Privacy Statement Edge Healthcare Research Website Privacy Statement

Edge Healthcare Research, Inc. (the "Company") respects the privacy of visitors to its website. As a result, we have developed this Edge Healthcare Research Website Privacy Statement (this "Statement"). This Statement applies only to the operation of the website that contains this Statement as a click-through at the bottom of each website page. If you have questions regarding this Statement, please email us at

By agreeing to this Statement, you expressly consent to our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this Statement. This Statement is incorporated into and subject to the terms of the Edge Healthcare Research Website Terms and Conditions of Use and Disclaimers (the "Terms"). Your use of this website signifies your agreement to this Statement and the Terms. If you do not agree to this Statement and the Terms, you should not access this website and should use your browser's "Back" button to exit this website.

Individuals Under the Age of 18. This website is not intended for, or designed to attract, individuals under the age of 18 years. The Company will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from any person under the age of 18 years.

Information We Collect. Through this website, the Company may collect information that can identify you, such as your name, company name, address, telephone number, facsimile number, e-mail address, comments, or requests for product/service information.

In addition to information that you provide us, we may automatically track certain information based on your behavior on the website. We may use data collection devices, such as "cookies," on certain pages of the website to help analyze our web page flow, measure promotional effectiveness, and store your user preferences. Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to an individual's computer for record keeping purposes. These cookies will be placed as a text file in the browser of your computer.

Other information that we may automatically collect may include the Uniform Resource Locator or URL of the web pages that you view. The URL is the location of the web page (example: Each web page has a unique URL. We may collect the URL that you just came from (whether this URL is on our website or not), which URL you next go to (whether this URL is on our website or not), your computer browser information and your Internet Protocol or IP address. Your IP address is a unique numerical address consisting of numbers separated by periods (example: which provides the location of an individual computer on the Internet. IP addresses are used to designate the computer from where you are accessing the website.

The foregoing information will be referred to in this Statement as "Your Information."

Our Use of Your Information. The Company will use Your Information to respond to requests you may make of us, and from time to time, may refer to this information to better understand your needs and how we can improve our website, products, and services. We may use Your Information to contact you and/or provide you with information about our Company, products, services, events, or news. We may also enhance or merge Your Information with data obtained from third parties for the same internal purposes. The Company is not responsible for inaccuracies in data provided by third parties.

Your Information may be included in databases owned and maintained by the Company or its agents. The Company retains all rights to these databases and the information contained therein. We may share Your Information with agents, contractors or partners of the Company in connection with services that these individuals or entities perform for or with the Company. The Company reserves the right to share Your Information to respond to duly authorized information requests of governmental authorities or where required by law.

You agree that we may use Your Information to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, to better target your interests, to analyze website usage, improve our content, and customize the website's content, layout, and services. We may use "cookies" to help analyze our web page flow, measure promotional effectiveness, and store your user preferences. These uses improve the website and better tailor it to meet your needs, so as to provide you with a smooth, efficient, safe and customized experience while using the website and providing service to you. You agree that we may use Your Information to contact you and deliver information to you that you have requested and that is targeted to your interests. You may receive administrative notices and communications relevant to your use of the website. By accepting this Statement, you expressly agree to our use and our service provider's right to receive and use Your Information.

Due to the existing regulatory environment, we cannot ensure that all of Your Information will never be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this Statement. By way of example (without limiting the foregoing), we may be forced to disclose personal information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances or third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. Therefore, although we use industry standard practices to protect your privacy, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information or private communications will always remain private.

Assignment. The Company may also provide Your Information to a third party in connection with the merger, sale, assignment, or other transfer of the business of this website to which the information relates, in which case we will require any such buyer or surviving company to treat Your Information in accordance with the current version of this Statement.

Accessing, Reviewing and Changing Your Personal Information. We offer you the ability to review and change certain information you submit to us by logging into the website and entering in the new information yourself. You should promptly update Your Information if it changes or is inaccurate. If you have questions regarding changing or updating Your Information, please email us at

Third Party Websites. As a convenience to our visitors, this website may contain links to other websites we believe contain relevant information. The policies and procedures of the Company do not apply to these referenced or linked websites. We suggest that you contact the authorities responsible for referenced or linked websites to secure their privacy policy and/or statement.

Security. We use procedural and technical safeguards to protect Your Information against a loss or theft as well as unauthorized access and disclosure, which may include "firewalls" and Secure Socket Layers. ALTHOUGH WE EMPLOY MANY DIFFERENT SECURITY TECHNIQUES TO PROTECT SUCH DATA FROM UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS BY USERS, ABSOLUTE SECURITY DOES NOT EXIST ON THE INTERNET.

Changes in this Statement. We may amend this Statement at any time by posting the amended terms on the website. All amended terms shall automatically be effective immediately after they are posted on this website. If you continue to use this website after our Statement has been amended, you agree that all of Your Information, including information provided prior to the change in our Statement, will be governed by the terms of the amended Statement.

Removal. To be removed from our contact lists, please write us at: Edge Healthcare Research, Inc, 1905 21st Avenue South, Suite 100 Nashville, TN 37212. Your account information will be deactivated as soon as reasonably possible in accordance with our deactivation policy and applicable law. You may continue to receive materials while we update our records. Even after deactivating your account, we may retain in our files some personal information for our operations including, without limitation, to prevent fraud, collect any fees owed, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce the Terms and comply with legal requirements, as is permitted by law. Therefore, you should not expect that all of Your Information will be completely removed from our databases in response to your request.

Statement last updated: February 15, 2005