Privacy Policy

H1INSIGHTS.COM PRIVACY POLICY

Last revised February 7, 2019

1. Introduction

Shore Group Associates, LLC t/a H1 ("H1", "we" or "us") operates the H1Insights.com website (the "Site").

This Privacy Policy applies to our collection, use, storage and disclosure of personal information:

(a) collected by us when you: (i) visit or use our Site; (ii) receive communications from us, including emails; (iii) visit our offices; (iv) contribute content to or comment in any of our public forums (such as our blog); or (v) sign-up for or use any of our products or services provided through the Site (we refer to these individuals as "End Users" in this Privacy Policy); and

(b) we receive or acquire about healthcare professionals, thought leaders and academics in connection with the HI products and services (we refer to these individuals as "Experts" in this Privacy Policy).

2. Who We Are

We are H1, a US headquartered company owned and operated by Shore Group Associates LLC. We provide healthcare and life science companies (our clients) with information about thought leaders, scholarly content, academics, and healthcare professionals, which we license to our clients to support their strategic initiatives. You can find out more about us here.

If you are resident in the European Economic Area, Shore Group Associates LLC is the controller of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy.

3. What Data We Collect

The data we collect depends on the context of your interactions with H1 and the choices you make, the products and features you use, your location and applicable laws, but can include the following:

End Users

Information we collect automatically. As you navigate through and interact with the Site, our emails or products and services, we may automatically collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns using common internet technologies, such as cookies and Web beacons. This may include details of your visits to the Site, including information about your connectivity, such as your IP address and browser information, location data, logs and other communication data, and the resources that you access and use on the Site. This information helps us to improve the Site and to deliver better and more personalized content and services by enabling us to estimate our audience size and usage patterns and recognize you when you return to the Site.

Information you provide to us. For example, when you navigate the Site, fill out one of our forms, create an account, purchase our products or services, contact us or otherwise communicate with us, we may request or you may choose to provide us with certain personal information. For security purposes, we may also collect personal information from you if you visit one of our offices.

The types of personal information you may provide include:

  • Contact information (such as your name, job title, company name, email address, postal address, phone number, fax number);

  • Troubleshooting or support (we may ask you for information when you report a problem with the Site, products or services, such as information about the problem you are experiencing)

  • Account log-in credentials (including your username and password);

  • Payment information (including your credit card numbers and associated identifiers, billing address and background information, but only where you pay for our services).

Experts

Information we collect about you from third party sources: If you are an Expert, we collect or acquire certain publicly available business and professional information about you. For example, we collect personal information about you from: public databases (such as PubMed); corporate websites; public news sources; and university conference and NGO websites.

The types of personal information we may collect include:

  • Professional details (such as information about your position, title, education, degree and specialities);

  • Contact information (such as your name, business email address, postal address, phone number, fax number); and

  • Content and media you have published (such as publications, articles and speeches);

We may combine this information with information our clients provide about you to provide them with more complete datasets. We only use the information our clients provide us as a data processor for their benefit and in accordance with their instructions.

4. How We Use Your Information And the Legal Bases

We collect and process personal information about you for a variety of purposes and on the legal bases described in this Privacy Policy or disclosed to you within our products and services, including:

End Users:

  • Assessing and improving our Site: We may process device and usage data to analyse trends in order to assess and improve the overall user experience to the extent it is necessary for our legitimate interests in developing and improving the Site;

  • Promoting the security of our Site: We process your personal information by tracking use of our Site and services, creating aggregated, non-personal information, verifying accounts and activity, investigating suspicious activity and enforcing our terms and policies, to the extent this is necessary for our legitimate interest in promoting the safety, integrity and security of the Site and our services and in protecting our rights and the rights of others;

  • Providing our Site and services: We may process your personal information to perform our contract with you for the use of our Site and services and to fulfil our obligations under applicable terms of use/ service; where we have not entered into a contract with you, we base the processing of your personal information on our legitimate interests to operate, administer and improve our internal operations, systems and Site and to provide you with the content you access and request (e.g. to download content from our Site).

