“Personal information” is information that identifies you as an individual or relates to an identifiable individual. Examples of personal information include your name, your postal address, and your telephone number.
How Does Growth Formula Collect Personal Information?
Growth Formula collects information in a few different ways:
● Information you submit or choose to provide
● Information you give us permission to collect from you or another source
● From Health Care Professionals
● Through our websites and mobile apps
● From contract research organizations and clinical trial investigators
● From your participation in Growth Formula programs or clinical trials
● From third-party service providers, data brokers, or business partners
● From industry and patient groups and associations
● Automatically from devices, you use to connect to Growth Formula Services (See
“Cookies and Other Tools” below)
● Information provided by Growth Formula partners
● From public sources including, but not limited to, social media and other websites
that enable social sharing
● Information from government agencies, public or third party information sources
From time to time, we may use or augment the personal information we have about you obtained from other sources, such as public databases, social media platforms, and other third parties. We may also combine information we get from a third party with information we already have, and we may combine information that we have collected offline with information we collect online.
If you choose to submit any personal information relating to other people, you represent that you have the authority to do so and permit us to use the information in accordance with this Policy.
Information Growth Formula Collects
Growth Formula may collect the following information, depending on what product and service you use:
● Contact information and preferences (such as name, email address, mailing address, phone number, and emergency contact information)
● Biographical and demographic information (such as date of birth, age, gender, ethnicity, marital status, and sexual orientation)
● Health and medical information (such as medical insurance details, information about physical and mental health conditions and diagnoses, treatments for medical conditions, genetic information, family medical history, and medications an individual may take, including the dosage, timing, and frequency) we collect in connection with managing clinical trials, conducting research, providing patient support programs, distributing and marketing our products, managing compassionate use and expanded access programs and tracking adverse event reports
● Information regarding parents or legal guardians
● Any information you provide in connection with applying to or participating in patient assistance or support program (such as financial need information)
● Payment-related information we need to complete a transaction (such as credit card number and financial account information)
● Username and password that you may select in connection with establishing an account on our websites or mobile apps
● Your photograph, social media handle, or digital or electronic signature
● Publicly available information
● Internet activity, such as your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browsing history, search history, and information on your interaction with the Growth Formula Services and our advertisements
● Device information
● Geolocation data, e.g., your physical location or movements (See “Cookies and Other Tools” below)
● Inferences are drawn from other personal information listed above, to create a profile reflecting your preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes
● If you are accessing Growth Formula websites or apps on your mobile device, you may also choose to provide us with location data. To protect your privacy, you should not provide Growth Formula with any information that is not specifically requested
● Any adverse event information
If you are a Healthcare Professional, we may also collect:
● Professional credentials, educational and professional history, institutional and government affiliations, information included on a resume or curriculum vitae, education, and work history (such as work experience, education, and languages spoken).
● Information about the Growth Formula programs, products, and activities with which you have engaged.
● Details about our interactions with you, your prescribing of our products, and the agreements you have executed with us; including remittance or other financial information.
● Any information you choose to provide about yourself or your household
● Information collected in connection with Growth Formula-hosted events or activities you attend or participate in.
● Publicly available information related to your practice, such as license information, disciplinary history, prior litigation, regulatory proceedings, and other due diligence-related information.
We may use the personal information we collect about you with information obtained from other sources, such as public databases, social media platforms, and other third parties. For example, we may use public information to confirm contact or financial information, verify licensure of Healthcare Professionals, or to better understand your interests by associating demographic information with the information you have provided.
How Does Growth Formula Use Personal Information?
How Growth Formula uses your information depends on how you interact with the Growth Formula Services. Generally, Growth Formula may also use your information to:
● Provide our products and services to you and make them better
● Develop new products and services
● Fulfill your requests
● Provide customer service
● Send you administrative communications regarding Growth Formula’s products or Growth Formula Services
● notify you about special promotions or offers that may be of interest to you
● Invite you to participate in surveys about our products or services
● Better understand the interests of our customers and visitors who use Growth Formula Services
● Maintain Growth Formula’s online services such as websites and apps
● Monitor, detect, and prevent fraud, and improper activity and ensure Growth Formula’s policy compliance
● Conduct research including secondary and follow-on research
● Determine an individual’s eligibility to participate in Growth Formula programs or clinical trials
● Process payments
● Evaluate how you and other users interact with our online services
● Protect Growth Formula and our users
● Secure our online services including our network, websites, and apps
● Conduct audits related to our current interactions with you
● Debug the site and service to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality
● Defend ourselves in litigation and investigations and prosecute litigations
● Comply with our legal and regulatory obligations Growth Formula may also use information collected from you or about you to offer you customized content, including:
● Recognize new or past visitors to our websites or apps
● Remember your personal preferences
● Show you more relevant and meaningful advertisements based on your interests
Growth Formula may also use your information for other purposes disclosed to you from time to time. In addition, some of our applications and mobile-optimized sites may have location-
based features. To deliver these features, we may collect and use location data provided by your mobile device. For example, we may offer shopping features that allow you to get information about local merchants. By using such applications, you consent to the collection and use of your mobile device location data for purposes of delivering these location-based features.
