Privacy Statement

Member privacy is important to CAOC
The following privacy statement describes how each member’s personally identifiable information is used on and with our Web site host and business partner, TrialSmith, Inc. at its Web site, This policy does not reflect or establish privacy guidelines for List Servers hosted by CAOC, nor by TrialSmith.

What is personally identifiable information?
These are things such as your name, firm name, mailing address, email address, telephone and fax number.

Information Collection and Use
CAOC, its affiliates, partners and sponsors may use personally identifiable information from members at several different points on its Web site. Once a member enters CAOC, the member is not anonymous to CAOC, and usage patterns of the site can be monitored on an individual basis both for security and marketing purposes.

Registration Information Collected
In order to use portions of this Web site, a member must complete a registration form. During registration a member is required to verify his/her contact information (such as name, firm name, mailing address, email address, telephone, fax number).

Credit Card and Financial Information Collected
Financial information (including credit card numbers) may be stored on TrialSmith’s secure servers and will only be requested over secure SSL connections. Only CAOC and TrialSmith have access to this credit card information for the purposes of fulfilling orders and purchase requests from members.

Other information collected by CAOC
CAOC and TrialSmith receive and record information in their server logs from members’ browsers including the member IP addresses. CAOC uses information for customizing content members see, for security purposes, administering the site, tracking member movement, and gathering broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP logs may be linked to members with personally identifiable information including searches performed on CAOC and TrialSmith.

CAOC and TrialSmith require cookies on their Web sites for member tracking and security purposes. Some of CAOC’s business partners may also use cookies on the CAOC site (for example, vendors or sponsors). However, CAOC has no access to or control over cookies used by business partners, vendors and sponsors, and the member may choose to block cookies from those business partners.

Sharing your information
CAOC may share aggregated demographic information with our partners and sponsors. This information is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual CAOC member. CAOC may partner with other businesses to provide specific member services. When members sign up for CAOC services provided by other business partners through the CAOC site, CAOC may share personally identifiable information that is necessary for the third party to provide such services. These business parties are required to use personally identifiable information exclusively for the purpose of providing their services.

Links to other Web Sites
This web site contains links to other sites. CAOC and TrialSmith are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. CAOC encourages members to be aware of privacy issues when they leave the CAOC site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information.

This CAOC privacy statement applies solely to information collected by the CAOC Web site and by TrialSmith.

Notification of Changes
CAOC may change its privacy policy without notice. If CAOC changes its privacy policy, CAOC will update the Privacy Statement on the CAOC Web site.

Questions or Suggestions
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