PLEASE READ THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT CAREFULLY.Privacy is very important to us. We also understand that privacy is very important to you. This Privacy Statement tells you how we protect and use information that we gather through this United Therapeutics Corporation (“UTC”) Web site. UTC and its affiliates also operate other Web sites. This Privacy Statement does not apply to the other UTC Web sites. You should review the privacy statement posted on other UTC Web sites when you visit them. This Web site and this Privacy Statement are intended only for audiences in the U.S.
This Privacy Statement was last revised on January 15, 2014. We may change this Privacy Statement at any time and for any reason. Significant changes to the Privacy Statement are discussed below in the Section called "Changes to the Privacy Statement." We encourage you to review this Privacy Statement each time you visit the Web site.
WHAT IS NON-PERSONAL INFORMATION?
Non-personal information is information we collect through this Web site that does not identify you as an individual person. It includes any of the following items:
- the type of Web browser software you use (for example, Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer);
- the name of the domain from which you access the Internet (including client and server IP addresses, usernames, ports, queries, or other status-related information);
- the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly to our Web site;
- the date and time you access our Web site;
- which pages you have visited on our Web site
WHAT DOES UTC DO WITH NON-PERSONAL INFORMATION?
Because non-personal information cannot identify you or be tied to you in any way, there are few restrictions on the ways that we can use or share non-personal information. Primarily, we will use this data to make enhancements to the Web site that are specifically tailored to improve the experience of the user community. One way that we use non-personal information is to demonstrate user trends on the Web site. Often, this is done by aggregating the data gleaned from non-personal information. This aggregated, de-identified data might be shared with outside parties who are employed to implement improvements to the site.
WHAT IS PERSONAL INFORMATION?
Personal information is information we collect through this Web site that we can use to specifically identify you, such as your:
- telephone number
- e-mail address
- state of residence
- age range
- whether you are a patient, caregiver, healthcare professional, or a job applicant
- why you are participating in the program
In some places on this Web site you have the opportunity to send us personal information about yourself. For example, you may fill out a registration form, an application, a survey, or an e-mail form.
Any personal information that you enter on this Web site will not be revealed to third parties or used for any purpose outside of UTC, other than as explicitly stated at the point of information collected.
HOW DOES UTC KEEP AND USE PERSONAL INFORMATION?
Please note, UTC is not a covered entity under HIPAA (The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996). Therefore, information you submit to us will not be subject to protections under HIPAA. When you submit information to us on this Website, you are giving UTC permission to use your personal information to communicate with you. Your information will never be shared with a third party, except as outlined below.
We may keep and use personal information we collect from you through this Web site to provide you with access to this Web site. In addition, we may keep and use your personal information:
- to send you information you requested
- to respond to your requests
- to develop records, including records of your personal information
- for internal program monitoring.
- to remove your personal identifiers (your name, e-mail address, etc). In this case, you would no longer be identified as a single unique individual. Once we have de-identified information, it is non-personal information and we may treat it like other non-personal information.
- to enforce this Privacy Statement and other rules about your use of this Web site
- to protect our rights or property
- to protect someone's health, safety, or welfare
- to comply with a law or regulation, court order or other legal process
We will not use, sell, or assign your e-mail address for any purpose other than to communicate with you about UTC products.
DOES UTC EVER SHARE PERSONAL INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES?
UTC will not share your personal information collected from this Web site with an unrelated third party without your permission.
In the ordinary course of business, we will share some personal information with companies that we hire to perform services or functions on our behalf. For example, we employ a company to develop and maintain this Web site. In this case, the company will have access to your personal information in the ordinary course of business. However, in this instance, and all instances in which your personal information is shared with a third party, we will not authorize them to keep, disclose, or use your information with others except for the purpose of providing the services we asked them to provide.
We will not sell, exchange, or publish your personal information, except in conjunction with a corporate sale, merger, dissolution, or acquisition.
We may be legally compelled to release your personal information in response to a court order, subpoena, search warrant, law, or regulation. We may cooperate with law enforcement authorities in investigating and prosecuting Web site visitors who violate our rules or engage in behavior which is harmful to other visitors (or illegal).
We may disclose your personal information to third parties if we feel that the disclosure is necessary to:
- enforce this Privacy Statement and the other rules about your use of this Web site
- protect our rights or property
- protect someone's health, safety, or welfare
- comply with a law or regulation, court order, or other legal process
Please note: In addition to the ways that we may keep, disclose, and use information described in this Privacy Statement, we also may keep, disclose, and use personally identifiable information that you give us through this Web site in ways that we believe are required by applicable law.
WHAT HAPPENS IF THE PRIVACY STATEMENT CHANGES?
UTC reserves the right to change the terms of our Privacy Statement at any time in its sole discretion. Please periodically revisit this page to stay current on any changes and to update your preferences accordingly.
WHAT ABOUT PRIVACY ON OTHER WEB SITES?
This Web site may contain links to other Web sites. Some of those Web sites may be operated by UTC, and some may be operated by third parties. We provide the links for your convenience, but we do not review, control, or monitor the activities or privacy practices of Web sites operated by others, and we do not endorse, condone, adopt, or accept liability for any statements made on Web sites to which we provide links. This Privacy Statement does not apply to any other Web site, even those owned by UTC. We are not responsible for the performance of Web sites operated by third parties or for your business dealings with them. Therefore, whenever you leave this Web site, we recommend that you review each Web site's privacy practices and make your own conclusions regarding the adequacy of these practices.
DOES UTC EVER COMMUNICATE DIRECTLY WITH VISITORS TO THIS WEB SITE?
If you express a desire to be contacted by us and provide your contact information, we may contact you periodically by e-mail, mail, or telephone to provide information regarding programs, services and content that may be of interest to you. In addition, some of the features on this Web site allow you to communicate with us using an online form. If your communication requests a response from us, we may send you a response via e-mail or get in touch with you by telephone. The e-mail response or confirmation may include your personal information, including personal information about your health, your name, address, etc. We cannot guarantee that our e-mails to you will be secure from unauthorized interception.
ARE THERE SPECIAL RULES ABOUT CHILDREN'S PRIVACY?
We care about protecting the online privacy of children. This Web site is not intended for use by children under the age of 18. We will not intentionally collect any personal information (such as a child's name or e-mail address) from children under the age of 18. If you are a child under age 18, please do not send us any information about yourself. If you think that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 18, please contact us. We encourage all parents and guardians to monitor their children's use of the internet.
WHAT ABOUT WEB SITE SECURITY?
We take reasonable steps to protect your personal information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. You should keep in mind that no Internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error-free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from this site may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail.
HOW TO CONTACT UNITED THERAPEUTICS CORPORATION
If you have questions or comments about this Privacy Statement, please contact:
Office of General Counsel
United Therapeutics Corporation