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 Personal Information (information that can identify you) that you provide to Gilead, or that is otherwise collected, on websites controlled by Gilead (together referred to as "Gilead Website(s)"). This Website Privacy Statement is to be read in conjunction with the Gilead Privacy Statement. The Gilead Privacy Statement applies to all Personal Information received and processed by Gilead. This Website Privacy Statement provides further detail on Personal Information collected on websites controlled by Gilead. In the event of a conflict, the Gilead Privacy Statement governs.
Please read this Website Privacy Statement and the Gilead Privacy Statement before using Gilead Websites or submitting information to Gilead via a website. By accessing and using Gilead Website(s), you agree and consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your Personal 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?
In addition to the means set out in the Gilead Privacy Statement, Gilead Websites may collect information that could be potentially personally identifiable about your visits 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 Websites. As part of your use of the site, your Internet browser automatically transmits to Gilead Websites some of this unidentified information, such as 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 Gilead Websites easier by allowing Gilead to provide better service, customize Gilead Websites based on consumer preferences, compile statistics, analyze trends, and otherwise administer and improve Gilead Websites. Certain features of Gilead Websites may not work without use of passive information collection technologies. Information collected by these technologies cannot be used to identify you without additional information. With respect to limiting or disabling tracking technology please see section below entitled, "What choices do I have about how Gilead Websites collect and use Personal Information about me?"
In what circumstances and for what purposes might Gilead collect and use Personal Information through Gilead Websites?
In addition to what is set out in the Gilead Privacy Statement, if you choose to use Gilead's email page feature to receive e-mail alerts, Gilead will send you an e-mail to validate your registration and confirm that you are signing up to receive such e-mails. If you no longer wish to receive such e-mails, you may follow the instructions provided in the e-mail in order to request that Gilead stop sending you e-mail alerts.
As allowed by applicable local laws, some Gilead Websites include the opportunity to send another individual a link to a Gilead webpage. If you choose to use Gilead's e-mail page feature to send a link to a Gilead page, Gilead will ask you for the recipient's email address. Gilead will automatically send the recipient a one-time email inviting him or her to read the featured page. This information is used only for the delivery of this specific email message, and is not stored or used for any other purpose.
What choices do I have about how Gilead Websites collect and use Personal Information about me?
You may always limit the amount and type of Personal Information that Gilead receives about you by choosing not to enter Personal Information into forms or data fields on Gilead Websites. Some of Gilead's online services can only be provided to you if you provide Gilead with appropriate Personal Information. Various Gilead Websites may ask whether you wish to opt-in to Gilead's contact lists or programs for offers, promotions, and additional services that may be of interest to you.
You may also be provided with preference questions or preference boxes allowing you to indicate that you do not want Gilead Websites to use tracking technologies, such as cookies, to "remember" your Personal Information, such as user IDs or mailing addresses, on return visits. However, Gilead Websites that use tracking technologies to collect unidentified information do 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 Websites are 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 Personal Information collected on Gilead Websites?
It is Gilead’s practice to ensure that Gilead Websites are secured using commercially reasonable technical, procedural, and administrative safeguards proportional to the sensitivity and volume of data processed. However, the confidentiality of Personal Information transmitted over the Internet cannot be guaranteed. Gilead urges you to exercise caution when transmitting Personal Information over the Internet. Gilead cannot absolutely guarantee that unauthorized third parties will not gain access to your Personal Information; therefore, when submitting Personal Information to Gilead Websites, you must weigh both the benefits and the risks. 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 Personal Information. This also applies to those business partners or social media services that have sharing tools on Gilead Websites (e.g. Facebook). 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 Gilead Websites?
No Gilead websites are intended to collect or use any Personal Information from children on Gilead Websites ("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 Personal Information, please contact Gilead using one of the methods specified below and Gilead will work with you to address this issue.
Your rights and contact information
Where individuals have rights under laws applicable to them and upon written request, Gilead will grant individuals’ access to Personal Data that it holds about them, subject to any legal restrictions. In addition, Gilead will permit individuals to correct, amend, or delete information that is demonstrated to be inaccurate or incomplete or to object to certain types of processing of such information or to data portability, in certain circumstances and subject to certain exceptions provided by law. Gilead may not be able to comply with a request where Personal Data has been destroyed, erased or made anonymous in accordance with Gilead’s record retention obligations and practices. In the event that Gilead cannot provide an individual with access to his/her Personal Data, Gilead will endeavor to provide the individual with an explanation, subject to any legal or regulatory restrictions. Please notify Gilead of your wishes by contacting Gilead by telephone at
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
333 Lakeside Drive
Foster City, CA 94404, USA
Gilead will investigate and attempt to resolve any complaints and disputes regarding use and disclosure of Personal Information in accordance with the principles contained in this Website 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.
If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact our U.S.-based third party dispute resolution provider (free of charge) at https://feedback-form.truste.com/watchdog/request.
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 Website 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: 15 May, 2018