PRIVACY POLICY

LAST UPDATE: 1 AUGUST 2018

Welcome to G-Med.com

Thank you for visiting G-Med.com and choosing to use our Service. 

We are the world-leading online global arena for medical crowdsourcing. Our vibrant physicians' community is using our platform daily for case consultation, medical updates, online education, and general medical discussions. 

Our Privacy Policy has been updated for the European General Data Protection Regulation in force as of May 25, 2018 (“GDPR”). 

G-MED is the data controller of the data collected.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully, and our Terms and Conditions of Use, so you understand how we process your personal data and protect it. 

1.    Introduction

We try to make our Privacy Policy easy to understand so that you are informed as to how we use your information. This Privacy Policy, like our Terms and Conditions of Use, is an integral part of using our Service and Site. You must completely agree with our Privacy Policy to use our Site and Service. 

If you are not of legal age or if you are not a licensed physician, do not use our Site and Services. 


2.    Definitions

Throughout this Privacy Policy, we may use certain words or phrases, and it is important that you understand the meaning of them. The list is not all-encompassing and no definition should be considered binding to the point that it renders this Privacy Policy nonsensical:

“G-MED”, “we” or “us” refers to the business which owns our Site: www.G-MED.com, and any associated Services, depending on the context of the usage;

“Service(s)” refers to the services that we provide through our Site;

“You” or “user” refers to you, the person who is using our Site and Service.


3.    Information Collected


Identifying Information Submitted by You

Such as first and last name, e-mail address, professional and occupational information, language, location, place of employment, and other information in order to access your online account. 

You may also provide us with information describing your credentials, professional experiences, academic background, biography and such. 



Non-Identifying Information

Whenever you visit our Site, we may collect non-identifying information from you, such as your IP address, interactions with the Site and Service, referring URL, browser, operating system, usage, data transferred and Internet Service Provider. 


Aggregate Information

We may collect statistical information about how users use our software ("Aggregate Information"). Some of this information may be derived from Personal Information. This statistical information is not Personal Information and we might share it with our business partners. This type of aggregate information enables us and third parties authorized by us to analyze and improve our services. 


4.    Use of Your Information

We will never sell, transfer or give your information to a third- party without your permission. However, you agree that we may use your information:

•    To ensure or confirm your identity or investigate information that you provide us. 

•    To enhance or improve our users’ experiences.

•    To send emails about our products, news, and updates.

•    To send emails and newsletters about our Site or respond to inquiries.

•    To send emails about third party products or services.


By providing information to the Site that forms the basis of communication with you, such as contact information, you waive all rights to file complaints concerning unsolicited email from us, since you have agreed to such communication by providing your information to us. However, you may be able to unsubscribe by notifying us and we will remove you from our database.

Please note that if you choose to erase all your personal data, we will not be able to give you any Service. 

The purposes of the collection of the personal information are informational, educational or statistical or analysis purposes. 


5.    Accessing, Editing, and Removing Your Information

Once you have submitted information to our Site you may be able to edit your information through your account. If you want your information to be removed from our database or wish to inquire about the data we have collected from you please contact us at global@g-med.com. 

Although some changes may occur immediately, information may still be stored. Additionally, after the deletion of your information, your data may be stored by us for up to 7 years for legal liability purposes.


6.    Cookies

We use cookies to save your preferences and to keep track of advertisements. A cookie is a small data file that is sent to your device when you first visit a website. Cookies usually include an identification number that is unique to the device you are using. We highly recommend you to keep cookies enabled in your browser to use our Site and Service properly. However, you can choose at any time to refuse all cookies by resetting your browser preferences. In which case, some of the features will not be available for you on the Site. 


Please be noted that some or all of our cookies may be accessible by third parties' vendors, including advertisers (such as Google) in order to serve ads based on your preferences and past visits to our Site.



7.    Third-Party 

7.1.    Access to Your Information

Although you are entering into an Agreement with us to disclose your information to us, we do use third -party individuals and organizations to assist us, including contractors, web hosts, and others.


Throughout the course of the provision of our Services to you, we may delegate our authority to collect, access, use, and disseminate your information. For example, when you submit a form with personally identifiable information to us, that information will be disseminated or forwarded through our Service to an agency that will verify your identity and to ensure that you are a medical professional.


