Takeda UK Limited ('Takeda' or 'us') has established the following policy regarding the protection of personal information of visitors to its website in accordance with the UK Data Protection Act.
It is important to note that the security of information transmitted over the Internet cannot be guaranteed.
Protection of Personal Information
Takeda acknowledges the importance of protecting your personal information and handles personal information in accordance with the following policy:
1. What type of personal information does Takeda collect?
Takeda will obtain personal information from this website such as name, address, telephone number or e-mail address only when it is voluntarily submitted to us.
In addition, Takeda may collect the following information automatically:
- technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser-plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform;
- information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from this site (including date and time), page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page.
Takeda may also work with third parties (including, for example, business partners, sub-contractors in technical services, advertising networks, analytics providers, search information providers) and may receive information about you from them.
2. How does Takeda use your personal information?
- Takeda will use personal information collected via this website within the scope of the purposes outlined in this policy at Section 6 below.
- When Takeda entrusts a certain sub-contractor with the handling of personal data, Takeda will carefully check and select such sub-contractor and will exercise necessary and appropriate supervision over such sub-contractor in order to ensure the security control of the entrusted data.
- Takeda will not provide personal information to a third party without obtaining your prior consent, except in case of providing it to a third party pursuant to laws or regulations or as outlined in this policy.
3. How does Takeda protect your personal information?
- Takeda will keep your personal information accurately and securely, and solely for the purposes set out in Section 6.
- Takeda will take reasonable and appropriate information security measures against unauthorised access in order to prevent the loss, destruction, falsification and leakage of personal information. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration to data will not occur and any transmission of personal of personal information is at your own risk.
- Takeda will appropriately establish and maintain internal systems for control and protection of personal information. This is the responsibility of our Data Protection Officer.
- Takeda will educate and exercise necessary and appropriate supervision over its employees concerning appropriate control and protection of personal information.
4. Disclosure of your personal information
Takeda may share your personal information with any member of its corporate group.
Takeda may also share your personal information with selected third parties including:
- business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors who provide services to Takeda or on its behalf; and
- analytics and search engine providers that assist Takeda in the improvement and optimisation of this site.
Takeda may disclose your personal information to third parties:
- in the event that Takeda sells or buys any business or assets, in which case it may disclose your personal information to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets;
- if Takeda or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal information held by it may be one of the transferred assets; or
5. Your rights
When any person who is the subject of personal information held by Takeda requests Takeda to disclose, correct, add, delete, discontinue using or erase such information, Takeda will appropriately respond to such request in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. However, there may be exceptions to this rule where personal information must be kept for example, collection of data relating to possible drug side effects (Adverse Events) or criminal investigations.
You have the right to ask Takeda not to process your personal information for marketing purposes. Takeda will always inform you (before collecting your personal information) if it intends to use your information for such purposes or if it intends to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by informing Takeda at any time that you do not wish to receive such marketing.
6. Why does Takeda use your personal information?
Please note that by submitting personal information to us you are consenting to such information being stored and processed for the purposes listed below and in Section 8:
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 such as responding to Medical Information Requests or handling of data relating to Adverse Events, Product Complaints and Special Reporting Situations.
7. Other important information
8. Google Analytics
Takeda makes use of Google Analytics which is a web analytics tool that helps website owners understand how visitors engage with their website. Google Analytics customers can view a variety of reports about how visitors interact with their website so they can improve it. Google Analytics collects information anonymously. It reports website trends without identifying individual visitors.
Use of IP Address
Every computer and device connected to the Internet is assigned a unique number known as an Internet protocol (IP) address. Since these numbers are usually assigned in country-based blocks, an IP address can often be used to identify the country, state, and city from which a computer is connecting to the Internet. Google Analytics collects the IP address of website visitors in order to provide website owners a sense of where in the world their visitors come from. This method is known as IP geolocation.
Google Analytics does not report the actual IP address information to Google Analytics customers. Additionally, using a method known as IP masking, website owners that use Google Analytics have the option to tell Google Analytics to only use a portion of the IP address, rather than the entire IP address, for geolocation. Whether or not website owners use Google Analytics, they have access to IP addresses for visitors to their sites.
Personal information is information that personally identifies you, such as your name, email address or billing information, or other data which can be reasonably linked to such information. The Google Analytics Terms of Service, which all Analytics customers must adhere to, prohibits the tracking or collection of this information using Google Analytics or associating personal information with web analytics information.
Google's Use of Analytics Data
Website owners that use Google Analytics have control over what data they allow Google to use. They can decide if they want Google to use this data or not by using the Google Analytics Data Sharing Options. When these options allow, the data is used to improve Google products and services. Website owners can change these options at any time.
Cookies are small text files that a website may place on your computer or mobile device when you visit a site or page. Cookies are useful because they allow the website to recognize your device the next time you visit.
Some cookies we use are essential to enable our visitors to use certain features on our websites. For example, if you enter a username or password to access a secure section of our website, a cookie may be set to keep you from having to enter these details more than once. These cookies do not record personal information that identifies you and are automatically deleted when you close your browser.
Other cookies we use analyse how visitors use our website and monitor our website's performance. For example, we may check which pages get the most visits and the average time spent on our website. We use this information to improve how our website works. These cookies do not record personal information that identifies you. The information that we receive from them is in the form of aggregated statistics. These cookies are stored on your device even when you close your browser but can be deleted as described in the paragraph 'How can I control or delete cookies?' below.
The final type of cookies we use allow our website to provide a more personal experience and remember any choices you may make. For example, if you visit our website using a mobile device but choose to access our main (non-mobile) site, a cookie may be set to prevent you from being re-directed to our mobile site. These cookies do not record personal information that identifies you. These cookies may be stored on your device even when you close your browser but can be deleted as described in the paragraph 'How can I control or delete cookies?' below.
How can I control or delete cookies?
Most browsers are initially set up to automatically accept cookies. You can change the settings on your browser to block cookies or to alert you when cookies are being set on your device. You can also delete cookies stored on your device via your browser. Please refer to your browser instructions or Help screen to learn more about how to adjust or modify your browser settings.
Please note that parts of our websites may not function correctly if you disable the cookies.
Please note that this policy may be revised at any time so users are encouraged to visit this page every time they visit the site.