The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. We use the information we collect to help us understand more about how our site is used and to make improvements to the site accordingly.

Please read the following policy to understand how this information will be treated. This policy may change from time to time so please check back periodically.

What information does the ESC collect?
The ESC collects the following information regarding visitors to our website: information regarding what pages are accessed and when, information volunteered by you (such as poll information).

How does the ESC use this information?
The ESC uses the information we collect to help us understand more about how our site is used and to make improvements to the site accordingly.

The ESC may occasionally make anonymised information (such as poll results) available to third parties.

What security precautions are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information?
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. The ESC cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.

Use of Cookies
Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to your computer's hard disk for record keeping purposes. They are small text files that a website can use to recognise repeat users and facilitate their ongoing access to, and use of, the site. They do not pose a threat to your system or files. The use of cookies is an industry standard, and many websites use them to provide useful features. Cookies in and of themselves do not personally identify users, although they do identify a computer. Most browsers are set initially to accept cookies. You can set your computer to reject cookies.

This webpage was last updated on 22 June 2009.