Some areas of the Site may ask you to submit personal information in order for you to benefit from specified features (such as newsletter subscriptions, tips/pointers, or order processing) or to participate in a particular activity (such as sweepstakes or other promotions). You will be informed what information is required and what information is optional.
The information we may collect includes:
We may combine the information you submit with other information we have collected from you, whether on- or offline, including, for example, your purchase history. We may also combine it with information we receive about you from other sources, such as other Johnson & Johnson Operating Companies, publicly available information sources (including information from your publicly available social media profiles), and other third parties.
As you navigate around the Site, certain information can be passively collected (that is, gathered without your actively providing the information), using various technologies. We and our third party service providers passively collect and use information in a variety of ways, including:
We use and disclose information you provide to us as described to you at the point of collection.
We also use information from or about you:
We also disclose information collected through the Site:
In addition, we use and disclose information collected through the Site as we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (a) as permitted by applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to requests from public and government authorities, including public and government authorities outside your country of residence; (d) to enforce our terms and conditions; (e) to protect our operations or those of any of our affiliates; (f) to protect our rights, privacy, safety, or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you, or others; and (g) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain. We may also use and disclose information collected through the Site in other ways, with your consent.
We also use and disclose information we collect passively as described above, under “Passive Information Collection and Use,” and for any other purpose, except where we are required to do otherwise under applicable law (for example, if we are required to treat such information as personal information). In addition, we may use and disclose information that is not in personally identifiable form for any purpose. If we combine information that is not in personally identifiable form with information that is (such as combining your name with your geographical location), we will treat the combined information as personal information as long as it is combined. The Company will limit the collection and use of both the amount and the type of personal information to that which is necessary to fulfill the identified purpose at the time of collection or as identified above
We use reasonable organizational, technical, and administrative measures to protect personal information under our control. The Company will take appropriate steps to ensure that personal information about you is protected from loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or data storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. You should take special care in deciding what information you send to us via email or posting on our websites. Moreover, where you use passwords, ID numbers or other special access features on our websites, it is your responsibility to safeguard them. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure (for example, if you feel that the security of any account you have with us has been compromised), please immediately notify us of the problem by contacting us in accordance with the “Contacting Us” section below.
Your choices regarding our use and disclosure of your personal information
We give you choices regarding our use and disclosure of your personal information for marketing purposes. Consent can be express (express consent may be oral, in writing or electronic), implied (such as when you provide your name and address in order for us to send you products or information you have requested) and may be given by your authorized representative (such as a legal guardian or a person having a power of attorney). You may provide your consent in some circumstances where notice has been provided to you about our intentions with respect to your personal information and you have not withdrawn your consent for an identified purpose, such as by using an “opt out” option provided, if any.
In some cases you will, at the point of collection of the information, be given the option to "opt in". The act of "opting in" constitutes your express consent to receive future communications that may be of relevance to you. You can provide your express consent to our collection, use and disclosure of such information by checking a box on a form, clicking on a specified icon on a website, or by doing some other specified action such as contacting us by telephone or by email, or by signing a consent form on which your personal information is requested. Your personal information will in such case only be collected, used or disclosed for the purposes we describe at that time if you "opt in". You will, for example, have the option to "opt in" to receive information about, or special offers for Company products, in which case you will receive information relating to those brands and programs of the Company that we believe may be of interest to you. By "opting in" to offers from the Company, you are indicating your agreement to automatically receive communications regarding any brands or programs of the Company that we believe will be of interest to you. Alternatively, for certain brands or specific programs, where offered, if you wish to receive information relating only to specific brands and related programs or only to specific programs, you will have the option to "opt in" separately for these. After you "opt in" to receive offers or programs, you will have the option to "unsubscribe" or withdraw your consent if you no longer want to receive communications, either by following the instructions in an email we send you or by contacting us by other means, as described below.
When you wish to participate in a promotion, contest or survey, engage or participate in discussions, promotions or otherwise interact on our websites, or to purchase a product you will not be required, as a condition of your participation or purchase of the product, to provide more personal information than is necessary or legally required in order for us to administer the promotion, contest or survey, facilitate the discussion or to deliver any products you may be entitled or wish to receive. However, you may be provided with the option of providing additional personal information. You may, for example, choose to provide additional personal information by completing a questionnaire on a contest ballot relating to your use of our products, in which case we may then use that information to assist us in developing, improving, and selling our products or improve your interactions on our websites.
You may opt out from: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will seek to comply with your request(s) as soon as reasonably practicable. Please note that if you opt out as described above, we will not be able to remove your personal information from the databases of our affiliates with which we have already shared your information (i.e., as of the date that we implement your opt-out request). Please also note that if you opt out of receiving marketing-related messages from us, we may still send you important transactional and administrative messages, from which you cannot opt out.
How you can access, change, or delete your personal information
If you would like to review, correct, update, or delete the personal information that you have provided via the Site, please refer to the Contacting Us section below. We will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections. We will respond to you within thirty (30) days after the written request for access or rectification has been received or will notify you during that period if a longer period is required by us in order to fully address your request, provided that an extension of such thirty (30) day period is permitted by applicable privacy laws.
Some information may not be accessed in certain limited circumstances. In some cases, for example, the following exceptions may apply:
The Privacy Officer must approve all exceptions to access. The reasons for denying access shall be provided by the Company upon request.
This Site is not directed to individuals under the age of 13, and we request that these individuals not provide Personal Information through the Site. If a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we ask that a parent or guardian of the child contact us to request that this information be deleted from our records. We will use reasonable efforts to delete the child's information from our existing files.
Please refer to the Contacting Us section below in order to find out how to obtain access to written information about our practices with respect to service providers outside of Canada and the title of the person who is able to answer, on behalf of the Company, questions you may have about a) the service providers outside Canada who may collect, use, disclose, access, store your personal information; b) the purposes for collecting, using, disclosing, accessing or storing your personal information; or c) where information will be held or the categories of persons who will have access to it.
You may contact us as described below in order to:
Requests regarding items 3 and 4 above must be made in writing. Requests are subject to some access exceptions as prescribed by law and identified above under “Access Exceptions”. Any exceptions to providing you with access to your personal information must be approved by the Privacy Officer.
Any communication, comments, ideas, concepts, know-how, techniques, material or other information (collectively, the “Communication”) that you voluntarily post or transmit to the Company by email is, and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary. By transmitting any Communication to us by email, you grant to the Company and all of its affiliates, an unrestricted, irrevocable license to use, reproduce, display, modify, transmit, distribute, publish, broadcast or post your Communication for any purpose. However, we will not release your name in connection with such Communication unless: (a) you grant us permission to do so; (b) we first notify you that the Communication you submit to a particular part of the website will be published or otherwise used with your name on it; or (c) we are required to do so by law.
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Last Updated September 1, 2014