Privacy Policy

Orexigen® is committed to protecting the privacy of each user who visits our Web site. It is our intention to balance our legitimate business interests in collecting and using information received from and about you with your reasonable expectations of privacy. The following outlines our policy regarding your use of our Web site.

What Information Do We Collect?

When you visit our Web site you may provide us with two types of information: 1) personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis, and 2) Web site use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our Web site.

Personal Information

If you request information through Orexigen websites, including but not limited to, we will collect personally identifiable information such as your name, address, phone number and e-mail address. We collect certain personally identifiable information including your name, address, email address and phone number only when provided by you for the purpose of responding to your requests for information. You may also provide personal data that may be used to evaluate your qualifications with respect to open employment positions. The personal data you provide is considered private and confidential and will be shared with only those individuals needed to assess your qualifications.

Other than as stated above, we do not intend to otherwise share your identifiable personal information with others without your permission except under the following circumstances:

  • It may be collected by a third-party vendor that acts as a hosting service for our Web site.
  • This information may also be retained by an outside vendor for storage purposes.
  • We will provide your information to a third party if you specifically agree that we may provide your information to a third party.
  • We may use a third-party service provider to assist with sending information by email, mail or other means.
  • We may need to disclose your personally identifiable information when required by law or if we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a court order or subpoena, to cooperate with investigations by law enforcement or regulatory authorities or to participate or cooperate with a judicial proceeding.
  • In a merger, acquisition by another company, or a sale of all or a portion of our assets, your personal information will, in most instances, be transferred to the control of a third party.

Website Use Information

Orexigen may enter into arrangements with other third-parties that provide services and products advertised on Orexigen websites. The registration collection pages for such offerings may include additional terms and conditions related to the use of personally identifiable information.

Similar to other commercial Web sites, our Web site may in the future use a standard technology called “cookies” (see explanation below, “What Are Cookies?”) and Web server logs to collect information about how our Web site is used. Information gathered through cookies and Web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our Web site, and the Web sites visited just before and just after our Web site. This information is collected on an aggregate basis. None of this information is associated with you as an individual.

What Are Cookies?

Cookies are a feature of Web browser software that allows Web servers to recognize the computer used to access a Web site. Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored by a user’s Web browser on the user’s hard drive. Cookies can remember what information a user accesses on one Web page to simplify subsequent interactions with that Web site by the same user or to use the information to streamline the user’s transactions on related Web pages. This makes it easier for a user to move from Web page to Web page and to complete commercial transactions over the Internet. Cookies should make your online experience easier and more personalized.

How Do We Use Information We Collect from Cookies?

We use software tools such as Web server logs to gather information about our Web site users’ browsing activities, in order to constantly improve our Web site and better serve our customers. This information assists us in designing and arranging our Web pages in the most user-friendly manner and to continually improve our Web site to better meet the needs of our customers and prospective customers. Web server logs allow us to count how many people visit our Web site and evaluate our Web site’s visitor capacity. We do not use these technologies to capture your individual email address or any personally identifying information about you although they do permit us to send focused online banner advertisements or other such responses to you.

How Do We Secure Information Transmissions?

E-mail that you may send to us, or forms that you may submit, may not be secure unless we advise you that security measures will be in place prior to your transmitting the information. For that reason, we ask that you do not send confidential information such as Social Security or account numbers to us through an unsecured email or forms.


We may refer you to Web sites that are directly linked to our Web site; if you access a linked site, please note that Orexigen is not responsible for the privacy policies of the linked Web sites. You should contact them directly for information regarding their privacy policies.


We do not intentionally collect information about children under the age of thirteen. If you are under thirteen, please do not provide us with any personal information.

Future Updates

If we make changes to this privacy policy, we will post new information on this page for your convenience.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy please contact us by sending a letter to: Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc., 3344 N. Torrey Pines Court, Ste. 200, La Jolla, CA 92037. Or, you can visit our Contact Us section for more information.