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Decision Resources Group

Updated Effective: October 2015

This Privacy Policy discloses our privacy practices and expresses our commitment to keeping you informed of the information that we collect on Web Sites controlled by Decision Resources, Inc. (doing business as Decision Resources Group), including its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively, “Decision Resources”) that link to this Privacy Policy (referred to as “DRG Web Sites”). This Privacy Policy also describes our collection of certain other types of technical and Web browsing information through cookies and similar technologies on DRG Web Sites.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to: (i) Personal Information collected from you by Decision Resources offline, (ii) Personal Information collection from you by Decision Resources in the course of our market research activities (including surveys and interviews), (iii) Decision Resource Web sites that do not link to this Privacy Policy, or (iv) third-party Web sites to which DRG Web Sites may link. Your use of DRG Web Sites is subject to this Privacy Policy.

Please read this Privacy Policy before using DRG Web Sites or submitting Personal Information to us. BY USING THIS SITE, YOU ARE AGREEING TO THE TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH OUR PRIVACY POLICY, THEN PLEASE DO NOT USE THE DRG WEB SITES. For information on how Decision Resources uses cookies and other tracking technologies, please see the Decision Resources Group Cookies Policy. For information on the collection and use of information in the course of Decision Resources© Market Research Activities, please see the Decision Resources Group Research Privacy Policy.

I. Types of Information Collected

  • Does Decision Resources collect "sensitive" Personal Information?

    Personal Information You Submit: Decision Resources may collect Personal Information in connection with your use of the DRG Web Sites. For example, we may collect your name, postal address, e-mail address, phone number, gender, and certain payment card information and other related information when you use the DRG Web Sites to receive information about Decision Resources, register for our programs or seminars, purchase our products, sign up to receive promotional materials, or respond to Decision Resources customer feedback surveys. Some of the Personal Information we collect from you, including your name, address, phone number, email address, and certain payment card information, is required to process your online purchases, respond to your requests, and contact you about your online purchases, if necessary.
    “Personal Information” means information that identifies you or could reasonably be used to identify you and that is submitted to and/or collected by Decision Resources through the DRG Web Sites.
    Passive Collection of Certain Other Technical and Web Browsing Information: DRG Web Sites and third parties with whom Decision Resources has contracted to provide services to Decision Resources may collect information about your visits to DRG Web Sites without you actively submitting such information. This information may include, for example, your browser type and language, your operating system, your Internet Protocol (IP) address, the URLs of sites you visited before and after visiting the Decision Resources Web Site, the Web search that landed you on the Decision Resources Web Site, and web pages and advertisements you view and links you click on within the Decision Resources Web Site.
    This information may be collected using various technologies, such as cookies, Internet tags, and web beacons. Your Internet browser also automatically transmits to DRG Web Sites some of this information, such as the URL of the Web site you just visited and the browser version your computer is operating. For information on how Decision Resources uses cookies and other tracking technologies, please see the Decision Resources Group Cookies Policy.
    Information Received from Customers and Third Parties: Third parties with whom Decision Resources has contracted to provide services may combine the information gathered on DRG Web Sites with information collected on non-DRG Web Sites. Where this occurs, the combined data may be provided to Decision Resources. This combined data my identify you, and it may allow us to identify you when you visit DRG Web Sites.

II. Collection of Personal Information

  • What types of information does Decision Resources collect online?

    Decision Resources collects certain financial information via some DRG Web Sites that may be designated as “sensitive” under data privacy laws in some jurisdictions. Decision Resources shall adopt additional measures as required by applicable local law for the processing of such information.

  • How does Decision Resources use Personal Information about me?

    Decision Resources collects certain financial information via some DRG Web Sites that may be designated as “sensitive” under data privacy laws in some jurisdictions. Decision Resources shall adopt additional measures as required by applicable local law for the processing of such information. By providing us sensitive Personal Information, you consent to Decision Resources collecting, transferring, storing, and processing it.

    Fulfillment of Requests. We will use the Personal Information you provide to fulfill the purposes for which it is provided (e.g., to complete purchases, to provide services to you and/or your employer, to respond to your questions, to register for conferences, to use certain features of DRG Web Sites, and/or to conduct customer feedback surveys).

