Cookies & Privacy

Terms of Use

Thank you for visiting www.medtecheurope.org. The website is owned by MedTech Europe AISBL, with registered office at 1000 Brussels, rue Joseph II, 40, bte 3 (“we” “our” or “us”). For the purposes of European data protection laws we shall act as “data controller” and are responsible when processing your personal data.

This Privacy Policy explains the types of personal data we collect and how we process and protect that data in connection with the services we offer. This includes information we collect offline (e.g., at conferences and events) and online through the website and/or our app (the “Sites”).

  1. Personal data we may collect from you. We may collect and process the following personal data about you in accordance with this Policy:
  • personal data that you provide to us via the Sites, including but not limited to name, first name, address, phone number, profession, etc. – you must provide us with accurate, complete and updated registration information;
  • personal data that non-members provide to us in relation to their attendance at and/or participation in one of our events, forums or conferences;
  • personal data that employee/representatives of consortia participants provide to us;
  • if you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence and may record telephone calls for regulatory compliance and record keeping purposes; and
  • details of your visits to the Sites and the materials and information that you access.

 

Personal data we may collect from other sources: We may receive your personal data from other sources, including information from commercially available sources, such as public databases, and information from third parties (including our members). The personal data collected may include your name, contact details, job title and organization. If you do not want us to receive your personal data from other sources, please communicate your preferences directly with the relevant sources.

  1. Use of your personal data. We may use personal data held about you where in our legitimate interests for the following purposes:
  • to support your interaction with us, including to ensure that the content of the Sites are presented in the most effective manner for you and your computer or electronic device;
  • to provide you with information you may have requested from us (e.g., through Sites);
  • to notify you about changes to the Sites and to ensure the ongoing accuracy and relevance of such data;
  • for general internal research purposes, including to identify and analyze the regularity of the use of the Sites and the nature of the Sites’ users;
  • to design products and services for your use;
  • in connection with sponsorship agreements entered into with non-members;
  • in connection with our ongoing projects including, without limitation our MEAT Project for value based purchasing;
  • for inclusion in proposal submissions to the European Commission where seeking public funding (where participating in MedTech consortia);
  • for purposes of conference vetting for non-members; and
  • for mapping of external healthcare stakeholders which is in turn, used by us for strategic planning purposes and shared with our members in order for them to be able to engage with the appropriate stakeholder or audience for a given project or event.

 

Please note that you have a right to object to the processing of your personal data where that processing is carried out for our legitimate interest or for direct marketing.

We may also process your personal data where necessary to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations. Where we require personal data to comply with our legal requirements, failure to provide this data means we may not be able to provide the requested services to you and/or interact with you further.

  1. Sharing your personal data. We may disclose your personal data to our affiliates, agents and contractors (including to parties located outside the European Economic Area – “EEA”) for the purposes stated above. We may also disclose your personal data to our members (e.g., the mapping of external healthcare stakeholders). We may disclose your personal data to the following parties for the following purposes:

 

Hosting & Processing: The Sites are hosted by third party service providers who help us provide our services. Additionally, other service providers are used for the provision of services to us (e.g., to assist in the organising of an event) and the distribution of promotional material. Therefore, your personal data may be processed by a third-party service provider.  For example, these third parties may process your personal data in order to sign you up to our newsletter, to an event or webinar, or to receive other email updates. This includes the following third-party service providers, which may be updated over time:

  • Campaign Monitor
  • Skype
  • Create Multimedia Services Bvba
  • TMC Science & Technology Nv
  • Goomeo
  • Connectis (connection Information Systems B.V.)
  • Arkadin Benelux SA
  • Doodle
  • Megabyte – Services IT
  • HLC – Harwood Levitt Consulting
  • MediaClan
  • EUROPA Group
  • Eventbrite
  • MailChimp
  • Google Analytics
  • Alive&K

 

Legal Requirements: Similarly, we may share your personal data as required or permitted by law, or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is legally required or otherwise necessary to protect our rights and property, or the rights, property or safety of others, including to advisers, law enforcement agencies, and judicial and regulatory authorities.

We may also disclose your personal data to a third party that acquires all or part of our assets or shares, or that succeeds us in carrying on all or a part of our business, whether by merger, acquisition, reorganization or otherwise.

