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Purpose and Use
The purpose of this site is to raise awareness of what matters most to people living with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) by showing real insights from people with RA and their healthcare professionals. The information and results that may be displayed on this website will be the anonymized and aggregated data from a survey of people living with RA.
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To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall Lilly, its licensors, its suppliers, or any third parties mentioned on the website be liable for any loss or damages or expenses of any kind (including, without limitation, compensatory, direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages, loss of income or profits, or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption, loss of or damage to property or claims by third parties howsoever arising in connection with your use of this website) resulting from the use or inability to use the website or the content or any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, effect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, line system failure, loss of data, or loss of use related to the site or any web site operated by any third party, whether based on contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not Lilly is advised of the possibility of such damages. To discontinue use of the site is your sole and exclusive remedy.
The content of the website in no way is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice and should not be interpreted as treatment recommendations. Neither the content nor any other service offered by or through this website is intended to be relied on for medical diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of a health care professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
As a resource to our visitors, this site may provide links to other web sites. However, because Lilly does not control the content of the other websites it may link to, and due to their constantly changing nature, Lilly is not responsible for the content, practices or standards of third‐party sites. Lilly does not endorse the content on any third‐party websites. Lilly is not responsible for the content of linked third‐party sites, sites framed within the site, or third‐party advertisements, and does not make any representations regarding their content or accuracy. Your use of third‐party websites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such sites.
Use and Disclosure of Information
Except as expressly set forth on the site, if you submit any information to us, including any comments, remarks, suggestions, ideas, notes, drawings, graphics, concepts, or other information, you are giving that information, and all your rights in it, to Lilly free of charge and such information shall be deemed to be non‐confidential and Lilly shall have no obligation of any kind with respect to such information and shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose and distribute the information to others without limitation other than the ones established by any relevant privacy law or regulation, including the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 (as amended) without your consent or any compensation to you or anyone else. Lilly shall be free to use any know‐how or techniques contained in such information for any purpose whatsoever including but not limited to developing, manufacturing and marketing products incorporating such information. This is true whether you submit such information to us by e‐mail, through a form on the site, on a bulletin board, or in any other manner. Lilly may from time to time monitor, review and, in its sole discretion, modify or delete any postings you make on the site however, Lilly is not obligated to do so.
Using the Site/Security
You agree not to submit or transmit any material that is unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, profane, or might in any other way violate any law, regulation, or rule. You are solely responsible for any material you submit to the site. You further agree not to upload, e-mail, post or transmit to, or distribute or otherwise publish through the site any material which disrupts the normal operation of the site, including posting or otherwise transmitting material that is not related to the subject at issue or otherwise restricts or inhibits any other user from using the site.
When using the site, information will be transmitted over a medium that is beyond the control and jurisdiction of Lilly and its suppliers. Accordingly, Lilly assumes no liability for or relating to the delay, failure, interruption, or corruption of any data or other information transmitted in connection with use of this site.
Lilly is located in the United Kingdom. This site is intended for the exclusive use of residents of the UK. Lilly makes no representation that the materials on the site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Access to the content may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries outside of the UK. If you access this site from outside the UK, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction. This site is not intended for or designed to attract individuals who are minors under the age of 18 years.
Disputes and Applicable Law
Last updated: December 2016
If applicable, Personal Information may be transferred to affiliated companies in the United States. Eli Lilly and Company and its affiliates in the U.S. adhere to the U.S.-EU Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use and retention of personal information from the European Union (EU) member countries.
For more information about how Lilly companies in the U.S. process the personal information originating from the EU, see the Lilly Privacy Shield Notice available at https://www.lilly.com/privacy.aspx.
COOKIES . This website uses a technology called a "cookie". A cookie is a piece of information that our webserver sends to your device (actually to your browser file) when you access a website. If you come back to our website it will detect whether you have one of our cookies on your computer.
