This Privacy Policy was last updated November 24, 2008

Our Policy






Our Policy:

Welcome to the web site (the “Site”) of Retrotope, Inc. (“Retrotope,” “we”, “us” and/or “our”). This Site is operated by Retrotope and has been created to provide information about Retrotope and our current research and development initiatives, products, leadership, investors, scientific advisors, partnerships, employment opportunities and any other information that we may publish on the Site from time to time, (the “Retrotope Services”) as a service to our Site visitors (“you”, “your”). This Privacy Policy sets forth Retrotope’s policy with respect to information including personally identifiable data (“Personal Data”) and other information that is collected from Site visitors.



Information We Collect:

When you interact with us through the Site, we may collect Personal Data and other information from you, as further described below:

Personal Data That You Provide Through the Site:

We collect Personal Data from you when you voluntarily provide such information, such as when you contact us with inquiries, respond to one of our surveys, register for access to the Retrotope Services or use certain Retrotope Services. Wherever Retrotope collects Personal Data we make an effort to provide a link to this Privacy Policy. Presently, we collect Personal Data exclusively through voluntary Site Visitor submissions via an email link provided under the Site’s “Contact Information” and “Contact Us” buttons. However, we reserve the right to employ such other means of collecting Personal Data as we, in our sole discretion, deem advisable, including, without limitation, contact forms, message boards.
By voluntarily providing us with Personal Data, you are consenting to our use of it in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Other Information:

  • Non-Identifiable Data: When you interact with Retrotope through the Site, we receive and store certain personally non-identifiable information. Such information, which is collected passively using various technologies, cannot presently be used to specifically identify you. Retrotope may store such information itself or such information may be included in databases owned and maintained by Retrotope affiliates, agents or service providers. This Site may use such information and pool it with other information to track, for example, the total number of visitors to our Site, the number of visitors to each page of our Site, and the domain names of our visitors' Internet service providers. It is important to note that no Personal Data is available or used in this process. 
    In operating this Site, we may use a technology called "cookies." A cookie is a piece of information that the computer that hosts our Site gives to your browser when you access the Site. Our cookies help provide additional functionality to the Site and help us analyze Site usage more accurately. For instance, our Site may set a cookie on your browser that allows you to access the Site without needing to remember and then enter a password more than once during a visit to the Site. In all cases in which we use cookies, we will not collect Personal Data except with your permission. On most web browsers, you will find a “help” section on the toolbar. Please refer to this section for information on how to receive notification when you are receiving a new cookie and how to turn cookies off. We recommend that you leave cookies turned on because they allow you to take advantage of some of the Site’s features.

  • Aggregated Personal Data: In an ongoing effort to better understand and serve the users of the Retrotope Services, Retrotope often conducts research on its customer demographics, interests and behavior based on the Personal Data and other information provided to us. This research may be compiled and analyzed on an aggregate basis, and Retrotope may share this aggregate data with its affiliates, agents and business partners. This aggregate information does not identify you personally. Retrotope may also disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe our services to current and prospective business partners, and to other third parties for other lawful purposes



Other Use of Your Personal Data and Other Information:

Retrotope uses the Personal Data you provide in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy. If you provide Personal Data for a certain reason, we may use the Personal Data in connection with the reason for which it was provided. For instance, if you contact us by e-mail, we will use the Personal Data you provide to answer your question or resolve your problem. Also, if you provide Personal Data in order to obtain access to the Retrotope Services, we will use your Personal Data to provide you with access to such services and to monitor your use of such services. Retrotope and its subsidiaries and affiliates (the “Retrotope Related Companies”) may also use your Personal Data and other personally non-identifiable information collected through the Site to help us improve the content and functionality of the Site, to better understand our users and to improve the Retrotope Services. Retrotope and its affiliates may use this information to contact you in the future to tell you about services we believe will be of interest to you. If we do so, each communication we send you will contain instructions permitting you to "opt-out" of receiving future communications. In addition, if at any time you wish not to receive any future communications or you wish to have your name deleted from our mailing lists, please contact us as indicated below.
If Retrotope intends on using any Personal Data in any manner that is not consistent with this Privacy Policy, you will be informed of such anticipated use prior to or at the time at which the Personal Data is collected.



