Last updated: December 2019
Takeda recognises and respects the privacy rights of individuals with regard to their personal data. This Privacy Notice (“Notice”) explains what type of personal data we may collect about you and how we use it.
Your privacy is important to us. If you have any questions concerning Takeda’s privacy practices or wish to exercise your rights relating to personal data that Takeda has collected about you, please contact us as described in the “How to Contact Us” section below.
Takeda is a group of companies with operations globally. The Takeda enterprise (“Takeda”, “we”, “us”, “our”) includes the parent company Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, and its affiliated entities. For contact information related to your local affiliate, please refer to Takeda’s website at https://www.takeda.com/worldwide.
This Notice applies to Takeda websites, social media pages, (mobile) applications, surveys, patient and healthcare professional support activities, as well as other Takeda services and activities that display or reference this Notice (together “Services”).
Any person accessing, browsing or otherwise using the Services, either manually or via an automated device or program, shall be considered a “User.”
Takeda collects personal data to operate effectively and provide you with the best experiences from our Services.
Takeda collects information directly from you through your interactions with us when you sign up for a Service, enter into a contract with us, submit an application to us, and through various other engagements we may have with you. We may use technologies that automatically collect information when you visit our sites, view our advertisements, or use our products or services.
We also may collect information about you from third parties, such as our vendors, suppliers, contractors, and business partners. For example, we may use such third-party data to confirm contact or financial information, to verify qualifications of healthcare professionals and to check references.
The type of personal data we collect depends on the interactions you have with Takeda and the Takeda Services you use. These may include:
In some cases, we may enhance the information we hold about you with information we receive from third parties and with information which is publicly or commercially available and/or which is obtained by any other legal means.
For example, we may collect publicly available information about you, including online postings, social media platforms, publication databases, journals, and societies. Please note that any information you post or disclose through these services may become publicly available information to users of the service you provided it to, and to the general public. We urge you to be very careful when deciding to disclose your personal data, or any other information, in these forums, and to carefully review and familiarize yourself with applicable privacy settings and options.
Depending on your relationship with Takeda, Takeda uses the personal data we collect for a number of basic purposes, described in more detail below: (1) for business operations (marketing and sales, research and development, patient support, donations and sponsorships, communications), (2) for business administration (finance and accounting, human resources, prevention and investigatory activities), (3) for business management (internal audit, asset management, system and business controls), and (4) as necessary to protect the health, safety, and security of Takeda personnel and to comply with legal requirements and obligations. Takeda does not sell your personal data.
We may use personal data:
When Takeda engages in the processing of your personal data, we will only do so if this is allowed, also referred to as having a legal basis to process your personal data. The legal bases Takeda would rely on include:
In all situations where there is no other legal basis, Takeda will ask for your agreement (known as “consent”) as legal basis to process your personal data.
Note that if you provide your consent, you may also at any time withdraw your consent by contacting us as described in the “How to Contact Us” section. It is also important to know that you have other rights regarding the processing of your personal data, see the section on “Your rights related to your personal data”.
We share data with Takeda-controlled affiliates and subsidiaries; with vendors working on our behalf; when required by law or to respond to legal process; to protect our customers; to protect lives; to maintain the security of our Services; and to protect the rights or property of Takeda.
In such cases, Takeda will require these third parties to protect the confidentiality and security of the personal data that is shared with them. These third parties will be required to agree that they will not use or disclose personal data about you except as necessary to provide services to us or perform services on our behalf, or as necessary to comply with applicable laws or regulations.
Takeda may share your personal data with affiliates and third parties as follows:
We may also disclose your personal data in the following circumstances:
We may also disclose aggregate or de-identified data that is not personally identifiable to third parties. Aggregate data is created by collecting and processing information about individuals and summarizing the data, eliminating the possibility to identify an individual.
We have implemented a variety of security technologies and organisational procedures to protect your personal data from unauthorised access, use and disclosure. For example, we store your personal data on computer systems that have various types of technical and physical access controls, such as encryption. Takeda has implemented data security controls consistent with industry standards; however, Takeda cannot guarantee the security of your information. It is also important for you to protect against unauthorised access to your password(s) and your computer, mobile devices, etc. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure (for example, if you feel that the security of any account you might have with us has been compromised), please notify us immediately as described in the “How to Contact Us” section below.
As Takeda is a multi-national organisation with locations in many countries around the world, your personal data may be stored and processed in any country in which we operate, including where we have facilities, or in which we engage service providers. Takeda takes steps to process personal data according to the provisions of this Notice and the requirements of applicable law.
Takeda may transfer personal data to countries outside of your country of residence. The laws of the receiving countries may not provide as stringent protections for personal data as your country of residence. In instances where a lesser level of protection is provided by a receiving country, Takeda undertakes that adequate safeguards are in place and that applicable laws and regulations are complied with in connection with such transfers.
In certain cases, Takeda undertakes to enter into contractual agreements (e.g., European Union Standard Contractual Clauses), or relies on other available data transfer mechanisms that aim to provide adequate protections. A copy of the EU Standard Contractual Clauses boilerplate contracts may be found at: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/international-transfers/transfer/.
To obtain additional information regarding the safeguards that Takeda has put in place to govern cross-border transfers of personal data, please contact us using the information provided in the “How to Contact Us” section.