    Promotional Communications and Market Research. We may use Personal Information about you to provide you with information about Decision Resources’ products and services that we believe may be of interest to you, such as to notify you about special promotions or events, or to invite you to participate in surveys about our products or services.

    Marketing Analytics. We may use Personal Information about you to identify usage trends so as to better design DRG Web Sites and Decision Resources products and services, as well as to measure the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns.

    Internal Business Purposes. We may use Personal Information about you for our internal business purposes, such as data analysis, developing new products, enhancing our websites, and improving our services.

    Administrative Communications. From time to time, in our sole discretion, we may use Personal Information about you to send you important information, changes to our terms, conditions and policies and/or other administrative information. Because this information may be important, you may not opt-out of receiving such communications.

    Registered-User Services and Mobile Applications. We may use the Personal Information you provide to properly operate our various registered-user services, including Gateway, Dataminer, and our iPhone and mobile application products.

    Careers. If you apply for employment with Decision Resources, we may use and retain any Personal Information about you that we obtain during the application process for purposes of considering your application for employment, as well as for more general management purposes.

  • Will Decision Resources combine Personal Information I provide on a Decision Resources Web Site with other Personal Information about me?

    Decision Resources may combine the Personal Information that you provide on one Decision Resources Web Site with the Personal Information provided by you on other DRG Web Sites, with our offline records, and with records provided by third parties.

    Third parties with whom Decision Resources has contracted to provide services combine the information gathered on DRG Web Sites with information collected on non-DRG Web Sites. This combined data may be provided to Decision Resources.

  • What choices do I have about how Decision Resources collects and uses Personal Information about me?

    Although you can choose not to provide your Personal Information to Decision Resources, some of our online services can only be provided to you if you provide us with appropriate Personal Information.

    Some DRG Web Sites may ask whether you wish to opt into or opt out of our contact lists for offers and promotions. Please be aware that even if you exercise your right to opt out of certain promotional communications, Decision Resources may nevertheless need to periodically contact you to provide important information, such as changes to our terms, conditions, and policies and/or other administrative information.

  • Does Decision Resources share Personal Information with third parties?

    Affiliates and Subsidiaries: All Personal Information and non-Personal Information we collect about you may be shared with our affiliates and subsidiaries.

    Third Party Service Providers. We work with third parties who provide services such as data analysis, surveys, payment processing, order fulfillment, infrastructure provision, IT services, customer service, email delivery services, credit card processing and other similar services. We may share Personal and non-Personal Information about you with third parties for the purpose of enabling these third parties to provide services (for example, if you choose to make a purchase through the Site, we may share your payment information or other Personal Information with our third party service providers to fulfill your purchase, including, without limitation, to process your credit card or payment account number or to ship products to you).
    Third Party Communications. Depending on the choices you have made, we may share Personal and non-Personal Information about you with third parties to allow them to contact you regarding products, programs, services and promotions that they believe may be of interest to you.

    Assignment. In the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any portion of Decision Resources’ business, assets or stock (including without limitation in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings), we may transfer any and all information that we collect from site users to an affiliated entity or a third party.

    Law enforcement; emergencies; compliance. We may disclose Personal Information about you to others as we believe to be appropriate: (i) under applicable law including laws outside your country of residence; (ii) to comply with legal process; (iii) to respond to requests from public and government authorities including public and government authorities outside your country of residence; (iv) to enforce our terms and conditions; (v) to protect our operations or those of any affiliated entities; (vi) to protect the rights, privacy, safety or property of Decision Resources, you or others; and (vii) to permit us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.

  • How does Decision Resources protect your Personal Information?

    It is Decision Resources’ practice to use reasonable organizational, technical and administrative measures intended to safeguard your Personal Information and each Web page that collects Personal Information; however, the confidentiality of Personal Information transmitted over the Internet cannot be guaranteed and any information that you transmit to us is at your own risk. We urge you to exercise caution when transmitting Personal Information over the Internet.

  • Does Decision Resources transfer Personal Information to different jurisdictions?

