Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and its affiliated companies (together, "Alexion",
"we", or "the Company") provides this website as a source of general information
about the Company. This website is linked to other sites provided by Alexion, which
together with this site shall be referred to in this statement as the "Alexion Sites"
PLEASE READ THIS LEGAL STATEMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE SITES. THIS STATEMENT INCLUDES:
BY USING THE SITES, YOU SIGNIFY YOUR ASSENT TO THESE TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE
TO THESE TERMS, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE SITES.
Alexion has made reasonable efforts to ensure that information is complete and accurate
when posted. However, Alexion makes no warranties or representations as to the completeness
or accuracy of the information presented. Further, Alexion does not undertake any
obligation to update any information that may change after posting.
The medical information contained on the Sites is intended for informational purposes
only. It is not a substitute for actual medical care. Persons requiring diagnosis
or treatment or with questions specific to a single individual are urged to contact
their local healthcare provider.
The Sites and their contents are intended to comply with the laws and regulations
in the United States of America, without regard to the conflict of laws provisions
thereof. The information on the Sites is accessible to users outside the U.S., and
other countries may have laws and regulations that differ from those in the U.S.
By continuing use of the Sites, you are affirmatively consenting that your use hereof
shall be governed by U.S. federal and state law, excluding their conflict of law
provisions, and subject to both jurisdiction and venue in the U.S. Alexion reserves
the right to limit provision of any product or service to any person, geographic
region or jurisdiction and to limit the products or services that we provide. If
you access the Sites from outside of the United States, you do so at your own risk
and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction.
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The Alexion Sites contain forward-looking statements regarding Alexion's operations,
financial condition, prospects, products, services, and strategies. Such forward-looking
statements are based on estimates and projections about our industry, management's beliefs,
and certain assumptions made by our management. Such statements are subject to certain factors
which may cause Alexion's plans or results to differ from those expected, including, without
limitation, decisions of regulatory authorities regarding marketing approval or material
limitations on the marketing of Soliris for PNH and aHUS and other potential indications;
delays in arranging satisfactory manufacturing capability and establishing commercial infrastructure;
the possibility that results of clinical trials are not predictive of safety and efficacy results of
Soliris in broader patient populations in the disease studied or other diseases; the risk that
acquisitions will not result in short-term or long-term benefits the possibility that current results
of commercialization are not predictive of future rates of adoption of Soliris in PNH, aHUS or other
diseases; the risk that third parties will not agree to license any necessary intellectual property
to Alexion on reasonable terms or at all; the risk that third party payors (including governmental agencies)
will not reimburse for the use of Soliris at acceptable rates or at all; the risk that estimates
regarding the number of patients with PNH, aHUS or other disorders is inaccurate; our ability to
successfully complete preclinical or clinical development of our products; our ability to expand
the use of our product in other indications; and other risks set forth from time to time in Alexion's
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Alexion undertakes no obligation to update any of
these forward-looking statements.
Restrictions on Use of Materials
The Sites are owned and operated by Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The contents of
the Alexion Sites, such as text, graphics, images, logos, button icons, software
and other material (the "Material") are protected under the U.S. and foreign copyright,
trademark and other laws. You may not copy, reproduce, republish, modify, upload,
post, transmit, or distribute Material in any way, except that you may download
one copy of the Material on any single computer for your personal use only, provided
you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. Use of the Material
for any other purpose is a violation of Alexion's copyright and other proprietary
rights. For purposes of this Agreement, the use of the Material or a modification
of the Material on any other website or networked computer environment is prohibited
unless permission is obtained in writing from Alexion. You may not copy or adapt
the HTML code we use to generate the web pages. This code is also protected by copyright
and other laws.
Alexion appreciates hearing from interested parties and welcomes your comments regarding
Alexion's products or technologies, including Alexion's on-line services. However,
Alexion's company policy does not allow it to accept or consider confidential creative
ideas, suggestions, inventions, note drawings, concepts, materials or other information
(collectively "Information") other than those it has specifically requested in writing.
If you nonetheless send us any Information, it shall be deemed, and shall remain,
the property of Alexion. None of the Information shall be subject to any obligation
of confidence on the part of Alexion and Alexion shall not be liable for any use
or disclosure of any Information. Without limitation of the foregoing, Alexion shall
exclusively own all now known or hereafter existing rights to the Information and
shall be entitled to unrestricted use of the Information for any purpose whatsoever,
commercial or otherwise, without compensation to the provider of the Information.
You may use the Sites for lawful purposes. Alexion specifically prohibits use of
the Sites for, and you agree not to: (i) use any device, software or routine to
interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Sites; (ii) take
any action that imposes an unreasonably large load on the Site’s infrastructure;
(iii) decipher, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer any of the software
comprising or in any way making up any part of the Sites, or attempt to do the same.
