California Consumer Privacy Act Notice

Latest update:  December 26, 2019
Effective date:  January 1, 2020

The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) went into effect January 1, 2020.  The CCPA provides California residents (also referred to as “you” or “your”) with certain privacy rights.  This privacy notice (“Notice”) provides you with information about IQVIA and describes how to contact IQVIA if you would like to exercise your rights under CCPA regarding information about you that we collect, hold or sell (if any).  Use of the word “research” in this Notice refers to the common definition of the term and not the definition used in the CCPA.

IQVIA Background

For more than sixty years, IQVIA has researched the use of medicines and health care and produced reports to help people understand real world practices.  For more than thirty years, IQVIA has worked closely with sites and investigators in clinical research to help life science companies bring new medicines to patients.  These IQVIA activities inform research and decision-making by people working in life sciences, payer organizations, provider organizations, patient and disease organizations, government and academia to improve patient outcomes, improve patient access to care, lower health care costs, reduce treatment disparities, advance safe practices and help various stakeholders improve health care throughout the world.

IQVIA uses healthcare information to advance human health globally by applying the discipline of human data science.  IQVIA integrates the study of human science with breakthroughs in data science and technology to advance our understanding of human health.  Through the application of human data science, we enable companies to reimagine and develop new approaches to clinical development, speed innovation and accelerate improvements in patient outcomes.  To learn more about IQVIA’s use of human data science, visit our insights webpage (https://www.iqvia.com/insights/human-data-science) or visit the IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science (https://www.iqvia.com/insights/the-iqvia-institute).

Privacy at IQVIA

IQVIA is a global leader in protecting patient privacy.  The company uses a wide variety of privacy-enhancing technologies and safeguards to protect individual privacy while generating and analyzing information on a scale that helps healthcare stakeholders identify disease patterns and correlate with the precise treatment path and therapy needed for better outcomes.  In most circumstances, IQVIA only collects non-identified patient information to support its research activities, making it easier to protect patient privacy.  You will find more details in the pages of this Notice regarding our information gathering practices relating to California.

This Notice for California consumers supplements our other privacy notices referenced on the Privacy page of the IQVIA website found at https://www.iqvia.com/about-us/privacy.  In the event of any conflict between these other privacy notices and this Notice, the terms of this Notice prevail for California residents.  Because a substantial portion of our research services are based on the use of non-identified patient information, it is unlikely we will possess any patient information that is regulated by the CCPA.  However, we are providing this Notice in accordance with the requirements of the CCPA as part of our commitment to the handling of health care information responsibly and transparently.  This Notice is provided on behalf of IQVIA, Inc. and other companies controlled by, or under common control with IQVIA, Inc. (collectively referred to as “IQVIA” in this Notice).  For purposes of the previous sentence, “control” means the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of such entity, whether through the ownership of voting securities, by contract or otherwise.

Consumer Rights Under CCPA

Under the CCPA, you have the right to request that we disclose to you any or all of the following:  (a) the categories of personal information we collected about you; (b) the categories of sources from which we collected such information; (c) the specific pieces of information we collected about you; (d) the business or commercial purpose for collecting personal information about you; (e) the categories of personal information about you that we shared or disclosed; and (f) the categories of third parties with whom we shared or to whom we disclosed such information in the preceding twelve months.  You also have the right to request that we delete personal information we collected from you subject to certain exceptions.  You also have the right to exclude the use and sale of personal information about you by electing to opt-out per the terms of this Notice and the CCPA. IQVIA will not discriminate against you in pricing or services because you exercised any of your rights with IQVIA pursuant to the CCPA.  If you would like to contact IQVIA to exercise your rights under CCPA regarding information about you that we collect or hold (if any) for use in our services to customers, please click on the link below that applies to you:

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