Privacy policy

Website Privacy Statement

Last Updated: [March 19, 2019.]

This Website Privacy Statement explains how Gilead Sciences., Inc., including its wholly owned subsidiaries and successors (together referred to as "Gilead"), handles Personal Information (information that can identify you) that you provide to Gilead, or that is otherwise collected, on websites controlled by Gilead (together referred to as "Gilead Website(s)"). The Gilead Websites include this Gilead Sciences Canada, Inc. website (the “GSCI Website”). This Website Privacy Statement is to be read in conjunction with the GSCI Privacy Statement. The GSCI Privacy Statement applies to all Personal Information received and processed by GSCI. This Website Privacy Statement provides further detail on Personal Information collected on the GSCI Website. In the event of a conflict, the GSCI Privacy Statement governs.

Please read this Website Privacy Statement and the GSCI Privacy Statement before using the GSCI Website or submitting information to GSCI via this website. By accessing and using the GSCI Website, you agree and consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your Personal Information as outlined in this Website Privacy Statement.

Unless otherwise specifically noted, this Website Privacy Statement does not apply to information collected from you offline, or to third-party websites to which Gilead Websites may link, but that Gilead does not control. You are encouraged to review the terms of the individual privacy policies of each website you visit.

How does GSCI collect information online?

In addition to the means set out in the GSCI Privacy Statement, the GSCI Website may collect information about your visits without you actively submitting such information. Such information may be collected using various technologies, such as cookies and web beacons. Cookies are small text files that are transferred to your computer's hard disk by a website. Web beacons (also referred to as GIF files, pixels, or Internet tags) help Gilead understand how you navigate around the Gilead Websites. As part of your use of the site, your Internet browser automatically transmits to Gilead Websites some of this unidentified information, such as the URL of the website you just visited and the browser version your computer is operating. Passive information collection technologies can make your use of Gilead Websites easier by allowing Gilead to provide better service, customize Gilead Websites based on consumer preferences, compile statistics, analyze trends, and otherwise administer and improve Gilead Websites. Certain features of Gilead Websites may not work without use of passive information collection technologies. Information collected by these technologies cannot be used to identify you without additional information. With respect to limiting or disabling tracking technology please see section below entitled, "What choices do I have about how Gilead Websites collect and use Personal Information about me?"

Some of Gilead's business partners, with whom Gilead contracts to carry out business activities (e.g., website providers), may use their cookies on Gilead Websites. Although Gilead may not have direct access to or control over such cookies, this Website Privacy Statement governs the use of cookies by Gilead and such business partners on Gilead Websites. Gilead may also allow social media companies (e.g., Facebook) to put “widgets” on Gilead Websites. These third-party tools may also be used to track you across websites. For example, so long as you are logged in to Facebook, every time you land on a webpage that has a Facebook widget, Facebook will know you are on that webpage. Gilead does not control the privacy practices of these third parties.

In what circumstances and for what purposes might GSCI collect and use Personal Information through the GSCI Website?

In addition to what is set out in the GSCI Privacy Statement, if you choose to use GSCI's email page feature to receive email alerts, GSCI will send you an email to validate your registration and confirm that you are signing up to receive such emails. If you no longer wish to receive such emails, you may follow the instructions provided in the email in order to request that GSCI stop sending you email alerts.

What choices do I have about how Gilead Websites collect and use Personal Information about me?

You may always limit the amount and type of Personal Information that GSCI receives about you by choosing not to enter Personal Information into forms or data fields on the GSCI Website. Some of GSCI's online services can only be provided to you if you provide GSCI with appropriate Personal Information. The GSCI Website may ask whether you wish to opt-in to GSCI’s contact lists or programs for offers, promotions, and additional services that may be of interest to you.

You may also be provided with preference questions or preference boxes allowing you to indicate that you do not want Gilead Websites to use tracking technologies, such as cookies, to "remember" your Personal Information, such as user IDs or mailing addresses, on return visits. However, Gilead Websites that use tracking technologies to collect unidentified information do not generally provide you with the ability to opt-out of the tracking technologies. Some Internet browsers allow you to limit or disable the use of tracking technologies that collect unidentified information, such as a “Do Not Track” (“DNT”) setting. Currently, the Gilead Websites are not compatible with the DNT standard in its current release. However, you should remember that Gilead does not collect or disclose your browsing behavior for third-party marketing purposes.

How does Gilead secure Personal Information collected on Gilead Websites?

It is Gilead’s practice to ensure that Gilead Websites are secured using commercially reasonable technical, procedural, and organizational safeguards proportional to the sensitivity and volume of data processed. However, the confidentiality of Personal Information transmitted over the Internet cannot be guaranteed. Gilead urges you to exercise caution when transmitting Personal Information over the Internet. Gilead cannot absolutely guarantee that unauthorized third parties will not gain access to your Personal Information; therefore, when submitting Personal Information to Gilead Websites, you must weigh both the benefits and the risks. Gilead has no control over third-party websites or their content, and Gilead's Website Privacy Statement does not apply to such websites. You should check the privacy policies of third-party websites before submitting Personal Information. This also applies to those business partners or social media services that have sharing tools on Gilead Websites (e.g. Facebook). As Gilead does not control the privacy practices of these third parties, you should review the privacy settings you have set up directly with them.

How does Gilead protect the privacy of children on Gilead Websites?

No Gilead websites are intended to collect or use any Personal Information from children. ("children" are individuals who have not reached the age of majority in their residential jurisdictions). Gilead does not knowingly allow children to order Gilead's products, communicate with Gilead, or use any of Gilead's online services. Should you suspect that a child of whom you are the parent or legal guardian has provided us with Personal Information, please contact Gilead using one of the methods specified below and Gilead will work with you to address this issue.

Your rights and contact information

You may request access to Personal Information that GSCI holds about you, subject to any legal restrictions. In addition, you may request correction of Personal Information that is demonstrated to be inaccurate or incomplete or to request deletion of Personal Information, subject to certain exceptions provided by law.

Any questions or concerns regarding handling of Personal Information by GSCI should be directed by email to Canadaprivacy@gilead.com. Please do not send sensitive information (e.g. health, financial or other Personal Information that you consider to be sensitive) by email.

Alternatively, letters may be sent to the following address:

Gilead Sciences Canada, Inc.
Attn: Privacy
6711 Mississauga Road, Suite 600
Mississauga, Ontario  L5N 2W3

All communications to GSCI should include the sender’s name and contact information (such as email address, phone number or mailing address), and a detailed explanation of the request. In addition, communications related to the GSCI Website should include, as applicable, the email address used for registration and the GSCI Website address on which Personal Information was provided (e.g., www.gilead.ca). Email requests to delete, amend, or correct Personal Information should include "Deletion Request" or "Amendment/Correction Request", as applicable, in the subject line of the email.

Changes to this Website Privacy Statement

Gilead reserves the right to amend this Website Privacy Statement from time to time to reflect technological advancements, legal and regulatory changes, and Gilead's business practices, subject to applicable laws. If Gilead changes its privacy practices, an updated version of this Website Privacy Statement will reflect those changes. Gilead will provide notice of such changes by updating the effective date listed on this Website Privacy Statement. Your continued interaction with Gilead, in the activities covered above, will be subject to the then-current Website Privacy Statement.