Protecting your privacy is extremely important to Premier Research International LLC and its other subsidiary companies (hereinafter collectively referred to as “Premier Research”, “We”, “Us”, or “Our”). For this reason you may visit and navigate the Premier Research website without providing any personal information such as your email address, name, etc. In the event that you choose to provide such information in the appropriate locations (such as patient volunteers, investigators or employee recruitment), We will protect this information to the best of our ability.
Premier Research takes every necessary administrative and technical precaution to secure the website and prevent unauthorized parties from accessing information. However, We cannot guarantee that such tampering will not occur.
At Premier Research, We strive to maintain current information on investigative sites through the continuous development and ongoing maintenance of our Investigator Database.
To join the Investigator Database, the Investigator Questionnaire must be completed. Once completed and submitted, the information will be transferred to the Investigator Database. Investigator Database information is used to assist Premier Research in identifying the most appropriate sites for clinical trials. Frequently, investigators will be asked to participate in a blinded feasibility assessment to check protocol assumptions and current standard of care. The information, collected through these feasibility assessments (the “Information”) can be given to the sponsor in both a blinded or unblinded fashion. The Information is also shared with Premier Research and its project managers and project team members. Investigative site information is updated annually and will be removed upon the request of the investigator.
We are committed to protecting your personal information. In the course of considering your application of employment with Premier Research, We need to collect and maintain certain nonpublic personal information about you. This Privacy Statement answers some questions about what nonpublic personal information We collect, what We do with it, and how We protect it.
As a potential employee, you may submit information (or be requested to submit) nonpublic personal information relating to your potential employment. This data may include some or all of the following:
- Educational background and history
- Previous work experience
- Acquired skills, registration, certifications or licensures
- Type of work sought or preferred location of work
- Contact information including but not limited to address, phone number and email address
- Professional references
- Salary and payroll data
- Expressed employment preferences and interests
This data may be collected by Premier Research to keep an accurate record of applicants, to evaluate your candidacy for potential employment, and to fulfill government requirements (such as compliance with equal opportunities legislation, etc.).
Premier Research may also request information from you concerning race and ethnic origin, social security number, date of birth, gender, membership of trade unions, physical or mental health or medical condition as required by federal or state laws in the United States or Internationally. This data will NOT be used to evaluate your candidacy for opportunities at Premier Research and will only be collected to keep an accurate record of applicants and to fulfill government requirements (such as compliance with equal opportunities legislation, etc.).
Should you be hired by Premier Research, this information may also be used to:
- Pay you (using information such as your salary, bank account details, total deductions, allowances, etc.)
- Know where you work and what you are doing (using information such as department, job title, cost center, time/absence records, etc.)
- Enable you to participate easily in core Human Resources processes (using information such as appraisal documentation, training programs, managing the absence control policy, for administering statutory maternity leave and pay, etc.)
- Enable you and your family to participate easily in the various benefit programs (using information such as family members to be covered by insurance, beneficiaries, etc.)
As necessary, the personal data you provide may be transferred between Premier Research offices in the United States and Internationally. In addition, Premier Research may use the services of other companies or governmental agencies to deal with employee related matters, such as payroll, health insurance, reference checking, etc. It may be necessary to disclose certain employee data to those companies in order for them to carry out their responsibilities. Your current employer will not be contacted without separate authorization from you. In addition, We disclose nonpublic personal information to nonaffiliated third parties as permitted or required by law. These parties include government/regulatory organizations such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and to parties under court order or subpoena that request this information. Disclosures for which you have provided your consent or you have directed Us to make are also permitted. We do not disclose nonpublic personal information about candidates to anyone except as permitted or required by law.
As some or all of the information indicated above may be required to consider your candidacy for open positions, We encourage you to provide information that may be used to best ascertain your abilities in relation to Premier Research defined needs.
You may choose to “opt out” of sharing nonpublic personal information by either (1) selecting not to provide specific information you wish to protect, or (2) selecting not to provide any information to Premier Research. Therefore, you may choose to opt out by providing only the information you wish to provide. If in the future We desire to disclose your information in a way that is inconsistent with this policy, We will notify you in advance and provide you with the opportunity to opt out of such disclosure.
