This document aims to regulate the conditions of use and to safeguard the protection of the contents of the website Practicum Script Concordance Test, located in the Internet addresses www.script.md, www.script.edu.es and www.practicumscript.education as well as to the protection of its users.
1. OWNERSHIP, RIGHT OF TRADEMARK AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
The site Practicum Script Concordance Test (hereinafter Practicum Script) has been created and is owned by Practicum Simulators S.A., residing at Global House, 303 Ballards Lane, London N12 8NP, United Kingdom.
Practicum Script Concordance Test® is a duly registered trademark, exclusive property of PRACTICUM. Also, script.md, script.edu.es and practicumscript.education domains and all those used to access directly to Practicum Script are the exclusive property of Practicum Simulators S.A.
All Practicum Script, that is, the constituent elements (text, graphics, images, trademarks, logos, audio and/or video, graphics, etc.) as well as its medical contents are protected by intellectual property rights, which belong exclusively to Practicum Simulators SA, can not be subject to exploitation, distribution, assignment, total or partial reproduction, imitation or any other form of dissemination not expressly authorized.
Access to Practicum Script does not grant to any person the right or title to the intellectual property rights of the content provided. In case any user considers that any of the existing contents in Practicum Script has been introduced with infringement of copyright or other rights of protection of intellectual property, shall inform Practicum Simulators S.A. of that circumstance, in order to proceed to timely rectification. To this end, they shall notify to the email address [email protected], or by writing to Practicum Simulators S.A, Global House, 303 Ballards Lane, London N12 8NP, United Kingdom, indicating:
Personal identification data of the holder of the rights allegedly infringed.
Indication of content protected by intellectual property rights and its location within Practicum Script.
Proof of the existence, ownership and validity of said intellectual property rights.
Express declaration in which the interested party takes responsibility for the veracity of the data and information provided in the notification referred in this point.
2. USE OF THE SITE
Through Practicum Script, Practicum Simulators S.A offers a medical training program, aimed at health professionals through an educational platform.
The user is solely responsible for the use of Practicum Script and for compliance with the conditions set forth herein. Accordingly, it is obliged to keep secret, as confidential and reserved information, their access code, password and personal code assigned to access Practicum Script, being responsible for any damages and prejudices of any kind arising from the misuse made by them or third parties as a result of their negligence.
- Obligation to make proper use of Practicum Script:
Practicum Simulators S.A. reserves the right of, at any time and without notice, suspend access to Practicum Script to those users who despite having accepted the terms and conditions set out here, enter it and do not comply with the foregoing provisions.
3. ABOUT THE CONTENTS
Medical contents of Practicum Script have been developed and validated by suitably qualified professionals health. Practicum Simulators S.A. informs users that it has done everything possible to ensure the scientific quality of this content. However, they should not be considered as a direct, definitive or conclusive medical advice for solving specific clinical cases, but only aimed to contribute to the training content. Practicum Simulators S.A. assumes no liability arising or that may arise from the use that users make of the contents of Practicum Script in their clinical practice.
4. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Practicum Simulators S.A. neither guarantees nor is responsible in any case or circumstance, for the following facts, nor for any damages that might, if any, arise therefrom:
Lack of availability, access and effective functioning of Practicum Script, whatever the cause and the difficulties or technical problems or other nature in which originate those facts. Since Practicum Script is an online service and therefore depends on the condition and operation of communications resources and data processing under the control of others, Practicum Simulators S.A. does not guarantee that Practicum Script will be permanently accessible or that will be accessible to all users wishing to use it at the time that they wish to do so, or the number of attempts that users will need to access it.
Unlawful, negligent or fraudulent use of Practicum Script or contrary to the provisions of these general conditions.
Lack of accuracy, reliability or updating of the content offered by Practicum Script, although Practicum Simulators S.A. has taken all necessary precautions to provide updated and reliable medical content
Breaches or violations of the laws in force concerning intellectual property rights, by the authors of medical content, users or third parties.
