Boehringer Ingelheim (Philippines) Inc.

Human Pharma

Privacy Policy

 

BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (PHILIPPINES), INC. cares about your privacy and wants you to be familiar with how we collect, use, and disclose information. This Privacy Policy describes our practices in connection with information that we or our service providers collect through the website or application (hereinafter the “Service”) operated and controlled by us from which you are accessing this Privacy Policy. By providing personal information to us or by using the Service, you acknowledge that you have read and understand this Privacy Policy.

 

INFORMATION COLLECTION

We may ask you to submit personal information in order for you to benefit from certain features such as follow-up emails, digital detail aids, Adobe campaign or SMS. This will also allow you to participate in a particular activity such as face-to-face and digital interactions related to sales, marketing, and medical activities; customer accreditation, customer account maintenance; pharmacovigilance monitoring and reporting; regulatory reporting within Boehringer Ingelheim and to concerned regulatory bodies. You will be informed what information is required and what information is optional.

We may combine the information you submit with other information we have collected from you, whether on or offline, including, for example, your engagement history with us. We may also combine it with information we receive about you from other sources, such as other Boehringer Ingelheim Affiliates, publicly available information sources (including information from your publicly available social media profiles), and other third-party information providers.

If you submit any personal information relating to another individual to us, you represent that you have the authority to do so and to permit us to use the information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

 

SENSITIVE INFORMATION

Unless we specifically request or invite it, we ask that you not send us, and you not disclose, any sensitive personal information (e.g., Social Security numbers, information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or philosophical beliefs, health, sex life or sexual orientation, criminal background, or trade union membership, or biometric or genetic data for the purpose of uniquely identifying an individual) on or through the Service or otherwise to us.

 

COLLECTION OF LOG DATA AND COOKIES

When using the website, certain data, including data sent by the browser (e.g. IP address, cookies, previous website, time and date, displayed contents) is temporarily stored. We use this data to enable you to use our website and, if necessary, to review and assert our and third party rights in the event of damage or violations of legal regulations, our terms of use and the rights of third parties.

We use cookies and similar technologies such as pixel tags, web beacons and clear GIFs (hereinafter referred to as “cookies”). We use cookies for technical reasons, such as to resume a user’s session when logging in if the previous session was interrupted due to inactivity. These cookies are not used to analyse the use of our website.

 

DATA ANALYTICS

Google and Facebook Analytics 

Google Analytics, Retargeting, and Ads. We use Google Analytics for Display Advertising. We use Remarketing with Google Analytics to advertise online. Third-party vendors, including Google, show our ads on sites across the Internet. This site and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on someone’s past visits to this website. Visitors can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using the Google Ads Preferences Manager.

Facebook Analytics, Advertising, & Social Features. We use Facebook technologies to customize content and advertising, to provide social media features, and to analyze traffic to our website.

 

HOW WE USE AND DISCLOSE INFORMATION

We use and disclose information you provide to us as described to you at the point of collection. Please see the section entitled “Choices and Access,” below, to learn how you may opt out of certain of our uses and disclosures.

Where required by applicable law, we will obtain your consent to our use of your personal information at the point of information collection. We may also use information from or about you as necessary to perform a contract, to comply with a legal obligation (for example, due to our pharmacovigilance obligations), or for our legitimate business interests. We may also rely on other legal bases, specifically for:

 

–  to provide the functionality of the Service to you and providing you with related customer service;

–  to respond to your inquiries and fulfill your requests, such as to send you documents you request or e-mail alerts;

–  to send you important information regarding our relationship with you or regarding the Service, changes to our terms, conditions, and policies and/or other administrative information.

We will engage in these activities to manage our contractual relationship with you and/or to comply with a legal obligation.

 

–  for data analysis, for example, to improve the efficiency of the Service;

–  for audits, to verify that our internal processes function as intended and are compliant with legal, regulatory, or contractual requirements;

–  for fraud and security monitoring purposes, for example, to detect and prevent cyberattacks or attempts to commit identity theft;

–  for developing new products and services;

–  for enhancing, improving or modifying our website or products and services;

–  for identifying Service usage trends, for example, understanding which parts of our Service are of most interest to users; and

–  for determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns, so that we can adapt our campaigns to the needs and interests of our users.

We will engage in these activities to manage our contractual relationship with you, to comply with a legal obligation, and/or because we have a legitimate interest.

 

–  to better understand you, so that we can personalize our interactions with you and provide you with information and/or offers tailored to your interests;

–  to better understand your preferences so that we can deliver content via the Service that we believe will be relevant and interesting to you.

We will provide personalized services either with your consent or because we have a legitimate interest.

 

We may share personal information with third parties in the following instances:

–  Reporting obligations to regulatory authorities and enforcement of rights

As a pharmaceutical company, we are subject to specific regulations, such as pharmacovigilance. Some of these laws require us to send your reports to regulators or other authorities worldwide (including countries that may have a different level of data protection than the EU). We only provide authorities with personal data if we are legally obliged to do so.

