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Privacy Policy

This privacy policy applies between you and MS Nurse Professional, a site developed by the EMSP in collaboration with the IOMSN and RIMS. Together with our terms of use [link], this privacy policy applies to your use of the site and sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. By visiting this website, you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy. Please read the following carefully to understand our practices regarding your personal data and how it will be treated.

This Policy is a statement of the ways in which we collect, hold and use information about individual persons. This Policy applies only to information gathered by us from online resources that display a link to this Policy and not from any other source. BY USING THIS WEBSITE, YOU CONSENT TO THE COLLECTION AND USE OF INFORMATION AS SET FORTH IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY. YOU ALSO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT WE MAY PERIODICALLY CHANGE, MODIFY, ADD OR REMOVE OR OTHERWISE UPDATE THIS PRIVACY POLICY AT OUR DISCRETION, WITHOUT PRIOR NOTIFICATION. You are bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to review the then current privacy policy. Your continued access or use of our site after such a change signifies your acceptance of the revised privacy policy. It is our intention to post any such changes on this page so that you are fully informed concerning the types of information we are gathering, how we use it, and under what circumstances it may be disclosed.

Our Privacy Policy is easy to find as it is located on our homepage and is linked to any part of a site where personal data are requested. At such data collection points, further explanation may be provided, where appropriate, as to the purposes for which the data will be used. This Policy, coupled with any supplementary explanation, will tell you how we will treat any data about you that you voluntarily submit in connection with your use of our website.

1. Pledge on privacy
The term "personal data" as used in this Policy refers to personal information such as your name, e-mail address, mailing address, telephone number, job title and any other information that may be used to identify you. Generally, we will not process your personal data without your consent. However, we reserve the right to conduct additional processing to the extent permitted or required by law, or in support of any legal or criminal investigation.

The next sections explain how and when we collect personal data from you.

2. Collection and use of personal data
When you register with us, you need to complete certain data fields (some are required and some are optional), as well as choose a user name and password. In these situations, if you choose to withhold any personal data requested by us, it may not be possible for you to gain access to certain parts of the site.
We may also collect and process any personal data that you provide to us when you contact us, for example with a question or feedback on the site.
We use this data to enable you to have a user account with the site and to make use of the site’s features and to enable us to provide a good level of customer service.
We may process personal data for the purposes of tracking your completion of course content and assessments, allowing you to receive results and providing on demand access to your certificates of completion.
We also use your data to assess use of this site, to measure impact and to otherwise carry out analytics activities. We will not use your data for such analytics purposes other than in an anonymised form as part of a ‘population’ of users.

3. Technical Information
We may collect technical information regarding your visits to our site, which may include the IP address used to connect your device to the internet, browser type and version, time zone setting, and operating system and platform.

4. Disclosure of information
We will not sell, share, or otherwise distribute your personal data to third parties except as provided in this Privacy Policy. We may disclose your personal data to any member of our group of companies, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries.
Personal data may be transferred to third parties who act for or on behalf of MS Nurse Professional, for further processing in accordance with the purpose(s) for which the data were originally collected, such as delivery services, evaluation or technical support. These third parties have contracted with MS Nurse Professional that they will only use personal data for the agreed upon purpose, and will not sell your personal information to third parties, and will not disclose it to third parties except as may be required by law. Where such disclosure of personal data to a third party occurs, we will endeavour to ensure that the processing is performed in accordance with the purposes and within the limits under which the data were originally collected.
There are two additional instances in which personal data collected from you may be transferred to a third party. The first is in the event that the business of this site and the customer data connected with it is sold, assigned or transferred, in which case we would require the buyer, assignee or transferee to treat personal data in accordance with this Privacy Policy. The second instance in which personal data may be disclosed to a third party is if we are required to do so because of an applicable law, court order or governmental regulation, or if such disclosure is otherwise necessary in support of any legal or criminal investigation.
We will not share any of your Personal Data with third parties for their own marketing or promotional purposes.

5. Right of access
You have the right to access the personal data that we hold about you and to ensure that your personal data is always up-to-date. These rights include the right to: (i) request access to and rectification or erasure of your personal data; (ii) obtain restriction of processing or to object to processing of your personal data; and (iii) the right to data portability. If you wish to exercise one of the above-mentioned rights, please use the contact information below. In some countries you have the legal right to require us to correct or delete your personal data. In addition, you can always tell us to stop contacting you. If you wish to contact us regarding our use of your personal data, please write to us at msnursepro@emsp.org. If you contact us, please note the specific information you would like to access, correct, update or delete. Your requests will be dealt with in a prompt and proper manner. Requests to delete personal data will be subject to any applicable legal and ethical reporting or document filing or retention obligations imposed on us.

