We are very sensitive to the privacy needs of the visitors and subscribers to the UpToDate Clinical Consultant website and mobile applications operated by UpToDate, Inc. and its affiliated companies and subsidiaries. We do not sell or otherwise share the personal information of our subscribers or website visitors with anyone other than our affiliates. 

我们非常重视UpToDate, Inc.及其关联公司和子公司运营的UpToDate临床顾问网站和手机应用的访问者及订阅者的隐私需求。我们不向关联方之外的任何人或公司出售或以任何其他方式共享订阅者或网站访问者的个人信息。

Subscriber Information


We never automatically collect any information that specifically identifies you, such as your real name, residential address, identification card number, date of birth, phone number, account number or e-mail address.  The following information is collected only when you voluntarily provide it as part of the registration process: your name, email address, postal code, specialty (e.g., physician, nurse, student, etc.), and practice type (e.g., cardiologist, pediatrician, etc.) ("SubscriberInformation").  We will ask you whenever we need Subscriber Information that identifies you or allows us to contact you.


Use of Subscriber Information


We may use your Subscriber Information internally to provide subscription services to you and process your transactions, to contact you for customer service and billing purposes, to communicate to you about your subscription or changes to our service, to understand who uses our website and to improve the website.  In addition, we reserve the right to disclose your Subscriber Information under limited circumstances in the event that we believe that the website is being used to commit unlawful acts, and/or if disclosure of your Subscriber Information is required to comply with applicable laws or regulations, or a court or administrative order. 


Cross-border Data Transfer


You understand and agree that, for the purposes stated above, we may transfer your Subscriber Information collected in accordance with this Privacy Policy to our affiliates outside of China.  We will comply with applicable laws and regulations regarding cross-border data transfer of personal information, and provide appropriate protection of your personal information according to this Privacy Policy. 


Non-Personal Usage Information


Non-personally identifying information ("Usage Information") comprises information that does not identify any particular user.  Examples of Usage Information includes: information about which of the website's pages are visited on an aggregate level, browser type, operating system type, and IP address.


Use of Usage Information


We may disclose your Usage Information from time to time to our affiliates and third parties, including your subscribing entity.  For example, we may disclose Usage Information in order to better understand which parts of the website users are visiting, to improve the content of the website, and for marketing, advertising, or research purposes.  Institutional subscribers should refer to their subscription and license agreement.


Consent and Security


It is your choice whether or not you provide your Subscriber Information and Usage Information to us, but Subscriber Information and Usage Information is required for us to provide you with access to our services. 




In order to provide you with tailored information from the website, we may place a text file called a "cookie" in the browser files of your computer to store and help track certain Usage Information.  The cookie itself does not contain Subscriber Information. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. 


Effective Date / Updates


This Privacy Policy is effective as of October 26, 2017 and will remain in effect unless changed.  We may modify this Privacy Policy at any time, and such modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting of the modified Privacy Policy on our website. 

本隐私政策自2017年 10 月 26 日起生效,且除非变更,否则本隐私政策将持续有效。我们可能在任何时候修改本隐私政策,且自经修改的隐私政策发布于本网站起,该等修改即刻生效。

Contacting the website


If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this website, or your dealings with this website, please contact us at privacy@uptodate.com.