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UK-NOTPR-1010 | April 2022



Healthcare Professionals Privacy Notice

Protecting the Privacy of Personal Data

Lundbeck Limited Privacy Notice: Healthcare Professionals

1.     Introduction

The fair and lawful processing of your personal data is a top priority for us. Therefore, we would like to inform you about when and why Lundbeck Limited (referred to as “Lundbeck”, “we”, “us”, “our”) collect and hold personal data about healthcare professionals in the course of our business with you, how this data is used, the conditions under which it may be disclosed to others and how it is kept secure.


Please note that this privacy notice is separate to our privacy notice on our general UK website (https://www.lundbeck.com/uk), which relates to users and visitors of this website. We recommend you review this policy whenever you visit our Lundbeck UK website. Links to specific social media privacy notices can also be found on our website by clicking here: Privacy Notice: LinkedIn, Privacy Notice: Twitter or on our relevant social media pages or channels. If our website or these links are unavailable for any reason, please contact us using the details at the end of this policy and we can provide you with copies.


Lundbeck Limited (company number 01040798) is the data controller in relation to the processing activities described below. This means that we decide why and how your personal data is processed.


In processing your personal data, Lundbeck will always comply with applicable data protection laws, including the Data Protection Act 2018 and the UK General Data Protection Regulation (“UK GDPR”).


2.    What personal data do we process?


As part of our professional dealings with you, we may collect, store and use the following types of personal data:


  • Contact details (including last name, first name, title, location, address(es), telephone and fax number, e-mail address, preferred communication method)
  • Work or professional information (job title or position, professional qualification, professional registration number (GMC, GNC etc), your OneKey ID number or other secure identification number, specialisation(s), working hours and preferred visiting hours)
  • Information on professional interests and focuses (details of professional interests, business focuses, treatment focuses, information or advice on products and services, details of events you have signed up for and attended, details of publications)
  • Communications and other information (enquiry details, marketing preferences, legal information relating to claims made by you, information contained in our correspondence, or other communications with you about business).

We will collect the above categories of personal data as follows as part of our interaction with you. This is information that you voluntarily give to us via:


  • entering information into our Progress in Mind site (https://uk.progress.im/en);
  • our field representatives and office staff that you engage with;
  • data collection at trade fairs, conferences and other events; and/or
  • corresponding with us by phone, video conferencing, email, or otherwise.

This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our Progress in Mind site, contacting us in relation to the services or products we provide or making an enquiry about our business, and managing your Progress in Mind account.


We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with our site. If you complete any surveys that we request you complete for research purposes, we will collect information in such circumstances as well.


We may also automatically collect the following information from individuals when you use the Progress in Mind site, such as details of transactions you carry out through the site, and your visits to our site, including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, and the resources you access. We may also automatically collect technical information, including anonymous data collected by the hosting server for statistical purposes, the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer or device to the Internet, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform. We may also collect any personal data which you allow to be shared that is part of your public profile or third party social network, type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform.


Please see our Cookies Policy for further information on how we use cookies.


We may also obtain your personal data from sources outside of our business which may include our group companies or our third party marketing partners. The personal data that we receive from our group companies is as described in the paragraphs above. The personal data that we receive from our third party marketing partners is where you have indicated to such partner that you would like Lundbeck to contact you with information about our products and services. If you would like to opt-out of receiving marketing information from us after providing your consent, you can do so at any time. Please see Your rights for further details on how you can do this.


3.    How we use your personal data?

As an overriding principle, we only process such personal data as is necessary to achieve the various purposes (data minimisation principle) of processing. Where possible, we make use of pseudonymisation and anonymisation of data.


The purposes for which we collect and use your personal data and the legal basis under data protection laws on which we rely on do this are explained below.


