Privacy Policy
Date of publishing: 19th October 2020
This notice provides highlights of the privacy statement of Pfizer Limited, India (‘Pfizer’). The privacy of your personal information is important to Pfizer. To better protect your privacy, we provide you with our Privacy Policy so that you will understand our commitment to you and to your privacy. This Privacy Policy describes what information we may collect about you; how we use your information; how we protect it; and what choices you have on how that information is used. At Pfizer, we understand that health is a very personal, private subject, and we want you to feel as comfortable as possible visiting our various websites and using their respective services. By accessing our website, you consent to the collection and use of information as set forth in this Privacy Policy.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy, you should first contact the Privacy Officer. As our privacy policy changes in significant ways, we will make every effort to notify you of the changes. Minor changes to the policy may occur that will not affect our use of individually identifiable or personal health information. When the privacy policy changes in a way that significantly affects the way we handle personal information, we will not use the information we have previously gathered for any purpose not notified to you, without providing notice or obtaining your consent as and when appropriate.
The following articles make up our Privacy Policy. We hope that reading them gives you a clear idea of how we manage information regarding you. For immediate access to a particular topic, click on the title of that topic.
• Information we collect
• Use of your information
• How Pfizer handles privacy internally
• Contacting Pfizer in relation to this privacy policy
When we refer to ourselves as "we" or "Pfizer," we mean our entire company, including any company that we control (for example, a subsidiary that we own). We may share information among companies that we own or control, and we may share information with our co-promotion partners, and companies working with Pfizer but all information we share will always be protected under the terms of this Privacy Policy.
Pfizer is not responsible for how other websites treat your privacy once you leave a Pfizer site.
Information we collect
Information we collect from visitors
Visitors to the website (collectively referred to as “Website/ Digital/Electronic media”) can access the website's home page, and browse all areas of the site, without disclosing any personally identifiable information. We do track information provided to us by your browser, including the website you came from (known as the referring URL), the type of browser you use, the time and date of access, and other information that does not personally identify you.
In addition, we gather unidentifiable information about you that is automatically collected by our web server, such as your IP address and domain name.
This information may be used by Omniture, reporting tool used by Pfizer globally for reporting purposes.
Cookies are a standard feature of websites that allow us to store small amounts of data on your computer about your visit to our Site. Cookies help us learn which areas of the Site are useful and which areas need improvement. You can refuse or accept cookies from the Site at any time by activating the settings on your browser. Information about the procedure to follow in order to enable or disable cookies can be found on your Internet browser provider’s website via your help screen. Please be aware that if cookies are disabled, your experience on the Site may be diminished, and not all features of the Site may operate as intended.
We may also use technologies similar to cookies, such as:
Pixel Tags. Pixel tags (also known as web beacons and clear GIFs) are used to, among other things, track the actions of users of the Site, measure the success of our marketing campaigns, and compile statistics about usage of the Site and response rates.
Adobe Flash. Flash Local Shared Objects (also known as Flash cookies) (“Flash LSOs”) and other technologies are used to, among other things, collect and store information about your use of the Site. For your options with respect to Flash LSOs, please visit this page. Please note that setting the Flash player to restrict or limit acceptance of Flash LSOs may reduce or impede the functionality of some Flash applications.
Analytics. We use multiple analytics tools (primarily but not limited to Google analytics and Adobe Omniture) time to time to collect anonymized statistics in order to improve site.
How we use the information
Aggregate data
We may gather aggregate anonymized data from the information provided by the visitors to our websites and share the same with other Pfizer businesses or affiliates, our agents, contractor or business partners in order that they may perform services for us.
Other than as described above, Pfizer will not obtain any personally identifiable information from you.
Protection of information
How Pfizer handles privacy internally
Our commitment to security
We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online. While we strive to protect your personal data against potential risks and exposures, the absolute security of data in the online sphere cannot be guaranteed. Hence, we ask you to support our information security efforts by not disclosing any data on our website that is particularly sensitive or not required in the specific context.
Third parties
We may share the aggregate de-identified information (discussed previously), with third parties as described below.
Companies and people who work for us: Because we are a large company, we contract with other companies and individuals to help us provide services. For example, we may host some of our websites on another company's computers, hire technical consultants to maintain our web-based health sites, or work with companies to remove repetitive information from customer lists, analyze data, provide marketing assistance, and provide customer service.
Business transfers: If we transfer a business unit (such as a subsidiary) or an asset (such as a website) to another company, we will require it to honor the terms of this Privacy Policy.
Legal requirements: We may release account when we believe release is required to comply with law.
Links to other websites: We may from time to time provide links to third party websites for your convenience and information. Such third party websites are not controlled by us. When you visit such other website you do so at your own risk. These sites may have their own privacy policies in place, which we recommend that you review if you visit any linked websites. We do not, assume any responsibility or liability for such third party websites, the content of such websites and their privacy practices, nor do we endorse them. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the privacy statements provided by such other websites prior to providing them with information about you, or entering into any transactions on them.
Phishing: Identity theft and the practice currently known as "phishing" are of great concern to us. Safeguarding information to help protect you from identity theft is a priority for us. We do not and will not, at any time, request your credit or debit card information, bank account numbers, PIN numbers or passwords in a non-secure or unsolicited e-mail or telephone communication. Please refrain from providing such information through any non-secure medium.
Contacting Pfizer
If you may have questions in relation to our privacy policy, please reach out to our grievance officer Mr. Samir Kazi at 02266932148 or write into [email protected].
Changes in Privacy Policy
This privacy statement is effective as of 13/01/2020. From time to time we may update this Privacy Policy. Your continued use of our website constitutes an acceptance of the then-current Privacy Policy. We also encourage you to visit this page periodically to review any changes.