Protecting Your Privacy
- Information We Collect
We have access to the categories of information regarding you and your visit to the Services that are listed in the sections below. Only some of these categories of information identify you directly, but each category offers some information about your interests and activities that could be used to make inferences about you. Information which permits us to identify you directly or indirectly is considered personal data in the European Union (EU) according to the provisions of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). To the extent we collect and process any personal data that is covered by the EU GDPR, we will do so in accordance with the requirements of the EU GDPR. This will be the case, for example, where you are dealing with Alkermes companies established in the EU such as Alkermes plc or Alkermes Pharma Ireland Limited, both of which are registered in Dublin, Ireland. Where you are dealing with such companies, they will control and be responsible for the collection and processing of your personal data. For further details on our EU privacy practices and your rights under the EU GDPR where relevant, please click on the following link: EU Privacy Addendum. This Policy refers to personal data also as personally identifying information.
Information That You Voluntarily Provide:
You have the right to consult your personal data collected and processed by Alkermes. You may request its modification, correction, updating or removal according to the provisions of the applicable laws on data protection in your country. Please also see the “Your Privacy Choices” Section below. By registering you also agree that cookies may be placed on your computer in order to collect information regarding your use of the Services and your preferences as described in the “Cookies” section below.
Other Information You Provide
Information That Is Routinely Collected By Our Services:
We record and retain the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer or connected device when you visit the Services.
- How We May Use Your Information
Personally Identifying Information
You do not have to register to use most of the information and services available on the Services. If you choose to register, we will use the personally identifying information or personal data you give us to send you an email confirming your registration with the Services. We may also, from time to time, send you emails with special promotions or newsletters with information that we think may be of interest to you, or to otherwise communicate with you or respond to your requests.
Vendors and Suppliers
We may from time to time have relationships with different vendors and suppliers who help us design and maintain our systems and our computer security and respond to email and inquiries from users of the Services, or who otherwise provide services to us in connection with our business operations. We will not authorize our vendors and suppliers to access or use the information that has been collected concerning registered users of the Services for any purpose not related to our business.
In certain limited circumstances, we may be called upon by the competent authorities in the EU and the U.S. to release your personally identifying information or personal data in response to a court order, subpoena, search warrant, law, or regulation. We plan to cooperate in responding to such requests, taking appropriate measures to ensure that the requester understands the sensitive nature of the personally identifying information or personal data that they may receive. We also reserve the right to cooperate with law enforcement authorities in investigating and prosecuting users who violate our rules or engage in behavior that is illegal or harmful to other users of the Services. We may also use your personal data to prevent fraud or other unauthorized or illegal activity, to protect and enhance the safety and security of our Services, and to enforce our policies.
If you communicate with us through the Services regarding your experience with any of our products, we may use the information you provide in submitting reports to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the competent authorities in the EU, and as otherwise required of us by law.
- Our Relationship to Third Parties
Other Important Information About Our Relationship With Third Parties:
Links to Other Sites
We do not permit advertisers to display their advertisements on the Services.
- Your Privacy Choices
You may elect to receive email updates about information regarding Alkermes, its products, and/or disease states. When you subscribe for email alerts through the Services, you will receive an email to confirm your request. If you decide, at any later time, that you no longer wish to receive these emails you may unsubscribe to our email list by following the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of your email alert.
*Deletion Policy. The information that you provide to us is stored on servers that are operated and maintained by Alkermes and third parties under contract with Alkermes. Users of the Services should be aware that it is not technologically possible to remove from our servers each and every record of the information you have provided to Alkermes. The need to back-up our systems to protect information from inadvertent loss means that a copy of information about you and personal data may exist in a non-erasable form that will be difficult or impossible for us to locate. Nevertheless, we promise that upon receiving your request, to the extent allowed by law, Alkermes will delete all personally identifying information and personal data stored in the databases Alkermes actively uses for research and daily business activities, or stored in other readily searchable media. In addition, we will use commercially reasonable efforts not to disclose any personally identifying information and personal data stored in a non-erasable format after receiving your request for removal, except as required by law. Please be aware that we may not comply with an individual’s request to amend or remove information that was provided to Alkermes by a healthcare professional through the Services regarding an adverse drug event or reaction.
- Our Security Measures
We want your personally identifying information and personal data to remain as secure as reasonably possible.
We use security practices to help insure the integrity and privacy of some of the personally identifying information and personal data you provide to us. As an added security precaution, all personally identifying information and personal data is kept physically behind firewalls that meet or exceed industry standards to prevent intruders from gaining access. Although we will make reasonable efforts to protect personally identifying information and personal data from loss, misuse, or alteration by third parties, you should be aware that there is always some risk that an unauthorized third party could intercept an Internet transmission, or that thieves will find a way to thwart our security systems.
Effective Date: April 30, 2021