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European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare (espmh)

Privacy Policy

May 30, 2019

The European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare (“espmh”, "us", "we", or "our") Privacy Policy outlines how we collect, use and protect personal data when you use our website and app and the choices you have associated with that data. 

By visiting the website or app, you are accepting the terms of our website or app Privacy Policy. 

Our website and app may contain links to other third-party websites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third-party sites or services. Please refer to and review the Privacy Policy of every external third-party site you visit.

Information Collection and Use

We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide you with relevant Membership and/or Events registration access to the website and app and services associated with website and app. 

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

To become a Member of the European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare (espmh) and to be able to use website and app, we ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you ("Personal Data"). 

Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address
  • First name and last name
  • Phone number
  • Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City, Country

As Member of the European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare (espmh) you have access to all the contact information we collect. By logging into your Member Profile online or through the app, you can freely access this information as well as the details regarding your own payments and/or purchases made through our website or app. We do not collect or store debit or credit card details as all transactions are made through a secure third-party provider. Please refer to this provider’s own Privacy Policy.

Usage Data

We may also collect information on how the website and app are accessed and used ("Usage Data"). This Usage Data may include, but is not limited to, information such as your device’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of the website and app that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data. 

Tracking & Cookies Data

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track your activity on our website and app.

Cookies are files with a small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Other tracking technologies that may be used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our services related to website and app.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our website and app.

Examples, not limited to, of the cookies we use:

  • Session Cookies: We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.
  • First-Party Cookies: We use First-Party Cookies to remember your various settings and preferences.
  • Security Cookies: We use Security Cookies for security purposes.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and analyses website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

  • You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity.
  • For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page:

Use of Data

The European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare (espmh) uses the collected data for various purposes:

  • To provide and maintain the online and offline activities of the espmh
  • To keep you informed of any espmh activities and services
  • To allow you to participate in activities and events organized by the espmh
  • To provide analysis through reports so that we can improve our services and activities
  • To monitor the usage of the website and app
  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues related to the website and app

Disclosure of Data

The European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare (espmh) may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary, but not limited, to:

  • To comply with a legal obligation
  • To protect and defend the rights or property of the espmh
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoings in connection with our services or activities
  • To protect the personal safety of users of the espmh services or the public
  • To protect against legal liability

Security of Data

The security of your data is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

The European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare (espmh) takes all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Service Providers

We may employ third-party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service ("Service Providers"), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

These third-parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

We use third-party companies and individuals for the following purposes, but not limited to: printing of name tags for the conferences and events, printing of abstract booklets, etc.

Use of Photographs and Videos

During the events organised by the European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare (espmh), we may take photos and videos related to these events. 

By attending the events organised by the European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare (espmh) you consent for your photos and/or videos to be published on our website, website (including newsletters and email communications) and app and on all our social media channels such as, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, etc. 

Children's Privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 ("Children").

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us at If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we will take all reasonable steps to remove that information from our databases.

Website and Members Profile security

The European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare (espmh) is committed to ensuring that our Members’ information is secure and is dealt with accordingly. We’ve put in place proper procedures to secure the access to the information we collect.

All our Members’ information is stored and hosted on servers of Wild Apricot’s hosting provider. For more information, please refer to Wild Apricot Privacy Policy.

We also advise our Members to use a strong and unique password to protect their Member Profile online and in the app.

Electronic communication

The European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare (espmh) communicates with its Members through newsletters, email announcements and other electronic means. 

You can opt out at any time by choosing to unsubscribe from our email communication by logging into your Members Profile and by updating your preferences or by clicking on Unsubscribe link on an email from us.

You will still receive financial and membership related emails such as, but not limited to: invoices, receipts, membership reminders, etc.

It is possible to opt in again to receive emails from us by logging into your Members Profile and by updating your preferences.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, when the change becomes effective and update the "effective date" at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.


If you have any questions or requests relating to this Privacy Policy, please contact


The ESPMH will never send emails asking to provide your website log-in details or your credit card information.

Please notify the secretary of the ESPMH immediately if you receive any dubious emails.

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