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1.  ADMISSIONS

The Medical Device Sales Institute (MDSI) is dedicated to protecting the privacy of individuals who apply for admission. Our Privacy Notice outlines the disclosure and use of information provided by applicants. By submitting your application to MDSI through our websites or other digital platforms, or by providing MDSI with information in your admission application, you consent to the use, disclosure, and collection of that information as described in this Privacy Notice.

 

1a.  INFORMATION COLLECTED BY MDSI FOR ADMISSIONS:

During the application process or your tenure as a student, MDSI may collect personal and confidential information provided by you directly or through a third party.  Your application submission authorizes MDSI to utilize data and information collected, including test scores, as a means to review your application for admission. For the purposes of this Privacy Notice, "personal and confidential" information refers to the voluntary submission of such data in the application for admission.

 

MDSI also gathers essential details from you, including your name, address, phone number, and educational background. In the context of this Privacy Notice, "information" encompasses non-sensitive data that you have furnished to MDSI in your application, along with other pertinent details.

1b.  MDSI USE OF INFORMATION:

MDSI will utilize the information provided by you and the information we gather about you to manage your application. Furthermore, we may employ your information to analyze and enhance our admissions procedure, conduct outreach activities, and carry out other processes and functions associated with your admission as a student. Should you be admitted, we may internally employ and disclose your information, including sensitive information, to administrative personnel in order to support your success as a student.

2.  SECURITY

We strive to implement robust security measures to safeguard your information stored on our systems or third-party platforms we utilize for such purposes. It is important to note that while we employ industry-standard SSL (secure socket layer) encryption to protect your data, no data transmission or storage can be guaranteed to be completely secure. Your student portal account password is securely protected, ensuring that only you can access it and view data and information. We strongly advise against sharing your password with anyone.

3.  SAFEGUARDING PERSONAL DATA

We may disclose your Information to third parties as follows:

 

3a.  Consent:

We may utilize and disclose your information to third-parties with your explicit consent.  

3b.  Service Providers:

We may engage third-party support to facilitate our operations. In such instances, we might disclose your Sensitive Information and Information to these parties, who are bound by obligations to protect it from unauthorized disclosure. Additionally, your Information and Sensitive Information may be utilized and shared with your school advisors and administrators as deemed necessary.

3c.  Affiliated Third-Party Platforms:

We may disclose your information to affiliated third party platforms with the intention of providing access and information about you, your background and experience to hiring managers, recruiters and other interested parties.  

3d.  Legal Requirements:

As required by law, court order, or subpoena, we may disclose your information to third parties. Additionally, we may share your information with third parties in emergency situations, where we believe it is necessary to protect the health, safety, or property of any individual.

4.  MDSI PRIVACY POLICY (GENERAL)

The Medical Device Sales Institute, also known as MDSI, is dedicated to providing information services that prioritize and respect the privacy concerns of our users. This Privacy Notice aims to inform you about our general policies and practices regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of information that you provide to us and that we gather from you while you use our website (https://www.meddsi.com/) and student portal (https://mdsi.classe365.com/).

 

The specific types of information we collect may vary depending on the particular MDSI site or application you visit or use. Therefore, this Privacy Notice serves as a general statement and may be supplemented by additional privacy notices that specifically address personal information associated with a particular department, unit, or function.

 

4a.  COLLECTION OF DATA & INFORMATION AND INTENDED USES:

By using our websites, you have the option to provide MDSI with certain information voluntarily. This may include your name, email, or other contact details. Rest assured that any information you submit will be collected by MDSI for the purpose of addressing your inquiries, as well as for internal marketing and development endeavors. In order to facilitate your engagement with MDSI, our websites may employ online data entry forms. These forms are designed to gather personally identifiable information, such as your name, contact information (email, address, telephone number), and other relevant identifiers. This enables you to conveniently provide feedback, register for events, or utilize MDSI's online applications and services.

We may disclose personally identifiable information about you to unaffiliated third parties in the following circumstances:

 

• If you request or provide expressed authorization to use information.

 

• If the information is necessary to complete a transaction for you.

• If the information is required to comply with the law, regulations, governmental requests, court orders or subpoenas, or to enforce our intended use or other contractual agreements. This may also include protecting our rights, property, or safety, as well as the rights, property, or safety of our student users or others (for example, sharing information with a consumer reporting agency for fraud protection).

