BeiGene, Ltd. and its subsidiaries (“BeiGene”, “we”, “us” and “our”) are committed to respecting and protecting your privacy.

This Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) sets forth BeiGene’s practices regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of information that we may collect or receive from you through our websites, mobile sites, and mobile applications (together, the “Site(s)”), security systems, our offline business-related interactions with you, and other services and products that link to or otherwise reference this Privacy Policy (collectively, the “Services”). Please read the entire Privacy Policy before using our Services.

Information We Collect

The types of information that BeiGene may collect and receive from you while you use the Services are described in this section and include both information that you provide to us and information that we collect automatically when you use the Services. 

Personal Information: Personal information is information from which an individual can be identified directly or indirectly. We may collect personal information that you provide through the Services, for example, through your completing forms or setting up accounts on the Sites, through an enrollment form in order to register for BeiGene programs and services, through requests to receive marketing materials and information, by contacting BeiGene customer service, or by responding to BeiGene questionnaires or surveys. This may include information such as your name, postal address, telephone number, email address, date of birth, device and browsing information, such as your IP address, and health, financial and professional information. 

Cookies and other similar technologies: When you use our Services, we also may collect information relating to your usage and device, generally from four sources: server log files, cookies, “pixel tags,” and Google Analytics.

Server Log Files: Your Internet Protocol (IP) address is an identifying number that is automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider (ISP). This number is identified and logged automatically in our server log files whenever you visit the Site, along with the time(s) of your visit(s) and the page(s) that you visited. We use the IP addresses of all visitors to the Site to calculate Site usage levels, to help diagnose problems with the Site servers, and to administer the Sites. We may also use IP addresses to communicate with or block access by visitors who fail to comply with our Terms of Use. Collecting IP addresses is standard practice on the Internet and is carried out automatically by many web sites.

Cookies: Cookies are data that a web server transfers to an individual’s computer for record-keeping purposes. Cookies are an industry standard used by most websites and help facilitate users’ ongoing access to and use of a particular website. Cookies do not cause damage to your computer systems or files, and only the website that transferred a particular cookie to you can read, modify or delete such cookie. If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, there are simple procedures in most browsers that allow you to delete existing cookies, to automatically decline cookies, or to be given the choice of declining or accepting the transfer of particular cookies to your computer. You should note, however, that declining cookies may make it difficult or impossible for you to use portions of the Sites.

Pixel Tags: The Sites may use so-called “pixel tags”, “web beacons”, “clear GIFs” or similar means (collectively, “pixel tags”) to compile aggregate statistics about site usage and response rates. Pixel tags allow us to count users who have visited certain pages of the Sites, to deliver branded services, and to help determine the effectiveness of promotional or advertising campaigns. When used in HTML-formatted email messages, Pixel Tags can tell the sender whether and when the email has been opened.

Google Analytics: The Sites may use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google, to better understand website usage. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit sites, what pages they visit and what other sites they used prior to visiting. Google uses the data collected to track and examine the use of the sites, to share such data with other Google services, or to personalize the ads of its own advertising network. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Service and the Google Privacy Policy. Google offers an opt-out mechanism for Google Analytics available here.

Do Not Track Signals: At this time, we do not respond to “Do Not Track” signals from your web browser due to the lack of an established industry standard. For more information about “Do Not Track” signals, please visit https://allaboutdnt.com/.

THE WAY WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

We never use or share personal information provided to us in connection with the Services in ways unrelated to the purposes described below without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

The personal information that is collected in connection with the Services may be used in any of the following ways:

  • To respond to your requests for information, products, or services; 
  • To provide you with general health information (such as information on certain health conditions) as well as information about our products and services; 
  • To provide you with marketing communications whether about a particular BeiGene product or concerning general disease information; 
  • To determine if you are eligible for certain products, services, or programs (such as patient assistance programs); 
  • To manage or develop our business relationship with you (e.g., to respond to questions, invite you to events, comply with regulatory obligations, or determine eligibility for BeiGene programs); 
  • To recruit and/or consider you for employment; 
  • For our research, development, and collaboration efforts; 
  • For regulatory reporting, such as adverse event or pharmaceutical transparency reporting; and
  • For other everyday business purposes, such as payment processing and financial account management, product development, contract management, Site administration, fulfillment, analytics, fraud prevention, corporate governance, reporting, and legal compliance.

The information we collect from your device is used to better design our Sites. We analyze this information to enhance Site security and to track the popularity of certain pages of the Sites, the success of our email notifications, traffic levels on the Sites, and other usage data, all of which helps us to provide content tailored to your interests and improve the Sites and related Services. For example, we may understand that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our Sites, or that Y number of people applied for jobs, but we would not disclose anything that could be used to identify those individuals.

