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Information We Collect
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We may also receive IP addresses in the normal course of the operation of our websites. An IP address is a number assigned to you by your Internet service provider so you can access the Internet. Although we do receive IP addresses, we do not use them to identify you personally or disclose them to others.
Why Clinical uses standard Web Logs that record basic data about your visit to our websites, such as the date and time of the visit, the pages viewed during the visit and the domain name of your Internet service provider.
We do not normally seek to identify individuals from Web Logs. However, we may use Web Logs to identify an individual whom we suspect tried to damage our websites or use them in an unauthorized way. We may share our Web Logs with law enforcement agencies if we believe there has been a violation of computer security or related laws or as otherwise required in order to comply with applicable law or legal process. In addition, we may share our Web Logs (which do not contain any Personally Identifiable Information) with our partners to assist them in better designing their websites for clinical research studies.
Use and Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information and Personal Health Information
Personally Identifiable Information that may be collected via a clinical research study survey is information that can be traced back to an individual. Personal Health Information is a combination of your Personally Identifiable Information with known health characteristics. For example, if you indicated that you have a certain disease or condition, when that information is combined with your name, it becomes Personal Health Information. Examples of Personally Identifiable Information include your name, home address, telephone number, email address, date of birth, and any other information that is linked to this identifying information.
While you may view some of our study websites without providing Personally Identifiable Information, this information will be required to be considered for participation in a research study.
- COMMUNICATION WITH REGARD TO STUDY REFERRAL PRE-QUALIFICATION AND/OR OTHER STUDY-RELATED PURPOSES
- Personally Identifiable Information will be used by Why Clinical to follow-up with the clinical study site about your pre-qualification for and participation in the study.
- AGENTS AND SERVICE PROVIDERS
We may also be required to disclose Personally Identifiable Information and Personal Health Information to comply with a law or regulation, in response to a search warrant, subpoena, court order, or other valid legal process, or in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements. In the event that we are legally compelled to disclose your Personally Identifiable Information or Personal Health Information to a third party, we will attempt to notify you, unless doing so would violate the law or be inconsistent with our legal obligations.
In cases of onward transfer to third parties of data of EU and Swiss individuals received pursuant to the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield, Why Clinical is potentially liable.
We will combine the information you provide with information from other visitors to our websites to create Aggregate Data which does not contain any uniquely identifying information. We will share this Aggregate Data with the sponsors of our websites, and/or their consultants. We will periodically analyze this Aggregate Data and use what we learn to make improvements to our websites. We may also share this Aggregate Data with our partners to assist them in better designing their websites.
We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. Neither Why Clinical, nor any of its websites or services, are designed or intended to attract children under the age of 13. We do not collect, solicit, or use Personally Identifiable Information from any person we actually know is under the age of 13. If we learn that we collected Personally Identifiable Information from any child under the age of 13, we will endeavor to delete that information as soon as possible. Please contact Why Clinical at info@Whyclinical.com. If you have reason to suspect that we have collected Personally Identifiable Information of any child under the age of 13.
We maintain generally accepted industry standard technical, physical, and organizational procedures to safeguard Personally Identifiable Information and Personal Health Information against unauthorized or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, alteration, disclosure and access. Please note, however, that there are inherent risks in transmission of information over the Internet and electronic storage of information, and we cannot guarantee that unauthorized access or use of your Personally Identifiable Information or Personal Health Information will never occur.
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Internet Transmission Risks
We acknowledge that no internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error free. It is your responsibility to ensure that the computer you use is adequately secured and protected against malicious software, Trojan horses, computer viruses and worm programs. Without adequate security measures on a computer, there is a risk that the information you provide could be disclosed to unauthorized third parties. Similarly, despite Why Clinical’s efforts to protect your Personally Identifiable Information and Personal Health Information, as noted above, there is always some risk that an unauthorized third party may find a way around our security systems or that transmissions of your information over the internet may be intercepted.
Rights to Access, Amend, and Delete Information
Why Clinical acknowledges the USA, EU and Swiss individual’s right to access their personal data. We provide you with reasonable access to the Personally Identifiable Information and Personal Health Information that we maintain about you. Subject to any legal requirements, you are given a reasonable opportunity to correct, amend, or delete information that is inaccurate. You may do so by contacting the Privacy Contact as set forth below, and we will respond within a reasonable timeframe.
Retention of Personally Identifiable Information and Personal Health Information
We will only maintain Personally Identifiable Information and Personal Health Information for as long as we are required to do so by applicable law(s), or for as long as necessary for the purpose(s) for which it was collected or processed. We will delete Personally Identifiable Information and Personal Health Information when such time period has ended.
EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield Frameworks