USMLE Privacy Policy

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Permission to Use

The USMLE website is hosted by the NBME. It contains material protected by copyright and trademark laws. Permission to use, copy and distribute documents and related images available at the USMLE website is granted, provided that (1) the copyright and permission notices contained herein appear in all reproductions, (2) the use of documents and images from this site is for noncommercial, educational, and scientific purposes only, (3) no documents or images from this site are modified in any way, (4) no copyright, trademark or other proprietary notices are removed or modified, and (5) no documents or images from this site are used on any other website or downloaded to any other networked computer environment without the express written consent of the NBME. All parties downloading, printing or using documents or images contained in this website represent and warrant that their use will be consistent with this permission. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by the FSMB and the NBME.


When a visitor accesses this website, the NBME receives information that is automatically sent to the NBME via the visitor's web browser. The amount of information sent varies according to the visitor's browser settings. The NBME does not seek to identify any individual visitor to this website, absent a security breach or suspected legal violation. The NBME does not forward any individual identifying information received at this website to any third party for any direct marketing purpose. Visitors sending e-mail to the NBME are voluntarily releasing information to us. The NBME can use an e-mail address to respond to a visitor and for the other purposes described in this section. The NBME cannot make any representations about data collection at hyperlinked sites not governed by NBME.


This site contains hyperlinks to other websites that are not under NBME control. These links are provided for convenience only. The NBME makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, concerning the contents of those websites and assumes no liability for the content or any visitor's use of those sites.