When you first register on our website at getinsidehealth.com, we collect personal information from you such as your name, e-mail address and clinical specialty. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with the website and if you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence. We may ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.
We gather this information to allow us to process your registration and to provide you with customized content, including articles relating to your fields of interest and various conference and training opportunities, as well as using it to develop and improve our services.
We recognize our responsibility to protect the information you entrust to us. We use a variety of secure techniques to protect your information, including secure servers, firewalls, and encryption of financial data. Excerpta Medica websites also may make chat rooms, forums, message boards and/or newsgroups available to you. Please remember that any personally identifiable information you provide in these areas is also available to other users, and you should exercise caution before deciding to disclose it.
Once you have provided us with your personally identifiable information, you will have reasonable access to that information so you can change or delete it. You may do this by accessing your online profile, or by requesting a copy of your profile at the contact address listed below.
IP address and cookies
We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our content providers. These are statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and do not identify an individual.
For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help us to improve our website and to deliver a better and more personalized service. They enable us: to estimate our audience size and usage pattern; to store information about your preferences and so allow us to customize our website according to your individual interests; to speed up your searches and to recognize you when you return to our website.
Uses made of information
We do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to our content providers, but we may provide them with aggregate information about our users (for example, we may inform them that 100 men aged under 30 have clicked on their material on any given day). We may also use such aggregate information to help our content providers reach the kind of audience they want to target.
We use the personal information that you provide for such purposes as:
a. Completion and support of the activity for which the information was provided, such as allowing access to or delivery of our products or services, processing or fulfilling an order, or responding to your requests or inquiries;
b. Web site and system administration, such as for the technical support of the Site and its computer system, including processing computer account information, information used in the course of securing and maintaining the Site, and verification of Site activity by the Site or its agents;
c. Research and development to enhance, evaluate and improve the Site and our services;
d. Pseudonymous analysis to create a profile used to determine the habits, interests, or other characteristics of users for purposes of research, analysis, and anonymous reporting; and
e. Communicating with you about changes or updates to the Site and our services and, with your consent, special offers, promotions or market research surveys.
Disclosure of Personal Information to Third Parties
Access to your personal information is restricted to our employees and our affiliated group companies, for the purposes set forth above. Sponsors will only have access to your personal information when you have selected to allow this at registration. Your personal information may be used by all of our trading names and transferred to countries outside of the European Economic Area (“EEA”), including to the United States, for processing. These countries may not have similar data protection laws to the EEA. If we transfer your information outside of the EEA in this way, we will take steps to ensure that your privacy rights continue to be protected. In addition, if you access the Site while you are outside of the EEA, your information may be transferred outside of the EEA in order to provide you with such access.
We will not otherwise disclose any personal information without your consent except under the following circumstances:
a. in response to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our rights to defend against legal claims;
b. if we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, safety of person or property, violation of our policies, or as otherwise required by law; and
c. if Excerpta Medica, this Site, or a related asset or line of business is acquired by, transferred to, or merged with another company.
Retention of Personal Information
We retain the personal information we collect from you for as long as the information is relevant to our business purposes or until you request that we remove the data by contacting us at:
Our Commitment to Data Security
We recognize that your privacy is important to you, and, therefore, we endeavor to keep your personal information confidential. The personal and demographic information about each user is stored on servers that are behind a firewall and physically housed within a secured data center. Furthermore, our internal practices help protect your privacy by limiting employee access to and use of personal information. However, we do not represent, warrant, or guarantee that your personal information will be protected against unauthorized access, loss, misuse, or alterations, and do not accept any liability for the security of the personal information submitted to us nor for your or third parties’ use or misuse of personal information.
We would like to provide you with information by email about GIH services on and updates to the website, which we think may be of interest to you. We will only do this if you have given us your express permission in the registration form. If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for these purposes, you may change your mind at any time by amending your settings on the email subscription page.
Updating your personal information
Once you have provided us with your personally identifiable information, you will have reasonable access to that information so you can change or delete it. You may do this by accessing your online profile, or by requesting a copy of your profile at the contact address listed below. Of course, you will always have the option to unsubscribe to any online contact from GIH or change your personal profile information.
You may contact us if you would like to:
• ask us a question related to specific content
• request a copy of your personal data, or change or delete your personal data
• opt-out from the GIH service
Please contact us by sending your questions or comments by email to: email@example.com