Data Privacy Statement
At Alexion, we understand that various laws and regulations govern data protection and we respect your privacy and personal information. Please review this Data Privacy Statement to learn about how Alexion collects, uses, shares and protects information.
“Personal information” is information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person; an identifiable person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, by using a combination of information such as identification number or other information which is submitted to and/or collected by the Site and maintained by or for Alexion in an accessible form. Examples of Personal Information that directly identify you can include your name, address, telephone number, email address and other similar information.
Information Collected – Information You Give Us
The Site is not designed to receive any confidential and/or personal information. The Site, if applicable, collects your personal information only if you choose to give it to us voluntarily by email or other forms. We use such information only for those purposes which you have approved.
By providing personal information to us, you give your consent to these being processed by Alexion for the purpose of answering your question, granting you access to the Site or some other aspects defined on the Site or requested by you. While we retain the right to share your personal information with our corporate affiliates, including affiliates outside your country of residence, and with outside companies or agents working on our behalf to help fulfill our business obligations, we do not share any of your personal information with third parties for their own use unless you explicitly give us permission to do so. If you submit Personal Information we may use that information to contact you by email, phone or mail as you indicated to provide you with information you have requested. Thus, with the exception of the personal information outlined above, all information, whatever form it is in: documents, data, graphics, questions, suggestions, concepts, remarks or other – which you communicate on the Site will in no way be considered as confidential. The simple fact of you transmitting this data to us grants us the right to use, reproduce, diffuse or modify this data, or to transmit it in the aim of processing your request.
In some cases, we remove personal identifiers from data and maintain it in aggregate form. We may combine this data with other information to produce anonymous, aggregated statistical information helpful to us in improving our products and services.
You acknowledge that Alexion is a global group of companies and thus, has databases in different countries, some of which are operated by Alexion and some of which are operated by third parties on behalf of Alexion. We may transfer your data outside your country of residence to countries which may not ensure the same level of data protection as provided as your country of residence. When submitting your personal data you explicitly give your consent that your data can be transferred, stored and processed in countries outside of your country of residence, which may not ensure the same level of data protection as provided in your country of residence, to provide you with the information you requested. If you do not consent to the collection, use or disclosure of your personal data as outlined herein, please do not submit any personal information to Alexion.
In case you share personal information with Alexion, Alexion will not disclose to third parties your personal information except (i) to affiliated entities, including entities outside the European Union; (ii) to vendors and service providers who assist Alexion in providing service to you (e.g. a fulfillment company for processing and mailing purposes, providing customer service, sending marketing communications about our products, services and offers, and doing technological maintenance) and complies with the applicable data privacy laws and regulations. We may also disclose personal information for these purposes:
Any affiliated entity, vendor or service provider, or other third party who has permitted access to or to whom we transfer personal information is required to keep your personal data confidential.
Note to Users of Business or Professional Websites: If you have a business or professional relationship with Alexion, we may use information you submit on our Site, including sites intended specifically for business and professional users, to fulfill your requests and develop our business relationship with you and the entities you represent. We may also share such information with third parties acting on our behalf.
Privacy Statement for Minors
We encourage parents/legal guardians to talk to their children and supervise their use of the internet and the information they disclose on websites. We will not knowingly collect, use or disclose personal information from minors without the prior written consent from his/her parents and/or legal guardian.
The Site is hosted by: Alexion Pharmaceuticals, www.alexion.com in the United States of America.
Additional Information on Websites
If parts of the Site have particular provisions relating to privacy that differ from those stated here, those provisions will be disclosed to you on the page on which your personal information is collected.
Right to Withdraw
You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time, to access, to modify, to rectify and where applicable to suppress any personal information concerning you, simply by requesting it through the following ways:
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Cookie and Site Usage Tracking Policy
Automatically Collected Information
We may automatically collect certain types of information that is not personal or linked to any personal information whenever you interact with us on the Site. Examples of such information are: IP address, geographical location, browser type, device type, operating system, etc. We may use this information to improve the quality of the Site, and it is only used in an aggregated form. This depersonalized, aggregated information collected from our Site helps us to understand trends and your needs.
Automatic technologies we use may include, for example, web server logs and IP addresses, cookies and web beacons.
Web Server Logs and IP Addresses: An IP address is a number assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet that allows computers and servers to recognize and communicate with each other. Alexion may collect IP addresses to conduct system administration and report aggregate information to affiliates, business partners, service providers and/or vendors to conduct website and application analysis and performance reviews.
Web Beacons: A web beacon is an unobtrusive web object (image, code) placed on the website pages to verify whether the visitor has accessed the site and also to collect some basic information such as IP address.
Our site may use Session and/or Persistent cookies:
Session cookies: Session Cookies are stored only temporarily during a browsing session and are deleted from the user’s device when the browser is closed.
Persistent cookies: This type of cookie is saved on your computer for a fixed period (usually a year or longer) and is not deleted when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies are used where we need to know who you are for more than one browsing session. For example, we use this type of cookie to store your preferences, so that they are remembered for the next visit.
Web Analytics and Third Party Services:
To deactivate the use of Google Analytics, you can use the following browser plugin: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
Twibbon. This Site also uses the Service provided by Storm Ideas Ltd. to embed functionality on the Site allowing users to support the Uncommon Strength campaign by implementing and/or sharing a custom photo filter. Twibbon uses traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps Twibbon analyze data about web page traffic and improve its website in order to tailor it to customer needs. Twibbon only uses this information for statistical analysis purposes, and then the data are removed from the system. Twibbon also makes use of Facebook and Twitter logins – both Facebook and Twitter have their own cookie policies which can be viewed at https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/ and at https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170514.
If you wish to prevent cookies from being used and tracking technology from tracking you as you navigate our Site, you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies and/or tracking technology or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. To learn more about how to do this, visit the help pages of your browser. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
Last updated on: 26 August 2016.
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