Last Updated: March 1, 2017
Effective Date: November 1, 2015
COLLECTION OF INFORMATION THROUGH NUTRICIA PROPERTIES
Collection of Personal Information
You can visit and browse NUTRICIA Property without providing personal information about yourself. However, your choice not to provide personal information may impact your ability to participate in or use certain features of a NUTRICIA Property. You may choose to voluntarily disclose personal information about yourself. Personal information is your name, postal address, telephone number, and e-mail address. You may provide us with personal and other information in the following ways:
a. Sweepstakes & Contests.
b. Promotional Emails.
Through various NUTRICIA Properties, you can request to receive promotional emails from us. We may also ask if you want to receive such promotional emails from us during a sweepstakes or promotion registration process or other features on a NUTRICIA Property. If you want to receive our promotional emails, you will be asked to provide certain personal information and areas of interest so that we can fulfill your request. If you would like to stop receiving such promotional emails, please refer to the opt-out provisions within the email.
c. Digital Communities and Applications (e.g., mobile apps).
When you register and use certain NUTRICIA Properties and digital communities or applications, you may also voluntarily provide us with sensitive health related information about you. For instance, if you register to use our Neocate app, you may elect to provide information about yourself or a family member like age, height, and weight, which is used to tailor and manage your personalized program. We may use this information to provide you with tailored content and offers for products and services. You may also choose to provide us with information about your or your family’s medical history, care, or conditions, which is used to tailor the service offered. With your permission, we may use this information to provide you with tailored product offers. Please note that NUTRICIA is not a covered entity as defined by the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”). The information you provide to NUTRICIA about yourself or a family member will not be subject to the terms of HIPAA as result.
When you purchase goods or services through NUTRICIA Properties, you may provide your billing information, credit or debit card number, and other information needed to complete your transaction. NUTRICIA uses third parties for billing and payment processing and your personal and billing information as well as your credit or debit card number will be shared with these third party service providers for billing and payment processing purposes.
Through various Digital Properties, we may request that you complete a survey or questionnaire. We may use this information to personalize your experience and to tailor the content and advertising we provide to you.
f. Contacting Us.
If you contact us with a question or comment, we may ask for personal information, along with your feedback, so that we can properly address your concern.
USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
In addition to the specific purposes described in this policy, we may use the personal information you provide us for purposes including to respond to your inquires and requests, provide you with information on our products and services and those of third parties that we think may be of interest to you, and for our own business purposes. We may share personal information with our parent, affiliates, and/or subsidiaries for the same purposes. We may also combine this information with other data (e.g., demographic data) provided to us by other companies.
We may use and share your personal information with third parties for purposes including:
- Help us maintain and operate our website (including via third party hosting services) or for other reasons related to the operation of our own business or marketing.
- Ensure any registration process has been properly executed and, if necessary, verify your identity.
- Share this information with our agents and service providers so that they can perform some business function for us (e.g., processing credit card transactions).
- Administer a sweepstake, contest, joint promotion, or other partnership with a third party.
- Complete your purchases and related transactions.
- Contact you with product updates or other promotional notices and information about NUTRICIA and its affiliates.
- Provide relevant online content and advertising.
- Respond to your questions, inquiries, comments and instructions and to retain such requests as part of our consumer affairs database.
- Help prevent fraud or imminent harm and maintain the security and integrity of our systems.
- Monitor online communities or applications.
- Perform research including sharing data with academic institutions to conduct research.
- Aggregate non-personal information (including demographic) with third parties outside of NUTRICIA for marketing purposes.
- Conduct market research and product development.
- Comply with legal process, including an authorized subpoena, governmental request or investigation, or as otherwise required by law.
- Complete a corporate transaction. We may sell, buy, or transfer corporate assets including through a bankruptcy proceeding, and in such transactions information about consumers may be one of the transferred business assets. Also, in the event that our website, company, or substantially all of its assets are merged or acquired including through bankruptcy, personal information may be one of the assets transferred in such an event.
