Clinical Placements Northwest, a Washington nonprofit corporation, (“CPNW”) is committed to promoting the optimal clinical learning environment.
CPNW online Services are accessed by Users through a password protected dashboard at www.cpnw.org. Only Users who are invited by a Subscriber Facility may create an account on the system. Services consist of those identified below and future enhancements. Additional terms will be made available at the time of release of new services. Those additional terms shall become part of your agreement with us if you use those services.
Registration procedures are different for Users and Facility Account Coordinators.
In order to create a User account, the following procedures apply:
Step 1: Creation of Username and Password:
Step 2. First Login and Creation of User Profile
The account request is not complete until the applicant completes the consent and their profile.
To establish a Facility Account Coordinator, the affiliated Facility shall submit a facility account request using the online form located at the following link: https://cpnw.org/Schools. The request should include information for every program that will need access and shall designate primary and secondary coordinators for each program. CPNW will then create an account code for each program/unit at the Subscriber Facility. Below is an example of the Account Request form:
Protecting privacy and security is everyone’s responsibility. Users must therefore be responsible for the following:
If you are a Facility Account Coordinator, or if you are a using a Facility’s information systems to access the Services, you may be subject to additional obligations and requirements under the Facility’s policies. It is your responsibility to know about and comply with any such policies.
Subscribers are the primary source of the information used to provide the Services. Affiliated organizations will depend upon the information you provide or confirm. If you are a User, you must provide true, accurate, and complete information when registering for your account, and when providing information which may be used to make clinical placement decisions or provide you with the Services. If you are a Facility Account Coordinator, you must confirm the truth, accuracy, and completeness of the information you review on behalf of your Facility. It is your responsibility to confirm the Subscriber has submitted the correct name, student/faculty/employee ID, user type, and program of study.
CPNW will not verify and is not responsible for the truth, accuracy, and completeness of any information provided for purposes of the Services. It is the responsibility of the individual Subscribers to accurately supply the required information. A failure to provide true, accurate, or complete information, or a false confirmation of information, may be considered a fraud in the clinical placement process, and result in loss of Subscriber placement or other negative consequences.
The Services are intended to be accessible and all content available through all standard commercial Web browsers operating on standard personal computers, through standard commercially-available Internet access. The quality of content presentation and download speeds may vary depending on the software, equipment, and Internet connections used.
CPNW does not provide any software, equipment, or Internet connections. You are solely responsible for providing all software, computer equipment and other hardware, and Internet connections necessary to access the Services.
In order to use the Services, you are required to create and maintain an online account. Your personal computer or other device may store and automatically upload your username and password for account access. You may also download information from the Services to your personal computer or other device. If someone else uses your personal computer or other device, he or she may be able to use these functions to gain access to your account or PII. CPNW cannot prevent or be responsible for protecting your personal computer or other device against unauthorized use. You are solely responsible for protecting the personal computers or other devices you use against unauthorized use to access your account.
If you use a personal computer or other device provided by or shared with your employer, parent, spouse, roommate, or other person, that other party may have the legal right to view all information stored on it. CPNW cannot prevent or be responsible for such activities. If you use a personal computer or other device which another person has the legal right to control, you access your CPNW account and the Services at your own risk.
Whenever you are done using the Services, you should log off the Services, and you should not leave your computer unattended when it is logged on to the Services. Someone else may be able to view the screen or use the computer or device. If you leave a Services session logged-in when someone else can see your screen or use your computer, he or she may be able to gain access to your account or PII. CPNW cannot log you off your computer or protect your personal computer against unauthorized access. You are solely responsible for protecting the personal computers or other devices you use against unauthorized use to access your account.
Computer viruses, worms, spyware, and other malicious software on your computer or other device can be used to gather passwords and personal information from that computer or device, often without the user’s knowledge. CPNW cannot prevent or be responsible for detecting or removing malicious software on computers or devices you use to access the Services. Affordable antivirus and antispyware software is readily available for personal computers and most other devices. You should maintain and regularly use current antivirus and antispyware software on any personal computer or device you use to access the Services.
