Privacy Policy with Terms and Conditions

Effective Date: January 12, 2014

Please read these terms and conditions of use carefully before reading this website.

This website is owned and operated by Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Alnylam," "we," "our" or "us"). Alnylam respects the privacy of visitors to our website. This Privacy Policy describes types of information we collect about visitors to the website, how we may use the information and with whom we may share it. This Privacy Policy also describes (1) the measures we take to safeguard the information we collect and (2) your rights and privileges concerning our collection, use, and disclosure of information about you.

We may collect information online through the websites of third-party partners, such as survey-hosting websites. This Privacy Policy applies only to information collected through this website and information collected by such third parties on our behalf once we have received such information. It does not describe the ways in which we may collect or use information obtained offline, or the collection, use or disclosure policies or practices of any third party. For information on the collection, use or disclosure practices of third parties, please review the privacy policy on the applicable party's website.

Information collection and use

Alnylam respects the privacy of visitors to our website, and we recognize your need for appropriate protection and management of the personally identifiable information you share with us. You may visit our website without telling us anything about yourself. If you contact us and choose to provide personally identifiable information, such as your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address, we will use it for the purpose for which you submitted it to us, such as to respond to your inquiry or to provide you with information that you have requested.

From time to time, we may collect information or conduct surveys, directly through this website or through a third-party survey-hosting website, for example, in order to further understand a patient's experience with a disease or condition in which we are interested, so that we can develop meaningful disease education, disease awareness and outreach, and support materials.

Although we may use information that we collect from individuals, including information about individuals' experience with a particular disease or condition, to help inform and shape our marketing, educational, disease awareness and outreach activities, we do not collect or maintain personally identifiable information for marketing, advertising, or resale purposes, or share your personally identifiable information with any other company or organization, except to the extent such other company or organization is acting as our research and/or development partner to assist us (in developing development, marketing, educational and/or other materials for us or with respect to other business purposes), or acting as our agent (for processing or mailing purposes to assist us in providing information that you have requested). In other words, unless you have requested information from us, we will not use or disclose your information to direct marketing, advertising, or other information to you. In addition, we will not send unsolicited messages to users of our website who indicate that they do not wish to receive such messages. If you do not wish to receive unsolicited email messages from us, please contact us at unsubscribe@alnylam.com.

Cookies

Periodically, some pages on this website may use "cookies," which are small files that the website places on your hard drive for identification purposes. These files are used for website registration and customization the next time you visit our website. You should note that cookies cannot read data off of your hard drive. Your web browser may allow you to be notified when you are receiving a cookie, giving you the choice to accept it or not. You can also refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser. By not accepting cookies, some features on our website may not fully function, and you may not be able to access certain information on this website.

Storage and transfer of information

Alnylam, or in some cases its research and/or development partners or agents, may store the personally identifiable data collected via this website, or through the websites of our third-party partners, in an electronic database. Alnylam and its partners or agents may also exchange such data with each other or with you over the Internet or over intranet systems for the purposes of processing the data, sending information to you in response to your request, or otherwise carrying out the activities or services described above. We may also release your personally identifiable data in response to a court order, subpoena, search warrant, or pursuant to applicable law or regulation. We may share domain information and information collected by cookies or other automated mechanisms with third parties, including our affiliates, marketing businesses and lead generation businesses, for any reason and without notice to you. We do not share personally identifiable information except as previously described, or as follows:

Affiliates – Alnylam may share your personally identifiable information with its affiliates so long as the disclosure and use of your information by such entities is consistent with this Privacy Policy.

Service Providers – We may engage third parties to provide a platform for and host this website or provide other services to us. In such cases, we require such providers to maintain your personally identifiable information as confidential and to use the information only to perform the services specified by us in a manner consistent with this Privacy Policy.

Other – We may access or disclose information, including personally identifiable information, to: (i) protect or defend our interests and the legal rights or property of Alnylam; (ii) protect the rights, interest and safety and security of users of our website or members of the public; (iii) protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; or (iv) comply with prudent legal practice as we may determine, applicable law, or legal process. In addition, if we sell all or substantially all of our business or sell or transfer all or a material part of our assets, or are otherwise involved in a merger or transfer of all or a material part of our business, we may transfer all information we have collected and stored, including your personally identifiable information, to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.

While Alnylam makes every reasonable effort to protect the personally identifiable data collected through its website, please be aware that there is always some risk involved when submitting data over the Internet. We cannot guarantee that our website is 100% safe from illegal tampering or "hacking." Any data transmitted over the Internet may be at risk; however, once it is received at Alnylam and entered into Alnylam's database, it has the same protection that Alnylam extends to its own confidential information.

