What information do we collect about you?
When registering with International Fluid Academy website as a life-long free membership we collect some basic information about you. This is required to send the newsletter and inform us about the clinicians using this site so we can best tailor our services to your requirements. For those registering for the International Fluid Academy Days meetings (IFAD) or Critical and Acute Care Ultrasound (CACU) or BElgian Annual eCmo Hands-on (BEACH) courses or iFADmini, or filling in a survey via SurveyMonkey (or other platforms) further professional or scientific information is required, including grade, speciality, and hospital and RIZIV/INAMI (Belgium), BIG (The Netherlands) or other GMC/Registration number. This information is necessary for EACCME accreditation and also to ask you for evaluation and feedback (obligatory for EACCME) and to inform you about future editions of the IFAD, CACU, BEACH and iFADmini meetings. For those ordering print copies of the online FOAM resources like the CACU book or IFAD proceedings, we also require an address to send this to.
How do we collect this information
How will we use the information about you?
Your information is used to send the newsletter and IFAD proceedings or CACU or other FOAM books, and to inform you about the changing contents of the website, meetings, blog pages, FOAM resources (presentation videos, powerpoint slides, open access PDF's, photos, etc.) books and podcasts.
Who is your information shared with?
The newsletters are sent via MailChimp, a standard commercial emailing facility, who have access to your email address for this purpose only. Payments for the different meetings and book are handled by either PayPal, Eventbrite or Whova. The IFAD meetings are accredited and endorsed by different international scientific societies who may request the delegate log for the meeting in order to check whether the delegates may receive the endorsing society membership discount. The meeting sponsors receive a list of delegates attending the meeting, including name, grade, speciality, hospital and country. They DO NOT receive your personal contact details nor email. This is standard at medical conferences and ensures the sponsors are targeting the audience appropriate to their requirements.
We do not share your details with any 3rd parties outside of the above relationships, all of which are necessary for the International Fluid Academy to continue to function as a not-for-profit organisation providing free open access medical education (FOAM). Any future relationship will similarly be to enable the International Fluid Academy to add or replace functionality. We do not share or sell your details with commercial parties for the purpose of them contacting you independently of the International Fluid Academy.
Access to your information and correction
You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. This is available via your profile page, accessible through the login facility. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please download them via your profile page, accessible via the login facility, or email us. If your details are incorrect, or you would like to update them, you can do so via your profile page.
Right to be Forgotten
If you wish for your details to be removed from our database please use the "delete me" option after logging in to view your profile. For users who have made a commercial transaction, such as paying for IFAD or related meeting registration or ordering a copy of a book, we are required by law to keep these financial records for a period of time.
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