Unauthorized individuals (“hackers”) and malicious software can sometimes gain access to computers through Internet connections, unless the computer has a working firewall. Unauthorized access of this kind may not be easily detected and may allow passwords and personal information to be gathered without the computer user’s knowledge. CPNW does not provide and cannot be responsible for implementing a firewall for your computer. Firewall software is standard on many personal computers and affordable firewall software for personal computers is readily available. You should maintain a working firewall on any computer you use to access the Services.
If you are using a wireless network to access the Services, unauthorized individuals may be able to intercept your connection unless your network is appropriately secured. Unauthorized access of this kind may not be easily detected and may allow passwords and personal information to be gathered without the computer user’s knowledge. Home and business wireless networks may be secured easily, but many wireless networks which are available for public use are not secured. You should not access the Services through an unsecured wireless network. If you do not know whether a wireless network you wish to use is secured, you should not use it.
Computer criminals may sometimes send e-mails which appear to come from legitimate organizations. These e-mails typically ask you to provide personal information or may ask you to log on to a Web site using a link in the e-mail, and enter some personal information to “verify”, “correct”, or “update” your account, or something similar. This practice is known as “phishing,” and is intended to get personal information from unwary users to use for identity theft and other fraud.
Once the account creation process is complete, CPNW WILL NEVER SEND YOU E-MAILS ASKING FOR A CREDIT CARD OR OTHER FINANCIAL ACCOUNT NUMBER, YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER, YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION, OR PASSWORD. IF YOU RECEIVE AN E-MAIL THAT CLAIMS TO BE FROM CPNW, WHICH ASKS YOU FOR ANY FINANCIAL OR PERSONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE DO NOT PROVIDE THAT INFORMATION.
CPNW may send you e-mails with a link to the CPNW website, but will not send you any e-mail asking you to click a link for any other party’s website, or to access messages or correspondence. If you receive any e-mail which claims or appears to be from CPNW, and you are suspicious of it for any reason or wish to verify its validity, please notify us here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Access to your account and to your PII is password-protected. If your password is easy to guess, or if you share your password or someone else sees or steals it, someone else may be able to get access to your account. You must use a strong password, and protect it from other people.
CPNW relies upon your password in allowing access to your account and cannot prevent unauthorized access if your password is compromised. You are responsible for all activity taking place under your password unless we have been notified that it is compromised. Please notify us at once if you believe your password has been compromised, and we will help you change it. You can contact us about possible password compromise: email@example.com
In order to keep the Services working efficiently and appropriately, you are not permitted to:
While CPNW seeks to provide useful, high-quality information through the Services, CPNW cannot guarantee that any information is accurate, complete, current, error-free, or free of viruses, worms or other malicious software. Information is provided “as is,” without warranties of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to warranties of fitness and suitability for any particular purpose.
CPNW seeks to link only to trustworthy, valuable websites, but provides website links for your convenience only. A link to a website does not constitute an endorsement of the linked site, its content, or any party affiliated with the linked website. CPNW makes no warranties or representations, express or implied, about the accuracy, completeness, currency, relevance, appropriateness, or availability of any linked site, the information contained in them, or any products or services they offer. CPNW shall not be liable, directly or indirectly, for any damages, losses, or harm incurred in connection with the use of a linked website.
CPNW will attempt to keep the Services available at all times, but availability may be interrupted from time to time for maintenance, repair, upgrade, or other activities, or due to natural disaster or other emergency. CPNW is not responsible for and cannot control the availability of third party communications services necessary to connect to the Services.
To the greatest extent permitted by law, CPNW’s liability to any person for any claims, losses, damages, harm, or costs arising from or pertaining to the use, operation, or functioning of the Services, whether arising from or pertaining to breach of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or any other legal theory, shall be limited to the person’s direct damages and shall not include any indirect, special, incidental, consequential, punitive or exemplary damages (including but not limited to damages related to delays, loss of data, interruption of service, loss of privacy, reputational or physical harm), even if CPNW has been advised of the possibility of such damages.