At WSSFN (World Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery), we prioritize your privacy and the protection of your data. This Privacy Policy outlines our data practices and how we handle your personal information. We are committed to informing you about the collection, storage, access, and processing of information relating to individuals. In this policy, “Personal Data” refers to any information that can identify an individual, either alone or when combined with other available information.

This Privacy Policy applies to the WSSFN application.

Please note that this policy does not extend to third-party applications, websites, products, services, or platforms that you may access through links provided by WSSFN. These third-party sites operate independently from us and have their own separate privacy and data collection practices. Any personal data shared with these third-party applications will be subject to their respective privacy policies. We cannot accept responsibility for the actions or policies of these independent sites or the content and privacy practices of such sites.

Processing Activities
This Privacy Policy is applicable when you engage with us through the following activities:

Using our application and services as an authorized user.
Visiting any of our websites linked to this Privacy Policy.
Receiving communications from us, including newsletters, emails, calls, or text messages.
Personal Data We Collect

Data You Provide
When you make a purchase or attempt to make a purchase, we collect personal data as part of your order information. This data includes:

Account information such as your name, email address, and password.
Payment information, including billing address, phone number, credit card, debit card, or other payment methods.
We may also collect personal data provided by you or our service providers relating to other individuals. By providing such information, you represent that you have the necessary authority and consent to do so. If you believe your Personal Data has been provided to us improperly or wish to exercise your rights related to your Personal Data, please contact us using the information provided in the “Contact Us” section below.

Device and Usage Data
When you use the WSSFN application, we automatically collect and store information about your visit using cookies or similar technology. You can adjust your device’s settings to refuse cookies or to notify you when a cookie is being sent. Please note that disabling cookies may limit your access to certain features of our service.

Data We Collect from Third Parties
We may receive your personal data from third parties, such as companies subscribing to WSSFN services, partners, and other sources. This information is collected by third parties and is subject to their privacy and data collection policies. We do not have control over how your personal data is handled by third parties. You have the right to review and rectify this information. For inquiries, please first contact the relevant third party. If the third party is unresponsive regarding your rights, you may contact the Data Protection Officer at WSSFN (contact details below), and we will assist you.

Links to Third-Party Websites
Our application may contain links to other websites, applications, and services maintained by third parties. The information practices of these services, as well as social media networks hosting our branded social media pages, are governed by the privacy statements of the third parties. We recommend reviewing these third-party privacy practices to better understand how they handle your data.

Purpose and Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data
We collect and use personal data with your consent to provide, maintain, and improve our products and services. When processing your personal data to provide a product or service, we do so because it is necessary to fulfill contractual obligations. The processing of personal data also serves our legitimate interests in providing products and services, maintaining our relationship with you, and protecting our business (e.g., against fraud). Consent is required to initiate services with you, and new consent will be requested if changes are made to the data collected.

Sharing and Disclosure
We will only share your personal data with third parties as outlined in this Policy or as specified at the time of data collection.

Legal Requirement
We may use or disclose your personal data to comply with legal obligations, in response to requests from public or government authorities, in connection with court or tribunal proceedings, or to prevent loss of life or injury, and to protect our rights and property. Whenever possible and practical, we will notify you in advance of such disclosure.

Retention and Deletion
We will retain your personal data only for as long as necessary for the purposes for which it was collected and as required by applicable law. When we no longer require personal data, we will remove it from our systems and/or take steps to anonymize it.

Your Rights to Your Personal Data

Withdrawing Consent
If you have provided consent for the processing of your personal data, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time, free of charge. This includes unsubscribing from marketing messages you receive from us. To withdraw your consent, please contact us using the information provided at the bottom of this page.

How to Exercise Your Rights
To protect your privacy and security, we may require you to prove your identity before providing requested information.

We reserve the right to modify this Policy at any time. If changes are made, we will post an updated version of this Policy on our application. When using our services, you will be asked to review and accept our Privacy Policy. This process allows us to record your acceptance and notify you of any future changes to this Policy.

If you have a complaint about this Policy or any element of your personal information held by us, please contact us below. If you are not satisfied, you have the right to lodge a complaint with your local data protection authority.