Privacy Notice

CE Broker knows that you care how information about you is used and shared. This notice describes our privacy policy. By visiting CE Broker, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Notice.


  1. What personal information does CE Broker gather?

    The information we learn helps us personalize and continually improve your experience at CE Broker. Here are the types of information we gather.

    • Information you give us: We receive and store any information you enter on our website or give us in any other way. We use the information that you provide for such purposes as responding to your requests, improving our services, and communicating with you.

      Examples of Information We Collect
      You provide most such information when you search, post, participate in a survey, or communicate with our help desk. For example, you provide information when you search for a course; submit courses, apply/renew to be an educational provider with a regulating board, publish courses, submit locations, provide educational provider primary contact, answer questions from a regulating board or licensee, provide information in your Systems User Profile; communicate with us by phone, e-mail, or otherwise; complete a survey; provide employer information; and employ other Personal Notification Services, such as CE Broker Alerts. As a result of those actions, you might supply us with such information as your credit card information; e-mail addresses; content of e-mails to us; and financial information.

    • Automatic information: We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, like many websites, we use "cookies," and we obtain certain types of information when your Web browser accesses CE Broker.

      Examples of the information we receive
      Examples of the information we collect and analyze include the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; login; e-mail address; password; computer and connection information such as browser type and version; the full Uniform Resource Locator (URL) click stream to, through, and from our website, including date and time; cookie number; courses you viewed or searched for; and the phone number you used to call our toll free Help Desk. During some visits we may use software tools such as JavaScript to measure and collect session information, including page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page.

    • E-mail communications: To help us make e-mails more useful and interesting, we often receive a confirmation when you open e-mail from CE Broker if your computer supports such capabilities. All system users have a Message Box within CE Broker that will include all items e-mailed or mailed to you. If you do not want to receive e-mails from us, please adjust your Email Preferences on your system user profile.

    • License data: We have real time systems integration with the Florida Department of Health licensing database. We use this information to track licensee continuing education and compliance and to identify approved educational providers.

  2. What about cookies?
    • Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and help to personalize your online experience.

    • Cookies can not be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to your computer and can only be read by a web service in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

    • The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. However, we recommend that you leave them turned on.

  3. How secure is information about me?
    • CE Broker is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer systems located in controlled facilities with limited access. In addition, your credit card/e-check account numbers are encrypted in our database.

    • We work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input.

    • We reveal only the last four digits of your credit card numbers when confirming a transaction. Of course, we transmit the entire credit card number to the appropriate credit card company during transaction processing.

    • It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.

    • Please note the Licensee’s Transcript and the Course History is available via the CE Broker Licensee Subscription Service. The subscription allows access to the Licensee's continuing education records for the biennium the subscription has been paid as well as all prior cycles.

    • Please note that Florida’s public records law requires that all information received in connection with State business be made available to anyone upon request, unless the information is subject to a specific statutory exemption. Credit card, electronic payment, password, and other personal data are examples of information that is excluded from public record disclosure.

  4. What choices do I have?
    • If you do not want to receive e-mail from us, please adjust your Email Preferences on your system user profile. You will still receive all your messages via your Message Box within CE Broker.
    • 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. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of CE Broker or other websites you visit.
    • If you are using a public terminal, you will want to log off, or sign out, before you leave the terminal. For extra security, close your browser after your log off.
    • The Federal Trade Commission provides useful information about online privacy on its own website, Computers & the Internet: Privacy & Security.
  5. Conditions of use, notices, and revisions

    If you choose to visit CE Broker, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Notice and our Conditions of Use, including limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes, and application of the law of the state of Florida. If you have any concern about privacy at CE Broker, please send us a thorough description to feedback@cebroker.com, and we will try to resolve it.

    Our business changes constantly, and our Privacy Notice and the Conditions of Use will change also. You should check our website frequently to see recent changes. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Notice applies to all information that we have about you and your account. We stand behind the promises we make, however, and will never materially change our policies and practices to make them less protective of user information collected in the past without the consent of affected users.

    To make it easier for licensed professionals to find continuing education to keep current and in compliance with license renewal requirements, CE Broker includes links to approved educational providers. If you click on these links, these educational provider websites may attempt to place cookies on your computer. Any personal information you provide to these sites will be governed by the site’s privacy notice. CE Broker does not have access to any cookies placed by these educational provider sites and is not responsible for the privacy statements, any information collection practices, or other responsibility relating to any site outside the CE Broker site.

 
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