IP Protocol (IP) Addresses
When you access the Internet using your computer, your Internet service provider assigns you an IP Address. Generally, every time you connect to the Internet, your IP Address changes. In some circumstances (ie. with some broadband connections) your IP Address may not change in which case, it can be associated with your particular computer. Examples of the type of information that can be collected using your IP Address include your type of Internet Browser and the type of computer operating system you are using. GlaxoSmithKline, or its authorized agents, use your IP Address to collect and report aggregate information on how the Website is being used and ways in which the Website can be improved.
Web Log Information
Web log information is non-personal information that is collected by the computer that hosts the Website (the “Website Server”) when you visit the Website, including, but not limited to, the date and time you visited the Website, the type of Internet Browser you are using and the type of computer operating system you are using. Web log information may be collected and used by GlaxoSmithKline or its authorized agents in aggregate to assess how the Website is being used and how to improve the Website.
This Website uses a technology called “cookies”. A cookie is a token that a server gives to your browser when you access a website on the Internet. Cookies are capable of storing many types of data. Cookies help provide additional functionality to the Website or help us analyze the Website usage more accurately. For instance, our server may set a cookie that keeps you from having to enter a password more than once during a visit to the Website. In all cases in which cookies are used, we will not collect personally identifiable information without your explicit permission. With most Internet Browsers, you can erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please refer to your Internet Browser's instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions.
You should be aware that operators of third party websites linked to the Website may also collect your personal information through the use of “cookies”. GlaxoSmithKline, its affiliates and any directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, subcontractors or agents of the foregoing shall not be responsible for how such operators collect, use or disclose your personal information. You need to contact these operators directly for information on their data collection and distribution policies. Your linking to a third party website or webpage is entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of such websites or webpages.
Contacting GlaxoSmithKline By E-mail
Any communication, comments, ideas, concepts, know-how, techniques, material or other information (collectively, the “Communication”) that you voluntarily post or transmit to GlaxoSmithKline by e-mail is, and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary. By transmitting any Communication to GlaxoSmithKline by e-mail, you grant to GlaxoSmithKline and all of its affiliates, an unrestricted, irrevocable license to use, reproduce, display, modify, transmit, distribute, publish, broadcast or post your Communication for any purpose. However, we will not release your name in connection with such Communication unless: (a) you grant us permission to do so; (b) we first notify you that the Communication you submit to a particular part of the Website will be published or otherwise used with your name on it; or (c) we are required to do so by law.
Collection of Personal Information
When accessing this Website as a non-registered or registered user, you may be asked to voluntarily provide certain personal information. You will be informed what information is required and what information is optional in order to access the Website.
Only registered users are permitted to use interactive portions of this Website. If this Website contains interactive portions that you wish to participate in, you can become a registered user by completing and submitting the registration form available on the Website. Your personal information may be required to facilitate your use of and access to the interactive portions of the Website and GlaxoSmithKline's ability to provide meaningful information to you. When you access the Website as a registered user, the personal information you provide during the registration process is used to partially complete certain interactive tools available only to registered users on the Website.
Use of Personal Information
GlaxoSmithKline collects information, including personal information, that you voluntarily provide to us when you choose to participate in quizzes, polls, questionnaires or surveys on the Website, or when you use any interactive tools that may be available on this Website. Your personal information is stored on secure servers maintained by GlaxoSmithKline or by a third party on GlaxoSmithKline's behalf as outlined below. Information collected on the Website, including personal information, may be stored on secure servers located outside of Canada.
GlaxoSmithKline may use your personal information (i) to respond to your questions or requests for additional information; (ii) to provide you with information that you have specifically requested, or that GlaxoSmithKline may ask you if you would like to receive (Example: e-mail refill reminders, e-newsletters); (iii) to personalize any interactive tools to better facilitate your use of the Website; (iv) to develop future e-newsletter topics for the Website; (v) to improve the Website; (vi) to understand how we can improve our products and services; and (vii) where you have submitted an online job application, for the purposes of recruitment and new hire administration, where applicable.
GlaxoSmithKline may also use aggregate information that does not contain personal information (a) to track and monitor visitors' use of the Website; (b) to track and monitor visitor's understanding of diseases and medications; and (c) to track and monitor visitor's use of medications. GlaxoSmithKline may also disclose aggregated information that does not include personally identifiable information to third parties.
GlaxoSmithKline does not sell your personal information to third parties. GlaxoSmithKline will not disclose your personal information to any third party unless, (i) such disclosure is otherwise revealed to you when you submit your information; (ii) it is required by law or by an order of a competent court; (iii) if the rights or property of GlaxoSmithKline, its affiliates, Third Party Service Providers (as defined below), or users of the Website are in jeopardy; or (iv) if the safety of users of the Website or the general public are in jeopardy.
GlaxoSmithKline is careful to ensure that the information you voluntarily provide to the Website is secure as possible; however, you must be aware that transmissions over the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be completely secure. GlaxoSmithKline, its affiliates and any directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, subcontractors or agents of the foregoing do not represent, warrant or guarantee that personal information will be protected against misuse, loss or modification, nor do such parties accept liability for the security of a user's personal information submitted on or in connection with the Website.
Disclosure of Personal Information to Third Party Service Providers
GlaxoSmithKline may have third party service providers perform services relating to the development, operation and maintenance of the Website or relating to other services noted above (“Third Party Service Providers”). These Third Party Service Providers may have access to your personal information, as is reasonably necessary, for the purpose of providing their services to GlaxoSmithKline.
Access to Personal Information
If we hold personal information about you, you are able to access, change and update your personal information at any time. Requests for access to your personal information can be made in writing to:
7333 Mississauga Road,
Mississauga, Ontario L5N 6L4
Questions on Your Personal Information collected
All questions or concerns regarding our use of your Personal Information should be directed, in writing, to:
7333 Mississauga Road,
Mississauga, Ontario L5N 6L4