endpoint respects individual privacy and values the confidence of its customers, employees, clinical trial participants, consumers, business partners and others. In dealing with personal information collected from such entities, endpoint adheres to a variety of mandatory protections in accordance with the laws and regulations in the countries in which we operate and has put in place internal procedures to ensure that personal information is processed responsibly and in accordance with applicable data protection/privacy laws.
For purposes of this Policy, the following definitions shall apply:
“Agent” means any third party that collects or uses personal information under the instructions of, and solely for, endpoint or to which endpoint discloses personal information for use on endpoint’s behalf.
“endpoint” means endpoint Clinical, Inc., and its affiliates in the United States and around the world.
“Personal information” means any information or set of information that identifies or could be used by or on behalf of endpoint to directly or indirectly identify an individual or one or more factors specific to their physical, physiological, mental, economic, cultural or social identity. Examples of Personal Information include a subject’s personnel name, address, telephone number or e-mail address. Personal information does not include information that is encoded or anonymized, or publicly available information that has not been combined with non-public personal information.
The personal data transferred concern the following categories of data subjects, as applicable for the given endpoint services:
The personal data transferred concern the de-identified health related data of study subjects.
endpoint collects, processes, and stores Personal Information for the following purposes:
With respect to our customers and other business associates, we may use Personal Information as necessary to: maintain business records relating to past, present and potential customers, suppliers, contractors, joint venture partners and other business associates; collect and store customer information; conduct auditing, facilitate business communications, negotiations, transactions, conferences and compliance with contractual and legal obligations; and to provide goods and services, including clinical studies, to our customers.
With respect to the services we provide, we may use Personal Information in: support of our clients’ development programs for their products, which may include collecting demographic information; developing reports or other compilations of information; and monitoring the progress of the services we provide.
endpoint is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The privacy principles in this Policy have been developed based on the US-EU Privacy Shield Principles.
NOTICE and CHOICE: With respect to the services endpoint provides, endpoint collects information on behalf of its clients. It is the responsibility of the client to provide notice to the individuals about the purpose for which personal information is collected and the types of non-agent third parties to which the information shall be disclosed. Where endpoint receives personal information from its subsidiaries, affiliates or other entities in the EEA, it will use and disclose such information in accordance with the notices provided by such entities and the choices made by the individuals to whom such personal information relates.
DATA INTEGRITY: endpoint will use personal information only in ways that are compatible with the purposes for which it was collected or subsequently authorized by the individual. endpoint will take reasonable steps to ensure that personal information is relevant to its intended use, accurate, complete, and current.
TRANSFERS TO AGENTS: Transfers to third parties are covered by the provisions in this Policy regarding notice and choice.
Personal Information, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from the immediate jurisdiction.
In regards to the services endpoint provides, if the user is located outside United States and chooses to provide information to endpoint, please note that data is entered into a web user interface whose servers are located in the United States, where it is processed.
In addition, endpoint may transfer data as contracted by the study sponsor or a CRO managing a study on behalf of a sponsor.
endpoint may also share an Individual’s Personal Information with Agents in connection with services that these individuals or entities perform for, or with, endpoint. endpoint may, for example, provide an Individual’s Personal Information to Agents for hosting endpoint’s databases, for data processing services, or to send to that Individual the information that they have requested.
endpoint will obtain assurances from its agents that they will safeguard personal information consistent with this Policy. Where endpoint has knowledge that an agent is using or disclosing personal information in a manner inconsistent with this Policy, endpoint will take reasonable steps to prevent or stop the use or disclosure.
endpoint may also be required to disclose an individual’s personal information in response to a lawful request by public authorities, including, but not limited to, national security or law enforcement requirements.
endpoint will, on request, provide an Individual with confirmation regarding whether endpoint is processing Personal Information about them. In addition, upon request of an Individual, endpoint will take reasonable steps to correct, amend, or delete their Personal Information that is found to be inaccurate, incomplete or processed in a manner non-compliant with this Policy or the Privacy Shield Principles, except where the burden or expense of providing access would be disproportionate to the risks to that Individual’s privacy, where the rights of persons other than the Individual would be violated or where doing so is otherwise consistent with Privacy Shield Principles.
endpoint (in relation to the services it provides), has no direct relationship with medical research subjects participating in a clinical trial and any such Individuals who seek access, or who seek to correct, amend, or delete their inaccurate Personal Information should direct his or her query to the relevant study sponsor or investigator which has transferred such Personal Information to endpoint for processing.
