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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to any Personal Information that is collected in connection with websites provided by HealthBeacon.

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1988 and the Data Protection (Amendment) Act 2003, the data controller is HealthBeacon, Unit 20, Naas Road Business Park, Bluebell, Dublin 12. This Privacy Policy also describes the collection of certain other (non-personal) types of information.

Your use of this site is subject to this Privacy Policy and their Terms of Use.

Please read this Privacy Policy before using HealthBeacon Websites or submitting personal information to us. When registering for, using, or submitting Personal Information in connection with, the HealthBeacon Websites, you consent to the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

 

How does this Privacy Policy define “personal information”?

  • “Personal Information” means “Personal Data” as defined in the Data Protection Act 1988 and the Data Protection (Amendment) Act 2003; essentially, this means information that identifies you or could reasonably be used to identify you and which is submitted to and/or collected by or on behalf of HealthBeacon and is maintained in an accessible form. Examples of Personal Information include your name, your postal address, your e-mail address and telephone number.
  • “Sensitive Personal Information” means “Sensitive Personal Data” as defined in the Data Protection Act 1988 and the Data Protection (Amendment) Act 2003, essentially, this means Personal Information including, but not limited to, your ethnic origin or your physical or mental health or condition.

 

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

What types of information are being collected?

The following types of Personal Information about you may be collected:

  • Personal Information You Submit: This is Personal Information that you enter into data fields on HealthBeacon Websites or otherwise provide. For example, you may submit your name, postal address, e-mail address, and/or other information in order to receive information about various subjects, register for programmes, contact customer service, or respond to surveys. To protect your privacy, you should not provide any information that is not specifically requested.
    • Personal Information from Other Sources: This is Personal Information about you that is collected from other persons, such as your healthcare provider (e.g. your doctor or nurse), if they also use HealthBeacon Websites in connection with your care.

Is “sensitive” Personal Information collected?

  • Certain Personal Information may be collected, such as health-related information, which may be “Sensitive Personal Information” as described above. HealthBeacon will take additional measures as required by local law for the collection, protection and processing of such information.

How will Personal Information that I have provided be used?

Your Personal Information (whether collected from you or from other sources) may be used to:

  • Carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and HealthBeacon and to provide you with the information, products and services that you request from HealthBeacon;
  • Notify you about changes to those services;
  • Ensure that content from HealthBeacon Websites is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
  • Offer you the opportunity to receive notices regarding HealthBeacon’s services, to invite you to participate in surveys about our services, on the condition you have confirmed we may contact you for such purposes; and
  • as part of efforts to keep HealthBeacon Websites safe and secure.

HealthBeacon may also de-identify your Personal Information and use de-identified data to help us improve, develop, and evaluate system performance, products, services, materials, programs, and treatment related to your condition or treatment, as well as for health economic outcomes research and market research.

What choices do I have about how my Personal Information is used or collected?

  • You may always limit the amount and type of Personal Information that is collected from you by choosing not to enter any Personal Information into forms or data fields on HealthBeacon Websites. Some of our online services can only be provided to you if you provide appropriate Personal Information. Other parts of HealthBeacon Websites may ask whether you wish to opt into or opt out of our contact lists for services that may be of interest to you.
  • In addition, you may have rights under applicable law to access, rectify and/or block the processing of Personal Information about you. Please feel free to contact us using the contact details set out in this Privacy Policy.

Is my Personal Information shared with third parties?

HealthBeacon may disclose your Personal Information in the following circumstances.

  • Affiliates. HealthBeacon may share your Personal Information with any of our affiliates, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries.
  • Other Parties When Required by Law or as Necessary to Protect Our Services. HealthBeacon or HealthBeacon service providers may disclose your Personal Information (i) to respond to legal process or a request for information or cooperation from government or similar authorities, (ii) when otherwise required by law, (iii) to prevent fraud or to enforce or apply our Terms of Use and other agreements; or (iv) to protect the rights, property, or safety of HealthBeacon, or any of our respective affiliates, business partners, customers, employees or others.• Other Parties In Connection With A Corporate Transaction. HealthBeacon may disclose your Personal Information to the prospective (or actual) seller or buyer of any business or assets, such as in connection with a merger or in the event of a bankruptcy reorganization or liquidation. If HealthBeacon, or substantially all of its assets, are acquired by a third party, Personal Information held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.
  • Other Parties With Your Consent. In addition to the disclosures described in this Privacy Policy, we may share information about you with third parties when you consent to or request such sharing.
  • Aggregated and Non-Personal Information. HealthBeacon may de-identify your Personal Information and use the de-identified data or disclose it to any third parties to help us or them improve, develop, and evaluate system performance, products, services, materials, programs, and also treatments related to your condition or treatment, as well as for health economic outcomes research and market research.

