Privacy Policy

Introduction

“Thank you, doctor!” (Thankyoudoctor.org) is a global campaign aimed at recognizing and valuing the humanizing role of the primary physician, also known as the family doctor, in the healthcare system and society.

The “Thank you, doctor!” campaign, initiated by the non-profit association SOMOS Community Care in New York, is supported by a variety of institutions, associations, and organizations. These include the Pontifical Academy for Life, the Italian College of Physicians, the World Federation of Catholic Medical Associations, hospitals, medical schools, patient associations, and more.

The communication agency Evergreen Values Communications LLC (1101 Madison Street, Suite 503, Hoboken, NJ 07030) has been tasked with developing this global communication campaign on behalf of SOMOS Community Care.

What type of information do we collect and how?

The type and amount of information we receive and store depend on how you use our website. Most of the information is accessible without revealing your identity or any personal information.

Our web servers use cookies and collect anonymous logs during user visits, providing valuable information for future improvements.

We collect personal information in the following ways:

  • When you sign the “Declaration for the Rediscovery of the Family Doctor.”
  • When you send a digital postcard to your doctor, someone you know, or share it on social media.

If you choose to provide your data for these purposes, we may collect the following personal information:

  • Full name.
  • Email address.
  • Country.

How do we use the collected information?

We use the personal information collected through our website to inform you about the progress of our campaign and activities supporting the primary physician or family doctor. Your information is not shared with third parties and is restricted to the campaign promoter  SOMOS Community Care and the operating agency Evergreen Values Communications.

Legal basis for processing

Data protection laws require a legal justification for processing your personal data. We use your data based on the consent granted at the time of signing the “Declaration for the Rediscovery of the Family Doctor” or sending the postcard.

Legal obligation

We process your personal information to fulfill any legal obligations imposed by authorities, such as fraud prevention. We will process your personal information if legally required by a judicial authority or court.

Security

We take appropriate security measures to ensure that your information is secure, accurate, and up-to-date. However, it is important to remember that information transmission over the Internet is never completely secure.

Sharing your personal information

We only share your personal information when necessary to establish hosting and processing agreements. Our websites are hosted by third-party service providers, and therefore any personal data you submit may be processed by these providers. This includes your IP address and other personal data you choose to provide (e.g., if you sign a petition).

Use of cookies

A cookie is a text-only piece of information that a website transfers to your computer’s hard drive so that the website can remember who you are. A cookie typically contains the domain name it comes from, its “lifetime,” and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number.

Minors under 18

If you are under 18 and wish to support the Thankyoudoctor.org campaign, ensure you have permission from your parents or guardians before providing personal information.

Data retention period

We only retain your personal data in our systems for as long as necessary for the purposes outlined above. Personal data is removed from our systems when no longer needed, in accordance with our guidelines on how long important information should remain accessible for future use or consultation, and when and how data can be destroyed when no longer needed.

The retention duration for each data category varies depending on processing needs, the reason for collection, and legal requirements. After this period, data is either deleted or stored in a secure, anonymous record for research and analysis purposes.

Access and rights over your personal data

The personal data we hold about you is yours. You have the following rights regarding your information:

  • Be informed about the processing of your data.
  • Access your data.
  • Correct inaccurate data.
  • Request the deletion of your data.
  • Object to the storage of your data.

Confidentiality statement

Thankyoudoctor.org is committed to responsibly handling collected personal information.

The information you provide will only be used internally by Thankyoudoctor.org in relation to recruitment and selection processes and will not be disclosed to third parties without your consent, except as required by law and to our service provider.

If you wish to exercise any of these rights or have questions or complaints about this policy, you can contact us at: info@thankyoudoctor.org