Privacy matters

… but it can be confusing.

This page explains our approach to privacy on our website and how it affects you.

SHORT VERSION

  • We collect anonymous statistics about your visit, like which of our pages you viewed.
  • Some 3rd parties like LinkedIn and Twitter may know you visited this website, if you use their services. We can’t control them but we don’t believe this knowledge poses any threat to you.
  • If you sign up with us we take great care to keep your information safe and we’ll never share it with others without your express permission.
  • We never share your data with 3rd parties except to help us deliver our own services.

These are just the key points. If you need detail, keep reading.

Aspire Medical Innovation (“ASPIRE”) understands that your privacy is important to you. ASPIRE is strongly committed to protecting your privacy and the personal information that you may provide to ASPIRE as you access and use the materials on aspire-medical.eu (the “Site”), including the subscription pages of the Site. In addition, information that you submit to ASPIRE in response to an email request for information or other outreach from ASPIRE, or through ASPIRE’s employment application processes, will also be treated in accordance with this Privacy Policy. In this written Privacy Policy, ASPIRE describes the scope and breadth of our commitment to privacy. ASPIRE may, in its discretion, amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. Any material changes to our policy will be reflected on this page, so that you remain informed about the information we collect and how we use it. By exploring and using this Site, and by submitting information to ASPIRE, you agree to ASPIRE’s use of such information as described herein. This Site may contain links to external sites, which sites are not governed by this privacy policy, and ASPIRE does not take responsibility for the privacy practices of any third party sites to which we link. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any such sites before you submit information there.

INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT, AND HOW WE USE IT

ASPIRE collects information from our users when they create their account for this Site, when they request copies of publications, seek additional information regarding our services or employment opportunities, or register for conferences and other ASPIRE-sponsored events. Some of ASPIRE’s registration, enrollment, account setup and other forms may ask users to give us contact information, unique personal identifiers, financial information, subject areas of interest and/or demographic information. We may use this data to tailor the visitor’s experience at our Site or, if applicable, to assess candidacy and qualifications for employment with ASPIRE. We sometimes aggregate demographic information, and the types of systems and browsers of users for internal purposes, so that we may better understand the user population of our Site, identify subject areas of interest, and determine whether the Site is designed to work with the computer settings of a majority of our visitors. ASPIRE also may conduct user surveys on the Web, which usually are intended to provide ASPIRE with information on a number of areas, such as user identity, user viewing habits, whether or not users found what they were searching for, whether the Site content is relevant to user needs, and the like. ASPIRE uses the information gathered from such surveys to improve our web content, navigation, and overall visitor experience.

Any personal information that you provide, such as your name, address, e-mail address, phone number, subject areas of interest, etc., allows ASPIRE to inform you about updates to the service and to notify you about other products and services offered by ASPIRE that may be of interest to you. We will not sell, share, or rent or otherwise make available any of that information to other parties, except that we may disclose the information to third parties who perform services on our behalf and have a need to access the information in connection with those services. In addition, ASPIRE may disclose contact information for you in response to inquiries by bona-fide rights owners in connection with allegations of infringement of copyright or other proprietary rights arising from information that you have posted on the Site or otherwise provided to ASPIRE. Individuals that subscribe to e-mail newsletters are given the opportunity to opt-out of promotions, news, and information at the time of sign up. ASPIRE also provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us at the points where we request information. You may also feel free to contact us as indicated below.

E-MAIL ADDRESSES

We may collect the e-mail addresses at the point of subscription, of users who wish to receive e-mail notification of publications and press releases in identified subject areas of interest, and of those who send us e-mail messages or express interest regarding our services or employment opportunities, or register for conferences and other ASPIRE-sponsored events. We will not, however, share any e-mail addresses with any third party or send unsolicited e-mail to any of the addresses we collect, except in very limited circumstances as set forth in this policy.

COOKIES

ASPIRE may use browser cookies on this Site to keep track of your visit to our Site. A “cookie” is a small amount of data that is sent from a Web server to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Use of cookies may allow ASPIRE to provide a higher quality, more relevant, customer experience. Use of cookies may also allow ASPIRE to automate entry into password protected portions of the Site so that you will not need to re-enter your password each time you visit our Site. We may also use cookies to track which areas of the web site are most popular with our users and to further ASPIRE’s understanding concerning overall use of the site. With most Internet Browsers, you can erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored on your computer. Please refer to your browser instructions or a help screen to learn more about these functions and how to use them. Please be advised that certain sections or functionalities of the Site may be inaccessible to you if your browser does not accept cookies.

GOOGLE ANALYTICS

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

You can learn more about Google Analytics or opt out if you wish.

FACEBOOK, TWITTER AND OTHER SOCIAL NETWORKS

These services provide social buttons and similar features which we use on our website – such as the “Like” and “Tweet” buttons.

To do so we embed code that they provide and we do not control ourselves. To function their buttons generally know if you’re logged in; for example Facebook use this to say “x of your friends like this”. We do not have any access to that information, nor can we control how those networks use it.

Social networks therefore could know that you’re viewing this website, if you use their services (that isn’t to say they do, but their policies may change). As our website is remarkably inoffensive we imagine this is not a concern for most users.

SECURITY PROCESSES

ASPIRE has in place technological and operational security processes designed to protect personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. Only authorized employees and contractors will have access to any data provided by you, and that access is limited by need. Each employee or contractor having access to any personally-identifiable information is obligated to maintain its confidentiality. Although we take steps that are generally accepted as industry standard to protect your personally-identifiable information, ASPIRE cannot guarantee that your personally-identifiable information will not become accessible to unauthorized persons.

LINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES

ASPIRE is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any non-ASPIRE web sites to which we link from this Site.

COMPLIANCE WITH LAW

ASPIRE complies with all applicable privacy laws and regulations. ASPIRE may be compelled to surrender personal user or customer information to legal authorities without express user consent if presented with a court subpoena or similar legal or administrative order, or as required or permitted by the laws, rules and regulations of any nation, state or other applicable jurisdiction. Also, in the event of a violation of the terms and conditions of use of this Site or a violation of any restrictions on use of materials provided in or through this Site, we may disclose personal user information to our affected business partners or legal authorities.

CHANGE AND/OR DELETE INFORMATION

You may access, correct, update, and/or delete as the case may be, any personally-identifiable information that you submit to ASPIRE through this Site or through other means. To do so, please either follow instructions on the page of the Site on which you have provided such information or subscribed or registered or contact us.

CHILDREN

ASPIRE understands the importance of protecting children’s privacy, particularly in their online interactions. This website is not designed for and does not intentionally target or solicit to children 18 years of age and younger.

USE OF ASPIRE WEB SITES

Your access to and use of the Site are subject to certain terms and conditions, which are summarized in our Terms and Conditions of Use.

UPDATES TO THIS POLICY

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time, particularly as technology changes. You can always check this page for the latest version. We may also notify you of changes to our privacy policy by email.

ANY QUESTIONS? CONTACT US

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or ASPIRE’s collection and use of information, please contact us.