The World Medical Association (WMA) recognises the need to protect the privacy of the personally-identifiable information that it collects from you as you use the WMA Site. Users should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of their information. Without prejudice to your statutory rights pursuant to French law “Informatique et libertés”, by submitting information, you agree to the WMA’s use of such information as described below and as mentioned at the time when this information is collected. Please see our Terms and Conditions for more information about our online policies.
1. Information Collected
WMA collects personally-identifiable information on certain areas of the Site when users register, request abstracts and publications, pay delivery charges, sign up for conferences and newsletters, participate in surveys, bulletin boards and discussion forums, etc. You are informed of the nature of the data collected and whether or not providing the data is compulsory by informative notices displayed at the time the data is requested from you on the Site. The personally-identifiable information collected may consist of a unique access ID and contact information such as names, mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, telephone and fax numbers. We may ask for further optional information from time to time to get a better picture of our visitors and their preferences. WMA encourages users to provide this information to ensure that the content of our Site will remain relevant to your interests and needs.
2. Use of Information
You are informed of the use of the data collected by informative notices provided at the time the data is requested from you on the Site. The data collected is required by WMA to enable you to access the Site. WMA also uses personally-identifiable information to measure visitor usage and interest to help us improve the content and functionality of our Site. The e-mail addresses provided on registration allow us to send e-mails to notify you of new contents on the Site based on the areas of interest you may have indicated to us. If you do not wish to receive e-mailed advance notices of content, you will be given the opportunity to indicate this preference on registration. You may also request cessation of the mailing of such notices later on at any time by following the instructions mentioned in the e-mails sent. WMA uses personally-identifiable information collected from cookies and IP addresses as described below.
3. Cookies and IP addresses
4. Disclosure to third-parties
WMA does not disclose your personally-identifiable information to third-parties, with the following exceptions:
1. to WMA’s representations in France and in the World;
2. as required by judicial, regulatory or administrative proceedings of any nation, state, or other applicable jurisdiction;
3. if, in the sole discretion of WMA, disclosure is required to protect the Site, WMA, or its Officers, Council members, Officials or staff;
4. information that you post or otherwise publish on the Site in discussion rooms, survey responses, etc., which are made publicly available on the Site.
5. External Links
The Site contains links to third-party Websites. Please be aware that we cannot control and are not responsible for the information collection practices of third-party Websites. We encourage you to review and understand the privacy policies of these Web sites before providing any information to them.
6. Access, changes and deletions
You may access, correct, update and/or delete certain personally-identifiable information by following the instructions on the relevant pages within the Members’ Area section of the Site. Alternatively, you may send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to exercise your statutory rights of access and modification of your personally-identifiable information.
8. For further information