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Privacy Policy

LAST UPDATED ON August 11, 2018

Welcome to our website, www.evarplanning.com ("evarplanning.com" or "the Site"). This notice describes EVARplanning's privacy policy as it pertains to the services available at evarplanning.com (the "Services"). By registering for the Services, using the Services or visiting the Site, you acknowledge and accept this Privacy Policy. This Policy is applicable to all EVARplanning users and visitors worldwide, including users in the United States and the European Union. This Privacy Policy together with the Terms of Use govern your use of the Site. To the extent this Privacy Policy differs between users in the European Union and the United States, we have indicated such differences below.

 

Who is the controller:

The controller according to the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation, “GDPR”) is:

EVARPLANNING Srl

Via Emilia 7A

20090 Buccinasco, Milan

Italy

info@evarplanning.com 

 

(hereinafter: “EVARplanning”, “we”, “us”, “our”)

 

This Privacy Policy applies for the Site, but is not applicable for sites of other providers linked from this Site. Our corporate information is also accessible online at: www.evarplanning.com.

 

Who is the competent Data Protection Officer (DPO):
Dr. Paolo Spada

c/o EVARPLANNING Srl

Via Emilia 7A

20090 Buccinasco, Milan

Italy

paolospad@evarplanning.com

 

Contact Information for Data Protection enquiries and announcements on Data Breach

In case of any question concerning data security or for claiming data breaches please contact us at info@evarplanning.com


What information does EVARplanning gather?

EVARplanning gathers and stores two types of information about users that are subject to our Privacy Policy: 

  • Information users provide to us:
    These are voluntary submissions made when subscribing to the EVARplanning website, such as your name, gender, age, location and email address provided during registration.
  • Information we collect when you interact with EVARplanning:
    We keep track of the actions you take on EVARplanning website when you access our services. We may collect information about your access method (such as hardware and software attributes), location, IP address, and pages you visit. In addition, we may store certain information from your browser using "cookies". (For more on cookies, please see the section "What are cookies?").
Note that by adding data into, or using, current EVAR or TEVAR applications, the information you provide in the interactions with that applications or services are not accessed nor saved by EVARplanning. In particular, we do not access nor store your patient data, manufacturer choice, or endograft configuration.

Here are some specific things to remember:

  • By visiting or becoming a Member on EVARplanning.com, the content and information you provide during the registration process (including your email address) and other interactions with the website may be accessed by EVARplanning staff and their authorized representatives and administrators.
  • No data or information you provide in the interactions with current EVAR and TEVAR applications are accessed or saved by EVARplanning.
  • According to the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you have the right to ask and obtain a copy of all your personal data stored by EVARplanning. For any questions related to data protection and privacy policy please send an email to info@evarplanning.com.

What are cookies?

EVARplanning may place a text file called a "cookie" in the browser files of your computer. These cookies help us make EVARplanning easier to use, to make our service better, and to protect both you and EVARplanning. You can remove or block cookies using the settings in your browser, but in some cases that may impact your ability to use some of our Services.


Google Analytics

This Site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC (“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 Site will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case IP-anonymization is activated on this Site, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The IP-anonymization is active on this Site. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this Site for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Site, compiling reports on Site activity for Site operators and providing them other services relating to Site activity and internet usage. The IP-address, that your Browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics, will not be associated 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 Site. You can also opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser. 


What about third party advertisers and links?

In the course of serving advertisements on EVARplanning, a third-party advertiser may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser. Additionally, some links from EVARplanning may lead to websites operated by other companies. We do not control these cookies and users of EVARplanning services should check the privacy policy of the relevant advertiser to understand whether and how it uses cookies. EVARplanning is not responsible for websites operated by third parties that are linked to by our site.


How will EVARplanning treat my information? (Purposes of Processing)

We may use personal data we collect: 

  1. To provide the Services, including making available and operating evarplanning.com (the legal basis is art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b and f GDPR).
  2. To provide you with personalized content, e.g., storing your display and other preferences to help you customize your experience (the legal basis is art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b and f GDPR).
  3. To provide you with personalized advertisement through the use of cookies and other analysing tools as described above (the legal basis is art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR).
  4. To process and respond to your inquiries (the legal basis is art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b).
  5. To improve the Services, e.g., to determine which features are used most, to find and fix navigation problems, and to help guide future development (the legal basis is art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR).
  6. For administration and improvement of the Site and to enhance the user experience (the legal basis is art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b and f GDPR; the latter would be legitimate interests).
  7. To alert you to new developments, features, special events and services with your consent or provide information to you about the Site (the legal basis is art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a, b and f GDPR).
  8. For fraud prevention, and where necessary to safeguard legitimate interests of EVARplanning or a third party or to prevent threats to state or public security or to prosecute crimes, provided this does not conflict the data subject’s legitimate interest (the legal basis is art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b and f GDPR).
  9. For other purposes so long as those purposes were clearly disclosed when the information was collected (the legal basis is art para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR if not otherwise stated).
  10. To enforce the Terms of Use, e.g., to contact you about an infraction of the Terms of Use or to initiate a legal complaint (the legal basis is art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b, f GDPR).

