Last updated June 29, 2021
The Rounds hereby notifies You of the following:
What personally identifiable information is collected from You through this Site.
How the information is used.
How the information may be shared.
How The Rounds protects Your information.
How You can seek to correct any inaccuracies in the information.
What The Rounds’ contact address is for privacy questions.
1. What personally identifiable information of yours is collected
a. Information collection and use
During the collection of information at the Profile pages on the Site, You are required to give your contact information (such as name, address, birth date, physician license information, medical school, institutional affiliations, e-mail address and the like). An e-mail address and birth date is used to confirm Your identity. Physician license information, medical school, institutional affiliations are used to confirm Your eligibility to use the Rounds. An email address is also used to contact You about the materials and information on the Site. When the Site requests Your identity, the Site will clearly indicate the purpose of the inquiry before the information is requested. The Rounds is an exclusive community, limited to medical professionals. For this reason, we will use the personal information You provide to confirm your eligibility to use The Rounds.
c. Personal Profile
Once a registered participant, You may provide additional information in Your personal profile describing your credentials, professional experiences, academic background, biography and the like. Your personal profile shall be available for viewing by other registered participants of The Rounds. When completing your profile information, you need to be aware that this information is publicly available on the site and cannot be considered to be private. You have the option to provide additional information in Your personal profile beyond what is required. This additional information can be altered and removed by You at any time.
d. IP Addresses
Every computer connected to the Internet is given a domain name and a set of numbers that serve as that computer’s Internet Protocol or “IP” address. When You request a page from any page within the Site, our Web servers automatically recognize Your domain name and IP address. The domain name and IP address reveal nothing personal about You other than the IP address from which You have accessed the Site.
e. Third Party Email Addresses
For the purposes of inviting and introducing third parties to The Rounds, You will be given the option to import or otherwise provide email addresses of third parties to The Rounds. This process may involve providing The Rounds with your username and password to a third party site so that The Rounds may temporarily log into this account and obtain contact information stored in this account. You are not required to use this function. The Rounds will not store your username or affiliated password. If you use this function to send Your contacts individual invitations to The Rounds, you agree that you will do so lawfully and in a way that respects the privacy of the recipients.
f. Children’s and Minor’s Privacy
The Rounds is intended solely for use by medical professionals, all of whom are adults. The Rounds strongly encourages parents and guardians to supervise the online activities of their minor children and consider using parental control tools available from online services and software manufacturers to help provide a child-friendly online environment. These tools also can prevent minors from disclosing their name, address, and other personally identifiable information online without parental permission. Although the Site is not intended for use by minors, The Rounds respects the privacy of minors who may inadvertently use the Internet.
g. Opt Out Procedures
Upon initial communication from The Rounds, You may opt-out of receiving further communications from The Rounds. To be completely removed from the The Rounds’ mailing list, You may contact admin@TheRounds.com. If You are using an e-mail forwarding service or other similar service please make sure to include the correct e-mail address or addresses. There may be essential communications that You cannot opt-out from, such as essential communications related to Your account and Your use of the Service.
2. How the information is used
a. Use of Personal Health Information
The Rounds does not provide any healthcare-related services. The Rounds does not collect personal health information about individuals.
Please do NOT submit or share any personal health information about ANYBODY, including your own or of your patients. Not only are medical professionals subject to privacy laws, medical professionals are also subject to professional regulatory guidelines and policies of the institutions with which they may be affiliated. Make sure you are aware of these requirements before you post any information that may be personal health information. In this regard, the responsibility is all Yours: We cannot take responsibility for this.
b. Sale of Assets, Merger, Acquisition, Bankruptcy
Information collected from You may be transferred to a third party as a result of a sale or acquisition, merger or bankruptcy involving The Rounds. The acquirer will be required to comply with this privacy statement unless a court orders otherwise.
d. Log Files
The Rounds may use IP addresses and identifiers embedded in cookies to analyze trends, administer the Site, understand how You use the site, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.
3. How information may be shared
The Rounds may share aggregated demographic information with The Rounds’ partners. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.
The Rounds may partner with another party to provide specific services to You. If You sign up for these services, The Rounds will share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services to You. As a condition of affiliating with The Rounds to provide such services to users, we require that these parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the explicit purpose of providing these services.