Children's policy

We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. You should be aware that this website is not intended for, or designed to attract, children under the age of 13. No information should be submitted to Alnylam through the website by visitors who are less than 13 years old. As noted above, we do not collect personally identifiable information unless you provided it to us including an individual's age.

Your choices

You are entitled to make certain choices about how we communicate with you and the information we collect from you and share with third parties. If, at any time, you wish to stop receiving e-mail or other communications from us, please notify us at unsubscribe@alnylam.com, or by contacting us as specified in the "For Additional Information" section below. You also may withdraw your consent for us to share your personal information with third parties as described in this policy by contacting us using the means specified in the "For Additional Information" section below, and we will honor your request.

Your California privacy rights

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 entitles California customers to request information concerning whether a business has disclosed personal information to any third parties for the third parties' direct marketing purposes. As stated in this Privacy Policy, Alnylam will not sell or share your personal information with anyone other than our research and/or development partners or agents, and will not sell or share your personal information with anyone for their direct marketing purposes. California customers who wish to request further information about our compliance with this law or have questions or concerns about our privacy practices and policies may contact us as specified in the "For Additional Information" section below.

CalOPPA do-not-track notice

Alnylam does not track its users over time and across third party websites and therefore does not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals.

Alnylam does not authorize third parties to collect Personal Data directly from our users on our website, such as through the use of third party advertisements.

Accessing and updating your information

Subject to applicable law, you may have the right to obtain a copy of certain personally identifiable information we maintain about you, to update or correct inaccuracies in that information, or to obtain access to such personal information. If you have submitted personally identifiable information through our website or the website of a third-party partner, and, to the extent possible, would like to have that information deleted from our records, or wish to change or revise such information, please notify us at unsubscribe@alnylam.com, or contact us as specified in the "For Additional Information" section below. Please note that we reserve the right not to remove, delete, or amend information provided to us regarding an adverse drug event or any information that we are otherwise required to retain by law or regulation. To protect your privacy, we will take steps to verify your identify before providing you with access to, and/or removing, deleting, or amending, information at your request.

Links to third-party websites

As a convenience to our visitors, this website may contain links to other websites that we believe may offer useful information. Those links may include links to websites that may perform services for us. As stated in more detail in the Terms and Conditions of Use for our website, the terms of usage and other conditions of use posted on those websites, and not the policies and procedures we described here, apply to those websites. Your linking to any other websites is at your own risk, and you are responsible for learning about and complying with the terms of usage and other conditions posted on those websites, including information on their privacy, security, data collection and distribution policies. The terms and conditions of those websites apply to the use of information that you provide through those websites.

Data transfers

We may transfer the personally identifiable information we collect about you to countries other than the country in which the information originally was collected. Those countries may not have the same data protection laws as the country in which you initially provided the information. When we transfer your information to other countries, we will protect that information as described in this Privacy Policy and in accordance with applicable law.

Information security

Alnylam uses commercially reasonable administrative, technical, personnel, and physical security measures designed to safeguard the personally identifiable information in our possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure, or modification. Of course, despite these measures, we cannot guarantee perfect security of the networks, servers, and databases we operate or that are operated on our behalf.

Privacy policy updates

Alnylam may, at any time, revise this Privacy Policy by updating this posting. If we make revisions to this Privacy Policy, we will update the date at the top of this Privacy Policy. We will continue to use and/or disclose information in accordance with the policy in effect at the time the data is collected, unless you have agreed to have an updated version of the Privacy Policy apply to the data collected while a prior version of our Privacy Policy was in force.

For additional information

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this website, or your dealings with this website, please contact postmaster@alnylam.com.

You may also write us at:

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Attention: Corporate Communications
300 3rd Street
Cambridge, MA 02142


Terms and conditions of use

Effective Date: January 12, 2014

Please read these terms and conditions of use carefully before reading this website.

ACCESS TO AND USE OF THIS WEBSITE IS SUBJECT TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE, OUR PRIVACY POLICY, ANY ADDITIONAL POLICIES AND AGREEMENTS THAT MAY BE POSTED ON THE WEBSITE FROM TIME TO TIME AND ALL APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS. PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY. THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS MAY HAVE CHANGED SINCE YOUR LAST VISIT TO THIS WEBSITE. BY USING THIS WEBSITE, YOU INDICATE YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOU DO NOT HAVE PERMISSION TO USE THIS WEBSITE.

Intellectual property rights

This website, and the information which it contains, including but not limited to all text, graphics, photographs, logos, trademarks, sounds, artwork and computer codes (collectively, "Content"), is the property of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Alnylam") and its affiliates and licensors, and is protected from unauthorized copying and dissemination by United States and foreign copyright law, trademark law, international conventions and other intellectual property laws. All of the trademarks, service marks and logos displayed on this website relating to Alnylam are either registered or unregistered trademarks or trade names of Alnylam and/or its affiliates (collectively, the "Alnylam Trademarks"). Nothing in these Terms and Conditions of Use should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any of Alnylam Trademarks displayed on the website without our prior written permission in each instance. All goodwill generated from the use of Alnylam Trademarks will inure to the exclusive benefit of Alnylam and/or its affiliates, as applicable.

