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Trademark notice

The tradenames of Boehringer Ingelheim and Lilly products referenced herein, whether or not appearing in bold characters or with the trademark symbol ®, are trademarks of entities of the Boehringer Ingelheim group of companies or Lilly group of companies. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. The use of these trademarks, of the company name Boehringer Ingelheim and/or Lilly including the company logos, except as permitted herein, is expressly prohibited and may be in violation of criminal law. The products discussed herein may have different tradenames, different labelling, product presentation and strength in different countries. Please contact our local affiliate in case clarification is requested.

Disclaimer

The Boehringer Ingelheim group of companies and Lilly group of companies and/or their respective suppliers make no representations about the suitability of the information contained in the documents and related graphics published on this site for any purpose. All such documents and related graphics are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. The Boehringer Ingelheim group of companies and Lilly group of companies and/or their respective suppliers hereby disclaim all warranties and conditions with regard to this information, including all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement. All access and use of and the content thereof is at the own risk of the user. In no event shall entities of the Boehringer Ingelheim group of companies and Lilly group of companies and/or their respective suppliers are liable for any special, indirect or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether in an action of contract, negligence or other tortuous action, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of information available from this site.

Documents on pharmaceutical products are not intended to be used as an alternative to consulting with a health care professional or other qualified professional. If you should seek advice on a specific health problem, please contact health care professionals.

The documents and related graphics published on this server could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information herein. The Boehringer Ingelheim group of companies and Lilly group of companies and/or their respective suppliers may make improvements and/or changes in the product(s) and/or the program(s) described herein at any time.

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Queries and Feedback

Queries and other feedback addressed to Boehringer Ingelheim through this website should not contain questions on personal health matters or on specific prescription-only products but should be addressed to a health care professional. Should any user of these documents respond with information including feedback data, such as questions, comments, suggestions, or the like regarding the content of such documents, such information shall be deemed to be non-confidential and the Boehringer Ingelheim group of companies shall have no obligation of any kind with respect to such information and shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose, and distribute – however, where required by applicable privacy legislation, only in anonymized form – this information to others without limitation.

Data Privacy Statement

This data privacy statement explains how Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH (hereafter "Boehringer Ingelheim", "we", "us") processes which personal data of you for which purposes. In any event, collection and processing of personal data will only take place conformable to the applicable law (i.e. the General Data Protection Regulation, "GDPR").

Collection, processing and storage of personal data in connection with a contact form or other requests

Personal data being collected by Boehringer Ingelheim through the contact form or other requests will be collected, processed and stored according to this Privacy Statement and exclusively for each named purpose, such as for example adverse event reporting or product complaints.

Log data

a) Log data and technical cookies

When using the website, certain data, including data sent by the browser (e.g. IP address, cookies, previous website, time and date, displayed contents) is temporarily stored. We use this data to enable you to use our website and, if necessary, to review and assert our and third party rights in the event of damage or violations of legal regulations, our terms of use and the rights of third parties.

We use cookies and similar technologies such as pixel tags, web beacons and clear GIFs (hereinafter referred to as "cookies"). We use cookies for technical reasons, such as to resume a user's session when logging in if the previous session was interrupted due to inactivity. These cookies are not used to analyse the use of our website.

b) Analytics

Adobe Analytics (Omniture)

We also use cookies from Adobe Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Adobe Systems Software Ireland Limited ("Adobe"). Adobe Analytics uses cookies on behalf of Boehringer Ingelheim to analyse all traffic and usage patterns. The IP address collected by the cookies is made anonymous before it is geolocated. In addition, it is replaced by a generic IP address. Adobe will not associate your IP address with other information held by Adobe. You can prevent Adobe from collecting and using information (cookies and IP address) by using your options at http://www.adobe.com/privacy/opt-out.html As data can be transferred to the USA in exceptional cases, Adobe is self-certified itself to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield.

The analyses help us to improve our services and are based on the so-called balancing of interests clause of the DSGVO.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies, to help analyse how users use the site. If you are located within the EU or the European Economic Area, your IP address will be shortened by Google before it is transferred to the US. In exceptional cases only, your full address will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google self-certified its adherence to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework. On behalf of Boehringer Ingelheim, Google will use this information for the purpose of compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted from your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google.

We use Google Analytics and Adobe Analytics for a cross-device analysis of visitor streams based on an individual user ID.

You can also reject the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website:

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Data Transfer to Third Parties

We may share personal information with third parties.

1. Reporting obligations to regulatory authorities and enforcement of rights

As a pharmaceutical company, we are subject to specific regulations, such as pharmacovigilance. Some of these laws require us to send your reports to regulators or other authorities worldwide (including countries that may have a different level of data protection than the EU). We only provide authorities with personal data if we are legally obliged to do so.

