Consent to Use and Transfer Personal Data
Types of Data Collected Online
You can browse most of our Site without entering any personal information. Only general, non-personally identifiable information that Shire logs from all Site visits, such as Internet Protocol (IP) address, the type of web browser you use, referring website and pages accessed, will be collected in those instances. This means that a user’s session will be tracked, but the user will not be individually identified. There are times, however, when we or our business partners may need information from you.
Shire may gather and store personally identifiable information that you provide us such as name, mailing address, email address, telephone or cellphone numbers. Personal information is generally submitted when you: (a) make requests for further information regarding Shire’s products or services; or (b) subscribe to newsletters, blog posts or other online services. By providing this information to Shire, you consent to our transfer of this information to our company databases and other repositories including those of third party service providers, wherever located.
Use of Data
Shire uses personal information collected on its Site for the purposes for which it is requested or as necessary or permissible under applicable law. We also may use the personal information you provide to notify you later about new developments with respect to the products and services we offer or to inform you about new products, special offers and services offered by Shire, its parent, subsidiaries and affiliates (“Shire Companies”) or by its business partners. It is important to note that you may opt out of receiving further information from Shire, as discussed below.
With Whom We Share Information
In the ordinary course of business, Shire will not sell, trade or rent your individual identifying information to others absent your consent to do so. Shire may share the personal data you provide online with others as described below:
- Affiliated Companies, Business Partners and Agents. We work together with affiliated companies, business partners and agents who are acting on our behalf to provide various services and products to you.
- Mergers and Reorganizations. In the event of a corporate reorganization, such as a merger, acquisition or sale or transfer of assets by Shire outside the normal course of business, customer information may be transferred to third parties.
Please note that our Site may contain links to other sites. When you access a third party’s website, even one that may contain the Shire name or logo and content regarding Shire’s services and products, please understand that the website is independent of Shire. We do not control the privacy policies of any third party sites. If you click-through a banner ad or link to a third party site and submit your information, you will be subject to the privacy policies of those third parties. We assume no responsibility or liability for any third party policies or the actions of third parties. A link to a third-party website is not an endorsement.
Shire will not share personal identifying information provided to us online except as stated above. All unsolicited email marketing and promotional communications from Shire contain an opportunity for you to decline future communications by “opting-out.” Shire will use reasonable efforts to comply promptly with all such requests.
Controlling Use of Your Personal Information
Although we will use commercially reasonable efforts to safeguard the privacy of your personal information, transmissions made by means of the Internet cannot be made absolutely secure. Shire assumes no liability for the disclosure of data due to errors in transmission or actions of unauthorized third parties. Shire cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us.