Peloton Therapeutics, Inc. Privacy Policy


Last Updated: May 21, 2018


This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) describes the manner in which Peloton Therapeutics, Inc. (“Peloton Therapeutics”, “we,” or “us”) collects, uses, and discloses information about you obtained through our website located at (the “Website”). This Policy is incorporated into and is subject to the Peloton Therapeutics Terms of Use. By using the Website, you consent to the processing of your information as set forth in this Privacy Policy.

We recommend that you read this Policy in full to ensure you are fully informed.  

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Information We Collect on the Website

How We Use the Personal Information We Collect

When We Disclose Personal Information

Legal basis for processing personal information

Data Retention

Your Choices

California Privacy Rights

EU Data Protection Rights

Third-Party Websites

Children’s Privacy

Data Security

International data transfers

Changes and Updates to this Policy

How to Contact Us

What does Peloton do?

Peloton Therapeutics, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc. (Kenilworth, New Jersey USA), is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company that is translating ground breaking scientific insights into first-in-class oral medicines for patients with cancer and other serious or life-threatening conditions. The Company’s lead development program is evaluating the only clinical stage small-molecule inhibitor of hypoxia-inducible factor-2α (HIF-2α), a transcription factor implicated in the development and progression of kidney cancer and a wide variety of other disorders. Peloton is also progressing several research programs by building upon its success in inhibiting HIF-2α, which was previously thought to be intractable using small molecules.

For more information about Peloton Therapeutics, please see our Home Page.

Information We Collect on the Website:

  • User-provided Information.  When you visit the Website, you may provide and we may collect and store various types of information, including information that specifically identifies an individual (“Personal Information”). Examples of Personal Information include name, email address, address, and phone number. Personal Information also includes other information, such as date of birth, geographic area, or preferences, when that information is linked to information that identifies a specific individual.  You may provide us with Personal Information in various ways on the Website, including when you register for an account, apply for a job, communicate with us, or fill out forms on the Website. 

  • Social Connect.  When you choose to log-in and connect your social media account to your Website profile, we collect Personal Information from that social media website. For example, when you connect your LinkedIn account, we may collect the Personal Information you have made publicly available in LinkedIn in your LinkedIn profile. We may also obtain other non-public information from social media websites with your permission.

  • Cookies and Automatically Collected Information.  When you use the Website or open an email from us, we and our third-party partners may send one or more cookies – small text files containing a string of alphanumeric characters – to your device.  We may use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie disappears after you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the Website. Please review your web browser “Help" file to learn the proper way to modify your cookie settings. Please note that if you delete, or choose not to accept, cookies from the Website, you may not be able to utilize the features of the Website to their fullest potential.  We may use third party cookies on our Website as well.  For instance, we use Google Analytics to collect and process certain analytics data.  Google provides some additional privacy options described at regarding Google Analytics cookies.  Peloton Therapeutics does not process or respond to web browsers’ “do not track” signals or other similar transmissions that indicate a request to disable online tracking of users who visit our Website.

    We may also automatically record certain information from your device by using various types of technology, including “clear gifs" or “web beacons.” This automatically collected information may include your IP address or other device address or ID, web browser and/or device type, the web pages or sites that you visit just before or just after you use the Website, the pages or other content you view or otherwise interact with on the Website, and the dates and times that you visit, access, or use the Website. We also may use these technologies to collect information regarding your interaction with email messages, such as whether you opened, clicked on, or forwarded a message. This information is gathered from all users, and may be connected with other information about you.


  • Third Party Web Beacons and Third Party Buttons.  We may display third-party content on the Website.  Third-party content may use cookies, web beacons, or other mechanisms for obtaining data in connection with your viewing of the third party content on the Website. Additionally, we may implement third party buttons (such as Facebook “like” or “share” buttons) that may function as web beacons even when you do not interact with the button. Information collected through third-party web beacons and buttons is collected directly by these third parties, not by Peloton Therapeutics. Information collected by a third party in this manner is subject to that third party’s own data collection, use, and disclosure policies.

