The Astellas USA Foundation is aware of our visitors' concern for privacy when using www.AstellasUSAFoundation.org. We want to give our Web site visitors the opportunity to know the information we collect about them and how they can limit the use of individually identifiable information beyond the purposes for which they first provided it. At all times, however, the Astellas USA Foundation reserves the right to disclose information where required by law or to comply with valid legal process (such as a search warrant, subpoena, or court order), to protect the organization's rights or property, including, without limitation, the right to transfer the data in the event of a transfer of control of the Foundation or the sale of substantially or all of its assets, or during emergencies when safety is at risk.
Data we collect and how we use it
Personally Identifiable Information
Personally identifiable information includes your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, survey information, site registrations, or any other information that might reasonably be used to identify you individually. The Astellas USA Foundation collects personally identifiable information from Web site visitors only when it is voluntarily provided. We may use this information to respond to an e-mail or other inquiry or request, to help improve our Web site and our services, or to send updates or notices about our company and the products we offer that we think may be of interest to you. Personally identifiable information will not be sold, rented, or exchanged with unaffiliated entities unless the user is first notified and expressly consents to such transfer.
The Astellas USA Foundation also may combine the personally identifiable information you provide with other generally or publicly available information to help us identify visitors' preferences or interests. We may use the information to improve the content of our Web site or our services. Again, we do not sell, rent, or otherwise share with unaffiliated entities any personally identifiable data we collect unless the user is first notified and expressly consents to such transfer.
The Astellas USA Foundation does not set cookies for this site or collect any information via the use of bits of information deposited in the Web site visitor's computer.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
The Astellas USA Foundation Web server captures the Internet protocol (IP) addresses of each connection to our site and the specific Web pages visited during that connection. An IP address is a number assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider so you can access the Internet and is generally considered to be non-personally identifiable information, because in most cases it changes each time you connect to the Internet. IP addresses may be used to diagnose problems with our server, report aggregated information, determine the fastest route for your computer to use in connecting to the site, and administer and improve the site. Although the IP address and related information collected is stored in the server log files, no individual is authorized to access those files for any purpose other than system maintenance. We also may use this information to help improve our Web site and our services for better understanding our audience. The Astellas USA Foundation also may collect non-personally identifiable information in aggregate form to track data such as the total number of visitors to each page of the Web site and the domain names of our visitors' Internet service providers. We may use this information, which remains in aggregate form, to understand how our visitors use our Web site so that we may serve them better.
The Astellas USA Foundation does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under 13 years old through this Web site. However, if the parent or the guardian of a child under age 13 believes that the child has provided us with personally identifiable information, the parent or guardian of that child should contact us at email@example.com if they want this information deleted from our files. Anyone under 18 years old should seek his or her parent or guardian's permission prior to using this site or disclosing any personal information on this site.
How you can control and update data about you
We want to be sure that we keep only the most accurate and up-to-date information about you in our records. Therefore, whenever you believe that your contact information needs to be updated, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to correct or update your contact information.
You may choose at any time to remove your name, telephone number, and postal and e-mail addresses from the list we use to send notices or updates and elect not to receive correspondence from us by updating your preferences by sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
Data integrity and security
The Astellas USA Foundation takes reasonable steps to protect your personally identifiable information as you transmit your information from your computer to our Web site and to protect your information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. All information transmitted to this Web site is secure to the extent possible using existing technology. You should keep in mind, however, that no Internet transmission is ever 100-percent secure or error-free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from this Web site may not be secure, and you therefore should take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail. Moreover, where you use passwords, ID number, or other special access features on this site, it is your responsibility to safeguard them.
Links to other Web sites
This Web site may provide links to other Web sites as a service to our visitors. These are Web sites we believe may have helpful information. However, the Astellas USA Foundation does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of third-party sites, nor does the Foundation have any control over information you may choose to provide to those sites.