Rebar Interactive has an unwavering dedication to improving the clinical trial process for prospective clinical trial participants, individuals enrolled in clinical trials, researchers in academia, and study teams at medical device, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. We do this through providing technology-enabled solutions and professional services to identify, educate, screen, refer, enroll, and/or retain patients.
Clinical trials are the cornerstone for validating the efficacy, safety and clinical outcomes of investigational drugs, therapies and devices prior to market availability. The process for obtaining the required regulatory approval to bring products to market is extremely rigorous. Rebar Interactive specializes in providing services to reach, screen and process clinical trial participants. We also provide technology-enabled solutions to collect patient reported outcomes and clinical outcome assessments, deliver retention messaging to clinical trial participants, collect wearable and other sensor data, and deploy eHealth interventions for disease management and behavior modification programs. As part of these processes, individuals are requested to provide and entrust Rebar Interactive with confidential and/or personal information (“Personal Information”). Rebar Interactive has adopted the following privacy and security policy (“Policy”) to ensure participants that their Personal Information will be protected by fair trade practices and in accordance with all applicable laws, including requirements under the EU-US Privacy Shield, as well as the applicable patient and consumer data privacy laws of other countries within which we provide services.
Rebar Interactive is committed to protecting your Personal Information. We use secure, encrypted computer systems to store your information using best-practice standards to keep your information from being seen by anyone that should not see it. This Policy explains what information we may gather, and for what purpose. You may contact us with questions about this Policy or to place restrictions on the use of your Personal Information outside of the scope of this Policy.
As used in this Policy, “Rebar Interactive”, “Rebar”, “us” or “we” refers to Rebar Interactive, LLC, a limited liability company formed under the laws of the State of Louisiana, USA. As used in this Policy, “you”, “your”, or “participant” refers to an individual who has elected to provide Personal Information to Rebar Interactive as part of the individual’s participation in a clinical trial recruitment program, other direct-to-patient outreach or market research program, clinical trial retention or engagement program, or program related to clinical trial data collection. This Policy covers our website at RebarInteractive.com as well as any website, mobile application, or other technology-enabled solution designed, programmed, hosted and managed by Rebar Interactive on behalf of our clients.
Rebar Interactive is committed to the following on your behalf:
This Policy applies only to “Personal Information”, which is any information that can be used to identify you. Under HIPAA, some types of this information may be referred to as Personal Health Information, or PHI, which may be information describing your health, including symptoms, diagnoses, testing or test results, and medical care services and procedures including medications. It may also include information that could be used to identify you if used in conjunction with other types of information. Our Policy does not apply to situations where we may gather information from third party sources that do not identify you specifically.
Generally, we obtain Personal Information about you by virtue of you providing us with such information. The only Personal Information about you that we collect from third parties is information that you have provided through an “opt-in” process. For example, we do not have access to your medical records except in cases where we are providing services to or through a medical professional from whom you have obtained services and with whom we have an appropriate data privacy agreement in place.
We may ask you for Personal Information in various locations on our website, via email requests or other means. In some situations, you will be required to provide Personal Information because of the clinical trial or marketing program for which you are being screened or in which you are participating. For example, we will need your real name to enroll you in a clinical trial. In other cases, the information you are being asked to provide is optional. We designate which information is optional throughout our website and other study processes.
This information may be shared with clinical study sites for the purposes of contacting and screening you for potential eligibility for a specific clinical study. For marketing programs, your Personal Information may be provided directly to the entity offering that particular medical device, therapeutic treatment, or service. The use of this information is limited to the immediate needs required to conduct our business activities and will never exceed the minimal threshold rule with the exception of instances where you give us explicit permission to contact you regarding future or applicable studies and products; or in cases where your information is requested as part of a law enforcement investigation or matter of national security.
The information we seek to collect via electronic mail, web outreach, and/or our Rebar Platform allows us to provide you (whether you are a participant, physician, or authorized caregiver) with information that is targeted specifically to you or the individual for whom you are seeking information.
The information we collect is useful in identifying when, where and how you may be eligible for clinical trials, marketing programs or other healthcare related benefits. We may seek Personal Information on our website or through other electronic means, through our Rebar Platform, or by mail, within the processes of a clinical trial or marketing program, or otherwise from recipients of Rebar Interactive corporate and program communications.
Typical data collection involves only information which you provide and may include:
The government of the United States requires protections for your health information and sets rules about who can see and obtain your health information (“health information” includes any information about your mental or physical health, your health care, payment for your health care, and any demographic information). Rebar Interactive’s data practices and services comply with these standards.
