Privacy

Last updated and effective date: December 8, 2022

This Privacy Notice describes how Fate Therapeutics, Inc. (“Fate Therapeutics”, “we”, “us”, or “our”) collects, uses, shares, and safeguards your personal information. This Privacy Notice also tells you about your rights and choices with respect to your personal information, and how you can reach us to get answers to your questions.

You can click on the following links to go directly to the corresponding sections of this Privacy Notice.

What Our Privacy Notice Covers
Information We Collect and How We Collect It
Cookies and Similar Tracking Technologies
How We Use Information
How We Share Information
Your Choices
How We Protect Information
How Long We Retain Information
Children’s Privacy
Third Party Links
International Data Transfers
Changes To Our Privacy Notice
Contacting Us
Information for California Residents

What Our Privacy Notice Covers

This Privacy Notice does not apply to information collected from individuals participating in our clinical trials.

Note: If you are a clinical trial research participant, please refer to the study-specific consent and authorization forms for more information about the collection and use of your information.

Additionally, although this Privacy Notice covers job applicants, it does not apply to employees and staff members working for Fate Therapeutics. Such information is governed by a separate privacy notice.

Information We Collect and How We Collect It

We collect information about you in a variety of ways depending on how you interact with us and our website (the “Site”), including:

  • Directly from you when you provide it to us, such as when you request additional information about our company; sign up to receive our e-mail newsletters, alerts, or promotional messages; inquire about career opportunities, interact with us on social media, or communicate with us by phone, e-mail, or otherwise.
  • Automatically through the use of cookies, pixel tags, web server logs, and other similar technologies when you visit or interact with our Site. For more information, please see “Cookies and Similar Tracking Technologies” section below.
  • From other sources, including, for example, third parties, business partners, our affiliates, or publicly available sources. For example, if you submit a job application, or become an employee, we may receive certain information from recruiting firms that we work with. We may also conduct a background check where permitted by law.

The following describes the type of information we collect in a variety of contexts and how we use that information.

Context Types of Information Primary Purpose for Collection
and Use
Communications Data We collect information when you communicate with us, such as when you request additional information about our company; or inquire about career opportunities. We also collect information when you interact with us on social media. Examples of such information include your name, contact information, the date and time of your communications, online identifiers, social media profile, and the content of your communications. We have a legitimate interest in receiving, and acting upon, your feedback or issues and responding to inquiries related to support, employment opportunities, or other requests.
Device Information When you visit our Site, we collect certain information about your browser and the device you use to access our Site. Examples of such information include your device type, browser type, Internet protocol (IP) address, general location of your device, operating system, internet service provider, and other technical information about your device. We have a legitimate interest in collecting and analyzing information about use of our Site. We also have a legitimate interest in detecting and preventing fraud.

 

Information about Contractors, Consultants, Vendors and Business Partners We collect, among other things, the name and contact information of our contractors, consultants, vendors business partners and their respective employees or subcontractors with whom we interact. We have a legitimate interest in communicating with our contractors, consultants, vendors and business partners concerning normal business administration.
Job applicants If you apply for a job posting, or become an employee, we collect information necessary to process your application or to retain you as an employee. This may include, among other things, your Social Security Number. Providing this information is required for employment. We use information about current employees to perform our obligations to employees. In some contexts, we are also required by law to collect information about employees or applicants. We also have a legitimate interest in using your information to have efficient staffing and work force operations.
Mailing List When you sign up to receive our e-mail newsletters, alerts, or promotional messages we collect your email address. We share information about our products and services with individuals that consent to receive such information. We also have a legitimate interest in sharing information about our products or services.
Usage Data We collect information about your interactions with our Site. Examples of such information include pages visited, links clicked, access date and times, referring website, and identifiers associated with browser cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies we deploy on our Site. We have a legitimate interest in collecting and analyzing information about use of our Site. We also have a legitimate interest in detecting and preventing fraud.

 

Cookies and Similar Tracking Technologies

We and our service providers use cookies, web beacons, and similar tracking technologies to collect certain information, including Device Information and Usage Data, when you interact with our Site. The types of technologies we may use include the following:

Tracking Technology Types of Information Primary Purpose for Collection
and Use
Cookies Cookies are small files that a website sends to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser that enables the website to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. Most web browsers allow you to reject or delete cookies through their settings preferences. Please note that if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of our Site. We have a legitimate interest in making our Site operate properly and efficiently.  We also have a legitimate interest in analyzing the use and performance of our Site, including site traffic and site interaction so that we can improve the Site and offer better experiences and tools in the future.

