Legal Notices

Conditions for Use of Web Sites

The mission of Lek Pharmaceuticals d.d. (“Lek”) as an international pharmaceutical company is to contribute to people’s health and to the quality of life. The present Web sites have been created in order to provide general information on the company Lek, and certain information regarding its products and services. You are therefore asked to read carefully these terms of use concerning any Web site visitor. If you proceed to use this site, you are agreeing to abide by these rules.

Lek’s information on these Web sites is offered for general educational and informational purposes only. Certain information on these Web sites also contain general information on Lek products and are also intended for a general presentation of the product, and consequently, they contain basic information only. Access to information on certain products, especially the prescription drugs, is limited in accordance to the valid pharmaceutical regulations. None of the information on individual products contained on Lek d.d. Web sites is offered or intended as a substitute for medical advice, instructions for treatment or recommendations from health care professionals. It is important to follow the advice of your doctor and other health care professionals regarding your individual medical and health care needs, therefore we ask you to consult your doctor or pharmacist before using any drug product discussed within this Web site.

All the information and images contained in these Web sites are subject to copyright protection or to any other form of intellectual property protection within the legally permitted framework. The documents published on these Web sites can be reproduced for non-commercial purposes only and may be changed or otherwise used, unless as provided for in this text, provided that any copy of these documents shall retain all copyright and other proprietary notices. Any reproduction of Lek Web sites and the material and/or information that comprise them is strictly prohibited without a written authorization from Lek. Each reproduction or specimen of this Web site’s contents shall bear the following logo: “2001 Lek d.d., Ljubljana – All rights reserved.” Lek actively enforces its intellectual property rights to the fullest possible extent of the law.

All product and service names appearing on these Web sites in a typeface different from that of the surrounding text or with a symbol, name or mark, including Lek logo, are registered marks owned by or licenced to Lek or its affiliates. The use of these marks is expressly prohibited, except as permitted herein.

Since Lek is an international pharmaceutical company, certain information may be unsuitable for individual visitors of these Web sites. Due to differences in legislation, regulations and medical practices, it is possible that the information formed on these Web sites or the product information will not be appropriate for the visitors of the Web sites from certain countries.

Marks used for individual products, e.g. may differ by individual country. Equally, regulatory bodies in some countries can issue marketing authorizations for products with different indications, dosage and/or limitations. If Lek products, programmes and/or services for which information us provided on these Web sites, are not available in your country, this does not indicate that Lek is announcing its intent to operate with these products, programmes and/or services in your country. Moreover, Lek cannot give to the visitors of these Web sites certain prescription-drugs information, considering the legislation specific for different jurisdictions. We therefore recommend you to consult your doctor or pharmacist with regard to the information on the product availability in your country and/or to the risk and adverse effects of the drug prior to its use.

While Lek has endeavored to make sure that the information contained in this Web site is accurate and up-to-date, and will also do so in the future, with all the necessary care in forming these Web sites, Lek cannot guarantee the accuracy and integrity of such information , and assumes no responsibility. Lek also retains the right to change at any time the contents of these Web sites, in any way, regardless of the reason and with no previous notice. All the users shall use the contents published at their own risk. Neither Lek nor any other legal entity or individual that took part in the formation and production of these Web sites shall in any event be liable for any damages arising from or in connection with the existence, access to or use of this Internet site and/or the information contained in it and/or for the impossibility to use the information on these Web sites and/or any error or deficiency in their contents, regardless of whether they have has been advised as to the possibility of such damages. These Web sites also offer links to other Web sites by third parties and/or containing information on third parties. However, certain links on this site lead to resources located on servers maintained by third persons over whom Lek has no control. Lek cannot guarantee and make no representations as to the accuracy of any Web site to which it provides a link or reference. Lek provides links to other sites only as a convenience to users of its site. Many educational materials and programmes on our Web sites are formed in a way to support your personal health and well-being objectives, as it is our goal to help you in implementing the healthy life objectives by means of a healthy lifestyle and correct use of our products.

Should any viewer of the Lek Web site respond with any information, such information shall be deemed non-confidential and unprotected, and Lek shall have no obligation of any kind with respect to such information and shall be free to use, reproduce, disclose and/or distribute them to others without limitation and without an indication of the source, including, but not limited to, ideas, concepts, knowledge, experience and techniques such information will contain, for any purpose, including, but not limited to, development, production and marketing of products containing such information, except in case of express indication by the visitor that the submitted information be considered confidential and/or in case of express indication of the ban on the use of the submitted information.

Privacy Statement

This Privacy Statement describes the ways in which we, Lek Pharmaceuticals d.d. (“Lek”), collect, hold and use information about individual persons who visit this website. BY USING THIS WEBSITE, YOU CONSENT TO THE COLLECTION AND USE OF INFORMATION AS SET FORTH IN THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT. YOU ALSO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT LEK MAY PERIODICALLY CHANGE, MODIFY, ADD OR REMOVE OR OTHERWISE UPDATE THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT AT ITS DISCRETION, WITHOUT PRIOR NOTIFICATION. However, we will always handle your Personal Information in accordance with the Privacy Statement that was in effect at the time of collection. It is our intention to post changes to our Privacy Statement on this page so that you are fully informed concerning the types of information we are gathering, how we use it, and under what circumstances it may be disclosed. Our Privacy Statement is located on our homepage and is also available on any page where Personal Data are requested. At such data collection points, further explanation may be provided, where appropriate, as to the purposes for which the data will be used.

1. Pledge on privacy

The term “Personal Data” as used in this Privacy Statement refers to information such as your name, birth date, e-mail address, mailing address, or telephone number that can be used to identify you. Generally, we will only process your Personal Data as described in this Privacy Statement. However, we reserve the right, to conduct additional processing to the extent permitted or required by law, or in support of any legal or criminal investigation.

