Effective Date: May 24, 2018
The Drug, Chemical & Associated Technologies Association (“DCAT”) powers relationships and industry knowledge for companies engaged in the business of pharmaceutical development and manufacturing. DCAT is a 501(c) 6, not-for-profit, member-supported, global business development association whose unique membership model integrates both innovator and generic drug manufacturers and suppliers of ingredients, development and manufacturing services, and related technologies.
Please note the arbitration provision set forth below, requiring you to arbitrate any claims you may have against DCAT on an individual basis. EXCEPT WHERE AND TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY LAW, ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS MEANS THAT YOU WILL NOT HAVE, AND YOU WAIVE, THE RIGHT FOR A JUDGE OR JURY TO DECIDE YOUR CLAIMS, AND THAT YOU MAY NOT PROCEED IN A CLASS, CONSOLIDATED, OR REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY.
DCAT collects (i) personal information voluntarily supplied by you when you register on the Sites, and information provided by visitors to administer your organization’s membership, and (ii) tracking information collected as you navigate the Sites. We note that over time, non-personal information could become personal information through regulatory developments, technological advancements, or co-mingling with personal information. The types of personal information we collect from you depends on the features you use on the Sites.
In particular, DCAT collects the following information from and about you:
(1) Active Collection
As noted above, we collect and store the personal information from you directly, at the time you supply information to us via the Sites. For instance, if you contact us with a question, we may store your communications, including any personal information you include in them, so we can effectively respond to you. If you do not want us to collect your personal information, please do not provide it to us.
(2) Passive Collection
We may collect information passively while you are visiting or interacting with the Sites. We call this “passive” collection because you may not know that this information is being collected. Here are some examples of the information that is collected via the Sites and a description of how this information is used:
DCAT uses your personal information for a number of purposes including the following:
We process personal information per applicable law and with transparency and fairness. Our processing activities are conducted:
DCAT will contact you for marketing purposes where you have provided us with consent to do so in accordance with applicable law. Please see below for information on how to change your communication preferences, including opting out of future marketing communications.
We will use your information within DCAT for the organizational and membership purposes for which it was obtained. We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personal information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. Non-personal information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses – see the Cookies and Ads section below. This information may be used by third parties (such as AdRoll) to target advertising on other sites based on users’ online activity - see the Cookies and Ads section below for more details.
DCAT may share your personal information with the following categories of recipients:
The Sites are not intended for use by persons under the age 16. DCAT does not knowingly collect information from visitors under the age of 16, and, in the event that we learn that a person under the age of 16 has provided us with personal information, we will delete such personal information.
For residents of the EU, you have the right to:
You may send your request to DCAT Data Controller Josetty Bouillon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-609-208-1888 ext. 7005. The above rights are subject to applicable limitations and restrictions. In certain cases, your request may be denied based on a legitimate exception such as where we are prevented from disclosing such information based on legal requirements, fraud prevention or security concerns. For more information or to make a request, please contact email@example.com.
Remember that even after you cancel your account, or if you ask us to delete your personal information copies of some information from your account may remain viewable in some circumstances where, for examples, you have shared information with other services. Because of the nature of caching technology, your account may not be instantly inaccessible to others. We may also retain backup information related to your account on our servers for some time after cancellation or your request for deletion, to comply with applicable law.
Marketing Choices: We also give you choices regarding our use and disclosure of your personal information for marketing purposes. You may withdraw your consent to:
Please note that any information you include in a message you post to any chat room, forum or other public posting area is available to anyone with a membership. If you do not want people to know your email address, for example, do not include it in any message you post publicly. PLEASE BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL WHEN DISCLOSING ANY INFORMATION IN CHAT ROOMS, FORUMS AND OTHER PUBLIC POSTING AREAS. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE USE BY OTHERS OF THE INFORMATION THAT YOU DISCLOSE IN CHAT ROOMS, FORUMS AND OTHER PUBLIC POSTING AREAS.
For individuals located in the EU and participating in events or other membership activities, your personal information may be transferred to countries outside the EU, in particular to the United States. Some non-EEA countries are recognized by the European Commission as providing an adequate level of data protection according to EEA standards. The full list of these countries is available at http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/international-transfers/adequacy/index_en.htm. For transfers from the EEA to countries not considered adequate by the European Commission, we have put in place appropriate and suitable safeguards to protect your personal data and that transfer of your personal data is in compliance with the requirements and the obligations provided by applicable data protection laws, such as standard contractual clauses adopted by the European Commission as per Articles 45 and 46 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679.
