Privacy Policy

Amarin Group Privacy Policy

Amarin Group respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data. This privacy policy will inform you as to how we look after your personal data, tell you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you when you visit our websites (regardless of where you visit them from) and meet with us, whether in person, virtually or at one of our offices. 

It is important that you read this privacy policy together with any other privacy policy or fair processing policy we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal data about you so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your data. This privacy policy may supplement other notices and privacy policies without intending to override them. 


Amarin Group is made up of different legal entities, details of which can be found here.  This privacy policy is issued on behalf of the Amarin Group, so when we mention "Amarin", "we", "us" or "our" in this privacy policy, we are referring to the relevant legal entity in the Amarin Group responsible for processing your data. Amarin UK Limited is the controller and responsible for this website. 

Our Executive Director, Global Compliance & Data Privacy is responsible for overseeing questions in relation to this privacy policy. If you have any questions about this privacy policy, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact [email protected] using the details set out below. 

Contact details

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our privacy practices, please contact us in the following ways:

Full name of legal entity: Amarin UK Limited

Email address:  [email protected] 

Postal address:  c/o TMF Group 8th Floor, 20 Farringdon Street, London, United Kingdom, EC4A 4AB

You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), the UK regulator for data protection issues ( We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us in the first instance.

Data Protection Principles

We are subject to the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR). We are also subject to the EU GDPR in relation to our wider operations in the European Economic Area (EEA).  Embedded in these laws are data protection principles that we comply with when collecting, storing and using your personal data:

  • We will process your personal data lawfully, fairly and transparently;
  • We will collect your personal data only for the purposes that we explain to you and will not process your personal data in any way that is incompatible with those purposes;
  • We will limit the personal data that we collect and process it only for the purposes communicated to you;
  • We will keep your personal data up to date;
  • We will keep your personal data only as long as needed for the purposes we have communicated to you; and
  • We will make sure that your personal data is secure.

Given the nature of our activities, we do not expect to collect the personal data of anyone who is under eighteen (18) years old.

We keep our privacy policy under regular review. This version was last updated on 29 April 2024.

It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us.

This website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy policy of every website you visit.

The data we collect about you

Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).

We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together as follows:

  • Your name (first name and surname);
  • Your professional contact details including your address, telephone number and email address;
  • Your professional profile, including your job title, role, company or institution and GMC/NMC/GPHc (or local equivalent) registration number;
  • Information about how we interact and communicate with you;
  • CCTV footage if you visit one of our offices;
  • Information about how you heard about us and how you use our websites;
  • Technical information when you navigate our websites such as your IP (internet protocol) address, login data, browser type and version, location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices that you use to access our websites; and
  • Your preferences for receiving updates and information from us and our third parties, and your communication preferences.

We also collect, use and share Aggregated Data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Aggregated Data could be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data in law as this data will not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate your Usage Data to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific website feature. However, if we combine or connect Aggregated Data with your personal data so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, we treat the combined data as personal data which will be used in accordance with this privacy policy.

You must provide the above personal data to use our website, visit our office or generally engage with us as a medical professional unless we tell you that you have a choice. We will let you know when the provision of your personal data is optional beforehand and also tell you the effect of declining to share that personal data.

We do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health, and genetic and biometric data). Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.

How we collect personal data about you

We collect personal data from and about you in a number of ways, including:

  • You may give us your personal data when you correspond with us through email, telephone or when you complete an enquiry form on our website;
  • From publicly accessible sources, such as LinkedIn, Companies House and professional regulatory bodies and other specialised sources such as open prescribing, NHS Digital and other governmental sources;
  • When we request due diligence from third-party due diligence providers;
  • As you use our website we will automatically collect technical and usage information about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns using cookies, server logs and other similar technologies. We may also receive technical information about you if you visit other websites using our cookies.  Please see our Cookie Policy for more details.

  • From our on-site systems if you visit one of our offices, including our visitor logs, through automated monitoring of our computer networks if you use our guest network and from on-site CCTV equipment.

