AbbVie Limited (”AbbVie”, “we” or “our”) is an Irish biopharma company which develops and markets pharmaceutical products and delivers patient oriented solutions. AbbVie is part of a global group, focused on developing leading treatments and innovations worldwide. At AbbVie, we take great care in processing personal data in compliance with applicable laws. We only collect and use the information necessary to achieve the purposes described below. The data controller is AbbVie (company registration number 510846) having its registered office at 70 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2, and its principal place of business is at, 14 Riverwalk, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24, D24 XN32, Ireland.
We may collect personal data about you from a variety of sources, including directly from you and from publicly available sources such as the Irish Medical Directory, CVs and resumes, online and other databases and websites, from third party providers such as IQVIA (which is a provider of a worldwide healthcare professionals database), and other documents or forms that you provide in order to participate in AbbVie-sponsored or supported initiatives, such as AbbVie-sponsored clinical research and development activities, seminars regarding product information and AbbVie services, educational events, and clinical information and updates or in other contexts..
Types of personal data
AbbVie may collect and use some or all of the following categories of personal data for the purpose described below:
We process this information for the following purposes:
The legal basis for this processing are our legitimate interest in maintaining and optimising a professional relationship or connection with you, performance of a contract with you or involving you, compliance with a legal obligation and, where relevant, your consent. You are not required by law or by a contract to provide your personal data to AbbVie. However, in order to maintain our relationship with you, AbbVie needs to process your personal data.
AbbVie may share your personal data with others, from time to time, in connection with the purpose described in this notice. In particular, we may make your personal data available to:
Sharing your personal data as described above may involve transferring it to countries, including countries outside of the EU/EEA, whose data protection and privacy laws may not be equivalent to, or as protective as, those that exist in your country of residence. To ensure an adequate level of data protection is provided, AbbVie has entered into an Inter-affiliate Data Transfer Agreement with AbbVie Inc. and it affiliates. The AbbVie Inter-affiliate Data Transfer Agreement incorporates the EU model contract for data transfers to controllers, which covers all personal data transfers between AbbVie affiliates worldwide to ensure an adequate level of protection for any transferred data. A copy of this agreement can be obtained by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where AbbVie uses service providers that have access to personal data, it requires such service providers to protect your data and to process your personal data in accordance with our written instructions and this data protection notice and for no other purpose.
AbbVie will take appropriate technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data consistent with applicable privacy and data security laws. When AbbVie retains a third-party service provider, that provider will be carefully selected and required to use appropriate measures in accordance with applicable law to protect the confidentiality and security of personal data.
AbbVie retains your personal data in a manner consistent with our retention policy and only for as long as we continue to have a relationship with you, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.
You may contact AbbVie to request access to personal data that we process about you and that we correct inaccurate data and complete any incomplete data. Please contact us if any of the details you have provided change. In accordance with the conditions and requirements of applicable law, you may object to our processing of your personal data, restrict the processing of such data and request that we erase personal data about you. We may need to discuss the basis of your request as there may be circumstances where we are legally entitled to continue processing your personal data or refuse your request.
In limited circumstances, you may have the right to receive some personal data in structured, commonly used, machine-readable format and / or request that we transmit that data to a third party where this is technically feasible. Please note that this right only applies to personal data that you have provided to us.
In cases where we are relying on your consent to process your personal data, you have the right to change your mind and withdraw your consent. However, this may affect our ability to continue to provide the relevant services to you.
Should you wish to exercise any of these rights or if you have any questions regarding this notice or prefer that AbbVie not contact you again, please let AbbVie know by contacting us at email@example.com or write to us at Mainzer Straße 81, 65189 Wiesbaden, Germany (attention: EU DPO). If AbbVie is not able to fulfil your request, you will be provided with reasons for such decision. In addition, you are entitled to lodge a complaint with your local data protection authority.
If you have also consented to direct marketing but no longer want to receive any direct marketing via email, SMS/MMS, fax, and/or telephone, you will also need to withdraw your consent as explained in the message you received.
To learn more about AbbVie’s privacy practices, please refer to our general online privacy notice at www.abbvie.ie/privacy/home.html
We reserve the right to change this notice at any time (for example, to comply with changes in laws or regulations, our practices, procedures and organisational structures, requirements imposed or recommended by supervisory authorities or otherwise). Changes to this notice shall be applicable on the effective date of implementation. Please refer to our website for the latest version of this notice. We will also communicate any changes to you, where we are required to do so.
This notice is governed by the laws of Ireland and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish courts.