Acceptance of these conditions of use
Scope of validity
Medical information / health problems
Although the online services of IMPULZE may possibly contain general information on health problems and the treatment of these, you should consult your own doctor or healthcare institution as quickly as possible in the event that you experience health problems. IMPULZE does not offer any medical diagnoses relating to any individual person, nor does it offer patient-specific advice regarding treatment. Only your doctor or other specialist is capable of performing a diagnosis and determining the best possible treatment for you personally. The information published on this website is only provided for information purposes.
Description of the services
As a user of our online services, you are liable for the correctness of the information that you supply to IMPULZE, for example your profession. All content contributed by a Subscriber (the Subscriber Contribution) is perpetually and irrevocably licensed to IMPULZE. The Subscriber grants IMPULZE the perpetual and irrevocable right to use, copy, publish, display, distribute, adapt, modify, create derivative works, cache and store the Subscriber Contribution, in whole or in part, and to allow others to do the same, in any known or hereinafter developed medium, in order to provide the Services. Removal of the Subscriber Contribution from the forum by the Subscriber will not result in the revocation of the license and rights granted to IMPULZE. The Subscriber represents, warrants and covenants that his or her Subscriber Contribution will not:
- infringe, violate or otherwise interfere with any third party rights, including copyright, trademark, trade secrets or any other intellectual property rights;
- infringe third party privacy or publicity rights;
- be profane, libelous, defamatory, false, inappropriate, abusive, threatening, harassing, hateful, or offensive;
- encourage conduct that would constitute a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability or otherwise be in violation of any right of any third party or any local, state, national, or international law or regulation; or
- contain any malicious malware, including, but not limited to, viruses, trojan horses, worms, or time bomb that are designed to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or information.
Although IMPULZE has the right to remove any Subscriber Contribution, the Subscriber remains solely responsible for the content thereof and agrees to fully indemnify and hold IMPULZE, its directors, officers, employees, agents, consultants, contractors, partners, vendors and service providers (including, without limitation, hosting and telecommunications providers) harmless with respect to any claims contained in the Subscriber Contribution.
IMPULZE reserves the following rights:
- the right to remove any Subscriber Contribution from the Forum;
- the right to edit any Subscriber Contribution to such extent as IMPULZE deems reasonable.
- the right to suspend or terminate the Subscriber’s right to use the Services at any time;
- the right to pursue any other remedy or relief available in equity or law, for any reason whatsoever, including concerns or complaints that the Subscriber has violated clauses
- the right to re-post to the Forum any Subscriber Contribution removed by any Subscriber or former Subscriber
Links to other websites
Intellectual property and other rights
IMPULZE is the owner and provider of these online services. All brands, names, titles, logos, images, designs, text and other materials used in our online services are property of IMPULZE, or of a contract partner. No rights (usage, licence or intellectual property rights) are conferred or transferred through the accessing, downloading, receiving or copying of information from our online services. The (full or partial) reproduction, transmission (by electronic or other means), modification, linking or use of our online services and the information contained within for public or commercial purposes is prohibited without the prior written consent of IMPULZE.
Exclusion of warranty
IMPULZE has taken appropriate measures to ensure the reliability of the information disseminated via its online services. However, by using our online services, you accept the information offered "as is". IMPULZE provides no implicit or explicit warranty or guarantee for the accuracy, content, completeness, reliability, usefulness or legality of the information contained in its online services; the same exclusion of any warranty from IMPULZE applies to merchantability, suitability for a given purpose, and non-violation of property rights. It is not possible to exclude the possibility of incorrect information, print errors and technical inaccuracies. IMPULZE further accepts no responsibility or liability for damage incurred on your computer or equipment (e.g. caused by viruses) resulting from your accessing or using our online services. IMPULZE reserves the right to modify the content of its website at any time without prior announcement.
Violation of these conditions of use
Our Company Data Protection Policy refers to our commitment to treat information of employees, customers, stakeholders and other interested parties with the utmost care and confidentiality. With this policy, we ensure that we gather, store and handle data fairly, transparently and with respect towards individual rights.
This policy refers to all parties (employees, job candidates, customers, suppliers etc.) who provide any amount of information to us.
Employees of our company must follow this policy. Contractors, consultants, partners and any other external entity are also covered. Generally, our policy refers to anyone we collaborate with or acts on our behalf and may need occasional access to data.
As part of our operations, we need to obtain and process information. This information includes any offline or online data that makes a person identifiable such as names, addresses, usernames and passwords, digital footprints, photographs, social security numbers, financial data etc.
