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Privacy Policy

APC Ltd, as data controller, is responsible for the processing of your personal information on this website and/or for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. In this Privacy Policy, “APC”, “we” or “us” refers to APC Ltd. A company incorporated under Irish law with a registered address at:

Building 11
Cherrywood Business Park
Loughlinstown
Co. Dublin, D18 DH50,

Ireland

Please carefully read this Privacy Policy, which describes the ways in which we collect information about individuals (“Personal Data”), how we hold and use Personal Data and how we respect your privacy rights.

We may change or update this Privacy Policy from time to time by posting a new privacy policy on this website.

Privacy at APC

The responsible use of personal data is a core value at APC.

APC fully respects privacy laws and is subject to an internal framework of privacy rules and policies.

The internal transfer of data is governed by Binding Corporate Rules, so called “BCR”. BCR are a system of privacy principles, rules and tools intended to ensure the protection of personal data. This collection of rules represents today’s best practice to meet the European Economic Area’s (“EEA”) data protection requirements for the transfer of personal data within a Group of companies. To be legally effective, the BCR has been approved by EEA Data Protection Agencies. BCR regulate the mechanism of transfer of data inside APC.

Contact us

If you wish to contact us regarding how we use your personal data or you wish to exercise your data privacy rights, please email us at [email protected] or write to at the following address:

APC Ltd, Building 11
Cherrywood Business Park
Loughlinstown
Co. Dublin, D18 DH50,

Ireland

In order to facilitate the most efficient answer, please provide the following information:

  • Name of the website you are referring to
  • Your relationship and interaction with us
  • The description of the information you would like to receive from us

Additional State-Specific Information for United States Residents

Some states (including California), have state specific rights for their residents.

California State Privacy Notices

Effective November 23rd, 2020

California

California Residents Under Age 18: If you are a resident of California under age 18 and a registered on our database of contacts, you may ask us to remove content or data that you have provided by writing to [email protected]. Please note that your request does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content or data, as, for example, some of your content or data may have been reposted by another user

California Consumer Privacy Act Notice

Last Updated: November 23rd, 2020

Pursuant to the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”), we provide the following details regarding the categories of Personal Information about California residents (excluding business-to-business data) that we have collected or disclosed within the preceding 12 months:

  1. We collected the following categories of Personal Information:
    1. Identifiers, such as name, employer and email address
    2. Inferences drawn from any of the Personal Information listed above to create a profile or summary about, for example, an individual’s likely professional interests.

We collect this Personal Information directly from California residents themselves, as well as from public databases, publications, professional organizations, social media platforms, people with whom you are connected on social media platforms, companies and other third parties.

We may use this Personal Information to operate, manage, and maintain our business, to provide marketing content and to otherwise accomplish our business purposes and objectives. Our business purposes and objectives include, for example, developing, improving and extending our range of products and services; advertising and marketing our products and services; conducting research, analytics, and data analysis; maintaining our facilities and infrastructure; undertaking quality and safety assurance measures; conducting risk and security controls and monitoring; detecting and preventing fraud; performing identity verification; performing accounting, audit, and other internal functions, such as internal investigations; complying with the law, legal process, and internal policies; maintaining records; and exercising and defending legal claims.

  1. We disclosed the following Personal Information to our affiliates and third parties, such as our service providers, for our operational business purposes:
  • Identifiers, such as name and employer
  • Inferences drawn from any of the Personal Information listed above to create a profile or summary about, for example, an individual’s professional interests.
  1. We have not “sold” Personal Information for purposes of the CCPA.

For purposes of this CCPA Notice, “sold” or “sale” means the disclosure of Personal Information for monetary or other valuable consideration but does not include, for example, the transfer of Personal Information as an asset that is part of a merger, bankruptcy, or other disposition of all or any portion of our business.

