Intended Use of Personal Data
Most of our services do not require any form of registration, allowing you to visit our site without telling us who you are. However, some services may require registration. When you register with us, you may need to complete certain fields (some are required and some are optional), as well as choose a user name and password. In these situations, if you choose to withhold any personal data requested by us, it may not be possible for you to gain access to certain parts of the site and for us to respond to your query.
We process personal data for the purposes which we inform you about when we ask you for information. For example, we may collect and use personal data to provide you with products or services, to bill you for products and services you request, to market products and services which we think may be of interest to you, or to communicate with you for other purposes.
Non-disclosure of Personal Data
Right of access, correction and objection
Whenever we process Personal Data, we take reasonable steps to ensure that your Personal Data is kept accurate and up-to-date for the purposes for which it was collected. We will provide you with the ability to object to the processing of your Personal Data if such processing is not reasonably required for a legitimate business purpose as described in this policy or our compliance with law. In the case of electronic direct marketing, we will provide you with a method to opt out of receiving further marketing materials or with a method to opt in if required by law.
If you wish to contact us regarding our use of your Personal Data or object to the processing of your Personal Data, please Email us. If you contact us, please note the name of the Website where you provided the information, as well as the specific information you would like us to correct, update or delete plus a proper identification of you. Requests to delete personal data will be subject to any applicable legal and ethical reporting or document filing or retention obligations imposed on us.
Security and confidentiality
To ensure the security and confidentiality of Personal Data that we collect online, we use data networks protected, inter alia, by industry standard firewall and password protection. In the course of handling your Personal Data, we take measures reasonably designed to protect that information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction.
We are part of the Novartis Group which is a global group of companies and has databases in different countries, some of which are operated by the local Novartis Group Company, and some of which are operated by third parties on behalf of the local Novartis Group Company. You agree that we may transfer your data to one of the Group's or third party’s databases either within or outside your country of domicile, including countries which may not require an adequate level of protection for your Personal Data compared with that provided in the Ireland or EU. Personal Data may also be shared with regulators as required by local legislation.
Cookies and internet tags
In order to access and use this Website, you must have positively accepted to receive cookies.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or other web accessing devices by our Websites. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of our Website, which helps us to provide you with an enhanced experience when you browse our Website and also allows us to improve our Website.
The types of cookies we use and why we use them
(a) Direct you to the relevant sections on the Website.
(b) Make sure the Website delivers a consistent look across different browsers and devices.
(c) Remember your log-in details, if you are a registered user.
(d) Ensure you are secure when logged in.
(e) Enable complex areas of the Website to function.
(f) Track anonymised aggregate statistics about visits to the site to help us improve site performance.
In doing this, we may install cookies that collect the domain name of the user, the
internet service provider, the operating system, and the date and time of access.
The table below explains the generic types of cookies we use and their purpose.We only use first party cookies.
|First party cookies||Cookies set by the website being visited by the user (the website displayed in the URL window).|
|Session cookies||Cookies that expire at the end of a browser session (starting with the time when a user opens the browser window, and finishing when the user exists the browser).|
|Persistent cookies||Cookies that “persist” in the device after the end of a browser session and therefore can allow the preferences or actions of the user to be remembered when the site is revisited.|
Our third-party partners, hosting service provider and/or the web-analytical service partner may collect data about your use of this Website because of these anonymised internet tags/cookies, and may compose reports regarding the Website’s activity for us and may provide further services which are related to the use of the Website and the internet. They may provide such information to other parties if there is a legal requirement that they do so, or if they hire other parties to process information on their behalf.
If you would like more information about web tags and cookies associated with online advertising or to opt-out of third-party collection of this information, please visit the Network Advertising Initiative website at: http://www.networkadvertising.org
Using your browser settings to control and delete cookies
Most web browsers allow control of most cookies through the browser settings. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, this will enable you to decide if you want to accept it or not. However, if you do not accept you may not be able to use all functionality of your browser software.
To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage or delete them, visit: http://www.allaboutcookies.org
Occasionally, we may use internet tags (also known as web-beacons, action tags, single-pixel GIFs, clear GIFs, invisible GIFs and 1-by-1 GIFs) and cookies at this site and may deploy these tags/cookies through a web analytical service partner which may be located and store the respective information (including your IPaddress) in a foreign country. These tags/cookies are placed on different pages of this site. We use this technology to measure the Registered User’s responses to our sites (including how many times a page is opened and which information is consulted) as well as to evaluate your use of this Website.
Links to other sites
Adverse Events Reporting & Quality Complaints
We, or our partners, reserve the right to contact you in relation to any details you may post or send us concerning adverse events or quality issues.