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Privacy Statement for

Because this Web site wants to demonstrate its commitment to your privacy, it has agreed to disclose its information practices. Remaking American Medicine™… Health Care for the 21st Century Campaign (RAM) has a firm commitment to your privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this Web site: By displaying this privacy statement, this Web site has agreed to notify you of:

You do not have to give us personal information to visit our site. If you choose not to provide personal information, you can still visit and download selected promotional tools and resource documents.

IP Addresses

IP addresses along with other information such as browser type, access times and pages visited are automatically logged by the site to help diagnose problems with our server, analyze trends and to administer our Web site. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. So while the user session will be tracked to give us an idea what parts of our site users' are visiting, the user will be anonymous.

Outside Links and Content

This site contains links to other sites. When you select a link to an outside organization's Web site, you will be notified that you are leaving RAM is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.

RAM is not responsible for the content of any referenced web pages created by external parties. RAM does not necessarily endorse the companies or organizations featured on these pages. RAM provides links to other Web sites when, in our judgment, information residing on these sites would be helpful to Web site users. We cannot assure that the content will remain the same. It is the responsibility of Internet users to make their own decisions about the accuracy, currency, and reliability of information found. If you have any concerns regarding the security or privacy of our affiliates, we encourage you to review their privacy policies or even to contact them directly.

Password-Protected Sections

In order to use certain portions of this Web site, a user must have the Username and Password as provided to them by RAM. If you have not been provided with a Username and Password, please visit the Partner/QIO Login page and follow the login directions. Your application will be reviewed and processed by RAM. If you have lost your Username and/or Password please contact the Webmaster at


If you wish to participate in the Forums, please remember that any information disclosed will be available for viewing by the other members/users of this community. Users should exercise caution when deciding to disclose personal or personally identifiable information.

Website Accessibility has made every effort to make our site easily accessible by all and assistive-technology-friendly. To get the best experience using our Web site, we recommend using a modern browser (version 5 or higher). If you have any problems accessing the site or content, please contact us at and let us know so we can continue to improve.


What is a cookie? A cookie is a small piece of information that is sent to your browser -- along with a Web page -- when you access a Web site. There are two types of cookies. A session cookie is a line of text that is stored temporarily in your computer's memory. Because a session cookie is never saved, it is destroyed as soon as you close your browser. A persistent cookie is a more permanent line of text that gets saved by your browser to a file on your hard drive. Some RAM applications also use session variables, which are similar to session cookies and are not saved after you close your browser.

RAM uses session cookies only. We do not use any persistent cookies.

RAM's Use of Cookies

Certain applications on require session cookies to function correctly. If you have session cookies disabled, you may not be able to use these applications or features of our site.

Where they are used, RAM's session cookies and/or session variables remember your selection criteria.

You do not need to have session cookies enabled to view static web content on

We have set our software so that your browser will only return cookie information to the domain where the cookie originated (in this case, No other site can request it.

Note: Regardless of the particular uses for cookies on the RAM Web site, we will not share any cookie information with any third parties.

Data Collection


While RAM will make every attempt to protect the personal information that you share with us, electronic mail is not secure against interception. If your communication is very sensitive, you may want to send it by postal mail instead.

We want to be very clear: we will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information.


This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. RAM will only use information for the purpose for which you submitted it, such as replying to a request or forwarding recent new releases to members of the press via e-mail.

All of our users' information is restricted in our offices and the offices of the organizations running the RAM Campaign: Crosskeys Media, LLC (CKM) and Devillier Communications, Inc. (DCI). Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. ALL employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. At hire, as well as any time new policies are added, our employees are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do to ensure our visitors' information is protected. Finally, the servers on which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure correct use of information, we will employ reasonable and current Internet security methods and technologies. Aggregated, statistical information is also shared with CKM and DCI for analysis and future planning purposes. This information is not distributed or sold to other partners.

If you have any questions about the security at our Web site, you can send an email to


To remove your information from our database, to not receive future communications or to no longer receive any of our services, tools or resources you can send email to:

E-Mail Links

We use Webmaster e-mail links located in the bottom navigation on every page to allow you to contact us directly with any questions or comments you may have. We read every message sent in and try to reply promptly to each one. This information is used to respond directly to your questions or comments. We may also file your comments to improve the site and program, or review and discard the information. Your personal information is only shared with third parties with your explicit permission.

RAM Campaign E-Newsletter

Web site visitors may subscribe to the free monthly RAM Campaign E-Newsletter. From time to time, we may also send you bulletins alerting you to local events in which you may wish to participate. Just fill in the form on the E-newsletter page . You will be asked to provide the following information in order to signup:

By submitting this information you agree to allow RAM, CKM and DCI to send you the RAM E-Newsletter and occasionally send campaign update bulletins. All submitted information will be treated as confidential. No names or addresses will be given to third parties. As campaign opportunities arise, you agree that RAM, CKM and DCI may alert you by using the contact information you have provided.


To modify or delete information provided to RAM, please e-mail

Legal Disclaimer

We may disclose personal information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process served on our Web site.

Notification of Changes

We will notify you directly if there is a material change in our privacy practices. We will take commercially reasonable measures to obtain written or active e-mail consent from the user if RAM and are going to be using the information collected from the user in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection. We will also post the changes in our privacy statement 30 days prior to a change.

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact

Web site Content

Content and material on this site was prepared by CKM and DCI for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Content does not necessarily reflect the views of CMS.

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