Terms/Privacy

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Privacy Policy

Optimum Dosing Strategies and ID-ODS, (“Optimum Dosing Strategies”, “Website”, “we”, “us” or “our”) is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy applies to the information that we obtain through your use of our product/s and/or services, our websites, including www.optimum-dosing-strategies.org and when you otherwise interact with www.optimum-dosing-strategies.org and the application ID-ODS. This policy sets forth our policies and procedures regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information and other data we receive from you. By using our products, services and/or Websites, you consent to the collection, transfer, processing, storage, disclosure and other uses described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms set forth herein, please do not use our products, services or Websites. Please take the time to read this Privacy Policy. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Policy applies to all personal information (“Personal Information”) you have provided to us.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make any changes, we will notify you by revising the “Last Updated” date at the bottom of this Privacy Policy and, in some cases, where appropriate we may provide you with additional notice. We encourage you to review our Privacy Policy whenever you use our products, services and/or Websites to stay informed about our information practices and the ways you can help protect your privacy. Using our products, services and/or Websites or continuing to provide personal information to us after a notice of changes has been sent to you or published on our Websites shall constitute consent to the changed terms and practices. If you disagree with any changes to this Privacy Policy, you will need to stop using our products, services and/or Websites and deactivate your account(s).

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our treatment of the information you provide us, please write to us by email at odsadmin@optimum-dosing-strategies.org.

Information We Collect

Personal Information. By using our Websites or purchasing services from us, you voluntarily and willingly provide us with certain information, including Personal Information, which we collect in order to provide the Websites and/or the products or services you may order. Personal Information refers to information about you that can be used to contact or identify you. Personal Information that we collect may include, but is not limited to, your name and email address. Personal Information may also include information you supply to us concerning your preferences and interests expressed in the course of use of our Websites and products or services. For example, we collect Personal Information when you purchase a product, contact us for customer or technical support, or participate in promotions. From time to time in the future, we may offer additional products, features, services and promotional opportunities that would require you to submit Personal Information to us in order to participate. If you are unsure whether you would like to provide information to us and/or having your information used as permitted in this Privacy Policy, you should not use our Websites or otherwise provide this information to us.

Account and Profile Information. We collect information about you and your company as you register for an account, create or modify your profile, use, access, or interact with our Websites and/or our products and services (including but not limited to when you upload, download, collaborate on or share Content). All account and profile information collected will be stored in a password protected cloud environment and in an encrypted format, that when used in operating our system routines is decrypted in a secure SSL environment. If you are providing information (including Personal Information) about someone else, you confirm that you have the authority to act for them and to consent to the collection and use of their Personal Information as described in this Privacy Policy.

Content. We collect and store Content that you create, input, submit, post, upload, transmit, store or display in the process of using our products, services or Websites secured by encryption and password protection. Such Content includes any Personal Information or other sensitive information that you choose to include (“passively-collected Personal Information”). All content collected is stored in a password protected cloud environment and in an encrypted format, that when used in operating our system routines is then decrypted in a secure SSL environment.

Analytics Information. We collect and store analytics information when you use our Websites and/or our products and services to help us improve our Websites, products and services. Analytics information consists of data we collect as a result of running queries against Content across our user base for the purposes of generating Usage Data. “Usage Data” is aggregated data about a group or category of services, features or users that does not contain Personal Information. Though we may come across sensitive or Personal Information as we compile Usage Data from Content across user instances, this is a byproduct of our efforts to understand broader patterns and trends. It is not a concerted effort by us to examine the Content of any particular customer.

How We Collect Information

We collect personal information during registration to save your registration ID and login password for future logins to the site.

Service Providers. We monitor the activity on our Website using common software tools and third party service providers. We collect and track information on use of the Website including search terms, IP addresses, computer and browser types, and content viewed. Unless combined with Personal Information, this other data does not personally identify any user of the Website. We may also use third party service providers to collect and track statistical information regarding the use of the Website, and to prevent our servers from being abused.

How We Use Information We Collect

We use the information we collect only in compliance with this Privacy Policy.

Consent to Use of Your Information. By submitting information, including Personal Information, to us, you are expressly and voluntarily accepting the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy. You have the right to withdraw your consent to our collection and use of your information, but your withdrawal of consent will not be retroactive. We may post customer testimonials and comments on our Websites, which may contain Personal Information. We obtain each customer’s consent via email prior to posting the customer’s name and testimonial.

