Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy explains how the CMA (and PLA as an affiliate organization of the CMA) collects, uses, shares and safeguards Personal Data and Non-Personal Data on,, mobile websites, microsites, mobile applications, CMA profiles on CMA social media sites and any other digital services and platforms officially operated or used by the CMA from time to time (“Sites”), as well as by phone or by paper.

Changes to the Privacy Policy
As CMA, its membership, products and services change from time to time, this Privacy Policy is expected to change as well. We reserve the right to amend the Privacy Policy at any time, for any reason. The date of the last revision to the Privacy Policy will be indicated by the "Effective Date" at the bottom of this page.

Types of Data We Collect
Personal Data: We collect information (whether online, by phone, or by paper) that enables the CMA to identify or contact you (“Personal Data”) to carry out its business purposes. CMA Sites collect this information for a variety of business reasons, including but not limited to, applying for membership, registering for an CMA event or program, purchasing CMA products or services, or otherwise interacting with the CMA. The types of Personal Data we collect include, but are not limited to: General data (e.g., names, dates of birth, home and business addresses, email addresses, Internet protocol addresses and mobile/landline business/personal telephone numbers that are provided by our members/customers); Professional data (e.g., medical education/training dates & locations, etc.); Other identification information (e.g., photographs).

Non-Personal Data: We collect information (whether online, by phone, or by paper) that does not directly identify you as you interact with our Sites (“Non-Personal Data”). The types of Non-Personal Data we collect includes, but is not limited to: Site usage (e.g., browsing history, search terms, number of clicks, referring/exit pages, date/time stamp, time on Site); Products and services viewed, including advertisements for such products and services; Computer type, operating system and platform type; Internet service provider; Your industry and business (e.g., company size and location).

How We Use Your Data
In addition to the uses described above, we use your Personal Data, sometimes combined with Non-Personal Data, in a variety of ways including, but not limited to the below, in order to:

Personal Data: Identify you when you visit our Sites; Provide service communications such as bill reminders, order confirmations, program registrations and customer service messages; Provide products, information and services you request or that we think you may be interested in; Respond to your emails or online requests for products, services, or information; Deliver and process surveys Personalize and improve the usability of the Sites; Fulfill and/or deliver CMA products and services; Tailor content, advertising and marketing to you
Publish membership directories

Non-Personal Data: We use Non-Personal Data to improve the usability of our Sites and for other business reasons. We or other third-party companies also use the Non-Personal Data to provide advertisements and targeted advertisements to you (ads based on the Non-Personal Data). We do not provide Personal Data to third parties with whom we share your Non-Personal Data. Please note that, when you select an advertising link or other link that takes you to sites not operated by the CMA, you may be subject to the privacy policies of these third-party sites.
How You Can Manage the Processing of Your Data
You can manage your profile and email preferences, including “opting out” of email by contacting us using the information in the “Contact Information” section below. If you prefer to receive hard copy mailings only from the CMA, you can contact us and request to have your name and address removed from the list we provide to third parties.

How We Protect Personal Data
CMA implements commercially reasonable security measures to help protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure, or destruction of data. Except for membership directories, membership lists and registration lists, and the sharing of information as set forth in this Privacy Policy, we restrict access to Personal Data to certain companies who need the data to operate, develop, or improve our services. These individuals or partner organizations are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is fully secure. Accordingly, and despite our reasonable efforts to protect your Personal Data from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure, the CMA cannot guarantee or warrant the security of the Personal Data you transmit to us, or to or from our online Sites. If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us
User ID and Password

Certain areas of the Sites require the use of a user ID, email address, or password as an additional security measure that helps protect your Personal Data. To help you protect your privacy, these Sites have tools to help you log in and log out.

Linking to Other Internet Sites
You should be aware that other Internet sites that are linked from the Sites or from an CMA email message may contain privacy provisions that differ from the provisions of this Privacy Policy. To ensure your privacy is protected, we recommend that you review the privacy statements of these other linked sites, applications, or other digital platforms.

How You Can Access, Change and Delete Your Personal Data
We rely on you to update and correct your Personal Data. If you are a user of our Sites, subscriber to CMA publications, purchaser of CMA products and services, or an CMA member, you can review, update and correct your information directly on the CMA’s website or by contacting us using the information in the “Contact Information” section below. Typically, we retain your Personal Data for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law. This may include retaining your Personal Data indefinitely, even after you are no longer an CMA member, in order to provide you with future marketing opportunities and other purposes, as well as to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, or enforce any of our agreements. Please note that you can request, at any time, that we delete your Personal Data. All requests must be directed to the contact in the “Contact Information” section below. We can decide to delete your Personal Data if we believe that the data is incomplete, inaccurate, or that our continued use and storage are contrary to our obligations to other members, individuals, or third parties. When we delete your Personal Data, it will be removed from our active databases or anonymized so that the data is no longer identified with you, but the data may remain in our archives if the CMA determines that it is not practical or possible to delete it.

Cookies and Other Web Devices
Our website sends cookies (e.g., pieces of code or text placed on your computer by us or third parties when you browse our Sites) to your web browser (if your browser’s preferences allow it) to collect data when you browse our Sites. Cookie settings can be controlled in your Internet browser to automatically reject some forms of cookies. If you view our website without changing your cookie settings, you are indicating your consent to receive all cookies from our Sites. If you do not allow cookies, some features and functionality of our Sites may not operate as expected. In addition to cookies, we place technological tools (and allow certain third parties to place technological tools) such as tags and beacons (e.g., code scripts that are primarily used to track visitors’ activities on our Sites by web analytics software), Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, and other tools, to collect your data for the purposes listed in this Privacy Policy.

Breach Notification
In the event we determine the occurrence of a data security incident, we will notify you by email, US mail, telephone, or other means as permitted by law.

Contact Information
If you have questions, comments, or complaints concerning our privacy practices or if you wish to change, access, or remove your Personal Data, please contact us as indicated below. We will attempt, where practical, to respond to your requests and to provide you with additional privacy-related information.

Columbus Medical Association
1390 Dublin Rd.
Columbus OH 43215
United States
Phone: 614-240-7410
FAX: 614-240-7415
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