2. General information
The Platform is published and hosted by BALT INTERNATIONAL SAS, a simplified joint stock company with a capital of 44 000 Euros, registered in the Pontoise Trade and Companies Register under number 501 447 700, and whose registered address is located at 10 rue de la Croix Vigneron, 95160 Montmorency - France - Tel: 01 39 89 46 41, VAT number FR85501447700, hereinafter referred to as "the Company".
The Publisher is Pascal Girin.
The Editor-in-chief is Mohamed Bahri.
The Platform is a free medical education platform that includes several professional non-commercial functionalities.
The Platform hosts varied videos with a scientific content that are intended only for international physicians practicing in the field of interventional neuroradiology or interns studying in said field. The User warrants that he/she owns the necessary administrative and legal authorizations to view the content of the videos, in compliance with any applicable law. Other audiences are not allowed access to the Platform.
The videos available on the Platform are on subjects related to interventional neuroradiology as a whole and may be recorded clinical cases, webinars, literature reviews, etc... The videos are produced in collaboration with physicians, expert in the interventional neuroradiology field, upon previous request made by the Company. The Company’s support for the production of the videos and their publication on the Platform does not interfere with the physicians’ professional independence and does not constitute endorsement of the content presented in said videos.
The Platform also includes an internal messaging service dedicated to Users (the “Ask the Expert” corner). This feature allows Users to share expertise and request advices from an expert chosen by him/her among a pool of physicians listed on the Platform. Discussions within this context must remain polite, courteous and must comply with any applicable law related to the protection of personal data and medical secrecy. All content of the messages provided and sent via this functionality shall be in the French or English language. The Company reserves the right to temporarily remove or block content and request from the User that the language is revised. The Company has the right but not the obligation to review the content supplied by the User and can in no way be held responsible for such content. The User is solely responsible for the content of the messages sent via this functionality. The User will at all times ensure that the content of the messages complies with applicable laws.
Any treatments, tests, (medical) products, opinions or other information that is referred to in the content on the Platform does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement of the Company. Discussions, views and recommendations as to publications, medical procedures, products, choice of drugs and drug dosages are appraisals of the User. The User must maintain privacy and integrity and security of personal information in the provision of electronic prescriptions and comply with all applicable laws relating to the provision of electronic prescriptions and medical appointments.
Registration is necessary to access the Platform’s content. The Company sets measures to ensure only physicians in the field of interventional neuroradiology or interns studying in said field may be created an account. This account is strictly personal and access by any other third party to the Platform through this personal account is prohibited. In case of non-compliance, the Company reserves the right to block Users.
Physicians practicing in the United States or interns studying in the United States are not authorized to access the Platform and any application to create an account and access the Platform by such physicians or interns will be automatically turned down.
The User may request the deletion of its personal account at any time by sending an email to the address _______.
The Platform is not intended to provide specific advice for use of products sold by BALT group companies. It is in no way intended to provide, in any way whatsoever, advice on health or pharmacy matters, the use of products marketed by BALT group companies, or consultations in these areas. For any information of this kind, a competent health professional should be consulted.
The Platform can be accessed from various countries around the world and may contain information on devices that is not approved or cleared by a government regulatory body for sale or use with different indications and restrictions in specific countries or regions of the world and/or which is subject to regulations and conditions for use that vary from a country to another. Such information does not mean that the BALT group companies intend to announce or commercialize these medical devices in the User’s country of residence.
Every country has specific laws and regulations related to medical devices communication. In no case whatsoever may the information displayed on the Platform be considered as the unlawful solicitation, the promotion or advertising of a medical device in the User’s country of residence. If the User accesses the Platform from outside France, the User does so at his or her own risk and is responsible for complying with the laws of the jurisdiction where he or she accesses the Platform. It is the sole responsibility of the User to verify which devices are authorized in his/her country. Therefore, the User is advised that certain contents are intended only for certain Users in specific countries. If any content violates professional or other regulations applicable in the country in which the User operates, the User undertakes to immediately inform the Company.
The User therefore acknowledges that he/she is fully aware that the information contained on the Platform is not intended, in any way whatsoever, to promote or recommend the use of any products, whether or not they are marketed by BALT group companies.
3. Intellectual Property
The content of this Platform, including but not limited to data, information, trademarks, trade names, designs, images, drawings, audio, video and logos, as well as the structure of the Platform, its navigation plan, logos, the design and organization of its sections, their titles, databases, structure and texts (hereinafter "the Contents") are the exclusive property of the BALT group companies or third-parties when applicable.
Any partial or total representation, reproduction and/or distribution of the Content is prohibited and constitutes an infringement of the copyrights of the BALT group companies and other intellectual property rights likely to engage the civil and criminal liability of the counterfeiter.
When contributing to the content on the Platform, the User represents and warrants that the information and data provided by him/her or on his/her behalf is accurate, complete, reliable and up to date. By submitting his or her content through the Platform, the User grant the Company a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, fully paid, sublicensable and transferable license solely for the purpose of the Platform, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Platform.
