Privacy Policy – Global Happiness Studies

Protecting your privacy is important for LEO Pharma. This privacy policy describes our current policies and practices with regard to Personal Data collected by us from you directly and/or through your use of Global Happiness Studies on website or in application.  

LEO Innovation Lab, an independent business unit, established and owned by LEO Pharma A/S a private limited company incorporated in Denmark with CVR No. 56759514 (hereafter collectively referred to as “LEO Pharma”) manage current or future services, mobile applications and websites as part of a long-term strategic decision to focus on patients’ needs. The terms “our”, “us” or “we” means LEO Pharma.

By using our any of our Services, you expressly consent to the collection, use, storage and disclosure of your personal information, including your personal health information, as described in this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use, which forms part of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to our Privacy Policy, please do not use our Services.

For the purpose of this Privacy Policy the following definitions shall apply:

Data controller shall be LEO Pharma, setting out the purpose for the use of any personal information given by you when using our Services.

Data processor shall mean anyone processing Data on behalf of LEO Pharma.

Minor(s) shall mean any person under the age of 18, or persons, who are not legally competent to enter into contracts under applicable law.

User Account or Account shall mean your personal account, with your personal associated username and password.

Global Happiness Studies shall mean our Services providing happiness studies within various chronic conditions. This Privacy Policy shall govern the use of any of our services, at present PsoHappy (psoriasis) and Eczema Happiness Study (Eczema).

Personal Data Shall mean any personal data, identifying or relating to an identified natural person any factual or subjective information in recorded form that identifies or could be used to identify an individual.  Personal Information includes, but is not limited to, information such as age, name, address, birth date, email, gender, height, weight and health information depending on what you submit to us through Global Happiness Studies.

LEO Pharma Group Company shall mean affiliates or partners acting under LEO Pharma. An overview is available at, and you should check this site regularly.

Any Personal Data is provided by you on a voluntary basis. When using Global Happiness Studies you accept our collection, processing, use and retention of your Personal Data as set forth in this Privacy Policy including for legitimate business purposes such as the purpose of making contact with you, responding to your requests for information, or for other purposes indicated by you, as well as for the protection of our own legitimate business interests.

Before you submit any information through Global Happiness Studies we therefore encourage you to read this Privacy Policy carefully.


Personal Data we collect at Global Happiness Studies

LEO Pharma is the data controller of all Personal Data collected about you by us in relation to Global Happiness Studies. When using Global Happiness Studies we may ask you for Personal Data relevant for being able to present, enrich and personalise data experiences. Further, we may collect Personal Data provided by you voluntarily to us, such as information included in comments and recommendations made by you on Global Happiness Studies or in response to questionnaires, surveys or during other interactions with us. In addition, we may monitor your use of Global Happiness Studies. Through this, we may collect and obtain additional Personal Data about you regarding, for example, your health. By using Global Happiness Studies or registering an Account, you explicitly consent to the processing of the Personal Data you submit to the Personal Data or which is otherwise collected by us as set out in this Privacy Policy.

We collect and process the following Personal Data about you either given by you or provided to us through your use of our Services “Global Happiness Studies”:

  • Your contact information, such as name, location, phone number or e-mail address
  • Any questions, suggestions and comments sent to us through “Give Feedback” functionality on Global Happiness Studies or through social media channels
  • Information about you if you use Global Happiness Studies, including your IP address, login information, browser type, operating system, platform, length of visit to certain pages and number of pages viewed
  • Information obtained through the completion of Global Happiness Studies surveys that you agree to participate in
  • Information contained in text messages related to Global Happiness Studies, images, text messages or other communication modalities of Global Happiness Studies
  • Health information and other personal information such as weight, age, type of psoriasis etc. voluntarily given to us by you.

Please note, that the answers you provide when using Global Happiness Studies will be be presented anonymously only, unless otherwise agreed with you.


Use of collected Personal Data

The primary purpose for processing your Personal Data is to analyze aggregated data from studies and surveys in order to develop and later publish insights on how chronic conditions impacts the well-being and various happiness levels of people living with cronic conditions.

Other purposes for processing your Personal Data are described below:

  • To provide you with content and services, including to administer your use of Global Happiness Studies (e.g. your Account)
  • To collect data across users, to present aggregated results of surveys and user experiences of Global Happiness Studies on an anonymous basis
  • To establish and maintain communications with you as specifically agreed with you through emails and / or app notifications
  • To improve Global Happiness Studies in terms of functionality and content
  • To process your comments and respond to any queries you may have
  • To link, aggregate and cross-reference with other LEO Pharma data in order to improve Global Happiness Studies
  • To comply with applicable laws, regulations or codes of practice, including to report adverse events to LEO Pharma Group Companies and health regulators if needed
  • To detect and prevent fraud, and to help safeguard the interests of LEO Pharma and its users
  • For information technology management and retargeting technology based on user activities at Global Happiness Studies.
  • To enforce or apply the Terms of Use and other agreements or to investigate potential breaches
  • For all other purposes to which you have specifically consented when using Global Happiness Studies


How is your Personal Data transferred and secured

Personal Information submitted through Global Happiness Studies will be kept confidential (to the extent set out in this Privacy Policy) and will only be used for the purposes specified in this Privacy Policy. While we use security measures to protect Personal Data transmitted online, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Please know that communications over the Internet may be intercepted by an unauthorized third party even though encrypted.

