This Online Privacy Notice ("Privacy Notice") explains how
AbbVie AS ("AbbVie") handles personal data that it collects
and receives from users through forms, websites, mobile sites, mobile
applications, and other digital and offline services and products
controlled by AbbVie that refer to this Privacy Notice (collectively,
Information We Collect
AbbVie collects the following types of information through the
- Information you provide. Personal data and health data you provide whenregistering for our products and services, responding to questionnaires orsurveys, or contacting AbbVie customer service.
- Information collected automatically. Your IP address and non-identifying information about your use of AbbVie Services may be collected automatically using tracking technologies, such as cookies. Your website browser software can be set to reject all cookies; however, cookies can allow you to take advantage of some of the site's essential features, which may not work if you reject cookies.
- Information collected from other sources. We may combine information about you from AbbVie Services, information collected offline or from external parties.
How We Use Your Information
AbbVie uses the information we collect for several
- To provide you with AbbVie programs and services you request.
- To customize and improve your experience on AbbVie Services.
- To generally improve our products and AbbVie Services and other internal business purposes.
When We Share Your Information
AbbVie does not sell or disclose your personal data to unrelated third parties without your consent, except:
- To affiliates and
third-party service providers to provide services and information on
our sites, including online marketing and advertising, and to
support our business operations. We require these parties to handle
personal data in accordance with appropriate contractual privacy and
and this Privacy Notice.
- To another company in connection with the sale or transfer of one of our productlines or divisions, which includes the services provided through one or more ofthe AbbVie Services.
- To governing regulatory authorities or as may otherwise be necessary for AbbVie to comply with a legal obligation or demand.
Your Privacy choices
You may contact us at any time if you have questions about this Privacy Notice or the Personal Data we collect about you. Please submit your privacy inquiries here.
Alternatively, you may send a letter to AbbVie Deutschland GmbH
& Co. KG, Mainzer StraBe 81, 65189 Wiesbaden, Germany
(attention: EU DPO).
AbbVie maintains appropriate controls and technical and
organizational security measures to protect and secure personal data, but when you share personal data online there is always some risk that an unauthorized third party could gain access to your information.
Accessing Our Sites Globally
The transfer of personal data between AbbVie AS, its parent
company AbbVie Inc. in the United States and other AbbVie affiliates is
governed by the AbbVie Inter-Affiliate Data Transfer Agreement, which is based on the EU model contracts for data transfers to controllers.
Changes to Our Privacy Notice
Check this Privacy Notice regularly, as we may change or update portions of this Privacy Notice from time to time, subject to any applicable consent requirements. Any changes will be promptly posted to this page and accompanied by a new effective date at the top of this page.
AbbVie Online Privacy Notice
This Online Privacy Notice ("Privacy Notice") explains how AbbVie AbbVie AS ("AbbVie") handles personal data that it collects and receives from users through forms, websites, mobile sites, mobile applications, and other digital and offline services and products controlled byAbbVie that refer to this Privacy Notice (collectively, "AbbVie Services").
TYPES OF INFORMATION WE COLLECT ONLINE
The types of personal data that we may collect and receive while you use the AbbVie Services are described in this section and include both data that you provide to us and data that we collect automatically when you use the AbbVie Services.
For purposes of this Privacy Notice, "Personal Data" means any data related to you as an identified or identifiable natural person. Examples of Personal Data include name, address, telephone number, and email address. When this data is combined with any data on health or medical status, we refer to the resulting information as "Health Data." We collect your Health Data through AbbVie Services only with your consent or if required by law.
Information You Provide
You do not have to register for a service or program to receive much of the information available through AbbVie Services. However, some of our content is available only to registered or identified users and will require you to set up a profile or provide specific data about yourself in order to provide you the service.
Personal Data You Submit During Registration or in Response to Questionnaires
AbbVie collects Personal Data that you provide on AbbVie Services, for example, through an enrollment form in order to register for AbbVie programs and services, to receive marketing products and information (if permitted by local law), contact AbbVie customer service, or respond to AbbVie questionnaires or surveys. This could include:
- Name and gender
- Contact data such as your address, phone number, or email address
- Registration data such as your usemame and password
- Health-related, insurance and demographic data, subject to your consent, in the context of apatient support program, survey or questionnaire
- Income and demographic data when you request financial assistance for one of our products
- Remuneration data when you provide a service to AbbVie in your capacity as a healthcare professional
- Employment, education and other background data when you inquire about employment with AbbVie
- Professional,clinical practice and educational data when you participate in an AbbVie sponsored program, research or survey in your capacity as a healthcare professional
Personal Data You Submit During Other Interactions with AbbVie
You may contact AbbVie to ask questions, discuss your concerns, or report issues regarding our products. If you communicate with or request information from AbbVie, you may be prompted to provide your contact information as well as any Health-related and/or Personal Data that is relevant to your request.
