Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting Your privacy is important to us and we are committed to maintaining your privacy when you visit our site. This Privacy Policy outlines the kind of information we may collect while you visit our Web site and how we use that information. When you voluntarily provide us with personal information, such as your name, address or an e-mail address, we treat this information confidentially. Except as provided below, none of your personal information is ever rented, sold, publicly posted, or shared with other companies, organizations or Web sites.

By using this Web site, you agree to the terms of the most recent version of this Privacy Policy. Please read our Terms of Use in order to understand the general rules about your use of this Web site. Except as written in any other disclaimers, policies, terms of use, or other notices on this Web site, this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use are the complete agreement between you and Idenix with respect to your use of this Web site. You may, however, be subject to additional terms that may apply when you access particular services or materials on certain areas in this Web site, or by following a link from this Web site to other sites (which sites’ privacy policies and terms of use you should review and consider separate and apart from Idenix’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use).

Information Collected from You


The majority of this site is offered without collecting any personally identifiable information from our visitors. We collect personally identifiable information, such as name, address, e-mail and demographic information (e.g., age, gender), only when you voluntarily submit it to us or you request information from us. We also collect this information to learn more about areas of the site that are of the most interest to visitors, or to learn who visits the site. We may on occasion post non-personally identified messages we receive from visitors to our sites, such as comments about our company. This Privacy Policy does not apply to content, business information, ideas, concepts, or inventions that you send to Idenix by e-mail. If you want to keep such content or business information, ideas, concepts, or inventions private or proprietary, do not send them in an e-mail to this site.

Only upon your request will the information that we collect be used to respond to your questions and/or requests and to notify visitors about new content or services on our Web sites. If you decide you no longer wish to receive postal mailings and/or e-mails from us, please let us know by sending an e-mail to us at to tell us that you no longer wish to receive postal mail and/or e-mail. Please provide us with your exact name, postal address, an/or e-mail address. We will be sure your name is removed from our mailing list.

As many other companies do, we measure the performance of our Web site to improve and customize it to better serve your needs. During your visit, we automatically collect the following information about your computer and your visit:

  • The domain and host from which you access the Internet
  • The Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly to our site, if applicable
  • The date and time you arrived at our site and how long you spent on the site and which pages you visited
  • Your Internet protocol (IP) address and
  • Your computer’s operating system and browser software

We may use third parties to manage these performance measurements, and to provide other services related to the operation and maintenance of this Web site. In such cases, these third parties may have access to personal information. These third parties are required to follow our privacy standards and to use such personal information only in order to fulfill their responsibilities to us.

You may have the option to register on our site. If you do, we may retrieve your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. Nothing will happen if you choose not to submit this information, except that you may not obtain the functionality or receive information you requested.

At any time, upon your request, we will delete or modify personal information that you provided earlier. We will use personal information only for the purpose indicated to you when you provided it. We will not disclose, sell, rent or exchange this information to any other organization or entity (1) unless you are first notified and expressly agree to it, (2) unless it is in conjunction with a corporate sale, merger, dissolution or acquisition, or (3) unless otherwise required by law.

Not with standing the uses and disclosures set forth above, we may also release personal information to third parties to comply with applicable legal requirements, such as in responding to a search warrant, subpoena, or court order, or complying with a statute, regulation, or other law; in special situations, such as in response to a physical threat to you or to others, or to protect our property or to otherwise defend or assert our legal rights; or in ways that we believe are consistent with government regulations, guidance, directions, and laws applicable to Idenix. In addition, we may cooperate with law enforcement authorities in investigating and prosecuting Web site visitors who violate our rules or engage in behavior that is harmful to other visitors or is illegal. We will not sell, exchange, or publish your personal information, except in conjunction with a corporate sale, merger, dissolution, or acquisition. Furthermore, we may also de-identify your personal information and use such de-identified information for product development and other business purposes. We may share such de-identified information with third parties that provide data analysis and other services to us. However, in no event shall we rent or sell such de-identified information to such third parties.

What About Security?


Maintaining security of personally identifiable information has our highest priority. We follow strict security procedures for safeguarding information and preventing unauthorized access. We protect information in our high-security data center and adhere to strict computer security standards. We have put in place privacy protection control systems designed to ensure that information about you remains safe and secure. Only authorized Idenix employees are permitted to have access to this information and such access is limited by need.

However, the transmission of information over the Internet always presents some risk. For example, an unauthorized third party may intercept a transmission, or could find a means to penetrate our security measures. Consequently, although we believe we have implemented appropriate measures to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee that your information will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Policy. As a result, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail.

The Use of Cookies


This Web site uses cookies that send information to your computer while you are viewing this site. Cookies are unique to your computer, and allow the Web server to recall information that will make your use of the site easier and more convenient. Cookies add convenience that allows you to save time when you return to this site. They can only be read by a Web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.

We use cookies to obtain non-personal information from on-line visitors. Cookies track the type of browser, operating system, and Internet service provider and allow us to tabulate the total number of visitors to our site.

You may disable the cookie feature on your computer or set it to alert you when cookies are being sent by using the preferences on your browser. If you choose to disable cookies, however, we may not be able to provide you with certain features (e.g., customized delivery of information) available on our Web site.

How to Contact Us


If you have questions or concerns about this site, please send us an e-mail at

Changes to the Privacy Policy


We reserve the right to make additions, deletions, or modifications to this Privacy Policy at any time without prior notification. Your use of this Web site constitutes your agreement to this right. Indicated at the bottom of this Privacy Policy is the date when it was last updated.

Last Update: April 7, 2014