Privacy Policy

At Longboard, we take your privacy and the security of your information very seriously.

In order to make it easier to understand how information about you is collected online we have put together a list of resources related to the usage of this website.

At Longboard, we take your privacy and the security of your information very seriously. 

This Privacy Statement is intended to make you aware of the types of information we gather from people visiting an Longboard website (each, the “Website”), such as Longboard’s corporate website, http://www.longboardpharma.com/ (the “Corporate Website”), and how we use, transfer, and secure such information.    This Privacy Statement does not apply to information gathered from people visiting websites for specific clinical trials sponsored by Longboard; such websites contain their own privacy statements.

As used in this Privacy Statement, “Longboard,” “we,” “us” and “our” refer to Longboard Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and our subsidiaries, joint ventures, and other companies under a common control (“Affiliates”), and “you” or “users” refer to people who visit the Website. This Privacy Statement is incorporated into and is part of our Terms and Conditions available at https://www.longboardpharmaceuticals.com.  By accessing the Website, you agree to be bound by this Privacy Statement.  If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Statement, then please do not use the Website. 

The Information We Collect

We gather the following types of information about users:

  • Personal Information: Information that is about, or relates to, an identified or identifiable individual, or that can be linked to that individual (such as name and contact information).
  • Aggregate Information: Information that cannot be used to identify an individual (such as frequency of visits to the Website and browser type).  Please note that we may convert Personal Information into Aggregate Information via one or more processes at our discretion.   
  • Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to collect statistical information about how the Website is used. Google Analytics services involve the use of cookies that collect information such as your IP address or other identifiers, browser information, and information about the content you view and interact with to record how you use the Website. These analytics services help us to know how many users we have, which parts of the Website are most popular, what browsers are used (so we can maximize compatibility), the country or region where our users are located, and the demographics and interests of our users. This enables us to better understand who is using the Website and to improve how we present content on the Website.

For more information about Google Analytics services, please click here. To prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics, please visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

2. Categories of Personal Information Collected and How Used

Personal Information You Provide Us

  • When you use the Website, Longboard will collect the Personal Information you provide Longboard, 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 Personal Information that you provide us when you sign up for an investor presentation through the Corporate Website, when you contact us via e-mail for information or assistance, including the content of your e-mail.
  • In the course of applying for a job with Longboard through the Corporate Website, you may provide certain Personal Information to Longboard.  Such Personal Information could include your name, e-mail address, phone number, date of birth, SSN, bank information and government identification numbers, among other identifiers.  

Personal Information Collected Automatically

When you use the Website, we may automatically collect technical information and information about your visit, including pages you visited, the order in which they were visited, page interaction information (such as the links you “clicked” or the content you viewed or consumed), the type of device you are using, IP address, operating system, header information and browser software. We may collect information that allows us to associate you with your social media or other accounts that you have on other websites.  Further we may collect Personal Information through the use of cookies as described within the “Functions and Use of Cookies” section in this Privacy Statement, or the section regarding Google Analytics above.  Where such information meets the definition of Personal Information, such as IP address, we will treat it as such. 

How Your Personal Information Is Used

  • We may use the Personal Information you provide us to contact you, provide support, operate and improve the Website, and respond to your comments and questions.
  • If you apply for employment with Longboard through the Corporate Website, we may use the Personal Information you provide us to process your job application and contact you.  
  • Personal Information collected automatically is used for the purpose of improving our Website, and to offer more relevant information and content

3. Disclosure of Personal Information

  • We may share your Personal Information with third party service providers, including cloud service providers, to help us with our business activities such as Website maintenance and employee recruitment. We include provisions within our contracts with these businesses to ensure that they: (i) use your Personal Information only as necessary to provide these services to us; and (ii) establish safeguards to protect the confidentiality of the information that we provide them.
  • We may share some or all of your Personal Information with our Affiliates, in which case we will require our Affiliates to honor this Privacy Statement.
  • 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.
  • We may also disclose Personal Information if Longboard 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 Longboard; (iii) to protect or defend the rights or property of Longboard or users of the Website or services; (iv) to investigate or assist in preventing any violation or potential violation of the law, or this Privacy Statement; or (v) consistent with the contractual obligations of Longboard.

4. Categories of Aggregate Information Collected and How Used

Aggregate Information may be collected when you visit use the Website, independent of any information you voluntarily enter.  Additionally, we may use one or more processes to de-identify information that contains Personal Information, such that only Aggregate Information remains.  We may collect, use, store, and transfer Aggregate Information without restriction. 

