Our privacy policy

We understand and respect that your privacy is important to you. We use and share information that you provide online only in ways that we tell you about. We secure information that you provide online to prevent it from being used and shared for other purposes. For more details, please read our Privacy Policy below or contact us.

We provide resources designed to provide alliance, partnering, network and collaboration related services to senior executives in companies in a variety of sectors including lifesciences, technology, healthcare and energy.

Respect for the privacy of information about you is very important to us. our sites that display this privacy policy are committed to collecting, maintaining, and securing information about you in accordance with this policy, as well as applicable laws, rules and regulations. This policy applies to information (as defined below) collected from online resources and communications (such as sites, e-mail, and other online tools) that display a link to this policy. This policy does not apply to information collected from offline resources and communications, except in cases where such information is consolidated with information collected by us online. This policy also does not apply to third-party online resources to which our sites may link, where us does not control the content or the privacy practices of such resources.

How does this Privacy Policy define "information"?

The term "information" as used throughout this policy, applies to any information or set of information that identifies or that is used by or on behalf of us to identify an individual.

How does us collect information online?

us collects information online through sites and other online resources including surveys, networking tools and collaborative research services. Individuals may access many parts of our sites without disclosing any information. There are two methods that us uses to collect information online:

1. Information that you provide: us collects information and other data that you may enter into forms or data fields on our sites. Such information may include, but not be limited to, contact information (such as your name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, user ID and password), date of birth, professional credentials, hobbies and interests.

2. Information collected from your computer or other electronic device: Some of our sites and other online resources use tracking technologies, such as cookies, to provide additional functionality that enables you to use these resources more effectively.

In some cases, us may use tracking technologies in ways that identify you personally, but only after you have entered information into a form or data field on our sites, or where we have registered you to use our online resources by providing a user ID and password based on information validated through other offline interactions with you. We may use tracking technologies to remember your personal preferences and selections, such as information that you have entered into data fields on our sites, answers that you have provided in response to our surveys, or sections of our sites that you visit frequently. You may choose whether or not you want us to use tracking technologies to remember you, and/or to provide additional personalized services to you. If you want to limit data collection through tracking technologies, please refer to your choices as described below.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small data file that is sent by web servers to your computer's hard drive, where your Internet browser files are kept. Cookies enable sites to store small bits of information on your computer and retrieve that information at a later time. us uses two types of cookies: session cookies, which are temporary cookies that are erased from your computer's memory when you close your Internet browser or turn your computer off, and persistent cookies, which exist on your computer's hard drive until they expire, unless you delete them at an earlier time.

Why does us collect, use and disclose information?

us collects information online as necessary to enable individuals to register for, customize and personalize certain of our online resources and networking and collaborative services.

What choices do I have about how us collects, uses and discloses information about me?

You have three categories of choices. These include:

1. No information collection: You may choose not to provide any information to us online by electing not to enter any information into a form or data field on our sites, and by not using any personalized services provided by our online resources. However, some of our online resources are available only to individuals who provide information or who use personalized services.

2. Limitations and options regarding uses and disclosures for other purposes: Some us online resources may request your permission to use and disclose information about you in order to add you to our contact lists, and to identify and offer additional services that we believe you might find interesting. You can limit the use of information about you by checking or un-checking options provided at the time that you enter that information or that we may offer to you in the future. Additionally, you may change your communications preferences (such as to opt-out of communications you requested previously) by contacting us at the address most relevant to you.

3. Limitations and options on tracking: us online resources that use tracking technologies, such as cookies, to remember your personal preferences and selections, enable you to choose whether you want us to use such technologies to remember you, or to provide additional services to you, by checking or un-checking options provided during registration, or at the time that you enter information into forms or data fields. Our online resources do not limit non-identifiable uses of tracking technologies for individual users. Individual users can control the use of certain tracking technologies, such as cookies, through most Internet browsers. Some Internet browsers enable you to limit or disable the use of cookies for individual sites. Other browsers allow you to select cookie settings for all sites that you visit. If you are concerned about the use of cookie technology, please read our section above on "Information collected from your computer or other electronic device" to understand the ways that us uses tracking technologies. If you limit or disable cookies, certain functions of our sites may not work properly, including access to some of our registration-based sites.

If you would like to opt-out of the cookies you may do so by following the options provided by the Network Advertising Initiative at: http://www.networkadvertising.org/optout_nonppii.asp.

Who will have access to information about me?

Information about you will be accessible to us, including its subsidiaries, divisions and groups worldwide, and to individuals and organizations that use information solely for and at the direction of us. Uses and disclosures of information by external individuals and organizations acting on our behalf are governed by agreements that require information to be protected appropriately. information about you only will be used and disclosed by us and individuals and organizations working on its behalf, in a manner consistent with this policy, other applicable privacy notices, and as explicitly permitted or required by applicable laws, rules and regulations.

Does us share information with third parties?

In general, us does not sell information about you, however, circumstances may arise where us may, for business reasons, decide to reorganize or divest its business through sale, merger or acquisition. In these circumstances, information may be shared with actual or prospective purchasers. us will obtain written assurances that information will be protected appropriately in these circumstances. Except where explicitly permitted or required by law, or provided in this policy, information about you will not otherwise be shared without your permission.

How does us secure information?

us will take reasonable steps to protect information as it is transmitted from your computer to our online resources and servers, as well as to protect information in its possession from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. It is your personal responsibility to secure your own copies of your passwords and related access codes for our online resources.

How may I access and correct information about me?

To gain access to information about you collected online, and to keep it accurate, complete and current, you may contact us at the address most relevant to you. Where offered, you also may update information about you online by modifying information that you previously have entered into forms or data fields on our sites. Where permitted by law, your ability to access and correct information will be limited where access and correction would: inhibit our ability to comply with a legal or ethical obligation, inhibit our ability to investigate, make or defend legal claims, result in disclosure of information about a third party, result in breach of a contract or disclosure of trade secrets or other proprietary business information belonging to us or a third party.

Data protection

us is a UK based company and complies with UK and EU Data Protection Laws. You should be aware that the internet is an international medium and this may result in your data being processed outside the EU. You should only submit data, ratings or comments to this site if you consent to your data being processed outside the EU.

What is our contact address for privacy questions?

Should you have questions about this policy or our information collection please contact us on . When you contact us, please note the nature of the information that you provided. We will use reasonable efforts to respond promptly to requests, questions or concerns you may have regarding our use of information about you. Except where required by law, us cannot ensure a response to questions or comments regarding topics unrelated to this policy or our privacy practices.

How will I know whether us has updated this policy?

us may update this policy periodically. us reserves the right to modify, add or remove portions of this privacy statement at its discretion. If we decide to change this policy, we will post those changes at this site so you always will know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and whether we will disclose it to anyone. This policy was last updated on December 31, 2008.