PRIVACY STATEMENT (LAST UPDATED: June 6, 2022)

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This website is intended solely for audiences in Canada.

For information about how Merz handles Personal Information generally, please see our Merz Fair Information Notice at www.merz.com/fin (“Fair Information Notice”).

Merz Pharma Canada Ltd., including its Merz Canada Therapeutics and Merz Canada Aesthetics divisions (“Merz”) is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to its website. This Privacy Statement describes how Merz may collect, use and disclose Personal Information (as defined below) through its websites and related interactions with you. This Privacy Statement and the Fair Information Notice are meant to inform you about the types of Personal Information we collect, use and disclose, and our practices with respect to your Personal Information. This Privacy Statement also explains the choices you have regarding such collection, use, and disclosure, and how you may access and correct that information. Please read this Privacy Statement and the Fair Information Notice carefully.

What this Privacy Statement Covers

  1. 1. Personal Information we collect
  2. 2. How we use Personal Information
  3. 3. Disclosure of Personal Information
  4. 4. Cookies and Log Files
  5. 5. Links to other websites and services
  6. 6. Records Retention
  7. 7. Security
  8. 8. Your rights
  9. 9. Changes to this statement
  10. 10. How to Contact Us
  11. 11. For European Residents
  12. 12. Cookie List
  13. 13. Strictly Necessary Cookies
  14. 14. Analytics Cookies


1. Personal Information we collect

“Personal Information” means information about an identifiable individual (excluding business contact information when used to contact an individual in his or her business role). We collect Personal Information that you voluntarily provide to us (such as your name, address, area of practice, banking and payment information, telephone number, email address and product use information) in requests for information, comments or responses to feedback forms or surveys, and when you sign up for a Merz customer account. In addition, we collect certain Personal Information automatically when you use our website.

For more information on other Personal Information we may collect about you and the circumstances where we collect such information, please see the Fair Information Notice.

2. How we use Personal Information

We use Personal Information as set out in this Privacy Statement, in the Fair Information Notice, or as otherwise specified at the point of collection. We also use Personal Information as permitted or required by applicable law (collectively, the “Purposes”). For example, we use Personal Information in order to (a) provide and deliver products and/or services to you and to manage our relationship with you, (b) respond to your inquiries and requests, (c) notify you about changes to our products and/or services, (d) protect the rights, property or safety of Merz or website users, (e) invite you to participate in research or (f) send updates that you have requested.

We may combine Personal Information about you with the Personal Information of others or combine in order to create aggregate information that is used to assess how the websites are being used and how to improve the websites.

We may share Personal Information with third-party service providers (including affiliates who provide us with services) that assist us in fulfilling the Purposes. For example, Merz works with third-party service providers to provide website hosting and maintenance services. These service providers are authorized to use Personal Information only to provide these services to us and are required to provide comparable protection to your Personal Information and to comply with applicable laws. Third party service providers may be located in jurisdictions other than Canada and Personal Information held by them subject to access by regulatory authorities in, and in accordance with the laws of, such other jurisdictions.

3. Disclosure of Personal Information

We generally identify to whom, and for what Purposes, we disclose your Personal Information, at the time we collect such information from you and obtain your consent to such disclosure.

To the extent permitted by law, we may disclose or transfer any Personal Information in connection with a transaction or prospective transaction involving the sale or transfer of all or a portion of our business or assets or rights relating thereto, including without limitation mergers and amalgamations, financings, leasings, and joint ventures. Should such a sale or transfer occur, the transferee will be required to use and disclose Personal Information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Statement and the Purposes.

We may use and disclose your information when we believe such use or disclosure is permitted, necessary or appropriate: (a) under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to requests from public and government authorities, including public and government authorities outside your country of residence; (d) to enforce the terms of the agreements for our products and services; (e) to protect our rights, operations or property; (f) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain; (g) in connection an emergency or when safety is at risk, and (h) for such other Purposes as you may consent from time to time.

