ICON Data Protection Policy

ICON Early Phase Services recognises the importance of protecting the privacy of information we may collect from our on-line visitors. To this end, we are committed to using our best efforts to respect the privacy of our on-line visitors. It is our intent to balance our legitimate business interests in collecting and using information received from and about you with your reasonable expectations of privacy.

You can access our website and browse its pages without disclosing your personal data. On some pages you may voluntarily choose to provide personal information about yourself. Where applicable, we may collect personally identifiable information, such as names, addresses and e-mail addresses, only when voluntarily provided by a website visitor. We will use this information solely for internal purposes, such as responding to submitted questions or adding submitted names to our newsletter mailing lists. We do not sell or otherwise transfer this information to any third party.

Your rights are protected by the Data Protection Act 1998 and we are fully committed to ensuring that you have the full protection afforded by legislation. For the purposes of the Data Protection Act, ICON Early Phase Services fulfils the specified role of the Data Controller.

If you choose to complete a study application form on our website, personal and private information (for example information relating to your physical or mental health or condition) collected during your initial registration will be stored by ICON Early Phase Services in accordance with data protection regulatory guidelines. The information may also be made available to staff from sponsoring companies, auditors, and members of the Ethics Committee and staff from regulatory authorities, for the purposes of data verification. Only ICON Early Phase Services clinical staff and monitors from sponsoring companies will know that the information is related to you and this information is kept separate and confidential. The results of a study may be published in the medical literature, but your identity will not be revealed.