(Effective: March 15, 2021)

 

At Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (“Axsome” or “we”), we care about your privacy and understand that you may have concerns when visiting and/or interacting with our web site (“Site”). This Privacy Notice (“Notice”) explains what types of information we collect, how we collect that information, what the information is used for, who we disclose the information to, and how you, as a user, may limit the use of your personally identifiable information. This Notice is intended only for citizens and residents of the United States. Certain age restrictions may also apply. Please read this Notice carefully and in its entirety before interacting with this site and/or sharing any information about yourself.

CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13: This Site and any of our online resources are not intended for children. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If you are a parent or guardian of a child under the age of 13 and you have reason to believe that the child has provided us with personally identifiable information, please contact info@axsome.com to request deletion of this information from our records. Any user under the age of 18 should seek their parent’s or guardian’s permission prior to disclosing any personally identifiable information to us.

BY USING THIS WEB SITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS NOTICE AND THE TERMS OF USE

THIS SITE AND THE CONTENT ON THIS SITE IS FOR INFORMATIONAL AND/OR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. BY INTERACTING WITH THE SITE, YOU UNDERSTAND THAT AXSOME DOES NOT PROVIDE LEGAL, FINANCIAL AND/OR MEDICAL ADVICE. YOU SHOULD NOT RELY UPON THE CONTENT OF THIS SITE AS PROFESSIONAL ADVICE. THE SITE MAY INCLUDE CONTENT RELATED TO DISEASES AND THEIR TREATMENT. THIS CONTENT IS NOT INTENDED AS A SUBSTITUTE OR A REPLACEMENT FOR MEDICAL ADVICE FROM A TRAINED HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL. IF YOU ARE LIVING WITH OR SUSPECT THAT YOU MAY HAVE A HEALTH PROBLEM OR DISEASE MENTIONED ON THIS SITE, YOU SHOULD ASK YOUR DOCTOR OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTHCARE PROVIDER. GET HELP IMMEDIATELY IF YOU’RE HAVING THOUGHTS OF SUICIDE BY CALLING 911, GETTING IN TOUCH WITH YOUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL OR CALLING THE NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE AT 1-800-273-TALK (8255) – IT’S AVAILABLE 24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK AND ALL CALLS ARE CONFIDENTIAL.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT: There are two types of information that we may collect from you. The first type of information we may collect is information you enter into the Site about yourself. The second type of information we may collect is information about when, where and how you interact with the Site. We may also collect information about you and your behaviors through tracking technology, such as cookies and web beacons. Continue reading below to learn more.

Sharing Your Information: The Site contains sections where you may enter information about yourself, such as your name, mailing address, email address, phone number, etc. in order to communicate and engage with us. You may also indirectly share information when you communicate with us through your browser or device (e.g., internet protocol (“IP”) address, internet service provider, information about cookies in your browser, your software and hardware attributes (e.g., browser and device type), as well as your geographic location).

Interacting with the Site: When interacting with the Site you are also indirectly sharing information with us. We automatically collect information about how you interact with the Site. This may include information about each session, e.g,. things like how long you are on the Site, what pages you view, which pages you frequent most, the links you click on, any searches you may conduct using the search function, how often you visit the Site, and which ad traffic campaigns you click on to drive to the Site from other third-party web sites (collectively, “Sessions”). 

What we do with this information: We use the information, as described above, to do a lot of things to engage with you, provide content of interest, and improve our products and communications, or to create new products, services or communication strategies. We may combine the information with other publicly available information to identify you. For example, we may use and disclose your information to send you requested information or the information that we think you may be interested in (e.g., marketing communications) in response to your inquiry, verify your relationship with us, improve our website, and/or take actions necessary to help us respond to your request to fulfill the terms of a contract that we may have with you. We also will use the information provided from you internally to help us improve our Site, products, and services. This may also include things like how we communicate; develop new products and services, and communication strategies; as well as learning about our Site(s), online resources used by users, and how we may improve and administer our Site to create a better user experience through customizing our delivery of information and advertisements to your interests and preferences. Check out our section below on Analytics and Marketing for more information.

Consolidating Information: Where and when it is permitted by law, we may combine the information we collect automatically with information you share with us through the Site. Additionally, we may combine information collected through the Site and online resources with other records Axsome may have and/or information provided by third parties. We combine information from multiple sources as described above to improve our Sites and online resources, enhance our marketing communications, improve our offerings, and for internal business purposes and operations.

Cookies: Our site may use tracking technology, often referred to as a “cookie.”  A cookie is a small data file that a site places on your device’s hard drive when your internet browser files are kept open, which allows a site to “remember” the information you have previously entered, or even other sites that you have visited. Cookies may be placed on your hard drive by us or one of our partners with whom we have a relationship with, such as web analytics services and advertising network services. You can read more about that in the Analytics and Marketing section below.

Web Beacons: A web beacon is often called a “web bug,” “pixel tag” or a “clear GIF” and it is delivered through a web page or email sent to you. The web beacon “tags” you as a visitor of our Site or recipient of an email sent by us. Web beacons help us learn about the Sessions of users on our Site. Web beacons also tell us if you opened an email we sent and whether you acted on the message by clicking any of the links. This information helps us to analyze the effectiveness of our Sites so that we can improve the effectiveness of our communications and the information that we provide to you and other users. 

