Our privacy commitment: Helminthic Therapy, Ltd. has never sold your information to someone else for advertising, or made money by showing you other people's ads, and we never will.
The the Forum, to the extent possible, will remain accessible only to paid up members.
This policy tells you what information we do collect from you, what we do with it, who can access it, and what you can do about it.
Part I – Information Helminthic Therapy, Ltd. collects and controls
We only collect the information that we actually need. Some of that is information that you actively give us when you sign up for forum membership, payment information is collected by Paypal and we have access to some of that information in the form of financial records associated with your payment. Any information you provide in creating your profile is accessible to us and stored in the forum database, and is visible to your fellow forum members. There is no requirement you are honest about anything you record in the forum database as part of your profile except your email address so you can administer your account and recover your password, etc.
When you visit one of our websites or use our software, we automatically log some basic information like how you got to the site, where you navigated within it, and what features and settings you use. We use this information to improve our websites and services and to drive new product development. We do this using Google Analytics.
What we do with your information
We use your information to provide the services you've requested, create and maintain your accounts. We also use it to communicate with you about the products you're currently using, your customer support requests, new products you may like, chances for you to give us feedback, and policy updates.
We analyse the information we collect to understand user needs and to improve our websites and services and how we apply helminthic therapy in your case and for others. We have used this process iteratively to develop our knowledge of helminthic therapy.
We're required to have a legal basis for collecting and processing your information. In most cases, we either have your consent or need the information to provide the service you've requested from us. When that's not the case, we must demonstrate that we have another legal basis, such as our legitimate business interests.
You can decline certain kinds of information use either by not providing the information in the first place or by opting out later. You can also disable cookies to prevent your browser from giving us information, but if you do so, certain website features may not work properly.
We limit access to your personal information to our employees and contractors who have a legitimate need to use it. If we share your information with other parties (like developers, service providers such as the organisation that hosts the forum), they must have appropriate security measures and a valid reason for using your information, typically to serve you.
The European Economic Area (EEA) provides certain rights to data subjects (including access, rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, data portability, and the right to object and to complain). Helminthic Therapy, Ltd. undertakes to provide you the same rights no matter where you choose to live.
Part II – General
There are some limitations to the privacy we can promise you. We will disclose personal information if it's necessary to comply with a legal obligation, prevent fraud, enforce an agreement, or protect our users' safety.
You can always contact us to: ask questions about our privacy practices, request a GDPR-compliant Data Processing Addendum, alert us if you believe we have collected personal data from a minor, or ask to have your personal information removed from our blogs or forums.
Helminthic Therapy, Ltd.’s Privacy Commitment
Helminthic Therapy, Ltd. collects the least amount of information necessary, gathering only what we believe is essential for doing business, or for the specific transaction at hand.
All computers we use that store data locally or that we use to access servers run the Apple's macos and are kept up to date automatically so that the latest security patches are all applied. Any mobile devices used to access your data are iOS and set to auto wipe if stolen and ten failed attempts to log in are made in succession. The same is true for the computers we use to store your data and to access it. We use bit level encryption of all hard drives used to store your data, including the requirement that besides a username and a password that a hardware token is present when logging into our computers. Without this secure element even physical control of our computers and knowing our usernames and passwords will be insufficient to decrypt or boot our computers.
The goal of this policy is to make explicit the information we gather on our customers and users, how we will use it, and how we will not. This policy is unfortunately longer than we would like, but we must unambiguously address all the relevant cases. We will try and keep the language simple and direct as much as possible.
Purposes for using information
In addition to the purposes mentioned above, we may use your information for the following purposes:
To keep you posted on new products and services, upcoming events, offers, promotions and other information that we think will be of interest to you;
To ask you to participate in surveys, or to solicit feedback on our products and services;
To set up and maintain your account, and to do all other things required for providing our services, such as enabling collaboration, providing website and mail hosting, and backing up and restoring your data;
To understand how users use our products and services, to monitor and prevent problems, and to improve our products and services;
To provide customer support, and to analyse and improve our interactions with customers;
To detect and prevent fraudulent transactions and other illegal activities, to report spam, and to protect the rights and interests of Helminthic Therapy, Ltd., Helminthic Therapy, Ltd.’s users, third parties and the public;
To analyse trends, administer our websites, and track visitor navigations on our websites to understand what visitors are looking for and to better help them;
To monitor and improve marketing campaigns and make suggestions relevant to the user.
Legal bases for collecting and using information
Legal processing bases applicable to Helminthic Therapy, Ltd.: If you are an individual from the European Economic Area (EEA), our legal basis for information collection and use depends on the personal information concerned and the context in which we collect it. Most of our information collection and processing activities are typically based on (i) contractual necessity, (ii) one or more legitimate interests of Helminthic Therapy, Ltd., or (iii) your consent. Sometimes, we may be legally required to collect your information, or may need your personal information to protect your vital interests or those of another person.
Withdrawal of consent : Where we rely on your consent as the legal basis, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time, but this will not affect any processing that has already taken place.
Legitimate interests notice : Where we rely on legitimate interests as the legal basis and those legitimate interests are not specified above, we will clearly explain to you what those legitimate interests are at the time that we collect your information.
Your choice in information use
Opt out of non-essential electronic communications: You may opt out of receiving newsletters and other non-essential messages by using the ‘unsubscribe’ function included in all such messages. However, you will continue to receive notices and essential transactional emails.
Disable cookies: You can disable browser cookies before visiting our websites. However, if you do so, you may not be able to use certain features of the websites properly. Cookies are used to record who is and who is not logged in for instance, so if you try to log in with cookies disabled you will not be able to log in.
Optional information : You can choose not to provide optional profile information such as your photo. You can also delete or change your optional profile information. You can always choose not to fill in non-mandatory fields when you submit any form linked to our websites.
Who we share your information with
Third-party service providers : We may need to share your personal information and aggregated or de-identified information with third-party service providers that we engage, such as marketing and advertising partners, event organisers, web analytics providers and payment processors.
These service providers are authorised to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us.
Your rights with respect to information we hold about you as a controller
If you are in the European Economic Area (EEA), you have the following rights with respect to information that Helminthic Therapy, Ltd. holds about you. Helminthic Therapy, Ltd. undertakes to provide you the same rights no matter where you choose to live.
Right to access : You have the right to access (and obtain a copy of, if required) the categories of personal information that we hold about you, including the information's source, purpose and period of processing, and the persons to whom the information is shared
Right to rectification : You have the right to update the information we hold about you or to rectify any inaccuracies. Based on the purpose for which we use your information, you can instruct us to add supplemental information about you in our database.
Right to erasure : You have the right to request that we delete your personal information in certain circumstances, such as when it is no longer necessary for the purpose for which it was originally collected.
Right to restriction of processing: You may also have the right to request to restrict the use of your information in certain circumstances, such as when you have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.
Right to data portability: You have the right to transfer your information to a third party in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, in circumstances where the information is processed with your consent or by automated means.
Right to object: You have the right to object to the use of your information in certain circumstances, such as the use of your personal information for direct marketing on our part to you.
Right to complain: You have the right to complain to the appropriate supervisory authority if you have any grievance against the way we collect, use or share your information. This right may not be available to you if there is no supervisory authority dealing with data protection in your country.