This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices of Cadence Communications & Research and all websites owned or operated by or on behalf of Cadence Communications & Research, including CadenceCR.com and Csequence.com, and without limitation.
“Personal information*” means information that identifies, relates to, describes, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household. This list is NOT comprehensive and may apply to all categories listed below (KOLs, Clients, Applicants or Website Visitors)
Collection of Information
When you provide information to Cadence, CCR will create an account on the Sites, CCR collects your name, e-mail address, mailing address, affiliated institution, credentials, and other information (for example, if you make a trip on CCR’s behalf, CCR also collects your travel itinerary and emergency contact information). Information regarding your location and your personal information may be used to provide CCR’s clients with information that may be of interest to them. This information may also be used for internal research, to determine the effectiveness of our messages and advertising, and/or for follow up customer service purposes (for example if one of our clients wants to access our KOL Connect database).
When you visit the Sites, regardless of whether or not you create an account or sign up as a client, CCR will collect information regarding the IP address you are using, your location as determined by your IP address, your browser type, the times of access, the pages you accessed, and if you were referred to the Sites from another website.
If you access the Sites using a mobile device, we may receive information regarding the physical location of your device, as well as information regarding your device (what kind of device you are using and a unique identifier for that device). You may opt to turn this feature off on your device. We may use this information to send you [location-based advertising or other] personalized geographic-based content.
CCR asks for your account information, which includes your name, institution, contact details (administrative contact, phone, fax, email) and emergency contact for travel, date of birth for purposes of making travel arrangements, title, and W8 or W9 Forms for Honoria payments.
Clients and Applicants
CCR may ask for your name, email address, company, title or phone number
With your consent, we ask for and may collect your name, email address, and company name. In addition, we also collect information such as web server logs, Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, or other information as part of aggregated data.
Change of purpose
We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If we need to use your personal data for a purpose unrelated to the purpose for which we collected the data, we will notify you and we will explain the legal ground of processing. We may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent where this is required or permitted by law.
Children’s Privacy Rights
The Sites are directed to adults and we do not market to children. We do not intend to gather any information from children under the age of 13. If you believe that we may have any information regarding a person under the age of 13, please reach us at the contact information provided below.
In addition, if an individual is under 18, s/he should only use the Sites under the guidance of a parent or guardian.
Cookies and Web Beacons
Your information may be shared with Third-parties that are interested in advertising on the Site (“Third-parties”). Some Third-parties, as well as we and our service providers, may collect information through using cookies or web beacons.
Cookies are pieces of data that are stored in your computer system after you have visited a particular website and provided information to the website (either information that you provided such as a preference or information that is provided by your browsing system). Every time you go back to the website, the browser sends the cookie to the server to notify the website of your previous activity on the website.
Web beacons (also referred to as tracking pixels, web bugs, pixel tags, 1×1 gifs, Internet tags, page tags, and clear gifs) are graphic images on a website or in an email that track when a website page or an email has been read, by whom, and from which computer. They can also track when an email has been forwarded to another user or if a webpage is copied to another website.
The Third-parties may use the cookies or web beacons to collect information regarding whether or not you click on their advertisement and/or the number of Site users who click on their advertisement(s). The Sites’ service providers may also use these cookies or web beacons, as may we. We may also use other methods of automatic collection such as IP addresses, browsers, and computer identification numbers to determine preferences and potential fraudulent activity. We also may use the information to measure which pages on the Sites are receiving the most traffic, as well as your preferences on the Sites. We may keep a log of the web beacons and data that they provide. Note that if you would like to disable your web browser from accepting cookies, you may do so. This may impair some functionality of the Sites.
We may collect data using Google Analytics about your traffic via Google advertising cookies and identifiers, in addition to data collected through a standard Google Analytics implementation. We will not identify individual users or facilitate the merging of personally identifiable information with non-personally identifiable information collected through any Google advertising product or feature without robust notice of, and the user’s prior affirmative (i.e., opt-in) consent to, that identification or merger.
We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other websites that may be linked to this site or of any third-party advertisers.
Use of information
CCR uses the information it collects about you in the following ways for a variety of purposes:
• To contact you from time to time to inform you of new products and services we will be providing.
• To send you regular updates on issues we think may interest you.
• To send you requested information on our products and services.
• To use for marketing purposes and market research.
• To administer our Website and to help us improve our services.
• To process your job application to Cadence, which may include evaluation of your application for other positions within Cadence for which you may be qualified or interested.
• To provide you with services, and/or deal with requests or inquiries you ask of us, or enter into or carry out contracts of various kinds, if you are a client of Cadence.
• To comply with applicable laws or regulations in a country.
• To conduct research and analysis, including surveys about current services.
• To contact you regarding any agreements or accepted terms that you may have with Cadence.
• To collect payments.
• To process for other purposes for which we obtain your consent.
Sharing Your Information
CCR may share information regarding you with other companies, government agencies, or agents, if CCR believes it is necessary to prevent imminent harm, fraud, or other similar illegal activity, or to protect CCR’s interests and/or the Sites, including but not limited to the security of the Sites and users’ ability to access and use the Sites.
