We collect or obtain information directly from you and we may receive information about you from third parties.
4. Browser Cookies: A browser cookie is a client-side, multi-byte file which communicates a small amount of information to a web server. This includes Team Vasculitis servers or third parties authorized to collect data on our behalf. This allows Team Vasculitis to recognize your personal device. Cookies can be associated with PII, inasmuch as they permit automatic recognition capabilities on restricted areas of our website or identify repeat traffic channels. A cookie will not otherwise contain PII. At your own discretion, you may modify the settings in your Internet browser on your device to no longer accept some or all cookies. You may also choose to be alerted if a new cookie is being added to your browser. Refusing or disabling browser cookies may prevent your use of certain parts of a Team Vasculitis website, and you will be required to login to access certain parts of this website. You can learn more about how cookies function by visiting https://www.whatismybrowser.com/guides/how-to-enable-cookies/
Beacons: Similar in function to cookies, a web beacon, pixel tag or clear GIF is a server-side, multi-byte graphics file that sends a flag to the server when it is visible on your screen. These flags can be aggregated for website statistics by Team Vasculitis, and are helpful for us in cultivating content centered your engagement and interest. These web beacons can also be disabled in your browser settings or by third-party tools and browser extensions.
We may collect the following types of personal information about you:
Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”) (such as your first and last name, your mailing address and other contact details, your age, birth date, gender, etc.)
Non-Personally Identifiable information, which is information that does not identify you as a specific person (such as the Uniform Resource Locator -“URL”- of the website you visited before coming to the Team Vasculitis website, the type of browser you are using, etc.)
Additionally, we might take your PII and transform into Non-Personally Identifiable information.
Listed below are the first-party cookies we use, when the cookie is placed, the information it collects, how we use this information and which third parties have access to the information collected by the cookie:
No third parties cookie Friend A new visit to the website Your referring URL Counting traffic sources.
Google Analytics, Qualtrics Lazy-load Visiting a second webpage That you visited a second web page Implementing “lazy load” on our advertisements
No third parties
Listed below are the third parties who place cookies on your browser through our website or place web beacons on our website, what information they collect, and if parties outside of this entity and Team Vasculitis use the information.
Google Analyticsnon-PIIYesGoogle Ad Managernon-PIIYesGoogle Adsnon-PIINoFacebook Businessnon-PIIYesFacebook Adsnon-PIINoSumonon-PIINoChartbeatnon-PIINoMailchimpPII, non-PIIYes (only non-PII)MatomoPII, non-PIIYes (only non-PII)
We may process your information collected by first- or third-party sources for the following purposes:
(a) providing services to you;
(b) communicating with you;
(c) providing advertising to you on our websites or in connection with our services;
(d) analyzing engagement with our visitors and audience;
(e) observing user engagement and purchase activity across our websites and services;
(f) offering lead generation services;
(g) marketing our websites, services, and offerings to current and prospective users and customers;
(h) managing our information technology systems;
(i) financial management;
(j) conducting surveys;
(k) ensuring the security of our systems;
(l) conducting investigations, if necessary;
(m) complying with applicable laws and regulations;
(n) improving our websites and services;
(o) creating information about use, including records of your interactions with us;
(p) providing products and services to you;
(q) aggregating information for promotional and publication use;
(r) collecting information and providing you information about relevant clinical trials;
(s) providing products and services through “Third Party Service Providers” who might perform functions on our or your behalf and provide information to individuals and companies with which we have business relationships or contracts.
Only non-PII is shared with third parties. The use of your information by such third parties is governed by our privacy policies and terms and conditions.
Social Media: Websites under Team Vasculitis may contain links to a variety of social media platforms, and likewise may manage social media accounts which link to a particular website. By your own discretion, you may engage with our content and connect to our social media accounts on platforms such as Facebook or Twitter. In so doing, you consent to our ability to collect additional information from you, which may include self-described demographic information, contact details, and user generated content through these platforms. By using these platforms, you consent to such information being collected from you by the platform, and Team Vasculitis has no authority over the collection of this data by the social media platform, nor their discretionary use or sharing of such data. We advise you to review each website’s particular terms of service to learn more about what information may be collected by each platform. Team Vasculitis may connect to your social media account on one of our websites if you are logged into the website in your browser by way of social media plugins. This is if and only if you click on a clearly indicated social media function on our website, such as a “Like” button or a “Retweet” button.
Understanding Your Online Rights
California residents under 18 years of age may have additional rights regarding the collection and use of their personal information. Please see Notice of Privacy rights to California Residents for more information.
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