Privacy and Terms of Use

The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices of the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care Safe Opiate Prescribing (The Course) web pages and is in accordance with the following statement. It is the policy of the Commonwealth of Virginia that personal information about citizens will be collected only to the extent necessary to provide the service or benefit desired; that only appropriate information will be collected; that the citizen shall understand the reason the information is collected and be able to examine their personal record which is maintained by a public body.

What is collected and how is it used

When you visit the Course website we collect the following non-personal information:
  • Your IP address
  • Date and time
  • Pages visited
  • Type of browser used
None of this information is associated with you as an individual and is used strictly for statistical reporting purposes in order to assess demands and usage for planning purposes. The Course requires you to provide personal information in order to provide services requested by you. Data that are collected in this course may be used for research purposes. Data will be de-identified, kept confidential, and aggregated in dissemination efforts. No data will be released in a way that identifies you directly or indirectly.


To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online, consistent with VCU policies and the laws and regulations of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Information disclosure

Any personal information that one chooses to supply will be maintained exclusively within The Course and will not be supplied to any other non-VCU entity or organization except as provided by law.


This site contains links to external (non-course) websites. The Course is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such websites.

Full policy may be found here