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Privacy & Cookie Statement

Version: 22 November 2018

Galapagos (“the Company,” “we” or “us”) values your privacy and we want to be transparent about the information we collect, why we collect it, and how the information is used. For the personal data collected through this website, Galapagos NV, Generaal De Wittelaan 11 A3, 2800 Mechelen will act as the controller. In this way, we control the process by which your personal data is collected and the purposes for which your personal data is used.

Furthermore, we want you to know your rights regarding your personal data. This Privacy & Cookie Statement addresses how we handle and protect personal data collected via the Galapagos clinical research information portal (“the Portal”). We strongly recommend that you read this Privacy & Cookie Statement and, if you have any questions, contact us via dpo@glpg.com.

We confirm that personal data will be dealt with in compliance with the Belgian, European, and relevant United States privacy laws and regulations.

Information we collect

Personal data includes any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (also known as a “data subject”). On this Portal, we collected the following personal data about you:

  • IP address
  • Location
  • Other personal data obtained by using cookies

Cookies and Do Not Track

As is now common with most websites, our Portal uses cookies to record certain information about your use of the Portal. Cookies are small data files generated by a website and saved by your web browser. Any information obtained consequently 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 modify your browser’s settings so that it will not accept cookies. If you choose to disable cookies, you can do so specifically for the type of browser you use:

  • Internet Explorer
  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Safari

This table shows the type of cookies, the purposes for which they are used and their retention periods.

Cookie Name

Purpose

Retention period

PERFORMANCE COOKIES

_ga
(set by Google Analytics)

To help understand how visitors interact with the websites by providing information about the areas visited, the time spent on the website, and any issues encountered, such as error messages. This helps Us improve the performance of our websites.

By default, this cookie is set to expire after 2 years

_gid
(set by Google Analytics)

To help understand how visitors interact with the websites by providing information about the areas visited, the time spent on the website, and any issues encountered, such as error messages. This helps Us improve the performance of our websites.

24 hours

_gat
(set by Google Analytics)

This cookie is used to limit the collection of data when there is high traffic on the site.

10 minutes

OTHER COOKIES

wfwaf-authcookie-(hash)
(set by the Wordfence))

To perform a capability check of the current user before WordPress has been loaded. This cookie allows the Wordfence firewall to detect logged in users and allow them increased access. It also allows Wordfence to detect non-logged in users and restrict their access to secure areas. The cookie also lets the firewall know what level of access a visitor has to help the firewall make smart decisions about who to allow and who to block.

24 hours

wf_loginalerted_(hash)
(set by the Wordfence)

To notify the Wordfence admin when an administrator logs in from a new device or location. This cookie helps site owners know whether there has been an admin login from a new device or location.

2 years

wfCBLBypass
(set by the Wordfence)

Wordfence offers a feature for a site visitor to bypass country blocking by accessing a hidden URL. This cookie helps track who should be allowed to bypass country blocking.

When the browsing session ends.

viewed_cookie_policy

Saves the information regarding the fact that you have agreed to the website's cookie policy.

1 year

THIRD-PARTY COOKIES

Certain cookies are placed by a third party, for example Google Analytics to measure the use of the website. These cookies are found in other companies’ internet tools which we use to enhance our site, for example LinkedIn and Twitter all have their own cookies, which are controlled by them. If you do not want a website to place cookies on your device, you can change the settings of your browser as abovementioned.

Our Portal currently does not respond to “Do Not Track” (DNT) signals.

Your rights

You have the possibility to exercise your rights as described in the applicable privacy laws and regulations. As a data subject, you can exercise the following rights:

  • Right to information
  • Right to rectification, erasure and restriction
  • Right to object
  • Right to data portability
  • Right to lodge a complaint

If, at any time, you are of the opinion that we have infringed your privacy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority which is responsible for the protection of personal data in the country where you reside. The contact details of the supervisory authorities in Europe, can be found here: https://ec.europa.eu/commission/sites/beta-political/files/national-data-protection-authorities-jan_2018_en.pdf

To exercise the above rights, you can contact Galapagos Data Protection Officer, dpo@glpg.com. After verifying your identity and data subject rights applicability criteria, we will do everything reasonably possible to comply with the request unless it will require completely unreasonable measures (e.g. technically or organizationally virtually impossible or extremely costly). We may refuse to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic.

Conditions under which we share information

Your personal data 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 data to anyone else without your consent, except for (a) successors in title to our business, or (b) when required by law.

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties, personal data we collect from you without your consent, except in cases where we may share personal data for any services that may be in effect from time to time, including, without limitation, the situations described below:

  • We may release personal data 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 data we share with them beyond what is necessary to work with us. You hereby consent to our sharing of personal data we collect from you for the above purposes.
  • We may disclose your personal data if we believe it is necessary to investigate potential violations of our Terms of Use, or to enforce those Terms of Use.

International transfers

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.

If we do transfer data outside the EEA, we will ensure it is protected employing the following safeguards:

  • transfer the data to a non-EEA country which has been awarded an adequacy decision by the European Commission;
  • put in place a data transfer and data processing agreement with Galapagos affiliates or third party to ensure that they protect the data with the same level of protection as required within the EEA;
  • transfer it to organisations which are part of the Privacy Shield.

Minors

Our Portal is not directed to people under 13 years of age. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal data without your consent, please contact us at dpo@glpg.com. We do not knowingly collect personal data 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 & Cookie Statement

From time to time, this Privacy & Cookie Statement may be revised. Any such changes to this Privacy &Cookie Statement will be promptly communicated on this page. Continued use of our sites after receiving notice of a change in our Privacy & Cookie Statement indicates your consent to the use of newly submitted information in accordance with the amended privacy & cookie statement. The effective date of this Privacy & Cookie Statement is 22 November 2018.

Legal Disclaimers

We reserve the right to disclose personal data 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 we provide; 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 Portal, you consent to having any personal data 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 Portal 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 Portal 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 Portal, and such information is subject to change without notice. You are encouraged to confirm any information obtained from or through this Portal 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 PORTAL.

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 Portal. 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 PORTAL.