The privacy of Site users' personal information is important to the RPC. This Privacy Policy describes information that may be collected about Site users; how Site user information is used; how the RPC protects it; and what choices Site users have on how that information is used.

  1. This Privacy Policy covers the RPC's treatment of any personally identifiable information that the RPC collects when you are on this Site. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of the individual companies that comprise the RPC. Information collection and use will be handled in the following manner as set forth in this Privacy Policy.


    Information we collect from visitors:

    Visitors to the Site can access the Site's home page, and browse some areas of the Site, without disclosing any personally identifiable information. We do track information provided to us by your browser, including the Web site you came from (known as the referring URL), the type of browser you use, the time and date of access, and other information that does not personally identify you. In addition, we gather information about you that is automatically collected by our Site host's server, such as your IP address and domain name.

  3. The RPC will take steps to safeguard any information you share with us. By providing any personal information, you acknowledge and agree that, despite efforts to safeguard such personal information, no system, including the RPC's systems, are perfect and no data is completely safe from inadvertent, unintended or unauthorized disclosure. The RPC stores the information you provide about yourself in a database in order to provide you with the information you request. The information is stored for the lifetime of the database unless you request that it be removed.

  4. The information on this Web site is intended for individuals 18 years of age or older. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable data from Site visitors under the age of 18.

  5. Except as described above, the RPC will not intentionally otherwise use or disclose any of your personally identifiable information, except to the extent reasonably necessary: (i) to correct technical problems and malfunctions and technically process your information; (ii) to protect the security and integrity of the Site; (iii) to protect our rights and property and the rights and property of others; (iv) to the extent required by law or to respond to judicial process; or (v) to enforcement agencies or for an investigation on a matter related to public safety, as applicable.

  6. Cookies, log files, and pixel-tags (Web beacons) are technologies used by the Site to identify a user as the user moves through the Site. Your browser allows us to place some information (session-based IDs and/or persistent cookies) on your computer's hard drive that identifies the computer you are using. Your Web browser can be set to allow you to control whether you will accept cookies, reject cookies, or to notify you each time a cookie is sent to you. If your browser is set to reject cookies, Web sites that are cookie-enabled will not recognize you when you return to the Web site, and some Web site functionality may be lost. The Help section of your browser will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting cookies. On occasion, we contract with third parties to place cookies on your computer's hard drive. Although cookies do not normally contain personally identifiable information, if you have provided us information about you, we may associate your registration information with cookies or other tracking utilities our Web site places on your computer's hard drive. Associating a cookie with your registration data allows us to offer increased personalization and functionality. Without cookies, this functionality would not be possible.

  7. As a resource to Site visitors, the RPC may provide links to other Web sites. Site users should carefully review the privacy policies and practices of these Web sites, as the RPC cannot control or be responsible for the privacy practices of other Web sites.

  8. THIRD PARTIES. The RPC may share some kinds of information with third parties as described below:
    • Companies and individuals providing services to the RPC: The RPC contracts with other companies and individuals to help the RPC administer the Opioid Analgesic REMS Program. If you are a health care professional, the RPC may validate your licensure status and other information against available databases that list licensed health care professionals. In order to perform their contractual obligations, these other companies and individuals may have limited access to some of the personal information the RPC maintains about our users. Other companies may collect information on our behalf through their Web sites. This occasionally incorporates the use of frames on the Site that will not show the URL you are visiting in the browser address window. We require such companies and individuals to comply with the terms of our privacy policy, to limit their access to any personal information to the minimum necessary to perform their obligations, and not to use the information they may access for purposes other than fulfilling their responsibilities to the RPC. We use diligent efforts to limit other companies' use of personally identifiable or health care information.
    • Legal requirements: We may release account and other personal information when the RPC believes that its release is required to comply with applicable laws, regulations, rules or ordinances. We may disclose personal health information if, in our judgment after consultation with legal counsel, the disclosure is compelled by law or regulation, or if the disclosure may be necessary to prevent the death or serious injury of an individual.

By using this Site, you consent to our collection and use of your information as described above. The RPC will regularly assess its practices to ensure that your privacy is respected. The RPC may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. If the RPC makes any substantial changes to the manner in which the RPC uses your personal information, the RPC will notify you via a posting of relevant information on the Site.

Please see also the RPC's Terms of Use for additional information.