COLLECTION AND USE OF NON-PERSONAL INFORMATION
When you visit a NUTRICIA Property certain information about your visit may be automatically logged, including the Internet Service Provider and IP address through which you access the Internet, the date and time you access our site or applications, mobile device identifier, the pages you access, the Internet address of the website, if any, from which you directly accessed our site, and the location of device used to access a NUTRICIA Property. We use this information to improve your experience, operate our site, for marketing and advertising, and for other operational purposes. We may share this information with our parent, affiliates, and/or subsidiaries for the same purposes.v
When you visit NUTRICIA Properties, we may set a “cookie,” “pixel,” or similar technology on your browser or device. A cookie is a small piece of data that is set on your Web browser that allows websites to distinguish between visitors, analyze traffic patterns through our NUTRICIA Properties, personalize your experience, and for advertising and other purposes.
We also use “pixels,” or transparent images, to help manage online advertising. These pixels are provided by our ad management partners. These files enable us or our partners to recognize a cookie on your Web browser, which in turn enables us to learn which advertisements bring users to our website.
Digital Advertising & Choice
If you change computers or browsers, use multiple computers or browsers, devices, delete your cookies, or reset your device ad-identifier, you may need to repeat this process for each computer, device, and browser.
We use Google Analytics and other analytics providers to better understand how visitors interact with NUTRICIA Properties so that we can improve visitors’ experience visiting NUTRICIA Properties. These services provide non-personal information including but not limited to web pages you visit, the date and time of visits, where visitors came from, and where visitors went when they left this site. To learn more about these types of services and how to opt out of data collection by Google Analytics click here.
OTHER IMPORTANT NOTES REGARDING OUR PRIVACY PRACTICES.v
Children Under Age 13
NUTRICIA Properties are for a general audience and are not intended for use by or targeted to children under the age of 13.
We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to help secure information.v
Third Party Links & Features
NUTRICIA Properties may contain links to other websites, including those of advertisers, social platforms that permit you to log into our Digital Properties (e.g., ‘Connect with Facebook’), or e-commerce vendors. For instance, when you purchase products or subscriptions made available from our Digital Properties, these transactions occur through an e-commerce provider. We may also integrate features provided by other parties including video chatting or conference services. The providers of these features may separately collect data. We are not responsible for the privacy and security practices or the content of other websites, e-commerce providers, or providers of features integrated into NUTRICIA Properties. We encourage you to read the privacy policies provided by other websites and service vendors before you provide personal information to them.
To opt-out of receiving promotional email messages from us, please see the “Choice/Opt-out” section of any e-mail message or see the “Contact Us” section below. We will process your request as soon as commercially feasible. Please note that any request to “opt-out” may still result in us maintaining a copy of your personal information for archival purposes.
Nutricia North America – United States P.O. Box 117 Gaithersburg, MD 20884 Phone: 301-795-2300 or 1-800-365-7354 Fax: 301-795-2301
Nutricia North America – Canada 440 Armand-Frappier Suite 230 Laval, Quebec H7V 4B4 Phone: 877-636-2283 Fax: 514-745-6625
Or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
COMMENTS & TRACKBACKS
The team at Nutricia North America, Inc. enjoys interacting with you and gladly welcome your comments. To ensure that comments enhance and not detract from the company’s blog, we’ve created a formal comment policy.
Comment & Trackback Moderation
In order to maintain the integrity of the Nutricia North America, Inc. blog and its content, all comments, trackbacks, and pingbacks made to the Nutricia North America, Inc. blog are moderated. We work to review and approve comments, trackbacks and pingbacks as quickly as possible. Please do not resubmit your comment if it does not appear right away.v
Language, Length, and Format
This blog has a diverse audience with different sensibilities and opinions. Please avoid harsh language and the use of profanity. Use of threatening language is not allowed nor will it be tolerated.
Ideally, your comment will be under 200 well chosen words with paragraphs as necessary; whitespace makes the content easier to read on a computer screen.
Linking To Your Site and Others
Nutricia North America, Inc. trusts that you as the commenter will contribute links of value to the current discussion and thus, we do not use the rel=”nofollow” attribute by default. If you feel it necessary to link to a bad neighborhood, please add the rel=”nofollow” attribute to the outgoing link (it’s the polite thing to do).