  • Managing user registrations: If you have registered for an account with us, we process your personal information by managing your user account for the purpose of performing our contract with you according to applicable terms of service or if we do not have a contract directly with you, we base the processing of your personal information on our legitimate interests.

  • Sending administrative communications: We may process your personal information for the purposes of sending you information related the Site and our services such as confirmations, invoices, expiration and renewal notices, technical notices and support and administrative messages to perform our contract with you or if we have not contracted directly with you, in reliance on our legitimate interests;

  • Registering office visitors: We may process your personal information for security reasons, to register visitors to our offices and to manage non-disclosure agreements that visitors may be required to sign, to the extent such processing is necessary for our legitimate interest in protecting our offices and our confidential information against unauthorized access;

  • Displaying personalised advertisements and content: We may process your personal information to conduct marketing research, advertise to you, provide personalized information about us on and off our Site and to provide other personalized content based upon your activities and interests to the extent it is necessary for our legitimate interest in advertising our Site and services, or where necessary, to the extent you have provided your prior consent;

  • Sending marketing communications: We will process your personal information to send you marketing information, product recommendations and other non-transactional communications (e.g. marketing newsletters, telemarketing calls, SMS, or push notification) about in accordance with your marketing preferences, including information about our products or services, as necessary for our legitimate interest in conducting direct marketing or to the extent you have provided your prior consent (please see the "Your Privacy Rights" section, below, to learn how you can control the processing of your personal information by us for marketing purposes);

  • Complying with legal obligations: We process your personal information when cooperating with public and government authorities, courts or regulators in accordance with our legal obligations under applicable laws to the extent this requires the processing or disclosure of personal information to protect our rights or is necessary for our legitimate interest in protecting against misuse or abuse of our Site, protecting personal property or safety, pursuing remedies available to us and limiting our damages, complying with judicial proceedings, court orders or legal processes or to respond to lawful requests.

  • Creating Anonymous Statistics: We may anonymize your personal information for the purposes of creating internal statistics ("Reports"), for example product research to help us improve our Site. All information disclosed in the Reports shall only include anonymized data that does not identify you. We may in turn pass these Reports onto third parties.

  • For our business purposes: We may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, such as data analysis, audits, to protect, investigate, and deter against fraudulent, unauthorized, or illegal activity, developing new products, product research, enhancing, improving or modifying our Site and services, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and operating and expanding our business activities.

Experts:

  • Providing our Site and services: If you are an Expert we use your personal information to make datasets available to our clients who have purchased a licence to access our database through our Site as necessary for our (and our clients) legitimate interests in supporting our client's strategic initiatives such as their research and analysis or to help them identify individuals with expertise to engage to support their professional initiatives.

For example, we collect and store publically available professional information about any thought leadership, professional accomplishments, scholarly articles or medical developments Experts are responsible for, as well as their professional contact details. This means (for example) our clients who are looking to find a healthcare expert with particular specialisms can easily search our database to find information about that Expert and their professional work in order to support the client's strategic initiatives (for example, to contact Experts with information about projects they may be interested in). We also make your information available for direct download by our clients who have a licence granting such access.

  • Complying with legal obligations: We process your personal information when cooperating with public and government authorities, courts or regulators in accordance with our legal obligations under applicable laws to the extent this requires the processing or disclosure of personal information to protect our rights or is necessary for our legitimate interest in protecting against misuse or abuse of our Site, protecting personal property or safety, pursuing remedies available to us and limiting our damages, complying with judicial proceedings, court orders or legal processes or to respond to lawful requests.

5. How We Share Your Personal Information

We may disclose your personal information to the following categories of recipients:

  • To a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, acquisition, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution or other sale or transfer of some or all of H1’s assets, in which personal information held by H1 about the Site users is among the assets transferred.

  • To our subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, contractors, service providers and other third parties we use to support our business or collaborate with and who are bound by contractual obligations to keep personal information confidential and use it only for the purposes of providing services for or with us.

  • To comply with any court order, law or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request.