 

Where required by law, we will obtain your consent for the deployment of cookies on our Site.

Web Beacons A “web beacon” (also called a “pixel tag” or a “clear GIF”) is a small graphic image placed on website pages or in electronic communication that can be used for such things as counting the users who have visited those pages, clinked on links, opened an email and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity). We have a legitimate interest in understanding how you interact with our Site to better improve it, and to understand your preferences and interests in order to select offerings that you might find most useful.
Web Logs When you visit and interact with our Site, we record certain information, including your browser type, operating system, Internet Protocol (IP) address (a number that is automatically assigned to a computer when the Internet is used), domain name, click-activity, referring website, and/or a date/time stamp for visitors. We have a legitimate interest in monitoring our networks and the visitors to our Site for security purposes, including detecting and preventing fraud; analyzing the use and performance of our Site to understand which of our content is the most popular and to improve our Site.

 

Third-Party Analytics

We use third-party analytics services on our Site to monitor and analyze the use of our Site. For example, we use Google Analytics to help us analyze your use of the Site. To learn more about how Google collects and processes data, please visit https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites. For more information about how to opt out of having your information used by Google Analytics, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.

How We Use Information

In addition to the purposes and uses described elsewhere in this Privacy Notice, we collect and use information for the following purposes:

  • To administer, maintain, evaluate, and improve our Site and website offerings.
  • To communicate with you, such as to respond to and/or follow-up on your requests, inquiries, issues or feedback.
  • To conduct analytics and develop new features and offerings on the Site.
  • To send informational, marketing and/or promotional materials.
  • To detect and protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, including violation of our policies and terms and conditions, security incidents, and harm to the rights, property or safety of Fate Therapeutics and our users, employees or others.
  • To debug, identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality of our Site.
  • To make decisions about recruitment and in anticipation of a contract of employment.
  • To comply with our legal or regulatory obligations, to establish or exercise our rights, and to defend against a legal claim.
  • To operate and improve upon our business and lawful business activities, such as to maintain our accounts and records, to conduct research and perform analytics, to manage our relationships, and for any other business purpose that is permitted by law.
  • For such other purposes as you may consent (from time to time).

Although the sections above describe our primary purpose in collecting your information, in many situations we have more than one purpose. As a result, our collection and processing of your information is based in different contexts upon your consent, our need to perform a contract, our obligations under law, and/or our legitimate interest in conducting our business.

To the extent we maintain and use personal information in a deidentified form, we will not attempt to reidentify the information, except for the purpose of determining whether our deidentification processes satisfy our legal obligations.

How We Share Information

In addition to the specific situations discussed elsewhere in this Privacy Notice, we disclose information in the following situations:

  • Affiliates. We may share information with our corporate affiliates (g., parent company, sister companies, subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under common control).
  • Service Providers. We share information with third parties that perform services to support our business and internal operations. Among other things service providers may help us to operate our Site, provide technical support, send communications, or assist with the other activities described in this Privacy Notice.
  • Other Third Parties. We may disclose your information in response to subpoenas, warrants, court orders, government inquiries or investigations, or in connection with any other legal process, or to comply with relevant laws and regulations. We may also disclose your information to establish, exercise, or protect the rights of our company, employees, agents, and affiliates; to defend against a legal claim; to protect the safety and security of our visitors; to detect and protect against fraud; and to take action regarding possible illegal activities or violations of our policies.
  • Business Transactions. In the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, change of control, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of our company’s assets, including as part of a bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, we will also share information with the buyer or other successor of our company, including at the negotiation stage.
  • Other Disclosures with Your Consent. We may ask if you would like us to share your information with other third parties who are not described elsewhere in this Privacy Notice.