The employees who have access to Personal Data have been trained to handle such data properly and in accordance with our security protocols and strict standards of confidentiality.

Focused on protecting your Personal Data, LEO Pharma will only pass information onto third parties if the applicable law on protection of Personal Data allows this and if this is in accordance with the Terms of Use and the present Privacy Policy.

LEO Pharma will use service providers (i.e. data processors acting only on instructions from LEO Pharma), some of which may be located outside of the region or country from where you reside, in order to provide technical support, services in the area of maintenance and development of Global Happiness Studies. We may decide to host the data at a LEO Pharma Group company or a service provider acting as a data processor.

Via your use of Global Happiness Studies you understand and hereby accept that your Personal Data will also be transferred to the following independent third parties for processing for the purposes stated below and only in respect of Personal Information relevant for these purposes:

  • Other LEO Pharma group companies for the purposes set out above
  • Any third party claiming that any User Content submitted by you constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights or of their right to privacy
  • Any third party service providers (who may be located in any part of the world) for purposes related to supporting LEO Pharma’s business (e.g., fulfillment services, technical support, delivery services) and providing you with information (if you have opted in to receiving such information as described above), in which case we will require such third parties to agree to treat it in accordance with this Privacy Statement.
  • Any third party involved with the proposed sale, assignment, merger, amalgamation, plan of arrangement or other transfer of the business of a LEO Pharma Group company or a separate part hereof
  • Any governmental, administrative, judicial or regulatory authority for the purpose of co-operating in proceedings, inquiries and investigations requested by such authorities or to comply with any legal or regulatory requirements or to protect our rights, property or interests, including to enforce this Privacy Policy or our other Terms of Use.
  • Any necessary third party if the personal safety of members of the public are in jeopardy.

Some of these third parties, service providers, affiliates or related companies may be located outside of the country from where you registered using Global Happiness Studies.  As a result, your Personal Data may be transferred, stored, used and/or processed outside your country in connection with the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.  Contractual or other measures LEO Pharma may use to protect your Personal Data are subject to the legal requirements applicable in the foreign jurisdictions where your Personal Data may be transferred, stored, used or processed (for example, lawful requirements to disclose Personal Information to government authorities in those countries).

Further, LEO Pharma may disclose and/or use aggregated information and non-identifying information with third parties for further analysis, demographic profiling and other similar or related purposes. In such case the information will be completely anonymised and therefore not subject to this Privacy Policy.


Your rights and responsibilities

You may contact LEO Pharma at any time to request that we or any third party instructed by us:

  • Update and correct any of your Personal Data in our custody and control if these turn out to be inaccurate or misleading in accordance with applicable personal information laws
  • Provide you with access to your Personal Data in our custody and control.

Further, you can, at any time, withdraw your consent to the Privacy Policy by contacting LEO Pharma without the need to state any reason. In that event, Personal Data related to you will be deleted.

If the Personal Data we, or any third party instructed by us, have about you changes please let us know as soon as possible so that we can keep our records up to date.

Receiving newsletters, relevant information etc.

If you have requested to receive information from us, e.g. newsletters, communications regarding Global Happiness Studies, disease awareness information, surveys and questionnaires and other relevant information about similar services and products etc., and do not wish to receive further information, you can easily opt-out of receiving further information from us by sending an email to the address set out at the end of this Privacy Policy or using the link provided in the newsletter in question.

Information on Minors

Global Happiness Studies is in general not intended for use of Minors. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from any person we know is a Minor without prior consent of a parent or guardian.

If you become aware that a Minor has provided us with Personal Information without parental consent, please contact us at If we become aware that a Minor has provided us with Personal information against the terms set out in this Privacy Policy, we will take steps to remove the information and terminate the Minor’s Account.


Changes to this Privacy Policy

We are continually improving our methods of communication. As technology evolves, new opportunities may arise for improving Global Happiness Studies by adding new features and functionalities. Therefore, we reserve the right to update this Privacy Policy at any time and at our sole discretion. If and when our practices change and/or we update this Privacy Policy, we will (as soon as possible) let you know either by posting the modified Privacy Policy through the interface of Global Happiness Studies or through other communications. It’s important that you review the Privacy Policy regularly to to stay informed of the Personal Data that we collect about you, how we use it and the circumstances under which we may disclose it. If you continue to use Global Happiness Studies after we have posted modified Privacy Policy, you are indicating to us that you agree to be bound by the modified Privacy Policy. If you don’t agree to be bound by the modified Privacy Policy, then you should not use Global Happiness Studies after the date the modifications were made. When we revise the terms we will revise the updated date at the top of this page. If we according to applicable law are required to obtain a renewed consent, we will naturally comply with such obligations.