Boehringer Ingelheim only transfers personal data to third parties when you have expressly given your consent, when required to deliver services that you want to use, or when the data transfer is otherwise justified under the applicable law and it is made sure that your legitimate interests are observed. Boehringer Ingelheim undertakes to provide an adequate protection of personal data transferred outside of the European Union, regardless whether such data is processed by other Boehringer Ingelheim group companies or other third parties.

In order to protect our rights or the rights of third parties, we may also disclose data to rights holders, consultants and authorities in accordance with legal provisions.

2. Service provider

We engage service providers to process your personal data for the purposes described in this data protection information. These service providers process the data only on our behalf, in accordance with our instructions and under our control in accordance with this data privacy declaration.

One of these service providers is Adobe Systems Software Ireland Limited, 4-6 River-walk, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24, Ireland, providing data and web analytics services.

3. Boehringer Ingelheim companies

As part of a global group of companies, we involve other Boehringer Ingelheim companies that support us in data processing. These group companies process the data exclusively for the purposes stated in this data protection declaration.

4. Data transfer to recipients outside the EU

Some of these service providers and companies process personal data outside the EU. In these cases, we ensure an adequate level of data protection to comply with European law (usually through EU standard contractual clauses published by the European Commission).

Deletion

Boehringer Ingelheim process your personal data for as long as necessary for the purpose of the processing, which mainly is the provision of our services requested by you. This means for example that we send you newsletters for as long as you did not withdraw your subscription or that we store your user account data (login, profession, name etc.) for as long as you maintain a user account with us.

In general we will delete data related to:

  • your (customer) requests after one year 
  • your user account after one year 
  • analytics data (website use) three years

Your Rights

You can request information which personal data we store. If you have provided personal data based on a contract or consent, you have the right to receive this data in a common and machine-readable format.

In justified cases, you may also request the deletion, correction or limitation of the processing of your data. If your personal data is transferred to a country outside the EU that does not provide adequate protection, you may request a copy of the contract that provides adequate protection of personal data.

Where you provided consent for the use of your personal data, you can withdraw your consent at any time with future effect.

If we use your personal data on the basis of a balance of interests, you can object to the use of your data. In this case, we will no longer use your data unless our interests prevail. You can object to the use of your data for direct marketing purposes, e.g. the receipt of mailings, at any time without further consideration.

Information Requests; Right to Withdraw Consent

On your request, we will inform you in writing or electronically whether and what data relating to you Boehringer Ingelheim have stored and will review any requests you may have to delete, correct or block personal data. Please send your request to:

Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH

Contact

If you have any questions about our use of personal data, this data protection declaration or would like to exercise your rights, you can contact us at any time or you can contact our data protection officer directly:

Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
- Data Protection Officer –
Binger Straße 173
D-55216 Ingelheim am Rhein
Germany
Email: datenschutz@boehringer-ingelheim.com

In case of questions or concerns you can also contact the data protection authority supervising us: In case of questions or concerns you can also contact the data protection authority supervising us:

Die Bundesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit
Husarenstraße 30
53117 Bonn
Tel. +49 228 997799 0; +49 228 81995 0
Fax +49 228 997799 550; +49 228 81995 550
E-mail: poststelle@bfdi.bund.de
Website: http://www.bfdi.bund.de/

Data privacy statement as of: May 22nd 2018

Cookies

This website uses cookies. A cookie is a small text file, downloaded on to a device when the user accesses certain websites. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to recognize your device on subsequent visits to provide information to the owners of the site.

If you do not want cookies on your computer (or other device), you can deactivate them in your browser settings. However, deactivating cookies may affect the usability and functionality of this website.

This website uses the following categories of cookies:

I. Necessary cookies

Necessary cookies are used for "technical" reasons, such as re-establishing a user’s session at login if their previous session was cancelled due to user inactivity. Such cookies are not used to analyse use of our website.

II. Analytics

These cookies help us analyzing use of our website and identify options for improvement:

Adobe Analytics (Omniture)

This website uses Adobe Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Adobe Systems Software Ireland Limited (“Adobe”). Adobe Analytics uses cookies in order to analyze overall traffic and usage patterns through this website on behalf of Boehringer Ingelheim. The IP address collected by the cookie is anonymized before geo-localization is performed. Adobe will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Adobe.

You can prevent Adobe’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under http://www.adobe.com/privacy/opt-out.html

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies, to help analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about the use of the website will normally be stored on a Google server in the USA. However, if you are located within the EU or the European Economic Area, your IP address will be shortened by Google beforehand. In exceptional cases only, your full address will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of Boehringer Ingelheim, Google will use this information for the purpose of compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted from your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may prevent web usage data (including your IP address) generated by the cookie from being transmitted to Google and processed there if you download and install the Browser-Plugin available under http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. You can also reject the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website:

Disable Google Analytics

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or at https://www.google.de/intl/en_uk/policies/. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “anonymizeIp” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).

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Data privacy statement as of: May 22nd 2018