 

How is my Personal Information kept safe?

  • HealthBeacon has procedures, processes and contracts in-place to help to ensure your Personal Information is secure and handled in accordance with this Privacy Policy.
  • It is HealthBeacon’s practice to secure each web page that collects Personal Information; however, the confidentiality of Personal Information transmitted over the Internet cannot be guaranteed. We urge you to exercise caution when transmitting Personal Information over the Internet, especially Personal Information related to your health. HealthBeacon cannot guarantee that unauthorised third parties will not gain access to your Personal Information; therefore, when submitting Personal Information to HealthBeacon Websites, you must weigh both the benefits and the risks.

How may I correct Personal Information or delete it from current records?

  • You may request that we remove your Personal Information from our current customer records or that we amend your Personal Information. Please notify us of your wishes by contacting us in one of the ways specified below. For our record keeping or other legitimate business purposes, we may retain certain Personal Information about you. We may also be required by law to maintain certain records which may contain Personal Information.

 

How will I know whether HealthBeacon has updated this policy?

Without prejudice to your rights under applicable law, HealthBeacon reserves the right to amend this Privacy Policy without prior notice at any time. We recommend that you revisit this Privacy Policy periodically to ensure that you are aware of our current privacy practices, although we may also elect to notify you by updating the effective date at the top of this Privacy Policy, by e-mail, or by posting something on the HealthBeacon Websites. Your continued use of the HealthBeacon Websites following any changes signifies your acceptance of these changes.

 

Terms of Use

Terms of Use for www.healthbeacon.com

These Online Terms of Use only apply to www.healthbeacon.com.

Without prejudice to your rights under applicable law, HealthBeacon reserves the right to amend these Online Terms of Use at any time (including, without limitation, to reflect technological or functional advancements, legal and regulatory changes or good business practices). If HealthBeacon amends the Online Terms of Use, we will notify users by posting the amended version with an updated effective date on this HealthBeacon Website. By accessing or using the HealthBeacon Website, you agree to be bound by the then current version of the Online Terms of Use. If you disagree with these Online Terms of Use, or are dissatisfied with the HealthBeacon Website, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the HealthBeacon Website.

In order to use the HealthBeacon Website, you may be asked to furnish information that constitutes an electronic signature.  You accept that your electronic signature is legally binding and equivalent to your written signature. You agree that after your authentication for use of an HealthBeacon Website, both (i) your act of ticking any checkbox on a form to indicate consent, or (ii) your use of functionality of the HealthBeacon Website, constitute “electronic signatures” within the meaning of the Electronic Commerce Act 2000, and manifest your intention to consent (in particular, to the data collection, handling or disclosure to which such “checkbox” or website functionality may relate, in accordance with the Privacy Policy).

 

Disclaimers:

  • HealthBeacon will take reasonable care to ensure that the information and content on the HealthBeacon Website is accurate, complete, up to date, available and does not infringe any third party rights. However, we do not guarantee that this is always the case. The HealthBeacon Website and the content and information on it are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis, with all faults. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, HealthBeacon hereby disclaims all representations and warranties relating to the information and content on the HealthBeacon Website, whether express or implied, created by law, contract or otherwise, including, without limitation, any warranties or conditions about satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, title or non-infringement of third party rights.
  • The information and content on the HealthBeacon Website does not constitute, and is not intended to be, medical or financial advice. You should seek independent advice before you make any decisions relating to your medical condition or finances. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, HealthBeacon hereby disclaims all liability for any loss or damage which may be suffered by any person, whether suffered directly, indirectly, immediately or consequentially, and whether arising in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, which arises out of, or in connection with, use of the HealthBeacon Website or any decisions which you make in consultation with an independent advisor or practitioner, except in the case of death or personal injury resulting from HealthBeacon’s negligence.
  • HealthBeacon is not responsible, and provides no warranty whatsoever, for the accuracy, effectiveness, timeliness and suitability of any information or content obtained from third parties, including any hyperlinks to or from third-party websites.

 

Your Use:

You agree:

  • not to disrupt, amend or intercept information posted on the HealthBeacon Website or on any of HealthBeacon’s servers;
  • to provide only information that is accurate, complete and not misleading;
  • to abide by all applicable, national and international laws, rules and regulations;
  • not to attempt to circumvent any security features of the HealthBeacon Website;
  • not to permit any other person to use your account (failing which, you assume full responsibility for those persons’ use of the HealthBeacon Website, and further acknowledge that such use is unauthorised and shall constitute a material breach of these Online Terms of Use);

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