Our company collects this information in a transparent way and only with the full co- operation and knowledge of interested parties. Once this information is available to us, the following rules apply.
Our data will be:
- Accurate and kept up-to-date
- Collected fairly and for lawful purposes only
- Processed by the company within its legal and moral boundaries
- Protected against any unauthorized or illegal access by internal or external parties
Our data will not be:
- Communicated informally
- Stored for more than a specified amount of time
- Transferred to organizations, states or countries that do not have adequate data protection policies
- Distributed to any party other than the ones agreed upon by the data’s owner (exempting legitimate requests from law enforcement authorities)
In addition to ways of handling the data the company has direct obligations towards people to whom the data belongs. Specifically, we must:
- Let people know which of their data is collected
- Inform people about how we’ll process their data
- Inform people about who has access to their information
- Have provisions in cases of lost, corrupted or compromised data
- Allow people to request that we modify, erase, reduce or correct data con- tained in our databases
To exercise data protection, we’re committed to:
- Restrict and monitor access to sensitive data
- Develop transparent data collection procedures
- Build secure networks to protect online data from cyberattacks
- Establish clear procedures for reporting privacy breaches or data misuse
- Include contract clauses or communicate statements on how we handle data
- Establish data protection practices (document shredding, secure locks, data encryption, frequent backups, access authorization etc.)
- Our data protection provisions will appear on our website.
All principles described in this policy must be strictly followed. A breach of data pro- tection guidelines will invoke disciplinary and possibly legal action.
Summary of our data protection obligation
How does IMPULZE collect personal data online?
IMPULZE collects personal data online via websites and other online resources and communication channels.
IMPULZE also offers online resources in partnership with other online service providers, from which
IMPULZE may receive personal data about the users of such resources. Such online partnerships are
governed by contracts that require that appropriate measures be taken to protect personal data.
Individuals may access many pages of our websites without having to disclose personal data. There are
three ways or methods that IMPULZE uses to collect personal data online:
- Data transmitted by you: IMPULZE collects personal data and other data, for example that you enter
in forms or input fields. Notable examples of such data include contact details (e.g. your name,
address, email address, telephone number, user name and password), date of birth, professional
references, leisure activities and interests. IMPULZE may also collect data about your state of
health that you convey by answering questions and participating in surveys, or by using the
healthcare-related data services that we provide for online use or download.
- Data that is collected from public data sources or third-party data sources: IMPULZE may also
collect personal data about physicians and medical professionals that register on our websites from
public information sources or third-party information sources for the purpose of verifying their
professional references and identity. In some cases, we may also add data from third parties to our
existing user databases. Some of this data may be of a personal nature, for example a change of
- Data that is collected via your computer or via other electronic devices: We collect data about your
computer or about other electronic devices whenever you visit our websites and use our online
resources. Such data may include your internet protocol (IP) address, your domain name, your browser
type, the date and time of your query, as well as information that is provided by tracking
technologies, for example cookies and pixel tags. If you use a mobile device to access our websites
and online resources, we may also collect information on your device, for example your device ID and
device type, as well as usage information about your device and your use of our mobile websites and
other mobile resources.
Some of our websites and other online resources use tracking technologies in order to improve
functionality and enable you to use these resources more efficiently. IMPULZE uses tracking technologies
that do not enable personal identification of the user, for example in the way that the precise number
of users or the precise number of websites that link to our online resources is determined, or to
establish whether you have demonstrated your medical credentials, or whether you are resident in a
certain country. IMPULZE may employ the services of other companies to send emails on our behalf or
place IMPULZE advertisements on other websites. IMPULZE does not monitor the tracking technologies used
by these other companies. If you wish to limit the collection of anonymous data by tracking
technologies, please note the options described below.
In some cases, IMPULZE may use tracking technologies that enable you to be personally identified. However, this is only done after you have entered personal data in a form or input field on our websites, or after you have registered as a user of our online resources (for example, following the issuing of a user name or password on the basis of data that has been confirmed via other offline links). We may, under certain circumstances, use tracking technologies to identify your personal preferences and selection trends, for example personal data that you have entered on our website in input fields, your responses to our surveys, or areas of our website that you visit often, and also for the purpose of confirming whether you have read or clicked on certain email messages sent by us so that we can make our communications and notifications even more useful and interesting to you.
If you wish to limit the collection of data by tracking technologies, please note the options presented to you below.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file that is sent from web servers to the hard drive of your computer, on which your internet browser files are stored. Cookies enable websites to store small bundles of information on your computer and access this information again at a later point in time. IMPULZE uses two types of cookies: "session cookies", which are cookies that only apply to one session, are temporary, and are deleted from your computer's storage as soon as you close your internet browser or shut down your computer, and "persistent cookies", which are cookies that remain on your hard drive until they reach their expiry date, unless they are deleted beforehand.
