Alinter is committed to protecting your privacy online. Our policy explains how we will do this.
Alinter Group Limited and its associated companies understand that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used and shared online. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits this website, www.alinter.co.uk / www.alinter.com (“Our Site”) and will only collect and use personal data in ways that are described here, and in a manner that is consistent with Our obligations and your rights under the law.
- Definitions and Interpretation
In this Policy, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
|“Account”||means an account required to access and/or use certain areas and features of Our Site;|
|“Cookie”||means a small text file placed on your computer or device by Our Site when you visit certain parts of Our Site and/or when you use certain features of Our Site. Details of the Cookies used by Our Site are set out in the relevent section below;|
|“Cookie Law”||means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003;|
|“personal data”||means any and all data that relates to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified from that data. In this case, it means personal data that you give to Us via Our Site. This definition shall, where applicable, incorporate the definitions provided in the EU Regulation 2016/679 – the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”); and|
|“We/Us/Our”||means Alinter Group Limited, a limited company registered in England under company number 06082823, whose registered address is Jubilee House 3 The Drive Great Warley, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3FR, and whose main trading address is 51-53 Stert Street, Abingdon, Oxon. OX14 3JF|
- Information About Us
- Our Site is owned and operated by Alinter Group Limited, a limited company registered in England under company number 06082823, whose registered address is Jubilee House 3 The Drive Great Warley, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3FR, and whose main trading address is 51-53 Stert Street, Abingdon, Oxon. OX14 3JF. Our VAT number is GB2279725248. Our Data Protection Officer is the Privacy Manager and can be contacted by email at privacy @alinter.co.uk, by telephone on 01235 538 700, or by post at 51-53 Stert Street, Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 3JF
- What Does This Policy Cover?
- Your Rights
- As a data subject, you have the following rights under the GDPR, which this Policy and Our use of personal data have been designed to uphold:
- The right to be informed about Our collection and use of personal data;
- The right of access to the personal data We hold about you (see below);
- The right to rectification if any personal data We hold about you is inaccurate or incomplete (please contact Us using the details below);
- The right to be forgotten – i.e. the right to ask Us to delete any personal data We hold about you (We only hold your personal data for a limited time, as explained in this policy but if you would like Us to delete it sooner, please contact Us using the details in the relevent section below);
- The right to restrict (i.e. prevent) the processing of your personal data;
- The right to data portability (obtaining a copy of your personal data to re-use with another service or organisation);
- The right to object to Us using your personal data for particular purposes; and
- Rights with respect to automated decision making and profiling.
- If you have any cause for complaint about Our use of your personal data, please contact Us using the details provided in the relevetn section below and We will do Our best to solve the problem for you. If We are unable to help, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the UK’s supervisory authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office. For further information about your rights, please contact the Information Commissioner’s Office or your local Citizens Advice Bureau.
- As a data subject, you have the following rights under the GDPR, which this Policy and Our use of personal data have been designed to uphold:
- What Data Do We Collect?
- business/company name
- job title;
- contact information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;
- demographic information such as post code, preferences, and interests;
- IP address;
- Medicines you use
- Details of a suspected Adverse Drug reaction
- web browser type and version;
- operating system;
- a list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on Our Site, and the site you exit to;
- the regulatory status of your business
- How Do We Use Your Data?
- All personal data is processed and stored securely, for no longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected. We will comply with Our obligations and safeguard your rights under the GDPR at all times. For more details on security see the relevent section below.
- Our use of your personal data will always have a lawful basis, either because it is necessary for Our performance of a contract with you, because you have consented to Our use of your personal data (e.g. by subscribing to emails), or because it is in Our legitimate interests. Specifically, We may use your data for the following purposes:
- Providing and managing your Account or your business with us;
- Providing and managing your access to Our Site;
- Personalising and tailoring your experience on Our Site;
- Responding to your enquiry
- Responding to your notification on a Suspected Adverse Drug Reaction
- Supplying Our products and / or services to you (please note that We require your personal data in order to enter into a contract with you);
- Personalising and tailoring Our products and / or services for you;
- Replying to emails and enquiries from you;
- Supplying you with emails that you have opted into (you may unsubscribe or opt-out at any time by clicking the relevant unsubscribe link.
