PRIVACY AND COOKIES POLICY
Bicycle Therapeutics respects the privacy of visitors to our website. This policy sets out the basis on which certain personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. This policy is subject to any specific information that we may provide to you when we collect personal data from you.
BicycleRD Limited will be the data controller under applicable data protection laws in respect of any personal data collected from or about you as described in this policy. If you have any queries in respect of this Privacy and Cookies Policy please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. WHAT DATA WILL WE PROCESS AND WHY?
We will collect and process certain information about you that you provide to us, certain information that we collect ourselves and certain information that we receive from third parties.
a) Information you give us
You may visit our website without telling us anything about yourself.
Responding to enquiries
If you contact us and choose to provide personal data, such as your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address, we may use that information in order to respond to your correspondence or address the matters raised by you.
The legal basis for processing this information is that it is necessary for the purposes of legitimate interests pursued by us, namely our interest in receiving and responding to correspondence from members of the public and addressing matters raised by members of the public.
Publicising our activities
We may also process personal data that you provide to us to contact you for the purposes of publicising the activities of Bicycle Therapeutics. We will not send unsolicited messages to users of our website who indicate they do not wish to receive such messages. In certain circumstances, we are required by law to obtain your express consent in order to send you marketing communications. Where this is the case, we will not send such marketing communications to you without your express consent and your consent will form the legal basis for our processing of your personal data for such purposes. In other circumstances, the legal basis for the processing of your personal data is that it is necessary for the purposes of legitimate interests, namely our interest in publicising our activities.
If you submit personal data to us in connection with your application for a role with Bicycle Therapeutics (such as your name, contact details, details of your qualifications, employment experience), we will use such data to assess your suitability for the role you apply for. We may also collect (for the same purposes) further personal data from you in connection with assessments or interviews that you may be invited to. The legal basis for our processing of such personal data is our legitimate interest in recruiting employees and selecting the most suitable candidates for roles within our organisation.
b) Information we collect
From time to time, our website may be configured to automatically collect the following information:
- technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform;
- information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL), clickstream to, through and from our site (including date and time), page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), methods used to browse away from the page.
Much, if not all, of this information that we collect will not be your personal data as you will not be identifiable.
We may use this information:
- to administer our site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
- to improve our site to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
- to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so; and
- as part of our efforts to keep our site safe and secure.
Where the information that we collect automatically on our website is personal data, the legal basis for the processing of this information is that it is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests in maintaining the safe operation of our website and improving our website, as well as in learning from how users interact with our website.
c) Information we receive from third parties
Certain social media feeds, such as Twitter and Instagram, are integrated into our website. Generally, we do not control the personal data about you on social media. However, as part of our integration of social media feeds on our website, certain personal data that is posted about you on social media sites may be shown on our website.
The legal basis for such processing is that it is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interest in displaying social media content relating to us on our website.
2. WHO WILL RECEIVE YOUR PERSONAL DATA?
In connection with the above purposes, we may share your personal data with:
- other members of our group (the group of companies controlled by Bicycle Therapeutics Limited);
- analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimization of our site;
- our service providers.
We may disclose your personal data to third parties:
- In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
- If all or any of our group companies or substantially all of their assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data may be one of the transferred assets.
- If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, in order to enforce or apply agreements to which we are a party; or to protect our rights, property, or safety.
3. WHERE WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA
The Bicycle Therapeutics group of companies has operations in the USA and in the EU. The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use appropriate technical and organizational measures to try to prevent unauthorised access, disclosure, loss or damage to your personal data.
4. HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR PERSONAL DATA?
Personal data will be kept for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the personal data are processed.
In some circumstances, we are required to retain personal data by law and to comply with our regulatory obligations. Where this is the case, we will keep such personal data in a form that identifies you only for so long as it is necessary.
5. YOUR RIGHTS
Data protection legislation may, generally or in particular circumstances, give you the right:
- to access information held about you,
- to have your personal data erased or rectified,
- to restrict the processing of your personal data,
- to object to processing of your personal data,
- to receive personal data about you and transfer it to another data controller, and
- to lodge a complaint with the relevant data protection authority.
Certain of these rights will not be introduced until 25 May 2018.
As explained above, your consent to processing of your personal data may sometimes form the legal basis for our processing of your personal data. Where this is the case, you can withdraw your consent at any time (without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent before your withdrawal of consent).
These rights can be exercised in accordance with the applicable data protection legislation. You can contact us in connection with these rights at email@example.com.
6. CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY AND COOKIES POLICY
Any changes we make to our Privacy and Cookies Policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our Privacy and Cookies Policy.
This website is not intended for, or designed to attract, children.
8. LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
We may use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website.
- Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
10. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
If you have any questions about this Privacy and Cookies Policy, the practices of this website, or your dealings with this website, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.