    For further information on how we use Cookies, Web beacons and similar technology, please see our Cookie Policy


  • Location Information. We may obtain information about your physical location, such as through Google Analytics or by inference from other information we collect (for example, your IP address indicates the general geographic region from which you are connecting to the Internet).

  • Information from Other Sources. We may obtain information from third parties and sources other than the Website, including our partners.  


How We Use the Personal Information We Collect.  


  • We use Personal Information we collect on the Website in a variety of ways in providing the Website and operating our business, including the following:

  • We use the Personal Information that we collect on the Website to operate, maintain, enhance and provide all features of the Website and our business, to provide services and information that you request, and to respond to comments and questions and otherwise to communicate with users.

  • We use the Personal Information that we collect on the Website to understand and analyze the usage trends and preferences of our users, to improve the Website and our business, and to develop new products, services, features, and functionality.

  • We may use your email address or other information we collect to contact you for administrative purposes such as customer service or to process employment inquiries or to send communications.

  • We may use cookies and automatically collected information to: (i) personalize our Website, such as remembering information about you so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the Website; (ii) monitor and analyze the effectiveness of the Website; and (iii) monitor aggregate site usage metrics such as total number of visitors and pages viewed.

When We Disclose Personal Information. 


Except as described in this Policy, we will not disclose Personal Information about you that we collect on the Website to third parties without your consent. We may disclose Personal Information to third parties if you consent to us doing so, as well as in the following circumstances:

  • We work with third party service providers to provide website, application development, hosting, maintenance, and other services for us. These third parties may have access to or process Personal Information about you as part of providing those services for us. Generally, we limit the Personal Information provided to these service providers to that which is reasonably necessary for them to perform their functions, and we require them to agree to maintain the confidentiality of such Personal Information.

  • We use third party analytics partners to evaluate and provide us with information about your use of the Website. These analytics service providers may set and access their own cookies, pixel tags and similar technologies on the Website and they may otherwise collect or have access to Personal Information which they may collect over time and across different websites.

  • We may disclose Personal Information about you if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws, in response to a court order, judicial or other government subpoena or warrant, or to otherwise cooperate with law enforcement or other governmental agencies.

  • We also reserve the right to disclose Personal Information about you that we believe, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to: (i) take precautions against liability; (ii) protect ourselves or others from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses or activity; (iii) investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations; (iv) protect the security or integrity of the Website and any facilities or equipment used to make the Website available; or (v) protect our property or other legal rights (including, but not limited to, enforcement of our agreements), or the rights, property, or safety of others.

  • Personal Information about our users may be disclosed and otherwise transferred to an acquirer, successor, or assignee as part of any merger, acquisition, debt financing, sale of assets, or similar transaction, or in the event of insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership in which information is transferred to one or more third parties as one of our business assets.

  • We may make certain aggregated, automatically-collected, or otherwise non-personal information available to third parties for various purposes, including: (i) compliance with various reporting obligations; or (ii) for other business purposes.

Legal basis for processing personal information.


Our legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described above will depend on the personal information concerned and the specific context in which we collect it. 

However, we will normally collect personal information from you only where we have your consent to do so, where we need the personal information to perform a contract with you, or where the processing is in our legitimate interests and not overridden by your data protection interests or fundamental rights and freedoms.  In some cases, we may also have a legal obligation to collect personal information from you or may otherwise need the personal information to protect your vital interests or those of another person (e.g. regulatory compliance related to the conduct of clinical trials).

If we ask you to provide personal information to comply with a legal requirement or to perform a contact with you, we will make this clear at the relevant time and advise you whether the provision of your personal information is mandatory or not (as well as of the possible consequences if you do not provide your personal information). 

Similarly, if we collect and use your personal information in reliance on our legitimate interests (or those of any third party), we will make clear to you at the relevant time what those legitimate interests are.

If you have questions about or need further information concerning the legal basis on which we collect and use your personal information, please contact us using the contact details provided under the How to contact us heading below.

