Astellas Pharma US, Inc. (Astellas) respects the privacy of visitors to our online sites. Astellas will only collect your personally identifiable information, such as your name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address, when you provide it to us at this web site. Astellas and/or the companies we hire will use this information to comply with your request for information, or as otherwise disclosed to you on the web page, when you submit your information to us. From time to time, we may refer to this information to better understand your needs and how we can improve our products and services. We may use this information to contact you. We will not sell or otherwise transfer the personally identifiable information you provide to us on this web site to any third parties for their own use unless we tell you when you submit your information to us that we intend to do so.
Like many web sites, the Astellas web site uses a technology called "cookies". A cookie is a small text file that a web server gives your browser to store on your computer when you access a web site. Cookies are capable of storing many types of data and may be placed on your browser by Astellas or by a third party. Cookies may be used for a variety of purposes on this web site:
- —Cookies also allow Astellas to determine whether you came to this site from another Astellas site, an advertising banner or a link from a non-Astellas web site. This allows us to measure the effectiveness of the links among our sites and the effectiveness of our advertising on non-Astellas web sites.
- —Similarly, cookies allow us to determine whether you've registered on, or visited, any of our web sites. This enables us to analyze how particular users use our sites and whether registered and unregistered users of our web sites use our sites differently.
- —Cookies also allow us to maintain information about how particular visitors use our family of sites, which enables us to better provide such visitors with information relevant to their interests. This may include using information about your use of our sites in conjunction with personally identifiable information that you have volunteered to us on one of our sites.
In addition to cookies, Astellas may collect non-personally identifiable information about how you use our web sites using other analysis technologies. These analysis technologies may be provided by third parties. Information that might be collected using these technologies includes, for example, the pages you visit on our site, the paths you take within our sites and the length of time that you spend on our web sites. We use this information in order to better understand how to improve the quality of our web sites.
Some Astellas web sites use a third party advertising service to display advertising on other, non-Astellas web sites. In addition to placing advertisements on certain non-Astellas web pages, these advertising services and/or Astellas may also place a segment of code called a clear pixel tag, also known as a "gif", on certain Astellas web pages. These web pages do not contain advertisements for the purpose of measuring the effectiveness of advertisements in bringing visitors to our web sites. Gifs may also be used with cookies to track the total number of visitors to our web site, the number of visitors to various web pages or the domain names of our visitors' internet service providers. No personally identifiable information is collected in this process.
As is common among internet site operators, Astellas web sites maintain web server logs. Web servers automatically identify your computer by its IP address and collect that information in its web server logs. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer by your internet service provider whenever you log onto the World Wide Web or "surf" the web. The Astellas web server logs collect statistical data that is generated by your computer when it visits an Astellas web site, such as the type of web browser (e.g., Firefox, Internet Explorer) and operating system (Windows or Mac OS) used to access the site, the domain name of your internet service provider, the date and time you access our site, and the pages you visit. Astellas web sites use this non-personally identifying web server log information for a variety of purposes. Some of these purposes include: system administration; to examine overall traffic trends on our sites; trouble-shooting; and to gather broad demographic information about users of our sites. No personally identifiable information is contained in these web server logs.
Astellas uses technical and organizational security precautions in order to protect your data from coincidental or deliberate manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons. As part of the collection and processing of personal data, all transferred information will be encrypted to prevent misuse of the data by third parties. Our security procedures are continuously revised based on new technological developments.
This Astellas web site is not intended or designed to attract children under the age of 13. We do not collect personally identifiable information from any person we know to be under the age of 13.
You may stop receiving future communications from this web site, or any further communications from Astellas, at any time. To opt out, please refer to instructions in any e-mail you receive from our program.
From time to time, Astellas may decide to modify its practices and policies, and we reserve the right to revise the Astellas internet privacy statement as necessary to disclose such changes in our practices and policies. Any such changes to the Astellas Internet privacy statement will be promptly communicated on this page. Any information that you submit before the change in policy will be used by Astellas and/or the companies we hire in a manner that is consistent with the Astellas Internet privacy statement in effect at the time you submitted your information. Continued use of our sites after receiving notice of a change in our privacy statement shall indicate your consent to the use of newly-submitted information in accordance with the changed, amended or updated Astellas Internet privacy statement.