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Privacy Policy for Clinical Consulting Services, LLC

Last Updated: January 30, 2020


Commitment to Privacy

This privacy policy explains our data collection practices and your choice about the way your information is used on our websites: cssienroll.com, cssilifesciences.com, nexusinformatics.com, myclinicaltrial.com and any other study specific websites we are hosting for clinical trials. At Clinical Consulting Services, LLC, (also known as CCS) it is our commitment to comply with Privacy Shield Principles and participate in the Privacy Shield which was designed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view The Privacy Shield List please visit: https://www.privacyshield.gov.


Company Affiliates

Affiliates of CCS include CSSi, CSSi LifeSciences, and Nexus Informatics who also adhere to the Privacy Shield Principles and the types of data they collect.


EU-US Privacy

CCS complies with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the US Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries. CCS has certified that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles. If there is any conflict between the policies in this privacy policy and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view our certification page, please visit: https://www.privacyshield.gov.

CCS commits to cooperate with EU data protection authorities (DPAs) and comply with the advice given by such authorities with regard to human resources data transferred from the EU in the context of the employment relationship.

The Federal Trade Commission has jurisdiction over our compliance in regard to all Privacy Shield Principles.

It is important to note, under certain limited conditions, you may invoke binding arbitration before the Privacy Shield Panel when other dispute resolution procedures have been exhausted. For more information on this process please see How to Submit a Complaint on the Privacy Shield website.

CCS may be required to disclose personal information in response to a lawful request by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.


Inquiries and Complaints

In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, CCS commits to resolve complaints about your privacy and our collection or use of your personal information. European Union individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding this privacy policy should first contact CCS in the following ways:

  • 1. By email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • 2. By fax to 443-455-1409
  • 3. By postal mail to Clinical Consulting Services, 6958 Aviation Blvd., Suite H, Glen Burnie, Maryland 21061

CCS has further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the Privacy Shield Principles to an independent dispute resolution mechanism, the BBB EU PRIVACY SHIELD, operated by the Council of Better Business Bureaus. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint, or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed, please visit: https://www.bbb.org/EU-privacy-shield/for-eu-consumers for more information and to file a complaint.

CCS shall remain liable under the Principles if its agent processes such personal information in a manner inconsistent with the Principles, unless the organization proves that it is not responsible for the event giving rise to the damage.


Information Collected and How We Use It

CCS collects data such as name, mailing address, email address, phone number, how someone found the website, biometric data and other relevant information for the purpose of preliminary screening for clinical trials, to measure our efforts to increase awareness of a trial and for reasons relevant to the needs of a clinical trial. We do not gather any of this information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us.


Data Security

CCS will take reasonable steps to protect data from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. We safeguard data collected by putting procedures in place to safeguard and secure it. CCS cannot guarantee the security of information on or transmitted via the internet.


Tracking Technologies / Cookies

In accordance with most websites, CCS gathers information automatically which is stored. This information may include IP addresses, browser type, internet service provider, referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp and/or clickstream data. We do not link this automatically collected data to other information we collect about you.

We use "cookies" on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a visitor's hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience of our site. Using a cookie is in no way linked to any personal identifiable information on our site. We have no access or control over cookies from Third Parties. If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows you to deny or accept the cookie feature; however, you should note that cookies may be necessary to provide you certain features available on our sites.


Third Parties

Our website includes links to other websites (including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, and Google) whose privacy practices may differ from those of CCS. If you submit personal information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy policy. We encourage you to review the privacy statement of any website you may visit.


Rights to Access, Correct or Delete Personal Data

It is your right under the Privacy Shield to access, correct or delete your personal data. This can be accomplished by contacting us at:

  • Clinical Consulting Services, LLC
  • 6958 Aviation Blvd., Suite H
  • Glen Burnie, MD 21061 USA
  • Phone: 443-743-3528
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Choice

You are opting in to provide and send your data. Your data will not be used for purposes other than which it was originally obtained or authorized for by you.


Potential Liability in Cases of Onward Transfer to Third Parties

CCS encourages individuals to be mindful about the processing of their personal data in regard to Third Parties. Any personnel that CCS determines is in violation of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment, where applicable. CCS will investigate and attempt to resolve complaints and disputes regarding use and disclosure of personal information in accordance with the principles in this policy.


Minors

CCS does not knowingly collect or solicit information from anyone under the age of 18 and no one under age 18 is permitted to provide any information to CCS. If you are under 18, please do not attempt to send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address.


In the Event a Sale, Merger, Bankruptcy, or Transfer of Business

CCS reserves the right to transfer its database of information to another legal entity as part of a sale or merger of CCS with that entity. Any entity acquiring CCS's data assets will do so with a written commitment to use the data only for authorized purposes, and only if the entity agrees to treat Your Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.


Changes to This Policy

We regularly review this policy to ensure that our data collection practices are up to date. We will post the most current date on this page so please check back to ensure that you are current and up to date on our policy.

 


CSSi Standard Project Website Disclaimer Statement

Disclaimer

Clinical Consulting Services, LLC and its subsidiaries' and affiliates' sites are designed to educate and to inform users. Our sites do not provide medical services or specific medical advice. They should not be used in place of services provided by health care professionals, nor should they be used to delay seeking the services of health care professionals. We urge you to consult with qualified health care professionals for diagnosis and treatment, and to answer personal questions.

In visiting this website, you may be asked personal and health related questions if you are interested in participating in the clinical trial. By providing information about yourself, including sensitive information such as health or medical related information, you can enhance your experience at this website. By selecting the checkoff, “I agree to the privacy policy,” you are giving CSSi permission to share the information you provide with us and to have your information forwarded to a local doctor's office participating in the clinical trial.

We will only collect, use and disclose your information as necessary to fulfill your requests, or as described here. You agree that the information you provide will be governed by our Site's Privacy Policy.

I agree to the Privacy Policy. I am also indicating that I understand my rights and responsibilities as a user of this site and I consent to the information being used as described above.