This policy is effective as of November 1, 2012
Allergan Privacy Statement
Allergan collects personal information in order to serve you and communicate with you. Allergan is committed to respecting the privacy of visitors to its websites and to the protection of their personal information. This Privacy Statement explains how Allergan collects, uses and discloses your personal information, and answers specific questions that you may have regarding privacy and security. As used in this Privacy Statement, “personal information” refers to both “personally identifiable information” and “non-personally identifiable information,” both discussed below.
This Privacy Statement applies to the operation of European websites that directly link to this statement. Allergan’s global affiliates outside of Europe may have additional privacy statements that are specifically tailored to the laws in those countries.
Personally Identifiable Information
- Definition of Personally Identifiable Information
Allergan collects Personally Identifiable Information only when it is asked for and you voluntarily submit it to us on this site. Personally Identifiable Information is any information that can be used to identify you, such as your name, address, telephone number or email address.
- How Allergan Uses Personally Identifiable Information
Allergan may use your Personal Identifiable Information for its business purposes, such as:
- To respond to your requests for information, products, services, including managing your online accounts with us and providing warranty service for certain products;
- To provide you with general health information (such as information on certain health conditions) as well as information about our products and services;
- To provide you with marketing communications and offers for products and services;
- To administer promotional programs, such as sweepstakes, rewards and rebate programs;
- To determine if you are eligible for certain products, services or programs;
- If you have a business or professional relationship with Allergan, to develop our business relationship with you;
- If you apply for a job via our career center, to consider you for employment;
- For our research and development efforts; and
- For other everyday business purposes, such as payment processing and financial account management, product development, contract management, website administration, fulfillment, analytics, fraud prevention, corporate governance, reporting and legal compliance.
- Why Personally Identifiable Information Is Disclosed by Allergan
Allergan does not sell, share or otherwise distribute your Personally Identifiable Information with third parties for their marketing purposes. Allergan will share your Personally Identifiable Information only in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. For example,we will share your Personally Identifiable Information as follows:
- We may share your Personally Identifiable Information with your consent or as you direct.
- We may share your Personally Identifiable Information with our affiliated companies and product co-promotion partners, which may only use your Personally Identifiable Information for the purposes listed herein.
- We may share your Personally Identifiable Information with our service providers, who are bound by law or contract to protect your Personal Information and only use it in accordance with our instructions. For example, we may share your Personally Identifiable Information with vendors who provide data processing or fulfillment services for us.
- We may also disclose Personally Identifiable Information where needed to affect the sale or transfer of business assets, to investigate legal issues, enforce our rights, protect our property, or protect the rights, property or safety of others, or as needed to support external auditing, compliance and corporate governance functions.
- We may also disclose Personally Identifiable Information pursuant to a legal matter that requires cooperation with authorities and where required by law.
Please note that we may also disclose information that is not personally identifiable. For example, we may publish reports that contain aggregated and statistical data about our customers. These reports do not contain any information that would enable the recipient to contact, locate or identify you.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
- Definition of Non-Personally Identifiable Information
Allergan collects (where available) information about your browser type and operating system, standard server log information and IP address. This information (which does not identify any individual) is aggregated to develop data such as the total number of visits to our websites, the number of visits to each page of our websites, and the domain names of our visitors’ internet service providers. We use this information, which remains in aggregate form, to understand how our visitors use our websites so that we may improve them and the services we offer. We may share this aggregated information with third parties, but no personally identifiable information would be disclosed in the process.
- Cookies and Other Data Collection Technologies
When you visit our website or use our mobile applications, we may collect certain information by automated means, using technologies such as cookies, pixel tags, browser analysis tools, server logs and web beacons.
For example, when you visit our website, we may place cookies on your computer. Cookies are small text files that websites send to your computer or other Internet-connected device to uniquely identify your browser or to store information or settings in your browser. Cookies allow us to recognize you when you return. They also help us provide a customized experience and enable us to detect certain kinds of fraud.
Allergan uses Flash Cookies (also known as Local Stored Objects), Microsoft Silverlight and similar technologies to personalize and enhance your online experience in compliance with Network Advertising Initiative standards. The Adobe Flash Player is an application that allows rapid development of dynamic content, such as video clips and animation. Flash cookies (and similar applications) use technology to remember settings, preferences and usage similar to browser cookies, but these are managed through a different interface than the one provided by your web browser. To manage Flash cookies, please see Adobe’s website at http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/526/52697ee8.html or visit www.adobe.com. To manage Silverlight cookies, see Microsoft’s privacy statement at http://www.microsoft.com/getsilverlight/get-started/install/privacy.aspx or visit www.microsoft.com
Pixel tags and web beacons are tiny graphic images placed on website pages or in our emails that allow us to determine whether you have performed a specific action. When you access these pages or open or click an email, the pixel tags and web beacons generate a notice of that action. These tools allow us to measure response to our communications and improve our web pages and promotions.
