About MyPath
  1. 1. What is MyPath?
  2. 2. Why was it developed? How, and by whom?
  3. 3. Who is it for?
  4. 4. How much does it cost?
  5. 5. How can I access MP? Members... Nonmembers...
  6. 6. What does 'beta' mean? Is MP perfect/finished?
  7. 7. How can I provide feedback, suggestions, etc.? How can I get more involved in improving MP going forward?
  8. 8. How can I view an introductory/demo video?
  9. 9. Do you have a privacy statement?
  • What is MyPath?
    MyPath helps users to quickly access articles, textbook excerpts, images, lectures, Academy meeting handouts, and other pathology-related content while also allowing users to connect and share content with other USCAP members who have similar professional interests.
  • Why was it developed? How, and by whom?
    MyPath was created in response to needs expressed by USCAP members. These members asked for a better way to access the content they need quickly and easily. USCAP's Innovative Educational Products Committee in collaboration with their managing partners at The Inovo Institute have worked in partnership to develop the initial version of MyPath.
  • Who is it for?
    In our initial release, MyPath is available to all USCAP Members and Annual Meeting attendees. Our intention is to make some information available to non-members of USCAP.
  • How much does it cost?
    Most content in MyPath is free for USCAP members. There will be a growing number of textbooks and other items that will have yearly access costs.
  • How can I access MP? Members... Nonmembers...
    USCAP members and Annual Meeting attendees can access MyPath at mypathstage.uscap.org or through our iPad app which is available for free download through iTunes. Access is limited to Members and Annual Meeting attendees for our initial launch.
  • What does 'beta' mean? Is MP perfect/finished?
    'beta' means that we are committed to an ongoing improvement cycle for MyPath. This cycle includes soliciting feedback from our users, working with USCAP members to prioritize that feedback, developing new features and enhancements based on that feedback, releasing new versions on the software, then continuing with the gathering of more feedback. The version of MyPath available today is fully functional, but has a much smaller feature set than what we expect to offer in the months and years to come. With a similar philosophy, Google introduced the beta version of their email solution (gmail). It was considered Beta for about 5 years.
  • How can I provide feedback, suggestions, etc.? How can I get more involved in improving MP going forward?
    We welcome suggestions. In fact we are counting on feedback to continuously enhance the MyPath. On MyPath.uscap.org, there is a 'Give Feedback' banner on the right side of every page. You can click on that to share your thoughts. You can also send an email to mypathstage.uscap.org.
  • How can I view an introductory/demo video?
    An introductory video is available at mypathstage.uscap.org.
  • Do you have a privacy statement?
    Yes, please see below:
    Privacy and Confidentiality Statement
    The United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) values the trust and participation of our constituent members and guests, and the information given by them to enable us to provide services on their behalf. As such, we have posted this disclaimer to inform any concerned parties about the personal information that we collect, and the ways in which it is used.
    Personal information
    The USCAP collects the name, birth date, gender, address(es), phone number(s), fax and email address(es) of members. Whatever address(es) and number(s) they are willing to provide-usually their work contact information. We record their employing institution, if any, and when the individual joined. We do not record social security numbers, credit card numbers, or any other personally identifying information other than what is stipulated above. Information relating to electronic transactions entered into via USCAP websites is protected by encryption technology.
    When members join, they are assigned a web log-in number and password, which we note in the database, and the members will use to access their account information. Members can change their password and user ID; changes are recorded in case they are forgotten. We also record member's orders, subscriptions, and historical information regarding committees served on and previous meetings attended. All information is stored on secure servers, with reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of information stored there.
    Using personal information
    The individual contact information listed above is available to other USCAP members in the online member directory; however, members may opt out of having their information displayed in the directory. We do not sell or make available email or phone lists; we do 'rent' for one-time use our membership postal mailing list for educational purposes, books, or to institutions who are offering courses, lectures and/or materials that do not conflict with those provided by the USCAP. We do not make our addresses available to trade journals. As part of the usage requirement, a sample of what will be circulated is required to be sent to the USCAP for approval before addresses are provided.
    For a limited time prior to meetings sponsored by the USCAP, vendors who will be exhibiting at the meeting are offered the opportunity to buy one-time use of the postal addresses of meeting registrants-member and non-member-for the purpose of sending in advance of the meeting promotional material that may be of benefit. As part of the usage requirement, a sample of what will be circulated is required to be sent to the USCAP for approval before addresses are provided.
    The USCAP complies with HIPAA policies, and screens all content published, shown on the internet or at meetings to be sure no individually identifying information is displayed. Care is taken to ensure all presenters and authors who will be presenting or publishing with the USCAP are in line with HIPAA policies.
    Updating this statement
    The USCAP may update this privacy policy by posting a new version on this website. You should check this page periodically to ensure you are familiar with any changes.
    This website contains links to other websites. The USCAP is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any third party.
    Contact us
    If you have any questions about this privacy policy or the USCAP's treatment of your personal information, please contact us at:
    USCAP 404 Town Park Blvd., Suite 201, Evans, Georgia 30809 706.733.7550 help@uscap.org
    This privacy statement is based on a precedent created by SEQ Legal, LLP and published by freenetlaw.com.