Privacy Policy

We at the DrugDev group (DrugDev, Inc., along with its affiliates and subsidiaries) respect your concerns about privacy. This privacy policy covers the personal information collected through this website and the similar information obtained in other ways (excepting our other websites) where we control the personal information collected.  This policy sets out who that personal information is shared with, and your rights regarding your personal information. This policy also includes our approach to your personal information when our clients control the processing.

This website is hosted by DrugDev Inc. subject to the Terms of Use of this website.

  1. Collection of your personal information

1.1 On this website

This website allows you to create an account and to enter a range of personal information such as your name, location, institution, therapeutic speciality, contact information, studies and research interests, plus documents that contain personal information, such as CVs and GCP certificates, the key uses of which are described in section 2.1 below.

We collect additional personal information about you through the use of cookies (defined in section 2.2 below), web beacons (as also defined below) and other automated means when you use this website. This information will be collected by DrugDev Inc. for the general uses described in section 2.2 below, however certain of this information, namely the dates and times on which you create, access or change your account, will also be used as set out in section 2.1 below.

Registration with and use of this website is on a purely voluntary basis.

1.2 In other ways

As part of our business facilitating the clinical trial process, we collect a similar range of personal information to that collected on this website but in other ways. These ways include web searches, offline searches or being sent such information direct or through referrals.  Other websites of ours may collect personal information but these are governed by their own policies.

We also collect personal information that is controlled by clients, such collection being either directly from them or on their behalf.  The scope of information and how it is collected is governed by the agreement between the relevant client and us.

2. Key uses of your personal information

The personal information set out above is used in the following key ways:

2.1 By DrugDev Ltd

Where the personal information is not controlled by our clients, it will be available to DrugDev Limited, a UK subsidiary of DrugDev Inc, which may in turn make such information available to its clients which are involved in pharmaceutical trials (such as pharmaceutical companies, contract research organizations and clinical research associates) or to its affiliates so that they may make such information available to their respective clients which are involved in pharmaceutical trials.

Such entities may use your personal information to:

  • Create and manage your account
  • Invite you to participate in a clinical trial
  • Identify and assess trial sites and investigators for clinical trials
  • Reach out to you with surveys, clinical trial feasibilities, or site pre-qualification services
  • Respond to and communicate with you about your requests, questions and comments
  • Contact you about new products and offerings, product and services improvements, product and services discounts, educational industry events, surveys, feedback on potential clinical studies and ascertaining your interest in participating in clinical studies
  • Protect against, identify and prevent fraud and other criminal activity, claims and other liabilities
  • Comply with and enforce applicable legal requirements, relevant industry standards and our policies.

2.2 By DrugDev Inc. as the host of this website

DrugDev Inc. collects certain information by automated means on the website. The information we collect in this manner includes IP address, browser characteristics, device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, information on actions taken on our site, and dates and times of website visits. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. DrugDev Inc. uses cookies to identify registered users without needing to ask for registration details every time you access the website. DrugDev Inc. may also use cookies to track registered or unregistered users as they travel through the site, for instance the total number of unique users who are accessing the site over a particular period of time. A “web beacon,” also known as an Internet tag, pixel tag or clear GIF, links web pages to web servers and their cookies and may be used to transmit information collected through cookies back to a web server. We may link certain data elements we have collected through automated means, such as your browser information, with other information we have obtained about you to let us know, for example, whether you have opened an e-mail we sent to you. Your browser may tell you how to be notified when you receive certain types of cookies or how to restrict or disable certain types of cookies. Please note, however, that without cookies you may not be able to use all of the features of our website.

We may use third-party web analytics services on our website. The analytics providers that administer these services use technologies such as cookies, web server logs and web beacons to help us analyse how visitors use the website. The information collected through these means (including IP address) is disclosed to these analytics providers, who use the information to evaluate use of the website. To learn more about such analytics services and how to opt out, please contact privacy@drugdev.com.

2.3 For our clients

We use personal information that is controlled by clients.  The scope of the use is governed by the agreement between the relevant client and us.