Sharing Our Content: You may see some icons on the site that plugin to various social media applications (e.g., Facebook, Instagram). These icons are often called “social plugins” and allow you to share content on our site with others. If you are logged into any of your social media accounts while browsing our Site, that social media application(s) may place a cookie on your device, which will allow it to recognize that you have visited our Site, any specific pages you viewed, and whether you interact with the social plugin by sharing or liking content. The social plugin may allow the social media application(s) to share information about your interaction on our Site with other uses of the social media application(s). To learn more about social media plugins, you should check out the privacy statement of the social media application(s) by visiting its privacy section.

ANALYTICS AND MARKETING: To help Axsome understand the information that we collect, we use certain services to analyze the information automatically. These services may be managed by service providers to Axsome including ad networks, third-party vendors, and other digital advertising solutions to develop and execute on marketing initiatives and help us provide marketing communications and content (on and off our Site) that interests you. These services and service providers may also use cookies and collect additional information, like your IP address, your interaction with our Site so that we may deliver a better user experience. 

Opting Out: Most browsers allow you to adjust your settings to create notifications when you receive a cookie and select whether to accept or automatically refuse all cookies. You should be aware that adjusting your cookie browser settings may impair the functionality of some sites and online resources that rely on the use of cookies may not be available if you refuse all cookies. 

Do Not Track Signals: When you visit a site in any browser, you automatically share information with the site (e.g., cookies, IP address, device information). If the site contains content from a third-party site (e.g., an advertisement, web beacon), your information may be automatically sent to the third-party site. This is different from a site’s collection and use of your information with the site. This concept is often referred to as “tracking” because your information is being tracked across multiple sites over time. Some browsers also allow you to adjust your settings to enable a Do Not Track (“DNT”) signal. Currently, our Site and online resources do not respond to DNT signals.

DISCLOSURE TO THIRD PARTIES: As described above in this Notice, we disclose the information we collect through our Sites. We may also share this information with our affiliates, business partners and service providers. We may also disclose information we collect in response to a valid legal process. Continue reading this section for more details. 

Affiliates: We may share information about you with our affiliates for the purpose of being able to provide related or additional products or services. 

Business Partners: We may share information with our business partners to offer you services and provide information you may find of interest. 

Service Providers: We may disclose information to our service providers who are contracted to provide services on behalf of Axsome, such as monitoring and maintaining the website, preparing content and other marketing communications as described in this Notice. You may opt out of any email marketing communications by following the unsubscribe instructions. You may also opt out of any text message communications by replying “STOP”. You may also contact us at info@axsome.com.

Legal Process: We may disclose your information in response to a valid legal process, for example, in response to a court order, a subpoena or other legal request for information, and/or to comply with applicable legal and regulatory reporting requirements. We may also disclose your information in response to a law enforcement agency’s request or where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, or to verify or enforce compliance with the regulations governing our products and services and with applicable laws, or as otherwise required or permitted by law or consistent with legal requirements. 

Axsome Transactions: In addition, we may, upon notice to you, transfer your information to an entity or individual that acquires, buys, or merges with Axsome. Your continued use of this Site would indicate your acceptance of the privacy statement and other applicable terms of the subsequent owner or operator.

De-Identified or Aggregated Information: De-identified information is information that cannot identify, link, or relate to a specific person. Aggregated information is the grouping or categorization of users whose identities have been removed. We may share de-identified and/or aggregated information about interactions with our Sites for any lawful purpose.

PROTECTING YOUR INFORMATION: Our Site and online resources are owned and operated in the United States. If you are in a country other than the United States and visiting this Site, your information will cross an international boundary. Your information may not be protected in your country at the same level as in the United States. When you use the Site, you consent to the collection, storage, and processing of your information in the United States. 

To protect your information from unauthorized access, Axsome uses certain data security measures and internal business practices. However, no internet/WiFi transmission or electronic storage is completely secure or error free. Therefore, we cannot guarantee absolute security when you send us information through the Site.

This Notice does not apply to any third party sites, even if you access one of those sites via a link on our Site(s). We do not endorse and are not responsible for the content on any third-party site or online resource. You should read the privacy notices of any third-party site before providing any information.

CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS: If you are a California resident, the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) gives you the right to know what Personal Information (as defined in the CCPA) Axsome collects about you, including whether it is being sold or disclosed to third parties. As a California resident, you have a right to request the deletion of your Personal Information (with some exceptions) and the right to prevent Axsome from selling their Personal Information. To exercise your rights under the CCPA you must submit your request to info@axsome.com or by mail to Axsome Therapeutics, Inc., 22 Cortlandt St, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10007. Your request must provide sufficient information to allow us to understand your request as well as permit us to verify your identity or an authorized representative of such person. Additionally, your request must include enough details to allow us to respond to your request or provide you with Personal Information. 

CONTACT US: Axsome wants to ensure we keep only accurate information about our users. Therefore, if you need to update or correct any information, please use the contact information directly below and provide your information and we will respond to your request by applicable state law. You may also contact us if you have any questions or concerns related to this Notice or how your information is used and handled.

By mail:
Axsome Therapeutics, Inc.
Attn: Legal Affairs
22 Cortlandt St, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10007
By email: info@axsome.com 

MODIFICATIONS TO THIS NOTICE:

Axsome reserves the right to amend this Notice in its discretion. When changes are made, we will post the updated notice on the Site along with the date of revision. You are encouraged to check the Notice from time to time. Your continued use of the Site after posting such changes, indicates your express, explicit, and voluntary consent to such changes. If you do not agree to this Notice or to any subsequent changes, your sole and exclusive remedy is to immediately stop interacting with this Site.

 

03/2021 Version