Last Edited: December 24, 2010.
From time to time we may add new sites, domain names or services to the PharmaXChange.info Network. Please note that this Policy applies only to sites owned and services maintained by PharmaXChange.info or its corporate subsidiaries and not to web sites or services provided by other companies or organizations to which we link.
Your Privacy Rights. Under the laws of some jurisdictions, you may be entitled to request disclosure regarding how PharmaXChange.info shares personal information with third parties for direct marketing purposes (“Information-Sharing Disclosure”). To the extent required by applicable law, PharmaXChange.info shall provide the Information-Sharing Disclosure to its end users upon rightful request made by electronic mail to the following address: email@example.com.
Types of Information Collected. In order to better serve your online content needs and provide you with attentive and consistent customer service, PharmaXChange.info may collect several types of information, including both personal and non-personal information as described below. The information PharmaXChange.info collects depends on how you choose to use the PharmaXChange.info Author Network.
1. “Non- Personally Identifiable Information” Collected.
The PharmaXChange.info Author Network automatically tracks and collects certain information about your visit that does not generally identify you individually. Similar to other commercial web sites, the PharmaXChange.info Author Network uses standard web measurement and tracking technologies like “cookies,” (see explanation below, “Cookies”), web server logs, or other statistics programs, which keep records of traffic on the PharmaXChange.info Author Network. This data is generally anonymous information that does not personally identify you, e.g., “google analytics data,” such as:
i. the domain name of the site providing you with Internet access,
ii. the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your browser type and version,
iii. type of operating system and platform you use,
iv. the average user session length,
v. the number of hits and pages viewed,
vi. top search engines and keywords, and
vii. access times and other relevant statistics.
PharmaXChange.info and/or its web service provider use this Non- Personally Identifiable Information in the aggregate to measure the use of the PharmaXChange.info Author Network and to administer the PharmaXChange.info Author Network. We also use this information to improve your online experience.
(b) “Cookies” are small pieces of information that a web site transfers to a visitor’s hard drive. Your World Wide Web browser may have an option that allows you to accept cookies, reject cookies, or receive notification when a cookie is sent, but you should note that the use of restrictive browser settings may limit the functionality available to your browser when using the PharmaXChange.info Author Network. Any cookies and other Internet traffic tracking technologies utilized in connection with the PharmaXChange.info Author Network are not designed to gather any Personally Identifiable Information.
(c) From time to time, PharmaXChange.info may use third party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies and PharmaXChange.info may use Non- Personally Identifiable Information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. In addition, the PharmaXChange.info Author Network and the third party advertising companies may utilize use web beacons (also known as “action tags” or “one pixel .gif files”), provided by our advertising serving partner, to measure the effectiveness of, and otherwise manage, our online advertising. These web beacons enable our advertising server to recognize a browser’s cookie when a browser visits the PharmaXChange.info Author Network and to learn which banner ads bring users to the PharmaXChange.info Author Network. Any information collected using these web beacons or action tags is not personally identifiable and unless otherwise notified, our advertising server does not link online actions to an identifiable person. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.
2. “Personally Identifiable Information” Collected.
(a) Personally Identifiable Information about you is not collected unless you specifically provide it to PharmaXChange.info. For example, when you submit your email address for communication purposes or offer your contact information with the intention of being an author, you will be asked to provide certain Personally Identifiable Information. The Personally Identifiable Information we collect about you through such sources will vary, depending on the nature of the transaction and the information required to fulfill your request for our services, but may include, without limitation, first and last name, home and email addresses, home and business telephone numbers, facsimile number, and/or other identifying information that permits PharmaXChange.info to contact you.
(b) In general, PharmaXChange.info collects Personally Identifiable Information from users of the PharmaXChange.info Network in connection with access to certain online areas or services, including during (i) registration for certain online community services and tools such as content submission, payment information, message boards, chat rooms or other community services (“Member”); (ii) registration for special communications, such as email updates and newsletters; (iii) user surveys; and (v) events, sweepstakes, contests or promotions. Your Personally Identifiable Information is stored on PharmaXChange.info computer servers (or those of its service providers).
(c) We may gather data about the areas of the PharmaXChange.info Author Network you visit or access. We do not use any of this navigational data about where you “as an individual user” go on the PharmaXChange.info Author Network or share any of this data with third parties. However, we do use and share navigational data in an aggregate, non-personal form to understand how our users as a group use the PharmaXChange.info Author Network.
3. Use of Information Collected.
(a) PharmaXChange.info uses Personally Identifiable Information to customize and personalize content displayed on the PharmaXChange.info Author Network and to send to its visitors newsletters, emails, features, and other material, or otherwise for the purposes for which it is submitted, including to complete transactions and fulfill services you have requested, as well as for reference in the event that we need to contact you when processing your requested transaction. Further, your Personally Identifiable Information, including any email submissions and their content, may be used in connection with customer-relations correspondence and may be retained for use in evaluating and improving our customer-relations and assistance programs. We may share Personally Identifiable Information you submit with our affiliates, as well as with unaffiliated third parties who perform services for PharmaXChange.info or who otherwise are involved in the fulfillment of your service request (e.g., information systems maintenance and development providers, data archiving, end user communication and similar services).
(b) PharmaXChange.info also may use this information to identify and develop products and services that may be of interest to you and/or share this information with certain third parties for direct marketing purposes with respect to special offers, products, services, programs, promotions, surveys, publications, invitations or other opportunities that may be of interest to you (for more information regarding such practices, see Section 1, “Your Privacy Rights,” above).
i. for compliance purposes, such as immigration and customs control, security, and legal support;
ii. in connection with legal requests from government authorities or third parties pursuant to a subpoena or other legal process;
iii. to perform payment verifications, debt reporting or collection, or to otherwise protect the rights or property of PharmaXChange.info, its employees, customers, or end users.
