Swiss Medtech App Personal Data Usage & Privacy Policy

Swiss Medtech APP and its associated data are operated by Swiss Medtech, with technical support from SAS Papott. All together we are committed to protect your privacy and develop technology that gives you a powerful and safe online experience. This Privacy Policy (the "Policy") applies to the System and Services and governs online data collection and usage. By using the System or Services you consent to the data practices described in this Policy.

Creation of a new account

If you consent to it while registering to the Swiss Medtech Day Event, Swiss Medtech APP will pre-create your profile in the system. Then you will receive credentials allowing you to activate and complete/enrich your profile. You must formally accept our policies prior being able to activate your profile. In case you would deny our policies, the system would not let you activate your profile and it would never become visible in the system. You can then contact Swiss Medtech APP to request complete deletion of your pre-created profile.

Collection of your Personal Data

Swiss Medtech APP collects personal data from you, including, but not limited to, your e-mail address, name, job title, company name or organization name. Additionally, provided you consent, Swiss Medtech APP may collect location data received from a GPS-enabled mobile device or other mechanism that you have set up in order to calculate the distance between you and other users, including target advertising or promotions, to you specific to your geographic locality via the System. Many GPS-enabled mobile devices allow users to "turn off" location-enabling data being sent to Swiss Medtech APP or any other party. If you do not wish to provide us with your location, please disable the location-enabling functionality on your device when prompted by the System or simply update your preferences on the System to preclude collection of your location data.

Swiss Medtech APP automatically collects certain information about your computer or mobile device hardware and software. This information can include: your IP address, mobile device type and model, browser type, device ID, domain names, access times and referring web site addresses. This information is used by Swiss Medtech APP for the operation of the System, to maintain quality of the System, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the System.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personal data or sensitive personal data through the app, this information may be collected and used by others. (Note: Swiss Medtech APP does not read any of your private online communications with other Users of the System or Services.)

We will retain your personal data for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Policy and other legitimate business purposes unless we are otherwise required by law or by you to dispose of your personal data. If you close your account, we will delete your data.

Third Party Web Sites

You may have the option to enter the website of your company through the System Swiss Medtech APP cannot be assured that such sites or pages follow Swiss Medtech APP’s, or equivalent, policies. As such, we have no responsibility or liability for the actions or policies of such third party sites or pages, nor do we endorse any product or service that may be mentioned or offered in such sites, and are not otherwise responsible for the content or privacy practices of such sites.

Use of your Personal Data and the Personal Data of Others

Swiss Medtech APP collects and uses your personal data to operate the System and deliver the services expected by you and other users. Swiss Medtech APP may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered by Swiss Medtech APP or inform you with in-app notifications.

Except as set forth in this Policy, we will not use, disclose, or transfer your personal data unless

  1. You expressly authorize us to do so,

  2. It is necessary to allow our service providers or agents to provide services for us,

  3. It is necessary to provide our services to you

  4. We are sending you other information that may be useful to you,

  5. It is necessary to protect the confidentiality or security of your records,

  6. Subject to applicable contractual or legal restrictions, it is necessary in connection with a sale of all or substantially all of the assets of SAS Papott or Swiss Medtech APP or the merger of SAS Papott or Swiss Medtech APP into another entity or any consolidation, share exchange, combination, reorganization, or like transaction in which SAS Papott or Swiss Medtech APP is not the survivor,

  7. It is necessary in connection with other business purposes including, without limitation, customer care, service quality, business management and operation, risk assessment, security, fraud and crime prevention/detection, monitoring, research and analysis, marketing, customer purchasing preferences and trends and dispute resolution,

  8. It is necessary to comply with law enforcement, governmental mandate, or other legal requirement, if appropriate, for your protection or in connection with an investigation or prosecution of possible unlawful activity,

  9. It is necessary for us to provide it to our attorneys, accountants, regulators, auditors or other advisors; or

  10. It is otherwise necessary for us to disclose it as required or permitted by law.

Disclosure of Personal data to Third Parties other than end-users

Swiss Medtech APP does not sell, rent, or lease its customer lists or the identity of individual customers to third parties. Swiss Medtech APP may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personal data is not transferred to the third party.

Swiss Medtech APP may share personal data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail or provide customer support. All such third parties are contractually prohibited from using personal data provided by Swiss Medtech APP except to provide these services to Swiss Medtech APP, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information with equal or greater protections than those provided by Swiss Medtech APP.

Swiss Medtech APP shall not use or disclose sensitive personal data, such as race, religion, or political affiliations to any entity, except as required by statute, regulation, or order of a government tribunal, without your express consent.

Swiss Medtech APP will disclose your personal data, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Swiss Medtech APP or the System; (b) protect and defend the rights or property Swiss Medtech APP; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users Swiss Medtech APP or the public.

Security of your Personal data

Swiss Medtech APP secures your personal data, and the personal data of others, from unauthorized access, use or disclosure Swiss Medtech APP secures such personal data you provide on web servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Nevertheless, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee that information that users of the System may happen to transmit or otherwise supply will be totally secure.

Communications with Swiss Medtech APP

We appreciate your questions and comments about the System and Services and welcome your messages via the FEEDBACK button available in your profile administration screen. We will share your communications with those within our organization who are most capable of addressing the issues contained in your message. We may archive your message for a certain period or discard it, but your e-mail address and e-mail will only be used in accordance with this Policy.

Promotions and Advertisements

We do not use your personal data to send you any kind of promotion or advertisement.

Interaction with other end-users

Swiss Medtech APP offers social-type features allowing you to interact with other end-users with the in-app messages feature, or verbally if you meet them. Although, we encourage you to be wary of giving out any personal data, or any personal data of others to which you may have access. Your use of these features is fully at your own risk.

Administration of your account

Swiss Medtech APP does not manage your profile details neither verify if they reflect your true situation or not. You can amend your profile details at your convenience within the limits of the characteristics manageable in the app Swiss Medtech APP. In case you want to delete your profile entirely, you should contact us via the FEEDBACK button available in your profile administration screen.

No Information Collected from Children

Swiss Medtech APP will never ask for or knowingly collect information from children. We are strongly committed to preserving online privacy for all our web site visitors, including children. We do not knowingly collect information about children or sell products to children. Consistent with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, we will not knowingly collect any information from children under the age of 13.

Changes to this Policy

We may change this Policy at any time and from time to time. The most recent version of the Policy is reflected by the version date located at the bottom of this Policy. If we make any material changes to our Policy, those changes will apply to all data managed by the system. For this reason, we encourage all users to periodically review this Policy for the latest information on our privacy practices. 

This Policy was last updated in August 2020.

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