Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Commitment to You

Privacy Commitment
Covance Worldwide ("Covance/we/us/our") respects the privacy of visitors to this website and our associated communications with you, and we have developed this Privacy Statement and Terms of Use ("the Terms of Use") which sets out how we collect information about you from which you may be identified ("Personal Information"), what we use it for and how we safeguard and secure it and the terms of use for this website and follow-up communications with you. These Terms of Use apply only to the operation of websites that directly link to these Terms of Use when you click on "privacy statement" in this website footer and may also apply where specifically referenced as it relates to adding or modifying your Personal Information in our volunteer database and our communications with you, including through SMS text messages.

Please note that you will not be able to submit your Personal Information to us until you have scrolled down to the bottom of these Terms of Use and ticked the box to confirm you have read it and agree to its terms and a separate box to confirm that you are over 18 years of age.

Collecting Your Information
Covance will use its website to collect information that is voluntarily submitted by you and which can be used by us to identify and contact you, including but not limited to your name, address, date of birth, contact telephone number and e-mail address. We will also request additional Personal Information relating to your height and weight and health history, as well as data which is recognised as being sensitive, such as your ethnicity. This information is necessary for us to identify whether you are potentially suitable to be invited to participate in clinical trials as outlined under the heading 'Use of Your Information' below.

How we will use your Personal Information
We will add your Personal Information as volunteered by you via this website, on to our volunteer database, and use it to identify and notify you of clinical trials and services which may be suitable for you to be invited to participate in. Information submitted by you via this website will create an email that is provided to us which will be deleted once you have been contacted or once the information has been added to the volunteer database.

Please note that the submission of your Personal Information via this website or the addition of your Personal Information to the volunteer database does not mean that you will be invited or selected to take part in any clinical trial either now or in the future. In the event that it is established that you may be suitable for a particular clinical trial you may be invited to be screened to take part. The screening process, which is outside the scope of these Terms of Use, is generally done face-to-face and will require you to supply additional Personal Information to us, including further sensitive personal data, and to undergo certain medical tests. You will be required to enter into a separate privacy agreement in advance of undertaking the screening process relating to the use of Personal Information you volunteer at that stage.

Please be aware that by submitting your Personal Information via this website, you consent to a member of our team contacting you directly by way of following-up with you, including contacting you directly by telephone or other means, including SMS text messages, and adding your Personal Information to our volunteer database.

We may also use your Personal Information to respond to subsequent requests you may make of us, and from time to time, we may refer to your Personal Information to better understand your needs and how we can improve our websites, products and services.

We may enhance or merge your Personal Information with data obtained from third parties for the same purposes. Any other information transferred by you in connection with your visit to this website which cannot be used to identify you (and which, therefore, does not constitute your Personal Information) may be included in databases owned and maintained by Covance or its agents worldwide.

Worldwide Transfer of your Personal Information
By ticking the box below in consent to the provisions of these Terms of Use you recognize that we may transfer your Personal Information worldwide. If you are inputting your Personal Information in the European Economic Area ("EEA") you expressly consent to the transfer of it outside the EEA. Covance retains all rights to its worldwide databases and the information contained in them. Please be aware that whilst we do all that we can to safeguard the security of your Personal Information, the transmission of information over the Internet is not completely secure and therefore you do this at your own risk. Once we receive your Personal Information we will implement strict security procedures with the objective of preventing unauthorized access.

Third Parties
We may share your Personal Information with agents, contractors or partners of Covance in connection with services that these individuals or entities perform for, or with, Covance. These agents, contractors or partners are restricted from using this information in any way other than to provide services for Covance, or services for the collaboration in which they and Covance are engaged. We may, for example, provide your information to agents, contractors or partners for hosting our databases, for data processing services, or so that they can mail you information that you requested.

Covance reserves the right to share Personal Information in response to duly authorized information requests of governmental authorities or where required by law. We may also provide Personal Information to a third party in connection with the sale, assignment, or other transfer of the business of this website to which the information relates, in which case we will require any such third party to agree to treat Personal Information in accordance with these Terms of Use.

Use of the Website
By using this website, you confirm that you accept these Terms of Use and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, you should exit this website immediately and refrain from using it.

We take reasonable precautions to prevent viruses and malicious code on this website. However, you are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programs and platform in order to access this website. You should use your own virus protection software, and you are responsible for ensuring that anything downloaded from this website is suitable for use on your computer and is free from viruses and malicious code. Accordingly, we exclude, to the fullest extent permitted by law any, and all liability that may arise in connection with or as a result of any failure to do so.

Access to this website may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons reasonably beyond our control.

We will not be liable if for any reason this website is unavailable at any time or for any period. You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to this website. You are also fully responsible for ensuring that any person who has access to this website through your internet connection is aware of these Terms of Use and that they comply with them.

