Last Updated September 9, 2015
The Pharmaceutical Research
and Manufacturers of America (“PhRMA,”“we,” “our,” “us”) is committed to
Policy") applies to our websites, mobile applications, and other online
1. Information Collection
You generally are not required to provide information about yourself
when you visit the Services. However, we may ask you for some or all of the
following types of information when you access various content or features,
submit information to us, or directly contact us with questions or feedback:
information, such as name, e-mail address, and postal address;
preferences and information about your interests;
and other information that you send to us; and
-Additional information as otherwise described to you at the point of
collection or pursuant to your consent.
We also may collect certain information
automatically when you visit the Services, including:
Internet Protocol (IP) address, which is the number automatically assigned to
your computer whenever you access the Internet and that can sometimes be used
to derive your general geographic area;
unique identifiers, including mobile device identification numbers;
browser type and operating system;
you visited before and after visiting the Services;
you view and links you click on within the Services;
collected through cookies, web beacons, Local Shared Objects, and other
about your interactions with e-mail messages, such as the links clicked on and
whether the messages were received, opened, or forwarded; and
Server Log Information.
pixel tags, Local Shared Objects (sometimes referred to as “Flash Cookies”),
and similar technologies to automatically collect this information. Cookies are small bits of code that are
stored by your computer’s web browser and that may automatically identify your browser to the Services
whenever your computer is used to visit the Services. Pixel tags
are very small images or small pieces of data embedded in images, also known as
"web beacons" or "clear GIFs,” that can recognize cookies, the
time and date a page is viewed, a description of the page where the pixel tag
is placed, and similar information from your computer or device. Local Shared Objects (sometimes referred to
as “Flash Cookies”) are similar to standard cookies except that they can be
larger and are downloaded to a computer or mobile device by the Adobe Flash
media player. Please note that you
may need to take additional steps beyond changing your browser settings to
refuse or disable Local Shared Objects and similar technologies. For example, Local Shared Objects can be
controlled through the instructions on Adobe’s Setting
Manager page. By
technologies. You can decide if and how
your computer will accept a cookie by configuring your preferences or options
in your browser. However, if you choose
to reject cookies and similar technologies, you may not be able to use certain
services or features on the Services.
2. Use of Information
We may use information that we
collect through the Services for a variety of purposes, including to:
-Provide you with the services,
newsletters, and information you request and respond to correspondence
that we receive from you;
-Contact you via email and otherwise
about services that we think might be of interest to you;
-Maintain or administer the Services,
analyses, or for other internal purposes to improve the quality of our
business, the Services, and other services we offer;
-Customize and personalize your
use of the Services; and
-As otherwise described to you at the point of collection or pursuant to
3. Sharing of Information
We are committed to
maintaining your trust, and we want you to understand when and with whom we may
share the information we collect.
Service Providers: We may share your information with service
providers that perform certain functions or services on our behalf (such as to
host the Services, fulfill requests, provide services, manage databases, perform
analyses, provide customer service, or send communications for us).
Third-Party Cookies: Third parties may set
their own cookies or similar web technologies to collect information about users’
online activities over time and across different websites.
Business Transfer: If we sell all or part of
our business, or make a sale or transfer of assets, or are otherwise involved
in a merger or business transfer, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy, a
business reorganization, or similar event, we may transfer your information as
part of such transaction.
Administrative or Legal Process: We may disclose your information to third parties in order to protect the legal rights, safety, and security of
our organization, our corporate affiliates, subsidiaries, business partners,
resolve claims or complaints; prevent fraud or for risk management purposes;
and comply with or respond to law enforcement or legal process or a request for
cooperation by a government or other entity, whether or not legally required.
Other Parties With Your
Express or Implied Consent: We may share information with other third parties when you consent to
Aggregate Information: We may share aggregate information, such as
demographic and usage statistics, with advertisers, sponsors or other
addition, we may allow third parties to place and read their own cookies, web
beacons, Local Shared Objects, and similar technologies to collect information
through the Services. For example, our
third-party service providers may use these technologies to collect information
that helps us with traffic measurement, research, and analytics.
4. Links To Other Web Sites
may contain links to other websites or online services that are operated and
maintained by third parties and that are not under the control of or maintained
by us. Such links do not constitute an
endorsement by us of those other websites, the content displayed therein, or
the persons or entities associated therewith.
of these third-party websites or services.
adopted security procedures to help protect against loss, misuse, and unauthorized
access to the information you provide to us.
Please note that no data transmission or storage can be guaranteed to be
100% secure. As a result, while we
strive to protect your information and privacy, we cannot guarantee or warrant
the security of any information you disclose or transmit to the Services and
cannot be responsible for the theft, destruction, or inadvertent disclosure of
6. Children’s Privacy
The Services are directed to a
general audience. The Services do not knowingly collect, use, or disclose
personal information from children under the age of 13 without prior parental
consent, except as permitted by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act
(“COPPA”). If we learn that we have
collected personal information from a user under 13, we will promptly delete
personal information collected from that user.
periodically to reflect changes in our privacy practices. We will post a
prominent notice through our Services to notify you of any material change, and
indicate at the top of the notice when it was most recently updated.
8. Your California Privacy Rights
We do not share information that we collect with third
parties for the third party’s direct marketing purposes.
browsers may transmit “do-not-track” signals to the websites with which the
user communicates. Because of
differences in how web browsers incorporate and activate this feature, it is
not always clear whether users intend for these signals to be transmitted, or
whether they even are aware of them.
Because there currently is no industry standard concerning what, if
anything, websites should do when they receive such signals, we currently do
not take action in response to these signals.
If and when a final standard is established and accepted, we will
reassess how to respond to these signals.
In some cases, third parties may be able
to collect information about a user’s online activities over time and across
different websites when he or she uses our Services.
9. Social Networking Services
PhRMA has worked
with certain third-party social media providers to offer you their social
networking services through our Services.
For example, you can use third-party social networking services,
including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, and others to share information
about your experience on our Services with your friends and followers on those
social networking services. These social
networking services may be able to collect information about you, including
your activity on our Services. These
third-party social networking services also may notify your friends, both on
our Services and on the social networking services themselves, that you are a
user of our Services or about your use of our Services, in accordance with
applicable law and their own privacy policies.
If you choose to access or make use of third-party social networking
services, we may receive information about you that you have made available to
those social networking services, including information about your contacts on
those social networking services.
10. International Users
Please note that the Services are directed towards users who reside in
the United States. By using the Services, you consent to the collection,
storage, processing, and transfer of your information in and to the United
States, or other countries and territories, pursuant to the laws of the United
States. While some of these countries
may not offer the same level of privacy protection as your own, we commit to
uphold the privacy protections as explained in this Policy.
11. Contact Us
If you have any questions