Collection of Data from Website Visits
There may be times when we ask you to provide certain personal information about yourself, such as your name, address, telephone number, E-mail address, etc. Whether or not to provide such information is completely your own choice; we collect only the personal information that you provide to us. If you choose not to provide the information we request, you may be unable to access certain services, offers, and content on our Web site.
Use of Data from Website Visits
We use the information we automatically receive from your Web browser to see which pages you visit within our Web site. We can then develop statistics that are helpful to understanding how our Web site is used by our visitors. This statistical data is interpreted by us in our continuing effort to present Web site content that visitors are seeking in the format they find most helpful.
When we receive personally identifiable information, we may use it for reasonable business purposes, such as contacting you, via e-mail or regular mail, to provide you with information we believe may be of interest.
We will not sell, share, or otherwise distribute your personally identifiable information to third parties except as provided herein. Specifically, personally identifiable information may occasionally be transferred to third parties who act on our behalf, or in connection with our business, for further processing in accordance with the purposes for which the data was originally collected. Where disclosure of personally identifiable information to a third party is likely or necessary, further explanation may be provided, where appropriate, at such collection points as to the intended use of the data. We will require that such third parties protect the information and, where appropriate, we will contractually require them to process data transferred only for the purposes expressly authorized by us.
Because of the nature of the Internet, we may transmit the information to another country, while still maintaining the information in our system, for purposes other than direct marketing, such as for storage, or because of where our servers are located. We may also use the information to investigate security breaches or cooperate with authorities pursuant to a legal matter. We may remove the personally identifiable information and use the other information for historical, statistical, or scientific purposes. Our Web site contains links to other Web sites. Be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other Web sites.
European Data Subjects
With respect to clinical trial participants and customers in the European Economic Area and Switzerland, The Medicines Company 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 Economic Area countries and Switzerland. The Medicines Company 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 our certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/.
On October 6, 2015, the European Court of Justice issued a judgment declaring as “invalid” the European Commission’s Decision 2000/520/EC of 26 July 2000 “on the adequacy of the protection provided by the safe harbour privacy principles and related frequently asked questions issued by the US Department of Commerce.”
The Medicines Company will continue to abide by the Safe Harbor principles. In light of the ECJ’s decision, however, please be advised that transferring data to the United States under Safe Harbor is no longer adequate. If you relied on our Safe Harbor certification to send data from Europe to us, please contact us to discuss an alternative data transfer mechanism.
Use of this Web site constitutes consent from this web site to data collection and use as described in this Policy.
It is important for all users to take precautionary steps to protect their personal and health-related information. Users should monitor and control access to their computer.
This Web site is not intended or designed to attract children under the age of 13. We do not collect personally identifiable data from any person we know to be under the age of 13.
The Medicines Company reserves the right to change, modify, add or remove sections of this Policy, in part or in whole. Any changes to this Policy will be updated on this page. This Policy was last updated on September 27, 2011.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact The Medicines Company at 800-377-5768 or [email protected]. For European clinical trial data questions or concerns contact [email protected].