We use the information we collect about you (including Personal Information to the extent applicable) for a variety of purposes, including to:

Provide, operate, maintain, improve, and promote our products and services;

Process and complete transactions, and send you related information, including purchase confirmations and invoices;

Communicate with you, including responding to your comments, questions, and requests; providing customer service and support; providing you with information about services, features, surveys, newsletters, offers, promotions, contests and events; providing other news or information about us and our select partners; and sending you technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages. Generally, you have the ability to opt out of receiving any promotional communications as described below;

Monitor and analyze trends, usage, and activities in connection with our products and services and for marketing or advertising purposes;

Investigate and prevent fraudulent transactions, unauthorized access to our products and services, and other illegal activities;

For other purposes about which we notify you.

Use of Navigational Information. We use Navigational Information to operate and improve the Websites. We may also use Navigational Information alone or in combination with Personal Information to provide you with personalized information about us and our products and services. We use Navigational Information we obtain by technical means (such as the automatic recording performed by our servers) for the above purposes as well as to monitor, measure and analyze use of the Websites and our products and services, and to generate and derive useful data and information concerning the interests, characteristics and use behavior of our customers and visitors to our Websites and their use of our products and services.

Use of Credit Card Information. We use the third-party service provider PayPal to manage credit card processing. Please ensure to review the Privacy Policy of PayPal at their website.

Sharing of Your Personal Information

We Never Sell Personal Information. We will never sell, rent or otherwise provide your Personal Information to any third party for marketing purposes.

Sharing Information with Third Parties. We only share your Personal Information with third parties as described in this Privacy Policy, to carry out your instructions, as may be compelled by law, or as necessary to protect our rights or property. Such third parties are prohibited from using your Personal Information except for these purposes, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information. In all cases where we share your information with third parties, we explicitly require the agent to acknowledge and adhere to our privacy and customer data handling policies. Optimum Dosing Strategies may be liable if third parties fail to meet Privacy Shield obligations unless we prove we are not responsible for the event giving rise to the damage.

Community. Our Websites may offer publicly accessible community services such as blogs, forums, bug trackers, and wikis. You should be aware that any information or content you provide in these areas may be made public and read, collected, and used by others who access them. Your posts may remain even after you cancel your account.

Compliance with Legal Process. We may be required to disclose your Personal Information and/or information with respect to your use of our Websites, products and services in response to lawful requests by governmental or regulatory agency or by court order, subpoena or other legal process or requirement, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements, or if we reasonably believe that such disclosure is necessary (i) to investigate, prevent or take action with respect to suspected or actual illegal activities or to assist government enforcement agencies, (ii) to protect the safety of any person from death or serious bodily injury, (iii) to prevent fraud or abuse of our Websites, products and services or infringement of our intellectual property rights in our Websites, products and services, (iv) to enforce our terms of use or your agreements with us, or (v) to investigate and defend ourselves against any third party claims or allegations.

Business Transfers. We may sell, transfer or otherwise share your information to a third party in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets of Optimum Dosing Strategies or in the event of bankruptcy of Optimum Dosing Strategies  and you agree that any such third party will have the right to continue to use your Personal Information and other information that you provide to us or which we obtain through your use of the service.

Aggregated or Anonymized Data. We may also share aggregated or anonymized information that does not directly identify you with the third parties described above.

With Your Consent. We will share your personal information with third parties when we have your consent to do so.

Accessing Your Information. You may access, review, revise, correct, or delete the Personal Information provided in your registration or account profile by emailing us at odsadmin@optimum-dosing-strategies.org. If you update any of your information, we may keep a copy of the information that you originally provided to us in our archives for uses documented in this Privacy Policy.

Security and Retention of Your Personal Information

We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. The Internet is not a 100% secure environment and we cannot, and do not, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit or store using the Websites. There is no guarantee that your information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical or managerial safeguards and we are not responsible for third party circumvention of your privacy settings or our security measures. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information and for controlling access to your account.

We retain Personal Information that you provide us as long as we consider it potentially useful in contacting you about our company, products or services. We retain information about our customers for as long as we need it to provide service to the customer. We will delete this information from our servers at an earlier date if you so request, as described in “Opting-Out and Unsubscribing” below.

If you have submitted a valid GDPR data subject access request to exercise your right to be forgotten we will delete your personal data within 30 days of the request.

If you are an individual based in the EU you can request a copy of your personal data and you can update any incorrect information.

If you are an individual based in the EU, you can ask to have your personal data removed, or in some cases limit our processing of personal data. This does not apply when we need to keep your personal data for legal reasons.

External Websites

Our Websites may provide links to other websites. We do not control, and are not responsible for, the content or practices of these other websites. Our provision of such links does not constitute our endorsement of these other websites, their content, their owners, or their practices. This Privacy Policy does not apply to these other websites, which are subject to any privacy and other policies they may have. You should use caution and review the privacy policies of any web sites, services or third party providers that you visit from our Websites or our products to learn more about their information practices, which may be significantly different from ours.

