This website and the database that will hold any information submitted by you are
hosted by GSK's selected third party supplier in the United States, in accordance
submitting personal information you are consenting to your personal information
being processed in the United States. If you have any queries regarding this, please
contact GSK on the address given below.
Use of Information, Data Protection and Internet Privacy
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is concerned for the privacy of visitors to its web sites;
protection of privacy is extremely important to us. However, please remember that
the security of information transmitted over the Internet cannot be assured. The
following sections generally describe the types of information collected at GSK
sites and the uses made of it.
Personally Identifiable Information
GSK collects health related data and personally identifiable information such as
name, address, telephone number, e-mail address or other information only when it
is voluntarily submitted to us on this site. We may use the information to improve
our level of service and the content of our web site; provide you with tips, helpful
information, product news and updates; send you samples of products; notify you
of new GSK products and services; seek your views on our products and services and
for our own internal purposes.
Please note that by submitting health related data and personally identifiable information
you are, unless you have otherwise indicated, consenting to such information being
processed for the above listed purposes. Further, you agree that unless otherwise
stated GSK shall have the unrestricted right to use and store on its internal systems,
whether in or outside the EU, any such information provided by you. In this context
please note that your information may cross national borders during processing.
Under relevant data protection legislation (the Data Protection Act 1998 in the
UK) you are entitled to obtain from GSK (the Data Controller for the purposes of
the data protection legislation) a printout of the data held concerning you and
to have any inaccuracies in this data rectified.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
GSK also collects non-personally identifiable information in aggregate form to track
data such as the total number of visits to our web sites, the number of visitors
to each page of our web sites, 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 web sites so that we may improve them. We may also share
this information with other GSK companies. NO PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
IS DISCLOSED IN THIS PROCESS.
Use of IP Addresses
Internet Protocol (IP) address is a set of numbers that is automatically assigned
to your computer whenever you log on to your internet service provider or through
your organisation's local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN). Web servers
automatically identify your computer by the IP address assigned to it during your
GSK may collect IP addresses for the purposes of systems administration and to audit
the use of our site. We do not ordinarily link a user's IP address to personally
identifiable information of that user, which means each user's session will be logged,
but the user remains anonymous to us. However, we may use IP addresses to identify
users of our site when we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with the site's
Links to Other Web Sites
GSK web sites provide links to other GSK and third party web sites as a service
Like most other companies, GlaxoSmithKline uses "cookies" to improve the experience for our website visitors.
Cookies are tiny files, composed of a string of letters and numbers, placed on your computer by web page servers.
They enable the website owner to distinguish you from other users of the website. Cookies cannot be executed as code or used to deliver viruses and they cannot enable us to access your hard drive. We cannot read any information on your hard drive even if we store cookies there.
The data generated through cookies on GlaxoSmithKline websites can be used for various purposes including the following:
- Strictly Necessary: These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website and saving items to a shopping basket.
- Performance: These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often and if they receive error messages. These cookies are used to improve how a website works in future versions.
- Functionality: These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make such as user name, language or region you are in and provide a more enhanced personal experience.
- Targeting or Advertising: These cookies are used to deliver content more relevant to you and your interests.
We don’t permit any third parties to advertise on our website but we cannot control advertisers that are allowed by internet service providers to advertise whilst you are browsing on the internet.
GlaxoSmithKline is required by law to obtain your consent for all types of cookies that we place other than those that are “Strictly Necessary”. Therefore, GlaxoSmithKline has made it easier for you to manage the different types of cookies that are used on our websites intended for use in the EU by allowing you to choose whether cookies are placed when browsing our website when you begin your visit. However, please be aware that if you use block cookies (including Strictly Necessary cookies) you may not be able to access certain functionality or parts of this site.
GSK operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password
protection. GSK has security measures in place to attempt to protect against the
loss, misuse and alteration of your user data under our control. Except as outlined
below, only authorised employees have access to the information you provide us.
Further, we impose strict rules on GSK employees who have access either to the databases
that store user information or to the servers that host our services. Whilst we
cannot guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration to data will not occur, we make
every effort to prevent such unfortunate occurrences.
Sharing Personally Identifiable Information with Third Parties
GSK will not sell or rent personally identifiable information to any third party
for any purpose. In certain special cases, we may disclose your personally identifiable
information in the following circumstances:
(i) sometimes carefully selected third parties are used to provide GSK with support
services in connection with its web sites and such parties may, from time to time,
have access to your information to enable them to provide those services to GSK.
Please rest assured that all companies providing such support services are required
by GSK to meet the same high standards of data protection;
(ii) when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary
to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury
to you, or otherwise injuring or interfering with GSK's rights, property or operations,
other users of this site, or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities;
(iii) when we believe the law requires it, or in response to any demand by law enforcement
authorities in connection with a criminal investigation, or civil or administrative
authorities in connection with a pending civil case or administrative investigation.
By submitting personal and/or health related data you agree to be bound by our privacy
policy and agree that GSK may, in its sole discretion, disclose information about
you in the circumstances and to the extent set out in this policy.
You can request a copy of the information we hold concerning you or revoke your
consent to our using your information for the above listed purposes at any time
by contacting us at email@example.com