SAGE THERAPEUTICS, INC.
PRIVACY & COOKIES POLICY

This website is owned and run by Sage Therapeutics, Inc., (hereinafter, “Sage Therapeutics”).

This Privacy Policy governs the collection and use of personal information by Sage Therapeutics. For more information about Sage Therapeutics, please see: www.sagerx.com.

Unless specified otherwise, the words “we” or “us” in this Privacy Policy refer to and mean Sage Therapeutics. We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy explains the types of personal information we collect, how we use that personal information, who we share it with, how we protect that information, and your legal rights in relation to your personal information. We are committed to abiding by this Privacy Policy, as well as the requirements of applicable laws, in the operation of our business.

Please read the following carefully as it explains our views and practices regarding your personal information, and how it is handled. By accessing or browsing our website, you confirm that you have read, understood and agree to this Privacy Policy in its entirety. If you do not agree with the practices described in this Privacy Policy, you should not use our website.

Who we are

For the purpose of applicable data protection laws, the data controller is Sage Therapeutics of 215 First Street, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA.

Information covered by this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy covers all personal information collected and used by Sage Therapeutics. In this Privacy Policy, “personal data” or “personal information” means information that (either in isolation or in combination with other information held by us) enables you to be identified as an individual or recognized directly or indirectly. Personal data or personal information may include your name, date of birth, nationality, gender, postal address, email address, phone number, job description, computer IP address and technical information from the devices you use to access our website.

What information do we collect from you?

We may collect information about you from different sources as detailed below.

Information you give us

When you access and browse our website (including when you fill in forms on our website) and when you correspond with us by phone or email, you may give us information about yourself. The information you give us may include your name, postal address, email address, date of birth, landline and/or mobile telephone number, information about your employment (including your job title, responsibilities and employer’s details) and preferences (e.g. regarding nature of your request), as well as other personal information.

Information we collect about you

With regard to each of your visits to our website, we may use cookies, or other technical means, to automatically collect the following information:

  • your preferences, such as language and the region you are in,
  • information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstreams to, on and from our websites; and
  • length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouseovers) and methods used to browse away from the page.

Information we receive and collect from other sources:

We may receive information about you from other websites operated by Sage Therapeutics or from the other services that we provide. We also work closely with third parties such as business partners, sub-contractors, analytics providers, and search information providers, and may receive information about you from them. We may also collect information about you from publicly available sources, including publicly available content on social media.

Cookies

Our website uses cookies and similar technology. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that our website places on your computer, or other equipment which you use to access our website. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of our website.

You can read more about cookies and how to recognise them at www.aboutcookies.org.

Cookies perform many functions, such as allowing you to navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. They can also help to ensure that advertising that you see online is more relevant to you and your interests.

Your use of our website and your acknowledgement of our cookie policy indicates your consent to the cookies described in this policy. Please see “How you can control cookies” below for more information on how to withdraw your consent at any time.

Type of cookie What does it do?
Strictly necessary cookies These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website.
Performance cookies These cookies collect information about how you use our website, for instance which pages you go to most often, and if you receive error messages from certain web pages. These cookies do not collect information that identifies you. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how the website works. By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.
Functionality cookies These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your language of choice or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of the web pages that you can customise. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on websites operated by third parties. By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.
Targeting or advertising cookies These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns. They also remember when you have visited the website before. Sometimes we share anonymised information about your browsing activity with our advertising and creative partners. They may use this information to advertise products, which may interest you, on other websites or to assist us develop future advertising campaigns.

 

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

How you can control cookies

Your web browser includes an option that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you do so, you may not be able to access parts of our website and it may make your browsing experience less enjoyable. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as described above when you access our website. If you would like to delete any cookies on your computer, please refer to your browser manufacturer’s instructions by clicking ‘help’ in your browser menu.

How do we use your personal information?

We may use your personal information to: How do we use personal information for this purpose? What is the legal basis for us processing your information in this way?
Provide you with goods and services We will need to use your personal information where this is necessary for us to perform our obligations under a contract with you, for example where you have purchased services from us. Using your personal information in this way is necessary for us to perform our contractual obligations to you.
Contact you for research purposes or to tell you about Sage Therapeutics’ services and goods (provided you have consented to this). We will need to use your personal information (such as your email address or other contact details) to send you information about services and goods that you may be interested in. Please note we may also share your personal information with other entities in the Sage Therapeutics group for this purpose. We will ask for your consent before processing your information in this way.
Diagnose problems with our server or administer our websites We may need to use personal information, such as your IP address, to diagnose server problems or administer our websites. We will ask for your consent to the use of cookies before processing.
Analyse user traffic to measure use of our websites and to improve the content of our websites and our services We may sometimes use your personal information (e.g. your IP address) to measure use of our websites and assess the effectiveness of our site pages. We may also use this personal information to improve the content of our websites and services. It is in our legitimate interest to look at user traffic so that we can improve our websites and better meet your needs as a customer.
Comply with legal requirements and exercise or defend legal claims. We may sometimes need to process personal information to comply with legal requirements to which we are subject (for example in relation to health and safety). It is in our legitimate interests to process personal information for the purposes of exercising and defending legal claims. Processing personal information may also be necessary to ensure compliance with the Sage Therapeutics group’s legal obligations.
Process your personal information where this is necessary to keep our website safe and secure. We may need to process your personal information in order to keep our website safe and secure and protect against illegal or fraudulent activity such as cyber attacks. It is in our legitimate interests to monitor how our website is used to detect and prevent fraud, other crimes and the misuse of our website. This helps us to ensure that you can safely use our website.

