• Health4TheWorld.org, Health4TheWorldacademy.org and Health4TheWorld pages on social networks (individually or collectively “Site”);
• Mobile, iOS, and Android applications branded “Health4TheWorld” (individually or collectively, “App”); and
• Products and services we offer through the Site and the App, (individually or collectively, “Services”),
collects, uses, and shares information about individuals through its U.S. online interfaces. “Services” also includes voice or electronic communications or other interactions between us and individuals or others, information about registrants or attendees at events or programs, and information collected from or through other interactions with our representatives. For purposes of this document, “individual” or “you” means a person who accesses the Site, App or Services.
1. Data Controller Information
• The data controller is: Health4TheWorld
PO BOX 1232, Palo Alto, CA, 94302
• The EU Representative is: Cristina Dan
Avenida Marina Baixa Nr 7 apart 3E,
Finstrat, Alicante, Spain,03509
2. Information We Collect
We automatically collect certain types of information from individuals that is necessary in to the operation of our Site. In order to access certain features on our Site, such as Services related to the Online Courses, you will need to submit information.
A. Information You Provide
Certain functions of the Site require you to submit information such as your name and email address. You are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the information you submit to Health4TheWorld. Inaccurate information may affect your ability to use the Site, the information you receive when using the Site, and our ability to contact you. For example, your email address should be kept current because that is one of the primary manners in which we communicate with you.
We collect information that you provide to us when you make an account, purchase products or Services, complete a survey, sign-up for email updates or Online Courses, blog, donate, send us email messages, and/or participate in Online Courses or other Services on our Site. We use the information that you provide to respond to your questions, provide you the specific course and/or Services you select, and send you email messages about Site maintenance or updates.
If you register for an account on our Site, you are required to provide us with your name, email address, and country.
Health4TheWorld offers you the ability to receive updates either via email or by posting on portions of the Site only accessible to registered individuals. In order to subscribe to these Services, you are required to provide us with information such as your name and email address.
Health4TheWorld offers public forums from time to time (the “Forums”) where you can share comments and thoughts. In order to participate in the Forums, you are required to register with us and/or provide us with information such as your name and email address. Please keep in mind that information you post or make available in Forums will be publicly available. Accordingly, you should be careful when posting any personal or sensitive information.
Participation in Online Courses
Health4TheWorld offers individuals the opportunity to participate in an Online Course on or through the Site. If you desire to participate in a course, you will be asked to provide us with certain information necessary to conduct such a course and record your attendance. This information includes, among other things, your name and email address.
Communications with Health4TheWorld
We receive and retain information contained in any messages you send us via email or otherwise contact us.
From time-to-time, we invite Individuals to participate in surveys or contests. Participation is voluntary. These surveys are organized so that we can better understand how our services are used, and to improve our Site, Apps and Services. We use the information in aggregate form, for analytics purposes, to understand our market, to monitor site traffic or app usage, or to modify our offering to meet the needs and interests of individuals.
B. Information Collected Automatically
When individuals come to our Site, we collect information about their device and connection (e.g. device type, browser type, size of the screen) and information indicating: which pages of our Site were visited, the order in which they were visited, when they were visited, and which hyperlinks were “clicked.” We also collect information from the URLs from which they linked to our Site. Collecting such information involves logging the IP address, operating system and browser software used by each individual who accesses the site. We can determine from an IP address an individual’s Internet Service Provider and the geographic location of his or her point of connectivity.
Individuals located in the European Economic Area have the right to prevent certain form of collection of personal information. See the Section “Cookies and other Technologies.”
3. How We Use the Information We Collect
Automatically Collected Information
We use automatically collected information to improve our Services by performing statistical analyses of the collective characteristics and behavior of individuals, and by measuring demographics and interests regarding specific areas of our Site.
Providing the Site and Our Services
We use the information we collect to allow you to access and use the Site and in order to provide any information, products or Services that you request from us. We also use it for research and business purposes, including improving and customizing the Site and the products and Services we offer.
