Privacy and Cookies Policy

Last update on November 30, 2017

INTRODUCTION

Thank you for visiting this website (the "Website") which is operated by Helsinn Healthcare S.A. ("we", "us", "our"). For the purposes of EU and Swiss data protection laws we are also the data controller (i.e. the company who is responsible for, and controls the processing of, your personal data). We recognise the importance and are committed to respecting and protecting your privacy.

This Privacy Policy applies to information collection and use including while you are visiting and using the Website. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully in order to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. The Privacy Policy is also a part of our Terms of Use (the "Terms") for the Website.

We evaluate our privacy policies and procedures to implement improvements and refinements from time to time. If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy we will notify you by means of a prominent notice on this Website prior to the change becoming effective.

PERSONAL DATA WE MAY COLLECT ABOUT YOU

We may collect and process your personal data when you: (i) contact us using the Contact Us form on the Website,; (ii) email us using the links; (iii) any personal data submitted in the About Us Section of the Website; or (iv) submit a research grant request via the Website. The personal data provided as well as the information completed in any form will be collected and processed by us. It may include, for example, your name and email address.

In addition, we automatically collect basic technical information from all visitors to the Website. We collect technical information during your visit to the Website through our automatic data collection tools, which may include cookies and other commonly used technologies (e.g. web beacons). Please see the Section on COOKIES below for further information.

HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA

The provision of personal data by you may be necessary for the performance of any contractual relationship with you and where in our legitimate interest in order for us to provide you with the requested services/information for the following purposes: (i) to contact you and respond to your requests and enquiries; (ii) to process your requests; (iii) for business administration, including statistical analysis; (iii) to personalise your visit to the Website and to assist you while you use the Website; (iv) to improve the Website by helping us understand who uses the Website; and (v) for fraud prevention and detection and to comply with applicable laws, regulations or codes of practice.

SHARING YOUR PERSONAL DATA

We may use selected third parties to provide us with different services, including, but not limited to, companies that provide us with technical support and assistance in respect of the Website, companies engaged to market and distribute Helsinn products and/or companies that assist with our internal recruitment, who may have access to personal data provided to us by you. Our affiliates (located in Ireland, Peoples Republic of China, Principality of Monaco, Switzerland and United States of America) may also have access to personal data provided to us by you including through or in connection with this Website for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy.

The servers used in the operation of the Website automatically identify a computer by its IP address. If we, in good faith, determine that you have or are attempting to misuse or harm the Website, we may investigate and cooperate with appropriate law enforcement agencies to protect our rights or property.

Similarly, we may share your personal data as required or permitted by law to comply with a subpoena or similar legal process or government request, or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is legally required or otherwise necessary to protect our rights and property, or the rights, property or safety of others, including to advisers, law enforcement agencies, judicial and regulatory authorities. We may also transfer your personal data to a third party that acquires all or part of our assets or shares, or that succeeds us in carrying on all or a part of our business, whether by merger, acquisition, reorganisation or otherwise.

DATA TRANSFERS

Personal data collected from you, including via this Website may be transferred to countries located outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”) and Switzerland which do not provide a similar or adequate level of protection to that provided by countries in the EEA and Switzerland. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that any personal data are treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.
Helsinn has entered into EU standard contractual clauses (“Model Contracts”) for intra-group transfers of personal data. You can request a copy of these Model Contracts by submitting your request via email to: privacy@helsinn.com.

YOUR RIGHTS

Individuals in Europe have certain data subject rights which may be subject to limitations and/or restrictions. These rights may include the right to: (i) request access to and rectification or erasure of their personal data; (ii) obtain restriction of processing or to object to processing of their personal data; and (iii) the right to data portability. If you wish to exercise one of the above mentioned rights, please send us your request via email to: privacy@helsinn.com. Individuals in Europe may also have the right to lodge a complaint about the processing of their personal data with their local data protection authority.

SECURITY

The security of your personal data is important to us. We take reasonable steps, consistent with generally accepted industry standards, including technical, administrative and physical safeguards to protect the personal data submitted to us from loss, misuse and unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. However, no method of security or transmission over the Internet is entirely secure. You should always use caution when transmitting personal data over the Internet. Your personal data will be stored in accordance with our applicable internal data retention and storage procedure as the same may be varied by us from time to time. Personal data and/or information, collected for the business purpose or purposes identified above, will be retained for as long as needed and, where possible, will be removed from records within a time period of 5 years.

COOKIES

Cookies are small, sometimes encrypted text files that are stored on computer hard drives by websites that you visit. They are used to help users navigate websites efficiently as well as to provide information to the owner of the website. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

When you visit the Website, we may place a “cookie” or other online tracking device (e.g. Web beacons) in order to improve your experience by recognising you when you visit the Website, such as by assigning a session ID and to deliver content specific to your interests. The cookies we place may also collect information about your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, or click stream data within our Website (i.e. the actions taken in connection with the Website). This information helps us improve the functionality of the Website.

We also use cookies provided by Google Analytics to help us measure how visitors use the Website. The information collected is used for a variety of purposes, including, but not limited to, site traffic reporting, unique visitor counts, and content optimization. Although Google Analytics logs the information coming from the Website on our behalf, we control how the data may and may not be used. If you do not want to help us learn how to improve the Website, you can opt-out of this website analysis tool by clicking: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Web browsers often allow you to erase existing cookies from your hard drive, block the use of cookies and/or be notified when cookies are encountered. If you elect to block cookies, please note that you may not be able to take full advantage of the features and functions of the Website.

EXTERNAL LINKS

The Website may, from time to time, contain links to external sites operated by third parties. We are not responsible for these third party sites or the content of such third party sites. Once you have left the Website, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement for the website you visit.

CONTACT US:

To contact us please email: privacy@helsinn.com.