We may use personal information collected from any of the sources listed in the “How Does Growth Formula Collect Personal Information?” section of this policy for our internal business purposes, such as data analysis, audits, developing new products, enhancing our websites and apps, improving our Growth Formula Services, identifying usage trends and determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns.
We may aggregate and/or de-identify data about customers and site visitors and use it for any purpose, including product and service development and improvement activities.
Does Growth Formula Share Personal Information?
Growth Formula may share your information within the Growth Formula family of companies.
We do not sell your personal information. However, we share personal information with our vendors, contractors, business and service partners, or other third parties (collectively, “Service Providers”). Examples of Service Providers include analysis firms, advertisers, payment processing companies, customer service, and support providers, email, IT services, SMS vendors, web hosting and development companies, and fulfilment companies. Service Providers also include our co-promotion partners for products that we jointly develop and/or market with other companies.
Some Service Providers may collect personal data on behalf of Growth Formula. These third parties may be provided with access to personal data needed to perform their functions. In addition, Growth Formula’s practice is to require its Service Providers to keep your personal information confidential and to use personal information only to perform functions for Growth Formula.
If Growth Formula sells all or part of one of its product lines or divisions, your information may be transferred to the buyer. Growth Formula reserves the right to disclose your information to respond to authorised information requests from government authorities, to respond to valid judicial requests, to address national security situations, to provide security, and investigate potential fraud, or when otherwise required by applicable law.
Growth Formula may also disclose your personal information as required by law to any competent law enforcement body, regulatory or government agency, court, or another third party where we believe the disclosure is necessary or appropriate to comply with a regulatory requirement, judicial proceeding, court order, government request or legal process served on us, or to protect the safety, rights, or property of our customers, the public, Growth Formula or others, and to exercise, establish or defend Growth Formula’s legal rights.
Growth Formula may also disclose aggregate or de-identified data that is not personally identifiable to third parties for any purpose.
Cookies and Other Tools
Growth Formula and its Service Providers collect information about you by using cookies, tracking pixels, web beacons, and other technologies (collectively, “Tools”). We use this information to better understand, customise and improve user experience with our websites, services, and offerings as well as to manage our advertising. This information can make your use of our Growth Formula Services easier and more meaningful by allowing Growth Formula and our Service Providers to provide better service, customise sites based on consumer preferences, compile statistics, provide you with more relevant advertisements based on your interests, analyse trends and otherwise administer and improve our Growth Formula Services. If we have collected your personal information, we may associate this personal data with information gathered through the Tools.
Your web browser can be set to allow you to control whether you will accept cookies, reject cookies, or notify you each time a cookie is sent to your browser. If your browser is set to reject cookies, websites that are cookie-enabled will not recognise you when you return to the website, and some website functionality may be lost. The Help section of your browser may tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting cookies. To find out more about cookies, visit www.aboutcookies.org.
You can also control Flash cookies which we may use on certain Growth Formula websites and apps from time to time by clicking here. Why? Because Flash cookies cannot be controlled through your browser settings. The choices you make are both browser and device-specific.
Here are some of the types of information collected when visiting Growth Formula Websites:
Log data: When you use Growth Formula websites and apps, our servers automatically record information (“log data ''), including information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website or app or your mobile app sends when you are using it. This log data may include your Internet Protocol address, the address of the web pages you visited that had Growth Formula features, browser type, and settings, and the date and time of your request, how you used websites, and cookie data.
the cookies we use are associated with your Growth Formula account (including personal information about you, such as the email address you gave us), and other cookies are not.