    The Personal Information you provide may be transmitted, used, stored and otherwise processed outside of the country where you submitted that information, including jurisdictions that may not have data privacy laws that provide equivalent protection to such laws in your home country. Whenever Decision Resources handles personal information, regardless of where this occurs, we take appropriate steps to ensure that your information is treated securely and according to this Privacy Policy and applicable laws and regulations.

  • How does Decision Resources protect the privacy of children?

    The DRG Web Sites are not targeted to or intended for use by children. Decision Resources does not knowingly collect or use any Personal Information from children under the age of thirteen via the DRG Web Sites.

    If you are a parent and become aware that your child has provided us with information, please contact us using one of the methods specified below. . If we become aware that a child under the age of thirteen has submitted Personal Information through a DRG Web Site without prior verifiable parental consent, we will remove such information from our files.

  • How may I correct Personal Information or delete it from current customer records?

    You may request that we remove your Personal Information from our current customer records or that we amend your Personal Information. Please notify us of your wishes by contacting us in one of the ways specified below. For our record keeping purposes, we will retain certain Personal Information you submit in conjunction with commercial transactions.

  • Links to Third Party Websites

    While using this website, you may be linked or directed to other websites hosted by third parties. We do not control, and are not responsible for, the privacy practices and policies of such third parties or the content of these third party websites. This privacy policy does not describe the information collection and disclosure practices of such third parties. We encourage you to review the privacy policies and statements of such third parties.

  • California Privacy Rights

    Under California law, California residents have the right to request from Decision Resources the names and addresses of third parties to whom we have disclosed Personal Information about you in the preceding calendar year and whom we know or reasonably should know to have used such information for direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us using one of the methods specified below. Please note that we are only required to respond to your request once during the course of any calendar year.

III. Contact Information and Policy Updates

  • How can I contact Decision Resources?

    If you have questions about the use, amendment, or deletion of Personal Information that you have provided to us, or if you would like to opt out of future marketing communications from an Decision Resources business or a particular Decision Resources program, please contact us by clicking on the “Contact Us” link on the Web site you are visiting or by e-mailing us at privacy@TeamDRG.com or by sending a letter to:

    Decision Resources Group
    8 New England Executive Park
    Burlington, Massachusetts 01803
    United States
    Attn: Privacy

    In all communications to Decision Resources, please include the e-mail address used for registration (if applicable), the Web site address or the specific Decision Resources program to which you provided Personal Information (e.g. Decision Resources.com, etc.), and a detailed explanation of your request.

    If you would like to delete, amend or correct your Personal Information and are contacting us by e-mail, please put “Deletion Request” or “Amendment/Correction Request”, as applicable, in the subject line of the e-mail. We will do our best to respond to all reasonable requests in a timely manner.

  • How will I know whether Decision Resources has updated this policy?

    Decision Resources reserves the right to amend, modify or otherwise update this Privacy Policy at any time, and we encourage you to check back periodically so that you are always aware of the most current policies and practices that we have in place to protect your Personal Information.

    If Decision Resources changes its privacy practices, an updated version of this Privacy Policy will reflect those changes and we will notify you of such changes by updating the effective date at the top of this Privacy Policy.

     

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Updated Effective: October 2015

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE WEB SITE. By using the Web Site, you are agreeing to comply with and be legally bound by these Terms of Use concerning access to and use of the Web Site and Content provided on the Web Site and our Privacy Policy.

Welcome to our website (the “Web Site”). The Web site is operated by Decision Resources, Inc. on behalf of our affiliated companies (collectively, “Decision Resources”, “we”, “us” or “our”). The Web Site provides you with access to reports, graphics, images, documents, materials, webinars, information, products and services (the “Content”). Some areas of the Web Site may have additional terms of use posted. If there is a conflict between the Terms of Use and the terms of use posted for a specific area of the Web Site, the latter shall control your use of that area of the Web Site.

If you are accessing this Web Site as a paid customer or subscriber of our products or services, then your use of such products or services will also be governed by your specific agreement(s) with us for such products or services (the “Product Agreements”). If the terms of any Product Agreement contradict these Terms of Use, then the Product Agreement will take precedence and govern your use of such products and services.

