Privacy

PEDIATRIC SAFETY PRIVACY POLICY

Pediatricsafety.net is an online community for people who care about improving the health and safety and welfare of children. The privacy policies below are applicable to the pediatricsafety.net website (including any versions optimized for viewing on a wireless or tablet device); all email newsletters published or distributed by Pediatric Safety; and all other interactive features, services, and communications provided by the Pediatric Safety Site (“Site”), however accessed and/or used, that are operated by us, made available by us, or produced and maintained by Pediatric Safety, LLC (collectively “Pediatric Safety” or “we”, “us”, or “our”). By using this site, you signify your consent to these policies.

I. Overview:

Pediatric Safety is committed to respecting your privacy rights when visiting.

In order for us to operate our business and provide our services to you, it is sometimes necessary for us to collect or process information about you. In general terms, this information will take one or more of the following forms:

  1. Information that you provide to us directly, such as in the situation where you complete an online form or send us a message via our website;

  2. Information that is automatically sent to us by your computer’s internet browser when you visit our website, such as your computer’s technical address (or ‘IP address’) or information about which particular internet browser you are using and so on;

  3. Information about how you use our website or our services, such as which pages you visit, how frequently you visit the site and so forth.

This privacy policy sets out the detail of what information we collect, as well as how that data is used and protected. Understanding that Internet technologies are rapidly evolving, any changes to this policy will be promptly posted on this page, with an updated “effective date” posted at the end of this policy.

II. Commitment to Data Privacy

We are fully committed to maintaining the privacy of any information (‘personal data’) that you provide to us. Furthermore, we commit to ensuring that such data is held securely, used appropriately and only retained for as long as is necessary.

We operate a ‘data minimization’ principle wherever possible – that is to say that we will only ever ask you for the minimum amount of information required to provide our services efficiently; we have no desire to retain (and therefore maintain) any more information than is necessary. We aspire to comply to the fullest extent possible with applicable data protection regulations, in particular the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) and ePrivacy Directive, where applicable.

III. Information Collected

While visiting Pediatric Safety (“the Site”), we may ask you to provide information that personally identifies you (”Personal Information”) for purposes of interacting with the Site.

  1. Website contact forms:

    • When you complete one of the contact forms on our website, we will ask you for a number of pieces of personal information, such as your name, email address and other contact details. This is obviously required for us to respond to your request.

    • If you do not use or submit an online form on the website, no data will be collected in that regard.

    • Of note: We may use this information to contact you about other of our own services that we believe may be of genuine interest to you; We will NOT use this data for any further purpose without your express further consent; We will NEVER sell your information to any 3rd party.

  1. Facebook messenger chat requests

    • When you message us via our Facebook page, or you respond to an ad or create a contact request where the response required from us is via Facebook messenger, Facebook will provide us with some basic pieces of personal information, such as your name, Facebook address and other pertinent details. This is obviously required for us to respond to your request.

    • If you do not contact us where our response required is via Facebook messenger, no data will be collected in that regard.

    • Of note: We will ask your consent to continue our conversation passed our initial contact. Please note, requests to delete your contact information from Pediatric Safety’s Facebook messenger communications will not remove your information from Facebook.

  2. Account logins:

    • For some website functionality, we may need to create for you a user account that allows you to login to the site to ensure that only authorized individuals can access your data and that functionality. Examples include when you make an online purchase via the site, or when you have a role in administering or contributing towards the website content (such as a blog author). The purpose of these user accounts is to protect your personal data behind login security, and to protect the integrity of our site and the servers that run it.

    • Data collected will generally involve your name and email address as a minimum, but may include your postal address if it is required for online purchases.

    • If you do not register for an online account then no such data will be collected in this regard.

  1. Technical Data (such as IP Addresses)

    • When you visit our website, our systems will log a record of your visit in our server logs, and typically this record will include the technical ‘IP’ address that is associated with your device and the browser type and version that you are using.

    • Such server logs are extremely common practice, and are used to monitor technical resources, monitor high-level server activity, and importantly to detect and prevent malicious or fraudulent activity on our systems. This data can also be used, if required, to diagnose reports of technical issues. The storage of IP addresses, allow us to identify patterns of behavior (such as repeated malicious attempts to access a system).

    • IP addresses, in and of themselves, do not allow us in any way to identify you as an individual.

    • Furthermore, we do not and will not use the content of server access logs to attempt to determine an identifiable individual. We therefore do not consider that data held within server logs falls within the scope of ‘personal data’, and accordingly we do not seek your consent to collect it.

  2. Cookies and Similar Technologies

    • We have included cookies, web beacons and similar technologies into one section because they all perform similar functions even if, from a technical perspective, they work slightly differently.

    • All of these technologies allow us to better understand how users are using our website and other related services. They can also be an essential part of providing certain online functionality. They are all essentially small data files placed on your computer (or other device) that allow us to tell when you have visited a particular page, or performed a particular action (such as clicking a particular button) on our website.