Data that may Be collected automatically when you use the AbbVie Services, we also may collect certain usage and device data automatically as described below.
We may record the Internet Protocol ("IP") address of your computer or other electronic device when you visit the AbbVie Services. An IP address identifies the electronic device you use to access the Sites, which allows us to maintain communication with your computer as you move about AbbVie Services and to customize content.
Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
We also collect information about your use of AbbVie Services through
tracking technologies such as cookies and web beacons. A
"cookie" is a unique numeric code that is transferred to your computer to track your interests and preferences and to recognize you as a
return visitor. A "Web beacon" is a transparent graphic image placed
on a Web site, e-mail or advertisement that enables the monitoring of thingssuch as user activity and site traffic. These technologies help remember your preferences and allow us to bring you the content and features that are likely to be of greatest interest to you on the basis of "clickstream" data that shows your previous activities on AbbVie Services.
For site analytics tracking, AbbVie uses several different analytics
Services. To learn more about cookies and other tracking technologies,
including how to disable them, please visit
http://youronlinechoices.eu/. Please note that some cookies
are essential to the functioning of our websites and deleting or disabling them will reduce the site's functionality.
Some AbbVie Services are available either as mobile
applications or mobile sites that you can use on your mobile device. If you use a mobile device to access and use the AbbVie Services, we may collect the following mobile-specific data in addition to the other data described above: device or advertising ID, device type, hardware type, media access control ("MAC") address, international mobile equipment identity ("IMEI"), the version of your mobile operating system, the platform used to access or download the AbbVie Service (e.g., Apple, Google, Amazon, Windows), location data and usage data about your device and your use of the AbbVie Services.
Data collected from other sources we may combine data about you from a visit to one AbbVie Service with data about you from visits to other AbbVie Services. We may also combine data about you that is collected through the AbbVie Services with data that we have collected offline, as well as with data provided to us by third parties.
HOW WE USE YOUR DATA
We use your Personal Data to provide you the services you request, communicate with you, improve your experience on the AbbVie Services, generally improve our products and services and for other internal business purposes, as described in more detail below.
Providing Programs and Services You Request
If you choose to register for one of our services, we use the Personal Data that you provide through AbbVie Services to respond to your questions, provide you the services you request, offer an optimal customer experience, to perform our contractual obligations and/or on the basis of your consent.
If you are a health care professional, you may also choose to receive marketing information from AbbVie, such as offers regarding AbbVie's products or services, invitations to participate in surveys about our products, or other notifications and offers. In such cases, we will use your contact and other Personal Data to send you marketing information. You can opt out from receiving marketing information in the manner indicated in the relevant marketing message.
Customized User Experiences
The Personal Data that you provide may be used to create customized
offers, information, or services tailored to your interests and
preferences. Also, we may use your IP address and the data that we
technologies to make our AbbVie Services easier to use and navigate as
well as to personalize the content provided on AbbVie Services by
anticipating the information and services that may be of interest to
you. In some cases, we collect this information pursuant to your
consent. In other cases, we collect this information for our legitimate
business interest to optimize and customize user experiences.
Business and Product Improvement
In order to discover new facts that could help AbbVie better understand customer needs and help improve, develop, and evaluate product services, materials, programs, and treatments, AbbVie analyzes the information that you have provided for its legitimate interests in business and product improvement.
Service Analytics and Improvement
We may use the information that you provide and the information we collect automatically about your use of the AbbVie Services to monitor user traffic patterns and preferences for our legitimate business interests of improvement, analytics and optimization of the AbbVie Services.
Data Use and Retention
We will only keep Personal Data as long as necessary for the fulfillment of the purposes outlined above, except if otherwise required by applicable laws or legal orders.
WHEN WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES
We only share your Personal Data with third parties as described below. We do not sell or rent Personal Data to third parties for their own marketing purposes.
Third-Party Advertising and Online Behavioral Advertising
If you are a health care professional, you may be provided with
advertisements of AbbVie products and services on third-party websites and mobile services that are tailored to you, for example, on the basis of information that you provide to AbbVie or a third-party website you are visiting, or of your browsing activity, purchases, or interests. These types of tailored online advertisements may come through several sources, such as the following:
- We may share with our advertising service providers your non-identifying information that we have obtained from cookies and other tracking technologies on our AbbVie Services.
Affiliates, Vendors and Suppliers
We have relationships with various vendors and suppliers, including
our affiliated companies, who help us operate our business and for
whom it may be necessary to have access to your Personal Data in the
course of providing services to AbbVie. We will not authorize these
parties to use your Personal Data for any purpose that is not related
to AbbVie's business operation, and we require them to handle your
Personal Data collected through the AbbVie Services in accordance with
appropriate contractual privacy and security provisions and
this Privacy Notice.