- Market research;
- Analysing your use of Our Site and gathering feedback to enable Us to continually improve Our Site and your user experience;
- With your permission and/or where permitted by law, We may also use your data for marketing purposes which may include contacting you by email, telephone, text message and post with information, news and offers on Our products and / or services. We will not, however, send you any unsolicited marketing or spam and will take all reasonable steps to ensure that We fully protect your rights and comply with Our obligations under the GDPR and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003.
- You have the right to withdraw your consent to Us using your personal data at any time, and to request that We delete it.
- Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR) reports do not contain information that discloses an individual patient’s identity other than to the reporter.
- ADR reports may be passed to partner companies who maintain the statutory pharmacovigilance databases but we agree with those partner companies that they will keep your information secure and not use it for other purposes.
- We share ADR reports with regulatory bodies in countries with pharmacovigilence systems in place and such countries may be outside the European Union.
- Third parties whose content appears on Our Site may use third party Cookies. Please refer to the relevent section below for more information on controlling Cookies. Please note that We do not control the activities of such third parties, nor the data they collect and use and advise you to check the privacy policies of any such third parties.
- We do not keep your personal data for any longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected. Data will therefore be retained for the following periods (or its retention will be determined on the following bases):
- For general website enquiries, for the purpose of answering your enquiry and undertaking any relevant follow up;
- For suspected Adverse Drug Reactions – for as long as reasonably required to ensure ongoing patient safety / for a period as defined in applicable current legislation with regard to the recording and notifying of Suspected Adverse Drug Reactions as prescribed by the MHRA The UK Government Agency responsible for the safety of Medicines)
- How and Where Do We Store Your Data?
- We only keep your personal data for as long as We need to in order to use it as described above in section 6, and/or for as long as We have your permission to keep it.
- Some or all of your data may be stored outside of the European Economic Area (“the EEA”) (The EEA consists of all EU member states, plus Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein). You are deemed to accept and agree to this by using Our Site and submitting information to Us. If We do store data outside the EEA, We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is treated as safely and securely as it would be within the UK and under the GDPR including:
- The use of approved commercial partners / companies
- Data security is very important to Us, and to protect your data We have taken suitable measures to safeguard and secure data collected through Our Site.
- Steps We take to secure and protect your data include:
- Only collecting data relevant to a particular need
- Only storing data for as long as it is reasonably required
- Being selective as to whom within and outside of our organisation has access to your data
- By using approved companies for the provision of services to facilitate our website
- Do We Share Your Data?
- We may share your data with other companies in Our group including subsidiary companies and any associated companies under similar ownership or sharing common management for the purposes of facilitating your enquiry, supplying you with Goods and Services and responding to any reported Suspected Adverse Drug Reaction.
- We shall be entitled to share data with external consultants– especially those consultants involved in the provision of medical regulatory / compliance services to our business including those involved with Pharmacovigilance. So as to meet our obligations under applicable legislation, and to ensure patient safety, we may need to discuss any reported Suspected Adverse Drug Reaction together with the data collected as a result of same with our production partners, raw material supply chain partners, packaging supply chain partners and the such like as well as applicable Government Agencies.
- We may sometimes contract with third parties to supply products and services to you on Our behalf. These may include payment processing, delivery of goods, search engine facilities, advertising, and marketing. In some cases, the third parties may require access to some or all of your data. Where any of your data is required for such a purpose, We will take reasonable steps to ensure that your data will be handled safely, securely, and in accordance with your rights, Our obligations, and the obligations of the third party under the law.
- We may compile statistics about the use of Our Site including data on traffic, usage patterns, user numbers, sales, and other information. All such data will be anonymised and will not include any personally identifying data, or any anonymised data that can be combined with other data and used to identify you. We may from time to time share such data with third parties such as prospective investors, affiliates, partners, and advertisers. Data will only be shared and used within the bounds of the law.
- We may sometimes use third party data processors that are located outside of the European Economic Area (“the EEA”) (The EEA consists of all EU member states, plus Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein). Where We transfer any personal data outside the EEA, We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is treated as safely and securely as it would be within the UK and under the GDPR including:
- Working with approved partners
- In certain circumstances, We may be legally required to share certain data held by Us, which may include your personal data, for example, where We are involved in legal proceedings, where We are complying with legal requirements, a court order, or a governmental authority.
