WikiMD Medical Encyclopedia:Privacy policy

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Summary

IP addresses and email addresses on WikiMD are not shared or distributed. Information automatically collected and stored.

Detailed privacy policy

When you browse through any website, certain personal information about you can be collected. We automatically collect and temporarily store the following information about your visit:

  • The name of the domain you use to access the Internet (for example, aol.com, if you are using an America Online account, or stanford.edu, if you are connecting from Stanford University's domain);
  • The date and time of your visit;
  • The pages you visited; and
  • The address of the website you came from when you came to visit.

We use this information for statistical purposes and to help us make our site more useful to visitors. Unless it is specifically stated otherwise, no additional information will be collected about you.

How WikiMD.org collects information

WikiMD.org uses Google Analytics measurement software to collect the information listed under Information automatically collected and stored above. Google Analytics collects information automatically and continuously. No personally identifiable information is collected. The WikiMD.org staff conducts analyses and reports on the aggregated data from Google Analytics. The reports are only available to WikiMD.org web staff, and other designated staff who require this information to perform their duties.

How are persistent cookies used?

We use persistent cookies to help us recognize new and returning visitors to WikiMD.org. Persistent cookies remain on your computer between visits to WikiMD.org until they expire. We do not use this technology to identify you or any other individual site visitor. 

How do I disable cookies?

If you do not wish to have session or persistent cookies placed on your computer, you can disable them using your web browser. If you opt out of cookies, you will still have access to all information and resources WikiMD.org provides.

Personally provided information

You do not have to give us personal information to use this website. If you choose to provide us with information about yourself through an email message, we will only maintain the information as long as needed to respond to your question or fulfill the stated purpose of the communication and to meet records management requirements.

Disclosure

WikiMD.org does not disclose, give, sell, or transfer any personal information about our visitors, unless required for law enforcement or statute.

Intrusion detection

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, we employ software programs to monitor traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. In the event of authorized law enforcement investigations, and pursuant to any required legal process, information from these sources may be used to help identify an individual.

Third party embedded info such as You Tube

YouTube – WikiMD.org embeds videos from YouTube on Web pages. You do not need to register with either YouTube or Google (YouTube owner) to watch embedded videos. When visitors watch videos, YouTube may record non-personally identifiable information about its site usage, such as channels used, videos watched, and data transfer details to improve its services. If you log on to the YouTube site before watching a video, YouTube may associate information about your site use with your YouTube account. If you log on to YouTube and comment on an embedded video, any personal information you included when registering for your account will be visible to visitors who click on the comment. If you do not log in before watching an embedded video, your site use will not be associated with you or a YouTube account. View the YouTube privacy policy