We may change these Terms of Use at any time without notice to you. Your use of the Web Site after any changes have been posted will constitute your agreement to the modified Terms of Use and all of the changes. Accordingly, you should read these Terms of Use from time to time for any changes.

  1. 1.  Use of Web Site Content.

    We grant you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited license to access and use the Content solely in accordance with these Terms of Use. Subject to these Terms of Use, you may view, download and print the Content solely for your personal, informational, noncommercial use. You agree not to reproduce, distribute, display, perform, transmit, modify, sell or otherwise make available any of the Content, in whole or in part, in any manner that is not authorized by us in writing. You will not remove or modify any copyright, trademark or other proprietary notices that we have placed in the Content.

  2. 2.  Proprietary Rights.

    You acknowledge that the Web Site and the Content are the property of Decision Resources, its affiliates, or its licensors, and are protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. Nothing in these Terms of Use or on the Web Site will be construed as granting you any right to use any trademarks, service marks and logos displayed on the Web Site. You agree not to use any name, trademark or logo of Decision Resources or any of its parents, affiliated or subsidiary companies, in any advertising or promotional materials, or to suggest any relationship between you and us, or in any manner that would infringe any of our rights.

  3. 3.  Restricted Areas, Passwords and Security.

    Certain areas of the Web Site may be accessed and used only by clients to whom Decision Resources has issued passwords (“Restricted Areas”). You are not authorized to access or use Restricted Areas unless you have received a password from us, or from your employer in accordance with its license agreement with us. You may not share your password or access to the Web Site, and you may not use another person’s password to access the Web Site.

    If you are authorized to access and use a Restricted Area because you have received a password from us or from your employer in accordance with its agreement with us (an “Authorized User”), you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. You agree that you will not share your password with any other person or entity. You are responsible for all activities that occur in connection with your password, and you agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your password or account. You agree not to reproduce, distribute, display, perform, transmit, create derivative works of, or otherwise make available, any Content from Restricted Areas, in whole or in part, except as expressly allowed by the Terms of Use or by the express terms of the applicable contract between you or your employer and Decision Resources.

  4. 4.  Unlawful and Other Prohibited Uses of the Web Site.

    You agree not to use the Web Site for any purpose that violates any applicable law or that is prohibited by the Terms of Use or the terms of use posted for a specific area of the Web Site. You may not cause, or attempt to cause, damage to the Web Site, and you may not disable, overburden, impair or interfere with the operation of the Web Site or any of our computer systems or networks. You may not gain, or attempt to gain, unauthorized access to any Restricted Areas of the Web Site or to any of our computer systems or networks. You may not use any spider, robot, scraper, or other automated means to access or use the Web Site, the Content, or any computer system or network of Decision Resources or its parent or affiliates, without our prior written permission.

  5. 5.  No Use By Minors

    Children under 13 years old are not permitted to use this Web Site.

  6. 6.  Copyright Complaints; DMCA Notice.

    Decision Resources respects the intellectual property rights of others, and we prohibit users of our Web Sites and services from submitting, uploading, posting or otherwise transmitting any materials that violate another person’s intellectual property rights.

    Decision Resources complies with the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). As required by the DMCA, a Designated Agent has been established with proper documentation sent to the US Copyright Office.

    Notices of infringement under the DMCA should be addressed to:

    Email: dmca@TeamDRG.com

    Or

    Decision Resources
    Attn: Legal Department / DMCA Notices
    8 New England Executive Park
    Burlington, MA 01803

    Tel: (339) 234-9239
    Fax: (781) 993-2766

    To file a notice of infringing material on a site owned or controlled by Decision Resources or our affiliates  please provide a notification containing the following details:

    1. Reasonably sufficient details to enable us to identify the work claimed to be infringed or, if multiple works are claimed to be infringed, a representative list of such works (for example: title, author, any registration or tracking number, URL);
    2. Reasonably sufficient detail to enable us to identify and locate the material that is claimed to be infringing (for example a link to the page that contains the material);
    3. Your contact information so that we can contact you (for example, your address, telephone number, email address);
    4. A statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the material identified in (2) is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
    5. A statement, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is alleged to be infringed.
    6. Your physical or electronic signature.

