Updated: May 24th, 2018

Your privacy is important to us, and maintaining Your trust and confidence is one of our highest priorities. We respect Your right to keep Your personal information confidential and understand Your desire to avoid unwanted solicitations. We hope that by taking a few minutes to read it, You will have a better understanding of the types of information we collect, what we do with the information, and how we keep it private and secure. To make this notice easy to locate, we make it available on our home page and throughout the website. Please note that this Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time. You should check it regularly to make certain that You are kept up to date. For the purposes of this Agreement, “You” and “Your” refer to anyone (whether an individual or corporate entity) who uses the www.prix-galien-usa.com or www.galienfoundation.org website to become a Galien member, to register or to pay for various Galien events, to submit applications for Galien awards or for any other purpose.

Types of Information We Collect
Our website is broken down into three main areas where nonpublic personal information may be collected:

(i) The General Information sections, which provides information about The Galien Foundation and its history, the Prix Galien Award, and The Galien Forum.

(ii) The Candidates sections, which allows candidates of the Prix Galien Award to register and complete our application.

(iii) The Individual sections, where people can register to reserve seats at the prestigious Prix Galien USA Awards Ceremony and Your day pass to attend The Galien Forum.

Depending on the section of the website You are using, we collect different types of nonpublic personal information as follows:

  • General Information Sections: Visitors to our website can subscribe to stay up to date with the latest information regarding The Galien Foundation, The Galien Forum and The Prix Galien USA Awards Ceremony. We only require a visitor’s email address to sign up for this service. No other information is collected.
  • Candidates Section: Any candidate interested in submitting an application for the Best Pharmaceutical Agent, or the Best Biotechnology Product, or the Best Medical Technology must provide us with the following information: (i) name of candidate, (ii) phone number, (iii) email address, and (iv) product information, including drug or device name, compound technical name, date received marketing approval in the USA, trade name, indications, background, development, and innovation. All candidates are required to create a unique password for their account. You must keep this password safe and must not disclose it to anyone as it enables You to access Your information. The site enables You to change Your password at any time. We will accept no responsibility or liability if a third party obtains and uses Your password. You must tell us immediately if You believe a third party may have obtained this information.
  • Individual Section: Individuals interested in purchasing tickets to either The Prix Galien USA Awards Ceremony and/or The Galien Forum may do so on our site. Information we collect to book Your reservations include Your full name, mailing address, email address, phone number. We may also ask You whether You have any special dietary requirements for the Prix Galien USA Awards Ceremony dinner. In addition, payments made for tickets to either The Prix Galien USA Awards Ceremony and/or The Galien Forum is done by using a credit card. Credit card transactions are handled by third party financial institutions and their vendors and contractors who receive credit card numbers and other personal information from us to verify the credit card numbers and process transactions. Although The Galien Foundation’s treatment of this information is governed by this policy, the use of Your information by the third party financial institutions and their vendors and contractors will be subject to their own privacy policies.

We use Your nonpublic personal information only for the purposes for which it was collected and in accordance with our Privacy Policy. We review our data collection, storage, and process practices to ensure that we only collect, store, and use the information needed to provide our services. We depend on our users to update or correct their own nonpublic personal information.

Automatic Information We Collect

In general, You may visit this website without identifying Yourself or revealing any personal information. As You browse our website, the site automatically collects certain types of information. Some examples of automatic information we may collect are as follows:

(i) We may record Your internet service provider’s address, Your internet protocol or IP address, the web page from which You came, and Your web browser software.

(ii) We may collect a record of Your activity while visiting our website.

(iii) We may use “cookies” of different types to recognize Your computer. A cookie is a small text file that a website may save to Your internet browser and/or Your computer’s hard drive for use in subsequent visits to our website; and

(iv) This website uses Google Analytics to help analyze how users use the site. The tool uses “cookies,” to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about Your use of the website (including IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors’ use of our website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.

Parties to Whom We Disclose Information

As a general rule, we do not disclose personal information about any visitor or member of our website. We will not rent or sell Your information to third parties without Your authorization . However, to the extent permitted by law, certain nonpublic information about You may be disclosed in the following situations:

(i) To comply with a validly issued and enforceable subpoena or summons.

(ii) In conjunction with a prospective merger of all or part of our organization, provided that we take appropriate precautions (for example, through a written confidentiality agreement) so the prospective merger partner does not disclose information obtained in the course of the review.

(iii) As a part of any actual or threatened legal proceedings or alternative dispute resolution proceedings either initiated by or against us, provided we disclose only the information necessary to file, pursue, or defend against the lawsuit and take reasonable precautions to ensure that the information disclosed does not become a matter of public record.

(iv) To provide information to affiliates of the firm and nonaffiliated third parties who perform services or functions for us in conjunction with our services to You, but only if we have a contractual agreement with the other party which prohibits them from disclosing or using the information other than for the purposes for which it was disclosed.
Other than as stated above, we do not disclose nonpublic personal information, or any other information, to any outside party without specific authorization from You.

Children's Privacy

We do not knowingly collect or solicit any information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register with our website. The service and its content are not directed at children under the age of 13. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If You believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at webmaster@galienfoundation.org.

Security of Nonpublic Personal Information

This website takes commercially reasonable precautions to protect Your information. On some portions of our website We use SSL encryption technology to protect Your information as well as a secure server to encrypt financial information transmitted between Your browser and our server. This technology helps protect your credit card and payment information as it is transmitted over the Internet. However, no electronic data transmission or storage of information can be guaranteed to be 100% private and secure. Please be careful to avoid ‘phishing’ scams, where someone may send You an e-mail that looks like it is from our website asking for Your personal information. We will never request Your personal information through e-mail.

Third Party Links

Our websites contain links to external websites including suppliers, advertisers and affiliates. We have no control over, and are not responsible for, the content of, or information gathered by, these other websites. We do not endorse any of these websites or the products or services associated with such websites merely because they are linked to our website.

Your California Privacy Rights

California’s “Shine the Light” law, Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.83, permits our users who are residents of California to request and obtain from us, once per year, free of charge, information about the personal information and Financial Information, if any, that we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. If applicable, this information includes a listing of the categories of personal information that was shared, and the names and addresses of the third parties with whom we shared the information.

If you are a California resident, and would like to make such a request, please submit Your request, in writing, to:

Website Coordinator
The Galien Foundation, Inc.
99 John Street Suite 2502
New York, NY 10038

Your Acceptance of these Terms

By using our website You signify Your acceptance of the terms of The Galien Foundation Privacy Policy. If You do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use the website and exit the site immediately.
Please email us at webmaster@galienfoundation.org if You have any questions, because Your privacy, our professional standards, and the ability to provide You with quality professional services are very important to us.

If you are a California resident, and would like to make such a request, please submit Your request, in writing, to:

Website Coordinator
The Galien Foundation, Inc.
99 John Street Suite 2502
New York, NY 10038

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