Privacy Policy

The Privacy Policy  of the  “”  website from now on referred to as the "Website" explains  the kinds of information we may collect about our visitors, how we may use and disclose the information, and how the visitors can control, correct and/or update their information.       It also explains the choices the visitors have about how their personal information is used and how we protect that information.    Please read this Privacy Policy carefully.


What information we collect


Registered User Information

Some of the Website's  users such as content administrators, content contributors, translators etc. may be required to register in accordance with their role.

If  the Website's  users need to Register or update their existing member profile they may be required to submit “Personal Information” meaning information that may be used to identify or contact the user, such as name, address, telephone number or email address.  Professional users such as Medical Doctors have the option to complete their “enhanced profile” with  professional Information pertaining to their education, specialties, work addresses, and work experience.   The users are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of their Personal Information which they enter in their profile.


Anonymous User Information

The Website uses Google Analytics to collect information automatically such as

• Domain from which they access the Internet;

• IP address

• Operating system and information about the browser used when visiting the site;

• Date and time of  visit;

• Pages visited;

• Address of the sites that transferred the user  to the Website (such as

• Demographic and interest data.


No Personally Identifiable Information (PII) collected.   The Website's  staff  analyses  the aggregated data from Google Analytics for internal use , web teams, and other designated staff who require this information to perform their duties.

Email communications, newsletter and related services

Email send to us

The email functionality does not provide a completely secure and confidential means of communication, therefore should be used cautiously regarding use of personal data. Email communications that you send to us via the email links on our site may be shared with a customer service representative, employee, or  agent.  After handling your  communication, it is discarded or archived, depending on the nature of the inquiry. 

Newsletters & Emails sent to You

If you have provided us with  Information in order to receive recurring newsletters or  emails from the Website  and/or directly from third parties, then at any time, you can choose to opt out of receiving those emails  by selecting to unsubscribe.


Cookies and other tracking technology

When you visit any Web site, its server may generate a piece of text known as a ""cookie"" to place on your computer. The cookie allows the server to ""remember"" specific information about your visit while you are connected.   The cookie makes it easier for you to use the dynamic features of Web pages.                     

The Website may collect information about visitors using ""cookies"" and similar technology, to recognize a repeat visitor and offer the visitor a set of services or information requested in a previous visit.   We use session cookies to track a visitor's path through our site during a visit, to help us understand how people use our site.

Third parties such as Google AdX  under contract with the Website may use Cookies or Web Beacons to collect Non-Personal Information about your usage of the Website, including which topics you have viewed. These third party advertising service providers may use this information to help those parties to deliver advertising on the Website's pages as well as on other sites on the Internet based on your browsing activity on our sites.


How we use the information we collect

Information collected by the Website about you is used by the Website to:

• administer your account

• respond to your eMails about the Website or its services

• provide you with access to particular tools and services

• Send you personalized emails or secure electronic messages relative to our content subjects 

• Send you relevant offers and informational materials on behalf of our sponsors pertaining to your health interests

• Operating, evaluating and improving our business

Except for authorized law enforcement investigations or other valid legal processes, we will not share any personally identifiable information we receive from you with any parties outside of the Website.


Data retention  and "Opt-Out"

We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services, comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

At any time you can remove your Personal Information or instruct us to remove it, but you should be aware that it is not technologically possible to remove each and every record of the information you have provided to the Website from our servers.


We may share some information to third parties

Non-Personal Information Collected by Third Parties of the Website's Sponsors or advertisers on the Website's pages may use their own Cookies, Web Beacons or other online tracking technologies in the banner advertisements and sponsored links.  This 3rd party advertiser content may also be served in emails, special promotions or newsletters we send you.

We inform you that in regards to 3rd parties and use of personal data we operate on the  assumption that the above mentioned 3rd parties  comply with our Privacy and Advertising Policies but we do not control how third parties use Cookies or Web Beacons or how they manage the Non-Personal Information they gather.


Protecting your privacy,  How Personal Information Is Protected

The Website has a Privacy Policy and uses reasonable security measures to protect the confidentiality of personal information under our control and appropriately limit access to it.

The website will undertake any organizational and technological measures to prevent the loss, illegal use, or corruption of the user's personal data.

The website will store the total of the  personal data given by its users to secure servers (protected with access codes and firewalls) where backup copies are being maintained.

The users are responsible to keep private the access codes used to enter the website or its connected apps. You will not be asked by the website to disclose your access codes (except when the user logs into the website or its connected apps).

Despite all protection steps to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of personally identifiable information that you may provide , due to technological limitations and asymmetric  threats existing on the Internet we cannot guarantee  100% security of any information you transmit to us, and therefore you should be aware and share your information at your own risk.


Protecting children's privacy

The Website does not knowingly collect personal information from children. The parents are responsible for preventing their kids to make use of information hosted in the website.


Links to other websites,  How we use Third-Party Web sites and Applications

If you are redirecting to other sites following links from the Website to other websites, notice that they have their own privacy policies.  It is your responsibility to review the privacy policy on the other sites you're visiting.


International Data Transfers

The information collected by the website are stored securely in the Servers that provide Hosting for the Website in Germany, and may be processed in any of the countries the website has presense with the purpose to facilitate the use of this information according to the present policy.

The Information that the website collects may also be used in countries which do not comply with EU and US privacy laws such as Russia, Japan, China, or India.

Personal Information hosted by the website may become available over the Internet globally. The website may not prevent the information from being used globally, for any purpose.


Privacy policy updates  -  Changes to the Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change or modify this Privacy Policy and changes will be effective upon being posted.  We encourage you to periodically review this website for the latest information on our privacy practices.

If you do not accept the terms of this Privacy Policy, we ask that you NOT to register with us and that you do NOT use the Website.


Contact information

Contacting Website web site About Your Personal Information or Privacy

Please send us an email by using the Contact Us link at the bottom of every page of our site if you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the Personal Information we maintain about you.


Use of Google Analytics

Currently we are using Google Analytics to analyze the audience of the website and improve our content. No personal information is collected from Google Analytics. For further information on the privacy policy concerning Google Analytics, please go here:


Last Updated:    7 June 2017

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