    Content hosted on third party Web sites is the responsibility of those Web sites, and not of Decision Resources. If you are the copyright owner of Content hosted on a third party Web site, and you have not authorized the use of your Content, please contact the administrator of the hosting Web site directly to have the Content removed.

  7. 7.  Termination of Use.

    You agree that we may, in our sole discretion, terminate your access to the Web Site. We may monitor all access to and activity on the Web Site.

  8. 8.  Disclaimer of Warranties.

    Except where expressly provided otherwise, the Web Site and Content are provided “AS IS”. We, to the fullest extent permitted by law, disclaim all warranties of any kind (express, implied or otherwise) regarding the Web Site and the Content, including but not limited to any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. We do not make any warranty about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, timeliness, or quality of the Web Site or the Content. We do not warrant that the Web Site will operate without error or interruption or that it is secure.

  9. 9.  Limitations of Liability and Remedies.

    1. Your use of the Web Site and the Content is at your own discretion and risk. If you are dissatisfied with the Web Site or the Content, your exclusive remedy is to stop using the Web Site and the Content.
    2. In no event will we be liable to you for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, exemplary or other damages of any kind (including, without limitation, damages or costs resulting from loss of profits, revenue or business, or resulting from any error in the Content, or resulting from any decision made or action taken by you in reliance on the Content, or resulting from any unavailability of the Web Site, or resulting from harm to or loss of equipment, software or data, or resulting from any claim against you by a third party) arising out of or in connection with the Web Site or the Content, even if we are negligent or otherwise at fault, and regardless whether we are advised of the possibility of such damages.
    3. The foregoing exclusions and limitations of liability and remedies will apply, to the fullest extent permitted by law, in all actions of any kind, whether based on contract, tort, or any other legal or equitable theory. Each of these exclusions and limitations is intended to be separately enforceable, without regard to the other exclusions and limitations, and without regard to whether any other remedy under these Terms of Use fails of its essential purpose.
    4. Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of certain warranties or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, and in such jurisdictions, our liability shall be limited to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  10. 10.  Indemnity.

    You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Decision Resources, its parent, affiliated and subsidiary companies, and its and their officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against all claims, actions, suits, damages, liabilities and costs (including, without limitation, reasonable legal fees) resulting from your breach of any provision of these Terms of Use or your use of or reliance on the Web Site or the Content.

  11. 11.  Links to Other Sites.

    The Web Site may contain links to third-party web sites maintained by others. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by us of the contents of any such third-party web sites. We are not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites and do not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such sites. If you decide to access linked third-party web sites, you do so at your own risk.

  12. 12.  Applicable Law and Jurisdiction.

    All matters arising from or relating to your access to and use of the Web Site, or these Terms of Use and the validity, construction and effect thereof, will be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, USA, without regard to its conflicts of laws principles. You agree that all claims you may have arising from or relating to these Terms of Use or your access to or use of the Web Site will be heard and resolved exclusively in the applicable courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, USA. You hereby consent to the personal jurisdiction of such courts over you, and waive and agree not to assert any objection to proceedings in such courts (including lack of proper jurisdiction or venue or inconvenience of forum).

  13. 13.  General.

    If any provision of these Terms of Use is held to be invalid or unenforceable, that provision, to the extent unenforceable, will be struck, and will not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions. Our failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. These Terms of Use set forth the entire agreement between you and us with respect to the subject matter hereof.

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Updated Effective: October 2015

This Research Privacy Policy explains how we handle the Personal Information that you provide when participating in interviews, surveys (on-line, paper or telephone) or other market research conducted by Decision Resources (collectively, “DRG Research Activities”). This Research Privacy Policy applies to the DRG Research Activities conducted by Decision Resources Group including its subsidiaries (collectively, “Decision Resources”) that link to this Research Privacy Policy (the “DR Sites”). For clarity, this Research Privacy Policy does not apply to HealthLeaders-InterStudy or Abacus International. This Research Privacy Policy does not apply to Personal Information collected from you for purposes unrelated to DRG Research Activities.

