We at DICOM International AG and our affiliated companies worldwide ("DICOM") are committed to respecting your online privacy and recognize your need for appropriate protection and management of any personally identifiable information ("Personal Information") you share with us. DICOM has established this Online Privacy Statement so that you can understand the care with which we intend to treat your Personal Information.
Personal Information means any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, a home or other physical address and an email address or other contact information, whether at work or at home. In general, you can visit DICOMS's Web pages without telling us who you are or revealing any Personal Information about yourself.
If you choose to provide us with your Personal Information on the Web, we may transfer that Information within DICOM or to DICOM's third-party service providers, across borders, and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world.
DICOM strives to comply with all applicable laws around the globe that are designed to protect your privacy. Although legal requirements may vary from country to country, DICOM intends to adhere to the principles set forth in this Online Privacy Statement even if, in connection with the above, we transfer your Personal Information from your country to countries that may not require an "adequate" level of protection for your Personal Information. In other words, our goal is to provide protection for your Personal Information no matter where that Personal Information is collected, transferred, or retained.
Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
Some of our Web pages utilize "cookies" and other tracking technologies. A "cookie" is a small text file that may be used, for example, to collect information about Web site activity. Some cookies and other technologies may serve to recall Personal Information previously indicated by a Web user. Most browsers allow you to control cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them.
You may set most browsers to notify you if you receive a cookie, or you may choose to block cookies with your browser, but please note that if you choose to erase or block your cookies, you will need to re-enter your original user ID and password to gain access to certain parts of the Web site.
CoreMotives Web Intelligence
Web beacons, also known as clear gif technology, or action tags, may be used to assist in delivering the cookie on our site. This technology is a tool we use to compile aggregated statistics about dicom.com Web site usage, such as how many visitors clicked on key elements (such as links or graphics) on a dicom.com Web page or a newsletter.
Since we wish to operate in an ethically responsible manner, we provide all Internet users with the opportunity to remain outside the scope of CoreMotives tracking activities by turning off opting out of tracking. This means that once opted out, no information on visits will be captured by CoreMotives. To manage your privacy settings, please visit this page: http://www.dicom.com/en/coremotives_optout.php
To protect your privacy, we have adopted the following principles:
Where DICOM collects Personal Information on the web, we intend to post a purpose statement that explains why Personal Information will be collected and whether we plan to share such Personal Information outside of DICOM or those working on DICOM's behalf. DICOM does not intend to transfer Personal Information without your consent to third parties who are not bound to act on DICOM's behalf unless such transfer is legally required.
You may choose whether or not to provide Personal Information to DICOM. The notice we intend to provide where DICOM collects Personal Information on the Web should help you to make this choice. If you choose not to provide the Personal Information we request, you can still visit most of DICOM's Web sites, but you may be unable to access certain options, offers, and services that involve our interaction with you. If you chose to have a relationship with DICOM, such as a contractual or other business relationship or partnership, we will naturally continue to contact you in connection with that business relationship.
Wherever your Personal Information may be held within DICOM or on its behalf, we intend to take reasonable and appropriate steps to protect the Personal Information that you share with us from unauthorized access or disclosure.
Access / Accuracy
To the extent that you do provide us with Personal Information, DICOM wishes to maintain accurate Personal Information. Where we collect Personal Information from you on the Web, our goal is to provide a means of contacting DICOM should you need to update or correct that Information. If for any reason those means are unavailable or inaccessible, you may send updates and corrections about your Personal Information to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make reasonable efforts to incorporate the changes in your Personal Information that we hold as soon as practicable.
Third Party Services
Third parties provide certain services available on dicom.com on DICOM's behalf. DICOM may provide information, including Personal Information, which DICOM collects on the Web to third-party service providers to help us deliver programs, products, information, and services. Service providers are also an important means by which DICOM maintains its Web site and mailing lists. DICOM will take reasonable steps to ensure that these third-party service providers are obligated to protect Personal Information on DICOM's behalf.
DICOM does not intend to transfer Personal Information without your consent to third parties who are not bound to act on DICOM's behalf unless such transfer is legally required. Similarly, it is against DICOM's policy to sell Personal Information collected online without consent.
Dicom.com is not structured to attract children. Accordingly, we do not intend to collect Personal Information from anyone we know to be under 13 years of age.
We are committed to privacy and support current industry initiatives to preserve individual privacy rights on the Internet. Protecting your privacy online is an evolving area, and DICOM's Web sites are constantly evolving to meet these demands.
If you have any comments or questions regarding our Online Privacy Statement, please contact us at sales.de @dicom.com. While we cannot guarantee privacy perfection, we will address any issue to the best of our abilities as soon as possible.
By using this Web site, you consent to the terms of our Online Privacy Statement and to DICOM's processing of Personal Information for the purposes given above as well as those explained where DICOM collects Personal Information on the Web. Should the Online Privacy Statement change, we intend to take every reasonable step to ensure that these changes are brought to your attention by posting all changes prominently on our web site for a reasonable period of time.