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Privacy Policy

MDS Pharma Services is firmly committed to maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of personal information. Our Web site privacy policy reflects that commitment.

Our Web site does not collect information that personally identifies individuals except when that information is provided on a voluntary basis. Our Web site is not intended for children under the age of thirteen (13), and MDS Pharma Services will not knowingly collect information from site visitors in this age group.

On occasions when personal information is required to provide the services you requested, you will be informed why we are asking for this information; for example, to send you newsletters, updates, or other information you have requested or to assess your suitability for your participation in a clinical study, certain information is required.

Information provided to MDS Pharma Services will not be sold or made available to a third party for commercial or advertising purposes. Should we work with Web site content management services and data storage providers, these third parties will be required to agree in writing not to make use of any information you provide through the MDS Pharma Services Web site.

This Web site may employ 'cookies'. These are small files stored in your computer that identify users entering a Web site. These cookies allow us to direct you to your preferred MDS Pharma Services subsection and enable statistical analyses of how our Web site is used. This allows us to measure interest in various sections of the site so we can improve design and content to serve you better. Only aggregated data from these analyses, not individual records, will be used for this purpose.

Web site users should be aware that electronic mail (e-mail) is not a secure or private method of transmitting information. Please do not send confidential information to us via e-mail.

Our Web site may contain links to third-party Web sites. The practices of these sites are outside the control of MDS Pharma Services. Users should verify the privacy policies of these sites before submitting information to them.

MDS Pharma Services Privacy Statement

Our commitment to protecting personal information that MDS Pharma Services holds is consistent with our core values of trust, respect, integrity and commitment.

MDS Pharma Services privacy practices strive to comply with all applicable privacy legislation in the jurisdictions where MDS Pharma Services conducts business. In addition, MDS Pharma Services adheres to the United States Safe Harbor Privacy Principles. Our privacy practices are based on the following internationally recognized information privacy principles. These principles are incorporated into our business processes and practices:

Accountability. MDS Pharma Services is responsible for personal information under its control and has designated Privacy Officers who are accountable for assisting MDS Pharma Services in incorporating the policy principles into our business and in complying with applicable privacy laws on an ongoing basis.

Identifying Purposes. MDS Pharma Services will identify the purposes for which it collects personal information at, or before the time of, collection or for further use or disclosure.

Consent. MDS Pharma Services obtains an individual's consent before collection, use, or disclosure of personal information. Consent may be explicit or implied and where permitted by law, consent may not be required.

Limiting Collection. MDS Pharma Services will limit the collection of personal information to that which is necessary for the identified purposes. Collection must be done by fair and lawful means.

Limiting Use, Disclosure and Retention. Personal information will only be used or disclosed for the identified purposes or with the consent of the individual or as required by law. Personal Information will be retained only as long as necessary.

Accuracy. MDS Pharma Services will keep the personal information as accurate, complete, and up-to-date as possible for the identified purposes.

Safeguards. For personal information, MDS Pharma Services will adopt technical, physical and administrative safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information.

Openness. MDS Pharma Services will make readily available to individuals specific information about its privacy policy, and other MDS Pharma Services policies and practices (if any) relating to the management of personal information.

Individual Access. Upon written request, MDS Pharma Services may provide an individual access to his or her personal information. There are certain situations defined by law where MDS Pharma Services may deny access to the personal information. MDS Pharma Services may amend personal information upon written request by the individual if appropriate and not prevented by law.

Challenging Compliance. Individuals may address concerns regarding MDS Pharma Services' compliance with the above principles to the Privacy Officers. All concerns will be investigated and the results communicated to the individuals involved.

For further information regarding MDS Pharma Services' privacy policy and practices, please contact:

MDS Pharma Services Privacy Officer
621 Rose Street
Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
E-mail: privacy.mds@mdsinc.com
MDS Pharma Services Privacy Officer
2350 Cohen St.
St. Laurent, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
H4R 2N6
E-mail: privacy.mds@mdsinc.com

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This Privacy Policy was last updated on November 14, 2005.


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