Privacy Policy


  1. Philip Morris Products S.A., Quai Jeanrenaud 3, 2000 Neuchatel (CHE 116.276.488) (PMP) owns and operates a website and database for the purpose of exchanging and publishing scientific studies, including data and results from such studies, and protocols and assays used in studies, under the URL (Website). The aim of this website is to share protocols, software, data, and results from inhalation, in vitro, and clinical studies that assess compounds, mixtures, and test items that are relevant to tobacco harm reduction.
  2. This Privacy Policy (Policy) describes how PMP collects and processes personal data (as defined below) on and in connection with the use of the Website. The Website is accessible without registration (Visitor) or with registration (User). By using the Website every Visitor and User (both as defined below) acknowledges and agrees to this Policy.
  3. PMP will collect personal data of Visitors and Users, such as, but not limited to, as name, address, organization name, department, email address, phone number, session durations, page impressions, browser type, internet protocol (IP) addresses, and pass-word (Personal Data).
  4. If a User uploads a Study or a Protocol (in each case as defined in the Terms of Use of the Website), the content of the Study or Protocol will also be considered Personal Data of the User and any other individual identified or identifiable in the Study or the Protocol. It shall be the responsibility of the User to notify such other individuals of this use (and all relevant related information), and obtain their consent, if necessary, for the benefit of PMP and the Website.
  5. PMP may use such Personal Data, for operating the Website, for making available the Studies or Protocols published on the Website (only those that have been released by User and accepted by the editorial board (the details of which will be described on the Website) for public viewing), for promotion of the Website and associated Intervals community, for improving the Website and services, for analyzing the usage of the Website, for research and development, for technical operations and maintaining security, for statistical and market research purposes, for complying with applicable laws and regulations and for other purposes provided for or permitted by law (Purpose).
  6. PMP may share the Personal Data for the Purpose with its affiliates, with third parties (including an editorial board, as may be further described on the Website) who directly or indirectly acquire businesses or parts thereof from PMP.
  7. For residents of the European Economic Area and Switzerland, please note that your Personal Data may be transferred outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland to countries which do not provide an adequate level of protection according to data protection regulations of the European Economic Area and Switzerland. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your Personal Data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and the rules in respect of such disclosure, storage and transfer. By using the Website, you expressly agree to such disclosure, storage and transfer.
  8. The Website may use cookies. Cookies are packets of information sent by PMP's server to the User's or Visitor's web browser and then sent back by the browser. PMP may use cookies for various purposes, for example to save the need to re-enter a password each time a User log-in or to facilitate the use of the Website, to collect information for statis-tical and analytical purposes (e.g., using Google Analytics), etc. A Visitor or User may configure their web browser to deny any installation of cookies.
  9. Google Analytics, owned by Google, Inc. (Google), is a web analytics service used by this Website to monitor how you use the Website so that we can improve the Website. Google Analytics also uses cookies to help it analyze how users use the Website. The in-formation generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP ad-dress) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States of America or elsewhere. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Website, compiling reports on Website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to Website activity and Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. By using this Site, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
  10. This Policy may change at any point in time with immediate effect and without prior an-nouncement by it being published on the Website. By providing your Personal Data to PMP, you agree that it may be processed as set forth herein. If you have any questions or requests, including any request for access, correction or objection, please contact