Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement Information Collection and Use

UNM HSC collects information from our users at several different points on our website. University of New Mexico Health Science Center (UNM HSC) is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not disclose this information to any organization except as disclosed in this statement.


Our site's registration forms requires users to give us contact information (like their name and email address). This information is necessary for specific applications so that we can keep track of your work. For example, completed course credits and identify you for CME purposes. Unique identifiers (such as the user's email address) are collected to verify the user's identity and for use as a unique user name in our record system.


This site requires cookies to be enabled on the user's browser. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID that the site uses to track the pages you have visited. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. The only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can't read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. For instance, by setting a cookie on our site, the user would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site.

System Software and Log Files

We use IP addresses and browser detection to analyze trends, administer the site and help diagnose problems with our system software and servers. Your IP address is used to gather broad demographic information for aggregated use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Information Sharing with Sponsoring Organizations

We do share user and aggregated information with primary sponsoring organizations.


This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this web site. This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that UNM HSC is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information.


This website takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and off-line.

When our registration form asks users to enter sensitive information, that information is encrypted. While on a secure page, the lock icon on the bottom of web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked.

While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our users' information, not just the sensitive information, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. All employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. When new policies are added, our employees are notified and /or reminded about the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do to ensure our users information is protected. Finally, the servers that we store personally identifiable information on are kept in a secure environment.

If you have any question about the security of our website, you can contact:

Web Administrator
Health Sciences Center Library
The University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131


Our users are given the opportunity to 'opt-out' of having their information used for purposes not directly related to our site (i.e. shared with our sponsoring organizations) at the point where we ask for the information.

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes so our users are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by way of an email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.