Data Retention

We retain personal information we collect from you where we have an ongoing legitimate business need to do so (for example, to comply with applicable legal, tax or accounting requirements). 

When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymise it or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.

Your Choices

You may, of course, decline to share certain information with us, in which case we may not be able to provide to you some of the features and functionality of the Website. You may update, correct, or delete your account information at any time by accessing your account on the Website. If you wish to access or amend any other personal information we hold about you, you may contact us at  Please note that while any changes you make will be reflected in active user databases within a reasonable period of time, we may retain all information you submit for backups, archiving, prevention of fraud and abuse, analytics, satisfaction of legal obligations, or where we otherwise reasonably believe that we have a legitimate reason to do so.

California Privacy Rights

Residents of California have the right to request a disclosure describing what types of personal information we have shared with third parties for their direct marketing purposes, and with whom we have shared it, during the preceding calendar year.  You may request a copy of that disclosure by contacting us at

EU Data Protection Rights

If you are visiting the Website from the EU, you have the following data protection rights:

If you wish to access, correct, update or request deletion of your personal information, you can exercise these rights by contacting us using the contact details provided under the How to contact us heading below.


In addition, you can object to processing of your personal information, ask us to restrict processing of your personal information or request portability of your personal information. Again, you can exercise these rights by contacting us using the contact details provided under the How to contact us heading below.


You have the right to opt-out of marketing communications we send you at any time.  You can exercise this right by clicking on the “unsubscribe” or “opt-out” link in the marketing e-mails we send you.  To opt-out of other forms of marketing (such as postal marketing or telemarketing), then please contact us using the contact details provided under the How to contact us heading below.


Similarly, if we have collected and process your personal information with your consent, then you can withdraw your consent at any time.  Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect processing of your personal information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.


You have the right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal information.  For more information, please contact your local data protection authority. (Contact details for data protection authorities in the European Economic Area, Switzerland and certain non-European countries (including the US and Canada) are available here).

We respond to all requests we receive from individuals wishing to exercise their data protection rights in accordance with applicable data protection laws.

Third-Party Websites

The Website may contain features or links to websites and services provided by third parties. Any information you provide on third-party sites or services is provided directly to the operators of such services and is subject to those operators’ policies, if any, governing privacy and security, even if accessed through the Website. We are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of third-party sites or services to which links or access are provided through the Website. We encourage you to learn about third parties’ privacy and security policies before providing them with information.


Children’s Privacy

Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. Our Website is a general audience site not directed to children under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13 without obtaining parental consent.


Data Security


We use certain physical, managerial, and technical safeguards that are designed to improve the integrity and security of information that we collect and maintain. Please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable.  We cannot and do not guarantee that information about you will not be accessed, viewed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.   


International data transfers

The Website is hosted in the United States and is intended for visitors located within the United States. If you choose to use the Website from the European Union or other regions of the world with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, then please note that you are transferring your personal information outside of those regions to the United States for storage and processing. Also, we may transfer your data from your country to other countries or regions in connection with storage and processing of data, fulfilling your requests, and operating the Website. However, we have taken appropriate safeguards to require that your personal information will remain protected in accordance with this Policy. By providing any information, including personal information, on or to the Website, you confirm you understand such transfer, storage, and processing.


Changes and Updates to this Policy

Please revisit this page periodically to stay aware of any changes to this Policy, which we may update from time to time. If we modify this Policy, we will make it available through the Website, and indicate the date of the latest revision. In the event that the modifications materially alter your rights or obligations hereunder, we will make reasonable efforts to notify you of the change. For example, we may send a message to your email address, if we have one on file, or generate a pop-up or similar notification when you access the Website for the first time after such material changes are made. Your continued use of the Website after the revised Policy has become effective indicates that you have read, understood and agreed to the current version of this Policy.

How to Contact Us


Please contact us with any questions or comments about this Policy, information we have collected or otherwise obtained about you, our use and disclosure practices, or your consent choices by email at


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