6. Security and confidentiality
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. To ensure the security and confidentiality of personal data that we collect online, we use data networks protected, amongst others, by industry standard firewall and password protection. In the course of handling your personal data, we take measures reasonably designed to protect that information from loss, misuse, unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. While we cannot guarantee against any loss, misuse, unauthorised access, or disclosure, alteration or destruction to data, we try to prevent such unfortunate occurrences.
Personal data will only be stored as long as necessary for the purposes for which it was collected subject to local laws and regulations and legitimate business needs.

7. Where we store your personal data
We may transfer your data to third parties' databases outside of the European Economic Area (EEA). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers, for example in the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you consent to this transfer, storing or processing of your personal data.
Whenever we transfer your information outside of the EEA, we will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

8. "Cookies" and similar technologies
MS Nurse Professional makes use of Google Analytics which is a web analytics tool that helps website owners understand how visitors engage with their website. Google Analytics customers can view a variety of reports about how visitors interact with their website so they can improve it. Google Analytics collects information anonymously. It reports website trends without identifying individual visitors.
Every computer and device connected to the Internet is assigned a unique number known as an Internet protocol (IP) address. Since these numbers are usually assigned in country-based blocks, an IP address can often be used to identify the country, state, and city from which a computer is connecting to the Internet. Google Analytics collects the IP address of website visitors in order to provide website owners a sense of where in the world their visitors come from. This method is known as IP geolocation.
Google Analytics does not report the actual IP address information to Google Analytics customers. Additionally, using a method known as IP masking, website owners that use Google Analytics have the option to tell Google Analytics to only use a portion of the IP address, rather than the entire IP address, for geolocation. Whether or not website owners use Google Analytics, they have access to IP addresses for visitors to their sites.
Our site uses cookies and similar technologies designed for analytics purposes to distinguish you from other users of the site. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our site and also allows us to improve the site.
"Cookies" as used by us cannot be used to discover the identity of an individual user. A "cookie" is a small piece of information which is sent to your browser and stored on your computer's hard drive. Cookies do not damage your computer. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a "cookie," this will enable you to decide if you want to accept it or not. We may obtain the services of outside parties to assist us in collecting and processing the information described in this Section and all such third parties will be placed under the obligations described above in Paragraph 3. On occasion, we may use internet tags (also known as action tags, single-pixel GIFs, clear GIFs, invisible GIFs and 1-by-1 GIFs) in combination with cookies at this site and may deploy these tags through a third-party advertising partner. These tags are placed on both online advertisements that bring users to the site and on different pages of the site. We use this technology to measure the visitors' responses to our sites and the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns (including how many times a page is opened and which information is consulted). The third-party partner may be able to collect anonymous aggregated data about visitors to other sites because of these internet tags/cookies. Please be assured that we DO NOT collect or seek through these tags or cookies any personally identifiable information about our visitors, such as names, addresses, email addresses or telephone numbers.
By using our site, you consent to the use of cookies and similar technologies as described in this privacy policy.

9. Personal information and children
The services available on this site are intended for persons 18 years of age and older. We will not knowingly collect, use or disclose personal data from a minor under the age of 18, without obtaining prior consent from a person with parental responsibility (e.g., a parent or guardian) through direct off-line contact. We will provide the parent with (i) notice of the specific types of personal data being collected from the minor, and (ii) the opportunity to object to any further collection, use, or storage of such information. We abide by laws designed to protect children.

10. Links to other sites
This Privacy Policy applies only to this website to the exclusion of third party websites. We may provide links to other websites which we believe may be of interest to our users. We aim to ensure that such websites are of the highest standard. However, due to the nature of the World Wide Web, we cannot guarantee the privacy standards of every website to which we link or be responsible for the contents of sites other than this one, and this Privacy Policy is not intended to be applicable to any linked site. You should ensure that you review the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third-party sites linked to via this site as they will govern your use of such sites.

11. Cancelling your account
You can cancel your user account at any time by emailing us at the email address below. When you cancel your account, we will delete any personal data we hold about you apart from any data, which is held in our back-up systems. Back-up data is deleted periodically.

12. Contact Us
If you have any queries or complaints about our compliance with this Privacy Policy, or if you would like to make any recommendations or comments to improve the quality of our Privacy Policy, please write to the Privacy Policy Administrator, MS Nurse Professional email: msnursepro@emsp.org

Privacy Policy All visitors - Last Updated November 2018