- Information collected pursuant to a Business Associate Agreement with a HIPAA Covered Entity;
- Information collected in the course of a clinical trial pursuant to an Informed Consent document; and
- Information that you have authorized us to use or disclose under circumstances that are different than those specified in this policy.
TYPE AND USES OF INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM YOU:
Part of our products and services include identifying individuals who are interested in participating in Clinical Studies, a first step sometimes being a person filling out a form on our website indicating their interest in volunteering for a study. Typically our contact us forms will request information such as your name, e-mail address, phone number, address, date of birth, sex, height, weight, race, ethnicity, and how you heard about us, company name, along with other information you choose to provide to us in the provided space into which you can type a message, but please do not include other sensitive information about yourself or others, including without limitation personal health information, financial information, social security numbers, or other similar information. In all cases the personal information we collect through our Site is that which you provide in the various forms.
To the extent a form allows you to request information or ask us questions, if we receive similar questions or requests to yours from other users, we may post the most frequently asked questions on our Site under a “FAQ” or similar section. The question we post may be similar to, or the same as, the question you submitted, but we will not identify you (or anyone else) as the questioner.
In general, we may use your PII to send you information and advertising about us and our products and services including without limitation study participation opportunities. In addition, we may use your PII and information that you send to us for activities to monitor and maintain the quality of our products and services, and to reach out to you for more information about any concerns that you express about our products and services.
We may use the personal information you provide to create a de-identified version of such information, meaning such information is no longer PII as it does not identify you, and aggregate such de-identified information with de-identified information from others. Such de-identified information then may be used for any purpose, including without limitation product and service development and improvement activities, and such de-identified information may be shared with third parties including without limitation those entities that may use our clinical study and therapeutic services to augment and support their own studies and services.
INFORMATION AUTOMATICALLY COLLECTED:
When you visit our Site, we may collect some information automatically. By collecting this information, we get a better understanding of your needs and what products and services we can develop, market, and sell to you to meet those needs. Some of the information we automatically collect is necessary for the proper functioning of the Site, such as cookies as explained below. All the information we gather helps us understand your preferences and how well our Site is functioning so we can continually improve your online experience with us. We may also use such information to improve our company and our products and services and provide you information and advertisements regarding those products and services.
Information From Your Computer and Device – We may ourselves, or through our third party service providers, collect information about your computer and mobile device, such as the browser, operating system, IP address, country and other geolocation data, date and time of visit, whether you are using a mobile device and what type, referring websites, the search engine queries you used to get to our Site, the pages of our Site you visit and your activities on our Site such as what images, videos, or other imbedded media you view, as well as the amount of time spent on our pages, and the number of pages visited. Some of this information may be collected using cookies, as further explained below. This information is used for a variety of purposes to improve our Site and its content, including without limitation to gather broad demographic data, identify trends and statistics, help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Site and its content. We may collect and share information between pages of our Site for the proper functioning of our Site. We may also use this information to improve our Company and its products and services and to provide you with information and advertising regarding our products and services. We normally do not link IP addresses to any personally identifiable information; however, when we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with our terms of service or to protect our service, site, customers, visitors, or others, we may use IP addresses to identify a visitor.
Cookies – Our Site may use “cookies” to provide information on your computer and mobile device. Cookies are pieces of data that a Site can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your computer or other device. We may use both session and persistent cookies on our own or through our third party service providers as described below. Cookies may save your preferences while you are at our Site and we may use them to provide you with tailored information and tracking as you use our Site. Some Cookies may contain device-specific identifiers. Cookies help us, among other things, to determine which areas of our Site are popular by tracking hits to those areas, which may in turn allow us or our third party providers to provide you with targeted information or advertising regarding our products and services. By modifying your browser preferences, you typically have the choice to accept cookies, to be notified when a cookie is sent, or to reject cookies. The rejection or limitation of cookies by your browser may limit your ability to use the Site or inhibit its functionality.
Third-Party Service Providers – We may use a variety of third party services to help provide our services including the Site. These service providers may help us in developing and hosting our Site and to help us understand the use of our services, to provide information to us, and to provide you with information regarding our Site and our products and services. We may also collect or otherwise gather information related to you from these third party service providers. These third party service providers may collect, store, and share information as further dictated by the privacy policies of those third parties. Such third parties may include:
- Additional general information regarding opt-out from interest-based advertising from companies belonging to the Network Advertising Initiative can be found here: NAI Consumer Opt Out (networkadvertising.org), information regarding opting out through the Digital Advertising Alliance can be found here: WebChoices: Digital Advertising Alliance’s Consumer Choice Tool for Web US (aboutads.info).
Web Beacons – We may employ Web beacons (also called single-pixel GIFs), which are customized links or similar technologies, on the Site and when sending you messages, newsletters, or promotional emails or in using third party service providers. Web beacons allow us to (a) determine whether you have opened, or acted upon, a promotional email and which links you have clicked on in order to deliver to you more focused communications and other content, (b) allow us to count the number of users who have visited certain webpages and effectively deliver services, and (c) enable us to compile aggregated statistics and determine the efficacy of promotions by using Web beacons from third parties.
SHARING OF YOUR INFORMATION:
In addition to the situations described above, we may use and disclose visitor information in special instances when we have reason to believe disclosing this information is necessary to investigate, identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interfering with our rights or property, other Site visitors, or anyone else. We may disclose visitor information when subpoenaed, if ordered or otherwise required by a court of law, arbitrator, or other similar proceeding or the rules governing such a proceeding, for government investigations, with government agencies if required by law, to exercise, establish, or defend Dr. Vince Clinical Research’s legal rights, to protect your vital interests or those of any other third party, and when Dr. Vince Clinical Research otherwise believes in good faith that any applicable law requires it.
OTHER INFORMATION PRACTICES:
Your Nevada Opt-Out Rights – We do not sell your personal data, but nevertheless we offer an opt out to sales of consumer data in an overabundance of caution as required by, and to ensure compliance with, Nevada law. Verified requests under Nevada law (NRS 603A) to not make any sale of any covered information we have collected or will collect regarding a consumer, as defined in that law, may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include in any such request email “Request for Nevada Opt-Out” in the subject line and in the body of the message.
Security – We take commercially reasonable steps to protect data transmitted through our Site, and we rely upon our third party vendors to supply security for the services they provide. We cannot and do not ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services. You transmit information to us at your own risk and should take all necessary precautions regarding the information you transmit, either to our Site and its related vendors or elsewhere on the Internet.
Children – Protecting the privacy of children is very important to us. For that reason, our Site does not solicit, collect or maintain personally identifiable information from users we actually know are under age 18. If you are a parent or guardian, please contact us if you believe information regarding a child has been collected by us through our Site.
Effective Date: June 8, 2022.
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