Privacy Statement

Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and its Affiliates (collectively, “Arena”, “us” and “our”) respect the privacy of the visitors to our website (the “Website”). We have prepared this Privacy Statement to describe to you our practices regarding the personal information we may collect from users of the Website.

1. Personal Information Collected on the Website and How Used

When you use the Website, Arena will collect the personally identifiable information you provide Arena, if any, such as your name, home address, personal telephone number, personal e-mail address, company name, company mailing address, company e-mail address and company telephone number. We also may collect any information you provide us when you sign up for an investor presentation or apply for employment via our Website, or when you contact us via e-mail for information or assistance, including the content of your e-mail.

We may use the information you provide us to: contact you; provide support, operate and improve our Website, process your employment application and respond to your comments and questions.

The “Investors” portion of our Website (other than the “Contact IR” page) and the job postings on the “Careers” portion of our Website are provided by third parties that may collect, use and disclose information regarding your interaction with those pages.

2. Disclosure of Personal Information

  1. We may share some or all of your personal information with our parent company, subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under a common control (“Affiliates”), in which case we will require our Affiliates to honor this Privacy Statement.
  2. We may share some or all of your personal information in connection with or during negotiation of any merger, financing, acquisition or dissolution, transaction or proceeding involving sale, transfer, divestiture, or disclosure of all or a portion of our business or assets. In the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership, personal information may also be transferred as a business asset. If another company acquires our company, business or assets, that company will possess the personal information collected by us and will assume the rights and obligations regarding your personal information as described in this Privacy Statement.
  3. We may also disclose personal information if Arena believes in good faith that such disclosure is necessary (i) in connection with any legal investigation; (ii) to comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas or warrants served on Arena; (iii) to protect or defend the rights or property of Arena or users of the Website or services; or (iv) to investigate or assist in preventing any violation or potential violation of the law, or this Privacy Statement.

3. European Users

This section applies to all personal information collected by Arena via the Website from the European Economic Area and Switzerland (“personal data”).  The processing of personal data is governed by the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and Swiss data privacy laws.  The GDPR requires us to provide certain information concerning our processing of personal data.

Name of data controller and contact details Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

For contact information, see the section entitled “Contact Us”.

Purposes of the processing The purposes of the processing are described in Sections 1 and 2 of this Privacy Statement.
Lawful basis for the processing Generally, we process personal data on the basis that the processing is necessary for purposes of our legitimate interest in conducting our business in a manner typical in the US pharmaceutical industry, having taken into account any risks to your fundamental rights and freedoms (including your right to privacy).

We also may process personal data on other bases permitted by the GDPR and other applicable laws, such as when the processing is necessary for us to comply with our legal obligations.

The legitimate interests of the controller or third party, where applicable Our specific legitimate interests, such as improving our Website, providing you with support, service or products, processing and responding to any employment application, are described in Sections 1 and 2 of this Privacy Statement.
The categories of personal data concerned The categories of personal data that we process are described in Section 1 of this Privacy Statement.
The recipients or categories of recipients of the personal data The potential recipients of the personal data that we collect via our Website are described in Section 2 of this Privacy Statement.
Information regarding the transfers of personal data outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is headquartered in the USA and our Website is hosted in the USA.  We have an affiliate in Switzerland, which is also outside of the EEA.  The laws of the USA have not been deemed by the European Commission to provide an adequate level of protection to personal data.

When you provide your personal data to us via our Website or by contacting us by e-mail, you are providing your personal data directly to the USA.  Before you provide your personal information to us via the Website, we request your explicit consent to the transfer of your personal data to the USA and Switzerland.  When you e-mail us, the fact that you have chosen to e-mail us knowing that we are located in the USA and Switzerland will be understood to constitute your express consent to the transfer of the personal data in your e-mail (including your e-mail address) to the USA and Switzerland.

Regardless of the differences in US and Swiss privacy laws, we safeguard your personal data as described in this Privacy Statement.  If we transfer your personal data to a third party, we require the third party to commit contractually to process your personal data only in ways that are consistent with this Privacy Statement.

