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In this e-Learning program, participants learn about the global incidence of hemodialysis and its resulting guidelines and regulations. Participants will learn about aspects of dialysis and vascular access management, water purification, dosing and special considerations for elderly hemodialysis patients.

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Expand your understanding of nephrology and step into our exclusive global community!

 
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Acute Kidney Injury

Anemia, Iron and Trace Elements

Chronic Kidney Disease

Diabetes

Hemodialysis

Peritoneal Dialysis

Global Nephrology

Renal Pathology

Nutrition & Hydration

Mineral & Bone Disorders

General Nephrology

Pediatric Nephrology

Onconephrology

Glomerular Disease

Screening

Genetic Kidney Disease

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Privacy statement

Privacy statement ISN

 

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The ISN located at rue des Fabriques 1, B-1000 Brussels is responsible for the processing of your personal data, via its website www.theisn.org.

The ISN processes data from the visitors and/or users for the following purposes:

•       Executing and offering the services of The ISN;

o   Member administration;

o   Program and event registration;

o   Education and e-learning;

o   Scientific research;

o   Statistical research;

o   Evaluation of health care;

o   Library management;

o   Administration of middlemen (teachers, tutors, experts);

o   Direct marketing;

o   Collecting funds;

•       Management of requests for information;

•       Improvement of the operation of The ISN and the website;

•       To provide all other services you have requested;

•       Compliance with applicable legislation.

You can always request access to - and rectification or erasure of personal data or to restrict the processing; as well as the right to object to processing, the right to data portability and the right to withdraw your consent at all times.

Personal data are transferred to following recipients:

•       Processors that provide statistical research and analysis;

•       Processors who provide hosting of this website and related databases;

•       Processors who provide education and e-learning services;

•       Processors who provide payment processing services;

•       Companies associated with The ISN, including without limitation: World Kidney Fund - International Society of Nephrology Foundation – Europe;

•       Other ISN members, through the ISN member directory;

•       ISN publishing partners in order to send publications;

1. Definitions

In this Privacy Statement the following terms are defined as follows:

  1. The ISN: The International Society of Nephrology (ISN) is registered in the state of New Jersey (USA) as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, with EIN number 59-1776707 and with its centre of operations located at its registered offices at rue des Fabriques 1, B-1000 Brussels.
  2. Website: the website of The ISN, www.theisn.org, and derivative websites and subdomains developed and administered by The ISN (including without limitation: https://www.wcn2019.org/; http://www.isnfrontiers.org/tokyo/).
  3. Personal data: Any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.
  4. Processing: Any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction;

2. Processing of personal data

This Privacy Statement is applicable to all processing activities undertaken by The ISN, unless further transparency is provided, through e.g. disclaimers, electronic means or orally.

The ISN attaches great importance to respecting and protecting your privacy and the confidentiality and safety of your personal data.

By accessing this Website and/or disclosing your personal data you expressly consent to the processing of personal data in accordance with the conditions set out in this Privacy Statement.

The Personal data is processed until May 25, 2018 in accordance with the Act of December 8, 1992 concerning the protection of privacy with regard to the processing of personal data (hereinafter the ‘Act of December 8, 1992’), which implemented the EU Data Protection Directive 95/46 EC; as off and including May 25, 2018 in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (hereinafter ‘GDPR’). These regulations are hereinafter commonly referred to as ‘Data Protection Regulation’.

In this regard The ISN acts as the data controller for the purposes of this Privacy Statement, meaning that it determines the purposes and means of processing of personal data.

3. What information

The ISN may process personal data via its website, by including without limitation, the contact form, newsletter form and cookies. This personal data that is actually processed may depend upon the requested services and purposes of said processing.

ISN may process the following personal data pertaining to website visitors:

  • Information about your PC or mobile device and your visits and use of the website, including your IP address, operating system, browser type and geographical location;
  • Personal contact information that you provide by using the contact form or newsletter form, such as your first name, last name and email address;
  • Any other information that you choose to provide, by any means.

The ISN may process the following personal data of its (prospective) members and subscribers:

  • Personal contact information that is provided to us, such as your first name, last name, email address, telephone number, mobile number, payment information;
  • Financial identification data such as bank account number in order to i.e. process membership fees;
  • Occupation and employment data;
  • Direct marketing preferences;
  • Education and training data, such as progress that is made through e-learning courses;
  • Membership details;
  • Survey data;
  • Any other information that you choose to provide, by any means.

The ISN may process the following personal data of (prospective) mentors, tutors and other educators and experts:

  • Personal contact information that is provided to us, such as your first name, last name, email address, telephone number, mobile number, payment information;
  • Occupation and employment data, including through submitted CVs and certifications;
  • Any other information that you choose to provide, by any means.

The ISN may process the following personal data of survey participants:

  • Personal contact information that is provided to us, such as your first name, last name, email address, telephone number, mobile number, payment information;
  • Any other information required in the survey for scientific and statistical research purposes.

In addition, The ISN may process personal data that it has received from third parties relating to you, i.e. when a colleague or your organization signs you up for our membership.

The fields of relevant forms denoted with (*) are strictly necessary for the purposes of processing, if one or more of these fields are not completed the form will not be executed. Other fields can be completed to better facilitate the provision of services by The ISN.

4. Purposes of processing

The ISN collects and processes personal data for one or multiple of following purposes:

Purposes

Legal basis

Member administration;

Performance of a contract

Program and event registration;

Performance of a contract

Education and e-learning;

Performance of a contract

Statistical research;

Consent/ legitimate interests

Evaluation of health care;

Consent/ legitimate interests

Library management;

Performance of a contract

Administration of middlemen (teachers, tutors, experts);

Performance of a contract/consent

Direct marketing;

Consent/ legitimate interests

Collecting funds;

Performance of a contract

Management of requests for information

Performance of a contract

Improvement of the operation of ISN and the website

Legitimate interests

To provide all other services you have requested

Performance of a contract/consent

Compliance with applicable legislation.

Legitimate interests

If The ISN wishes to use personal data for an incompatible new purpose The ISN will request your consent prior to this new use, unless such processing is required by union or national law.

When the processing is based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

5. Transfers of personal data

We do not rent or sell your personal data to third parties to use for their own purposes.

Within The ISN, the data is passed on only to employees on a ‘’need-to-know’ basis.

The ISN can make use of data processors to process your personal data. Data processors are natural or legal persons, public authorities, agencies or other bodies which process personal data on behalf of The ISN.

The ISN can transfer the personal data to the following (categories of) recipients:

  • Processors that provide statistical research and analysis;
  • Processors who provide hosting of this website and related databases;
  • Processors who provide education and e-learning services;
  • Processors who provide payment processing services;
  • Companies associated with The ISN, including without limitation: World Kidney Fund - International Society of Nephrology Foundation – Europe;
  • Other ISN members, through the ISN member directory;
  • ISN publishing partners in order to send publications;

Personal data may be processed by these recipients outside the European Economic Area, The ISN will make sure appropriate safeguards are implemented. You can obtain a copy of the guaranteed measures upon written request.

The ISN may alter its corporate structure by changing legal form, merger, acquisitions and sale of affiliates, in such transactions Personal data will be passed on in accordance with this Privacy Statement and applicable data protection law.

6. Personal data storage duration

The ISN will store the personal data for following periods:

Personal data

Period

Identification data

Duration of ISN membership + 5 years thereafter

Employment data

Duration of ISN membership + 5 years thereafter

Account data

Duration of ISN membership + 5 years thereafter

Electronic identification data

For a period of 5 years after receipt thereof.

Financial identification data and financial transactions

For a period of 10 years after receipt thereof.

Education and training

Duration of ISN membership + 5 years thereafter

Membership details

Duration of ISN membership + 5 years thereafter

Personal details

Duration of ISN membership + 5 years thereafter

Occupation and employment

For 1 year after receipt thereof for evaluation services and thereafter for the duration of the ISN membership + 5 years thereafter

Survey data

For 1 year after receipt thereof for evaluation services and thereafter for the duration of the ISN membership + 5 years thereafter

Any information the subjects wish to share

Duration of ISN membership + 5 years thereafter

7. Your rights

You are entitled to request from us access to and rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing or to object to processing as well as the right to data portability. For this purpose you should send your dated and signed request to The ISN, rue des Fabriques 1, B-1000 Brussels, enclosing a copy of your identity card[1], or you can contact The ISN via email at info@theisn.org and finish your email with an electronic signature.

