Privacy Policy


Shire plc, respects the privacy of every individual who visits this website. This Privacy Statement outlines the information Shire may collect about you and how we will use that information. This Statement will also instruct you on how you can verify the accuracy of your Personally Identifiable Information submitted to Shire through our websites and how you can request that we delete your Personally Identifiable Information from our databases.

Personally Identifiable Information

When you visit this website, we will not collect any Personally Identifiable Information about you (such as your name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address) unless you provide it to us voluntarily. In addition, visitors may be invited to submit names, e-mail addresses or addresses of friends in connection with certain promotions, such as offers of product samples or information or the sending of messages through some of our websites. If you opt not to provide us with Personally Identifiable Information no material consequences will result, although you may be unable to participate in certain promotions, or receive product information, offered through this website.

Use of Personally Identifiable Information

By providing us with your Personally Identifiable Information you agree to the use of this information as described in this section. Shire may store and process your Personally Identifiable Information to better understand your needs and how we may improve our therapeutics and services, and we may use your Personally Identifiable Information to contact you. We may also enhance or merge Personally Identifiable Information with data obtained from third parties for the same purposes. Shire will not give or sell your Personally Identifiable Information to any outside organization for the organization's own use without your consent. Your information may be shared with agents or contractors of Shire in connection with services that these individuals or entities perform for Shire.


Shire is committed to keeping secure the data you provide us and will take reasonable precautions to protect your Personally Identifiable Information from loss, misuse or alteration. Agents or contractors of Shire who have access to your Personally Identifiable Information in connection with providing services for Shire are required to keep the information confidential and are not permitted to use this information for any other purpose than to carry out the services they are performing for Shire.


In offering this website Shire has no intention of collecting any Personally Identifiable Information from children below 18 years and will immediately destroy any such information. Where appropriate, Shire will specifically instruct children not to submit such information. If a child has provided us with Personally Identifiable Information, a parent or guardian of that child may contact us at the e-mail address or address listed at the bottom of this Privacy Statement if they would like this information deleted from our records. We will use reasonable efforts to delete the child's information from our databases.

Non-Personally-Identifiable Information Collected Automatically

In some cases, we may collect information about you that is not personally identifiable. Examples of this type of information include the type of internet browser or computer operating system you are using and the domain name of the website from which you linked to our site or advertisement.

Information We May Place Automatically On Your Computer's Hard Drive

When you view this website or advertisements, we may store some information on your computer. This information will be in the form of a "cookie" or similar file and it will help us in many ways. For example, cookies allow us to tailor a website to better match your interests and preferences. Most internet browsers enable you to erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions.

Web Beacons

Our web pages contain electronic images (called a "single-pixel gif" or "Web beacon") that allow us to count page views or to access our cookies. In general, any electronic image viewed as part of a Web page, including an ad banner, can act as a Web beacon. Web beacons are typically very small, 1 by 1 pixel size, banner like files, but their presence can be easily seen within Internet Explorer by clicking on "View" and then on "Source." Web beacons are so small in order not to use valuable space on the computer screen that is better used to display helpful content. We also may include Web beacons in HTML-formatted newsletters containing graphics that we send to opt-in subscribers in order to count how many newsletters have been read. In addition, some advertising networks that serve ads on our Web sites may use Web beacons within in their clearly visible banner advertisements. Our Web beacons do not collect, gather, monitor or share any personal information about our Web site visitors. They are just the technique we use to compile our anonymous, aggregated statistics about Web site usage.

Contacting Us Regarding Your Personally Identifiable Information

If you have submitted Personally Identifiable Information through a Shire website or interactive advertisement and would like that information deleted from our records, please contact us at or send a letter to Shire, 1200 Lakeside Drive, Bannockburn, IL 60015. We will use reasonable efforts to delete your information from our files. You may also contact us via e-mail or mail at the above addresses to request the Personally Identifiable Information that Shire has collected about you through this website. Shire will use reasonable efforts to supply you with this information and correct any factual inaccuracies in this information.