Overview

This Website, located at www.avanir.com (the "Website"), is owned and operated by Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Avanir"). We recognize the importance of privacy to you and the other users of this Website. As a result, we have instituted this Website Privacy Policy, which applies only to the operation of the Website. Avanir is providing this notice to explain our online information practices. This Privacy Policy applies only to the use and collection of data by us on this Website and does not apply to any other data collected by us online or off-line.

In general, you may visit our Website and view its content while remaining anonymous by not providing any personal information. By using the Website, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and, if you provide us your personal information, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of your information as described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with this policy, please do not provide us any information and do not use the Website.

As used in this Privacy Policy, "we" includes Avanir and any third-party vendors we hire to assist in the administration of the Website and/or the processing or handling of customer information. These vendors are required to maintain the confidentiality of user information and are prohibited from using it for any purpose other than as described in this Privacy Policy.

Website purpose

This Website is a resource for information about Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Collection of nonpersonal information

Avanir may collect nonpersonally identifiable information about how you use this Website using analysis technologies. These analysis technologies may be provided by third parties. Information that might be collected using these technologies includes, for example, the pages you visit on this Website, the paths you take within this Website, and the length of time that you spend on this Website. We use this information in the aggregate in order to better understand how to improve the quality of this Website.

As is common among Internet site operators, the operator of this Website maintains Web server logs. Web servers automatically identify your computer by its IP address and collect that information in its Web server logs. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider whenever you log onto the World Wide Web or "surf" the Internet. The Avanir Web server logs collect statistical data that is generated by your computer when it visits this Website, such as the type of Web browser and operating system used to access the Website, the domain name of your Internet service provider, the date and time you access this Website, and the pages you visit. This Website uses this nonpersonally identifying Web server log information for a variety of purposes. Some of these purposes include: system administration; examination of overall traffic trends on this Website; troubleshooting; and the collection of broad demographic information about users of this Website. No personally identifiable information is contained in these Web server logs. The log files may be purged periodically, in our discretion, to maximize space on the server.

Cookies

Like many Web sites, this Website also uses a technology called "cookies". A cookie is a small text file that a Web server gives your browser to store on your computer when you access a Web site. Cookies are capable of storing many types of data and may be placed on your browser by Avanir. Information gathered from cookies in this way is only used on an aggregate basis. We may also use cookies to store preferences; record session information; develop information about Website visitors' preferences and interests; record past activity at a Website in order to provide better service when you return to our Website; or customize Web page content based on information you voluntarily provide.

In all cases in which cookies are used, however, Avanir will not use the cookie to collect personally identifying information from this Website, unless you voluntarily agree to enter the information. Most Web browsers are set up to accept cookies. You can, however, reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. Note, however, that some portions of this Website may not work properly if you refuse cookies.

Use of information

We may collect personally identifying information that you affirmatively provide to us, including, without limitation, your name, address, telephone number, and/or e-mail address and, if you are a physician, your specialty and certain generic patient and practice information.

From time to time, we may use this information to better understand your needs and how we can improve our products and services. When you voluntarily give us your personal contact information, we may use this information to contact you directly.

We may use this information to provide you with information or as otherwise disclosed to you on the registration Web page when you submit your information to us, including, without limitation, receiving Avanir announcements, information, and newsletters. In addition, your personally-identifying information may be shared with third parties (i) as required by law, such as when compelled by subpoena or court order, (ii) to protect and defend the rights of Avanir and its employees, the Website, or the users of the Website, (iii) as incident to a sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution, bankruptcy, or similar event, (iv) under circumstances we believe reasonably necessary to protect the personal safety of users of Avanir products, this Website, or the public, (v) to complete any transaction initiated by you on this Website or to provide services or information to you, or (vi) as is otherwise described in this Privacy Policy. The information you provide will be maintained for a commercially reasonable period of time by Avanir for administrative, liability, and archival purposes.

We may also disclose the aggregate statistical data that we collect to third parties in order to allow them to measure the effectiveness of our programs and advertisements.

Comments, e-mails, suggestions, or other communications sent by you to us are deemed to be nonconfidential (except with regard to personally identifying information included therein), and we are free to use or distribute them in any way without compensation to the author, sender, or any other party.

We might also merge the information collected through off-line sources with data collected through our Website into the a database.

Links

The Web site may contain links to third-party Web sites. Please recognize that we do not control these third-party Web sites and this Privacy Policy will not apply to those Web sites. You should consult each applicable privacy policy before using another linked Web site. Avanir is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content included on third-party Web sites.

Security of data stored by Avanir

Avanir has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of information under our control. While we make reasonable efforts to ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent third parties from illegally obtaining this information. You should consider any communication that you transmit to Avanir (such as personally identififying or other data, questions, answers, comments, or suggestions) as nonconfidential and agree that Avanir shall not be liable or responsible if any information about you is intercepted and used by an unintended recipient.

Collection of personally identifying information from or about children

This Website is not intended or designed to attract children under the age of 18. Avanir uses reasonable efforts not to collect, use, or disclose personally identifiable information from children under the age of 18.

International users

Personal data that you have voluntarily entered electronically is delivered to servers located in the United States. By using this Website, you consent to the transfer of this personal and nonpersonal data and to our use of such personal and nonpersonal data as outlined in this Privacy Policy.

California users

We do not disclose your personal information to third parties for the third parties' direct marketing purposes, as governed by California Civil Code 1798.83.

Access or correction of your personally identifying information; opt out from receiving communications

You may always contact us to remove or update personally identifiable information from our database. To request a copy of your personally identifiable information stored by Avanir, please send an e-mail containing your request to privacy@avanir.com. You must provide your full name, e-mail address, and any other information reasonably requested by Avanir. You may then correct or delete such information using the procedures specified in the e-mail message.

In addition, if you no longer wish to receive communications from us, you may opt out at any time by notifying us at privacy@avanir.com.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Avanir may, from time to time in its sole discretion, change or modify this Privacy Policy. Any changes or modification will be effective upon posting. Avanir may post changes or modifications to referenced policies and guidelines without your approval, and may determine whether and when any such changes apply to you. Your use of the Avanir sponsored Websites or the services following our posting of any changes will constitute your acceptance of such changes. Should you not wish to be bound by the modified Privacy Policy, do not use Avanir sponsored Websites or the services.