CVCTCardiobrief Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes the privacy practices of CVCT SAS and its affiliates (referred to collectively as “CVCTCardiobrief,” “us,” “we” and “our”) in relation to your use of our websites, mobile applications and other resources, including the information and services made available to users of the CVCTCardiobrief Network, such as medical news, reference content, clinical tools, applications, sponsored programs, email communications, continuing medical education, market research opportunities and discussion forums (collectively, the “Services”).

In the event that we expand the CVCTCardiobrief Network through our acquisition of another company and/or its properties, that company may operate under its own privacy policy accessible via a link on its properties until we integrate its privacy practices with ours, at which point a link to this Privacy Policy will be displayed on its properties.

By agreeing to the CVCTCardiobrief Terms of Use, you confirm that you have read and understand this Privacy Policy which explains how we collect, disclose, transfer, secure and use information about you in connection with your use of the Services and the rights and choices you have regarding these activities. Please be aware that the privacy laws and standards in certain countries may differ from those that apply in the country in which you reside. Unless otherwise specified herein or on the property from which you have accessed this Privacy Policy, CVCT SAS is the controller of the personal information that we collect about you as described in this Privacy Policy.

Information Collected

Information about your use of our website is collected as follows:

  • Registration. In order to become a part of the CVCTCardiobrief community, you may be required to register an account and provide certain personal information such as your name, email address, zip/postal code, profession, occupation, specialty and depending on your country of practice, your medical license number or equivalent. You may choose to update or supplement the personal information that you provided at registration at any time through your account settings or by contacting us.

 

  • Information. We automatically collect and store information about your use of our website, such as your engagement with particular content including editorial, your search queries and how often and when you engage with our website. We also collect information about your device when you access our website including IP address, precise location information, browser information (including referring URL), cookie information and advertising ID (which is a unique, user-resettable identification number for advertising associated with a mobile device). We use cookies and other tracking technologies, such as pixels, tags, web beacons and software development kits, to collect the information about your use of our website and your device. For more information about our use of cookies and other tracking technologies in relation to your use of our website, see our Cookies Policy.

 

  • Market Research. You may be invited to participate in market research surveys conducted by us or on our behalf for our own internal business purposes and also market research surveys conducted by or on behalf of third party sponsors that commissioned the survey. For some surveys, you may be asked to provide personal information for re-contact (e.g., by e-mail or phone).

 

  • Information and Registration Forms. From time to time we may offer you the opportunity to receive additional information from us or from third parties, or to register to attend live events, either in-person or via livestream. If you wish to participate in such opportunities, you may be asked to provide personal information to fulfill the request. Unless otherwise specified in the request form, we may use such information as described in this Privacy Policy and the third party, if applicable, will be required to use such personal information as described at the point of collection.

 

  • Non-registered Users. You must register on our website to contribute or comment, however, you may be able to access certain services without registering. Even if you have not registered, we collect information about your use of our website through the use of cookies and other tracking technologies. The information we collect includes the referring website, if applicable, the type of browser you use, the material viewed, and the time and date that you accessed our website.

How Your Information May be Used

Information about you may be used for the following purposes:

  • Provision of our website. We may use the information collected about you to provide and improve our website and its content.

 

  • Member Profiles. We may associate information that we have collected about your use of our website with your registration information and any other information we have about you, as described in this Privacy Policy, thereby creating a profile of you that we may update from time to time ("Member Profile").

 

  • Communications. By registering as a member of our website, you agree to the use of your registration information and other information collected about you as described in this Privacy Policy to communicate with you about our website and other information that may be of interest to you. These communications may be conveyed through a variety of channels, subject to applicable law, including emails and may contain advertisements and other promotional materials from third party sponsors, including pharmaceutical companies.

 

  • Account Management. We may use your information to administer your account, respond to your inquiries, fulfill your requests and send you administrative communications about our website.

 

  • Investigations. We may use your information to detect, investigate and defend against fraudulent or unlawful activity, violations of CVCTCardiobrief Terms of Use and to otherwise establish, exercise and defend our legal rights.

Sharing Your Information with Third Parties

Information about your use of the Services may be shared as follows:

 

  • Consent. We don’t disclose your personal information to any third party without your full consent.

 

  • Social Widgets. We may include social widgets within our websites and apps which enable you to interact with the associated social media services, e.g., to share an article. These widgets may collect browsing data which may be received by the third party that provided the widget, and are controlled by these third parties. You may be able to manage your privacy preferences directly with the applicable social network platform.

Security of Information

We have implemented appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect the personal information that we have under our control from unauthorized access, use, disclosure and accidental loss. When you enter personal information, we encrypt the transmission of that information or use SSL connections (Secure Socket Layer) technology. You are solely responsible for maintaining the security and confidentiality of your account username and password. Unfortunately, no method of transmission over the internet or method of electronic storage is completely secure. Therefore, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Choice and Control

  • Account Information. You may update your registration information at any time through the Account Management feature available on each of our properties. You may also contact us and request that your registration information be updated or deleted. Note that if we delete your account, we may maintain certain de-identified information about you for internal business purposes including research, analytics and reporting.

 

  • Cookies. Most browser software can be set to reject all cookies, including third party cookies, however, if you choose to reject our cookies, your ability to access and use our website will be limited. Refer to our Cookies Policy for additional information about opting out of cookies.

 

  • Precise Location Information. You may disable the transmission of precise location information through your device settings. To change location settings on your device, please refer to your device’s official knowledge base.

 

  • Email Communications. If you no longer wish to receive a particular type of email communication from us, you may unsubscribe by clicking the "unsubscribe" link located at the bottom of the email and following the instructions. Also, you may manage your newsletter subscriptions within the newsletter subscriptions area within your account settings. Note that certain email communications that we send to members are service-related and as long as you are a member of our website, you may not unsubscribe from such emails. Also, if you have provided us more than one email address, we may continue to contact you using the other email address not associated with the emails from which you have unsubscribed, until you unsubscribe from emails sent to that other address.

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield

CVCTCardiobrief participates in and has compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework with respect to its operation of our website. CVCTCardiobrief is committed to subjecting all personal information received from EU member countries and Switzerland, respectively, in reliance on each Privacy Shield Framework, to the Frameworks’ applicable Principles. 

CVCTCardiobrief is responsible for the processing of personal information it receives, under each Privacy Shield Framework, and subsequently transfers to a third party acting as an agent on its behalf. CVCTCardiobrief complies with the Privacy Shield Principles for all onward transfers of personal information from the EU and Switzerland, including the onward transfer liability provisions. In certain situations, we may be required to disclose personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements. If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact us. 

Privacy Policy Changes

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time and any changes will be effective upon posting of the modified Privacy Policy unless we advise otherwise. If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy we will notify you by email (sent to the email address included in your account profile) and/or by means of a notice on our websites before the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy for the latest information on our privacy practices. By continuing to use the Services after changes are made to this Privacy Policy, you agree to such changes.

Contacting Us

If you have general questions about your account or our website, contact us.Please note that if you contact us to assist you, we may need to verify your identity before fulfilling your request.

Effective date: May 19, 2020