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When we use the term "personal information", we are referring to information that can be readily used to identify a specific living person. Examples of personal information that we might wish to collect from you might include your name and your street or e-mail address. All of those items of information can be used to identify you.
Information that relates to you, but cannot be used to identify you, is not "personal information." So, for example, your state of residence is a piece of information about you, but it is not, by itself, "personal information." However, if we collect your street address and your state of residence and we put them together in our systems, we would treat both pieces of information as "personal information" because, when taken together, they can be used to identify you.
We collect personal information to improve your experience as a user of our websites and also to improve others' experience as well. Sometimes the personal information that we collect enables you to use online resources or obtain communications about topics of interest to you. Personal information collected online also can help us improve our products and services, or design other features and resources that individuals would like to see us offer. We analyze the personal information that we collect so that we can identify and offer new products and services.
We collect personal information online through websites and other sponsored resources. Sometimes, we work with other companies that collect personal information at our request. When we work with another company, our work together is regulated by an agreement that, among other things, requires that company to properly protect the personal information it collects for us.
Tools used from time to time to collect personal information include:
In general, our websites are not directed at children and most of the online services that we offer are designed for adults, age 18 or older. Where requests for information about a medication are permitted by law, people requesting information about a medicine that is indicated for use in children must be 18 years old or older.
Where offered, you may also update personal information about you online by modifying information that you previously entered into a Web form or data fields on our website. Otherwise, to gain access to personal information about you that we have collected online, and to keep it accurate, complete and current, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may not always be able to access the information that has been collected; where permitted by law, your ability to access and correct personal information will be limited where we believe it would interfere with our ability to fulfill legal or ethical obligations or address legal claims. Access and correction also will not be allowed if it would result in disclosure of a third party's personal information, or lead to a breach of contract or disclosure of trade secrets or other protected business information.
We strive to protect personal information as it is transmitted from your computer to our online resources and servers. Due to the open nature of the Internet, we cannot guarantee that our interactions with you, and yours with us, will be free from unauthorized access by third parties. We protect our servers and data with a firewall and endeavor to protect personal information in our possession, custody or control from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. Employees and business partners with access to your personal information must have a business-related "need to know" in order to perform their job functions for us. However, we also depend on you to help secure your information by protecting your own copies of passwords and related access codes for our online resources.
You do have some choices about whether and when to share personal information with Meda.