Privacy Policy And Cookie Declaration

  • This IMS Privacy Policy was updated on 24 May 2018.
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    We are delighted that you have shown interest in our services. Data protection is of a particularly high priority for International Medicine Studies Ltd. We are both a controller and a processor under the definitions of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This privacy notice explains how we process your personal information when you visit our website, as a recipient of our marketing, if you choose to be a customer of ours, or if we have collected, stored or shared your personal data as part of the legitimate interests of our activities. It explains how we will protect data subjects, [You, your] information and personal data, and the controls and safeguards we provide for this data. This includes understanding, at all times, precisely what data we are storing for and about you, who (if anyone) can see that data, and whether you give permission for that data to be shared with third-parties. The processing of personal data, such as the name, e-mail address, or telephone number shall always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). By means of this data protection declaration, we would like to inform you of the nature, scope, and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed, by means of this data protection declaration, of the rights to which they are entitled. Your privacy is very important to us. At IMS we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:
    • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
    • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our services, or protect our rights.
    • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our website and services.
    It is IMS´s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website and in performing our business activities.


    Like most website operators, IMS collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. IMS’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how IMS’s visitors use its website. From time to time, IMS may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website. IMS also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users. IMS only discloses logged in user under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.


    Certain visitors to IMS’s websites choose to interact with IMS in ways that require IMS to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that IMS gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, those who wish to engage with us further, we may require names, e-mails, phone numbers and countries of residence. IMS collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with IMS and we will not collect any personal data from you we do not need in order to provide and oversee this service to you. IMS does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website- or service-related activities.


    IMS may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. For instance, IMS may monitor the most popular pages on the site. IMS may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, IMS does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.


    IMS discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that;
    1. need to know that information in order to process it on IMS’s behalf or to provide services available at IMS’s website; and
    2. that have agreed not to disclose it to others.
    Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using IMS’s website and in engaging in activities with us, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. IMS will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, IMS discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when IMS believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of IMS, third parties or the public at large. All the personal data we process is processed by our staff primarily in the EU and Israel, however for the purposes of IT hosting and maintenance this information is located on servers within the European Union. No third-parties have access to your personal data unless the law allows them to do so. We have a Data Protection regime in place to oversee the effective and secure processing of your personal data, for example having a Secure Socket Layer on our website. If you are a user of an IMS website, have supplied your email address and consented to receive further information, IMS may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new products or features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with IMS and our services. We primarily use our social media platforms to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. This information is not shared with third-parties. You can unsubscribe to any of our marketing communication at any time via phone, email or our website. IMS takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information. We are required under the Slovak tax law to keep your basic personal data (name, country, contact details) for a minimum of six years after which time it will be destroyed. Your information we use for marketing purposes will be kept with us until you notify us that you no longer wish to receive this information.


    A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer for a set period of time, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. IMS uses cookies to help us identify and track visitors, their usage of IMS website, and their website access preferences. IMS visitors may renew or change their cookie consent instead of setting their browsers to refuse cookies, with the drawback that certain features of IMS’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies. We openly show which cookies types we use.


    If IMS, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that IMS goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third-party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of IMS may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.


    As part of our business operations, IMS uses third-party software and cloud services from Google and others as well as financial institutions such as Tatrabanka to provide various services which may involve processing data on our behalf. IMS takes all reasonable endeavours to ensure all our client’s data is secure and is committed to only engage with third-parties who can offer us equal assurance.


    Although most changes are likely to be minor, IMS may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in IMS’s sole discretion. IMS encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change. If at any point you believe the information we process on you is incorrect you may request to see this information and have it corrected or deleted. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or don’t see your concerns addressed here, or if you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact our International Study Programs Manager for Europe who operates as our Data Protection Officer in the EU who will investigate the matter. If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data not in accordance with the law you can complain to the Office for Personal Data Protection of the Slovak Republic