Data Protection and Privacy Statement
Last Updated November 19, 2020
Collection of Your Personal Data
Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person that enables a
third party to identify this person, directly or indirectly.
The provision of your personal data is optional and you can generally use our website without revealing any personal identifiable information about yourself. However, in certain areas of our website, we may offer you the opportunity to contact us or we may request information from you to verify that you are a healthcare provider. In these cases, we will collect your personal data.
We will collect your personal data:
- when you contact us through the email addresses provided on our website, when you subscribe to our mailing list or when you use our career opportunities portal;
- when we answer your requests and comments made through the above communication channels;
- via cookies and trackers used on our website.
Use of Your Personal Data
We use your personal data to:
- manage our relationships with you, e.g., to communicate with you in response to the requests and comments you communicate to us, to send you our alerts, news and financial information, etc.;
- manage our external and financial communications;
- manage the recruitment of our future employees;
- comply with our legal obligations and cooperate with regulators and law enforcement authorities.
The bases upon which we process your personal data include the following:
- Pursuance of our legitimate interests, for example, to provide you with information that enables us to better know you, to answer to your requests, etc. When we process personal information to meet our legitimate interests, we put in place robust safeguards to ensure that your privacy is protected;
- Performance of any contract we execute with you; for instance, in our relationships with our investors;
- Compliance with our legal obligations; for example, to respond to legally binding requests from regulators, law enforcement authorities or other government authorities;
- Collection of your consent, when required.
Recipients of Your Personal Data
We may share your personal data with third parties under the following circumstances:
- Amarin group companies: the personal data we collect about you is intended for Amarin and its affiliated companies and their employees only;
- Service providers: in some cases, your personal data may be disclosed to our service providers that perform business operations for us; for example, to send you our news. These companies are authorized to use your personal data only insofar as it is necessary for them to provide these services to us;
- Law enforcement agency, court, regulator, government authority or other third party: we may share your personal data with these recipients when we are required to do so in order to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation, or otherwise to protect our rights or the rights of any third party. Where permitted by law or regulation and reasonably practicable, we will attempt to notify you when we are required to share your personal data under these circumstances;
International Data Transfers
Because we operate as part of a global business, the potential recipients of your personal data referred to above may be located outside the country in which you are located. We may transfer your personal data to our entities and service providers located outside the European Economic Area, some of which may have laws on personal data protection that differ from those of the European Union and that do not ensure the same level of protection for personal data. We will ensure that your personal data is adequately protected when transferred. We rely on appropriate safeguards in doing so, such as execution of the Standard Contractual Clauses of the European Commission.
Retention of Your Personal Data
We only store your personal data for the period necessary and proportionate to the purpose of the processing detailed above and to enable us to:
- Comply with record retention requirements under the law;
- Defend or bring any existing or potential legal claims;
- Deal with any requests, complaints or adverse events reports;
- Maintain business records for analysis and/or audit purposes;
- Manage our relationships with our investors.
You have the following rights regarding the processing of your personal data by Amarin:
- Access to your personal data;
- Rectification of your personal data;
- Erasure of your personal data;
- Restriction of processing;
- Data portability;
- Objection to the use of your personal data;
- Withdrawal of your consent, if the processing required your consent for collection;
- Provide instructions about the processing of your personal data after your death.
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.
You can exercise these rights by contacting us at the following address: [email protected].
Security of Your Personal Data
We implement technical and organizational measures to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risks posed in the normal course to the personal data we process. These measures are aimed at ensuring the on-going integrity and confidentiality of personal data. We evaluate these measures on a regular basis to ensure the security of the processing.
A "cookie" is a small data file stored on your device (e.g., computer, smartphone, laptop, tablet, etc.) when you visit a website or access or use a mobile application that collects information, such as your settings and preferences. Cookies are typically classified as either "session" cookies or "persistent" cookies:
- "Session" cookies are temporary cookies that do not stay on your device after you leave our website or close your browser. The aggregate information collected permits us to analyze traffic patterns on our website. This can enable us over time to provide a better experience on our website by improving content or personalization and making our website easier to use.
