By using this Web site, you agree to the terms of the most recent version of this Privacy Statement. You may be subject to additional terms that may apply when you access particular services or materials on certain areas in this Web site, or by following a link from this Web site. Introduction
The information we receive, and how we use it, depends on what you do when visiting our Web site. We collect and use your non-personal information (information that is not identifiable to you personally) differently than your personal information.
What Is Non-Personal Information?
Non-personal information is information we collect through this Web site that does not identify you as an individual person. It may include information such as the following:
- the type of Web browser software you use (for example, Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer) the name of the domain from which you access the Internet
- the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly to our Web site the date and time you access our Web site
- which pages you have visited on our Web site personal information that has been de-identified
If you visit our Web site to read or download information, such as information about a health condition or about one of our products, we may collect certain non-personal information about you from your computer. This information is collected from your computer's Web browser: If you only read or download information on our Web site, we do not collect or learn your name, e-mail address, home address, or other personal information about you. We may place a text file called a cookie in the browser files of your computer when you visit. The cookie may be stored on your computer's hard drive. The information that we collect using cookies is non-personal information. You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, but some parts of our Web site may not work properly for you if you do so. We will not allow third parties to place cookies on our Web site.
Cookies and Similar Technologies that collect Personal Data
Our websites may use a technology known as web beacons that allows the collection of web log information. A web beacon is a tiny graphic on a web page or in an e-mail message designed to track pages viewed or messages opened. Web log information is gathered when you visit one of our websites by the computer that hosts our website (called a "webserver").
On certain web pages or in emails we send to you, we may utilise a technology called a “web beacon” (also known as an “action tag” or “clear GIF technology”). We may use web beacons to help determine which email messages sent by us were opened and whether a message was acted upon. Web beacons also help analyse the effectiveness of websites by measuring the number of visitors to a site or how many visitors clicked on key elements of a site.
Cookies can be placed on your computer both by us and by third parties with whom we have a contractual relationship, such as web analytic services and advertising network services. With most Internet browsers or other software, you can change your browser settings to erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please check your browser instructions to learn more about these functions. If you reject cookies, functionality of the site may be limited, and you may not be able to take advantage of many of the site's features.
Do Not Track
There are different ways you can prevent tracking of your online activity. One of them is setting a preference in your browser that alerts websites you visit that you do not want them to collect certain information about you. This is referred to as a Do-Not-Track (“DNT”) signal. Please note that currently our websites and web-based resources do not respond to these signals from web browsers. At this time, there is no universally accepted standard for what a company should do when a DNT signal is detected.
This information is used to administer and update the website, and we will also assess whether the visitors to the site match the expected site demographics and determine how key audiences are navigating the content.
A. Opt-Out Provision:
Google analytics offers an opt-out provision for website visitors who do not want their data to be collected. You can receive more information about this option here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
B. Google's Use of Data:
What Does ALLERGAN Do with Non-Personal Information?
Because non-personal information cannot identify you or be tied to you in any way, there are no restrictions on the ways that we can use or share non-personal information. We are always looking for ways to better serve you and improve this Web site. We will use non-personal information from you to help us make this Web site more useful to visitors. We also will use non-personal information for other business purposes. For example, we may use non-personal information or aggregate de- identified personal information to:
- create reports for internal use to develop programs, products, services or content customise the information or services that are of interest to you
- share it with or sell it to third parties
- provide aggregated "traffic statistics" and "response rates" to third parties
What Is Personal Information?
Personal information is information we collect through this Web site that we can use to specifically identify you, such as your:
- telephone number
- e-mail address
- personal health information
- date of birth
In some places on this Web site you have the opportunity to send us personal information about yourself. For example, you may fill out a registration form, a survey, or an e-mail form.
You also may choose to allow us to personalise your visits to the Web site, in which case we will ask you for certain personal information to make your visits to our Web site more helpful to you. When this information is combined with the non-personal information that we collect through cookies (described above), we will be able to tell that you have visited our Web site before and can personalise your access to our Web site, for example, by telling you about new features that may be of interest to you.
How Does ALLERGAN Keep and Use Personal Information?
We may keep and use personal information we collect from you through this Web site to provide you with access to this Web site. In addition, we may keep and use your personal information:
- to respond to your requests
- to personalise your access to our Web site, for example, by telling you about new features that may be of interest to you
- to develop records, including records of your personal information
- to contact you with information that might be of interest to you, including information about clinical trials and about products and services of ours and of others
- for analytical purposes and to research, develop and improve programs, products, services and content
- to remove your personal identifiers (your name, e-mail address, etc). In this case, you would no longer be identified as a single unique individual. Once we have de-identified information, it is non- personal information and we may treat it like other non-personal information.
- to enforce this Privacy Statement and other rules about your use of this Web site to protect our rights or property
- to protect someone's health, safety or welfare
- to comply with a law or regulation, court order or other legal process
Does ALLERGAN Ever Share Personal Information with Third Parties?
ALLERGAN will not share your personal information collected from this Web site with an unrelated third party without your permission, except as otherwise provided in this Privacy Statement.In the ordinary course of business, we will share some personal information with companies that we hire to perform services or functions on our behalf. In all cases in which we share your personal information with a third party, we will not authorise them to keep, disclose or use your information with others except for the purpose of providing the services we asked them to provide.
We will not sell, exchange or publish your personal information, except in conjunction with a corporate sale, merger, dissolution, or acquisition.
We may be legally compelled to release your personal information in response to a court order, subpoena, search warrant, law or regulation. We may cooperate with law enforcement authorities in investigating and prosecuting Web site visitors who violate our rules or engage in behaviour which is harmful to other visitors (or illegal).
We may disclose your personal information to third parties if we feel that the disclosure is necessary to:
- enforce this Privacy Statement and the other rules about your use of this Web site protect our rights or property
- protect someone's health, safety or welfare
- comply with a law or regulation, court order or other legal process
Please note: In addition to the ways that we may keep, disclose, and use information described in this Privacy Statement, we also may keep, disclose, and use personally identifiable information that you give us through this Web site in ways that we believe are consistent with governmental guidance, directions, regulations, and laws.
What About Privacy on Other Web Sites?
This Web site may contain links to other Web sites. We provide the links for your convenience, but we do not review, control, or monitor the privacy practices of Web sites operated by others. This Privacy Statement does not apply to any other Web site. We are not responsible for the performance of Web sites operated by third parties or for your business dealings with them. Therefore, whenever you leave this Web site we recommend that you review each Web site's privacy practices and make your own conclusions regarding the adequacy of these practices.
Does ALLERGAN Ever Communicate Directly with Visitors to This Web Site?
We may contact you periodically by e-mail, mail or telephone to provide information regarding programs, products, services and content that may be of interest to you. In addition, some of the features on this Web site allow you to communicate with us using an online form. If your communication requests a response from us, we will send you a response via e-mail. The e-mail response or confirmation may include your personal information, including personal information about your health, your name, address, etc. We cannot guarantee that our e-mails to you will be secure from unauthorised interception.
Are There Special Rules About Children's Privacy?
This site is not intended for or designed for individuals under the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect Personal Data from any person under the age of 18. We care about protecting the online privacy of children. We will not intentionally collect any personal information (such as a child's name or e-mail address) from children. If you think that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 18, please contact us.
What About Web Site Security?
We take reasonable steps to protect your personal information from loss, misuse, and unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. You should keep in mind that no Internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error-free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from this site may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail.