Dermoscopedia:Privacy Policy

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dermoscopedia (by the International Dermocopy Society (IDS))

The processing of personal data of users of the website (the “Site”), particularly of persons signing up for a dermoscopedia account, is subject to applicable data protection law, including but not limited to the European General Data Protection Regulation dated April 27, 2016 (GDPR) and this privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”).

If you do not agreeing to the terms set forth in this Privacy Policy, you may not use the Site and/or sign up for a dermoscopedia account.

This Privacy Policy outlines the information dermoscopedia collects, how we use that information, and how you can control how your information is shared. This Privacy Policy applies only to dermoscopedia (collectively, the “Service” or “Site”), operated by The International Dermoscopy Society (IDS), Auenbruggerplatz 8, A-8036 Graz, Austria (the "Operator"). Please be aware that when you follow a link to another site, this Privacy Policy does not apply, and dermoscopedia has no control over what information they collect from you.

In General

In order to sign up for a dermoscopedia account, your chosen username, a valid email address, password, and date of birth are required. “Optional information” that we request you provide may include your first name, last name, and your gender. We may also request that you provide additional “optional information” such as your interests and hobbies for purposes of enhancing your profile among the dermoscopedia community. Any “optional information” you choose to provide may be made public. We use this information to improve your experience with the Service.

If you request the creation of a dermoscopedia community, all details submitted in regard to this may be made public.


dermoscopedia also may send one or more cookies - a small file that lives in your web browser that helps the Service operate with full functionality (such as keeping you logged into the service). Most web browsers allow you to disable cookies, and you are welcome to continue to use the Service if you choose to do so. However, some of the Service’s features may not function properly if cookies are disabled.

dermoscopedia’s user data is stored in the United States, and its servers log some information whenever you access the Service; information such as your IP address, the time of your visit, your browser type and your browser's language setting.

If you send a communication to the Operator, we may hold onto that communication so that we can respond appropriately, and so that we can incorporate your feedback to improve the Service.

You are required to register for an account or to provide any personal information to us in order to use the Service.

dermoscopedia collects all the information you provide when you modify the content of a page or the Service (such as making edits, uploading images, etc.). An indicator that you provided that information is left on the History tab associated with the edited page or appropriate special/image page; on the Recent Changes link and in your user contributions.

Google Analytics

dermoscopedia may collect information about your computer, including your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and in order to create reports. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

Google Analytics is a web analytics tool that helps website owners understand how visitors engage with their website. Google Analytics customers can view a variety of reports about how visitors interact with their website so that they can improve it.

Like many services, Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to track visitor interactions as in our case, where they are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We then use the information to compile reports and to help us improve our site.

Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. These cookies are used to store information, such as the time that the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before and what site referred the visitor to the web page.

Google Analytics collects information anonymously. It reports website trends without identifying individual visitors. You can opt out of Google Analytics without affecting how you visit our site – for more information on opting out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you use, visit this Google page.

Sharing Your Information

dermoscopedia only shares your information with others in the following circumstances:

  1. As described above.
  2. With affiliated entities, companies, contractors, and vendors. We require these parties to process your information in compliance with this Privacy Policy.
  3. As required by law enforcement agencies.
  4. As we, in our sole judgment, deem necessary to investigate a breach of security.
  5. As necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contractual relationship.

If the Operator becomes involved in substantial changes affecting this Site, we will provide notice to you, via an update to this Privacy Policy, of any personal information to be transferred and/or subject to a different policy.

We may also share with third parties aggregated, non-personal information, such as the number of new user registrations over a specific time period or the number of users who edited the wiki.

All questions or comments regarding dermoscopedia should be submitted to the email address identified in the "Contact us" section of the Site. Depending on your jurisdiction, you also may have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority competent for your country or region.

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