Privacy Policy



PRIVACY POLICY



Medicine and Society (“M&S”) is running https://medicineandsociety.com (“Website”). M&S is governed by the following privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”).
M&S deeply respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what personally identifiable information M&S may collect and how it may be used. This Privacy Policy only applies to this Website.
WHAT INFORMATION DOES M&S COLLECT AND HOW IS IT USED?
Voluntarily Submitted Information to the Website: M&S may collect personal information from you such as your first name, last name, website or email address. This may occur when you leave a comment on the Website, subscribe to a newsletter, or contact M&S.
Information M&S Collects from Others: M&S may receive information about you from other sources.  You may be a user of a service called Blogger, from which M&S may receive your profile picture, which will appear when you leave a comment on the Website.
Automatically-Collected Information: M&S automatically collects certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.
Cookies: We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website.

HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED
We may use the information collected in the following ways:
  • To operate and maintain the Website;
  • To send you promotional information, such as newsletters with the latest recipes on M&S  Each email promotion will provide information on how to unsubscribe from future mailings;
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries;
  • To provide you with user support;
  • To track and measure advertising on the Website;
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.
THIRD-PARTY USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
M&S may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.
Furthermore, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.
The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:
Google Analytics – this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.
Mail Chimp – this service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications.  Please refer to Mail Chimp’s privacy policy for further information.
At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion.
Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of M&S’s business.
SOCIAL MEDIA
M&S is member of certain social media platforms. This Website uses buttons from these platforms on its sub-pages.
These buttons  are getting downloaded from the specific platform. During this process, the platform is made aware of what sub-page has been visited.
When you are logged in to one of or more of these social platforms. The platform may connect the visit or use of the sub-page to your account on this platform. This may occur whether or not you use the social button. If this is not desirable, you may log yourself out of the social platforms when visiting and using this Website.
When you actively use one of these social buttons, the social media platform will receive this information and may display this use on your respective account.
Each of these social media platforms is governed by their own privacy policy.
Social Buttons that are currently being used on this Website:
  • Facebook;
  • Pinterest;
  • Twitter;
  • LinkedIn; and
  • Google+.
This list may be amended from time to time in the sole discretion of M&S.
PUBLICLY VISIBLE INFORMATION
If you leave a comment, certain information may be publicly visible. Your email address will never be available publicly.
Users may see your username, Blogger profile picture, and website information.
COOKIES
This site uses cookies from Google to deliver its services and analyze traffic. Your IP address and user-agent are shared with Google along with performance and security metrics to ensure quality of service, generate usage statistics, and to detect and address abuse. The Website uses cookies to store visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads, customize Website content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described herein.
Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our Website may be entirely usable.
ADVERTISING
Display Ads
We may use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use cookies, as noted above.
Retargeting Ads
From time to time, the Website may engage in remarketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, Facebook, or Instagram, in order to market the Website. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Website.
Affiliate Program Participation
The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.
Newsletters
On the Website, you may subscribe to M&S s newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, M&S may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.
RIGHTS RELATED TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in M&S s emails. You may also notify M&S at medicineandsociety.contact@gmail.com to be removed from our mailing list.
Access – You may access the personal information M&S has about you by submitting a request to medicineandsociety.contact@gmail.com.
Amend – You may contact VH at medicineandsociety.contact@gmail.com to amend or update your personal information.
Forget – In case you prefer M&S erases or forgets your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to medicineandsociety.contact@gmail.com
Please note that M&S may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
This website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave this site, you should note that M&S does not have any control over that other website. Therefore, M&S cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this Privacy Policy.
SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION
At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Website. This includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to M&S, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.
CHILDREN’S INFORMATION
The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at medicineandsociety.contact@gmail.com and M&S will use its best efforts to promptly remove such information from its records.
CONTACT INFORMATION
At any time, please contact us at medicineandsociety.contact@gmail.com for questions related to this Privacy Policy.
CONSENT
By using this Website, you consent to this Privacy Policy and agree to its terms.
M&S may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page regularly to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from May 16, 2018.

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