As used in this policy, “personal information” means information that would allow a party to identify you such as, for example, your name, address or location, telephone number, or email address.
We may collect personal information through our Services, including without limitation:
Services. We use the personal information you provide to us to provide you access to the Services. We may use all of this information to maintain our account databases and usage data.
Emails and Newsletters. We use the personal information you provide to us when you send us emails or sign up to receive updates from Mediclean in order to respond to your request – for example, to reply to your email or to send you communications about Mediclean news and events.
When you subscribe to updates from us, your email address is sent to and stored in a CRM database hosted on Mediclean’s servers that can only be accessed by Mediclean staff and contractors. When you subscribe to one of our groups, your name and email address is sent to and stored by (1) Mediclean, or (2) another service with which Mediclean has engaged to provide support. Personal information submitted as part of our email or group lists is used for the purpose of managing the lists. Your name and email address will typically be visible to other list participants when you correspond on the list and to the general public in the discussion archives. All emails sent to the lists may be publicly archived.
Events: If you sign up for an event hosted or run by Mediclean, we may share your personal information with vendors and third party contractors solely for the purpose of organizing and running the event.
If you create an account, you may access and use it. When you join, you may be asked to provide personal information to create your account and establish a password and profile, and to create an ID. We use that personal information to establish and maintain your accounts, provide you with the features we provide for account holders, to act as your ID service provider, and for the purpose of contacting you about upcoming news and events relevant to Mediclean.
Registered Users. When you register to obtain a user account on any of the Services (any such person, a “Registered User”), including but not limited to your ID (log-in for services), you may be asked to provide personal information to create your account and establish a password and profile. We encourage you to use an alias or nickname if you are not comfortable providing your legal name. The name or nickname you provide in connection with your account may be used to attribute you in connection with any content you submit to any Service. We also use that personal information to establish and maintain your account, to provide you with the features we provide Registered Users, and to email you regarding changes to this policy or other applicable policies. If you sign up to receive updates from Mediclean when you create your account, we will use your personal information to send you communications about Mediclean news and events.
In general, it is not Mediclean’ practice to disclose personal information to third parties. Other than providing you with attribution using your ID nickname, we may share your personal information in two instances:
First, Mediclean may share personal information with our contractors and service providers in order to maintain, enhance, or add to the functionality of the Services.
If Mediclean is required to provide a third party with your personal information (whether by subpoena or otherwise), then provided we have collected and retained an email address for you, Mediclean will use reasonable means to notify you promptly of that event, unless prohibited by law or MEDICLEAN is otherwise advised not to notify you on the advice of legal counsel.
Mediclean has implemented reasonable measures to protect against unauthorized access to and unlawful interception or processing of personal information that Mediclean stores and controls. However, no website can fully eliminate security risks. Third parties may circumvent our security measures to unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. We will post a reasonably prominent notice to the Websites if any such security breach occurs.
Creating an account, and the account system have security risks in addition to those described above. Among other things, they are vulnerable to DNS attacks, and using them may increase the risk of phishing.
Our Data Usage Policy covers how we maintain and use information about you that is collected by our Services, including when you log into a website using your ID.
When you use the Services, our servers (which may be hosted by a third party service provider) may collect information indirectly and automatically (through, for example, the use of your “IP address”) about your activities while visiting the Websites and information about the browser you are using. In addition, whenever you use your ID to log into a website, our servers (which, again, may be hosted by a third party service provider) keep a log of the websites you visit and when you visit them.
We do not intentionally link browsing information or information from our ID server logs to the personal information you submit to us. We use this information for internal purposes only, such as to help understand how the Services are being used, to improve our Services, and for systems administration purposes. Mediclean may use a third party analytics provider to help us collect and analyze non-personal browsing information through operation of our Services for those same purposes.
As a service provider, Mediclean could technically access your web-based account tied to our Services, and could log in on behalf of any of its users to any of the accounts they have accessed using their Mediclean ID. Mediclean will never use this technical login ability for any purpose unless otherwise required by law.
MEDICLEAN discards non-personal browsing information from our server logs once we have used the information for the limited purposes noted above, under “No Linking.”
If Mediclean is required to provide a third party with your non-personal browsing information or to log in on behalf of a user (whether by subpoena or otherwise), then MEDICLEAN will use reasonable means to notify you promptly of that event, unless MEDICLEAN is prohibited by law from doing so or is otherwise advised not to notify you on the advice of legal counsel.
Effective Date: 2018-01-01 (January 1st 2018)