Privacy Policy

Privacy Notice
The Cancer Patient Education Network (CPEN) is committed to protecting the privacy of all members and guests who visit the CPEN Web site. This policy was developed in the interest of protecting that privacy. This policy applies only to the CPEN Web site, It does not apply to the Web sites of any member or to any Web sites operated by organizations or groups who associate themselves with CPEN, nor does it apply to any Web sites featuring links to the CPEN Web site. Our privacy policy does not apply to the practices of organizations or persons not owned, controlled, managed or employed by CPEN. This policy will be periodically reexamined as technology, business and legal requirements change.

Collection of Information
When you browse the CPEN Web site as a non-member, you are anonymous. CPEN does not collect personal information about any person that is not provided voluntarily. We track anonymous information, such as which pages were visited and for how long, on our server. We use this information solely to learn more about trends on the Web site, such as which web pages you viewed and how long you visited.

If you apply for membership, register for training or a conference, or request any other product or service, CPEN collects information from you such as your name, title, company, address, phone, fax, e-mail address and professional discipline/interest. This information is collected only if you give it voluntarily. Information provided to CPEN will be used internally in order to process your specific request and will not be sold or shared with outside parties. Your information may be used to send you CPEN publications, information relating to upcoming CPEN activities or important membership announcements. In addition, CPEN makes members’ contact information available to other members through the Members-only Web site. This information can only be accessed with a legitimate CPEN username and password; for this reason, we strongly urge you limit unauthorized access to your CPEN username and password. You may edit your contact information at any time through the Members-only Web site. If you have difficulty editing your information online, you may update it by calling or e-mailing CPEN headquarters at 434.284.4697 or

Disclosure of Information
CPEN may occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as bulk mailing or publication printing. We provide those companies only with the information they need to complete to service they have been contracted to perform, and they are prohibited from using the information provided for any other purpose.

CPEN may disclose your information if we are required to do so by law or if such disclosure is necessary to comply with a legal order; defend CPEN or its employees, affiliates or partners; or protect the personal safety of CPEN, affiliates, partners, members or site users.

Credit Card Information
You may provide CPEN with credit card information to pay for membership dues, training, conference registration fees, exam fees or any other product or service. We will never voluntarily disclose your credit card information to any third party organization or person who is not employed by CPEN to process your payment.

Cookies are commonly used by Web sites in order to make accessing that Web site faster and more efficient. Many organizations use cookies to track your shopping cart, for example, so that you can purchase several items or services at one time instead of having to purchase each item at the time you select it. CPEN uses cookies to monitor statistics regarding your visit to the Web site (such as how long you visited, what web pages you visited on our site, etc.) and to hold items in your shopping cart for you. We use "session-only" cookies, which are deleted from your computer’s memory when you close your browser window. You can set your internet browser to not accept cookies, or to ask you before accepting certain types of cookies, but this may keep you from having access to all of the benefits of the CPEN Web site. In most cases, a medium level of cookie security will allow you to log in to and use the CPEN site. Using cookies in this manner is standard across the majority of all Web sites.

CPEN has taken measures to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of information on this Web site. We have the technology in place to provide secure transmission of data to and from our Web site. All information (including your address and credit card information) is encrypted when submitted so that no other party can access it.


  • Any material published on the CPEN Web site is protected by International Intellectual Property and Copyright laws. All text, logos, graphics, icons, photographs, software and audiovisual material fall under this protection. Permission is granted to download, copy or print material on the CPEN Web site for personal, instructional or non-commercial use only.
  • The information found on the CPEN Web site should not be used as medical, legal, business or tax advice.
  • Our Privacy Policy may be revised occasionally. You should review it from time to time to be sure you understand the details. Using the CPEN Web site indicates your agreement to the Policy that is posted at the time of use.