5. Our Website Not Available to Those Under 18 Outside of the Clinical Trial Context

Access to and use of the Website are not intended for use by anyone younger than the age of 18 and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from individuals younger than the age of 18.  If you have reason to believe that an individual under the age of 18 has provided Personal Information to us outside of the clinical trial context, please contact us.  We will take reasonable steps to investigate and if it is confirmed that we possess Personal Information of an individual under 18 years of age, we will delete the Personal Information.  We may require additional information to confirm that the request is a bona fide request from an appropriate person concerning an individual under the age of 18, as allowed by applicable law.

6. Functions and Use of Cookies

  • 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 the Website, or which language or other settings you prefer. Cookies may also contain Personal Information, such as your IP address.
    • You may visit the 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: Local Shared Objects
      • 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.
    • If you decide against the use of cookies, it is possible that not all functions of the Website are available to you or that individual functions are only available to you to a limited extent.
    • 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 the Website. This enables us to identify which parts of the Website are particularly popular and thus make improvements to the Website.
      • 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 the Website.
calertIndicates 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, _gidStore information on how visitors use the Website and help us to further develop the Website in line with their interests.Type 3

7. California Users

  • California Consumer Privacy Act Rights. In accordance with the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), this Privacy Statement provides you disclosure regarding the Personal Information we collect from you and the purposes for doing so.  Please see the “Categories of Personal Information Collected and How Used” section above.   In addition, under the CCPA, California residents have certain rights regarding their Personal Information, including the following:
    • Right to Know. You have the right to request the following information:
      • The categories of Personal Information Longboard has collected about you.
      • The categories of sources from which the Personal Information was collected.
      • The business purpose for collecting the Personal Information.
      • The categories of third parties with whom Longboard has shared the Personal Information.
      • The specific pieces of Personal Information Longboard has collected about you.
    • Right to Request Deletion: Upon a verifiable request, made through one of the methods provided within the “Contact Us” section below, we will delete Personal Information we have regarding you and direct our service providers to delete your Personal Information from their records, to the extent required by the CCPA.  Please note that Longboard may be required or permitted by law to not remove (or allow removal) of your Personal Information.
    • Right to Be Free from Discrimination: Longboard will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your rights under the CCPA.
    • Information We May Need From You.  We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your Personal Information (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that Personal Information is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response. 
    • Time Limit to Respond.  We will respond to all legitimate requests within forty-five (45) days, or as permitted by the CCPA.
    • CCPA Contact Information.  If you are a California resident and would like to exercise the rights described above on or after January 1, 2020, please contact us using one of the mechanisms listed within the “Contact Us” section below.
    • No Sale of Personal Information: Longboard does not sell the Personal Information collected through the Website.

8. Nevada Users

Longboard does not sell Covered Information as defined under Nevada law. If you would like to make a further inquiry regarding the selling of your Covered Information, as defined under Nevada law, please contact us as described in the “Contact Us” section of this Privacy Statement.

9. European Users

Name of data controllers and contact detailsLongboard Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Attn: Data Protection Officer

Email: [email protected]


Purposes of the processingThe purposes of the processing are described in Sections 2 and 3 of this Privacy Statement.
Lawful basis for the processingGenerally, 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 applicableOur specific legitimate interests, such as improving the Website, providing you with support, processing and responding to any employment application, and/or processing and contacting you, are described in Sections 2 and 3 of this Privacy Statement.
The categories of personal data concernedThe categories of personal data that we process are described in Sections 2 and 4 of this Privacy Statement.
The recipients or categories of recipients of the personal dataThe potential recipients of the personal data that we collect via the Website are described in Sections 2 and 3 of this Privacy Statement.
Information regarding the transfers of personal data outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) and the United Kingdom (UK)Longboard Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is headquartered in the USA and the Website is hosted in the USA.  We have an affiliate in Switzerland, which is also outside of the EEA/UK.  The laws of Switzerland have been deemed by the European Commission to provide an adequate level of protection to personal data, whereas the laws of the USA have not.
When you provide your personal data to us via the Website, you are providing your personal data directly to the USA.  When you contact us by email, you are directly providing your personal data directly to the USA and/or Switzerland.
Before you provide your personal data 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 periodHow 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 processingYou 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 authorityYou 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:  http://ec.europa.eu/justice/article-29/structure/data-protection-authorities/index_en.htm
Statutory or contractual requirement or other obligation to provide any personal dataUsers of the Website are under no statutory or contractual requirement or other obligation to provide personal data to us via the Website.
  • With respect to European users, this Privacy Statement only applies to personal data collected via the Website.  If you have provided personal data to us through some other means besides the Website (for example, in connection with a clinical study sponsored by Longboard 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 the “Contact Us” section of this Privacy Statement).

