The 3q29 Deletion and 3q29 Duplication Registry ("The Registry") is committed to protecting the privacy of our families. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our information practices. To make this notice easy to locate, we make it available as a link on our home page. We define personal information to include: name(s), email address, mailing address, phone number, survey responses, registry information and non-public information included in your correspondence with us.
The Registry has established and maintains a mailing database. The mailing list includes families of affected individuals, friends, physicians, scientists, contributors and others interested in the 3q29 Deletion and 3q29 Duplication. The Registry will never release our mailing list or the names of our member families to any outside organization or third party unless required to do so by law. However, if an outside organization sends us information for distribution to Registry families, we may mail it to you after the Board approves the mailing.
Information determined to be confidential can only be released by written or verbal permission by the subject of the information or organization that owns the information. Verbal permission may be valid in limited circumstances. Any general release must be in writing. Information may be released if required by law, such as in response to an investigation or subpoena. The Registry web site provides links to other sites that may be of interest. The Registry is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of other such web sites.
The Registry is firmly committed to maintaining the confidentiality of your personal information in all of our activities and programs. Every reasonable effort will be made to maintain the privacy and security of all personal information in our possession. Access to personal information will be limited to The Registry advisory board members and other individuals who have a need to use such information in the course of their work on approved projects. In all instances, this work will be directly overseen by a member of the 3q29 Deletion/Duplication Registry Advisory Board. All individuals will be instructed in the confidentiality requirements of the organization.
2. Collection, Use and Disclosure of Information
a. Collection of Information. All of the information you provide to the Registry will be maintained in a secure database, and any information that could identify you will not be shared without your express written consent, unless otherwise required by law.
b. Use and Disclosure of Information. The goal of this registry is to make the information you provided searchable, while protecting your identity. De-identified data (information where all personal identifiers such as name, address, social security number has been removed) gathered from this profile will be made available to registrants of the Website in the hope that analyses of a substantially larger database will support breakthroughs and clinical trials that could lead to better treatments and care management. The 3q29 Deletion Registry will perform the searches for specific questions within the registry and provide de-identified reports back to you or the requesting party.
De-identified information may be disclosed to third parties and otherwise used in accordance with legal requirements.
The 3q29 DeletionRegistry may employ independent contractors, vendors and suppliers (“Outside Contractors”) to provide specific services and products related to the Website or to the services provided on the Website, including but not limited to, performing general statistical analysis, maintaining an email suppression list as may be required by state and/or federal law, fraud screening, testing and implementation of special services to users, and developing applications for the Website and the services provided on the Website. These Outside Contractors may have limited access to information collected on the Website, including protected health information and personally identifiable information. In the course of providing such products or services, Outside Contractors will be contractually obligated to protect the privacy and security of all protected health information and personally identifiable information.
3. Withdrawal of Information
4. Protection of User Information
5. Ownership of Information
a. All of the information you provide to the Registry in connection with the Website is owned by the Registry. Your information may contribute to the development of inventions or commercial products from which others may derive economic benefit. You will have no rights to any inventions, commercial products or other such discoveries and you will receive no economic benefit.
6. Third Party Notifications/Advertising
a. The Registry reserves the right, in its discretion, to allow third parties to provide advertising or notices when you visit the Website. These companies may use information you provided on this Website (excluding your name, address, email address or telephone number) in order to provide advertisements or relevant notifications on the Website about goods and services that may be of interest to you. The Registry will require such companies to follow best practices with respect to the collection and use of non-personally identifiable information; however, the Registry assumes no responsibility for the activities of the third parties with respect to the collection and use of such information.
8. Log Files; Web Beacons
a. The Registry may use log file information sent by your web browser (which may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser language, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform type, and other information) to analyze trends, administer the Website, track the movement of users, and gather broad statistical information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. The Registry may also employ “web beacons” (also known as clear gifs) to track online usage patterns of users. This information is not linked to personally-identifiable information. Web beacons may also be employed for tracking and receipt purposes in connection with web-based emails we send to users.
9. Website Links
10. Communications From The Registry
a. From time to time, the Registry or other related entities may notify users of updates and other valuable information about The Registry, the Website and related clinical and research information. By using the Website, or registering or subscribing for services provided on or through the Website, users consent to being contacted by The Registry and related entities, and to receiving such updates and information. The Registry encourages related entities, including its business partners, to follow best practices with respect to email communications, security and privacy. However, the Registry cannot control, and assumes no responsibility for, any contact of users by related entities, including its business partners. In the case of emails coming directly from the Registry such emails will clearly be from the Registry and will include instructions on how to unsubscribe from future emails.
11. Required Disclosures
a. You understand and agree that the Registry may disclose information provided by you if in its good faith belief such disclosure is required by applicable law.
12. Contact Us; Member Accounts
13. Children Under The Age Of Thirteen (13)
14. Notification of Changes