UCB is not a healthcare provider (e.g., a doctor, hospital, pharmacist, etc.) and is generally not subject to the Privacy Rule under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, commonly known as HIPAA, which imposes additional requirements on healthcare providers relating to protected health information.
This Website is not intended for persons under the age of 18. We will not knowingly collect information from Website visitors unless You have indicated that You are age 18 or older by submitting information to Us. We encourage parents to talk to their children about their use of the Internet and the information they disclose via the Internet.
Active information collection
In general. We collect and store information You enter on our Website. This may include:
- Direct Identifiers such as Your first and last name, telephone number, postal address, e-mail address, or Your NPI or other unique identification number for healthcare providers;
- Personal Characteristics such as Your age, ethnicity, gender, or Your relationship to a disease (e.g., as a healthcare provider, a researcher, a diagnosed patient, a friend or relative of such a patient)
- Health Information such as Your professional credentials (e.g., pharmacist), Your medical specialty, Your hospital or other affiliation(s), or Your educational background or expertise; and
- If you are a diagnosed patient, Your Health Information such as the date of Your medical diagnosis or information related to medication(s) taken or other treatment(s) such as Your experience with certain therapies;
- Other Information such as the name of Your treating physician(s) or information related to Your health insurance coverage.
You may choose not to provide this or other information through our Website, but in general, some information about You is required in order for You to register as a member; request to subscribe to a newsletter; ask a question; or initiate other transactions on our Website.
Information from other sources. We also may periodically obtain information about You from other sources (for example, insurance companies) and add it to Your account information. Examples of information We may receive includes prescription histories or patterns, which We use to support Our strategic planning and operations; and (if, for example, you conduct research) Your published findings and analysis.
Information collected automatically. We automatically collect some information about Your computer when You visit our Website. For example, We will collect Your IP address, web browser software (such as Microsoft Edge), and referring Website. We also may collect information about Your online activity within our Website, such as the pages You visited. One of our goals in collecting this automatic information is to help customize Your user experience.
Analytics information. Our website also uses tools like Google Analytics to measure traffic to our site and how users interact with our site. Google Analytics employs cookies in order to facilitate an analysis of Your use of this site; the information generated by these cookies, such as time, place and frequency of Your visits to our Website, including Your IP address, is transmitted to Google’s location in the US and stored there.
To opt-out of Analytics for the web, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/ and install the add-on for Your browser. For more details, please see the relevant help resources for Your specific browser.
Use of information
Except as otherwise stated, We may use Your personal information for the following general purposes:
- to provide You with the services You request, including any follow-up activities;
- to manage Your account;
- to respond to Your questions and comments;
- to measure interest in and improve the content of our Website;
- to customize this Website to Your preferences;
- to analyze and better understand Your needs, preferences, and interests;
- to send You information about products in which You may be interested;
- to solicit information from You, including through surveys;
- to resolve disputes or troubleshoot problems;
Disclosure of information
- to trusted third-party businesses with which We partner to offer You products and services;
- in connection with a corporate transaction, such as the sale, assignment, or other transfer of the business of this Website to which the information relates;
- in response to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process; to establish or exercise our legal rights; to defend against legal claims; or as otherwise required by applicable laws or government regulations;
- to protect and defend the rights of UCB, this Website or the users of this Website;
- under circumstances We believe reasonably necessary to protect the personal safety of users of UCB, Inc.’s products and services, this Website or the public; or
We also may share aggregate or anonymous information with third parties, including advertisers and investors. This information does not contain any personal information and is used to develop content and services We believe You will find of interest.
Access and deletion requests
If permitted by local laws, You have the right to request access to (or correction of) the personal information We have collected about You in a portable and readily usable format. In addition, You can request that We delete Your personal information in accordance with local laws. Please submit Your request(s) using the address listed in the “How to Contact Us” section below. We do not charge a fee to process or respond to Your verifiable request unless it is excessive, repetitive or manifestly unfounded. If We determine Your request warrants a fee, We will explain why We made that decision and provide You with a cost estimate before completing Your request.
California Consumer Privacy Act
The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) gives California consumers the right to know what personal information is collected about them, how it will be used and to whom it is disclosed. In addition, the CCPA provides You (as a California resident) with specific rights subject to certain exceptions.
- The Right to Know. You have the right under the CCPA to request that We disclose what personal information We collect, use, disclose, and sell.
- The Right to Deletion. You have the right under the CCPA to request deletion of any personal information about You that We have collected from You.
- The Right to Opt-Out. You have the right under the CCPA to opt-out of the sale of Your personal information.
- The Right to Non-Discrimination. You have the right under the CCPA not to be discriminated against for exercising Your rights.
Please note that some of the personal information that We collect, use, and disclose may be exempt from the CCPA because it is regulated by other federal and state laws that apply to Us.
Nevada Privacy Law
We do not sell Covered Information as defined under Nevada law.
You may choose:
- not to provide personal information, but that may result in Your inability to obtain certain services or use certain features of our Website;
- to stop receiving commercial e-mails from Us in any such message We send or by sending an e-mail to the contact address at the bottom of this policy;
- to delete or decline cookies by changing Your browser settings. (Click “Help” in the toolbar of most browsers for instructions.) If You do so, some of the features and services of our Website may not function properly; or
- to review and update Your personal information by contacting Us at the link below and, if You have an online account on our Website, by logging into that account.
We take reasonable steps to protect Your personal information as You transmit Your information from Your computer to Us and to protect such information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. You should keep in mind that no technology is ever 100% secure or error-free. Therefore, although We take steps to secure Your information, We do not promise, and You should not expect, that Your personal information or other communications will always remain private.
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