Technical Support and Security
We use the information we collect to provide technical support to you, where required, and to ensure the security of our Services and the Site.
We use information we collect when you sign-up for our various email or update Services to send you the messages in connection with the Site or an Online Course. We also archive this information and/or use it for future communications with you.
Forums and Forum Posts
To facilitate your use of the Forums, we collect information during your use of the Forums. We publish this information via extensions of our Platform that use third-party services, like mobile applications. We archive this information and/or use it for future communications with you and/or your designee(s), and/or provide it to the University or the instructor(s) associated with the courses you have taken.
We use or publish posts submitted on the Forums. If you do not wish your information to be used this way, do not post it publicly on the Forums. We reserve the right to reuse Forum posts containing this information in future versions of the courses we offer, and to enhance future course offerings.
Participation in Online Courses We use the information that we collect from you when you participate in an Online Course through the Site for processing purposes, including but not limited to tracking attendance, progress and completion of an Online Course. We archive this information to use for future communications with you in accordance with our record retention policy.
e-Readers If we receive any information related to the extent to which you use designated e-Readers to access Health4TheWorld materials, we archive it, and use it for research, business, or other purposes in accordance with our record retention policy.
Statistical Analysis and Research
We will use information relating to your use of our Services for statistical analysis and research purposes, however we delete your name, email address, and other information that could be used to identify you from such data before we do so.
4. With Whom We Share the Information We Collect
Research. We share general course data (including quiz or assignment submissions, grades, and forum discussions), information about your activity on our Site, and demographic data from surveys operated by us with our University partners and other business partners so that our University partners and other business partners use the data for research related to online education.
Disclosure to Health4TheWorld Operations and Maintenance Contractors We use various service providers, vendors and contractors (collectively, “Contractors”) to assist us in providing our products and Services to you. Our Contractors have limited access to your information in the course of providing their products or services to us, so that we in turn can provide our products and Services to you. These Contractors include vendors and suppliers that provide us with technology, services, and/or content related to the operation and maintenance of the Site or the Online Course. Access to your information by these contractors is limited to the information reasonably necessary for the contractor to perform its limited function for us.
Disclosure to Acquirers Health4TheWorld may disclose and/or transfer your information to an acquirer, assignee or other successor entity in connection with a sale, merger, or reorganization of all or substantially all of the equity, business or assets of Health4TheWorld to which your information relates.
5. Third Party Platforms
Third Party Credit Card Processing Health4TheWorld provides you with the ability to donate using a credit card through a third party payment processing service provider. Please note that our service provider – not Health4TheWorld– collects and processes your credit card information. We are not liable for any harm you suffer as resulting from any acts or omissions of the Third Party Payment Processors.
Third Party Sites Our social media links for our social media accounts are embedded in the Site but we don’t get your personal info from third party sites. However, you should be aware that those third party platforms may be collecting information about you if you click these links in accordance with their own privacy policies.
Partner sites providing Online Course related tools and services to Health4TheWorld collects nonfinancial data regarding the individual’s use of that partner site while engaged with such Online Course related activities, and the partner sites share that data with Health4TheWorld for the purpose of improving Health4TheWorld’s Services, the partner site’s services, and the individual’s education experience. This data includes information such as the amount of time spent on the partner site, and pages viewed. These partner sites collect and process your information in accordance with their own privacy policies
6. Retention of Personal Data
We retain the information we collect for the following retention periods.
A. What are “cookies”?
Cookies are often divided in two categories, “session cookies” which are automatically deleted when you close your browser, and “persistent cookies” which remain on your device until their pre-set expiration period expires.
When browsing a website, you may receive first party cookies, which are sent by the website or Third Party cookies, which are sent from websites or web servers other than the website being visited.
You can find more information about cookies by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org.
