April 16 / 17 – 2018

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How and why we use cookies

Cookies and privacy

Welcome to the World Healthcare Forum (WHF) website. WHF considers the protection of the privacy of customers, participants and partners of great importance for its activities. We would like to inform you about how we deal with cookies.

What are cookies?
These cookies are used for your ease of use. For example, a website can identify you through a cookie at your next visit. The website can be tailored to your needs so that your stay on our websites is even more enjoyable. However, some cookies may compromise your privacy by tracking which websites you visit.

Cookies are small files which are stored on a user’s computer. They are designed to hold a modest amount of data specific to a particular client and website. This cookie allows the website to deliver a page tailored to a particular user and can be of help the next time you visit the website, to make your visit more convenient. However, some cookies may compromise your privacy by tracking which websites you visit.

Two sorts of cookies
Some cookies save your preferences (such as language settings) or your completed (personal) data. This can be very useful regarding a shopping basket in an online store. Or as a kind of ‘memory’ in case you return to the website you have previously visited.

In addition some cookies are used to compile visitor profiles and register your online behaviour. All of this personal information may be shared with commercial parties such as for the use of online advertisement.

Cookies on the website of The World Healthcare Forum Foundation
This forum website uses cookies to register your personal preferences and settings making the use of this website more convenient.

This website also uses cookies for the anonymous recording of the pages you visit during your stay at this website. With this information the website can be optimized and tailored for your convenience. This profile is no case linked to your personal information, such as your name and address or your email address. This cookie only registers (anonymously) the pages you visit on our website.

As part of the analytics service a cookie of Google is placed via our website. We use this service to keep track of and report on how visitors use the website. Google may provide this information to third parties if Google is required to do so by law or in case a third party processes the information on behalf of Google. The World Healthcare Forum Foundation has no influence on these procedures.

The information collected by Google is mostly anonymous. Your IP address will be linked with the collected information. The information is transferred to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

If you do not wish to accept cookies, you will have the option to specify this in your web browser (use the settings ‘cookies off’ or ‘do not track’). Turning off cookies might influence the use of certain online features and/or services.

Legislation on cookies
Since June 5th of 2012 the new telecom act has come into force with a number of sections on internet cookies. The new telecom act was originally intended to come to force on January 1st 2013, but in order to prevent reprisals from the EU the act was introduced on June 5th 2012. For you as a consumer this new legislation means less online convenience. Since it is, at this moment, impossible for us as a provider to meet all requirements stated in the telecom act, we are currently focusing on informing you about this new act. Meanwhile we are studying how to best implement this new act on our website.

More information about your privacy settings in your internet browser is best found by using the help function in your internet browser.

Removing and refusing cookies
You can delete placed cookies and prevent new cookies to be placed by using the browser settings on your computer. If necessary, check the help function in your internet browser.

Note: If you refuse the use of and / or delete cookies, you might not always be able to use all of the website’s features. Refusing the use of cookies or removing them only affects the computer and internet browser on which you perform this operation. If you use multiple devices and / or internet browsers on one device, you will need to repeat the procedure per device/internet browser.

Privacy Statement
Please check the specific privacy statement of this forum.

Alterations on this statement
If necessary we will update or edit this statement. We encourage you to periodically review this statement to stay informed about our current cookie statement. This document was last modified on December 7, 2017.