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Terms and Conditions Site policy All users
Privacy policy Privacy policy All users


Terms and Conditions for ‘Diagnostic Medical Mycology’ course registration and use

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  1. Your course fee allows you to access the ‘Diagnostic Medical Mycology’ course for personal use. It does not allow you to copy the information on the course or use it in any way except for personal study. All the material on the course is copyright protected by Ashbee Healthcare Consultancy (except some images where the copyright holder is listed in the copyright statement) and is not to be copied, distributed or used in any other way than for personal study. Any infringement of this copyright will be aggressively defended and prosecuted to the fullest extent the law allows, without exception
  2. Your course fee entitles you to 3 months access to the course, after which your access will expire.
  3. If you do not complete the course in the 3 months, you will have to pay again to complete it. If you do not complete the course, you will not be able to claim any refund of the fee partial or otherwise, unless the site has been unavailable or off-line for at least 4 weeks during your 3 months access period.
  4. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the course content, neither Ashbee Healthcare Consultancy Ltd, nor the International Society for Humanand Animal Mycology (ISHAM) will accept any liability for any errors or inaccuracies in the material or any laboratory or clinical decisions taken on the basis of it. You agree to indemnify Ashbee Healthcare Consultancy Ltd and ISHAM for any liability related to your use of the information in the course. You should ensure that any decisions you make, are not solely based on the information in the course, but are checked with the available guidelines at that time, advice from local professionals and any other relevant information available.
  5. Ashbee Healthcare Consultancy Ltd and ISHAM shall not be taken as endorsing any product, kits or manufacturers mentioned in this course.
  6. If you do not agree to the Terms and Conditions laid out here, you should not proceed with registering for the course. If you do register for the course, that will be taken as full agreement to abide by all the Terms and Conditions.

Ashbee Healthcare Consultancy Ltd
International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
Valid from June 3 rd 2019 until further notice


This privacy policy sets out how the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology (ISHAM) uses and protects any information that you give to us. ISHAM is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

 ISHAM may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. This policy is effective from May 28th, 2018.

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ISHAM is aware that you have put your trust in us. ISHAM thus sees it as its responsibility to protect your privacy. In this privacy statement we provide you with more information about (i) how we collect and process your data, (ii) for what purposes we collect and process these data, and (iii) your rights with respect to the foregoing, when you use our services and website.


Contact information

These are the data that you provide to use the services of ISHAM, such as name, email address, and payment details.


These are text files that are placed on your computer. ISHAM uses this data to keep track of how the website is used by you, so that ISHAM can adjust its services accordingly. The cookies are not traceable to an individual natural person, as a result of which the cookies cannot be qualified as Personal Data.


The individual natural person who uses the services of ISHAM.

Personal data

This is any data concerning an identified or identifiable natural person.


This is any freely given, specific and informed indication of wishes by which the user agrees to the processing of his/her personal data.


This is any operation or any set of operations concerning personal data, including in any case, collection, recording, organisation, storage, updating or modification, retrieval, consultation, use, dissemination by means of transmission, distribution or making available in any other form, merging, linking, as well as blocking, erasure or destruction of data. In any case, this includes the processing of contact information.

Personal data that we process

ISHAM processes your personal data because you are member, use our services and/or because you provide them to us and/or because you have given unambiguous permission for the processing. This permission is granted by agreeing to our privacy policy. Below you will find an overview of the personal data that we process:

  • Name and surname;

  • Gender;

  • Address data;

  • Phone number;

  • E-mail address;

  • Date of birth;

  • Other personal data that you actively provide by, for example, creating a profile on this website, in correspondence or by telephone;


Special and/or sensitive personal data that we process

Our website and/or service does not intend to collect data about website visitors who are younger than 16 years. However, we cannot check if a visitor is older than 16. We encourage parents to be involved in the online activities of their children, in order to prevent data about children being collected without parental consent. If you are convinced that we have collected personal data about a minor without the explicit permission from parents or guardians, please contact us via and we will delete this information.

For what purpose and on what basis we process personal data

ISHAM processes personal data for the following purposes:

  • To maintain the ISHAM membership database

  • To deliver goods and services to you

  • To call or e-mail you if necessary to carry out our services

  • To inform you about changes in our products and services

  • To offer you the option of creating an account

  • Sending our newsletter and/or promotional leaflet


Automated decision-making

ISHAM does not make decisions based on automated processing on matters that can have (significant) consequences for people. These are decisions that are made by computer programs or systems, without involving a person (for example, an employee of ISHAM).

How long we store personal data

ISHAM does not store your personal data for longer than is strictly necessary to realize the purposes for which your data are collected. We use a storage period for your contact information of 10 years after the last contact moment with ISHAM.

Sharing of personal data with third parties

ISHAM will not sell your data to third parties and will only provide this data if this is necessary for the execution of our agreement with you or to comply with a legal obligation. With companies that process your data in our assignment, we conclude a processor agreement to ensure the same level of security and confidentiality of your data. ISHAM remains responsible for these processing operations.

