What We Collect
INFORMATION PROVIDED BY YOU
DIFC gives you a number of options regarding what information you will provide us:
- When you register to create an account with DIFC (whether through DIFC App or website);
- When you participate on a Community Group or other communication mechanism; and
- When you update a DIFC App or the Website with information relevant to your fertility or menstrual cycle or pregnancy,
When you register with DIFC you will submit a variety of information about yourself (such as gender, age, birth date, email address, mobile phone number) and as you use the DIFC App you may submit a variety of other information (such as menstrual cycle, weight, temperature, occupation, hobbies, interests, pincode, locality, etc.). You may also choose to provide us with access to certain personal information stored by third parties including social media sites (such as Facebook and Twitter). The information we have access is controlled by your privacy settings and your authorization. You may (and may be required to) share information about or give us access to additional third-party websites or services. In addition to information about yourself, it may be possible for you to submit other content (“Content”), such as photos and other media, each of which you present through technology available through the Services, including but not limited to our forum. It is entirely up to you whether you want to submit this additional information, and whether you would like to make it available to others – although information you share on the forum will automatically be shared with others, including users of the app and others on the internet. However, DIFC has no responsibility for how people you allow to view your Content (or the public if you make any information available to the public or post on the Forum) use that material, or to whom they may forward it.
Finally, we may use information that you include in emails or other communication methods to us to assist us in providing the Service, and we may publish that information on an anonymous basis. In addition, the text of any posting on any one of the forums, bulletin boards, or other similar publically accessible systems offered by DIFC (including any marketplace or services) becomes the property of DIFC, and may be republished by DIFC in its sole discretion and will be made available to other people through the internet. In each case, we will collect and record the information you have provided.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM OTHER SOURCES
Other than names and email addresses provided at your discretion, we don’t generally require you to give us any “Personally Identifying Information” about yourself, although of course, all the information about your health is extremely private. Furthermore, when you use one of the DIFC Apps, we may record information regarding the use of that App, including your cell phone number, and if such facilities are enabled on your cell phone, your location and similar information.
Finally, in order to provide the best possible service and to allow us to make certain internal reports and make recommendations, we collect aggregate information about the use of the app or website or wearable, including information about users accessing the Website or using the DIFC App, such as Internet protocol addresses, browser type, browser language, referring / exit pages and URLs, other browser history, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, and the date and time (“Activity Information”).
How We Use/Share Your Information
WE DO NOT RENT OR SELL YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION TO ANY THIRD PARTIES. WE DON’T SHARE YOUR INFORMATION (OTHER THAN FORUM POSTS) TO SOCIAL NETWORKS OR OTHER PUBLIC OR SEMI-PUBLIC PLACES UNLESS INSTRUCTED BY YOU TO DO SO. However, we may share your personal information with third parties in an aggregate and anonymous format combined with the information we collect from other users.
We share your personal information with employees, affiliates, vendors, partners and third parties as required to offer the Services. This includes, but is not limited to, processing transactions, maintaining your account, responding to court orders and legal investigations, for litigation purposes, complying with audits or other investigations, and reporting to credit bureaus.
We may share your personal information as necessary in order for DIFC to provide you Services, and possibly to tell you about products and services of interest to you. We also may decide to share your information for joint marketing purposes with other companies.
We will share your information with any party when required by law or by a government request to do so or to combat fraud or criminal activity.
We make your profile available to other users according to the privacy settings you set for yourself as part of your profile. Your user name will be identified to us and to any recipient of messages you send through the Services including on forums. We also use your name, email address and other information on our system to notify you of new product releases, service notifications, and to solicit your feedback and input. In the event that we decide to allow you to submit other information about yourself, the availability of that information to other users will also be controlled by privacy settings you may set for yourself.
You understand and agree that we may access, preserve, and disclose any information we may have about you and the contents of your account if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access, preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to avoid liability, to comply with legal processes, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order, or to protect our rights and property, or that of our affiliates or the public. DIFC is not required to question or contest the validity of any search warrant, subpoena or other similar governmental requests that it receives. DIFC may maintain copies of your content indefinitely, even after you terminate your account.
We may use this information to verify your identity, verify your address, or manage risk. We may also use information to perform and improve our Services, contact you, conduct research, and provide anonymous reporting for medical research. For example, we may use the information to provide customer service and support, process transactions, resolve disputes, collect payments, prevent illegal activities, customize the Services and recommendations, reduce risk to all parties involved in our transactions, and verify the accuracy of information.
We may use the information to deliver targeted marketing, products, or service update notices, and promotional offers based on your communication preferences. We may combine your information with information we collect from other companies and use it to improve and personalize the Services, content, and advertising. We may also do so in order to improve our prediction methodologies and algorithms.
Controlling Your Personal Information
Be advised that if you send messages or post material on or forums or elsewhere containing personal information, that information may be collected and used by others. The Services provide a number of tools that you can use to control the availability of your profile and other personal information, but forum posts will be available to the general public. You can edit your profile and other information at any time through each of the DIFC Apps and/or the Website. You can terminate your account at any time which will remove your profile and other personal information from view. DIFC, however, may (but is not obligated to) keep information about you that is on its system following your termination and your forum posts will continue to be available online.
Transfer of Information
You may decide to provide us with another person’s email address so that person may be invited to join DIFC or so that we may facilitate your communication with other people through the Services. You may also provide us with another person’s contact information for purposes of delivering information through the DIFC Apps. We use this information to contact and, if necessary, remind that person that he or she has been invited to join DIFC or received content through one of the DIFC Apps. All invitees are provided with the option not to receive further invitations from DIFC. We may disclose such information if required to do so in order to comply with the legal process, as described above.
Third Party Content
Use of Information
The Services may contain links to other websites, and content in the DIFC Apps may be hosted by other websites. These other sites maintain their own policies regarding cookies and the collection and use of personal information. It is up to you to review those policies yourself.
We use industry standard security measures to protect your information so that it is not made available to unauthorized parties. If you have any questions regarding which measures and techniques we use, feel free to contact us. We store and process your information maintaining physical, electronic and procedural safeguards. We maintain physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems and use safeguards such as firewalls and data encryption. We enforce physical access controls to our buildings, and we authorize access to personal information only for those employees who require it to fulfill the responsibilities of their jobs.