  • Performance of a contract with you or to take steps to enter into it. We may use and process your personal data where you have provided
    advice and support through the development and delivery of medical education services on appropriate medicines, or where you are in discussions with us about providing us with such advice and support. We will use this information in connection with the contract for the supply of services when it is needed to carry out that contract or for you to enter into it.
  • Legitimate interests or that of a third party for the following purposes:
  • to verify the accuracy of data that we hold about you;
  • for profiling to create a better understanding of you as a healthcare professional and to understand your interests and focuses in order to send you tailored information;
  • for analysis to inform our business strategy, to help us understand how our Progress in Mind site is used and by whom, to research users’ demographics, interests, and behaviour, and to assist, enhance and personalise user experience (including with customised services and to make improvements to our services, products and site);
  • to carry out surveys for market research purposes;
  • to monitor the quality of our support to our healthcare professionals and your communications with us, and to assess and improve our service where necessary;
  • to correspond or communicate with you;
  • for business administration, including statistical analysis;
  • for network and information security in order for us to take steps to protect your information against loss or damage, theft or unauthorised access;
  • to comply with a request from you in connection with the exercise of your rights;
  • for the management of enquiries, queries, complaints, or claims;
  • for prevention of fraud and other criminal activities; and
  • for the establishment and defence of our legal rights.
  • Consent. We may use and process your personal data to contact you where you have consented for us to do so to send you direct marketing communications or for market research purposes when launching products and developing marketing strategies. We may collect your consent to be contacted by telephone or by post in the following ways (i) if you register for an account with us and indicate that you would like to receive such marketing from us; (ii) if you sign up to our newsletter via our site or other medium where available; or (iii) when you refresh your marketing preferences when responding to a request from us to do so. You have the right to opt-out of our use of your personal data to provide marketing to you. Please see Your rights for further details on how you can do this.
  • Compliance with a legal obligation. We will use your personal data to comply with our legal or regulatory obligations (specifically, as required under pharmacovigilance law): (i) to assist any public authority or criminal investigation body; (ii) to identify you when you contact us; and/or (iii) to verify the accuracy of data we hold about you.


Lundbeck and other companies of the Lundbeck group are members of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) in the UK. The ABPI require Lundbeck to document and publish certain information regarding transfers of value, including grants, donations, benefits and payments granted to healthcare professionals and healthcare organisations each calendar year. If you receive any transfers of value from us, your personal data (including your name, organisation (if any), and information regarding transfers of value paid to you) will be processed in order for us to comply with our obligations under the ABPI Code. Unless required by law or to comply with our obligations under the ABPI Code, we will only disclose your personal data in relation to such payments if we have obtained your prior consent to do so. Your consent will be obtained via a consent form. If you do not consent, the ABPI requires that we publish the transfers of value information in aggregated form, without it being possible to identify your personal data from that information.


4.    Who may receive or have access to your data?

Access to your personal data is restricted to Lundbeck personnel to the extent necessary for processing the data for above-mentioned purposes.


We may also disclose your information to the following third parties:


  • Group companies. We may share your personal data with other
    companies within the Lundbeck group. They may use your personal data in the ways set out in How we use your personal data, in connection with data analysis, business management, and to assist in the provision of content, products and services to you. They may also process personal data on behalf of Lundbeck for the purposes of providing services to us.
  • Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI). We may
    disclose your information as explained above in the final paragraph of How we use your personal data. 
  • Our suppliers and service providers                

o   We may disclose your information to our third party service providers, agents, subcontractors and other organisations for the purposes of providing services to us or directly to you on our behalf. Our Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system is provided and maintained by Veeva Systems Inc. and our OneKey Database is provided by IQVIA. The IQVIA privacy notice for the OneKey Database can be found on the IQVIA website.

o   Other third parties may include cloud service providers (such as hosting and email management), IT providers, technical and
professional advisors (including accountants and lawyers), advertising and marketing agencies, communication fulfilment service providers, and administrative service providers.

o   When we use third party service providers, we only disclose to them any personal data that is necessary for them to provide their service and we have a contract in place that requires them to keep your information
secure and not to use it other than in accordance with our specific

  • Surveys. As research and market engagement important to us, we may ask a third party research company to contact you for the sole purpose of gathering general information and specific information relating to
    us and our products and services.
  • Business sale or restructure. We may transfer your personal data to a third party as part of a sale of some or all of our business and assets to any third party or as part of any business restructuring or reorganisation. It also includes in the event of any liquidation, dissolution, or administration.
  • Legal obligation. We may also transfer your personal data if we're
    under a duty to disclose or share it in order to comply with any legal
    obligation, to detect or report a crime, to enforce or apply the terms of our contracts or to protect the rights, property or safety of our visitors and customers.

