Who we are
The RN.com site (www.rn.com) is an information/education/career site on the World
Wide Web. The site is owned and operated by RN.com, located in San Diego, California.
RN.com has been serving the nursing community since February 2000, and has become
one of the industry's leading nursing resource providers. Founded by healthcare
professionals, we are dedicated to providing both our customers and clients with
the highest level of customer service.
RN.com is dedicated to providing the nursing community with a comprehensive collection
of professional resources that our members can use to advance their professional
12400 High Bluff Drive
San Diego, CA 92130
What information we know about you and how we use it
Although we may collect certain information from you as discussed below, please
be reassured in knowing the following:
We will not disclose any of your personal information unless you authorize us to
do so, except where needed to deliver a service or product ordered by you or under
the limited circumstances set forth below.
We will always give you the opportunity to access and correct your personal information
at any time.
We will not disclose your application status without your authorization.
Personal information that you give us
There are various areas on our Web site where we either require or permit you to
transfer personal information voluntarily, including in the Education section and
within the travel application. We use this personal information solely for the purpose
specified at the time you input such information. For example, by using various
features of our Web site we may need to collect your name, address, telephone numbers,
email addresses, licensure, certifications, education, and/or employment history,
dates available to travel, eligibility to work in the United States, legal history,
other occupations and any comments related to this data.
Information that we derive independently from your use of our site
Aside from any information you may actively disclose to us, there is other, less
obvious, information which we might obtain from you. We may use such information
for internal purposes such as to improve the content of our Web pages and/or to
customize the layout of our pages for each individual according to their preferences.
In addition, we may track your account history regarding your participation on the
Our system automatically collects information about the areas visitors frequent
on our Web site. We may use this aggregate information to understand how our members
as a group use the services we provide so that we can improve our Web site. Furthermore,
we may share such aggregate statistical information with our partners, affiliates
or other outside companies, but in doing so, we will not disclose individual names
or other personal information. Some examples of how we aggregate such information
are as follows:
Cookies: A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a
Web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. Cookies are widely used on
the Internet and have become an industry standard. Cookies enable user registration
,log in and personalization, among other things. Although a cookie cannot, in and
of itself, identify you, it can identify your computer. Your browser is most likely
set up to accept cookies automatically. If you would like to disable this feature
you may do so by adjusting the options or preferences in your browser. However,
by doing so, you will lose some of the conveniences of our Web pages.
IP Addresses: An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer
whenever you begin service with an Internet Service Provider. We collect IP addresses
for the purposes of system administration and to audit the use of our site. Each
time you log onto our site and each time you request one of our pages, our server
logs your IP address. Although we log your session with us, we will not normally
link your IP address to anything that can enable us to identify you. However, we
can and will use IP addresses to identify a user when we feel it is necessary to
protect our service, site, users or others.
Computer Information: We query your computer automatically for information about
the computer or operating system you are using such as the baud rate of your modem
or error messages you may have received. We may do so in order to fit our services
to your individual needs and to diagnose problems you may be having with our Web
site. We use a unique identifier in the form of a user ID to give you access to
special areas of our Web site intended for registered users.
Geographic Location: We may gather information about your geographical location
by determining where your computer is located. We do this in order to provide either
localized service or to provide faster service by sending your server localized
Other Information: We may require other information for tracking or verifying compliance
with our policies, abiding by federal, state and local laws and for editorial and
feedback solicitation purposes. In addition, from time to time, we may use your
information for new, unanticipated uses, such as notification of new services, announcements
and general communications. If our information practices materially change at some
time in the future, we will post such change to the site before we use your data
for these new purposes. If you are concerned about how your information is used,
How to access and change your user information
We encourage you to correct and update information related to your application by
sending an e-mail to us at info@RN.com. You can
do so by logging in to the member area of the RN.com site and selecting 'Update
my account information.'
When we may be forced to disclose We may disclose user information in special
cases when we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to identify,
contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference
with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property or the rights
or property of our users or others. We also may disclose user information when we
believe in good faith that the law requires it. Finally, in the event of a merger,
sale of all or substantially all of RN.com's assets or a consolidation, we reserve
the right to transfer such personal information to a third party who agrees to abide
was originally provided.
If at any time you object to our use of your personal information, including use
of your email address, you may stop that use by email request to
Links to other sites Linking to other sites is an integral part of the functionality
of the Internet and therefore of our site. Any link to a page which displays a URL
of a non-RN.com site in the address window of your browser or which indicates that
it is "powered by" an entity other than RN.com, is a link to a site outside of our
service. This includes links to any partners that may link to RN.com or are part
of a co-branding or partnership agreement, as well as other suggested links or links
our users may post. These other sites may send their own cookies to you, collect
data or solicit personal information. Please note that we cannot guarantee and are
not responsible for the content of outside sites.
You should be aware that such third parties may request and record registration
information about you. We cannot guarantee your privacy on such other Web sites
and do not necessarily have control over their privacy policies or content. We urge
to registering for a continuing education course to determine how your personal
information will be used. Your correspondence or business dealings with any third
party providers, including payment and delivery of goods or services, and any other
terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings,
are solely between you and such providers.
The importance of security is a top priority for us. We exercise great care in providing
transmission of your information from your Internet connection to our servers. We
also protect user-information off-line. Our server is located in a locked room that
is maintained by trained security staff. In addition, all of your data is handled
only by authorized personnel and our database servers have a backup system to prevent
loss of data. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed
to be 100% secure and we will not be held liable should a third party illegally
obtain your personal information. While we have made a great effort to protect your
personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information
you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.
To help protect your account, please keep your password(s) secure and do not reveal
them to anyone. We suggest that you pick a non-obvious password and one that mixes
numbers and letters. In addition, remember to log out of your account and to close
your browser window whenever you leave your computer. This is to ensure that others
cannot access your personal information and correspondence, as your computer may
be accessible to others or used in a shared setting. Ultimately, you are responsible
for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and user account information.
Our policy does not extend to anything that is inherent in the operation of the
Internet, and therefore beyond our control, and is not to be applied in any manner
contrary to applicable law or governmental regulation.
information related to the use of our services.