Pharmaceutical Marketing Research Group (PMRG) is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the PMRG Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the PMRG website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Collection of your Personal Information
PMRG collects only such personally identifiable information that you expressly supply to PMRG, such as (in the case of PMRG members) your e-mail address, name, photograph, home or work address, employer and/or telephone number, ZIP code, age, personal profile and professional interests.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by PMRG in connection with your online use of PMRG’s Web site. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by PMRG for the operation of the Web site, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the PMRG Web site.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through PMRG public message boards or place it on your personal profile, this information may be collected and used by others. PMRG staff does not read any of your private online communications, although PMRG’s system operator may do so for routine technical and administrative purposes. You may change or remove the information on your personal profile at any time; and only you (and PMRG’s system operator) will have the ability to do so, through your password-protected access. But note that any information that you post within your personal profile, even after you might elect to delete it, may remain cached on various computers and otherwise retrievable by PMRG or others for an indefinite period of time.
PMRG encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from PMRG so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. PMRG is not responsible for the privacy statements, privacy practices or other content on Web sites outside of the PMRG and PMRG family of Web sites.
Use of your Personal Information
PMRG collects and uses your personal information to operate the PMRG Web site, enhance PMRG’s understanding of and services to its members, encourage you to participate in PMRG activities, and/or deliver the services you have personally requested. PMRG also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from PMRG and its affiliates. PMRG may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered. You may opt-out of receiving such communications by so notifying Stephanie Reynders at PMRG at any time.
PMRG does not sell, rent or lease its lists of members or of meeting attendees to third parties. PMRG also forbids its members, meeting attendees and business associates from transferring, selling, renting or leasing those lists to third parties, but there is no assurance that they will not do so. Attendance lists at PMRG meetings, including employer affiliations, are distributed by PMRG to attendees at its meetings, and thus they should not be assumed to be confidential; but those lists do not include email addresses, street addresses or telephone numbers. PMRG may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, PMRG may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to PMRG, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
PMRG does not collect, use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations.
PMRG keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within PMRG, in order to determine what PMRG services are the most popular.
PMRG Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on PMRG or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of PMRG; or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of PMRG, or the public.
The PMRG Web site uses "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize PMRG pages, or register with PMRG site or services, a cookie helps PMRG to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same PMRG Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the PMRG features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the PMRG services or Web sites you visit.
Security of your Personal Information
PMRG secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. PMRG secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. PMRG’s system operator stores and (for technical and administrative purposes only) can view email messages sent to or received from PMRG as well as public message boards, none of which messages are encrypted.
Changes to this Statement
PMRG will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect internal and external feedback. PMRG encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how PMRG is protecting your information.
PMRG welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that PMRG has not adhered to this Statement, please contact PMRG. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.