The mission of Clinuity is to connect the world's clinical trial professionals to enable them to be more productive and successful. We work to fulfill this mission by helping you, your connections, and thousands of other clinical trial professionals meet, exchange ideas, learn, make deals, find opportunities or employees, work, and make decisions in a network of trusted relationships and groups.
Being part of Clinuity means sharing information about yourself with other professionals, communicating with them, as well as working privately on your own. By default, your account is set up to share the information that we have found the vast majority of our Users are interested in sharing. But the amount and type of information you decide to share, and with whom you share it, is up to you.
Here are the three main types of information on Clinuity:
Information about yourself that you share. This is the information that your connections, other professionals, and companies see about you. This includes your profile and your contributions to discussions on Clinuity. You have control over what you share, and you can update information at any time.
Communication. We help you communicate with connections and other professionals. You decide how much or how little you wish to communicate to individuals or groups.
Private activity. We also provide tools that you can use privately on Clinuity (for example, searching, or adding notes to your connections information.) These actions and information are private and we don't share or distribute them to others on the website.
Of course, maintaining your trust is our top concern, so we adhere to the following principles to protect your privacy:
- We do not rent, sell, or otherwise provide your personally identifiable information to third parties for marketing purposes.
- We do not share any information you have not chosen to display on your Clinuity profile to other parties, unless compelled by law, or as necessary to enforce our User Agreement or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Clinuity, its Users, and the public.
-All information that you provide will be protected with industry standard protocols and technology.
Please read this policy and send us questions, concerns and suggestions at privacy@Clinuity.com.
1. Information collected by Clinuity.
2. How Clinuity uses your information.
3. Your information choices.
4. Your obligations as a User.
6. How to contact us.
We collect your personal information in the following ways:
In order to become a User, you must provide us the following information to create an account: name, email address, and password. Like other passwords, you should choose one that is known only by you. You acknowledge that this information is personal to you, and by creating an account on Clinuity, you allow others, including Clinuity, to identify you.
In order to connect with others on Clinuity, you may use the Services to send invitations either to their Clinuity profiles or email addresses if they are not Users. The names and email addresses of people whom you invite will be used to send your invitations and reminders as well as to allow Clinuity to help expand your network.
We may collect information through the Clinuity website in order to, among other things, accurately categorize and respond to customer inquiries and investigate breaches of our terms.
We may collect information about the fact that you use certain features and functionality of Clinuity, or participate in research initiatives like polling and surveys on Clinuity.
In the course of serving advertisements or optimizing the Services to our Users, we may allow authorized third parties to place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser. Any information provided to third parties through cookies will not be personally identifiable but may provide general segment information (e.g., your industry or geography, career field, or information about your professional or educational background) for greater customization of your user experience. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. Clinuity does not store unencrypted personally identifiable information in the cookies.
To support the Services we provide at no cost to our Users, as well as provide a more relevant and useful experience for our Users, we serve our own ads and also allow third party advertisements on the site. These advertisements are targeted and served to Users, by both Clinuity and other companies, called ad networks. Ad networks include third party ad servers, ad agencies, ad technology vendors and research firms.
Advertisements on Clinuity may be targeted to Users who fit a certain general profile category (e.g., -project managers in Texas-) or may be based on anonymized information inferred from a User-s profile (e.g., industry or other aspects of your profile) in addition to a User-s use of the Clinuity site. Clinuity does not provide personally identifiable information to any third party ad network.
Due to the communications standards on the internet, when you visit the Clinuity website we automatically receive the URL of the site from which you came and the site to which you are going when you leave Clinuity. Clinuity also receives the internet protocol (-IP-) address of your computer (or the proxy server you use to access the World Wide Web), your computer operating system and type of web browser you are using, email patterns, mobile device operating system (if you are accessing Clinuity using a mobile device), as well as the name of your ISP or your mobile carrier. We use this information to analyze overall trends to help improve the service. The linkage between your IP address and your personally identifiable information is not shared with third parties without your permission, except as described in Section 2.K (-Compliance with Legal Process-), below.
