Based on the current international regulation, namely the GDPR – The General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679, our Privacy and Terms of Service are being continuously updated in order to improve the relationship with DO-Touch.NET members. Keep checking this webpage for future updates.
Who we are
We are DO-Touch.NET, a Practice-Based Research Network, made up of 900+ medical professionals and Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine who practice Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine across six continents.
Our website address is: DO-Touch.NET
Our mailing address is:
c/o A.T. Still Research Institute
800 W. Jefferson St.
Kirksville, MO 63501
What personal data do we collect and why do we collect it
Information collected from forms is stored in our website database REDCap.
Your Personal Data and Your Rights –Europe, European Economic Area, and the United Kingdom Only
If you are in a country in Europe, the European Economic Area (EEA), or the United Kingdom, you are entitled to the following explanation of the legal bases we rely on to process your Personal Data and a description of your privacy rights. “Personal Data” refers to any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person that we maintain in an accessible form.
Legal Bases for Processing Your Personal Data
The legal basis for collecting and using the Personal Data described above will depend on the Personal Data concerned and the specific context in which we collect it.
We may process your Personal Data based on your consent such as when you create an account or when you ask us to send certain kinds of marketing communications. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
Our Legitimate Interests
We may process your Personal Data if doing so is necessary for our legitimate interests and your rights as an individual do not override those legitimate interests. For example, when we process your Personal Data to carry out fraud prevention activities and activities to increase network and information security, market directly to you, expand our business activities, and to improve our services and the content and functionality of our Site.
To Perform a Contract
We may process your Personal Data to administer and fulfill contractual obligations to you.
To Enable Us to Comply with a Legal Obligation
We may process your Personal Data to comply with legal obligations to which we are subject. This may include any requirement to produce audited accounts and to comply with the legal process.
Necessary for the Exercise or Defense of Legal Claims
If you bring a claim against us or we bring a claim against you, we may process your Personal Data in relation to that claim.
Cookies may be used on this website to give you the best browsing experience possible. A cookie is a message given to a web browser by a web server. The browser stores the message in a text file. The message is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Bitly – Link tracking
Social media accounts
Followers to our social media accounts are only tracked in aggregate. Link tracking and marketing campaign analysis occurs with anonymized data using Goggle Analytics or analytical software built into the specific social media platforms and can not be tracked back to individual users. Information on the various privacy policies for our social media accounts can be located below.
We provide optional social share buttons on the bottom of each page of the website from the www.sharethis.com plugin. Their privacy information is available here: https://www.sharethis.com/privacy.
We use Google’s reCAPTCHA service to protect our logins and site from malicious actors and events. Information about Google’s privacy policies can be reviewed here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.
We use Google’s fonts service to provide visually pleasing typography and provide our visitors with a fast and reliable graphic experience. Information about Google’s privacy policies can be reviewed here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.
Credit Card Processing
Specific information, such as the card holder’s name, address, phone number, card verification value (CVV), credit card number, and credit card expiration date, may be required to process payments with credit cards. The A.T. Still University Continuing Education department handles our attendee registration and payment processing duties. Their privacy policies can be reviewed here: https://www.atsu.edu/privacy-policy
Email marketing/Email lists
We do collect and maintain email addresses in an internal list which may be used to forward information about DO-Touch.NET, the conferences, and the webinars we operate. These lists might be collected from your voluntary contributions, such as your voluntary membership submission on REDCap, adding your email address to one of our “keep me updated” forms, or an email address may have been shared with us by a member of your professional peer group. This list is only accessible by the Coordinating Center Team and is only used for consortium communication purposes. We will happily remove your email address if requested.
Who we share your data with
We do not share your data. Your data is only used for internal processing such as registration and communication.
Access Your Personal Data
Rectify Your Personal Data
You have the right to ask us to rectify any inaccurate Personal Data about you and to have incomplete Personal Data completed.
Restrict Our Use of Your Personal Data
You have the right to ask us to place a restriction on our use of your Personal Data if one of the following applies to you:
- You contest the accuracy of the information that we hold about you, while we verify its accuracy;
- We have used your information unlawfully, but you request us to restrict its use instead of erasing it;
- We no longer need the information for the purpose for which we collected it, but you need it to deal with a legal claim; or
- You have objected to us using your information, while we check whether our legitimate grounds override your right to object.
Object to Our Use of Your Personal Data
You have the right to object to our use of your Personal Data where our reason for using it is based on our legitimate interests or your consent (rather than when the reason for using it is to perform an obligation due to you under a contract with us).
Transfer Your Personal Data to Another Service Provider
You may request that we transfer some of the Personal Data you have provided to you or another service provider in electronic copy. This applies to Personal Data we are processing to service a contract with you and to Personal Data we are processing based on your consent.
To exercise any of these rights, please contact us as described in the “Removal or deletion of your data” section below.
Make a Complaint
If you have any concerns or complaints regarding our processing of your Personal Data, please contact us as described in the “Removal or deletion of your data” section below and we will do our best to answer any questions and resolve any complaints to your satisfaction.
If for whatever reason, you feel we do not meet the standards you expect of us, you are also entitled to make a complaint to your local supervisory authority:
EU Data Protection Authorities (DPAs)
Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC)
Information Commissioner’s Office (United Kingdom)
How Long Is Your Personal Data Kept?
Removal or deletion of your data
You can ask us to delete your Personal Data if:
- We no longer need it for the purposes for which we collected it;
- We have been using it with no valid legal basis;
- We are obligated to erase it to comply with a legal obligation to which we are subject;
- We need your consent to use the information and you withdraw consent;
- You object to us processing your Personal Data where our legal basis for doing so is our legitimate interests and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing.
However, this right is not absolute. Even if you make a request for deletion, we may need to retain certain information for legal or administrative purposes, such as record keeping, maintenance of opt-out requirements, defending or making legal claims, or detecting fraudulent activities. We will retain information in accordance with the “How Long Is Your Personal Data Kept” section below.
If you do exercise a valid right to have your Personal Data deleted, please keep in mind that deletion by third parties to whom the information has been provided might not be immediate and that the deleted information may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period (but will not be available to others).
Please submit an email requesting the data you wish to be removed to our Data Protection Officer: G. Franklin, MBA (firstname.lastname@example.org) who will be in contact with you as soon as possible to resolve your request.