Privacy Policy

Website Privacy Policy

Polaris Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Polaris” or “we”) is aware of its users’ concerns about their privacy when visiting out website. This notice is intended to explain what information we collect, how we use it, who we disclose it to, and how users can limit the extent of which we use their personally identifiable information.

Please read this Privacy Notice carefully and fully before using or submitting information on any of our websites. BY USING THIS WEBSITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS NOTICE AND THE TERMS OF USE.

DISCLAIMER: The content on this website is exclusively for informational purposes. You understand and agree that Polaris does not use this site to provide medical advice, financial advice, or legal advice. You will not rely on any statements made on this site as though it were professional advice. The site may provide selected information concerning diseases and their treatment. Such information is not intended nor provided as medical advice. Such information is not a substitute for the advice of a trained health care professional. If you have or suspect having any health problems or conditions, you should consult your general practitioner or other qualified health provider.


Information You Provide: Certain areas of our websites and online resources allow you to submit your information to us. We may collect information that either directly identifies you or could reasonably be used in combination with other publicly available information to identify you, including your name, contact information, email address, and other information in combination with such identifiers. We may use and disclose the information you provide to send you requested information or other information we think may be of interest to you (including marketing communications), respond to your inquiry, improve our website, verify your relationship with us, and/or take other actions that may be necessary to respond to your request or fulfill the terms of a contract we have with you. We also use this information within Polaris to improve our products and communications, or to develop new products, services, and communication strategies.

Information We Collect Automatically: We collect some information automatically through your browser or device which does not identify you specifically. This includes protocol address, IP addresses, and cookies in your browser, geographic location and your software and hardware attributes (e.g., browser and device type). We also automatically collect information about how you interact with our website.

Cookies. Our website may use a tracking technology called a “cookie.” A cookie is a small data file that a website can place on your computer’s hard drive, where your internet browser files are kept. Cookies enable a site to “remember” the information a visitor has previously inputted, or in some cases, certain other sites that the user has visited. Cookies may be placed on your computer both by us and by third parties with whom we have a relationship, such as web analytic services and advertising network services.

Combining Information: Where permitted by law, we may combine the information we collect automatically with other information you share with us through this website. Where permitted by law, we may also combine information collected through our website and online resources with Polaris’s offline records and information provided by third parties. We use this consolidated information to improve our website and online resources, enhance our marketing activities, better design our offerings, and facilitate other business functions.


We disclose the information we collect through our websites, as described in this notice.

Affiliates: We may share the information we collect with our affiliates, including our parent company, our subsidiaries, and other affiliated entities.

Business Partners: We may also share information with third parties with whom we are working to provide you with services or information.

Service Providers: We may disclose information to third parties who provide us with various business services.

Legal Purposes: We may also disclose information we collect in special cases, including when we have a reason to believe that such disclosure is necessary to identify, contact, or bring a legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interfering with our rights and property or those of any other person. We may also disclose information when we believe the law requires it and in any situation that involves threats to any person’s physical safety. We also disclose information where required by law, including when required by laws, court orders, or government regulations.

Transactions Involving Polaris: If all or part of Polaris is merged into another entity, the information we have about you may be transferred to a third party as part of that transaction. We will try to assure that no information that is transferred will be used or shared in a manner inconsistent with this notice without your consent. Your information may also be included among the assets affected by financing agreements undertaken by Polaris. Your continued use of this website would, however, signify your agreement to be bound by the privacy statement and other applicable terms of the subsequent owner or operator.

Aggregated Information: Polaris may share aggregated or de-identified information about use of our sites for any lawful purpose, but such information will not identify you or any other individual personally.


Our website and online resources are owned and operated in the United States, but the information you provide may be accessible by our affiliates and vendors in other countries. If you are visiting this site from a country other than the United States, your information will cross an international boundary. The level of protection for your information in the United States may not be the same as the level of protection in your country. By using this site, you consent to the collection, storage, and processing of your information in the United States and in any country to which we may transfer your information in the course of our business operations.


Our website and online resources are not intended for children. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13 years of age. However, if the parent or the guardian of a child has reason to believe that a child under 13 has provided us with personally identifiable information, the parent or guardian of that child should contact us at to request deletion of this data from our files. Anyone under 18 years old should seek their parent’s or guardian’s permission prior to disclosing any personally identifiable information to Polaris.