When disclosing your personal data to third parties, we will always take steps with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected.


5.    Where is your data stored?


All personal data you provide to us is stored on our secure servers which are located within the United Kingdom and/or the European Economic Area (EEA).


We also collect and store personal data in our Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system, which is provided and maintained by Veeva Systems Inc. We use the OneKey database provided by IQVIA.


If at any time we transfer your personal data to, or store it in, countries located outside of the United Kingdom or the EEA (for example, as a result of our engagement of our CRM provider or if our hosting services provider changes) we will ensure that appropriate safeguards are in place for that transfer and storage as required by applicable law. This is because some countries do not have adequate data protection laws equivalent to those in the United Kingdom and EEA.


If your personal data is transferred to other companies in the Lundbeck Group, the transfer will be based on the Lundbeck Intra Group Agreement as applicable from time to time. The current agreement is based on the EU standard contractual clauses.


6.    How long do we store your personal data?


If we collect your personal data, the length of time we retain it is determined by a number of factors including the purpose for which we use that information and our obligations under other laws. We will only keep your personal data in an identifiable format for as long as is reasonably necessary to achieve the respective purpose of the processing unless we believe that the law requires us to preserve it.


We keep business letters and comparable correspondence for a period of six years and invoice-related documents and contract documents for a period of seven years.


We keep your personal data stored in our CRM system for the duration of the business contact with you. This is managed by our third-party service provider, Veeva Systems Inc.


If you register for a Progress in Mind account with us, we will retain your personal data for as long as your account is active. If your account has no activity for 3 years, we will send you a reminder and then close your account shortly after unless you inform us otherwise or deactivate your account. Once your account is closed, we will retain your personal data in case of any queries from you or in case you decide to re-activate your account for a period of 3 years from the date your account is closed.


Under the ABPI Code of Practice, data on transfers of value is publicly disclosed and retained for a period of five years after the end of the calendar year of its first publication and subsequently deleted.


If you have contacted us with a complaint or enquiry, we will store your personal data for as long as is reasonably required to resolve your complaint or enquiry.


When it is no longer necessary to retain your personal data, we will delete the personal data that we hold about you from our systems. After that time, we may aggregate the data (from which you cannot be identified) and retain it for analytical purposes.


The exceptions to the above are where:


  • we need your personal data to establish, bring or defend legal claims or to comply with a legal or regulatory requirement;
  • the law requires us to hold your personal data for a longer period, or delete it sooner;
  • you exercise your right to have the information erased (where it applies) and we do not need to hold it in connection with any of the reasons permitted or required under the law, or you exercise your right to require us to retain your personal data for a period longer than our stated retention period; or
  • in limited cases, the law permits us to keep your personal data indefinitely provided we put certain protections in place.


7.    Security and links to other sites


Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted to our site and any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your personal data, we put in place reasonable and appropriate controls to ensure that it remains secure against accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, or unauthorised access.


Our sites may contain links to other websites run by other organisations. This policy does not apply to those other websites, so we encourage you to read their privacy statements. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other websites even if you access them using links that we provide. In addition, if you linked to our site from a third party website, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the operators of that third party website and recommend that you check the policy of that third party website.


8.    Data anonymisation and use of aggregated information


Your personal data may be converted into statistical or aggregated data in such a way as to ensure that you are not identified or identifiable from it. Aggregated data cannot be linked back to you as a natural person. We may use this data to share with our partners or for analytical and research purposes. This information may be collected by cookies placed on our site - please see our Cookies Policy for more information.


