GLPG Limited has and maintains a data protection policy, which includes an organisational approach, is approved by the management, published and communicated as appropriate to all relevant persons. The policy conforms to and requires demonstration of compliance with the 6 principles specified in Article 5 of the GDPR in that it states personal data will be:
Processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner in relation to the data subject (“lawfulness, fairness and transparency”).
This policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore, the way GLPG processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.
Our website & Database
GLPG take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users and GLPG complies with all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computer’s hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.
We use anonymous session cookies (short-term cookies that disappear when you close your browser) to help you navigate the website and make the most of the features. If you log into the website, application or a course as a registered user, your session cookie will also contain your user ID so that we can check which services you are allowed to access.
Should users wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website onto their computer’s hard drive, they should take necessary steps within their web browser’s security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors.
Whilst using our website, software applications or services, you may be required to provide personal information (name, address, email, telephone, etc.). We will use this information to administer our website, client databases and marketing material. We will ensure that all personal information supplied is held securely in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679, as adopted into law of the United Kingdom in the Data Protection Act 2018. Further, by providing telephone and email details, you consent to GLPG contacting you using that method. You have the right at any time to request a copy of the personal information we hold on you. Should you wish to receive a copy of this, or would like to be removed from our database, please email [email protected] or call +44 (020) 36406420.
Information collection and use
How do we collect information?
GLPG collects information in two possible ways:
When you sign up to our database via our website, contact our team or communicated with us – you may choose to voluntarily give us certain information – for example, by filling in text boxes or completing registration forms. All this information requires a direct action by you at that time in order for us to receive it.
Depending on your settings or the privacy policies for other online services, you may give us permission to obtain information from your account with those other services. For example, this can be via social & professional social media
How long do we keep your data for?
GLPG will not retain your personal information longer than necessary. We will hold onto the information you provide either while we believe you are still actively seeking Investment or Development Opportunities, or whether we understand that you having a legitimate business interest in being kept up-to-date on company news and/or latest instructions, or as needed to be able to provide the Services to you, or in the case of any contact you may have with our team.
If legally required or if it is reasonably necessary to meet regulatory requirements, resolve disputes, prevent fraud and abuse, or enforce our Terms and Conditions, we may also retain some of your information for a limited period of time as required, even after you have closed your account or it is no longer needed to provide the Services to you.
GLPG will not sell or rent your personally identifiable information, gathered as a result of filling out the site registration forms, to anyone outside of our organisation.
Choosing how we use your data
We understand that you trust us with your personal information and we are committed to ensuring you can manage the privacy and security of your personal information yourself.
With respect to the information relating to you that ends up in our possession, and recognising that it is your choice to provide us with your personally identifiable information, we commit to giving you the ability to do all of the following:
Please note, we are constantly reviewing how we process and protect data. Therefore, changes to our policy may occur at any time. We will endeavour to publicise any changes.