 

In order to protect our rights or the rights of third parties, we may also disclose data to rights holders, consultants and authorities in accordance with legal provisions.

 

–  Service provider

We engage service providers to process your personal data for the purposes described in this data protection information. These service providers process the data only on our behalf, in accordance with our instructions and under our control in accordance with this data privacy declaration.

 

One of these service providers is Adobe Systems Software Ireland Limited, 4-6 River-walk, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24, Ireland, providing data and web analytics services.

 

–  Boehringer Ingelheim companies

As part of a global group of companies, we involve other Boehringer Ingelheim companies that support us in data processing. These group companies process the data exclusively for the purposes stated in this data protection declaration.

 

–  Data transfer to recipients outside the Philippines

Some of these service providers and Boehringer companies process personal data outside the EU. In these cases, we ensure an adequate level of data protection to comply with PDPA.

 

We also disclose information collected through the Service:

 

In addition, we may use and disclose your information as we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (a) to comply with legal process or applicable law, which may include laws outside your country of residence; (b) as permitted by applicable law to respond to requests from public and government authorities, which may include authorities outside your country of residence; (c) to enforce our terms and conditions; and (d) to protect our rights, privacy, safety, or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you, or others. We may also use and disclose your information in other ways, after obtaining your consent to do so.

 

Where allowed by applicable law, we may use and disclose information that is not in personally identifiable form for any purpose. If we combine information that is not in personally identifiable form with information that is identifiable (such as combining your name with your geographical location), we will treat the combined information as personal information as long as it is combined.

 

CHOICES AND ACCESS

Your choices regarding our use and disclosure of your personal information

 

We give you choices regarding our use and disclosure of your personal information for marketing purposes. You may opt out from:

 

 

We will seek to comply with your request(s) as soon as reasonably practicable. Please note that if you opt out as described above, we will not be able to remove your personal information from the databases of our affiliates with which we have already shared your information (i.e., as of the date that we implement your opt out request). Please also note that if you opt out of receiving marketing related messages from us, we may still send you important transactional and administrative messages, from which you cannot opt out.

 

How you can access, change, or delete your personal information

If you would like to review, correct, update, restrict, or delete your personal information, or if you would like to request to receive an electronic copy of your personal information for purposes of transmitting it to another company (to the extent these rights are provided to you by applicable law), please contact us via email at DPOBIPHI.PH@boehringer-ingelheim.com. We will respond to your request as soon as reasonably practicable and no later than one month after receipt. If circumstances cause any delay in our response, you will be promptly notified and provided a date for our response.

 

CROSS BORDER TRANSFER

Your personal information may be stored and processed in any country where we have facilities or service providers, and by using our Service or by providing consent to us (where required by law), your information may be transferred to countries outside of your country of residence, including Germany, which may provide for different data protection rules than in our country. Appropriate contractual and other measures are in place to protect personal information when it is transferred to our affiliates or third parties in other countries.

 

SECURITY

We seek to use reasonable organizational, technical, and administrative measures designed to protect personal information under our control. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or data storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. 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 have with us has been compromised), please immediately notify us in accordance with the “Contacting Us” section below.

 

RETENTION PERIOD

We will retain your personal information for as long as needed or permitted in light of the purpose(s) for which it was obtained. The criteria used to determine our retention periods include: (i) the length of time we have an ongoing relationship with you and provide the Service to you; (ii) whether there is a legal obligation to which we are subject; and (iii) whether retention is advisable in light of our legal position (such as in regard to applicable statutes of limitations, litigation, or regulatory investigations).

 

THIRD PARTY SITES AND SERVICES

This Privacy Policy does not address, and we are not responsible for, the privacy, information, or other practices of any third parties, including any third party operating any site or online service (including, without limitation, any application) that is available through this Service or to which this Service contains a link. The availability of, or inclusion of a link to, any such site or property on the Service does not imply endorsement of it by us or by our affiliates.

 

CONTACTING US

BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (PHILIPPINES), INC. located at 23rd Floor, Citibank Tower, Citibank Plaza, 8741 Paseo de Roxas, Makati City 1227, Philppines, is the company responsible for collection, use, and disclosure of personal information under this Privacy Policy.

 

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us via our Data Protection Officer by sending us an email at DPOBIPHI.PH@boehringer-ingelheim.com, or please write to the following address:

BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (PHILIPPINES), INC.

23rd Floor Citibank Tower

8741 Paseo de Roxas

Salcedo Village , Makati City 1227, Philippines

UPDATES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We may change this Privacy Policy. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will become effective when we post the revised Privacy Policy on the Service. Your use of the Service following these changes means that you accept the revised Privacy Policy. We recommend that you regularly review the Privacy Policy when you visit the Service. This policy was last updated on May 10, 2019.