As far as the legal basis for processing is art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR, the above mentioned purposes for processing are also the legitimate interest pursued by us or by a third party.

Any personal data transmitted to the Site is used solely for the stated purpose when the information was transferred and any of the above uses. The data will not be used for any other purpose without your express consent, provided, however, that EVARplanning may disclose the information it collects about you to third parties in the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or disposition of all or any portion of EVARplanning’s business or operations (including without limitation in connection with bankruptcy or any similar proceedings).

Storage Period

We will retain personal data for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law. Data you upload to EVARplanning will be stored as long as you are signed up for EVARplanning. Other data including user data may be stored for additional periods for satisfying our legitimate interests (e.g. dealing with legal claims) or to comply with statutory retention obligations (which might be 10 years or longer). 


Data Security

EVARplanning uses commercially reasonable physical, electronic, and procedural measures to safeguard personally identifiable information in our possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. We limit access to personal information about you to employees whom we believe reasonably need that information to provide support, products, or services to you or to fulfill their roles within our organization.

Although we have established and maintain security procedures to protect your personally identifiable information, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot control the actions of other users with whom you share your information. We cannot guarantee that only authorized persons will view your information. We cannot ensure that information you share on EVARplanning will not become publicly available. We are not responsible for third party circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures on EVARplanning. You can reduce these risks by using common sense security practices such as choosing a strong password, using different passwords for different services, and using up-to-date antivirus software.


What control do I have over my information?

As a registered member, you may modify or update your personal information at any time by sending a new form. Should you desire to do so, you may also cancel your EVARplanning subscription at any time. Note that removed or deleted information may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time.


How is information shared?

EVARplanning will not share your personally identifiable information with others except in limited circumstances where we believe such sharing is reasonably necessary to offer the services, legally required, or permitted by you. For example, we may provide information to service providers to help us bring you the services we offer. Specifically, we may use third parties to facilitate our service, such as to host the services at a co-location facility for servers, to send out email updates about EVARplanning, or to remove repetitive information from our user lists. In connection with these offerings and business operations, our service providers may have access to your personal information for use for a limited time.

Where we utilize third parties for the processing of any personal information, we implement reasonable contractual and technical protections limiting the use of that information to the EVARplanning-specified purposes. We may store personal information in locations outside the direct control of EVARplanning (for instance, on servers or databases co-located with hosting providers).


Communications with You in the United States

If You are in the United States: You authorize EVARplanning to transmit email to you or telephone You to respond to your communications, and provide information to you about new developments, features, services, special events, inquiries, or the Site.

Please note that unsubscribe requests may take up to ten (10) days to become effective. You may not opt out of receiving communications regarding your dealings with the Site or technical information about the Site.

 

Right to Information, Rectification, Erasure, Restriction of Processing, Data Portability, Objection, Withdrawal, Complaint

You have the right

        pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR to request access to information concerning your personal data processed by us;

        pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR to request rectification of your inaccurate personal data stored by us;

        pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR to request erasure of your personal data stored by us;

        pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR to request restriction of processing of your personal data;

        pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and you have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from us;

    pursuant to Art. 21 to object to the processing of your personal data if based on individual grounds related to you, and a right for objection against direct marketing activities without presenting any further reasons

•     pursuant to Art. 7 Abs. 3 GDPR at any time to withdraw consent granted to us, with the consequence that our processing based on such consent will be prohibited for the future. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal;

        pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

Please find our contact details above.

Requirement of Providing Personal Data

The provision of your name, email, institution, department, function, city, postal code, country, time zone, speciality, password, EVARplanning ID and collection of technical or usage data is required for us to provide the services we agreed upon with you. There is no statutory requirement and you are not obliged to provide that data. However, if you do not provide such data, a registration and usage of our services is not or not entirely possible. 

 

No automated legal decisions

You are not subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you (see Art. 22 GDPR).

 

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may from time-to-time amend, modify or otherwise improve this Privacy Policy, and the date of last revision will be available at the top of this page.

However, we will not materially change this Privacy Policy to be less protective of personally identifiable information collected in the past without your consent. We will notify registered users and ask for their acceptance prior to implementing any such changes. If a registered user does not accept such changes, his/her membership will terminate in accordance with the Terms of Use.  


 

How to contact us:


In the event of queries please contact us at info@evarplanning.com. Please note that email communications may not be secure. Accordingly, you should not


include personal or other sensitive information in your email correspondence to the Site or EVARplanning.