In all cases, Practicum Simulators S.A. excludes any liability for damages of any nature arising directly or indirectly from the same and any other unspecified of similar characteristics.
5. MODIFICATIONS TO SERVICE
Practicum Simulators S.A. reserves the right to temporarily suspend access to the web page for causes related to the improvement, maintenance or revision of content or programming of Practicum Script, and also for any other reason.
6. OUTGOING LINKS
Practicum Script includes links to other websites that may be of interest to visitors and users. Its sole purpose is to facilitate access to other websites related to the purposes and links of Practicum Simulators S.A., or with educational content in the field of health sciences. This does not imply any responsibility of Practicum Simulators S.A. on the contents of such links, updates or access conditions.
Access and use of this site and any of the services or products to be incorporated in it implies full compliance of the user with the conditions set out in this document.
Accuracy and veracity of the data provided.
The user guarantees and is responsible for the veracity, validity, accuracy and authenticity of the personal data provided to Practicum Simulators and is responsible for communicating any changes in them through the Script Connect page within the portal of Practicum Script. The user is solely responsible for any damage or injury, direct or indirect, caused to Practicum Simulators or to any party by filling in forms with false, inaccurate, incomplete or outdated data or with third party data.
Practicum Simulators is not responsible for the veracity of the information provided by the users and reserves the right to deny service to any user who has provided false data.
The user accepts that the personal data provided at the time of registration or records to access trials of the course, or any other data provided to Practicum Simulators are used in order to facilitate implementation of the e-learning course Practicum Script, for the correct identification of users requesting support or personalized tutoring related to the website, the pedagogic model or the clinical cases and also for statistical studies and educational research as well as for managing administrative tasks. Users of postgraduate training courses of Practicum Script also accept that the personal data provided at the time of registration or records to access trials of the courses can be used for sending information by mail or any other means, even after the completion of the course, of developments, academic activities, news, courses, programs, services and products related to Practicum Script or the Practicum Foundation projects.
Users participating in the project “Pilot Study of the Application of the Practicum Script Clinical Reasoning Simulator to Medical Students” will not be contacted after completion of this study or at any point regarding developments, academic activities, news, courses, programs, projects, services and products related to Practicum Script or the Practicum Foundation, unless the authorities of the medical school to which they belong transmits to the Practicum Foundation in writing their consent for this type of communications. Notwithstanding the foregoing, participants in this study accept that the personal data provided at the time of registration can be used for sending information by mail or any other means regarding improvements of the didactic configuration or the functionalities of Practicum Script as well as available updates the version of the app, during the development of the study.
The personal information we collect from the participants in the Practicum Script program helps us personalize and continually improve scholarly communication. All personal data will be processed in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation).
Practicum Simulators uses this data to improve the educational experience of the participants, to offer you enrollment to some of its courses or of those developed in partnership with scientific societies and/or universities from different parts of the world, or it also uses these data to highlight in a custom mode the figure of a private business sponsor or -Government agency, public agency- that is funding a scholarship for academic excellence to a selected physician.
Generally we use the information to manage registrations of new participants or of those who wish to renew their permanence in successive courses, and for academic tutoring. Script Connect 24 hours support services, measurements of the uses and preferences and generate metrics of statistical and behavioral value, very useful to improve navigation, also performance indicators of the users as well as participation in the Forum. We also use this information to improve the usability and functionality of the platform and to prevent or detect abuses on our website, and to permit third parties to carry out technical support or other functions on our behalf.
For the users participating in the project “Pilot Study of the Application of the Practicum Script Clinical Reasoning Simulator to Medical Students” the personal information will be used only for the following purposes:
- Technical support, including creation of the account and registration in the website, by Script Connect.
- Personalized tutoring regarding methodological issues
- Feedback messages by a medical tutor regarding hypotheses formulation in the clinical cases and participations in the debate forum.
- Automatic alerts from the system, exclusively related with their participation in the formative activity.
