our policy on the gathering and use of information on this site and our other sites
(collectively "Sites"). The Company is committed to providing safe web sites for visitors
your privacy. The Company complies with Canadian Federal and Provincial privacy laws and
regulations including the Personal Information and Electronic Documents Act.
applies only to our Sites and not to web sites of other companies or organizations
to which our Sites may be linked. You must check on any linked sites for the privacy
policy that applies to that site and/or make any necessary inquiries in respect of
websites are provided as a convenience and are for informational purposes only.
The Company does not endorse, and is not responsible for, these linked websites.
Although you are not required to register to access our Sites, you may be asked to
provide us with personal information when you visit certain sections of our Sites.
Your continued use of the Sites signifies your acceptance of these terms and any
changes in effect at the time of use.
Collection of Personal Information
Personal Information is information about you that identifies you as an individual,
for example, your name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number.
We collect information that you voluntarily provide to us through responses to
surveys, search functions, questionnaires, feedback, Tell Your Story forms and the
like. On some of our Sites, we offer health assessment tools that ask you to
provide self-assessment information. We may also ask you to provide additional
information such as your e-mail address if you want to obtain additional services,
information, participate in a contest or to resolve complaints or concerns.
How Does Company Use Information Gathered About Online Visitors?
Before forwarding us any personal information, please be advised that any
information gathered on our Sites may be used in the aggregate for research and
development relating to our Sites and/or for future site development and, if
you ask us to, to send you promotional materials. In particular, we may use
information gathered about you for the following purposes: to monitor interest
in our range of products and to assist us to tailor the content of our Sites
to your needs by collecting information about your preferences through tracking
of patterns page views on our Sites; to create a profile relating to you in
order to show you the content that might be of interest to you and to display
the content according to your preferences; and, in circumstances where you
have indicated that you wish to receive additional information, to send you
information about us and promotional material about our products together
with details of any offers we may have available from time to time.
Promotional and Informational Offers
With the permission of an online visitor, information submitted at the time of
registration or submission may be used for marketing and promotional purposes
by the Company provided notice of this fact is made available online. If a
visitor objects to such use for any reason, he/she may prevent that use, either
by e-mail request or by modifying the registration information provided. The
Company uses reasonable efforts to maintain visitors' information in a secure
environment. If you have submitted personal information and want to change it
or opt-out, please contact us as described below.
Disclosure of Information
The Company will not disclose personal information that you provide on its Sites
to any third parties other than to a Company agent except: i) in accordance with
as a law, regulation, warrant, subpoena or court order, and/or iii) if you are
reporting an adverse event/side effect, in which case the Company may be required
to disclose such information to bodies such as, but not limited to, Canadian and/or
international regulatory authorities. Please note that any of these disclosures
may involve the storage or processing of personal information outside of Canada
and may therefore be subject to different privacy laws than those applicable in
Canada, including laws that require the disclosure of personal information to
governmental authorities under circumstances that are different than those that
apply in Canada.
The Company, in common with many web site operators, may use standard technology
called "cookies" on its Sites. Cookies are small data files that are downloaded
onto your computer when you visit a particular web site. You can disable cookies
by turning them off in your browser; however, some areas of the Sites may not
function properly if you do so.
Protection of Children Online
The Company considers the protection of children's privacy, especially online,
to be of the utmost importance. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal
information from children nor do we allow them to become registered users of,
or to request information through, our Sites or help-seeking information lines.
Additional Terms for Certain Websites
The following additional information applies to our Sites that require registration.
Generally, you are not required to provide personal information as a condition of
using our Sites, except as may be necessary to provide you with a product or service
that you have requested. However, some of our Sites are restricted to certain
individuals such as health care professionals or our prescription drug patients and
we may require these individuals to register upon entry by providing us with certain
Protection of Information:
Our Commitment to Security
We have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard
and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the
information we collect online. The Company applies security safeguards appropriate
to the sensitivity of the information, such as retaining information in secure
facilities and making personal information accessible only to authorized employees
on a need-to-know basis.
Storage of Information:
Personal information you share with us is stored on our database servers at Company
data centers (in whatever country they may be located), or hosted by third parties
who have entered into agreements with us that require them to observe our Privacy
so that you are always informed of the information we collect about you, how we use
it and the circumstances under which we may disclose it.
By using this Site or any other The Company Site or interactive banner ads, you
conditions posted on the Site. By submitting your information, you agree that it