Privacy Policy

Gulf Health Network respects the privacy rights of its users and is committed to protecting the information collected through its website www.gulfmedicine.com (the “Website”). This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) explains how Gulf Health Network collects, stores, and uses the information collected in connection with the Website. Your access to and use of any services on the Website the “Services” is subject to Gulf Health Network’s Terms of Service (the “Terms”).

By using, registering to or otherwise accessing any services on the Website, you agree to this privacy policy and give an explicit and informed consent to the collection, use and processing of your personal data in accordance with this privacy policy. If you do not agree to this privacy policy, please do not visit, use, register to or otherwise access any services.

Gulf Health Network reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. Your continued use of the Services constitutes your acceptance to this Privacy Policy and any updates. Policy changes will apply only to information collected after the date of the change. Users can see the latest privacy policy here: http://www.gulfmedicine.com/blog/privacy-policy.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to information collected offline or by third parties.

Personal information collected by us

We may collect personal data in the following likely situations: registration for Services; subscribing to newsletters; using “tell a friend,” “email this page”, or other similar features; requesting technical support; and otherwise through use of Services where personal data is required for use and/or participation and provided voluntarily. The types of personal data may vary depending on the type of activity you are engaged in. The personal data Gulf Health Network may collect, process and use may include, but are not limited to your name, screen/nick name, Gulf Health Network Services’ or third party service ID, e-mail address, phone number, birthdate, sex, address, etc.

Gulf Health Network may use collected personal data for purposes of analyzing usage of the Services, providing customer and technical support, managing and providing Services (including managing advertisement serving) and to further develop the Services and other Gulf Health Network services and products. Gulf Health Network may combine non-personal data with personal data.

Certain features of the Services may be able to connect to your social networking sites to obtain additional information about you. In such cases, Gulf Health Network may be able to collect certain information from your social networking profile when your social networking site permits it, and when you consent to allow your social networking site to make that information available to Gulf Health Network. This information may include, but is not limited to, your name, profile picture, gender, user ID, email address, your country, your language, your time zone, the organizations and links on your profile page, the names and profile pictures of your social networking site “friends” and other information you have included in your social networking site profile. Gulf Health Network may associate and/or combine as well as use information collected by Gulf Health Network and/or obtained through such social networking sites in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Non Personal Information

In visiting or using the Services we may also ask you to provide information that is about you but individually does not identity you, such as: (i) information that you provide by filling in forms in the Services; (ii) records and copies of your correspondence, if you contact us; and (iii) your responses to surveys that we might ask you to complete for research purposes. This information is treated as non-personal data, unless it is appended to your personal data or otherwise identifies you personally.

Gulf Health Network may use and disclose to Gulf Health Network’s third party partners and contractors the collected non-personal data for purposes of analyzing usage of the Services, advertisement serving, managing and providing the Services and to further develop the Services and other Gulf Health Network services and products.

Ad serving technology

We use third-party advertising companies and exchanges to serve ads. These third-party ad servers and exchange providers may use web beacons and cookies to help present, better target, and measure the effectiveness of their advertisements. They use data (such as sites visited and browser type) gathered over time and across their networks of webpages to determine or predict the characteristics and preferences of their audience.

Our sponsors and advertisers have agreed that they will not collect any personally identifiable information from our site visitors while they’re on Gulf Health Network. If you click on an advertisement on Gulf Health Network and visit a site maintained by one of our sponsors or advertisers, please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of those sites. You should read the privacy policies of each site you visit to determine what information that site may be collecting about you.

Gulf Health Network reserves the right to use and disclose the collected non-personal data for purposes of advertisement by Gulf Health Network or Gulf Health Network’s third party partners and contractors. Gulf Health Network may employ third party ad serving technologies that use certain methods to collect information as a result of ad serving through the Services. Gulf Health Network or third parties operating the ad serving technology may use demographic and location information as well as information logged from your hardware or device to ensure that appropriate advertising is presented within the Services. Gulf Health Network or third parties may collect and use data for this purpose including, but not limited to IP address (including for purposes of determining your approximate geographic location), UDID, software, applications, hardware, browser information, internet and on-line usage information and in-app information that is not personally identifiable. The foregoing data may be used and disclosed in accordance with this Privacy Policy and the privacy policy of the company providing the ad serving technology.

Information use

We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information, to:

  • Personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
  • Improve our website in order to better serve you.
  • Give you notices about your account.
  • Carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.
  • Allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
  • Process your transactions.
  • Send periodic emails regarding other products and services.
  • Fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it.
  • Notify you when Services updates are available, and of changes to any products or services we offer or provide though it.

The usage information we collect helps us to improve our Services and to deliver a better and more personalized experience by enabling us to:

  • Estimate our audience size and usage patterns.
  • Store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize our Services according to your individual interests.
  • Speed up your searches.
  • Recognize you when you use the Services.

We use location information we collect to make content, services and ads more relevant, and to adhere to local privacy laws.

We may also use your information to contact you about our own and select third parties’ goods and services that may be of interest to you unless you did not opt-in (where required by law) or have opted out from receiving further marketing messages (see below for opt-out options).

We may use the information we collect to display advertisements to our advertisers’ target audiences. Even though we do not disclose your personal information for these purposes without your consent, if you click on or otherwise interact with an advertisement, the advertiser may assume that you meet its target criteria.