These Sites are controlled and operated by Alexion, its partners and associates
through its corporate offices located in Cheshire, Connecticut, United States of
America. Alexion makes no representation that Material is appropriate or available
for use in other locations. Those who choose to access these Sites from other locations
do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local or national
laws, if and to the extent local or national laws are applicable. Any software from
these Sites is further subject to United States export controls. No Software from
these Sites may be downloaded or otherwise exported or re-exported to any person
or entity on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals
or the U.S. Commerce Department's Table of Denial Orders or otherwise prohibited
by United States export control laws. By downloading or otherwise using the Software
in any manner whatsoever, you represent and warrant that you are not on any such
list or located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such
country. This Agreement is governed by the internal laws of the State of Connecticut,
without regard to its conflicts of law principles. Jurisdiction for any claims arising
hereunder shall lie exclusively with the State and Federal courts within Connecticut,
and you hereby submit to such jurisdiction.
This agreement is effective until terminated by either party. You may terminate
this agreement at any time by destroying all materials obtained from any and all
Alexion Site(s) and all related documentation and all copies and installations thereof,
whether made under the terms of this agreement or otherwise. This agreement will
terminate immediately without notice from Alexion if in Alexion's sole discretion
you fail to comply with any term or provision of this Agreement. Upon termination,
you must destroy all materials obtained from this Site and any and all other Alexion
Site(s) and all copies thereof, whether made under the terms of this agreement or
otherwise. Alexion reserves the right to alter or delete material from these Sites
at any time and may, at any time, revise the terms of this Agreement by updating
this posting. You are bound by any such revision and should therefore periodically
visit this page to review the then current terms of this Agreement. The terms of
use set forth for the Sites shall survive such termination, including without limitation
the paragraphs headed "Investors,” "Restrictions on Use of Materials," "Submissions,"
"Jurisdictional Issues," "Termination,” and "Disclaimer."
If any of these Terms are held invalid or unenforceable by any court of competent
jurisdiction, the other provisions of these Terms shall remain in full force and
effect. If any provision of these Terms are held invalid or unenforceable only in
part or degree, the remainder will continue in full force and effect to the extent
not held invalid or unenforceable.
The Sites are for informational purposes only. You should not use the information
contained herein for diagnosing a health or fitness problem or disease. Alexion
makes no warranties or representations as to its accuracy. Alexion assumes no liability
or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of Sites. Alexion has
not reviewed all of the sites that may be linked to its Sites, and is not responsible
for the content of any off-Site pages or any other sites linked to these Sites.
Your access to any off-Site pages is at your own risk. THE MATERIALS IN THESE SITES
ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, ALEXION DISCLAIMS
ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES
OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. ALEXION DOES NOT WARRANT
THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE MATERIALS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE,
THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE
ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. ALEXION DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE
ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE MATERIALS
IN THESE SITES IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, OR RELIABILITY. IN NO EVENT
SHALL ALEXION BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES,
UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, YOUR
ABILITY OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITES OR ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN.
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Website Privacy Statement
At Alexion, we understand that various 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. A separate statement regarding
Safe Harbor compliance is provided at the end of this Website Privacy Statement.
First and foremost,
only collect your personal information if you choose to give it to us.
While we retain the right to share your personal information with our corporate
affiliates and with outside companies or agents working on our behalf to help fulfill
our business obligations, we do not share any of your personal information with
third parties for their own use unless you explicitly give us permission to do so.
This Website Privacy Statement applies only to personal information collected online
from Alexion Sites. Other Alexion privacy policies govern personal information that
is not collected on Alexion Sites.
Information Collected – Information You Give Us
On the Alexion 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,
and we only use it for those purposes which you have approved. For example, you
may choose to register to receive additional product information or information
about a disease state that interests you, in which case your personal information
will be used only for that purpose. 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 the Alexion 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 website analysis and performance reviews.
Cookies: A cookie is a piece of information that is placed on your computer
when you access certain websites. 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 website 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, that
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 websites 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 websites to improve
their usefulness to you.
You have certain options regarding your use of the Alexion 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 websites
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 and 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 also use depersonalized, aggregated information collected
from our Sites to help us understand trends and customer needs. For example, we
may analyze the gender or age of visitors to the 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 further our business
requirements, 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
- when needed for corporate audits or to investigate or respond to a complaint or
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 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 Websites: 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
The Alexion Sites contain links to third party websites that may offer useful information
to our visitors. This Website Privacy Statement does not apply to third party sites,
and we recommend communicating with such parties directly for information on their
Privacy Statement for Children Under 18
Our Sites are 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 Websites
If an Alexion 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.
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Safe Harbor Privacy Statement
It is the policy of Alexion to respect Personal Data, including Sensitive Personal Data,
which is collected or maintained by or on behalf of the Company. In furtherance of this
commitment, Alexion complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss
Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection,
use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries (EU) and Switzerland.