Within one month of the submission of the request, you will be informed of the follow-up of your query

You have the right to withdraw your consent for a particular processing activity at any time, without this affecting the lawfulness of the processing on the basis of the consent before its withdrawal. In case you have given your permission to receive newsletters and advertising, you can withdraw it by changing your account settings or using the "subscribe / unsubscribe" link in this communication.

Finally, you have at all times the right to submit a complaint to the supervisory authority.

The ISN makes use of automated decision making, including profiling, for following processing activities:

Activity

Information

Membership administration

Based on the prospective members location its membership fee is calculated by solely automated means based on the World Bank Classification.

Statistical research

Through clicking on specific articles, a profile of interests is built

 

You have the right to obtain human intervention on the part of The ISN, to express your point of view and to contest the decision.

 

[1] Please anonymize the following fields on the copy of your identity card: card number and national register number.

8. Anonymous data

The ISN is permitted to collect non-personal and anonymous data when the website is visited and anonymize personal data. This data does not allow The ISN to proceed to identify an individual person and this data can be shared with third parties, including for statistical purposes.

9. Cookies

This website makes use of cookies to enhance the browsing experience. For more information regarding the use of cookies, please refer to our Cookie Statement.

10. Changes

The ISN reserves the right to continually update this Privacy Statement.

This Privacy Statement was last updated: 3 May 2018.

11. Miscellaneous

If any of the provisions of this Privacy Statement would be wholly or partially annulled by a binding decision, this shall have no effect whatsoever on the other provisions of this Privacy Statement. The ISN is entitled to modify or replace such a provision by another provision which, within legal limits, has the same effect.

The failure of The ISN to demand strict compliance with the provisions of this Privacy Statement shall not be construed as a waiver or rejection thereof.

12. Applicable law

By visiting the website and thus expressly accepting this Privacy Statement and the conditions therein, you agree that any dispute or claim relating to this Privacy Statement and the processing of personal data shall be governed by Belgian law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Gent (Belgium).

13. Contact

If you have any questions or comments regarding the policy concerning the processing of personal data after reading this Privacy Statement, please contact the contact person at the address rue des Fabriques 1, B-1000 Brussels or you can contact The ISN via email at info@theisn.org.

Please send requests for additional general information concerning the protection of personal privacy to the Belgian Data Protection Authority at this address, 25 Drukpersstraat, B-1000 Brussels telephone number: +32 (0)2 274 48 00 or via email at commission@privacycommission.be (www.privacycommission.be).

 

Kidney International

About KI

About Kidney International

 

KI Cover Mar 2016 Kidney International (KI) is the official journal of the International Society of Nephrology. Under the editorial leadership of Dr. Pierre Ronco, KI is one of the most cited journals in nephrology and widely regarded as the world's premier journal on the development and consequences of kidney disease.

KI is peer-reviewed and publishes original research in both basic science and clinical medicine covering renal physiology, biochemistry, pathology, immunology, morphology and more. It aims to inform the renal researcher and the practicing nephrologist on all aspects of renal research. These include the latest clinical studies on emerging developments in renal medicine and the highest level of original research studies in clinical and basic renal research.

The journal reflects the field through critical reviews, commentaries, original articles, remarkable images, news features, guidelines, and problem-focused articles for the diagnosis and treatment of renal patients. Kidney International is published twice a month and devotes itself to renal research. It aims to inform the renal researcher and the practicing nephrologist on all aspects of renal research.

 

Cookie statement

Cookie statement ISN

 

In this Cookie Statement the following terms are defined as follows:

  1. The ISN: The International Society of Nephrology (the ISN) is registered in the state of New Jersey (USA) as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, with EIN number 59-1776707 and with its center of operations located at its registered offices at rue des Fabriques 1, B-1000 Brussels.
  2. Website: the website of The ISN, [Company Fax], and derivative websites and subdomains developed and administered by The ISN (including without limitation: https://www.wcn2017.org/; http://www.isnfrontiers.org/tokyo/).

