Novartis Pharmaceuticals Australia Pty Limited (ACN 004 244 160) and its related bodies corporate (we) processes personal information about you to provide you with products and services and to provide information which we think may be of interest to you. If you do not provide your personal information, we may not be able to provide you with products and services. Your information, including any information forwarded to the Novartis Patient Safety department, may be processed and stored on servers located in jurisdictions outside of the country in which it was collected, including Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America and others.

We disclose personal information to third parties for the purposes of validating your status as a healthcare professional. We may also disclose personal information about you to service providersthird parties such as our distributors, marketing, research and advertising partners for the purposes of providing you with products and services which we think may be of interest to you. You consent to Novartis using your personal information to communicate with you about Novartis products and services, and to invite you to, or arrange your participation in, activities managed by Novartis. You can opt out of promotional communications at any time by contacting us (or by using the "unsubscribe" function in emails that we send to you).

We also collect personal information about you for the purposes of adverse event reporting and in order to comply with our obligations under the Medicines Australia Code of Conduct, where we will publicly report, by healthcare professional name, all transfers of value made by us to healthcare professionals.

You understand that information relating to an adverse event regarding one of our products will be forwarded to our Patient Safety department and possibly to health authorities, when required. You consent to our Patient Safety department contacting you for further information regarding any adverse event that is identified.

Our Privacy Policy contains information on how you can access and seek correction of the personal information we hold about you, or decline to receive marketing communications from Novartis. It also contains information about how you can make a privacy complaint and how we will deal with your complaint. To access our Privacy Policy, please visit our website at: or contact our Privacy Officer at Novartis Australia, 54 Waterloo Road Macquarie Park NSW 2113. Phone: 02 9805 3555 Email: [email protected].