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Privacy Policy

Effective January 23, 2017:

Cytokinetics is committed to respecting the privacy and security of the information we collect.  This Privacy Policy applies to the services, applications, platforms, and websites that link to this Privacy Policy and are offered by Cytokinetics or its affiliates (the “Cytokinetics Service”).

  1. The Information Cytokinetics Collects
  2. The Way Cytokinetics Uses Information
  3. When Cytokinetics Discloses Information
  4. Your Choices
  5. Data Security
  6. Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy
  7. International Visitors
  8. Changes and Updates to this Privacy Policy
  9. Contact Information

 

1. THE INFORMATION CYTOKINETICS COLLECTS

Information You Provide Directly: We collect information that you provide to us directly through the Cytokinetics Service, such as your name, education history, company affiliation, email address, mailing address, and telephone numbers.

Information We Collect Automatically: When you access and use the Cytokinetics Service on any device  or open one of our emails, we may automatically record your Internet protocol address (“IP Address”), unique user IDs, software version, system type, the content and pages that you access on the Cytokinetics Service, pages that you visit before and after using the Cytokinetics Service, and the dates and times that you visit the Cytokinetics Service.  We may use cookies, pixel tags, and similar technologies to automatically collect this information.  Cookies are small bits of information that are stored by your computer’s web browser.  Pixel tags are very small images or small pieces of data embedded in images that can recognize cookies.  By using the Cytokinetics Service, you consent to our use of  these and similar technologies.

 

2. THE WAY CYTOKINETICS USES INFORMATION

Cytokinetics uses the information that we collect to:

  • Operate, maintain, analyze, enhance, and provide the Cytokinetics Service and develop new features, functionality, products, and services.
  • Notify you of Cytokinetics Service updates, send privacy or security related notices, or otherwise communicate with you in compliance with law.
  • Update your Cytokinetics application.
  • Remember your settings and preferences and provide customized content and information.
  • Prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities and otherwise in accordance with our Terms of Use; and
  • For any other purposes disclosed to you at the time we collect your information or with your consent.

 

3. WHEN CYTOKINETICS DISCLOSES INFORMATION

Cytokinetics does not share your name, email address, mailing address, or telephone numbers  with other organizations for their own direct marketing purposes without your prior consent.  If you would like to withdraw your consent, please contact us.

We are committed to maintaining your trust, and we want you to understand when and with whom we may share the information we collect.

  • Authorized vendors and service providers. We disclose information to vendors and service providers who provide web site hosting, maintenance, and security services; respond to queries; conduct data analysis and create reports; support the functionality and improve the Cytokinetics Service; and help create new services and features.
  • Corporate affiliates. We may share your information with affiliated companies.
  • Business transfers. We may share your information in connection with a corporate transaction, such as the sale of a website, a merger, acquisition, consolidation, asset sale, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy.
  • Legal purposes. We may disclose information to respond to subpoenas, court orders, legal process, law enforcement requests, legal claims or government inquiries, and to protect and defend the rights, interests, safety, and security of our business, our affiliates, users, or the public.

We may share de-identified data, statistics, and reports  with others to assist them in analyzing the usage and demographics for content, services or other functionality on the Cytokinetics Service.

We cannot control and are not responsible for the information you choose to submit in public areas of the Cytokinetics Service.  Information that you make publicly available may be collected and used by others without restriction.

 

4. YOUR CHOICES AND ACCESS TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

You may choose not to provide information directly to us or to not use the Cytokinetics Service.

Do-Not-Track Signals and Similar Mechanisms. Some web browsers transmit “do-not-track” signals to websites. Because of differences in how web browsers implement this feature, it is not always clear whether users intend for these signals to be transmitted, or whether they even are aware of them. We currently do not take action in response to these signals.  You may be able to refuse or disable cookies and similar technologies by adjusting your web browser settings.  Because each web browser is different, you may need to take additional steps to disable all technologies.  Please consult the instructions provided by your web browser (typically in the “help” section).  If you choose to refuse, disable, or delete these technologies, some of the functionality or the Cytokinetics Services may no longer be available to you.

You may view, update or change most of your information and preferences by contacting us at privacy@cytokinetics.com. However, we retain information to comply with law, prevent fraud, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce our Terms of Use, and take other actions otherwise permitted by law.

 

5. DATA SECURITY

Cytokinetics uses commercially reasonable safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your information. No data storage system or transmission of data over the Internet or any other public network can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure.

 

6. OUR COMMITMENT TO CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

If Cytokinetics learns that personal information of children under 13 has been collected, used, or disclosed online, Cytokinetics will delete this information or otherwise comply with applicable law.

 

7. INTERNATIONAL VISITORS

Cytokinetics is based in the United States, and, regardless of where you use the Cytokinetics Service or otherwise provide information to us, the information may be transferred to and maintained on servers located in the U.S. and other territories. Please note that any information we obtain about you will be stored in accordance with U.S. privacy laws, regulations, and standards, which may not be equivalent to the laws in your country of residence. By using the Cytokinetics Services or by providing us with your information, you consent to this collection, transfer, storage, and processing of information to and in the United States or other countries.  “We allow third parties, including business partners, advertising networks, and other advertising service providers, to collect information about your online activities through cookies, pixels, local storage, and other technologies. These third parties may use this information to display advertisements on our  Services and elsewhere online tailored to your interests, preferences, and characteristics.  The information practices of these third parties are not covered by this Privacy Policy.  Some of these companies may be members of the Network Advertising Initiative, which offers a single location to opt out of ad targeting from member companies. To learn more, please click here or here.”

 

8. CHANGES AND UPDATES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

When we update the Privacy Policy, we will revise the “effective date” above and post a link to the new Privacy Policy on our website, unless otherwise required by applicable law.

 

9. CONTACT INFORMATION

To contact Cytokinetics with any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, obtain access to your information, or withdraw consent, please contact us at: Cytokinetics, Inc., 280 East Grand Ave., South San Francisco, CA 94080 or by email: privacy@cytokinetics.com.