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Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement

Your privacy is important to UCB. This Data Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy“) explains our online information practices regarding collection, use, and disclosure of information that you may provide to us via this website at “Website“) or that we may collect about you when you access and use this Website.

This Privacy Policy applies only to the use and collection of data collected by this Website and does not apply to any other data collected by UCB online or offline.

Please be sure to read this entire Privacy Policy before using or submitting Personal Data (ad defined below) to this Website.

As used in this Privacy Policy:

  • “Personal Data“ refers to Your personal information such as but not limited to Your name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone numbers, IP address etc., that can be used to identify You;
  • “Third Parties“ refers to UCB affiliated companies and third party vendors who support UCB in the frame of its business activities, such as but not limited to for the maintenance of this Website or other IT systems and/or the provision of other business support services, evaluation or technical support;
  • “UCB“ refers to UCB Biopharma SPRL, Allée de la Recherche, 60, 1070 Brussels;
  • “We“ or “Us“ refers to UCB;
  • “You“ or “Your“ refers to users of this Website.

Personal Data UCB may collect about You

When You register with Us, You may need to complete certain fields (some being required, others optional), and/or to choose a user name and password. If You choose to withhold any Personal Data which is required by Us, it will not be possible for You to register and to obtain a response from Us to Your query.

We may also collect certain information automatically about You through this Website, as described in Our Cookie Policy

How UCB use Your Personal Data

The Personal Data provided by You may be used by UCB for a variety of purposes, including to improve the content of UCB’s Website, to communicate information to You (if You have requested it) and for UCB’s marketing and research purposes.

Opting Out

You can opt-out of receiving communications from UCB at any time by using the unsubscribe function on this Website, clicking the unsubscribe button in any digital document sent or by writing a letter to the UCB affiliate in Your country of residence (attention: data privacy officer).

Disclosure and transfer of Your Personal Data to Third Parties

UCB may pass Your Personal Data to Third Parties who may be located in countries offering a different level of protection. However no matter where Third Parties are located, UCB will take all necessary steps to ensure confidentiality of Your Personal Data and treatment in accordance with this Privacy Policy and applicable data privacy laws. UCB may also have to disclose Your Personal Data where required by applicable laws, court orders or government regulation.

Other Websites

This Website may contain links to other websites which are outside UCB’s control and are not covered by this Privacy Policy. If You access other sites using the links provided, the operators of these other sites may collect information from You which will be used in accordance with their privacy policy, which may differ from our Privacy Policy.

Updating of Your Personal Data

It is your responsibility to update Your Personal Data held in UCB's system. However UCB may from time to time request you to update Your data.

Your rights to access and modify Your Personal Data

You have the right, free of charge, to access, modify or delete Your data at any time by a contacting Us by e-mail: or by writing a letter to the UCB affiliate in Your country of residence (attention: data privacy officer).

Contact details

If You need to contact Us regarding this Privacy Policy, You may also contact Our Data Privacy Officer by email or by mail using the same contact details for access and modification requests.

Cookie Policy

Please refer to the separate Cookie Policy for information about the use of cookies on this Website (including how to withdraw or modify Your consent to the use of cookies).

Cookie Policy

What is a cookie?

A ‘cookie‘ is a small data file, comprised of a text-only string of information, which a website transfers to the web browser on your computer's hard drive, either temporarily for the duration of your visit or sometimes for longer periods, depending on the type of cookie. Cookies perform a number of functions (including to distinguish you from other users of the same website or to remember certain things about you, such as your preferences) and are used by most websites to improve your user experience.

Each cookie is unique to your web browser and will contain some anonymous information. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the "lifetime" of the cookie and a value (usually in the form of a randomly generated unique number).

Types of cookies

The main types of cookies that websites may use are described below:

  • Session cookies
    These are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your web browser only for the duration of your visit and they are deleted when you close the browser.
  • Persistent cookies
    These remain in the cookie file of your web browser even after the browser is closed, sometimes for a year or longer (the exact length of time will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie). Persistent cookies are used where the website operator may need to know who you are for more than one browsing session (e.g. to remember your username or website customisation preferences).
  • First-party cookies
    These are cookies planted on your browser and/or hard drive by the actual website you are visiting. This involves assigning a unique identity to you with a view of tracking your journey on the website. Website operators often use first-party cookies for session management and recognition purposes.
  • Third-party cookies
    These are cookies used by third parties, such as social networks, to track your visits onto various websites on which they advertise. The website operator will not have control over these third-party cookies.

Cookies on this website and how to manage them

On this website, we use the cookies described in the table below in order to improve the user experience for our website visitors. You have the right to withdraw your consent to the use of these cookies at any time. If you remove or decline the use of cookies on this website, the website functionality should not be significantly impacted. However, it may result in difficulties in navigating around the website and some features of the website may become unavailable. In addition, disabling a cookie or category of cookie will not delete an existing cookie from a browser, so this will need to be done separately from within your own browser. Please refer to your internet browser’s ’Help’ facility.

The table below provides information about the most important cookies we use on this website, including how to disable them and the resultant impact on the website’s functionality. These cookies may change if the CMS of the website is upgraded to a later version If you would like more information about how to manage certain types of cookies, including how to control or delete them, please visit


Google Analytics Cookies

Google Analytics cookies are analytical/performance cookies that enable us to collect anonymous information about how visitors use our website. Such cookies can tell us how many visitors are using the website, the times and duration of use, as well as providing information about the way in which the visitors are navigating around the website. This information helps us to improve the way our website works. It is anonymous information and does not contain any personal details.

The information collected by the Google Analytics cookies on our website are transferred and stored on Google servers in accordance with Google's privacy policy.

For more information on Google Analytics please click on the following link (please note this will take you away from this UCB website):

First-party cookies

Persistent and session cookies

For further information, please click here

You can opt out of tracking by Google Analytics by visiting:

If you disable these cookies, your site usage will not be counted or used in the statistics we gather in order to improve our website service. The website functionality will not be affected.

Forms authentication cookie

The forms authentication cookie are by default temporary (session) cookies and not persistent cookies

First party cookies

Temporary session cookies

There is no way to disable these cookies


Portals roles cookie

The portals role cookie is persistent but it only exists for 1 minute and its contents are encrypted and contain a portalid to make sure that they only apply for that portal. We use the expiry here as we want to be sure to refresh the users portal roles to pick up any alterations that may have occurred e.g. if a website administrator has amended user’s permissions.

First party cookies

Persistant cookies

There is no way to disable this in the application currently, but you can create an alternative membership provider and alter the logic as you see fit - the relevant code can be found in library/httpmodules/
membership/membershipmodule.cs (or .vb if using a version prior to 6.0)


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