MSU Medical Centre Policy on Data/Information Security
MSUMC gathers data and information through:
1. Your communication and/or request for information
We retain your data/information to process your queries and/or to respond to your information request.
2. Your browsing
Accessing the MSUMC website may result in your browser providing your Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type, device identifiers and location, access date and time, pages visited, and accessed files. We may store cookies on your computer; they do not contain any personal information, and you may choose to block them, but doing so may restrict your access to some features.
3. Use of Personal Data
When you access our website, your communication data (e.g., Internet protocol address) is technically generated and may conceivably relate to your personal data or personally identifiable information. We usually use your personal data to respond to your enquiry, process your request, provide you with services/ products or provide you with access to specific information or offers. To enable us to provide you with continuous service, we may store and process your personal data in our system. Generally, we may disclose your personal data to the following parties:
- agents and service providers providing services relating to the purposes of which the personal data is collected;
- third parties (including those overseas) who provide data processing services;
- any person under duty of confidentiality and has undertaken to keep such data confidential; and
- any actual or proposed assignee, transferee, or participant of MSUMC’s rights or business.
If you choose not to have your personal data used by us including for marketing or market research, please send us an e-mail and we will respect your choice and shall refrain from using the data. We do not disclose your personal data to unaffiliated third parties without your consent, or sell/market or otherwise your personal data to third parties.
However, we may disclose your personal data if required to do so by law or in good faith, if such action is necessary to (a) comply with any law enforcement agency requirements, court orders, or legal processes; or (b) protect and defend the rights or property of MSUMC.
4. Data Collected Automatically
When you access our website, we may automatically (i.e., not by registration) collect non-personal data (e.g., type of Internet browser and operating system used, domain name of the website from which you came, number of visits, average time spent on the site, pages viewed). We may use this data to monitor the attractiveness of our website and improve the website’s performance or content.
5. "Cookies" - Information Stored Automatically on Your Computer
When you view our website, we may store some data on your computer in the form of a "cookie" to automatically recognize your computer the next time you visit our website. Cookies can help us in many ways, for example, by allowing us to tailor a website to better match your interests, or store your password to save your having to re-enter it each time. If you do not wish to receive cookies, please configure your internet browser to erase all cookies from your computer's hard drive, block all cookies, and to receive a warning before a cookie is stored.
6. Links to Third Party Website
Parts of our website may contain links to third-party websites not owned by MSUMC (“Third Party websites”). When you access a Third Party website, please understand that we do not control the content of that Third Party website and are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of that Third Party website. This Policy applies only to our site and you should be aware that other sites linked to our website may have different privacy and personal data protection policies, for which we highly recommend that you read and understand them as contained by the privacy statement. We accept no responsibility or liability in respect of any such third party materials or for the operation or content of other websites (whether or not linked to our website) which are not under MSUMC’s control. We reserve the right to require the removal of any link from another website to our website which is installed without obtaining our prior written consent.
7. The privacy of Children
We will never knowingly collect or solicit Personal Information from individuals under the age of eighteen (18) without first obtaining verifiable parental consent. If you are under the age of 18 you should not provide information to us. If we become aware that a person under 18 has provided Personal Information to us without verifiable parental consent (as may be the case where the information is provided via our website), we will remove such Personal Information from our files.