The Policy describes how m360 uses Personal Data relating to the personnel or representatives ("Representatives") of our clients, suppliers and other entities with whom we have entered, or may enter, business transactions ("Business Associates") or a user of www.m360-Research.com (our “Site”).
This Policy was last revised on March 26, 2020.
m360 Research is a global research partner to the life sciences industry, enabling researchers and marketers to connect with healthcare professionals. Its services include building research specific custom specialist communities, bulletin boards, collection and analysis of structured and unstructured data. m360 Research uses a cutting edge omni-channel approach backed by advanced panel analytics to ensure that clients benefit from expert insight, delivered quickly and cost-effectively.
The M3 Group, named to represent Medicine, Media, and Metamorphosis, was founded with the goal of changing the world of medicine through full use of the power of the Internet. The M3 Group operates in the US, Asia, and Europe with over 2 million physician members globally via its physician websites such as: m3.com, mdlinx.com, m3globalresearch.com, doctors.net.uk, thesmartestdoc.com, networksinhealth.com, medigate.net, medlive.cn
M3 Inc. is a publicly traded company on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (jp:2413) with subsidiaries in major markets including USA, UK, Sweden, Japan, S. Korea, and China. M3 Group provides services to healthcare and the life science industry. In addition to market research, these services include medical education, ethical drug promotion, clinical development, job recruitment, and clinic appointment services. M3 has offices in Tokyo, Fort Washington, PA, Oxford, London, Gothenburg, and Seoul.
m360 obtains personal data that is disclosed or otherwise processed by us upon entering into and performing agreements, communicating with Business Associates in relation to agreements, making and receiving payments under agreements and responding to any contact requests. We may also obtain personal data from public sources in anticipation of a prospective business relationship.
We use a variety of public sources to collate information about potential Business Associates we believe may be suitable for our services. We may also receive a referral from one of your colleagues and process that information in a similar way. Personal data is any information that allows an individual to be identified. We may process the following types of personal data:
As a matter of practice, we will not collect any sensitive (special category) personal data for Representatives of Site users. To the extent that there is a need for us to process sensitive personal data, we will obtain prior written consent.
This data is used to manage our contact with you, so that, for example, multiple attempts to contact you regarding the same services are eliminated or you are not re-contacted after informing us you are not interested in our services. We also use it as we generate lists of potential Business Associates to contact.
We process personal data on the basis of our legitimate interest (i.e., we have a valid business reason) and we have carefully balanced your individual rights against this need.
We will only process your personal data for the purpose it was first collected. If we process the personal data for a new purpose, we will ensure it is either compatible with your original purpose or gain your consent.
We may use the personal data we obtain to:
m360 does not sell, rent, or trade personal data. We may share your personal data only with:
m360 endeavors to apply suitable safeguards to protect the privacy and security of your personal data and to use it only in ways that are consistent with your relationship with us and the practices described in this Policy.
Where we are required to transfer data as described in this Policy, we will ensure all personal data is protected by appropriate safeguards, namely the use of standard data protection clauses adopted or approved by the European Commission GDPR and/or EU-US Privacy Shield. For further details please contact us.
As laid out in this Policy, we may from time to time share limited information with carefully selected partners. This may involve transferring your personal data to countries outside your country of residence and is done within the legal restrictions of Data Protection Laws, Including but not limited to the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), and California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) with m360 remaining in contractual control of the data.
We maintain appropriate technical and organizational security safeguards designed to protect Representatives' personal data against accidental, unlawful or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure, or use. We update and test our security technology on an ongoing basis. We limit access to your personal data to those employees who need access to provide benefits or services to you. In addition, we train our employees about the importance of confidentiality and maintaining the privacy and security of your personal data.
We store Representatives' personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which we collect the data (see "How We Use the Personal Data We Obtain"), except if required otherwise by law. Your personal data may be kept for 10 years after the working relationship has ceased.
If you wish to confirm that m360 is processing your personal data, or to have access to the personal data m360 may have about you, please contact our Data Protection Officer.