EFFECTOR THERAPEUTICS WEBSITE PRIVACY STATEMENT

Last Revised on May 10, 2021

eFFECTOR Therapeutics (“eFFECTOR”, “we” or “us”) respects the privacy of visitors to its website, https://effector.com/ (the “Website”), and is committed to the protection of such visitors’ personal information. This privacy statement explains how our data collection, use and sharing practices for data collected through the Website (“Privacy Statement”).

By accessing or using our Website, you confirm that you have read, understood and agree to the terms of this Privacy Statement. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Statement, do not access or use the Website.

 

Information WE COLLECT

We only collect information about you if you submit information to us via our e-mail link. We may collect the following information from such submissions:

Personal Information

Personal Information” refers to information that specifically identifies who you are, such as your name, e-mail address, and information relating to your query. Your submission of Personal Information via our “Contact” link on the Website constitutes your consent to the use and disclose of your Personal Information as described below.

AGGREGATE INFORMATION

We may collect general, non-personal, statistical information about the use of the Website, such as how many users visit a specific page on the Website, how long they stay on that page, and which hyperlinks, if any, they click on. This information represents a generic overview of our users, including their collective viewing habits, and allows us and other third parties to modify information based on user traffic and behavior. We collect this information through the use of technologies such as ‘cookies’ and web beacons. We collect this information in order to help enhance the Website to make for a better user experience.

COOKIES

eFFECTOR may automatically collect non-personally identifiable information and data through the use of cookies. Cookies are small text files a website uses to recognize repeat users, facilitate the user’s ongoing access to the Website and facilitate the use of the Website. Cookies also allow a website to track usage behavior and compile site usage information that will allow for the improvement of content and target advertising. Most browsers allow you to control cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them. You may set your browsers to notify you if you receive a cookie, or you may choose to block cookies with your browser. However, please be aware that some features of our Website may not function or may be slower if you refuse cookies. You may also get cookies from other third parties with links on the Website as described below. We do not directly control these cookies.

For example, we use Google Analytics®, which is a web analytics tool that helps us understand how users engage with the Website. Like many services, Google Analytics® uses first-party cookies to track user interactions, as in our case, where they are used to collect information about how users use our Website. This information is used to compile reports and to help us improve our Website. The reports disclose website trends without identifying individual visitors. To opt out of tracking by Google Analytics®, click here.

Other Tracking Technologies

Tracking technologies may record information such as Internet domain and host names; internet protocol (IP) addresses; browser software and operating system types; clickstream patterns; technical information from your mobile device; location information through GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, or similar technologies; and dates and times that our Website are accessed. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you log on to your internet service provider or through your organization’s local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN). Web servers automatically identify your computer by the IP address assigned to it during your session online. The Website may also use technology called “tracer tags”. These may also be referred to as “Pixels”, “Clear GIFs” or “Web Beacons”. This technology allows us to understand which pages you visit on the Website. These tracer tags are used to help us to optimize and tailor our Website for you and other users of our Website.

Do Not Track

Do Not Track (DNT) is a privacy preference that users can set in some web browsers, allowing users to opt out of tracking by Website and online Website. eFFECTOR and the Website do not recognize DNT.

Use of Information

The information we collect is used in the following ways:

  1. to respond to your message;
  2. to provide and support the Website;
  3. to improve the Website;
  4. for internal business analysis or other business purposes consistent with our mission; and
  5. to carry out other purposes that are disclosed to you via the Website.

Disclosures and Transfers of Information

We may disclose your Personal Information to third parties as follows:

  1. When we have your permission to make the disclosure;
  2. To third parties that assist us in our operations;
  3. To enforce our Terms of Service or rules, to ensure the safety and security of our users and third parties, to protect our rights and property and the rights and property of our users and third parties, to comply with legal process, including judicial warrant, rule, order or subpoena or in other cases if we believe in good faith that disclosure is required by law or regulation; and
  4. We may also disclose Personal Information if the disclosure is to a third party in connection with the sale, transfer or re-organization of some or all of eFFECTOR or its assets applicable to the Website, and any such acquirer or transferee will have the right to use and disclose such information subject to the terms of this Privacy Statement.

We do not share any Personal Information with third parties for marketing purposes.

Third Party Website and Links

Our Website may contain links to other sites operated by third parties. eFFECTOR does not control such other sites and is not responsible for their content, their privacy policies, or their use of Personal Information. eFFECTOR’s inclusion of such links does not imply any endorsement of the content on such sites or of their owners or operators except as disclosed on the Website. Any information submitted by you directly to these third parties is subject to that third party’s privacy policy.

We expressly disclaim any and all liability for the actions of third parties, including but without limitation to actions relating to the use and/or disclosure of Personal Information by third parties.

Children’s Privacy

We do not seek or knowingly collect any Personal Information about children under 13 years of age. If we become aware that we have unknowingly collected Personal Information from a child under the age of 13, we will make commercially reasonable efforts to delete such information from our database.

If you are the parent or guardian of a minor child who has provided us with Personal Information, you may contact us using the information below to request it be deleted.

DATA SECURITY, INTEGRITY AND RETENTION

Please note that information you send to us electronically may not be secure when it is transmitted to us. We recommend that you do not use unsecure channels to communicate sensitive or confidential information to us. Please be aware that, despite our efforts to implement security controls, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We will retain your Personal Information for the length of time needed to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Statement unless a longer retention period is required, or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims, or for legitimate businesses purposes, or as provided by law.

YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

We do not share personal information as defined by California Civil Code Section 1798.83 (“Shine The Light Law”) with third parties for their direct marketing purposes.

UPDATING THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT

We may modify this Privacy Statement from time to time in which case we will update the “Last Revised” date at the top of this Privacy Statement. It is your sole responsibility to check the Website from time to time to view any such changes in the Privacy Statement. When we change the Privacy Statement in a material manner, we will notify you by posting an announcement on our Website. Your continued use of the Website after any change constitutes your acceptance of the new Privacy Statement.

If you do not accept and agree to this Privacy Policy, including any changes, then you must not access or use the Website.

Contacting Us

Any questions or concerns regarding the use or disclosure of Personal Information should be directed to eFFECTOR at info@effector.com.   You may contact us regarding the Website or this Privacy Statement at: 11120 Roselle Street, Suite A, San Diego, CA 92121, by phone at (858) 925-8215 or by e-mail at info@effector.com.