• If the information is shared with our agents, outside vendors, or service providers who perform functions on our behalf. This may include analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, delivering customer service, and more, as described in this Privacy Notice or in a specific privacy notice associated with a particular function or service.

We may freely share non-personally identifiable information about you without limitation. MDSI will not, under any circumstances, sell personal data or information to third parties for direct marketing, advertising, or promotion of their products or services.

5.  COOKIES, WEBSITE DATA & ANALYTICS

We utilize cookies and similar technology to gather aggregated (non-personal) data on website usage from all our visitors. This assists us in remembering your preferences and personalizing your experience upon returning to our websites. These cookies may remain on your browser until they expire or are manually deleted. Additionally, we employ technology to remember your login information for future visits. Some of these cookies are automatically cleared when you close your browser, while others persist for a set duration.

 

For more comprehensive information on cookies and their functionality, please visit https://www.hp.com/us-en/shop/tech-takes/what-are-computer-cookies. Please note that declining cookies by adjusting your browser settings may result in certain website features not functioning properly. In some cases, we may authorize selected third parties to place cookies on our website for improved insights into website usage, user demographics, and relevant advertising. These third parties may collect information about a user's online activities across different websites and over time.

At MDSI, we leverage the functionality of Google Analytics and similar web analytics tools, available on our website (https://www.meddsi.com/), to gather valuable insights on visitor traffic and behavior. This empowers us to identify and analyze usage trends, ultimately enhancing the performance and content of our websites. It's important to note that we do not utilize this tool to collect or store any personal information, nor can it be used to personally identify you. If you prefer to disable tracking by Google Analytics, you can use the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout). Your privacy and browsing experience matter to us.

6.  EMAIL COMMUNICATION

You have the right to opt out of receiving any MDSI email communication. To manage your email preferences, simply follow the "unsubscribe" instructions provided in any email you receive from MDSI. Please note that opting out of certain emails does not affect communications regarding your account or educational matters.

7.  UPDATES TO PRIVACY NOTICE

MDSI retains the right to modify this privacy notice at any time and at our discretion. We encourage visitors to regularly check this page for any updates. If any changes are made, we will provide the new effective date below. By continuing to use this site after any alterations to this Privacy Policy, you signify your acceptance of the revised terms.  

MDSI Privacy Policy Effective Date: 8/1/2023

1. ADMISSIONS:

The Medical Device Sales Institute (MDSI) is dedicated to protecting the privacy of individuals who apply for admission. Our Privacy Notice outlines the disclosure and use of information provided by applicants. By submitting your application to MDSI through our websites or other digital platforms, or by providing MDSI with information in your admission application, you consent to the use, disclosure, and collection of that information as described in this Privacy Notice.

 

1a.  INFORMATION COLLECTED BY MDSI FOR ADMISSIONS:

During the application process or your tenure as a student, MDSI may collect personal and confidential information provided by you directly or through a third party.  Your application submission authorizes MDSI to utilize data and information collected, including test scores, as a means to review your application for admission. For the purposes of this Privacy Notice, "personal and confidential" information refers to the voluntary submission of such data in the application for admission.

 

MDSI also gathers essential details from you, including your name, address, phone number, and educational background. In the context of this Privacy Notice, "information" encompasses non-sensitive data that you have furnished to MDSI in your application, along with other pertinent details.

1b.  MDSI USE OF INFORMATION:

MDSI will utilize the information provided by you and the information we gather about you to manage your application. Furthermore, we may employ your information to analyze and enhance our admissions procedure, conduct outreach activities, and carry out other processes and functions associated with your admission as a student. Should you be admitted, we may internally employ and disclose your information, including sensitive information, to administrative personnel in order to support your success as a student.

2.  SECURITY

We strive to implement robust security measures to safeguard your information stored on our systems or third-party platforms we utilize for such purposes. It is important to note that while we employ industry-standard SSL (secure socket layer) encryption to protect your data, no data transmission or storage can be guaranteed to be completely secure. Your student portal account password is securely protected, ensuring that only you can access it and view data and information. We strongly advise against sharing your password with anyone.

 

3. SAFEGUARDING PERSONAL DATA:

We may disclose your Information to third parties as follows:

 

3a.  Consent:

We may utilize and disclose your information to third-parties with your explicit consent.  

3b.  Service Providers:

We may engage third-party support to facilitate our operations. In such instances, we might disclose your Sensitive Information and Information to these parties, who are bound by obligations to protect it from unauthorized disclosure. Additionally, your Information and Sensitive Information may be utilized and shared with your school advisors and administrators as deemed necessary.