- "Persistent" cookies are permanent cookies that remain on your device after you visited the website and closed your browser. They are used to facilitate personalization and registration services.
Most cookies that we use are necessary to provide the requested services on our website. Other cookies
may not be strictly necessary but help us with respect to the below purposes. Some of the cookies used
by our website are set by us and some are set by third parties.
Certain cookies are required for operation of our website and do not require your consent. For those cookies that are not strictly necessary, we collect your consent before placing them on your device. You will have the ability to withdraw your consent to the use of these cookies through our website and your browser settings:
- Microsoft Internet Explorer: http://www.microsoft.com/info/cookies.htm
- Firefox: http://www.mozilla.org/support/firefox/options
- Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en
- Safari: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201265
You can learn more about cookies by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org. This site contains useful information
on cookies and information on how to block cookies using different types of browsers or mobile devices. Please
note, however, that if you turn off cookies used by the website, there may be some features of our website that
will not be available to you and some web pages may not display properly.
Google will use this information as our processor to help us evaluate the use of our website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other statistical and analytical services relating to usage of our website. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google.
You can withdraw your consent and prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie about your use of our website (including your IP address) at any time as follows:
- To opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, please download and install a browser-plugin which is available here.
- For an overview of privacy at Google, please click here.
For California Residents
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) provides residents of California with the right to receive certain information about the processing of their personal information and to exercise certain rights over their personal information.
Categories of Personal Information Collected
We may collect the following categories of personal information about you:
- Identifiers such as your name, email address and IP address.
- Customer Records Information such as name, signature and address.
- Characteristics of Protected Classifications such as race, gender identity and age.
- Commercial Information such as products or services purchased, obtained, or considered
- Biometric Information such as height and weight
- Internet Activity Information such as browsing history, search history, and information regarding your interaction with our websites.
- Geolocation data
- Professional or employment related information
- Education information not publicly available
Sources of Personal Information
We may collect personal information about you from the following sources:
- Directly from you
- Through our websites
- Pharmacy claims data
- Third party partners
Purposes of Collecting Personal Information
We use the personal information we collect about you in order to:
- manage our relationships with you, e.g. to communicate with you regarding to the requests and comments you communicated to us, to send you our alerts, news and financial information, etc.
- manage our external and financial communications;
- manage the recruitment of our future employees; and
- comply with our legal and regulatory obligations and cooperate with regulators and law enforcement authorities.
Disclosure of Personal Information
We do not sell your personal information to anyone.
The table below describes the personal information we may share with third parties:
|Category of Personal Information||Third parties to whom the PI is disclosed for business purposes|
|Identifiers||Trusted service providers such as product and product information fulfilment vendors|
|Customer Records Information||Trusted service providers such as product and product information fulfilment vendors|
|Characteristics of Protected Information||Trusted service providers such as market analysis vendors|
|Commercial Information||Trusted service providers such as product and product information fulfilment vendors|
|Internet Activity Information||Trusted service providers such as webhosting services|
|Geolocation data||Trusted service providers such as webhosting services|
|Professional or employment related information||N/A|
California Privacy Rights
Under the CCPA, residents of California are entitled to the following rights:
- The right to obtain the specific pieces of personal information collected about you and to receive information about the collection, use, disclosure and sale of your personal information.
- The right to delete personal information we have collected from you, subject to certain exemptions.
- The right to opt-out of the sale of your personal information.
- The right to not be discriminated against because of exercising these rights.
If you are a resident of California and would like to exercise the right to access or delete your personal
information, you can email
or call us toll free at
You may also have an authorized agent submit a CCPA request on your behalf using the methods described above. If we receive a request from an agent, we may require that that they provide proof that they have been authorized by you to submit the request.
Should you have any questions regarding any privacy issues you may have, or you wish to access\amend\or erase any of your personal details, please email [email protected].