B. Profiling Cookies
Some cookies, known as “profiling cookies” are used to create profiles of individuals, and to send advertising messages to individual s in line with the individual’s preference that can be inferred from the individual’s browsing the website. Certain laws, such as laws that apply to individuals in the EEA, require the affirmative consent of individual s.
If the notice contains a request to agree to the use of our profiling cookies, we will use these cookies if you express your consent by clicking on the appropriate box. If you decide to continue through our website after being presented with that notice, without clicking on the appropriate box, we will assume that we do not have your consent to set cookies as described in this policy.
C. Analytics Cookies
We use analytics cookies to collect information about the content you view, and your system information and geographic information. The information generated by these cookies about your use of the Services will be transmitted to and stored by the applicable analytics Services. The information collected by these analytics Services allows us to analyze your use of the Services.
We use Google Analytics to collect information that permits evaluation of the use of the Site, analysis of user’s behavior and improvement of user experience. The data collected by Google Analytics is primarily used to optimize the Site for our visitors. Google shares the data collected through Google Analytics with its affiliated entities. For more information on Google’s Privacy Policies, visit: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html. You can opt-out of having your information used by Google Analytics by following the instructions located at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.
D. Cookies Present on the Site
We use the following types of cookies:
• Browsing or session cookies: these cookies are strictly necessary for the operation of the Site, and/or to allow the individual to use the Site content and Services.
• Functional cookies: these cookies are used to activate specific functions and to configure webpages according to the individual’s preference such as font size or language.
• Analytics cookies: these cookies provide information that is used to understand how a website is used, and to track traffic to and from a website.
• Profiling cookies: these cookies are used to observe an individual’s interest based on activities on a website, and to send advertisements that take these preferences into account.
The first party cookies present on the Site are:
Because we are constantly updating the Site and the Services, the list above may be updated from time to time.
8. Legal Basis for the Processing
The grounds on which we rely to process personal information of Individuals, according to the purposes identified include the following:
It is your responsibility to protect the security of your login information. Please note that e-mails and other communications you send to us through our Site are not encrypted and should not be considered secure.
If we learn of a security breach involving our copy of your information, we will attempt to notify you electronically so that you may take appropriate steps. By using our site, you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues related to your use of the Health4TheWorld site. If a security breach occurs, we may post a notice on the Health4TheWorld homepage (www.Health4TheWorld.org) and send an email to you. Depending on where you are located, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach, involving your information in writing.
10. Use of Information Outside Your Country of Residence
Health4TheWorld Sites are primarily operated and managed on servers located and operated within the United States. In order to provide our products and Services to you, we send and store your personal information (also commonly referred to as personal data) outside of the country where you reside or are located, including to the United States. Accordingly, if you reside or are located outside of the United States, your personal information may be transferred outside of the country where you reside or are located.
We are committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of personal information when it is transferred. If you reside or are located within the EEA and such transfers occur, we take appropriate steps to provide the same level of protection for the processing carried out in any such countries as you would have within the EEA to the extent feasible under applicable law.
Non-EEA individual s who reside or are in countries outside of the United States agree and consent to the transfer to and processing of personal information on servers located outside of the country where they reside, and that the protection of such information may be different than required under the laws of their residence or location.
11. Children Under Age 16
Health4TheWorld strongly believes in protecting the privacy of children. In line with this belief, we do not knowingly collect or maintain information on our Site from persons under 16 years of age, and no part of our Site is directed to persons under 16 years of age.
If you are under 16 years of age, then please do not use or access this Site at any time or in any manner. We will take appropriate steps to delete any information of persons less than 16 years of age that has been collected on our Site without verified parental consent upon learning of the existence of such information.
12. Accessing, Changing, Maintaining Your Information
If you are registered, you may make changes to the information you have provided in connection with your account by logging in to your account and changing the applicable information from the Dashboard.
You may also request changes by contacting us at [email protected] Following receipt of a request from you, we will take reasonable steps to update, correct or delete your information as requested.
