DocLynk - Privacy Policy

 

Terms and Conditions on Data Protection

The protection of your personal data is of utmost concern to Doclynk. In this document, Doclynk explains how it treats your personal data and how you can exchange this data with other users of Doclynk.


The terms and conditions mentioned in this “Privacy Policy” supplement the General Terms and Conditions for using Doclynk.


 

 

1. Basic Principles of Doclynk for handling your Personal Data
  • Doclynk strictly adheres to the following basic principles in the protection of your Personal Data:
  • Doclynk shall collect process and use your Personal Data in accordance with the laws and statutes applicable on data protection in the Republic of India.
  • Doclynk shall use your Personal Data solely to provide you the Doclynk Services on the Internet for which you have registered. Doclynk will never pass your Personal Data on to any third party, neither for advertising, nor for marketing or for any other purposes without your consent.
  • With the exception of some general information about your profession you alone decide which of the Personal Data you have made available to Doclynk may be displayed by Doclynk to other members of Doclynk.
  • Persons not registered with Doclynk may only view your Personal Data to the extent that you enable and allow them to do so.
 

 

2. Definitions

The following terms used in these Terms and Conditions on Data Protection shall have the following meanings:

 

  • Personal Data" shall mean all data and/or information about your profession or your person.
  • Doclynk Members" shall mean all registered users of Doclynk on the Doclynk Website.
  • Doclynk Services" shall mean all registration based services provided by Doclynk on the Doclynk Website.
  • Registration Data" shall mean the Personal Data you are obliged to make available to Doclynk in the registration process for the Doclynk Services (mandatory fields).
  • Profile" shall refer to the Personal Data you have made available to Doclynk,and the same is displayed in accordance with your specifications and your consent.

 

3. Voluntary data and password protection
  • In order for the Doclynk Services to function, Doclynk needs to collect and process certain elements of your Personal Data such as name, email id, company name, phone number and qualifications/college details in the course of the registration process. Please not there are other data collection fields in addition to the above mentioned data fields. The registration process commences with the creation of a unique username and the setting up of a password.
  • Your password and/or your username are never visible to any Doclynk member at any time. Doclynk shall never disclose or pass your password and/or your username on to any third party.
  • All other Doclynk Members may access your Profile and view the information that is voluntarily displayed on the Profile. Doclynk provides its registered users the flexibility to restrict personal data visibility as per the chosen specification or visibility settings. As a precautionary measure, Doclynk does not display date of birth, email and phone number details to non members by protecting the said details under a default privacy/restricted visibility section. However, connected members can be allowed to view these details by adjusting the privacy settings.

 

4. Profile Visibility

Under "Privacy" you can set the level of your privacy at any time. This means that you decide whether to increase your level of privacy or opt in favour of more visibility online, enabling more exposure of your profile for potential business partners. The data contained in your profile is visible to non-members of Doclynk and traceable by search engines on the Internet and the visibility of the same can be adjusted too as per specifications. However, personal contact details such as email addresses or phone numbers are not searchable even by search engines.

 

5. Cookies and pixels
  • "Cookies" are small files that enable us to store specific information related to you, the User, on your PC or other end device while using the Doclynk services. Cookies help to analyze usage frequency, the number of people who use our website, user behavior on our website, advertising effectiveness, and to increased security and tailor our service offering to your needs
  • Doclynk Services also use "permanent cookies" to record information about visitors to the Doclynk Websites who repeatedly use the Doclynk Services. Permanent cookies are designed to help us continually improve the products and services we offer you. Permanent cookies do not contain personal information such as your name, IP address, etc., meaning that we do not generate profiles based on user behavior.
  • You can edit the settings of your browser to prevent cookies from being stored, to limit the storage of cookies to certain websites, or such that your browser informs you every time a cookie is sent. You can also delete cookies from your PC’s hard drive at any timeThird-party cookies could also be stored on your PC or end device when using Doclynk and/or Doclynk applications which are partially or entirely provided by third parties. You can prevent such cookies from being stored in your browser by adjusting the browser settings accordingly.
  • Doclynk uses so-called pixels, Web beacons, clear GIFs and other similar mechanisms ("Pixels"). A pixel is an image file or link to an image file added to the Website code but not sent to your end device (e.g. PC, smartphone, etc.). Pixels are largely used for the same reasons as cookies, i.e. to analyze the number of people who use our website or, if the user's email program allows HTML, to determine whether and when an email was opened. Pixels help us to check and optimize the effectiveness of our Websites, offers and advertising campaigns. Pixels do not provide us with personal information and do not enable us to track users. Pixels are usually used in conjunction with cookies. If you have deactivated the use of cookies in your browser, then the pixel will only report an anonymous website visit.

 

6. Minors

Membership of Doclynk Services is reserved for persons who have reached the legal age of 18. Parents and legal guardians are responsible for the protection of their children's privacy.