OUR COMMITMENT TO PRIVACY

 

In the new MSD, privacy begins with trust.

Like our first global privacy office, established in 2001, the new MSD Privacy Office is driven by a global mission that includes respect for individual privacy expectations. The new MSD privacy program is built on a strong foundation of global privacy practices and standards and carries on our tradition of upholding high ethical standards in collecting, using and disclosing personal information across our business practices and in addressing privacy-related ethical issues in biomedical research.

Privacy Trust at MSD

We believe that trust is core to our privacy mission, so we have developed our privacy program around the following key elements of privacy trust:

•T - "transparency" - being open and clear about how we collect, use and disclose personal information

•R - "respecting choices" - such as whether or not people want to participate in our programs

•U - "understanding perspectives" - including that people have different levels of concern about their privacy based on cultural perspectives and personal experiences

•S - "security" - protecting personal information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction

•T - treating our stakeholders with respect and in a manner consistent with the Company's values

Read our Internet Privacy Policy

Safe Harbor Certification

On November 5, 2001, MSD & Co., Inc. certified its adherence to the Safe Harbor Agreement between the European Commission and the U.S. Department of Commerce for transfers of personal information from the European Economic Area to the U.S. On May 1, 2006, Schering-Plough Corporation certified its adherence to the Safe Harbor for certain categories of personal information, and has since certified for other categories of personal information. We have reaffirmed our adherence to the Safe Harbor annually.

On October 31, 2007, the standards of the MSD & Co., Inc. Safe Harbor Privacy Policy were extended to personal information transferred from Switzerland to the U.S. In 2009, we certified our adherence to the Safe Harbor Framework agreed upon by the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner of Switzerland and the U.S Department of Commerce for transfers of personal information from Switzerland to the U.S.

The new MSD has certified its adherence to the Safe Harbor Frameworks for transfer of personal information from the European Economic Area and Switzerland to the U.S. For more information, please read the MSD & Co., Inc. Safe Harbor Privacy Policy and the Schering Corporation Safe Harbor Privacy Statement. Copies of our certifications are listed under MSD & Co., Inc. and Schering Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of MSD & Co., Inc., on the Safe Harbor List on the U.S. Department of Commerce Web site.


TRANSPARENCY IN OUR PRIVACY PROGRAM


Our privacy notices are an important part of our approach to transparency in what we do with personal information.


More information about Transparency and Privacy at MSD


QUESTIONS ABOUT PRIVACY?


Write to us at:


MSD Privacy Office
MSD & Co., Inc.
WS3B-85
One MSD Drive
Whitehouse Station,
NJ 08889-0100


E-mail:
MSD Privacy Office


Or in the U.S. call:
1-888-776-8364


If you are a healthcare professional in the U.S., call
1-800-339-0400