The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. We use the information we collect about you to help us understand more about how our site is used and to make improvements to the site accordingly. The "personal information" is information that could enable us to identify you, such as your email address.

Please read the following policy to understand how your personal information will be treated. This policy may change from time to time so please check back periodically.

What information is collected on the heartcharter.eu website?

The following information regarding visitors to this website is collected: information regarding what pages are accessed and when, information volunteered by you (such as Charter initiatives, initiative URLs, your email address)

How is my information used?

The information that is collected about you helps us understand more about how our site is used and to make improvements to the site accordingly. You might exceptionally be contacted by the ESC regarding the initiative you have posted.

Who is collecting your information?

When you are in the Heartcharter.eu website and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with the ESC alone unless stated otherwise.

With whom does the ESC share your information?

As a general rule, the ESC will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information, except when we have your permission or under special circumstances, such as when we believe in good faith that the law requires it.

The ESC may occasionally make anonymous information about website usage available to other institutions included in this project.

How does the ESC protect my personal identifiable information?

The ESC is committed to taking reasonable steps to protect the individual identifying information that you provide to us.

What security precautions are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of my information?

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, the ESC cannot 100% ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your data, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to your computer’s hard disk for record keeping purposes. They are small text files that do not pose a threat to your system or files. The use of cookies is an industry standard, and many websites use them to provide useful features. You can choose to either delete cookies on your computer or to reject them.Cookies in and of themselves identify computers only and cannot be used to identify a person or a visitor to a website.