I. Who we are
All Things Kidney (ATK) is an Information & Consultancy Portal committed to offering fully referenced, medically accurate insights on the Human Kidney in health and disease.
The image below is the Official Logo for the “All Things Kidney — Official” Portal:
The image below is the graphic representation of the Website Tagline –
“Know | Understand | Take Control | Feel Empowered”
The platform aims to raise awareness, impart education and facilitate relevant resources for all patients with kidney disease, their caregivers, members of the community at risk of developing kidney ailments, healthcare professionals and all valued knowledge-seekers.
The content here is specially curated for non-specialist members of the community. Articles / Information published here and the linked social media handles aim to offer clinically approved guidance on the human kidney in health and disease, currently available standard treatment procedures, expected outcomes, relevant research advancements, and other allied issues.
The founder of this eHealth Portal is Dr. Sparshita Nag, MBBS, MS — a Physician-Scientist with a research background on Renal Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Nephrology.
Information on this website is personally curated, reviewed and authenticated by licensed physicians (allopathy) and kidney researchers who have experienced life as kidney patients themselves.
Team ATK is endowed with a composite set of skills in both clinical medicine & nephrology research. That, in addition to their own life experiences with CKD, enables them to reach out to readers in a way that is evidence-based, inclusive, comprehensive, trustworthy & more relatable for patients & carers than information nuggets generally offered online.
THE PRIME MOTIVE OF THIS PORTAL IS TO:
- Help patients combat any ignorance, confusion or apprehension surrounding this segment of healthcare
- To provide clarity on relevant issues such that patients can prepare the right questions for their medical team
- Save the most precious asset that any patient hoping to lead relatively hassle-free lives can expect to have — TIME
Content published on this website and correspondences arising between the portal administrators & concerned parties is solely intended for informational purposes. In the absence of direct patient examination, we choose not to provide services that substitute for a clinical opinion. Any person associated with ATK shall not be held responsible for misuse of any genuine information from this website by third-party content-distributors / individuals.
II. What personal data we collect & why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
- Contact forms
All Things Kidney — Official (ATK) enables all its users and website visitors to contact Team ATK for consultation purposes on matters relevant to medical / medico-legal aspects of the human kidney, through a Contact Form embedded within the “Contact ATK” Page. This form requests for the individual’s name, email address, geographical location & description of their medical concern relevant to the Human Kidneys that they wish to seek guidance on.
All Things Kidney — Official keeps contact form submissions for 6 months for customer service purposes. However, this information submitted through them is not used for marketing purposes.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, e-mail address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
Upon editing or publishing an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
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- Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
The All Things Kidney — Official Website uses tracking services from Google Analytics and MonsterInsights Analytics.
III. Who we share your data with
All Things Kidney — Official respects Data Privacy and does not share personal user data with any third party whatsoever.
IV. How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
V. What rights you may exercise over your data
If you have left comments below an article, you can request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
VI. Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
VII. Your contact information
All Things Kidney — Official may retain User Contact information submitted via the Contact Form for upto 6 months. This is for Customer Service purposes. We DO NOT use this information for any marketing purposes.
For redressal of all concerns related to data privacy, please email us at [email protected]
VII. What third parties we receive data from
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