Privacy Policy

Effective Date: March 18, 2022

Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Marinus”, “we”, us” or “our”) is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information.  This Marinus Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) describes the types of personal information and other information we collect from and about you when you interact with us or use our websites, apps, or other services (collectively, the “Services”), and how we use and share your personal information.

Personal Information We Collect

The types of information that we may collect and receive from you while you use the Services are described in this section and include both information that you provide to us, information that we collect automatically when you use the Services, and information that we collect from third party sources.

Personal Information: Personal information is information from which an individual can be identified directly or indirectly. We may collect personal information that you provide to us through our Services. For example, you may provide your personal information to us: through your completing forms or setting up accounts on one of our websites; through an enrollment form to register for one of our programs or services; through your requests to receive marketing materials and information about our products or services; by contacting a Marinus customer service department; or by responding to Marinus questionnaires or surveys.

Personal information may include information such as your name, postal address, telephone number, email address, date of birth, device and browsing information, such as your IP address, and health, financial and professional information.

Cookies and other similar technologies: When you use our Services, we may also collect information relating to your usage or visits to our websites and your devices. This information is generally collected using server log files, cookies, “pixel tags,” and Google Analytics.

Server Log Files: Your Internet Protocol (IP) address is an identifying number that is automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider (ISP). This number is identified and logged automatically in our server log files whenever you visit our websites, along with the time(s) of your visit(s) and the page(s) that you visited. We use the IP addresses of all visitors to our websites to calculate our websites’ usage levels, to help diagnose problems with website servers, and to administer the websites. We may also use IP addresses to communicate with or block access by visitors who fail to comply with our Terms of Use. Collecting IP addresses is standard practice on the Internet and is carried out automatically by many websites. However, Marinus does not combine traffic data with user accounts.

Cookies: Cookies are data that a web server transfers to an individual’s computer for record-keeping purposes. Cookies are an industry standard used by most websites and help facilitate users’ ongoing access to and use of a particular website. Cookies do not cause damage to your computer systems or files, and only the website that transferred a particular cookie to you can read, modify, or delete such cookie. If you do not want information collected using cookies, there are simple procedures in most browsers that allow you to delete existing cookies, to automatically decline cookies, or to be given the choice of declining or accepting the transfer of cookies to your computer. You can set your browser to refuse cookies, but some portions of our websites may not work properly if you refuse cookies. A session cookie is one that exists for the time-period that your browser is open. A persistent cookie is one that is saved on your device/computer even after the browser is closed.  Like many websites, we may use both session cookies and persistent cookies.  To find out how to see what cookies have been set and how to reject and delete cookies, please visit //www.aboutcookies.org.

Pixel Tags: Our websites may use so-called “pixel tags”, “web beacons”, “clear GIFs” or similar means (collectively, “pixel tags”) to compile aggregate statistics about website usage and response rates. Pixel tags allow us to count users who have visited certain pages on our websites, to deliver branded services, and to help determine the effectiveness of promotional or advertising campaigns. When used in HTML-formatted email messages, Pixel Tags can tell the sender whether and when the email has been opened.

Google Analytics: We may use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google, to better understand website usage. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit websites, what pages they visit and what other websites they used prior to visiting. Google uses the data collected to track and examine the use of the websites, to share such data with other Google services, or to personalize the ads of its own advertising network. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Service and the Google Privacy Policy. To opt-out of analysis by Google Analytics on our websites, please visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Our Uses of Personal Information

The personal information that is collected in connection with our Services may be used in any of the following ways:

  • To respond to your requests for information about our products or services; 
  • To provide you with general health information (such as information on certain health conditions) as well as information about our products and services; 
  • To provide you with marketing communications whether about a particular Marinus product or concerning general disease information; 
  • To determine if you are eligible for certain products, services, or programs (such as patient assistance programs); 
  • To manage or develop our business relationship with you (e.g., to respond to questions, invite you to events, comply with regulatory obligations, or determine eligibility for Marinus programs); 
  • To recruit and/or consider you for employment; 
  • For our research, development, and collaboration efforts; 
  • For regulatory reporting, such as adverse event or pharmaceutical transparency reporting; and
  • For other everyday business purposes, such as payment processing and financial account management, product development, contract management, Site administration, fulfillment, analytics, fraud prevention, corporate governance, reporting, and legal compliance.