How and why we use your personal data

Under data protection laws we can only use your personal data if we have a lawful basis to do so, such as:

  • Where you have given your consent;
  • To comply with our legal and regulatory obligations;
  • For the performance of a contract with you or in preparation, at your request, to enter into a contract with you; or
  • For our legitimate interests, which is where we have a business or commercial reason to use your personal data that is not overridden by your own rights and interests.  When needed, we will conduct an assessment to balance our interests against your own and you can request details of this assessment by contacting us at [email protected].

The following summarises what we may use your personal data for, and why:

  • To provide information to you, whether in person or electronically. This is for the performance of a contract with you or in preparation, at your request, to enter into a contract with you and for our legitimate interests, i.e the administration and improvement of our business;
  • Marketing and promotion of our products. This is for our legitimate interests and only as permitted by the EFPIA Code of Practice as implemented by applicable National Codes of Practices in the marketing and promotion of our products, and where you are a medical professional. You have the right to opt out of receiving these communications at any time either by contacting us (see About Amarin and how to contact us) or by using the unsubscribe link in our emails;
  • Evaluating how you use and move around our websites for analytical purposes so that we can make them more intuitive and informative for users. This is where we have your consent – see our Cookie Policy, and for our legitimate interests, i.e. to maintain effective websites and services;
  • For operational reasons such as improving efficiency, training and quality control. This is for our legitimate interests, i.e. the administration and improvement of our business;
  • Statistical analysis to help us understand who is visiting our website which is for our legitimate interests, i.e. to be as efficient as we can and develop our business;
  • For security and health and safety purposes, if you visit one of our offices. This is for our legitimate interests, i.e. the safety and security of our staff and offices.
  • Updating and enhancing our records. This will depend on the circumstances and may be to perform our contract with you or to take steps at your request before entering into a contract with you, to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations and for our legitimate interests, i.e. making sure we can keep in contact with you;
  • To conduct checks and confirm and verify your identity. This is for our legitimate interests, i.e. the minimisation of fraud that could be damaging to both of us and otherwise to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations;
  • Enforcing legal rights or defending or undertaking legal proceedings. This is for our legal and regulatory obligations and otherwise for our legitimate interests, i.e. to protect our business, interests and rights.  

We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to get an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact us. 

If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.

Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law. 

Who we share your personal data with and may transfer it to

We routinely share personal data with:

  • Legal entities within the Amarin Group;
  • Third parties that help us run our business, such as professional advisors, external auditors, marketing agencies and due diligence providers, provided that we are satisfied that they have appropriate measures to protect your personal data. They will also be bound by confidentiality obligations.

We may also occasionally need to share your personal data with other third parties, including:

Sometimes the third parties with whom we share your personal data may be in countries outside of the UK.  If we do share your personal data with a third party outside of the UK, we will comply with applicable laws and only:

  • Transfer to a third party in a country which ensures an adequate level of protection of your personal data (known as “adequacy”).  A list of the countries which the UK government has decided have adequacy can be found here.      If the transfer is subject to the EEA data protection laws, a list of the countries the European Commission has decided has adequacy can be found here; or

If the transfer is to a third party in a country which does not have adequacy, we will ensure that there are adequate safeguards in place to protect your personal data through an approved and recognised mechanism such as standard contractual clauses.

We will not keep your personal data for longer than we need it for the purpose for which it is used. 

Different retention periods apply to different types of personal data. These are contained in our Data Retention Policy which is available on request. Following the expiry of the relevant retention period, we will delete or anonymise your personal data.

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in any unauthorised way, altered or disclosed.

We limit the access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data breach and will notify you and the ICO of a breach where we are legally required to do so.

Your legal rights

Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. These rights are explained below: 

  • Request access to your personal data (commonly known as a "data subject access request"). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
  • Request correction of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us.
  • Request erasure of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal data where you have successfully exercised your right to object to processing (see below), where we may have processed your information unlawfully or where we are required to erase your personal data to comply with local law. Note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with your request of erasure for specific legal reasons which will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request. 
  • Object to processing of your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which override your rights and freedoms.
  • Request restriction of processing of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal data in the following scenarios: 

-           If you want us to establish the data's accuracy. 

-           Where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it.

-           Where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims. 

-           You have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it. 

  • Request the transfer of your personal data to you or to a third party. We will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your personal data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Note that this right only applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you. 
  • Withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your personal data. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.

If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us at [email protected].

You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we could refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.

We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it could take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated. 

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