Your Privacy Matters to us

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.

This Privacy Policy applies when you use our Services (described below). We offer our users choices about the data we collect, use and share as described in this Privacy Policy, Cookie Policy, and our Settings. is operated by PathoPulse ApS.


We provide an online platform for pathologists. People use our Services to improve and document skills in collaboration with other pathologists and Content Providers. This requires establishing connections with others and sharing information. Our Privacy Policy applies to any Member or Visitor to our Services.

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”).


This Privacy Policy, including our Cookie Policy applies to your use of our Services.

This Privacy Policy applies to

Data Controllers and Contracting Parties

PathoPulse Aps is the controller of your personal data provided to, or collected by or for, or processed in connection with our Services.

As a Visitor or Member of our Services, the collection, use and sharing of your personal data is subject to this Privacy Policy and other documents referenced in this Privacy Policy, as well as updates.


Changes to the Privacy Policy apply to your use of our Services after the “effective date.”

PathoPulse (“we” or “us”) can modify this Privacy Policy. If we make significant changes to it, we will notify you, to provide you the opportunity to review the changes before they apply to you. If you object to any changes, you may close your account. 

You acknowledge that your continued use of our Services after we publish or send a notice about our changes to this Privacy Policy means that the collection, use and sharing of your personal data is subject to the updated Privacy Policy, as of its effective date.

1. Data We Collect

1.1 Data You Provide To Us

You provide data to create an account with us.


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 create your profile (a complete profile helps you get the most from our Services).


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.

You give other data to us when using the Services

Using the Services

We collect personal data from you when you use 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.

1.2 Data From Others

Others may invite you to access Services

Providers of Content may invite you to join modules or access Services on Such invites will create a link between your profile and the content. 

1.3 Service Use

We log your visits and use of our Services

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.

1.4 Cookies

We collect data through cookies. We do not collaborate with 3rd party companies who provide ads or offer services.

As further described in our Cookie Policy, we use cookies required to provide our Services, including monitoring of the usage of 

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. 

1.5 Your Device and Location

We receive data through cookies and similar technologies

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.

1.6 Messages

If you communicate through our Services, we learn about that.

We collect information about you when you send emails through our Services. 

1.7 Workplace and School Provided Information

When your organization (e.g., employer or school) buys a Service for you to use, they give us data about you.

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.

1.8 Sites and Service of Others

We do not collaborate with other sites that include our ads, cookies or some of our plugins.

We never receive information about your visits and interaction with services provided by others.

1.9 Other

We are improving our Services, which means we get new data and create new ways to use data

Our Services are dynamic, and we may introduce new features, which may require the collection of new information. If we collect materially different personal data or materially change how we collect, use or share your data, we will notify you and may also modify this Privacy Policy.

2. How We Use Your Data

We use your data to provide, support, personalize and develop our Services.

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.

2.1 Services

Stay Informed

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.

Stay Connected

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 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.

2.2 Communications

We may contact you and enable communications between Members. We offer settings to control what messages you receive and how often you receive some types of messages.

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.

2.3 Advertising

We do not serve you tailored ads on our Services. 

We allow companies to sponsor and have their logo shown on We do not provide personal information from your profile or usage of to sponsors. Companies may further offer content and services as described in section 2.1.  

2.4 Marketing

We promote our Services to you and others.

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.

2.5 Developing Services and Research

We develop our Services and conduct research.

Service Development

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.

Other Research

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.

2.6 Customer Support

We use data to help you and fix problems.

We use data (which can include your communications) to investigate, respond to and resolve complaints and for Service issues (e.g., bugs).

2.7 Insights That Do Not Identify You

We use data to generate insights that do not identify you.

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. 

2.8 Security and Investigations

We use data for security, fraud prevention and investigations.

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.

3. How We Share Information

3.1 Our Services

Any data that you include on your profile and any content you share or create on our Services may be seen by others, consistent with your settings. 


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.

Module participation

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. 

Scoring data

When participating in a module, you may submit scores, create comments and annotations or make decisions when interacting with 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. 

3.2 Service Providers

We may use others to help us with our Services. 

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.

3.3 Legal Disclosures

We may need to share your data when we believe it’s required by law or to help protect the rights and safety of you, us or others.

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,, 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.

3.4 Change in Control or Sale

We may share your data when our business is sold to others, but it must continue to be used in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

We can also share your personal data as part of a sale, merger or change in control, or in preparation for any of these events. Any other entity which buys us or part of our business will have the right to continue to use your data, but only in the manner set out in this Privacy Policy unless you agree otherwise.

4. Your Choices and Obligations

4.1 Data Retention

We keep most of your personal data for as long as your account is open.

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.

4.2 Rights to Access and Control Your Personal Data

You can access or delete your personal data. You have many choices about how your data is collected, used and shared.

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:

  • Delete Data: You can ask us to erase or delete all or some of your personal data (e.g., if it is no longer necessary to provide Services to you).
  • Change or Correct Data: You can edit some of your personal data through your account. You can also ask us to change, update or fix your data in certain cases, particularly if it’s inaccurate.
  • Object to, or Limit or Restrict, Use of Data: You can ask us to stop using all or some of your personal data (e.g., if we have no legal right to keep using it) or to limit our use of it (e.g., if your personal data is inaccurate or unlawfully held).
  • Right to Access and/or Take Your Data: You can ask us for a copy of your personal data and can ask for a copy of personal data you provided in machine readable form.

Visitors can contact us at, and we will consider your request in accordance with applicable laws.

4.3 Account Closure

We keep some of your data even after you close your account.

If you choose to close your 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. 

5. Other Important Information

5.1 Security

We monitor for and try to prevent security breaches. Please use the security features available through 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.

5.2 Cross-Border Data Transfers

We store and use your data outside your country.

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.

5.3 Lawful Bases for Processing

We have lawful bases to collect, use and share data about you. You have choices about our use of your data. At any time, you can withdraw consent you have provided by going to settings.

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 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

5.4 Direct Marketing and Do Not Track Signals

Our statements regarding direct marketing and “do not track” signals.

We do not share personal data with third parties for their direct marketing purposes without your permission.

5.5 Contact Information

You can contact us to resolve any complaints.

For any enquiry regarding this policy, please contact is operated by PathoPulse