10. Security

Longboard 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 Longboard uses reasonable efforts to protect your Personal Information, Longboard cannot guarantee its absolute security.

11. Your Choices Regarding Your Information

All users may review, update, correct or delete their Personal Information by contacting us as described in the “Contact Us” section of this Privacy Statement, where the right to do so is provided by applicable law, including as described elsewhere in 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.

12. 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.

13. Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Statement, or to exercise your rights as described above, please contact us using any of the following methods:


E-mail: [email protected]

14. Changes to This Privacy Statement

This Privacy Statement may be amended from time to time for any reason. Each time you use the Website, the current version of this Privacy Statement will apply.  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.

Applicant Personal Information Privacy Notice

Introduction

Longboard Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Longboard”) respects the privacy of job applicants and strives to keep your personal information secure and confidential.  This Applicant Personal Information Privacy Notice (“Applicant Notice”) explains the categories of personal information we collect about you as a job applicant, why we collect it, and how we use and disclose it.  

Processing Your Personal Information

  • What personal information do we collect?
  • Personal information that you provide when applying for a position through Longboard’s Careers portal, such as first and last name, contact information (e.g., residential address, email address, phone number), confirmation of eligibility to work in the United States, and voluntary information regarding equal opportunity employment and self-identification of disabilities.
  • Personal information regarding your work qualifications that you provide when completing a personal profile in our recruitment platform, including skills, experience, education, certifications, current and prior titles and employers, and other personal information contained in your employment application, resume or curriculum vitae.
  • If you were to accept an offer from Longboard, personal information obtained by Longboard or a third party through authorized reference checks, background checks, and/or verification of personal information that you provided to Longboard, if permitted under applicable law.
  • Why do we collect your personal information?
    • To fulfill our obligations as a prospective employer or to update records if you become an Longboard employee.
    • To make recruitment or employment decisions.
    • For access control and company security.
    • To prevent or detect fraudulent or other unlawful activities.
    • To comply with a law, regulation or valid legal process and, in appropriate circumstances, to cooperate with law enforcement.
    • To advance or defend Longboard’s legal rights.
  • Who else might receive your personal information?
    • We may share your personal information with service providers that help Longboard administer or improve the recruitment and hiring experience and processes.   For example, we work with service providers that offer hosting services for our Careers portal.  We also work with independent recruiters to help identify potential candidates for job openings.   Your personal information would only be shared with our service providers on a need to-know basis.  Such service providers are expected to process your personal information only to perform services for us based upon our contracts with them and for no other purposes.
  • We may disclose your personal information to any institution, government, court, agency, or authority (including law enforcement agencies) as required by law or as necessary to protect our legal rights or the rights of others, to prevent harm, or in accordance with your instructions.
  • How long do we keep your personal information? We will not retain your personal information longer than necessary.  In determining how long to retain your personal information, we are guided by this Applicant Notice, internal Longboard record retention schedules, and applicable legal obligations.

Security

We use commercially reasonable physical, procedural, and technical safeguards to deter unauthorized use, modification, disclosure, or destruction of, or access to, your personal information. 

Whom to Contact

Please feel free to contact Longboard at [email protected] if you have any questions regarding this Applicant Notice or about the use of your personal information.

Changes to This Applicant Notice

It may be necessary from time to time for us to modify this Applicant Notice, including to reflect changes in the way we collect and use personal information or changes in privacy-related laws, regulations, and industry standards.  We will provide reasonable notice of material changes to the Applicant Notice on Longboard’s Careers portal.

Effective Date

This Applicant Notice is effective as of October 28, 2020.

CORPORATE PRIVACY NOTICE FOR CALIFORNIA

In accordance with the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), this Corporate Privacy Notice for California (“Notice”) discloses the personal information we collect from you and the purposes for doing so.  As used in this Notice, “Longboard,” “we,” “us” and “our” refer to Longboard Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and our subsidiaries, joint ventures, and other companies under a common control (“Affiliates”), and “personal information” means all personal information as defined in the CCPA, which includes information relating to a particular household as well as a natural person.  This Notice applies to most of the personal information collected by Longboard from California residents in the course of conducting our general business operations.  There are four main exceptions:

