Privacy Policy

DATA PROTECTION

This Week in Digital Health “TWIDH” attaches great importance to the protection of your personal data and your right of self-determination with regard to information. The following privacy statement informs you about how the personal information you enter on our website is being processed.

Privacy Policy

This Week in Digital Health is committed to safeguarding your privacy.

Contact us at info@thisweekindigitalhealth.com if you have any questions or problems regarding the use of your Personal Data and we will gladly assist you.

By using this site or/and our services, you consent to the Processing of your Personal Data as described in this Privacy Policy.
This Privacy Policy is a part of our Terms and Conditions; by agreeing to Terms and Conditions you also agree to this Policy. In the event of a conflict between terms used in Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy, the latter shall prevail.

Table of Contents

  1. Definitions used in this Policy
  2. Data protection principles we follow
  3. What rights do you have regarding your Personal Data
  4. What Personal Data we gather about you
  5. How we use your Personal Data
  6. Who else has access to your Personal Data
  7. How we secure your data
  8. Information about cookies
  9. Contact information

Definitions

Personal Data – any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.
Processing – any operation or set of operations which is performed on Personal Data or on sets of Personal Data.
Data subject – a natural person whose Personal Data is being Processed.
Child – a natural person under 16 years of age.
We/us (either capitalized or not) – Understanding eCommerce

Data Protection Principles

We promise to follow the following data protection principles:

  • Processing is lawful, fair, transparent. Our Processing activities have lawful grounds. We always consider your rights before Processing Personal Data. We will provide you with information regarding Processing upon request.
  • Processing is limited to its purpose. Our Processing activities fit the purpose for which Personal Data was gathered.
  • Processing is done with minimal data. We only gather and Process the minimal amount of Personal Data required for any purpose.
  • Processing is limited with a time period. We will not store your personal data for longer than needed.
  • We will do our best to ensure the accuracy of the data.
  • We will do our best to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of data.

Data Subject’s rights

The Data Subject has the following rights:

  1. Right to information – meaning you have to right to know whether your Personal Data is being processed; what data is gathered, from where it is obtained and why and by whom it is processed.
  2. Right to access – meaning you have the right to access the data collected from/about you. This includes your right to request and obtain a copy of your Personal Data gathered.
  3. Right to rectification – meaning you have the right to request rectification or erasure of your Personal Data that is inaccurate or incomplete.
  4. Right to erasure – meaning in certain circumstances you can request for your Personal Data to be erased from our records.
  5. Right to restrict processing – meaning where certain conditions apply, you have the right to restrict the Processing of your Personal Data.
  6. Right to object to processing – meaning in certain cases you have the right to object to Processing of your Personal Data, for example in the case of direct marketing.
  7. Right to object to automated Processing – meaning you have the right to object to automated Processing, including profiling; and not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated Processing. This right you can exercise whenever there is an outcome of the profiling that produces legal effects concerning or significantly affecting you.
  8. Right to data portability – you have the right to obtain your Personal Data in a machine-readable format or if it is feasible, as a direct transfer from one Processor to another.
  9. Right to lodge a complaint – in the event that we refuse your request under the Rights of Access, we will provide you with a reason as to why. If you are not satisfied with the way your request has been handled please contact us.
  10. Right for the help of supervisory authority – meaning you have the right for the help of a supervisory authority and the right for other legal remedies such as claiming damages.
  11. Right to withdraw consent – you have the right withdraw any given consent for Processing of your Personal Data.

Data we gather

Information you have provided us with
This might be your e-mail address, name, billing address, home address, etc – mainly information that is necessary for delivering you a product/service or to enhance your customer experience with us. We save the information you provide us with in order for you to comment or perform other activities on the website. This information includes, for example, your name and e-mail address.

Information automatically collected about you
This includes information that is automatically stored by cookies and other session tools. For example, your shopping cart information, your IP address, your shopping history (if there is any), etc. This information is used to improve the customer experience. When you use our services or look at the contents of our website, your activities may be logged.

Information from our partners
We gather information from our trusted partners with confirmation that they have legal grounds to share that information with us. This is either information you have provided them directly with or that they have gathered about you on other legal grounds. See the list of our partners here.

Publicly available information
We might gather information about you that is publicly available.

How we use your Personal Data

We use your Personal Data in order to:

  • provide our service to you. This includes, for example, registering your account; providing you with other products and services that you have requested; providing you with promotional items at your request and communicating with you in relation to those products and services; communicating and interacting with you, and notifying you of changes to any services.
  • enhance your customer experience;
  • fulfill an obligation under law or contract;

We use your Personal Data on legitimate grounds and/or with your Consent.