We may partner with other companies to provide you with content or services on a joint or "co-branded" basis. At a co-branded site, you will see both the AbbVie logo and the logo of the co-branding partner displayed on your screen. To access the services available on a co-branded site, you may have to complete a new online registration form, and this registration information may be shared with AbbVie's co-branding partners. You should read the individual privacy policies of our co-branding partners, as they may differ in some respects from ours. Reading these policies will help you to make an informed decision about whether to provide your information to a given site.
If you contact AbbVie regarding your experience in using one of our products, we may use the information that you provide in submitting reports to industry regulators and as otherwise required of us by law. We also may use the information to contact the prescribing physician to follow up regarding an unexpected event involving the use of our product.
Legal Rights and Obligations
In certain limited circumstances, AbbVie may need to disclose your
Personal Data in order to comply with a legal obligation or demand,
such as to comply with reporting obligations to our governing
regulatory authorities regarding the safety of our pharmaceutical
products, or in connection with the sale or transfer of one of our
product lines or divisions, which includes the services provided
through one or more of the AbbVie Services. In such instances, we
take measures to protect your Personal Data to the extent possible. We also reserve the right to use Personal Data to investigate and prosecute users who violate our rules or who engage in behavior that is illegal or harmful to others or to others' property.
PRIVACY OF CHILDREN
AbbVie does not knowingly collect or use any Personal Data directly from children on AbbVie Services. We do not knowingly allow children to order our products, to communicate with us, or to use any of our online services. If you are a parent and become aware that your child has provided us with information, please contact us using one of the methods specified below, and we will work with you to address this issue.
YOUR PRIVACY CHOICES
You may contact us at any time if you have questions about this
Privacy Notice or the Personal Data we collect about you. Under
applicable data protection law, you may be entitled to request access
to and/or rectify, block, or delete your Personal Data, transmission
to another controller, withdraw your consent at any time (this does
not affect the lawfulness of previous data processing activities), or
object to any use of Personal Data. If AbbVie will not be able to
provide the requested information or make the change you request, you
be provided with reasons for such decision. Under local law you are also entitled to lodge a complaint with your local data protection authority. Please submit your privacy inquiries here.
Alternatively, you may send a letter to AbbVie Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG, Mainzer StiaBe 81, 65189 Wiesbaden, Germany (attention: EU DPO).
AbbVie maintains reasonable technical, administrative, organizational
and physical security measures and controls to secure any Personal
Data collected through the AbbVie Services. However, there is always
some risk that an unauthorized third party could intercept an Internet
transmission, or that someone will find a way to thwart t our security
systems. We urge you to exercise caution when transmitting Personal
Data over the Internet, especially your health-related information.
AbbVie cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will not
gain access to your Personal Data; therefore, when submitting Personal Data to AbbVie Services, you must weigh both the benefits and the risks.
LINKS TO THIRD PARTY STIES AND SOCIAL MEDIA PLUG-INS
This Privacy Notice does not apply to AbbVie Services that do not link to this Privacy Notice, or to third-party Web sites to which AbbVie Services may link. AbbVie Services may use social media plug-ins (e.g., the Facebook "Like" button, "Share to Twitter" button) to enable you to easily share information with others. When you visit AbbVie Services, the operator of the social plug-in can place a cookie on your computer or other electronic device that enables that operator to recognize individuals who have previously visited our Site.
ACCESSING OUR STIES GLOBALLY
This site is owned and operated by AbbVie AS, but the information you
provide will be accessible to our affiliates, vendors, and suppliers
in other countries, and if you are visiting this site from a country
outside your country, your communication with us will necessarily
result in the transfer of information across international borders.
Personal Data may be transferred to our parent company, AbbVie Inc.,
in the United States, or other AbbVie affiliates, territories that may
not provide a level of protection to Personal Data equivalent to that
provided by your home country. We have concluded the AbbVie
Inter-affiliate Data Transfer Agreement with AbbVie Inc., which is
based on the EU model contract for data transfers to controllers and
covers all personal data
transfers between AbbVie affiliates worldwide to ensure the adequate protection of your Personal Data. A copy can be obtained by sending an email to email@example.com. Any transfers of personal data to third parties outside the EEA will be done in compliance with the international data transfer restrictions that apply under EU data protection laws, including, where appropriate, through the use of EU model contracts for data transfers to processors.
CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY NOTICE
We will only use Personal Data in the manner described in the Privacy
Notice in effect when the information was collected from you or as
authorized by you. However, and subject to any applicable consent
requirements, or if required by law, we reserve the right to change
the terms of this Privacy Notice at any time. Any changes to this
Privacy Notice will be reflected on this page with a new effective
date. AbbVie encourages you to review this Privacy Notice regularly
for any changes. Any Personal Data collected upon your continued
of AbbVie Services will be handled in accordance with the currently-posted Privacy Notice.