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This privacy policy governs the collection, storage, use and disclosure of personal information collected by Astellas Pharma Ltd, 2000 Hillswood Drive, Chertsey, Surrey. KT16 0RS. UK, (“Astellas“,”we” or “us“) through www.astellas.co.uk (the “Website“). It provides you with details about the personal information we collect from you, how we use your personal information and your rights to control personal information we hold about you.  It also explains how we use cookies [and other technologies] – see section entitled “Cookies [and other technologies] ” below for further details.

Please read this privacy policy carefully – by accessing or browsing this Website, you confirm that you have read, understood and agree to this privacy policy. If you do not agree to this privacy policy, you must not use this Website.

This privacy policy was last updated as indicated in the “Last Updated” section below. Please check back regularly to keep informed of updates to this privacy policy.  Your continued use of this Website constitutes acceptance of any such updates.  In some cases (for example, when we make a material change to this privacy policy), we may also tell you about such changes by placing a prominent notice on this Website.

We respect your right to privacy and will only process personal information you provide to us in accordance with applicable privacy laws.  If you have any questions about how we collect, store and use personal information, or if you have any other privacy-related questions, please contact apl.gb@astellas.com.

The personal information we collect about you

We receive and store any information that you enter on the Website or when you contact us using the contact details indicated on our Website, including personal information.  Personal information means information that can identify you and that relates to you, for example, your name, postal address email address, telephone number, the nature of your query, your GMC number, comments/blog contributions you submit to the Website etc.   You can choose whether or not to provide information to us, but in general, where we specifically request particular information, that information is required in order to respond to your query or request or to provide a particular service to you.

If you give us information about another person, you confirm that they have appointed you to act for them, to consent to the processing of their personal data and that you have informed them of our identity and the purposes for which their personal data will be processed, as set out above.

Other information we may collect from visitors to our Website includes:

  • Reporting and statistical data: We collect anonymised details about visitors to our Website for the purposes of aggregate statistics or reporting purposes (for example, aggregate information about which website browsers our visitors use, the aggregate numbers of visitors to the Website etc.). However, no single individual will be identifiable from the anonymised details we collect for these purposes; and
  • Cookie data: We use cookies to collect certain information about visitors to our Website. Please see the section entitled “Cookies [and other Technologies] ” below for further details.

How we may store and use your information

We (or third party agents or service providers providing services to us or acting on our behalf) may collect, store and use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • to make this Website available to you and to provide you with content which is tailored to your individual tastes; and
  • to provide you with services that you request and to respond to any enquiries you submit through the Website.

With whom we share your information

We may share your personal information within the Astellas group of companies. To the extent that Astellas group companies have access to your information, they will follow practices that are consistent with the practices described in this privacy policy.

We may share your information with third party service providers or agents who provide services to us or on our behalf.  We do not permit these companies to use or disclose you personal information except for providing the services we request of them.

We will not disclose, sell or rent your personal information to any third party for marketing purposes. However, we may disclose your personal information in connection with a corporate transaction, such as a divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale, or in the unlikely event of a bankruptcy. We may also disclose your personal information: (i) in response to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process; (ii) to establish or exercise our legal rights or to defend legal claims; (iii) when we believe it is appropriate to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal or suspected illegal activities; (iv) to protect and defend the rights, property or safety of our company or this Website, our customers, or others; (v) in connection with our terms of use or other agreements; and (vi) as otherwise required by applicable law, by a governmental body or by a law enforcement agency.

International transfers

We may transfer personal information that we collect about you to third party data processors or, if we have said that we share personal data with certain group companies, to those members of our group of companies located in countries that are outside of the European Economic Area (including to group companies in Russia, South Africa, Switzerland and Turkey) in connection with the above purposes. Please note that law enforcement agencies and other authorities in other countries may have access to your information to prevent and detect crime and comply with legal obligations.  Please also be aware that countries which are outside the European Economic Area may not offer the same level of data protection as the European Economic Area, although our collection, storage and use of your personal information will continue to be governed by this privacy policy and we take steps to ensure that your privacy is protected.

Cookies [and other technologies]

This Website uses cookies to collect information about you. Cookies are small data files which are placed on your computer by this Website and which collect certain information about you. This enables us to tailor our service offering (including the Website) to provide you with products and services which are more relevant to your individual tastes. However, you may change your website browser settings to reject cookies, although please note that if you do this it may impair the functionality of this Website. As the means by which you can refuse cookies varies from browser to browser, please consult your web browser’s help menu for further information on how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether.

Security

Whilst we take appropriate technical and organisational measures to safeguard the personal information that you provide to us, no transmission over the Internet can ever be guaranteed secure. Consequently, please note that we cannot guarantee the security of any personal information that you transfer over the Internet to us.

Your access right and other rights

You have the following rights:

  • the right to ask us to provide you with copies of personal information that we hold about you at any time (for which we may charge a small fee, determined by law); and
  • the right to ask us to update and correct any out-of-date or incorrect personal information that we hold about you free of charge; and
  • in some circumstances, the right for your personal details you have provided to be deleted.

If you wish to exercise any of the above rights, please write to us (by post at the address specified above or by e-mailing apl.gb@astellas.com

Third party sites

This Website contains links to other websites operated by third parties. Please note that this privacy policy applies only to the personal information that we collect through this Website or as described in this privacy policy and we cannot be responsible for personal information that third parties may collect, store and use through their website. You should always read the privacy policy of each website you visit carefully.

Children

This is a general audience website and does not offer services directed to children.  If we gain knowledge that a child under the age of 18 has provided any personal information to us, we will immediately delete this information.

Contact Us

If you have any comments or queries regarding our privacy practices and/or the use of cookies [and other technologies], please write to us (by post at the address specified above or by e-mailing APL.GB@astellas.com.

 

Last updated: July 2012

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