Takeda will retain your personal data for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this Notice unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.
You have choices about the data we collect. When you are asked to share your personal data with Takeda, you may decline; however, your choice not to share your personal data with Takeda may mean you will not be able to use or (fully) benefit from our Services, features or offerings.
Takeda respects the right of you, or where permitted by law, your authorised agent to know and inquire about what personal data about you we have collected, used or disclosed. In addition, you or your authorised agent have the right to request correction or deletion of such personal data, as well as to request removal of your personal data held by third parties with whom we conduct business. Takeda will not discriminate against you based on your exercise of any of these rights.
For more information about your privacy rights, or if you are not able to resolve a problem directly with us and wish to make a complaint, please contact the relevant data protection authority that is responsible for making sure that privacy laws are followed in your country of residence. Individuals residing in the EEA may find a list of their local data protection authorities at https://edpb.europa.eu/about-edpb/board/members_en. For further details on other jurisdictions’ data protection authorities, please contact us as described in the “How to Contact Us” section below.
If you would like to make a request for Takeda to access, correct or delete personal data that you have provided to Takeda, please contact us as described in the “How to Contact Us” section below, and we will respond in a reasonable time. We will make a good faith effort to provide you with access to your personal data and to correct any inaccuracies or delete such information at your request if it is not otherwise required to be retained by law or for Takeda’s legitimate business purposes. If for any reason your request is declined, we will notify you. Before fulfilling your requests we may require additional information from you in order to verify your identity.
Takeda will inform you if it intends to use your data for marketing purposes and to send marketing communications to you or if it intends to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You have the right to opt out from marketing communications that are being sent to you by Takeda. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by informing Takeda at any time that you do not wish to receive such marketing. Where you wish to exercise this right, please use the “unsubscribe” functionality in the relevant communications or refer to the “How to Contact Us” section below.
Takeda treats children’s information with extra care to ensure that they receive additional protection and safety. We may in some instances collect personal data about children with the consent of a parent or guardian for the provision of our Services such as clinical activities or for patient support programs. However, we do not otherwise knowingly solicit data from, or market to, children.
As a parent or guardian, if you wish to remove personal data related to your child, please contact us as described in the “How to Contact Us” section below.
You have a variety of tools to control cookies and similar technologies, including browser controls to block and delete cookies. Please look at your particular browser for instructions on these functions. You may also wish to refer to http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html.
Your browser settings and other tools to control cookies and similar technologies may impact your experience with our Services.
We use various types of cookies, as well as similar technologies such as Local Shared Objects (or “Flash Cookies”) and web beacons (also called single-pixel tags) to identify your IP address, browser type, device characteristics, domain name, referring URLs and specific links and web pages through which you click. This data is collected automatically and is used for purposes as mentioned above. This technology also allows us to recognize you when you return to this Site and to provide you with a customized experience that we feel will be of value to you.
In addition, Takeda uses web analytics services (e.g. Google Analytics) to collect website analytics. The information generated about website usage (including your shortened IP address) is transmitted to these web analytics services. This information is used to evaluate visitors’ use of the domain, compile statistical reports on website activity, and provide other services related to the site and internet use activity.
Furthermore, we may partner with third-party service providers to serve ads regarding goods or services that may be of interest to you when you access and use our Services and third-party sites. Some of the ads on our Services or on third-party sites may be personalised, meaning that they are intended to be relevant to you based on what we, or the online advertising network serving the ad, know about you or your computer's browsing activity on both the Service and third-party sites.
To do so, these companies may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser (including through the use of pixel tags).
The Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) offers useful information about internet advertising companies, including information about how to opt-out of interest-based advertising by their members. See http://www.networkadvertising.org for general information about the NAI and http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp for the opt-out page. You may also visit http://www.aboutads.info/consumers to learn about interest-based advertising and how to opt-out from ads served by some or all participating companies.
These opt-out mechanisms rely on cookies to remember your choices. If you delete your cookies, use another computer or device, or change browsers, you will need to repeat this process. In addition, opting out of interest-based ads will not opt you out of all ads, but rather only those ads that are personalized to your interests.
Generally, social networks are interactive tools that enable you to collaborate and share information. Takeda may collect certain personal data from you to enable you to use online social network features. Takeda may also use these tools to post or share personal data with others. When using social networks, you should be very vigilant about what personal data you choose to share with others. Takeda provides notices and choices about how personal data is collected, used and disclosed on its website, social networks and other services. When engaging in social network activities, you should not post information about third parties without their consent.
Takeda welcomes any questions or comments you may have regarding this Notice or its implementation. You may also request this Notice in an alternative format if necessary due to a disability. Any such questions, comments or requests should be submitted using the contact information below. Please note that email communications are not always secure, so we encourage you not to include sensitive information in your emails to us.
Mailing Address: Attn: Data Protection Officer, Legal Department, Takeda Pharmaceuticals International AG, Thurgauerstrasse 130, CH-8152 Glattpark-Opfikon (Zürich), Switzerland.
Email Address: email@example.com
Additionally, In the United States, you may contact Takeda at 1-800-676-8975.
Takeda may update this Notice from time to time. Please check this Notice periodically for changes. If we make any changes, the updated Notice will be posted with a revised effective date. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.
Date of Preparation: May 2020