- What Happens If Our Business Changes Hands?
- In the event that any of your data is to be transferred in such a manner, you will not necessarily be contacted in advance and informed of the changes.
- How Can You Control Your Data?
- In addition to your rights under the GDPR, when you submit personal data via Our Site, you may be given options to restrict Our use of your data. In particular, We aim to give you strong controls on Our use of your data for direct marketing purposes (including the ability to opt-out of receiving emails from Us which you may do by unsubscribing using the links provided in Our emailsandat the point of providing your details
- You may also wish to sign up to one or more of the preference services operating in the UK: The Telephone Preference Service (“the TPS”), the Corporate Telephone Preference Service (“the CTPS”), and the Mailing Preference Service (“the MPS”). These may help to prevent you receiving unsolicited marketing. Please note, however, that these services will not prevent you from receiving marketing communications that you have consented to receiving.
- Your Right to Withhold Information
- You may access certain areas of Our Site without providing any data at all. However, to use all features and functions available on Our Site you may be required to submit or allow for the collection of certain data.
- How Can You Access Your Data?
You have the right to ask for a copy of any of your personal data held by Us (where such data is held). Under the GDPR, no fee is payable and We will provide any and all information in response to your request free of charge. Please contact Us for more details at firstname.lastname@example.org or using the contact details below.
- By using Our Site you may also receive certain third party Cookies on your computer or device. Third party Cookies are those placed by websites, services, and/or parties other than Us. Third party Cookies are used on Our Site for assessing the performance of our site (e.g. Google Analytics). These Cookies are not integral to the functioning of Our Site and your use and experience of Our Site will not be impaired by refusing consent to them.
- All Cookies used by and on Our Site are used in accordance with current Cookie Law.
- Before Cookies are placed on your computer or device, you will be shown a pop up requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies you are enabling Us to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of Our Site may not function fully or as intended.
- Our Site uses analytics services provided by Google. Website analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyse anonymous usage information, enabling Us to better understand how Our Site is used. This, in turn, enables Us to improve Our Site and the products and services offered through it. You do not have to allow Us to use these Cookies, however whilst Our use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of Our Site, it does enable Us to continually improve Our Site, making it a better and more useful experience for you.
- The analytics service(s) used by Our Site use(s) Cookies to gather the required information.
- In addition to the controls that We provide, you can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all cookies or only third party Cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.
- You can choose to delete Cookies on your computer or device at any time, however you may lose any information that enables you to access Our Site more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, login and personalisation settings.
- It is recommended that you keep your internet browser and operating system up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser and manufacturer of your computer or device if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.
- By using Our site you acknowledge that no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure. We seek to follow best practice however please do not share data or conduct transactions with Us if you are unwilling to accept the risks and potential consequences of a data loss. By sharing data with Us and / or conducting transactions with Us you accept such risks and understand that except where we are not permitted by law to exclude liability we will not be liable to you for any loss as a result of a data breach.
- Contacting Us
We do not handle financial transactions via our website.
Some of our pages may be specially designed for children. We will not send email to users who have indicated on registering for those pages that they are under 13. Children under 13 should ask a parent, guardian or teacher for permission before sending us information online.
We do not offer medical advice for individuals
Our websites and emails may contain general information about medical conditions and treatments. The information is not advice, and should not be treated as such.
We do not claim to be infallible
The medical information on our websites and in our emails is provided without any warranties, express or implied. We do not claim that the information is comprehensive, current, accurate or unambiguous.
There are professionals that it may be appropriate to consult
The information provided by us is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. These are the only people able to discuss your specific situation. You should never delay in seeking such professional help nor change your treatment as a result of any information provided either on our websites or in our emails.
Your use of this web site hosted by Alinter Limited and/or its various affiliates or subsidiaries (collectively referred to as “Alinter”) is also subject to the following terms and conditions:
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If you have any questions specifically about Privacy please contact us. privacy @ alinter.co.uk
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Revised: 4th May 2018
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