The next sections explain how and when we collect Personal Data from you.

2. Intended use of Personal Data

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 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.

We may collect and use Personal Data to provide you with products or services, to bill you for products and services you request, to market products and services which we think may be of interest to you, or to communicate with you for other purposes which are evident from the circumstances or about which we inform you when we collect Personal Data from you.

3. Non-disclosure of Personal Data

We will not sell, share, or otherwise distribute your Personal Data to third parties except as provided in this Privacy Statement. We may disclose your Personal Data to other Novartis affiliates worldwide that agree to treat it in accordance with this Privacy Statement. Personal Data may also be transferred to third parties who act for or on our behalf, for further processing in accordance with the purpose(s) for which the data were originally collected or may otherwise be lawfully processed, such as services delivery, evaluating the usefulness of this website, marketing, data management or technical support. These third parties have contracted with us to only use Personal Data for the agreed upon purpose, and not to sell your Personal Information to third parties, and not to disclose it to third parties except as may be required by law, as permitted by us or as stated in this Privacy Statement.

Personal Data collected from you may also be transferred to a third party in the event that the business of this site or a part of it and the customer data connected with it is sold, assigned or transferred, in which case we would require the buyer, assignee or transferee to treat Personal Data in accordance with this Privacy Statement. Also, Personal Data may be disclosed to a third party if we are required to do so because of an applicable law, court order or governmental regulation, or if such disclosure is otherwise necessary in support of any criminal or other legal investigation or proceeding here or abroad.

4. Right of access, correction and objection

Whenever we process Personal Data, we take reasonable steps to ensure that your Personal Data is kept accurate and up-to date for the purposes for which it was collected. We will provide you with the ability to object to the processing of your Personal Data if such processing is not reasonably required for a legitimate business purpose as described in this Privacy Statement or our compliance with law. In the case of electronic direct marketing, we will provide you with a method to opt out of receiving further marketing materials or with a method to opt in if required by law. If you wish to contact us regarding our use of your Personal Data or object to the processing of your Personal Data, please email us at info.lek@sandoz.com. If you contact us, please note the name of the website where you provided the information, as well as the specific information you would like us to correct, update or delete plus a proper identification of you. Requests to delete personal data will be subject to any applicable legal and ethical reporting or document filing or retention obligations imposed on us.

5. Security and confidentiality

To ensure the security and confidentiality of Personal Data that we collect online, we use data networks protected, inter alia, by industry standard firewall and password protection. In the course of handling your Personal Data, we take measures reasonably designed to protect that information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction.

6. Data transfer abroad

We are part of the Novartis Group which is a global group of companies and has databases in different countries, some of which are operated by the local Novartis Group Company, and some of which are operated by third parties on behalf of the local Novartis Group Company. We may transfer your data to one of the Group’s databases outside your country of domicile, potentially including countries which may not require an adequate level of protection for your Personal Data compared with that provided in your country in accordance with the local law.

However, Novartis has adopted Binding Corporate Rules, a system of principles, rules and tools, provided by European law, in an effort to ensure effective levels of data protection, in particular relating to transfers of personal information outside the EEA and Switzerland. Read more about your rights under the Novartis Binding Corporate Rules.

7. “Cookies” 

When accessing our websites for the first time you will be presented with a notice informing you about the possibility of receiving or uploading cookies to your browser. By clicking on the “I agree” button, you will confirm your decision about whether you would like to receive cookies or not. Only when you confirm your decision with regard to cookie upload by clicking the button “I agree”, will our website use cookies. If at any time you wish to change your mind and reject such processing of your data, please e-mail this to: info.lek@sandoz.com.

The website uses cookies to improve user experience and for the purposes of web analytics. By continuing to visit and use this site you agree to the use of cookies. By clicking on the »agree« button you agree to the use of cookies. More information:

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are saved on your computer when you visit our website. Cookies do not harm your hardware or software. Cookies can be removed whenever you please, or browser settings can be used to prevent them from being installed.

In the European Union (EU), cookie use is regulated by the Directive on privacy and electronic communications 2002/58/EC. The article in the aforementioned directive pertaining to cookies and similar technology was later amended through Directive 136/2009.

In the Slovenian legal code, cookie use is regulated by the Electronic Communications Act (ZEKom-1, Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia no. 109/2012). Article 157 of which provides a legal basis for concern for the privacy of internet users. 

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You decide on the use of cookies. You are always free to remove cookies; by doing so, you are removing your web browsing profile. Most browsers can also be set to block cookies.

Deleting cookies
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8. Personal information and children

Most of the services available on this site are intended for persons 18 years of age and older. Any individual who requests information about a medicine indicated for use in children must be 18 or over. We will not knowingly collect, use or disclose Personal Data from a minor under the age of 18, without obtaining prior consent from a person with parental responsibility (e.g., a parent or guardian) through direct off-line contact. We will provide the parent with (i) notice of the specific types of personal data being collected from the minor, and (ii) the opportunity to object to any further collection, use, or storage of such information. We abide by laws designed to protect children.

9. Links to other sites

This Privacy Statement applies only to this website, and not to websites owned by third parties. We may provide links to other websites which we believe may be of interest to our visitors. We aim to ensure that such websites are of the highest standard. However, due to the nature of the internet, we cannot guarantee the privacy standards of websites to which we link or be responsible for the contents of sites other than this one, and this Privacy Statement is not intended to be applicable to any linked, non-Novartis site.

10. Contact us

If you have any queries or complaints about our compliance with this Privacy Statement, or if you would like to make any recommendations or comments to improve the quality of our Privacy Statement, please email us at info.lek@sandoz.com.