If you are a California resident, you may request that we:

  1. Disclose to you the following information covering the 12 months preceding your request:
    • The categories of Personal Information we collected about you and the categories of sources from which we collected such Personal Information;
    • The specific pieces of Personal Information we collected about you;
    • The business or commercial purpose for collecting Personal Information about you; and
    • The categories of Personal Information about you that we otherwise shared or disclosed and the categories of third parties with whom we shared or to whom we disclosed such Personal Information.
  2. Delete Personal Information we collected from you.

To make a request for the disclosures or deletion described above, please contact us at +353-1-5175420 or email us. In some instances, we may decline to honour your request where an exception applies, such as where the disclosure of Personal Information would adversely affect the rights and freedoms of another California resident.

You have the right to be free from unlawful discrimination for exercising your rights under the CCPA.

What Personal Data do we process and for which purposes?

Most of our services do not require any form of registration, allowing you to visit our site without telling us who you are. However, some services may require you to voluntarily provide us with Personal Data, which may include information such as your name, email address or telephone number. We may collect and use this Personal Data to market products and services which we think may be of interest to you or to communicate with you for other purposes which are evident from the circumstances or about which we inform you when we collect your Personal Data.

Personal Data collected from public social media:

We may also collect personal data that you made publicly available on public social media platforms (including blogs, forums etc.), related to APC, APC products and services, and more in general about drug development and manufacturing. This activity, called “social media listening”, is based on our legitimate business interests, for example, to (i) have a better understanding of how certain key audiences like process scientists and engineers react to APC’s products and services, (ii) have a better understanding of APC’s reputation as well as other market trends, (iii) identify key-stakeholders, in particular bloggers and social media influencers, and to initiate contact with them. This may include your personal information in form of comments, messages, blogs, photos and videos, although we will take steps to limit this personal information to the minimum necessary and keep it for no longer than necessary for the social media listening activity. If you want to limit further who can see your information, we recommend that you use the privacy settings available to you on such platforms.

When you share your personal information on a public social media platform, we suggest you also familiarize yourself with the privacy policy of that specific platform as these platforms are not owned and managed by APC.

Personal Data used for website usage analytics:

We may also collect and process information about your visit to this website, such as the pages you visit, the website you came from and the searches you perform. We may use such information to help improve the contents of the site and to compile aggregated statistics about people using our site for our internal usage statistics and market research purposes. In doing this, we may install "cookies" that collect the domain name of the user, your internet service provider, your operating system, and the date and time of access. A "cookie" is a small piece of information, which is sent to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies do not damage your computer. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a "cookie”, this will enable you to decide if you want to accept it or not. You can also refuse cookies altogether. However, if you do not accept our cookies, you may not be able to use all functionalities of our website.

We do not currently respond to web browser “do not track” signals or other mechanisms that provide a method to opt-out of the collection of information across websites or other online services.

Occasionally, we and our third-party advertising and service providers may use internet tags (also known as action tags, single-pixel GIFs, clear GIFs, invisible GIFs and 1-by-1 GIFs) and cookies at this site and may deploy these tags/cookies through a third-party advertising partner or a web analytical service partner which may be located and store the respective information (including your IP address) in a foreign country. These tags/cookies are placed on both online advertisements that bring users to this site and on different pages of this site. We use this technology to measure the visitors' responses to our sites and the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns (including how many times a page is opened and which information is consulted) as well as to evaluate your use of this website. The third-party partner or the web analytical service partner may be able to collect data about visitors to our and other sites because of these internet tags/cookies, may compose reports regarding the website’s activity for us and may provide further services which are related to the use of the website and the internet. They may provide such information to other parties if there is a legal requirement that they do so, or if they hire other parties to process the information on their behalf. If you would like more information about web tags and cookies, please visit the Network Advertising Initiative website https://www.networkadvertising.org.