It is, therefore, necessary that you grant the third parties we may use in the course of our business the same rights that you afford us under this Privacy Policy. For this reason, you hereby agree that for every authorization which you grant to us in this Privacy Policy, you also grant to any third party that we may hire, contract, or otherwise retain the services of for the purpose of operating, maintaining, repairing, or otherwise improving or preserving our website or its underlying files or systems. You agree not to hold us liable for the actions of any of these third parties, even if we would normally be held vicariously liable for their actions, and that you must take legal action against them directly should they commit any sort or other actionable wrongs against you. 


We may obtain data from our affiliates or our advertising partners, customers and other third-parties, which help us (or them) deliver sponsored content onto our Site and to understand online activity. Such third parties may share information about You which includes a browser cookie ID, website URL visited, mobile device ID, or a cryptographic hash of a common account identifier (e.g. usernames or email address), which enables Us to provide ads on the Site and monitor Your preferences and Your interest in them. However, You can choose to block certain ads by enabling an ad blocker to Your web browser.


7.2.    Third Party’s Links

We may post links to third-party websites on the Site, which may include information that we have no control over. When accessing a third party site through our Site or Service, you acknowledge that you are aware that these third-party websites are not screened for privacy or security issues by us, and you release us from any liability for the conduct of these third-party websites.

Please be aware that this Privacy Policy, and any other policies in place, in addition to any amendments, do not create rights enforceable by third parties. We bear no responsibility for the information collected or used by any advertiser or third party website. You must review their Terms of Service and Privacy Policy to understand how their information collection practices work.


7.3.    Third-Party Advertisers

Third-party advertisers, such as Google, may have access to Non-Identifiable Information that may be collected about users when they visiting the Site. Such information will be used for serving and displaying ads, images, text and other sponsored content across the web to users that have previously visited the Site.

At any time you can choose to opt-out of Google's use of such data (cookies) for behavioral advertising by visiting Google's Ads Settings or by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.


8.    Security Measures

We take a variety industry-standard measures to enhance the security of our Site and Service. To this end, we use SSL Certificates. However, we make no guarantees as to the security or privacy of your information. In the event of a data security breach, we will take all required action as required under the law.

It is in our interest to keep our website secure, but we recommend that you use anti-virus software, routine credit checks, firewalls, and other precautions to protect yourself from security and privacy threats.



9.    GDPR

As we respect your rights under the GDPR, we implementing relevant safeguards according to the GDPR. The data that we collect from you will be transferred to and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). It will also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our service providers. We will take all steps necessary to ensure that your information is subject to the required technical and organizational measures as required under law and are treated in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

We do not collect sensitive data, as defined in the GDPR and we do not use automated decisions. 

The GDPR provides the EU residents several rights, such as the right to rectification, the right to be forgotten, the right to restriction of processing, the right to data portability, and such. We respect all rights. Please note that if you wish to erase your personal data, you may not receive any Service from Us. 


10.    International Transfer

Your information may be transferred to – and maintained on – computers located outside of your state, province, country, or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction. Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.


11.    Law Enforcement

We may give your information to law enforcement if we are compelled to by court order, if there has been a violation of any US laws, Canadian or EU laws or if a violation of the Terms of Service or Privacy Policy has occurred.


We may also proactively report you and release your information without receiving any request to third parties where we believe that it is proper to do so for legal reasons, such as instances where we believe your publications violate any law.  You release us from any damages that may arise from or relate to the release of your information to a request from law enforcement agencies or private litigants. 


12.    Amendments

Like our Terms of Service, we may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. When we amend this Privacy Policy, we will place a note on our Site or we may contact you. You must agree to the amendments as a condition of your continued use of our Site and Service. If you do not agree, you must immediately cease using our Site and Service and notify us of your refusal to agree by e-mailing us at global@g-med.com.


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G-MED values the privacy of individuals using our Site and Services. We will only disclose Your personal data other than as set out above in the event we are required to do so by law, rule, regulation, law enforcement, governmental official, legal authority or similar requirements.


If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the way we collect data, use and disclosure practices, please contact us at: global@g-med.com


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