Aspen Europe-owned websites is a Aspen Europe-controlled web programme where Aspen Europe owns, approves and/or engages audiences on behalf of Aspen Europe.
Pledge on Privacy
The term “personal data” as used in this Policy refers to information such as your name, birth date, e-mail address, mailing address, telephone number or IP address that can be used to identify you. Generally, Aspen Europe GmbH will not process your personal data without your consent. However, we reserve the right, in exceptional circumstances to conduct additional processing to the extent permitted or required by law, or in support of any legal or criminal investigation.
The next sections explain Information We Collect and How We Collect It.
The information we may gather on our site falls into three categories: (1) personally identifiable information you supply, (2) information collected as you navigate through our site, and (3) publicly or commercially available information.
(1) Personally Identifiable Information Collection
Web Site: Like many Web sites, this site may actively collect information from its visitors both by asking you specific questions (for example, such as a registration) and by permitting you to communicate directly with us via e-mail, feedback forms, and/or chat rooms. Some of the information that you may submit may be personally identifiable information (that is, information that can be uniquely identified with you, such as your full name, address, e-mail address, phone number, and so on).
Some areas of this site may require you to submit treatment and/or demographic information in order for you to benefit from the specialized features (such as newsletter subscriptions, tips/pointers, etc.) or to participate in a particular activity (such as promotions). To the extent that you are required to submit such information, you will be informed at each information collection point what information is required and what information is optional.
Social Media: Generally, online social media resources are interactive tools that enable you to collaborate and share information with others. Social media resources include but are not limited to social networks, discussion boards, bulletin boards, blogs, wikis, and referral functions to share Web site content and tools with a friend or colleague. Aspen may collect personal information from you to enable you to use online social media resources we may occasionally offer to you. Aspen may also enable you to use these social media resources to post or share personal information with others. When using social media resources, you should take into careful consideration what information about yourself you choose to share with others. Aspen may provide additional notice and choices about how personal information is collected, used and disclosed on our Web sites and other online resources that offer social media. You should consult and make use of such additional notices and choices where available.
(2) Other Information Collection
As you navigate through a Web site, certain information can be passively collected (that is, gathered without your actively providing the information) using various technologies and means, such as navigational data collection. This site may use Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. An IP address is a number assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider so you can access the Internet. We use your IP address to diagnose problems with our server, report aggregate information, determine the fastest route to your computer in connecting to our site, and administer and improve the site.
“Web beacons” (also known as Internet tabs, single-pixel GIFs/PNGs, clear GIFs/PNGs, invisible GIFs/PNGs, and 1-by-1 GIFs/PNGs) are smaller than cookies and tell the Web site server information such as the IP address and browser type related to the visitor’s computer. This site may at times use Web beacons.
“Navigational data” (“log files,” “server logs,” and “clickstream” data) are used for system management, to improve the content of the site, for market research purposes, and to communicate information to visitors. This site may at times use navigational data.
(3) Publicly/Commercially Available Information Collection
Publicly or commercially available information is defined as information that an individual makes or permits to be made available to the public, or is legally available through an independent list broker or other third party, and/or is legally obtained and accessed from, amongst other sources: government records that are available to the public, journalistic reports, or information that is required by law to be available. We may collect publicly available information or purchase commercially available information about you from third parties in accordance with applicable law.
Use and Disclosure of Information
Right of Access
You have the right to ensure that your personal data is always up-to-date. In some countries you have the legal right to require us to correct or delete your personal data. In addition, you can always tell us to stop contacting you. If you wish to contact us regarding our use of your personal data, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you contact us, please note the name of the website where you provided the information, as well as the specific information you would like us to correct, update or delete. Your requests will be dealt with in a prompt and proper manner. Requests to delete personal data will be subject to any applicable legal and ethical reporting or document filing or retention obligations imposed on us.
Length of Personal Information Retention
Personal information that we may collect via our Web sites will be stored as long as the information is required to fulfill Aspen’s legitimate business needs or the purposes for which the information was collected, or until an individual whose data is involved requests that we delete that information (unless its retention is required by law).
Security and Confidentiality
To ensure the security and confidentiality of personal data that we collect on-line, we use data networks protected, inter alia, by industry standard firewall and password protection. In the course of handling your personal data, we take measures reasonably designed to protect that information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. While we cannot guarantee against any loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction to data, we try to prevent such unfortunate occurrences.
Data Transfer Abroad
We are part of the Aspen Group which has databases in different jurisdictions. We may transfer your data to one of the Group’s databases outside your country of domicile. Even if the country to which the data is to be transferred does not require us to provide adequate protection for your data, we will nonetheless seek to ensure that data transfers to Aspen Group databases in that country are adequately protected.
The cookies that our Web sites may deploy can be divided into four categories:
1. Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential, because they enable you to move around our Web sites and use certain features, e.g., to access secure areas of the Web site or in connection with information searches. Without these cookies, certain services you may ask for could not be provided.
2. Performance Cookies
These cookies may be used to collect information about how you use our Web sites, for example which pages you visit most often. These cookies do not collect information that identifies you. These cookies are only used to learn how our Web sites are performing and make relevant improvements.
3. Functionality & Profile Cookies
These cookies may be used to allow our Web sites to store information about choices that you make and provide you with more personal features. We may also use such cookies to ensure that onsite marketing and experience is relevant to you. The information these cookies collect may be anonymous and they cannot track your browsing activity on other Web sites.
4. Advertising Cookies
These cookies may be used to deliver advertisements that are more relevant to you and your interests. They are usually placed by advertising networks with our permission.
Setting your cookie preference
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Many web browsers allow cookies to be controlled via browser settings. For more information about cookies and how to manage them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the features of our Web sites or other Web sites that you visit.
Personal Information and Children
Most of the services available on this site are intended for persons 18 years of age and older. Any individual who requests information about a treatment indicated for use in children must be 18 or over. We will not knowingly collect, use or disclose personal data from a minor under the age of 18, without obtaining prior consent from a person with parental responsibility (e.g., a parent or guardian) through direct off-line contact. We will provide the parent with (i) notice of the specific types of personal data being collected from the minor, and (ii) the opportunity to object to any further collection, use, or storage of such information. We abide by laws designed to protect children.
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