Sucampo offers online resources designed to provide health, medical, and product-related information and services, as well as corporate and financial news and employment information. In addition, some of our Websites enable qualified professionals to place orders for our pharmaceutical products, to apply for grants, or to contribute to clinical studies.
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1. Personal Information Collected
Information You Provide
In general, you may browse the Sucampo Websites without providing any personal information. At our Websites, we may provide you with opportunities to sign up to receive information or services from us. As part of this process, we ask you to provide us with personal information about yourself (such as name, postal address, telephone number, e-mail address, user ID and password). For example, you may choose to register to receive e-mail updates about a Website, information about a particular health condition, or materials relating to products or services offered by Sucampo and its product-related co-promotion partners, and you may provide us with your e-mail address to receive such communications. You may always choose not to provide us with your personal information, and we will disclose to you at the time we collect your personal information whether it is required for you to receive the information or services you have requested.
To better understand and address your interests, and to keep the personal information we have about you accurate, we may correct or add to the personal information you provide to us at our Websites with personal information we receive from you offline or from other sources.
Automatically Collected Information — Cookies and Other Website Information
Like most other commercial websites, we use standard “cookie” and “web beacon” technology and web server logs to collect information about how our Website is used. Web beacons are transparent pixel images that are used in collecting information about Website visitor activities and e-mail response and tracking. For example, if we send you an e-mail message, we (or third parties providing services on our behalf) may collect information through web beacons to determine whether you have opened the e-mail message or clicked on links located within the e-mail message.
Information gathered through cookies and by our web server logs may include your IP address, your Internet browser, your operating system, the domain name of your internet service provider, the date and time of your visits, the pages viewed, the time spent at our Website, and the websites visited just before and just after our Website. This information may be associated with your personal information. Sucampo may use Web server and browser information to individually customize its offerings and presentations if you submit your personal information. Online social media resources are interactive tools that typically enable you to collaborate and share information with others. Some examples of social media resources include social networks, discussion boards, bulletin boards, blogs, wikis, and referral functions to share web site content and tools with a friend or colleague. Sucampo may collect personal information from you to enable you to use online social media resources we may offer from time to time. Sucampo may also enable you to use these social media resources to post or share personal information with others. You should consider carefully what information about yourself you choose to share with others when you use social media resources. Sucampo provides additional notice and choices about how personal information is collected, used and disclosed on our Web sites and other online resources that offer social media. Some Sucampo Web sites and online resources are designed specifically for use on mobile computing devices. Some mobile versions of Sucampo Web sites may require that you log in with your user account for that Web site. Information about your use of the mobile version of the Web site will be associated with your user account. Some of our Web sites and online resources enable you to download an application, widget or other tool that you can use on your mobile or other computing device. Some of these tools may store information on your mobile or other device. These tools may transmit personal information to Sucampo to enable you to access your user account and to enable Sucampo to track use of these tools. Some of these tools may enable you to e-mail reports and other information from the tool. Sucampo may use personal or non-identifiable information transmitted to Sucampo to enhance these tools, to develop new tools, for quality improvement and as otherwise described in this Policy or in other notices Sucampo provides.
2. Your Choices
3. Use of Personal Information
We may use aggregate information collected from visitors of our Website to help us better understand visitors’ needs and how they use the Websites. Aggregate information about Website visitors that does not contain personal information may be shared with third parties.
On some of the Sucampo Websites, you can send a link or e-mail message to a friend or colleague. E-mail addresses you may provide for a friend or colleague will be used to send your friend or colleague information on your behalf and will not be collected or used by Sucampo or other third parties for any other purpose.
If you have a business or professional relationship with Sucampo, we may use your personal information, including personal information we may collect about you from other sources, to develop our business relationship with you and your organization.
We may also share your personal information with third parties under the following circumstances:
Note: We do not share any of your personal information with third parties for their own direct marketing purposes unless you explicitly give us permission to do so.
Our Websites are not intended or designed to attract children under the age of 18, and we do not believe that our Websites are appealing to children. Therefore, we do not knowingly collect any personal information from anyone under the age of 18 at our Websites.
Our Websites may provide links to other websites as a service to you. The third-party websites are operated by companies that are outside of our control, and your activities at those websites will be governed by the policies and privacy practices of those third parties. We do not recommend or endorse the content of these websites. We encourage you to review the policies and privacy practices of those third parties before disclosing any of your personal information, as we are not responsible for their policies and privacy practices.
To help protect the privacy and security of personal information you transmit through the use of our Websites, we have implemented reasonable physical, technical and administrative safeguards to help protect your personal information against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction.
When you provide us with your personal information, you will be given some choices about how we use that personal information. You may change these preferences later. For example, if you sign up for an e-mail newsletter, you may opt out of receiving future e-mail newsletters at any time. Sucampo will always provide you with one or more of the following ways to opt out: (i) by following any opt-out instructions contained in communications you receive from Sucampo, (ii) by un-subscribing at specific areas of the Website(s) where you registered, if available, or (iii) by sending a written request to the Sucampo contact address immediately below.
If you have any questions about our privacy practices or if you need help accessing your personal information or changing your preferences, please send a written request to us at the following address:
Sucampo Pharma Americas, LLC
Attn: Compliance Officer 805 King Farm Boulevard, Suite 550
Rockville, Maryland, 20850
United States of America
Note: Please make sure to provide the name of the Website(s) applicable to your request, and your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address (if any). If you do not provide us with this information, we may not be able to respond.
Note to Employment-Applicant Users of Our Websites
If you wish to modify or update your personal information submitted at one of our Websites in response to an employment opportunity at Sucampo, you can do so on the appropriate web page of the Website where you applied.
Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is focused on the development and commercialization of specialized medicines that meet major unmet medical needs of patients worldwide. Sucampo has two marketed products – AMITIZA, its lead product, and RESCULA – and a late-stage pipeline of product candidates in clinical development for orphan disease areas. VTS-270 is a mixture of 2-hydroxypropyl-B-cyclodextrins with a specific compositional fingerprint that has been granted orphan designation in the U.S. and Europe and is in a pivotal Phase 2/3 clinical trial for the treatment of Niemann-Pick Disease Type C-1. Sucampo has an option for the North American rights to CPP1- x/sulindac, which is in Phase 3 development for the treatment of familial adenomatous polyposis and has been granted orphan drug designation in the U.S. A global company, Sucampo is headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, and has operations in Japan and Switzerland.