Social media plugins and data. In addition, our websites and apps may use social media plugins (e.g., the Facebook "Like" button, '"Share to Twitter"' button) to enable you to easily share information with others. When you visit any of our online Growth Formula Services, the operator of the social plugin can place a cookie on your computer, enabling that operator to recognize individuals who have previously visited our websites. If you are logged into the social media website (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Google+) while browsing on our Growth Formula Services, the social plugins allow that social media website to receive information that you have visited our Growth Formula Services. The social plugins also allow the social media website to share information about your activities on Growth Formula with other users of their social media website. Growth Formula does not control any of the content from the social plugins. For more information about social plugins from other social media websites, you should refer to those sites' privacy and data sharing statements.
If you choose to link your social media or Google account to Growth Formula, this allows us to obtain information from those accounts (such as your friends or contacts). The information we obtain from these services often depends on your settings or the applicable provider's privacy policies, so please check these policies before granting us
Device information. In addition to log data, we may also collect information about the device you are using to access our Growth Formula Services, including what type of device it is, what operating system you are using, device settings, unique device identifiers, and crash data. Whether we collect some or all of this information often depends on what type of device you are using and its settings. For example, different types of information are available depending on whether you are using a Mac or a PC, or an iPhone or an Android phone. To learn more about what information your device
may make available to us, please also check the policies of your device manufacturer or software provider.
Interest-Based Advertising. Growth Formula hopes to deliver to you advertising for products and services you need or want. Growth Formula, its vendors, and partners use common tracking tools, such as cookies, pixels, web beacons, and similar technologies, to automatically collect information about users for purposes of enhancing their online experience and delivering more meaningful advertisements. Like many companies, Growth Formula may also utilise third-party advertising vendors and other partners to collect this information.
Like most companies, we place advertisements where we think they will be most relevant to customers. One way we do so is by allowing network advertising companies with whom we work to place their own Tools when an individual visits Growth Formula websites and apps. This enables the network advertising company to recognise individuals who have previously visited Growth Formula websites and apps and to serve you ads based on your web browsing activity, purchases, interests, and/or other information—a practice commonly referred to as interest-based advertising (“IBA”) or online behavioural advertising (“OBA”).
These advertising companies may also use these types of technologies to recognise you across the devices you use, such as a mobile phone or a laptop, and serve you ads on websites you visit and applications you use.
Retargeting. One way in which we deliver more meaningful advertisements is through a common form of online advertising known as “retargeting” or “remarketing.” Retargeting works by serving ads on one site based on an individual’s online activities on a different, unrelated site. For example, if you look at Pediasure products on a Growth Formula website, you may later see an advertisement for Pediasure products when you visit third-party sites. To do this, Growth Formula or its advertising vendors may use a device ID, cookie, pixel, web beacon, or similar technology placed by Growth Formula or our third-party vendor when you visit Growth Formula websites or apps or third-party websites or apps. The placing of these cookies or other technologies on your device may enable you to be identified across multiple websites. You should consult the privacy policies of our vendors and other websites that you visit to understand how they collect and use your data.
Opting-Out of IBA, OBA, and Retargeting Activities
As a participant of the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA), we adhere to DAA’s Interest- Based Advertising principles by providing you enhanced notice, transparency, and control of our digital marketing practices as stated at http://www.aboutads.info/principles/. Click Here to opt out of having your online behaviour collected for advertising purposes and receiving behaviorally targeted advertisements from our advertising partners. The choices you make are both browser and device-specific. Also, certain versions of the iOS operating system permit you to “ Limit Ad Tracking ” in the system settings, and certain versions of the Android operating system allow you to “Opt-out of Interest-Based Ads” in the system settings. The options you select are browser and device-specific.
Growth Formula Do Not Track Policy. Some browsers have Do Not Track (“DNT”) features that allow you to tell a website not to track you. These features are not all uniform, and some browsers may not be set up to honour such requests. Growth Formula honours the AdChoice DNT signals. The options you select are browser and device-specific. Please be aware that limiting the ability of websites to set cookies, however, may worsen your overall user experience, and in some cases, the sites will not work properly without cookies, local storage, and similar technologies.
What Choices Do I Have About How Growth Formula Collects and Uses Information About Me?
Certain Growth Formula Services may ask whether you wish to opt out or opt into our contact lists for offers, promotions, and additional services that may be of interest to you.
Marketing and other Communication
You may receive notifications and emails from us on the contact address/es registered with us. If you no longer wish to receive such materials from us on a going-forward basis, you may opt-out of receiving such materials. You may unsubscribe by following the instructions included in the notification or email. We will endeavour to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable.
