EPG Survey

Privacy Policy

Protecting Your Privacy

Thank you for visiting our web site.

IMR International Limited (The publisher) operates and maintains the following web sites:

www.epgonline.org
www.epgsurvey.com
www.epgasia.com
www.epgpatientdirect.org
www.alzheimerseurope.org
www.diabeteseurope.net
www.epghealthmedia.com

In addition, we provide web-site registration, security and log in facilities for:

www.paineurope.com
www.parkinsonfocus.com

IMR International Limited and IMR International (Australia) Pty Ltd own and operate the above web services under the EPG Health media portfolio www.epghealthmedia.com

We respect the privacy of visitors to our web services and, as a result, have developed this website privacy statement. This privacy statement applies only to the operation of websites owned by IMR International, which directly link to this statement when you click on "privacy statement" in the website footers.

How we use your personal data

Information that you voluntarily provide

By registering as an EPG User or Panel Member (for Market Research purposes) you agree that your personal data may be used by IMR International for the purpose of periodic contact - where you have consented to such communication during registration - or for the purposes of market research.

You also agree that IMR International may retrieve anonymous information regarding your activity on this and other IMR International web-sites - where you have used your EPG username and password for access - for the purpose of creating a user & activity profile, including your profession, licence number and other pertinent information. This information is held securely and not shared with any 3rd party. From time to time we may provide anonymous access to our database to 3rd party organisations for the purposes of market research, clinical trials, studies or marketing activity. Your personal information will not be passed to these organisations unless you expressly agree separately over and above these terms & conditions of use.

Web Server logs. Like the vast majority of Internet websites, we automatically gather webserver log information from you when you visit one of our websites. This is recorded by the computer that hosts our website (called a "webserver"). The webserver automatically recognises some non-personal information, such as your IP Address, the date and time you visited our site, the pages you visited on our site, the website you came from, the type of browser you are using (e.g., Internet Explorer), the type of operating system you are using (e.g., Windows XP), and the domain name and address of your Internet Service Provider (e.g., AOL). If our site is using cookies (which is disclosed below), the webserver will also collect this information. We often review the server logs to see which of our web pages are being visited and when. This is popularly known as Web Statistics and allows us to maintain and enhance our service. In addition, in cases of system abuse, we may use this information in conjunction with your Internet Service Provider and/or local authorities to trace the source of any such abuse.

IP Addresses. This website uses Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses. An IP Address is a number assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider so you can access the Internet. Generally, an IP address changes each time you connect to the Internet (if it is a "dynamic" address). Note, however, that if you have a broadband connection, depending on your individual circumstance, it is possible that your IP Address that we collect, or even perhaps a cookie we use, may contain information that could be deemed identifiable. This is because with some broadband connections your IP Address doesn't change (if it is "static") and could be associated with your personal computer. IP Addresses are used as part of the webserver log information as stated above.

Cookies. Our websites use a technology called a "cookie". A cookie is a piece of information that our webserver sends to your computer (actually to your browser file) when you access a website. This section details what cookies we set, how to find cookies on your machine, and how to change your privacy settings to restrict the use of cookies.
Please keep in mind that restricting the use of cookies may impact your user experience, and may result in this (and other) sites becoming inaccessible for you. We use the following types of cookies on this site:

i) Session Cookies
As you surf around our sites, there are often times when we need to remember technical information about you as you surf page to page. We use this technical information in a multitude of ways to enhance your user experience. This cookie contains no personally identifiable information and only lasts until you end your session and leave our site.

ii) Persistent or Login Session Cookie
When you log into a restricted area, we may set a cookie on your PC, to remember your login details. This can be used for your convenience so that on subsequent visits, you aren't required to provide the entire login information again. This cookie will remain on your computer indefinitely, even after you leave our site.

Third party cookies on our sites. IMR International Ltd does not allow third parties to set cookies on your computer through this website unless these cookies are set at our request and are under our direct control and are not used or accessed by such third party except as set forth in this statement.

