Website Privacy Statement

This Website Privacy Statement explains how Gilead Sciences, Inc., including its wholly owned subsidiaries and successors (together referred to as "Gilead"), handles the information that is collected on the website www.gileadchina.com (referred to as "Gilead Website"). Please read this Website Privacy Statement before using the Gilead Website. By accessing and using the Gilead Website, you agree and consent to the collection, use and disclosure of information about your use of the Gilead Website (“User Information”) as outlined in this Website Privacy Statement.

Unless otherwise specifically noted, this Website Privacy Statement does not apply to information collected from you offline, or to third-party websites to which Gilead Websites may link, but that Gilead does not control. You are encouraged to review the terms of the individual privacy policies of each website you visit.

How does Gilead collect information online?

The Gilead Website may collect unidentified information about your visits to the Gilead Website without you actively submitting such information. Unidentified information may be collected using various technologies, such as cookies and web beacons. Cookies are small text files that are transferred to your computer's hard disk by a website. Web beacons (also referred to as GIF files, pixels, or Internet tags) help Gilead understand how you navigate around the Gilead Website. As part of your use of the site, your Internet browser automatically transmits to the Gilead Website some of this unidentified information, such as your IP address, the URL of the website you just visited and the browser version your computer is operating. Passive information collection technologies can make your use of the Gilead Website easier by allowing Gilead to provide better service, customize the Gilead Website based on consumer preferences, compile statistics, analyze trends, and otherwise administer and improve the Gilead Website. Certain features of the Gilead Website may not work without use of passive information collection technologies. Information collected by these technologies cannot be used to identify you without additional information.

Some of Gilead's business partners with whom Gilead contracts to carry out business activities (e.g., website providers) may use their cookies on the Gilead Website. Although Gilead may not have direct access to or control over such cookies, this Website Privacy Statement governs the use of cookies by Gilead and such business partners on the Gilead Website. Gilead may also allow social media companies to put “widgets” on the Gilead Website. These third-party tools may also be used to track you across the website.

In what circumstances and for what purposes might Gilead collect and use User Information through the Gilead Website?

As noted above, Gilead will collect information about how you interact with the Gilead Website. This information is unidentified and is limited to maintaining the integrity of, or making improvements, to the Gilead Website.

Gilead may share, subject to applicable laws and regulations, User Information with Agents who assist Gilead with its business activities related to the purposes for which the information was collected. Gilead requires such Agents to keep User Information confidential and to use or disclose User Information only to perform functions for Gilead and in accordance with Gilead's instructions and this Website Privacy Statement. Some of these Agents may be based outside of the People’s Republic of China (“China”) To the extent that any User Information is sent across national borders, it will be subject to the laws of the country in which it is held, and may be subject to disclosure to the governments, courts or law enforcement or regulatory agencies of the destination country, pursuant to the laws of such country.

Gilead maintains servers and other storage facilities outside of China. As a consequence of your use of the Gilead Website, your User Information may be used or stored outside of China. By using the Gilead Website you hereby affirmatively consent to the storage, use and processing of your User Information by Gilead outside of China.

When does Gilead disclose User Information, and why?

You expressly consent to that Gilead may use and disclose User Information for the following purposes:

Gilead may disclose User Information in order to respond to authorized information requests from government authorities; or when otherwise required or permitted by law and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process.

Gilead may also use or disclose User Information, in accordance with applicable law: (i) in connection with a contemplated or actual reorganization of its business; (ii) when seeking financing or in connection with an assignment, sale, or other transaction involving the disposal of all or part of its business or assets, including for the purpose of permitting the parties to conduct due diligence so as to determine whether a transaction should proceed; and (iii) on completion of the transaction. In any assignment or sale, the assignee or purchaser may use and disclose User Information collected by Gilead for substantially the same purposes as described in this Website Privacy Statement.

Gilead will not disclose your User Information with third parties except as otherwise stated in this Website Privacy Statement.

What choices do I have about how Gilead Websites collect and use User Information about me?

The Gilead Website that uses tracking technologies to collect unidentified information does not generally provide you with the ability to opt-out of the tracking technologies. Some Internet browsers allow you to limit or disable the use of tracking technologies that collect unidentified information, such as a “Do Not Track” (“DNT”) setting. Currently, the Gilead Website is not compatible with the DNT standard in its current release. However, you should remember that Gilead does not collect or disclose your browsing behavior for third-party marketing purposes.

How does Gilead secure User Information collected on the Gilead Website?

It is Gilead's practice to secure each Gilead Website using commercially reasonable technical, procedural, and administrative safeguards proportional to the sensitivity and volume of data processed. However, the confidentiality of User Information transmitted over the Internet cannot be guaranteed. Gilead cannot absolutely guarantee that unauthorized third parties will not gain access to your User Information. Gilead has no control over third-party websites or their content and Gilead's Website Privacy Statement does not apply to such websites. You should check the privacy policies of third-party websites before submitting any information that can identify you. This also applies to those business partners or social media services that have sharing tools on the Gilead Website. As Gilead does not control the privacy practices of these third parties, you should review the privacy settings you have set up directly with them.

How does Gilead protect the privacy of children on the Gilead Website?

Gilead does not knowingly collect or use any personally identifiable information from children on the Gilead Website ("children" are individuals who have not reached the age of majority in their residential jurisdictions). Gilead does not knowingly allow children to order Gilead's products, communicate with Gilead, or use any of Gilead's online services. Should you suspect that a child of whom you are the parent or legal guardian has provided us with personally identifiable information, please contact Gilead using one of the methods specified below and Gilead will work with you to address this issue.

Access, Correction, and Contact Information

With your support, Gilead will keep User Information accurate and up-to-date. Please notify Gilead of your concern about your User Information by contacting Gilead by telephone at (800) GILEAD5 or +1 (650) 522-5775 or by e-mail at [email protected]. Alternatively, letters may be sent to the following address:

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Attn: Privacy 
333 Lakeside Drive
Foster City, CA 94404, USA 

All communications to Gilead should include the individual's name and contact information (such as e-mail address, phone number or mailing address), and a detailed explanation of the request. In addition, communications related to the Gilead Website should include the Gilead Website address (i.e., www.gilead.com). Gilead will endeavor to respond to all reasonable requests in a timely manner, and in any case, within any time limits prescribed by applicable local law. If you have questions or complaints regarding our privacy policy or practices, please contact us at [email protected] or at the mailing address provided above.

Enforcement

Gilead will investigate and attempt to resolve any complaints and disputes regarding use and disclosure of User Information in accordance with the principles contained in this Privacy Statement. For complaints or disputes which cannot be resolved between Gilead and the complainant, Gilead has agreed to participate in the dispute resolution procedures of TRUSTe.

TRUSTe is an independent organization whose mission is to build user trust and confidence by promoting the use of fair information practices. In the event that Gilead is unable to resolve a complaint or dispute to the satisfaction of the complainant, an appeal may be made to TRUSTe online at https://feedback-form.truste.com/watchdog/request or by mail at the following address:

Watchdog Complaints
TRUSTe
835 Market St., Suite 800
San Francisco, CA 94103

Changes to this Website Privacy Statement

Gilead reserves the right to amend this Website Privacy Statement from time to time to reflect technological advancements, legal and regulatory changes, and Gilead's business practices, subject to applicable laws. If Gilead changes its privacy practices, an updated version of this Privacy Statement will reflect those changes. Gilead will provide notice of such changes by updating the effective date listed on this Website Privacy Statement. Your continued interaction with Gilead, in the activities covered above, will be subject to the then-current Website Privacy Statement.

Last Updated: 18 April, 2018