  1. International transfers of your personal data. Where we transfer personal data to a country outside of the EEA which does not provide a similar or adequate level of protection to that provided by countries in the EEA, we will enter into a Model Contract with the recipient or seek assurances from the recipient that they are EU-U.S. Privacy Shield certified or have Binding Corporate Rules in place. You have the right to obtain further information in relation to these safeguards by contacting us as provided below.
  2. Duration of storage of your personal data. We will store the personal data that you provide to us on our databases. We will retain your personal data for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you with the services requested or to answer queries or resolve issues with us. After this period, your personal data shall be deleted from our databases subject to any legal, contractual or similar obligations to retain the personal data.
  3. Your rights. You have the right to (i) access your personal data; (ii) require the correction of your personal data if and to the extent you can demonstrate such data is inaccurate; (iii) request in certain circumstances, the deletion of your personal data; (iv) object to the processing of your personal data (including for direct marketing) and/or request its restriction; and (v) request a copy of your personal data to be provided to you, or a third party, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. Any request to exercise such rights must be addressed as provided below. You also have the right to file a complaint regarding the use of your personal data by us with the relevant supervisory authority.

Where requests are manifestly unfounded or excessive, for example because of their repetitive character, we may either (i) charge a reasonable fee taking into account the administrative costs of providing the information or communication or taking the action requested or (ii) refuse to act on the request.

  1. Marketing. We may contact you periodically by e-mail to provide information regarding events, products, services and content that may be of interest to you, unless you advise us that you do not wish to receive marketing or market research communications from us. If applicable law requires that we receive your consent before we send you certain types of marketing communications, we will only send you those types of communications after receiving your consent. If you wish to stop receiving marketing or market research communications from us you can contact us as described below or use the unsubscribe link found at the bottom of all marketing emails.

COOKIES POLICY

  1. What are cookies and why do we use them? Cookies are small text files which are placed on the computer or electronic device of a website user to provide the website operator with information about use of our site. They are used to enable websites to function or to provide information to the owners of a website.

Some cookies are deleted when you close down your browser. These are known as session cookies. Others remain on your computer or electronic device until they expire or you delete them from your cache. These are known as persistent cookies and enable us to remember things about you as a returning visitor.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org. Alternatively, you can search the internet for other independent information on cookies.

In broad terms we use cookies on our website for the following purposes:

Analytical purposes: Analytical cookies allow us to recognise, measure and track users of our website in anonymous form. The information collected includes the number of visitors to our site, where visitors have come to our website from and the pages that they have visited. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by determining whether website visitors can find information easily, or by identifying the aspects of websites that are of the most interest to them.

Usage preferences: Some of the cookies on our website are activated when visitors to our sites make a choice about their usage of our site. The website then ‘remembers’ the settings preferences of the user concerned. This allows us to tailor aspects of our website to the individual user.

Disclaimer: We use cookies on our website to record when a website visitor has seen a policy, such as this one, or provided consent, such as consent to our Disclaimer. This helps to improve the user’s experience of our website – for example, it avoids a user from repeatedly being asked to consent to the same terms.

Session management: The software that runs our website uses cookies for technical purposes needed by the internal workings of our servers. For instance, we use cookies to distribute requests among multiple servers, authenticate users and determine what features of our website they can access, verify the origin of requests, keep track of information about a user’s session and determine which options or pages to display in order for our website to function.

Functional purposes: Functional purpose cookies store information that is needed by our applications to process and operate. For example, where transactions or requests within an application involve multiple workflow stages, cookies are used to store the information from each stage temporarily, in order to facilitate completion of the overall transaction or request.

  1. Your cookie preferences. To make full use of this website, your computer or electronic device will need to accept cookies, as this website will not function properly without them. In addition, cookies are required in order to provide you with personalized features on this website.

If you wish to remove cookies set by this website from your browser in the future, you may delete them. The instructions for removing cookies from your computer or electronic device depend on the operating system and web browser you use. Please note, however, that withdrawing your agreement to the use of cookies on this website will impair the functionality of this website.

  1. Third party cookies. When you visit this website, you may receive cookies that are set by third parties. These may for example include cookies set by Google. These cookies are used for the purposes described in the “Why do we use cookies?” section of this policy. We do not control the setting of these third party cookies, so we suggest you might wish to check the third party sites for more information about their use of cookies and how to manage them.
  2. Contact us. If you have any questions about this Policy or our related practices or if you wish to exercise the above rights, please contact us by e-mail at data.protection@medtecheurope.org or by phone at +32 (0)2 300 96 43.

You can also contact us by mail at info@medtecheurope.org.

  1. Changes to this Policy. We retain the right to update or change any part of this Policy at any time. Any changes will be published here immediately and it is your responsibility to check back regularly. If we make material changes to this Policy we will notify you by means of a prominent notice on this website prior to the change becoming effective.