On the grounds of entering into a contract or fulfilling contractual obligations, we Process your Personal Data for the following purposes:

  • to identify you;
  • to provide you with a service or to send/offer you a product;
  • to communicate either for sales or invoicing;

On the ground of legitimate interest, we Process your Personal Data for the following purposes:

  • to send you personalized offers* (from us and/or our carefully selected partners);
  • to administer and analyze our client base (purchasing behavior and history) in order to improve the quality, variety, and availability of products/ services offered/provided;
  • to conduct questionnaires concerning client satisfaction;

As long as you have not informed us otherwise, we consider offering your products/services that are similar or the same to your purchasing history/browsing behavior to be our legitimate interest.

With your consent we Process your Personal Data for the following purposes:

  • to send you newsletters and campaign offers (from us and/or our carefully selected partners);
  • for other purposes we have asked your consent for;

We Process your Personal Data in order to fulfill obligation rising from the law and/or use your Personal Data for options provided by law. We reserve the right to anonymize Personal Data gathered and to use any such data. We will use data outside the scope of this Policy only when it is anonymized. We save your billing information and other information gathered about you for as long as needed for accounting purposes or other obligations deriving from the law, but not longer than needed to support your user experience.

We might process your Personal Data for additional purposes that are not mentioned here but are compatible with the original purpose for which the data was gathered. To do this, we will ensure that:

  • the link between purposes, context, and nature of Personal Data is suitable for further Processing;
  • the further Processing would not harm your interests and
  • there would be an appropriate safeguard for Processing.

We will inform you of any further Processing and purposes.

Who else can access your Personal Data

We do not share your Personal Data with strangers. Personal Data about you is in some cases provided to our trusted partners in order to either make providing the service to you possible or to enhance your customer experience. We share your data with:

Our processing partners:

NEWSLETTER

If you sign up for our newsletter, we will send an e-mail to the registered e-mail address in which you will be asked to confirm your newsletter subscription (Double-Opt-In). This ensures that no third-party has misused your data. Under no circumstances will we sell your personal data for advertising or marketing purposes to third-parties or otherwise make them available for such. We will only share your personal information with technical services that are needed to deliver your newsletter. As a matter of course, you are free to unsubscribe to our newsletter service whenever you want by clicking on the unsubscribe button in the newsletter or sending an e-mail to info@thisweekindigitalhealth.com.

As part of the registration of our newsletter, MailChimp collects your e-mail address and any other optional data. We use this information solely to send you the newsletter. You can unsubscribe at any time via the link provided at the bottom of each newsletter or notice to us. Your personal data is never made available to third parties (e.g. for marketing purposes) without your explicit prior consent and you can revoke your consent at any time.

ANALYTIC TOOLS

Personal data is only collected if you provide this on its own (for example when registering for our newsletter). Furthermore, no personal data is collected without your express consent.

As part of the registration of our newsletter, MailChimp collects your e-mail address and any other optional data. We use this information solely to send you the newsletter. You can unsubscribe at any time via the link provided at the bottom of each newsletter or notice to us. Your personal data is never made available to third parties (e.g. for marketing purposes) without your explicit prior consent and you can revoke your consent at any time.

We point out the data communication over the internet (e.g. via email) may pose a chance of security breach. Complete security of your personal data from the access of third parties is therefore not possible.

USE OF GOOGLE ANALYTICS

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of the use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this site are usually sent to a server of Google in the US and stored there.

In the case of activation of the IP anonymization on this Web site, the IP address of Google will be truncated within Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to a Google server in the USA and is shortened. On behalf of the operator of this site, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other website and internet related services to the site operator. Which is within the scope of Google Analytics that your browser sends IP address cannot be merged with other data held by Google.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, we point out, however, that in this case, not all the features of this site are in full use. You can also extend the coverage of the generated by the cookie and prevent your use of the site-related data (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of these data by Google, by following the link below the available browser plug-in Download and install. Given the debate about the use of analytical tools with full IP addresses, we would like to point out that this website uses Google Analytics with the “_anonymizeIp ()” is used and therefore IP addresses are processed only shortened to reduce the anonymity.

GOOGLE ADWORDS TRACKING

This website uses Google AdWords conversion tracking, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google AdWords Conversion Tracking also uses “cookies” that are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of the use of the Website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website to a Google server in the U.S. and stored there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other website activity and internet related services.