Public Forums

We may offer publicly accessible message boards, blogs, and community forums. Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose any information through our public message boards, blogs, or forums, this information may be made public and may be collected and used by others. We will correct or delete any information you have posted on our servers if you so request, as described in “Opting-Out and Unsubscribing” below.

Compliance with privacy laws and regulations

Optimum Dosing Strategies is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). You agree not to use our Websites, products or services in a manner that would violate laws protecting an individual’s privacy rights, health or financial data, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 as amended (HIPAA) and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and its implementing regulations, the Privacy Rule and the Safeguards Rule.

Access to your information: You have the right to request a copy of the personal data we hold about you.

Correcting your information: We want to have accurate data. Please contact us if you think the personal data you provided to us is not up to date or correct.

Deletion of your information: You have the right to ask us to delete personal data about you if it no longer is required for the purpose it was collected, you have withdrawn your consent, you have a valid objection to us using your personal data, or our use of your personal data is contrary to law or our other legal obligations.

Objecting to how we may use your information: You have the right at any time to require us to stop using your personal data for direct marketing purposes. In addition, where we use your personal data to perform tasks carried out in the public interest then, if you ask us to, we will stop using that personal data unless there are overriding legitimate grounds to continue.

Restricting how we may use your information: In some cases, you may ask us to restrict how we use your personal data. This right might apply, for example, where we are checking the accuracy of personal data about you that we hold or assessing the validity of any objection you have made to our use of your personal data. The right might also apply where this is no longer a basis for using your personal data but you don’t want us to delete the data. Where this right is validly exercised, we may only use the relevant personal data with your consent, for legal claims or where there are other public interest grounds to do so.

Automated processing: If we use your personal data on an automated basis to make decisions which significantly affect you, you have the right to ask that the decision be reviewed by an individual to whom you may make representations and contest the decision. This right only applies where we use your personal data with your consent or as part of a contractual relationship with you.

Withdrawing consent using your information: Where we use your personal data with your consent you may withdraw that consent at any time and we will stop using your personal data for the purpose(s) for which consent was given.

Please contact if you wish to exercise any of these rights. You can find the contact details below under “Opting-Out and Unsubscribing”.

Your California Privacy Rights

Residents of the State of California, under California Civil Code § 1798.83, have the right to request from companies conducting business in California a list of all third parties to which the company has disclosed personal information during the preceding year for direct marketing purposes. Alternatively, the law provides that if the company has a privacy policy that gives either an opt-out or opt-in choice for use of your personal information by third parties (such as advertisers) for marketing purposes, the company may instead provide you with information on how to exercise your disclosure choice options.

Optimum Dosing Strategies qualifies for the alternative option. We have a comprehensive privacy statement, and provide you with details on how you may either opt-out or opt-in to the use of your personal information by third parties for direct marketing purposes. Therefore, we are not required to maintain or disclose a list of the third parties that received your personal information for marketing purposes during the preceding year.

Opting-Out and Unsubscribing

If you provide us with your Personal Information, you have the following rights with respect to that information:

To review the user information that you have supplied to us

To request that we correct any errors, outdated information, or omissions in user information that you have supplied to us

To request that your user information not be used to contact you

To request that your user information be removed from any solicitation list that we use

To request that your user information be deleted from our records

To otherwise opt out of receiving solicitations

To exercise any of these rights, please contact us at odsadmin@optimum-dosing-strategies.org.

To Unsubscribe From Our Communications. You may unsubscribe from our marketing communications by sending us email us at odsadmin@optimum-dosing-strategies.org, or by sending us postal mail to:

Data Security

(source: https://docs.rstudio.com/shinyapps.io/index.html)

Each app is deployed into its own container on servers used by Rstudio and shinyapps.io services, and the network access between containers is tightly controlled. All access to the apps is over SSL.

The design of the shinyapps.io system allows to enforce security at the file system and operating system levels. The storage for each container is not permanent, hence we push the data into our own password protected data storage where it is stored encrypted using the Libsodium library standard.

shinyapps.io, the computational background use for our services, is currently hosted on Amazon’s Web Services (AWS) infrastructure in the us-east-1 region. The infrastructure used is not a HIPAA-compliant stack.

Third Party Vendors. Some of the vendors we use that may collect Personal Information on our behalf are as follows:

Shinyapps.io via RStudio: We use RStudio services in conjunction with Shinyapps.io to provide on-line support for our high level computational background. Read RStudio’s privacy policy here: https:// RStudio.com/about/privacy-policy/

PayPal: We use PayPal services to process payments for the use of our services. Read Optimum Dosing Strategies’s privacy policy here: https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full

Last updated: 07/01/2020