Patient Information Leaflet
Your access to and use of this Site is subject to the following terms and conditions and all applicable laws. By accessing and browsing this Site, you accept, without limitation or qualification, these Terms and Conditions and acknowledge that any other agreements regarding the use of this Site between you and Aspen Europe GmbH, UK branch, are superseded and of no force or effect.
ihateneedles.co.uk is operated by the UK branch of Aspen Pharma Limited Ireland, (“we”, “us” or “our”). Our registered office is at 6 Bell Street, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 1BU and our company number is UK Reg FC035080.
If you have any queries regarding the Site or any of the information or materials contained on or in it, please contact us by by telephone on 01628 678130.
Healthcare Professionals and Members of the Public
This Site has a specific section for members of the public and a specific section for UK Healthcare Professionals. A Healthcare Professional means any person qualified to prescribe or supply medicines. This includes the medical, dental and nursing professions and other persons who in the course of their professional activities may prescribe, supply or administer a medicine, and associated, appropriate, administrative staff.
The section of this Site dedicated to Healthcare Professionals can only be accessed once the individual has confirmed that they are indeed a Healthcare Professional. This section of the Site contains advertising and promotional materials for some of our products and it is not intended that visitors who are not Healthcare Professionals access this content.
The information contained in this Site is not designed to be medical advice and is intended to be information of a general nature regarding our company and our products. Specific medical advice should always be sought from a medical practitioner.
We provide product information on this Site which is intended for general information purposes only. Many pharmaceutical and medical device products listed are available upon prescription from a medical doctor or qualified medical professional only, and not all such products may be available in all countries. The product information is not intended to provide complete medical information. SHOULD YOU HAVE A MEDICAL CONDITION, PROMPTLY SEE YOUR OWN MEDICAL DOCTOR OR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER. WE DO NOT OFFER PERSONALIZED MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS OR PATIENT-SPECIFIC TREATMENT ADVICE. You should always obtain complete medical information about your prescription medicines or medical devices (including their beneficial medical uses and possible adverse effects) by discussing the appropriate use of any medicine(s) or medical devices directly with your prescribing physician or, where appropriate, other medical advisor. Medical professionals may obtain complete medical information from the product’s information leaflet. Information on these products may vary by country. Patients, physicians and other medical professionals should check with local medical resources and regulatory authorities for information appropriate to their country. In addition, current regulations in the UK limit (or even prohibit in some instances) our ability to provide information and/or to respond directly to patient questions regarding our prescription products. We, however, will respond to inquiries from and provide information to your qualified health care professional in accordance with local regulations.
Use of Information
You may freely browse the Site, but you may only access, download or use information from this Site, including any text, images, audio, and video (the “Information”) for your own non-commercial use. You may not distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, repost, or use the Information for commercial purposes, without our written permission. You must retain and reproduce each and every copyright notice or other proprietary rights notice contained in any Information you download. You should assume that everything you see or read on this Site is copyrighted unless otherwise noted and may not be used except as provided in these Terms and Conditions or in the text on the Site without our written permission. We neither warrant nor represent that your use of materials displayed on the Site will not infringe rights of third parties not owned by or affiliated with us. With the exception of the foregoing limited authorization, no license to or right in the Information, or any of our copyright or of any other party is granted or conferred to you.
All intellectual property rights (including, without limitation, copyright, database rights, design rights, patents, trademarks, logos and product names) in this Site are owned by or licensed to us unless otherwise stated.
This Site may also contain or reference patents, proprietary information, technologies, products, processes or other proprietary rights of Aspen Europe GmbH, Aspen Group or its Affiliates and/or other parties. No license to or right in any such trademarks, patents, trade secrets, technologies, products, processes and other proprietary rights of Aspen Europe GmbH, Aspen Group or its affiliates and/or other parties is granted to or conferred upon you.
Disclaimer of Warranties
While we use reasonable efforts to ensure that the Information is accurate and up to date, the Information may contain technical or other inaccuracies or typographical errors. We reserve the right to make changes, corrections and/or improvements to the Information, these Terms and Conditions and to the products and programs described in such information, at any time without notice.
We make no guarantees, warranties or representations as to the correctness or accuracy of any of the Information on this Site or its possible uses. We assume no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of the Site. Should you seek to rely in any way whatsoever upon any content contained on, or the material downloaded from this Site, you do so at your own risk.
ALL INFORMATION IS PROVIDED “AS IS.” WE EXCLUDE ALL REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS AND TERMS (WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED BY STATUTE, COMMON LAW OR OTHERWISE) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. CONSEQUENTLY, THE INFORMATION SHOULD BE CAREFULLY EVALUATED BY SITE VISITORS. NEITHER ASPEN EUROPE GMBH, NOR ANY OTHER ASPEN GROUP COMPANY, NOR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING OR DELIVERING THIS SITE TO YOU SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ACCESS TO, USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE, OR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE CONTENT OF THE SITE.
