Sanofi-Aventis Healthcare Pty Ltd understands and shares your concerns about how personal information is collected, disclosed, used and stored.
We are committed to safeguarding your information. This means that, among other things, we will comply with the National Privacy Principles under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and other applicable Australian privacy laws. We sometimes handle personal information relying on exemptions under these laws, for example in relation to:
We mainly collect personal information to enable us to provide services or deliver products to you, to complete transactions with you or on your behalf and/or to better understand your requirements and preferences.
If you choose not to provide personal information, we may not be able to provide you with the assistance you require.
The type of personal information we collect
We collect information at various times during our relationship with you. The nature of the personal information collected by us may include your name, phone number, mobile number, facsimile number, delivery address, residential address, email address, date of birth, credit card/payment details, personal information in surveys, testimonials, complaints, and other associated personal information.
We may also collect sensitive information from you during our relationship with you including your medical history, history of therapeutic goods use, details of your health, ailments and afflictions, and other associated sensitive information.
We may collect your personal information if you:
We may collect sensitive information where you have consented to the collection of such information or where collection is authorised by law.
We will generally collect personal information from you directly however we may from time to time, collect personal information about you from third parties such as your friends, sponsors, alliances or from rented lists as stated above.
Where we collect personal information either directly from you or from a third party, we will take reasonable steps to inform you, upon the collection of such personal information or at a reasonable time thereafter, of our contact details, the purpose for which the personal information has been collected and any other matters required by the Privacy laws.
As a user of the website, we may also collect cookies and other session variables relating to your use of the website. A cookie is a small amount of information sent from a web server to your computer. This information does not personally identify you, but it does tell if you select a product and put it in your shopping basket, but do not complete the transaction. However, we do not know your personal identity, unless you have previously registered with us. With most Internet browsers, users can erase cookies from their computer’s hard drive, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. However, some parts of the website may not function fully for users that disallow cookies.
We take steps to protect personal information you send to us through the website, such as the use of encryption technology. The encryption process automatically encrypts, or scrambles all of your information when you send it to us, providing strong protection from others who may try to access your information.
We may use your personal information to:
We may use your personal information for any other purpose related to the above if the related purpose would be within your reasonable expectations or for any other purpose to which you give your express or implied consent and as otherwise provided in the Privacy laws.
In order to fulfil the purposes set out above, we may disclose your personal information to:
We will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify personal information when it is no longer able to be retained for any lawful purpose.
We may use your personal information (other than sensitive information) for the purpose of direct marketing where permitted by privacy laws. If you do not wish to receive product and service offerings/catalogues and mailouts from us, please contact us.
We will use reasonable endeavours to ensure that all personal information we collect, use and/or disclose is accurate, complete and up to date, whether stored electronically or physically.
To assist us in achieving our data quality objective, please contact us at the address below if you believe that your details are not accurate, up to date and complete.
We take reasonable steps to protect the security and privacy of your personal information and to prevent misuse, loss, or unauthorised modification, disclosure and access. On occasions, you may provide personal information to us over the Internet (including by email). Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed as totally secure. Whilst we strive to protect such information, we do not warrant and cannot ensure the security of any information which you transmit to us. Accordingly, any information which you transmit to us is transmitted at your own risk. Nevertheless, once we receive your transmission, we will take reasonable steps to preserve the security of such information.
From time to time, we may restrict access to certain sections of the website to registered users with passwords. For your own protection, we require you to keep any such passwords confidential and to change them regularly.
You can ask us to provide you with access to personal information we hold about you (including for the purpose of advising us of any inaccuracies) by writing to us at the email address listed below. Please provide as much detail as you can about the particular information you seek, in order to help us retrieve it. There is no fee for making such a request, however we may in some cases charge a reasonable fee for providing access to your personal information. We will comply with any such request to the extent required by law and will endeavour to respond to your request in a timely manner.
We only transfer your personal information overseas in order to perform one or more of our functions and activities. In such circumstances, we will either obtain your express or implied consent or use our reasonable endeavours to ensure that your personal information is handled consistently with the Privacy laws.
The Privacy Officer
Sanofi-Aventis Healthcare Pty Ltd
Talavera Corporate Centre
Building D, 12-24 Talavera Road
Macquarie Park NSW 2113
We are not responsible for the privacy practices of sites that are linked to our website via hyperlinks, banner advertising or otherwise. Please take care at all times to check whose site you are visiting.