Effective January 1, 2020
California Residents: For information relating to California residents, please click below on the California Residents Section.
DATA WE COLLECT AND USE
We collect personal data you choose to provide, e.g., through registrations, applications and surveys, and in connection with your inquiries and purchases. For example, you may choose to provide your name, contact information, health, insurance and/or financial information in connection with a promotion or a patient assistance or support program. Healthcare providers may choose to provide information relating to their specialties and professional affiliations.
In addition, we may gather information about you automatically through your use of the Site, e.g., your IP address and how you navigate our Site. See also, the Section below on Cookies and Other Tools.
From time to time, we may use or augment the personal data we have about you with information obtained from other sources, such as public databases, social media platforms and other third parties. For example, we may use such third party information to confirm contact or financial information, to verify licensure of healthcare professionals or to better understand your interests by associating demographic information with the information you have provided.
HOW WE USE PERSONAL DATA
We may use your personal data in the following ways:
To Serve You
We use your personal data to:
- Operate our business;
- Deliver our products and services;
- Process, complete and fulfill your requested transactions;
- Provide customer service and respond to requests or inquiries;
- Communicate with you;
- Tailor our marketing programs and campaigns; and
- Provide you with newsletters, articles, alerts, announcements, invitations, and other information about products, brands, health topics and disease states.
To Connect You with Third Parties
We may provide functionality on the Site that will allow you to forward and share certain content with a friend or colleague. If you choose to use Pfizer sharing functionality to refer someone to our content, products or services, we will use your data and that of the individual you are sharing with to send the content or link you request.
To Validate Your Ability to Access/Use Certain Products, Services and Information
Some products, services and information we offer may only be suitable for/accessible to individuals meeting certain eligibility or other criteria. In such cases, we may verify that you meet such criteria. For example, certain information relating to our products is only intended for and accessible to licensed healthcare professionals and we may use information we collect directly from you and from outside sources to validate your licensure and eligibility to view such information.
In Accordance with Special Program Terms
On occasion, Pfizer may offer special programs, activities, events or promotions via the Site (“Special Programs”) that have specific terms, privacy notices and/or consent forms that explain how any personal data you provide will be processed in connection with the Special Program. We strongly suggest you review the terms applicable to the Special Program before participating.
To Improve Products and Services and Protect Patients and Consumers
We use the information you provide for data analysis, to better understand how our products and services impact you and those you care for, to track and respond to concerns, for fraud prevention and to further develop and improve our products and services. In addition, we use the information you provide to comply with our regulatory monitoring and reporting obligations including those related to adverse events, product complaints and patient safety.
In Aggregated or De-identified Form
We may aggregate and/or de-identify data about visitors to our Site and use it for any purpose, including product and service development and improvement activities.
HOW WE SHARE YOUR PERSONAL DATA
Pfizer may share your personal data as follows:
Within Our Family of Companies
In Connection with Business Transfers
We may retain other companies and individuals to perform services on our behalf and we may collaborate with other companies and individuals with respect to particular products or services (collectively, “Providers”). These third parties may be provided with access to personal data needed to perform their functions, but they may not use such data other than on our behalf or subject to contracts that protect the confidentiality of the data. Examples of Providers include credit card processing companies, customer service and support providers, email and SMS vendors, data analytics firms, web hosting and development companies and fulfillment companies. Providers also include our co-promote partners for products that we jointly develop and/or market with other companies. Some Providers may collect personal data on our behalf on our Site.
To Comply with Law/Protect
We reserve the right to disclose your personal data as required by law, when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to comply with a regulatory requirement, judicial proceeding, court order, government request, or legal process served on us, or to protect the safety, rights, or property of our customers, the public, Pfizer or others.
In the Aggregate/De-identified
Pfizer may also disclose aggregate or de-identified data that is not personally identifiable to third parties for any purpose.
We do not sell personal data about California residents.
During the past 12 months we may have engaged in delivering online advertising that was tailored to your interests, which might be deemed to be a sale of data under the California Consumer Privacy Act, but we did not disclose data that would identify you by name, address or phone number.
CATEGORIES OF PERSONAL DATA THAT WE COLLECT AND DISCLOSE
Listed below are the categories of personal data about California residents that we collect and disclose for a business purpose. For more information about how we disclose your personal data, refer to the How We Share Your Personal Data Section above.