  • To enforce or apply our Terms of Use and other agreements that govern the sale or use of our Site, products and services.

  • To protect the rights, property or security of H1, our employees, our users or others.

  • If you are an Expert, we will share your personal information with our clients who have a contract with us to access our database as described in this Privacy Policy and the section "How We Use Your Information And the Legal Bases" above. If you do not want your information to be shared with our clients, you may opt-out at any time by emailing us at inquiries@h1insights.com.

  • To any other personal with your consent to disclosure.

6. Security

We take your security seriously and take reasonable steps to protect and secure your personal information from unauthorized access, use, and disclosure. We have implemented adequate technical and organizational measures to protect personal information against unauthorized, accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, misuse, disclosure or access and against all other unlawful forms of processing. These security measures have been implemented taking into account the state of the art of the technology, their cost of implementation, the risks presented by the processing and the nature of the personal information, with particular care for sensitive data.

The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of the Site, products, or services, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. Please do not share your password with anyone.

Although we take reasonable security measures to protect your personal information, for example, by using Secure Socket Layer encryption when you transmit your password, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to the Site. The transmission of information via the internet is not 100% secure and we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Site.

7. Data retention

We retain personal information we collect from you where we have an ongoing legitimate business need to do so (for example, to provide you with a service you have requested or to comply with applicable legal, tax or accounting requirements).

When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymise it or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.

8. International data transfers

Your personal information may be transferred to, and processed in, countries other than the country in which you are resident. These countries may have data protection laws that are different to the laws of your country (and, in some cases, may not be as protective).

Specifically, our servers are located in United States, and our group companies and third party service providers and partners operate around the world, including India. This means that when we collect your personal information we may process it in any of these countries. However your personal information we take steps to ensure your personal information will continue to processed in accordance with this Privacy Policy wherever it is processed.

9. Cookies and Similar Tracking Technologies

H1 may place and access certain cookies on computer of visitors. H1 uses cookies to help H1 identify and track visitors, their usage of the Site, and their website access preferences. The use of cookies helps to improve the efficacy of H1’s services.

Depending on your browser, you may be able to change settings to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of the Site may then be inaccessible or not function properly. In relation to email, you can disable most email tracking technology by preventing the loading of embedded pictures in the email. You can do this using your email software settings.

10. Children Under 13

The Site is not directed to children under the age of thirteen (13). H1 does not knowingly collect personal information without the consent of a parent or legal guardian. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us. H1 shall take the necessary steps to remove the personal information collected.

11. Your Privacy Rights

Where we are acting as a controller, and depending on your location and subject to applicable law, you may have the following rights with regard to the personal information we control about you:

  • You can access, correct, update, delete, and deactivate your personal information;

  • In addition, if you are a resident of or visitor from the EEA, you can object to processing of your personal information, ask us to restrict processing of your personal information or request portability of your personal information.

  • You can opt out of receiving marketing communications from us at any time. If you do not wish to receive marketing communications from us, you can opt-out by sending us an e-mail at inquiries@h1insights.com. If you choose to no longer receive marketing information, we may still communicate with you regarding such things as your security updates, product functionality, responses to service requests, or other transactional, non-marketing purposes.

  • Similarly, if we have collected and process your personal information with your consent, then you can withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect processing of your personal information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.

  • You have the right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal information. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority. Contact details for data protection authorities in EEA are available here.

We respond to all requests we receive from individuals wishing to exercise their data protection rights in accordance with applicable data protection laws.

12. Updates to this Privacy Policy

H1 may change this Privacy Policy from time to time, and at H1’s sole discretion. When we update our Privacy Policy, we will take appropriate measures to inform you, consistent with the significance of the changes we make. We will obtain your consent to any material Privacy Policy changes if and where this is required by applicable data protection laws.

You can see when this Privacy Policy was last updated by checking the "last revised" date displayed at the top of this Privacy Policy.

13. Contact Us

If you have any concerns or questions with any of the terms within the Privacy Policy, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team at inquiries@h1insights.com and we will be able to answer any questions you might have.