Thank you for visiting our website at authorservices.bmj.com (“Website”). Your privacy is important to us, and Cactus Communications, including its subsidiaries and affiliates (“CACTUS,” “the Company,” “we,” “our,” or “us”) is committed to protecting your privacy whilst providing a personalized and valuable service.
Here at CACTUS, we are committed to safeguarding your data while rendering our professional services. This Website comprises a portfolio of services and products offered by CACTUS that operates through various group entities including, but not limited to, entities located in Singapore, India, Japan, China, South Korea, Denmark, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
We do not collect any special categories of personal data about you (such as details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data). Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.
The Website may contain links to other sites. CACTUS is not responsible for the privacy notices or the content of such third-party websites even if:
We may share Personal Information with trusted service providers or our affiliates for payment processing, supplementing the information you provide us in order to provide you with better service, account administration, perform statistical analysis, provide marketing assistance, host the Website, index user profile pages and usernames as part of the URL, technical and customer support. Any third parties receiving your Personal Information from us are prohibited from using your Personal Information except for these purposes, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
After you place an order on our Website, you may need to make payments for the services you have ordered. In order to process your payments, we use a number of third-party payment processors. Your payment will be processed by the payment provider you choose to process your payment via a payment gateway. If you give us banking or other payment mode details, we solely use such details to process payment refunds, if any, to you. The third-party payment processors we use also collect, use, and process your information, including payment information, in accordance with their respective privacy policies.
To ensure that the security and integrity of the Website is safeguarded, CACTUS may monitor your Personal Information. CACTUS may under certain circumstances engage a trusted third-party service provider for the purpose of managing the technical operations involved in hosting the Website.
We will share the Personal Information, if disclosure was required by law, rule or regulation or was in response to a valid order of a court or authorized agency of government or other legal process. We may be required to process Personal information for legal and compliance reasons, such as the prevention, detection, or investigation of a crime, loss prevention or prevention of fraud. We may also use Personal Information to meet our internal and external audit requirements and for information security purposes.
To the extent that it may be necessary, and solely for the purposes of providing the service available on the Website to you, we may disclose to such third party any of your Personal Information that may be necessary for the procurement of services from the third party.
In cases where personal information would need to be transferred outside of a country where CACTUS operates, towards other jurisdictions, specific requirements may apply for such Transfer to be allowed. We may also transfer personal information to a third party located outside your country of origin without having to implement the above measures if you have given consent to us for the transfer of your Personal Information.
As of now, your Personal Information is being transferred via internet to a third-party service provider Amazon Web Services in either Singapore, India, USA or Japan for hosting/back-up the data on cloud. The data is encrypted at rest and in transit.
By using the services, you expressly agree to the transfers of personal data to third countries where this requires your consent.
We shall use and process the information or data we collect through Data Controllers/Controllers (“Business Partners”) as per the instructions given by Controllers and in compliance with the terms and conditions applicable to Processors under the Controller/Processor Binding Agreement entered with the Controllers and applicable Regulations. We agree not to process such information to sub-processors (Sub-contractor), unless prior written consent is sought from the Controller, and in the event where general consent has been given by the Controller, we shall inform the Controller of any new sub-processor. We shall have the same contractual obligations reflected with the sub-processors as agreed with the Controller and assume complete responsibility for the actions and inactions of such sub-processors.
Upon written request from the Controller, we agree to delete or return all the Personal Information or data to the Controller after the end of the provision of services relating to processing, unless there is a legal obligation or basis for us to retain a copy of such information or data for further processing.
In addition to implementation of appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure an appropriate level of security, we shall make available to the Controller all information necessary to demonstrate compliance with our obligations and allow the Controller or another auditor appointed by the Controller for conducting audits, including inspections, to demonstrate that processing meets the requirements of the Regulation, and ensure the protection of the rights of the data subject.
CACTUS does not knowingly collect any Personal Information from children under the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18, please do not submit any Personal Information through our websites or service(s). We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children’s Internet usage and to help enforce this policy by instructing their children never to provide Personal Information through our service(s) or websites without their permission. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 18 has provided Personal Information to us through our websites or service(s), please report to us and we will endeavor to delete that information and terminate the child’s account from our databases.
We retain Personal Information that you provide us as long as an account is active or as needed to provide the service(s) or as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, maintain accurate financial and other records, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. If you wish to terminate your account or request that we no longer use your Personal Information, please contact us.
We will retain your information for no longer than necessary, taking into account the following:
CACTUS has put in place the following security practices and procedures to protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure:
Our Company websites contain links to other websites, including without limitation those websites of our affiliates. Their inclusion cannot be taken to imply any endorsement or validation by us of the content of the said websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices, nor do we accept any liability about the content of such websites including those of our group companies that have their own privacy policies tailored for the business practices and sectors in which they operate.
We post on our Website customer testimonials/comments/reviews that may contain Personal Information. Prior to posting the testimonial, we obtain the customer’s consent to post their name along with their testimonial. If you want your testimonial removed, please contact us.
In the event CACTUS goes through a business transition, such as a merger or acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your user account and personal data will likely be among the assets transferred. You will be notified via a prominent notice of any such change in ownership or control. During such event, we may also disclose your Personal Information to any other third party with your prior consent.
When you submit any Personal Information to us, you represent that you have the lawful right to submit the Personal Information and agree that you will not submit any information unless you are legally entitled to do so and that such Personal Information is true, complete, and accurate. You may not use a false email address or other identifying information to impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of any content.
Upon request, CACTUS will provide you with information about whether we hold any of your Personal Information. We allow users of the service(s) or Website to access, update, or modify their information by clicking on the My account link in the CACTUS navigation menu. If you provide us with your Personal Information, you have the following rights with respect to that information:
Your registered email address will be automatically subscribed to our newsletters, which will contain information on industry updates, author resources, upcoming webinars, latest offers, and new services by CACTUS. You may unsubscribe from our marketing communications by clicking on the "unsubscribe" link located on the bottom of our e-mails, or by contacting us. Customers cannot opt out of receiving transactional emails related to their account with us.
What Is Sensitive Personal Information?
“Sensitive Personal Information” is information about an individual that reveals their racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, genetic information, biometric information for the purpose of uniquely identifying an individual, information concerning health, or information concerning a person’s sex life or sexual orientation.
We do not knowingly or intentionally collect sensitive Personal Information from individuals, and you must not submit sensitive Personal Information to us.
If, however, you intentionally or unintentionally transmit sensitive Personal Information to us, you will be considered to have explicitly consented to us processing that sensitive Personal Information.
We reserve the right to disclose your personal data as required by applicable law, in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including meeting national security or law enforcement requirements and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or other legal process served on us.
|Name of Data Protection Officer||Mr. Uttam Sarkar|
|Region||Address||Contact Number (available from 10am to 6pm on working days)|
|China||10A, Shanghai International Ocean Shipping & Finance Center, No. 720 Pudong Anvenue, Shanghai, China 200120||400-120-3020|
|South Korea||4F, 22, World Cup buk-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul 039992||02-3478-4396|
|Brazil||214 Carnegie Center, Suite 102, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA||0800 047 47 73|
|Japan||4F, TUG-I Building, 2-4-1 Misaki-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0061||0120-50-2987|
|India||Cactus Communications Private Limited, A-703, Satellite Gazebo, Guru Hargovindji Marg, Andheri (East), Mumbai 400093, Maharashtra, India.||+1 (833) 979-0061|
|Singapore and rest of the world||4 Battery Road Bank of China Building, #25-01 Singapore 049908|