IJMA is a peer-reviewed, open-access print and on-ine journal published by the Global Health and Education Projects, Inc. (GHEP). GHEP is a US 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that strives to address the social determinants of health and elimination of health disparities across the world.
GHEP publications platform and websites include the various components referred to above including all journal content products, services, features, functionalities, content related sites, and other information accessible through the IJMA Network portal [whether provided by GHEP or any third party], related sites include IJMA on Facebook, IJMA on Twitter, IJMA on Linkedin, e-mail addresses and other personal information. The GHEP websites and IJMA portal are committed to preserving site visitors’ privacy of personal information. The IJMA portal does not collect personal information from a site visitor unless that visitor explicitly and intentionally provides it.
Collection, retention, and use of personal information about site visitors will occur if you choose to interact with the GHEP. for example, you can choose to subscribe to IJMA and/or the IJMA resources, receive e-mail notifications regarding tables of contents, topic collections, and article alerts whether or not you are a subscriber, or learn about new offerings from the GHEP. Depending on the type of product or service that you request, you may be asked to provide different personal information. The IJMA portal may require your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, credit card number, Internet protocol (IP) address, and/or other identifying information. For a specific listing of the type of personal information collected, please refer to the appropriate online form.
The GHEP portal may use your personal information collected via the sites (in addition to the e-mail address information use outlined above) for the following purposes:
- Provide access to journal content.
- Process, fulfill, and follow-up on orders.
- Answer your e-mails.
- Send information you request.
- Send and process surveys.
- Ensure the GHEP Publications are relevant to your needs.
- Recommend content that suits you.
- Notify you about new products/services, special offers, upgrades and other related information from IJMA and other GHEP Publications.
All e-mail alerts contain an “unsubscribe” option in case you want to discontinue the alert(s) at any time.
The GHEP portal also occasionally hires other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, including, but not limited to, packaging, mailing, and delivering purchases, answering customer questions about products or services, sending postal mail, and processing event registration. We will provide those companies only the information they need to deliver the service, and they are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.
The GHEP portal may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process served on GHEP; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of GHEP; or (c) protect the personal safety of GHEP personnel or members of the public in urgent circumstances.
In addition to the uses identified above, if the site visitor changes his or her personal information on the GHEP portal, that information may be incorporated into the GHEP database commonly known as the GHEP database.
Advertising. The GHEP websites and portal use third parties to serve advertisements and analyze related data. Non-identifiable website visitor data may be collected and used in aggregate to determine the type of advertisement to be seen by site visitors while on the IJMA portal. Advertisements use persistent cookies (defined below) to identify the number of unique computers from which viewers have viewed an advertisement and to manage the number of times a viewer will see an advertisement and similar advertising efficiencies. No personally identifiable information is collected from the persistent cookie.
Website Analytics.Non-identifiable website visitor data may be collected and used in aggregate to help shape and direct the creation and maintenance of content.
Cookies.A cookie is a small file stored on the site user’s computer or Web server and is used to aid Web page navigation. Session cookies are temporary files created when a user signs in on the website or uses the personalized features such as purchasing temporary access to an article or site-wide access. Session cookies are removed when a user logs off or when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies are permanent files and must be deleted manually. Persistent cookies are used on the GHEP portal (1) when a user asks to save user name and password to prevent the need to enter this information again; (2) by advertisements to identify the number of unique computers from which viewers have viewed an advertisement and to manage the number of times a viewer will see an advertisement and similar advertising efficiencies; (3) by quiz and poll features to determine when an individual has already responded or voted; (4) to retain article preference settings; and (5) to maintain shopping cart items. No personally identifiable information is collected from the latter persistent cookie, and only the user name and password is collected for the former persistent cookie and the session cookie; (3) Electronic Store Shopping Cart; and (4) Web Analytics measuring time or site and number of visits.
E-mail messages. E-mail messages sent to or from a website may not be secure. Confidential information should not be sent by e-mail. Site visitors sending e-mail accept the risk that a third party may intercept e-mail messages.
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. Contact us via the phone number or contact form on our website at any time to:
- See what data we have about you, if any;
- Change/correct any data we have about you;
- Ask us to delete any data we have about you; and/or
- Opt out of some or all future communications from us.
User-Generated Content. Any data or personal information that You submit to us as user generated content becomes public and may be used by GHEP in connection with GHEP network/friends our digital applications, and other IJMA publications in any and all media.
Credit card privacy. All credit card transactions are conducted over a secure system. Only authorized personnel with specific identification and passwords can access credit card information solely for the purpose of performing adjustments or refunds at the customer’s request.
Limitation of Liability. Neither GHEP, which owns IJMA, the open-access journal, and the IJMA portal, nor any of its subsidiaries or affiliate entities, agents, employees, or subcontractors shall be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, punitive, or exemplary damages, including lost profits (even if we are advised of the possibility) arising in any way from the information contained in this Web site or any information transmitted via this web site. The GHEP is not liable for any damages or losses that may be caused to any equipment and other software due to any viruses, defects or malfunctions in connection with access or use of the IJMA portal web sites.
Last Updated: October 28, 2016.