The participant’s identity of the users taking part in this study will never be disclosed to the research team.
Personal data provided by medical students participating in the pilot will not be used at any point to encourage them to enroll in other courses run by Practicum Simulators.
These are the kinds of information we gather:
Information you provide us
We receive and store any information you enter on our website or give us in any other way. You can choose not to provide certain information, but if you do you can not benefit from many of the educational functions we offer. Personal and professional information you submit is essential to customize our academic relationship within the Practicum Script program and to conduct educational research that will help us improve the didactic configuration of the simulator and the computer functionality.
There is no intention to use your personal data for any commercial purpose or inducement to consumption of products or services outside Practicum Script or Practicum Foundation.
You provide most of the information when completing your professional profile, when performing all stages of resolution of the course, in your messages to the tutor, participation in forums, reviewing cases, including cases in your Portfolio, phone calls or e-mails sent to Script Connect, when hanging a comment in the forum or answering a survey valuation. By performing the above actions, you are giving us information such as your name, institution where you work and phone number, people you sent contact recommendations with Practicum Script as well as information of the courses acquired or sponsored.
To help us make the emails we send you more useful and interesting, we often receive a confirmation when you open an email that has been sent by Practicum Script, if your computer supports this type of models of e-mail. Email messages related to the promotion of postgraduate courses are always associated with your specialty.
There are internal messages within the web of the course, they are very important to keep track of internal communication with you and among the other participants such as: personalized tutorials, forums and requests for help and other external messages sent by mail or chats; some of these are: course alerts, positive feedback messages based on performance and content progress of a new case. We beg you to make this communication easy, preventing our messages to be considered spam and for this not to happen we recommend the following:
If so, click on the "No spam or add to Safe List" button. Following these simple rules, you will receive our communications in the email account you provided. Please, to receive all Practicum Script services, avoid blocking cookies. See Cookies policy
Information collected from other sources
We may receive personal information from other institutions authorized by you, and we may add it to our information, to occasionally send you an invitation to meet our medical education programs, always related to your specialty. Users participating in the project “Pilot Study of the Application of the Practicum Script Clinical Reasoning Simulator to Medical Students” are not subject to this statement.
Handling of personal information
Your identity and personal references on your performance in the course are treated as confidential and are never disclosed or provided to third parties outside the faculty and technician team of Practicum Script team, unless you are a participant benefited from a scholarship for academic excellence in which case you agree us to send to your patron or sponsor information about whether you being an active or not active participant in the terms required to pass the course.
The information related to the user's academic performance in the course Practicum Script will be transferred only to scientific entities responsible for granting credits of recertification and/or continued medical training or university degree.
All information on individual user results, automatically collected by the software program, from the participants in the project “Pilot Study of the Application of the Practicum Script Clinical Reasoning Simulator to Medical Students” will be kept strictly confidential by Practicum Foundation, undertaking not to use it for any reason other than the purposes of this research. No individually-identifiable data about the students’ results will be divulged nor even shared with the research team, the medical schools, or any third parties.
Companies that are not under our control
Sometimes we use third-party tools such as Google Analytics, Servers in the Amazon cloud or navigation software GetSmartLook that are not under our control.
Third party services providers:
- Practicum Simulators has adopted all the technical and organizational measures needed to ensure the security of the personal data and to prevent alteration, loss, treatment or unauthorized access. The security level adopted is in line with the nature of the personal data supplied.
- We work to protect the security of your personal information during the transmission using the SSL encryption protocol, which encrypts information you input.
- We have physical, electronic and procedural security systems, in relation to the collection, storage and disclosure of the customer's personal data. Our security procedures mean that we may occasionally request proof of identity before providing confidential information.
- It is important to protect yourself against unauthorized third-party acces to your password and to your computer. Make sure you close your session when you finish every time you are using a shared computer.
Information about third parties and links to other web pages
Our website may include third party promotion and access to other websites. These third parties are universities, medical schools, schools of medical education and private companies or public agencies to promote training that sponsor a course. Participants who obtain sponsorship or a scholarship for academic excellence will see custom ads from the sponsor or based on their interests.
