Novan, Inc. Website Privacy Policy

I. Scope of this Privacy Statement

This Privacy Statement describes the types of personal information Novan, Inc. (“Novan,” “us,” “we” or “our”) collects through www.novan.com, (the “Site”), and how we collect, use, and share that information.  This Privacy Statement does not govern our collection of personal information through any website or other means, other than through the Site. 

By using the Site, you explicitly accept, without limitation or qualification, our practices surrounding the collection, use, and sharing of personal information provided by you in the manner described in this Privacy Statement.  If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Statement, please do not access, browse, or use the Site.

II. Personal Information We Collect

A. Information You Give Us

You do not have to give us any personal information to browse this Site.  However, you may be asked to provide personal information to submit or request information from us, or to use the services offered through this Site.  This information may include information such as your name, e-mail address, postal address, company affiliation, and areas of interest. Once you provide us with personal information about you, you are no longer anonymous to us. 

B. Automated Information Collection

We may collect certain information about your use of the Site through the use of tracking technologies or by other passive means.  This “passively collected” information includes, but is not limited to, the domain name of the website that allowed you to navigate to the Site, search engines used, the internet protocol (IP) address used, the length of time spent on the Site, the pages you looked at on the Site, other websites you visited before and after visiting the Site, the type of internet browser you have, the frequency of your visits to the Site, and other relevant statistics, including the following: 

  • Log Information.  When you access the Site, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, IP address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request, and one or more cookies (small text files containing a string of characters) that may uniquely identify your browser.
  • Links.  The Site may include links in a format that enables us to keep track of whether these links have been followed by IP addresses.  We use this information to improve the quality of our products and design.
  • Cookies.  When you visit or access the Site, we send one or more cookies (small text files containing a string of characters) to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser.  We use cookies to improve the quality of the Site by storing user preferences and tracking user trends.  Most web browsers accept cookies automatically, but can be configured not to do so or to notify the user when a cookie is being sent.  If you wish to disable cookies, refer to your browser help menu to learn how to disable cookies.  Please note that if you disable cookies, you may not be able to use some customized features available through the Site.
  • Web Beacons.  Web beacons (also known as “pixel tags” or “clear GIFs”) are 1x1 single-pixel graphics that allow us to count the number of users who have visited or accessed the Site and to recognize users by accessing our cookies.  We may employ web beacons to facilitate Site administration and navigation, to track the actions of users of the Site, to compile aggregate statistics about Site usage and response rates, and to provide an enhanced online experience for visitors to the Site.  We may also include web beacons in HTML-formatted e-mail messages that we send to determine which e-mail messages were opened. 

III. How We Use Personal Information

Personal information collected through the Site may be used by Novan and its affiliates for purposes of:

  • Responding to your questions;
  • Providing the information you request through this Site;
  • Contacting you, whether by email, postal mail, or telephone with information about this Site or our services;
  • For such purposes as you may authorize at the time you submit the information;
  • Auditing, research, and analysis to maintain, protect, and improve this Site and our service;
  • Creating a profile based on the information you have provided;
  • Ensuring the technical functions of our network;
  • Improving and customizing the content and layout of the Site;
  • Developing new products and services; or
  • Compiling personal information and other information collected through the Site on an aggregate basis

IV. Personal Information We Share

We do not sell, rent, trade, or otherwise share personal information collected through the Site, except as described below:

  • Subsidiaries and Affiliates.  We may share personal information with our subsidiaries and affiliates for the purposes for which you provided the information or as reasonably necessary for our internal administrative and business purposes.
  • Service Providers.  We work with third parties that provide services on our behalf.  Such services may include website hosting, marketing, and website usage analytics.  We may share personal information and non-personal information with these third parties for the purpose of enabling them to provide these services.
  • Consent.  We may share personal information in accordance with any consent you provide.
  • Required by Law.  We may disclose personal information or any information collected through this Site if we are required to do so by law or pursuant to legal process, in response to a request from government officials or law enforcement authorities, or as necessary or appropriate in connection with an investigation of illegal activity.
  • Certain Transactions.  We may disclose or transfer personal information or any information collected through this Site to third parties who acquire all or a portion of Novan’s business, whether such acquisition is by way of merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us. 

V. Aggregate Information 

We may compile personal information and other information collected through the Site on an aggregate basis.  This information may include, without limitation, the number of users who have registered for the Site, demographic information about users of the Site, and individual purchase preferences.  Such aggregate information does not identify you individually.  We may use aggregate information and share aggregate information with third parties for any of the purposes specified in this Privacy Statement, and for any other lawful purpose.

VI. Your Choices

A. Information You Provide

You can always choose whether or not to provide information on the Site.  However, if you choose not to disclose certain information, you may not be able to register as a user of the Site, which may limit your access to certain portions of the Site. 

B. Communications From Us

If at any time you decide that you no longer wish to receive notices from us regarding the Site, you may indicate this preference by contacting us at info@novan.com. 

VII. Information Storage and Security

We employ reasonable security precautions to protect personal information about you.  The Site is operated from a secure environment with integrated security measures to help protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of personal information provided on or through the Site.  These security measures include [insert description of specific security measures, such as Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology data transmission.]  However, no method of transmitting or storing data is completely secure.  As a result, although we strive to protect personal information about you, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us through or in connection with the Site.  If you have reason to believe that personal information is no longer secure, please notify us immediately by contacting us in accordance with the last section below.

VIII. A Special Note about Children

Children are not eligible to use the Site, and we ask that minors (children under the age of 13) not submit any personal information to us.  If you are a minor, you can use the Site only in conjunction with your parents or guardians.

IX. External Links

The Site may contain links to various websites that Novan does not control.  When you click on one of these links, you will no longer be transacting business through the Site.  Third party websites maintain their own privacy policies, and we do not exercise any control over any of the third party websites that may be linked to the Site.  If you visit a website that is linked to the Site, you should consult that website’s privacy policy before providing any personal information.  Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites, and we are not liable for their misuse of personal information about you.

X. Special Admonitions for International Use

The Site is hosted in the United States.  All matters relating to the Site are governed exclusively by the laws of the State of North Carolina in the United States of America and not the jurisdiction in which you are located.  If you are located outside of the United States of America and you contact us, please be advised that any information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States of America and that by submitting information, you explicitly authorize such transfer.

XI. Updates to this Privacy Statement

We may change or update the Site or any of our policies and procedures without prior notice.  We will post a notice on this Site to advise you of any significant changes to this Privacy Statement and indicate via the “Last Updated” legend at the bottom of this Privacy Statement when it was most recently updated.  Your continued use of the Site signifies your continued assent to the terms of this Privacy Statement, as updated or amended at that time.

XII. Questions Regarding this Privacy Statement

If you have any questions or comments regarding this Privacy Statement, please send us an email at info@novan.com

Last Updated: May 11, 2016

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