All company and product names of other entities are the property of their respective owners.

Use of Alnylam website and its content

The Content contained throughout this website is provided by Alnylam for informational purposes only. Although Alnylam will use reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date Content on this website, it makes no warranties or representations as to the accuracy, completeness or currency of any Content. In addition, Alnylam cannot guarantee that the Content of this website has not been affected by technical malfunctions or unauthorized tampering. The Content of this website is subject to change without notice.

Alnylam may alter or delete Content from this website at any time.

Alnylam may alter, suspend, or discontinue this website at any time for any reason, without notice or cost or obligation to any person. The website may become unavailable due to maintenance or malfunction of computer equipment or other reasons.

You may download, view, replay, copy and print content, subject to the following:

  • Content may be used solely for non-commercial, personal informational purposes
  • Any and all copyright, trademark and other proprietary rights notices or identifying information must appear on all copies, including but not limited to the copyright notice at the bottom of the page
  • The Content may not be modified or altered in any way
  • No graphics may be used separate from accompanying text.

Requests for permission to use Content other than described above should be made to media@alnylam.com. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. Please be advised that Alnylam enforces its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law.

Certain product, service, or company designations for companies other than Alnylam may be mentioned in the website for identification purposes only. You should contact the appropriate companies for more complete information regarding such designations and their registration status.

Nothing contained on this website should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use this website or any Content on this website, through the use of framing or otherwise, except: (a) as expressly permitted by these Terms and Conditions; or (b) with the prior written permission of Alnylam or such third party that may own the trademark or copyright of material displayed on this website.

Medical Information/Conditions

ANY CONTENT POSTED ON OUR WEBSITE RELATED TO MEDICAL CONDITIONS AND THEIR TREATMENT IS GENERAL IN NATURE AND IS INTENDED ONLY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND GENERAL INFORMATION PURPOSES. SHOULD YOU HAVE A MEDICAL CONDITION THAT MAY REQUIRE TREATMENT, OR IF YOU HAVE ANY SPECIFIC MEDICAL QUESTIONS, PROMPTLY SEE YOUR OWN DOCTOR OR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER. NOTHING ON THIS WEBSITE IS SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL CONSULTATION ADVICE. WE DO NOT OFFER MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT FROM THIS WEBSITE, AND NONE OF THE CONTENT CONTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE SHOULD BE CONSTRUED AS PROVIDING MEDICAL ADVICE OR SERVICES OF ANY KIND. ONLY YOUR DOCTOR OR OTHER HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL CAN DETERMINE IF A PARTICULAR MEDICAL TREATMENT IS APPROPRIATE FOR YOU.

ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER BEFORE STARTING ANY NEW TREATMENT OR WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE ABOUT A MEDICAL CONDITION.

About your privacy

Alnylam may monitor access to this website. If monitored, the requesting URLs, the machine originating the request, and the time of the request, may be logged for access statistics and security purposes. By using this website, you consent to such general monitoring. Please see Alnylam's Privacy Policy for further details on how information from the website may be gathered and used.

No warranties

THE CONTENT PROVIDED ON THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ACCURACY OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, OTHER THAN THOSE WARRANTIES WHICH ARE IMPOSED BY, AND INCAPABLE OF EXCLUSION, RESTRICTION OR MODIFICATION UNDER THE LAWS APPLICABLE TO THIS AGREEMENT. SPECIFICALLY, BUT WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALNYLAM DOES NOT WARRANT THAT: (i) THE CONTENT ON THIS WEBSITE IS CORRECT, ACCURATE, RELIABLE OR COMPLETE; (ii) THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; (iii) DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR (iv) THIS WEBSITE OR THE SERVER(S) THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. USE OF THIS WEBSITE AND THE CONTENT AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

IT IS THE USER'S RESPONSIBILITY TO ASCERTAIN WHETHER ANY CONTENT DOWNLOADED FROM THIS WEBSITE IS FREE OF VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES, OR OTHER ITEMS OF A POTENTIALLY DESTRUCTIVE NATURE.

ALTHOUGH THE CONTENT OF THIS WEBSITE IS UPDATED PERIODICALLY, ALNYLAM DOES NOT HAVE A DUTY TO UPDATE ANY SUCH CONTENT, AND ALNYLAM WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY FAILURE TO UPDATE SUCH CONTENT. ALNYLAM DOES NOT ASSUME ANY RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, RELIABILITY OR USEFULNESS OF THE CONTENT DISCLOSED OR ACCESSED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO VERIFY ANY CONTENT CONTAINED IN THIS WEBSITE BEFORE RELYING UPON IT.

