Privacy Policy - Annexon Biosciences




Privacy Policy

Last Revised on July 23, 2020

Welcome to the Privacy Policy for Annexon Biosciences (“Privacy Policy”). 

This Privacy Policy describes how we collect, use and disclose information about you (“Information”) related to your use of and access to any content, applications and features made available by Annexon, Inc. (“Annexon Biosciences”, “we” or “us”) via the website (collectively, the “Website”). Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. 

For purposes of this Privacy Policy, “you” and “your” means you as the user of the Website. 


When you use the Website, we may collect Information in the following categories:

  • Personal Information,” which means information that identifies you (whether directly or indirectly), such as your name, postal address, email address and telephone number; and
  • Non-Personal Information,” which means information that does not directly or indirectly identify, and cannot reasonably be used to identify, you. If Non-Personal Information is directly or indirectly associated with Personal Information, this Non-Personal Information is then treated as Personal Information.

Information we may collect about you includes:

  • Information you provide when you access or use the Website and each time you interact with the Website or Annexon Biosciences, for example, when you submit a job application to us or communicate with us by telephone or email. 
  • Usage, viewing and technical Information when you use the Website. If you access your account from a mobile device, that mobile device may also provide us with details of your location. Most mobile devices allow you to disable this functionality.


  • We collect Information you provide to us when you: input Information into the Website; request information from us; submit an application for a job with us; or otherwise interact with us or the Website. 
  • We use third parties’ analytic and tracking tools to better understand who is using our Website, how people are using the Website and how to improve the effectiveness of the Website and its content. Those third party companies may use “cookies” and other technologies, such as web beacons or pixel tags and similar technologies, to collect data that enable us to better understand and improve the usability, performance and effectiveness of our Website. They might combine information they collect from your interaction with the Website with personal information they collect from other sources. We do not have access to, nor control over, third parties’ use of cookies or other tracking technologies. 
  • Cookies are files sent to your browser and stored on your computer. We use cookies to gather general Information about your use of the Website, the files you have designated for backup, the configuration of your computer and your computer’s interaction with the Website, and stores this Information in log files. We use this Information to understand traffic on our Website, enabling us to improve the Website, provide the best online experience possible, and improve our customer service.

You may disable cookies by changing the settings on your browser, phone and/or device. Check your browser or device’s help or support menu for further information. Remember that if you disable cookies it is likely to affect how the Website works and you may not be able to access or use certain features of the Website. Unless you have adjusted your setting so that it will refuse cookies, our Website will place cookies when you use the Website.

Online Tracking

Do Not Track (DNT) is a privacy preference that users can set in some web browsers, allowing users to opt out of tracking by websites and online services. Annexon Biosciences and the Website do not recognize DNT.


The ways in which we may use your Information include the following:

  • To provide you with the Website.
  • To communicate with you and send you information about features of the Website or changes to our policies.
  • To create anonymized and aggregated data sets that may be used for a variety of functions, including research, internal analysis, analytics, and other functions. 
  • To ensure consistency with local law and choices and controls that may be available to you. 
  • To detect, investigate and prevent activities that may violate our policies or be illegal.
  • To optimize or improve the content and features of the Website.
  • To personalize and improve the Website and user experiences, and to increase the functionality and user friendliness of the Website.
  • To monitor and analyze the Website usage and trends and otherwise measure the effectiveness of the Website.


We will not share your Personal Information outside Annexon Biosciences except in limited circumstances which you consent to:

  • In connection with the sale of a business (including merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a material portion of its assets, change in corporate control, or insolvency or bankruptcy proceedings).
  • To enforce our Terms of Use or rules, to ensure the safety and security of our users and third parties, to protect our rights and property and the rights and property of our users and third parties, to comply with legal process, including judicial warrant, rule, order or subpoena or in other cases if we believe in good faith that disclosure is required by law or regulation.

We do not share any Information with third parties for marketing purposes.


We provide you the ability to exercise certain controls and choices regarding our collection and processing of your Information. You may request access to the Personal Information we hold about you and that we amend or delete it. You may request access to your Personal Information by contacting us at Please be aware that, if you do not allow us to collect Personal Information from you, we may not be able to deliver certain products and services to you, and some of our services may not be able to take account of your interests and preferences. If you have questions regarding the specific Personal Information about you that we process or retain, please contact us at


Our Website may contain links to other online platforms operated by third parties. We do not control such other online platforms and are not responsible for their content, their privacy policies, or their use of your Personal Information. Our inclusion of such links does not, by itself, imply any endorsement of the content on such platforms or of their owners or operators except as disclosed on the Website. Please keep in mind that Information you post on public or semi-public venues, including Information you share on third party social networking platforms (such as Facebook or Twitter) may also be viewable by other users of the Website and/or users of those third-party online platforms without limitation as to its use by us or by a third party. When you provide Information to a third-party online platform, the Information you provide may be separately collected by that third-party. The Information the third-party online platform collects is subject to the third-party online platform’s privacy practices. Privacy choices you make on the third-party online platform will not apply to our use of the Information we collect directly through our Website.

We expressly disclaim any and all liability for the actions of third parties, including but without limitation to actions relating to the use and/or disclosure of Personal Information by third parties. 


We do not seek or knowingly collect any Personal Information about children under 13 years of age. If we become aware that we have unknowingly collected Personal Information from a child under 13 years of age, we will make commercially reasonable efforts to delete such information from our database.

If you are the parent or guardian of a child under 13 years of age who has provided us with Personal Information, you may contact us at to request it be deleted.


Please note that Information you send to us electronically may not be secure when it is transmitted to us. We recommend that you do not use unsecure channels to communicate sensitive or confidential Information to us. From time to time, we review our security procedures to consider appropriate new technology and methods. Please be aware though that, despite our best efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We will retain your Personal Information for the length of time needed to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required, or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims, or for legitimate businesses purposes, or as provided by law.


We may modify this Privacy Policy from time to time in which case we will update the “Last Revised” date at the top of this Privacy Policy. If we make changes that are material, we will use reasonable efforts to attempt to provide notice to you and, where required by applicable law, we will obtain your consent. Notice may be by email to you at the last email address you provided us, by posting notice of such changes on the Website, or by other means, consistent with applicable law. However, it is your sole responsibility to review the Privacy Policy from time to time to view any such changes. The updated Privacy Policy will be effective as of the time of posting, or such later date as may be specified in the updated Privacy Policy. 

If you do not accept and agree to this Privacy Policy, including any changes, then you must not access or use the Website.


We do not share personal information as defined by California Civil Code Section 1798.83 (“Shine The Light Law”) with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. 

If you are a user of this service and a California resident under the age of 18, you may request to have your posted content or Information removed from the publicly-viewable portion of this web site by emailing us at Content or Information may not be removed from our systems or databases. In certain situations, content or Information cannot be removed.

As a California resident, you may contact us with any questions or to request a list of third parties to whom we may disclose Information for such third parties’ marketing purposes and the categories of Information we may disclose. See How to Contact Us below.


You may contact us regarding the Website or this Privacy Policy at: 180 Kimball Way, 2nd Floor, Suite 200, South San Francisco, CA 94080, by phone at (650) 822-5500, by fax at (650) 636-9773 or by e-mail at