About Your Privacy
Data We Collect and How We Use It
The Study Website provides information, and in some cases links, that you can use to contact Study sites and recruitment personnel regarding your participation in the Study. If you choose to provide your information to third parties that you have identified through the Study Website, keep in mind that Axial does not control those third parties, their data practices or their websites, and you should review their privacy policies before sharing any personal information with them.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
Our web server captures the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of each connection to the Study Website and the specific web pages visited during that connection. An IP address is a number assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider so you can access the Internet. It is generally considered to be non-personally identifiable information because in most cases it changes each time you connect to the Internet. IP addresses may be used to diagnose problems with our server, report aggregate information, determine the fastest route for your computer to use in connecting to the Study Website, and administer and improve the Study Website. Although the IP address and related information collected is electronically stored by Axial, no individual is authorized to access those files for any purpose other than system maintenance.
We use standard Web Logs that record basic data about your visit to the Study Website, such as the date and time of the visit, the pages of the Study Website viewed during the visit, and the domain name of your Internet Service Provider.
We do not normally seek to identify individuals from Web Logs. However, we may use Web Logs to identify an individual whom we suspect of trying to use the Study Website in an unauthorized way. We may share our Web Logs with law enforcement agencies if we believe there has been a violation of computer security or related laws.
Axial does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under 5 years of age through the Study Website. However, if the parent or the guardian of a child under 5 believes that the child has provided us with personally identifiable information, the parent or guardian of that child should contact us to request that this information is deleted from our files. Anyone under 18 years old should seek their parent’s or guardian’s permission prior to using or disclosing any personal information on the Study Website.
We take reasonable steps to keep the Study Website safe and secure. You should keep in mind, however, that website and no Internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from a website may not be secure, and you should take special care in deciding what information you send to any third party via email, especially if it involves your health information.
We will only retain your information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
We will securely destroy your information in accordance with applicable laws and regulations when it is no longer needed.