Categories of personal data we collect and disclose
Applicable California Residents
|A. NAME, CONTACT INFORMATION AND IDENTIFIERS: Identifiers such as a real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, user name, social security number, tax ID, driver’s license number, passport number, or other similar identifiers.||Employees; candidates for employment; contractors; health care providers; investigators; patients; clinical trial participants; caregivers; website visitors|
|B. CUSTOMER AND OTHER RECORDS: Paper and electronic customer records containing personal data, such as name, signature, physical characteristics or description, address, telephone number, driver’s license or state identification card number, insurance policy number, education, employment, employment history, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial information, medical information, or health insurance information.||Employees; candidates for employment; contractors; patients; clinical trial participants; employees; caregivers|
|C. PROTECTED CLASSIFICATIONS: Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law such as race, color, sex, gender, age, national origin, disability, and citizenship status.||Employees; candidates for employment; contractors; health care providers; investigators; patients; clinical trial participants; caregivers|
|D. PURCHASE HISTORY AND TENDENCIES: Commercial information, including records of products or services considered, purchased or owned.||Employees; contractors; health care providers; investigators; patients; caregivers|
|E. BIOMETRIC INFORMATION: Physiological, biological or behavioral characteristics that can be used alone or in combination with each other to establish individual identity, including DNA, fingerprint, diagnostic or lab results, imagery of the face from which an identifier template can be extracted, and sleep, health, or exercise data that contain identifying information.||Employees; candidates for employment; contractors; clinical trial participants; patients|
|F. USAGE DATA: Internet or other electronic network activity information, including, but not limited to, browsing history, search history, and information regarding a resident’s interaction with an internet website, application, or advertisement.||Employees; candidates for employment; contractors; health care providers; investigators; patients; caregivers; website visitors|
|G. GEOLOCATION DATA: Precise geographic location information about a particular individual or device.||Employees; contractors; health care providers; patients; caregivers; website visitors|
|H. AUDIO/VISUAL: Audio, electronic, or visual recordings, or similar information.||Employees; candidates for employment; contractors; health care providers; investigators; patients; clinical trial participants; caregivers|
|I. EMPLOYMENT HISTORY: Professional or employment-related information.||Employees; candidates for employment; contractors; investigators; caregivers|
|J. EDUCATION INFORMATION: Information that is not publicly available personally identifiable information as defined in the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. section 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99).||Employees; candidates for employment; contractors; health care providers; investigators; clinical trial participants; caregivers|
|K. PROFILES AND INFERENCES: Inferences drawn from any of the information identified above to create a profile about a resident reflecting the resident’s preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes.||Employees; candidates for employment; health care providers; patients; clinical trial participants; caregivers; website visitors|
As described in the Data We Collect And Use Section above, we collect this personal data from you and from other categories of sources: public databases; social media platforms; and other third parties, when they share the information with us.
Also as described above in the How We Use Personal Data Section we may use this personal data to serve you; to connect you with third parties; to validate your ability to access and/or use certain products, services and information; to improve products and services; to protect patients and consumers; and in accordance with special program terms. In addition, we may use employee personal data to manage our workforce, to perform workforce analytics, to communicate and handle emergencies, to conduct our business operations, for compliance purposes and for monitoring and investigations.
Subject to certain exceptions, California residents have the right to make the following requests, at no charge, up to twice every 12 months:
- Copy: You may request a copy of the specific pieces of personal data that we have collected about you in the prior 12 months and to have this delivered, free of charge, either (a) by mail or (b) electronically in a portable and, to the extent technically feasible, readily useable format that allows you to transmit this information to another entity without hindrance.
- Deletion: You may request deletion of your personal data that we have collected about you.
Know: You may request that we provide you certain information about how we have handled your personal data in the prior 12 months, including the:
- categories of personal data collected;
- categories of sources of personal data;
- business and/or commercial purposes for collecting your personal data;
- categories of third parties/with whom we have disclosed or shared your personal data; and
- categories of personal data that we have disclosed or shared with a third party for a business purpose.
We will not discriminate against you for exercising these rights.
Submitting Requests. You may submit requests to delete, copy and/or know personal data we have collected about you by accessing our webform at www.pfizer.com/individualrights, or by contacting us at 833-991-1933 (toll free). We will respond to your request consistent with applicable law.
COOKIES AND OTHER TOOLS
Pfizer and its Providers collect information about you by using cookies, tracking pixels and other technologies (collectively, “Tools”). We use this information to better understand, customize and improve user experience with our websites, services and offerings as well as to manage our advertising. For example, we use web analytics services that leverage these Tools to help us to understand how visitors engage with and navigate our Site, e.g., how and when pages in a site are visited and by how many visitors. We are also able to offer our visitors a more customized, relevant experience on our sites using these Tools by delivering content and functionality based on your preferences and interests. If we have collected your personal data, e.g., through a registration or a request for certain materials, we may associate this personal data with information gathered through the Tools. This allows us to offer increased personalization and functionality on the Site.