SHARING YOU PERSONAL INFORMATION

We may share your information with third parties with whom we have contracted, affiliates and business partners. We will require the recipients to use your personal information only for appropriate purposes and take appropriate measures to protect your personal information.  For more information on those safeguards, contact us at privacy@beigene.com.

In the event that we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets to a third party, such as in the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar event, we may transfer information that we have collected to such third party.  We will require such a third party to continue to comply with this Privacy Policy.

We may disclose information if we believe it is necessary: (a) to comply with any law applicable to us, a request from law enforcement, a regulatory agency, or other legal process; (ii) to protect the legitimate rights, privacy, property, interests, or safety of BeiGene, our patients, business partners, personnel, or the general public; (iii) to pursue available remedies or limit damages; (iv) to enforce our Terms of Use; or (v) to respond to an emergency. We reserve the right to disclose user information when we believe in good faith that such action is necessary to comply with a legal obligation.

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

The Sites may contain links to third-party websites, which are not operated or controlled by BeiGene and for which BeiGene is not responsible. The links from the Sites do not imply that BeiGene endorses or has reviewed the third-party websites. Once you have left the Site, we are not responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide.  We suggest contacting those sites directly for information on their privacy policies.

GLOBAL ACCESS

This site is owned and operated by BeiGene in the United States.  However, your personal information may be accessible or transferred to our affiliates, vendors, and suppliers who are located in other countries. If you are visiting this site from a country other than the United States, your communication with us will necessarily result in the transfer of information across international borders.  We have implemented reasonable measures to help protect your personal information; for example, intended recipients are contractually bound to comply with certain data protection standards.  However, certain countries and territories may not provide a similar or adequate level of protection as that provided by your home country or region.  Therefore, by using the Sites or Services or otherwise providing information to us, you hereby expressly consent to the transfer of your personal information outside your country or region.

OUR COMMITMENT TO DATA SECURITY AND DATA RETENTION

We have established reasonable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information we collect online.

However, there is always some risk of unauthorized access to our systems.  You should take special care in deciding what information you transmit, upload, send, or otherwise submit to BeiGene.

In case of a personal information security incident, as required by applicable laws, we will inform you in a timely manner and report the incident to relevant regulatory authorities.

We retain your information for as long as it is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy, unless required by our legal obligations to retain it for longer.

OUR COMMITMENT TO CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

Protecting the privacy of children is especially important. We take seriously our obligations under applicable laws concerning the collection of personal information from children. The Services are not directed at children and we do not knowingly allow children to communicate with us or use any of our Sites or Services.  We request that children not provide any personal information through the Sites or in connection with the Services.  If you are a parent and become aware that your child has provided us with information, please contact us at privacy@beigene.com

ACCESSING INFORMATION & CONTACTING US

You may contact us at any time if you have questions about this Privacy Policy.  Under applicable data protection laws, you may be entitled to access the information we have collected and, where appropriate, request that it be corrected, erased, or restricted or withdraw your consent or object to its use.  Additionally, residents of California, USA, may obtain certain information regarding BeiGene’s disclosure of personal information to third parties for third-party direct marketing.

To contact us, please send an email to privacy@beigene.com.

We will endeavor to respond to your request as soon as reasonably possible in compliance with applicable laws.

To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections. Note that despite any requested removal of or change to personal information there may be residual information that will remain within our databases and other records.

For purposes of European data protection laws, BeiGene, Ltd. is the data controller; i.e., the company responsible for controlling the processing of personal data. BeiGene’s privacy office can be contacted at privacy@beigene.com

YOUR CHOICE

You may choose not to provide any personal information to us; however, in doing so, you may not be able to use certain Services, e.g. patient support services, or the services available from links on the Sites.

At any time, you can choose to opt-out or unsubscribe from any of the Services or from communications from us. Please just let us know by emailing, calling or writing to us using the contact information listed under Contact Us or by using the unsubscribe feature in an email you have received.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

At times, it may be necessary for us to make changes to this Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy and any of our policies or procedures concerning the treatment of information collected in connection with the Services. Where we make material changes to this Privacy Policy that reflect material changes in how we use your information we may notify you of those changes. You can determine when this Privacy Policy was last revised by referring to the “Last Updated” legend at the top of this page. Any changes to our Privacy Policy will become effective upon posting of the revised Privacy Policy on the Internet, which will be accessible through the Sites. Use of the Services following such changes constitutes your acceptance of the revised Privacy Policy. We encourage you to bookmark this page and to periodically review it to ensure familiarity with the most current version of our Privacy Policy.

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