We would like you to feel comfortable visiting our website. It is very
important to us to protect your privacy when your personal data are
In our privacy statement we describe how we collect, use and disclose your
personal data when you visit our website www.united-drug.com (hereafter: “Website”).
The Controller pursuant to data protection law is:
United Drug Wholesale
a McKesson company
United Drug House, Magna Drive,
Magna Business Park, Citywest Road,
D24 XKE5, Dublin, Ireland.
Telephone: +353 1 215 8800
2. Data Protection Officer
Our Data Protection Officer will be happy to assist you with any concerns
regarding data protection.
David Lawless – Data Protection Officer
Unite Drug House, Magna Drive,
Magna Business Park, Citywest Road,
D24 XKE5, Dublin, Ireland.
Telephone: +353 1 215 8800
3. Personal data
Personal data means any information relating to an identified or
identifiable natural person (“data subject”). An
identifiable natural person is a data subject who can be identified,
directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier.
Identifiers can include, for example, a name, an identification number,
location data, an online identifier, an IP address or one or more factors
specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological , economic,
cultural or social identity of that natural person (hereafter referred to
jointly as “data”).
4. Purposes and legal bases of data processing
We process your data in accordance with the provisions of the General Data
Protection Regulation, the Irish Data Protection Acts and other applicable
data protection provisions. Data are processed only insofar as is necessary
and permitted under data protection law, for example to enable a visit to
the website, to fulfil contractual purposes or to the extent that you
consent to data processing.
4.2 Use of the website for information purposes
You can visit our website without disclosing any personal details. If you
are using our website solely to obtain information, we do not collect any
data from you. The exception to this is data transmitted by your browser to
enable you to visit the website and information transmitted to us by
4.2.1 Technical functions of the website
22.214.171.124 Scope of processing and purpose
From a technical perspective, in order for us to make this website
available, we need to process certain automatically transmitted information
about you, so that your browser will display our website and you are able
to use the website. This information is automatically recorded each time
our website is accessed, and stored in our server log files. This
information relates to the computer system of the computer used to access
126.96.36.199 Legal basis
We process your data in order to make the technical functions of our
website available to you on the following legal bases:
· For the performance of a contract or in order to take steps prior to
entering into a contract pursuant to Art. 6, para. 1(b) GDPR, if you visit
our website to find out about the products we offer or our events or our on
our online shop; and
· For the purposes of our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6, para.
1(f) GDPR, in order to enable us to make the website technically available
to you. It is our legitimate interest to provide you an attractive,
user-friendly, technically functioning website of our Homepage.
4.2.2 Statistical analysis of the use of the website and increase of
188.8.131.52 Scope of processing and purpose
For the purpose of statistical analysis of the use of our website, we use
Google Analytics and therefore cookies that allow analysis of your surfing
habits. This enables us to improve the quality of our website and its
content. We learn how the website is used and can continually optimise our
The information obtained from the statistical analysis of our website will
not be associated with your other data that we obtain on the website.
184.108.40.206 Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by
Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”: text files which
are stored on your computer and permit analysis of your use of the website.
The information about your use of this website generated by the cookie is
usually transferred to and stored on a Google server in the USA. However,
if IP masking is enabled on this website, Google will first truncate your
IP address in member states of the European Union or in other states party
to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases
will the full IP address be transferred to and truncated on a Google server
in the USA. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of
this website to analyse your use of the website, compile reports on website
activities and provide the website operator with other services relating to
website use and Internet use. The IP address transferred by your browser
for the purposes of Google Analytics will not be associated with other data
held by Google.
This website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymize IP()”.
This truncates IP addresses before further processing, making it impossible
to link them to a specific individual.
You may prevent the storage of cookies by altering the settings in your
browser software; however, please be aware that, if you do this, you may
not be able to make full use of all the functions of this website.
You may prevent Google from collecting and processing the data generated by
the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP
address) by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the
As an alternative to the browser plugin, you can click on this link to
prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics on this website in
future. Doing this will place an opt-out cookie on your device. If you
delete your cookies, you will have to click on the link again.
Analytics can be found at
220.127.116.11 Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter social plugin
Our website contains social plugins for Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. The
bookmarks are indicated by the respective logo. To enhance the protection
of your data when visiting our website, the respective social plugin is not
fully incorporated in the site; instead, an HTML link is used. This ensures
that, when you access our website, no link is created to the servers of
Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter and your data are not transmitted to them. If
you click on the Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter button, a new window will
open in your browser and open the website of Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter,
on which (after entering your login details, if necessary) you can click
the like or share button, for example.
If you are already logged in to Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter, the
respective social media platform will be notified that you have accessed
the corresponding page on our website and the respective platform may trace
your visit to your account. Information about the purpose and scope of data
collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook,
LinkedIn or Twitter, as well as your rights in this regard and the settings
you can choose to protect your privacy, can be found in the privacy
policies of Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter at:
If you do not want Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter to gather data about you
via our website, before visiting our website you must log out of these
sites and delete any cookies they have placed on your PC.
18.104.22.168 Legal basis
We process your personal data for the purposes of statistical analysis of
the use of our website on the following legal bases:
· for the purposes of our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6, para.
1(f) GDPR, in conjunction with Section 15, para. 3 TMG; we have a
legitimate interest in designing our website to suit users’ needs.
· If you have consented to the processing of data using cookies for
analysis purposes, in accordance with Art. 6, para. 1(a) GDPR.
22.214.171.124 Scope of processing and purpose
To enable us to process and respond to your enquiries to us, e.g. via
the contact form or to our email address, we will process the data you
provide to us. The data may include your name, your age and your email
address and any additional information you send to us in your
126.96.36.199 Legal basis
We process your data in order to respond to your enquiries on the
following legal basis:
• If you contact us in connection with a contract to which you are a
party, or in order to take steps prior to entering into a contract, the
legal basis is Art. 6, para. 1(b) GDPR.