We may use a number of technologies offered by different providers to support website analytics and user tracking, including technologies offered by the providers below. If you wish to prevent or control the use of these technologies, please follow the links mentioned with that particular third party:

Google Analytics (Google Inc.,1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) Privacy Policy, Opt-out

LinkedIn (LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Irland) Privacy Policy, Opt-out

Twitter (Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA, 94103, USA) Privacy Policy, Plug-in, Opt-out

Lead Forensics (Lead Forensics., First Floor, Granville Chambers, 21 Richmond Hill, Bournemouth BH2 6BJ, United Kingdom) Privacy Policy, Opt-out

We may combine, aggregate, or anonymize Personal Data with data we may collect from or about you from other sources, such as public databases, providers of demographic information, joint marketing partners, social media platforms, and other third parties.

We may use your data for our business purposes, including audits, monitoring and prevention of fraud, infringement, and other potential misuse of our products and services, and for modifying our services.

Also, we may use your Personal Data:

  • if we are required to do so because of an applicable law, requests from public and government authorities (including court order, subpoena, or governmental regulation), even outside your country of residence;
  • if we need to enforce our terms and conditions;
  • when we believe in good faith that the use of Personal Data is necessary to protect legal rights, the security or integrity of this website;
  • to protect your safety or the safety of others;
  • as part of any criminal or other legal investigation or proceeding in your country or in other countries; or,
  • to the extent reasonably necessary for the development of or to proceed with the negotiation or completion of a corporate or commercial transaction.

When and to whom do we disclose your information?

This Privacy Policy describes the circumstances in which we may share your Personal Data. We may share your Personal Data with other APC subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide. We also may transfer Personal Data to third parties who act on our behalf, for further processing in accordance with the purpose(s) for which the data were originally collected or may otherwise be lawfully processed, such as services delivery, evaluating the usefulness of this website, marketing, advertising, data management, or technical support.

These third parties have contracted with us to only use Personal Data for the agreed-upon purpose, and not to sell Personal Data to third parties, and not to disclose it to third parties except as may be permitted by us, as required by law, or as stated in this Privacy Policy.

We may disclose your Personal Data to a third party in the event that the business or a part of it and the customer data connected with it is sold, assigned or transferred, in which case we would require the buyer, assignee or transferee to treat Personal Data in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Also, we may disclose your Personal Data to a third party if we are required to do so because of an applicable law, requests from public and government authorities (including court order, subpoena, or governmental regulation), even outside your country of residence; if we need to enforce our terms and conditions; when we believe in good faith that the disclosure is necessary to protect legal rights, the security or integrity of this website; to protect your safety or the safety of others; as part of any criminal or other legal investigation or proceeding in your country or in other countries; or to third parties, advisors, and other entities to the extent reasonably necessary for the development of or to proceed with the negotiation or completion of a corporate or commercial transaction.

Your Personal Data may also be processed, accessed, or stored in countries outside Ireland. Such countries may offer a different level of protection of personal data. If we transfer your Personal Data to external companies in other jurisdictions, we will make sure to protect your Personal Data by applying the level of protection required under applicable data privacy laws.

How do we protect your personal data?

We use appropriate technical, administrative, and physical safeguards to protect the information collected through this website. Unfortunately, no organization can guarantee the absolute security of information, especially information transmitted over the internet.

How do we deal with information from persons under the age of 13?

Our website is not directed at children. We do not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under the age of 13.

How long do we store Personal Data?

We will only retain your Personal Data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purpose for which they were collected or to comply with legal or regulatory requirements.

What are your rights and how can you exercise them?

Whenever we process Personal Data, we take reasonable steps to keep your Personal Data accurate and up-to-date for the purposes for which they were collected. We will provide you with the ability to exercise the following rights under the conditions and within the limits set forth in the law.

If you wish to contact us regarding the use of your Personal Data or you want to object in whole or in part to the processing of your Personal Data, please contact us. If you have provided consent, you may withdraw consent. You may also request, subject to confidentiality obligations, to:

  • access your Personal Data as processed by us;
  • ask for correction or erasure of your Personal Data; and
  • request portability, where applicable, of your Personal data, i.e. that the Personal Data you have provided to us, are returned to you or transferred to the person of your choice, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.