Achilles Therapeutics 

Privacy and Cookies Notice

Last reviewed 11/04/2024
Who we are
Achilles Therapeutics UK Limited (“Achilles Therapeutics”, “we” or “us” or “our”)is a company registered in England and Wales under company number 10167668. Ourregistered office is 245 Hammersmith Road, London W6 8PW.
Achilles Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company developing novel cancer immunotherapies targeting clonal neoantigens: protein markers unique to each individual that are expressed on the surface of every cancer cell.
Weprocess your personal data in accordance with this privacy and cookies’ notice (“Notice”) and in compliance with the relevant data protection laws and regulations. This Notice provides you with information regarding your rights and our obligations, and explains how and why we process your personal data.
We are registered with the UK Information Commissioner's Office under registration number ZA300104, and act as the data controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 2018, the UK and the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016 ("applicable data protection laws”) when processing your data. You can contact us at the email address at the end of this Notice. 
The personal data we collect
We collect your personal data to meet our legal, statutory and contractual obligations and to provide you with the information you requested. We will never collect any unnecessary personal data from you and do not process your information in any way, other than as specified in this Notice. 
The information that we collect includes: 
  • Full Name 
  • Email address
  • Company
  • Contact telephone number 
  • Details of your enquiry 
  • IP address
  • Pages you visit
  • Preferences
We collect your information in the following ways: 
When you interact with us directly: this could be if you enquire about our company via telephone or email, click on any links in our website, provide your details via an online form, apply for a position with us or otherwise provide us with your personal data. 
Via Cookies when you visit our website via your computer, tablet or mobile device (Device): cookies automatically collect information about your Device, including: your browser type and IP address; broad geographic location (e.g. country or city-level location) and other technical information which might include which pages you visit most often and which services or information is of most interest to you.  
For more information on the Cookies we use, please see the section on Cookies below. You may change your preferences at any time by adjusting the settings on your Device.
How we use your personal data 
We use your personal data to fulfill your enquiry and to: 
  • identify what content is most visited by you; 
  • send you marketing information and newsletters that may be of interest to you;
  • shape your experience by adapting our content to your preferences and interests; and
  • make improvements to our website.
We use aggregate information, which does not identify you, to monitor website traffic patterns and website usage. This helps us to improve the design and layout of the content.

Achilles Therapeutics will never disclose, share or sell your data without your consent; unless required to do so by applicable data protection laws or other legal obligations. We only retain your data for as long as necessary, for the purposes specified in this Notice and in compliance with our data retention guidelines. 

Marketing material
When you register, we may add your details to our marketing list so we can send you information from us which may be of interest to you. Where we have your consent or it is in our legitimate interests to do so, you may receive regular newsletters directly to your inbox. 

Where you have consented to us providing you with marketing material, you are free to withdraw this consent at any time. If you wish to stop receiving the information, you can unsubscribe at any time by:
  • using the ‘unsubscribe’ link in emails that you receive from us; 
  • sending an email or letter using the details in the “Contact us” section below.

The section “Your rights” below provides more information on your rights in relation to marketing.

Legal basis for processing your personal data
We collect and process your personal data:
  • to comply with our legal obligations;
  • with your consent (where your consent is legally required); 
  • in accordance with any contract with you;
  • pursuant to our legitimate business interests to run an efficient business to:
    • provide you with information about us; 
    • manage our relationship with you;
    • tailor the content of the information to your preferences; 
    • invite you to events; and 
    • analyse how our website is used. 

Your rights
You have the following rights in relation to your personal data:
  • to access the personal data held by us about you;
  • to have your personal data corrected where it is incomplete or inaccurate;
  • to opt out of receiving marketing communications at any time;
  • in certain circumstances and subject to the applicable data protection laws, the right to restrict or object to the processing of your personal data, or request that your personal data is erased;
  • where you have provided personal data voluntarily, or otherwise consented to its use, the right to withdraw your consent;
  • the right to complain to a data protection authority.

