The International Council for Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (hereinafter “ICH”) is aware that the security of your private information from the use of our website is an important concern. We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Personal data means any information which may lead to your identification (hereinafter “Personal Data”). This Privacy Statement explains which data we collect and how we use and protect the data collected. This Privacy Statement applies to any Personal Data that we process.

1.    Terms

Personal Data’ means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

Controller’ means the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.

Processing’ means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

2.    Contact Details

Please contact the ICH with any problems, questions or suggestions that you may have. The constant development of the internet requires occasional adjustments to our privacy statement. We retain the right to make changes when necessary.

General Contact Information and Controller of your Personal Data:
Route Pré-Bois, 20
1215 Geneva, Switzerland

3.    Collection of Data

You can use our website without actively disclosing Personal Data. You are not required to actively provide Personal Data as a condition of using our site, except as may be necessary to provide you with information at your request.

This data, which is collected automatically or passively from or about you could possibly lead to your identification, but it is not used for other purposes (such as user tracking for targeted marketing) than website security. You may furthermore actively provide Personal Data through various forms to inquire or receive information. In each case such Personal Data will be used to fulfil your request (e.g. placing an enquiry).  

Even though we may be able combine this data actively provided by you with the data collected automatically or passively from you, we do not do so. With regard to the Personal Data provided by you e.g. for information you have requested, or for other purposes you have authorized, we rely on technical and organizational means to assure that applicable data security regulations are followed.

4.    Processing of Personal Data / Transfer of Personal Data

The database containing your Personal Data remains at our organisation or stays with data processors or servers acting on our behalf and responsible to us. Your Personal Data will not be passed on by us or by our agents for use by third parties in any form whatsoever, unless we have obtained your consent or are legally obliged to do so.

We will retain control of and responsibility for the use of any Personal Data processed by us. Some of this data may be stored or processed at computers located in other jurisdictions, such as the United States, whose data protection laws may differ from Switzerland. In such cases, we will ensure that appropriate protections are in place to require the data processor in that country to maintain protections on your Personal Data that are equivalent to those that apply in Switzerland. In case you have questions relating to your Personal Data and potential transfers of your Personal Data and the potential protections taken connected to such transfers please do not hesitate to send an e-mail to the Controller of your data or contact him/her at the address as set forth above under the section 2. ‘Contact Details’.

5.    Purposes of Use

The Personal Data that you actively provide us with will only be used for the purpose for which you provide such data e.g. for supplying you with the requested information or for other purposes for which you have given your consent, except where otherwise provided by law.

6.    Security

ICH uses technical and organizational security precautions to protect your Personal Data from manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons.

7.    Right of Access to, Rectification, Erasure or Restriction of Processing, Right to Object to Processing, Right to Data Portability

You have the right to request from the Controller (1) access to and (2) rectification or (3) erasure of your Personal Data or (4) restriction of processing of your Personal Data as well as you can (5) object to the processing of your Personal Data. Just send an e-mail to the Controller of your Personal Data or contact him/her at the address as set forth above under the section 2. ‘Contact Details’.

8.    Right to Withdraw Consent at Any Time

You have the right at any time to withdraw your consent to the processing of your Personal Data for the future. For clarifications sake such withdrawal will, however, not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal. Again, just send an e-mail to the Controller of your Personal Data or contact him/her at the address as set forth above under the section 2. ‘Contact Details’.

9.    Data Retention

We only retain Personal Data for as long as is necessary for us to reply to your enquiry or to fulfil the purpose to which you have given your consent, except where otherwise provided by law. Personal Data related to initiatives of ICH may be stored for archival purposes.