We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that meet or exceed industry standards to guard your nonpublic personal information. We protect your information by using firewalls and other security technology to protect Our network and systems from external attacks.
Our employees (for example, human resources, recruiting and finance staff) and third party service providers have access to your nonpublic personal information only on a “need to know” basis. We conduct regular internal audits of Our business practices and procedures, examining confidentiality standards and information access in order to protect your personal information.
“Personal Information” or “Information” means information that (1) is transferred from the EU and/or Switzerland to the US; (2) is recorded in any form; (3) is about, or pertains to a specific individual; and (4) can be linked to that individual.
Premier Research complies with the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles.
Premier Research shall inform an individual of the purposes for which it collects and uses Personal Information and the types of non-agent third parties to which Premier Research discloses or may disclose that Information. Premier Research shall provide the individual with the choice and means for limiting the use and disclosure of their Personal Information. Notice will be provided in clear and conspicuous language when individuals are asked to provide Personal Information to Premier Research, or as soon as practical thereafter, and in any event before Premier Research uses or discloses the Information for a purpose other than for which it was originally collected.
Premier Research will offer individuals the opportunity to choose (opt out) whether their Personal Information is (1) to be disclosed to a third party or (2) to be used for a purpose other than the purpose for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by the individual. For sensitive Personal Information, Premier Research will give individuals the opportunity to affirmatively or explicitly (opt out) consent to the disclosure of the Information for a purpose other than the purpose for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by the individual.
Onward Transfer (to Third Parties)
Premier Research shall allow an individual access to their Personal Information and allow the individual to correct, amend or delete inaccurate information, except where the burden or expense of providing access would be disproportionate to the risks to the privacy of the individual case in question or where the rights of persons other than the individual would be violated. Individual access may be requested by sending an email to Premier’s Privacy Officer at PremierPrivacyOfficer@premier-research.com.
Premier Research shall take reasonable steps to protect the Information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alternation and destruction. Premier Research has put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alternation or destruction. Premier Research cannot guarantee the security of information on or transmitted via the Internet.
Premier Research shall only process Personal Information in a way that is compatible with and relevant for the purpose for which it was collected or authorized by the individual. To the extent necessary for those purposes, Premier Research shall take reasonable steps to ensure the Personal Information is accurate, complete, current and reliable for its intended use.
For complaints involving Personal Information other than human resources data that cannot be resolved between Premier Research and the employee, such disputes will be referred to the American Arbitration Association for resolution.
For internal complaints by individuals involving human resources data that cannot be resolved between Premier Research and an employee after following the internal review, complaint, and appeal procedures, Premier Research has agreed to participate in the dispute resolution procedures of the applicable data protection authority to resolve disputes pursuant to the Safe Harbor Principles.
Safe Harbor Contact Information
Ellen C. Teplitzky
Vice President, Legal Affairs
One Park Drive, Suite 150
Durham, NC 27709
Office: +1 919.627.9077
Reservation of Rights
Premier Research reserves the right to share individuals′ Personal Information as required by law or duly authorized information requests of governmental authorities.
Information Subject to Other Policies
If you feel that Premier Research may not have abided by the US-UE Safe Harbor Privacy Principles, you may contact Premier Research or the US Federal Trade Commission.
Please be advised that in response to the European Court of Justice’s recent decision to invalidate the Safe Harbor agreement between the European Commission and the US Department of Commerce, Premier Research is committed to the confidentiality, integrity and availability of personal information we process and is putting in place other mechanisms to ensure a compliant transfer of personal information from European Union member countries to the U.S.
Premier Research has committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the EU-US Privacy Shield Principles to the International Centre for Dispute Resolution®, the international division of the American Arbitration Association® (ICDR/AAA) to resolve its disputes, a not-for-profit, private organization provider which offers a broad range of conflict management services and is located in the United States. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint, or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed, please visit https://apps.adr.org/webfile for more information and to file a complaint.
Please note that if your complaint is not resolved through these channels, under limited circumstances, a binding arbitration option may be available before a Privacy Shield Panel.
Last Updated January 31, 2017