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AKORN PRIVACY POLICY

Last Revised: December 2019
This Privacy Policy describes how AKORN, INC., and its related brands and affiliates (collectively, “Akorn,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) collects, uses, shares, and safeguards personal information.  This Privacy Policy also tells you about your rights and choices with respect to your personal information, and how you can reach us to get answers to your questions.  You can jump to particular topics by going to the headings below:

Types Of Information We Collect
Use And Processing Of Information
Sharing Of Information
Your Choices
How We Protect Personal Information
Miscellaneous
Contact Information

Types Of Information We Collect
The following provides examples of the type of information that we collect from you and how we use that information. 

Context

Types of Data

Primary Purpose for Collection
and Use of Data

Customer  Information

We collect the name, and contact information, of our customers and end consumers with whom we may interact, directly or indirectly

We have a legitimate interest in contacting our clients and communicating with them concerning normal business administration.

Prospective Investor Information

We collect the name, and contact information, of prospective investors who submit that information to us through the website.

We have a legitimate interest in contacting interested prospective investors about potential investment opportunities.

Cookies and first party tracking

We use cookies and clear GIFs. “Cookies” are small pieces of information that a website sends to a computer’s hard drive while a web site is viewed.

We have a legitimate interest in making our website operate efficiently.

Cookies and Third Party Tracking

We participate in behavior-based advertising, this means that a third party uses technology (e.g., a cookie) to collect information about your use of our website so that they can provide advertising about products and services tailored to your interests on our website, or on other websites.  We have a legitimate interest in engaging in behavior-based advertising and capturing website analytics.

Email Interconnectivity

If you receive email from us, we use certain tools to capture data related to when you open our message, click on any links or banners it contains and make purchases. We have a legitimate interest in understanding how you interact with our communications to you.

Employment

If you apply for a job posting, or become an employee, we collect information necessary to process your application or to retain you as an employee.  This may include, among other things, your Social Security Number.  Providing this information is required for employment. We use information about current employees to perform our contract of employment, or the anticipation of a contract of employment with you.  In some contexts, we are also required by law to collect information about our employees.  We also have a legitimate interest in using your information to have efficient staffing and work force operations.

Feedback/Support

If you provide us feedback or contact us for support we will collect your name and e-mail address, as well as any other content that you send to us, in order to reply.

We have a legitimate interest in receiving, and acting upon, your feedback or issues.

Health Data

We may collect health-related data from you or from third parties related to the use of our products.

We have a legitimate interest in collecting health-related data and complying with applicable regulations related to the receipt, use and disclosure of such data.

Mailing List

When you sign up for one of our mailing lists we collect your email address or postal address.   

We share information about our products and services with individuals that consent to receive such information.  We also have a legitimate interest in sharing information about our products or services.

Partner Promotion

We collect information that you provide as part of a co-branded promotion with another company.

We have a legitimate interest in fulfilling our promotions.

Surveys

When you participate in a survey we collect information that you provide through the survey.  If the survey is provided by a third party service provider, the third party’s privacy policy applies to the collection, use, and disclosure of your information.

We have a legitimate interest in understanding your opinions, and collecting information relevant to our organization.

Sweepstakes or contests

When you participate in a sweepstakes or contest we collect information about you which includes contact information to notify you if you are selected. We have a legitimate interest in operating the sweepstakes.  In some contexts we are also required by law to collect information about those that enter into our sweepstakes, and we have a legitimate interest in complying with those laws.

Website interactions

We use technology to monitor how you interact with our website. This may include which links you click on, or information that you type into our online forms.  This may also include information about your device or browser.

We have a legitimate interest in understanding how you interact with our website to better improve it, and to understand your preferences and interests in order to select offerings that you might find most useful.  We also have a legitimate interest in detecting and preventing fraud.

Web logs

We collect information, including your browser type, operating system, Internet Protocol (IP) address (a number that is automatically assigned to a computer when the Internet is used), domain name, click-activity, referring website, and/or a date/time stamp for visitors.

We have a legitimate interest in monitoring our networks and the visitors to our websites.  Among other things, it helps us understand which of our services is the most popular.

In addition to the information that we collect from you directly, we may also receive information about you from other sources, including third parties, business partners, our affiliates, or publicly available sources.  For example, if you submit a job application, or become an employee, we may conduct a background check.

