Privacy Policy

PLEASE READ THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT CAREFULLY. This Privacy Policy tells you how United Therapeutics Corporation (“UTC”) protects and uses information that we gather through this Living PAH website (“this website”). This website and this Privacy Policy are intended only for audiences in the United States.

This Privacy Policy was last revised in December, 2015. We may change this Privacy Policy at any time and for any reason. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy each time you visit this website.

By using this website, you agree to the terms of the most recent version of this Privacy Policy. Please read our Terms of Use to understand the general rules about your use of this website. Except as written in any other disclaimers, policies, Terms of Use, or other notices on this website, this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use are the complete agreement between you and us with respect to your use of this website.

INTRODUCTION
We are posting this Privacy Policy to inform users as to how we use the information gathered by this website. For other important information concerning your use of this website, please refer to our Terms of Use. We respect the privacy of individuals who use this site. Users should understand, however, that by the very nature of the medium, their communications with us, such as postings to the site or e-mail, reveal their e-mail addresses and other potentially identifying information. The information we receive, and how we use it, depends on what you do when visiting our website. We collect and use your non-personal information (information that is not identifiable to you personally) differently than your personal information.

WHAT IS NON-PERSONAL INFORMATION?
Non-personal information is information we collect through this website that does not identify you as an individual person. It includes any of the following types of information:

  • The type of Web browser software you use (for example, Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer)
  • The name of the domain from which you access the Internet (including client and server IP addresses, usernames, ports, queries, or other status-related information)
  • The Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our website
  • The date and time you access our website
  • Which pages you have visited on our website, and how long you spend on each page

WHAT DO WE DO WITH NON-PERSONAL INFORMATION?
Because non-personal information cannot identify you or be tied to you in any way, there are few restrictions on the ways that we can use or share non-personal information. Primarily, we will use this data to make enhancements to the website that are specifically tailored to improve the experience of the user community. One way that we use non-personal information is to demonstrate user trends on the website. Often, this is done by aggregating the data gleaned from non-personal information. This aggregated, de-identified data might be shared with outside parties who are employed to implement improvements to the site.

WHAT IS PERSONAL INFORMATION?
Personal information is information we collect through this website that we can use to specifically identify you, such as your:

  • Name
  • Telephone number
  • E-mail address
  • State of residence
  • Age range
  • Gender
  • Name of your physician
  • Whether you are a patient or caregiver
  • Why you are participating in the program

In some places on this website, you have the opportunity to send us personal information about yourself. For example, you may fill out a registration form, a survey, or an e-mail form. Any personal information that you enter on this website will not be revealed to third parties or used for any purpose outside of the Living PAH program except as provided for in this Privacy Policy.

HOW DO WE KEEP AND USE PERSONAL INFORMATION?
We comply with applicable privacy laws in the collection, storage, and use of your personal information. When you submit personal information through this website you are giving us permission to use your personal information for the purpose described below. Your information will never be shared with a third party, except as outlined below.

We may keep and use personal information we collect from you through this website to provide you with access to this website. In addition, we may keep and use your personal information:

  • To administer the Living PAH program and to communicate with you
  • To respond to your requests
  • To develop records, including records of your personal information
  • For internal program monitoring
  • To de-identify your personal information (i.e., to remove personal identifiers such as your name, e-mail address, etc.) such that you would no longer be identified as a single unique individual (Once de-identified, such information is considered non-personal information and we may treat it like other non-personal information)
  • To administer this Privacy Policy and other rules about the use of this website
  • To protect our rights or property
  • To protect someone’s health, safety, or welfare
  • To comply with a law or regulation, court order, or other legal process

Information Collection Specific to the Living PAH program
To participate in the Living PAH program, you will be required to provide personal and contact information. This information is collected to provide you with a personalized experience and for internal program monitoring. It is not used for any other purposes or programs. Information provided will remain confidential in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

What Information is Collected?
We collect contact information, including your first and last name, e-mail, phone number(s), and mailing address. We also collect your gender and what UTC products (if any) you are currently receiving to treat your PAH (optional information). From time to time, we will ask you to respond to surveys, which helps us evaluate the program.

