Sumitomo Pharma America Holdings, Inc. (SMPA) Privacy & Cookie Notice
(Updated and Effective: April 1, 2022)
California Residents: For additional information relating to California residents, please click on the California Residents Section.
Our privacy notice is organized in the following sections. For immediate access to a particular section, click on the title and expand the contents.
Information You Provide:
Certain areas of our websites and online resources allow you to submit information to us. We may collect information that either directly identifies you or could reasonably be used in combination with other publicly available information to identify you, including your name, contact information, email address, and other information in combination with such identifiers (“Personal Data”).
Information We Collect Automatically:
We also automatically collect other basic information about you which does not directly identify you but which may correspond with you, your browser, or a particular device. This may include your internet protocol (IP) address, your internet service provider (ISP), information about cookies in your browser, geographic location and your software and hardware attributes (e.g., browser and device type). We also automatically collect information about how you interact with our website, including the duration of your visit, the actions you take, the pages you view, the time spent on our site, the top search terms used, and the most effective ad traffic campaign drivers. We automatically collect information using the techniques described below:
Cookies. Our website may use a tracking technology called a “cookie.” A cookie is a small data file that a website can place on your computer's hard drive, where your internet browser files are kept. Cookies enable a site to “remember” the information a visitor has previously inputted, or in some cases, certain other sites that the user has visited. Cookies may be placed on your computer both by us and by third parties with whom we have a relationship, such as web analytic services and advertising network services. Further information concerning the use of third-party cookies on our site can be found below, in the section titled "Analytics and Marketing."
Web Beacons. On certain web pages or in emails we send to you, we may utilize a technology called a "web beacon" (also known as an "action tag" or "clear GIF technology"). We may use web beacons to help determine which email messages sent by us were opened and whether a message was acted upon. Web beacons also help analyze the effectiveness of websites by measuring the number of visitors to a site or how many visitors clicked on key elements of a site.
This site may use social plugins (e.g., the Facebook "Like" button) to enable you to easily share information with others. When you visit our site, the operator of the social plugin may be able to place a cookie on your computer, enabling that operator to recognize individuals who have previously visited our site. If you are logged into the associated social media website (e.g., Facebook) before browsing on our website, the social plugin allows that social media website to receive information about your visit to particular pages on our website. The social plugin may collect this information for any such visitors who have logged into social networks, whether or not they specifically interact with the plugin on our website (e.g., by clicking "Like" or "Share"). The social plugin may also allow the social media website to share information about your activities on our website with other users of their social media website. For more information about the information shared via a particular social media plugin, you should refer to that social media site's privacy statement.
Our Response to Do Not Track Signals: Certain web browsers and other programs may be used to signal your preferences to SMPA about how or whether SMPA or third parties may collect information about your online activities. Currently, our websites and online resources do not respond to such signals.
We may use and disclose the information you provide to send you requested information or other information we think may be of interest to you (including marketing communications), respond to your inquiry, improve our website, verify your relationship with us, and take other actions that may be necessary to respond to your request or fulfill the terms of a contract we have with you. We also use this information within SMPA to improve our products and communications, or to develop new products, services, and communication strategies.
Analytics and Marketing
We use certain services to analyze information we collect automatically about visitors to our sites. We use and disclose the information we automatically collect to learn more about how our website and online resources are used and to otherwise improve and administer the site. We also use and disclose this information to enable us to deliver information and advertisements tailored to your interests and preferences, based on your use of the site.
Opting Out of Certain Analytics and Marketing Activities
The Digital Advertising Alliance maintains a website where consumers can opt-out from receiving interest-based advertising from some or all of the advertising companies participating in the program ( https://optout.aboutads.info/). The Network Advertising Initiative also maintains an opt-out page (https://optout.networkadvertising.org/) where consumers can opt-out of receiving interest-based advertisements from companies participating in that program.
You may find information about Google Analytics and Google's privacy notice by visiting Google's website here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. If you would like to opt-out of having your data used by these cookies, please use the Google Analytics opt-out available here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/. This opt-out applies only to Google Analytics and will not affect the functioning of other forms of analytics.
Where permitted by law, we may combine the information we collect automatically with other information you share with us through this website. Where permitted by law, we may also combine information collected through our website and online resources with SMPA’s offline records and information provided by third parties. We use this consolidated information to improve our website and online resources, enhance our marketing activities, better design our offerings, and facilitate other business functions.
SMPA may share your Personal Data as follows:
Affiliates: We may share the information we collect with our affiliates, including our parent company, our subsidiaries, and other affiliated entities.
Service Providers: We may disclose information to third parties who provide us with various business services, including monitoring and maintaining the website and preparing newsletters and mailings for the purposes described in this notice.
Business Partners: We may also share information with third parties with whom we are working to provide you with services or information.
Legal Purposes: We may also disclose information we collect in special cases, including when we have a reason to believe that such disclosure is necessary to identify, contact, or bring a legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interfering with our rights and property or those of any other person. We may also disclose information when we believe the law requires it and in any situation that involves threats to any person’s physical safety. We also disclose information where required by law, including when required by laws, court orders, or government regulations.
