Collection of Your Personal Information from this Website
This section applies to all information collected through the Veristat.com website. We will ask you when we need information that personally identifies you ("personal information," "personal information data" or "data" as used herein) or allows us to contact you. Personal information collected by Veristat.com is often limited to e-mail address, language, country or location, but may include other information when needed to provide a requested service, where an employment opportunity is being processed or where services as an Investigator in a clinical trial are being offered.
We collect personal information to support delivery of a diverse range of clinical research and consulting services in the drug and medical device industry. We may use personal information to further inform about you about clinical research studies, to get comments on medical care, or to seek agreement to participate in medical research as an investigator or a patient. In some cases, we collect and process human resources data relevant to company employment activities. In order to better provide you with our numerous services, we collect two types of information about our users: Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information.
Personally Identifiable Information: This refers to information that lets us know the specifics of who you are. When you engage in certain activities on this site, such as registering as a client, ordering a service or sending us feedback, we may ask you to provide certain information about yourself by filling out and submitting an online form. It is optional for you to engage in these activities. If you elect to engage in these activities, however, we may ask that you provide us personal information, such as your first and last name, mailing address (including zip code), e-mail address, employer, job title and department, telephone and facsimile numbers, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, and other personal identifying information. Depending upon the activity, some of the information we ask you to provide is identified as mandatory and some as voluntary. If you do not provide the mandatory data with respect to a particular activity, you will be unable to engage in that activity.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information: This refers to information that does not by itself identify a specific individual or can be used in conjunction with other information to identify an individual. We gather certain information about you based upon where you visit on our site in several ways. This information is compiled and analyzed on both a personal and an aggregated basis. This information may include the Website's Uniform Resource Locator ("URL") that you just came from, which URL you go to next, or what browser you are using. An URL is the global address of documents and other resources on the internet.
You provide certain Personally Identifiable Information to us when you:
- Visit our site
- Register for our services and register your e-mail address with us; or
- Send e-mail messages, submit forms or transmit other information by telephone or letter.
We may also collect information from you at other points on our site that state that such information is being collected.
In addition, we may also collect, or our third party content server may collect, certain Non-Personally Identifiable Information. This information is ultimately stored in the form of store categories, and, in some cases, specific URLs.
Users may apply for employment at Veristat through the Careers section of this website. The information supplied by candidates is collected and accessed by Veristat during the recruitment process.
Use of Your Personal Information
We may use your personal information for the following purposes:
- To ensure Veristat.com is relevant to your needs.
- To deliver services and information about Veristat that you request.
- To assist Veristat in creating and publishing content most relevant to you.
- To alert you to updated information about Veristat and Veristat services if you so request.
Veristat respects the privacy rights and interests of its website visitors and the following principles will be applied by Veristat when dealing with personal information data:
Data Privacy Principles
Data will be collected for the purposes specified above and used accordingly. The collection and processing of the data will be limited to these purposes and you are hereby informed in advance of the purposes and uses of such data.
Data will be adequate, relevant and not excessive relative to the purposes for which they are processed.
Data will be as accurate as possible and, where necessary, kept up to date.
Data will not be kept longer than is appropriate or necessary for the purposes for which it is being processed or local legal requirements.
Data will be collected, used and retained in accordance with the legal rights of the data subjects.
Appropriate technical and physical measures will be taken to prevent unauthorized access, accidental loss, destruction or damage to data and any unauthorized organization, disclosure or processing.
We store the information you provide in a secure electronic database in order to provide you with the information and/or services you request. The information is stored for the lifetime of the database unless you request that it be removed.
Processing of Personal Information
This site and the electronic database have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration or destruction of the information under our control.
By submitting your personal information you agree that Veristat may process it for the purposes and in accordance with the principles outlined herein.
Veristat processes personal information data fairly and lawfully for the purposes as outlined herein only. Processing for these purposes includes obtaining, recording, holding, organizing, transferring, adapting, amending, recovering, consulting, using, limiting, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, aligning, blocking, destroying and erasing data.
Processing of Personal Data Related of Job Applicants
In the case of processing employment opportunities with Veristat processing of data may include, but is not limited, to:
- candidate status
- work history/job data
- employer feedback
This list is not exhaustive and may be changed and/or added to from time to time.
Subject to local legal requirements, Veristat may use external services to collect, process and/or validate personal information data. Veristat requires that any such external service will ensure adequate protection for personal information data and complies with local legal requirements.
Veristat may collect candidate feedback and opinions periodically (e.g. surveys) for business purposes, such as improving processes, subject to local legal requirements. You may respond to these surveys voluntarily or may elect not to respond and will not suffer reprisals for your decision. These guidelines will be applicable to personal information provided as response to the surveys.
To operate as a global business it may be necessary to process and transfer personal information data within Veristat businesses. This may involve transferring personal information data outside the European Economic Area (EEA) to the USA and elsewhere.
Processing and/or transfer of personal information data and release of such information within Veristat and/or to third parties outside the European Economic Area is subject to local law and, where required, will be subject to your consent, as well as ensuring adequate security measures.
Disclosure to Third Parties
We do not sell, trade, or rent your Personally Identifiable Information to others. We do provide some of our services through contractual arrangements with affiliates, services providers, partners and other third parties. We and our service partners use your Personally Identifiable Information to operate our sites and to deliver their services.