The information that we collect from your devices is used to better design our websites. We analyze the information we collect to enhance our websites’ security and to track the popularity of certain pages on the websites, the success of our email notifications, traffic levels on the websites, and other usage data, all of which helps us to provide content tailored to your interests and improve our websites and related Services.

How We Share Personal Information

We may share your personal information with third parties with whom we have contracted, as well as affiliates and business partners. We will require these recipients to use your personal information only for appropriate purposes and take appropriate measures to protect your personal information.

In the event that we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets to a third party, such as in the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar event, we may transfer information that we have collected to such third party.  We will require such a third party to continue to comply with this Privacy Policy.

We may disclose information if we believe it is necessary: (a) to comply with any law applicable to us, a request from law enforcement, a regulatory agency, or other legal process; (ii) to protect the legitimate rights, privacy, property, interests, or safety of Marinus, our patients, business partners, personnel, or the general public; (iii) to pursue available remedies or limit damages; (iv) to enforce our Terms of Use; or (v) to respond to an emergency. We reserve the right to disclose personal information when we believe in good faith that such action is necessary to comply with a legal obligation.

Other Parties With Your Consent or At Your Direction. In addition to the disclosures described in this Privacy Policy, we may share information about you with third parties when you consent to or request such sharing.

Third Party Advertising

Marinus has relationships with third party advertising companies to place advertisements on this website and other websites, and to perform tracking and reporting functions for this website and other websites. These third-party advertising companies may place cookies on your computer when you visit our websites or other websites so that they can display targeted advertisements to you. These third-party advertising companies do not collect Personal Data in this process, and we do not give any Personal Data to them as part of this process. However, this Privacy Statement does not cover the collection methods or use of the data collected by these vendors. For more information about third party advertising, please visit the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) at www.networkadvertising.org.

Links To Other Websites

Our websites may contain links to third-party websites, which are not operated or controlled by Marinus and for which Marinus is not responsible. The links from the websites do not imply that Marinus endorses or has reviewed the third-party websites. Once you have left one of our websites, we are not responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide.  We suggest contacting those third-party websites directly for information on their privacy practices.

Global Access and Data Transfers

Our websites are owned and operated by Marinus in the United States.  However, your personal information may be accessible or transferred to our affiliates, vendors, and suppliers who are located in other countries. If you are visiting our websites from a country other than the United States, your communication with us will necessarily result in the transfer of information across international borders.  We have implemented reasonable measures to help protect your personal information; for example, intended recipients are contractually bound to comply with certain data protection standards.  However, certain countries and territories may not provide a similar or adequate level of protection as that provided by your home country or region.  Therefore, by using our websites or Services or you are otherwise providing information to us, you hereby expressly consent to the transfer of your personal information outside your country or region.

Children’s Privacy Protection

Protecting the privacy of children is especially important to us. We take seriously our obligations under applicable laws concerning the collection of personal information from children. Our Services are not directed at children, and we do not knowingly allow children to communicate with us or use any of our websites or Services.  We request that children not provide any personal information through our websites or in connection with the Services.  If you are a parent and become aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us at privacy@marinuspharma.com.

Your Choice

If you would like your personal information removed from our database, changed or updated, you can contact us at: privacy@marinuspharma.com.  If requested, we will promptly verify and delete your account and you will no longer receive emails from Marinus. Your removal from the mailing list or database will not remove records of past transactions or delete information stored in our data backups and archives where we are required to keep your data for legitimate business or legal requirements. Data on past transactions and data stored in backups and archives will be deleted in the normal course of our business.  You have the right to access or, if required by applicable laws, receive a copy of your personal information held by us by making a written request by sending an email to: privacy@marinuspharma.com.