Your Choices

Some jurisdictions give you a right to make the following choices regarding your personal information:

  • Emails. You can opt out of receiving promotional emails by following the unsubscribe instructions in emails you receive from us. If you decide not to receive promotional emails, we may still send you service-related communications.
  • Access to Your Personal Information. You may request access to the personal information we maintain about you, or confirmation that we have information about you, by following the instructions described below. In certain limited circumstances, you may also request to receive access to your personal information in a portable, machine-readable format.
  • Updating or Correcting Your Personal Information. You may request that we update or correct inaccuracies in any personal information we maintain about you by following the instructions described below.
  • Deletion of Your Personal Information. You may request that we delete your personal information by following the instructions described below. Please note that in certain situations, and to the extent permitted by law, we may be required to keep your personal information to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, enforce our agreements, to protect against fraudulent, deceptive, or illegal activity, or for another one of our business purposes.
  • Objection to Certain Processing. You may object to the processing of your personal information under certain circumstances by contacting us at the address described below.
  • Revocation Of Consent. Where we process your personal information based upon consent, you may revoke your consent. Please note, if you revoke your consent for the processing of personal information then we may no longer be able to provide you services.
  • Do Not Track Signals. Some Internet browsers have a “do not track” feature that lets you tell websites that you do not want to have your online activities tracked. Because these features are not yet uniform, our Site does not currently process or respond to “Do Not Track” signals.

How to Submit a Request to Access, Correct, or Delete Your Personal Information

To submit a request to access, correct, or delete your personal information, please contact us by email at privacy@fatetherapeutics.com, or by phone at 888-852-3891. In order to process your request, we must be able to verify your identity to make sure you are the person about whom we have collected personal information or an authorized representative. Depending on the type of request, we may conduct the verification process by email or phone using information that matches our records. The information you must provide as part of the verification process may include: name, contact information (such as email address or phone number), relationship with us, and residency. We may also ask for additional information as needed based on your relationship with us.

If you are a California resident, you may designate an authorized agent to submit a request on your behalf to access or delete your personal information. To do so, you must (1) provide that authorized agent written and signed permission to submit such request, and (2) verify your own identity directly with us.

If you have been designated as an authorized agent to submit a request on behalf of another person, you must (1) download and complete this Authorized Agent Designation Form and have it signed by the individual, and (2) attach the signed form when you submit a request either by emailing us at privacy@fatetherapeutics.com or calling us at 888-852-3891. Please note, we may deny a request from an authorized agent that does not submit proof that they have been authorized to submit such request.

Review of Requests

Please note, not all of the rights described above are absolute, and they do not apply in all circumstances. In some cases, we may limit or deny your requests. This may occur because the law permits or requires us to do so, or if we are unable to adequately verify your identity. We will not discriminate against individuals who exercise their privacy rights under applicable law.

How We Protect Information

No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is fully secure. While we use reasonable efforts to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information. In the event that we are required by law to inform you of a breach to your personal information we may notify you electronically, in writing, or by telephone, if permitted to do so by law.

How Long We Retain Information

We retain your personal information for only as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this Privacy Notice, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law. To determine the appropriate retention period for personal information, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the information, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of the information, the purposes for which we obtained the information and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, as well as applicable legal requirements.

Children’s Privacy

Our Site is not intended for or directed to children under the age of 13 and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13.

Third Party Links

For your convenience, we may provide links to websites and other third-party content that we do not own or operate. The websites and third-party content to which we link may have separate privacy notices or policies. Please note, we have no control over the privacy practices of websites or services that we do not own. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any third-party website or application for details about what information is collected and how it is used and/or shared.

International Data Transfers

We may transfer your personal information to countries other than the country in which the information was originally collected. As a result, your personal information may be processed and stored outside of your country of residence where privacy laws may be less stringent than the laws in your country. By submitting your personal information to us you agree to the transfer, storage, and processing of your personal information in a country other than your country of residence including, but not necessarily limited to, the United States.

If you are located in the European Union or United Kingdom, we have implemented Standard Contractual Clauses to secure the transfer of your personal information to the United States and other jurisdictions. If you would like more information or to request a copy of any Standard Contractual Clauses we use for the transfer of your data outside of the EEA, please contact us using the contact information below.

Changes To Our Privacy Notice

We may update our Privacy Notice from time to time. To the extent that our notice changes in a material way, the notice that was in place at the time that you submitted personal information to us will generally govern that information unless we receive your consent to the new privacy notice. To see when this Privacy Notice was last updated, please refer to the date at the top of this page.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about our privacy practices, please contact us using the information below.

12278 Scripps Summit Drive, San Diego, CA 92131 ; Attn : Legal Department
privacy@fatetherapeutics.com
888-852-3891

If you are not satisfied with our response, and are in the European Union or United Kingdom, you may have a right to lodge a complaint with the data protection authority in your jurisdiction by contacting the data protection authority.

Information for California Residents

California law requires us to disclose the following information related to our privacy practices. If you are a California resident, this section applies to you in addition to the rest of this Privacy Notice.

