- Exactly what information may be collected and how it will be used;
- The consequences, if any, resulting from your refusal to provide personal information;
- Who, if anyone, is collecting your personal information;
- With whom, if anyone, is your personal information shared;
- What is our policy regarding links to third party sites;
- What is our policy regarding social media plug-ins;
- What choices you have with regard to the use of your personal information;
- How you can access, and if necessary, change the personal information we collect and maintain;
- How we ensure data security, quality, and integrity; and
- Where and how to ask questions or file complaints.
WHAT TYPES OF INFORMATION DOES BLIMP COLLECT AND HOW WILL IT BE USED?
Blimp only collects personal information on a voluntary basis. The personal information Blimp collects is used almost exclusively for communications purposes and will usually take the form of: (1) Membership registration form; (2) a complaint or inquiry directed to the Support Team; (3) surveys; (4) Coursico Forums, tools and other services; (5) Coursico's newsletter; and/or, (6) other general information contained in an email (e.g., comments). The types of information that may be requested for each activity and the way the information may be used are detailed below.
Membership registration form
Visitors that wish to participate in the activities on the Site are required to complete the Membership registration form. The requested information may include your name, address, telephone number, email address, job, area of specialty, qualifications as well as demographic data. Blimp uses this information to contact the individual either itself or through affiliates and partners, regarding participation in the services provided by us or such affiliates or partners and, if eligible, to communicate with you on an ongoing basis regarding certification and compliance.
Complaints Directed to the Support Team
From time to time, the Support Team receives complaints or inquiries regarding Blimp services. When a complaint or inquiry is received, the Support Team promptly investigates the complaint or inquiry, and then, when appropriate, responds to you for sending the complaint or inquiry via the e-mail address from where the request originated.
Any one of Blimp divisions or affiliates and partners may conduct surveys. The surveys are conducted strictly for profiling purposes and for improvement of the manner in provision of the services by Blimp as well as the reach of Coursico.
Blimp services are designed to help healthcare professionals and others in extending their knowledge of various medical / dental topics and keep up to date with current medical / dental information and advances. These services include; Blimp Forums, ________________, etc. Some of our services may be conducted through a partnership or with affiliates. When you register for any services, your information (including name, address, email id, phone number, preferences, etc.) may be shared with our affiliates and partners to ensure better servicing by them/us for such services as also to update you on any similar or advanced services that may be available from time to time.
Visitors who wish to subscribe to Blimp newsletter will be asked to provide their e-mail address as well as demographic data. The submitted e-mail address is then used to send you, via e-mail, our newsletter and to otherwise keep you informed as to what's going on at Blimp.
General Information Contained in Email
Blimp's Site provides a number of links through which an online visitor can e-mail us. Blimp collects personal information contained in the e-mail for the purpose of responding to questions and/or comments.
No matter what method we use to collect information and no matter how we use that information, we will only collect the information deemed reasonably necessary to fulfil your online requests and our legitimate business objectives.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I REFUSE TO PROVIDE MY PERSONAL INFORMATION TO BLIMP?
If you choose not to submit personal information when requested, you may not be able to access certain areas of our Site and may considerably limit the services we can provide you. To simply access and view several areas of our Site, however, you do not need to give us any personal information.
Blimp may collect your IP address for safety and security purposes. An IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer every time you log on to the Internet.
WHO IS COLLECTING MY PERSONAL INFORMATION?
The information that you disclose while visiting our Site is collected by Blimp or a vendor on Blimp's behalf, and is used in the manner specified above.
WITH WHOM DOES BLIMP SHARE MY PERSONAL INFORMATION?
From time to time, Blimp may employ and share your personal information with vendors who use it solely to provide support for the internal operations of Blimp's website(s) or services on the Site (e.g., technical support, order fulfilment, affiliates and partners providing services on the Site and newsletter delivery). These entities will not use your personal information for any other purpose, and have agreed to maintain the confidentiality, security, and integrity of the personal information they obtain from us.
Customers may receive information about third party services that are likely to be of interest. Users of our free service will initially be opted in to this program while customers signing up any of our paid service can choose to opt in. Customers can opt out by clicking on the link provided in the email or by visiting our Site and opting out at any time.
We may also use personally identifiable End-User information to provide targeted content and commerce opportunities to End-Users based on their demographic and behavioural information. This does not apply to the personal medical / dental information collected in the "Forums" section, etc. We do not share the personal medical / dental information of our users.
Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways or for reasons unrelated to the ones described above without also providing an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.
WHAT IS THE POLICY OF BLIMP REGARDING LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES?
SOCIAL MEDIA PLUG-INS
Our Internet presence uses social plug-ins ("plug-ins") of the social network facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). The plug-ins are labelled with the Facebook logo or the addition "Facebook social plug-in". If you access our Site that includes such plug-ins, your browser connects directly to the Facebook servers. The content of the plug-in is transmitted to your browser by Facebook, which also embeds information in the Site. Through embedding the plug-in, Facebook receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our Site. If you are logged into Facebook, Facebook can assign your visit to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plug-ins, e.g. click the "like" button or add a comment, your browser transmits the corresponding information directly to Facebook, where it is stored.
Please refer to the data protection information issued by Facebook to learn about the purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook. You will also find information about your rights and your settings options to protect your privacy.
If you do not wish Facebook to collect data about your visit to our Site, please log out of your Facebook account before accessing our Site.
This Site uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called Cookies, i.e. text files stored on your computer that allow Google to analyse your use of the Site. The data generated by this Cookie about your use of this Site (including your IP address) is transmitted to, and stored on a Google server in the USA. Google will use this information to evaluate the way you use this Site in order to compile reports on your website activities for website providers and in order to provide further services associated with the website and Internet use. Likewise, Google will transfer this information to third parties in so far as this is mandatory or third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Under no circumstances will Google link your IP address with other Google data. You can prevent the installation of these Cookies by opting for the relevant setting on your browser software; we would, however, like to inform you that in such a case you may not be able to use all functionalities of this Site. By using this Site you declare your consent to your data captured by Google being processed in the aforementioned manner and for the aforementioned purpose.
CAN I CHOOSE HOW MY PERSONAL INFORMATION IS USED?
If you wish to opt-out from receiving our newsletter or any other communication, you can opt out by clicking on the link provided in the email or by visiting our Site and opting out at any time.
HOW CAN I ACCESS MY PERSONAL INFORMATION?
If you wish to review, update, or delete any personal information that we may have collected about you, you may do so by accessing your personal account on the Site and doing the needful.
WHAT SAFEGUARDS DOES BLIMP USE TO PROTECT MY PERSONAL INFORMATION?
Blimp maintains appropriate safeguards that ensure the security, integrity and privacy of the personal information we collect from all users. Personal information collected by Blimp is stored in secure operating environments that are not available to the public and is only accessible by authorized employees. We also have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.
HOW DO I ASK A QUESTION OR FILE A COMPLAINT?