Our Disclosure of Your Personal Data and Other Information:

Retrotope is not in the business of selling your information. We consider this information to be a vital part of our relationship with you. There are, however, certain circumstances in which we may share your Personal Data with certain third parties without further notice to you, as set forth below:

  • Business Transfers: As we develop our business, we might sell or buy businesses or assets. In the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar event, Personal Data may be part of the transferred assets. 
  • Related Companies: We may also share your Personal Data with our Related Companies for purposes consistent with this Privacy Policy.
  • Agents, Consultants and Related Third Parties: Retrotope, like many businesses, sometimes hires other companies to perform certain business-related functions. Examples of such functions include mailing information, maintaining databases and processing payments. When we employ another company to perform a function of this nature, we only provide them with the information that they need to perform their specific function.            
  • Legal Requirements: Retrotope may disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (i) comply with a legal obligation, (ii) protect and defend the rights or property of Retrotope, (iii) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Site or the public, or (iv) protect against legal liability.




This Privacy Policy does not apply to any Personal Data collected by Retrotope other than Personal Data collected through the Site. This Privacy Policy shall not apply to any unsolicited information you provide to Retrotope through this Site or through any other means. This includes, but is not limited to, information posted to any public areas of the Site, such as bulletin boards (collectively, “Public Areas”), including any Public Areas not yet in existence as of the Effective Date of this Privacy Policy, any ideas for new products or modifications to existing products, and other unsolicited submissions (collectively, “Unsolicited Information”). All Unsolicited Information shall be deemed to be non-confidential and Retrotope shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose, and distribute such Unsolicited Information to others without limitation or attribution. This Privacy Policy specifically further excludes any Personal Data submitted to Retrotope in connection with employment or consultancy opportunities on behalf of  Retrotope, regardless of whether or not such Personal Data is submitted by use of the Site’s “Careers” link and the email link provided thereunder, or otherwise.  




Retrotope does not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not submit any Personal Data through the Site. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children’s Internet usage and to help enforce our Privacy Policy by instructing their children never to provide Personal Data on this Site without their permission. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 13 has provided Personal Data to Retrotope through this Site, please contact us, and we will endeavor to delete that information from our databases.  



Links to Other Web Sites:

This Privacy Policy applies only to the Site. This Site may contain links to other web sites not operated or controlled by Retrotope (the “Third Party Sites”). The policies and procedures we described here do not apply to the Third Party Sites. The links from this Site do not imply that Retrotope endorses or has reviewed the Third Party Sites. We suggest contacting those sites directly for information on their privacy policies.




Retrotope takes reasonable steps to protect the Personal Data provided via the Site from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no Internet or e-mail transmission is ever fully secure or error free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from this Site may not be secure. Therefore, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail. Please keep this in mind when disclosing any Personal Data to Retrotope via the Internet.



Other Terms and Conditions:

Your access to and use of this site is subject to the Terms of Use



Changes to Retrotope's Privacy Policy:

The Site and our business may change from time to time. As a result, at times it may be necessary for Retrotope to make changes to this Privacy Policy. Retrotope reserves the right to update or modify this Privacy Policy at any time and from time to time without prior notice. Please review this policy periodically, and especially before you provide any Personal Data. This Privacy Policy was last updated on the date indicated above. Your continued use of the Site after any changes or revisions to this Privacy Policy shall indicate your agreement with the terms of such revised Privacy Policy.



Access to Information; Contacting Retrotope:

To keep your Personal Data accurate, current, and complete, please contact us as specified below. We will take reasonable steps to update or correct Personal Data in our possession that you have previously submitted via this Site.

If you have any questions about Retrotope’s Privacy Policy or the information practices of this Site, please contact Retrotope's Corporate Headquarters via phone at 650-917-9256 or email at





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