4. Content use
The User undertakes to use the Platform:
- in accordance with its destination;
- for personal use to the exclusion of any commercial, marketing or promotional activity;
- in compliance with any applicable law, including law related to personal data protection and medical secrecy;
- in compliance with copyright and any other types of intellectual property rights;
- without any use of a robot or any other automated means to access or use the Contents of the Platform, and without attempting to interfere with the Platform;
- without attempting to copy, reproduce it in whole or in part, make it accessible or distribute it by any means to unauthorized third parties.
- be interrupted in cases of force majeure or events beyond the Company's control,
- contain technical or human errors, and
- occasionally lead to data loss.
- Management of contact forms for access to the Platform;
- Management of message sending; and
- Platform statistics.
- Employees of the Company, authorized by virtue of their functions and bound by an obligation of confidentiality and
- Service providers and subcontractors performing services on the Company’s behalf within the frame of the Platform.
The User is solely responsible for the use of the information accessible via this Platform, which the Company reserves the right to modify at any time, for updating in particular.
Similarly, the Company reserves the right to delete or modify the features of the Platform, without notice or compensation.
5. Responsibility and disclaimer of warranties
In any event, the User acknowledges specifically that the information and services offered on the Platform may:
It is the responsibility of each User to take all appropriate measures to protect his or her own data, software and hardware from contamination by viruses or other forms of attacks that may spread through the Platform or other sources of information published on the Internet.
The Company reserves the right to interrupt, temporarily suspend or modify without notice access to all or part of the Platform, in order to ensure its maintenance, or for any other reason, and such interruption shall not give rise to any obligation or compensation.
6. Hypertext links
The Platform may contain hypertext links or references to websites. The Company has no control over the content of third-party websites and cannot be held liable for any direct or indirect damage resulting from the consultation of said content. Any link to another website has been created solely for the browsing convenience of the Platform Users.
In addition, the presence of a hypertext link to a third-party website does not mean that the Company approves the content of this third-party website.
The User shall visit third-party websites under his or her sole and entire responsibility, at his or her own risk and peril, and in accordance with the terms and conditions of use of these websites.
Any creation of a hypertext link to the Platform or one of its pages must be authorized in writing by the Company prior to its creation.
7. Personal data protection policy
Processing of personal data
The Company undertakes to protect the privacy of its Users in compliance with the regulations in force and in particular with Data Protection Act No. 78-17 on computer technologies and civil liberties (“Informatique et Libertés”) of 6 January 1978 as amended, and Regulation No. 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (the "Regulation").
In the context of operating the Platform, the Company collects User data: last name, first name, business or private e-mail address and country of practice of medicine.
The User may not send or disclose sensitive personal data (e.g. social security number, information relating to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health status, sexual activities or orientations, criminal record, membership in a trade union, or biometric or genetic data allowing an individual’s unique identification) via the Platform or by any other means. The User shall not divulge, transmit, extract or compile from the Platform the personal information of other Users.
Data about Users are collected, processed and stored in accordance with the purposes for which they were collected, with some of the information being mandatory and other optional, as indicated on the data collection forms.
The purposes of User data intended at the time of collection include:
The data collected is intended for the Company's exclusive use. In order to achieve the above purposes, the Company may disclose your personal data only to:
The Company reserves the right to disclose your personal data to public authorities in connection with official requests, for national security purposes or when the law requires it.
Personal data rights of individuals
In accordance with Act No. 78-17 of 6 January 1978 as amended, and the Regulation, you have the following rights over your data: right of access, right of rectification, right to deletion (right to be forgotten), right of opposition, right to limit processing, and right to portability. You can also define guidelines for the storage, deletion and communication of your personal data after your death.
For reasons relating to your particular situation, you may object to the processing of your personal data.
To exercise your rights, please send a postal letter to the attention of the Company’s Data Protection Department (BALT INTERNATIONAL SAS - 10 rue de la Croix Vigneron - 95160 MONTMORENCY - FRANCE) or an e-mail message to email@example.com. Please provide proof of your identity. We recommend that you send your letter/message in acknowledgement mode.
Subject to any failure by the Company to comply with the above provisions, you have the right to file a complaint with the competent authority.
Data storage period
The Company undertakes to store your personal data in a secure environment for as long as necessary to achieve the purposes for which they were collected or for the minimum storage period provided for by the legislation applicable for civil and commercial matters in particular. Some personal data may be retained by the Company for longer periods of time exclusively for archival purposes, in the public interest, for scientific or historical research or for statistical purposes.
Cross-border data transfer
When you give your consent (if required by law), your personal information may be transferred to countries other than your country of residence, including the United States, which may have different data protection rules than those in effect in your country. Contractual and other provisions have been put in place to protect personal data transferred to our subsidiaries or to third-party partners in other countries.
Taking into account technological developments, implementation costs, the nature of the data to be protected and the risks to individuals' rights and freedoms, the Company shall implement all appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure the confidentiality of the personal data collected and processed and a level of security appropriate to the risk.
In the event that the Company entrusts data processing activities to subcontractors, the latter will be chosen for their capacity to provide sufficient guarantees as to the implementation of appropriate technical and organizational measures, in particular in terms of reliability and security measures.
In addition, the Company reserves the right to communicate your personal data in order to meet its legal obligations, and in particular if it is forced to do so by judicial requisition.
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9. General provisions