CONSUMER PRIVACY

Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc. (“Kowa”) is based in the United States and this website is intended only solely for access by U.S. residents. Any personal information we collect through this website will be transferred to and maintained in the United States.  By using this website and/or providing us with your personal information, you understand and agree that your personal information will be transferred to the United States and subject to disclosures and uses in accordance with U.S. law as described in this Privacy Statement.

Kowa respects the privacy of visitors to its websites and, as a result, Kowa has developed this website privacy policy, which privacy policy applies only to the operation of the website located at www.statinUSAGE.com (the “Site”).

INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE

Personal Information. Through this Site, Kowa will collect information that can identify you, such as your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and other similar information ("Your Information") when it is voluntarily submitted to us (however, see discussion below about "IP Addresses" if you have a broadband connection). We will use Your Information to respond to requests you may make of us, and from time to time, we may refer to Your Information to better understand your needs and how we can improve our websites, products and services. We may also use Your Information to contact you and/or provide you with general health information (like information on certain health conditions) as well as information about our products and services. We may also enhance or merge Your Information with data obtained from third parties for the same purposes.

Other Information. Any other information transferred by you in connection with your visit to this Site ("Other Information" - that is, information that cannot be used to identify you) may be included in databases owned and maintained by Kowa or its agents. Kowa retains all rights to these databases and the information contained in them. Other Information we collect may include your IP Address and other information gathered through our weblogs and cookies (see below).

Web Beacons. This Site may use a technology known as web beacons - sometimes called single-pixel gifs - that allow this Site to collect web log information. A web beacon is a graphic on a web page or in an e-mail message designed to track pages viewed or messages opened. Web log information is gathered when you visit the Site by the computer that hosts the Site (called a "webserver"). The webserver automatically recognizes some non-personal information, such as the date and time you visited our Site, the pages you visited, the website you came from, the type of browser you are using (e.g., Internet Explorer), the type of operating system you are using (e.g., Windows 2000), and the domain name and address of your Internet service provider (e.g., AOL). We may also include web beacons in promotional e-mail messages in order to determine whether messages have been opened.

Cookies. This Site may use a technology called a "cookie". A cookie is a piece of information that our webserver sends to your computer (actually to your browser file) when you access a website. Then when you come back our Site will detect whether you have one of our cookies on your computer. Our cookies help provide additional functionality to the Site and help us analyze Site usage more accurately. For instance, our Site may set a cookie on your browser that keeps you from needing to remember and then enter a password more than once during a visit to the Site.

IP Addresses. This Site uses Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses. An IP Address is a number assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider so you can access the Internet. Generally, an IP address changes each time you connect to the Internet (it is a "dynamic" address). Note, however, that if you have a broadband connection, depending on your individual circumstance, it is possible that your IP Address that we collect, or even perhaps a cookie we use, may contain information that could be deemed identifiable. This is because with some broadband connections your IP Address doesn't change (it is "static") and could be associated with your personal computer. We use your IP address to report aggregate information on use and to help improve the Site.

Site Not Directed to Children. You should be aware that this Site is not intended for, or designed to attract, individuals under the age of 18. We do not collect personally identifiable information from any person we actually know is an individual under the age of 18.

Information Security. Areas of this Site that collect Your Information use industry standard secure socket layer encryption (SSL); however, to take advantage of this your browser must support encryption protection (found in Internet Explorer release 3.0 and other current versions of similar browsers).

Kowa reserves the right to share Your Information to respond to duly authorized information requests of governmental authorities or where required by law. In exceptionally rare circumstances where national, state or company security is at issue (such as with the World Trade Center terrorist act in September, 2001), Kowa reserves the right to share our entire database of visitors and customers with appropriate governmental authorities.

Links to Other Sites. As a convenience to our visitors, this Website currently contains links to a number of sites that we believe may offer useful information. The policies and procedures we described here do not apply to those sites. We suggest contacting those sites directly for information on their privacy, security, data collection, and distribution policies.

Policy Changes. We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. When we do update it, for your convenience, we will make the updated policy available on this page.

Last Updated: May 2013