The Bariatric Channel respects your privacy and the legislation that deals with the subject.
1. General information

This Privacy Policy contains information regarding the processing, total or partial, automated or not, of the personal data of users visiting our website. It aims to describe to the interested parties the types of data collected, the reasons for collection, and how users can update, manage, or exclude this information. This Privacy Policy was created according to Federal Law #12.965 of April 23, 2014 (Internet Civil Framework), Federal Law #13.709 of August 14, 2018 (LGPD; Brazilian General Personal Data Protection Law), and EU Regulation #2016/679 of April 27, 2016 (GDPR; European General Data Protection Regulation). This Privacy Policy can be updated due to an occasional normative revision, which is why users are invited to periodically visit this section.

2. User data

The website commits to complying with the norms provided in the LGPD regarding the following principles:

Website users hold the following rights provided by the Brazilian General Personal Data Protection Law - LGPD::

Users can exercise their rights through written communication sent to the website with the subject line "Privacy Policy - my rights", specifying::

The request must be sent to the e-mail

The user will be notified in case of data rectification or erasure.

3. Duty not to provide third-party data

When navigating the website, users must provide only personal data instead of third-party information in order to protect the rights of third parties.

4. Collected information

User data will be collected according to the provisions of this Privacy Policy, and it will depend on user consent, which is dispensable only in the hypotheses provided in article 11, clause II, of the Personal Data Protection Law.

4.1. Types of collected data

4.1.1. User identification data for registration

User application of certain website functionalities will depend on registration, and, in these cases, the following user data might be collected and stored:

4.1.2. Data informed in the contact form

The data occasionally informed by users who fill out the contact form available on the website, including the content of the sent message, will be collected and stored.

4.1.3. Access record

Complying with the provisions of article 15, head and paragraphs, of Federal Law #12.965/2014 (Internet Civil Framework), user access records will be collected and stored for up to six months.

4.1.4. Newsletter

The e-mail address registered by the user authorizes the website to e-mail communications. Communication from website partners may also be sent when authorized by the user.

4.1.5. Sensitive data

Sensitive user data will not be collected, as defined in articles 9 and 10 of the GDPR and articles 11 and forth of the Personal Data Protection Law. Thus, among others, the following data will not be collected:

4.1.6. Collection of data not expressly provided

Occasionally, other types of data not expressly provided in the Privacy Policy might be collected, as long as they are granted with user consent or collection is either authorized or required by law.

4.2. Legal basis for personal data processing

When using the website services, users are consenting to this Privacy Policy.

Users have the right to withdraw their consent at any time without compromising the lawfulness of personal data processing before the withdrawal. Consent can be withdrawn via the e-mail or directly in the "My profile" function on the website.

The consent of the relatively or absolutely incapable, especially children under 16 (sixteen) years old, can only be done, respectively, if properly assisted or represented.

Personal data will only be processed without user consent in case of legitimate interest or for the hypotheses provided by law, that is, among others, the following:

4.3. Purposes of personal data processing

The personal user data collected by the website aims to facilitate, expedite, and comply with the commitments established with users and enforce the requests made through forms.

Personal data can also be used for commercial purposes to customize the content offered to users and provide resources to the website to improve the quality and functioning of services.

The website collects user data for profiling, that is, automated personal data processing that consists of using these data to evaluate certain personal aspects of users, mainly to analyze or predict characteristics related to their professional performance, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, location, or displacement.

Registration data will be used to allow user access to certain website contents, exclusive to registered users.

Personal data will only be processed for purposes not provided in this Privacy Policy in case of previous communication with the user and, in any case, the rights and obligations hereby provided will remain applicable.

4.4. Personal data storage time

Personal user data will be stored indefinitely or until the user requests their erasure.

4.5. Personal data recipients and transfer

Personal user data might be shared with the website owner and partners.

Data can only be transferred to another country if said country, territory, or international organization guarantees an adequate user data protection level.

In case of inadequate protection level, the website commits to ensuring data protection according to the strictest rules, through specific contractual clauses for a given transfer, standard contractual clauses, global corporation norms or seals, certificates, and codes of conduct regularly issued.

