“Personal Information” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, an online identifier or one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person. Personal Information includes information referred to as “personal data,” “personally identifiable information” and such similar references as codified in applicable data protection and privacy Laws (collectively, “Privacy Laws”.)
What are cookies:
A cookie is a text file containing small amounts of data and information, which is downloaded to your computer and stored on your computer’s hard drive or on your mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies allow a website to recognize your device. Cookies that are placed by MDCalc are called “first party cookies” whereas cookies placed by third parties are called “third party cookies,” as explained below.
As you navigate through and interact with our Website, the tracking technologies enable the automatic collection of information about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns, IP address and browser information, and the resources that you access and use on the Website. If you access our Website via your mobile device, we may collect your unique device identifier, mobile device IP address and information about your device’s operating system. The information we collect informs MDCalc about ways in which we can improve the Website design, functionality and content to deliver better and more personalized content and services, helps us to estimate our audience size and usage patterns and to recognize you when you return to our Website. We also use our cookies for marketing purposes.
In addition, and with your affirmative consent, we may share the information collected via cookies with unaffiliated third party advertising agencies that: (i) offer their clients an opportunity to market products and services on our Website, and/or; (ii) offer MDCalc an opportunity to advertise our Services on third party websites. MDCalc provides you with an opportunity to opt out of the collection of your information via cookies prior to the point of collection. You may adjust your browser to reject cookies from us, however, this will not affect the operation of strictly necessary cookies. Please note that disabling a cookie or category of cookies does not delete the cookie from your browser unless it is manually deleted through your browser functions. Please consult your browser’s settings for more information. Blocking cookies or similar technology might prevent you from accessing some of our content or Website features.
To learn more about the choices that advertisers provide generally for individuals to influence how information about their online activities over time and across third-party websites or online services is collected and used, visit the Network Advertising Initiative at http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp, the Digital Advertising Alliance at http://www.aboutads.info/ (for the United States program), the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada at www.youradchoices.ca(for the Canadian program) and/or or the European Digital Advertising Alliance at http://youronlinechoices.eu/. To learn more about interest-based advertising in mobile apps and to opt out of this type of advertising by third parties that participate in the DAA’s AppChoices tool, please use this link to download the AppChoices solution to your device: https://youradchoices.com/appchoices. Please note that any opt-out choice you exercise through these programs will apply to interest-based advertising by the third parties you select, but will still allow the collection of data for other purposes, including research, analytics, and internal operations. You may continue to receive advertising, but that advertising may be less relevant to your interests.
Types of Cookies
Strictly Necessary: These cookies are strictly necessary to make the Website usable by enabling basic functions such as page navigation and access to secure areas of the Website. The Website cannot function properly without these cookies. Strictly necessary cookies are first-party cookies placed by MDCalc and are session-based, meaning they expire when you leave our Website.
Functionality: These cookies provide enhanced functionality and personalization, and personalize content based on your use of the Website.
Marketing: These cookies are used to track visitors across websites. These cookies help advertisers deliver content that is relevant and engaging for the visitor to our Website and/or to limit the number of times a visitor sees a given advertisement. These are persistent cookies and are almost always placed by third parties.
Analytics/Statistics: These cookies help MDCalc understand how visitors interact with the Website. These analytic services help us to know how many users we have, which parts of our Website are most popular, what browsers are used, the country or region where visitors are located, and the demographics and interests of visitors
Cookies We Use:
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How You Can Manage Cookies:
You can manage your cookie preferences at any time by clicking on the “Cookie Preference” button above. You also can manage cookies through your web browser. Different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. Please note that disabling a cookie or category of cookies does not delete the cookie from your browser unless manually deleted through your browser function. Listed below are the links to the support documents on how to manage and delete cookies from the major web browsers.
Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/32050
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/how-to-delete-cookie-files-in-internet-explorer-bca9446f-d873-78de-77ba-d42645fa52fc
Microsoft Edge: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/how-to-delete-cookie-files-in-internet-explorer-bca9446f-d873-78de-77ba-d42645fa52fc
If you are using any other web browser, please visit your browser’s official support documents. If you choose to disable a cookie that was previously placed on your device, we will cease collecting any further information during your user experience. However, the information collected prior to the preference change may still be used. With respect to marketing cookies, when you opt out of tracking, a new cookie is placed on your device to prevent future tracking. If you wish to withdraw your previously provided consent for MDCalc to use marketing cookies, you may modify your elections via the Cookie Preferences link in the website footer or contact us via the MDCalc's Data Rights Request Form Form and we will process your request timely.
Disabling cookies may impact your ability to use certain features of the Website.
To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to block and delete cookies, please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/.
If you have any questions now or during your visit, please submit your request through MDCalc’s Data Rights Request Form.