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Privacy Policy last update 01/03/2011

This website is owned and operated by Pro Pharma Communications International (PPCI) bvba, whose registered office is at Postbus 10001, BE-2400 Mol, Belgium, registered in Belgium.

Introduction

PPCI is committed to maintaining your confidence and trust with respect to the information we collect from you. This privacy policy sets out the basis on which PPCI will process any personal data we collect from you, and PPCI will act as the data controller.

Protecting your privacy is one of our top priorities, we will make every effort to protect your privacy by adopting a consistently high level of site security and adhering to strict company policies on how we store and use personal information. This privacy policy may be updated from time to time and will be re-posted on our website.

Collection of Information Provided by Your Browser and Through Use of Cookies

This website automatically collects information on our server logs from your web browser regarding your use of the website. Examples of information we collect automatically from all users include the Internet Protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; computer and connection information such as browser type and version, operating system, and platform; and full Uniform Resource Locator (URL) click stream data, including date and time, and content you viewed or searched for on the website.

This website also collects information through the use of 'cookies'. Cookies are anonymous, unique alphanumeric identifiers sent to your browser from a website's computers and stored on your computer's hard drive.

Collection and Registration of Personal Information

The information collected from the registration form that is presented to users when they choose to register may include contact information, such as the user's name, email address, postal address, job title, country, telephone and fax numbers, profession, principal professional field, subject area of interest, medical specialty and work setting.

How Personal Information Is Used

We use the personal information that you provide for such purposes as:

  1. Website and system administration, such as for the technical support of the website and its computer system, including processing computer user account information, information used in the course of securing and maintaining the website, and verification of website activity by the website operator or its agents.
  2. Tailoring or customising content or design of the website during a single visit (session) to the website and individualised personalisation of the website on repeat visits.
  3. Research and development to enhance, evaluate and improve the website and our services. Pseudonymous analysis to create a profile used to determine the habits, interests or other characteristics of users for purposes of research, analysis and anonymous reporting.
  4. Communicating with you about changes or updates to the website, our services and, with your consent, special offers, promotions or market research surveys.

Disclosure of Personal Information to Third Parties

Access to your personal information is restricted to our employees, agents, representatives and service providers, such as our data processing, printing and fulfilment operations, and entities for whom we are acting as an agent, licensee or publisher. The data we collect from you may be transferred to and stored at a destination outside of the European Economic Area (EEA), these countries may not have similar data protection laws to the EEA. If we transfer your information outside of the EEA in this way, we will take steps to ensure that your privacy rights continue to be protected. In addition, if you access the website while you are outside of the EEA, your information may be transferred outside of the EEA in order to provide you with such access.

The data we collect from you may also be processed by staff operating outside of the EEA who work for us or are our suppliers.

We will not otherwise disclose any personal information without your consent except under the following circumstances:

  1. If we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, safety of persons or property, violation of our policies, or as otherwise required by law; and
  2. If this website or a related asset or line of business is acquired by, transferred to or merged with another company.

Third-party Advertisers

We contract with third-party advertisers that post on the website banner advertisements, which may link to other websites not under our control. These third-party advertisers may use cookie technology to measure the effectiveness of their ads or may otherwise collect personally identifiable information from you when you leave this site. We are not responsible for any content, advertising, products or other materials offered from such advertisers, or liable for the results of visiting their websites or using such products and services. Transactions that occur between you and the third party are strictly between you and that third party and are not our responsibility. You should review the privacy policy of any third-party advertiser, as their policies may differ from ours.

Retention of Personal Information

We keep your personal information for as long as the information is relevant to our business purposes and to protect our legal interests.

Our Commitment to Data Security

We recognise that your privacy is important to you, and therefore we endeavour to keep your personal information confidential. The personal and demographic information about each user is stored on servers that are behind a firewall and physically housed within a secured data centre. Furthermore, our internal practices help protect your privacy by limiting employee access to and use of personal information. However, we do not represent, warrant, or guarantee that your personal information will be protected against unauthorised access, loss, misuse, or alterations, and do not accept any liability for the security of the personal information submitted to us nor for your or third parties' use or misuse of personal information.

About This Privacy Policy

The foregoing is the current privacy policy of this website. We reserve the right to change this policy at any time without notice. Any changes to this policy will be posted on this web page. Our policy does not create a contract or confer any legal rights.

This privacy policy applies solely to the information you provide while visiting this website. The terms of this privacy policy do not govern personal information furnished through any means other than this website (such as via telephone or postal mail).

Linking to External Sites

This website may contain links to other websites that are beyond our control. Other websites to which you link may contain privacy policies that are different from this privacy policy. We encourage you to check the privacy policy of each website you visit before submitting any information to them.

Your Consent

By submitting your information, you consent to the use of that information as set out in this policy. You should review this policy regularly, to note any changes as to how we collect and use personal information.

Contact Us

Please contact us if any of the data we hold about you becomes inaccurate and if you have any queries or concerns about the data we are holding about you. Also we welcome your feedback about what you like or don't like about our website. Your feedback is stored on a secure internal system that allows the appropriate person to respond to you. Please contact us through our Contact section. Thank you for reviewing this information.

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