Med School Insiders LLC (“Med School Insiders”) operates https://www.medschoolinsiders.com and may operate other websites. It is Med School Insiders’ policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Med School Insiders collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, the date and time of each visitor request, among others. Med School Insiders’ purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Med School Insiders’ visitors use its website. From time to time, Med School Insiders may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Med School Insiders also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on medschoolinsiders.com blogs/websites. Med School Insiders only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Sharing Data with Third Parties
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Necessary personal, billing, and financial information may be relayed to necessary third parties to complete purchases and transactions. Your sensitive financial information is never stored by Med School Insiders.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Med School Insiders’ websites choose to interact with Med School Insiders in ways that require Med School Insiders to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Med School Insiders gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at medschoolinsiders.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Med School Insiders are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Med School Insiders collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Med School Insiders. Med School Insiders does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Med School Insiders may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Med School Insiders may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Med School Insiders does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Med School Insiders discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its managers, employees, contractors and affiliated entities that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Med School Insiders’ behalf or to provide services available at Med School Insiders’ websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those managers, employees, contractors and affiliated entities may be located outside of your home country; by using Med School Insiders’ websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Med School Insiders will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Med School Insiders discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Med School Insiders believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Med School Insiders, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Med School Insiders website and have supplied your email address, Med School Insiders may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with Med School Insiders and our products and/or services. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Med School Insiders takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year. If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed. If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
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If Med School Insiders, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Med School Insiders goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Med School Insiders may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
This website contains links and references to products and services that may include affiliates, sponsorships, or other business relationships in which Med School Insiders may receive compensation from referrals or sales actions. Med School Insiders is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. Med School Insiders is a participant in the Rakuten Marketing Affiliate Network, an affiliate advertising program that may compensate Med School Insiders for the promotion and advertising of various products or services.
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