The Oncology Portal Privacy Policy

General Statement

This Privacy Policy ("Privacy Policy") discloses the privacy practices for McKesson Specialty Health Technology Products LLC. (collectively "The Oncology Portal") with regard to your ("You" or "Your") use of the website (www.TheOncology (the "Site" or "Sites"). The Oncology Portal is committed to Your privacy. The Oncology Portal hereby notifies You of the following:

  1. What personally identifiable information is collected from You through this Site.
  2. How the information is used.
  3. How the information may be shared.
  4. How The Oncology Portal protects Your information.
  5. How You can seek to correct any inaccuracies in the information.
  6. What The Oncology Portal's contact address is for privacy questions.


a. Information collection and use

The Oncology Portal is the sole owner of the information collected on this Site. We will not sell, share, transfer or rent any personal information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement and the Terms of Use. The Oncology Portal collects information from You on the Profile  pages ("Profile pages") on our Site. The Oncology Portal reserves the right to collect, disseminate, sell or otherwise disclose non-personal information provided by You.

b. Personal Profile

You may provide additional information in Your profile describing your credentials, professional experiences, academic background, biography and the like. Your profile shall be available for viewing by other registered participants of The Oncology Portal and will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary.

Your profile will not be accessible by registered Industry participants.  However, when engaging in Industry-honorarium opportunities such as surveys, callouts, private groups and the like on the site your name, practice address and contact information will be shared in order to fulfill compensation guidelines.

c. IP Addresses

Every computer connected to the Internet is given a domain name and a set of numbers that serve as that computer's Internet Protocol or "IP" address. When You request a page from any page within the Site, our Web servers automatically recognize Your domain name and IP address. The domain name and IP address reveal nothing personal about You other than the IP address from which You have accessed the Site.

d. Children's and Minor's Privacy

The Oncology Portal strongly encourages parents and guardians to supervise the online activities of their minor children and consider using parental control tools available from online services and software manufacturers to help provide a child-friendly online environment. These tools also can prevent minors from disclosing their name, address, and other personally identifiable information online without parental permission. Although the Site is not intended for use by minors, The Oncology Portal respects the privacy of minors who may inadvertently use the Internet.

e. Opt Out Procedures

You may opt-out of receiving notifications from The Oncology Portal. To be removed from The Oncology Portal notifications, visit the Notifications section within MyAccount and disable "Site Notifications". 


a. Use of Personal Health Information

The Oncology Portal does not seek to collect personal health information about individuals.   However, the Oncology Portal is not responsible for the contents of any posts or information You transmit over the Oncology Portal.  You should not transmit any personal health information about individuals on The Oncology Portal.  And The Oncology Portal will not be responsible for any republication or retransmission of such information.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) privacy rule, which took effect on April 14, 2003, allows for the use of de-identified health information so long as identifiers have been "stripped" and a key is not disclosed that would allow the information to be re-identified. The Oncology Portal does not possess a key to re-identify patient data.

b. Sale of Assets, Merger, Acquisition, Bankruptcy

Information collected from You may be transferred to a third party as a result of a sale or acquisition, merger or bankruptcy involving The Oncology Portal.

c. Cookies

A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to Your browser from a Web server and stored on Your computer's hard drive. A cookie cannot read data off Your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Use of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on the Site. Once You close Your browser, the cookie simply terminates. For instance, by setting a cookie on the Site, You would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on the Site. You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings of Your browser. You can reset your Browser to refuse all cookies or allow Your browser to show You when a cookie is being sent. If You reject the cookies on the Site, You may still be able to use the Site, but it shall be limited to certain minimal functionality. The only drawback to this is that the user may be limited in some areas of our Site or limited to certain functions of the Site. Some of our business partners may use cookies on our Site. However, we have no access to or control over these cookies. The Oncology Portal and our business partners may use cookies to better personalize the content, banners, and promotions that You see on the Site.

d. Log Files

The Oncology Portal may use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the Site, track Your movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.


a. Sharing

The Oncology Portal may share aggregated demographic information with The Oncology Portal's partners. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person. The Oncology Portal shall not be liable for the transfer of any personal identification information resulting from loss or distribution of data, the delineation or corruption of storage media, power failures, natural phenomena, riots, acts of vandalism, sabotage, terrorism or any other event beyond The Oncology Portal's control.

b. Consulting

The Oncology Portal may partner with another party to provide specific services. When You sign up for these services, The Oncology Portal will share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. Per The Oncology Portal's contractual arrangements with parties, these parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the explicit purpose of providing these services.

c. Spam

The Oncology Portal maintains a strict "No-Spam" policy, which means that The Oncology Portal does not intend to sell, rent or otherwise give your e-mail address to a third party without Your consent.

