Boehringer Ingelheim

Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 

Online Privacy Policy

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("BIPI"), its affiliates and subsidiaries, are committed to protecting the privacy, accuracy and reliability of any Personal Information you choose to provide through our website. In order to maximize your visit to this BIPI website and to provide you with valuable health and disease state information, we may ask you for certain Personal Information. To ensure that your Personal Information is kept confidential and secure, we have developed information privacy practices that are described in detail in this policy. BIPI maintains your Personal Information in strict adherence with this policy.

This privacy policy covers the following topics:

Collection of Personal Information

Personal Information

Disclosure of Personal Information

Personal Information: Access and Correction

Collection and Use of Non-Personal Information

Children's Online Privacy

Links to Other Sites

Changes to Policy and Questions

Please read this privacy policy carefully. By using this site, you agree to the terms of this policy. If you do not agree with these terms, please do not disclose any Personal Information through this site. This privacy policy may change from time to time, so please check back often. Should you have any questions about this policy or our data collection and use practices, please write to us at the address provided at the end of this Online Privacy Policy.

Collection of Personal Information

It is not necessary to provide any information that identifies you (hereinafter referred to as "Personal Information") to use this website. In general, you can visit our website without telling us who you are or revealing any Personal Information.

If you want, however, to access certain features offered through this site, it may be necessary to provide Personal Information, such as your name, address, and telephone number, and possibly other information. If you do not want to give us any Personal Information, you can choose not to use these features of our website. The choice is yours. We are only interested in offering you convenient online services that match your interests and needs.

Use of Personal Information

We use your Personal Information for three general reasons. First, we use Personal Information to provide you with the services that you request. Second, we may use your Personal Information to send you information about Spirivaģ HandiHalerģ (tiotropium bromide inhalation powder) ("SPIRIVA"). Third, we may use your information in aggregate form to help us evaluate and improve our SPIRIVA web site and other SPIRIVA related services or communications.

If you register for announcements or for information about SPIRIVA, you can always choose not to be contacted or to "opt-out" of further contact or solicitations from BIPI and Pfizer.

Disclosure of Personal Information

BIPIís responsibility to keep your information private is taken very seriously. Accordingly, BIPI shares your Personal Information in only the following circumstances:

BIPI Affiliates and Subsidiaries: BIPI may disclose your Personal Information to its corporate affiliates and subsidiaries. Any Personal Information provided to affiliated entities or subsidiaries will be treated in accordance with this privacy policy.

BIPI Operations and Maintenance Contractors: BIPI may share your Personal Information with third party contractors as is necessary to respond to your requests for products and information, unless you have opted-out of receiving information. Third-party contractors may access your Personal Information to send you this information on behalf of BIPI. BIPI also may hire third-party technology providers to host this website and to store your Personal Information.

Legal Authorities. BIPI may disclose Personal Information when required by law or legal process; when necessary to protect and defend the rights or property of BIPI or when necessary to protect the personal safety of BIPI website users and customers.

Aggregate Information. Aggregate information does not contain any Personal Information about our users. From time to time, BIPI may share aggregate, non-personal information about website usage with third parties, including government agencies and advertisers.

Collection and Use of Non-Personal Information

BIPI also collects information that, alone, cannot be used to identify you (referred to as "non-personal information") through this website.We may use this non-personal information in aggregate form for product and service development, for market analysis and may provide it to third parties. Examples of types of non-personal information that we may collect include gender, age, survey responses, IP addresses, and data stored in cookie files and captured by pixel tags. We describe IP addresses and cookies, and other tracking technology in more detail below:

Internet Protocol Addresses. An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet. This number does not identify your name, e-mail address or other Personal Information. If you request information from this website, our server will enter your IP address into a log. We use this information to measure site traffic, to help us to understand how people are using our website and to hopefully improve your online experience.

Cookies and Other Tracking Technology. This website may gather certain non-personal information through the use of "cookies", web logs, and pixel tags/web beacons to identify a visitor as the visitor navigates the website.Your web browser allows us to put information, including session-based IDs and/or persistent cookies, on your computerís hard drive in order to recognize your computer.

"Cookies" are small text files that recognize repeat visitors, facilitate ongoing access to some sites, and allow sites to understand how and when pages are visited and by how many people. Visitors who are concerned about the use of cookie technology may opt to enable a feature in their browser software that will erase cookies, block all cookies, or warn the user before cookies are stored or exchanged. Please be aware however, that some parts of this website may no longer function properly if cookies are disabled.

Sometimes we work with third parties to put cookies on your hard drive.Before we enter into arrangements with third parties, however, we require these third parties to enter into an agreement with us that they will comply with our Privacy Policy.

Usually cookies contain no personally identifiable information. However, if you have provided us with personal information, we may correlate this information with the cookies or other tracking technology placed on your computer by our web site in order to offer an improved website experience for you.

We also may use tracking technologies such as pixel tags.Pixel tags, also known as web beacons, function similarly to cookies.A pixel tag is an invisible, one pixel-sized piece of code which transmits certain information to our servers.They are placed on key pages, tools, and areas of our website.When a visitor requests/visits/clicks on anything that includes a pixel tag, the information about the visitorís action is recorded in a web log.This is done in order to track a visitorís usage across various web pages on our website.

We may also use pixel tags in our HTML-based e-mails in order to determine if e-mails were opened and replied to or forwarded. This information will be used only in aggregate for research to improve site content and usability.You can disable pixel tags by changing your browser settings or through commercially available software packages.


Children's Online Privacy

This website and any accompanying services offered are not directed at children who are under 18 years of age. It is BIPIís policy to require that individuals requesting information on our products be 18 years of age or older.

Should we receive Personal Information from a person who we know is under 18, we will automatically delete such information from our database. The information will not be used for any purpose.

Links to Other Sites

As a convenience to our visitors, BIPI sites may contain links to a number of sites that we believe may offer useful information. When you click on one of these links, you will be transferred from the BIPI website and be connected to the website of the organization or company that you selected. The BIPI privacy policy is no longer applicable when you leave our site by way of link. Each of these linked sites maintains its own independent privacy policies and procedures, which you should consult before providing any of your Personal Information.

Changes to Policy and Questions

BIPI reserves the right to modify, add or remove portions of this privacy statement at its discretion. If we decide to change this policy, we will post those changes at this site. If you have any questions about our policy, this website or its offerings, you may write to us via the following address:

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Attn: Public Affairs
P.O. Box 368
900 Ridgebury Road

Ridgefield, CT 06877

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