    • These technologies are used by most websites as they provide useful insight into how the services are being used, as well as improving speed, performance and security, and enabling us to improve our personalization of your experience.

             Cookies

    • These are small text files placed in the memory of your browser or device when you visit a website. Cookies allow a website to recognize a particular device or browser.

    • There are a number of ways that you can influence how cookies are used on your particular device. Most commercial browsers (such as Chrome, Safari, Edge, Internet Explorer, Firefox etc) allow you to set preferences for whether to allow or block website cookies.

    • They will also provide tools that allow you to remove any cookies that have already been set. Using the ‘Help’ functionality of your browser, or an internet search, will help you to understand how to use these features for your particular browser.

    • When you first visit our site, only essential cookies and those that do not contain/track any personal data will be set when you first visit our site. By continuing to use our site beyond this cookie information (by scrolling the page, clicking links etc.) then you are consenting to the use of cookies, and we will set other non-essential cookies as described in this policy.

    • You can remove cookies at any time through the use of your browser’s “remove cookies” function and that will delete any cookies Additionally, here is a link to an overview on how to remove cookies on most major browsers.

             Web beacons

    • Small graphic images (also known as “pixel tags” or “clear GIFs”) that may be included on our sites and services that typically work in conjunction with cookies to identify our users and user behavior.

  1. Website Analytics

    • We use Google Analytics and StatCounter to better understand what people look at on our website.

    • When people visit our site, information about their visit (such as which pages they look at, how long they spend on the site, where they come from and so on) is sent in an anonymous form to Google Analytics or StatCounter.

    • The data contains information about anyone who uses our website from your computer, and there is no way to identify individuals from the data.

    • As analytics information is not personal data, we do not specifically ask for your prior consent.

  2. Social Media Data (from Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest)

    • Like the vast majority of commercial websites, we use social media cookies from platforms such as Facebook on our site. The cookies are placed by Facebook, and we use them to understand the effectiveness of social media campaigns that we operate.

    • If you are logged into Facebook when you view our site, then Facebook will know when you visit us. We do not have any access to the detail of that personal data, as you have consented to share it with Facebook, not us. We just get to see anonymized data about the numbers of people who have responded to our advertising or other social media activity.

    • This is the same with other social media sites where we run campaigns. Data is gathered in aggregate and as such is not personally identifiable, therefore – as with other analytics data – we do not specifically ask for your consent prior to accessing or analyzing it.

IV. How Your Data is Protected

We take the security of all personal data very seriously, and that data is protected in a number of ways:

  1. Access control: access to personal data is strictly limited to staff of Pediatric Safety, our web-hosting suppliers, our email service providers and when needed, our contract support partners. Access is controlled by individual user accounts, where a strong password policy is enforced

  2. Dedicated security software: We operate dedicated security scanning and access control software on all of our websites. This software is responsible for limiting login attempts to our site, blocking potentially malicious attempts to access our services, and regularly performing full file system scans.

  3. SSL encryption: This website is also secured with SSL encryption, which means that all traffic to and from our servers is encrypted. This applies to our own administrative access to the website as well as that of users of our services.

V. Links to Other Materials

Third party sites linked to and from the Site are not necessarily under the control of Pediatric Safety. Pediatric Safety shall have no responsibilities or liabilities whatsoever for the content or privacy practices of any such linked site or any link or linking program at any time. Unless otherwise noted, Pediatric Safety does not necessarily endorse companies (or related products or services) to or from which the Site is linked. If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to the Site, you do so entirely at your own risk.

VI. Access to Your Personal Data

In the situation where you have directly provided personal information to us (such as by completing an online form or contacting us for further information), you have a number of rights regarding the personal data that we hold:

  • You have the right to obtain from us confirmation about whether any such data is being held;

  • You have the right to require that we provide you with whatever data we are holding/processing about you, including the right for that data to be transferred to another data controller;

  • Even if you have consented to Us processing your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that permission at any time;

  • You have the right to require us to rectify any incomplete or incorrect information held about you;

  • You have the right to require us to erase the data held about you (the ‘right to be forgotten’);

In the situation where we collect personal data automatically (such as from your internet browser or via internet Cookies or other similar technologies):

  • You have the right to object to the legal basis upon which we are collecting this data, and We have an obligation to consider and respond to that objection;

  • You have the right to request the prevention of further processing of your data while your objection is considered.

VII. Contacting Us

If you have any questions or comments about our Privacy Policy, please e-mail us at info@pediatricsafety.net or go to our Contact Us page.

Effective Date and Changes

This Privacy Policy is effective as of June 1, 2018. Pediatric Safety reserves the right to modify the terms of this policy at any time and in our sole discretion, by posting a change notice to this page. Your continued use of the Site following our posting of a change notice will constitute binding acceptance of those changes.