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Privacy Statement

Notice of Information We Collect and How We Use It
Galapagos NV may, in full compliance with the Belgian, European, and relevant United States privacy laws and regulations, collect, receive, maintain, store, use, disclose, or transmit Personally Identifiable Information (“Personal Information”), including information you transmit or submit to our website. Your Personal Information includes information that individually identifies you or is information about you that can be traced back to you, your IP address, or your location. It may also include, but is not limited to your name, address, email address, or phone number. Personal Information does not include “aggregate” information, which is data we collect about the use of our Services or which we aggregate from information (including Personal Information) you provide to us.
It is always your choice whether or not to provide us with such information. If you choose not to provide the requested information you may not be able to access certain features or functions of this Site or our Services. We use Personal Information to deliver the Services to you, to improve the delivery of our Services and related products and services, to conduct our business and perform related research (other than clinical research), to develop analytics and aggregated data that allow us and our partners to improve our Site and related Services, or to correspond with you.

Unless otherwise set forth in our Terms and Conditions or a separate agreement with you governing the applicable Service, your Personal Information will be destroyed once the Site is no longer live , or our Services are no longer being provided. If you cease using such Service, we may retain or destroy, at our discretion, all Personal Information and non-personally identifiable information we collect through your use of such Service.

Information We Collect to Respond to Your Choices and Requests
In order to use certain aspects of our Services, we may require you to complete a registration form, which may require you to provide certain Personal Information and create a user name and password (“Login Credentials”). We may also provide you with the opportunity to provide additional information and/or suggestions to us. In connection with any such submissions, you agree to give truthful information (such as name and email address). We may use this information to contact you about products and services in which you have expressed interest. Upon registering for our Services, a user profile may automatically be created for you.
Galapagos may also collect and store non-personally identifiable information that is automatically generated when you use the Services. We use this information to conduct internal research on the nature of our users to better understand, protect, and serve you and our clients generally.

Communication from Us
Generally, Galapagos NV collects and uses Personal Information you provide to:

  1. Reply to your request for information or comments regarding clinical trials or research studies.
  2. With your express consent, contact you in the future regarding studies involving the same investigative compound or new opportunities from Galapagos NV that may be appropriate.
  3. Inform you about important changes to this policy or Site.

Service Related Announcements
We will send you strictly service-related announcements on rare occasions when it is necessary to do so. For instance, if our Services are temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send you an email.
Generally, you may not opt-out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature. If you do not wish to receive them, you have the option to deactivate your account.

Customer Service
Based upon the Personal Information you provide us, we may send you a welcome email to verify your username and password. We will communicate with you in response to your inquiries, to provide the services you request and to manage your account. We will communicate with you by email or telephone, in accordance with your preference. You may contact customer service at

User Profile
We may store information that we collect to create a “profile” of your preferences. We use this profile in order to improve the content of the Services, and related products and services, for you.
We do not share your profile with third parties other than as set forth in these Terms and Conditions for any of the Services that may be in effect from time to time.

Access, Correction, Deletion and Data Integrity
You have the right to request a copy of your personal information and have it corrected or removed from our files. Inquiries about the accuracy of identifying information previously submitted to Galapagos NV through this Site, or requests to have information removed, should be directed to

Conditions Under Which We Share Information
Your Personal Information may be used by a parent, subsidiary, or affiliate entity within the Galapagos NV corporate family, partner entities, and the vendors and service agencies that we may engage to assist us. We will never pass your Personal Information to anyone else without your consent, except for (a) successors in title to our business, or (b) when required by law. We will share your Personal Information with providers only in the ways that are described in this Privacy Statement or unless you expressly opt in to such sharing.
For users residing in the European Economic Area, (“EEA”), the data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the 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 Information, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties Personal Information we collect from you without your consent, except that we may share Personal Information as set forth in these Terms and Conditions for any Services that may be in effect from time to time, including, without limitation, in situations described below:

