What We Collect
When you visit the Website, we may collect the following information:
- name and job title
- contact information including email address
- demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
- other information relevant to user surveys and/or offers
Any data Medical Database collects is used to help us better serve you and improve our Website’s content.
What We Do With The Information We Gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
- Internal record keeping.
- We may use the information to improve our products and services.
- We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
- From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customize the website according to your interests.
- We may use aggregate information for marketing purposes and may provide that information to our marketing partners
Non-Personal Information We Collect About You
Even if you do not register or purchase a membership with Medical Database, we may collect non-personal information about your use of our Website - information that is not traceable back to any individual and cannot be used to identify an individual (”Non-Personal Information”). For example, click stream information (a record of all the pages you have visited during your visit to a particular website or the services you accessed from the site or from an email. Click stream information is associated with your browser and not with you personally. It records the archives of your browser, is Non-Personal Information, as is information such as gender, age, city and state when not linked with other personally identifiable information. Personally, identifiable information is information that can be traced back to an individual (contrast with Non-Personal Information and aggregate Information) (“Personally Identifiable Information”). Examples of Personally Identifiable Information include your name, home address, telephone number, email address, and Social Security number. If other pieces of information are linked to Personally Identifiable Information, they also become Personally Identifiable Information. For example, if you use a nickname to chat online and give out your real name while chatting, your nickname becomes Personally Identifiable Information when linked with other Personally Identifiable Information.
There is no such thing as "guaranteed security," whether online or offline. Having established this fact, Medical Database is committed to ensuring that your information is secure to the highest level employed by websites offering similar products and services. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we employ generally accepted industry standards and suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes, by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
Medical Database may use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about webpage traffic and improve our Website in order to tailor it to user needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help Medical Database provide you with a better website experience, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
We also may use web beacons to collect Non-Personal Information about your use of our Website and the websites of selected sponsors and advertisers, and your use of special promotions or newsletters. Web beacons are tiny graphic image files, imbedded in a web page in GIF, jpeg or HTML format, typically used to monitor activity on a web page and send back to its home server (which can belong to the host site, a network advertiser or some other third party) information from your browser, such as the IP address, the URL of the page on which the beacon is located, the type of browser that is accessing the site and the ID number of any cookies on your computer previously placed by that server. Web beacons can also be used to place a cookie on your computer. The information collected by web beacons (i) allows us to statistically monitor how many people are using our Website and selected sponsors' and advertisers' sites, (ii) how many people open our emails, and (iii) for what purposes these actions are being taken. Our web beacons are not used to track your activity outside of our Website or those of our sponsors. We do not link Non-Personal Information from web beacons to Personally Identifiable Information without your permission and do not use web beacons to collect or store personal health information about you.
You Can Decline/Disable Cookies
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the Website.
Links To Other Websites
Our Website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over those other websites and their operation. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and review the privacy statements applicable to the websites in question.
Controlling Your Personal Information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your Personal Identifiable Information in the following ways:
- whenever you are asked to fill in a form on our Website, simply click the box provided to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
- if you have previously agreed to our usage of your Personally Identifiable Information for direct marketing purposes, you may revoke such consent at any time by writing to or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow at least ten business days for such renovation to go into effect.
Medical Database will not sell, distribute or lease your Personally Identifiable Information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your Personally Identifiable Information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you opt in to such communications.
If you believe that any information Medical Database possesses regarding you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will correct any information found to be incorrect as soon as practicable.
Privacy Of Children
The Federal Trade Commission has issued special laws protecting the collection and transfer of the personal information of minors on the Internet. Medical Database is committed to protecting the privacy of minors. Neither Medical Database nor any of its services are designed or intended to attract children under the age of 13. We do not collect Personally Identifiable Information from any person we actually know to be under the age of 13.
Medical Database’s Operations And Maintenance Contractors
When you agree to license materials on the Medical Database through a paid membership, you may be asked to provide Personally Identifiable Information. This Personally Identifiable Information is used for Medical Database’s internal purposes only and will not be released to third parties for any reason. Medical Database may place a cookie on your computer as a result of your membership to be used only for the benefit of your use of the Website. We do not receive, collect or store any credit card or financial account numbers. You will be directed to a different website for the processing of any credit card transactions.
When your Personally Identifiable Information is combined with known health characteristics, it becomes Personal Health Information. We do not collect Personal Health Information.
Information We Collect When You Register
Protection Of Information
Medical Database has established the following security systems and policies to protect and secure the privacy of all Personally Identifiable Information collected through our Website.
We have implemented technology and security policies, rules and other measures to protect the personal data that we have under our control from unauthorized access, improper use, alteration, unlawful or accidental destruction, and accidental loss. Any user information housed on our servers is secured through a current SSL certificate. We also protect your information by requiring that all our associates and affiliates who have access to or are associated with the processing of your data respect your confidentiality. Medical Database uses security methods to determine the identity of its registered users, so that appropriate rights and restrictions can be enforced for that user. Reliable verification of user identity is called authentication which is used in our webpage for any user. Medical Database will send the password to new or modified user to his given email and ask the user to go through authentication to be certified as a user. Furthermore, our system uses both passwords and usernames to authenticate users. Users are responsible for maintaining their own passwords and they can change as many times as they like.