Effective date: 15 March 2017
6. Ad choices
Types of Data Collected
The Policy collects information directly from your input and automatically through use of our Website.
You actively send information to us when you use this Website, create an account or subscribe to our newsletter, post opinions, comments, respond to us or otherwise contact us.
Directly: with your direct consent the data we may collect is:
- Your full Name
- Email address
- MDApp account password
- Specialty of interest
- Mailing address
- Phone number
- Any other details you may send when contacting us.
Automatically: we track information about how you use the Website. In this respect, the navigational data we collect includes:
- Internet domain from which you access this Website;
- IP address;
- Browser type and operating system;
- Data and hour when you accessed the Website;
- Pages that were visited;
- The referral link that redirected to us;
- Any other navigational data we consider important.
We may use and disclose information that does not reveal your identity or permit direct association with any specific individual, such as anonymous usage data or browser information, for any purpose, except where we are restricted by law.
Use of your data
We may use your personal data to:
■ Offer customized content and targeted information and advertising (on our Website or in newsletters);
■ Respond to your requests, inquiries, comments or concerns;
■ Identify and analyse usage trends, including for the purposes of research, audits, reporting and paying royalties and license fees to third-party content providers;
■ Notify you about future changes and/or updates to the Website.
Privacy assurance: Information that you enter in any of our tools won't be saved or sent to any Website.
All precautions are taken to protect your personal information against loss, theft and misuse and also against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.
The Website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.
Disclosure of your information
We may share your personal information with:
Our external suppliers, who may have access to part of your personally identifiable information in order to help us provide this service through this Website (not for their own purpose). Such access is granted to our instructions, and under confidentiality and security obligations.
We may also share the data we collect about you to respond to law enforcement requests, court orders or other legal process or if we believe that such disclosure is necessary to investigate, prevent or respond to illegal activities, fraud, physical threats to you or others required by any applicable law or regulation.
We may share the data we collect with affiliated companies.
We do not directly provide the data we collect about you to any advertising customers. However, they may find it or use it indirectly. We freely use and disclose data in anonymous form, for instance, in statistics or reports to our advertising customers.
Take note that posting any information in any area of our Website that is generally accessible to users (such as comments area, but not limited to) will make you the only responsible for it and that will be available to the public. Please be careful when disclosing personal information in these public areas.
Access and accuracy of your information
The Website may allow registered users to access and update information in the account settings upon log in. The accuracy and up-to-datedness of such information is solely the responsibility of the user.
Users may request access to other personal information about them that may be held in the Website.
If you request the deactivation of your account or want to delete your personal information, we will endeavour to fulfil your request but some personal information may persist in backup copies for a certain period of time and may be retained as necessary for legitimate business purposes or to comply with our legal obligations.
We allow third parties (such as advertisers, ad agencies, and ad networks) to operate some of the advertisements on our Website.
MDApp.co does not have any control or access over the placement of cookies or other tracking mechanisms that any third party may use or the information any third party may collect.
You can control cookies through your browser's settings. However, if you block certain cookies, you may not be able to access certain functionalities of the Website.
A cookie is a file/piece of information that is placed on the Users' device when they visit a Website and that has the role to store information about their use of the Website.
MDApp.co cookies help to improve the service provided, User experience, make browsing easier and more efficient, interact with third-party advertisements and Websites, enable additional features on the Website as well as help MDApp.co analyze how Users browse within the site.
MDApp.Co cookies have the functions presented below. Please note this may change overtime and so you are advised to re-check this section from time to time:
Traffic Analysis Cookie: is used to record and analyze the behavior and browsing experience of the Users while using the Website. The information gathered through this cookie type is used to analyze the activity of the Website and to develop and improve the Website. MDApp.Co uses a cookie from a third party, Google Analytics;
Advertising Cookie: has the role to improve the placement of certain advertisements within the Website and makes it possible to manage in the most effective way the advertising spaces within the site, so that users are served with more relevant advertisements. MDApp.Co uses a cookie from a third party, Google Adsense/Double Click;
PHPSESSID cookie: stores information about a user’s session within the website and is a general cookie that is used to isolate one user’s activity from other simultaneous users within the Website;
Below, we list the cookies used in the Website:
Used to distinguish users
Used to throttle request rate
At the end of the navigation session
Used to isolate a user’s activity from other simultaneous users activity
Users have the option to check the list of cookies used by any website visited in most browsers in the ‘Help’ section in the tool bar: Tool>Options/Privacy section.
In regard of the third party cookies this Website uses at the moment, you can learn more by checking the following resources:
Google uses the DoubleClick cookie on AdSense sites, partner sites and certain Google services to serve more relevant ads across the web and limit the number of times a given ad is shown to one user. You can find out more on this matter by visiting this page;
Google uses the Analytics cookies to define user sessions and to provide several reporting features and statistics. These cookies are used to help at the collection of data required for traffic analysis. You can learn more here;