Effective date: March 14th, 2019
The Swiss Movement Disorders Society (“SMDS”, “us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the https://www.movementdisorders.ch website (the “Service”).
This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.
We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.
Service is the https://www.movementdisorders.ch website operated by The Swiss Movement Disorders Society.
Personal Data means data about a natural person who can be identified from those data (or from those and other information either in our possession or likely to come into our possession).
Usage Data is data collected automatically either generated by the use of the Service or from the Service infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit).
Cookies are small pieces of data stored on your device (computer or mobile device).
Data Controller means the natural or legal person who (either alone or jointly or in common with other persons) determines the purposes for which and the manner in which any personal information are, or are to be, processed.
Data Processors (or Service Providers)
Data Processor (or Service Provider) means any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of the Data Controller.
We may use the services of various Service Providers in order to process your data more effectively.
Data Subject (or User)
Data Subject is any natural person who is using our Service and is the subject of Personal Data.
Information Collection And Use
We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you. In particular, we collect such data, in order to provide you with information about our activities and services, related in particular to the so-called “movement disorders”, such as
- Parkinson’s disease
- Other parkinsonisms such as atypical Parkinson syndromes
- Chorea, Huntington’s disease
- Tremor and essential tremor
- Myoclonus and startle
- Tics and Tourette syndrome
- Restless legs syndrome
- Stiff person syndrome
- Gait disorders
And also other disorders of the motor system which are historically not included in the field of “Movement Disorders”:
The current therapies for such diseases require today a close collaboration between physicians, nurses and other health professionals. Hence, there is the need for an interprofessional and multidisciplinary forum to further improve patient care, education, and research. SMDS aims to support such need.
Types of Data Collected
While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:
- Email address
- First name and last name
- Phone number
- Address, State, Canton/Region/Province, ZIP/Postal code, City
- Cookies and Usage Data
We may use your Personal Data to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send or by contacting us.
We may also collect information how the Service is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
Tracking Cookies Data
Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.
Examples of Cookies we use:
- Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.
- Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
- Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.
Use of Data
Swiss Movement Disorders Society uses the collected data for various purposes:
- To provide and maintain our Service
- To notify you about changes to our Service
- To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so
- To provide customer support
- To gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our Service
- To monitor the usage of our Service
- To detect, prevent and address technical issues
Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data Under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Swiss Movement Disorders Society may process your Personal Data because:
- you have given us permission to do so, or
- the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are party or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract, or
- the processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms which require protection of personal data, or
- to comply with the law.
Retention of Data
Swiss Movement Disorders Society will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Service, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.
Transfer Of Data
Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, canton/region/province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.
If you are located outside Switzerland and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to Switzerland and process it there.
Disclosure Of Data
Disclosure for Law Enforcement
Under certain circumstances, Swiss Movement Disorders Society may be required to disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).
Swiss Movement Disorders Society may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
- To comply with a legal obligation
- To protect and defend the rights or property of Swiss Movement Disorders Society
- To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
- To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
- To protect against legal liability.
Security Of Data
The security of your data is important to us. Please remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. Taking into account the state of the art, the costs of implementation and the nature, scope, context and purposes of processing as well as the risk of varying likelihood and severity for the rights and freedoms of natural persons, we will strive to implement appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk, but we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Your Data Protection Rights Under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. Swiss Movement Disorders Society aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Data.
If you wish to be informed what Personal Data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.
In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:
The right to access, update or to delete the information we have on you. Whenever made possible, you can access, update or request deletion of your Personal Data directly within your account settings section. If you are unable to perform these actions yourself, please contact us to assist you;
The right of rectification. You have the right to have your information rectified if that information is inaccurate or incomplete;
The right to object. You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data;
The right of restriction. You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information;
The right to data portability. You have the right to be provided with a copy of the information we have on you in a structured, machine-readable and commonly used format;
The right to withdraw consent. You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where Swiss Movement Disorders Society relied on your consent to process your personal information;
The right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling;
The right to get communication of a personal data breach.
Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.
You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.
These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
We use the following service providers:
Google Analytics is a digital analytics tool provided by Google Inc., that tracks and reports website traffic, in particular by using tracking codes which record, collect and transmit visitor data to a Google server and set a cookie on each visitor’s computer.
For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy Terms web page: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.
Wordfence is a free plugin, which is used in a WordPress site to scan for hacked files and to monitor the access of visitors to the site.
For more information on the privacy practices of Wordfence, please visit www.wordfence.com
WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS). Features include a plugin architecture and a template system. It is most associated with blogging but supports other types of web content including more traditional maling lists and forums, media galleries and online stores.
For more information on the privacy practices of WordPress, please visit https://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Cookies.
Links To Other Sites
We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.
Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”).
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.