This Privacy Statement explains how ResearchMatch aims to protect and respect your privacy. Please check this page on a regular basis for any updates to the Privacy Statement.
ResearchMatch is a secure, central database that stores information about individuals who may want to volunteer in research, now or in the future. All ResearchMatch data that is sent between the web server and browsers will be coded (encrypted) using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protection.
ResearchMatch may look at some of the data items below so ResearchMatch can be improved for you and other users:
ResearchMatch may collect nameless information that tracks how visitors use this website, the date and time of a visit, the pages accessed on the site, and the web address that led them to ResearchMatch.
ResearchMatch Volunteer Data
Any information that you may enter when filling out the web form to join ResearchMatch as a Volunteer will be used only for the ways stated in the Volunteer Agreement.
Any Volunteer Data that a Volunteer has authorized ResearchMatch to release to any researchers or studies is no longer in the control of ResearchMatch.
ResearchMatch hopes to learn how well this tool connects volunteers with research studies. Because of this, ResearchMatch may collect information from researchers about your status in studies that you are matched with through ResearchMatch. ResearchMatch will only use this information in a non-identifiable way.
Research studies may be done on the ResearchMatch registry. If this type of research is done, ResearchMatch Volunteers will not be able to be identified. ResearchMatch will try and post any known findings from studies that may involve ResearchMatch on the website.
Any information on your ResearchMatch Volunteer profile will be used only for the ways described in the Volunteer Agreement.
If you allow the release of your contact information to a specific researcher, ResearchMatch is no longer responsible for monitoring how your contact information is being used with that specific researcher.
Your profile information may also be reviewed in order to meet federal or state laws. Those who review this information may be staff from the United States Office for Human Research Protections and the Institutional Review Boards at participating institutions. These persons or groups may not be legally required to follow the rules listed here and in the Volunteer Agreement and may release your information. All reasonable efforts will be made to keep your personal information private and secure.
The information you enter may be kept and used in the future unless you choose to delete your profile from ResearchMatch. If you delete your profile, all of your identifiable information will be removed from the ResearchMatch registry.
ResearchMatch will not sell, lease or rent any of your information to others.
ResearchMatch as a recruitment tool is overseen by the Vanderbilt University Institutional Review Board. Any questions about this process may be sent to ResearchMatch at firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting ResearchMatch through the Contact Page.
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