Effective Date: November 6, 2018

This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) sets forth the Proteostasis Therapeutics, Inc. (“Proteostasis,” “we,” or “us”) policies in connection with Proteostasis’ websites and mobile applications (the “Site”) that display this Privacy Policy. The Privacy Policy describes the types of personal information that Proteostasis collects and processes, how Proteostasis may use and share the information, and the choices that are available to you with respect to Proteostasis’ handling of the information. Please note that some functionality described in this Privacy Policy may not be available on all of our websites or mobile applications, to all individuals, or at all times.


1. Information We Collect and How We Use It

Personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) is information that can be used to identify or contact you, such as your name, email address, telephone number or similar information. Proteostasis only collects Personal Information that you choose to share with us, such as when contacting us via the Site.

(a) Contacting Proteostasis
If you contact Proteostasis via the Site, we will only use your Personal Information contained in your email to respond to your specific inquiry or comments in the email. We may retain your email for a reasonable period of time, but will not use any of your Personal Information for any purpose other than responding to your email.

(b) Resume Submission
Proteostasis may allow online submission of resumes in response to job postings on the Site. Your Personal Information is subject to our Privacy Policy. You agree not to post any false or inaccurate biographical information. Recruiters representing candidates may not send candidates’ resumes in response to job postings on the Site. If you submit your information in connection with job opportunities via our Site, we will use and disclose the information to process your application (including to contact you and/or your references and former employers if appropriate), to monitor recruitment statistics, and to comply with government reporting requirements. We also retain statistical information about applicants to help inform our recruitment activities.

(c) Usage Data
The Site automatically tracks certain information about your behavior while visiting the Site. The information gathered includes your IP address, the URL from which you accessed this Site, and which URL you visit next.  We collect and store this aggregate information in order to measure the Site’s performance and improve the Site’s design and functionality. We may also share this aggregate information with third parties to illustrate how the Site is used and for other marketing purposes. We may use your Personal Information to improve our marketing efforts, statistically evaluate site usage, improve our Site or customize our Site’s content, layout and services.

Your IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to the computer that you are using by your Internet Service Provider. An IP address may be identified and logged automatically in our server log files whenever a user accesses the Site, along with the time of the visit and the pages visited. Collecting IP addresses is standard practice and is done automatically by many websites, applications and other services. We use IP addresses for purposes such as calculating usage levels, diagnosing server problems and administering the Site. We may also derive your approximate location from your IP address.

(e) Cookies
The Site uses “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize pages, or register with the Site, a cookie helps Proteostasis to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your Personal Information. When you return to the Site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Site. The Help section of your browser may tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting cookies. To find out more about cookies, visit www.aboutcookies.org

(f) Google Analytics
Proteostasis uses a tool called “Google Analytics” to collect information about use of this site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve this site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies on your browser. You can learn about Google’s practices by going to www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/, and opt-out of them by downloading the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on, available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

(g) Health Information
Medical or health information that you choose to provide to us, including information about your treatments for medical conditions and medications you may take. We use the information you provide for data analysis, to better understand how our products and services impact you and those you care for, to track and respond to concerns, for fraud prevention and to further develop and improve our products and services. In addition, we use the information you provide to comply with our regulatory monitoring and reporting obligations including those related to adverse events, product complaints and patient safety. Additionally, any Personal Information that healthcare professionals’ and medical researchers’ choose to provide to us relating to their specialties, professional affiliations and research.

We use your Personal Information to serve you better by:

  • Operating our business;
  • Delivering our products and services;
  • Responding to requests or inquiries;
  • Communicating with you;
  • Tailoring our Site content; and
  • Providing you with newsletters, articles, alerts, announcements, invitations, and other information about products, brands, health topics and disease states.

2. How We Share Your Personal Information
Proteostasis does not share Personal Information except as described in this Privacy Policy. Subject to applicable law, we and/or our Service Providers (as described below) may disclose your Personal Information:

(a) to unaffiliated third parties that are under contract to perform services for or on behalf of Proteostasis (“Service Providers”), and are required to uphold and maintain Proteostasis’ policies with respect to privacy and the treatment of your Personal Information (e.g., vendors maintaining our computer databases or performing marketing activities for Proteostasis relating solely to services provided by Proteostasis and its affiliates);

(b) in the event we sell or transfer all or portion of our business or an asset to another company, we will share your personal data with such company and will require such company to use and protect your personal data consistent with this Privacy Policy.