We assume no responsibility, and shall not be liable for, any damages to, or viruses that may infect, your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, or use of, the Site and the Information or your downloading of Information. We reserve the right to block your use of the Site or discontinue this Site at any time without notice and without liability.
Nothing in these Terms and Conditions operate to exclude or limit our liability for any matter for which we are not permitted by law to exclude or limit, or to attempt to exclude or limit, our liability.
There are certain liabilities which we cannot exclude by law and nothing in these Terms and Conditions limits our liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or for fraud.
We are only responsible to you for losses that are a natural, foreseeable consequence of our breach of these Terms and Conditions. We accept no liability for any losses or damages which are not reasonably foreseeable arising out of or in connection with these Terms and Conditions or your use of this Site.
We will not be liable to you for any losses related to any business of yours including lost data, lost profits, lost revenues or business interruption.
Information You Supply To Us
This Site may contain information on worldwide products and services, not all of which are available in every location. A reference to a product or service on this Site does not imply that such product or service is or will be available in your location. The products referred to on this Site may be subject to different regulatory requirements depending on the country of use and product labelling may differ across countries. Consequently, visitors may be notified that certain sections of this Site are intended only for certain kinds of expert users or only for audiences in certain countries, while product information for a specific country should be verified with the local Aspen organization. You should not construe anything on this Site as a promotion or advertisement for any product or for the use of any product that is not authorized by the laws and regulations of your country of residence.
Nothing on this Site constitutes an invitation or offer to invest or deal in the securities of Aspen Group. In particular, actual results and developments may be materially different from any forecast, opinion or expectation expressed on this Site and the past performance of the price of securities must not be relied on as a guide to their future performance.
Links To This Site
We have not reviewed any or all of the third-party websites which contain links to this Site and is not responsible for the content of any such off-site pages or any other sites linked to the Site. If you wish to link your website to this Site, you may only link to the home page. You may not link to any other pages within this Site without our prior written consent. Quotation or use of one or more portions of this Site in the site of any third parties without written consent is likewise prohibited.
Links To Other Sites
Postings To This Site
Although we may from time to time monitor or review discussions, chats, postings, transmissions, bulletin boards, and the like on the Site, we are under no obligation to do so and assume no responsibility or liability arising from the content of any such locations nor for any error, defamation, libel, slander, omission, falsehood, obscenity, pornography, profanity, danger, privacy disclosure or inaccuracy contained in any information within such locations on the Site. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting any unlawful, threatening, libellous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law. We will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity of anyone posting any such information or materials.
If we become aware that you have violated any of these Terms and Conditions, we may immediately take corrective action, including preventing the user from using the our services and removing any information, data and content put on the Site by the user, at any moment and without notice. If we have been injured by your violation we may, in our sole discretion, seek to recover damages from you.
We may at any time revise these Terms and Conditions by updating this posting. Please check this page for changes which have been made to these Terms and Conditions. You are bound by any such revisions and your use of this Site after a change has been posted constitutes your continued acceptance of the amended Terms and Conditions. You should therefore periodically visit this page to review the then current Terms and Conditions to which you are bound.
Data Protection and Cookies
We will not be liable to you if we are prevented or delayed from complying with our obligations under these Terms and Conditions by anything you do or fail to do or as a result of events beyond our reasonable control.
If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is found to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, it will be severed from the rest of these Terms and Conditions which shall remain unaffected.
No delay or failure by us to exercise any powers, rights or remedies under these Terms and Conditions will operate as a waiver of them, nor will any single or partial exercise of any such powers, rights or remedies preclude any other or further exercise of them.
Any notice to be given under these Terms and Conditions must be communicated by post, email or facsimile to the address most recently notified by the receiving party. Receipt of notice shall be deemed to occur at the time when the notice would in the ordinary course be delivered or transmitted.
These Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of England and the courts of England will have non-exclusive jurisdiction with respect to any dispute arising under or in relation to them.
Last updated May 2018.
PLEDGE ON PRIVACY
The term “personal data” as used in this Policy refers to information such as your name, birth date, e-mail address, mailing address, telephone number or IP address that can be used to identify you. Generally, we will not process your personal data without your consent. However, we reserve the right, in exceptional circumstances to conduct additional processing to the extent permitted or required by law, or in support of any legal or criminal investigation.
The next sections explain Information We Collect and How We Collect It.
The information we may gather on our site falls into three categories: (1) personally identifiable information you supply, (2) information collected as you navigate through our site, and (3) publicly or commercially available information.
(1) Personally Identifiable Information Collection
Web Site: Like many Web sites, this site may actively collect information from its visitors both by asking you specific questions (for example, such as a registration) and by permitting you to communicate directly with us via e-mail, feedback forms, and/or chat rooms. Some of the information that you may submit may be personally identifiable information (that is, information that can be uniquely identified with you, such as your full name, address, e-mail address, phone number, and so on).
Some areas of this site may require you to submit treatment and/or demographic information in order for you to benefit from the specialized features (such as newsletter subscriptions, tips/pointers, etc.) or to participate in a particular activity (such as promotions). To the extent that you are required to submit such information, you will be informed at each information collection point what information is required and what information is optional.