Use And Processing Of Information

  • In addition to the purposes and uses described above, we use information in the following ways:
  • To identify you when you visit our websites or our stores.
  • To provide products and services or to process returns.
  • To improve our services and product offerings.
  • To fulfill legal and regulatory obligations.
  • To conduct analytics.
  • To respond to inquiries related to support, employment opportunities, or other requests. 
  • To send marketing and promotional materials, including information relating to our products, services, sales, or promotions.
  • For internal administrative purposes, as well as to manage our relationships.
  • Although the sections above describe our primary purpose in collecting your information, in many situations we have more than one purpose.  As a result, our collection and processing of your information is based in different contexts upon your consent, our need to perform a contract, our obligations under law, and/or our legitimate interest in conducting our business.

Sharing Of Information.

In addition to the specific situations discussed elsewhere in this policy, we disclose information in the following situations:

  1. Affiliates and Acquisitions. We may share information with our corporate affiliates (e.g., parent company, sister companies, subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under common control).  If another company acquires, or plans to acquire, our company, business, or our assets, we will also share information with that company, including at the negotiation stage. 

  2. Other Disclosures with Your Consent.  We may ask if you would like us to share your information with other unaffiliated third parties who are not described elsewhere in this policy.

  3. Other Disclosures without Your Consent. We may disclose information in response to subpoenas, warrants, or court orders, or in connection with any legal process, or to comply with relevant laws.  We may also share your information in order to establish or exercise our rights, to defend against a legal claim, to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding possible illegal activities, suspected fraud, safety of person or property, or a violation of our policies, to comply with state, federal, or international reporting or disclosure requirements, or to comply with your request for the shipment of products to or the provision of services by a third party intermediary.

  4. Partner Support for Uses. We may offer contests, sweepstakes, or other promotions with third party partners.  If you decide to enter a contest, sweepstakes, or promotion that is sponsored by a third party partner the information that you provide will be shared with us and with them.  Their use of your information is not governed by this privacy policy.

  5. Service Providers. We may share your information with service providers.  Among other things service providers may help us to administer our website, conduct surveys, provide technical support, process payments, assist with regulatory and other reporting obligations and disclosures outlined above, data aggregation, and assist in the fulfillment of orders.

  6. Sharing with Affiliates and Non-Affiliates for Marketing and Other Purposes.  We may share your information with affiliates and non-affiliates for marketing, regulatory and other purposes.  Under certain circumstances, you may opt-out of such sharing with non-affiliates with respect to certain data you have provided to us. 


Your Choices.

You may be entitled to certain choices regarding your personal information. As applicable, please contact us by one of the methods listed below under “Contact Information” and we will assist you with your request as soon as possible. Please note that in order to exercise these rights, we may have to verify your identity to make sure you are exercising rights related to personal information belonging to you. Depending on your request, we may request certain information from you in order to verify your identity and residency using personal information already provided by you, prior to granting any data subject access request, including a request for access or deletion of data. You may also appoint an authorized agent by contacting us at the email below and verifying your identity and residency. Please note, if you elect to exercise one of your choices listed below, you will not receive discriminatory treatment by us for exercising your privacy rights that are conferred upon you by law. You can make the following choices regarding your personal information:

  1. Access To Your Personal Information. You may request access to your personal information by contacting us at the address described below. If required by law, upon request, we will grant you reasonable access to the personal information that we have about you.   Note that California residents may be entitled to ask us for a notice describing what categories of personal information (if any) we collect, use, sell or share with third parties or affiliates for direct marketing. 

  2. Changes To Your Personal Information. We rely on you to update and correct your personal information. You may contact us at the address described below in order to request that your information by modified. Note that we may keep historical information in our backup files as permitted by law. 

  3. Deletion Of Your Personal Information.  Typically we retain your personal information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.  You may, however, request information about how long we keep a specific type of information, or request that we delete your personal information by contacting us at the address described below.  If required by law we will grant a request to delete information, but you should note that in many situations we must keep your personal information to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, enforce our agreements, or for another one of our business purposes.
  4.  
  5. Objection to Certain Processing.  You may object to our use or disclosure of your personal information by contacting us at the address described below. 

