Last revised: January 1st, 2013
PharmacyWeek wants to provide information of interest to its users and much of the information we provide is in response to user requests. In order to respond to your requests, we will need to use certain information about you. In addition, some of our services can be available only if we have information about your preferences and interests. Therefore, each of our users has the opportunity to complete a profile indicating their marketing and informational preferences and their site personalization preferences. For example, you can choose to have information selected for your areas of interest displayed when you sign on to PharmacyWeek.com. You also have the option of whether or not to allow selected third parties to send you marketing material and other information about their products and services. You may change any of these preferences at any time.
When you register to use PharmacyWeek.com we ask you to provide us with certain information, including your name, employer zip code, and e-mail address. If you choose to complete a profile of yourself, we will also collect additional information about you, your pharmacy speciality(ies) and your preferences regarding the type of information you wish to receive. We use this information to determine the types of information and services you are most likely to be interested in, and to direct this information to you. You may change your registration information at any time.
We will also ask you for information when you agree to be contacted about panel discussions or focus groups. We also collect information when you choose to respond to market surveys or questionnaires on the website. If this information will be provided to a third party, or is requested on behalf of a third party, this will be disclosed and the third party will be identified before you are asked to provide any information.
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On PharmacyWeek.com, cookies are used by the web server when you sign-in to remember you from one page to the next. This allows PharmacyWeek.com to deliver pages specifically personalized for you. Additionally, cookies are used when you elect to have our website "remember" your user name and password and bypass the sign-in process on each visit to the site. Without cookies, this time-saving function would not be possible.
Cookies can also be used to simplify the process of recording your personal information, such as payment information, employment preferences, and so on. When you return to PharmacyWeek.com, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the features that you customized.
The "help" portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. However, cookies are required to log onto PharmacyWeek.com, therefore we recommend that you leave them turned on.
Except as described below, PharmacyWeek will not use or disclose any identifiable information about you to unrelated or unaffiliated companies or to any third parties without your prior authorization.
We will not disclose personal or identifiable information about you to third parties without your specific permission, except as necessary to provide you with services or information that you specifically request.
In addition, you can give us permission in your PharmacyWeek.com personal profile to provide your contact information to selected third parties to send you marketing material and information about their pharmacy related products, programs and services.
If you give us permission when you complete your PharmacyWeek.com personal profile, we use the information you provide in order to direct to you the type of information we think you are most likely to be interested in; for example, information of particular relevance to your pharmacy specialty.
We also use the information you provide us in your profile to analyze use of our website and services and to make changes to both the design and content of the site in order to provide better service. We also may compile non-identifiable information about you and other users of PharmacyWeek.com ("aggregate information") and provide this information to third parties for market analysis and other purposes. For example, we might inform third parties about the number or percent of our users who practice in a particular pharmacy setting, who have management responsibilities, or who reside in certain geographic areas.
Identifiable information also may be provided to third parties in order to comply with legal requirements, including search warrants, court orders, and government audits.