  • This Notice does not apply to personal information collected via the www.longboardpharma.com website (the “Website”).
  • This Notice does not apply to personal information that we obtain in connection with clinical studies sponsored by Longboard, which are exempt from the CCPA and are separately regulated.  Clinical trial participants (and their parents or guardians, if applicable) will have received a separate notice concerning their personal information.  If you have any concerns about our processing of personal information in connection with a clinical trial, please see the information protection notice provided as part of the clinical trial intake process, as that notice will contain important information and a designated contact person for concerns – but you can always contact us using the contact information provided below.
  • This Notice does not apply if you have received (directly or through our service providers or collaborators) a separate notice concerning our use of your personal information.  This may occur when we need to provide a separate notice to meet the requirements of specific laws or when required by generally accepted good practices in the pharmaceutical industry. 
  • This Notice does not apply to the personal information of our employees or job applicants.  An employee privacy notice is available to our employees.  A job applicant privacy notice is provided to applicants when they submit their personal information to us in connection with their job application.
Our business purposes for processing your personal informationWe may use the personal information you provide us to:
 contact you
 respond to your comments and questions
 consider you as a clinical investigator, advisor or other contractor
 enter into, or take steps to enter into, a contract with you or your employer or business
 perform our contracts with you or your employer or business
 make payments to you
 comply with our legal and regulatory obligations including pharmaceutical quality and safety information reporting obligations
Categories of personal information we may processWe may process the following categories of personal information, as appropriate for the relevant processing activity:
 name
 contact details, including postal and e-mail addresses
 employment-related information information about education and professional qualifications, including professional specialties, prescribing data, and verification of credentials
 financial information health-related information, year of birth and other pertinent information in connection with product quality complaints and pharmaceutical safety information reporting
 age
 gender
Sources of personal informationYou may provide personal information to us directly or via our service providers.  
Information regarding investigators and clinical site personnel is provided to Longboard by our CROs pursuant to contracts under which the CROs manage Longboard’s clinical trials, including selection, monitoring and payment of clinical sites and investigators.  
Information regarding advisors sometimes is provided by meeting planners and other service providers who support advisory board meetings under standard services agreements.  
Information regarding physicians typically is provided under a license or services agreement with a data vendor.
The recipients or categories of recipients of the personal informationWe may share your personal information with:
 our subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under a common control (“Affiliates”), in which case we will require our Affiliates to honor this Privacy Notice;
 our service providers under appropriate contractual restrictions;
 companies or individuals who advise us or collaborate with us in connection with the development or commercialization of our pharmaceutical products;
 third parties 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 Notice;
 relevant authorities, or other recipients as required in litigation, if Longboard believes in good faith that such disclosure is necessary (i) in connection with any legal investigation; (ii) to comply with relevant regulatory requirements and laws, such as laws requiring the disclosure of payments made to healthcare providers, (iii) to respond to subpoenas or warrants served on Longboard; (iv) to protect or defend the rights or property of Longboard; or (v) to investigate or assist in preventing any violation or potential violation of the law.
The period for which the personal information will be stored, or the criteria for determining the retention periodHow long we retain personal information varies according to the type of information in question and the purpose for which it is used.  Certain laws may require us to store personal information for specified periods.  We delete personal information 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 information before the end of its retention period.  We may archive personal information (which means storing it in inactive files) for a certain period prior to its final deletion, as part of our ordinary business continuity procedures.
Children (under 18)We do not knowingly collect information about children (anyone under 18), except in connection with pediatric clinical studies, which, as explained above, are not subject to this Notice.  If any parent or guardian of a child believes that we have personal information about that child that is not related to the child’s participation in one of our clinical studies, please contact us through one of the means below.
Rights of California residents under the CCPA
Right to KnowYou have the right to request the following information:
 The categories of personal information Longboard has collected about you.
 The categories of sources from which the personal information was collected.
 The business purpose for collecting the personal information.
 The categories of third parties with whom Longboard has shared the personal information.
 The specific pieces of personal information Longboard has collected about you.
Right to Request DeletionUpon a verifiable request, made through one of the methods provided within the “Contact Us” section below, we will delete personal information we have regarding you and direct our service providers to delete your personal information from their records, to the extent required by the CCPA.  Please note that Longboard may be required or permitted by law to not remove (or allow removal) of your personal information.   We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal information (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal information is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.
Right to Be Free from DiscriminationLongboard will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your rights under the CCPA.
Time Limit to RespondWe will respond to all legitimate requests within forty-five (45) days, or as permitted by the CCPA.
CCPA Contact InformationIf you are a California resident and would like to exercise the rights described above on or after January 1, 2020, please contact us using one of the methods below.   

E-mail: [email protected]  
Mail:    Longboard Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Attn: Data Protection Officer
6154 Nancy Ridge Drive
San Diego, California 92121
Changes to this NoticeThis Notice may be amended from time to time for any reason. Generally, we will notify you of any changes to this Notice by posting a new Notice on this page as indicated by changing the “Last updated” date below.  However, if we intend to process your personal information for a purpose other than the purposes for which it was initially collected, we will take appropriate steps to contact you first and notify you of the new purpose.