Effective Date: January 1, 2020
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. ("BioMarin," "we," "us," or "our") respects the privacy of visitors to our websites and online services and values the confidence of our customers, partners, patients, and employees.
California residents, please see our CCPA-specific notice at the bottom of this notice.
We may ask you for some or all of the following types of information when you register with our Services, access various content or features, submit photos and other content, or directly contact us with questions or feedback:
We also may collect certain information automatically when you visit the Services, including:
We may use first- or third-party cookies, and similar technologies to automatically collect this information. Cookies are small bits of information that are stored by your computer's web browser. You can decide if and how your computer will accept a cookie by configuring your preferences or options in your browser. You may also click on “Cookie Preferences” on our websites to manage your choices. However, if you choose to reject cookies, you may not be able to use certain online products, services or features on the Services.
Some Internet browsers include the ability to transmit "Do Not Track" signals. Since uniform standards for "Do Not Track" signals have not yet been adopted, BioMarin does not process or respond to "Do Not Track" signals.
Our legal basis to process your information includes processing that is necessary for legitimate business interests, including but not limited to the following examples:
We may also process your information in order to comply with our legal obligations, perform a contract between us and you, establish and defend any legal claims, and in some cases our basis for processing will be because you have consented to our use of your information.
We are committed to maintaining your trust, and we want you to understand when and with whom we may share the information we collect.
We may allow third parties to place and read their own cookies, web beacons, Local Shared Objects, and similar technologies to collect information through the Services. For example, our third-party service providers may use these technologies to collect information that helps us with traffic measurement, research, and analytics. Local Shared Objects (sometimes referred to as "Flash Cookies") are similar to standard cookies except that they can be larger and are downloaded to a computer or mobile device by the Adobe Flash media player. Please note that you may need to take additional steps beyond changing your browser settings to refuse or disable Local Shared Objects and similar technologies. For example, Local Shared Objects can be controlled through the instructions on Adobe's Setting Manager page. If you choose to refuse, disable, or delete these technologies, some of the functionality of the Services may no longer be available to you.
BioMarin has worked with certain third-party social media providers to offer you their social networking services through our Services. For example, you can use third-party social networking services, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, and others, to share information about your experience on our Services with your friends and followers on those social networking services. These social networking services may be able to collect information about you, including your activity on our Services. These third-party social networking services also may notify your friends, both on our Services and on the social networking services themselves, that you are a user of our Services or about your use of our Services, in accordance with applicable law and their own privacy policies. If you choose to access or make use of third-party social networking services, we may receive information about you that you have made available to those social networking services, including information about your contacts on those social networking services.
We maintain reasonable security procedures to help protect against loss, misuse or unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction of the information you provide through the Services. However, no data transmission over the Internet or stored on a server can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your information and privacy, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you disclose or transmit to us online and cannot be responsible for the theft, destruction, or inadvertent disclosure of your information. In the event that we believe that the security of your information may have been compromised, we will endeavor to give you appropriate notice as quickly as possible, including by email, and in accordance with applicable laws.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account password and for any access to or use of the Services using your password, whether or not authorized by you. Please notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security.
Your information will be retained only for so long as reasonably necessary for the purposes set forth in this Privacy Notice, in accordance with applicable laws.
BioMarin respects the privacy of children, and we are committed to complying with applicable legislation, including the US Children''s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and the EU General Data Protection Act (GDPR). The Services do not knowingly collect, use, or disclose personal information from children without prior parental consent, except as permitted by applicable legislation.
If you have questions concerning our information practices with respect to children, please contact us using the form located here.
Your rights, depending on where you live, may include the right to review, have deleted, or stop the further collection of your child's personal information. If you would like to make such a request, please contact us using the form located here.
If at any time you wish to stop receiving emails or other communications from us, or if you have submitted information through the Services and would like to have that information deleted from our records, please use the form found here to notify us.
Your rights, depending on where you live, may include the right to object to or request restriction of processing of your personal information, and request access to, erasure and/or portability of your information held by BioMarin, and you may make such a request by contacting us by completing the form found here.
You may also have the right to lodge a complaint with the relevant data protection supervisory authority if you believe that our use of your information violates applicable law.
Some of the parties to whom we disclose your information are located in countries that may not provide the same level of data protection as your home country. We take appropriate steps to ensure that such recipients of your information are bound to duties of confidentiality, and BioMarin implements measures such as the EU standard data protection contractual clauses to ensure that any transferred personal information remains protected and secure.
As a convenience to our visitors, the Services may link to a number of sites, services, and other content that are operated and maintained by third parties. These third parties operate independently from us, and we do not control their privacy practices. Such links do not constitute an endorsement by BioMarin of the content or the persons or entities associated therewith. This Privacy Notice does not apply to third-party content. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any third party to whom you provide information.
If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice, you may contact us using the form found here or at:
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
105 Digital Drive
Novato, CA 94949
Phone: (415) 506-6700
The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) gives California residents the right to know what Personal Information BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. ("BioMarin," "we," "us," or "our") collects about them, including whether it is being sold or disclosed to third parties.
In this Notice, "Personal Information" (or "PI") means any information that identifies, relates to, describes, or is capable of being associated with you or your household, whether directly or indirectly.
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 BioMarin from selling their Personal Information. Companies are also prohibited from retaliating or discriminating against consumers for exercising their rights under the CCPA.
The types of Personal Information we collect and disclose depends on your relationship and interaction with BioMarin. Please review the information below to learn about our data collection and disclosure practices generally. The information below describes the categories of personal information we have collected 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 share the personal information, and if we sell the information, the categories of third parties to whom we sell it.
In addition to the purposes for collecting and sharing Personal Information described in the information below, BioMarin may collect and disclose any and all Personal Information to our service providers and corporate affiliates (but only as necessary or appropriate to perform legitimate business purposes). We also collect and disclose any and all Personal Information as necessary to: comply with laws and regulations; monitor, investigate potential breaches of, and enforce compliance with BioMarin's 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 BioMarin and its employees, affiliates, customers, contractors, and agents. We will not collect additional categories of Personal Information nor use the Personal Information collected for additional purposes without providing you notice.
If you are a California resident, you have the following rights under the CCPA with respect to your Personal Information, subject to certain exceptions and exemptions:
You can exercise your rights by calling 1-800-983-4587 (toll free) or by completing and submitting the webform found here.
VERIFICATION: We value the security and confidentiality of your Personal Information. Therefore, if you exercise your right to notice, right of access, or right to deletion, we must first verify your identify to make sure that you are the person about whom we have collected Personal Information. We will verify every request carefully.
You may also authorize someone else to submit these requests on your behalf. To do so, you may designate directly with us another person who may act on your behalf by providing us with a notarized copy of power of attorney, or ask the authorized agent to provide us with a copy of your written permission and a scanned copy of their own government-issued ID.
You have the right to be free from discrimination or retaliation for exercising any of your rights under the CCPA. We may, however, charge a different price or rate, or provide a different level or quality of goods or services to you, if that difference is reasonably related to the value provided to BioMarin by your Personal Information. Further, we may offer you financial incentives in return for your Personal Information. Should we offer such programs, we will provide you with additional information at the time you enroll.
Call 1-800-983-4587 (toll free) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to contact us with questions regarding this Notice. California residents who are unable to review or access this Notice due to a disability may email us at email@example.com to request access to this Notice in an alternative format.
For each of the categories of Personal Information listed below, here are: (1) the definition of each category; (2) the source(s) we collect such PI from; (3) our purpose(s) for collecting or sharing the PI; (4) the third parties to whom we disclose the PI; and (5) the third parties to whom we sell the PI, if any.