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Online Privacy Statement

This Online Privacy Statement applies to all Astellas Pharma US, Inc. (“Astellas US”) web sites and online resources that link to it. Astellas US is aware of our visitors’ concern for privacy when using our web sites and online resources. We want to give our web site visitors and online resource users the opportunity to know what information we collect about them, how it is collected, how it is used, to whom it is or may be disclosed, and how they can limit the use of personally identifiable information beyond the purposes for which they first provided it.

Please be sure to read this entire Online Privacy Statement before using or submitting information to us through this web site or online resource. By using this web site or online resource, you agree to the terms of this Online Privacy Statement. Whenever you submit information via this web site or online resource, you consent to the collection, use and the disclosure of that information in accordance with this Online Privacy Statement. Your use of this web site or online resource may also be subject to other terms, such as our Web Site Terms of Use.

I. Data we collect and how we use it

A. Personally Identifiable Information

“Personally Identifiable Information” is information that directly identifies you or could reasonably be used in combination with other publicly available information to identify you. Examples of Personally Identifiable Information include your name, postal address, email address, telephone number, and any other information in combination with such identifiers, such as survey information and site registration information.

Certain areas of our web site and online resources enable you to submit Personally Identifiable Information to us. For example, our web site may allow you to contact us to ask questions or provide comments or feedback, or you may be given the opportunity to complete a survey or register to take part in one of our services. We may use the information you provide to fulfill the requested service, to respond to your inquiry or comment, to help improve our web site and our services, or to send updates or notices about our company and the products and services we offer that we think may be of interest to you. We may also use your Personally Identifiable Information for market research purposes, such as to invite you to participate in surveys about our products.

Astellas US may also combine the Personally Identifiable Information you provide through this web site or online resource with Personally Identifiable Information about you submitted on other Astellas US sites. We also may combine Personally Identifiable Information that you provide to us online with our offline records as well as with records provided by third parties. We use this consolidated information to help us better design Astellas US web sites, online resources, and products, to communicate information to you, to enhance our marketing and research activities, and to facilitate other business functions.

B. Visitor Tracking Information

This web site or online resource may also collect other information that does not directly identify you, but may nevertheless correspond to a particular person or user of a computer or device. We use this information to compile aggregate statistics concerning use of the site, analyze trends, and otherwise administer and improve the site. We also use this information to enable us to deliver content that is tailored to your interests and preferences based on your past activity on the site.

How does our site respond to web browser “Do Not Track” signals?

Certain web browsers and other programs may be used to signal your preferences to Astellas US about how or whether Astellas US or third parties may collect information about your online activities. Currently, Astellas US does not respond to such signals.


Information collected and techniques used to collect this information include, but may not be limited to, the following:

Internet Protocol Addresses
This web server captures the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of each connection to our web site and the specific web pages visited during that connection. An IP address is a number assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider so you can access the Internet. This number may change each time you connect to the internet (“dynamic IP address”) or it may remain constant (“static IP address”).

Cookies
This web site may use a tracking technology called a “cookie.” A cookie is a small data file that a web site can place on your computer’s hard drive, where your internet browser files are kept. Cookies enable us to recognize when a computer being used to browse our web site has previously visited an Astellas US web site. Cookies can also be used to enable a site to ‘remember’ the information a visitor has previously inputted, should that visitor so choose. Cookies may be placed on your computer both by us and by third parties with whom we have a relationship, such as web analytic services and advertising network services. Most internet browsers allow you to change your browser settings to notify you when you receive a cookie, which lets you choose whether or not to accept it, or to automatically refuse all cookies. Please be aware that some functionality of our web site that relies on the use of cookies may not be available should you choose to refuse all cookies.

Web Beacons
On certain web pages or in e-mails we send to you, we may utilize a technology called a “web beacon” (also known as an “action tag” or “clear GIF technology”). We may use web beacons, for example, to help determine which email messages sent by us were opened and whether a message was acted upon. Web beacons also help analyze the effectiveness of web sites by measuring, for example, the number of visitors to a site or how many visitors clicked on key elements of a site.

