Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement

Bayer Philippines, Inc..(hereinafter “us” or “we”) operates the website, (hereinafter the “Website“). For further information regarding the provider of the Website, please refer to our imprint.

Handling of personal data

We wish to keep you informed on how we handle your personal data when you use our Website. As such, the legal basis for the handling of your personal data, unless otherwise indicated in the following chapters, is to grant you full access to the Website functionalities you requested.

Using our Website

Accessing our Website

When you visit our Website, your browser will transfer certain data to our web server. This is done for technical reasons and is necessary for us to be able to provide you with the information you requested. To facilitate your access to the Website, the following data are collected, briefly stored and used:

  • IP address
  • date and time of access
  • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of request (specific site)
  • Status of access/HTTP status code
  • Transferred volume of data
  • Website requesting access
  • Browser, language settings, version of browser software operating system and surface

Moreover, to protect our legitimate interests, we will only store such data for a limited period of time so as to be able to track personal data in the event of actual or attempted unauthorized access to our servers.

Setting of cookies

What are cookies?

This Website uses so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are stored in the memory of your terminal via your browser. They store certain information (e.g. your preferred language or site settings) that your browser may (depending on the lifespan of the cookie) retransmit to us upon your next visit to our Website.

What cookies do we use?

We differentiate between two categories of cookies: (1) functional cookies that enable the full functionality of our Website, and (2) optional cookies used for e.g. website analysis and marketing purposes. The following tables contain a detailed description of the optional cookies we use:

Optional Cookies

Subject to your consent

We only use optional cookies if we have obtained your prior consent. Upon your first access to our Website, a banner will appear, asking you to give us your consent to the setting of optional cookies. If your consent is given, we will place a cookie on your computer and the banner will not appear again as long as the cookie is active. After expiration of the cookie’s lifespan, or if you actively delete the cookie, the banner will reappear upon your next visit to our Website and again ask for your consent.

How to prevent the setting of cookies

Of course you may use our Website without any cookies being set. To do this, you can configure or completely deactivate the use of cookies in your browser at any time. However, this may restrict the functions or have adverse effects on the user-friendliness of our Website. That said, you may still object to the setting of optional cookies at any time by simply choosing the objection option shown in the table above.

Website Analysis

On our Website we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”).

Google will analyze your use of our Website on our behalf. To this purpose, we use the cookies described in more detail in the above table. The information collected by Google in connection with your use of our Website (e.g. the referring URL, our webpages visited by you, your browser type, your language settings, your operating system, your screen resolution) will be transmitted to a server of Google in the US, where it will be stored and analyzed. The respective results will then be made available to us in anonymized form. Your usage data will not be connected to your full IP address during this process. We have activated on our Website the IP anonymizing function offered by Google, which will delete the last 8 bits (type IPv4) or the last 80 bits (type IPv6) of your IP address. Moreover, Google is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield, which ensures that an adequate level of data protection is maintained with respect to the processing of data by Google in the US.

You may revoke your consent to the use of web analysis at any time, either by downloading and installing the provided Google Browser Plugin or by administrating your consents in the above table, in which case an opt-out cookie will be placed. Both options will prevent the application of web analysis for as long as you use the browser on which you installed the plugin and do not delete the opt-out Cookie. Further information on Google Analytics is available in the Google Analytics Terms of Use, the Privacy and Data Protection Guidelines of Google Analytics and in the Google Privacy Policy.

Use of contact forms

You can contact us directly via the contact forms available on our Website. In doing so, you will need to provide us with the following information:

  • Contact data (e.g. E-Mail address, phone number)
  • Message

We collect, process and use the information provided by you via the contact forms exclusively for the processing of your specific request.

External services or content on our Website

We include third-party services and/or content on our Website. When you use such third-party services or when third-party content is displayed, communication data are exchanged between you and the respective provider for technical reasons.

The respective provider of the services or content may also process your data for their own additional purposes. To the best of our knowledge, we have configured the services and content of providers known to process data for their own purposes in such a way that any communication for purposes other than presenting their services or content on our Website is blocked, or communication only takes place once you have actively opted to use the respective service. However, since we have no control over data collected and processed by third parties, we are not in a position to provide binding information on how or for what reasons they may be processing your data.

For further information regarding the scope and purpose of such collection and processing of your data, please consult the privacy statements of the providers whose services and/or content we include and who are each responsible for the protection of your data in this context:

Information on side effects and quality complaints

This Website is not intended or designed for communications regarding side effects, lack of therapeutic effect, medication errors, grey market products/counterfeit medicine, incorrect or off-label use, quality complaints and/or other issues regarding the safeness or quality of Bayer products.

If you wish to report side effects or make a quality complaint, please contact your health care professional (e.g. physician or pharmacist), your local health authority, or use our Website to report undesirable side effects.

If you nevertheless report to us undesirable side effects or other issues regarding the safeness or quality of Bayer products, we will be legally bound to address your complaint and may have to contact you for clarification purposes. In such an event, we may have to notify the competent health authorities of the issues reported by you and forward your information in pseudonymized form, i.e. no information by which you may be directly identified will be passed on. We may also have to forward these pseudonymized notifications to our group companies and cooperation partners, to the extent these are likewise obliged to notify their respectively competent health authorities.

Transfer of data for commissioned processing

To some extent, we will use specialized service contractors for the processing of your data. Please note, however, that such service contractors are carefully selected and regularly monitored by us. Based on respective data processor agreements, they will only process personal data upon our instruction and strictly in accordance with our directives.

Information regarding your rights

According to applicable data privacy laws, the following rights are generally available to you:

  • Right of information about your personal data stored by us;
  • Right to request the correction, deletion or restricted processing of your personal data;
  • Right to object to processing of personal data for reasons of our own legitimate interest, public interest, or profiling, unless we are able to prove that compelling, warranted reasons superseding your interests, rights and freedom exist, or that such processing is done for purposes of the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims;
  • Right to data portability;
  • Right to file a complaint with a data protection authority;
  • Right to revoke at any time and with future effect your consent to the collection, processing and use of your personal data.

For further information please refer to the chapters above describing the processing of data based on your consent.

If you wish to exercise your rights, please address your request to the contact indicated below. (-> Contact).

Contact

For any questions you may have with respect to data privacy, please write an e-mail to dpo.bpi@bayer.com or contact our company data protection officer at the following address:


Data Protection Officer
Bayer Philippines Inc.,
Menarco Tower, 32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City,
Taguig City Philippines 1634

Amendment of Privacy Statement

We may update our Privacy Statement from time to time. Updates of our Privacy Statement will be published on our Website. Any amendments become effective upon publication on our Website. We therefore recommend that you regularly visit the site to keep yourself informed on possible updates.

Last updated: 01/10/2018.

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