9.    Your rights


In the UK and EEA, you have certain rights in relation to your personal data under data protection law and these are described below. Please note that we may ask you for information to confirm your identity and, where applicable, to help us to search for your personal data.


  • Right of access. You have the right to request access to the personal data Lundbeck processes about you. We may not be able to provide you with a copy of your personal data if this concerns other individuals or we have another lawful reason to withhold that information.
  • Right to rectification. You have the right to rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you, including completion of incomplete personal data. If you discover that any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, you can access your Progress in Mind account to update certain information. Alternatively, please let us know.
  • Right to erasure or restriction of processing. Under certain circumstances, you may ask for your personal data to be removed from our systems. Unless there is a reason that the law allows us to use your personal data for longer, we will make reasonable efforts to comply with your request. You may also ask us to restrict processing your personal data where you believe it is unlawful for us to do so, you have objected to its use and our investigation is pending or you require us to keep it in connection with legal proceedings.  In these situations, we may only process your personal data whilst its processing is restricted if we have your consent or are legally permitted to do so, for example, for storage purposes or in connection with legal proceedings. 
  • Right to data portability. Where processing is based on a consent or a contract and the processing is carried out by automated means, you have the right to receive the personal data concerning you in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You have the right to ask us to transmit this personal data to a third party and we will do so if technically possible. We may not provide you with a copy of your personal data if this concerns other individuals or we have another lawful reason to withhold that information.
  • Right to object. Where we rely on your legitimate business interests as the legal basis for processing your personal data for any purpose(s), you may object to us using your personal data for these purposes. Except for the purposes for which we are sure we can continue to process your personal data, we will temporarily stop processing your personal data in line with your objection until we have investigated the matter. If we agree that your objection is justified in accordance with your rights under data protection laws, we will permanently stop using your data for those purposes. Otherwise we will provide you with our justification as to why we need to continue using your data. If you wish to object to us using your personal data for direct marketing purposes, please use our unsubscribe tool and we will automatically comply with your request.
  • Withdrawing your consent. Where we rely on your consent as the legal basis for processing your personal data, you may withdraw your consent at any time. If you would like to withdraw your consent to receiving any direct marketing, you can do so using the unsubscribe tool in the email. If you withdraw your consent, our use of your personal data before you withdraw is still lawful.
  • Automated decisions. In certain circumstances, you may contest a decision made about you based on automated processing. If you want to exercise any of your rights as described above, please email or write to us using the contact details at the end of this policy.


10.    Complaints


If you wish to file a complaint regarding Lundbeck's processing of your personal
data, you can email or write to us using the contact details at the end of this


You also have the right to complain to the relevant data protection authority, which in the UK is the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), if you are concerned about the way that we have processed your personal data.


Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane




Telephone Number: 0303 123 1113

Website: https://ico.org.uk/


11.     Children


Our Progress in Mind site is not intended or designed to attract children. It is for UK healthcare professionals only. Lundbeck do not knowingly collect personal data from any person we know to be under the age of 18 years.


12.    Changes


We may review this policy from time to time and any changes will be notified to you by posting an updated version on our Progress in Mind site and/or contacting you by email. Any changes will take effect 7 days after the date on which we post the modified terms on our site or the date of our email, whichever is earlier. We recommend you regularly check for changes and review this policy whenever you visit our site. If you do not agree with any aspect of the
updated policy, you must immediately notify us and cease using our services.


This policy was last updated on 18 June 2021.


13.    Contact


If you have any questions regarding this privacy policy or Lundbeck’s processing of your personal data, please contact our Data Protection Officer using the details below.


  • Email: Our email address for data protection queries is dataprivacy@lundbeck.com.
  • Post: If you wish to write to us, please write us at Iveco House, Station Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, England, UK WD17 1ET.
  • Phone: If you would prefer to speak to us by phone, please call 01908 649 966.

UK-NOTPR-0466 | April 2022