Why we gather information
At Novo Nordisk we strive to make a difference and improve the life of millions of people affected by diabetes and other illnesses around the world. We use information about our visitors to improve our products and gather vital information that could help us improve our websites. Being an industry leader in Corporate Social Responsibility we take your privacy seriously, and we only collect and keep information as long as we need it for a specific task. We will never transfer or sell personally identifiable information about our visitors to a third party unless we explicitly state so at the time of collection, or ask for your permission before doing so.
Two types of information
Some information we ask you for directly, but other information is collected automatically. All information collected automatically is stored in an aggregate form and can not be used to identify you as a specific individual. To provide additional functionality on our websites, answer your enquiries, and improve our products, we occasionally ask you to provide us with information that can at times be personally identifiable.
As a result, information gathered by us can be divided into two main categories: personally identifiable, and aggregated visitor statistics.
We do not link aggregated visitor statistics with personally identifiable information.
Aggregated visitor statistics
When you visit one of our websites, we automatically collect general information about your computer and its location, as well as where you came from. This information can not be used to identify you as an individual. This information is only used in aggregate form to tell us where our visitors come from, what they look at, and where they spend the most time. This allows us to improve our websites to create a better experience for you.
Information we gather automatically:
- Your referrer (i.e. where you came from, e.g. Google)
- Date and time of your visit
- Your regional and language settings (to determine which country you are in)
- Operating System (Windows, OS X, Linux etc.)
- Browser & Browser Version (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Safari etc.)
- Screen Resolution (1280x1024, 1024x768, etc.)
- Java support
- First party Cookie support (Whether you allow us to place a cookie on your computer)
- Visitor ID (Provided by a cookie we place on your computer when possible, helps us measure how many visitors return to our websites)
- IP address (Your computers address on the internet)
- The title of the page you are viewing
- The URL of the page you are viewing
Personally identifiable information
At times, we need to collect more personal information about you. Some of our websites might require you to register in order to log in, in which case you will be required to provide personal information about yourself to us. We might also collect your name and email address to enter you into a prize draw for a survey that you fill out on our site. We might ask you for information such as your age and occupation to better understand our visitors, and to improve your visitor experience. Typically, the information we ask for includes some of the following, but this list is not exhaustive:
- Contact details, such as your name and e-mail/ postal address
- Basic information about you, such as age and gender
- Current place of work
- Health and Treatment data
- Other information may also be asked, when relevant, and could include information about lifestyle or the household you live in as these impact aspects of managing medical conditions.
In any case, whenever we ask you for any personally information that can be used to identify you as an individual, we will always provide an explanation as to why we gather the information, how we gather it, how we store it, and how we plan on treating and using it.
We will only gather this information if you specifically agree to ‘opt-in’, i.e. you explicitly give us your consent to collect this information from you. We will not gather any personally identifiable information from you unless you specifically agree to provide it to us.
We will only gather and store personally identifiable information for the purpose stated during the gathering process. When we finish processing your information for the stated purpose, we will erase and destroy it to ensure your privacy.
There is always a lot of information that a company can ask you for, but Novo Nordisk will only ask for information where there is a clear and necessary need for that information, which is clearly and adequately explained to you. You will always have a choice as to what information you provide. Also, you can write to us and ask for a summary of information we have that relates to you or, if the site does not provide the opportunity for you to directly edit information you provided, contact us to have information deleted or modified. How we gather information
How we gather information
There are three main ways in which we gather information. They will be explained below.
As with most other web sites, our servers keep logs over which files were downloaded, and which computers downloaded those files. Information gathered by our servers can be analysed and used to create aggregate visitor statistics which we use for evaluating and improving our sites.
Aggregate visitor information is sent by your computer to secure servers owned by jobs2web and located in the U.S. Sale or transfer of any data to a third party is strictly forbidden.
Cookies are also used by us to ensure that you don’t have to enter your password or otherwise identify yourself more than once per visit.
You can easily remove persistent cookies from your computer by following directions written in your browsers help documentation, you can also use your browsers help documentation to find out how to stop your computer from accepting cookies from the websites you visit.
Blocking or erasing cookies from your computer will not affect your ability to visit or view our site, but some functions such as surveys and tools might operate with reduced functionality or not at all.
Chat Rooms and Forums
You may also have the option of allowing us to use a cookie to store your username and password on your computer for use in the chat rooms, forums and other sites, as indicated on the particular site.
Disclosure to Third Parties
The only third party that might have access to your information is our hosting partner and analytics partner jobs2web. We store our aggregated visitor traffic data, and survey data on their secure servers in U.S. Jobs2web is strictly forbidden from transferring any part of our data stored on their servers to any other third party.
We don’t share personally identifying or sensitive information with other third parties without your prior explicit permission, except when required by law or official regulations. Such information is kept within Novo Nordisk or on jobs2webs secure servers. We may disclose, only in aggregate form, our statistical analysis or demographics of users to third parties, e.g. “x% of site visitors are men”.
Protection for Children
Protecting the privacy of children is important. Novo Nordisk does not intend to collect personally identifiable information from children (a child is defined as being under the age of 18 without permission of the child’s parent or legal guardian. Children should submit personally identifiable information to Novo Nordisk only with the explicit permission of their parent or legal guardian. Where appropriate, we will instruct children not to submit personal information. If your child has submitted personal information and you would like to request that such information be removed, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Changes and Updates
This policy was last updated on May 2011.
Removal of data
As a user you can at any given time remove your personally identifiable data by unsubscribe link in every email send or by writing directly to email@example.com to get your personally identifiable data fully removed from the account.
For visitors outside the U.S. we will remove your personally identifiable data after a 5 year period if you have not actively renewed your data or if no response has been received to emails from novo Nordisk asking you to update the data.
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