Introduction is a brand of Patient Recruiters International, Inc. (PRI),  a wholly owned affiliate of Parimed Inc.. PRI is a leading patient recruitment services provider that offers private and secure matching of people seeking involvement in medical-related research to appropriate studies.  Protecting consumer privacy is important to PRI. PRI and its affiliated United States subsidiaries (hereinafter collectively referred to as “PRI,” “we,” “us” or “our”) adhere to the Safe Harbor Agreement concerning the transfer of personal data from the European Union (“EU”) to the United States of America. Accordingly, we follow the Safe Harbor Principles published by the U.S. Department of Commerce (the “Principles”) with respect to all such data. If there is any conflict between the policies in this privacy policy and the Principles, the Principles shall govern. This privacy policy outlines our general policy and practices for implementing the Principles, including the types of information we gather, how we use it and the notice and choice affected individuals have regarding our use of and their ability to correct that information. This privacy policy applies to all personal information received by PRI whether in electronic, paper, or verbal format.

U.S. – EU Safe Harbor Privacy Statement
For personal information of employees, consumers, healthcare professionals, medical research subjects and investigators, customers, investors, and government officials that PRI receives from the European Economic Area, PRI has committed to handling such personal information in accordance with the Safe Harbor Principles. PRI’s Safe Harbor certification. For more information about the Safe Harbor Principles, please visit the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Website.


“Personal Information” or “Information” means information that (1) is transferred from the EU to the United States; (2) is recorded in any form; (3) is about, or pertains to a specific individual; and (4) can be linked to that individual.  “Sensitive Personal Information” means personal information that reveals race, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or that concerns an individual’s health information.


PRI shall inform an individual of the purpose for which it collects and uses the Personal Information. PRI securely protects and does not disclose Personal Information to any third party unless first receiving an electronically signed consent agreement by the individual.  Notice will be provided in clear and conspicuous language when individuals are asked to provide Personal Information to PRI.


PRI will offer individuals the opportunity to choose (opt out) whether their Personal Information is to be used for the purpose collected or any other purpose for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by the individual. For Sensitive Personal Information, PRI will give individuals the opportunity to affirmatively or explicitly (opt out) consent to the disclosure of the information for the purposed collected or a different purpose for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by the individual.

Onward Transfers

Prior to disclosing Personal Information to a third party, PRI shall notify the individual of such disclosure and allow the individual the choice (opt out) of such disclosure. PRI shall ensure that any third party for which Personal Information may be disclosed subscribes to the Principles or are subject to law providing the same level of privacy protection as is required by the Principles and agree in writing to provide an adequate level of privacy protection.

Data Security

PRI shall take reasonable steps to protect the Information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. PRI has put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the Information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration or destruction. PRI cannot guarantee the security of Information on or transmitted via the Internet.

Data Integrity

PRI shall only process Personal Information in a way that is compatible with and relevant for the purpose for which it was collected or authorized by the individual. To the extent necessary for those purposes, PRI shall take reasonable steps to ensure that Personal Information is accurate, complete, current and reliable for its intended use.


PRI shall allow an individual access to their Personal Information and allow the individual to correct, amend or delete inaccurate information, except where the burden or expense of providing access would be disproportionate to the risks to the privacy of the individual in the case in question or where the rights of persons other than the individual would be violated.


PRI uses a self-assessment approach to assure compliance with this privacy policy and periodically verifies that the policy is accurate, comprehensive for the information intended to be covered, prominently displayed, completely implemented and accessible and in conformity with the Principles. We encourage interested persons to raise any concerns using the contact information provided and we will investigate and attempt to resolve any complaints and disputes regarding use and disclosure of Personal Information in accordance with the Principles.

If a complaint or dispute cannot be resolved through our internal process, we agree to dispute resolution using (an independent resource mechanism) as a third party resolution provider.


This privacy policy may be amended from time to time consistent with the requirements of the Safe Harbor Policy. We will post any revised policies on this website.

Information Subject to Other Policies
PRI is committed to following the Principles for all Personal Information within the scope of the Safe Harbor Agreement. However, certain information is subject to policies of PRI that may differ in some respects from the general policies set forth in this privacy policy.

Contact Information

Questions, comments or complaints regarding PRI’s Safe Harbor Policy or data collection and processing practices can be mailed or emailed to:

Patient Recruiters International, Inc.
By Mail –
Attn: Legal Department
5927 Balfour Court, Suite 201
Carlsbad, CA  92008
By Email –
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Effective date: June 14, 2012