Privacy Policy

The STRONG Study Website Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to the STRONG STUDY Website developed and maintained by PAREXEL International. You are responsible for carefully reading this Privacy Policy in its entirety. This Privacy Policy describes the information we collect and how we keep this information safe and confidential.

PAREXEL understands that privacy is important to you. The information that we collect from the STRONG STUDY Website will be maintained and used in accordance with this Privacy Policy and applicable laws, rules and regulations.

By using this website, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Reference to “PAREXEL” means PAREXEL International Corporation, including any company that PAREXEL International Corporation controls (for example, a subsidiary of PAREXEL International Corporation). PAREXEL may share information among its subsidiaries, and such information shall be protected in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Information we collect

The only information we collect will be Non-Personal Information (as defined below) through the use of Cookies (as defined below) or Web Logs (as defined below) or IP Address (as defined below).

Non-personal information

We collect Non-Personal Information about your use of our website. Non-Personal Information is information that is not traceable back to any individual and cannot be used to identify an individual. For example, Non-Personal Information includes, but is not limited to, gender, age, city and state when not linked with other Personally Identifiable Information.


We collect Non-Personal Information about your use of our Website through the use of Cookies. A Cookie is a small piece of information that our server sends to your web browser when you access the STRONG STUDY Website. Every computer that accesses the STRONG STUDY Website is assigned a different Cookie by PAREXEL. Cookies are capable of storing many types of data. Cookies may be used to help us analyze usage of the STRONG STUDY Website or to restrict underage use of the website. Most browser software can be set to reject all Cookies. Note, however, that some portions of the STRONG STUDY Website may not work properly if you reject Cookies.

IP addresses

We may also receive IP addresses in the normal course of the operation of our website. 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 disclose them to others or use them to identify users.

Web logs

PAREXEL uses standard Web Logs that record basic data about your visit to the STRONG STUDY Website, such as the date and time of the visit, the pages of the STRONG STUDY Website viewed during the visit, and the domain name of your Internet Service Provider.

We do not normally seek to identify individuals from Web Logs. However, we may use Web Logs to identify an individual whom we suspect tried to damage the STRONG STUDY Website or use it in an unauthorized way. We may share our Web Logs with law enforcement agencies if we believe there has been a violation of computer security or related laws. In addition, we may share our Web Logs (which do not contain any Personally Identifiable Information) with our partners to assist them in better designing their websites for clinical research studies.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”) which uses cookies to help the web team analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookies about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google under their privacy policies:


You may opt-out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting the Google advertising opt-out page. You may also refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of your information by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Aggregate data

We may combine your Non Personal information with information from other visitors to the STRONG STUDY Website to create Aggregate Data which does not contain any uniquely identifying information. We will share this Aggregate Data with the sponsor of the STRONG STUDY Study, and/or its consultants. We will periodically analyze this Aggregate Data and use what we learn to make improvements to the STRONG STUDY Website. We may also share this Aggregate Data with our partners to assist them in better designing their websites for clinical research studies.


We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. Neither PAREXEL, nor any of its services, are designed or intended to attract children under the age of 13. We do not collect Personally Identifiable Information from any person we actually know is under the age of 13.

Data security

We maintain technical, physical, and organizational procedures to safeguard the information we collect from our website against unauthorized or unlawful processing and/or against accidental loss, alternation, disclosure or access.

Links to other websites

The STRONG STUDY Website may contain links to other websites. Please keep in mind when you access websites operated by other parties, whether through links on our website or otherwise, that we do not control what happens on those websites. You should always check the privacy policy of the website you are visiting in order to be sure you know how the operator of that website will collect information from you and what the operator of that website will do with the information.

Change notification

As privacy laws and regulations evolve, it may be necessary to revise or update our Privacy Policy without notice. You can determine if this Privacy Policy has been revised since your last visit by referring to the “last updated” legend at the bottom of this page. Your use of our website constitutes your acceptance of the terms of the revised Privacy Policy, and you should therefore review the Privacy Policy regularly to ensure that you are aware of its terms. Please print, save, and retain a copy of the Privacy Policy (and of any revised version) for your records.

Safe harbor compliance

PAREXEL International Corporation (PAREXEL) complies with the U.S.-EU and Swiss-U.S. Safe Harbor Frameworks in connection with the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries, Canada and Switzerland to its affiliates in the United States. PAREXEL has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of Notice, Choice, Onward Transfer, Security, Data Integrity, Access, and Enforcement, for personal data pertaining to clinical research participants, patients, human resources, customers and suppliers, in any format. You can learn more about the Safe Harbor principles and PAREXEL’s additional obligations under the Safe Harbor Certification Program by going to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Safe Harbor website at: You can also view PAREXEL’s Safe Harbor certification information through that site. If you have questions about PAREXEL’s Safe Harbor practices under the E.U.-U.S. or Swiss-U.S. frameworks, or believe that your information has been mismanaged, you can contact PAREXEL’S U.S. Privacy Officer by writing to us at the address below.

Privacy contact information

Questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy, our practices, or our Safe Harbor participation, should be submitted to:

PAREXEL International
195 West Street
Waltham, MA 02451
United States of America

Reservation of rights:

PAREXEL reserves the right to share an individual’s information as required by law or to duly authorized information requests of government authorities.

This privacy policy was last updated on May 13, 2013.