Who we are
Our website address is https://medcollege.edu.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, along with the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string. This information aids in spam detection.
Additionally, an anonymized string created from the commenter’s email address (also known as a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to determine if the commenter is using it. Upon approval of the comment, the commenter’s profile picture is visible to the public in the context of the comment.
If you upload images to the website, please refrain from including embedded location data (EXIF GPS) in them. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
We collect Personal Data from you when you submit web forms or interact with our website.
If you leave a comment on our site, you may opt-in to save your name, email address, and website in cookies. These cookies are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
When you log in, we will set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me,” your login will persist for two weeks.
If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed. Additionally, when you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and indicates the post ID of the article you edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles, etc.) from other websites. Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
We utilize analytics services to better understand how visitors interact with our website. These services may collect various types of data, such as your IP address, browser type, browsing activity, and device information. This information is used to analyze website traffic, track user engagement, and improve our services.
The analytics services we use may include but are not limited to Google Analytics. Please note that these analytics services may set their own cookies on your device to facilitate the collection of data. You can opt out of these cookies by adjusting your browser settings or using opt-out tools provided by the analytics service providers.
Who we share your data with
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personal data to third parties for marketing or commercial purposes. However, we may share your data with trusted third-party service providers who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, as long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential.
These third-party service providers may include website hosting partners, IT support providers and payment processors. We may also disclose your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect our or others’ rights, property, or safety.
Non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Please note that we may also share aggregated or anonymized data that does not directly identify you with third parties for various purposes, including but not limited to analytics, research, and marketing.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users who register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights DO you have over your data
If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive the personal data we hold about you, to update or to delete the data.
Where DO we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.