Privacy Policy – Nephroed Website

This Privacy Policy explains how the Nephroed website collects, uses, and discloses your personal information when you use nephroed.com, our services, including but not limited to, any tools, apps, forums, electronic publications, surveys, newsletters, announcements, or by mail, over the phone and in person  (collectively, the Site and services are the “Services”).

This Privacy Policy forms part of our Terms of Use, which outline the terms and conditions you agree to when using our Services.  We will only collect, use and disclose your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.  By using the Services, you acknowledge that you have read and understood this Privacy Policy, and you agree and consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Services or supply your personal information to us.

Personal information we may collect:

Personal information means any information about an identifiable individual. The types of personal information that we may collect include, but is not limited to, your:

  • name
  • phone number
  • residential address
  • email address
  • IP address (including device/location)
  • responses to program or course-specific registration questions
  • personal information you give us that we did not request (such as personal information you voluntarily put into an email to us, in a comments box on our Site or through your use of the Services)

Purposes for collecting your personal information:

The Nephroed website may use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • to provide you with our Services
  • to identify you in our system
  • to manage our business and operations
  • to respond to your questions that you send through the Site, by email or by phone
  • to facilitate and process your use of our programs and courses
  • to authenticate you when you sign in to your account
  • if you have consented, to send you emails related to our programs and courses
  • to grant you access to special features or areas of the Site
  • to deliver and evaluate programs for which you are registered
  • to track communications with you
  • to track the location of IP addresses to analyze website usage and provide relevant content
  • to improve the Site and help us develop new services, tools and features of the Site that meet your needs
  • and as otherwise permitted or required by law

Limiting Collection of personal information:

  • We limit the collection of personal information to that which is necessary to fulfill the purposes identified in this Privacy Policy and we collect, use and disclose your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Use, disclosure and retention of personal information:

  • Your personal information will not be used without your consent for purposes other than those for which it was collected or in accordance with applicable laws.
  • We retain your personal information only for as long as we need it to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected and to comply with our legal obligations.

Data processors in other countries:

To provide you with Services, we may use service providers, data processors and other third parties (collectively, “Third Parties”) to perform services on our behalf.  These Third Parties may store, process and transfer personal information on servers located outside of Canada in jurisdictions whose data protection laws may differ from those of Canada, which may include the United States of America.  As a result, personal information may be subject to access requests from governments, courts, or law enforcement in those jurisdictions according to the laws in those jurisdictions.  For example, information may be shared in response to valid demands or requests from government authorities, courts and law enforcement officials in those countries. Subject to applicable laws in such other jurisdictions, we will use reasonable efforts to ensure that appropriate protections are in place to require our Third Parties to maintain protections on personal information that are equivalent to those that apply in Canada.

Links to other sites:

The Site may contain links to other website or Internet resources, notably those belonging to our sponsors, partners or collaborators. When you click on one of those links you are contacting another website or Internet resource that may collect information about you voluntarily or through cookies or other technologies. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any site owned and operated by any third parties. Other site may collect and treat information collected differently, so we encourage you to carefully read and review the privacy policy of each site you visit.

Cookies, web beacons, meta pixels and other technology:

As you interact with the Services, we may use automatic data collection technology and services that record and collect information that identifies your computer, tracks your use of the Site and collects certain other information about you and your surfing habits. This data collection technology may include cookies, web beacons and other similar devices on the Site to enhance functionality and navigation for our visitors.

A cookie is a small data file that is placed on the hard drive of your computer so that your computer will “remember” information when you visit a site. Web beacons and Tags are small strings of code that are used in conjunction with a cookie and allow us to record activity on our Site. Internet Tags, graphic Tags and similar web beacon type functions allow us to count the number of users who have visited a particular web page or to access certain cookies. We may use web beacons on the Site to count users and to recognize users by accessing our cookies. Being able to access our cookies allows us to personalize the Site and improve your experience at the Site. We may also include web beacons in HTML-formatted email messages that we send to determine which email messages were opened.

You can reject or disable cookies and meta pixels by managing your browser settings or the Facebook app settings. However, please note that if you disable cookies and/or meta pixels, you may be unable to access some customized features on the Site.

To disable the use of meta pixels, log in to the Facebook site on your browser and go to “Ad Settings” under the “Settings” tab.  If you are using the Facebook app on your mobile device, you can go to “Ad Settings” by clicking on the “Setting & Privacy” tab, then selecting “Settings”, “Ad”, and “Ad Preferences”.

Google Analytics

Our Site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service of Google, Inc. (“Google”), or comparable technology. Google uses “cookies”, which are text files stored on your computer, to analyze how you use our Site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our Site (including your IP address) is sent to a Google server in the U.S. and stored there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of our Site, compile reports on the Site’ activity for our Site operators and to provide other site activity related to internet services. Additionally, Google may transfer this information to a third party when required by law or to a third party processing information on Google’s behalf. You can set your internet browser to prohibit the installation of cookies, although we must point out that some features and functions of our Site will then be unusable. By using our Site, you consent to the processing of data about you collected by Google in the manner described and for the above-mentioned purpose. 

Security

To help protect the confidentiality of your personal information, the Nephroed website employs adequate technical, physical and administrative security safeguards to protect your personal information against loss, theft, and unauthorized access. Any personal information you provide to us is exchanged on a secure server. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we are committed to protecting your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you provide to us.

Changes to this privacy policy

This Privacy Policy may be amended from time to time and without any prior notice to you. Please check back from time to time to ensure that you are aware of any updates or changes in this Privacy Policy. Your continuing access or use of the Sites after any such changes constitutes your acceptance of the Privacy Policy as revised