For information regarding how we handle the Personal Information that you provide to us on Decision Resources Web sites for sales and marketing interactions with Decision Resources or for purposes unrelated to DRG Research Activities, please see the Decision Resources Group Online Privacy Policy. For information regarding Decision Resources© collection of certain other types of technical and Web browsing information through cookies and similar technologies, please see the Decision Resources Group Cookies Policy.

Please read this Research Privacy Policy closely before participating in DRG Research Activities or submitting Personal Information to us for DRG Research Activities.

I. Types of Information Collected

  • What types of information does Decision Resources collect when conducting DRG Research Activities?

    Personal Information You Submit: Decision Resources collects Personal Information that you provide to us or to third parties working on our behalf when you participate in DRG Research Activities. For example, you may submit your name in combination with your business contact information, professional qualifications, areas of specialty, your years of experience, your employer’s name and other demographic information.

    Other Personal Information. We also may collect information about you from third parties or from publicly available sources.

    Definition of Personal Information. “Personal Information” means information that identifies you or could reasonably be used to identify you and which is submitted to and/or collected by Decision Resources and maintained by Decision Resources in an accessible form, including information about you held in combination with other identifiable information. Examples of information that identifies you or could reasonably be used to identify you and which we therefore treat as Personal Information include your name, your postal address, your e-mail address, your telephone number, and any medical registration numbers (e.g., nursing license number).

II. Collection of Personal Information

  • Does Decision Resources collect "sensitive" Personal Information?

    Under different privacy regimes around the world, certain information including financial and health information may be deemed sensitive. This section describes how Decision Resources may collect personal health or financial information.

    In connection with the DRG Research Activities, you may be asked to provide your health information. However, Decision Resources will de-identify health information prior to sharing it with third parties.

    In connection with the DRG Research Activities, you may be asked to provide certain financial information in order to process honoraria payments or for legally required forms related to such payments.

    Decision Resources shall adopt additional measures as required by local law for the processing of sensitive Personal Information. By providing us with sensitive Personal Information, you consent to Decision Resources collecting, transferring, storing, and processing it.

  • How does Decision Resources use Personal Information about me?

    DRG Research Activities. We use the information that we collect to conduct surveys, to identify and recruit individuals to participate in DRG Research Activities, to interview individuals relating to our research, to create directories and compile databases of contact information, and to identify individuals who are newsworthy in connection with our research reports.

    Fulfillment of Purpose. We will use the Personal Information you provide to fulfill the purpose for which it is provided. For example, we may use Personal Information about you to conduct surveys or interviews, to analyze survey results, to respond to your questions about a DRG Research Activity, and/or to conduct audits of third parties performing research services on our behalf.

    Future DRG Research Activities. We may use Personal Information about you to seek your participation in future DRG Research Activities.

    Honoraria Payments. We may use your Personal Information to process an honoraria payment and to provide you with legally required forms related to such payments.

    Administrative Communications. From time to time, in our sole discretion, we may use Personal Information about you to send you important information, changes to our terms, conditions or policies and/or other administrative information.

    Internal Business Purposes. We may also use Personal Information about you for our internal business purposes, such as data analysis, developing new products, enhancing our websites, improving our surveys, products or services, and identifying participation trends.

  • Will Decision Resources combine Personal Information I provide in connection with DRG Research Activities with other Personal Information about me?

    Decision Resources may combine the Personal Information that you provide in connection with DRG Research Activities with the Personal Information provided by you to Decision Resources through non-DRG Research Activities. Please see the Decision Resources Group Online Privacy Policy for more information.

    Decision Resources may combine Personal Information that you have provided to us directly with records or information provided by third parties and/or with publicly available information.

    Third parties with whom Decision Resources has contracted to provide services may combine the information gathered through DRG Research Activities with information collected through non-DRG Research Activities. This combined data may be provided to Decision Resources.

  • What choices do I have about how Decision Resources collects and uses Personal Information that I provide?

