PathoPulse's mission is to connect the world’s pathologists to allow them to improve and document their skills. Central to this mission is our commitment to be transparent about the data we collect about you, how it is used and with whom it is shared.
PathoGate.net is operated by PathoPulse ApS.
Our registered users (“Members”) share their professional identities, create or engage with educational and quality assessment related Content, exchange knowledge and professional insights, and learn and develop skills. Content and data on some of our Services is viewable to non-members (“Visitors”).
PathoPulse Aps is the controller of your personal data provided to, or collected by or for, or processed in connection with our Services.
To create an account you need to provide data including your name, email address, country and a password. If you register for a paid Service, you will need to provide payment (e.g., credit card) and billing information.
You have choices about the information on your profile, such as work experience, specialty areas and areas of interest, region, workplace and a short biography. You don’t have to provide additional information on your profile; however, profile information helps you to get more from our Services, including relevant content. It’s your choice whether to include sensitive information on your profile and to make that sensitive information public. Please do not post or add personal data to your profile that you would not want to be publicly available.
We collect personal data from you when you use PathoGate.net to build or interact with content and use the Services, such as when you join a module, respond to a question, or invite others to join.
Providers of Content may invite you to join modules or access Services on PathoGate.net. Such invites will create a link between your profile and the content.
We log usage data when you visit or otherwise use our Services, such as when you join modules, review images or provide feedback through forms and entries. We use log-ins, cookies, device information and internet protocol (“IP”) addresses to identify you and log your use.
We do not use pixel tracking or ad tags to recognize you across platforms or devices, nor do we collaborate with 3rd party companies who provide targeted ads.
When you visit or leave our Services, we receive the URL of both the site you came from and the one you go to and the time of your visit. We also get information about your network and device (e.g., IP address, proxy server, operating system, web browser and add-ons, device identifier and features, cookie IDs and/or ISP, or your mobile carrier). If you use our Services from a mobile device, that device will send us data about your location based on your phone settings. We are not using GPS or other tools to identify your precise location.
We collect information about you when you send emails through our Services.
Others buying our Services for your use, such as your employer or your school, provide us with personal data about you and your eligibility to use the Services that they purchase for use by their workers, students or alumni. For example, we will get contact information for participants of a given course, when the course responsible invites participants to join.
We never receive information about your visits and interaction with services provided by others.
How we use your personal data will depend on which Services you use, how you use those Services and the choices you make in your settings. We use the data that we have about you to provide and personalize our Services, including with the help of automated systems and inferences we make, so that our Services can be more relevant and useful to you and others.
Our Services allow you to stay informed about pathology related teaching, training and quality assessment. As part of this, our Services also allow you to improve your professional skills, or learn new ones. We use the data we have about you (e.g., data you provide, data we collect from your engagement with our Services and inferences we make from the data we have about you), to personalize our Services for you, such as by recommending or ranking relevant content on our Services. We also use the data we have about you to suggest skills you could add to your profile and skills that you might need or find useful. So, if you let us know that you are interested in a new skill (e.g., by updating your profile or joining a module), we may use this information to suggest related learning content to help you towards that new skill. Depending on your settings, we may also use your content, activity and other data, including your name and title, to provide notices to your network and others.
Our Services allow you to connect with other professionals and invite them to join certain activities.
We use data about you (such as your profile and modules you have joined on PathoGate.net) to help others find your profile and suggest modules for you.
It is your choice whether to invite someone to our Services. When you invite someone to connect with you, your invitation will include your network and basic profile information (e.g., name, job title, country). We may send invitation reminders to the person you invited. You can choose whether or not to share your own list of connections with your connections.
We may contact you through email and notices posted on our websites. We may send you messages about the availability of our Services, security, or other service-related issues. We may also send messages about how to use our Services, network updates, reminders and module suggestions. You may change your communication preferences through your profile settings at any time. Please be aware that you cannot opt out of receiving service messages from us, including security and legal notices.
We allow companies to sponsor and have their logo shown on PathoGate.net We do not provide personal information from your profile or usage of PathoGate.net to sponsors. Companies may further offer content and services as described in section 2.1.
Depending on your settings, we may use Members’ data and content for invitations and communications promoting membership and network growth, engagement and our Services, such as by showing your connections that you have used a feature on our Services.
We use data, including public feedback, to conduct research and development for our Services in order to provide you and others with a better, more intuitive and personalized experience, drive membership growth and engagement on our Services, and help connect professionals with relevant content.