If we receive a request from you to exercise any of the above rights, we may ask you to verify your identity before acting on the request; this is to ensure that your data is protected and kept secure.
Sharing and disclosing your personal data
We do not disclose your personal data to anyone else without your consent, other than for the purposes specified in this Notice or where there is a legal requirement. 
Partners and linking to websites 
We work with a selection of trusted third-party providers to offer conference services to you. When you click on a link to a website owned by one of our providers, you will leave our platform and your personal data will no longer be managed by us. Any personal data you then provide, content you click on, videos you launch or transactions you enter into are between you and our provider. We have no control or access to any of that personal data.
If you follow a link, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Always check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
Third Party Suppliers
Achilles Therapeutics uses the third party suppliers listed below to provide us with certain services. These parties are acting on our behalf and only process your personal data in accordance with our instructions and this Notice. We take care to select our suppliers carefully and ensure there are appropriate technical and organisational controls in place to protect personal data. 
Third party:
Purpose:  Applicant Tracking System to assist hiring process
Link to their privacy policy:   
Transfers outside the UK or European Economic Area
In order to support our services such as website hosting and email servers, we may use third parties that are based outside the UK or the European Economic Area in countries that may not guarantee the same level of protection for personal data. In these circumstances, we ensure that we have contracts in place with our providers to protect your personal data and ensure that data is processed in accordance with this Notice and the applicable data protection laws.
Securing your personal data
Achilles Therapeutics takes every reasonable measure to protect and secure your personal data. We work hard to protect your information from unauthorised access, alteration, disclosure or destruction and have several layers of organisational, technical and administrative security measures in place,such as industry standard firewall, password protection and encryption:

How long we keep your data
Achilles Therapeutics retains your personal data for as long as necessary to meet our business requirements and legal obligations. We keep your personal data for one year after you cease to have a relationship with us after which time it will be de-identified and only retained to meet our contractual and legal obligations. 
Where you have consented to us using your details for marketing, you have the right to withdraw your consent to this use at any time and we will keep such data until you notify us that you no longer wish to be contacted. We may keep your name on a suppression list to ensure that you do not receive further marketing messages. 


What are cookies?                                                                    
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your mobile device or computer (“Device”) when you visit a website.  When you visit a site that uses cookies, a cookie is downloaded onto your Device so that the next time you visit that site, your Device will remember useful information such as preferences, visited pages or logging in options. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work or work more efficiently as well as to provide reporting information. 
We use cookies to help our site run effectively, personalise the way our website is presented when you visit to make improvements and to ensure we provide the best service and experience for you.
Cookies set by Achilles Therapeutics are called "first party cookies".  Cookies set by parties other than us are called "third party cookies".  Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. interactive content and analytics).  The parties that set these third party cookies can recognise your Device both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.  
Why do we use cookies?
We use first party and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons for our Website to operate, and we refer to these as "essential" or "strictly necessary" cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Website.   Third parties serve cookies through our Websites for advertising, analytics and other purposes.  This is described in more detail below.
The specific types of first and third party cookies served through our Website and the purposes they perform are described in the table below:

Cookie Table:
We use cookies to improve your experience of our website. You can allow all or manage them individually.

Strictly necessary cookies. Strictly necessary cookies allow core website functionality such as user login and account management. The website cannot be used properly without strictly necessary cookies.
How can I control cookies?
You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies.  You can exercise your cookie preferences by switching them off on the appropriate link provided in the cookie table above. You can amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our website though your access to some functionality or areas of our website may be restricted.   
Updates to this Notice
We may update this Notice from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.  Please re-visit this Notice to stay informed about our use of your personal data and cookies used.  The date at the top of this Notice indicates when it was last updated.  
Lodging a complaint
Achilles processes your personal data in compliance with this Notice and in accordance with the data protection laws. If you are dissatisfied with how we have handled your personal data, please contact us in the first instance and we will try to resolve any issues. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the data protection authority, the ICO: 

Information Commissioners Office (ICO)
Telephone:0303 123 1113
Contact us
We may amend this Notice at any time without your prior consent. However, please be assured that if the Notice changes in the future, we will not use the personal data you have submitted to us in a manner that is materially inconsistent with this Notice.
If you have any questions regarding this Notice, or your dealings with our website, or wish to assert any of your privacy rights, please contact us via: 
Email:; or
Post: Achilles Therapeutics UK Ltd, Attention: Data Protection Officer, 245 Hammersmith Road, London W6 8PW.