Social Media: Generally, online social media resources are interactive tools that enable you to collaborate and share information with others. Social media resources include but are not limited to social networks, discussion boards, bulletin boards, blogs, wikis, and referral functions to share Web site content and tools with a friend or colleague. We may collect personal information from you to enable you to use online social media resources we may occasionally offer to you. We may also enable you to use these social media resources to post or share personal information with others. When using social media resources, you should take into careful consideration what information about yourself you choose to share with others. We may provide additional notice and choices about how personal information is collected, used and disclosed on our Web sites and other online resources that offer social media. You should consult and make use of such additional notices and choices where available.
(2) Other Information Collection
As you navigate through a Web site, certain information can be passively collected (that is, gathered without your actively providing the information) using various technologies and means, such as navigational data collection. This site may use 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. We use your IP address to diagnose problems with our server, report aggregate information, determine the fastest route to your computer in connecting to our site, and administer and improve the site.
“Web beacons” (also known as Internet tabs, single-pixel GIFs/PNGs, clear GIFs/PNGs, invisible GIFs/PNGs, and 1-by-1 GIFs/PNGs) are smaller than cookies and tell the Web site server information such as the IP address and browser type related to the visitor’s computer. This site may at times use Web beacons.
“Navigational data” (“log files,” “server logs,” and “clickstream” data) are used for system management, to improve the content of the site, for market research purposes, and to communicate information to visitors. This site may at times use navigational data.
(3) Publicly/Commercially Available Information Collection
Publicly or commercially available information is defined as information that an individual makes or permits to be made available to the public, or is legally available through an independent list broker or other third party, and/or is legally obtained and accessed from, amongst other sources: government records that are available to the public, journalistic reports, or information that is required by law to be available. We may collect publicly available information or purchase commercially available information about you from third parties in accordance with applicable law.
Use and Disclosure of Information
If you provide personally identifiable information to this site, we may combine such information with other actively and passively collected information and/or publicly/commercially available information.
Right of Access
You have the right to ensure that your personal data is always up-to-date. In some countries you have the legal right to require us to correct or delete your personal data. In addition, you can always tell us to stop contacting you. If you wish to contact us regarding our use of your personal data, please e-mail us at email@example.com. If you contact us, please note the name of the website where you provided the information, as well as the specific information you would like us to correct, update or delete. Your requests will be dealt with in a prompt and proper manner. Requests to delete personal data will be subject to any applicable legal and ethical reporting or document filing or retention obligations imposed on us.
Length of Personal Information Retention
Personal information that we may collect via our Web sites will be stored as long as the information is required to fulfill our legitimate business needs or the purposes for which the information was collected, or until an individual whose data is involved requests that we delete that information (unless its retention is required by law).
Security and Confidentiality
To ensure the security and confidentiality of personal data that we collect on-line, we use data networks protected, inter alia, by industry standard firewall and password protection. In the course of handling your personal data, we take measures reasonably designed to protect that information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. While we cannot guarantee against any loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction to data, we try to prevent such unfortunate occurrences.
Data Transfer Abroad
The cookies that our Web sites may deploy can be divided into four categories:
1. Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential, because they enable you to move around our Web sites and use certain features, e.g., to access secure areas of the Web site or in connection with information searches. Without these cookies, certain services you may ask for could not be provided.
2. Performance Cookies
These cookies may be used to collect information about how you use our Web sites, for example which pages you visit most often. These cookies do not collect information that identifies you. These cookies are only used to learn how our Web sites are performing and make relevant improvements.
3. Functionality & Profile Cookies
These cookies may be used to allow our Web sites to store information about choices that you make and provide you with more personal features. We may also use such cookies to ensure that onsite marketing and experience is relevant to you. The information these cookies collect may be anonymous and they cannot track your browsing activity on other Web sites.
4. Advertising Cookies
These cookies may be used to deliver advertisements that are more relevant to you and your interests. They are usually placed by advertising networks with our permission.
Setting your cookie preference
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Many web browsers allow cookies to be controlled via browser settings. For more information about cookies and how to manage them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the features of our Web sites or other Web sites that you visit.
Personal Information and Children
Most of the services available on this site are intended for persons 18 years of age and older. Any individual who requests information about a treatment indicated for use in children must be 18 or over. We will not knowingly collect, use or disclose personal data from a minor under the age of 18, without obtaining prior consent from a person with parental responsibility (e.g., a parent or guardian) through direct off-line contact. We will provide the parent with (i) notice of the specific types of personal data being collected from the minor, and (ii) the opportunity to object to any further collection, use, or storage of such information. We abide by laws designed to protect children.
Links to Other Sites
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at 6 Bell Street, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 1BU, England.
Access to information
The Data Protection Act 1998 (“Act”) gives you the right to access and correct any errors with the information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.
Public Scientific Service Phone: +44 1748 828391
LAST UPDATED: May 2018