PRIVACY SHIELD NOTICE
Last Updated: January 22, 2020
ACADIA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and its U.S. controlled subsidiaries (collectively, "ACADIA”, “we”, “our" or "us") respect your privacy. This Privacy Shield Notice ("Notice") describes our standards and procedures for handling Personal Information transferred from the European Economic Area ("EEA") and Switzerland to the U.S. in accordance with ACADIA’s obligations under the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks.
ACADIA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and its controlled subsidiaries comply with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework (together the “Privacy Shield”) as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of Personal Information transferred from the EEA member countries, the UK and Switzerland to the United States. ACADIA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has certified to the Department of Commerce that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles of Notice, Choice, Accountability for Onward Transfer, Security, Data Integrity and Purpose Limitation, Access and Recourse, Enforcement and Liability (collectively, the “Principles”). If there is any conflict between the terms in this Notice and the Principles, the Principles shall govern. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view our certification, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/.
PERSONAL DATA COVERED BY OUR PRIVACY SHIELD CERTIFICATION
PRIVACY SHIELD PRINCIPLES
- Choice. You may choose the types of Personal Information we process and the purposes of the processing. In the event Personal Information is (i) to be used for a purpose that is materially different from the purposes for which the Personal Information was originally collected or subsequently authorized, or (ii) transferred to a third party acting as a data controller, individuals will be given, where practical and appropriate, an opportunity to opt-out of having their Personal Information so used or transferred where it involves non-sensitive information. Where such use or transfer involves sensitive information, individuals must opt-in before such use or transfer.
- Security. We maintain reasonable and appropriate security measures to protect Personal Information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction in accordance with this Notice.
- Access. You have the right to access Personal Information that we hold about you and request that we correct, amend or delete it if it is inaccurate or processed in violation of Privacy Shield. These access rights may not apply in some cases, including where providing access is unreasonably burdensome or expensive under the circumstances or where it would violate the rights of someone other than the individual requesting access, or as otherwise permitted by the Principles. If you would like to request access to, or a correction, amendment, or deletion of your Personal Information, you can submit a written request to the contact information provided below. We may request specific information from you to confirm your identity. In some circumstances we may charge a reasonable fee for access to your information.
- Recourse, Enforcement and Liability. In compliance with the Principles, ACADIA commits to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your Personal Information. EU and Swiss individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding our Privacy Shield policy should first contact ACADIA at the contact information provided below.
ACADIA has further committed to cooperate with the panel established by the EU Data Protection Authorities (“DPA”) and the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (“FDPIC”) with regard to unresolved Privacy Shield complaints concerning human resources data transferred from the EU and Switzerland in the context of the employment relationship. Under certain conditions, more fully described on the Privacy Shield website https://www.privacyshield.gov/article?id=How-to-Submit-a-Complaint, you may also be able to invoke binding arbitration when other dispute resolution procedures have been exhausted.
For purposes of enforcing compliance with the Privacy Shield, ACADIA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is subject to the investigatory and enforcement authority of the US Federal Trade Commission.
Amendment. This Notice may be amended consistent with the requirements of the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks. When we update this Notice, we will also revise the "Last Updated" date at the top of this document.
Questions or complaints. In compliance with the Principles, ACADIA commits to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your Personal Information. EU and Swiss individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding our Privacy Shield Notice should first contact ACADIA at firstname.lastname@example.org or by postal mail at:
ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Attn: Privacy Shield Inquiry
3611 Valley Centre Drive, Suite 300
San Diego, California 92130