Privacy Policy

DISCLAIMER AND LEGAL NOTICES

Please read the following information carefully. By choosing to use Pennington Biomedical websites, you acknowledge and agree to the terms of this Disclaimer and our Legal Notices. Continuing to use Pennington Biomedical websites indicates your acceptance of all terms and conditions of this Disclaimer and our Legal Notices. If you do not accept and agree to these terms and conditions, exit the website immediately.

Pennington Biomedical reserves the right to revise these terms and notices, and therefore encourages you to review them regularly, because using the websites will indicate your acceptance of, and agreement with, all terms and notices.

Information presented through the Pennington Biomedical Research Center websites is provided and intended for general information only, and should not be taken as medical advice, diagnosis, or instruction.

For diagnosis of specific illnesses and disorders, you should consult the appropriate health care professionals. Pennington Biomedical is in no way responsible for how the information obtained from Pennington Biomedical websites is used. For advice about your own situation, ask your doctor!

Responses to your communication to Pennington Biomedical through email, online forms, surveys, or other communication tools are not guaranteed.

Pennington Biomedical urges that you NOT send confidential, or proprietary information through our websites. Any information, content or material sent to Pennington Biomedical may not be held as confidential and may be used in any way by Pennington Biomedical.

Limitation of Liability

Pennington Biomedical and its affiliates, suppliers, and other third parties mentioned on this site are neither responsible nor liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, exemplary, punitive, or other damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, those resulting from lost profits, lost data, or business interruption) arising out of or relating in any way to the site, site-related services and products, content or information contained within the site, and/or any hyperlinked website, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory and whether or not advised of the possibility of such damages. If you do not accept and agree to these terms and conditions, exit the website immediately.

Although significant efforts are made to keep the information on Pennington Biomedical websites updated and accurate, we disclaim any warranty regarding its currency or accuracy.

NO WARRANTIES

INFORMATION SUPPLIED ON THE PENNINGTON BIOMEDICAL WEBSITES IS "AS IS" AND NEITHER PENNINGTON BIOMEDICAL NOR ANY OF OUR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY WITH RESPECT TO THE CONTENTS OF THIS SITE OR THIRD-PARTY SITES LINKED TO THIS SITE AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS, CORRECTNESS, NONINFRINGEMENT, OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR USE, APPLICATION OR PURPOSE. YOU AGREE TO HOLD HARMLESS AND WAIVE VOLUNTARILY AND UNEQUIVOCALLY ANY LIABILITY OF PENNINGTON BIOMEDICAL AND ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS, INCLUDING HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS, FOR ANY DAMAGES, CLAIMS, DEMANDS OR CAUSES OF ACTION, DIRECT OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE, AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR ANY INFORMATION YOU OBTAIN ON IT OR THAT RESULT FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS OR DELETIONS OF FILES, ERRORS OR DEFECTS IN THE PENNINGTON BIOMEDICAL WEBSITES’ CONTENT, OR FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE.

If you are dissatisfied with any Pennington Biomedical website content, your sole and exclusive remedy is to exit the website.

Legal Notices

Pennington Biomedical websites are the trademarks and service marks of Pennington Biomedical and its affiliates. All other trademarks, service marks and logos used in these websites are the trademarks, service marks or logos of their respective owners.

Content and information on Pennington Biomedical websites are protected by copyright law, and may not be reproduced, modified, distributed, in entirety or part, without the prior written consent of Pennington Biomedical. The sole exception is that, unless otherwise stated, users may print or download information from Pennington Biomedical websites for personal, non-commercial use only, provided they identify the source of the material and include a statement that the materials are protected by copyright law. Permission to reprint or otherwise reproduce any document in whole or in part is prohibited unless prior written consent is obtained from the copyright owner.

Links or Pointers to Other Sites

Pennington Biomedical makes no representations whatsoever about any other website that you may access through this site. When you access a non-Pennington Biomedical site, please understand that it is independent from Pennington Biomedical, and that Pennington Biomedical has no control over the content on that website. In addition, a hyperlink to a non-Pennington Biomedical website does not mean that Pennington Biomedical endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content, or the use, of the linked site. It is up to you to take precautions to ensure that whatever you select for your use or download is free of such items as viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other items of a destructive nature. If you decide to access any of the third-party sites linked to this site, you do this entirely at your own risk.

Terms and conditions stated in our Disclaimer and Legal Notices are entered into in the State of Louisiana and will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Louisiana, exclusive of its choice of law rules. Each party to these terms and conditions submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts sitting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and waives any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such courts. In any action to enforce these terms and conditions, the prevailing party will be entitled to costs and attorney’s fees. In the event that any of the terms and conditions are held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable, such provisions shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that these terms and conditions shall otherwise remain in full force and effect.

Pennington Biomedical Website Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the Pennington Biomedical Research Center website. By using Pennington Biomedical websites, you agree to accept this privacy policy. This policy may be changed, as needed, so please read this policy regularly and carefully.

This policy is subject to change over time, as the technologies utilized to provide services via the internet continue to develop and evolve. Despite changes in technology, any alterations to this policy will not affect Pennington Biomedical’s commitment to privacy.

