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          OVERVIEW

           

          HCPThink is a search portal and network for and of healthcare professionals across the globe. Registered Members can use HCPThink to interact, learn from each other, contribute to better treatment practices, voice out their opinion, discuss issues related to medical fraternity and enhance their careers.

          We do not rent and never will or sell your information to third parties for marketing purposes. Any information that you provide will be secured with industry standard protocols and technology.

          We thank you for being part of this community. By using this website you are agreeing to our applicable terms, policies and guidelines. Please read the text below carefully. In case you have any questions, please feel free to communicate with us on email (support@hcpthink.com) or phone (866)-978-6939

          www.hcpthink.com, www.hcpthink.com, www.m-panels.com, www.manthansurveys.com, www.manthanpanels.com are owned and operated by Manthan Software Services Private Limited, Bangalore, Karnataka, India with business interests in technology, analytics and market research in medical as well as non-medical domains.

           


          INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM AND ABOUT YOU

           

          We collect information when you perform search or read content on the website to add value to your own and other users’ experience on the site.

          We also collect information from you if you choose to complete the registration process and as part of the Services we provide. We also collect the IP address of the computer you used at the time you registered and confirmed your registration.

          HCPThink further collects publicly available information about physicians and healthcare professionals from multiple sources to enhance our Registered Members’ experience. This information includes their practice profile, photos, education, contact information and other personal details. As a Registered Member, other professionals may also provide information about you which we store and use to enrich your profile.

          Additional information may also be requested when you participate in specific activities or avail specific Services on the website.

          If an authorized third party, such as an administrator in your office, completes the registration form on your behalf, both you and that third party will be deemed to have accepted all of the terms of the applicable Privacy Policy.

          Your email information is not published on your profile and will not be shared without your permission. Your professional/work contact information like phone, address may be publicly available.

          We also want to make you aware that certain information you provide to HCPThink may reveal, or allow others to identify, your nationality, ethnic origin, religion or other aspects of your private life, and more generally about you. Please be aware that in providing information to HCPThink for the purposes of registration, you are expressly and voluntarily accepting the terms and conditions of the applicable Privacy Policy and HCPThink’s Terms and Conditions. The supplying of all such information by you to HCPThink, including all information deemed “personal” or “sensitive” by applicable law, is entirely voluntary on your part. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time, in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy and the Terms and Conditions, but please note that your withdrawal of consent will not be retroactive.

          Right to access, modify or delete your information

          You have a right to access, modify, correct and eliminate the data about you. All information collected about you previous to an update, may still reside on our servers and may  be used by HCPThink though not displayed thereafter.

           


          HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

           

          HCPThink communication with you

          We use channels of communication available on HCPThink like text, audio or video chat to communicate with you.

          Communication with other users

          You may also be able to see people who are online and you may use our text, audio, video chat and messaging to communicate with other users on HCPThink.

          You are responsible for any information that you share with other users using any of the communication tools available on HCPThink.

          Your email, if available to HCPThink, will never be shared by HCPThink in the communication to other users.

          Sharing information with third parties

          We take the privacy of our users very seriously. We do not sell, rent, or otherwise provide your private information to third parties for marketing or other purposes.

          We may provide data about the usage of our services to third party service providers with whom we contract to help us provide our Services. In such cases, we will have  appropriate non-disclosure agreements with such providers to ensure such information is protected and is not misused.

          We may use your available information in conjunction with others to segment by geography, education, work profile etc. and use them in our product offerings. At no stage will you be personally identified as part of such offerings.

          We may also share aggregated information or public profile information, without identifying you personally with any third party including but not limited to news agencies, public bodies, associations, publications etc.

          HCPThink runs sponsored programs including but not limited to banner ads, sponsored medical education material, newsletters, branded discussions etc. if you choose to participate your information may be shared with the sponsors. All such sponsored programs will be clearly identified for you to take an informed decision.

          Disclosures to others

          We may also disclose your available personal and other information you provide, to another third party as part of a reorganization or a sale of substantially all of the business or assets of HCPThink. Any party to which we transfer or sell HCPThink’s assets or assets will have the right to continue to use the personal and other information that you provide to us subject to these policies.

           


          HOW YOU CAN CONTROL YOUR INFORMATION

           

          Any information shared online by you such as chats done by you or information shared by you with other users may continue to reside on our servers as stored by them. We also do not take responsibility of information stored by other users, third parties or search engines at any point of your usage of HCPThink.

