Dated June 5, 2018
Personal Information and Consent
When you are requesting to be contacted by Bluewater Clinical Research Group, you have a choice of providing the following personal information:
- Telephone Number
- Email Address
- Preferred contact time
- Information pertaining to areas of research (such as, but not limited to, relevant medication use)
- How you heard about us
All fields are optional, and you do not need to fill out this form to use our website or to contact us. If you do not wish to provide personal information on our website, you are able to contact us using your preferred method (e.g., by telephone, email, text or visiting our office). Please visit www.bwresearch.ca/contact.
Use and Disclosure of Personal Information You Submit
This information is collected in order to provide us with your preferred contact information so that we can inform you of ongoing or future studies. By filling out this information, our staff can provide you with information about different research areas, discuss if a clinical study may be an option for you and answer any questions you may have. Our staff may also contact you when a study has closed or when a new study will be opening. If you need to change any information you have provided, please contact our team via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will update your information. You are able to opt out of all communications at any time, please see section on “Process for Withdrawing Consent”.
Your personal information collected via form submission will only be accessible to authorized staff members at Bluewater Clinical Research Group (e.g., Research Facilitators and Coordinators) and will not be shared with or sold to any third-party service providers. Personal information collected via form submission is protected with two-step verification in addition to a dual layer of password protection.
Bwresearch.ca is protected with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology that secures the connection between your browser and the website you’re visiting. SSL protection secures privacy, data integrity and authentication as it encrypts the connection between your browser and the web server; securely transmits information to prevent unauthorized parties from eavesdropping; prevents unauthorized parties from altering data during transmission; and protects against impersonation by requiring web server proof of identity.
We are committed to protecting your information but if a data breach should occur you will be notified using the contact method you have provided to us. We will contact you within 24 hours of our knowledge of the breach and will update you on the significance of the breach and the steps we are taking to reduce the risk of harm.
Other Information Collected and Shared
Bwresearch.ca is hosted by Squarespace. Squarespace collects information about your website usage but does not store the information you provide in a submission form. Squarespace collects cookies that help improve your browsing experience and informs us of how you interact with our website. This occurs automatically when you visit bwresearch.ca. To learn more about cookies collected by Squarespace, please visit: https://support.squarespace.com/hc/en-us/articles/360001264507-About-the-cookies-Squarespace-uses
The data collected by Squarespace regarding your website usage is not shared with any third parties, advertisers or used by Squarespace in anyway.
Process for Withdrawing Consent
Your information will be stored until otherwise indicated. If at any time you wish to remove your information from our database, you are able to request a withdrawal of information. You can do so by notifying us using the contact information provided at the bottom of this page or by submitting a form on www.bwresearch.ca/request-to-withdraw-information. Please provide the appropriate information required to identify your file. All personal information will be removed with the submission of the form or after a request by another method.
If any changes are made to this policy, they will be updated on this page. It is your responsibility to remain informed of changes. Please check back to this page to ensure you are up to date.
Contact us: www.bwresearch.ca/contact.
Process for withdrawing consent: www.bwresearch.ca/request-to-withdraw-information
Bluewater Clinical Research Group
481 London Road, Lower Level
Sarnia, ON N7T 4X3
Telephone: 519-344-6612 Fax: 519-344-2820