 

3c.  Affiliated Third-Party Platforms:

We may disclose your information to affiliated third party platforms with the intention of providing access and information about you, your background and experience to hiring managers, recruiters and other interested parties.  

 

3d.  Legal Requirements:

As required by law, court order, or subpoena, we may disclose your information to third parties. Additionally, we may share your information with third parties in emergency situations, where we believe it is necessary to protect the health, safety, or property of any individual. 

4. MDSI PRIVACY POLICY (GENERAL):

The Medical Device Sales Institute, also known as MDSI, is dedicated to providing information services that prioritize and respect the privacy concerns of our users. This Privacy Notice aims to inform you about our general policies and practices regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of information that you provide to us and that we gather from you while you use our website (https://www.meddsi.com/) and student portal (https://mdsi.classe365.com/).

 

The specific types of information we collect may vary depending on the particular MDSI site or application you visit or use. Therefore, this Privacy Notice serves as a general statement and may be supplemented by additional privacy notices that specifically address personal information associated with a particular department, unit, or function.

 

4a.  COLLECTION OF DATA & INFORMATION AND INTENDED USES:

By using our websites, you have the option to provide MDSI with certain information voluntarily. This may include your name, email, or other contact details. Rest assured that any information you submit will be collected by MDSI for the purpose of addressing your inquiries, as well as for internal marketing and development endeavors. In order to facilitate your engagement with MDSI, our websites may employ online data entry forms. These forms are designed to gather personally identifiable information, such as your name, contact information (email, address, telephone number), and other relevant identifiers. This enables you to conveniently provide feedback, register for events, or utilize MDSI's online applications and services.

We may disclose personally identifiable information about you to unaffiliated third parties in the following circumstances:

 

• If you request or provide expressed authorization to use information.

 

• If the information is necessary to complete a transaction for you.

• If the information is required to comply with the law, regulations, governmental requests, court orders or subpoenas, or to enforce our intended use or other contractual agreements. This may also include protecting our rights, property, or safety, as well as the rights, property, or safety of our student users or others (for example, sharing information with a consumer reporting agency for fraud protection).

• If the information is shared with our agents, outside vendors, or service providers who perform functions on our behalf. This may include analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, delivering customer service, and more, as described in this Privacy Notice or in a specific privacy notice associated with a particular function or service.

We may freely share non-personally identifiable information about you without limitation. MDSI will not, under any circumstances, sell personal data or information to third parties for direct marketing, advertising, or promotion of their products or services.

5. COOKIES, WEBSITE, DATA & ANALYTICS:

We utilize cookies and similar technology to gather aggregated (non-personal) data on website usage from all our visitors. This assists us in remembering your preferences and personalizing your experience upon returning to our websites. These cookies may remain on your browser until they expire or are manually deleted. Additionally, we employ technology to remember your login information for future visits. Some of these cookies are automatically cleared when you close your browser, while others persist for a set duration.

 

For more comprehensive information on cookies and their functionality, please visit https://www.hp.com/us-en/shop/tech-takes/what-are-computer-cookies. Please note that declining cookies by adjusting your browser settings may result in certain website features not functioning properly. In some cases, we may authorize selected third parties to place cookies on our website for improved insights into website usage, user demographics, and relevant advertising. These third parties may collect information about a user's online activities across different websites and over time.

At MDSI, we leverage the functionality of Google Analytics and similar web analytics tools, available on our website (https://www.meddsi.com/), to gather valuable insights on visitor traffic and behavior. This empowers us to identify and analyze usage trends, ultimately enhancing the performance and content of our websites. It's important to note that we do not utilize this tool to collect or store any personal information, nor can it be used to personally identify you. If you prefer to disable tracking by Google Analytics, you can use the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout). Your privacy and browsing experience matter to us.

6. EMAIL Communication:

You have the right to opt out of receiving any MDSI email communication. To manage your email preferences, simply follow the "unsubscribe" instructions provided in any email you receive from MDSI. Please note that opting out of certain emails does not affect communications regarding your account or educational matters.

7.  UPDATES to Privacy Policy:

MDSI retains the right to modify this privacy notice at any time and at our discretion. We encourage visitors to regularly check this page for any updates. If any changes are made, we will provide the new effective date below. By continuing to use this site after any alterations to this Privacy Policy, you signify your acceptance of the revised terms.  

PRIVACY POLICY

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