Privacy Policy – Academic Network

This Privacy Policy (Policy) sets forth the Academic Network, (ANW, our, we, or us) policies regarding the collection and use of information relating to the Web site located at (Site) or web sites developed by ANW on behalf of clinical trial sponsors. When we refer to ANW, we or us, it includes our sponsors, affiliates and subsidiaries.

ANW respects the privacy of visitors to our online Site. ANW will only collect personally identifiable data, such as your name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address, when it is voluntarily submitted to us at our Web site. On certain Web sites developed by ANW, you may choose to provide health information related to participation in a clinical trial study. This statement discloses the privacy practices of ANW. By using the ANW Web site or sites developed by ANW, the user agrees, without limitation or qualification, to be bound by this Privacy Statement. This Privacy Statement may be updated from time to time so please check back periodically. ANW and/or the companies we hire and are affiliated with will use this information to comply with your requests for information and to better serve you. We will refer to your information to better understand your needs and how we can improve our products and services. We may use that information to contact you. We are the sole owner of information you voluntarily submit to us.

This privacy statement applies to the collection and use of information by our company on our Web site, but does not apply to the information which you may send to us by other means.

Information We Collect and How We Use It:

Opt-Out Choices

To "opt-out" of (1) receiving communications from ANW (except for communications necessary for your use of the Site), (2) having your personally identifiable information disclosed to third parties for marketing purposes, or (3) any other consent previously granted for a specific purpose concerning your personally identifiable information, send an e-mail to ANW at

Use and Disclosure

Subject to applicable law, we and our Service Providers (as described below) may disclose your Personal Information:

Any access to such information will be limited to the purpose for which such information was provided to our affiliate, subsidiary or Service Provider. Our sponsors, affiliates, subsidiaries and Service Providers may be located throughout the world. Accordingly, information may be sent worldwide to countries which have a different level of privacy protection than the United States.

Consent to Processing

By using our Site, or providing information to ANW, you understand and unambiguously consent to the collection, processing, transfer and use of information in the United States and other countries and territories, for the purposes set forth in this Policy. You hereby consent to the collection, processing and disclosure by ANW of your Personal Information as described under this Policy, including but not limited to the transfer of your Personal Information between ANW's Service Providers, sponsors, affiliates and subsidiaries in accordance with this Policy. For further certainty, any consent relating to a right to transfer information referred to in this paragraph shall be deemed to include your consent to the transfer of the applicable Personal Information to a jurisdiction which may have a different level of privacy protection than that available in your own country

Disclosure to Linked Sites

This Policy applies only to ANW, its sponsors, affiliates and subsidiaries operate many Web sites for different purposes and in multiple jurisdictions where local laws may apply. This Site includes links to both our affiliated Sites and to non-ANW Web sites, including access to content, products and services of such affiliated and non-affiliated sites (Other Sites). Links to Other Sites will open in a new window. We urge you to familiarize yourself with the individual privacy and other terms for each linked or framed Site prior to submitting your Personal Information.

European Data Protection Policy

Personal information collected from users in countries of the European Union will be transferred to the United States only with your proper permission, and in compliance with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framwork as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland. We have certified that we adhere to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view the company's certification, please visit We confirm that the data security practices that protect your personal information comply with all European laws on data protection and that you may exercise all rights accorded to data subjects under European laws.

Enforcement and Dispute Resolution

ANW utilizes the self-assessment approach to assure its compliance with this privacy policy. ANW periodically verifies that this privacy policy is accurate, comprehensive for the information intended to be covered, accessible, completely implemented, and in conformity with the Safe Harbor Principles. All dispute resolution can and will be handled through the ICDR/AAA.

Disclosure of Aggregate Information

ANW may provide aggregate information to third parties. For example, we might inform third parties regarding the number of users of our Web site and the activities they conduct while on our Site. Depending on the circumstances, we may or may not charge third parties for the aggregate information. We require parties with whom we share aggregate information to agree that they will not attempt to make this information personally identifiable, such as by combining it with other databases

Sale or Transfer of Information

In the event of a sale, merger, liquidation, dissolution, or sale or transfer of substantially all of the assets of ANW, registration data and/or Usage Data collected about you from the Site may be sold, assigned, or transferred to the party acquiring all or substantially all of the equity and/or assets of ANW in order to permit the party to continue the operation of the Site, including the restricted areas. Subject to your ability to opt-out as described above, by using this Site and submitting your information to us, you consent to the sale and transfer of your information as described in this paragraph.


ANW takes seriously the security of the information it collects. ANW has therefore implemented technology and security policies and procedures intended to reduce the risk of accidental destruction or loss, or the unauthorized disclosure or access to, such information, reasonably appropriate to the nature of the data concerned.


Our Site is not generally intended for use by children under the age of 18, and ANW does not knowingly collect Personal Information from children in this age group.

Updates to Privacy Policy

ANW may, in its sole discretion, update this Policy at any time and from time to time, by posting the amended Policy on this Site. The amended Policy shall be effective upon posting, and your access to or use of the Site following an update shall be deemed consent to the revised Policy. We urge each visitor to refer back to this page regularly and especially prior to providing or updating any Personal Information. This Policy may not be otherwise amended without the written consent of ANW. This Policy was last updated on December 9, 2010.

Contact, Questions, Comments, Complaints

If you would like to communicate with ANW regarding privacy issues or have questions, comments or complaints about this Policy or Site, please forward such communication

Clinical Trials: Important Information to Consider

There is a lot to consider when deciding whether to participate in a clinical study. Any clinical study includes risks, which the study doctor will review with you. Make sure you understand the risks before participating.