If you choose to provide us with personal information, it will be stored in the US and may be stored in other jurisdictions. DCAT may transfer that information to its service providers, affiliates and subsidiaries, across borders, and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world. If you are visiting the Site from the EU or other regions with laws governing data collection and use, please note that your personal information is transferred to the US and may be transferred to other jurisdictions. The US does not, and these other jurisdictions may not, have the same data protection laws as the EU and may not afford many of the rights conferred upon data subjects in the EU. By providing your personal information, you consent to:
What is a cookie?
We use, and allow certain third parties to use, cookies and other similar technologies to operate our Site(s), provide any of our services or other functions and to help collect information. We, or third parties, may use session cookies or persistent cookies. Session cookies only last for the specific duration of your visit and are deleted when you close your browser. Persistent cookies remain on your device’s hard drive until you delete them or they expire. Different cookies are used to perform different functions, which we explain below:
We take commercially reasonable precautions to protect your information. No data transmissions over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you understand that any information you transfer to DCAT is done at your own risk.
Once we receive your transmission, we make commercially reasonable efforts to ensure security on our systems. If we learn of a security systems breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. By using the Sites or providing personal information to us, you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy and administrative issues relating to your use of the Sites. We may post a notice on our Sites if a security breach occurs. We may also send an email to you at the email address you have provided to us in these circumstances. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing.
Notice shall be sent to:
The Drug, Chemical & Associated Technologies Association
One Union St., Suite 208
Robbinsville, NJ 08691
Both you and DCAT agree that this dispute resolution procedure is a condition precedent that must be satisfied before initiating any litigation or filing any claim against the other party. WHERE PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IF ANY DISPUTE CANNOT BE RESOLVED BY THE ABOVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEDURE, YOU AGREE THAT THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION FOR SUCH DISPUTE WILL BE DECIDED BY BINDING ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS. ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS MEANS THAT YOU WILL NOT HAVE, AND YOU WAIVE, THE RIGHT FOR A JUDGE OR JURY TO DECIDE YOUR CLAIMS, AND THAT YOU MAY NOT PROCEED IN A CLASS, CONSOLIDATED, OR REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY. Other rights that you and we would have in court will not be available or will be more limited in arbitration, including discovery and appeal rights. Any such Dispute shall be exclusively submitted to JAMS (www.jamsadr.com) for binding arbitration under its rules then in effect, before one arbitrator to be mutually agreed upon by both parties.
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits visitors to the Sites who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact DCAT Data Controller Josetty Bouillon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-609-208-1888 ext. 7005.
We do not share personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes unless you consent to such disclosure, typically by “opting-in” to receive information from a third party that is sponsor, exhibitor, or other third party or other promotion on our Sites. If you do ask us to share your personal information with a third party for its marketing purposes, we will only share information in connection with the consent you have provided.
At this time our Sites do not recognize automated browser signals regarding tracking mechanisms, which may include “Do Not Track” instructions.
In the event that all or part of our assets are sold or acquired by another party, or in the event of a merger, you grant us the right to assign the personal information we have collected from you.
DCAT takes no responsibility for the content of external Internet sites. Other websites that we may link to are owned and operated by third parties, and DCAT has no control over them. The fact that we include links to other websites does not mean that DCAT approves of or endorses any other third party website or the content of that website. We accept no liability for any statements, information, products, or services that are published on or are accessible through any websites owned or operated by third parties.
The Drug, Chemical & Associated Technologies Association
One Union St., Suite 208
Robbinsville, NJ 08691
Toll free: +1-800-640-DCAT (3228)
The Drug, Chemical & Associated Technologies Association (DCAT) is a not-for-profit, global business development association whose unique membership model integrates both innovator and generic drug manufacturers and suppliers of ingredients, development and manufacturing services, and related technologies. We are committed to provide programs, events and services that help our members meet their business objectives, expand their network of customers and suppliers, and gain insight into industry trends, markets, and those issues impacting pharmaceutical development and manufacturing.