Privacy Policy

Protecting your privacy is important to us. We hope the following statement will help you understand how the Linear Clinical Research Limited (Trials Linear) website collects, uses, and safeguards the personal information you provide on our website.


What we collect

When you browse the Linear website, you do so anonymously. We don’t collect personal
information – including your e-mail address.

Linear use a range of tools provided by third parties, such as Google Analytics, to collect or view website traffic information. These sites have their own privacy policies and Linear is not
responsible for the privacy practices of other business – or the content of websites that may be linked to our website. Linear also uses session tools to improve your experience when accessing our websites.

The information that may be collected when you visit our website may include:

  • your computer’s IP address;
  • your top-level domain name;
  • the date and time of access to the site and duration;
  • pages accessed and documents downloaded;
  • searches performed;
  • the previous site visited;
  • and type of browser and operating system used.

Your browser supplies us with this information. We do not link your IP address or any of the other information listed above to anything personally identifiable.

What we do with the information we gather

Linear uses this information to maintain, secure and improve our website and to enhance your
experience when using it.

In relation to Google Analytics, you can opt out of the collection of this information using the
Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

No attempt will be made to identify anonymous users or their browsing activities unless Linear is legally compelled to do so, such as in the event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect the Internet Service Provider’s log files.


Like many other websites, the Linear website may use a standard technology called a “cookie” to collect information about how you use the site.

The Linear website uses “cookies” for maintaining contact with a user through a website session. A cookie is a small file supplied by us and stored by the web browser software on your computer when you access our site. Cookies allow us to recognise you as an individual as you move from one of our web pages to another.

All cookies will be immediately lost when you end your internet session and shut down your
computer. Linear’s record of your information will be automatically deleted twenty minutes after you last use our website. This information is only used to help you navigate the Linear website systems more efficiently, not to track your movements through the internet, or to record personal information about you.

The website includes a notification to make you aware of the use of cookies on the site and you are provided with a choice to use them or not. In addition, you can set your browser not to
accept cookies, however in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a


Collection of Personal Information

Personal information is information that can identify you as an individual.

Use of the Linear website does not require you to submit personal information. Some activities, such as sending us an email, completing a form or survey, making a donation, or providing other comments or messages may include the voluntary submission of your personal information.


Use of Your Personal Information

Where Linear collects personal information from you by means of this website including, without limitation, the registration of your interest in participating in a clinical trial or, separately, uses that information to contact you in relation to a specific clinical trial in which you agree to participate, or a donation you wish to make, your registration or agreement will operate as a specific authority and privacy waiver enabling us to share your information with third parties.

In addition, information may be collected from organisations wishing to engage Linear’s services in respect of research and clinical trial activities.

Linear does not disclose the name and address or any other personal information of any donor or subscriber to any other organisation or body, nor does it share its database. While we do seek to recognise our donor’s support at times in Linear’s publications, we will always first ask the donor for their permission to do so. Details are strictly confidential and used only for the purposes setout above.

In addition to providing our services to you and carrying out your requests, we may use or
disclose personal information that we collect about you for our business and as permitted by law.

Such purposes include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • to provide you with information related to participating in a clinical trial;
  • to match candidates with clinical trials;
  • to provide you with other information related to our services;
  • to improve our services;
  • to establish and maintain a database of potential candidates willing to participate in
    clinical trials;
  • meeting any legal and regulatory requirements we are subject to or may be imposed
    upon Linear;
  • taking required action where we suspect that fraud or unlawful activity has been, is being, or may be engaged in; and
  • to improve the operation, administration, development, or enhancement of this website.

Some of these third parties may not be located in Australia and thus we may supply information to that party who may be overseas. These entities are not our service providers and we do not control how they manage your information. By providing Linear with your personal information, you consent to the disclosure and transfer of your personal information outside Australia but only in the manner permitted under this Privacy Policy.


Disclosure of Your Personal Information

Where the Privacy Act permits it, Linear may disclose the personal information of current or
potential patients/participants in clinical trials, sponsors (or potential sponsors), donors and
other parties to third parties. Third parties that we may disclose your personal information to

  • sponsors of clinical trials in accordance with your consent, or for which you have generally or specifically registered (for current or potential clinical trial patients/participants – for more information, refer to the Patients/Participants Privacy Policy which is also available on this website);
  • entities providing services to Linear including legal services, financial services, data
    providers, storage services and mailing houses;
  • government regulatory bodies in Australia and overseas;
  • third parties you authorise to act on your behalf or that are otherwise connected with
  • you(such as your legal representative or other authorised agent or attorney); and
  • law enforcement agencies.

Some of these third parties may not be located in Australia and thus we may supply information to that party who may be overseas. These entities are not our service providers and we do not control how they manage your information. By providing Linear with your personal information, you consent to the disclosure and transfer of your personal information outside Australia but only in the manner permitted under this Privacy Policy.


Security of Information

Linear places great importance on the security of all information associated with our website.

We have security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of
personal information under our control.

No data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure. As a result, while we strive to protect user’s personal information, Linear cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information transmitted to it or from its website, and users do so at their own risk.

Once Linear receives your transmission, it makes every effort to ensure the security of its systems.


Your Acceptance of these Terms

By using this site, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this
policy, please do not use our site. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, add, or
remove portions of this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for changes.

Your continued use of the Linear site following the posting of changes to these terms means you accept the changes.


Contact Us

If you have any queries, concerns, or complaints about this privacy policy or the way in which we handle your personal information, or if you would like to make any recommendations or
comments to improve the quality of our Privacy Policy, please contact us via email at
[email protected] or Telephone: +61 (08) 6382 5100.

If you would like access to the personal information we hold about you, or to have your name
removed from our database, please contact us via our email at [email protected] or
Telephone: +61 (08) 6382 5100.