Legal Statement

Alexion Pharma GmbH (“Alexion”, “we”, or “the Company”) provides this website as a source of general information about the Company and certain of its activities in Europe. This website may be linked to other websites and applications for mobile devices (“Applications”) provided by Alexion, which together with this website shall be referred to in this statement as the “Alexion Site” or “Site”.  Please also note this Site is hosted on servers located in the United States of America.PLEASE READ THIS LEGAL STATEMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE SITE. THIS STATEMENT INCLUDES:

•   PRIVACY STATEMENT (“Terms of Use” and “Privacy Statement” collectively referred to as the “Terms”)


Alexion has made reasonable efforts to ensure that information is complete and accurate when posted. However, Alexion makes no warranties or representations as to the completeness or accuracy of the information presented. Further, Alexion does not undertake any obligation to update any information that may change after posting.

The medical information contained on the Site is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for actual medical care and is in no way intended to replace professional medical care or attention by a healthcare professional. Persons requiring diagnosis or treatment or with questions specific to a single individual should contact their local healthcare provider for advice.

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Terms of Use


The Alexion Site may contain forward-looking statements regarding Alexion's operations, financial condition, prospects, products, services, and strategies. Such forward-looking statements are based on estimates and projections about our industry, management's beliefs, and certain assumptions made by our management. Such statements are subject to certain factors which may cause Alexion's plans or results to differ from those expected, including, without limitation, decisions of regulatory authorities regarding marketing approval or material limitations on marketing of Alexion’s products; delays in arranging satisfactory manufacturing capability and establishing commercial infrastructure; the possibility that results of clinical trials are not predictive of safety and efficacy results of Alexion’s products in broader patient populations in the disease studied or other diseases; the risk that acquisitions will not result in short-term or long-term benefits; the possibility that current results of commercialization are not predictive of future rates of commercialization; the risk that third parties will not agree to license any necessary intellectual property to Alexion on reasonable terms or at all; the risk that third party payors (including governmental agencies) will not reimburse for the use of Alexion’s products at acceptable rates or at all; the risk that estimates regarding the number of patients is inaccurate; our ability to successfully complete preclinical or clinical development of our products; our ability to expand the use of our product in other indications; and other risks set forth from time to time in Alexion's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Alexion undertakes no obligation to update any of these forward-looking statements.

Restrictions on Use of Materials

The Site is owned and operated by Alexion Pharma GmbH. The contents of the Alexion Site, such as text, graphics, images, logos, button icons, software code and other material (the "Material") are protected under copyright, trademark and other laws. You may not copy, reproduce, republish, modify, upload, post, transmit, create derivative works of or distribute Material in any way, except through normal usage of this Site. Use of the Material for any other purpose is a violation of Alexion's copyright and other proprietary rights. For purposes of these Terms of Use, the use of the Material or a modification of the Material on any other Site or networked computer environment is prohibited unless prior permission is obtained in writing from Alexion. You may not copy or adapt any Material we use to generate the web pages, such as software code. This software code is protected by copyright and other laws.


Alexion appreciates hearing from interested parties and welcomes your comments regarding Alexion's products or technologies, including Alexion's on-line services. However, Alexion's company policy does not allow it to accept or consideride as, suggestions, inventions, note drawings, concepts, materials or other information (collectively "Information") other than those it has specifically requested in writing. If you nonetheless send us any Information, it shall be deemed, and shall remain, the property of Alexion. None of the Information shall be subject to any obligation of confidence on the part of Alexion and Alexion shall not be liable for any use or disclosure of any Information. Without limitation of the foregoing, Alexion shall exclusively own all now known or hereafter existing rights to the Information and shall be entitled to unrestricted use of the Information for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to the provider of the Information.

You may use the Site for lawful purposes only. Alexion specifically prohibits use of the Site for, and you agree not to: (i) use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site; (ii) take any action that imposes an unreasonably large load on the Site’s infrastructure; (iii) decipher, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer any of the software comprising or in any way making up any part of the Site, or attempt to do the same; (iv) knowingly or recklessly introduce viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or harmful to the Site; or (v) attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Site, the server on which the Site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the Site.

Jurisdictional Issues

The Alexion Site and its contents are intended for users in the jurisdiction indicated on each website and intended to comply with the laws and regulations in the jurisdiction indicated on the website, without regard to the conflict of law provisions thereof. Alexion makes no representation that the content or Material on the Site is appropriate or available for use in other locations. By continuing use of this Site, you are affirmatively consenting that your use hereof shall be governed by the laws applicable in the jurisdiction indicated on the Site, excluding such jurisdiction’s conflict of law provisions. Those who choose to access this Site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local or national laws, if and to the extent local or national laws are applicable. Alexion reserves the right to limit provision of any product or service to any person, geographic region or jurisdiction and to limit the products or services that we provide.


