Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was last updated on December 23, 2008.

Our Policy

Welcome to the web site (the “Site”) of Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (“Company”, “Esperion”, “we”, “us”, and/or “our”). This site is operated by Esperion and has been created to provide information about our company to our Site visitors (“you, “your”). This Privacy Policy sets forth Esperion’s policy with respect to information including personally identifiable data (“Personal Data”) and other information that is collected from Site visitors.

Information We Collect

When you interact with us through the Site, we may collect Personal Data and other information from you, as further described below:

    • Personal Data That You Provide Through the Site: We collect Personal Data from you when you voluntarily provide such information through our Contact Us web form. Whenever Esperion collects Personal Data we make an effort to provide a link to this Privacy Policy.By voluntarily providing us with Personal Data, you are consenting to our use of it in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you provide Personal Data to this Site, you acknowledge and agree that such Personal Data may be transferred from your current location to the offices and servers of Esperion.
    • Other Non-Identifiable Data: When you interact with Esperion through the Site, we receive and store certain personally non-identifiable information. Such information, which is collected passively using various technologies, cannot presently be used to specifically identify you. Esperion may store such information itself or such information may be included in databases owned and maintained by Esperion affiliates, agents or service providers. This Site may use such information and pool it with other information to track, for example, the total number of visitors to our Site, the number of visitors to each page of our Site, and the domain names of our visitors’ Internet service providers. It is important to note that no Personal Data is available or used in this process.In operating this Site, we may use a technology called “cookies.” A cookie is a piece of information that the computer that hosts our Site gives to your browser when you access the Site. Our cookies help provide additional functionality to the Site and help us analyze Site usage more accurately. In all cases in which we use cookies, we will not collect Personal Data. On most web browsers, you will find a “help” section on the toolbar. Please refer to this section for information on how to receive notification when you are receiving a new cookie and how to turn cookies off. We recommend that you leave cookies turned on because they may allow you to take advantage of some of the Site’s features.

Our Use of Your Personal Data and Other Information

Esperion uses the Personal Data you provide in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy. If you provide Personal Data for a certain reason, we may use the Personal Data in connection with the reason for which it was provided. For instance, if you provide us your contact information through our Contact Us web form, we may use the Personal Data you provide to contact your regarding the matter at hand.

If Esperion intends on using any Personal Data in any manner that is not consistent with this Privacy Policy, you will be informed of such anticipated use prior to or at the time at which the Personal Data is collected.

Our Disclosure of Your Personal Data and Other Information

Esperion is not in the business of selling your information. We consider this information to be a vital part of our relationship with you. There are, however, certain circumstances in which we may share your Personal Data with certain third parties without further notice to you, as set forth below:

      • Business Transfers: As we develop our business, we might buy or sell businesses or assets. In the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution, or similar event, Personal Data may be part of the transferred assets.
      • Related Companies: We may also share your Personal Data with our Related Companies for purposes consistent with this Privacy Policy.
      • Agents, Consultants and Related Third Parties: Esperion, like many businesses, sometimes hires other companies to perform certain business-related functions. Examples of such functions include finance, human resources, or business development, or other activities. When we employ another company to perform a function of this nature, we only provide them with the information they need to perform their specific function.
      • Legal Requirements: Esperion may disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (i) comply with a legal obligation, (ii) protect and defend the rights or property of Esperion, (iii) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Site or the public, or (iv) protect against legal liability.

Your Choices

You can use the Site without providing any Personal Data. The only place on the Site which currently collects Personal Data is the Contact Us page.

Exclusions

This Privacy Policy does not apply to any Personal Data collected by Esperion other than Personal Data collected through the Site. This Privacy Policy shall not apply to any unsolicited information you provide to Esperion through this Site or through any other means. This includes, but is not limited to, information posted to any public areas of the Site, such as bulletin boards (collectively, “Public Areas”), any ideas for new products or modifications to existing products, and other unsolicited submissions (collectively, “Unsolicited Information”). All Unsolicited Information shall be deemed to be non-confidential and Esperion shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose, and distribute such Unsolicited Information to others without limitation or attribution.

Children

Esperion does not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not submit any Personal Data through the Site. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children’s Internet usage and to help enforce our Privacy Policy by instructing their children never to provide Personal Data on this Site without their permission. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 13 has provided Personal Data to Esperion through this Site, please contact us, and we will endeavor to delete that information from our databases.

Links to Other Web Sites

This Privacy Policy applies only to the Site. This Site may contain links to other web sites not operated or controlled by Esperion (the “Third Party Sites”). The policies and procedures we described here do not apply to the Third Party Sites. The links from this Site do not imply that Esperion endorses or has reviewed the Third Party Sites. We suggest contacting those sites directly for information on their privacy policies.

Security

Esperion takes reasonable steps to protect the Personal Data provided via the Site from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no Internet or e-mail transmission is ever fully secure or error free. In particular, information submitted via our contact web form is forwarded to Esperion via unencrypted email which may not be secure. Therefore, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to us via our contact form. Please keep this in mind when disclosing any Personal Data to Esperion via the Internet.

Other Terms and Conditions

Your access to and use of this Site is subect to the Terms of Use.

Changes to Esperion’s Privacy Policy

The Site and our business may change from time to time. As a result, at times it may be necessary for Esperion to make changes to this Privacy Policy. Esperion reserves the right to update or modify this Privacy Policy at any time and from time to time without prior notice. Please review this policy periodically, and especially before you provide any Personal Data. This Privacy Policy was last updated on the date indicated above. Your continued use of the Site after any changes or revisions to this Privacy Policy shall indicate your agreement with the terms of such revised Privacy Policy.

Access to Information; Contacting Esperion

To keep your Personal Data accurate, current, and complete, please contact us as specified below. We will take reasonable steps to update or correct Personal Data in our possession that you have previously submitted via this Site.

Please also feel free to contact us if you have any questions about Esperion’s Privacy Policy or the information practices of this Site.

You may contact us here.