Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement

The Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (“ICOM” or "we" or "us" or "our") respects the privacy of our users ("user" or "you") and is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you a safe online experience. This Privacy Policy applies to data collection and usage on the ICOM website http://www.idahocom.org. By using the ICOM website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

ICOM collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address, or telephone number through forms that you complete such as contact forms, applications, and information requests. ICOM also collects anonymous demographic information that is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, and gender.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by ICOM. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times, and referring website addresses. This information is used by ICOM for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the ICOM website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through ICOM blog/news comments, this information may be collected and used by others. ICOM does not read any of your private online communications.

ICOM encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from ICOM so that you can understand how those websites collect, use, and share your information. ICOM is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the ICOM family of websites.

Use of your Personal Information

ICOM collects and uses your personal information to operate the ICOM website and deliver the services you have requested. ICOM also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other academic services or offerings available at ICOM. ICOM may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current academic services or programs that may be offered.

ICOM does not sell, rent, or lease its contact lists to third parties. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, ICOM may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, or provide customer support. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to ICOM, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

ICOM does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

ICOM may track of the websites and pages our visitors view in order to determine what content is the most popular. This data may be used to deliver improved and customized content and advertising within ICOM to visitors whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

ICOM websites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if permitted or required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on ICOM or the website; (b) to investigate or remedy potential violations of our policies; (c) to protect and defend the rights or property of ICOM; and, (d) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of ICOM or the public.

Use of Cookies

The ICOM website may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you register with ICOM site or services like access to the library databases or registering for parking online, a cookie helps ICOM to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as mailing address or email address.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.

Security of your Personal Information

ICOM secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. ICOM secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Controls for Do-Not-Track features

Most web browsers and some mobile operating systems include a Do-Not-Track ("ONT') feature or setting you can activate to signal your privacy preference not to have data about your online browsing activities monitored and collected. No uniform technology standard for recognizing and implementing ONT signals has been finalized. As such, we do not currently respond to ONT browser signals or any other mechanism that automatically communicates your choice not to be tracked online. If a standard for online tracking is adopted that we must follow in the future, we will inform you about that practice in a revised version of this Privacy Policy.

California Privacy Rights

California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the "Shine The Light" law, permits our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, information about categories of personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared personal information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to us using the contact information provided below.

Sale or Bankruptcy

If we reorganize or sell all or a portion of our assets, undergo a merger, or are acquired by another entity, we may transfer your information to the successor entity. If we go out of business or enter bankruptcy, your information would be an asset transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and that the transferee may decline honor commitments we made in this Privacy Policy.

We are not responsible for the actions of third parties with whom you share personal or sensitive data, and we have no authority to manage or control third-party solicitations. If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails or other communications from third parties, you are responsible for contacting the third party directly.

Changes to this Policy

ICOM will occasionally update this Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time and for any reason. We will alert you about any changes by updating the date of this Privacy Policy. Any changes or modifications will be effective immediately upon posting the updated Privacy Policy, and you waive the right to receive specific notice of each such change or modification. You are encouraged to periodically review this Privacy Policy to stay informed of updates. You will be deemed to have been made aware of, will be subject to, and will be deemed to have accepted the changes in any revised Privacy Policy by your continued use after the date such revised Privacy Policy is posted.

Contact Information

ICOM welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us at:

Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine

1311 E Central Drive

Meridian, ID 83642

Phone: (208) 696 - 4266

www.idahocom.org