Data Security

Marinus stores personal information and other data using reasonable physical, technical and administrative safeguards to secure data against foreseeable risks, such as unauthorized use, access, disclosure, destruction or modification.  Please note, however, that while Marinus has endeavored to create secure and reliable websites for our users, the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to or from one of our websites or via e-mail cannot be guaranteed.

You should take special care in deciding what information you transmit, upload, send, or otherwise submit to Marinus.

In case of a personal information security incident, as required by applicable laws, we will inform you in a timely manner and report the incident to the relevant regulatory authorities.

We retain your information for as long as it is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy, unless required by our legal obligations to retain it for a longer period of time.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. At a minimum, we will post an updated version here. Marinus encourages you to review this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes. Any changes will be effective immediately upon posting of the revised Privacy Policy, and your continued use of our websites or our Services will be subject to the then-current Privacy Policy.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or about our handling of your personal information, please contact us at: privacy@marinuspharma.com.

Residents of the European Economic Area (EEA)

Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is the data controller for purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 or “GDPR”.

The GDPR requires that we inform you of the legal bases we rely on to process your personal data. The legal bases for which Marinus processes personal data are set forth below:

• Marinus’ legitimate interests. For example, to maintain system security, communicate with you and fulfill your requests, process job applications, and assess a job applicant’s eligibility, conduct clinical trials, conduct surveys, improve our products and services, and protect our rights and the rights of others.

• Performance of a contract with you. For example, when you submit an application, enroll in a program, or register for a program or service.

• Compliance with laws. For example, to comply with legal and regulatory requirements or respond to a court order or legal request.

• Consent. Where we rely on consent to process your personal information, you can withdraw your consent at any time.

The servers where your personal data are stored may be located in the United States and other countries that have not been deemed by the European Commission to provide an adequate level of protection for personal data. In addition, we may share personal data with our affiliates and external service providers and third parties located outside of the EEA. When we transfer personal data out of the EEA to other countries that have not been deemed adequate, we will implement one or more of the safeguards deemed to provide appropriate safeguards by the European Commission, which may include EU Standard Contractual Clauses, transfers to organizations that protect personal data under binding corporate rules, or transfers to organizations that operate under an approved code of conduct or certification mechanism.

The GDPR provides you certain data subject rights with respect to your personal data. You may:

-Request access to your personal data so that you may review it

-Request correction of the personal data that we have about you

-Request erasure of your personal data

-Object to processing of your personal data

-Request the restriction of processing of your personal data

-Request that we provide you or another party a copy of the personal data we have about you

-Request not to be subjected to automated decision-making or profiling

You can exercise your rights via email by contacting us at: privacy@marinuspharma.com. We will always endeavor to fulfill your request to exercise these rights, but sometimes, we may have legal grounds or obligations to reject your request.

We will respond to your request within 30 days after we have verified that you are the data subject or are authorized to make the request on behalf of the data subject. If necessary, we may extend our response time by an additional 60 days to respond properly, but we will notify you if that is the case. If we decide not to fulfill your request, we will tell you the reasons why.

If you disagree with our response to your request, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection regulator or Supervisory Authority in a member state of the EEA. Should you have any concerns, we request that you contact us first so we can investigate, and hopefully resolve, your concerns.

Our Data Protection Representative for the EEA and UK

We have appointed a Data Protection Representative (DPR) for the EEA and UK. Our DPR is DPO Consultancy. If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, if you wish to exercise your rights, or if you wish to lodge a complaint, you may either contact Marinus directly at: privacy@marinuspharma.com or contact our DPR at: dpr@dpoconsultancy.nl or by sending mail to the following addresses:

DPO Consultancy (EEA)
Australiëlaan 12A
5232 BB ‘s-Hertogenbosch
The Netherlands

DPO Consultancy (UK)
19 The Square
RETFORD Nottinghamshire DN22 6DQ
England