Privacy Policy

Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Ipsen," "we," "our," or "us") respects the privacy of visitors to its websites, and we recognize your need for appropriate protection and management of the information you share with us. That is why we have established this Privacy Policy, which describes the ways in which Ipsen collects, uses, and discloses information about you through www.ipsenus.com and all other websites, mobile applications or online services that link to this Privacy Policy (collectively, the "Websites").

Please note that the Websites are directed towards users who reside in the United States of America. It is not our intent to gather information from individuals residing outside the U.S.

Information Collection

Information You Provide - We and our service providers collect any information that you provide when you use the Websites, including when you:

  • create an account on the Websites;
  • enroll in programs and services offered through the Websites;
  • sign up to receive our electronic newsletters or updates;
  • apply for employment with Ipsen (in some cases a third-party host's policy may apply);
  • use tools on the Websites (such as tools you can use to track your child's height and weight);
  • participate in polls or surveys;
  • request a grant;
  • request that we send Website content to friends, family members, or others; or
  • otherwise contact us with a question, comment, or request.

The information that you provide us may include, but is not limited to:

  • your or your child's name and date of birth;
  • contact information such as your physical address, email address, and phone number;
  • your friends' and family members' names and email addresses;
  • information required to process certain requests (such as your Social Security number on an IRS W-9 form submitted via the Websites with a grant request or request for charitable contribution);
  • demographic information such as your or your child's age, ethnicity, gender, height, and weight;
  • username, password, and other registration information;
  • your or your child's medical condition;
  • employment history, education history, and any other information you submit in connection with a job application or in a resume that you post to the Websites; and
  • any other information you provide us when you contact us.

Information Automatically Collected From You - We, our service providers, and third party online ad companies may automatically collect certain technical information from your computer over time and across different websites when you use the Websites, such as your Internet Protocol ("IP") address, your browser type, your operating system, the domain name of your Internet Service Provider, the pages you view on the Websites, the pages you view immediately before and after you access the Websites, and any searches you make on the Websites.

We, our service providers, and third parties such as online network advertisers may collect this information using "cookies," web beacons, and similar technologies. Cookies are small text files that many websites save on your computer when you visit and access when you return. Cookies can be used to recognize repeat visitors, facilitate a visitor's ongoing access to and use of the Websites, allow the Websites to track usage behavior and compile data based on your browsing activities on the Websites. If a visitor does not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows the visitor to deny or accept the cookie feature. Web beacons are a small snippet of code embedded in webpages typically used to monitor activity on a webpage, collect information, or transfer it to server (such as to an Ipsen server or to that of an online network advertiser).

We may combine both the information you provide us and automatically collected information with other information collected from external third party sources.

Information Use

We may use the information we collect for a number of purposes, including, but not limited to:

  • providing you with services or information (e.g., newsletters) you request or may find useful, including notices regarding relevant medical conditions and treatment;
  • delivering marketing communications, special offers, or advertisements that may be of interest to you, including the delivery of Targeted Advertisements that are based on your previous online activity on the Websites and other third-party websites (for example, if you view a page on the Websites about a particular Ipsen product, you may receive an online advertisement for that product or a related product on a different page on the Websites or on other websites on the Internet you visit);
  • developing or improving products and services;
  • helping our third-party partners and vendors better understand the demographics and preferences of our users;
  • providing you with information about the Websites or required notices;
  • allowing us to improve the Websites and the services we provide, such as by better tailoring our content to our users' needs and preferences;
  • communicating with you about and processing your application for employment with Ipsen;
  • sending your friends or family members a one-time email inviting them to visit the Websites;
  • generating and analyzing statistics about your use of the Websites; and
  • detecting, preventing, and responding to fraud, intellectual property infringement, violations of our Terms of Use, violations of law, or other misuse of the Websites.

Except as prohibited in this Privacy Policy, we may combine or aggregate any of the information we collect through the Websites or elsewhere for any of these purposes, including for the delivery of Targeted Advertisements.

Sharing and Disclosure

We may disclose the information we collect from or about you or your use of the Websites:

  • to service providers who we work closely with, or who work on our behalf, and have agreed to use the information solely in furtherance of our operations, including, but not limited to, service providers who help us manage our information activities (e.g., statistical analyses) and who help us deliver advertising to our users;
  • to companies such as online network advertisers, who may automatically collect or receive information about your online activities over time and across different websites when you use the Websites, in order to facilitate the delivery of marketing communications, including Targeted Advertisements regarding our or others' products and services on the Websites and on third-party websites;
  • to marketing partners, such as for joint or co-brand promotions;
  • to a parent, subsidiary, or affiliate entity within the Ipsen corporate family;
  • as required by law, regulation, or other government authority, such as reporting safety information to the Food and Drug Administration; or to comply with a subpoena or other legal process;
  • when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary (a) to protect our rights, the integrity of the Websites, or your safety or the safety of others, or (b) to detect, prevent, or respond to fraud, intellectual property infringement, violations of our Terms of Use, violations of law, or other misuse of the Websites; and
  • to a successor entity to the extent reasonably necessary to proceed with the negotiation or completion of a merger, consolidation, or other corporate reorganization in which Ipsen participates or to a purchaser of all or substantially all of Ipsen's assets.

In addition, we may share de-identified reports on user demographics, preferences, and traffic patterns, as well as other de-identified information, with an array of third parties.

Links to Third-Party Sites

The Websites may contain links to other websites on the Internet that are not under the control of or maintained by Ipsen. Such links do not constitute an endorsement by Ipsen of those other websites, the content displayed therein, or the persons or entities associated therewith. You acknowledge that Ipsen is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and you agree that Ipsen is not responsible for the content of such websites or for the collection and use of your information by the operators of those websites. Your use of these other linked websites is subject to the respective terms of use and privacy policies located on the linked websites.

Security

We strive to maintain reasonable administrative, technical, and physical safeguards designed to safeguard the information collected by the Websites. However, no information system can be 100% secure, so we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your information. Moreover, we are not responsible for the security of information you transmit to the Websites over networks that we do not control, including the Internet and wireless networks.

Your Choices

You may review and correct certain of the information that you have provided to us by contacting us using the contact information below or by accessing your account(s) on the Websites. You may also "opt-out" of receiving e-mails and other marketing communications from us by using the unsubscribe feature included in the e-mails we send and on certain of the Websites.

If you do not want the Websites to collect information through the use of cookies, you can set your web browser to reject cookies from the Websites. Each browser is different, so you should check your browser's "Help" menu to learn how to change your cookie preferences. If you reject or block cookies from the Websites, however, the Websites may not function as intended. In addition, you may be able to exercise choices regarding companies such as online network advertisers via certain third party tools. Read more information about such choices here and here.

Children's Information

The Websites are not directed to, nor do we knowingly collect information from, children under the age of 13. If you become aware that your child or any child under your care has provided us with information without your consent, please contact us at the contact information listed below.

Your California Privacy Rights

If you reside in California and have provided your personally identifiable information to us, you may request information once per calendar year about our disclosures of certain categories of your personally identifiable information to third parties for their own direct marketing purposes. Such requests must be submitted to us in writing at the following email address: IpsenUS_Privacy@ipsen.com.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

If we update this Privacy Policy, we will notify you by posting a new Privacy Policy on this page. Ipsen encourages you to review this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes. Your continued use of the Websites will be subject to the then-current Privacy Policy.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our use of your information collected through the Websites or would like to review and correct certain of the information that you have provided to us, please contact us at IpsenUS_Privacy@ipsen.com.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on May 1, 2016.