|Pledge on Privacy
The term "personal data" as used in this Policy refers to information such as your name, birth date, email address or mailing address, etc. that can be used to identify you. We are committed to protecting your privacy and are sensitive to privacy issues on the internet. We will treat any information that we receive from you with care and recognize the need for appropriate action to manage and protect any information that you share with us.
Intended Use of Personal Data
Many of our services on this Web-site do not require any form of registration allowing you to visit our site without disclosing to us who you are. However, some services may require registration. When you register with us, you may need to provide us your personal data (some are required and some are optional). Alternatively, we may have received your personally identifiable information through our Website feedback form or when you send us an electronic mail message. In these situations, the personal data shall only be used for the purpose for which you gave it to us. Our Website does not collect information or create individual profiles for commercial marketing.
We will keep your personal data only for as long as is reasonably needed for the purposes that it is provided to us and in accordance with any applicable legal or ethical reporting or documentation retention requirements.
Non-Disclosure of Information
We will not sell, share, or otherwise distribute your personal data to third parties outside the Informatics Group. However, personal data may occasionally be transferred to third parties who act for or on behalf of Informatics, or in connection with the business of Informatics, for further processing in accordance with the purpose(s) for which the data were originally collected. Where disclosure of personal data to a third party is likely or necessary for whatever reason, we will, wherever possible, endeavor to ensure that the disclosure and intended use of the data are clearly indicated. Such third parties may operate different privacy policies. However, we endeavor to ensure that such third parties provide the same level of protection as Informatics and, where appropriate, we will contractually require them to process data transferred only for the purposes expressly authorized by Informatics. We will not share with third parties any data about you that is sensitive (e.g., medical information) in the absence of your prior and explicit consent. Your consent may always be revoked at a later date. If consent is revoked, Informatics may not be able to carry out certain requests made by you. Informatics will, where practicable, inform third parties to whom your data have been transferred of your withdrawal of consent.
Right of Access
You have the right to access and update your personal data or to require their deletion. We endeavor to ensure that personal data are up-to-date, accurate, and complete. If you wish to access or correct your personal data held by us, please contact the webmaster. Your requests will be dealt with in a prompt and proper manner. No charge will be levied for complying with a correction request. However, for all other requests, Informatics may charge a small fee to cover its costs. Requests to delete personal data will be subject to any applicable legal and ethical reporting or document filing or retention obligations imposed on Informatics.
Security and Confidentiality
To ensure the security and confidentiality of personal data that Informatics collects on-line, Informatics uses data networks protected, inter- alias, by industry standard firewall and password protection. Access to personal data is restricted to those employees who have a need to use the data and who have been trained to handle such data properly and observe strict standards of confidentiality. If an employee breaches our policies and procedures, he/she will be disciplined accordingly. Staff compliance with our policies and procedures is regularly audited and reviewed. While we cannot guarantee against any loss, misuse or alteration to data, we try to prevent such unfortunate occurrences.
Anonymous Data and "Cookies"
Most of the information that Informatics collects from its Website(s) is anonymous information, such as the pages you visit and searches you perform. When you visit our Website we do not collect any personal data from you unless otherwise authorized by you. Anonymous information is processed by Informatics to help improve the contents of the Website and to compile aggregate statistics about individuals using our site for internal, market research purposes. In so doing, Informatics may install "cookies" that collect the first level domain name of the user (e.g., "mega.com" from an e-mail address of "firstname.lastname@example.org ") and the date and time of access. "Cookies" by themselves cannot be used to discover the identity of the user. A "cookie" is a small piece of information which is sent to your browser and stored on your computer's hard drive. Cookies do not damage your computer. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a "cookie". This will enable you to decide if you want to accept it or not.
Informatics does not condone "spamming". Spamming is defined as sending unsolicited e-mails, usually of a commercial nature, in large numbers and repeatedly to individuals with whom the sender has had no previous contact or who have declined to receive such communications. In contrast, where Informatics believes that certain product, health, or other information is of importance to you, it reserves the right to inform you by e-mail whilst giving you the choice of opting out of such service.
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