• For the purposes of pursuing our legitimate interests pursuant to
Art. 6, para. 1(f) GDPR; we have a legitimate interest in responding
appropriately to customer enquiries.
Some sections of our website contain links to the websites of third-party
providers. These websites are subject to their own privacy policies. We are
not responsible for their operation, including the handling of data by
third-party providers. If you send information to or via such third-party
websites, you should check their privacy statements before sending them
information that can be traced back to you as an individual.
6. Recipients of the data
Your data will only be shared with the internal departments or
organisational units and other companies affiliated with us under company
law which have need of it, in order to fulfil our contractual and legal
obligations or to the extent that we require the data in order to process
and implement our legitimate interests.
Your data will be passed on to external recipients in order to process
contracts if we are obliged by legal requirements to:
· report or share data or you have given us your consent to your data being
shared with third parties, or
· to external service providers who are acting as processors on our behalf
or who perform functions for us (e.g. IT service providers, data centres,
courier services etc.).
7. Transfers to third countries
As part of the use of Google Analytics, we transfer your truncated IP
address to the USA. The data transfer is based on Commission Implementing
Decision (EU) 2016/1250 of 12 July 2016 pursuant to Directive 95/46/EC of
the European Parliament and of the Council on the adequacy of the
protection provided by the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield.
We do not otherwise transfer your personal data to countries outside the EU
or the EEA or to international organisations.
8. Duration of storage
8.1 Use of the website for information purposes
When our website is used purely to obtain information, we only store your
data for the duration of your visit to our website. Once you have left our
website, your data is immediately deleted.
8.2 Active use of the website
When you make active use of our website, we store your data for as long as
is necessary for example, to provide the respective service or respond to
your enquiry. This includes the initiation of a contract (pre-contractual
legal relationship) and the performance of a contract. Provided you have
given your consent, we will store your data until consent is withdrawn.
We will also store your personal data until any legal claims arising from
the relationship with you have become time-barred, in order that they can
be used as evidence if required. The limitation period is usually between
12 and 36 months, but may be up to 30 years.
When the limitation period takes effect, we will delete your personal data
unless there is a legal retention requirement under Irish law.
9. Your rights as a data subject
You may assert your rights listed below against the entity named in Section
1 at any time.
9.1 Right of access
You are entitled, pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR, to obtain following information
from us at any time and free of charge: your data we process, the purposes
of the processing, the categories of recipients, the envisaged period for
which the data will be stored or, in the case of transfer to a third
country, the appropriate safeguards. You are also entitled to obtain a copy
of your data.
9.2 Right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing
Should the data we process of you be inaccurate or incomplete or if their
processing is unlawful, you can request that we rectify, supplement or
restrict the processing of your data or erase the data to the extent
permitted by law, Art. 16, 17 and 18 GDPR.
There is no right to erasure if the processing of the personal data is
necessary (i) for the exercise of the right of freedom of expression and
information, (ii) for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are
subject (e.g. statutory retention periods) or (iii) for the establishment,
exercise or defence of legal claims.
9.3 Right to data portability
If you have provided us with your data on the basis of your consent or as
part of an existing contractual relationship with us, we will, at your
request, make the data available to you in a structured, commonly used and
machine-readable format or, where technically feasible, will transmit them
to a third party named by you.
9.4 Right to object
If we process your data in order to pursue a legitimate interest, you may
object to this processing on grounds relating to your particular situation,
Art. 21 GDPR. The right to object may be exercised only within the confines
of Art. 21 GDPR. Moreover, our interests may override the cessation of
processing, meaning that, despite your objection, we are entitled to
process your personal data.
9.5 Right to lodge a complaint
You are welcome to contact our Data Protection Officer named in Section 2
with questions, suggestions and criticisms.
You are also entitled, subject to Art. 77 GDPR, to lodge a complaint with a
supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual
residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if you
consider that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes the
GDPR. The right to lodge a complaint applies regardless of any other
administrative or judicial remedies.
The supervisory authority responsible for us is:
Office of the Data Protection Commissioner.
Canal House, Station Road, Portarlington, Co. Laois, R32 AP23, Ireland
Phone +353 (0761) 104 800
LoCall 1890 25 22 31
Fax +353 57 868 4757
10. Obligation to provide data
In principle, you are under no obligation to provide us with data. However,
if you do not provide us with data, we cannot make our website available to
you without processing your application.
11. Consent/rights of withdrawal
In the event that you give or have given us your consent to the collection,
processing or use of your data, you can withdraw this consent at any time
by notifying the entity named in Section 1. An email is sufficient.
You also have the right, on grounds relating to your particular
situation, to object to the processing of data concerning you on
the basis of Art. 6, para. 1(e) (performance of a task carried out
in the public interest) or Art. 6, para. 1(f) GDPR (legitimate
interests pursued by the controller); the same applies to profiling
pursuant to those provisions. In this event, we will no longer
process the data concerning you, unless we can demonstrate
compelling and legitimate grounds for the processing that override
your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the
assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.
If the data concerning you are processed in order to engage in
direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to the
processing of this data for the purposes of such marketing. If you
object to the processing for direct marketing purposes, the data
will no longer be processed for those purposes.
Please send notification of withdrawal to the address indicated in
We reserve the right to amend this privacy statement at any time. Any
changes will be announced by the publication of the revised privacy
statement on our website. Unless specified to the contrary, such amendments
take effect immediately. Please therefore regularly check this privacy
statement to make sure you are aware of the latest version.
Last updated in April 2021