This document is Coloproctology News’ Privacy Policy. It is intended to inform you of the information that we may collect about you during your usage of this site, and what we do with it. If you do not agree with the terms of the Privacy Policy, you should discontinue use of the site.

 This Privacy Policy was last updated: 23/06/2018.

Disclaimer

© 2017 Dendrite Clinical Systems Ltd. All rights reserved. No part of this website may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, transmitted in any form or by any other means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without prior permission in writing of the Managing Editor. The views, comments and opinions expressed within are not necessarily those of Dendrite Clinical Systems or the Editorial Board. Coloproctologynews.net is a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Coloproctology News collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Coloproctology News’ purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Coloproctology News’ visitors use its website. From time to time, Coloproctology News may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Coloproctology News also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on articles. Coloproctology News only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Coloproctology News’ websites choose to interact with Coloproctology News in ways that require Coloproctology News to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Coloproctology News gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a user account at coloproctologynews.net to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Coloproctology News are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Coloproctology News collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Coloproctology News. Coloproctology News does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Coloproctology News may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Coloproctology News may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Coloproctology News does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Coloproctology News discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Coloproctology News’ behalf or to provide services available at Coloproctology News’ websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Coloproctology News, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Coloproctology News will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Coloproctology News discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Coloproctology News believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Coloproctology News, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Coloproctology News website and have supplied your email address, Coloproctology News may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Coloproctology News. We primarily use our website to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us email, we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Coloproctology News takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Coloproctology News offers a newsletter subscription service, which we use to keep you updated about news that appears on the site. Every email we send contains an “unsubscribe” link which allows you to remove your email address from the subscription service.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Coloproctology News uses cookies to help Coloproctology News identify and track visitors, their usage of ColoproctologyNews website, and their website access preferences. Coloproctology News visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Coloproctology News’ websites, with the drawback that certain features of Coloproctology News’ websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Coloproctology News, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Coloproctology News goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Coloproctology News may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Coloproctology News and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

GDPR

In May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force in the European Union. Part of this new law requires Dendrite Clinical Systems to obtain your consent about holding your personal data (such as your name and email address). Dendrite will NOT pass on your details to a 3rd party. However, Dendrite may occasionally send you emails on behalf of 3rd parties (such as societies and associations and healthcare companies, eg IFSO, ASMBS, Medtronic, WL Gore etc) to help them promote their events, products and services. 

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Coloproctology News may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Coloproctology News’ sole discretion. Coloproctology News encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

This Website Privacy Policy was last updated: 11/07/2017