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BARRS PHARMACEUTICALS INDUSTRIES (PTY) LTD PRIVACY STATEMENT

Subject to applicable laws, by using and or interacting with the Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd websites and or providing your personal data to Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd, you are consenting to the collection, holding, use and disclosure of that data as set out in this Privacy Statement.

This statement covers Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd, its subsidiaries and its related companies, adapted where appropriate in-country on each website.

Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd acknowledges and respects the privacy of individuals and is committed to the protection of their personal data. This statement sets out the way in which Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd will use, manage and protect your personal data.

 

What Data Does Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd Collect and Hold?

Subject to applicable laws, Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd may collect and hold personal data related to you which is necessary for the purpose of conducting Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd’s business, including (without limitation) (i) to deliver products, services or information, (ii) to assist you with matters relating to Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd’s products and services, (iii) to improve and better understand your preferences in respect of Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd’s products and services and (iv) to fulfil Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd’s regulatory obligations. Examples of data Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd collects and holds include, without limitation, to the extent permitted by applicable laws, your name, your professional qualifications, address, telephone number, facsimile number and email address. This data is usually collected directly from you but occasionally, where it is unreasonable or impractical to do so, it may be provided by third party service providers or publicly available sources. You may choose not to provide any personal data to Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd, however, Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd may not be able to provide products or services to you.

Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd will not collect, hold, use or disclose sensitive data (such as information about racial or ethnic origins, political or religious beliefs, gender, date of birth or health information) except with your consent or where required or permitted by law. Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd may collect, hold, use or disclose sensitive data such as your or your child’s health data where you have provided it to Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd in the context of communicating feedback on, or to    report an issue or adverse event related to, one of Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd’s products.

 

How Does Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd Use and Disclose Data?

Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd may use the personal data that you submit to Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd in connection with the above-stated purposes and Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd may use the data to respond to your requests; improve Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd’s level of service and the content of the Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd websites; provide you with tips, helpful information, product news and updates; notify you of new Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd products and services (where you have agreed to this); seek your views on Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd  products and services; consider your application for employment; and for Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd’s own administrative and quality assurance purposes. Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd may also allow that data to be given to third parties (such as service providers as further specified below).

You can opt out of receiving marketing materials by writing to Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd at the below address or following any instructions to unsubscribe in one of Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd’s marketing emails.

Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd may disclose personal data (other than sensitive data) to its suppliers, contractors, agents or partners:

  • to meet the purpose for which it was submitted; or
  • for the purpose of processing and delivering your request (e.g. providing  products or services); or
  • if Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd is required or authorised by law to disclose the data.

Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd may also disclose your personal data to distributors of Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd’s products and services, as well as service providers and subcontractors retained to perform functions on Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd’s behalf or to provide services to Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd, such as warehousing and delivery; marketing and advertising; website hosting and management; information technology; legal; accounting; audit and other professional service providers. All service providers and subcontractors that act on Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd’s behalf are contractually obligated that they do not collect, use or disclose the personal data for any purpose other than to perform such  functions on Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd’s behalf or to provide services to Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd or as otherwise required by law.

Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd may also disclose this data to its affiliated companies under the principles set out above.

Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd is subject to mandatory reporting requirements and may disclose sensitive data to regulatory authorities, overseas affiliates of Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd and/or third parties managing or requiring oversight of such reporting on Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd’s behalf and as required by law.

You should note that your data may be processed in countries with lower data protection standards than your country of residence. Subject to applicable laws, by using and or interacting with the Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd websites, you consent to any transfer, processing or storing of data outside your country of residence. Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd will ensure that if data is transferred outside your country of residence, it will still be treated in accordance with this statement.

 

Access, Correction and Security

Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd is committed to using commercially reasonable means to ensure that your personally identifiable data is protected appropriately, and according to the nature and sensitivity of the data. Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd uses a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personally identifiable data from unauthorized access, interference, misuse, loss, modification, or disclosure. Unfortunately, the security of data transmitted  via the internet cannot be fully guaranteed. Whilst every effort is made to protect your personally identifiable data, Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd cannot guarantee the security of the personally identifiable data you transmit to the Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd websites via the internet; any transmission is at your own risk. While Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd cannot guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration to data will not occur during internet transmission, once Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd has received your data, Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd makes commercially reasonable efforts to prevent such unfortunate occurrences.

You can access and request correction of any personal data concerning you at any time. You may also request that Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd deletes your personal data at any time. Any such requests should be made directly by contacting Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd (see below for details). Please note that there are some exceptions to your right to gain access to your data, including (but not limited to) where:

  • providing access would have an unreasonable impact upon the privacy of other individuals; or
  • the request for access is frivolous or vexatious; or
  • the data relates to existing or anticipated legal proceedings between you and Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd, and the data would not be accessible by the process of discovery in those proceedings; or
  • providing access would be unlawful.

Subject to applicable laws, Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd may charge a fee for reasonable costs incurred in providing such access, and will advise of the amount of the fee before access is provided.

Clickstream Data

Each time you visit the Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd websites the Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd server may, subject to applicable laws, collect specific, anonymous data, known as click-stream data. Data collected may include the type of browser and system you are using, the address of the site you have come from and move to after your visit, the date and time of your visit, and your  server’s IP address.

Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd may collect this data for statistical purposes to find out how the Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd websites are used and navigated. Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd may use this data to evaluate and improve the Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd websites’ performance or to identify individuals who may threaten the security or integrity of the Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd websites.

Cookies

Subject to applicable laws, cookies may be used by Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd websites.

A cookie is a piece of data that Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd’s web server may send to your machine when you visit the Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd websites. The cookie is stored on your machine, but does not identify you or give Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd any data about your computer.

A cookie helps Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd to recognise you when you re-visit the Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd websites and to co- ordinate your access to different pages on the Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd websites. Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd uses cookies to learn more about the way you interact with the content and help Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd improve your experience of using the Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd websites.

With most internet browsers, you can erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. If you want to do this, refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more. If you reject the use of cookies, you will still be able to access the Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd websites but please note that your use of the websites may not be optimized as much as if cookies were enabled.

Links to Other Sites

Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd may provide links to other sites on its websites. If you use these links, you will leave the Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd website. Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd is not responsible or accountable for any of these sites, their content or their usage of your personal data. It is advisable that you check the privacy policies on those sites.

Contact Us

Please contact us if you have a complaint regarding Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd’s compliance with this statement or any applicable data protection laws. Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd will consider and respond to a complaint within a reasonable time frame.

In addition, please contact us if you:

  • wish to discuss any privacy issues;
  • have any concerns regarding your personal data;
  • do not wish to receive any future communications from Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd.

Barrs Pharmaceuticals Industries (Pty) Ltd

c/o Information Officer

info@barrs.co.za