You have the right to:
In compliance with the EU-US Privacy Shield Principles, Rebar Interactive commits to resolve complaints about your privacy and our collection or use of your Personal information. European Union individuals with inquires or complaints regarding this policy should first contact Rebar Interactive at:
or via postal mail at:
2508 N Rampart Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA 70117
Please address your correspondence to our Privacy Officer and include the following information: your specific question related to this policy, perceived breach or other concern; your contact information; and whether you would like us to contact you regarding your complaint.
Rebar Interactive has further committed to cooperate with EU data protection authorities (DPAs). Individuals in the European Union with inquiries or complaints regarding our Privacy Shield policy should contact a local EU Data Protection Authority at http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/bodies/authorities/index_en.htm. The services of EU DPAs are provided at no cost to you.
Rebar Interactive is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). In certain limited cases, individuals may invoke binding arbitration before the Privacy Shield Panel to be created by the US Department of Commerce and the European Commission.
We frequently provide our services by working in tandem with other businesses that we refer to as our business partners. We do not provide your Personal Information to any of our business partners without your prior permission, nor do we ever receive records or personal data from a doctor, trial investigator or any other third party without your prior permission. Our business partners have their own privacy policies, and in cases where you have given us consent to share your information with them, you should review their privacy policies, which are typically located on their websites.
When you register with Rebar Interactive you are indicating your consent to permit us to maintain your information in our database, to check your personal profile against eligibility criteria for marketed products or clinical trials that are currently seeking to enroll investigators and/or participants, and to permit Rebar Interactive to communicate relevant information you have identified as valuable. We may periodically contact you using the information you have provided. If you expressly request Rebar Interactive to keep you informed about a marketing program or trial in which you have enrolled, we will do so. If you agree, we will contact you by various means to facilitate your participation in a trial or marketing program. You may opt-out of select communications mediums at will on an individual instance basis.
At any time, you may indicate to Rebar Interactive that you wish to stop receiving communications from Rebar Interactive. You can achieve this by contacting us through our website (https://RebarInteractive.com) or providing your request in writing to:
Privacy Officer, 2508 N Rampart Street, New Orleans, Louisiana USA 70117.
Since we may have been your first point of contact related to a trial, we may be tasked with keeping you informed regarding the trial process even after you are enrolled. Depending on the clinical trial Investigator, and with your consent using only information you provide to us, we may be charged with providing communications related to the study.
We employ technology and procedures to protect the security of your Personal Information during its storage and use by us. In addition, Rebar Interactive, does not sell, share, rent or trade your Personal Information with third parties other than as disclosed within this Policy or with your express written consent.
FIREWALLS: We protect our servers from unauthorized access by using firewalls. Firewalls are controlled barriers that prevent network traffic from flowing between computers without specific permission. Data maintained on our servers, including all Personal Information and Personal Health Information, are on servers which are themselves only accessible from our proprietary software running on other servers on our network. All activity among our network servers is logged and reviewed periodically. All Rebar Interactive staff require passwords to access these servers and all internal activity is logged and reviewed on a periodic basis.
DATA ENCRYPTION: All Personal Information or Personal Health Information collected by us is encrypted during transmission between our servers as well as the computer from which you are accessing our web sites. We use the most current version of Transport Layer Security (TLS). TLS is an industry-standard encryption format supported by all web browsers. In most browsers, including Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, and Firefox, you can verify that you are viewing an encrypted and secure page by looking for a lock icon in the “location bar” or “address bar” (the area in which you typed or can see the URL of the website). The presence of an icon of closed padlock in either the left or right of the location bar (depending on your web browser) indicates the page is secure and encrypted. An unencrypted page would either display no lock icon, or the image of an open lock, depending on your browser. Furthermore, we employ application level encryption of user supplied information, as deemed necessary, before transmission to the database. These elements, when secured, are encrypted utilizing a symmetrical 1,024-bit encryption pattern. When encrypted, your information can only be used within the stored network, and is prevented from any external transmission. Atop application-level encryption, all databases utilized by the Rebar Platform are installed with a fully encrypted file system.
RESTRICTED ACCESS: In addition to the various techniques we use to protect your Personal Information online, we take additional measures to protect this Personal Information offline. We restrict access to all information we receive or maintain, including your Personal Information. Only those employees who require access to the information to perform a specific job function (such as certain members of our information technology staff) are granted access to your Personal Information, and such access is both password-controlled and logged. All of our employees have signed Confidentiality Agreements and are educated on our security and privacy policies when they join Rebar Interactive, as well as being required to review our policies on a regular and periodic basis and any time our policies change.
PHYSICAL SECURITY: The physical environment in which we store personal data is also protected and secured with several layers of physical security. Servers which store Personal Information are maintained in a secure environment, within locked, access-restricted and climate-controlled rooms.
Please address your correspondence to our Privacy Officer and include the following information: your specific question, comment, or request related to your Personal Information; your contact information and whether you would like us to contact you regarding your request.