Intellectual Property
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in this entire website (including, without limitation, copyright and database rights (including software) and any logos or trademarks (whether registered or unregistered)) and in the material published on it, including, without limitation, logos, graphics, photographs, animations, signage, livery, get-up, videos, audio, stationery, publications, reports and text). Those works are protected by United States and international laws regarding copyright, trademark, trade secrets and other intellectual property or proprietary rights around the World.

Your use of this website and its contents does not grant you any rights to our intellectual property or the intellectual property of third parties in this website and its contents.

You may not copy, reproduce, republish, download, post, broadcast, record, transmit, commercially exploit, edit, communicate to the public or distribute in any way the services, web pages or materials on this website or the computer codes of elements comprising this website. COVANCE is a registered trademark of Covance Inc. In addition, certain words, phrases, logos, icons, graphics or designs used on the pages of this website, including TestWithTheBest.com, may constitute trade names or registered or unregistered trademarks of Covance Inc. or our affiliated companies. The display of any trade names or trademarks on this website does not imply that any license has been granted to you.

Security
We reserve the right to take appropriate legal action, including without limitation, referral to law enforcement, for any illegal or unauthorized use of this website. We also reserve to right take any action to prevent the unauthorized use of our intellectual property rights.

We may co-operate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity of or locate anyone for the prevention or detection of crime or the apprehension or prosecution of offenders. There may be other circumstances in which we may be required by law to disclose information about you or your use of this website. You waive and hold us harmless from any claims resulting from any action taken by us during or as a result of its investigations and from any actions taken as a consequence of investigations by either us or law enforcement authorities.

We may investigate any reported breach of these Terms of Use or complaints and take any action that we deem appropriate (which may include, without limitation, removing any of your information, issuing warnings, suspending, restricting or terminating your access to this website. We also reserve the right at our discretion to suspend, restrict or terminate your access to this website at any time without notice if we have reasonable grounds to believe that you have breached the Terms of Use.

Cookies
To learn more about cookies and how to delete or disable them on your system, please refer to the following website: http://www.aboutcookies.org. Please note: some functionality may not be available for this website if cookies are disabled.

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP Address and other information gathered through our weblogs and cookies (see below) such as web log information. Web log information is gathered when you visit one of our websites by the computer that hosts our website (called a "webserver"). The webserver automatically recognizes some non-personal purely statistical information about your browsing actions, such as the date and time you visited our site, the pages you visited, the website you came from, the type of browser you are using (e.g. Internet Explorer or Netscape), the type of operating system you are using (e.g. Windows XP) and the domain name and address of your Internet service provider (e.g. MSN).

Consequently, we may obtain information about your general Internet usage by using technology called a "cookie". A cookie is a file which our web server sends to your computer (to your browser file) when you access a website and this is then stored on the hard drive of your computer. When you come back to our website it will detect whether you have one of our cookies on your computer. Our cookies help provide additional functionality to the site and help us analyze site usage more accurately. You may refuse to accept cookies by activating a setting on your browser which will allow you to refuse cookies, but please note that this may prevent you from accessing certain parts of the site. [For further information about cookies please visit www.allaboutcookies.org].

IP Addresses
This website uses Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses. An IP Address is a number assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider so you can access the Internet. Generally, an IP address changes each time you connect to the Internet (it is a "dynamic" address). Note, however, that if you have a broadband connection, depending on your individual circumstance, it is possible that your IP Address that we collect, or even perhaps a cookie we use, may contain information that could be deemed identifiable. This is because with some broadband connections your IP Address doesn't change (it is "static") and could be associated with your personal computer. We use your IP address to report aggregate information on use and to help improve the website.

Children's Privacy
You should be aware that this site is not intended for, or designed to attract, individuals under the age of 18. We do not collect Personal Information from any person whom we know be under the age of 18 and therefore require you to tick the box at the end of these Terms of Use to confirm that you are aged 18 or over before you may input any Personal Information.

Updates and Changes
We may update these Terms of Use from time to time. When we do update it, for your convenience, we will make the updated policy available on this page.

Information Change/removal from volunteer database
To provide updates or to request deletion of your Personal Information from our volunteer database, please contact the respective recruitment call center in your territory. If you have any other questions or comments in relation to your Personal Information or these Terms of Use, in Europe please write and mail to or send via fax to Covance at 210 Carnegie Center, Princeton, New Jersey 08540, fax number 1.609.452.9375, marking your letter for the attention of the Data Controller, Legal Dept; in the US please call 1.866.429.3700

Please note that should you request that your Personal Information be deleted you may continue to receive materials for a short period while we are updating our lists. Your records will then be permanently deleted from our volunteer database, other than information where you have been screened or participated as a clinical trial volunteer in which case such information may continue to be processed in connection with the clinical trial.

Data Controller
The data controller for this site is Covance Inc. based in the USA and whilst every effort is made to comply with the eight data protection principles laid down under EU Data Protection Directive 95/46 EC, we cannot guarantee that this website or any Covance group operations based outside the EEA strictly conform with that Directive.