3. Additional uses of your personal information

The DrugDev group will not sell, trade, rent or otherwise pass on your personal information to others, except as described in this privacy policy or with your prior consent.

The DrugDev group reserves the right to transfer personal information about you in the event of the sale or transfer all or a portion of their business or assets (including in the event of a reorganization, dissolution or liquidation).

The DrugDev group may share personal information with service providers who perform functions and services on their behalf. Such third parties are provided with personal information necessary to perform the services but are not authorised to use such information for any other purposes.

The DrugDev group may disclose personal information about you (i) if required to do so by law or pursuant to legal process, (ii) in response to a request from law enforcement authorities or other government official, or (iii) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity.

The DrugDev group may also share anonymous statistics for research or market development purposes. For example, what percentage of registered users of this website have a primary interest in oncology.

4. Data transfers

This website is hosted by DrugDev Inc. in the U.S.

As the DrugDev group is an international group of companies with clients in countries around the world, your data could be transferred from one country to another. Those countries may not have the same data protection laws as your country. When we transfer your information to other countries, we will protect that information as described in this privacy policy. By choosing to register with the website you consent to the transfer of your personal information.

The DrugDev group is party to various adequate mechanisms for cross-border transfer, such as those provided for by EU Directive 95/46/EC (the “Directive”) and under the law of EU member countries implementing the Directive.  DrugDev Inc. has certified on behalf of itself and its US subsidiaries Clinical Financial Services, LLC and Epernicus, LLC compliance with the U.S.-EU Privacy Shield and the U.S.-Swiss Privacy Shield as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding personal information received in reliance on those two mechanisms from, respectively, European Union member countries and Switzerland. To learn more about the U.S.-EU Privacy Shield and the U.S.-Swiss Privacy Shield, and to view the certification, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/ and follow the relevant link at the foot of this page direct to the policy.

DrugDev Limited is a UK entity, and its collection, use and retention of your personal information is governed by UK data protection law.

5. Your rights

You may view, update, amend or correct your personal information that you register on the website at any time via the “Member Login”. You may also ask us to remove your personal information that is collected on the website by contacting us at privacy@drugdev.com.

You may request that the DrugDev group cease sending you marketing communications, whether by email or otherwise. You can do this by contacting privacy@drugdev.com. Please note that it can take up to 10 days for the opt-out to take effect and communications may be sent to you in the intervening time.

You may request access to your personal information where the DrugDev group controls such information, and update, amend or correct the information. You may also object to the use of your personal information. If you would like to make a complaint or submit an inquiry, please contact privacy@drugdev.com.

In circumstances in which the DrugDev group obtained or maintains your personal information as a service provider for any client, such client controls the handling of such information.  The relevant member of the DrugDev group will provide reasonable assistance to you where you have queries or complaints.

6. How we protect personal information

We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect the personal information you provide against accidental, unlawful or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure or use.

Where the personal information is not controlled by clients, we take reasonable steps to permanently and irrevocably anonymise or otherwise delete the personal information you provide once it is no longer necessary to maintain the information in an identifiable form in order to fulfil a business purpose or other lawful requirement.

7. Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites for your convenience and information. These websites may be operated by companies not affiliated with the DrugDev group. Linked websites may have their own privacy policies or notices, which we strongly suggest you review if you visit any linked websites. We are not responsible for the content of any websites that are not affiliated with the DrugDev group, any use of those websites, or the privacy practices of those websites.  Note that other websites of ours are governed by their own policies.

8. Children’s privacy

This website is not directed to children under the age of thirteen and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of thirteen on the website. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personal information from a visitor under the age of thirteen on the website, we will delete the information from our records.

9. Changes to this Privacy Policy

This privacy policy may be amended from time to time and all changes will be posted here. Where the changes are significant, registered users may also receive an email with the new privacy policy.

10. Contact

If you have any questions or comments about this privacy policy please contact privacy@drugdev.com or write to:

DrugDev Inc
1170 Devon Park Dr., Suite 300

Wayne, PA 19087

 

Last updated: September 2017