If you link your Clinuity account to another account or service, or use other, third-party sites or services in conjunction with your Clinuity account, we may collect information related to your use of third party sites and services accessed through Clinuity or when you access Clinuity through a third-party site or service.
You have a right to access, modify, correct and eliminate the data you supplied to Clinuity. If you update any of your information, we may keep a copy of the information that you originally provided to us in our archives for uses documented in this policy. You may request deletion of your information at any time by contacting Clinuity customer service. We will respond to your request within 30 days.
As described in the User Agreement, we will communicate with you through email and notices posted on the Clinuity website, messages to your Clinuity inbox, or through other means available through the service, including mobile text messages. We may send you a series of emails that help inform new Users about the features of the Services, and we will also send you service messages relating to the functioning of the Services. We may also send you messages with promotional information directly or on behalf of our partners, unless you have opted out of receiving promotional information.
You can change your e-mail and contact preferences at any time by logging into your account and changing your settings related to your email notification choices. If you wish, you can also opt-out of receiving promotional emails by sending a request to Clinuity customer service through our customer service site.
Please be aware that you cannot opt-out of receiving service messages from Clinuity. Also, if we send communications to you via the carrier service with which you have a mobile communications subscription or otherwise have access, you understand you will pay any service fees associated with your receipt of messages on your mobile device (including text messaging charges).
Many communications you initiate through Clinuity (e.g., an invitation sent to a non-User) will list your primary email address and name in the header of the message. Messages you initiate may also provide aggregate information about your network (for instance how many people are in your network), but will not list the people to whom you-re directly connected. Other communications that you initiate through the Clinuity website, like a request for an introduction, will list your name as the initiator but will not include your personal email address contact information. Your contact information will only be shared with another User if both of you have indicated that you would like to establish contact with each other.
We use information provided to us (or to third parties with whom it offers combined services) to customize your experience on our website. For example, when you login to your account, we will display the names of new Users who have recently joined your network or recent status updates from your connections.
Clinuity takes the privacy of our Users very seriously, and we do not sell, rent, or otherwise provide your personally identifiable information to third parties for marketing purposes. Further, we will only share your personally identifiable information with third parties to carry out your instructions or to provide the Services or information unless compelled by law, or as necessary to enforce our User Agreement or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Clinuity, its Users, and the public. For example, we use a credit card processing company to bill Users for subscription fees. These third parties do not retain, share, or store any personally identifiable information except to provide these services, and they are bound by confidentiality agreements limiting the use of your information.
We may provide aggregated anonymous data about the usage of the Services to third parties for purposes that we deem, in our sole discretion, to be appropriate, including to prospective advertisers on Clinuity.
We collaborate with third parties to offer services and functionality using Clinuity developer tools such as our application programming interfaces (-APIs-). These third parties are either partners (-Clinuity Partners-) with whom we have negotiated an agreement to provide services (-Combined Services-), or developers (-Platform Developers-) who have agreed to our API terms in our developer signup flow to build applications (-Platform Applications-). Both the negotiated agreements and our API terms and conditions contain restrictions on access, storage and use of your information.
Polls and Surveys may be conducted by Clinuity, Clinuity Users or third parties. As a User, you may be invited to participate in polls and surveys from the Clinuity website. Your selection may be random, or it may be based on your non-personally identifiable information, such as job title, geography, company size and/or industry. Whether or not you decide to participate in a poll or survey is completely up to you.
After you complete a poll, you will be given access to the aggregate responses of the poll on a results page. Some third parties may target advertisements to you on the results page based on your answers in the poll. Further, Clinuity or third parties may follow up with you via email regarding your participation unless you have opted out of receiving email messages.
We may use third parties to deliver incentives to you to participate in surveys or polls. If the delivery of incentives requires your contact information, you may be asked to provide personally identifiable information to the third party fulfilling the incentive offer, which will only be used for the purpose of delivering incentives and/or verifying your contact information. It is up to you whether you provide this information, or whether you desire to take advantage of an incentive.
We will not disclose any personally identifiable information to any third parties in connection with the conduct of any polls or surveys. Your consent to use any personally identifiable information for the purposes set forth in the poll or survey will be explicitly requested by the party conducting it.
