared with
outside parties. Your information may be used to send you CPEN
publications, information relating to upcoming CPEN activities or
important membership announcements. In addition, CPEN makes members’
contact information available to other members through the Members-only
website. This information can only be accessed with a legitimate CPEN
username and password; for this reason, we strongly urge you limit
unauthorized access to your CPEN username and password. You may edit
your contact information at any time through your account on the
website. If you have difficulty editing your information online, you
may update it by calling or e-mailing CPEN headquarters at
+1.434.284.4697 or email@example.com
Points of Consent
Select All Mailings
- Meetings and Events
- CPEN Update e-newsletter
Maximize your knowledge of CPEN membership by keeping up to date on new member benefits, volunteer opportunities, Committee and Special Interest Group activities, awards, and more!
CPEN Update e-newsletter
CPEN Update e-newsletters are published four times per year and offer feature articles on cancer patient education topics and updates on the activities of CPEN Committees and Special Interest Groups. The e-newsletter is available to members only.
Stay informed of news and developments impacting our field.
Meetings and Events
Receive news and updates regarding the International Cancer Education Conference.
CPEN Connections Webinars
Stay up-to-date on CPEN Connections webinar opportunities.
Assist CPEN by participating in occasional surveys to help us gauge trends in our field and share your feedback on your experiences with CPEN programs and events.
Unsubscribe from all. Please note that you will continue to receive transactional mailings such as receipts, confirmations, and invoices.
Disclosures to Third Parties
CPEN does not sell or rent your personal information to anyone except when:
- We have your opt-in consent to share the information;
- We need to share your information to provide the product or service you requested; or
- We need to send the information to companies working on behalf of CPEN to provide a product or service.
Companies that receive personal information from CPEN to execute the
businesses of CPEN may use personal information to complete to service
they have been contracted to perform, and they are prohibited from using
the information provided for any other purpose.
CPEN also makes members’ names and business contact information
available to other members on the CPEN website via the online Member
Directory. Members may request that information is blocked from the
online Member Directory through the Account Preferences page of this
website or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
CPEN may disclose your information if we are required to do so by law or
if such disclosure is necessary to comply with a legal order; defend
CPEN or its employees, affiliates or partners; or protect the personal
safety of CPEN, affiliates, partners, members or site users.
Credit Card Information
You may choose to provide CPEN with credit card information to pay
for membership dues, training or conference registration fees, or any
other product or service. We will never voluntarily disclose your credit
card information to any third party organization or person who is not
employed or contracted by CPEN to process your payment. CPEN does not
capture credit card account information online from purchases. Credit
card payments are processed directly through a certified processor
CPEN has taken measures to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration
of information on this website. We have the technology in place to
provide secure transmission of data to and from our website. All
information (including your address and credit card information) is
encrypted when submitted so that no other party can access it.
Protection of Children’s Personal Information
Our website is intended for adults, such as our members. CPEN does
not knowingly collect any personal information from children under the
age of 13. Please contact CPEN at email@example.com if you suspect that CPEN has collected any such information.
- Any material published on the CPEN website is protected by
International Intellectual Property and Copyright laws. All text, logos,
graphics, icons, photographs, software and audiovisual material fall
under this protection. Permission is granted to download, copy or print
material on CPEN’s website for personal, instructional or non-commercial
- The information found on the CPEN website should not be used as medical, legal, business or tax advice.
review it from time to time to be sure you understand the details. Using
the CPEN website indicates your agreement to the Policy that is posted
at the time of use.
We may retain your information for a period of time consistent with the
original purpose of collection. For instance, we may retain your
information during the time in which you have an account to use our
websites or services and for a reasonable period of time afterward. We
also may retain your information during the period of time needed for us
to pursue our legitimate business interests, conduct audits, comply
with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time.
Additionally, if the collection of your personal data was based on your
consent, you have the right to revoke that consent at any time. Be aware
that by revoking consent, you may lose access to services you
previously opted to use.
You may request to review, correct, delete, or otherwise modify any
of the personal information that you have previously provided to us
through the CPEN website. You can do the following at any time by
contacting us via the email address or phone number provided on our
- See what data we have about you, if any
- Change/correct any data we have about you
- Have us delete any data we have about you
- Express any concern you have about our use of your data
Requests to access, change, or delete your information will be addressed within a reasonable timeframe.
How to Contact Us
CPEN commits to resolve complaints about our collection or use of
your personal information. CPEN takes its users’ privacy concerns
with respect to your personal information, you should first contact us
at CPEN by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. or by writing to the CPEN Privacy Officer at the following address:
Attn: Privacy Officer
154 Hansen Road, Suite 201
Charlottesville, VA 22911 USA
In your letter, please describe in as much detail as possible the
with. We will investigate your complaint promptly.
- Content provided on the CPEN website has
been compiled from a variety of sources and is subject to change at any
time. Links to other websites are provided for convenience and do not
constitute an endorsement of the sites or the material found on them.
CPEN has no control over the nature, content and availability of those
sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a
recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.
- Any material published on the CPEN
website is protected by International Intellectual Property and
Copyright laws. All text, logos, graphics, icons, photographs, software
and audiovisual material fall under this protection. Permission is
granted to download, copy or print material on CPEN’s website for
personal, instructional or non-commercial use only. The information
found on the CPEN website should not be used as medical, legal, business
or tax advice.
- In no event will CPEN be liable for any
loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential
loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of
data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this
website. Every effort is made to keep the website up and running
smoothly. However, CPEN takes no responsibility for, and will not be
liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical
issues beyond our control. While we endeavor to keep the information up
to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any
kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability,
suitability or availability with respect to the website or the
information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the
website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is
therefore strictly at your own risk.
- While CPEN receives sponsorship from
exhibitors of various companies for the annual conference and has a
mechanism for corporate membership, CPEN does not have detailed
knowledge of internal business activities of those companies that become
corporate members or support the annual conference. Corporate
membership or industry sponsorship does not constitute an endorsement on
behalf of CPEN of the practices and business of individual sponsors or
corporate members. If CPEN learns about confirmed unethical behavior by
sponsors or members, this may be cause for termination of membership or
- Cookies are text files that are stored in a computer system via
an Internet browser. Cookies are commonly used by websites to make
accessing that website faster and more efficient. Many organizations use
cookies to track your shopping cart, for example, so that you can
purchase several items or services at one time instead of having to
monitor statistics regarding your visit to the website (such as how long
you visited, what web pages you visited on our site, etc.) and to hold
items in your shopping cart for you. We use "session-only" cookies,
which are deleted from your computer’s memory when you close your
browser window. You can set your internet browser to not accept cookies,
or to ask you before accepting certain types of cookies, but this may
keep you from having access to all of the benefits of the CPEN website.
In most cases, a medium level of cookie security will allow you to log
in to and use the CPEN site. Using cookies in this manner is standard
across the majority of all websites.
may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies through our website by
means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used, and may
thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set
cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other
software programs. Please be aware that some of our services will
not function if your web browser does not accept cookies. However, you
can allow cookies from specific websites by making them "trusted
websites" in your web browser. To learn more about the functionality of
cookies, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org. This site includes instructions on how to manage your cookie settings on a wide range of browsers.