5. Regarding personal data processing

5.1. Regarding the person responsible for data processing (data controller)

The controller, responsible for personal user data processing, is the natural person or legal entity, public authority, agency, or another organism that, individually or combined with others, determines the purposes and means of personal data processing.

On this website, the person responsible for processing the collected personal data is the BCA - Bariatric Channel Association, represented by Victor Dib and Carlos Madalosso.

5.2. Regarding the outsourced data operator (data processor)

The outsourced data operator is the natural person or legal entity, public authority, agency, or another organism that processes personal data supervised by the person responsible for user data processing.

Personal user data are processed by:

6. Personal user data processing security

The website commits to applying the technical and organizational measures that protect personal data from unauthorized access and cases of destruction, loss, alteration, communication, or diffusion of such data.

Security will be ensured by solutions that consider the following: adequate techniques; application costs; nature, scope, context, and purposes of data processing; and the risks to user rights and freedoms.

The website uses the SSL (Secure Socket Layer) certificate, which guarantees secure and confidential personal data transmission, with completely ciphered or encrypted data transmission between server and user and as feedback.

However, the website exempts from liability due to exclusive third-party fault, such as attacks by hackers or crackers, or exclusive user fault, such as when transferring their data to third parties. The website also commits to promptly notifying users in case of some type of security breach of personal data that may cause a high risk to personal rights and freedoms.

Personal data violation is a security breach that causes, accidentally or unlawfully, the destruction, loss, alteration, disclosure, or unauthorized access to personal data transmitted, stored, or subject to any other type of processing.

Finally, the website commits to processing personal user data confidentially and within legal limits.

7. Navigation data (cookies)

Cookies are small text files sent by the website to the user's computer, in which they are stored, with information about website navigation.

Cookies allow the user browser to store small portions of information so that our server can later read them. Data on the device handled by users and the location and time of website access are examples of stored data.

Cookies do not allow the extraction of any file or information from the user's hard drive, and it is impossible, through cookies, to access personal information that did not originate from users or their use of website resources.

It is worth noting that not all cookies contain information that allows user identification, as some cookies may be simply used to correctly load the website or perform its functionalities as expected.

The information occasionally stored in cookies that allows user identification is considered personal data. Therefore, all rules provided in this Privacy Policy are also applicable to cookies.

7.1. Website cookies

Website cookies are sent to the computer or device of users and managed exclusively by the website.

The information collected by these cookies is used to improve and customize the user experience, considering that some cookies can, for instance, be used to remember user preferences and choices and offer customized content.

7.2. Third-party cookies

Some of our partners may set up cookies on the devices of users who visit our website.

These cookies usually aim to allow our partners to offer their content and services to the users who visit our website in a customized manner by obtaining navigation data extracted from user interaction with the website.

Users can obtain more information about third-party cookies and the processing of data obtained from them and access the description of the used cookies and their characteristics by visiting the following link:
Google Analytics

The entities in charge of collecting cookies might transfer the obtained information to third parties.

7.3. Cookies management and browser settings

Users can object to the registration of cookies by the website by just deactivating this option from their browser or device.

Cookies deactivation, however, may affect the availability of some website tools and functionalities, compromising its correct and expected operation. Another possible consequence is removing occasionally saved user preferences, harming the user experience.

Below, we provide some links to help and support pages of the most used browsers, which interested users may visit to obtain further information on cookies management in their browser:

8. Complaint to a control authority

All data holders have the right to file a complaint to a control authority without harming any other administrative or legal appeal. Users can file a complaint to an authority in the website headquarters, their habitual country of residence, their workplace, or the location the offense was allegedly practiced.

9. Regarding alterations

The present version of this Privacy Policy was last updated on January 18, 2023.

The editor reserves the right to modify, at any time and without prior notice, the present website norms, mainly to adapt them to website development, by either providing new functionalities or suppressing or modifying the existing ones.

Therefore, users are invited to periodically visit this page to verify updates.

By using the service after occasional modifications, users agree with the new norms. If disagreeing with any modification, users have to immediately require an account termination and present their claim to customer service, if so desired.

10. Regarding the applicable law and jurisdiction

The Brazilian Law will be integrally enforced to solve controversies from the present instrument.

Occasional litigations must be presented in the judicial district venue where the headquarters of the website editor is located.

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