  • We may share aggregated data to conduct our business, improve the delivery of our Services, to develop analytics, and to enable us and our partners to improve and promote our products and services.
  • We may release Personal Information to authorized agents or third-party contractors whom we employ to perform tasks on our behalf and to the extent we need to share information with them to conduct our business or to provide products, services and offers to you. Unless we communicate with you differently, our authorized agents do not have the right to use any Personal Information we share with them beyond what is necessary to work with us. You hereby consent to our sharing of Personal Information we collect from you for the above purposes.
  • We may disclose Personal Information if we believe it is necessary to investigate potential violations of our Terms and Conditions, or to enforce those Terms and Conditions.
  • We may disclose non-personally identifiable information and Personal Information in the circumstances described under “Legal Disclaimer” below.

Information Security
Galapagos is committed to protecting the security and privacy of your information stored by us. We will use commercially reasonable measures to restrict access to Personal Information to those of our employees, agents, contractors, or representatives who require access to such information to perform tasks assigned to them by us. All data gathered by our Services is stored by us in a secure, password-protected database. Only we and our hosting provider, if any, have access to this database. We will protect Personal Information provided to us by using reasonable security safeguards against loss, theft, unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use, or modification. Although we and our hosting providers implement standard security protections, we cannot guarantee the physical or electronic security of the servers and databases on which the Services are hosted. We require our partners who receive your information to agree to security requirements consistent with this Privacy Statement. If you create copies of information from the Services, we cannot protect the security and privacy of the information contained in such copies.

As is now common with most websites, our Site may use cookies to record certain information about your use of the Site. Cookies are small data files that can be placed on your computer’s hard disk. Any information obtained thusly is used on an anonymous, aggregated basis and you cannot be identified from it. You are not required to accept a cookie that we send to you and you can, in fact, modify your browser’s settings so that it will not accept cookies.

Do Not Track
Our Site and Services currently do not respond to “Do Not Track” (DNT) signals.

Our Services are not directed to people under 13 years of age. If you become aware that your child has provided us with Personal Information without your consent, please contact us at We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under 13. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with Personal Information, we will take reasonable steps to remove such information from our systems and terminate the applicable account.

Changes to Our Privacy Statement
From time to time, this Privacy Statement may be revised. Any such changes to this Privacy Statement will be promptly communicated on this page. Continued use of our sites after receiving notice of a change in our Privacy Statement indicates your consent to the use of newly submitted information in accordance with the amended privacy statement. The effective date of this Privacy Statement is 10 April 2018.<

Legal Disclaimers
We reserve the right to disclose Personal Information in the following circumstances: as required by law; if we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety; to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on us or the Services; or in connection with an actual or proposed corporate transaction or insolvency proceeding involving all or part of the business or assets to which the information pertains. By using the Services, you consent to having any Personal Information you provide to us transferred to and processed in the United States. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT PERMIT CERTAIN LIMITATIONS OR DISCLAIMERS OF LIABILITY, THESE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Medical Disclaimers
The information on this Site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images and information, contained on or available through this web site is for general information purposes only. Galapagos makes no representation and assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of information contained on or available through this web site, and such information is subject to change without notice. You are encouraged to confirm any information obtained from or through this Site and our Services with other sources, and review all information regarding any medical condition or treatment with your physician. NEVER DISREGARD PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE OR DELAY SEEKING MEDICAL TREATMENT BECAUSE OF SOMETHING YOU HAVE READ ON OR ACCESSED THROUGH THIS SITE.

Galapagos does not recommend, endorse or make any representation about the efficacy, appropriateness or suitability of any specific tests, products, procedures, treatments, services, opinions, health care providers or other information that may be contained on or available through this web site. GALAPAGOS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE NOR LIABLE FOR ANY ADVICE, COURSE OF TREATMENT, DIAGNOSIS OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION, SERVICES OR PRODUCTS THAT YOU OBTAIN THROUGH THIS SITE.

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