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Our Commitment To Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. To protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on every English version page of our site.

The information we collect on this site

This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the PHDS Web site. We collect information in several ways, which are described below:

1.     On some pages, you may opt to provide us information about yourself if you are interested (a) in serving as an investigator in a clinical trial; or (b) in an employment opportunity at PHDS; or (c) in having PHDS participate at your event; or (d) in registration and regulatory compliance affairs; or (e) in consulting service. The information requested from you will be based on your area of interest.

2.     On some pages, the information is generally collected on form-filling pages, like "Contact Us" forms where you can ask a PHDS representative to contact you in order to answer questions or provide specific information. The personal information you provide on these forms may include your name, title, company name, address, contact numbers, and email.

3.     On occasion, PHDS may request that you voluntarily participate in a survey or poll such as feedback on Web site content or services. Your responses will be anonymous unless you opt in to being contacted by email to provide further information regarding the survey.

The way we use information

We store the information you provide about yourself in a secure environment in order to provide you with the information, products, and/or services you request. The information is stored for the lifetime of the system unless you request that it be removed. You must opt-in or give consent for us to share your identifiable information with third parties, who would be bound by a confidentiality agreement. However, the information you provide us about yourself will be shared with PHDS employees to the extent necessary to accommodate your request.

For example, if you provide your name, mailing address, telephone and email address and request more information about PHDS' services, this information will be shared with appropriate PHDS personnel to fulfill your request.

We use non-identifying and aggregate information about the use of our Web site to improve the navigation, content, and design of our site. This information may include, for example, the most and least requested pages and the number of users from China and other countries, among other things.

Finally, unless otherwise excepted below, we would not use your personally identifiable information provided to us online for purposes other than those you requested without also providing you an opportunity to agree or otherwise limit such unrelated purposes.


Except as described above, we will not otherwise use or disclose any of your personally identifiable information, except to the extent reasonably necessary: (i) to correct technical problems and malfunctions and when we process your information; (ii) to protect the security and integrity of our Web site; (iii) to protect our rights and property and the rights and property of others; (iv) to take precautions against liability; (v) to comply with laws or to respond to judicial process; or (vii) to provide information to law enforcement agencies or for an investigation on a matter as applicable or otherwise required or permitted by law.

Our commitment to data security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Additionally, PHDS has issued a corporate policy for the protection of the confidentiality of individually identifiable information in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, regardless of the nature, source or form of the information.

Cookies and other anonymous web tracking techniques

There are various ways, including one called “cookies” which can be used to provide tailored information for you from a Web site. A cookie is a piece of data that a Web site can send to your browser, which may then store it on your system. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. PHDS uses cookies on our Web site in order (a) to allow site visitors to personalize their experience by accessing information, products, and services relevant to their areas of interest, (b) to track a user session within a subscribed product, and (c) to prevent duplication in voting or participation in surveys.

We receive IP addresses in the normal course of the operation of our Web site. An IP address is a number assigned to you by your Internet service provider so you can access the Internet. Although we do receive IP addresses, we do not use them to identify you personally or disclose them to others.  

How you can access or correct your information

You may update or remove the information you provided to us by using the Other General Request. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before updating or removing your information. The information you provide us may be archived or stored periodically by us according to backup processes conducted in the ordinary course of business.

Links to other web sites

Our Web site may contain links to other Web sites. You should carefully review the privacy policies and practices of other Web sites, as we cannot control or be responsible for privacy policies or practices of third-party Web sites that are not PHDS’ Web properties.

Notification of changes

As we provide more services on our Web site and as privacy laws and regulations evolve, it may be necessary to revise or update our Privacy Policy without notice, but we will post those changes on our Web site's home page so our users are aware of what information we collect, use and disclose. However, we will continue to protect your identifiable information.

How To Contact Us

Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please contact us at +86 10 8446 6226 or send an email to the Data Protection in care of

This privacy policy was last updated on March 17, 2012.