Privacy Policy

Online Privacy Policy

This privacy policy was last updated April 11, 2016.

This online privacy policy applies to all the Lexicon Pharmaceuticals websites and online resources that link to it. Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (“Lexicon”) respects the privacy of visitors to our websites and online resources, and we want to give our website visitors the opportunity to understand what information we collect about them and their choices about our use of that information.

Please read this entire Online Privacy Policy before using or submitting information to us through this website or online resource. By using this website or online resource, you agree to the terms of this Online Privacy Policy and any other terms applicable to this website or online resource, including Terms of Use.

Data We Collect and How We Use It

Personally Identifiable Information

Personally identifiable information is information that might reasonably be used to identify you individually. It includes your name, address, email, telephone number, survey information, or site registrations.

Our website or other online resource may allow you to submit personally identifiable information to us. Lexicon or companies hired by Lexicon may use this information to respond to an email or other inquiry or request, to help improve our website and our services, or to send updates or notices about our company and the products we offer that we think may be of interest to you. We may from time to time refer to that information in an effort to understand your needs and better serve you by improving our products and or services. We may also use your personally identifiable information to invite you to participate in market research activities.

We may combine personally identifiable information you provide with other information we collect about you, as well as records provided by third parties. We use this consolidated information to help us improve our products and services, monitor and better design our websites and online resources, and for other marketing, research, and business activities.

Visitor Tracking Information

This website or online resource may also collect information about you that, while not directly identifying you, may correspond to a particular user, device, or computer. We use this information to learn more about use of our websites and online resources, and to otherwise improve or administer them. The information and techniques we use to collect it include:

Internet Protocol Addresses

Our server automatically captures the Internet Protocol or IP Address of each connection to our site, as well as the pages visited during that connection. An IP address is a number assigned by your internet service provider to your connection. This number may change each time you connect to the internet (a dynamic IP address) or it may remain constant (a static IP address).


This website or online resource may use tracking technologies called “cookies.” A cookie is a token that a server gives to your browser when you access a website. They store many types of data and help provide additional functionality to our website. For example, they allow our server to recognize when you have previously visited our site. Cookies may be placed on your computer by us and by third parties with whom we have a relationship, like web analytic service providers and advertising networks. Your browser may allow you to change your settings to notify you when you receive a cookie and give you the option to accept it or to automatically refuse all cookies. Please be aware that some functionality of our website relies on the use of cookies and may not be available should you choose to refuse cookies.

Web Beacons

On certain web pages and online resources, as well as in emails we send to you, we may utilize a technology called a “web beacon” (also known as an “action tag” or “clear GIF technology”). We use web beacons, for example, to help determine which email messages sent by us were opened and whether a message was acted upon. Web beacons also help analyze the effectiveness of websites by measuring, for example, the number of visitors to a site or how many visitors clicked on key elements of a site.

Social Plugins

This site or resource may use social plugins (e.g., the Facebook “Like” button) to enable you to easily share information with others. When you visit our site, the operator of the social plugin may be able to place a cookie on your computer, enabling that operator to recognize individuals who have previously visited our site. If you are logged into the associated social media website (e.g., Facebook) while browsing on our website, the social plugin allows that social media website to receive information that you have visited our site. The social plugin may also allow the social media website to share information about your activities on our site with other users of their social media website. For more information about the information shared via a particular social media plugin, you should refer to that social media site’s privacy statement.

Response to Do Not Track Signals

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

How We Disclose Data

We will not sell or rent to unaffiliated third parties the personally identifiable information that we collect from you without first notifying you and obtaining your express consent. However, we may transfer the information we obtain from you to our affiliates, business partners, and service providers. In such cases, we will require that the third party agree to treat your personally identifiable information in accordance with this policy and use it for the same purposes. At all times, however, Lexicon reserves the right to disclose information where required by law or to comply with valid legal process (such as a search warrant, subpoena, or court order), to protect the company's rights or property, including without limitation the right to transfer the data in the event of a transfer of control of Lexicon or the sale of substantially of all its assets, or during emergencies when safety is at risk. In the event of a transfer of control of Lexicon or the sale of substantially all of its assets, your continued use of this website signifies your agreement to be bound by the privacy statement and other applicable terms of the subsequent owner or operator.

Individuals under 18 years old

Lexicon’s websites and online resources are not intended for individuals under 18 years old, and we do not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from individuals under 18 years old. However, if the parent or the guardian of an individual under 18 years old believes that the individual has provided us with personally identifiable information, the parent or guardian of that individual should contact us at and may request this information be deleted from our files. Anyone under 18 years old should seek permission from their parent or guardian prior to using or disclosing any personally identifiable information on this site.

How You Can Control Data About You

We want to be sure that we keep only the most accurate and up-to-date information about you in our records. Therefore, whenever you believe that your contact information needs to be updated, you can email us at to correct or update it. You may choose at any time to remove your name, telephone number, and postal and email addresses from our marketing lists by sending an email with your request to

Data Integrity and Security

Lexicon takes reasonable steps to protect personally identifiable information that is submitted to us via our website and online resources from unauthorized access during its transmission. You should keep in mind, however, that no internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error free. In particular, email sent to or from this site may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via email. Where you use passwords, ID numbers, account log-ins, or other special access features on this site, it is your responsibility to safeguard your access credentials.

Transfer of Information Across International Boundaries

The Lexicon websites and online resources that link to this policy are operated in the United States. However, the information you provide may be accessible by our affiliates, business partners, and service providers in other countries.

This website is not intended for use by non-US residents. If you are visiting this site from a country other than the United States, your communication with us will necessarily result in the transfer of information across international boundaries. The level of legal protection for personally identifiable information is not the same in all countries. 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.

Links to Other Websites

Lexicon websites may provide links to other websites as a service to our visitors. These are websites we believe may have helpful information. However, Lexicon does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of third-party sites. Nor does Lexicon have any control over information you may choose to provide to those sites. The privacy policy described here does not apply to third party sites, even if they are linked to Lexicon websites. Some websites you visit may have their own privacy policies or no policy at all. Other websites might use personally identifiable information differently than our policy permits. We strongly encourage you to review the privacy policies of any site before providing any personally identifiable information.

From time to time, Lexicon may decide to modify its practices and policies, and we reserve the right to revise this Online Privacy Policy at any time. Any information that you submit will be used by Lexicon and the companies we hire in a manner that is consistent with the Online Privacy Policy in effect at the time you submitted the information.

Your California Privacy Rights:
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personally identifiable information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, you can write to us at Corporate Headquarters, 8800 Technology Forest Place, The Woodlands, TX 77381-1160. We can be reached by email at, or you can call us at 281-863-3000 or toll-free at 855-828-4651. 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.