Personal Information We Collect
Achillion collects your personally identifiable information (“PII”) through the Website when you choose to provide such information, such as when you (i) register with our services, (ii) access various content or features, (iii) submit photos, videos and other content directly, (iv) or directly contact us with questions or feedback. Achillion also collects your IP address and web log data.
Use of Personal Information
We will use your PII only (i) to operate the Website, (ii) to provide Achillion products and related services to you, (iii) to address your requests for information about C3G, (iv) to contact you about events we think might interest you; (v) to maintain or administer the services, perform business analyses, or for other internal purposes to improve the quality of our business and the products and services we offer, (vi) to publish stories, comments, photos, videos and other information posted in our online features or sent directly to us, (vii) to perform market research, or (viii) as otherwise described to you at the point of collection or pursuant to your consent. If you provide your email address, we may send you administrative and promotional emails. Where required in the relevant jurisdiction, we will obtain your consent before sending you promotional emails. If you wish to opt out of promotional emails, you may do so by following the “unsubscribe” instructions in the email.
We use your personal information for the following key purposes:
- for legal purposes: we may use and share personal information for legal purposes, including financial, regulatory, tax and other legal obligations and to respond to governmental or regulatory requests or subpoenas or for litigation purposes;
- for our legitimate business interests and those of a third party: we may use your personal information to manage our legal, regulatory, financial and business requirements, including obtaining legal advice, in the course of disputes and litigation, internal and/or regulatory investigations;
for our business purposes: we may use your personal information to help us efficiently operate the Website, to count and recognize visitors to the Website, to enable certain features on the Website and for other purposes related to managing our business;
for other purposes: subject to applicable law, we may use your personal information for additional purposes in connection with the Website, where you have provided your prior consent.
Disclosure of Personal Information
Disclosures to Third Parties Assisting In Our Operations. We may share your PII under confidentiality agreements and any legally required data processing agreements with other companies that work with, or on behalf of, Achillion to provide products and services, such as those who are providing email or mail solutions, providing cloud hosting services, analyzing data and usage of the Website, or providing support and maintenance services for the Website, as well as legal, regulatory, audit and other professional advisors. These companies may use your PII to assist us in our operations or for our legitimate business interests. However, these companies do not have any independent right to share this information.
Disclosures Under Special Circumstances. We may provide information about you, including PII, to respond to subpoenas, court orders, legal processes or governmental regulations or inquiries, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims. We believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, or as otherwise required by law.
Retention of Personal Information. Achillion will retain your PPI only for as long as is reasonably necessary to achieve the purposes for which it is collected, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal requirements. To determine the appropriate retention period for PII, we consider the amount, nature and sensitivity of the PII, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your PII, the purposes for which we process your PII and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and applicable legal requirements.
Automatically Collected Information and Anonymous Information
Each time you visit the Website, Achillion collects some information to improve the overall quality of your online experience.
Aggregated Data. Achillion collects aggregate queries for internal reporting and also counts, tracks, and aggregates the visitor’s activity into Achillion’s analysis of general traffic-flow at the Website. To these ends, Achillion may merge information about you into aggregated group data. In some cases, Achillion may remove personal identifiers from PII and maintain it in aggregate form that may later be combined with other information to generate anonymous, aggregated statistical information. Such anonymous, group data may be shared on an aggregated basis with Achillion’s affiliates, business partners, service providers and/or vendors; if it does so, Achillion will not disclose your individual identity.
Web Server Logs and IP Addresses. An Internet Protocol (“IP”) address is a number that automatically identifies the computer or device you have used to access the Internet. The IP address enables our server to send you the web pages that you want to visit, and it may disclose the server owned by your Internet Service Provider. Achillion may use IP addresses to conduct Website analyses and performance reviews and to administer the Website.
Achillion has relationships with third-party advertising companies to place advertisements on this website and other websites, and to perform tracking and reporting functions for this website and other websites. These third-party advertising companies may place cookies on your computer when you visit our website or other websites so that they can display targeted advertisements to you. These third-party advertising companies do not collect Personal Data in this process, and we do not give any Personal Data to them as part of this process. However, this Privacy Statement does not cover the collection methods or use of the data collected by these vendors. For more information about third party advertising, please visit the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) at www.networkadvertising.org.
Web Beacons. Some of the Website’s web pages may use web beacons in conjunction with cookies to compile aggregate statistics about Website usage. A web beacon is an electronic image (also referred to as an “action tag,” “single-pixel,” or “clear GIF”) that is commonly used to track the traffic patterns of users from one web page to another in order to maximize web traffic flow and to otherwise analyze the effectiveness of the Website. Some web beacons may be unusable if you elect to reject their associated cookies.
Response to “Do Not Track” Signals
Some web browsers may transmit "do-not-track" signals to the websites with which the user communicates, although web browsers incorporate and activate this functionality in different ways, and it is not always clear whether users intend for these signals to be transmitted. There currently is disagreement, including among participants in the leading Internet standards-setting organization, concerning what, if anything, websites should do when they receive such signals. Achillion currently does not take action in response to these signals, but, if and when a standard is established and accepted, we may reassess how to respond to these signals.
Children's Privacy Protection
Under Age 13. Achillion does not knowingly collect or retain personally identifiable information about persons under 13 years of age. Any person who provides their personal information to Achillion via the Website represents that they are 13 years of age or older. The Website does not knowingly solicit or collect personally identifiable information online from children under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent. If we learn that a child under the age of 13 (or such legally required higher age) has submitted personally identifiable information online without parental consent, we will take all reasonable measures to delete such information from our databases and to not use such information for any purpose (except where necessary to protect the safety of the child or others as required or allowed by law). If you become aware of any personally identifiable information we have collected from children under 13, please contact us at www.wec3g.com/contact-us.
Under Age 18. Minors under 18 years of age may have the PII that they have provided to us through the Website deleted by contacting us at www.wec3g.com/contact-us and requesting deletion. Please note that, while we make reasonable efforts to comply with such requests, deletion of your personal information does not ensure complete and comprehensive removal of that data from all our systems and back-up systems.
Privacy Settings/Opt Out/Changes/Access
Under applicable data privacy laws, you have the right: (i) to request that your PII be removed from our database, (ii) to request that a copy of the PII that you provide to us is provided to another organization, (iii) to object to the use of your PII by us, or (iv) to request that your PII is updated, and can do so by contacting us at www.wec3g.com/contact-us. If requested, we will promptly verify and delete your account and you will no longer receive emails from Achillion. Your removal from the mailing list or database will not remove records of past transactions or delete information stored in our data backups and archives where we are required to keep your data for legitimate business or legal requirements. Data on past transactions and data stored in backups and archives will be deleted in the normal course of our business. You have the right to access or, if required by applicable laws, receive a copy of your PII held by us by making a written request by sending an email to the contact email address below.
In addition, you have the right to make a complaint to the relevant supervisory authority in your home country if you have concerns about Achillion’s handling of your PII.
Achillion understands that storing our data in a secure manner is essential. Achillion stores PII and other data using reasonable physical, technical and administrative safeguards to secure data against foreseeable risks, such as unauthorized use, access, disclosure, destruction or modification. Please note, however, that while Achillion has endeavored to create a secure and reliable website for users, the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to/from the Website or via e-mail cannot be guaranteed.
Website Visitors from Outside the United States
Effective Date: September 15, 2018