Non-physician users are not required to input any personal information into the Site. If you believe you have mistakenly submitted any information, please contact us.
By using the Site, you are also confirming that you have read and understand this policy, including how and why we use your information. If you do not wish to have us collect or process your personal information, you should not use the Services and should immediately cease use of this Site. You also understand that we use third-party services, providers, and apps, including WordPress.com (“WordPress”), Bluehost Inc. (“Bluehost”), Automattic Inc. (“Automattic”), Endurance International Group (“Endurance”), Constant Contact, Inc. (“Constant Contact”), Twitter, Inc. (“Twitter”), Microsoft Corporation (“Microsoft”), Google LLC (“Google”), Facebook, Inc. (“Facebook”), Havas PR (“Havas”) and other third party providers that may not be directly described in this Policy to deliver the Services. We are not responsible for the privacy policies, content, terms, etc. of these third parties.
You must be at least 18 years of age to use this website. The Services are not targeted or designed in any way to minors and any person under the age of 18 viewing or using the Services should only do so with parental supervision and control. You are responsible for any and all Services activity conducted by a minor. If you are the parent or guardian of a child whom you believe has disclosed personal information to us, please contact us at info@GoutEducation.org so that you may review the information submitted and have such child’s information deleted and removed from our systems.
By using the Services, you understand that GSN is operated in the United States. GES sees and can delete the information provided by you, but does not have its own servers. The Site is hosted by WordPress and Bluehost. Information is held on servers provided by WordPress and BlueHost, based in Orem, Utah, United States of America.
Contact details of the data controllers:
– WordPress.com (a subsidiary of Autommatic Inc.)
– Notice Address(es):
For US residents and residents outside of the Designated Countries (Australia, Canada, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, and all countries located in Europe, including the UK and Republic of Ireland): Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110.
For residents in the Designated Countries: Aut O’Mattic A8C Ireland Ltd., Grand Canal Dock, 25 Herbert Pl., Dublin, D02 AY86, Ireland.
– Internet: https://www.automattic.com/privacy
– Phone: (877) 273-3049
– Online general mailbox available at https://www.automattic.com/contact/.
Bluehost Inc. (a subsidiary of Endurance International Group)
– Notice Address(es)
For US residents: Bluehost, ATTN: Legal Department, 1500 N Priest Drive, Suite 200, Tempe, AZ 85281 and Data Protection Officer, 10 Corporate Drive, Burlington, MA 01803, USA.
For EU residents: AppMachine B.V., Sophialaan 32, 8911 AE Leeuwarden, Nederland and Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens, Postbus 93374, 2509 AJ DEN HAAG, THE NETHERLANDS.
– EU Phone: (+31) – (0)70-888 85 00
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
How your data is treated and transferred is detailed below.
1. Information Collected or Received
To use certain aspects of the Services you will need to enter, and we shall collect, a certain amount of personal information, which is detailed below. If you do not wish to transmit personal information, do not use the Services. There are also opportunities to opt out of the collection of certain information or transmissions, which you may take advantage of when available.
Use of the Site. While using, interacting with, participating in, or visiting the Site, physicians wishing to be part of the GSN must register and create a profile, as well as communicate other information from time to time through the Site to GES and/or GSN or its third party service providers. Such registrations and information may include Personal Information including but not limited to, your first and last name, professional description, photographs, content, email, billing address, phone number and/or credit or debit card information. Physician users are not required to, but have the option to include, the name of their practice as well as the full address, office hours, a short bio along with a photo, and links to published works. Physician users may also choose to be on the medical professional locator map, which will display their practice if a visitor searches for their zip code or nearby practice in their area.
You must not communicate the information of any person other than yourself. GES and GSN are the sole owners of the information collected and do not release, sell, or rent your Personal Information. Only third party service providers authorized by GES and GSN to aid in the provision of our Services see your information.
Profile. Physician users are required to make a username and password for their profile. Physicians are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the username and password, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under their profile. GES and GSN are not responsible or liable for any such use. GES and GSN only store usernames and passwords for retrieval purposes and cannot access the individual characters of any password. GES and GSN do not share or sell any username or password information.
Public Information. Personal Information that physician users publish for the public portion of the Site may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others. Physician users control what information they share.
Protected Medical Information. No medical information is collected nor should be transmitted through this Site. GES and GSN do not transmit or input any Protected Health Information as defined by HIPAA privacy regulations through this Site. ALL MEDICAL INFORMATION SHOULD ONLY BE COMMUNICATED DIRECTLY TO YOUR PHYSICIAN. If you have transmitted any medical information or believe there to be a breach of HIPAA by GES or GSN, please contact us.
GES also uses independent third party service providers (such as marketing and advertising agencies) to aid in the carrying out of the Services. These service providers may also have access to information on the Site, and shall follow all procedures detailed in this Policy.
Data Storage. We, or the third-party Site and App providers, may use third party cloud storage providers such as Microsoft Remote Desktop or other providers to facilitate the functionality of our Services. The manner in which your information is used, stored, and disclosed is governed solely by the policies of such third-party service providers, and GES and GSN shall have no liability or responsibility for the privacy practices or other actions of any third-party site or service that may be enabled within the Service.
Control of Information. You are able to choose what information you provide and change your communication elections whenever you like. If you wish to have information removed from our databases at info@GoutEducation.org. You can only remove optional information without affecting the ability to use the Services. If you wish to have a copy of the data collected by us, you may contact us via the contact information stated at the bottom of this Policy.
We may send you communications via any of the contact information you provide us. Communications related to the functionality of the Services, transactions, or legal notices are required and you cannot opt out of them.
You may opt out of non-required communications such as notifications, newsletters, emails, etc.
You understand that changing your preferences or what information you share may affect your use of the Services.
Use of Information and Disclosure. As described above, we collect your information to carry out the Services. We use and share this information only for the following purposes:
- To fulfill our obligations and provide the Services to you;
- In any ways you have consented through our Site and/or Services;
- To comply with a legal obligation, court order, subpoena, or in the defense of legal claims;
- To prevent a threat to any person, or our system or network;
- To third parties to the extent necessary to fulfill the Services or marketing on our behalf;
- To contact you as described in this Agreement; and
- As may be necessary in the public interest.
If there is a breach of GES or GSN that results in the release of usernames and passwords, GES and/or GSN will notify affected individuals. All breach notifications related to third party service and information providers are the responsibility of their respective third party owner or service provider.
Retention. GES and GSN will only keep your information for as long as necessary to carry out the Services. GES and GSN will only retain information after you have indicated you no longer wish us to use the information to the extent necessary to comply with legal obligations. GES does not control how long third-party service providers hold your information.
Updating this Policy. GES may update this policy from time to time. We suggest you regularly check this Policy for any such updates. We will also advise you when we make changes via the contact information you have provided us. Your continued use of the Services after such notification constitutes your consent to the updated Policy.
This Policy was last updated January 2021.