Our commitment to your privacy
For the purposes of European data protection law, the data controller is Health Science Communications a company incorporated in the United States of America whose registered office is at 488 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022.
This website is not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.
Who are we?
In this policy “HSCI”, “we”, “us” or “our” means Health Science Communications. Our contact details are set out at the end of this policy.
HSCI is part of the Omnicom Group.
Information we collect about you
- We do not collect any personal information from our Website visitors, unless you provide it to us voluntarily, so you are free to visit our Website as often as you like without the need to register.
- You are encouraged to visit our Website and make enquiries in relation to our services. We will collect personally identifiable information from you only if you voluntarily submit such information to us. We may collect this information in a variety of ways including, but not limited to, when you visit our site, subscribe to a newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, our services, features or resources we make available on our Site. You may be asked to submit to us your name, e-mail address, your mobile telephone number, job title, and/or organization (if appropriate) or other personal information (together referred to as “Personal Information”).
How we use the information we collect
We use information held about you in the following ways:
- To take steps in order to enter into any contract or carry out our obligations arising from any contract entered into between you and us including:
- Administering your account with us
- Notifying you about changes to our service
- Provide you with information about our products and services we feel may interest you, if you have given your consent to receiving marketing material from us at the point we collected your information, where required by law or otherwise in our legitimate interests provided these interests do not override your right to object to such communications.
- Ensure in our legitimate interests that:
- Content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and your computer.
- We provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us.
Non-personal information may be used as follows:
- To allow us to know when users return to our website and which pages or services you access while there; and
- To gather information on an aggregate basis in order to identify the most popular areas of our Website and make it easier for users to access them.
How long do we keep your personal information for?
- We keep personal information only as long as necessary for the purposes described in this policy as updated from time to time, or to comply with legal obligations, after which it is deleted from our systems.
Who do we share your information with?
- We want you to feel free to use and explore our Website without worrying about whether your visit will generate unwanted sales or marketing activity such as junk mail or spam.
- HSCI complies with relevant Data Protection laws (see below). We take all reasonable care to prevent any unauthorized access to and use of your personal data.
- Our staff and those working for our agents and contractors maintain a responsibility to keep your Personal Information confidential and will only use it to offer relevant products and services related to your enquiry or order.
- Whilst any Personal Information that we use to provide or promote our services to you will not be passed to any third party organization for marketing purposes, on occasion your details may be shared with HSCI’s group affiliates, or to our agents, partners or contractors who assist us in providing the services we offer through our website/application, processing transactions, fulfilling requests for information, receiving and sending communications, updating marketing lists, analyzing data, providing IT and other support services or in other tasks, from time to time. Our agents, partners and contractors will only use your information to the extent necessary to perform their functions.
- We reserve the right to disclose personal data to any third party which has a legal right to request such information.
- If a third party acquires control or the business of HSCI, we may transfer personal data we then hold to that third party.
Non-personally identifiable or aggregate information may be shared with any number of parties, provided that such information shall not specifically identify you.
How we protect your information
- The security of your Personal Information is very important to us. We have put in place reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect. Only those employees who need access to your information in order to perform their duties are authorized to have access to your Personal Information.
- We will provide the same protections in respect of any electronic communications received from you as those employed in respect of information received by post and telephone.
- If our enquiry form asks you to enter sensitive information that information is encrypted by the use of security systems with encryptions and firewalls, provided on a secure socket layer (SSL), to protect the confidentiality and integrity of your information from unauthorized access and disclosure.
- Your personal data that we collect is sent to and stored on secure servers located in the United States. Such storage is necessary in order to process your personal data. Your personal data may also be transferred by us to our other offices and/or to the third parties mentioned in the circumstances described above which may be situated outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
- The United Kingdom benefits from an adequacy decision issued by the European Commission. Those countries that do not benefit from such a decision are self-certified under the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield frameworks.
We may transfer your personal information outside the EEA:
- In order to store it.
- In order to enable us to provide goods or services to you and fulfil our contract with you.
- Where we are legally required to do so.
- In order to facilitate the operation of our group of businesses, where it is in our legitimate interests and we have concluded these are not overridden by your rights.
- If you have any questions about the security of our Website please e-mail us at Privacy@hsci.com.
Protection for Children:
- This website is not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.
Links to other sites
- If you use a link on this Website to take you to another site, your privacy will not be protected in accordance with this policy. You will need to check that website’s own privacy statement.
- We make no representations as to the accuracy or any other aspect of information contained in other websites.
How to contact us
For questions or concerns relating to privacy, we can be contacted at: Privacy@hsci.com.
Or write to us at: Health Science Communications, 488 Madison Avenue, 5th Floor, Compliance Team, New York, NY, 10022.