We collect many different types of information from cookies and other technologies. For example, we may collect information about the device you use to access our website, your operating system type, browser type, domain, and other system settings, as well as the language your system uses and the country and time zone where your device is located. Our server logs also record the IP address of the device you use to connect to the Internet. An IP address is a unique identifier that devices use to identify and communicate with each other on the Internet. We may also collect information about the website you were visiting before you came to Allergan and the website you visit after you leave our site.
In many cases, the information we collect using cookies and other tools is only used in a non-identifiable way, without any reference to Personally Identifiable Information. For example, we use information we collect about all website users to optimize our websites and to understand website traffic patterns.
In some cases, we do associate the information we collect using cookies and other technology with your Personally Identifiable Information. This Privacy Statement governs how we use this information when we associate it with your Personally Identifiable Information.
Allergan has relationships with third party advertising companies to place advertisements on this website and other websites, and to perform tracking and reporting functions for this website and other websites. These third party advertising companies may place cookies on your computer when you visit our website or other websites so that they can display targeted advertisements to you. These third party advertising companies do not collect Personal Information in this process, and we do not give any personal information to them as part of this process. However, this Privacy Statement does not cover the collection methods or use of the information collected by these vendors. For more information about third party advertising, please visit the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) at www.networkadvertising.org.
Management of Personal Information
- Your Choices
You can always limit the information you provide to Allergan, but if you choose not to provide certain requested information, you may be unable to access some of the services, offers and content on our websites. You can also limit the communications that Allergan may send to you by following a simple opt-out process. Simply follow the instructions in our emails to opt-out of receiving future communications.
You may be able to manage cookie preferences and opt-out of having cookies and other data collection technologies used by adjusting the settings on your browser. All browsers are different, so visit the “help” section of your browser to learn about cookie preferences and other privacy settings that may be available.
- Access and Accuracy
Allergan takes every reasonable measure to maintain updated and accurate Personal Information. Allergan also respects your right to access and correct your Personal Information. You may update your Personal Information at any time by contacting us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or directly by logging into your online account, should you have one. You can also write us at the address in the How to Contact Us section below. If you send us a letter, please provide your name, address, email address, and detailed information about the change(s) you would like to make.
- Information Security
Allergan has implemented an information security program that contains administrative, technical and physical controls that are designed to reasonably safeguard your Personal Information from unlawful use and unauthorized disclosure. In addition to the measures taken by Allergan, it is recommended that you safeguard any passwords or identifiers used to access Allergan websites.
- Notice to Residents of Countries outside the U.S. – International Transfer of Data
Allergan is headquartered in the United States of America. Your Personal Information may be accessed by or transferred to the United States or to our affiliates and data processors elsewhere in the world. By providing us with your Personal Information, you consent to this transfer to the U.S., which your country may not consider to provide for adequate privacy protections. We will always protect the privacy and security of your personal information as expressed in this policy, regardless of where it is processed or stored.
- Privacy Policies of Third Parties
This Privacy Statement only addresses the use and disclosure of information by Allergan. We may provide links to outside websites or advertisements for third parties that have their own privacy policies and data collection, use and disclosure practices. Our independent dealers, suppliers and business partners have their own privacy policies too. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the privacy statements provided by all third parties prior to providing them with information or taking advantage of an offer or promotion.
- Children’s Privacy
Allergan websites and applications are not intended to attract children, and we do not knowingly collect any Personal Information of anyone under the age of 18. If you believe your child is using our website, please contact us at email@example.com so we can investigate and delete any inappropriate information.
- Changes to this Privacy Statement
From time to time, we may update this Privacy Statement to reflect new or different privacy practices. We will place a notice on our homepage when we make material changes to this Privacy Statement. Additionally, if the changes will materially affect the way we use or disclose previously-collected Personal Information, we will notify you about the change by sending a notice to the primary email address associated with your account.
- How to Contact Us
Please contact us if you have any questions or comments about our privacy practices, your privacy choices, or this Privacy Statement. You can always reach us online at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can reach us via mail at the address below. If you send us a letter, please provide your name, address, email address, and information about any communications that you do not want to receive.
Attention: Legal Department
2525 Dupont Drive
Irvine, CA 92612 USA
If you have applied for employment with Allergan, the Personal Information submitted with your job application will be used to process and consider your job application. Allergan will not sell the information on your application to unaffiliated third-parties for their marketing purposes. We may share the information on your applications with recruiters, consultants, attorneys, background services and our affiliates. The information on your application may also be used for certain regulatory, compliance and legal purposes, consistent with this Privacy Statement.
To the extent the Personal Information you provide contains details of your: racial or ethnic origin; political opinions or beliefs; religious beliefs; membership in a trade union or political party; physical or mental health condition; sexual life; commission (or alleged commission) of an offence or related proceedings; job evaluations or educational records, you expressly authorize Allergan to handle such details for the purposes of your job application and for the other purposes described herein.
Allergan hiring and personnel decisions are centralized in the United States. By submitting information to us online, you are sending it to the United States, where it will be subject to the protections afforded under US laws that may be different from the laws in your country and which your country may consider not to provide adequate privacy protections. If you do not agree that your submission of your application information will be governed solely by United States law, Allergan will not accept your application.