How we disclose or share your information

Gulf Health Network collects and processes personal data on a voluntary basis and it is not in the business of selling your personal data to third parties. Personal data may, however, be disclosed in accordance with applicable law and this Privacy Policy. Additionally, Gulf Health Network may disclose personal data to any of its affiliated companies in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Gulf Health Network may disclose your personal data to third parties as required by law enforcement, courts, or other government officials in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements, or other activity that is illegal or may expose you or Gulf Health Network to legal liability. Gulf Health Network may also disclose your personal data to third parties when Gulf Health Network has a reason to believe that a disclosure is necessary to address potential or actual injury or interference with Gulf Health Network’s rights, property, operations, users or others who may be harmed or may suffer loss or damage, or Gulf Health Network believes that such disclosure is necessary to protect Gulf Health Network’s rights, combat fraud and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on Gulf Health Network. To the extent permitted by applicable law and in Gulf Health Network’s sole discretion, Gulf Health Network will make reasonable efforts to notify you of such disclosure through Gulf Health Network’s website or in another reasonable manner.

Cookies, beacons and tracking

Gulf Health Network treats information collected by cookies and similar technologies as non-personal data. Cookies are a standard Internet technology that allows a web server to both store and retrieve information on a user’s system. Gulf Health Network and its partners use browser cookies to anonymously associate collected information with a specific computer browser.

E-mails and other electronic communications Gulf Health Network sends to you may contain code that enables Gulf Health Network to track your usage of the communication, including whether the communication was opened and/or what links were followed (if any). Gulf Health Network may combine that information to other information Gulf Health Network has about you and Gulf Health Network may use that information to improve the Services and/or provide customized communications to you.

You can control many tracking tools, including cookies, from your browser. In particular, you may remove or refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our Services. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our websites.

Gulf Health Network may use third-party services such as Google Analytics to track user activity. Some browsers allow you to send websites “do not track” signals; however, Gulf Health Network’s Website is not set up to respond to such signals. Browser “do not track” settings are not relevant to Gulf Health Network’s Apps.

We use session cookies that expire at the end of a browser session (from when a user opens the browser window to when they exit the browser) and persistent cookies which remain on your hard drive until you erase them or they expire. How long a persistent cookie remains on your browser depends on how long the visited website has programmed the cookie to last or they can be stored for longer.

Third party terms and conditions

Please note that your access to and use of the Services may be subject to certain third party terms and conditions and privacy policies, including but not limited to application stores, mobile software platforms, social networking services and payment providers. You recognize and agree that Gulf Health Network is not liable for any such third party terms and conditions and their use of your personal data. We recommend that you read the privacy policies of those third parties to see how your information is handled.

Gulf Health Network may in its discretion make available links through advertisements or otherwise enable you to access third party products or services. Please note that, while using such products or services, you are using products or services developed and administered by people or companies not affiliated with or controlled by Gulf Health Network. Gulf Health Network is not responsible for the actions of those people or companies, the content of their products or services, the use of information you provide to them, or any products or services they may offer. The fact that Gulf Health Network is linking to those products or services does not constitute our sponsorship of, or affiliation with, those people or companies.

Safeguards

The security of your Personal Information is important to us. Accordingly, while no set of privacy and security standards or safeguards is 100% secure, we take steps to ensure any information that you share with us is kept secure and strictly confidential in accordance with this policy. We take various precautions to protect information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, collection, use, disclosure, copying, modification, alteration, destruction or similar risks.

The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our Services, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. We recommend that you to be careful about giving out information in public areas of the Services like message boards. The information you share in public areas may be viewed by any user of the Services.

Opt out & your choices about collection and use of your information

You have the option to opt-in or opt-out to marketing emails sent to you by us. With regard to personal information that you have provided or that has been collected under this Privacy Policy, you may opt-out of uses for direct marketing purposes, such as correspondence from us about our products and promotions or the sharing by us of your personal information with select third parties for their direct marketing purposes.

You may opt-out by using the unsubscribe mechanism included in a commercial electronic message sent to you or by sending an e-mail to privacy@gulfmedicine.com with “Opt Out” in subject line. Your opt-out choices do not apply to any communication which is not promotional in nature.

Even if you opt-out (or do not opt-in), you will still receive other communications from us such as transactional emails and messages related to your questions, orders, updates about products or services and information about your account. You will also continue to receive communications relating to particular things for which you signed up (such as a contest or event).

If you wish to opt out of the use of anonymous data or the ability of third-parties to connect your anonymous data on the Website with your personal identity, you can opt out in two ways: (1) You can disable cookies — although this may negatively affect your online experience, as most sites require cookies for very basic browsing. (2) You can opt out of data use with each individual partner through the Network Advertising Initiative gateway opt-out site: http://www.networkadvertising.org/optout_nonppii.asp. At that site you can also review the privacy policies of those ad servers.

Each email newsletter and special offer sent to you will contain an easy, automated way for you to cease receiving our email newsletters. To unsubscribe via email, click the unsubscribe link in the footer of any of these email newsletters.

Please allow some time for your opt-out choices to become fully effective.

User contributions

You may provide information to be published or displayed (“Posted”) on public areas of the Services (collectively, “User Contributions”). Your User Contributions are Posted and transmitted to others at your own risk. Although you may set certain privacy settings for such information by logging into your account profile, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Additionally, we cannot control the actions of third parties with whom you may choose to share your User Contributions. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your User Contributions will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.

Any data that you disclose on the Website in any of the forums, blogs, chats or the like is public information, and there is no expectation of privacy or confidentiality. Gulf Health Network is not responsible for any personal data you choose to make public in any of these forums.

How to contact us

Please feel free to contact us at privacy@gulfmedicine.com for any requests or queries relating to this Privacy Policy.

LAST MODIFIED: January 1st, 2018

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