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Privacy Notice

PEGUS Research, Inc. (“PEGUS”, “we”, “our”)

PEGUS is committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information. This Privacy Notice (“Notice”) explains our processes for collecting, using, and protecting of your personal information.

How does PEGUS collect your personal information?

When conducting research, PEGUS will collect basic information from you such as your name, email address, mailing address, and/or phone number. Other information such as age, gender, race, ethnicity and educational level may also be gathered. Once enrolled into a study, we may gather additional protected health information (PHI) including, perhaps, medical conditions, medication use, and other information that may be needed as part of enrolling into a specific study. If the information collected contains your PHI, PEGUS will handle this information in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) regulations (including those that protect the rights of minors). Any PHI collected from you in clinical trials will be collected according to the informed consent.

How does PEGUS use your personal information?

All information collected by PEGUS will be used only for purposes of conducting research as outlined in this Notice. PEGUS will not sell, share, or rent information that is provided by you, entered in our data systems or collected via the PEGUS Website. Our website may be visited without divulging any personal information; however, there are areas of the site that require personal information to complete functions that may not be available to those choosing not to provide the information requested. If you do not qualify to participate in a study, any personal information you provide will be destroyed at the end of the study unless you have given additional permission for us to retain that information.

Disclosures to Third Parties

PEGUS will not disclose personal information for any reason, except as described in this Notice. If there is a need to disclose personal information, proper authorization will be obtained from you in accordance with applicable regulations. Any disclosure of PHI will be anonymized or de-identified as much as possible.

  • Research: Our staff and partners may review your health and personal information as part of the research study. It may need to be sent to the study sponsor for purposes of reporting an adverse event or product complaint, which may then be reported to regulatory agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), for reviews.
  • Public Health: As required by law, we may disclose your health information to public health or governing authorities, such as the FDA and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), charged with preventing or controlling disease, injury, or disability.
  • Law Enforcement: Personal information may be disclosed as required by law to judicial or other government agencies subject to warrants, subpoenas, or other governmental orders in accordance with applicable law.
  • Partners: We may disclose your personal information to certain partners to facilitate your participation in a study. Examples may include payment processors to compensate you for participating, copy/printing services, research site staff or outsourcing agencies.

How does PEGUS protect your personal information?

Protecting and securing personal information is our top priority. PEGUS has put appropriate administrative, technical, and physical safeguards in place to protect individuals’ personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. We prevent unauthorized access by a secure firewall and through the use of a security infrastructure to protect the integrity and privacy of your information. We also keep personal information secure by encrypting any transfers of personal information. Only authorized personnel will have access to personal information as it pertains to their job responsibilities. PEGUS seeks to use reasonable organizational, technical, and administrative measures to protect personal information, but you should be aware that any electronic means of communication may carry some level of risk and that no data transmission or storage system can be guaranteed as 100% secure.

What are your individual rights?

  • You can ask to see or get a copy of the health information we have about you. We will provide a copy or a summary, usually within 30 days of your request.
  • You can ask us to correct your records and health information if you think they are incorrect or incomplete. We may refuse your request, but we will tell you why in writing within 60 days.
  • You can ask us to contact you in a specific way (for example by home or office phone) or to send mail to a different address. We will consider all reasonable requests, and must say “yes” if you tell us you would be in danger if we do not.
  • You can ask us not to use or share certain health information for treatment, payment, or our operations. We are not required to agree to your request, and we may refuse if it would affect your participation.
  • You can ask for a written record (accounting) of who we have shared your health information with, and why. We will include any disclosures except for those about payment, operations, and certain other disclosures (such as any you asked us to make on your behalf).
  • You can ask for a paper copy of this Notice at any time, even if you have agreed to receive the Notice electronically and we will provide it to you promptly.
  • If you have given someone medical power of attorney or if someone is your legal guardian, that person can exercise your rights and make choices about your health information. We will ensure the person has this authority and can act on your behalf before we take any action.

What are our responsibilities?

  • We are required by law to maintain the privacy and security of your protected health information.
  • We will let you know promptly if a breach occurs that may have compromised the privacy or security of your information.
  • We will follow the duties and privacy practices described in this Notice and give you a copy of it.
  • We will not use or share your information other than as described in this Notice unless you give us permission in writing. You may change your mind at any time.

How to contact PEGUS or report a problem?

Should you have questions about this Notice or want to report a problem, you may contact us using the details below:

PEGUS Research, Inc.
331 South Rio Grande, Suite 100
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Should you feel we have violated your privacy rights, you may contact us or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services using the information below.

200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201

Changes to this Notice

PEGUS reserves the right to modify or amend this Notice as needed. Changes to this Notice will be posted on PEGUS’ Website. Feel free to check back periodically for updates to this Notice. Copies may be accessed from