If any of these Terms of Use are held invalid or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, the other provisions of these Terms shall remain in full force and effect. If any provision of these Terms of Use are held invalid or unenforceable only in part or degree, the remainder will continue in full force and effect to the extent not held invalid or unenforceable.


The Site is for informational purposes only. You should not use the information contained herein for diagnosing a health or fitness problem or disease. Alexion makes no warranties or representations of any kind and shall have no responsibility for the correctness, accuracy, reliability, completeness, security, suitability or availability of the Site. Any reliance you place on the Materials contained therein is therefore strictly at your own risk. Alexion assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of the Site. Alexion has not reviewed all of the sites or applications that may be linked to its Site, and is not responsible for the content, accuracy or privacy practices of any external third party pages or any other third party sites or applications linked to this Site. Your access to any external third party pages or applications is at your own risk. Alexion reserves the right to suspend, discontinue or terminate access to and use of the Site at any time, without prior notice. THE CONTENT AND MATERIALS IN THE SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS", “AS AVAILABLE” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, ALEXION DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. ALEXION DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE MATERIALS OR CONTENT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. ALEXION DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE MATERIALS OR CONTENT ON THE SITE IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, OR RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, SECURITY, SUITABILITY OR AVAILABILITY. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ALEXION,    SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, YOUR ABILITY OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN.

Trademark and Copyright Information

©Copyright 2016 Alexion Pharma GmbH. All rights reserved.

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Privacy Statement

At Alexion, we understand that various laws and regulations govern data protection and we respect the fact that protecting your privacy is important to you. We also recognize that health and medical information is particularly sensitive.  For those reasons, we want to explain our Internet privacy policy to you in this Privacy Statement. Please review this Statement to learn about how Alexion collects, uses, shares and protects information. 

The Alexion Site collects your personal information if you choose to give it to us. We retain the right to share your personal information with our corporate affiliates and with external third party companies or agents working on our behalf, in order to help fulfill our business obligations or for other purposes set out in this Privacy Statement.  Except as otherwise set out in this Policy, we do not share any of your personal information with external third parties for their own use unless you explicitly give us permission to do so.

This Privacy Statement applies only to personal information collected online from the Site. Other Alexion privacy policies govern personal information that is not collected on this Site.

Information Collected – Information You Give Us

On the Alexion Site, we collect your personal information (such as your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address) when you choose to submit it to us, and we use it only for those purposes which are set out in this Privacy Statement, or which you have otherwise approved. For example, you may choose to register to receive additional product information or information about a disease state that interests you, in which case your personal information will be used only for that purpose. In some cases, we remove personal identifiers from data and maintain it in aggregate form. We may combine this data with other information to produce anonymous, aggregated statistical information helpful to us in improving our products and services.

Automatically Collected Information

We automatically collect certain types of information whenever you interact with us on the Alexion Site and in some e-mails we may send each other. Automatic technologies we use may include, for example, web server logs and IP addresses, cookies and web beacons.Web Server Logs and IP Addresses: An IP address is a number assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet that allows computers and servers to recognize and communicate with each other. Alexion may collect IP addresses to conduct system administration and report aggregate information to affiliates, business partners, service providers and/or vendors to conduct website and Application analysis and performance reviews.

Web Server Logs and IP Addresses: An IP address is a number assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet that allows computers and servers to recognize and communicate with each other. Alexion may collect IP addresses to conduct system administration and report aggregate information to affiliates, business partners, service providers and/or vendors to conduct website and Application analysis and performance reviews.

Cookies: A cookie is a small piece of information that is placed on your computer when you access certain websites and Applications. The cookie uniquely identifies your browser to the server, allowing users to authenticate themselves on successive visits to the Site and allowing us to store information on the server to help make your web experience better. 

Most web browsers are set up to accept cookies, although you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. For further information about how to turn off cookie acceptance please refer to the “Help” function in your browser. Note, however, that some portions of our Site may not work properly if you refuse cookies. 

Web Analytics: We use first party cookies to anonymously analyze users’ usage of the Site to conduct website and Application analysis and performance reviews. 

This Site may also use a web analytics service from time to time made available by Google, Inc. (“Google”) called Google Analytics. This service uses performance cookies to provide information on how users use the Site.

The information generated by this service will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.  Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies and therefore this web analytics service by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; in such case, however, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this Site. For further information about how to turn off cookie acceptance please refer to the “Help” function in your browser.  By using this Site, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. 

Cookies and other tracking technologies do not automatically obtain personal information about you. Only if you voluntarily submit personal information, such as by registering with Alexion or sending e-mails to Alexion, can these automatic tracking technologies be used to provide further information about your use of the Site to improve its usefulness to you. As described above, if you wish to prevent cookies from tracking you anonymously as you navigate our Site, you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. Note, however, that some portions of our Site may not work properly if you refuse cookies.