Social Plugins
This site may use social plugins (e.g., the Facebook “Like” button) to enable you to easily share information with others. When you visit our site, the operator of the social plugin may be able to place a cookie on your computer, enabling that operator to recognize individuals who have previously visited our site. If you are logged into the associated social media web site (e.g., Facebook) while browsing on our web site, the social plugin allows that social media web site to receive information that you have visited our web site. The social plugin may also allow the social media web site to share information about your activities on our web site with other users of their social media web site. For more information about the information shared via a particular social media plugin, you should refer to that social media site’s privacy statement.

II. To whom may Personally Identifiable Information be disclosed

We will not rent or sell the Personally Identifiable Information that you submit to us to unaffiliated third parties. However, your Personally Identifiable Information may be transferred to Astellas US affiliates and to various outside companies and agents providing business services to us. We also may share your Personally Identifiable Information with third parties with whom Astellas US is jointly marketing a product or service or jointly conducting a program or activity.

We reserve the right to disclose information where required by law, or to comply with valid legal process (such as a search warrant, subpoena, or court order), to protect our rights or property, or during emergencies when safety is at risk.

If all or part of Astellas is sold or merged into another entity, the information we have about you may be transferred to a third party as part of that transaction. We will try to assure that no Personally Identifiable Information that is transferred will be used or shared in a manner inconsistent with this Online Privacy Statement without your consent. However, in the event of a sale or merger, your continued use of this web site signifies your agreement to be bound by the privacy statement and other applicable terms of the subsequent owner or operator.

III. Transfer of information across international boundaries

This web site or online resource is owned and operated by Astellas in the United States (Astellas US), but the information you provide may be accessible by our affiliates, vendors and suppliers in other countries. Furthermore, this Online Privacy Statement addresses only information that is or may be collected on our US web sites and online resources, which are not intended to be used by non-US residents. If you are visiting this site from a country other than the United States, your communication with us will necessarily result in the transfer of information across international boundaries. The level of legal protection for Personally Identifiable Information is not the same in all countries. By using this site, you consent to the collection, storage, and processing of your information in the United States and in any country to which we may transfer your information in the course of our business operations.

IV. Children

Our web sites and online resources are not directed at children and we do not knowingly collect any Personally Identifiable Information from children under 13 years old through our web sites and online resources. However, if the parent or the guardian of a child under 13 years old believes that the child has provided us with Personally Identifiable Information, the parent or guardian of that child should contact us at AstellasPrivacy@astellas.com to request the deletion of this information from our files. Furthermore, anyone under 18 years old should seek his or her parent's or guardian's permission prior to using or disclosing any Personal Identifiable Information on this web site or online resource.

V. How you can control and update your Personally Identifiable Information

We want to be sure that we keep only the most accurate and up-to-date information about you in our records. Therefore, you can e-mail us at AstellasPrivacy@astellas.com to correct or update your contact information.

You may choose at any time to remove your name, telephone number, and postal and e-mail addresses from the lists we use to correspond with you. To do so, please email us at AstellasPrivacy@astellas.com. We reserve the right to retain certain Personally Identifiable Information you submit in conjunction with commercial transactions for our record-keeping purposes.

VI. Data security

We take reasonable steps to protect your Personally Identifiable information from unauthorized access. You should keep in mind, however, that no internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error free. In particular, email sent to or from this web site or online resource may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via email. Moreover, where you use user IDs and passwords on this site, it is your responsibility to safeguard your access credentials.

VII. Links to other web sites

While our web sites and online resources may provide links to other third-party web sites as a service to our visitors, we do not endorse, nor are we responsible for the content of such third-party sites. Furthermore, this Online Privacy Statement does not apply to third-party sites, even if they are accessed through a link from an Astellas US web site or online resource. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any third-party web site before providing any Personally Identifiable Information.

VIII. Your California Privacy Rights

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please write to:

Astellas Pharma US, Inc.
Attn: Privacy Office
1 Astellas Way
Northbrook, IL 60062

Be sure to include your name and address; you can include your email address if you want to receive a response by email. Otherwise, we will respond by postal mail within the time required by law.

IX. Contact Information

Questions about this Online Privacy Statement may be directed to: AstellasPrivacy@astellas.com or you can call us at 224-205-8995.

You can also write to us at:
Astellas Pharma US, Inc
Attn: Privacy Office
1 Astellas Way
Northbrook, IL 60062

X. Changes

We reserve the right to amend this Online Privacy Statement at our discretion. When changes are made to this Online Privacy Policy, we will post the updated policy and the date that the last revisions were made.

Revised December 12, 2014.

 
 
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