IFMBE CED Privacy Policy

The Clinical Engineering Division (CED) is part of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE). This privacy policy will explain how our organization uses the personal data we collect from you when you use our website.

Topics:

  • What data do we collect?
  • How do we collect your data?
  • How will we use your data?
  • How do we store your data?
  • Marketing
  • What are your data protection rights?
  • What are cookies?
  • How do we use cookies?
  • What types of cookies do we use?
  • How to manage your cookies
  • Privacy policies of other websites
  • Changes to our privacy policy
  • How to contact us
  • How to contact the appropriate authorities

What data do we collect?

CED collects the following data:

  • Personal identification information (name, country, profession)
  • Contact information (email, phone number)
  • Inquiry information (type, message)

How do we collect your data?

You directly provide CED with most of the data we collect. We collect data and process data when you:

  • Register online or place an order for any of our products or services.
  • Voluntarily complete a customer survey or provide feedback on any of our message boards or via email.
  • Use or view our website via your browser's cookies.

CED may also receive your data indirectly from the following sources:

  • Events where there is a registration form.
  • Information provided by affiliated societies or partners

How will we use your data?

CED collects your data so that we can:

  • Provide valuable content suited for your profile via email.
  • Respond to your requests.
  • Email you with special offers on other products and services we think you might like.
  • Communicate information about events and services we think you might want.

If you agree, CED might share your data with our affiliated societies and/or partners so that they may offer you content, information about services, and events that might be of interest to you and your organization.

How do we store your data?

CED securely stores your data in digital means managed by board authorized personnel, who may use online tools such as Mailchimp to provide valuable information to your email.

CED will keep your data for as long as you find suitable. At any point, you may send us an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will permanently delete your information. In this email, please state “I WANT YOU TO DELETE MY DATA” and we will gladly do so.

Marketing

CED would like to send you information about events, and services related to your profile. If you have agreed to receive promotion information, you may always opt out at a later date.

You have the right at any time to stop CED from contacting you for promotion information purposes or giving your data to other members of the IFMBE.

If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please click here.

What are your data protection rights?

CED would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

  • The right to access - You have the right to request CED for copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.
  • The right to rectification - You have the right to request that CED correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request CED to complete information you believe is incomplete.
  • The right to erasure - You have the right to request that CED erase your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to restrict processing - You have the right to request that CED restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to object to processing - You have the right to object to CED’s processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to data portability - You have the right to request that CED transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at our email.

Write to us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information. When you visit our websites, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology.

For further information, visit allaboutcookies.org.

How do we use cookies?

CED uses cookies in a range of ways to improve your experience on our website, including:

  • Keeping you signed in
  • Understanding how you use our website

What types of cookies do we use?

There are a number of different types of cookies, however, our website uses:

  • Functionality - CED uses these cookies so that we recognize you on our website and remember your previously selected preferences. These could include what language you prefer and location you are in. A mix of first-party and third-party cookies are used.
  • Promotion Information - CED uses these cookies to collect information about your visit to our website, the content you viewed, the links you followed and information about your browser, device, and your IP address. CED sometimes shares some limited aspects of this data with third parties for promotion information purposes.

How to manage cookies

You can set your browser not to accept cookies, and the above website tells you how to remove cookies from your browser.

However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.

Privacy policies of other websites

The CED website contains links to other websites. Our privacy policy applies only to our website, so if you click on a link to another website, you should read their privacy policy.

Changes to our privacy policy

CED keeps its privacy policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on 15th of March, 2019.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about CED’s privacy policy, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Email us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or write to us at: 111 Hermann Drive, Suite 12B Houston, Texas, USA 770004.

How to contact the appropriate authority

Should you wish to report a complaint or if you feel that CED has not addressed your concern in a satisfactory manner, you may contact the Information Commissioner's Office.

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or write to us at: 111 Hermann Drive, Suite 12B Houston, Texas, USA 770004