Limitation of liability

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL ALNYLAM NOR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, AGENTS OR REPRESENTATIVES (COLLECTIVELY, the "ALNYLAM PARTIES") BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND THAT RESULT FROM ACCESS TO, THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THIS WEBSITE OR THE CONTENT CONTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, MULTIPLE OR OTHER INDIRECT DAMAGES, EVEN IF ALNYLAM AND/OR THE APPLICABLE ALNYLAM PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

IN NO EVENT WILL THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF THE ALNYLAM PARTIES (COLLECTIVELY AND IN THE AGGREGATE) TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES OR CAUSES OF ACTION EXCEED THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID ALNYLAM IN THE LAST SIX (6) MONTHS, OR, IF GREATER, ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100).

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE WEBSITE, CONTENT AND/OR WITH THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USE OF THE WEBSITE.

Indemnity and Release

You agree to release, indemnify and hold the Alnylam Parties harmless from any and all losses, damages, expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, rights, claims, actions of any kind and injury (including death) arising out of or relating to your use of the website, any User Content, your violation of these Terms and Conditions of Use or your violation of any rights of another party. If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code Section 1542, which says: "A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor." If you are a resident of another jurisdiction, you waive any comparable statute or doctrine.

Links to third-party websites

These Terms and Conditions apply only to www.alnylam.com. This website may contain links to non-Alnylam websites. These links are provided to you as a convenience, and Alnylam is not responsible for the content of any linked website. Any outside website accessed from this website is independent from Alnylam, and Alnylam has no control over the content of that website. In addition, a link to any non-Alnylam website does not imply that Alnylam endorses or accepts any responsibility or assumes any liability for the content or use of such a website. Your linking to any other websites is at your own risk, and you are responsible for learning about and complying with the terms of usage and other conditions posted on those websites.

No implied endorsements

In no event shall any reference to any third party or third party product or service be construed as an approval or endorsement by Alnylam of that third party or of any product or service provided by a third party.

Export of information

The United States Export Controls laws prohibit the export of certain technical data and software to certain countries, territories and individuals. No Content from this website may be downloaded or otherwise exported in violation of United States law.

Jurisdictional issues

Alnylam makes no representation that the Content on this website is appropriate or available for use outside the United States. Those who choose to access this website from outside the United States do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

Enforcement of terms and conditions

You agree that all matters relating to your access to or use of this website, including all disputes, will be governed by the laws of the United States and by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts without regard to its conflicts of laws and provisions. You agree to the personal jurisdiction by and venue in the state and federal courts in Boston, Massachusetts, and waive any objection to such jurisdiction or venue. Any claim under these Terms and Conditions must be brought within one (1) year after the cause of action arises, or such claim or cause of action is barred.

If any part of these Terms and Conditions is unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions. Alnylam may, at its sole discretion and without notice, revise these Terms and Conditions at any time by updating this posting.

Entire agreement

This is the entire Agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter herein and shall not be modified except in writing signed by both parties or by a new posting by Alnylam, as described above.

For additional information

If you have any questions about the rights and restrictions above, please contact Alnylam at www.alnylam.com/contact.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS DISCLAIMER

This website, and the documents contained in (or directly accessible from) this website, include forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements about our future expectations, plans, prospects and future operating results and any other statements containing the words "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "plans," "estimates" and similar expressions. There are a number of important factors that could cause Alnylam's actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements, including our approach to discover and develop novel drugs, which is unproven and may never lead to marketable products; obtaining, maintaining and protecting intellectual property; our ability to enforce our patents against infringers and to defend our patent portfolio against challenges from third parties; our ability to obtain additional funding to support our business activities; our dependence on third parties for development, manufacture, marketing, sales and distribution of our products; the successful development of products, all of which are in early stages of development; obtaining regulatory approval for products; competition from others using technology similar to ours and others developing products for similar uses; our dependence on collaborators; and our short operating history; and other factors identified in the filings Alnylam makes from time to time with the SEC. Alnylam disclaims any intention or obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date such statement was first made.

HISTORICAL STOCK PRICE DATA DISCLAIMER

"This data is provided as a convenience for stockholders and is for informational purposes only. This data is not intended, and should not be relied upon, for trading purposes. Neither Alnylam nor its data providers guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any stock price or other data displayed, nor shall any such party be liable in any way to the user of the data or to any other person for any delays, inaccuracies, errors in, or omission of any such data or the transmission thereof, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon or for any damages arising therefrom or occasioned thereby. Investors are reminded that historical and current stock price performance data are not necessarily indicative of future performance."