We offer search services to help find information and learn more about other Users (for example, you can search for Users with particular expertise or consulting experience, or that you may know from your industry or profession), as well as employment opportunities. Clinuity search also allows Users to find jobs, companies, and contributions to the community aspects of the Clinuity Services, such as Groups and Answers that will help Users more effectively use Clinuity and expand their network. We use information from User profiles and contributions to Groups and Answers to inform and refine our search service.
It is possible that we may need to disclose personal information, profile information and/or information about your activities as a Clinuity User when required by subpoena or other legal process, or if Clinuity has a good faith belief that disclosure is necessary to (a) investigate, prevent or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities or to assist government enforcement agencies; (b) to enforce the User Agreement, to investigate and defend ourselves against any third party claims or allegations, or to protect the security or integrity of our site; and/or (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property or personal safety of Clinuity, our Users, employees, or others.
We may also disclose your personal information and other information you provide to another third party as part of a reorganization or a sale of the assets of Clinuity LLC, a subsidiary or division. Any third party to which Clinuity transfers or sells Clinuity-s assets will have the right to continue to use the personal and other information that you provide to us.
You can review the personal information you provided to us and make any desired changes to the information you publish, or to the settings for your Clinuity account including your email and contact preferences, at any time by logging in to your account on the Clinuity website. Please be aware that even after your request for a change is processed, Clinuity may, for a time, retain residual information about you in its backup and/or archival copies of its database.
Because the mission of Clinuity is to connect the world's clinical trial professionals to enable them to become more productive and successful, we have established what we believe to be reasonable default settings that we have found most professionals desire. Because Users may use and interact with Clinuity in a variety of ways, and because those uses may change over time, we designed our settings to provide our users granular control over the information they share. We encourage our Users to review their account settings and adjust them in accordance with their preferences.
Clinuity accounts are also defaulted to allow Users to be contacted to participate in polls, surveys and partner advertising.
You can close your account through Clinuity customer service. If you close your Clinuity account, we will remove your name and other personally identifiable information from our publicly viewable database. If you close your account, we have no obligation to retain your information, and may delete any or all of your account information without liability. However, we may retain certain data contributed by you if Clinuity believes it may be necessary to prevent fraud or future abuse, or for legitimate business purposes, such as analysis of aggregated, non-personally identifiable data, account recovery, or if required by law. Clinuity may also retain and use your information if necessary to provide the Services to other Users. For example, just as an email you may send to another person through an email service provider resides in that person's inbox even after you delete it from your sent files or close your account, emails you send on Clinuity to other Users, may remain visible to others after you have closed your account. Similarly, other information you have shared with others, or that other Users have copied, may also remain visible. Clinuity disclaims any liability in relation to the deletion or retention (subject to the terms herein) of information or any obligation not to delete the information. Clinuity does not control when search engines update their cache, which may contain certain public profile information that has since been removed from Clinuity's publicly viewable database.
As a User, you have certain obligations to other Users. Some of these obligations are imposed by applicable law and regulations, and others have become commonplace in user-friendly communities of like-minded members such as Clinuity:
- You must not download or otherwise disseminate any information that may be deemed to be injurious, violent, offensive, racist or xenophobic, or which may otherwise violate the purpose and spirit of Clinuity and its community of Users.
- You must not provide to Clinuity and/or other Users information that you believe might be injurious or detrimental to your person or to your professional or social status.
- You must keep your username and password confidential and not share it with others. Any violation of these guidelines may lead to the restriction, suspension or termination of your account at the sole discretion of Clinuity.
In order to help secure your personal information, access to your data on Clinuity is password-protected, and sensitive data (such as credit card information) is protected by SSL encryption when it is exchanged between your web browser and the Clinuity website. To protect any data you store on our servers, Clinuity also regularly audits its system for possible vulnerabilities and attacks, and we use a tier-one secured-access data center. However, since the internet is not a 100% secure environment, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Clinuity. There is no guarantee that information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. It is your responsibility to protect the security of your login information. Please note that emails, instant messaging, and similar means of communication with other Users of Clinuity are not encrypted, and we strongly advise you not to communicate any confidential information through these means.