Please don’t view this as an opportunity to promote or advertise your website in the Nutricia North America, Inc. comments. Excessive and/or inappropriate links will be removed.
Some tips for proper linking:
- Please use proper XHTML markup: <a href=”…” title=”…”>Link Anchor Text</a>
- Please use descriptive anchor text
- Bad: <a href=”…”>click here</a>
- Good: <a href=”…” title=”Google Homepage”>google’s homepage</a>
- Please keep the anchor text brief (6 words or less per link)
Please use a valid e-mail address when commenting on the blog. It will not be displayed unless you type it in the body of your comment (which Nutricia North America, Inc. will edit out) and you will not be subscribed to any mailing list by leaving a comment.
If you use an invalid e-mail address or one which requires any type of human interaction to confirm, your comment will be deleted — no exceptions.
Nutricia North America, Inc.’s blog team reserves the right to edit or delete comments as necessary. Any minor or serious edits will be notated at the end of the comment.
If your comment conveys a coherent thought, it may just be edited; tirades will most likely be deleted. At no time will Nutricia North America, Inc. attempt to alter the core meaning of a comment.
Special Provisions For Comment Spam
Nutricia North America, Inc. takes comment spam seriously and all IP addresses used for spamming will be reported to the internet blacklists, the ISPs/hosts for the offending domain will be notified, and the owner of the IP block will be notified of the problem.
While comment spam continues to proliferate, Nutricia North America, Inc. can and will do our part to help combat it.
CERTIFICATIONS & SEALS
Accreditation and privacy seals
In this section you can find all our accreditation and privacy seals to assure that we respect both healthcare industry privacy standards and privacy law in force.
We comply with the principles of the HON Code of Conduct established by the Health On the Net Foundation. This is the leading organization promoting and guiding the deployment of useful and reliable online medical and health information, and its appropriate and efficient use. Created in 1995, HON is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, accredited to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.
Why do you put cookies on my computer?
Cookies are a small data file placed by websites you have visited on the hard disk of your computer and are only accessible by those websites. They contain pieces of Personally Identifiable Information generally used to customize a site to your needs. Passwords, for example, are stored on cookies so you do not have to enter it each time you visit the website.v
Must I accept your cookies to use the site?
You do not have to accept cookies if you don’t want to. Most browsers may be set to notify you when a cookie is required. Although some features of site might not work without these cookies. For example, by rejecting cookies you will be obliged to log in each time you want to enter and/ort tailor the site. Whereby accepting such cookies the website will remember your log in and preferences and automatically customize the website to your needs.
Will information remain confidential?
Only yourself or someone you authorize can have access to information you provide us. By referring back to “Internal Privacy and Security” here are listed some of the procedures we implement to protect your information:
- A username and a password are needed to access Personally Identifiable Information.
- Firewalls are implemented to protect information stored in our servers.
- Confidentiality agreements are signed with employees who have access to your Personally Identifiable Information.
- System back-ups are set to ensure the integrity of your Health and Personally Identifiable Information.
What is my username?
A sequence of characters, different from a password, that is used as identification and is required when accessing a multi-user computer system, LAN, bulletin board system, or online service.
What is my password?
A series of characters consisting of both letters and numbers granting user’s access to the interactive communication tools this website offers. When combined with username provides a secret code that prevents unauthorized access.
How do I change my information?
Simply log in and select change or modify data and enter your new details.
Why must I provide my email address to register?v
This is useful so we can quickly contact you to notify you of any important changes to the website. Also, if you prefer not to receive any collateral material via your e-mail address you can simply opt out at any time.
Do you track and record my navigation?
We do this through cookies in order to collect and compile information, called aggregate data, providing us with statistics about our users (characteristics of a large group of people). This information is also used to improve and provide the best services to meet the users’ needs.
Can I navigate the website and not reveal personal information?
Yes, you can navigate the whole site giving no personal information. But, due to the nature of our interactive communication tools, in order to use these features, you will be required to write personal information. In any case, this website will not take and collect any personal information without your knowledge and permission.