(e) You should be aware that if you voluntarily disclose Personally Identifiable Information (e.g., user name, email address) on a bulletin board, chat room, comments, profile page or on any other community forum offered on the PharmaXChange.info Author Network, such information may be collected and used by others and may result in unsolicited messages from other parties. PharmaXChange.info has no control over this use of your Personally Identifiable Information. We advise users to be especially careful in such public areas about disclosing Personally Identifiable Information, such as full name, home address, or phone number.
4. Below are more details about the Personally Identifiable Information we, or third parties, may gather from you and how we may use it.
(b) Service Providers. We offer our Members other services provided by third parties such as RSS and widget feeds, among others. When you register for membership on the PharmaXChange.info Author Network or activate a related service by clicking on a particular service link (i.e. RSS feed) on the PharmaXChange.info Author Network, you may be automatically registered to receive the services we offer and some of your Personally Identifiable Information may be transferred from PharmaXChange.info to those third-party service providers. By becoming a Member, you authorize us and our third-party service providers to send you email updates and information about promotions and special offers. We take care to require that our third-party service providers only use our Member’s data as necessary to provide the particular service and to give you updates on that service provider’s products and services.
(c) Co-registration with Other Networks. As a Member, we may offer you the ability to co-register with select third-party partner sites. In some instances where PharmaXChange.info provides co-registration, the co-registration partners allow you to opt-out of their membership. If you choose to co-register with our partners and accept their terms of service, then you are automatically registered as a Member of their select web sites and your Personally Identifiable Information is transferred to those organizations. As a result, you may receive information from one of these web sites as any of their Members would. We advise you to review the privacy and data collection policies of the third-party partner sites for further information. In order to cancel your membership with any of these partners you will need to go directly to the partner’s site.
(d) Advertisers. PharmaXChange.info may send you emails on behalf of our advertisers. If you opt to receive information from our advertisers they may use your Personally Identifiable Information to send you advertisements or other notices, via email or postal mail, and it is possible that your information may be shared with others.
(f) Surveys and User Research. PharmaXChange.info conducts email and web-delivered surveys from time to time, as well as instant polls, to gather information about our users. Taking these surveys and polls is entirely optional. You have no obligation to respond to them. We share only the aggregate results of these surveys, not Personally Identifiable Information, with our advertisers and partners to help them better understand our services and monitor the reach of their advertising or other offerings on our service. We also use some of the Personally Identifiable Information that you provide in these surveys to help us understand your interests and to make the PharmaXChange.info Author Network more useful to you.
(g) Purchase of Products or Services. When you purchase products or services from or through the PharmaXChange.info Author Network we may require Personally Identifiable Information such as name, address, telephone number and billing information, including credit card, debit card or bank account data. PharmaXChange.info will not disclose your Personally Identifiable Information, including billing information, except to the extent necessary to complete your transaction, for example during an online purchase or where needed to deliver a product or service you ordered.
(h) Payment Information. As a Member, in order to receive payment for the content you have submitted, you will be required to submit certain Personally Identifiable Information as it relates to payment. PharmaXChange.info shall not disclose, sell, lease, rent or otherwise share your Personally Identifiable Information, including account information, except to the extent necessary to ensure that there is no fraud related to your account or to verify your identity.
5. Reviewing/Changing Personally Identifiable Information.
You can request access to your Personally Identifiable Information in order to review and edit any such information you have provided to the PharmaXChange.info Author Network at any time by making such request in writing to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. Opting Out.
You may opt out of receiving communications about special offers or programs from PharmaXChange.info or other information for which you subscribed by clicking on a link provided at the bottom of the email communication, and/or by emailing PharmaXChange.info at any time at: email@example.com
7. Security of Personally Identifiable Information.
(a) PharmaXChange.info takes reasonable precautions and has implemented reasonable technical measures intended to protect against the risks of unauthorized access to, erroneous disclosure of, and unlawful interception of Personally Identifiable Information submitted to the PharmaXChange.info Author Network, including the use of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology supported by most versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator and other popular browsers.
(b) Once your information is received by PharmaXChange.info, we use commercially reasonable efforts to limit access to Personally Identifiable Information about you to those employees and service providers whom we determine need access to that information to provide the requested products or services and/or other offers or opportunities that may be of interest to you. However, please be aware that your email transmissions and/or other communications to PharmaXChange.info containing Personally Identifiable Information may be unlawfully intercepted or accessed by third parties and/or the PharmaXChange.info Author Network may be subject to hostile network attacks or administrative errors. Accordingly, PharmaXChange.info cannot and does not guarantee that your Personally Identifiable Information is completely secure and safe from such risks.
8. Third-Party Sites.
The PharmaXChange.info Author Network may contain links to other web sites. PharmaXChange.info is not responsible for the collection, use or disclosure of information collected through third-party web sites and expressly disclaims any liability related to such collection, use or disclosure. PharmaXChange.info is not responsible for the practices employed by web sites linked to or from the PharmaXChange.info Author Network nor the information or content contained therein. Links to other web sites are provided solely as a convenience. Your browsing, use and interaction on any other web sites, including web sites which have a link to the PharmaXChange.info Author Network, are subject to that web site’s own rules and policies and PharmaXChange.info recommends that you review the information collection practices of such sites before using them or providing them with information.
9. Children’s Use of The PharmaXChange.info Network.
The PharmaXChange.info Author Network is not designed for or directed to children under the age of 13 and PharmaXChange.info does not knowingly collect Personally Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. We recommend that children under the age of 13 be supervised by an adult while using the Internet and request that children under the age of 13 not provide any Personally Identifiable Information to the PharmaXChange.info Author Network.
11. Further Questions.