Transactions Involving SMPA: If all or part of SMPA is merged into another entity, the information we have about you may be transferred to a third party as part of that transaction. We will try to assure that no information that is transferred will be used or shared in a manner inconsistent with this notice without your consent. Your information may also be included among the assets affected by financing agreements undertaken by SMPA. Your continued use of this website would, however, signify your agreement to be bound by the privacy statement and other applicable terms of the subsequent owner or operator.
Aggregated Information: SMPA may share aggregated or de-identified information about use of our sites for any lawful purpose, but such information will not identify you or any other individual personally.
The following provisions apply to the Personal Data of California residents collected by SMPA. These provisions supplement the other sections of this Privacy & Cookie Notice.
The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) gives California residents the right to know what personal information SMPA collects about them, including whether it is being sold or disclosed to third parties. The CCPA also grants certain rights to California residents, including the right to delete their personal information (subject to certain exceptions) and the right to prevent SMPA from selling their Personal Information. Companies are also prohibited from retaliating or discriminating against consumers for exercising their rights under the CCPA. If you are a California resident, more information regarding your rights are below.
SMPA collects identifiers and network activity directly from you for the following purposes: our everyday business purposes such as to process your requests, inquiries, or other communications with us; auditing related to current interactions with you including counting ad impressions and unique visitors to our website; to detect security incidents and other fraudulent activity; to monitor and improve our website functionality; and to help maintain the safety, security, and integrity of our website, products and services, databases and other technology assets, and business. SMPA may disclose this information to internet service providers, data analytics providers, operating systems and platforms, and other service providers.
In addition to the purposes for collecting and sharing personal information described above, SMPA collects and discloses any and all personal information (regardless of your relationship or interaction with us) as necessary or appropriate to: comply with laws and regulations; monitor, investigate, and enforce compliance with and potential breaches of SMPA policies and procedures and legal and regulatory requirements; comply with civil, criminal, judicial, or regulatory inquiries, investigations, subpoenas, or summons; and exercise or defend the legal rights of SMPA and its employees, affiliates, customers, contractors, and agents.
California residents have the following rights under the CCPA with respect to personal information:
- Right to Notice. Before or at the time we collect personal information from
you, you have the right to receive notice of the personal information to be collected and the
purposes for which we use it. This Notice is intended to satisfy this requirement.
You also have the right to request that we disclose to you the categories of personal information we have collected about you in the preceding 12 months, along with the categories of sources from which the personal information was collected, the purpose for collecting or selling the personal information, the categories of third parties with whom we shared the personal information, and the categories of third parties with whom we sold the personal information.
- Right of Access. You have the right to request that we disclose or provide you with access to the specific pieces of personal information we have collected about you in the preceding 12 months.
- Right to Deletion. You have the right to request that we delete the personal information we collect from you. However, in certain situations we are not required to delete your personal information, such as when the information is necessary in order to comply with a legal obligation, to engage in research, to secure our websites or other online services, or to otherwise use your personal information internally in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which you provided the information.
- Right to Opt-Out of the Sale of Personal Information. SMPA does not sell your personal information.
- Right Not to Be Subject to Discrimination. You have the right to be free from
discrimination or retaliation for exercising any of your rights under the CCPA as described above.
You can exercise your rights by clicking here or calling 888-394-7377 (menu option #5).
Our website and online resources are owned and operated in the United States, but the information you provide may be accessible by our affiliates and vendors in other countries. If you are visiting this site from a country other than the United States, your information will cross an international boundary. The level of protection for your information in the United States may not be the same as the level of protection in your country. By using this site, you consent to the collection, storage, and processing of your information in the United States and in any country to which we may transfer your information in the course of our business operations.
Our website and online resources are not intended for or directed towards children. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 16 years of age. If you have reason to believe that a child under 16 has provided us with personally identifiable information, please contact us here.
SMPA wants to keep only accurate information about you. You may update your Personal Data and your preferences at any time. Different programs and services may offer different phone numbers, links or preference managers that allow you to inform us of your updates and choices, including opting out of particular communications. These contact options are typically available on our Sites or in the emails or texts we send. If you have any difficulty finding these tools or otherwise updating your data preferences, you may contact our Privacy Officer for assistance using the methods outlined below in the Contact Us Section.
We maintain reasonable technical, administrative and procedural measures to protect your information from unauthorized access or use. However, no website, server, or database is ever completely secure, error-free, or “hacker proof.” In particular, email sent using this website or another online resource may not be secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that your information will not be disclosed, misused, or lost by accident or by the unauthorized acts of others. You should take special care before deciding to send us information via email. If you create an account on SMPA’s site, it is your responsibility to protect your access credentials from unauthorized access or use.
If you have questions about this privacy and cookie notice, our data collection practices, or your rights, please complete this form, or write to:
Sumitomo Pharma America Holdings, Inc.
Attn: Data Protection Officer, Legal Affairs
84 Waterford Drive
Marlborough, MA 01752
call: +1-877-394-7377 and select (menu option #5)
We reserve the right to amend this notice at our discretion. When changes are made, we will post the updated notice and the date of the revision. By continuing to use the SMPA website after the posting of such changes, you accept the notice as modified.