Use of Information, Data Protection and Internet Privacy
GlaxoSmithKline UK Limited (GSK) is concerned for the privacy of visitors to its websites and protection of personal privacy is extremely important to us.
However, please remember that the security of information transmitted over the Internet cannot be assured.
Text Reminder Service
The information submitted to GSK as part of the SMS text reminder service consists only of your mobile telephone phone number, and so is anonymous.
Personally Identifiable Information
GSK collects personally identifiable information such as name, address, telephone number, e-mail address or health related data only when it is voluntarily submitted to us on this website. We may use the information to verify your healthcare professional status, to improve our level of service, to improve the content of our website, to respond to your requests and for our own internal purposes. Other purposes for which we may use your information may be disclosed to you when you provide your information. Where you indicate your consent, we may also provide you with helpful information, product news and updates, notify you of new GSK products and services and seek your views on our products and services.
Please note that by submitting personally identifiable information, you are consenting to such information being processed for the above listed purposes. For the above purposes, you agree that GSK and other companies within the GlaxoSmithKline group of companies may use and store any such information provided by you. Third party suppliers, selected by GSK may also use and store your information, in accordance with GSK’s instructions for the above purposes.
In this context please note that your information may be held and/or used in countries outside of the European Union. Although laws regarding the protection of personal data in countries outside of the European Union may not require the same standards as European Union laws, GSK endeavours to protect your information from loss or unauthorised disclosure.
You are entitled to obtain from GSK a copy of the personal data held concerning you and to have any inaccuracies in this data rectified.
To contact GSK, please see Contact Us.
Please note that when you send a link to a friend using the function available on this site, the email will be sent without the email address being stored on any server.
Sharing Personally Identifiable Information
GSK will not sell personally identifiable information to any third party for any purpose.
Under relevant data protection legislation (the Data Protection Act 1998 in the UK) you are entitled to obtain from GSK (the Data Controller for the purposes of the data protection legislation) a printout of the data held concerning you and to have any inaccuracies in this data rectified.
We may disclose your personally identifiable information to other companies within the GlaxoSmithKline group and to our selected suppliers (as described above). We may also disclose your information in the following circumstances:
- when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to you, or otherwise injuring or interfering with GSK's rights, property or operations, other users of this site, or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities; or
- when we believe the law requires it, or in response to any demand by law enforcement authorities in connection with a criminal investigation, or civil or administrative authorities in connection with a pending civil case or administrative investigation.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
GSK also collects non-personally identifiable information in aggregate form to track data such as the total number of visits to our web sites, the number of visitors to each page of our web sites, and the domain names of our visitors' internet service providers. We use this information, which remains in aggregate form, to understand how our visitors use our web sites so that we may improve them and the services we offer. We may also share this information with other GSK companies. No personally identifiable information is disclosed in this process.
Use of IP Addresses
An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a set of numbers that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you log on to your internet service provider or through your organisation's local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN). Web servers automatically identify your computer by the IP address assigned to it during your session online.
Links to Other Web Sites
GSK may place a "cookie" in your computer's browser. Cookies are small text files which provide us with information about how often someone visits our site, and what they do during those visits. Cookies do not themselves contain any personally identifiable information but if you provide such information to us, for example by registering with us, it may be linked to the data stored in the cookie.
GSK operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection. GSK has security measures in place to attempt to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of your user data under our control.
Except as outlined below, only authorised employees have access to the information you provide us. Further, we impose strict rules on GSK employees who have access either to the databases that store user information or to the servers that host our services. While we cannot guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration to data will not occur, we make every effort to prevent such unfortunate occurrences.
Last Updated: July 2011
UK/MARK/0294e/11 December 2011