POLICY & SECURITY
IME Directory understands
that privacy of information is of great
importance to our members and the people that
visit our public sites.
This Website Privacy and
Security Policy describes what information IME
Directory collects about you on its websites and
how that information is used.
Because we want our sites
to better serve visitors’ needs, we collect some
basic information about visitors’ computers,
- IP address (the
computer’s unique signature)
- Operating system
(e.g. Windows Vista)
- Browser software
(e.g. Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox)
- Internet Service
Provider (e.g. AOL)
- Geographic location
(e.g. Boston, Mass.)
We use this information to
continuously enhance our sites and to better
serve our visitors’ needs. For example, we use
this information to know what browsers people
most commonly use, what pages are most often
visited, and what functionality is most used.
IME Directory will never
use your information for any purpose other than
to provide you the service you have requested of
IME Directory or as permitted by law.
Your information will
never be sold to any third party, for any
Privacy & Security on
Password Protected Portions of IME Directory
Some of IME Directory
sites are password protected and require users
to register and log-in (“Registered Users”).
These sites contain protected health information
(PHI) or individually identifiable information
about Registered Users and allow Registered
Users to perform certain transactions (e.g.
initiate a case). Because of this IME Directory
must be able to link a Registered User’s
activity back to their identity, for example to
verify identity in our systems and eligibility
for Services. Therefore, in the password
protected portion of our website, IME Directory
does collect identifiable information about
Registered Users. This includes information
about the Registered User’s computer as listed
above, and information related to the Registered
User, such as pages visited and Services
initiated. PHI collected by IME Directory about
our members is available only to authorized
users and is protected from unauthorized access
by multiple layers of security controls and
monitoring. In addition, PHI that is collected
and maintained by IME Directory is used and
disclosed only as described in the Member
Release Form that you sign when you initiate
Services with IME Directory.
integrity and availability of your PHI is
important to IME Directory. To protect
against unauthorized access to PHI that is
accessible on the password-protected portions of
our site, IME Directory has adopted stringent
security standards. Information transmitted
between your browser and the password-protected
sites is protected by 128-bit encryption.
The verification and login processes established
for access to the Portal are in place in order
to protect the privacy and security of your PHI.
We use “cookies” to help
you better navigate the Portal. A “cookie” is a
small piece of information sent by IME
Directory’ web server to store on your Web
browser. We use this information to tell if you
have been given important messages about the
functioning of this site. Most Internet
browsers automatically accept cookies, but you
can set your browser to refuse them or to alert
you when they are being sent.
You may need to provide us
with your email address in order to be a
Registered User. We will use your email to send
you important updates about the sites as well as
notifications when information and documents are
added that you need to be aware of, e.g. Member
Release Form or Expert Report. We will also use
your email address to send you general
information about the services available through
IME Directory. In some instances, but not all,
you will be able to opt out of receiving
IME Directory does not
disclose or sell your email address.
Protection of Passwords
As a Registered User, it
is your responsibility to (i) control the
dissemination and use of activation codes and
passwords; (ii) authorize, monitor, and control
access to and use of your user ID and password;
and (iii) promptly inform IME Directory of any
need to deactivate a password. You agree to
accurately maintain and update any information
about yourself that you have provided to the
Company. You also agree to promptly notify the
Company of any unauthorized use of your
username, password or any other breach of
security that you become aware of involving or
relating to this Site by emailing the IME
In addition, you agree to exit from your secure
account at the end of each session. IME
Directory explicitly disclaims liability for any
and all losses and damages arising from your
failure to comply with this section.
How to contact us?
Questions or comments
regarding this Policy should be submitted to the
IME Directory Privacy Officer by mail or
electronic means as follows:
IME Directory, Inc.
1017 101st Ave NE, #435
Bellevue WA 98004
How will I know about
IME Directory reserves the
time. Please visit this page periodically
so that you will be aware of any changes.
This Privacy Notice is
effective on 1/1/2010.