The Rounds maintains a strict “No-Spam” policy, which means that The Rounds does not intend to sell, rent or otherwise give your e-mail address to a third party without Your consent. It also means that You are not permitted to use The Rounds to send bulk or repeated messages to other users.
d. Legal Requests
The Rounds takes your right to privacy very seriously and has taken measures to safeguard and respect your personal information. The Rounds will only disclose Your personal information with your consent or in the event it is required to do so by law, rule, regulation, law enforcement, governmental official, legal authority or similar requirements.
e. The Rounds Forums
When you participate in a www.TheRounds.com Forum including, but not limited to, Posts, Poll Votes, and Post Comments, Your name and IP address may be recorded for purposes of maintaining Your own account within the Forums, and preventing abuses of the Forums (see Forum or online community rules for more details). This information is not used to personally identify You outside the The Rounds’ community. In order to diffuse the information in the Site’s Forums to a wider audience, The Rounds may, from time to time, collect some of Your postings and group them together to use in a specific publication, print, electronic mailing or other public dissemination. At no point however will Your name or IP address be revealed in any such publication outside of The Rounds Forums. In addition, when Your postings are used in this fashion, they may be edited to fit with the general content of the publication being prepared. It is important to remember that whenever You voluntarily disclose personal information in a forum, through e-mail or elsewhere, that information can be collected and used by others. If Your personal information is accessible to other users or the public, You may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. You may participate in any Forums offered through The Rounds, but You agree not to post any material the content of which (i) is defamatory, libelous, obscene, indecent, abusive, threatening to others, or in violation of any law; or (ii) infringes the copyright, trademark right, or other intellectual property right of any third party. You will be solely responsible for all content that you post on any Forum of The Rounds. You agree to indemnify The Rounds and its officers and employees from and against all liabilities, judgments, damages, and costs (including attorney’s fees) incurred by any of them which arise out of or are related to the content that you post. Forums are intended only for the personal use of The Rounds subscribers, and may not be used for commercial purposes or for organized political activity.
4. How we protect your information
a. Confidentiality and Security
The Rounds takes all necessary precautions to protect Your personal information both online and off-line. When The Rounds requests that You enter sensitive information, that information is encrypted using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software or other security protocol, which encrypts the information you input to prevent it from being intercepted. All user passwords are encrypted and “salted”, so no administrator at The Rounds will have knowledge of Your password. It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to log off from The Rounds when finished using a shared computer. The Rounds also protects Your personal information off-line. Access to Your personal information is limited to employees, agents or partners and third parties with whom we are working who The Rounds reasonably believes will need that information to provide services to You.
b. Limitation of Liability
The Rounds shall not be liable for the transfer of any personal identification information resulting from loss or distribution of data, the delineation or corruption of storage media, power failures, natural phenomena, riots, acts of vandalism, sabotage, terrorism or any other event beyond The Rounds’ control.
The Site, www.TheRounds.com, may contain links to other sites, either placed there by The Rounds or by other users. The linked sites are not necessarily under the control of The Rounds. Please be aware that The Rounds is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. The Rounds encourages You to be aware when You leave this Site and to read the privacy policies of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. If You decide to access any of the third-party sites linked to this Site, You do this entirely at Your own risk. Any links to any partner of the Site should be the responsibility of the linking party, and The Rounds shall not be responsible for notification of any change in name or location of any information on the Site.
5. Correcting inaccuracies
a. Correction/Updating Personal Information
If Your personally identifiable information changes (such as address or payment information), or if You no longer desire to use this Site, You can update Your profile on the Profile pages of the Site. The Rounds will endeavor to correct, update or remove Your personal data provided to The Rounds.
b. Notification of Changes
c. Site and Service Updates
As necessary, The Rounds may send You Site and service announcement updates. You are not able to unsubscribe from service announcements, which contain important information about the Site. The Rounds communicates via e-mail with You to provide requested services and to resolve issues relating to Your accounts.
d. Consent to This Policy
6. What is The Rounds’ contact address for privacy questions
Should You have questions about this policy or The Rounds’ information collection, use and disclosure practices, You may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or The Rounds, at 3377 Kempt Rd, Halifax, NS B3K 4X5. We will use reasonable efforts to respond promptly to requests, questions or concerns You may have regarding our use of personal information about You. Except where required by law, The Rounds cannot ensure a response to questions or comments regarding topics unrelated to this policy or The Rounds’ privacy practices.