Updated: January 1, 2021
We reserve the right to make changes to this Policy at any given time. If you want to make sure that you are up to date with the latest changes, we advise you to frequently visit this page. If at any point in time West Coast Ultrasound Institute decides to make use of any personally identifiable information on file, in a manner vastly different from that which was stated when this information was initially collected, the user or users shall be promptly notified by email. Users at that time shall have the option as to whether to permit the use of their information in this separate manner.
This Policy applies to West Coast Ultrasound Institute, and it governs any and all data collection and usage by us. Through the use of https://www.wcui.edu, you are therefore consenting to the data collection procedures expressed in this Policy.
Specifically, this Policy will inform you of the following.
It is always up to you whether to disclose personally identifiable information to us, although if you elect not to do so, we reserve the right not to register you as a user or provide you with any products or services. This website collects various types of information, such as:
Information automatically collected when visiting our website, which may include cookies, third-party tracking technologies, and server logs.
In addition, West Coast Ultrasound Institute may have the occasion to collect non-personal anonymous demographic information, such as age, gender, household income, political affiliation, race and religion, as well as the type of browser you are using, IP address, or type of operating system, which will assist us in providing and maintaining superior quality service.
West Coast Ultrasound Institute may also deem it necessary, from time to time, to follow websites that our users may frequent to gleam what types of services and products may be the most popular to customers or the general public.
We are collecting your data for several reasons:
The data we collect from you will be stored for no longer than necessary. The length of time we retain said information will be determined based upon the following criteria: the length of time your personal information remains relevant; the length of time it is reasonable to keep records to demonstrate that we have fulfilled our duties and obligations; any limitation periods within which claims might be made; any retention periods prescribed by law or recommended by regulators, professional bodies or associations; the type of contract we have with you, the existence of your consent, and our legitimate interest in keeping such information as stated in this Policy.
West Coast Ultrasound Institute does not now, nor will it in the future, sell, rent or lease any of its customer lists and/or names to any third parties.
West Coast Ultrasound Institute may collect and may make use of personal information to assist in the operation of our website and to ensure delivery of the services you need and request. At times, we may find it necessary to use personally identifiable information as a means to keep you informed of other possible products and/or services that may be available to you from http://www.wcui.edu
West Coast Ultrasound Institute may also be in contact with you with regards to completing surveys and/or research questionnaires related to your opinion of current or potential future services that may be offered.
West Coast Ultrasound Institute uses various third-party social media features including but not limited to https://www.facebook.com/westcoastui/, https://www.instagram.com/westcoastui/, https://www.linkedin.com/school/west-coast-ultrasound-institute/, https://twitter.com/westcoastui, and other interactive programs. These may collect your IP address and require cookies to work properly. These services are governed by the privacy policies of the providers and are not within West Coast Ultrasound Institute’s control.
West Coast Ultrasound Institute may not use or disclose the information provided by you except under the following circumstances:
West Coast Ultrasound Institute greatly respects your privacy. We do maintain and reserve the right to contact you if needed for non-marketing purposes (such as bug alerts, security breaches, account issues, and/or changes in West Coast Ultrasound Institute products and services). In certain circumstances, we may use our website, newspapers, or other public means to post a notice.
West Coast Ultrasound Institute’s website is not directed to and does not knowingly collect personal identifiable information from, children under the age of thirteen (13). If it is determined that such information has been inadvertently collected on anyone under the age of thirteen (13), we shall immediately take the necessary steps to ensure that such information is deleted from our system’s database, or in the alternative, that verifiable parental consent is obtained for the use and storage of such information. Anyone under the age of thirteen (13) must seek and obtain parent or guardian permission to use this website.
All users and visitors to our website have the option to discontinue receiving communications from us by way of email or newsletters. To discontinue or unsubscribe from our website please send an email that you wish to unsubscribe to Unsubscribe@wcui.edu. If you wish to unsubscribe or opt-out from any third-party websites, you must go to that specific website to unsubscribe or opt-out. West Coast Ultrasound Institute will continue to adhere to this Policy with respect to any personal information previously collected.
When visitors register for CME activities:
WCUI CME Division asks participating learners to identify themselves by name, profession, and other classifications in order to maintain a record of their participation and to provide information about upcoming activities that may add to their knowledge and performance competency.
Tuition: If an activity is associated with a fee, learners are invoiced via a ticketing platform or through individual or group invoices as issued by WCUI.
Marketing: Learners participating in an activity are opted into WCUI CME Division’s marketing outreach through agreement on 3rd party ticketing platforms such as Eventbrite or through the CME Newsletter Subscription via WCUI CME Division web page. This allows for past learners and interested parties to be notified of new, future CME activities as they become available and launched. If participants wish to change their status regarding notification at a later time, they may do so by opting out of the subscription through marketing emails or directly through the WCUI CME Division web page.
Evaluation: At the completion of CME activities, learners may be asked to complete an evaluation form as part of the activity and to acquire the necessary CME credits. This valuable information provides feedback concerning the participant’s assessment of the activity, understanding of the content, and interest in future CME activities – all leading to continuous improvement for future activities.
We do not sell your personal data. Whether you are a business or a school or an individual user, we do not sell your data.
When you log in to your Zoom account, Zoom will ask you to accept its use of ”cookies”.
For the most part, Zoom utilizes “cookies” that collect information about you, such as your log-in details, to enhance the functionality of its site. However, in addition to the cookies that Zoom uses to help with the functionality of its services and user experience, it also uses “advertising cookies”. Advertising cookies are used by advertising companies to serve ads that are relevant to your interests.
We recommend that you “opt-out” of Zoom’s use of such advertising cookies, which collect information about you and your use of Zoom’s site for advertising purposes. To opt-out of advertising cookies, click on the “more info” option when you sign into your Zoom account and are prompted to accept Zoom’s cookies. When you click on “more info”, you can then click on “cookie settings”, which will take you to a menu that allows you to select which cookies you permit Zoom to use: Required Cookies/CCPA Opt-Out; Functional Cookies; and Advertising Cookies. You can opt-out of Advertising cookies by unselecting that option.
Despite these protections, users should use common sense and avoid sharing more information when necessary when using Zoom, especially when discussing confidential matters.
Additionally, as a user of Zoom, if you give Zoom access to any files or programs you need to manage cookies through your browser settings in the way you do with other applications.
West Coast Ultrasound Institute takes precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline. Wherever we collect sensitive information (e.g., credit card information), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the webpage.
While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers and servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment. This is all done to prevent any loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure or modification of the user’s personal information under our control.
The company also uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) for authentication and private communications to build users’ trust and confidence in the internet and website use by providing simple and secure access and communication of credit card and personal information.
Telephone Number: (310)289-5123
West Coast Ultrasound Institute
3580 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90010