We seek to help pathologists learn new skills and be more productive and successful. We use the personal data available to us to research trends and activities across geographies and specialty areas. We publish or allow others to publish such data, presented as aggregated data rather than personal data.
Polls and surveys may be conducted on our Services. You are not obligated to respond to polls or surveys, and you have choices about the information you provide. Use your settings to control survey invitations.
We use data (which can include your communications) to investigate, respond to and resolve complaints and for Service issues (e.g., bugs).
We use your data to produce and share insights that do not identify you. For example, we may use your data to generate statistics about our members, their specialty areas, and geographic location.
We use your data (including your communications) for security purposes or to prevent or investigate possible fraud or other violations of our User Agreement and/or attempts to harm our Members, Visitors or others.
Your profile is visible to all Members and customers of our Services as defined in your settings. Visitors to our Services and third-party companies and search engines will not get access to any information from your profile, including its existence.
Summarized and anonymized information about participation in modules may be shared with Members and Visitors. Such information may be broken down by geography or specialty areas into groups.
When participating in a module, you may submit scores, create comments and annotations or make decisions when interacting with PathoGate.net. Such information may be accessible to module administrators in a form where it can be linked to you. Summarized and anonymized information may be shared with Members and Visitors. Such information may be broken down by geography or specialty areas into groups.
Participation and passing tests in modules may generate certificates. Such certificates are considered personal information, but can be shared with others depending on your settings. In cases where participation is mandated or paid for by your organization, access to certificates and underlying information will be granted to the organization.
We use others to help us provide our Services (e.g., maintenance, analysis, audit, payments, fraud detection, marketing and development). They will have access to your information as reasonably necessary to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for other purposes.
It is possible that we will need to disclose information about you when required by law, subpoena, or other legal process or if we have a good faith belief that disclosure is reasonably necessary to (1) investigate, prevent or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities or to assist government enforcement agencies; (2) enforce our agreements with you; (3) investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations; (4) protect the security or integrity of our Services; or (5) exercise or protect the rights and safety of PatoPulse, PathoGate.net, our Members, personnel or others. We attempt to notify Members about legal demands for their personal data when appropriate in our judgment, unless prohibited by law or court order or when the request is an emergency. We may dispute such demands when we believe, in our discretion, that the requests are overbroad, vague or lack proper authority, but we do not promise to challenge every demand.
We generally retain your personal data as long as you keep your account open or as needed to provide you Services. This includes data you or others provided to us and data generated or inferred from your use of our Services. Even if you only use our Services for participation in a module every few years, we will retain your information and keep your profile open, unless you close your account. In some cases we choose to retain certain information (e.g., insights about Services use) in a depersonalized or aggregated form.
We provide many choices about the collection, use and sharing of your data, from deleting or correcting data you include in your profile and controlling the visibility of your activity. We offer you settings to control and manage personal data we have about you.
For personal data that we have about you, you can:
Visitors can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will consider your request in accordance with applicable laws.
If you choose to close your PathoGate.net account, your personal data will generally stop being visible to others on our Services within 24 hours. We generally delete closed account information within 30 days of account closure, except as noted below.
We retain your personal data even after you have closed your account if reasonably necessary to comply with our legal obligations (including law enforcement requests), meet regulatory requirements, resolve disputes, maintain security, prevent fraud and abuse, enforce our User Agreement, or fulfill your request to "unsubscribe" from further messages from us. We will retain de-personalized information after your account has been closed.
Information you have shared with others through participation in modules will remain visible in anonymized format after you close your account. In cases where participation in modules is mandated or paid for by your organization, access to certificates and underlying information will remain available to the organization
We do not control data that other Members have copied out of our Services.
We implement security safeguards designed to protect your data, such as HTTPS. We regularly monitor our systems for possible vulnerabilities and attacks. However, we cannot warrant the security of any information that you send us. There is no guarantee that data may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.
We process data in the European Union and rely on legally-provided mechanisms to lawfully transfer data across borders. The European Union may have laws which are different from, and potentially not as protective as, the laws of your own country.
We will only collect and process personal data about you where we have lawful bases. Lawful bases include consent (where you have given consent), contract (where processing is necessary for the performance of a contract with you (e.g., to deliver PathoGate.net Services you have requested) and “legitimate interests.”
Where we rely on your consent to process personal data, you have the right to withdraw or decline your consent at any time and where we rely on legitimate interests, you have the right to object. If you have any questions about the lawful bases upon which we collect and use your personal data, please contact our Data Protection Officer at email@example.com.
We do not share personal data with third parties for their direct marketing purposes without your permission.
For any enquiry regarding this policy, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org