Alexion has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice,
onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe
Harbor program, and to view Alexion’s certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/.
This Safe Harbor Privacy Statement (the "Safe Harbor Statement") sets forth the principles under which
the Company manages the processing of Personal Data collected in the EU and Switzerland and
subsequently transferred to the United States.
"Personal Data", for purposes of this Safe Harbor Privacy Statement, means any information
that identifies or describes an identified or identifiable living natural person.
"Personal Data" may include, for example, name, signature, employee identification number,
social security number, telephone number, insurance policy number, job title, financial information,
account numbers, or any other information that is capable of being associated with a particular
identifiable individual. Personal Data does not include aggregate data that have been divorced
from individually identifiable characteristics.
"Sensitive Personal Data" is a subset of Personal Data, and includes information pertaining to an
individual’s racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade
union membership, information related to an individual’s health or sex life, as well as biometric identifiers,
such as finger and voiceprints, and information as to commission or alleged commission of a criminal offense or
any related proceedings.
Safe Harbor Principles
Notice: The Company notifies data subjects (such as employees, clinical data subjects,
customers and health care professionals) about the identity of the data controller or its representative,
the purpose(s) for which it collects, processes and maintains the data, and any further information
as may be required by the circumstances under which the data are collected including the types of
Personal Data the Company collects about data subjects, the recipients or categories of recipients of the
data, the proposed transfer of such data to third countries, the types of third parties to which it
discloses such data and the right of access to the data. Notice is provided in clear and conspicuous
language at the time of collection, or as soon as practicable thereafter, and before the Company uses
or discloses the information for a purpose other than that for which it was originally collected.
Choice: In the event Personal Data are to be used for a new purpose incompatible with the purposes
for which the data were originally collected or subsequently authorized or transferred to the control of a
third party that is not acting as an agent of the Company, data subjects are given notice of such use and,
where feasible and appropriate, an opportunity to decline to have their data so used or transferred. In the
event that Sensitive Personal Data are to be used for a new purpose or transferred to the control of a third
party not acting as an agent of the Company, the data subject’s explicit consent will be obtained prior to the
new use or transfer of the data, unless such new use or transfer is (1) in the vital interests of the data subject
or another person; (2) necessary for the establishment of the Company’s legal claims or defenses; (3) required to
provide medical care or diagnosis; (4) necessary to carry out the Company’s obligations in the field of employment
law; or (5) related to data that are manifestly made public by the data subject.
Onward Transfers: The Company only transfers Personal Data to a service provider, vendor or other third
party acting as a processor of Personal Data for the Company (an "agent") where the agent has provided assurances
that the agent provides at least the same level of privacy protection as is required by these privacy principles.
Where the Company has knowledge that one of its agents is using or sharing Personal Data in a way that is contrary
to these principles, the Company will take reasonable and appropriate steps to prevent or stop such processing. The
Company will only transfer Personal Data to a non-agent third party where such transfer is consistent with applicable
laws and with the notice provided to the data subjects at the time the Personal Data were collected.
Security: The Company takes reasonable and appropriate precautions to protect
Personal Data in its possession and control from loss, misuse, alteration, destruction,
or unauthorized access or disclosure
Access: Data subjects have reasonable access to their Personal Data, and
may request corrections, deletions, or additions, as appropriate, except where the
burden or expense of providing such access would be disproportionate to the risks
to the individual data subject’s privacy or where the disclosure of such information
would jeopardize the integrity of the Company’s research effort.
Data Integrity: The Company limits the collection, usage, and retention
of Personal Data to that which is germane to the relevant purposes and takes steps
to ensure that any Personal Data are accurate, complete, current and reliable for
the intended use.
Enforcement: The Company has put in place mechanisms to verify its ongoing
compliance to these privacy principles. Any Company employee found to have violated
the privacy principles in this Safe Harbor Statement will be subject to appropriate
Dispute Resolution: The Company is committed to resolving any disputes
that may arise by internal investigation and resolution of the issue. Should the
Company’s efforts to resolve an issue be unsuccessful, the Company will facilitate
the resolution of such disputes including through the submission of disputes to
an independent party. Within the European Union, any questions, concerns or comments
about this Safe Harbor Statement may be directed to the European Legal Department.
The Company agrees to cooperate with EU Data Protection Authorities regarding any
dispute concerning human resources data
Limitation on Scope of Principles
Adherence by the Company to these privacy principles may be limited to the extent
necessary to meet the Company’s regulatory, legal, governmental, or national security
Updates to Website Privacy Statement
WILL BE PROMPTLY POSTED ON THIS PAGE. THE DATE ON WHICH THE POLICY WAS LAST UPDATED
IS INCLUDED AT THE END OF THIS LEGAL STATEMENT. WE MIGHT NOT NOTIFY YOU OF ANY CHANGES
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
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