Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Aegerion”, “we” or “our”) respects individual privacy and is committed to protecting personal information in conformity with applicable legal and ethical standards.
Information Aegerion Collects
Aegerion only collects personal information, such as your name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address, when you voluntarily submit it to Aegerion
Cookies and Other Non-Personal Information
Cookies: We collect information about your usage of our site through cookies and similar technology. There are two types of cookies: session cookies (non-persistent cookies) and persistent cookies. Session cookies temporarily store non-personally identifiable information about your visit to our website in your computer’s memory. The cookie is deleted as soon as you close your browser. Persistent or permanent cookies will uniquely identify your browser and will permanently save in your computer’s memory information requested by the website.
We may also use pixels, or transparent GIF files. These GIF files are provided by our ad management partner. These files would enable our ad management partners to recognize a unique cookie on your Web browser, which in turn would enable us to learn which advertisements bring users to our website.
With both cookies and transparent GIF files, the information that we collect and share is anonymous and not personally identifiable. It does not contain your name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address.
Session Information: We also track the total number of visitors to our website, the number of visitors to each page of the website, and the domain names of our visitors’ Internet service providers. No personal information is gathered in any of these processes.
IP Address: We record the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer when you visit our site. We use analysis software to look at IP addresses only for the purpose of enhancing your user experience. This information is not used to develop a personal profile of you and the log files are regularly purged.
Polls and Surveys: We sometimes offer polls and surveys on our site. The input you provide on polls and surveys is tracked at an aggregate level and is not personally identifiable.
How Aegerion Uses This Information
Aegerion will not sell or share your name or any detailed information about you to independent companies so that those companies can solicit you for the purpose of selling their goods or services. Aegerion uses the information about your use of the services and activities on our site to monitor user traffic patterns and try to analyze user preferences so that we can better tailor your site experience and customize the information provided to you by Aegerion for your specific interests.
You do not have to submit your personal information to access most of the information available to you on our site. However, if you choose to provide such information to us, we may use this information to follow up with you on specific matters or to provide you with information that you may be interested in, to provide you with technical assistance, or to respond to your questions. If you have indicated that you are interested in receiving information about our products and services, we and companies operating on our behalf (see below) may use your data to send you this information or contact you directly. We also may need to send you specific administrative notices about your account, and in some cases, we may need to use the information in order to contact you if required by law.
Cookies and Other Non-Personal Information
Cookies: Cookies allow us to bring you the content and features likely to be of greatest interest to you based on your previous activities on our site. In Aegerion sites that require passwords, you are giving us explicit permission to use a “persistent cookie,” which is a small data file that is generated when you enter your assigned user ID and password and access the site. This file is saved in your computer’s memory and enables your browser to access each page that is in the password-protected area.
IP Address: In addition to using the IP address of your computer to maintain communications with you as you move about our site, we also may use your IP address to personalize content provided on the site.
Polls and Surveys: We calculate and track poll and survey results to improve our site offerings based on your input about your needs and preferences. We use this information only at an aggregate level.
How We Disclose Your Information
Co-Branded Services: From time to time, we may partner with other companies to provide you with content or services on a joint or “co-branded” basis. At a co-branded site you will see both the Aegerion logo and the logo of the co-branded partner displayed. To access the services available on a co-branded site, you may have to complete an online registration form, and this registration information may be shared with our co-branded partners. You should read the individual privacy policies of the co-branded sites, as these may differ in some respects from ours. Reading these policies will help you to make an informed decision about whether to provide your information to a given site. Remember, you may always opt out of sharing your information with a partner site by choosing not to use the service or content provided by the co-branded site.
As Required by Law: In certain limited circumstances, we may be called upon to release your personal information in response to a court order, subpoena, search warrant, law, or regulation. We also may need to use your information to contact you if required by law. We plan to cooperate in responding to such requests, taking appropriate measures to ensure that the requester understands the sensitive nature of the information 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 site.
Your Privacy Choices
If, at any time, you wish to stop receiving e-mails or other communications from us, or if you have submitted personal information through our site and would like to have that information deleted from our records, please notify us. You may also request access to personal data about you that Aegerion holds, and you may have the opportunity to request a correction or amendment to your personal data. Notify us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 1-855-305-AEGR (1-855-305-2347).
As a reminder to you when exchanging e-mails, any e-mail that you send or receive on your employer’s e-mail system may be the property of your employer. Consequently, your employer may have the ability to review your personal information sent via e-mail.
Please note that although we attempt to adhere to requests to remove personal data from our records, it may not be possible to remove all copies depending on the manner in which the information was submitted to us. In addition, we reserve the right to not remove or amend information provided to us regarding an adverse drug effect, and information is otherwise required to be retained by law.
Cookies and Other Non-Personal Information
Your Web browser can be set to allow you to control whether you will accept cookies, reject cookies, or to notify you each time a cookie is sent to you. If your browser is set to reject cookies, sites like ours that are cookie-enabled will not recognize you when you return to the site and some site functionality may be lost.
Users always have the option of declining to participate in any survey they receive from Aegerion.
Notice About Internet Security
While Aegerion makes every reasonable effort to protect the information collected through its websites, including this site, please be aware that there is always some risk involved when submitting data over the Internet. We cannot guarantee that our website is 100% safe from illegal tampering or “hacking.” Any data transmitted over the Internet may be at risk; however, once it is received at Aegerion and entered into its database, it has the same protection that Aegerion extends to its own confidential information.
Links to Third-Party Sites
The site content and services are intended for adult users over the age of 13. The site is not designed to attract underage users. If we learn that an under-13 user has provided personal information, we will delete such information from our active databases.