In addition, Google may also transfer this information to third parties, unless required by law or if third parties process the information on behalf of Google. Google will not associate the data with other data held by Google. You can prevent the use of cookies in general if you prohibit in your browser to receive cookies.

FACEBOOK LIKE BUTTON

The website uses social plugins Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (hereinafter “Facebook”). When you visit pages on www.dataconomy.com that include such a plugin that automatically transmits data about your visitors’ behavior on the server from Facebook. The Dataconomy Media GmbH has no influence on the nature and extent of data collected and communicated to Facebook data. If you are logged into Facebook, Facebook can assign to visit your Facebook account. For more information about privacy on Facebook, visit http://www.facebook.com/policy.php . We, as the provider of the websites, have received no knowledge of neither the content nor the use thereof through Facebook.

TWITTER

Our pages include the functionality of Twitter. These services are offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. Through the usage of Twitter and its “re-tweet” function, those websites will be linked to your Twitter Account and shared with other users. This also entails forwarding data to Twitter.

We point out that we, as the provider of the sites, have neither any knowledge of the content of any data forwarded to Twitter nor Twitter’s usage thereof. Further details in this regard can be found in Twitter’s privacy policy: http://twitter.com/privacy.

You can modify your Twitter privacy settings within your account settings here:
http://twitter.com/account/settings

SSL TECHNOLOGY

We use a secure SSL (Secure Socket Layer) connection to protect the transmission of your data. This ensures that your personal data, including credit card details and contact information, is securely transmitted via the internet. The data is encrypted in such a way that it can only be read by our payment system. From a symbol (sealed padlock) in your browser’s window bar, you will recognize that you are now in the secured area. If your PC cannot process SSL – which may happen in rare cases – you do not need to worry that your data will be transmitted without secure encryption. In such cases, you will usually receive an error page drawing your attention to the problem. Then, you should best of all contact your provider.

We only work with Processing partners who are able to ensure an adequate level of protection to your Personal Data. We disclose your Personal Data to third parties or public officials when we are legally obliged to do so. We might disclose your Personal Data to third parties if you have consented to it or if there are other legal grounds for it.

How we secure your data

We do our best to keep your Personal Data safe.  We use safe protocols for communication and transferring data (such as HTTPS). We use anonymizing and pseudonymizing where suitable. We monitor our systems for possible vulnerabilities and attacks.

Even though we try our best we can not guarantee the security of information. However, we promise to notify suitable authorities of data breaches. We will also notify you if there is a threat to your rights or interests. We will do everything we reasonably can to prevent security breaches and to assist authorities should any breaches occur.

If you have an account with us, note that you have to keep your username and password secret.

Children

We do not intend to collect or knowingly collect information from children. We do not target children with our services.

Cookies and other technologies we use

We use cookies and/or similar technologies to analyze customer behavior, administer the website, track users’ movements, and to collect information about users. This is done in order to personalize and enhance your experience with us.

A cookie is a tiny text file stored on your computer. Cookies store information that is used to help make sites work. Only we can access the cookies created by our website. You can control your cookies at the browser level. Choosing to disable cookies may hinder your use of certain functions.

We use cookies for the following purposes:

  • Necessary cookies – these cookies are required for you to be able to use some important features on our website, such as logging in. These cookies don’t collect any personal information.
  • Functionality cookies – these cookies provide functionality that makes using our service more convenient and makes providing more personalized features possible. For example, they might remember your name and e-mail in comment forms so you don’t have to re-enter this information next time when commenting.
  • Analytics cookies – these cookies are used to track the use and performance of our website and services
  • Advertising cookies – these cookies are used to deliver advertisements that are relevant to you and to your interests. In addition, they are used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement. They are usually placed on the website by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. These cookies remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organizations such as advertisers. Often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organization.

You can remove cookies stored in your computer via your browser settings. Alternatively, you can control some 3rd party cookies by using a privacy enhancement platform such as optout.aboutads.info or youronlinechoices.com. For more information about cookies, visit allaboutcookies.org.

We use Google Analytics to measure traffic on our website. Google has their own Privacy Policy which you can review here. If you’d like to opt out of tracking by Google Analytics, visit the Google Analytics opt-out page.

Contact Information

Data Protection Officer
If you have any questions regarding Processing your Personal Data, your rights regarding your Personal Data or this Privacy Policy, contact our Data Protection Officer – M. Patrick Doherty at info@thisweekindigitalhealth.com

Supervisory Authority
Website: http://www.bfdi.bund.de/
Email: poststelle@bfdi.bund.de
Phone: +49 228 997799 0

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy.

Last modification was made on February 8, 2019.

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