Your web browser can be set to allow you to control whether you will accept cookies, reject cookies, or to notify you each time a cookie is sent to your browser. If your browser is set to reject cookies, websites that are cookie-enabled will not recognize you when you return to the website, and some website functionality may be lost. The Help section of your browser may tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting cookies. To find out more about cookies, visit www.aboutcookies.org.
Certain information is collected by most browsers or automatically through your device, such as your Media Access Control (MAC) address, computer type (Windows or Macintosh), screen resolution, operating system name and version, device manufacturer and model, language and Internet browser type and version. We use this information to ensure that the services function properly.
Your IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to the computer that you are using by your Internet Service Provider. An IP address may be identified and logged automatically in our server log files whenever a user accesses the Site, along with the time of the visit and the pages visited. Collecting IP addresses is standard practice and is done automatically by many websites, applications and other services. We use IP addresses for purposes such as calculating usage levels, diagnosing server problems and administering the Site. We may also derive your approximate location from your IP address.
We may use Flash Local Shared Objects (“Flash LSOs”) and other technologies to, among other things, collect and store information about your use of the Site. If you do not want Flash LSOs stored on your computer, you can adjust the settings of your Flash player to block Flash LSO storage using the tools contained in the Website Storage Settings Panel. You can also control Flash LSOs by going to the Global Storage Settings Panel and following the instructions (which may include instructions that explain, for example, how to delete existing Flash LSOs (referred to as “information” on the Macromedia site), how to prevent Flash LSOs from being placed on your computer without your being asked, and (for Flash Player 8 and later) how to block Flash LSOs that are not being delivered by the operator of the page you are on at the time). Please note that setting the Flash Player to restrict or limit acceptance of Flash LSOs may reduce or impede the functionality of some Flash applications, including those used in connection with the Site.|
INTEREST-BASED ADVERTISING AND THE ADVERTISING OPTION ICON
Pfizer hopes to deliver to you advertising for products and services you need or want. There are many ways to do this in the online advertising world. For example, Pfizer partners with websites and applications with whom you have shared your interests, conditions and concerns directly and asks that they serve our ads to users who have expressed an interest in Pfizer products or health conditions that our products treat. We may also partner with advertising companies that may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser (including through the use of pixel tags), or use other technologies, to serve you ads based on your web browsing activity, purchases, interests and/or other information—a practice commonly referred to as interest-based advertising (“IBA”) or online behavioral advertising (“OBA”). These advertising companies may also use these types of technologies to recognize you across the devices you use, such as a mobile phone or a laptop, and serve you ads on websites you visit and applications you use. You can read more about IBA at a site offered by the advertising industry’s Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”), aboutads.info.
At this time, we do not respond to browser do-not-track signals.
We use technical, administrative and procedural measures in an attempt to safeguard your personal data from unauthorized access or use. No such measure is ever 100% effective though, so we do not guarantee that your personal data will be secure from theft, loss, or unauthorized access or use, and we make no representation as to the reasonableness, efficacy, or appropriateness of the measures we use to safeguard such data. Users are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of their own passwords. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure (for example, if you feel that the security of any account you might have with us has been compromised), please immediately notify us by contacting us at [email protected].
YOUR PRIVACY CHOICES AND UPDATES
You may update your personal data and your preferences. Different programs and services may offer different phone numbers, links or preference managers that allow you to inform us of your updates and choices, including opting out of particular communications. These contact options are typically available on our Sites or in the emails or texts we send, but you may always contact our Privacy Officer for assistance at [email protected] if you have any difficulty finding these tools or otherwise updating your data or preferences. Please remember that limited communications may be necessary in order to complete your transaction or for you to participate in a particular program or service.
If you would like to request to review, correct, or update personal data that you have provided to us, you may contact us as indicated in the Contact Us section. We will respond to your request consistent with applicable law. Please note that we may need to retain certain personal data for recordkeeping purposes and/or to complete any transactions that you began prior to requesting a change or deletion.
For information relating to California residents, see the California Residents Section above.
CROSS BORDER TRANSFERS
The Site is not directed to individuals under the age of thirteen (13), and we do not knowingly collect personal data from children under the age of 13.
If you would like to exercise any individual rights, please contact us by accessing our webform at www.pfizer.com/individualrights, or by contacting us at 833-991-1933 (toll free). We will respond to your request consistent with applicable law.
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