(c) to other persons as permitted by applicable law or regulation; and

(d) to law enforcement personnel and agencies, or as part of a legal process, in order to protect our property or in furtherance of an investigation regarding a breach of the Site rules and policies, unauthorized access to or use of the Site or any other illegal activities.

Any access to such information will be limited to the purpose for which such information was provided.

3. Consent to Processing and Cross Border Transfers
The Site is controlled and operated by us from the United States, and are not intended to subject us to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country or territory other than the United States. By using this Site, you consent to the transfer of information to countries outside of your country of residence, including the United States, which may have different data protection rules than those of your country. We may transfer your Personal Information to countries other than the country in which the data was originally collected for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. For example, if you are located outside of the United States, we typically transfer your Personal Information to the United States, where Proteostasis is headquartered. The countries to which we transfer Personal Information may not have the same data protection laws as the country in which you initially provided the Personal Information. However, Proteostasis will handle your Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy regardless of where your personal data is stored/accessed.

4.Your Privacy Choices and Individual Rights
You have certain rights and choices regarding Proteostasis’ processing of your Personal Information. If you would like to request to review, correct, or update Personal Information that you have provided to us, you may contact us as indicated in the Contact Us section. We will respond to your request consistent with applicable law. Please note that we may need to retain certain personal data for recordkeeping purposes and/or to complete any transactions that you began prior to requesting a change or deletion.

In countries that provide you with a legal right to request that we delete your Personal Information, or request that we cease some or all processing of your Personal Information, you may make such a request; however, your choice to exercise these rights may affect your ability to continue to use our Sites. We reserve the right to verify user identity in connection with access or correction requests to help ensure that we provide the information to individuals to whom it pertains.

5. How We Protect Personal Information
Proteostasis takes seriously the security of the information it collects. Proteostasis has therefore implemented technology and security policies and procedures intended to reduce the risk of accidental destruction or loss, or the unauthorized disclosure or access to, such information, reasonably appropriate to the nature of the data concerned. However, we cannot guarantee that the measures we maintain will ensure the security of the Personal Information.

6. Retention Period
We will retain your Personal Information for as long as needed or permitted in light of the purpose(s) for which it was obtained and as outlined in this Privacy Policy. The criteria used to determine our retention periods include: (i) the length of time we have an ongoing relationship with you and/or provide the Site to you; (ii) whether there is a legal obligation to which we are subject; or (iii) whether retention is advisable in light of our legal position (such as in regard to the enforcement of the Site Terms of Use, applicable statutes of limitations, litigation or regulatory investigations).

7. Children
Our Site is not intended for use by children under the age of 13, and Proteostasis does not knowingly collect Personal Information from children in this age group. By using the Site, you hereby represent that you are at least 13 years old.

8. Other Web Sites
This Policy applies only to www.Proteostasis.com. Proteostasis and its affiliates may operate many web sites for different purposes and in multiple jurisdictions where local laws may apply. This Site may include links to both our affiliated sites and to non-Proteostasis web sites, including access to content, products and services of such affiliated and non-affiliated sites (“Other Sites”). In some cases, these Other Sites may be made available via “framing technology”, and may appear to be part of this Site. Although some of the entities controlling these framed sites may be under contract with Proteostasis, we urge you to familiarize yourself with the individual privacy and other terms for each linked or framed site prior to submitting your Personal Information.

9. Updates to Privacy Policy
Proteostasis may, in its sole discretion, update this Policy at any time and from time to time, by posting the amended Policy on this Site. The amended Policy shall be effective upon posting, and your access to or use of the Site following an update shall be deemed consent to the revised Policy. We urge each visitor to refer back to this page regularly and especially prior to providing or updating any Personal Information. This Policy may not be otherwise amended without the written consent of Proteostasis. This Policy was last updated on November 6, 2018.

10. Contact Us
We welcome your questions and comments about this Privacy Policy or your request to exercise any individual rights regarding your Personal Information. Please contact us using the information below, and we will respond to you as soon as reasonably possible.

By Mail:
Proteostasis Therapeutics, Inc.
Attn: Legal Department
80 Guest Street, Suite 500
Boston, Massachusetts 02135

By Phone: +1 617 225 0096

By Email: data_inquiries@proteostasis.com

Safe Harbor

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