Cookies, or similar techniques, that we use

ISHAM uses functional, analytical and tracking cookies. A cookie is a small text file that is stored in the browser of your computer, tablet or smartphone when you first visit this website. ISHAM uses cookies with a purely technical functionality. These ensure that the website works properly and that, for example, your preferred settings are remembered. These cookies are also used to make the website work well and to optimize it. On your first visit to our website we have already informed you about these cookies and asked permission for their placement. You can opt out of cookies by setting your internet browser so that it does not store cookies anymore. In addition, you can also delete all information previously saved via the settings of your browser. For an explanation, see: 
The extended version of our cookie statement is included after the Contact details on this page.


View, modify or delete data

You have the right to view, correct or delete your personal data. In addition, you have the right to withdraw your consent to the data processing or to object to the processing of your personal data by ISHAM and you have the right to data portability. This means that you can submit a request to us to send the personal data we have in your computer file to you or another organization mentioned by you. You can send a request for access, correction, deletion, data transfer of your personal data or request for cancellation of your consent or objection to the processing of your personal data to To ensure that the request for access has been made by you, we ask you to send a copy of your ID with the request. In this copy of your passport, the photo, the MRZ (machine readable zone, the strip with numbers at the bottom of the passport), passport number and citizen service number (BSN) should be blacked out. This is to protect your privacy. We will respond to your request as quickly as possible, but within four weeks.


How we protect personal data

ISHAM takes the protection of your data seriously and takes appropriate measures to prevent misuse, loss, unauthorized access, unwanted disclosure and unauthorized modification. If you have the impression that your data is not secure or that there are indications of abuse, please contact our customer service or via

Questions or complaints?

Do you have questions or maybe a complaint? Let us know as soon as possible. ISHAM can be reached using the contact details below. ISHAM also wishes to point out that you have the opportunity to file a complaint with the national supervisory authority in Switzerland.


Contact information:

Postal address:
ISHAM, c/o Congress Care
P.O. Box 440
5201 AK ‘s-Hertogenbosch
The Netherlands

ISHAM is registered in Switzerland, registered address:
IGHAM Internationale Gesellschaft für Human- end Veterinärmedizinische Mykologie

St. Alban-Vorstadt 110

4052 Basel


Registration number CHE-100.686.857



Cookie statement

What is a cookie?

We make use of cookies on this website. A cookie is a simple small file that is sent along with pages from this website and stored by your browser on your hard drive from your computer. The information stored therein can be sent back to our servers on a subsequent visit.


How do we use cookies

Cookies make it possible for a website to work properly and to gain insight into the visiting behavior on the website. With this information the web services and your user experience of a website can be improved. Cookies do not jeopardize the security of your computer.


What kind of cookies do we use?

Use of permanent cookies

With the help of a permanent cookie we can recognize you at a new visit on our website. The website can therefore be specially tailored to your preferences. Even if you have given permission for the placing of cookies, we can remember this by means of a cookie. Because of this you do not have to repeat your preferences so you save time and make a better use of our website. You can delete permanent cookies via the settings of your browser.

Use of session cookies

Using a session cookie we can see which parts of the website you have viewed with this visit. We can adjust our service as much as possible to the surfing behavior of our visitors. These cookies are automatically deleted when you close your web browser.

Google Analytics

Through our website a cookie is placed from the American company Google, as part of the “Analytics” service. We use this service to track and get reports on how visitors use the website. Google may provide this information to third parties if Google is legally obliged to do so, or if third parties process the information on behalf of Google. We have no influence on this. We have allowed Google to use the obtained analytics information for other Google services.

The information that Google collects is anonymised as much as possible. Your IP address is emphatically not given. The information is transferred to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google maintains the Privacy Shield principles and is affiliated with the Privacy Shield program of the US Department of Commerce. This means that there is an appropriate level of protection for the processing of any personal data.

Right to inspect and correct or delete your data

You have the right to request access to and correction or deletion of your data. See our contact page for this. To prevent abuse we can ask you to adequately identify you. When it comes to access to personal data linked to a cookie, you need to send a copy of the cookie in question. You can find it in the settings of your browser.

Switching cookies on and off and deleting them

More information about switching on and off and removing cookies can be found in the instructions and / or using the help function of your browser.

Removing tracking cookies posted by third parties

Some tracking cookies are placed by third parties that show advertisements to you via our website. These cookies can be centrally removed via Your Online Choices so that they are not returned to a third-party website.

More information about cookies

On the following websites you can find more information about cookies:

Update cookie policy

This cookie policy can be adjusted in the interim to make changes and subsequent consequences for obtaining and managing data known. If changes are made to this document, you can see the date at the bottom of the document when it last happened. We reserve the right to make changes to the way we treat data and to adjust the conditions as described in the cookie policy and to apply those adjustments to all your data. When you visit our website, you agree to the terms and conditions of the cookie policy applicable at that time.


Currently (June 2019) Cookies are set for the following:

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