The information we receive, and how we use it, depends on what you do when visiting our web site. We collect and use your non-personal information (information that is not identifiable to you personally) differently than your personal information.
WHAT IS NON-PERSONAL INFORMATION?
Non-personal information is information that we collect through this web site that does not identify you as an individual person. It may include information such as the following:
•The type of web browser software you use (for example, Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer)
•The name of the domain from which you access the Internet
•The Internet address of the web site from which you linked directly to our web site
•The date and time you accessed our web site
•Which pages you visited on our web site
•Personal information that has been de-identified
WHAT IS PERSONAL INFORMATION?
Personal information is information we collect through this web site that we can use to specifically identify you, such as your:
•Type of practitioner
•State of practice
In some places on this web site you have the opportunity to send us personal information about yourself. For example, you may fill out a registration form, or an e-mail form. You also may choose to allow us to personalize your visits to the web site, in which case we will ask you for certain personal information to make your visits to our web site more helpful to you. When this information is combined with the non-personal information that we collect through cookies (described above), we will be able to tell that you have visited our web site before and can personalize your access to our web site, for example, by telling you about new features that may be of interest to you.
HOW DO WE KEEP AND USE PERSONAL INFORMATION?
We may keep and use personal information we collect from you through this web site to provide you with access to this web site. In addition, we may keep and use your personal information:
•To respond to your requests
•To personalize your access to our web site, for example, by telling you about new features/products that may be of interest to you
•To contact you with information that might be of interest to you, including information about clinical trials and about products and services of ours and of others
•For analytical purposes and to research, develop and improve programs, products, services and content
•To remove your personal identifiers (your name, e-mail address, social security number, etc). In this case, you would no longer be identified as a single unique individual.
•Once we have de-identified information, it is non-personal information and we may treat it like other non-personal information.
•To protect our rights or property
•To protect someone’s health, safety or welfare
•To comply with a law or regulation, court order or other legal process
DO YOU EVER SHARE PERSONAL INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES?
In the ordinary course of business, we will share some personal information with companies that we hire to perform services or functions on our behalf. For example, we may use different vendors or suppliers to ship you products that you order on our web site. In these cases, we provide the vendor with information to process your order such as your name and mailing address. In all cases in which we share your personal information with a third party, we will not authorize them to keep, disclose or use your information with others except for the purpose of providing the services we asked them to provide.
We will not sell, exchange or publish your personal information, except in conjunction with a corporate sale, merger, dissolution, or acquisition.
We may be legally compelled to release your personal information in response to a court order, subpoena, search warrant, law or regulation. We may cooperate with law enforcement authorities in investigating and prosecuting web site visitors who violate our rules or engage in behavior which is harmful to other visitors (or illegal).
WHAT ABOUT PRIVACY ON OTHER WEB SITES?
DO YOU EVER COMMUNICATE DIRECTLY WITH VISITORS TO THIS WEB SITE?
We may contact you periodically by e-mail, mail or telephone to provide information regarding programs, products, services and content that may be of interest to you. In addition, some of the features on this web site allow you to communicate with us using an online form. If your communication requests a response from us, we will send you a response via e-mail. The e-mail response or confirmation may include your personal information, including personal information about your health, your name, address, etc. We cannot guarantee that our e-mails to you will be secure from unauthorized interception.
WHAT ABOUT WEB SITE SECURITY?
We take reasonable steps to protect your personal information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. You should keep in mind that no Internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error-free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from this site may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail.
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