Exercise of rights of access, rectification, cancellation and opposition
The user can exercise their rights of access, rectification, cancellation and opposition at any time by sending an email to: [email protected] or by telephoning the number that corresponds to your region indicated in the Script Connect section of the Practicum Script website. As we have indicated above, you always have the choice to not provide information, except everything required in the registration form to the course Practicum Script.
In the Help function of most browsers it tells you how to configure your browser to not accept cookies, to notify you whenever you receive a new cookie, or disable cookies altogether. In addition, you can disable or delete similar data used by the extensions (add-on) of the browsers, such as Flash cookies, by changing the settings extensions or by visiting the website of its manufacturer. However, we recommend that you leave cookies enabled given the option open to you to take advantage of many of the essential functions of Practicum Script.
Recipients of Practicum Script
Practicum Script is intended for medical specialists and residents, such as family physicians, internists, pediatricians, gastroenterologists and cardiologists, as well as for general practitioners and senior medical students. Any other non-medical professional who uses Practicum Script must be supervised by medical personnel.
This website is governed exclusively by the rules applicable to the Spanish State to which are subject individuals, both domestic and foreign, that use this site. Filling out the registration form is mandatory to access the course content within the website.
Failure to provide the requested personal data or not accepting this data protection policy make it impossible to register into the site. In compliance with the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of 27 December 2016 on the General Data Protection Regulation you are NOTIFIED and agree that the personal data requested in our forms or that we can be facilitated through our e-mail addresses, as well as the data generated in connection with your participation or use of the various content offered on this website, will be included in our automated personal data files whose owner and responsible is Practicum Simulators.
Responsible for personal information
Any personal information you provide or that is collected through the website Practicum Script will be treated mainly by Practicum Simulators S.A. owner of the trademark and all intellectual property rights and responsible for data processing and whose registered office for this purpose is: Global House, 303 Ballards Lane, London N12 8NP, United Kingdom.
If you want to make a direct inquiry to Practicum Simulators, email to [email protected] or call the number for your country or region indicated on the Script Connect page located at www.script.md, www.script.edu.es and practicumscript.education.
Notices and reviews
Due to the continuous evolution of our activities, this Privacy Notice may also be amended. We may periodically send reminders about our notices and conditions via e-mail. However, we recommend you visit our website frequently to see recent changes. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Notice applies to all information we treat about you and your user account. Anyway, we are true to our word and in no case will we substantially change our policies and practices to make them less effective in protecting the personal data of our participants collected in the past without the prior consent of the affected users.
8. SPONSORS AND MEDICAL PRODUCTS CITED IN THE SITE
For the users participating in postgraduate training courses of Practicum Script, names of medical products or brands of the pharmaceutical industry may be included at certain times and sections. In no case, this situation results from the influence of any of these brands or products to the scientific line and contents of the web.
You agree that the information concerning the level of use of Practicum Script be communicated to the sponsoring entities. Such information shall not include, in any case, data related to academic performance or results. This is not applicable for medical students.
9. JURISDICTION AND APPLICABLE LAW
Everything related to Practicum Script is governed exclusively by the laws of the Spanish State. Any violation of the conditions of use set forth in this document may result in judicial or extrajudicial civil or criminal procedures that apply to the user. In the event of any discrepancy or difference occurs in relation to the interpretation and content of Practicum Script, all the parties submit, expressly waiving any other jurisdiction, to the Courts and Tribunals of Spain.
10. CHANGES TO TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- Practicum Simulators S.A. reserves the right to change from time to time and at its sole discretion these Terms and Conditions of Use. You are responsible for regularly reviewing the current version at the date of the consultation of the Terms and Conditions of Use, being agreed with the continued use of Practicum Script after the date of entry into force of the amendments that you signify your acceptance of them.
11. ACCEPTANCE AND CONSENT