    Your participation in some DRG Research Activities is contingent upon your agreement to provide us with certain Personal Information.

  • Does Decision Resources share Personal Information with third parties?

    Affiliates and Subsidiaries: All Personal Information and non-Personal Information we collect about you may be shared with our affiliates and subsidiaries.

    Third Party Service Providers. Decision Resources may share your Personal Information with third parties with whom we have contracted to perform DRG Research Activities on our behalf (e.g., survey vendors and financial institutions that process honoraria payments) and/or with whom we have contracted to provide technical or administrative support.

    Participation in Market Research. We do not share with our clients the Personal Information of our market research survey or interview participants without consent of the individuals involved, subject to the terms of this Policy.

    Assignment. In the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any portion of Decision Resources© business, assets or stock (including without limitation in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings), we may transfer information that we collect about you to an affiliate or a third party.

    Law Enforcement, Emergencies and Compliance. Decision Resources may disclose Personal Information about you to others as we believe to be appropriate: (i) under applicable laws, including laws outside your country of residence; (ii) to comply with legal process; (iii) to respond to requests from public and government authorities, including public and government authorities outside your country of residence; (iv) to enforce the terms and conditions of your participation in DRG Research Activities; (v) to protect our operations or those of any affiliates or subsidiaries; (vi) to protect the rights, privacy, safety or property of Decision Resources, our affiliates, you or others; and (vii) to permit us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.

  • How does Decision Resources protect your Personal Information?

    It is Decision Resources© practice to use reasonable organizational, technical and administrative measures to safeguard Personal Information under our control. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or data storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.  Please do not send us sensitive information through email.

  • Does Decision Resources transfer Personal Information to different jurisdictions?

    The Personal Information you provide may be transmitted, used, stored and otherwise processed outside of the country where you submitted that information, including jurisdictions that may not have data privacy laws that provide equivalent protection to such laws in your home country.  Whenever Decision Resources handles Personal Information, regardless of where this occurs, we take appropriate steps to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with this Research Privacy Policy, our Online Privacy Policy, and applicable laws and regulations.

  • How does Decision Resources protect the privacy of children?

    Decision Resources does not knowingly allow children (we define “children” as minors younger than 13) to participate in DRG Research Activities unless we have obtained parental or legal guardian consent, and in such cases, we will not collect Personal Information about the child. We do not knowingly allow children to use any of our online services.

    If you are a parent and become aware that your child has provided us with information, please contact us using one of the methods specified below, and we will work with you to address this issue.

  • How may I correct or remove Personal Information that I have provided to Decision Resources?

    You may request that we remove your Personal Information from our current records or that we amend your Personal Information. Please notify us of your wishes by contacting us in one of the ways specified below. If you would like to review, correct, update or suppress Personal Information about you that has been previously provided to us, you may contact us by emailing us at or by sending us a letter to at the address in Section III.

    For your protection, we will only implement such requests with respect to the Personal Information associated with the particular email address that you use to send us your request, and we may need to verify your identity before implementing your request.

    In each event, you must clearly indicate the information that you wish to have changed, or that you wish to have your Personal Information removed from our database or the limitations you wish to put on our use of your Personal Information. We will endeavor to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable. We may need to retain certain information for compliance and recordkeeping purposes, and there also may be residual information that will remain within our databases and other records, which will not be removed. Finally, we are not responsible for removing or suppressing information from any published research or from the databases of third parties with whom we have already shared your Personal Information, or limiting their use of your Personal Information.

III. Contact Information and Policy Updates

  • How can I contact Decision Resources?

    If you have questions about the use, amendment, or removal of Personal Information that you have provided to us, or if you would like to opt out of future communications from a Decision Resources business or a particular Decision Resources program, please contact us by e-mail at privacy@TeamDRG.com. Alternatively, you may send a letter to the following address:

    Decision Resources Group
    Attn: Privacy
    8 New England Executive Park
    Burlington, Massachusetts 01803 USA

    In all communications to Decision Resources, please include your name, the specific DRG Research Activity you are contacting us about, and a detailed explanation of your request.

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Updated Effective: October 2015

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