In the event that you submit any material for inclusion on this Site (including without limitation, personal information, know-how, comments, ideas, questions, techniques, abstracts or similar), you agree (i) that such material will not be deemed to be confidential (ii) that such material will not be deemed to be proprietary and (iii) to grant to BTG an irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to use, disclose, copy, modify, adapt, publicly display and translate all or any of such material for any purpose whatsoever without restriction. We reserve the right, in our absolute discretion, to remove or delete, without notice, any material you submit for inclusion on this Site. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to our Site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.
Information collected by BTG
You can visit our Site and view most of the content anonymously; however, like many websites, we may collect the following personal information from you both by asking specific questions on the Site and by permitting you to communicate directly with BTG: (i) your name; (ii) email address; (iii) phone number; and (iv) any other information volunteered by you. We may hold your personal information in physical and electronic form and will hold, use and otherwise process the data in accordance with applicable data protection legislation.
In addition, as you navigate through the Site, certain information can be passively collected using various technologies. Like most website operators, we track IP addresses, use both session and persistent cookies, and assign internet tags.
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user's computer for tracking and record-keeping purposes. We use the following cookies throughout the Site:
|Cookie Name||Expiry Date||Description|
|JSESSIONID (btgplc.com)||End of session||This cookie is used to enable core Site functionality. It does not contain any personal information and is automatically deleted when you close your browser.|
|RePlayUserId||1 year||This cookie is used by our content management system to record users behaviour and does not contain personal information.|
|_utma||2 years||Google Analytics - A persistent cookie - remains on a computer, unless it expires or the cookie cache is cleared. It tracks visitors. Metrics associated with the Google __utma cookie include: first visit (unique visit), last visit (returning visit). This also includes Days and Visits to purchase calculations which afford ecommerce websites with data intelligence around purchasing sales funnels.|
|_utmb & _utmc||
_utmb – 30 mins
|Google Analytics - These cookies work in tandem to calculate visit length. Google __utmb cookie demarks the exact arrival time, then Google __utmc registers the precise exit time of the user. Because __utmb counts entrance visits, it is a session cookie, and expires at the end of the session, e.g. when the user leaves the page. A timestamp of 30 minutes must pass before Google cookie __utmc expires. Given__utmc cannot tell if a browser or website session ends. Therefore, if no new page view is recorded in 30 minutes the cookie is expired. This is a standard 'grace period' in web analytics. Ominture and WebTrends among many others follow the same procedure.|
|_utmz||2 years||Cookie __utmz monitors the HTTP Referrer and notes where a visitor arrived from, with the referrer siloed into type (Search engine (organic or cpc), direct, social and unaccounted). From the HTTP Referrer the __utmz Cookie also registers, what keyword generated the visit plus geolocation data. This cookie lasts six months. In tracking terms this Cookie is perhaps the most important as it will tell you about your traffic and help with conversion information such as what source / medium / keyword to attribute for a Goal Conversion.|
Site visitors who want to turn off these cookies can do so by changing their web browser settings. Please see www.allaboutcookies.org for more information about blocking cookies on your particular web browser.
How BTG uses your data - Purposes for processing
- We collect and process information about you to enable us to improve the content of our Site and the level of service we provide to you, to communicate information to you, respond to your queries and to allow us to make sure you receive updated information on BTG's activities and business that may be of interest to you.
- Medical Contact Data Form – If you have completed a medical contact form on this Site, we will use the data provided to transfer the information to the correct BTG team who will respond as required. BTG will retain any information provided as part of a medical contact form as requested for regulatory audit purposes.
Lawful grounds for processing
Our processing of your personal data is necessary for the purposes of legitimate interests pursued by us, namely: (i) to keep our clients and suppliers informed about our business services; (ii) to evaluate, develop and improve our products and website; (iii) to respond appropriately to queries received about our business and products; (iv) to prevent fraud; (v) to protect our business interests; and (vi) to ensure complaints are investigated.
Sharing your personal information
We occasionally use other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, including printing, packaging and mailing company reports. We will only provide those companies the information they need to deliver the service and they are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose(s).
We may also share your personal information in connection with (a) the sale, assignment, or other transfer of our business, in which case we will require any such buyer to agree to treat it in accordance with applicable Data Protection Legislation; or (b) where required by applicable laws, court orders, or government regulations.
Data Transfer Abroad
Information about you in our possession may be transferred to other countries (which may include countries outside the EEA). You understand and accept that these countries may have differing (and potentially less stringent) laws relating to the degree of confidentiality afforded to the information it holds and that such information can become subject to the laws and disclosure requirements of such countries.
When we, or our permitted third parties, transfer your information outside the European Economic Area, we or they will impose contractual obligations on the recipients of that data to protect your information to the standard required in the European Economic Area. We or they may also require the recipient to subscribe to international frameworks intended to enable secure data sharing. In the case of transfers by us, we may also transfer your information where: (i) the transfer is to a country deemed to provide adequate protection of your information by the European Commission; or (ii) where you have consented to the transfer.
You have a number of rights concerning the way that we use your information. At any time, you have the right to:
- be informed about the processing of your personal data (i.e. for what purposes, what types, to what recipients it is disclosed, storage periods, any third party sources from it was obtained, confirmation of whether we undertake automated decision-making, including profiling, and the logic, significance and envisaged consequences);
- request access to or a copy of any personal data we hold about you;
- request the rectification of your personal data, if you consider that it is inaccurate;
- request the erasure of your personal data, if you consider that we do not have the right to hold it;
- object to your personal data being processed for a particular purpose or to request that we stop using your information in certain circumstances;
- ask us to transfer a copy of your personal data to you or to another service provider or third party where technically feasible; or
- ask us to stop or start sending you marketing messages at any time by using the below contact details.
Any request for access to or a copy of your personal data must be in writing and we will endeavour to respond within a reasonable period and in any event within one month in compliance with applicable data protection legislation.
Personal Information Retention
We will only keep the information we collect about you on our systems or with third parties for as long as required for the purposes set out above or as required to comply with any legal obligations to which we are subject. We will delete or destroy data that is no longer needed for the purposes.
Use of Google Analytics
This Site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc.
Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of the Site and compile reports for us on activity on the Site to help us understand how visitors engage with the Site and track visitor interactions. Google Analytics collects information anonymously and without identifying individual visitors.
Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Analytics uses its own cookies to store information, such as what time the visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the Site before, and what Site referred the visitor to the web page. To disable this type of cookie, some browsers will indicate when a cookie is being sent and allow you to decline cookies on a case-by-case basis. In addition to declining cookies, you can also install the Google Analytics Opt-out Add-on in your browser, which prevents Google Analytics from collecting information about your Site visits.
Learn more about the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on and other Google Analytics privacy information.
We do not carry out automated decision-making or profiling in relation to your personal information.
This Site is not directed at children under 13, and we do not knowingly collect, use or disclose personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13. If we become aware that we have unknowingly collected personally identifiable information from a child under the age of 13, we will make reasonable efforts to delete such information from our records.
We take commercially reasonable steps to protect your personally identifiable information as you transmit your information from your computer to our Site and to protect such information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. You should keep in mind that no Internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error-free.
If you have any concerns about our use of your information, you also have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner's Office, which regulates and supervises the use of personal data in the UK, via their helpline on 0303 123 1113.