Website Privacy Statement
At Alexion, we understand that numerous laws and regulations around the world govern
data protection and we respect the fact that protecting your privacy is important
to you. We also recognize that health and medical information is particularly sensitive.
Website Privacy Statement. Please review this Statement to learn about how Alexion
collects, uses, shares and protects information.
First and foremost, however, we only collect your personal information if you choose
to give it to us. Alexion may share your personal information with various outside
companies or agents working on our behalf to help fulfill business transactions,
and we also may share personal information with our company's affiliates. However,
we do not share any of your personal information with third parties for their own
marketing use unless you explicitly give us permission to do so.
This Website Privacy Statement applies only to personal information collected online
from the various websites of Alexion. Other Alexion privacy policies govern personal
information that is not collected on Alexion websites.
Information collected – information you give us
At our web sites, we only collect your personal information (such as your name,
address, telephone number or e-mail address) when you choose to submit it to us.
For example, you may choose to register to receive additional product information
or information about a disease state that interests you. In some cases, we remove
personal identifiers from data and maintain it in aggregate form. We may combine
this data with other information to produce anonymous, aggregated statistical information
helpful to us in improving our products and services.
Automatically collected information
We automatically collect certain types of information whenever you interact with
us on our sites and in some e-mails we may send each other. Automatic technologies
we use may include, for example, web server logs and IP addresses, cookies and web
Web Server Logs and IP Addresses: An IP address is a number assigned to
your computer whenever you access the Internet that allows computers and servers
to recognize and communicate with each other. Alexion collects IP addresses to conduct
system administration and report aggregate information to affiliates, business partners,
service providers and/or vendors to conduct web site analysis and performance reviews.
Cookies: A cookie is a piece of information that is placed on your computer
when you access certain web sites. The cookie uniquely identifies your browser to
the server. Cookies allow us to store information on the server to help make your
web experience better and to conduct web site analysis and performance reviews.
Most web browsers are set up to accept cookies, although you can reset your browser
to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. Note, however,
Web Beacons: On certain web pages or e-mails, Alexion may utilize a common
Internet technology called a "web beacon" (also known as an "action tag" or "clear
GIF technology"). Web beacons help analyze the effectiveness of web sites by measuring,
for example, the number of visitors to a site or how many visitors clicked on key
elements of a site.
Web beacons, cookies and other tracking technologies do not automatically obtain
personal information about you. Only if you voluntarily submit personal information,
such as by registering or sending e-mails, can these automatic tracking technologies
be used to provide further information about your use of the web sites to improve
their usefulness to you.
You have certain options regarding your use of our sites. Alexion may require you
to provide certain personal information in order for you to receive additional product
information or information about a disease state. You could decide not to submit
any personal information at all by not entering it into any forms or data fields
on our sites and not using any available personalized services. Certain web sites
may ask for your permission for certain uses of your personal information and you
can agree to or decline those uses. If you opt-in for particular services or communications,
such as an e-newsletter, you will be able to unsubscribe at any time by following
the instructions included in each communication. If you decide to unsubscribe from
a service or communication, we will work to remove your information promptly, although
we may require additional information before we can process your request.
As described above, if you wish to prevent cookies from tracking you anonymously
as you navigate our sites, you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to
indicate when a cookie is being sent. Note, however, that some portions of our sites
Use of personal Information
Alexion and/or the service providers, vendors and other third parties we hire to
perform services on our behalf may use any personal information you choose to give
us to comply with your requests or as otherwise disclosed to you in this Website
Privacy Statement or on the web page where you submit your information to us. We
may refer to this information to better understand your needs and how we can improve
our products and services. We use aggregated information collected from our websites
to help us understand trends and customer needs. For example, we may analyze the
gender or age of visitors to sites about a particular medication or disease state,
and we may use that analysis of aggregate data internally or share it with others.
Data sharing and transfer
Alexion may share personal information about you with various outside companies
or service providers or vendors working on our behalf to help fulfill business transactions,
such as providing customer service, sending marketing communications about our products,
services and offers, and doing technological maintenance. We may also share personal
information with our company's affiliates.
We may also disclose personal information for these purposes:
- in connection with the sale, assignment or other transfer of the business of the
site to which the data relates;
- to respond to requests of government or law enforcement agencies or where required
or permitted by applicable laws, court orders, or government regulations; or
- where needed for corporate audits or to investigate or respond to a complaint
or security threat.
No Third-Party Direct Marketing Use: Alexion will not sell or otherwise transfer
the personal information you provide to us at our sites to any third parties for
their own direct marketing use unless we provide clear notice to you and obtain
your explicit consent for your data to be shared in this manner.
E-mail a Friend or Colleague: On some Alexion sites, you can choose to send a link
or a message to a friend or colleague referring them to an Alexion web site. The
e-mail addresses you may provide for a friend will be used to send your friend information
on your behalf and will not be collected or used by Alexion or other third parties
for additional purposes.
Note to Users of Business or Professional Web Sites: If you have a business or professional
relationship with Alexion, we may use information you submit on our sites, including
sites intended specifically for business and professional users, to fulfill your
requests and develop our business relationship with you and the entities you represent.
We may also share such information with third parties acting on our behalf.
Links to other sites
Our sites contain links to a number of web sites that may offer useful information
to our visitors. This Website Privacy Statement does not apply to those sites, and
we recommend communicating with them directly for information on their privacy policies.
Privacy statement for children under 18
Our website is not intended or designed to attract children under the age of 18.
If you are under the age of 18 you must not provide your personal information. We
do not collect personal information from any person we actually know is a child
under the age of 18.
Additional information on web sites
If an Alexion web site has particular provisions relating to privacy that differ
from those stated here, those provisions will be disclosed to you on the page on
which your personal information is collected.
Updates to website privacy statement
FOR ANY CHANGES. BY ACCESSING AND UTILIZING THIS WEBSITE, YOU AGREE THAT ALL DISPUTES
AND OTHER MATTERS THAT MAY ARISE BETWEEN YOU OR YOUR REPRESENTATIVES AND ALEXION
OR ITS EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS OR AGENTS IN CONNECTION WITH THIS WEBSITE SHALL BE
GOVERNED UNDER THE LAWS OF CONNECTICUT, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, UNDER THE EXCLUSIVE
JURISDICTION OF THE COURTS OF CONNECTICUT.
How to contact Alexion
If you have any questions about Alexion's Website Privacy Statement or the information
practices of our sites, you may contact us as follows:
Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
352 Knotter Drive
Cheshire, CT 06410
Attn: Global Privacy Officer