1. An Overview of Data Protection
Data Collection on Our Website
Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?
The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The operator’s contact details can be found in the website’s required legal notice.
We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you. We as the data controller (i.e., an organization that determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data) use a third-party, ActiveCampaign, as our data processor. You can read more about ActiveCampaign’s Data Security Statement.
How do we collect your data?
Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.
Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.
While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:
- Email address
- First name and last name
- Cookies and Usage Data
We may also collect information how the Service is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
Tracking & Cookies Data
Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Service or a third-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the Service more useful to you.
Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device when you go offline, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.
Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.
- For the Chrome web browser, please visit this page from Google: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/32050
- For the Internet Explorer web browser, please visit this page from Microsoft: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835
- For the Firefox web browser, please visit this page from Mozilla: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-cookies-remove-info-websites-stored
- For the Safari web browser, please visit this page from Apple: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411?locale=en_US
You can learn more about cookies and the following third-party websites:
- AllAboutCookies: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
- Network Advertising Initiative: http://www.networkadvertising.org/“>http://www.networkadvertising.org/
Facebook pixels and custom audiences are used to deliver targeted advertisements to web visitors via Facebook based on email addresses that we have collected. This pixel is incorporated into each of our web pages and records information about your browsing session. This information could include pages visited, time spent on page, and if an action was taken on a page. In accordance with Facebook’s Data Use and ad preferences found: https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen
Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.
Examples of Cookies we use:
- Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.
- Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
- Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.
What do we use your data for?
Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the site.
Any contact or personal information will only be used to be in contact with you. It will be stored in a Customer Relation Software and not shared with third parties without your explicit permission. Any other information you provide via forms embedded in the website will be collected in the respective database directly linked to our website. Any such information can be part of personal communication with you. It may inform the statistics of the Heart-Based Medicine movement, or be used for research purposes. Any use of the information you provided be fully anonymized and protect your privacy.
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used (such as LinkedIn, Facebook, or Google AdWords). These are used to serve advertisements that may be of interest to you on other websites. For more information and the ability to control your preferences, please visit the advertising settings for these specific platforms.
These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service.
- Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
- For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.
If at anytime you wish to revoke our access to your data, you can choose to unsubscribe from receiving content from us or you may reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. General information and mandatory information
Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.
Notice concerning the party responsible for this website
The party responsible for processing data on this website is:
Heart-Based Medicine Foundation
4053 Basel / Swizerland
The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).
Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities
If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of Switzerland.
Right to data portability
You have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.
SSL or TLS encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line when it changes from “http://” to “https://” and the lock icon is displayed in your browser’s address bar.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, deletion
As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.
Opposition to promotional emails
We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in the context of website legal notice requirements with regard to sending promotional and informational materials not expressly requested. The website operator reserves the right to take specific legal action if unsolicited advertising material, such as email spam, is received.
3. Data collection on our website
About WordPress Cookies: https://wordpress.org/about/privacy/cookies/
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies.” They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device’s memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser when you next visit the site.
Server log files
The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in “server log files”. These are:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
- IP address
These data will not be combined with data from other sources.
The basis for data processing is Swiss law and regulations which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.
Should you send us questions via the contact form, we will collect the data entered on the form, including the contact details you provide, to answer your question and any follow-up questions. We do not share this information without your permission.
We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent pursuant to Swiss law and regulations. You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until you request its deletion, revoke your consent for its storage, or the purpose for its storage no longer pertains (e.g. after fulfilling your request). Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision.
Registration on this website
You can register on our website in order to access additional functions offered here. The input data will only be used for the purpose of using the respective site or service for which you have registered. The mandatory information requested during registration must be provided in full. Otherwise, we will reject your registration.
To inform you about important changes such as those within the scope of our site or technical changes, we will use the email address specified during registration.
We will process the data provided during registration only based on your consent pursuant to Swiss law and regulations. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
We will continue to store the data collected during registration for as long as you remain registered on our website. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected.
If you would like to receive our newsletter, we require a valid email address as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the specified email address and that you agree to receive this newsletter. No additional data is collected or is only collected on a voluntary basis. We only use this data to send the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.
We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent pursuant to Swiss law and regulations. You can revoke consent to the storage of your data and email address as well as their use for sending the newsletter at any time, e.g. through the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
The data provided when registering for the newsletter will be used to distribute the newsletter until you cancel your subscription when said data will be deleted. Data we have stored for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the members area) remain unaffected.
5. Plugins and tools
Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.
If you’re logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
YouTube is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Swiss law and regulations.
Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube under https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.
Our website uses features provided by the Vimeo video portal. This service is provided by Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.
If you visit one of our pages featuring a Vimeo plugin, a connection to the Vimeo servers is established. Here the Vimeo server is informed about which of our pages you have visited. In addition, Vimeo will receive your IP address. This also applies if you are not logged in to Vimeo when you visit our website or do not have a Vimeo account. The information is transmitted to a Vimeo server in the US, where it is stored.
If you are logged in to your Vimeo account, Vimeo allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Vimeo account.
A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol or design or a combination of words, phrases, symbols or designs, that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others.
The Heart-Based Medicine logo represents the heart Based Medicine organizations collectively. For marketing activities, we will put the Heart-Based Medicine logo on marketing documents, web pages, etc. without identifying which company is using it.
The Heart-Based Medicine companies use the Heart-Based Medicine brand for products, services, licenses, certifications, the “system”, etc. When the term “Heart-Based Medicine” is used for these branded items, combine it with a noun to clarify:
Examples: Heart-Based Medicine programs cover a wide variety of topics. Practice the Heart-Based Medicine Techniques every day. Note: when using “technique” with a registered trademark, capitalize it, in-house preference.
TRADEMARK USAGE RULES – for protection of your trademark
- ALWAYS use a trademark as an adjective, accompanied by an APPROPRIATE noun.
The integrity of a trademark requires that you do not join a trademark to other words, symbols, or numbers, either as one word or with a hyphen. Do not abbreviate a trademark. Do not use a trademark as a verb. Do not use a trademark as a noun. Never use a “plural” form of a trademark.
- ALWAYS use the proper spelling and the proper trademark symbol
The trademark symbol ™ and the registered trademark symbol ® are best shown in superscript or subscript. If the symbols or superscript are not available, such as in email communications, use parentheses, e.g., (TM) or (R). The general rule is to use the symbol the first time the mark is used in both the title and the content of a document, email or web pages. The overall website(s) will have a Heart Based Medicine Trademark Guidelines page.
This page is a list of all of the registered ® and owned but not registered ™ trademarks.
- ALWAYS use trademarks and brand names in the ways they were intended to be used.
Trademarks and brand names exist to identify the source of specific products or services as determined by the owner and they should not be used otherwise. Consequently, the source of the product or service must be identified through use of acknowledgments (attributions) in any document produced by a third party that uses any of the Heart-Based Medicine companies’ trademarks. An attribution statement in a document is usually in a small font size, at the end or on the copyright page at the beginning:
Heart-Based Medicine is a registered trademark of the Heart Based Medicine Foundation hbmjr.wpengine.com
The same rules as above apply to trademarks owned by third parties.
Heart Based Medicine Trademarks
Official Trademarks – Registered or applied
Heart-Based Medicine ™
Heart-Based Medicine Foundation
4053 Basel / Swizerland
Phone: +41 61 201 01 61
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