1. Cookies

The ISN strives to provide you with clear information about how cookies are used on the website and when they are stored on your device (computer, tablet, smartphone, etc.) in order to make your visit to the website more pleasant and to better meet your needs and adjust your visit to your preferences.

Cookies are small data or text files that are placed and then stored on a computer or mobile device when visiting a website. Cookies help The ISN to optimize a visit to the website by performing a number of useful tasks, such as improving the security of the website and the overall user experience. For instance, the website can remember the pages you visited and your preferences (such as your fields of interests) so you are not required to fill these in each time you visit the website. Other cookies allow an analysis of certain information, such as the number of visits to a website. Some other cookies are used for marketing purposes.

Session cookies are cookies whose lifespan is limited to the duration of the session, which is until the browser is closed and the connection to the website is broken. In addition, there are also permanent cookies that persist even after the browser is closed.

First party cookies are placed by the proprietor of the domain of a website, in this case The ISN through the website. Third party cookies are set by others than the proprietor of the domain of a website. The ISN therefore has no access to or control over these cookies or other means of data collection. Please review the respective privacy statements of these third party cookie providers.

The following first party cookies can be placed by The ISN:

Name

Lifespan

Purpose

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_gat

_utma

_utmb

_utmc

_utmz

2 years

10 minutes

2 years

30 minutes

Session

Session

These Google Analytics cookies are placed to collect statistical information about website usage.

More information: www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy

pardot

2 years

The visitor cookie is composed of a unique visitor ID and the unique identifier for your account. For example, the cookie name “visitor_id12345” stores the visitor value “1010101010”, and “12345” is the account identifier. This cookie is set for visitors by the Pardot tracking code.

ISN tracks opt-in preferences, the pi_opt_in cookie is set with a true or false value when the visitor opts in or out of tracking.

A session cookie named “pardot” is set when you’re logged in as a Pardot user. This cookie isn’t set on a visitor’s browser.

PHPSESSID

Session

Tracks your browsing session.

 

Following third party cookies can be placed:

Name

Lifespan

Purpose

BBlLt.resume

HSID

LOGIN_INFO

PREF

SID

SSID

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

demographics

dkv

use_hitbox

1 month

10 years

10 years

10 years

10 years

10 years

8 months

6 months

3 months

Third Party cookies placed by YouTube, LLC when you watch a YouTube video via the website.

More information: www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy

To make optimal use of the website, it is advisable that you enable and/or accept cookies on your computer or mobile device. When cookies are disabled, The ISN is unable to guarantee a trouble-free visit to the website. There is a risk that the visit will be interrupted or delayed and that you will not have access to certain parts of the website or will not be able to make (optimal) use of the website.

Nevertheless, you are free to remove or block cookies via your browser settings and/or a priori through the cookie banner. Although most browsers are set to accept cookies by default, you can remove cookies that have already been placed and change your browser settings to restrict the placement of new cookies or block cookies. The manner in which browser settings can be adjusted varies per browser. You can find additional information about the browser settings at aboutcookies.org or in the "Help" menu of your internet browser.

If you delete or block cookies, this means that you will need to reset your preferences on every visit and that some parts of the website will not function (properly).

2. Privacy

For more information regarding the processing of personal data, please refer to our Privacy Statement.

3. Changes

The ISN reserves the right to continually update this Cookie Statement.

This Cookie Statement was last updated: May 3, 2018.

4. Miscellaneous

If any of the provisions of this Cookie Statement would be wholly or partially annulled by a binding decision, this shall have no effect whatsoever on the other provisions of this Cookie Statement. The ISN is entitled to modify or replace such a provision by another provision which, within legal limits, will have the same effect.

The failure of The ISN to demand strict compliance with the provisions of this Cookie Statement shall not be construed as a waiver or rejection thereof.

5. Applicable law

By visiting the Website and thus expressly accepting this Cookie Statement and the conditions herein, you agree that any dispute or claim relating to this Cookie Statement and the use of cookies shall be governed by Belgian law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Brussels (Belgium).

6. Contact

If you have any questions or comments regarding the use of cookies after reading this Cookie Statement, please get in touch with the contact person at the address rue des Fabriques 1, B-1000 Brussels or you can contact The ISN via email at info@theisn.org.

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