We may also share your information with Third-parties if CCR enters into joint promotions, marketing or events with a Third-party that we believe may be of interest to you. Transfers of your information to any such Third-parties will be limited to the purposes above [and will never contain any payment information].
If you would like to opt out of such joint promotions, marketing or events, see below.
Cadence shares the personal information it collects about you in the following ways:
• Third Party Providers: We may share your information with third party providers that provide services on our behalf or are our affiliates (direct and indirect) for further processing in accordance with the purposes for which such personal data was originally collected. These companies may support us in marketing, processing credit card payments, emails, or information technologies.
• De-identified Data: We may disclose or use information that has been anonymized (de-identified information) with other businesses for research purposes.
• As Required by Law and Safety: To comply with legal obligations, we may be required to share, transfer or disclose the information in our databases and server logs to comply with a legal requirement, for the administration of justice, interacting with anti-fraud
When you make a purchase to access the Sites, or if you are otherwise a client, the information regarding your payment is encrypted for your security. We also store your information that we gather from the Sites on secure servers and we follow certain protocols and procedures to keep that information safe from unauthorized access. However, data transmission over the internet or mobile devices, including on the Sites, is not guaranteed to be entirely secure. While we use reasonable precautions to keep your information safe, we do not warranty, guarantee or represent that the security of the Sites, the servers on which we store information, or the databases we maintain are free from any risk or vulnerability. In addition, the information you provide CCR via the Sites may be intercepted during the transmission process or in the event that your browser or mobile device is not free from viruses or spyware. Similarly, any email you send us may be subject to interception so please do not include your credit card or payment information to us via email. We are not responsible for any such interceptions or any such viruses or spyware, and furthermore, we are not responsible for the actions or omissions of Third-parties.
Communications with sites or via emails
We will try our best to respond to any emails or message you send to CCR through the Sites or otherwise. However, we want you to know that there is no obligation for CCR to respond to every message you send, or to keep all such messages in confidence or to pay compensation for your message. We do not want to receive any proprietary or confidential information, suggestions, materials or ideas via the Sites or via email. To the extent that you decide to send us anything via the Sites or via email, any such ideas, suggestions, submissions, feedback or other information will become the property of CCR. By sending us such information via the Sites email, you are agreeing to fully release all intellectual property rights, proprietary claims and rights of publicity with respect to such information. You are also granting us a perpetual, royalty free license to use such information provided. In the event that any such information you send to us belongs to a Third-party and you have not received written permission from that Third-party to send such information to us, then you agree to indemnify, defend and hold us, our officers, directors, employees, agents, investors, consultants, shareholders, parent corporations, administrators, affiliates, divisions, subsidiaries, predecessor and successor corporations, and assigns (collectively, the ” Indemnitees”), harmless from any and all claims, damages, expenses, costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) and liabilities (including settlements), brought or asserted by any Third-party against any of the Indemnitees arising out of or in connection with such information.
Information You post on the Sites
Any information that you post on the Sites or that you provide to CCR to post on the Sites will be stored by CCR’s server. Also, any items you post on the Sites (i.e., reviews, etc.) may be picked up by search engines like Google, Yahoo, etc.; however, only [your login name and] any information you have chosen to post will be displayed on pages on the Sites which may be subject to such searches. In other words, other than [your login name and] the information you have chosen to post, none of the personal information you enter when you register as a client will be searchable or accessible on the Sites. Please note that even if you may opt to post something anonymously, CCR will still be able to determine that you made the posting. If you engage in illegal conduct on the Sites, whether anonymously, using your login name or using your real name, CCR may have to give your personal information to law enforcement if it is requested through a valid subpoena or similar legal document.
We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. By law we have to keep personal information about our customers (such as contact information, financial and transaction details) for tax purposes up to seven years. In some circumstances, we may anonymize your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.
Your right to amend, change or remove information
At any time, you may opt out of receiving marketing emails or messages from us and/or from receiving information regarding joint marketing, joint events or joint promotions. Either call us at (805) 499-8603 or contact us at Cadence, 31416 Agoura Rd., Suite 240, Westlake Village, CA 91361 or you may or select the unsubscribe link at the bottom of our marketing emails. We will remove your name from our marketing list within a reasonable period of time. You may receive another email confirming your request for removal. We may still send you emails of a non-marketing nature (i.e., if you make a future purchase). You may also opt out of having cookies and/or pop-up ads enabled on your browser. Please refer to your browser for further instructions.
When expressing an interest in obtaining additional information about the related applications and Services offered by Cadence or registering to use of its services, we may collect personal information, such as your name, email address or contact number, educational attainment directly from you or collect from available public sources, if you do not want your information used you may opt out by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Change in control
In the event that Cadence undergoes a change in control wherein its assets are transferred in a merger, sale of company assets, acquisition of the company or its assets, then information collected on the Sites may be transferred as part of the change in control. Similarly, in the unlikely event of bankruptcy, insolvency or receivership, information collected on the Sites may be transferred to another party.