The Oncologist CME Online Disclosures

 

Editorial and Author Disclosures

As a provider that is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Society for Translational Oncology (STO) must ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its individually sponsored or jointly sponsored educational activities.

Authors, faculty, and others involved in the creation of a CME activity sponsored by STO must disclose to the learning audience their financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to the activity that have occurred within the past 12 months.

STO identifies and resolves all conflicts of interest prior to the delivery of an educational activity to learners.

Disclosures are listed at the beginning of each CME activity.

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Accessibility

Compliance

The Oncologist CME Online is designed to meet the regulations governing the accessibility of federal electronic information products (Section 508). This design also conforms to the access guidelines developed by the Web Accessibility Initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium, in that provisions are made to assure access for those individuals with vision impairments. To ensure this capability, The Oncologist CME Online does not incorporate frames, multimedia presentations, user applets, or plug-ins, bypassing many of the issues outlined in Section 508. The program primarily consists of text to ensure fast downloads for those individuals with slow Internet connections. Where graphic images apply, the HTML "Alt Text" tag is utilized as a text descriptor to facilitate those individuals who may be using screen readers or other assisting devices.

Hardware

You must have a modern web browser application, and your computer must be connected to the internet. No other hardware requirements apply.

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Commercial Support

STO obtains educational grants in support of its CME program, and this information is disclosed to learners per ACCME guidelines.

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Privacy

The privacy and security pertaining to the information that our readers provide is a serious matter, therefore AlphaMed Press has established the following Privacy Statement for our organization and users.

Privacy Statement:

  • We do not release proprietary database information about your use of our site, including mailing and e-mail addresses, to any third party.
  • Personal information, including the name of the individual user, is private to STO, The Oncologist, AlphaMed Press, and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
  • We collect the domain name and email address of users to our site, information volunteered by the user such as quiz/evaluation information and/or site registrations. The information we collect is used to notify users about updates, provide confirmation on course completions, and to facilitate the statistical analysis of our CME content. This information is not shared with other organizations for commercial purposes.
  • We use industry-standard data-encryption technology when we transfer and receive personal information on our site. We maintain appropriate security measures in our physical facilities to protect against loss, misuse, or alteration of information we have collected from you at our site.
  • With regard to "Cookies": "Cookies" are bits of information that are stored on your computer that help identify you when you visit the The Oncologist CME Online website. Cookies are solely used to facilitate the login process so that your username and password will not have to be entered each time you visit the site to participate in a CME course offering. When you first log into the site to participate in a course, you can choose whether to use the site with or without cookies. You are NOT required to accept cookies to use this site, but, if you choose not to accept them, you cannot use the convenient "Remember me" feature and the only way you can sign out is to quit your browser. If you use this site without cookies, you will have to log in each time to see certain content. Unless you use the "Remember me" option on the sign-in page, the cookie information we create in your browser is destroyed as soon as you quit your browser. We use cookies only to store your user name and password, and for security purposes the password is encrypted.

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