General provisions

1.1. This Policy of the site Administration in relation to the processing of personal data of users “Medic Journal” (hereinafter – the Website), developed by the site Administration (hereinafter — Administration) and determines the procedure and conditions for processing of personal data by the Administration of the Website users (hereinafter referred to as users, visitors, readers).

1.2. Policy is an agreement between any user and the site Administration, the subject of which is the regulation of the procedure and conditions for processing by the Administration of user’s personal data.

1.3. This Policy applies the provisions and terms established by the legislation in the field of personal data, information, information technology and information protection, in particular:

1.3.1. Website – a set of computer programs, graphic, animation, video, audio materials functioning according to a certain scenario, embodying a special presentation of information contained in a separate information system, access to which is provided by the Administration via the Internet at the network address:

1.3.2. Site pages are a part of the site containing separate information perceived by the user at the same time during the Internet session, due to the functioning of the site resource, access to which is possible by obtaining access to the Site.

1.3.3. Access to the site — providing an opportunity for an indefinite circle of people from among Internet users to receive and use the information contained on the Site.

1.3.4. Denunciation access to the Site for any circumstances relating to the termination of the ability to use the site – technical-logout from the platform of the website (unable to perform navigation and user manipulations, information, referrals etc.).

1.3.5. Website-session – time period from the receipt of the User’s access to the Site and before the denunciation access the Site, regardless of the user’s actions and their results.

1.3.6. Website Content – the informational content of the Website (website pages) expressed in text, visual, photographic, audio, video and other media format.

1.3.7. Publication material — author’s articles, notes, comments, explanations, tips, opinions and other materials posted on the site for an unlimited number of people, intended for familiarization and legal use by Visitors in accordance with the thematic orientation and needs of Site Visitors.

1.4. Users are obliged to fully familiarize themselves with this Policy before performing any registration and other actions entailing the transfer (posting) of any of their data on the Site. The registration of users on the site, as well as the notification of the Administration of any of their personal data, means the full and unconditional acceptance by users of this Policy in accordance with the law of the Civil Code of the United States.

1.5. The Policy may be changed unilaterally by the Site Administration while preserving the previous versions of the agreement and/or posting information about the history of changes made. The agreement with the latest version has priority legal force. The Agreement is retroactive and applies to relations that arose earlier, including under the terms in previous editions. Information about changes is published according to the text of the Agreement (in the final sections) and is a proper notification addressed to an indefinite circle of persons.

The Site Administration recommends that users regularly check the terms of this Policy for changes. Continued use of the site by users after making changes to the Policy means acceptance and consent of users with such changes.

1.6. The Policy is a publicly available document for an indefinite circle of persons. The text of the current version of the Policy is posted on the Internet on the website page (address: ) in an accessible place: on the first page, at the bottom, by a direct hyperlink, which implies the utmost openness and easy accessibility of the document. In this regard, it is considered that the site Administration has taken all necessary measures to notify Site visitors about the rules for processing personal data.

The Visitor’s links about the lack of knowledge about the Personal Data Policy are untenable due to improper care for their rights and the required prudence and legal care when performing legally significant actions.


Grounds and conditions for processing personal data of users

2.1. The basis of personal data processing.

2.1.1. The processing of personal data of users is carried out in accordance with the law “On Personal Data”.

2.1.2. The User, by submitting his data, expresses his own will, based on his interest and understanding. The data message means any legitimate manipulations of the user aimed at achieving their benefits and meeting their needs, based on the organizational, informational and technical capabilities of the site, including, but not limited to, the conclusion of service agreements, the request for information.

2.2. Purpose of personal data processing.

2.2.1. The processing of personal data, including collection, storage, transmission and distribution, is carried out exclusively to meet the consumer needs of users in the field of medicine, health protection, personal hygiene, monitoring of human physiological processes and improving his well-being, as well as carrying out research and educational activities in the field of medicine, pharmacology.

2.3. Cases of providing personal data by users:

reader’s statements (questions) about the explanation of the provisions and information blocks posted on the website;

comments, suggestions and opinions of users about the nature of the information on the site, about the methods of its publication, about the user properties and settings of the site.

The Site (pages of the Site) do not imply or provide for mandatory personalization of the User and the provision of personal data, including registration on the Site, its individual sections, pages, filling out statistical questionnaires, forms, subscription application, etc.

2.4. The composition of personal data to be processed.

2.4.1. Users can ask questions, leave their opinions and comments on the Site regarding the content of the Site (hereinafter also addresses).

