Welcome to www.epconnect.com, an online community designed by Boston Scientific to facilitate peer-to-peer interaction and information exchange between physicians through the sharing of clinical cases, articles and data in the field of electrophysiology and cardiology (the Site).
In order to allow for a meaningful exchange between the Users, it is imperative to establish and maintain a high level of expertise and professionalism. Therefore, this Site is specifically targeted to Healthcare Professionals (“HCPs”) and not to patients. Any HCP or trained medical doctor with a view to improve his/her knowledge on Electrophysiology or to interact with peers on the latest technological developments is welcome on the Site.
The moderator role will also be to monitor the overall interaction on the Site to identify trends and interests in order for us to improve our offer and gain further intelligence on the development of the activity in the EP field.
We process your information in good faith, lawfully, and in compliance with all applicable data protection laws. Any information related to you will be treated as strictly confidential. Boston Scientific also ensures that appropriate technical and organizational security measures are taken to protect your information.
By registering to the Site, you agree to provide the following personal information: full name, e-mail and your professional role and medical specialty, the name of your organization/hospital and city/country, as well as your health care practitioner identifier number, when applicable. You can also upload your picture on your account if you like. Finally, all the comments and material that you publish on www.epconnect.com are also attached to you onto the community.
We use common Internet technologies to keep track of your online activity on the Site, such as cookies, to track your visits, remember your preferences (such as password) and offer you a more personalized online user experience. Cookies are small text files, containing information, that are transferred to your computer's hard disk by a website. This information might be about you, your preferences or your device and is typically used to make the site work as you expect it. We respect your privacy rights therefore you can choose not to allow some types of cookies. However, note that this may impact your experience with the site and the services we are able to offer. You will be presented with a cookie consent banner you’re your entry onto the community and such tracking will only take place upon your prior consent.
We will send you periodic emails, containing platform notifications and RSS feeds of the latest or trending posts, to keep you informed on the platform activities. You can at any time decide to unsubscribe from this update in your account settings.
We retain your information while your account is active. But if you remove your account on the Site and you are a customer of Boston Scientific please note that this will not impact the information we may have on you as a customer.
Your registration information will be stored on Servers based in the EU. These Servers may be operated by data processors on behalf of Boston Scientific.
We will validate your identity as a physician by matching the information you provide to us during your registration on the Site against the data we have stored about you on our customer management system, Salesforce.com. For users who we are unable to validate through Salesforce.com, we will conduct a manual verification of your identity as a physician.
Your Data will be accessible to the other companies of the Boston Scientific Group.
For this matter, your personal information may be transferred or accessed to or from the United States (a country which is not recognized as offering an adequate level of protection of personal data by the European Commission) by staff of other Boston Scientific entities. To lawfully transfer your personal data outside the EU/EEA, Boston Scientific adhered to the EU-U.S. and to the Swiss-US Privacy Shield (Article 46(2)(f) GDPR). Boston Scientific's Privacy Shield certifications and documents are available at https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt00000004EMjAAM&status=Active.
At any time, you are entitled under the circumstances set forth under - Applicable Data Protection Law to:
You may revoke at any time the consent you provided to the processing of your personal information when registering to the Site and you can exercise any of the above rights by filing a request to our European Data Protection Officer at EuropePrivacy@bsci.com or by postal mail at the following address:
Boston Scientific Ibérica, S.A. - European Data Protection Officer
Parque Empresarial Puerta de las Naciones
Calle Ribera del Loira, 38 - Edificio 4
28042 Madrid – Spain
Finally, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the data protection authority of your country [see EU list] where you consider that the processing of your personal data infringes the Applicable Data Protection Law.
In case you are not located in the EU/EEA zone, you can exercise those rights by contacting the data controller at its registered address or by contacting the Global Privacy Team at Globalprivacy@bsci.com or by Postal Mail:
28042 Madrid – Spain
Global Privacy Office/Legal
300 Boston Scientific Way
Marlborough, MA 01752 (USA)