The period for which the personal data will be stored, or the criteria for determining the retention period How long we retain personal data varies according to the type of data in question and the purpose for which it is used.  We delete personal data within a reasonable period after we no longer need to use it for the purpose for which it was collected or for any subsequent purpose that is compatible with the original purpose.  This does not affect your right to request that we delete your personal data before the end of its retention period.  We may archive personal data (which means storing it in inactive files) for a certain period prior to its final deletion, as part of our ordinary business continuity procedures.
Your rights to access, correct, restrict or delete your personal data and object to processing You have the right to request access to your personal data, to have your personal data corrected, restricted or deleted, and to object to our processing of your personal data.  Your rights may be subject to various limitations under the GDPR.  If you wish to exercise any of these rights, or if you have any concerns about our processing of your personal data, please contact us in any of the ways listed in the section “Contact Us”.  The GDPR’s data portability rights are not relevant to the kinds of processing that we do.
The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority You have the right to file a complaint concerning our processing of your personal data with your national (or in some countries, regional) data protection authority.   The EU Commission has a list here:
Statutory or contractual requirement or other obligation to provide any personal data Users of our Website are under no statutory or contractual requirement or other obligation to provide personal data to us via our Website.

This Privacy Statement only applies to personal data collected via our Website.  If you have provided personal data to us through some other means besides our Website (for example, in connection with a clinical study sponsored by Arena in Europe), you will have received a separate notice concerning your personal data.  Please refer to that notice first if you have any concerns about our processing of your personal data, as that notice will contain important information and a designated contact person for concerns – but you can always contact us (see Section 7 of this Privacy Statement).

4. Functions and use of cookies

a. Cookies are small files that are placed on your desktop, notebook or mobile device by a website you visit. From this we can, for example, recognize whether there has already been a connection between your device and our websites, or which language or other settings you prefer. Cookies may also contain personal data.

b. By using our websites, you agree to the use of cookies.

You can also visit our website without consenting to the use of cookies. This means that you can refuse such use and delete cookies at any time by making the appropriate settings on your device. This is done as follows:

Most browsers are pre-set to automatically accept cookies. You can change this setting by activating the setting *do not accept cookies* in your browser.
You can delete existing cookies at any time. You can find out how this works in detail in the instructions of your browser or device manufacturer.
For information on deactivating Local Shared Objects, see the following link:

Like the use of cookies, their rejection or deletion is also linked to the device used and also to the browser used in each case. You must therefore reject or delete the cookies separately for each of your devices and, if you use several browsers, also for each browser.

c. If you decide against the use of cookies, it is possible that not all functions of our websites are available to you or that individual functions are only available to you to a limited extent.

d. We categorize cookies as follows:

Essential cookies (type 1)

These cookies are absolutely necessary for the functions of the web pages. Without these cookies we may not be able to offer you certain services.

Functional cookies (type 2)

These cookies facilitate the operation and improve the functions of the web pages. For example, we store your language settings in functional cookies.

Performance cookies (type 3)

These cookies collect information about how you use our website. This enables us to identify which parts of our Internet offer are particularly popular and thus improve our offer for you. Please also read the section “Analysis of usage data”.

Third-party cookies (type 4)

These cookies are set by third parties, e.g. social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+, whose content you can integrate via “social plug-ins” offered on our websites.

calert Indicates that you agree with the usage of cookies on our webpages. It is set automatically upon closure of the ‘Use of cookies’ information layer. If this cookie exists the information layer will not be shown again for the next 12 months. Type 2
s_cc, s_sq, _ga, _gat, _gid Store information on how visitors use our website and help us to continuously further develop our website in line with their interests. Type 3

5. Security

Arena is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of industry-standard security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. However, no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. Therefore, while Arena uses reasonable efforts to protect your personal information, Arena cannot guarantee its absolute security.

6. Your Choices Regarding Your Information

All users may review, update, correct or delete their personal information by contacting us as described in Section 8 of this Privacy Statement. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to honor your request, and in all events, we will comply with applicable laws relating to your request. We may retain an archived copy of your records as required by law or for legitimate business purposes.

7. Third-Party Pages and Websites

As a convenience to our visitors, the Website may contain links to a number of websites that we believe may offer useful information. The privacy policies and procedures described herein do not apply to such websites or their content, or to any collection of your personal information after you click on links to such third-party websites.

8. Contact Us:

Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Attn: Privacy Lead
6154 Nancy Ridge Drive
San Diego, California 92121

9. Changes to this Privacy Statement.

This Privacy Statement may be amended from time to time for any reason. We will notify you of any changes to our Privacy Statement by posting a new Privacy Statement on this page as indicated by changing the “Last Updated” date below. You should consult this Privacy Statement regularly for any changes.