This Website Privacy Statement explains how Gilead Sciences, Inc., including its wholly owned subsidiaries and successors (together referred to as "Gilead"), handles the information that you provide to Gilead, or that is otherwise collected, on websites controlled by Gilead (together referred to as "Gilead Website(s)"). The privacy practices of Gilead Websites generally conform to the Gilead Privacy Statement. Please read this Website Privacy Statement and the Gilead Privacy Statement before using Gilead Websites or submitting information to Gilead. Collection and processing of personally identifiable information, however, may vary with the unique features of each site. Therefore, where applicable, you are encouraged to review the terms of the individual privacy statement that is tailored to the specific Gilead Website you are visiting. By accessing and using the Gilead Website(s), you agree and consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your Personal Information (information that can identify you) as outlined in this Website Privacy Statement.

Unless otherwise specifically noted, this Website Privacy Statement does not apply to information collected from you offline, or to third-party websites to which Gilead Websites may link. You are encouraged to review the terms of the individual privacy policies of each website you visit.

How does Gilead collect information online?

Gilead collects information in two ways:

Personal Information You Submit:
Gilead collects Personal Information that you enter into data fields on Gilead Websites. For example, you may submit your name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, and/or other information in order to receive information about various subjects, register for Gilead programs, contact Gilead customer service, or respond to Gilead surveys. To protect your privacy, you should not provide Gilead with any information that is not specifically requested.
Passive Collection of Unidentifiable Information:
Gilead Websites may collect information about your visits to Gilead Websites without you actively submitting such information. Unidentifiable information may be collected using various technologies, such as cookies and web beacons. Cookies are small text files that are transferred to your computer's hard disk by a website. Web beacons (also referred to as GIF files, pixels, or Internet tags) help Gilead recognize a unique cookie on your browser. Your Internet browser automatically transmits to Gilead Websites some of this unidentifiable information, such as the URL of the website you just visited and the browser version your computer is operating. Passive information collection technologies can make your use of Gilead Websites easier by allowing Gilead to provide better service, customize Gilead Websites based on consumer preferences, compile statistics, analyze trends, and otherwise administer and improve Gilead Websites. Certain features of Gilead Websites may not work without use of passive information collection technologies. Information collected by these technologies cannot be used to identify you without additional identifiable information and Gilead will not match additional identifiable information with information collected through the use of such tracking technologies. With respect to limiting or disabling tracking technology please see section below entitled, "What choices do I have about how Gilead Websites collect and use Personal Information about me?" Some of Gilead's business partners with whom Gilead contracts to carry out business activities (e.g., website providers) may use its cookies on Gilead Websites. Although, Gilead may not have direct access to or control over such cookies, this Website Privacy Statement governs the use of cookies by Gilead and such business partners on Gilead Websites.

In what circumstances and for what purposes might Gilead collect and use Personal Information through Gilead Websites?

Gilead will use the Personal Information you provide through Gilead Websites to respond to your questions and to provide you with efficient customer service. After you have entered Personal Information into a form or data field on a Gilead Website, Gilead may use certain identifying technologies to allow that Gilead Website to "remember" your personal preferences, such as sections of that Gilead Website that you visit frequently and, if you choose, your user ID. Gilead will only use your Personal Information to respond to your requests and for other business purposes, such as to offer you the opportunity to receive notices or information regarding Gilead's products or services, to invite you to participate in surveys about Gilead's products or services, or to notify you about special events that may be of interest to you, if you provided Gilead with your prior consent (opt-in) for such purposes. Gilead may send you service-related announcements on rare occasions when it is necessary to do so. For instance, if a Gilead service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, Gilead might send you an email notification. Generally, you may not opt-out of these non-promotional communications, but you have the option to deactivate your account.

If you choose to use Gilead's email page feature to receive email alerts, Gilead will send you an email to validate your registration and confirm that you are signing up to receive such emails. You may contact Gilead to request that Gilead remove your information from Gilead's database. If you chose to use Gilead's email page feature to send a link to a Gilead page, Gilead will ask you for the recipient's email address. Gilead will automatically send the recipient a one-time email inviting him or her to read the featured page. This information is used only for the delivery of this specific email message, and is not stored or used for any other purpose.

What choices do I have about how Gilead Websites collect and use Personal Information about me?

You may always limit the amount and type of Personal Information that Gilead receives about you by choosing not to enter Personal Information into forms or data fields on Gilead Websites. Some of Gilead's online services can only be provided to you if you provide Gilead with appropriate Personal Information. Various Gilead Websites may ask whether you wish to opt-in to Gilead's contact lists or programs for offers, promotions, and additional services that may be of interest to you.

You may also be provided with preference questions or preference boxes allowing you to indicate that you do not want Gilead Websites to use tracking technologies, such as cookies, to "remember" your Personal Information, such as user IDs or mailing addresses, on return visits. However, Gilead Websites that use tracking technologies to collect unidentifiable information do not generally provide you with the ability to opt-out of the tracking technologies. Some Internet browsers allow you to limit or disable the use of tracking technologies that collect unidentifiable information.

How does Gilead secure Personal Information collected on Gilead Websites?

It is Gilead's practice to secure each Gilead Website that collects Personal Information in accordance with the Gilead Privacy Statement; however, the confidentiality of Personal Information transmitted over the Internet cannot be guaranteed. Gilead urges you to exercise caution when transmitting Personal Information over the Internet. Gilead cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will not gain access to your Personal Information; therefore, when submitting Personal Information to Gilead Websites, you must weigh both the benefits and the risks. In addition, Gilead Websites covered by this Website Privacy Statement will display a warning whenever you link to a website that is not controlled by Gilead. Gilead has no control over third-party websites or their content and Gilead's Website Privacy Statement does not apply to such websites. You should check the privacy policies of third-party websites before submitting Personal Information.

How does Gilead protect the privacy of children on Gilead Websites?

Gilead does not knowingly collect or use any Personal Information from children on Gilead Websites ("children" are defined as minors younger than 13 years old in the United States and younger than 18 years old outside the United States). Gilead does not knowingly allow children to order Gilead's products, communicate with Gilead, or use any of Gilead's online services. If you are a parent and become aware that your child has provided us with Personal Information, please contact Gilead using one of the methods specified below and Gilead will work with you to address this issue.

How may I correct Personal Information or delete it from current records?

With your support Gilead will keep Personal Information accurate and up-to-date. You may request to remove, amend, or correct your Personal Information at any time, subject to certain exceptions pursuant to the Gilead Privacy Statement. You may also contact Gilead to opt-out from any program or other service for which you may have registered via Gilead Websites. Please notify Gilead of your wishes by contacting Gilead by telephone at (800) GILEAD5 or +1 (650) 522-5775 or by e-mail at Alternatively, letters may be sent to the following address:

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Attn: Privacy 
333 Lakeside Drive
Foster City, CA 94404, USA 

All communications to Gilead should include the individual's name and contact information (such as e-mail address, phone number or mailing address), and a detailed explanation of the request. In addition, communications related to Gilead Websites should include, as applicable, the e-mail address used for registration and the Gilead Website address on which Personal Information was provided (e.g., E-mail requests to delete, amend, or correct Personal Information should include "Deletion Request" or "Amendment/Correction Request", as applicable, in the subject line of the e-mail. Gilead will endeavor to respond to all reasonable requests in a timely manner, and in any case, no less than thirty (30) days from receipt of such request. If you have questions or complaints regarding our privacy policy or practices, please contact us at or at the mailing address provided above.

Gilead is committed to achieving a resolution of your privacy concerns.

Last Updated: May 21, 2012