4. Cookies and Log Files

To the extent permitted by applicable law, we may automatically collect information such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, the computer’s operating system, the type of browser you use, the specific web pages visited during your connection and the length of time spent on a website and/or a page. We collect this information through “log files” and “cookies”. Log files are small text files that websites automatically create when a user visits a site. Information collected through log files is stored on the server on which the website is hosted. A cookie is a piece of information that enables us to track and target your preferences. Cookies and log files are used to understand the usage, viewing, and demographic patterns for certain programs, content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on the website. Cookies are also used to remember your information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the website.

If you want to stop using the cookie functionality of your browser, the “help” portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to be notified when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable existing cookies. Without cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of all our website features. Where required by law, we will deactivate cookies and similar tools by default and ask your permission to activate them.

We use Google Analytics to understand how users interact with our website and to improve how our business communicates its commercial message online. The provider of this service is Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses cookies to send anonymized or truncated personal data to a Google server in the U.S. The information about our websites generated by a Google Analytics cookie helps us evaluate the use of our websites, compile reports on activity, and provide us with other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

You can find more information about Google’s data protection practices and terms of use by visiting Google’s websites here. You can prevent Google from collecting and processing cookie-generated data relating to your use of a website by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available here.

5. Links to other websites and services

As a convenience to our visitors, this website may contain links to other third-party websites that may offer useful information or services. We may also embed services provided by others into our website for convenience, for example maps and location services or video players. These third-party websites and services operate independently from this website and are not under our control. Third-party websites may have their own privacy statements in place, which we strongly suggest you review if you visit or use them. We are not responsible for the content of these third-party websites and services, any products or services that may be offered through these websites and services, any other use of these third-party websites and services, or for any Personal Information processing and privacy practices associated with such third-party websites and services. Please see the Merz Fair Information Notice at www.merz.com/fin for more information.

6. Records Retention

We retain Personal Information for as long as necessary to fulfill the Purposes and as permitted or required by applicable law.

7. Security

Merz has implemented administrative, technical and physical safeguards in an effort to protect Personal Information against accidental or unlawful destruction, accidental loss, unauthorized alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access, misuse, and other unlawful forms of processing of the Personal Information in our possession. However, no means of processing information is completely secure. Merz cannot guarantee the security of Personal Information or that our safeguards will always be effective.

8. Your rights

You may make a written request to access your Personal Information held by Merz, in which case we will provide you with any such Personal Information to the extent required by applicable laws. You may also challenge the accuracy or completeness of your Personal Information in our records. In order to exercise any of these rights, or if you have any questions, comments or concerns about this Privacy Statement, please contact us as indicated in the How to Contact Us section below.

You may choose at any time to remove your name, telephone numbers, and postal and email addresses from any lists we might use to send notices or updates and elect not to receive correspondence from us by sending us email at info@merzcanada.com.

9. Changes to this statement

We may change or update all or parts of this Privacy Statement at any time and without prior notice to you. When changes are made to this Privacy Statement, they will become immediately effective when published in a revised Privacy Statement posted on our website unless otherwise noted.

10. How to Contact Us

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about our privacy practices, or to request access to, or the correction of, your Personal Information, please email or write to us at:

Attention Privacy Officer
Merz Pharma Canada, Ltd.
5515 North Service Rd. Suite 202
Burlington, ON L7L 6G4
Canada

Fax: 905-315-1194
Email: info@merzcanada.com

11. For European Residents

Merz Canada does not knowingly provide products or services to Europeans, nor do we target Europeans with online marketing. If you are a European resident, please consult our Fair Information Notice.

12. Cookie List

A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website – when visited by a user – asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your language preference or login information. Those cookies are set by us and called first-party cookies. We also use third-party cookies, which are cookies from a domain different than the domain of the website you are visiting. More specifically, we use cookies and other tracking technologies for the following purposes:

13. Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are strictly necessary to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to action made by you, which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in, filling in forms, accessing secure areas, etc. These cookies do not gather your Personal Information that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet. You may block or delete these cookies by changing your browser settings, but then the website may not function properly.

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14. Analytics Cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our website. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the website, whether they receive any error messages, etc. This information is mostly used to improve how a website works. For clarity purposes, web analytics are included into this cookie category. These cookies do not store information directly identifying an individual but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device (including other technical information, such as IP address, operating system, internet service provider, referring website, etc.). If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when visitors have accessed our website.

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