In accordance with applicable laws, including the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 (as amended), businesses and organizations running websites may need to obtain consent from visitors to their websites in order to store certain cookies on their devices.
Third party cookies on our sites . Lilly does not allow third parties to set cookies on your computer through this website unless these cookies are set at our request and are under our direct control and are not used or accessed by such third party except as set forth in this Policy.
Managing Your Cookies. This website may not function correctly or be visible to you if you elect not to allow cookies to be placed on your computer and certain functions, such as becoming a registered user, may not be available. If you do not want these cookies on your computer you can delete them or block them.
To learn more about cookies, visit a website such as: https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/
PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED AND PROCESSED . Through this website, Lilly may collect various information about you as follows:
Cookies . Cookies on this website help provide additional functionality to the website and help us analyse site usage more accurately. Some cookies are required for this website to function correctly, and may have already been set. Other cookies (usually Web Analytics Cookies) require your consent before we can place them on your device. By giving your consent, you agree to us storing these cookies on your device for the duration stated below.
We may use a combination of the following types of cookies on this website.
1. Web Analytics Cookies. If you give your consent, the website sets a cookie on your device in order to aid the accuracy of a statistical program. A profile can be built up of a user's surfing habits through the use of this cookie by using a randomly generated identifier.
We use these profiles to establish common surfing patterns of our users, such as which links have been clicked or documents accessed, which helps us to maintain and enhance the service we provide. This cookie will remain on your device for about two years, even after you leave our site, unless you delete them.
2. Session Cookies. As you surf around our website, there are often times when we need to remember technical information about you as you surf page to page. We use this technical information in a multitude of ways to enhance your user experience, for example to remember your occupation to display the most appropriate content for you. These session cookies contain no personally identifiable information and only last until you end your session and leave our website.
3. Persistent or Login Session Cookie. When you log into a restricted area, we may set a cookie on your PC, to remember your login details. This can be used for your convenience so that on subsequent visits, you aren't required to provide the entire log in information again. This cookie may remain on your device indefinitely, even after you leave our site.
Identifiable Information Submitted by you . We might collect personal information from you that can identify you, such as your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, IP address (if static), professional details and other similar information ("Your Information") when it is voluntarily submitted to us. We will clearly indicate to you on this website when we collect Your Information from you.
Web Server Logs and Web Analytics . Like the vast majority of internet websites, we automatically gather web server log information (as described within this paragraph) from you when you visit one of our websites via the computer that hosts our website (called a "webserver"). The webserver automatically recognises some non-personal information (except as specified below in the IP Address Section), such as your IP address, the date and time you visited our site, the pages you visited on our site, the length of time you spent on a page, the website you came from, the type of browser you are using (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome), the type of operating system you are using (e.g. Windows 7), and the domain name and address of your Internet service provider (e.g. BT, AOL, Telefonica, Wanadoo). If our site is using cookies (which is disclosed above), the webserver will also collect this information.
We often review the web server log information to see what website pages are being visited to get a better understanding of how the site is being used by our visitors. This is popularly known as Web Analytics and allows us to maintain and enhance our service. In addition, in cases of system abuse, we may use this information in conjunction with your Internet Service Provider and/or local authorities to trace the source of any such abuse. In order to produce Web Analytics, this website uses IP addresses and Cookies as described in other sections of this Policy.
Web Beacons . A Web Beacon is a graphic on a webpage or in an email designed to track pages viewed or messages opened. Our websites may use Web Beacons (sometimes called single-pixel GIFS) to collect web server log information.
IP Addresses . This website uses Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. An IP address is a number assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider so you can access the Internet. Generally, an IP address changes each time you connect to the Internet (it is a "dynamic" address). Note, however, that if you have a broadband connection, depending on your individual circumstance, it is possible that your IP address that we collect, or even perhaps a cookie we use, may contain information that could be deemed identifiable. This is because with some broadband connections your IP address doesn't change (it is "static") and could be associated with your personal computer. IP addresses are used as part of the webserver log information as stated above.