There is no legal requirement for a user to provide any information to Pennington Biomedical. However, without certain information, Pennington Biomedical websites and services may not function as intended and features may be inaccessible.

The following is our privacy policy regarding the collection of data when users interact with our websites.

1. Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics. Use of this website is voluntary. By using this website, you consent to the collection and use of your personally identifiable information (“PII”) and non-personal information as described in this privacy policy. This policy only governs the use and disclosure of information collected through this website. This privacy policy tells you how we handle the information we learn from you when you visit the websites of Pennington Biomedical. The information we receive depends on what you do during your visit to our websites. Please visit the following pages for more information on Google Analytics’ terms of use and Google’s privacy practices.

Pennington Biomedical sometimes transfers “cookies” and “applets” to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser to collect non-personal information about your visit to this website. Pennington Biomedical may use information from cookies and applets for purposes such as website administration or assessing the technical function of this website. Pennington Biomedical may also use cookies and applets to track information about which pages you visit within this website to help Pennington Biomedical gauge the effectiveness of this website or content.

Pennington Biomedical may use information from cookies and applets for purposes such as website administration or assessing the technical function of this website. Pennington Biomedical may also use cookies and applets to track information about which pages you visit within this website to help Pennington Biomedical gauge the effectiveness of this website or content.

The help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, but this may limit your ability to use some features of this website.

2. Web Server

Our web server collects and stores the following general information about you:

  • The originating name of the domain from which you access the internet (for example, cox.net, if you are connecting from a Cox Communications account);
  • The date and time you access our site;
  • The pages you visit;
  • The internet address of the website from which you linked directly to us;
  • The name and version of web browser and operating system software you are using;
  • The IP address of the website from which you linked directly to the site;
  • Time spent viewing content;
  • Search terms and outcome of search

This information is collected automatically and is not linked to your personal identity. It is used to help us improve our websites by tabulating the number of visitors to our websites in terms of new users, the popularity of pages, amount of use, and types of errors, and to make the websites more useful to you. Occasionally we may provide data to third parties concerning the number of visitors to our websites. This data will not contain individual information.

Personal information voluntarily submitted via email cannot leverage encryption in most cases, and thus email is not a mechanism that Pennington Biomedical will recommend for submitting confidential and/or personal data. Users that submit unsolicited confidential and/or personal information via email must do so at their own risk.

Pennington Biomedical may request that you voluntarily provide certain personally identifiable information (“PII”) to participate in the password-protected areas, download information or complete contact forms. PII information is not collected about you when you visit this website unless you provide that information. You may choose not to provide PII.

Pennington Biomedical may use your PII to:

  • Administer your participation in this website;
  • Communicate information that might be of interest to you;
  • Fulfill your requests for services or materials;
  • Contact you;
  • Conduct research or surveys;
  • Compilation of statistics about the website

Pennington Biomedical may disclose your PII to other authorized users of this website. Pennington Biomedical may use third-party service providers and suppliers to facilitate this website and the services Pennington Biomedical provides, and they may have access to PII. Authorized users are Pennington Biomedical employees or third parties who have been granted access and have a need to know the information collected in order to fulfill Pennington Biomedical mission. Pennington Biomedical may disclose PII to other affiliated institutions and/or if required to do so by law.

3. Online Forms & Email Communication

If you choose to identify yourself by sending an email, using a form, or subscribing to a service or product such as an e-newsletter, some Pennington Biomedical employees may see the material you submit. The information you send may be entered into our electronic database, to share with our health care professionals, researchers, or our internet services staff. Your information will NOT be sold to any organization.

In order to provide information and/or services, Pennington Biomedical may request users to provide personal data, some of which may be personally identifiable information. Information such as name, date of birth, email address, etc. can be collected via voluntary submission of an email or web form to Pennington Biomedical.

If you subscribe to one of an e-newsletter, you may un-subscribe at any time by clicking on the "Unsubscribe" button at the bottom of the e-newsletter.

We will not disclose personal information about individual medical conditions or interests to a third party, except, in limited circumstances, when we believe that the law requires it.

Information may be kept for different lengths of time. From time to time, this website may provide links to other helpful websites that are not affiliated with or owned or controlled by Pennington Biomedical. We are not responsible for, and cannot vouch for, the privacy practices of these other websites.

There is no legal requirement for a user to provide any information Pennington Biomedical. However, without certain information, Pennington Biomedical websites and services may not function as intended and features may be inaccessible.

4. Linked Sites

Pennington Biomedical may provide links on this website to other sites of interest. Your use of such linked websites is subject to the privacy statements of the providers of those websites. You are encouraged to be aware when you leave this website and to understand the privacy statements of each website you visit.

5. Security Measures

While Pennington Biomedical strives to protect your information through measures that protect our systems, such security cannot be guaranteed. Consequently, Pennington Biomedical does not insure or warrant the security of information you transmit, and you do so at your own risk.

6. Changes

Pennington Biomedical may change this policy from time to time. Updates will be posted to this website. You are encouraged to review this policy periodically. If you have any questions about this privacy statement or if you would like to report an issue or complaint, please contact the Pennington Biomedical webmaster at cio@pbrc.edu