Innovative Medicines Canada are committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information obtained by reason of your relationship with Innovative Medicines Canada and your use of this website. This policy applies to all personal information collected, used, and disclosed by Innovative Medicines Canada, including personal information collected online on our website www.innovativemedicines.ca (referred to herein as “our website”), explains the types of personal information we collect, how it is used, and the steps we take to ensure your personal information is handled appropriately.
Our policies and practices have been designed to comply with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (Canada) and corresponding provincial privacy acts.
Innovative Medicines Canada is a national association representing 50 research-based pharmaceutical companies, who are each responsible for adopting their own privacy policies with respect to any personal information they may collect.
This policy does not apply to the websites you may link to from www.innovativemedicines.ca. Please review the privacy policies of each website that you may link to from our website.
Personal information is information that refers to an individual specifically and is recorded in any form. Personal information includes such things as age, income, date of birth, ethnic origin and credit records. Information about individuals contained in the following documents is not considered personal information:
Innovative Medicines Canada is responsible for all personal information under its control, including any personal information that is transferred to third parties for processing, storage or other purposes.
Innovative Medicines Canada identifies the purpose for which your personal information is collected and will be used or disclosed. If that purpose is not listed below we will do this before or at the time the information is actually being collected. You will be deemed to consent to our use of your personal information for the purpose of:
We limit collection of your personal information
Innovative Medicines Canada collects only the information required to maintain memberships, and to provide products and services (including information) to you. Innovative Medicines Canada will collect personal information only by clear, fair and lawful means.
We receive and store any information you enter on our website or give us in any other way. You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of many of our features and services, or the benefits of membership.
We also receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, like many websites, we use “cookies,” and we obtain certain types of information when your web browser accesses www.innovativemedicines.ca.
Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser, to enable our systems to recognize your browser and to provide features such as personalized greetings.
Innovative Medicines Canada does not sell or trade personal information, and does not disclose personal information to any organization or person for any reason except the following:
You are deemed to consent to disclosure of your personal information for these purposes. If your personal information is shared with third parties, those third parties are bound by appropriate agreements with Innovative Medicines Canada to secure and protect the confidentiality of your personal information.
Innovative Medicines Canada retains your personal information only as long as it is required for our business relationship or as required by federal and provincial laws. When it is no longer required, Innovative Medicines Canada will destroy your personal information.
Innovative Medicines Canada makes every reasonable effort to keep your personal information up to date, accurate and relevant for its intended use
You may request access to the personal information we have on record in order to review, amend or update the information, as appropriate. In circumstances where your personal information has been provided by a third party, we will refer you to that party. To access your personal information, please refer to the “How to contact us” section below.
Our website may include third-party advertising and links to other websites. We do not provide any personally identifiable information to these advertisers or third-party websites.
We are committed to providing you with understandable and easily available information about our policy and practices related to management of your personal information. This policy and any related information is available at all times on our website, www.innovativemedicines.ca under Privacy or on request. To contact us, refer to the “How to contact us” section below.
You can request access to your personal information stored by Innovative Medicines Canada. To contact us, refer to the “How to contact us” section below. Upon receiving such a request, Innovative Medicines Canada will:
Innovative Medicines Canada responds in a timely manner to your questions, concerns and complaints about the privacy of your personal information and our privacy policies and procedures.
Our business changes constantly and this privacy notice will change also. We may e-mail periodic reminders of our notices and conditions, unless you have instructed us not to, but you should check our website frequently to see recent changes. We are, however, committed to protecting your information and will never materially change our policies and practices to make them less protective of information collected in the past without the consent of the affected parties.