Waterdrop believes that electronic privacy is crucial to the ongoing success of the internet as an educational, commercial, and service medium.
This policy summarizes the type of information, including personally identifiable information ("PII"), that we may collect through our Site at any point during your use and how we might use that information. By using our Site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by Waterdrop.
Collection and Use of Personal Information
Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by Waterdrop. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Site.
For each visitor to our Site, our server may automatically recognizes and collects the domain name of your internet provider (but not your email address), which does not identify you personally. This information may be used to improve the content and usefulness of our Site and for marketing purposes.
We also collect, retain in our database, and use information voluntarily provided by you under the following circumstances:
Data you voluntarily choose to share with us.
In addition to the uses noted above, Waterdrop may use your Contact Information to market our products and services to you and may sell or rent your Contact Information, to others for marketing purposes.
Affiliate Information: From time to time, Waterdrop Education may obtain from its' affiliates the contact information of individuals interested in industry information or services that we provide.
Waterdrop may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you emails, provide customer support, or facilitate other uses of the Site. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Waterdrop, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Waterdrop may also disclose PII in response to legal process, such as a court order or subpoena, and any PII that you provide may be transferred in a merger, acquisition, restructuring, or other corporate transaction involving Waterdrop or its assets.
The Waterdrop website may use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Waterdrop pages, or register with Waterdrop site or services, a cookie helps Waterdrop to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Waterdrop website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Waterdrop features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Waterdrop services or websites you visit.
Waterdrop secures Personal Data from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Waterdrop uses the following methods for this purpose:
- SSL Protocol
When Personal Data is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.
We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed.
Legitimate Interest and Usage of Data
There are times when we will process your PII on the lawful basis of our legitimate interest, for example when contacting you about new product offerings and conducting surveys to enhance our services. For this type of processing, we will always take into consideration the effect of such processing on your fundamental rights and freedoms, and if we believe that the communication would be an infringement on your rights, we will not proceed with that communication.
In connection with marketing promotions or any other email communications you may opt-out and we will respect your decision. Each communication will provide you information on how to unsubscribe. You may also contact us directly by emailing or calling us.
During any sign up or registration process, data collected will be required to be completed and accepted with consent to the terms presented. If you are not willing to accept and provide explicit consent, you will not be allowed to continue with your sign up or transaction.
When given consent, we will process your data for marketing promotions, operational and informational emails pertaining to your account or product information.
This Section only applies to Users and Customers of the Services that are located in the European Economic Area, United Kingdom and/or Switzerland (collectively, the “Designated Countries”) at the time of data collection. We may ask you to identify which country you are located in when you use some of the Services, or we may rely on your IP address to identify which country you are located in. Where we rely only on your IP address, we cannot apply the terms of this Section to any User or Customer that masks or otherwise obfuscates their location information so as not to appear located in the Designated Countries. If any terms in this Section conflict with other terms contained in this Policy, the terms in this Section shall apply to Users and Customers in the Designated Countries.
Waterdrop processes Personal Data both as a Processor and as a Controller, as defined in the Directive and the GDPR: The Waterdrop entity which you as a User entered an agreement with when using Waterdrop’s platform, will be the Controller for User data, as outlined above in “Collection of User data” section. For Consumer data, as outlined in the “Collection of Consumer Data” section, the User will be the Controller in accordance with Directive and GDPR, and Waterdrop will be the Processor. Waterdrop adheres to the Directive of 1995 and the GDPR from May 25th, 2018. Consequently, Waterdrop processes all data provided by its Users with accounts in its European Data Region, in the European Economic Area (EEA) only. All data collected by Waterdrop Users will be stored exclusively in secure hosting facilities provided by vendors such as Amazon Web Services (though not necessarily AWS). Waterdrop has a data processing agreement in place with its providers, ensuring compliance with the Directive. All hosting is performed in accordance with the highest security regulations. All transfers of data internally in the EEA is done in accordance with this data processing agreement
You may object to our processing or collecting at any time and as permitted by applicable law if we process your personal information on the legal basis of consent, contract or legitimate interests. We can continue to process your personal information if it is necessary for the defense of legal claims, or for any other exceptions permitted by applicable law.
If we process your personal information based on a contract with you or based on your consent, or the processing is carried out by automated means, you may request to receive your personal information in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, and to have us transfer your personal information directly to another “controller”, where technically feasible, unless exercise of this right adversely affects the rights and freedoms of others.
If you believe we have infringed or violated your privacy rights, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can work to resolve your concerns. You also have a right to lodge a complaint with a competent supervisory authority situated in a Member State of your habitual residence, place of work, or place of alleged infringement.
Changes and Modifications
Security of Waterdrop's Website
Waterdrop cares about the safety and security of your transaction(s) at our Site. We redirect visitors to a more secure server to transfer and receive certain types of sensitive information, such as credit card information, and take precautions against physical and electronic intrusion to protect against loss, misuse, or alteration of information that we have collected from visitors to our Site or from correspondence or other documents. Waterdrop cannot guarantee the security of information collected through this Site or stored in its data systems, the accuracy of the information posted on or accessed through this Site, or that the site is error- and virus-free.
Updating Your Information
Upon written request, we will provide you with the Personal Information that we have collected and maintained about you. You can review and/or update this information by writing to us at the e-mail or postal address at the top of this page.
Third Party Links
This Site may contain links to other sites. Waterdrop has no control over the information and privacy policies and practices of those Sites, and is not responsible for their content, collection and use of information, or freedom from error or viruses. It is your responsibility to recognize, by paying attention to your browser’s address bar, when you are leaving Waterdrop’s site.
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Effective Date: Dec. 1st 2019