Global Embolization Symposium & Technologies (“GEST”) respects the privacy of our users. Our GEST websites include gestweb.org and embolization.com (the “Sites”) which are comprised of various web pages operated by GEST or affiliates of GEST.
We may collect information about you in a variety of ways. The information we may collect on the Site includes:
Personal Data provided by you
Derivative Data from our Site logs
Cookies and other technologies
Personally identifiable information, such as your name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, and demographic information, such as your age, disability, country and interests, professional information (education, training background, medical licensure information, profession, certifications) that you voluntarily give to us when you register with the Site or our mobile application, or when you choose to participate in various activities related to the Site and our mobile application, such as our newsletter or message boards. You are under no obligation to provide us with personal information of any kind, however your refusal to do so may prevent you from using certain features of the Site and our mobile application
Information our servers automatically collect when you access the Site, such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, access times, and the pages you have viewed directly before and after accessing the Site.
If you are using our mobile application, this information may also include your device name and type, your operating system, your phone number, your country, your likes and replies to a post, and other interactions with the application and other users via server log files, as well as any other information you choose to provide.
Use of Information
Having accurate information about you permits us to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience. Specifically, we may use information collected about you via the Site or our mobile application, such as the following purposes:
To verify and update your current user information.
Continuing Medical Education Credits to allow you to claim CME credits with a certifying body.
Potential Conflicts of Interest to populate your disclosure information in the GEST registered user portal.
Event Registrations to GEST meetings, courses, or events and compile registration and attendee lists, including the name, mailing address, to exhibitors in advance and/or after the meeting.
Meeting Badges to embed Personal Data such as your name, location, registration type
Purchases made on GEST website including prior registrations, examinations/assessments, videos, textbooks, journals, and educational content.
Email Communications regarding your account, order, or responding to inquiries.
Electronic Marketing campaigns to notify you about upcoming events or meetings, special offers, or other items related to GEST, our affiliates, and approved third parties. With your consent, or with an opportunity for you to withdraw consent, we may share your information with third parties for marketing purposes, as permitted by law.
GEST activities such as committee or board member participation.
Educational Content Submissions such as abstract, poster, or presentation submissions.
Hotel Reservations require minimum information to be able to secure your lodging for meetings and events.
Compile anonymous statistical data and analysis for use internally or with third parties.
Create and manage your account.
Present targeted advertising, newsletters, and other information regarding promotions and the Site and our mobile application.
Recommend GEST added content that is posted or released on our Site or mobile application
Fulfill and manage purchases, orders, payments, and other transactions related to the Site and our mobile application.
Increase the efficiency and operation of the Site and our mobile application.
Monitor and analyze usage and trends to improve your experience with the Site and our mobile application.
Process payments and refunds.
Request feedback and contact you about your use of the Site and our mobile application.
Resolve disputes and troubleshoot problems.
Disclosure of Your Information
We may share information we have collected about you in certain situations. Your information may be disclosed as follows:
Third-Party Service Providers
We may share your information with third parties that perform services for us or on our behalf, including payment processing, email delivery, website hosting services, website analytics, association/customer/event management software and data storage. An added feature to our Site is the ability to “sign in” or access content through your email or existing social media account. As such, it requires use to share your first/last name, email address and metadata to confirm as a registered user.
We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit the Site [or our mobile application]. These companies may use information about your visits to the Site [and our mobile application] and other websites that are contained in web cookies in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
By Law or to Protect Rights
If we believe the release of information about you is necessary to respond to legal process, to investigate or remedy potential violations of our policies, or to protect the rights, property, and safety of others, we may share your information as permitted or required by any applicable law, rule, or regulation.
We use administrative, technical, and physical security measures to help protect your personal information. While we have taken reasonable steps to secure the personal information you provide to us, please be aware that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse. Any information disclosed online is vulnerable to interception and misuse by unauthorized parties. Therefore, we cannot guarantee complete security if you provide personal information.
Policy for Children
We do not knowingly solicit information from or market to children under the age of 13. If you become aware of any data we have collected from children under age 13, please contact us using the contact information provided below.
Options Regarding Information
You may at any time review or change the information in your account or terminate your account by:
Logging into your account settings and updating your account
Contacting us using the contact information provided below
Emails and Communications
If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails, or other communications from us, you may opt-out by:
Noting your preferences at the time you register your account with the Site or our mobile application
Logging into your account settings and updating your preferences
Contacting us using the contact information provided below
Opt out of some or all future communications from our email newsletters
Global Embolization Symposium & Technologies
Effective as of January 1, 2020