Polaris wants to keep only accurate information about you.

Updating or Correcting Your Information: To update or correct your contact information, please contact us at


Polaris takes certain steps to protect your information from unauthorized access. However, no internet transmission is ever completely secure or error free. In particular, emails sent using this website or another online resource may not be secure. You should take special care before deciding to send us information via email. If you create an account on Polaris’s site, it is your responsibility to protect your access credentials from unauthorized access or use.


We are not. We do not endorse and are not responsible for the content of third-party websites or resources, and our privacy notice does not apply to any sites that are not affiliated with Polaris, even if you access them via a link on our site. You should review the privacy policies of any third-party site before providing any information.


If you have any questions or concerns about the way your information is used and handled, please contact us at, or write to:

Polaris Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  
Attn: Legal Counsel 
910675 Sorrento Valley Road
San Diego, CA 92121
United States

Your California Privacy Rights

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please write to the address provided above. Be sure to include your name and address. If you would like a response via email, please include an email address. Otherwise, we will respond by postal mail within the time required by law.


We reserve the right to amend this policy at our discretion. When changes are made, we will post the updated policy and the date of the revision. By continuing to use the Polaris web site after the posting of such changes, you accept the Policy as modified.

Our Policy on Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

Cookies save you the trouble of reentering certain information in some registration areas, help to deliver content-specific information to you, and track which sections of the site are most popular. A “cookie” is actually a file that our web server or the web server of one of our third-party partners may send to your computer when you access one of our sites. This file is then stored on your computer.

Why do we use cookies and other tracking technologies?

As mentioned in our policy above, we use cookies and other tracking technologies for a number of purposes. For example, we may use cookies to “remember” information you have entered on our site. We may use cookies to track user traffic patterns. We do this in order to determine the usefulness of the information we supply to you and other users and to see how effective our navigational structure is in helping users reach that information.

How does our site respond to web browser “Do Not Track” signals?

Certain web browsers and other programs may be used to signal your preferences to Polaris about how or whether Polaris or third parties may collect information about your online activities. Currently, our web sites and online resources do not respond to such signals.

What choices do you have about cookies?

The Digital Advertising Alliance maintains a web site where consumers can opt out from receiving interest-based advertising from some or all of the network advertising companies participating in the program (

In addition, most internet browsers allow you to change your browser settings to notify you when you receive a cookie, which lets you choose whether or not to accept it, or to automatically refuse all cookies. Please be aware that some functionality on some of our web sites and online resources relies on the use of cookies and may not be available should you choose to refuse all cookies.

Your California Privacy Rights: California Civil Code Section 1798.83, permits California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please write to the address provided above. Be sure to include your name and address. If you would like a response via email, please include an email address. Otherwise, we will respond by postal mail within the time required by law.


We reserve the right to amend this notice at our discretion. When changes are made, we will post the updated notice and the date of the revision. By continuing to use the Polaris website after the posting of such changes, you accept the notice as modified.

II. Patient Data Privacy

This Patient Data Privacy Policy pertains to information collection either by or on behalf of Polaris in relation to clinical trials conducted worldwide.

Current Studies:

  1. POLARIS2013-001: Phase 1-2 Study of ADI-PEG 20 plus FOLFOX in Subjects with Advanced Gastrointestinal Malignancies Focusing on Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  2. Randomized, Double-Blind, Phase 2/3 Study in Subjects with Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma with Low Argininosuccinate Synthetase 1 Expression to Assess ADI-PEG 20 with Pemetrexed and Cisplatin (ATOMIC-Meso Phase 2/3 Study).
  3. Phase I Study of ADI-PEG 20 Plus Low Dose Cytarabine in Older Patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Data and Information: Collection and Processing

Polaris and its agents collect and process information in order to conduct clinical trials. Such data is vital for the scientific and regulatory process. The data is used for internal business purposes as well as for submission to various regulatory bodies.

Patient Rights to Data Privacy

You are entitled to a right to privacy with respect to your data. This includes the right to withdraw consent (where relevant), and the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority with respect to data collected directly relating to you.

Identity of Data Controller

The data controller for studies conducted in North America and Europe is Polaris Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

To contact the controller:


Polaris Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  
Attn: Data Controller
10675 Sorrento Valley Road
San Diego, CA 92121
United States

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