Categories of Information We Collect, Use, and Disclose

The table below identifies the categories of personal information we collect about you and the categories of third parties with whom we may share your personal information for a business purpose. Please note that because this list is comprehensive, it may refer to types of information that we collect and share about people other than yourself. We do not “sell” personal information or “share” personal information for purposes of cross-context behavioral advertising (as such terms are defined under California law).

Categories Of Personal Information We Collect Categories Of Third Parties To Whom We Disclose Personal Information For Business Purpose
Identifiers – This may include Name, Postal Address, Phone Number, Unique Personal Identifier, Online Identifier, Internet Protocol (IP) Address, Device ID, Email Address, Account Name, Signature, Social Security Number, Driver’s License Number, Passport Number, or Other Similar Identifiers. · Affiliates and/or Subsidiaries
· Business Partners
· Data Analytics Providers
· Internet Service Providers
· Operating Systems and Platforms
· Service Providers
· Payment Processors and Financial Institutions
· Social Networks
· Government Entities, Law Enforcement, Lawyers, Auditors, Consultants and Other Parties as required by law
Financial Information – This may include Bank Account Number, Credit or Debit Card Number, or Other Financial Information. · Affiliates and/or Subsidiaries
· Service Providers
· Payment Processors and Financial Institutions
· Government Entities, Law Enforcement, Lawyers, Auditors, Consultants and Other Parties as required by law
Medical / Health Insurance Information – This may include Information Regarding An Individual’s Medical History, Mental Or Physical Condition, Or Treatment, And Health Insurance Information. · Affiliates and/or Subsidiaries
· Service Providers
· Government Entities, Law Enforcement, Lawyers, Auditors, Consultants and Other Parties as required by law
Characteristics Of Protected Classifications – This may include Race, Gender, Physical or Mental Disability, And Religion. · Affiliates and/or Subsidiaries
· Service Providers
· Government Entities, Law Enforcement, Lawyers, Auditors, Consultants and Other Parties as required by law
Internet Or Other Electronic Network Activity Information – This may include Browsing History, Search History, and Information Regarding an Individual’s Interaction with an Internet Website, Application, or Advertisement. · Affiliates and/or Subsidiaries
· Data Analytics Providers
· Internet Service Providers
· Operating Systems and Platforms
· Service Providers
· Social Networks
· Government Entities, Law Enforcement, Lawyers, Auditors, Consultants and Other Parties as required by law
Geolocation Data – Such as Physical Location. · Affiliates and/or Subsidiaries
· Data Analytics Providers
· Internet Service Providers
· Service Providers
· Government Entities, Law Enforcement, Lawyers, Auditors, Consultants and Other Parties as required by law
Electronic And Sensory Data – Such as Audio, Electronic, Visual, Thermal, Olfactory, Or Similar Information (e.g., Pictures, a Recording of a Customer Service Call, Security Video Surveillance Footage). · Affiliates and/or Subsidiaries
· Service Providers
· Government Entities, Law Enforcement, Lawyers, Auditors, Consultants and Other Parties as required by law
Professional/Employment Information – Such as Occupation and Professional References. · Affiliates and/or Subsidiaries
· Service Providers
· Government Entities, Law Enforcement, Lawyers, Auditors, Consultants and Other Parties as required by law
Inferences drawn from any of the information listed above – Such as an individual’s preferences and characteristics. · Affiliates and/or Subsidiaries
· Data Analytics Providers
· Internet Service Providers
· Service Providers
· Government Entities, Law Enforcement, Lawyers, Auditors, Consultants and Other Parties as required by law

 

For more information about the personal information we collect, including the sources from which we obtain personal information, please see the “Information We Collect and How We Collect It” section above.

We collect, use and disclose personal information for the business or commercial purposes described in the “How We Use Information” and “How We Share Information” sections above.

California Sensitive Information Disclosure

Some of the personal information we collect is considered “sensitive personal information” under California law. We collect the following categories of sensitive personal information (as defined under California law): social security number and driver’s license. This information is collected in order to process transactions, comply with laws, and manage our business.  Note that we do not use such information for any purposes that are not identified within the California Privacy Rights Act Section 1798.121. We do not “sell” or “share” sensitive personal information for purposes of cross-context behavioral advertising.

California Shine the Light

Customers who are residents of California may request information concerning the categories of personal information (if any) we share with third parties or affiliates for their direct marketing purposes. If you would like more information, please submit a written request to us using the information in the “Contacting Us” section above.