Last Revised: July 7, 2022
Collection and Use of Your Personal Information
Personal Information, Personally Identifiable Information and Personal Data (PII)
PII is information that can be used directly or indirectly to identify, describe, locate, track or contact you or your household, such as your name, home address, email address and telephone number. Examples of PII include but are not limited to:
- Full Date of Birth;
- Identifiable Photograph/Video;
- Business/Professional Contact Information (e.g., title, company name, business address, business email address, business phone/fax number);
- Personal Contact Information (e.g., personal address, personal email address, personal phone/fax, personal web/internet address, family member names);
- Online identifiers that correspond to your device(s) (e.g., personal IP [Internet Protocol] address, cookies, RFID, etc.);
- Employment/Professional Job or Qualifications Information;
- Health or Medical Information;
- Biographic Information; and
- Legally Required Information.
American Regent asks that you not send or disclose on or through this website or otherwise to ARI any sensitive personal information or data unless ARI specifically requests it. Sensitive personal information or data is a subset of PII considered to be so important to a person or household because the information/data, if lost, misused, or accessed without authorization, has the potential to cause harm or embarrassment. Examples of sensitive personal information/data include: personnel files; Social Security numbers; financial data; payment card and bank account numbers; passwords; salary information; health or medical information; data identifying race or ethnicity; religious or political beliefs; sexual orientation or activity; criminal background information; and disability status.
Collection of Your Personal Information
This Policy applies to information ARI may collect:
- on this website;
- in email, text, and other electronic messages between you and this website;
- through any mobile or desktop applications you may download from this website which provide dedicated non-browser-based interaction between you and this website; and
- when you interact with ARI advertising and applications on third-party websites if the advertising or applications include links to this Policy.
This Policy does not apply to information collected by American Regent offline (i.e., not on or connected with this website).
ARI collects information from you when you provide it to ARI. ARI may also automatically collect certain types of information whenever you interact on this website and when some emails are sent to you. Techniques ARI uses for this purpose may include, for example, maintenance of web server logs and placement of cookies, web beacons and other tracking technologies. Examples of how ARI may use the information collected through these techniques include:
- after you have entered PII into a form or data field on the site, cookies enable the website to ‘remember' that information;
- cookies and other passive information collection technologies enable ARI to deliver content that is tailored to your interests and preferences based on your past activity on the website; and
- cookies and other passive information collection technologies enable ARI to compile aggregate statistics concerning use of the website, analyze trends, and otherwise administer and improve the website.
IP Addresses and Web Server Logs. An IP address is a unique identifying number that is automatically assigned to any computer connected to the Internet. Depending on the nature of your Internet connection, the IP address may change each time you connect or may always be the same number for that computer. ARI reserves the right to log IP addresses for system administration, security, statistical analysis, demographic analysis of website use, and other functions.
Flash Cookies. Certain features of this website may use local stored objects (or flash cookies) to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from, and on the website. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies.
Plugins. This website may also use social plugins (e.g., the Facebook "Like" button) to enable you to easily share information with others. When you visit the website, the operator of the social plugin may be able to place a cookie on your computer, enabling that operator to recognize individuals who have previously visited ARI’s website. If you are logged into the social media website (e.g., Facebook) while browsing on ARI’s website, the social plugins allow that social media website to receive information that you have visited ARI’s website. The social plugins also allow the social media website to share information about your activities on ARI’s website with other users of their social media website. For example, Facebook Social Plugins may allow Facebook to show your Likes and comments on ARI’s pages to your Facebook friends. Facebook Social Plugins also may allow you to see your friends' Facebook activity on ARI’s website. ARI does not control any of the content from social media plugins. For more information about Facebook Social Plugins and other social media tools, and for more information about other social plugins from other social media websites, you should refer to those websites' privacy and data sharing statements.
Web Beacons. On certain website pages or emails, ARI may utilize analytics or common Internet technology sometimes called a "web beacon" (also known as an "action tag" or "clear GIF technology"). Web beacons help analyze the effectiveness of websites by measuring, for example, the number of visitors to a website or how many visitors clicked on key elements of a website.
Web beacons, cookies and other tracking technologies do not automatically obtain PII about you. Only if you voluntarily submit PII, such as by registering or sending emails, can information about your use of ARI’s websites be linked to identifying information.
Response to "Do Not Track" Signals and Similar Mechanisms. Certain website browsers and other programs may be used to signal your preferences to ARI about how or whether ARI or third parties may collect PII about your online activities. Currently, ARI does not respond to such signals or mechanisms.
Use of Your Personal Information
ARI uses the PII you submit and the information that it automatically collects for legitimate business purposes, such as: (1) business operations (e.g., marketing and sales, research and development, patient support, donations and sponsorships, communications); (2) for business administration (e.g., finance and accounting, human resources, compliance and investigatory activities); (3) for business management (e.g., internal audit, asset management, system and business controls); and (4) as necessary to comply with other legal requirements and obligations.
ARI may also combine PII that you provide and information that is automatically collected online with ARI’s offline records as well as records provided by third parties. ARI uses this consolidated information to help design better ARI websites and products, to communicate information to you, to enhance ARI’s marketing and research activities, and to facilitate other business functions.
You do not have to share your PII with ARI but, if you choose not to share your PII, ARI may not be able to provide you with certain information, products, and/or services.
Your Rights and Choices
You have the right to request information from ARI on how your PII is being used and with whom it is being shared. You also have the right to request to see and receive a copy of the PII that ARI has collected from you, request its correction, or request its erasure; however, there may be limitations on ARI’s ability to comply with your request. To make a request for such information, you may contact ARI using the information in the “How to Contact ARI” section below.
Privacy rights vary based on U.S. federal and state specific laws as well as international laws. ARI encourages you to consult with an attorney prior to using the website to better understand all of your privacy rights.
Disclosure of Your Personal Information
- to ARI subsidiaries and affiliates;
- to contractors, service providers, and other third parties that ARI uses to support our business and who are bound by contractual obligations to keep PII confidential and use it only for the purposes for which ARI discloses it to them;
- to a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of ARI's assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which PII held by ARI about our website users is among the assets transferred;
- to a third party in connection with the sale or transfer of one of ARI’s product lines or divisions so that the buyer can continue to provide you with information and services;
- to third parties with whom ARI is jointly developing or marketing a product or service, or jointly conducting a program or activity;
- to comply with any court order, law or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request, or to address any national security concerns or situations;
- if disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of ARI, our employees, our customers, or others;
- to fulfill the purpose for which you provide it;
- for any other purpose disclosed by ARI when you provide the information; and
- with your consent.
You also may provide information to be published or displayed ("posted") on public areas of the website, or transmitted to other users of the website or third parties. Such posted information and transmissions to others are done so at your own risk. Although you may be able to set certain privacy settings for such information by, e.g., logging into your account profile, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Additionally, ARI cannot control the actions of other users of the website with whom you may choose to share your posted or transmitted information. Therefore, ARI cannot and does not guarantee that information will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.
Special Note Regarding Website Use By Children
This website is neither directed at nor designed for use by children (i.e., anyone under 16 years old). ARI does not knowingly collect PII from children. If you are a parent and become aware that your child has provided ARI with information, please contact ARI using the contact information provided below, and ARI will work with you to address the issue.
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How to Contact ARI
American Regent, Inc.
5 Ramsey Road
Shirley, NY 11967
ARI’s Compliance Hotline: 1-877-48-ALERT (1-877-482-5378).