Last updated January 22, 2016
MedDuck is committed to protecting your right to privacy. To do this, we want to explain what happens to the personal information that we collect, hold and manage.
During a visit to our Properties, your privacy is respected. It will be clear to you, depending on what features of the Properties you use, when we may wish to collect your personal information with your consent.
For example, we may ask for your name, phone number, or e-mail address when you:
When you register for certain specific services available on the Properties, we may ask you to provide us with (or we may assign you) a password and/or username.
We also collect your responses to on-line surveys, as well as any comments, suggestions and other feedback you provide to our forums, wikis, bulletin boards or blogs.
When you respond to a survey or questionnaire, we use your personal information from survey responses and other feedback to gather statistical information about how people use the Properties, and for any other purpose specified at the time of collection. For example, this information may help us to understand which pages, sections or features are most popular and identify peak activity times. We can then monitor and improve our Properties to provide our visitors better service. Surveys conducted on our Properties are entirely voluntary and you may decline to participate.
We may also use the information collected in any submissions to our blogs, forums, wikis or bulletin boards to improve our Properties. Please remember that any information you post on our blogs, forums, wikis or bulletin boards may be accessible to the public or other users of the Properties, and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose any personal information about yourself or anyone else.
Cookies are small pieces of data stored on your computer by your Internet browser that identify your computer and record your visits to our Properties. Using cookies helps us improve the design of our sites and gather general information such as how many users visit our Properties, how many are new versus repeat visitors, the date and time of the visit, which pages were viewed and how often visitors return. Some cookies also store information such as personal preferences when you visit the Properties, or information you entered the last time you interacted with the site (for example, when adding new comment to a blog post).
You can use your Internet browser preferences to turn off cookies. However, this might prevent you from accessing or using certain features of the Websites.
We may collect aggregate information about usage of our Properties and may use the services of a third party to collect such information.
We may transfer (or otherwise make available) your personal information to third parties who provide services on our behalf. From time to time, we may also disclose your personal information (such as responses to surveys and registration information) to certain third parties who provide content for our Properties.
We must provide your personal information when required by law; for example, to respond to a search warrant or court order, or to an investigative body in case of a breach of an agreement or contravention of law. We may also disclose personal information where necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or as otherwise permitted by law.
We will make no other disclosures of your personal information without your consent except as set out herein.
For information about the privacy practices of these third parties, see the applicable terms and conditions made available to you on the areas of the Properties that contain content provided by or licensed to MedDuck by third-parties. We recommend that you read these terms and conditions carefully when accessing any these areas of the Properties.
MedDuck uses an e-mail system to send updates and newsletters to subscribers. The system allows us to see how many of the e-mails we send are opened and the e-mail address of users who have clicked on a link to content on our Properties. We use this e-mail information for internal purposes to measure the aggregate number of people who view a given e-mail item, and improve the content we include in such communications.
From time to time, our Properties may include links to other organizations' websites. These other organizations may have their own privacy policies. We are not responsible or liable for how these linked sites operate or how they may treat your personal information. These sites are separate and independent from us and we have no control over them.
You may ask to see any personal information that we hold about you by using the contact information below.