Privacy Policy

 

Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Bayer) respects the privacy of our visitors to Bayer Web sites. To better protect your privacy, we provide you with the information to understanding 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. Health is a very personal, private subject, and we want you to feel as comfortable as possible visiting our various Web sites and using their respective services.

Personally Identifiable Information

Bayer may collect personally identifiable information such as name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, or other information only when voluntarily submitted by the visitor (i.e. via a form you fill out). Bayer uses or discloses personally identified information only with the visitor's consent authorization. The intended uses of the information are provided at the site where the information is collected.

Bayer will not sell, trade, or rent your personally identifiable information to others. Bayer may however, share your personally identifiable information with other Bayer businesses or affiliates, our agents, contractors or business partners in order that they may perform services for us.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information

Bayer collects non-personally identifiable information in aggregate form to track data such as the total number of visits to our Web sites, the number of visitors to each page of our Web sites, and the domain names of our visitors' Internet service providers. We use this information, which remains in aggregate form, to understand how our visitors use our Web sites so that we may make them better. We may also share this information with our partners or other outside companies. This information is gathered primarily through the use of "cookies." If you wish to change how your web browser uses cookies please search for "cookie" in the "Help" portion of your browser to set your individual preferences. NO PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION IS DISCLOSED IN THIS PROCESS.

Bayer uses third party advertising companies to advertise on our behalf across the Internet. These third parties may collect anonymous information about your visits to our website, and your interaction with our ads. This is primarily accomplished through technologies including cookies and Action Tags (commonly referred to as a Web Beacons or GIF tags), which are placed on various places within our website. NO PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION IS DISCLOSED IN THIS PROCESS.

Security

Bayer uses technical and organizational security precautions to protect your data from manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons. Any personal data that is provided to Bayer HealthCare by you will be encrypted in transit to prevent its possible misuse by third parties. Our security procedures are continuously revised based on new technological developments.

Voluntary Disclosures

Any communications or material that you transmit to, or post on, the site by electronic mail or otherwise, including any data, questions, comments, suggestions, or the like, is, and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary information, and Bayer shall have no obligation of any kind with respect to such information except as otherwise stated in this privacy statement.

Links to Other Web Sites

Bayer Web sites provide links to other Web sites as a service to our viewers. These linked Web sites provide helpful information. However, Bayer does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of third-party sites. Nor does Bayer have any control over the information you may choose to provide these sites. The privacy policy described here does not apply to those sites. We encourage you to read the Privacy Policy of every Web site you visit.

Changes to Privacy Policy

Any changes to this privacy policy will be communicated promptly on this page. Please check back periodically.


Contacts

If you have any problems, questions or ideas, please contact one of the following persons.

Richard Bodnar
U.S. Data Privacy Officer
100 Bayer Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15205-9741
USA
E-Mail

Corporate Data Protection Officer of Bayer AG:

Dr. Rainer Schwarz
Building K56
51368 Leverkusen, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 214 30 20522 +49 (0) 214 30 20522
Fax: +49 (0) 214 30 20346
E-Mail

The constant development of the internet requires occasional adjustments to our privacy statement. We retain the right to make changes when necessary.