Online privacy statement
This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for the Pharmica Consulting Web Site. Because this Web site wants to demonstrate its commitment to your privacy, it has agreed to disclose its information practices. This site has agreed to notify you of:
- What personally identifiable information of yours or third party personal identification is collected from you through the Web site.
- The organization collecting the information.
- How the information is used.
- With whom the information may be shared.
- What choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of the information.
- The kind of security procedures that are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under Pharmica Consulting control.
- How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
Information collection and use
Pharmica Consulting Inc. is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. Pharmica Consulting collects information from our users at several different points on our Web sites.
In order to use certain portions of the Web site or receive certain services offered by the Web site, a user must first complete a registration form. During registration a user is required to give his or her contact information (such as name and e-mail address). This information is used to contact the user about the services on our site for which he or she has expressed interest. It is optional for the user to provide demographic information, but encouraged so we can provide a more personalized experience on our sites.
In areas of our Web sites that provide online transactions with Pharmica Consulting Inc. (for example, conference registrations), we request information from the user on our order forms. Here a user must provide contact information (like name and address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill customers’ orders. If we have trouble processing an order, this contact information is used to get in touch with the user.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s personal computer hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. Once the user closes his or her computer Web browser, the cookie simply terminates. For instance, by setting a cookie on our site, the user would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site during repeat visits. If a user rejects the cookie by setting the browser to reject cookies, the user still may use our site. The only drawback to this is that the user will be limited in some areas of our site. Cookies also can enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our sites.
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movement on our pages, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
We do not share any information with any partners or advertisers.
This Web site contains links to other sites. Pharmica Consulting is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by Pharmica Consulting’s Web sites.
E-mail news alerts and other newsletters
If a user wishes to subscribe to newsletters or alerts, we ask for contact information such as name and e-mail address.
Surveys and contests
From time to time our site requests information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. When users submit sensitive information via the Web site, the information is protected both online and off-line.
When our registration/order forms ask users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card numbers), that information is encrypted and is protected with encryption software. While on a secure page, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when you are just surfing.
While we use encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also take precautions to protect user-information off-line. All of our users information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our billing clerk or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Employees are kept up to date on our security and privacy practices. The computer servers on which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment, behind a locked door. Internet security measures are taken to guard against hacking or cracking intrusions, damage or theft of information.
If you have any questions about the security at our Web site, you can send e-mail to email@example.com.
Supplementation of information
In order for this Web site to properly fulfill its obligation to our customers, it is necessary for us to supplement the information we receive with information from third-party sources. For example, to determine if our customers qualify for one of our credit cards, we may request a credit report. Once we determine a user’s credit-worthiness, this document is destroyed.
Users who sign up for e-mail newsletters or other services will occasionally receive information on news stories, products, services, special deals, etc. Out of respect for the privacy of our users we present the option to not receive these types of communications. Please see our choice and opt-out below.
Site and service updates
We also send users of some services, site and service announcement updates. We communicate with users to provide requested services and in regard to issues relating to their accounts via e-mail or phone.
Correcting/updating personal information
If a user’s personally identifiable information changes (such as your zip code), or if a user no longer desires our service, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove that users personal data provided to us. This can be done by sending e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or postal mail to Pharmica Consulting, PO Box 2754, Oak Ridge, NJ 07438.
Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter or promotional materials from our partners may opt-out of receiving these communications by replying to unsubscribe in the subject line in the e-mail or e-mail us at email@example.com.
Users of our site are notified when their information is being collected by any outside parties. We do this so our users can make an informed choice as to whether they should proceed with services that require an outside party, or not.
Notification of changes