Your Privacy Choices
You may have certain rights and choices regarding our processing of your personal data. Depending on your jurisdiction, applicable law may entitle you to additional consumer rights, including the right (with certain limitations and exceptions) to:
● Know the categories and/or specific pieces of personal information collected about you, including whether your personal information is sold or disclosed, and with whom your personal information was shared
● Access a copy of the personal information we retain about you
● Request deletion of your personal information
We reserve the right to verify your identity in connection with any requests regarding personal information to help ensure that we provide the information we maintain to the individuals to whom it pertains, and allow only those individuals or their authorised representatives to exercise rights with respect to that information. If you are an authorised agent making a request on behalf of a consumer, we may require and request additional information to verify that you are authorised to make that request.
We reserve the right to deny your request if we cannot verify your identity. Where we deny your request in whole or in part, we will endeavour to inform you of the denial and provide an explanation of our actions and the reasons for the denial.
We will not restrict or deny you access to our Growth Formula Services because of the choices and requests you make in connection with your personal information. Please note, certain choices may affect our ability to deliver the Growth Formula Services. For example, if you sign up to receive marketing communications by email, and then ask Growth Formula to delete all of your information, we will be unable to send you marketing communications.
You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal information by contacting us using the details provided under the “How Can I Contact Growth Formula” section below.
How does Growth Formula secure information?
This Website is Not For Children
Growth Formula does not knowingly collect or use any information from children (we define “children” as minors younger than 18). We do not knowingly allow children to order our products, communicate with us, or use any of our online services. If you are a parent and become aware that your child has provided us with information, please contact us by mailing us at email@example.com and we will work with you to address this issue.
We may provide links to websites and other third-party content that is not owned or operated by Growth Formula. The websites and third-party content to which we link may have separate privacy notices or policies. Growth Formula is not responsible for the privacy practices of any entity that it does not own or control.
Cross border transfers
How Can I Contact the Growth Formula?
If you have questions about your information, please contact us by clicking on the “Contact Us” link on the website you are visiting or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org Alternatively, you may send a letter to the following address:
Mikis Specialities Pvt Ltd B-27 Mahipalpur New Delhi -110037
Information we collect
Intended use of Information
Most of our services do not require any form of registration, allowing you to visit our site without telling us who you are. However, some services offered on the Site may require you to provide us with Personal Data. In these situations, if you choose to withhold any Personal Data requested by us, it may not be possible for you to gain access to certain parts of the Site and for us to respond to your query.
Non-disclosure of Information
Right of access, correction, and objection
Links to other sites
Information we collect
The personal information that you are asked to provide, and the reasons why you are asked to provide it, will be made clear to you at the point we ask you to provide your personal information.
If you contact us directly, we may receive additional information about you such as your name, email address, phone number, the contents of the message and/or attachments you may send us, and any other information you may choose to provide.
When you register for an Account, we may ask for your contact information, including items such as name, company name, address, email address, and telephone number.
How we use your information
We use the information we collect in various ways, including to:
- Provide, operate, and maintain our website
- Improve, personalize, and expand our website
- Understand and analyze how you use our website
- Develop new products, services, features, and functionality
- Communicate with you, either directly or through one of our partners, including for customer service, to provide you with updates and other information relating to the website, and for marketing and promotional purposes
- Send you emails
- Find and prevent fraud
Growth Formula follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services' analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users' movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.
Advertising Partners Privacy Policies
Note that Growth Formula has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.
Third Party Privacy Policies
You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found at the browsers' respective websites.
CCPA Privacy Rights (Do Not Sell My Personal Information)
Under the CCPA, among other rights, California consumers have the right to:
Request that a business that collects a consumer's personal data disclose the categories and specific pieces of personal data that a business has collected about consumers.
Request that a business delete any personal data about the consumer that a business has collected.
Request that a business that sells a consumer's personal data, not sell the consumer's personal data.
If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.
GDPR Data Protection Rights
We would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:
The right to access – You have the right to request copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.
The right to rectification – You have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request that we complete the information you believe is incomplete.
The right to erasure – You have the right to request that we erase your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to data portability – You have the right to request that we transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.
If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.
Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity.
Growth Formula does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
Who we are
Suggested text: Our website address is: https://www.growthformula.in.
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If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Suggested text: Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
Suggested text: If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
How long we retain your data
Suggested text: If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
Suggested text: If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Suggested text: Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.