13. Rights of EEA Individuals
Individuals who are located in the EU or European Economic Area have certain rights in relation to their information. You can access your information and confirm that it remains correct and up-to-date or choose whether or not you wish to receive material from us or some of our partners by logging into the Site and visiting your account page.
If you would like further information in relation to your rights or would like to exercise any of them, you may also contact us at [email protected] If you reside or are located in the EEA, you have the following rights:
Right Not to Provide Consent or to Withdraw Consent
We seek to rely on your consent to process certain personal data. Where we do so, you have the right not to provide your consent, and the right to withdraw your consent at any time. If you withdraw your consent, this will not affect the lawfulness of the processing conducted based on consent before its withdrawal.
Right of Access
You have the right to obtain confirmation as to whether or not we collect or process personal data concerning you and, if this is the case, you have the right to request a copy of such personal data in digital format.
Right of Rectification
You have the right to require that we correct any inaccurate personal data concerning you, and that we complete incomplete personal data.
Right of Erasure
In certain circumstances, you have the right to request that we erase personal data concerning you; for example, if it is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was originally collected.
Right to Restrict Processing
In certain circumstances, you have the right to request that we restrict the processing of the personal data that we have collected about you; for example, where you believe that the personal data that we hold about you is not accurate or lawfully held.
Right to Data Portability
In certain circumstances, you have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided us in a structured, commonly used, machine readable format, and the right to obtain that we transmit the data to another entity where technically feasible.
Right to Object to the Processing
In certain circumstances, you have the right to request that we stop processing your personal data.
Right to Object to the Processing for Direct Marketing Purposes
You have the right to request that we stop sending you marketing communications.
Right Not to be Subject to Decisions Based Solely on Automated Processing that Produce Legal Effects
In certain circumstances, you have the right no to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing – including profiling – that produces legal effects or similarly affects you.
Right to Complain to a Supervisory Authority
You have the right to lodge complaint with a supervisory authority if you believe that our processing of personal data relating to you infringes the GDPR.
14. Comments, Complaints, and Disputes
When you email us with a request, we ask that you provide us with information necessary to confirm your identity. To the extent that you make such a request, we require certain information to help verify your request and prevent fraudulent information and removal requests. Specifically, we ask that you provide the following pieces of information:
• Username and email address associated with your Health4TheWorld Account;
• Online Courses currently or previously enrolled in;
• Approximate date of account registration;
• Action requested: for example, information you want to view and/or request removed;
• Country of residence; and
• A statement under penalty of perjury that all information in your request is truthful and that this is your account or that you have the authorization to make the request on behalf of the owner of the account.
Depending on the circumstances and the information you request, we may require additional methods of verification in our discretion.
15. Special Information for California Residents
California requires operators of websites or similar services to make certain disclosures to individual s who reside in California regarding their rights, specifically:
Do Not Track
Your browser may allow you to adjust your browser settings so that “do not track” requests are sent to the websites that you visit. However, we will not disable tracking technology that may be active on the Site or the Services in response to any “do not track” requests that we receive from your browser.
However, if you wish not to be tracked through the Google analytics technology, please visit: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.
Shine the Light
Under California law, a business that has an established business relationship with an individual, and has, within the immediately preceding calendar year, disclosed personal data that is primarily used for personal, family or household purposes to a third party for the third party’s direct marketing purposes, must disclose to its California individual, upon request, the identity of any such third party, along with the type of personal data disclosed.
At this time we do not share any information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. If our needs change we will advise you as required by applicable law.
Right of Erasure for California Minors
If you are a California resident under the age of 18 (a “minor”) and are registered for the Site, you may request that we remove content or information that you uploaded to the Services or stored on our servers by (i) submitting a request in writing to [email protected] and (ii) clearly identifying the content or information you wish to have removed and providing sufficient information to allow us to locate the content or information to be removed.
17. How to Contact Us