Do Not Track . Some web browsers may transmit "do-not-track" signals to websites with which the browser communicates. Lilly webservers do not currently respond to these signals.
USES AND DISCLOSURES . If we collect any personal data with which you voluntarily provide us, we will only use Your Information to respond to requests you may make of us or, if applicable, comments you have posted on or via this website, and from time to time, we may refer to Your Information to better understand your needs and how we can improve our websites, products and services. We might also use Your Information to comply with legal obligations such as pharmacovigilance reporting obligations, or to exercise our legitimate rights in accordance with applicable laws.
IP addresses are used as part of the webserver log information as stated above. We use your IP address to report on use and to help improve the website and mobile applications as stated in the Web Server Logs and Web Analytics Section. We also may use your IP address to personalize content provided on the website and mobile applications. We retain IP addresses and we retain them together with Your Information. This website removes the last two digits from the IP address, which renders the IP address de-identified and able to only identify the region of origin of the IP address. Only this altered IP address will be used and stored in the database.
If applicable, we will store Your Information only to the extent and for so long as is necessary for the uses stated above, the functioning of the site or the service offered on the website or mobile application.
Lilly reserves the right to share Your Information to respond to duly authorised information requests of governmental authorities or where required by law. This includes providing information for the purposes of fraud detection and protection against terrorism. In exceptionally rare circumstances where national, state or company security is at issue, Lilly reserves the right to share our entire database of visitors and customers with appropriate governmental authorities.
Correction of Your Information . If applicable, this website may provide you with the ability to edit the information in your user account information that you provided to us in registration. If it does not, or in addition you may also request deletion of or changes to your user account or Your Information you can do so by contacting the Data Privacy Officer (using the contact details given below). Content or other data that you may have provided to us and that is not contained within your user account, such as posts that may appear within our forums, may continue to remain on our website at our discretion (other than Your Information) even though your user account is deleted.
Access and Opting-out of Services . Lilly will respect your marketing and communications preferences. If applicable, you can opt-out of receiving commercial emails from us at any time by following the opt-out instruction in our commercial emails. You can also request removal from any or all of our contact lists, request deletion of your user account or send your queries about the storage and use of Your Information, by emailing us or writing to us at the following address:
The Data Protection Officer
Eli Lilly and Company Limited
or email us at UKDataProtection@lilly.com.
Please note that you may continue to receive materials while we are updating our lists.
SECURITY . Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect Your Information, we cannot guarantee the security of Your Information transmitted to our website. Any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received Your Information areas of this website that collect Your Information use reasonable security protections designed to protect this information. Lilly utilises its own and third party regional hosting centres (see section on "International Transfers") that have security precautions that provide for industry standard protection of Your Information. These regional sites place Your Information in databases that are protected by security firewalls and intrusion detection software.
INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS . Your Information may be transferred internationally among Lilly's global affiliates, business partners, contractors and agents as set forth above. In addition, all of Lilly's websites are hosted by Lilly or third parties at regional hosting centers. This means that Your Information as well as non-personal information that you provide is automatically transferred to such hosting centers for processing.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION.
Minors. You should be aware that this website is not intended for, or designed to attract, individuals under the age of 18. We do not collect personally identifiable information from any person we actually know is an individual under the age of 18.
Sensitive Data : This website only collects and processes personal information revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade-union membership, and the processing of data concerning health, sex life or criminal convictions with your explicit, opt-in consent, and only to the extent necessary for the functioning of the site or the service offered on the website.
Links to other sites. As a convenience to our visitors, this website currently contains links to a number of sites that we believe may offer useful information. The policies and procedures we described here do not apply to those sites. We suggest contacting those sites directly for information on their privacy, security, data collection, and distribution policies. Lilly cannot be held liable for any actions by or content of such third-party sites.
Last Updated: December 2016
The Data Protection Officer
Eli Lilly and Company Limited
or email us at UKDataProtection@lilly.com.
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