Our website may provide links to other sites. When you click on one of these links, you are leaving our site and entering another site that we do not control and for which we cannot be responsible.
Occasionally we may be required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide Personally Identifiable Information to the appropriate governmental authorities. We will disclose Personally Identifiable Information upon receipt of a court order, subpoena, or to cooperate with a law enforcement investigation. We fully cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use our services for illegal activities. We reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we in good faith believe to be unlawful.
Veristat may be obliged to disclose certain personal information data to third parties such as Government Authorities. It may also be necessary to disclose certain personal information data to a supplier or contractor organization supplying services which require the use and/or creation of personal information data. It may also be necessary to disclose personal information data so as to protect the legal interests and other rights of Veristat, subject to local legal requirements.
Veristat takes measures to ensure your Personally Identifiable Information is secure, consistent with applicable laws and current industry standards. The importance of security for all Personally Identifiable Information associated with our user is of utmost concern to us. Your Personally Identifiable Information is protected in several ways. Access by you to your Personally Identifiable Information is available through a password and unique customer ID selected by you. This password is encrypted using SSL, 128-bit encryption. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. In addition, your Personally Identifiable Information resides on a secure server that only selected Veristat personnel and contractors have access to via password. We encrypt your Personally Identifiable Information, as well, and thereby prevent unauthorized parties from viewing such information when it is transmitted to us.
Personal information that you provide that is not Personally Identifiable Information also resides on a secure server and is only accessible via password. Since this information is not accessible from outside Veristat you will not be asked to select a password in order to view or modify such information.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your Personally Identifiable Information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations of the Internet which are beyond our control; (b) the security, integrity and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this site cannot be guaranteed; and (c) any such information and data may be viewed or tampered with in transit by a third party.
The handling of medical information obtained in clinical research is governed by national and international data protection regulations and medical confidentiality. Any medical information collected will be maintained under these regulations.
Veristat has in place security to protect manual and electronic processing of personal information data and prevent its misuse, subject to local legal requirements.
Veristat also ensures adequate security is observed by third parties and affiliates processing personal information data on behalf of Veristat, subject to local legal requirements.
Sensitive Personal Data
Veristat ensures special protection for Sensitive Personal Data. This is defined by Veristat as:
- racial or ethnic origin
- political opinions
- religious or philosophical beliefs
- trade union membership
- genetic data
- biometric data
- data concerning health
- data concerning a natural person's sex life or sexual orientation
- medical data (e.g. pre-placement medicals, and other medical documents produced for the purposes of employment, such as, drug screen results)
Veristat may process this type of data for the purposes of equal opportunities monitoring, or if it is prescribed by law, or it is needed for the protection of life, health or freedom, or if it is required for the performance of your employment contract, subject to appropriate security safeguards and local legal requirements.
If required by local law, your explicit consent may be obtained to the processing of sensitive personal data.
Except as described herein, we will not otherwise use or disclose any of your personal information, except to the extent reasonably necessary:
- to correct technical errors and to technically process your personal information;
- to protect the security and integrity of Veristat.com;
- to protect any Veristat property or rights or obligations and/or the property, rights or obligations of third parties where Veristat may have an obligation or liability in respect of these;
- to take precautions against potential liability on the part of Veristat;
- to any extent required by law, applicable regulation or judicial process;
- to any extent permitted under any other applicable legal or regulatory provisions to provide information to law enforcement agencies or to provide information in respect of a matter related to public safety.
When you use our site we will store cookies on your computer in order to facilitate and customize your use of our site. A cookie is a small data text file, which a Website stores on your computer's hard drive (if your Web browser permits) that can later be retrieved to identify you to us. Our cookies store randomly assigned user identification numbers, the country where you are located, and your first name to welcome you back to our site. The cookies make your use of the site easier, make the site run more smoothly and help us to maintain a secure site. You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, but some parts of our site may not work properly in that case.
To block cookies, most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, http://www.aboutcookies.org/
Your Rights to Your Personal Data
You have the right to access and edit the Personally Identifiable Information that we have collected from you, to the extent we store or maintain such data. You may change or rectify any of your Personally Identifiable Information in your account online at any time by linking to your account in accordance with instructions posted elsewhere on this site. You also have the right to seek erasure of the personal data we may maintain concerning you, the right to restrict certain processing activities, the right to object to certain processing activities, and the right to seek copies of the data we maintain concerning you.
You may exercise your rights and set your privacy preferences by writing us at:
134 Turnpike Road, Suite 200
Southborough, MA 01772
Please include your name, address, and/or e-mail address when you contact us.
We encourage you to promptly update your Personally Identifiable Information if it changes. You may ask to have the information on your account deleted or removed. In addition, it may be impossible to completely delete your information without some residual information because data are backed up on a regular basis, or because you previously consented to participate in a clinical trial for which your historical data are required.
Protection of Personal Information from Minors
www.veristat.com is a general audience site and no part of the site is designed to attract, cater to, or have content intended for minors. It is Veristat's view that the nature of the subject matter is unlikely to be of general interest to children but notwithstanding this, Veristat does not knowingly collect any personal information from minors.
Data Collected from Other Sites
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