 

Transfers of personal information

  • Sage Therapeutics companies
    We may share your personal information with any Sage Therapeutics company, including subsidiaries and holding companies, in order to enable you to request our services, understand your preferences, send you information about products and services that may be of interest to you and conduct the other activities described in this Privacy Policy. Such group companies may be located outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”), in which case the section “Where we store your data” below will apply.
  • Our service providers
    We use other companies, agents or contractors (“Service Providers”) to perform services on our behalf or to assist us with the provision of services to you. For example, we may engage Service Providers to provide market research, marketing (including competitions), advertising, communications, training, IT, hosting and other infrastructure and data cleansing and processing services. In the course of providing such services, these Service Providers may have access to your personal information. However, the Service Providers that have access to your personal information are contractually bound only to use personal information to perform the services that we hire them to provide. We will always use our best efforts to ensure that all the Service Providers we work with will keep your personal information secure.
  • Third parties permitted by law
    In certain circumstances, we may be required to disclose or share your personal information in order to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation (for example, we may be required to disclose personal information to the police, or to judicial or administrative authorities). We may also disclose your personal information to third parties in order to enforce our terms and conditions or other agreements, or to protect the rights, property or safety of the Sage Therapeutics group or the public.
  • Third parties connected with business transfers
    We may transfer your personal information to third parties in connection with a reorganisation, restructuring, merger, acquisition or transfer of assets, provided that the receiving party agrees to treat your personal information in a manner consistent with this Privacy Policy.

Where we store your personal information

The personal information that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the EEA (for example, in the United States of America). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our Service Providers. We will take all steps that are reasonably necessary to ensure that your personal information is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and applicable data protection laws, including, where relevant, entering into EU standard contractual clauses (or equivalent measures) with the party outside the EEA receiving the personal information.

Security of personal information

We use administrative, technical, and physical measures to safeguard personal information against loss, theft and unauthorised uses, access or modifications.

Despite our best efforts, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we have strict procedures and security measures in place, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; and any transmission is at your own risk.

Third party websites and apps

Our websites may contain links to and from third party websites. Please note that if you follow a link to any of these websites, these websites will have their own terms of use and privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility of liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Your rights

You have the following rights with respect to the personal information that we hold about you.

Your right to access the information we hold about you

You can request access to the information we hold about you by contacting us using the contact details set out below. Our file of your information will usually be made available to you within 30 days, although occasionally we may not be able to give you access to the personal information we hold about you (for example, we may not be able to give you access if it would unreasonably affect someone else’s privacy or if giving you access poses a serious threat to someone’s life, health or safety). Please note that we may apply an administrative charge for providing access to your information in certain circumstances. Any such charge will be reasonable, and we will advise you of the charge and obtain your consent before providing you with access to your personal information. Please note that if you request a copy of your data using electronic means (such as email), then we will provide a copy of your information in electronic form unless you ask us to do otherwise.

Your right to have your information corrected or deleted

If you would like to update the information we hold on you, would like us to delete your information, or if you would like us to ask the third parties to whom we transfer your data within the scope of this Privacy Policy to update or delete your information, please send your request to Privacy@Sagerx.com and we will take action on it promptly.

Your right to object to us processing your personal information

You have the right to object to us processing your personal information, even where that processing is necessary for our legitimate interests (for example, where the processing is necessary for the legitimate commercial objectives we pursue in the course of our business), including the profiling we undertake to send you personalised recommendations and similar content. You also have the right to object to any results of a processing activity that prejudice your rights and that are conducted exclusively through automated systems.

You also have the right to ask us to stop processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes, including any profiling we undertake for the purposes of direct marketing. We will in any case only send you marketing communications if you have previously agreed to this, but if you change your mind you can easily unsubscribe from our marketing communications at any time by following the instructions included in these marketing communications.

Please note that, if you have consented to receive offers from our partners, our partners are responsible for taking account of your rights, including your right to opt-out of receiving offers from them.

Your right to have your personal information transmitted to another organisation

Where we hold personal information about you with your consent or for the performance of a contract with you, you also have the right to ask us to provide you with the personal information we hold about you in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and, where technically feasible, to transmit that personal information to another organisation.

Making a complaint

You have the right to lodge a complaint with a local data protection authority in the EEA if you believe that we have not complied with applicable data protection laws. The local data protection authority will differ depending on the country you are in.

Contacting us

If you have any questions or concerns about how we treat your personal information, you wish to ask us to stop processing your personal information, or you would like to request a copy of the personal information we hold about you, please contact us at Privacy@Sagerx.com or by writing to us at:

Sage Therapeutics, Inc.
215 First Street
Cambridge, MA 02142 USA
Attn: Data Privacy Team

Please include your reply address when you write to us.

How long do we keep your personal information?

Your personal information is stored by us and/or our Service Providers, strictly to the extent necessary for the performance of our obligations and strictly for the time necessary to achieve the purposes for which the information is collected, in accordance with applicable data protection laws. When we no longer need to use your information, we will remove it from our systems and records and/or take steps to properly anonymise it so that you can no longer be identified from it (unless we need to keep your information to comply with legal or regulatory obligations to which we are subject).

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time in response to changing legal, regulatory or operational requirements. We will notify you of any such changes (including when they will take effect). Your continued use of our website and / or services after any such updates take effect will constitute acceptance of those changes.

This version of the privacy policy is effective as of 10-23-2018.