Refusing and/or Controlling Cookies. Most of this website will still be visible to you if you elect not to allow cookies to be placed on your computer; however, certain functions such as becoming a registered user, may not be available. There are different methods for viewing and deleting cookies set on your machine, depending on the browser you are using. Below are instructions if you have Internet Explorer 5.0 or above. If you use another browser, we recommend you visit the website of the manufacturer, where you should be able to find this information or visit a site such as www.aboutcookies.org

Uses and Disclosures.

We will use Your Information to respond to requests you may make of us, and from time to time, we may refer to Your Information to better understand your needs and how we can improve our websites, products and services. We may also use Your Information to contact you and/or provide you with general health information (like information on certain health conditions) as well as information about our products and services. We may also enhance or merge Your Information with data obtained from third parties for the same purposes.

We may share Your Information with agents, contractors or partners of IMR International Ltd or IMR International (Australia) Pty Ltd in connection with services that these individuals or entities perform. These agents, contractors or partners are restricted from using this data in any way other than to provide services for us, or services for the collaboration in which they and IMR International Ltd or IMR International (Australia) Pty Ltd are engaged (for example, some of our products are developed and marketed through joint agreements with other companies). We may, for example, provide Your Information to agents, contractors or partners for hosting our databases, for data processing services, or so that they can mail you information that you requested.  We require that such contractors enter into contractual guarantees to observe security and privacy obligations at least as stringent as those set forth in this Privacy Policy.

IMR International Ltd reserves the right to share Your Information to respond to duly authorised information requests of governmental authorities or where required by law. In exceptionally rare circumstances where national, state or company security is at issue (such as with the World Trade Centre terrorist act in September, 2001), IMR International Ltd reserves the right to share our entire database of visitors and customers with appropriate governmental authorities.

We may also provide Your Information to a third party in connection with the 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 to agree to treat Your Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Any third parties we share data with (except for governmental agencies to whom disclosure is required by law) will be contractually obligated to provide a level of privacy protection at least as high as that provided for in this policy.

Choices.

Access and Correction.

We provide you with the ability to edit the information in your user account information that you provided to us in registration by using your personal page configuration area. You may request deletion of your user account by e-mailing to unsubscribe@epgonline.org including your GMC number, Last Name, First Name, e-mail address and Post Code; you will be notified when your account has been deleted. Content or other data that you may have provided to us and that is not contained within your user account, such as posts that may appear within our forums, may continue to remain on our site at our discretion even though your user account is deleted.

Opting-out of services.

To be removed from our contact lists, please write to IMR International Ltd at the following address:

The Data Protection Officer
IMR International Ltd
Southdown Business
Western Road
Crowborough
East Sussex. TN6 3EW
United Kingdom

Please note that you may continue to receive materials while we are updating our lists.

Other Important Information.

Minors. You should be aware that this site is not intended for, or designed to attract, individuals under the age of 18. We do not collect personally identifiable information from any person we actually know is an individual under the age of 18.

External links/websites and affiliates - EPG Online, IMR International, the European Medical Association, our sponsors, advertisers and partners do not accept responsibility for content held within external websites linking to or from epgonline.org europeanprescriberguide.com or imrmedia.net. The content of any such website in no way represents the opinions of the EPG/IMR/EMA. Such links are supplied purely as 'suggested links', the content of which is in no way warranted for accuracy or independence.

Non-professionals reading patient articles herein should review the information carefully with their professional health care provider. The information is not intended to replace medical advice offered by physicians.

Changes to this Website Privacy Statement. We may update this Website Privacy Statement from time to time. When we do update it, for your convenience, we will make the updated policy available on this page. IMR International reserves the right to add, modify, or delete any of the services offered on its website at any time. Last Updated: January 2008.

Contact Information.

If you have any questions about this policy or our website, please feel free to contact the EPG Online Members Services Team on +44 (0) 1892 667 512

Or via post to:

Member Services Team
IMR International Ltd
Southdown Business
Western Road
Crowborough
East Sussex. TN6 3EW
United Kingdom

How EPG Survey Works

  1. Physician accepts invitation to become an EPG Survey Panel Member.
  2. EPG Survey emails physician with invitation to take part in relevant survey activity.
  3. Physician completes survey online.
  4. Physician receives honorarium direct into bank account.