The Administration has the right to respond to user requests, including posting contextual responses, explanations, etc.

The content of questions, opinions, comments, etc. of users on the site is information to which an unlimited number of people have access. In this regard, the direction of appeals is an expression of the conscious will of users to provide access to an unlimited number of people to the content of questions, opinions, comments and, accordingly, to the personal data of users who address such questions, comments, opinions, etc. The appeal of users is made by filling out the appropriate interactive forms on the site. Filling out these forms and their activation (according to the rules of filling) indicates the request of Users to provide access to an unlimited number of persons to the information provided and giving a specific, conscious consent of the site Administration to the processing of personal data (consent to the definition of User data publicly available).

The site administration, when publishing User requests from among their personal data, distributes only the name of a specific user or his pseudonym on the site. This type of personal data processing is carried out in order to enable users to identify their requests to the Site Administration and responses (other responses) to them.

Other personal data, including phone numbers, residential addresses, email addresses, and other information used in the descriptions, are deleted or depersonalized.

The appeal is published on the website no earlier than 1 day after the User’s Website session. Until that time, users can opt out of the appeal. The site administration does not process users’ personal data. After posting user requests on the site, users can withdraw their consent to the processing of personal data. In this case, the Administration immediately blocks personal data and deletes/destroys them.

2.4.2. The data provided by the Users about themselves do not disclose the data about the User’s identity, do not allow him to be identified either directly or indirectly (depersonalized data), and also cannot violate the rights to privacy, personal and family secrets.

The personal data provided belongs to the category of information that is not of particular value to the owner of this information and does not carry the risk of negative consequences for him.

2.4.3. By providing data (name, pseudonym), the User gives his own consent to the treatment of this data in the category of public.

2.4.4. The personal data specified in clause 2.4.2. of this Policy are not checked by the Administration for the accuracy and legality of the User’s use of the data. Any responsibility for the misuse, communication, etc. of personal data lies with the User who provided such personal data.

2.5. Personal data of users that do not relate to the cases specified in clauses 2.3.- 2.4. of this agreement are destroyed without processing.

2.6. The site administration is not an operator of personal data processing, which has the obligation to notify the authorized body for the protection of the rights of personal data subjects of its intention to process personal data.


Change of personal information by the user

3.1. The User can change (update, supplement) the personal information provided by him or part of it at any time. For these purposes, users can contact the Site Administration privately in any accessible form. The Administration takes immediate measures to update personal data in accordance with the requirement of such a user.

3.2. The User may also request to delete any personal information concerning him. At the same time, the user understands and agrees that such deletion does not apply to relationships that have operated in the past. In this connection, the user cannot demand compensation or take any actions to restore the situation that existed before giving consent to the processing of personal data.


Measures applied to protect users’ personal data

4.1. The site administration takes the necessary and sufficient organizational and technical measures to protect users’ personal data from unauthorized or accidental access, destruction, modification, blocking, copying, distribution, as well as from other illegal actions with it by third parties.

4.2. The protection measures taken must comply with the requirements of legislation, information and cybernetic trends.

4.3. The Administration provides regular technical measures (including with the involvement of relevant specialists in the field of software and functioning of telecommunication systems) to maintain the site in a state of resistance to hacker attacks, the effects of malware, etc.


Final provisions

5.1. This Policy is governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the United States. Issues not regulated by the Rules are subject to resolution in accordance with US law.

5.2. In case of any disputes or disagreements related to the implementation of this Policy, the users and the Site Administration will make every effort to resolve them through negotiations between them. If the disputes are not resolved through negotiations, the disputes are subject to resolution in accordance with the procedure established by the current legislation of the United States.

5.3. This Policy comes into force for users from the moment the relevant actions are performed on the site in accordance with clauses 2.3-2.4 and are valid for an indefinite period.

5.4. If, for one reason or another, one or more provisions of this Policy are declared invalid or unenforceable, this does not affect the validity or applicability of the remaining provisions.

5.5. The Administration has the right to use the information provided by users, including personal data, in order to ensure compliance with the requirements of the current US legislation (including in order to prevent and /or suppress illegal and /or illegal actions of users). Disclosure of the information provided by users can be made only in accordance with current US law at the request of a court, law enforcement agencies, as well as in other cases provided for by US law.

5.6. The Administration, being the operator of personal data processing, in accordance with the law “On Personal Data” does not have the obligation to provide the authorized body for the protection of the rights of personal data subjects with a notification of the intention to process personal data.