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PCOM Privacy Policy

The following represents the information gathering and use practices of PCOM's Web site, www.pcom.edu/.

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) is committed to respecting your privacy. In general, you can visit PCOM on the Web without identifying yourself or revealing any personal information. In some areas, however, you may choose services that require you to provide us with information by which you can be identified. (For example, you can make requests and register to receive materials.) Once any personally identifiable information is received, you can be assured that it will only be used to support your relationship with PCOM.

PCOM uses the information collected from you to better understand your needs and to provide you with better service. Specifically, we use your information to help you complete a transaction, to communicate back to you, to update you on services and benefits, and to personalize our Web site for you.

PCOM will not sell, rent or lease your personally identifiable information to others without your express permission. Unless we have your permission or are required by law, we will only share the personal data you provide online with authorized personnel within the institution. PCOM will not use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without letting you know and offering you a choice.

PCOM is committed to ensuring the security of your information. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. We use encryption when collecting or transferring sensitive data such as credit card information.

Web site Disclaimer

Welcome to our Web site. The material on the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Web site is provided for our current students, prospective students, patients, faculty, alumni and others in the growing international community of individuals and businesses communicating via the World Wide Web.

The material on this Web site and the related links is provided for informational purposes only. It is not intended as, and does not constitute, advice or recommendations and should not be acted on as such. The material and links are also not medical opinions nor the advice of any of PCOM´s employees or physicians, nor is the material all-inclusive, correct, complete or current. The information should not be used for diagnostic purposes in lieu of consultation with a health care professional. You should not rely on any of the information on this Web site or its links. Instead, we suggest that you seek the advice of a physician with respect to any medical information contained on the the Web site or its links or contact PCOM directly through the Administration office.

The posting and periodic updating of this Web site and its links are not intended to create, nor do they create, a physician-patient relationship. You should not act on or rely on any medical information on the World Wide Web without obtaining the advice of a physician.

We would be pleased to communicate with you by e-mail. However, if you communicate with us through the World Wide Web, you should know that Internet e-mail is not secure. You should not send sensitive or confidential e-mail messages unless you are certain that you have adequately encrypted them. We discourage e-mail for confidential physician/patient communication.

We have made every effort to comply with all applicable legal and medical ethical requirements pertaining to Web sites. The links to other Internet resources are provided for informational purposes only and are not intended to state or imply that PCOM is affiliated, associated with or legally authorized to use any trade name, registered trademark, logo, legal or official seal, or copywrited symbol or material in the link.

Use of the PCOM logo, wordmark or College seal is forbidden without prior written consent of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine administration.