Your Choices

You have certain options regarding your use of the Alexion Site. Alexion may require you to provide certain personal information in order for you to receive additional product information or information about a disease state. You could decide not to submit any personal information at all by not entering it into any forms or data fields on our Site and not using any available personalized services. Certain websites and Applications connected to this Site may ask for your permission for certain uses of your personal information and you can agree to or decline those uses. If you opt-in for particular services or communications, such as an e-newsletter, you will be able to unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions included in each communication. If you decide to unsubscribe from a service or communication, we will work to remove your information promptly, although we may require additional information before we can process your request.

Use of Personal Information

Alexion and/or the service providers, vendors and other third parties we hire to perform services on our behalf may use any personal information you choose to give us to comply with your requests and as otherwise disclosed to you in this Privacy Statement or on the web page where you submit your information to us in accordance with applicable data protection law. We may refer to this information to better understand your needs and how we can improve our products and services. We also use depersonalized, aggregated information collected from our Site to help us understand trends and customer needs. For example, we may analyze the gender or age of visitors to the Site about a particular medication or disease state, and we may use that analysis of aggregate data internally or share it with others for the purposes set forth in this Privacy Statement. 

[The processing of any personal information you have provided to  Alexion and/or its services providers, vendors and other third parties may involve its transfer, including to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA).]

You have the right, subject to certain exemptions, to obtain a copy of any personal information we hold on you, to correct any inaccuracies in such information, and to ask for the deletion of your personal information. If you wish to avail of any of these rights, please contact us at: Your request will be dealt with as soon as possible and in any event, within 60 days.

Data Sharing and Transfer

Alexion may share personal information about you with various third party companies or service providers or vendors working on our behalf to help further our business requirements, such as providing customer service, sending marketing communications about our products, services and offers and doing technological maintenance. We may also share personal information with our company's affiliates for the purposes set forth in this Privacy Statement.

We may also disclose personal information to our affiliates or to third parties for these purposes:

1. in connection with the sale, assignment or other transfer of the business;
2. to respond to requests of government or law enforcement agencies or where required or permitted by applicable laws, court orders, or government regulations; or
3. when needed for corporate audits or to investigate or respond to a complaint or security threat.

No Third-Party Direct Marketing Use: Alexion will not sell or otherwise transfer the personal information you provide to us at our Site to any third parties for their own direct marketing use unless we provide clear notice to you and obtain your explicit consent for your data to be shared in this manner.

Note to Users of Business or Professional Websites: If you have a business or professional relationship with Alexion, we may use information you submit on our Site, including sites intended specifically for business and professional users, to fulfill your requests and develop our business relationship with you and the entities you represent. We may also share such information with third parties acting on our behalf.

Links to Other Sites

Links to other websites or applications not controlled by Alexion (non-Alexion sites) are provided for convenience only. By providing these links, we are not endorsing or agreeing with content contained on any of the linked sites. Furthermore, the content of the linked websites or applications are not part of the Alexion Site. We try to choose sites that are relevant. However, with the rapidly changing nature of some sites, we cannot express any opinion on their content and cannot guarantee their quality. We have no control over the non-Alexion linked sites or applications and their policies. The privacy policy presented here DOES NOT APPLY to any non-Alexion websites or applications. You should contact those sites directly for information on their privacy policies, confidentiality agreements, and data collection/distribution procedures.

Alexion will not be liable for any loss or damage resulting from the use or misuse of the information on this Site or any linked non-Alexion sites, and all users who access an Alexion Site or non-Alexion linked sites agree to do so at their own risk. Neither Alexion nor any other party involved in creating, producing, or delivering the Alexion Site or any linked non-Alexion site from or to this site shall be liable in any manner whatsoever for any damages of any nature arising out of your access to this site or any linked non-Alexion site from this site, or any errors or omissions in their content.

Please note that linked non-Alexion sites may use cookies. Alexion cannot control the use of cookies by these linked non-Alexion sites. We also want you to know that when you link from an Alexion website to another website or application, that site may have the ability to recognize that you have come from an Alexion Site if that site uses third party “tracking cookie” technology. If you do not want any other websites or applications to know that you have been on this Site, we recommend that you do not use the links provided in our Site.

Privacy Statement for Children Under 18

Our Site is not intended or designed for children under the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18 you must not provide your personal information. We do not knowingly collect personal information from any person under the age of 18.  Any data that we unknowingly collect from a child will be processed in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Statement.

Additional Information on Websites

If an Alexion site has particular provisions relating to privacy that differ from those stated on this Site, those provisions will be disclosed to you on the page on which your personal information is collected.

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Updates to Website Privacy Statement


Governing law

By accessing and utilizing the site, you agree that all disputes and other matters that may arise between you or your representatives and Alexion or its employees, contractors or agents in connection with the site shall be governed under the laws of Switzerland, under the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Zurich, Switzerland.

How to contact Alexion

If you have any questions about Alexion's Privacy Statement or the information practices of our Site, you may contact us as follows:

Legal Department
Alexion Pharma GmbH
Giessh├╝belstrasse 30
8045 Z├╝rich, Switzerland

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Last updated on: April 7, 2017