SECURITY: endpoint will take reasonable precautions to protect personal information in its possession from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.
ENFORCEMENT: endpoint will conduct compliance audits of its relevant privacy practices to verify adherence to this Policy. Any employee that endpoint determines is in violation of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.
endpoint has further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the EU-US Privacy Shield Principles BBB EU PRIVACY SHIELD, a non-profit alternative dispute resolution provider located in the United States and operated by the Council of Better Business Bureaus. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint, or if your complaint is not appropriately addressed, please visit www.bbb.org/EU-privacy-shield/for-eu-consumers/ for more information
Please note that if a complaint is not resolved through these channels, under limited circumstances, a binding arbitration option may be available before a Privacy Shield Panel.
EU individuals whose HR data we receive can address questions or comments regarding the handling of that information directly to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. endpoint resolves to deal with all questions regarding this data and any potential grievances arising from it in a timely manner. Note that under certain conditions endpoint may defer to clients for this data.
In the event endpoint is unable to accommodate the individual’s request regarding HR data received by us within the context of the work relationship, endpoint further commits to working with the Data Protection Authorities (DPA’s) who cover the jurisdiction the data originated from. For information on how to contact DPA’s, please visit http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/article-29/structure/data-protection-authorities/index_en.htm.
Adherence by endpoint to these Privacy Shield Principles may be limited (a) to the extent required to respond to a legal or ethical obligation; (b) to the extent necessary to meet national security, public interest or law enforcement obligations; and (c) to the extent expressly permitted by an applicable law, rule or regulation.
endpoint may collect information that can identify You (but only if openly requested from and provided by You), such as your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, company name and position (As referred in the Definitions section of this policy). endpoint may use this information to respond to your requests for information, products or services.
Session Log and Audit Trail Files
endpoint’s session log files are stored in a secure location, and can only be accessed by specified employees of endpoint. This information may be kept indefinitely for historical purposes.
endpoint makes use of multiple databases to record and retrieve information sent to us through IRT systems (such as contact information, name, address, email address, telephone numbers, fax numbers, title, etc.). This information may be kept indefinitely for historical purposes.
Web Browser Cookies
endpoint may assign cookie files, which are a small amount of data endpoint sends to user’s web browsers. Personnel utilizing endpoint IRT websites can expect to receive cookie files.
Information Submitted Through the Website
Clinical Trial Subjects participating in a study which uses endpoint IRT services, or those acting on their behalf, who submit unsolicited information to an endpoint website, including Personal Information, may expect that endpoint shares that information with clients who are responsible for the study. If a Clinical Trial Subject sends an unsolicited email to endpoint’s website regarding a clinical study, endpoint reserves the right to use or disclose the information contained in the email to third parties without seeking any additional consent from the Clinical Trial Subject.
endpoint’s websites also contain forms for completion and submission, such as on a ‘Contact Us’ page. Information submitted will be used for the purposes described on the page containing the form. One may expect that information submitted will be shared with the appropriate endpoint employees and Agents necessary to take action on the information or request submitted. For example, resumes or curriculum vitaes and information related to those seeking employment will be shared with the staff of the endpoint Human Resources Department and other endpoint employees involved in the hiring process.
Web Practices and Children
endpoint’s web sites are not intended or designed to attract children. We do not collect information or data on from children under the age of 13 nor do we desire to receive any information or data from children who visit our web site.
Questions or comments regarding this Policy should be submitted to the endpoint Compliance Department by mail to:
endpoint Quality Assurance
endpoint Clinical, Inc.
55 Francisco Street, Suite 200,
San Francisco, CA-94133.
Or by e-mail to the endpoint Compliance Office at email@example.com
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