What are pixel tags?
Pixel tags, also known as web beacons or web tags, are images that work similarly to cookies. Pixel tags are not visible due to their tiny size. They are used to collect data in web logs, in which you are not personally identifiable. This data includes the pages that you visit, the website that you came from, or the advertisement that you clicked on to arrive on our websites. They are also used to determine whether certain emails that we send you are opened.
Why does IMPULZE collect, use and forward personal data?
Generally speaking, IMPULZE collects personal data that is required for users to register for certain online resources of and online notifications from IMPULZE, and to customize these to the user's specific needs. IMPULZE uses the personal data that it collects to perform services and provide other benefits requested by individual persons, for example literature for training purposes, tools, quiz games, questionnaires and surveys. IMPULZE analyses the personal data that it collects to review existing and offer additional services that we believe you may be interested in. IMPULZE assesses the use of certain online notifications using anonymous data only. IMPULZE may also use personal data to verify that access to its online resources is authorized and to evaluate the security of these services.
Social media: Online social media are interactive media services that typically enable you to collaborate or share information with other users. Examples of social media services include social networks, discussion platforms, bulletin boards, blogs and wikis, which enable website content or tools to be shared with friends or colleagues. IMPULZE may collect personal data about you to enable you to use social media services online that we may offer from time to time. IMPULZE may also enable you to use these social media resources to publish information or send personal data to other persons. You should exercise care in determining which personal data you wish to share with others when using such social media services. IMPULZE provides additional help and information on its websites and other online resources on how personal data is collected, used and forwarded.
Mobile computing devices: Some IMPULZE websites and online resources are specifically designed for use on mobile computing devices. For some mobile versions of IMPULZE websites, it may be necessary to log in using your user account for this website. Data about your usage of the mobile version of the website will be linked to your user account. On some of our websites and online resources, you can download applications, widgets or other tools that you can use on mobile devices or other computing devices. Some of these applications may store data regarding your mobile device or other computing device. These applications may forward personal data to IMPULZE to enable you to access your user account and to enable IMPULZE to track use of these applications.
Does IMPULZE compile personal data files?
How can I control how IMPULZE collects, uses and forwards personal data about me?
There are means at your disposal that can be broken down into four categories. These are:
- No collection of personal data: You can choose to not transmit any personal data to IMPULZE by
refraining from entering any personal data in forms or input fields on our websites, or by not using
any of the personalized services offered in our online resources. However, some of our online
resources and services are only available to those persons who provide personal data or utilize
- Restrictions and options regarding use and publication for other purposes: Certain online resources
and services of IMPULZE may require your consent for the use and forwarding of your personal data,
to add you to our address list, and to identify and offer additional services and marketing
campaigns that you may be interested in. You can restrict the use of your personal data by marking
or not marking the options offered to you at the time of data entry, and by exercising any options
that may be offered for restricting the use of your data. You can also amend your communication
preferences (for example by cancelling your registration for notifications that you previously
requested) by contacting us via the contact address most suitable for you.
Who will have access to my personal data?
Does IMPULZE disclose personal data to third parties?
How does IMPULZE protect my personal data?
IMPULZE will take reasonable action to protect personal data from unauthorized access, disclosure, modification or deletion. You are responsible for the protection of copies that you make of your passwords and user names for our online resources.
How can I obtain access to and correct my personal data?
To obtain access to data collected about you for the purpose of correcting, completing or updating this data, you may access your account/profile on the respective web-service or you may contact us via the address provided below.
Where offered, you can also update your personal data online by amending data that you previously entered on our websites in forms or input fields. Where legally permitted, your options to access and amend your personal data are limited in the following cases: where such access or amendment would impair the ability of IMPULZE to comply with statutory or ethical obligations; where such access or amendment would impair the ability of IMPULZE to initiate investigations regarding its own or third-party legal claims, to assert such legal claims, or to defend itself against legal claims; where such access or amendment would result in personal data being disclosed via third parties; or where such access or amendment would result in a contractual violation or the disclosure of trade secrets or other confidential business information that are owned by IMPULZE or a third party.
How can I raise an objection to the use of my data?
Unless the use of data is required by law or there is another legal justification, you are entitled to raise an objection to the use of your data. Provided that these requirements are met, we will delete your data from our data processing applications within a reasonable timeframe and cease any disclosure of this data.
What is the IMPULZE address for questions regarding privacy and data protection?
Last updated: May 2018