  6. Online Tracking.  We do not currently recognize automated browser signals regarding tracking mechanisms, which may include "Do Not Track" instructions.

  7. Promotional Emails. You may choose to provide us with your email address for the purpose of allowing us to send free newsletters, surveys, offers, and other promotional materials to you, as well as targeted offers from third parties.  You can stop receiving promotional emails by following the unsubscribe instructions in e-mails that you receive.  If you decide not to receive promotional emails, we may still send you service related communications.

  8. Promotional Mailings.  If at any time you do not want to receive offers and/or circulars from us you can remove yourself from our mailing lists by emailing us (our contact information is below) with "NO SNAIL MAIL" in the subject line along with your name, address and zip code. Please note that our mailings are prepared in advance of their being sent. Although we will remove your name from our mailing list after receiving your request, you may still receive mailings from us that had been initiated prior to your name being removed.

  9. Revocation Of Consent.  If you revoke your consent for the processing of personal information then we may no longer be able to provide you services. In some cases, we may limit or deny your request to revoke consent if the law permits or requires us to do so, or if we are unable to adequately verify your identity. You may revoke consent to processing (where such processing is based upon consent) by contacting us at the address described below.


How We Protect Personal Information

No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is fully secure. While we use reasonable efforts to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information. In the event that we are required by law to inform you of a breach to your personal information we may notify you electronically, in writing, or by telephone, if permitted to do so by law.
Some of our websites permit you to create an account.  When you do you will be prompted to create a password.  You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password, and you are responsible for any access to or use of your account by someone else that has obtained your password, whether or not such access or use has been authorized by you.  You should notify us of any unauthorized use of your password or account.

Miscellaneous

The following additional information relates to our privacy practices:

  • Transmission Of Information To Other Countries. As a multi-national company we transmit information between and among our affiliates.  As a result your information may be processed in a foreign country where privacy laws may be less stringent than the laws in your country.  Nonetheless, where possible we take steps to treat personal information using the same privacy principles that apply pursuant to the law of the country in which we first received your information.  By submitting your personal information to us you agree to the transfer, storage and processing of your information in a country other than your country of residence including, but not necessarily limited to, the United States.  If you would like more information concerning our attempts to apply the privacy principles applicable in one jurisdiction to data when it goes to another jurisdiction you can contact us using the contact information below.
  • Children.  The sites are not meant for or targeted to children and should not be used by children under the age of 13.  If a parent or guardian is made aware that a child under the age of 13 has provided us with personal information through any point of contact, we ask to be contacted at the below email address, and we will delete the information about the child referenced from our files. If we have actual knowledge that personal information about a person under the age of 13 has been collected without appropriate parental consent, then we will take the appropriate steps to delete such information.  We do not sell the personal information of minors less than 16 years of age without affirmative authorization.
  • Third Party Applications/Websites.  We have no control over the privacy practices of websites or applications that we do not own.
  • Changes To This Privacy Policy.  We may change our privacy policy and practices over time.  To the extent that our policy changes in a material way, the policy that was in place at the time that you submitted personal information to us will generally govern that information unless we receive your consent to the new privacy policy.  We will note the effective date of the latest version at the beginning of the Privacy Policy.
  • Information for California Residents.  California Civil Code Sections 1798.115(c), 1798.130(a)(5)(c), 1798.130(c), and 1798.140 indicate that organizations should disclose whether certain categories of information are collected, “sold” or transferred for an organization’s “business purpose”(as those terms are defined under California law).  You can find a list of the categories of information that we collect and share here. Please note that because this list is comprehensive it may refer to types of information that we share about people other than yourself. If you would like more information concerning the categories of personal information (if any) we share with third parties or affiliates for those parties to use for direct marketing please submit a written request to us using the information in the "Contact Information" section below.  We do not discriminate against California residents who exercise any of their rights described in this Privacy Policy.

Contact Information.  If you have any questions, comments, or complaints concerning our privacy practices please contact us at the appropriate address below.  We will attempt to respond to your requests and to provide you with additional privacy-related information.

privacyak@akorn.com
Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer
Akorn, Inc.
1925 West Field Court, Suite 300
Lake Forest, IL 60045

1-800-932-5676

If you are not satisfied with our response, and are in the European Union, you may have a right to lodge a complaint with your local supervisory authority.

Effective Date: January 1, 2020