Recognizing that your privacy is important to you and LEO Pharma, we employ technical security measures to protect your Personal Data. LEO Pharma will take all reasonable steps to keep secure any Personal Data we hold about you against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, use, copying, modification, disclosure or disposal, and to keep this information accurate and up to date. Personal Information is protected by security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information.

However, no transmission of Personal Data, including transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure. Consequently, to the extent permitted by law, LEO Pharma, its affiliates, related companies, third party service providers and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents do not represent, warrant, or guarantee that Personal Data will be protected against misuse, loss, or alterations and do not accept any liability for Personal Data submitted to them for your or third parties’ use or misuse of Personal Data. Moreover, where you use passwords, ID numbers, or other special access features it is your responsibility to safeguard them.

LEO Pharma keeps Personal Data only as long as necessary to satisfy the purposes for which it was collected, however, some Personal Data is kept for a number of years to comply with legal requirements. Any Personal Information that is no longer needed is securely destroyed after two years.


Cookie Policy

We and our collaborating partners collect certain information through the use of cookies. The use of cookies may entail processing of Personal Data (as defined in our Privacy Policy) and we therefore recommend that you also read our Privacy Policy above.

When you use Global Happiness Studies you accept that we use cookies on Global Happiness Studies as described below unless you have deactivated cookies in your browser.


What are cookies and what types of cookies do we use?

Cookies are small information units – bits of information – which Global Happiness Studies may place on your browser or your computer, smartphone or other electronic equipment with memory. Cookies contain information that Global Happiness Studies use to, for example, make communication between you and your web browser more efficient. Cookies are common technology on the Internet and are also used in Global Happiness Studies.

“Session cookies” are temporary bits of information which are deleted when you exit the Services. Session cookies are typically used to improve navigation and to collect statistics. The Services uses session cookies.

“Persistent cookies” are more permanent bits of information that are stored and remain on your electronic device until they are deleted by you. Persistent cookies delete themselves after a certain period of time but are renewed each time you visit the Services. This type of cookie store information on your computer/phone for a number of purposes; e.g. for users automated login.

LEO Pharma and our collaborating partners use the following cookies (i.e. third party cookies) over which we have no control:


In the Application we use cookies from:

Google Analytics

Google Analytics cookies are deleted after 2 years.


On the Website we may use cookies from:

Google Analytics –

Google Adwords –

Facebook –


For what purposes do we use cookies?

These cookies help us gain a better understanding of how you use Global Happiness Studies; they are used to display applications and functionalities, to ensure that the user only gains access to the information to which he or she is entitled, to optimise the user’s experience, to assign a unique identification number to you, and in some cases to help you remember your user ID and password when you return to Global Happiness Studies so you do not have to log in again. We also use cookies to generate statistical information and for marketing purposes.

By using cookies, we collect information such as: how often you visit Global Happiness Studies, how long you spend on Global Happiness Studies, your IP address, which pages you viewed, which website you visited just before you viewed our Website, which browser you use (for instance Internet Explorer, Safari, Google Chrome, Firefox), and whether your computer supports Flash, Java and Javascript.

Further, we are convinced, that providing personalized advertising is more interesting for our visitors than advertising that does not have a personal reference. The Global Happiness Studies website and mobile application uses retargeting technologies (cookies) on the internet, enabling us to show visitors, who already showed an interested in Global Happiness Studies advertisement from us on partnering websites.

In order to provide you with personalized advertisement we are working with other companies who use tracking technologies to do advertising on our behalf across the internet. These companies may collect non-personally identifiable information about your visits to our websites or mobile applications along with your interaction with our communications and advertisements.

We use cookies to display advertisement based on your past interactions with our advertisements, communications, websites and applications.


How do you avoid and delete cookies?

You can amend your cookie preferences for Global Happiness Studies in your web browser setting; and here you can choose which cookies to accept block or delete. Your browser’s ‘help’ function will tell you how to do this.

If you want to delete the cookies already on your equipment, you can, if you use a PC or a more recent browser, press CTRL + SHIFT + DELETE simultaneously. If the keyboard shortcuts do not work on your browser, please visit the support page for the browser in question.

The following are links to the most common browser support pages on which you can find information regarding how to reject the storage and delete the cookies on your equipment:

Delete cookies in Internet Explorer –

Delete cookies in Mozilla Firefox –

Delete cookies in Google Chrome –

Delete cookies in Safari –

Please note, that if you don’t accept cookies, you may not be able to access all portions or features of Global Happiness Studies.



If you have any queries concerning this Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy, how we use your Personal Data and cookies or should you wish to exercise any of your data protection rights please contact us at


LEO Innovation Lab

Silkegade 8

1113 Copenhagen K