How the Information is Used
We respect the information you submit. Your information will be used only for operation of the program and internal program monitoring. This may include looking at program participation trends and discontinuation. Program staff will also use survey data to monitor trends in website user attitudes toward and satisfaction with the program.

We will never tie your name with your other personal information in our reporting and evaluation of the program. We will not use, sell, or assign your personal information for any purpose other than to communicate with you about the Living PAH program, and to administer the Living PAH program.

DO WE EVER SHARE PERSONAL INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES?
In the ordinary course of business, we may share some of your personal information with companies that we hire to perform services or functions on our behalf as necessary to administer the Living PAH program. For example, we employ a company to develop and maintain this website. In this case, the company will have access to your personal information in the ordinary course of business. However, in this instance, and all instances in which your personal information is shared with a third party, we will not authorize them to keep, disclose, or use your information with others except for the purpose of providing the services we asked them to provide.

We will not sell, exchange, or publish your personal information, except in conjunction with a corporate sale, merger, dissolution, or acquisition, in which case, a surviving or acquiring company will be authorized to use your personal information for the purposes, and subject to the limitations, set forth in this Privacy Policy.

We may be legally compelled to release your personal information in response to a court order, subpoena, search warrant, law, or regulation. We may cooperate with law enforcement authorities in investigating and prosecuting website visitors who violate our rules or engage in behavior which is harmful to other visitors (or illegal).

We may disclose your personal information to third parties if we feel that the disclosure is necessary to:

  • Administer this program
  • Enforce the Privacy Policy and other rules about your use of this website
  • Protect our rights or property
  • Protect someone’s health, safety, or welfare
  • Comply with a law or regulation, court order, or other legal process

WHAT HAPPENS IF THE PRIVACY POLICY CHANGES?
UTC reserves the right to change the terms of our Privacy Policy at any time in its sole discretion. Please periodically revisit this page to stay current on any changes and to update your preferences accordingly.

WHAT ABOUT PRIVACY ON OTHER WEBSITES?
This website may contain links to other websites. Some of those websites may be operated by UTC, and some may be operated by third parties. We provide the links for your convenience, but we do not review, control, or monitor the activities or privacy practices of websites operated by others, and we do not endorse, condone, adopt, or accept liability for any statements made on websites to which we provide links. This Privacy Policy does not apply to any other website, even those owned by UTC. We are not responsible for the performance of websites operated by third parties or for your business dealings with them. Therefore, whenever you leave this website, we recommend that you review each website’s privacy practices and make your own conclusions regarding the adequacy of these practices.

DO WE EVER COMMUNICATE DIRECTLY WITH VISITORS WHO REGISTER THROUGH THIS WEBSITE?
Once you register through this website, we may contact you periodically by e-mail, mail, or telephone to deliver program materials and information. Additionally, if you ask a question or otherwise initiate a communication and request a response from us, we will send you a response via e-mail, mail, or telephone. Our response may include your personal information, including personal information about your health, your name, address, etc. We cannot guarantee that our e-mails to you will be secure from unauthorized interception.

ARE THERE SPECIAL RULES ABOUT CHILDREN’S PRIVACY?
We care about protecting the online privacy of children. This website is not intended for use by children under the age of 18. We will not intentionally collect any personal information (such as a child’s name or e-mail address) from children under the age of 18. If you are a child under age 18, please do not send us any information about yourself. If you think that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 18, please contact us so that we can take appropriate remedial action.

WHAT ABOUT WEBSITE SECURITY?
We take reasonable steps to protect your personal information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. You should keep in mind that no Internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error-free. Data you submit to this website, and information sent to or from us or you by e-mail or over the Internet and this website may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail.

HOW TO CONTACT US
If you have questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please contact: the United Therapeutics Corporate Compliance Department at 1-919-485-8350.