d. Legal Requests

The Oncology Portal cooperates with law enforcement inquiries, as well as other third parties, to enforce laws and third party rights, such as intellectual property rights and laws relating to fraud. Therefore, in response to a verified request by law enforcement or other government officials relating to a criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity, or other activity that may expose us or you to legal liability, The Oncology Portal can (and You authorize The Oncology Portal to) disclose Your personal data and other information about You as The Oncology Portal, in its sole discretion, believes necessary or appropriate.

e. Discussions

When you participate in Discussions on The Oncology Portal, Your name and IP address may be recorded for purposes of maintaining Your own account and preventing abuses of the Discussions area. This information is not used to personally identify You outside the The Oncology Portal community. All information you post in any of the Discussions area is subject to further disclosure and may be used by The Oncology Portal without restriction and will be accessible to other users of The Oncology Portal.   In addition, in order to diffuse the information in the Site's Discussions to a wider audience for promotional purposes, The Oncology Portal may, from time to time, collect some of Your postings and group them together to use in a specific publication, print, electronic mailing or other public dissemination. At no point however will Your name or IP address be revealed in any of these uses. In addition, when Your postings are used in this fashion, they may be edited to fit with the general content of the medium being prepared. It is important to remember that whenever You voluntarily disclose personal information in a forum, through e-mail or elsewhere, that information can be collected and used by others. If Your personal information is accessible to the public, You may receive unsolicited messages form other parties in return. Ultimately, You are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of Your personal information. You may participate in any Discussions offered through The Oncology Portal, but You agree not to post any material the content of which (i) is defamatory, libelous, obscene, indecent, abusive, threatening to others, or in violation of any law; or (ii) infringes the copyright, trademark right, or other intellectual property right of any third party. You will be solely responsible for all content that you post on any Discussion of The Oncology Portal. You agree to indemnify The Oncology Portal and its officers and employees from and against all liabilities, judgments, damages, and costs (including attorney's fees) incurred by any of them which arise out of or are related to the content that you post. Discussions are intended only for the personal use of The Oncology Portal members, and may not be used for organized political activity.


a. Confidentiality and Security

The Oncology Portal takes all necessary precautions to protect Your personal information both online and off-line. When The Oncology Portal requests that You enter sensitive information, that information is encrypted using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software or other security protocol, which encrypts the information you input. No administrator at The Oncology Portal will have knowledge of Your password. It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to log off from The Oncology Portal when finished using a shared computer. The Oncology Portal also protects Your personal information off-line. Access to Your personal information is limited to employees who The Oncology Portal reasonably believes will need that information to provide services to You. However, The Oncology Portal is not responsible for the confidentiality, security or distribution of your own personal information by our partners and third parties outside the scope of our agreement with such partners and third parties.

b. Links

The Oncology Portal website may contain links to other sites. The linked sites are not necessarily under the control of The Oncology Portal. Please be aware that The Oncology Portal is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. The Oncology Portal encourages You to be aware when You leave this Site and to read the privacy policies of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. If You decide to access any of the third-party sites linked to this Site, You do this entirely at Your own risk. Any links to any partner of the Site should be the responsibility of the linking party, and The Oncology Portal shall not be responsible for notification of any change in name or location of any information on the Site.


a. Correction/Updating Personal Information

If Your personally identifiable information changes (such as address, educational information or other personal information), You should update this information using current US Oncology processes.  US Oncology's core systems will then update Your profile on The Oncology Portal. 

Information You add to Your profile including your CV and photo can be changed or deleted by You at any time.

b. Notification of Changes

If The Oncology Portal decides to change the Privacy Policy for this Site, The Oncology Portal will post those changes on so You are always aware of what information The Oncology Portal collects, how The Oncology Portal uses it, and under what circumstances, if any, The Oncology Portal discloses it. If at any point The Oncology Portal decides to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, The Oncology Portal will notify users by way of an e-mail. If You have provided personally identifiable information before the changes in The Oncology Portal's Privacy Policy, You will have a choice as to whether or not The Oncology Portal uses Your information in this different manner. If You choose that The Oncology Portal not use Your personally identifiable information in accordance with the new privacy policy, The Oncology Portal will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was originally collected.

c. Site and Service Updates

As necessary, The Oncology Portal may send You Site and service announcement updates. You are not able to un-subscribe or opt-out from service announcements, which contain important information about the Site. The Oncology Portal communicates via e-mail with You to provide requested services and to resolve issues relating to Your account.

d. Consent to This Policy

The Terms of Use Agreement is incorporated herein by reference in its entirety.


Should You have questions about this policy or The Oncology Portal's information collection, use and disclosure practices, You may contact us at the address, contact The Oncology Portal,LLC 10101 Woodloch Forest, The Woodlands, Texas 77382. We will use reasonable efforts to respond promptly to requests, questions or concerns You may have regarding our use of personal information about You. Except where required by law, The Oncology Portal cannot ensure a response to questions or comments regarding topics unrelated to this policy or The Oncology Portal's privacy practices.