           


          YOUR OBLIGATIONS

           

          As responsible users you have obligations to other users and HCPThink.

          You must, at all times, respect the terms and conditions of the then-current applicable Privacy Policy and the Terms and Conditions. This includes respecting all intellectual property rights which may belong to third parties.

          You must not download, upload or otherwise disseminate any information which may be deemed to be injurious, defamatory, violent, offensive, racist, sexist or xenophobic, or which may otherwise violate the purpose and spirit of HCPThink and its community of Users.

          You must not provide information to HCPThink and /or other Users which you believe might be injurious or detrimental to your person, professional or social status.

          You must use our services for non-clinical, non commercial use. While we do allow selected client outreach for partner information, market research, expert witness, and career opportunities, these messages have a distinct format and channel-level opt-outs to protect our members. Those found soliciting, scamming, or spamming other members will be removed or suspended from the network at our sole discretion.

          Any violation of these guidelines may lead to the restriction, suspension or termination of your access and / or account by HCPThink, as we take these principles seriously and consider them to be the basis on which our Users adhere to the HCPThink website and the services which it offers.

          Other Guidelines

          • Be Real. HCPThink is a professional network to help you enhance your career and medical practice. We require that our members be real people, who provide their real names and accurate information about themselves for and subsequent to registration. We verify this information through public sources and any misleading information may lead to suspension or termination of your account or services.
          • Be Courteous. Courtesy begets courtesy. We request our members to behave professionally and be courteous and honest in communication in their interactions with other users and HCPThink. We understand that you are passionate about your profession and may have strong views which you want to share. While sharing your views, opinions, comments please respect other people’s rights and do not share anything that may be deemed inappropriate by other users. Please also do not comment on an individual’s race, ethnicity, origin,  sexual orientation, political or religious affiliations, or medical or physical condition.
          • Respect the law and others’ rights. We promote sharing of information, knowledge, opinions and content but without breaking any law and being in the ambit of ethical, legal rules and frameworks. Before sharing or using someone else’s copyrighted works, trademarks, private information, or trade secrets, please make sure you have the legal right to do so.
          • Respect HCPThink’s rights. Please don’t use HCPThink’s services for commercial gains or violate any elements of the applicable Terms and Conditions or Privacy Policy. Please respect Intellectual property rights of HCPThink, other users and third party sites.

          HOW WE SECURE YOUR INFORMATION

           

          We consider the protection of all personally identifiable information we receive from our website visitors and Registered Members’ as critical to our corporate mission. Please be assured that we have security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of any information we receive from you. As with any transmission over the Internet, however, there is always some element of risk involved in sending personal information. To minimize this risk, we encrypt all information that you submit using the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.

          Private data about you and your practice (name, email address, street address, phone number, specialty education, etc.) is strictly confidential and protected at all times from Non Registered users or casual visitors. Registered Members can see your Professional / Work contact information and practice profile information.

           


          USE OF INTERNET TECHNOLOGY (“COOKIES” AND LOG FILES)

           

          “Cookies” are pieces of information that a website transfers to your computer’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Cookies are used by thousands of websites to make your life as a web user much easier. There are occasions where we may use cookies. For example, we may use cookies to track registrations back to any affiliate site that may have referred you, and we may use cookies to track advertising results.

          Like many website servers we gather information in our log files. Information gathered in log files includes Internet protocol (IP) address, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring and exit pages, platform type, date and time stamp, and number of clicks while onsite.

          Log-file information is not linked to any individually identifiable information, and is used only to administer our systems, to make improvements to our website, and to determine the success of advertising campaigns.

           


          LINKS TO OUTSIDE SITES

           

          The HCPThink sites contain links to other websites. While these websites might be of interest to you, please note that their privacy policies may differ from ours. We encourage you to read the privacy statement of each site you visit.

          Legal Disclaimer

          It is possible that we may need to disclose personal information when required by law, such as responses to civil or criminal subpoenas, or other requests by law enforcement personnel. We will disclose such information when we have a good-faith belief that it is necessary to comply with a court order, ongoing judicial proceeding, subpoena, or other legal process or request to HCPThink brought in any country throughout the world, or to exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.

           


          ENFORCEMENT OF PRIVACY POLICY

           

          If you believe we have violated our stated Privacy Policy with respect to personal information you have entrusted to us, we urge you to contact our team so we may investigate your complaint. Please contact us on email (support@hcpthink.com) or phone (866)-978-6939

          HCPThink

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          Bangalore, Karnataka, India – 560001

           


           

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