PDAPS | Prescription Drug Abuse Policy System

Our Terms of Use

The Prescription Drug Abuse Policy System (PDAPS) is currently maintained by the Center for Public Health Law Research at the Temple University Beasley School of Law as part of its Policy Surveillance Program. PDAPS was initially developed by Legal Science, LLC, with funding from the US National Institute on Drug Abuse (#HHSN271201500081C). PDAPS builds upon the work of staff and grantees of the RWJF Public Health Law Research Program, based at Temple Law School, including PHLR Associate Director Alexander Wagenaar, PhD. Except as expressly otherwise noted, all data, codebooks and protocols you download from PDAPS are made available to you in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License (“CC BY-NC 3.0”) (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/) , as amended and updated by Creative Commons from time to time (“CC BY-NC 3.0”), which is incorporated herein by this reference. The CC BY-NC 3.0 License allows you to freely share and adapt PDAPS content for any noncommercial purpose provided that you give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. Appropriate Credit means, if supplied, you must provide the name of the creator and attribution parties, a copyright notice, a license notice, and a disclaimer notice. You may not use the material for commercial purposes. Notice: No warranties are given. The license may not give you all of the permissions necessary for your intended use. For example, other rights such as publicity, privacy or moral rights may limit how you use the material. Please consult the CC BY-NC 3.0.
Updated: November 2021, Version 4.0

Our privacy policies


Thank you for using PDAPS. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. This Privacy Policy is a part of our Terms of Use. If you have any questions or comments, or if you want to update, delete, or change any personal information you have submitted on PDAPS, please e-mail pdaps@temple.edu. PDAPS is currently maintained by the Center for Public Health Law Research at the Temple University Beasley School of Law, 1719 N. Broad Street, Klein Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19122. The Center for Public Health Law Research at the Temple University Beasley School of Law will be referred to as “CPHLR” under these Terms. PDAPS will be referred to as the “Service.” Users of this Service will be referred to “User” or “you” under these Terms. In the course of providing the Service, CPHLR may collect Personal Information about a User. For example, when a User goes to download a data page, a protocol, a codebook, a report, or a white paper, the User will be asked to identify themselves before downloading. This prompt will request the User’s name, email, and company name to complete the download. A user can also Login to PDAPS by providing an email address and creating a password. By logging in, the User will not need to identify themselves prior to downloading published content. This Privacy Policy is effective with respect to any data CPHLR has collected or will collect, about and/or from you. If there are any changes to this Privacy Policy, CPHLR will post them on the Service. Any changes will be effective as of the last date we post on the Service. CPHLR will not treat information of any open account differently from any other open account. If we ever change our Privacy Policy to expand our rights to use or disclose personal information for marketing purpose, you will be able to opt out without termination.

Information Collected

When you create an account to use the Service or send us an e-mail, you are giving us information that CPHLR collects. That information may include your IP address, name, physical address, email address, phone number, and other details like occupation and company information. By giving CPHLR this information, you consent to your information being collected, used, disclosed, and stored by CPHLR, only as described in our Privacy Policy. CPHLR may get information about how and when you use the Service. This information may include your IP address, time, date, browser used, and actions taken by you within the Service. When you create an account to use the Service, CPHLR stores cookies, or strings of code, on your computer. CPHLR uses those cookies to collect information about when you visit our Service, your browser type and version, your operating system, and other similar information. You may disable cookies, but doing so may make the Service more difficult to use.

Use and Disclosure of Personal Information

CPHLR may use and disclose your personal information only as follows:
  1. To send you Service alert e-mails – we may e-mail you to inform you of any changes to our Services, including version updates, planned outages, or changes to our Terms of Use or Privacy Policy.
  2. To enforce compliance with our Terms of Use and applicable law to help prevent violations.
  3. To provide customer support.
  4. To protect our rights and safety as well as the rights and safety of other Users and third parties.
  5. To meet legal requirements and provide information to representatives and advisors necessary to help CPHLR comply with any legal, financial, or security requirements.
  6. To communicate with you about your account.
  7. To inquire about the use of the Service.

Public Information and Third Parties

Our Service includes links to other websites, whose privacy policies might be different than that of CPHLR. If you submit any personal information to any of those websites, your information will be governed by their privacy policies.

Notice of Breach of Security

If a security breach causes an unauthorized use of our system that materially affects you, CPHLR will notify you as soon as possible and report our actions in response.

Safeguarding Information

Accounts for the Service requires a username and password to log in. You are responsible for keeping your username and password secure. Do not disclose your username and password to a third party.

Accuracy of Data, Transparency, and Choice

If your account data changes, you are responsible for notifying CPHLR of those changes. This includes switching to a new e-mail address. We only store data for as long as is reasonably required to fulfill the purposes that gave CPHLR the right to access it in the first place. We will provide you with access to any personal information about you that we hold within 30 days of any request for that information you make by contacting us at pdaps@temple.edu. Unless prohibited by law, we will remove any personal information about you from our servers at your request.


We regularly review our compliance with this Privacy Policy.