MiNA Privacy Policy


MiNA Therapeutics Limited (“MiNA”, the “Company”, “we” or “us”) respects the privacy of visitors to its website and is committed to the protection of your personal information. We have developed this Privacy Policy to summarise how we collect, maintain and use personally identifiable information through this website (the “Website”).

When you visit our site, a cookie (text file) is placed on your machine, to provide you with a personalised experience and to assist in the collection of site statistics. Cookies cannot access, read or modify any other data on your computer or other device. Please see below for more information on cookies used on this Website.

Information we collect

Personal data relating to you

You generally are not required to provide direct identifying information about yourself when you visit or use our Website or use the services we offer by means of this Website (“the Services”). However, we may ask you for some or all of the following types of information when you choose to directly contact us with questions or feedback:

  • Contact information, such as name, e-mail address, postal address, and telephone number;
  • Who you work for, and your job function, specialism and/or department’
  • Search queries;
  • Health-related information;
  • Information relating to transactions with us involving you or the organisation you work for (for example, details of services we have supplied or obtained from you or the organisation you work for);
  • Information about your employment details if you send us a c.v., resume or other details of your employing history in connection with an advertised job vacancy or general enquiry regarding employment opportunities with us;
  • Information about events to which you or your colleagues are invited, and your personal information and preferences to the extent that this information is relevant to organising and managing those events (for example, your dietary requirements);
  • Correspondence and other information that you send to us; and
  • Additional information as otherwise described to you at the point of collection or pursuant to your consent.

We collect this personal information from you to provide you in our legitimate interests (where we have considered that these are not overridden by your rights) with a smooth, efficient, and personalised experience while using our services. This allows us to provide Services and features that most likely meet your needs, and to customise our Service to make your experience easier and faster.

Information that we obtain from you when you use our Website

We collect certain technical information about or from your computer or device when you visit and use our Website, including:

  • the Internet Protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer or device to the Internet, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and version, operating system and platform;
  • the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our Website, the content viewed  as well as page response times, time spent on our Website and page interaction information (such as scrolling and clicks).


A cookie is a small text file that is stored on or associated with your computer or device for record-keeping purposes when you visit websites. We may use both “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies. A session cookie is only active when you are on a website and is deleted when you close your browser. Unlike a session cookie, a persistent cookie is not deleted when you close your browser and will persist on your computer or device for longer.

Our Website uses technical cookies to ensure that certain operational functionalities of the site work properly. We also use Session ID cookies to distinguish you from other users of our websites. The use of cookies helps us to provide you with a good experience when you use our websites and also allows us to improve the Services.

We also use Google Analytics cookies to analyse site usage, how our users arrive at our site, what they do on the site, what browser they are using and on what operating system etc.

We use this information to do internal research on our users’ demographics, interests, and behavior to better understand and serve our users. You can opt-out of Google Analytics at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

We use cookies and similar technologies (such as web beacons and pixel tags) in our legitimate interest (where we have considered that these are not overridden by your rights) in the case of cookies that are strictly necessary for the operation of our Website and in other cases where you have consented to their use.

You can allow, block or delete cookies installed on your computer by setting the browser options installed on your computer. Please read the help section of your browser carefully to learn more about how to activate the “Private mode” or unlock certain cookies. Here are some examples from well-known browsers to change your settings:

There is  an IP masking feature when using Google Analytics which means that Google anonymises the last octet of the IP address it receives from users devices. For more information see: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245

a) Internet Explorer:
Tools > Internet Options > Privacy > Configuration. For more information, please consult Microsoft support or browser help
b) Firefox:
Tools > Options > Privacy > History > Custom Settings. For more information, please consult support Mozilla browser or Help
c) Chrome:
Settings > Show Advanced Options > Privacy > Content Settings. For more information, please consult Google support or browser help
d) Safari:
Preferences > Privacy. For more information, please consult Apple support or browser help

Social Media Features (Widgets)

Our Services includes social media features, such as Twitter buttons. These features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our website(s). Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

Use of Information

We may use information that we collect through the services for a variety of purposes, including to:

We may use information that we collect through the services for a variety of purposes, including to:

  • To take steps to enter into or carry out our obligations under any contract with you or the organisation you work for and us including:
    • supplying products and services to you or the organisation you work for
    • administering your/your organisation’s account with us
    • notifying you about changes to our Services
  • Ensure in our legitimate interests that:
    • content from our Website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer or device;
    • we provide you with the information and services you request from us;
    • we maintain or administer the Services, perform business analyses, or for other internal purposes to improve the quality of our business, the Services, and other products and services we offer;
    • Process employment applications and inquiries.

Promotional updates and communications

Where permitted in our legitimate interest or with your prior consent where required by law we will use your personal information to:

  • contact you via email and otherwise about our products, services, and events that we think might be of interest to you;
  • publish stories, comments, photos, and other information posted in our interactive online features;
  • customise and personalise your use of the Services.

We will not sell your personal information to any third parties. MiNA does also not share information that it collects with third parties for the third party’s direct marketing purposes.

You can unsubscribe from promotion communications from us by clicking on the “unsubscribe”  links available in our emails or by sending us an email to info@minatx.com. On our Website, you can choose to use a “Share” service to send content from the Website to someone else. In such case we may ask you for information such as their email address as well as your name and email address. The information you provide will be used to send a single message by us on your behalf. This information will not be collected or stored by us  for any additional purpose.

Who we share your information with

We may share your personal data with:

  • Appropriate third parties including:
  • Our business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into or other dealings we have in the normal course of business with you or the person that you work for;
  • Our auditors, legal advisors and other professional advisors or service providers;
  • In relation to information obtained via our website:
  • Analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our site and subject to the cookie section of this policy.

Other disclosures we may make

We will disclose your personal information to third parties:

  • In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we will disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets subject to the terms of this privacy policy.
  • If MiNA Therapeutics Limited or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it will be one of the transferred assets.
  • If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our contractual terms and other agreements with you or the company you work for; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of us, our clients, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for regulatory compliance purposes.

Storage and transfers

Please note that we may transfer your personal data to countries outside the European Economic Area, but only to the extent that this is in conformity with the legal requirements related to data transfers.

We may transfer your information:

  • In order in our legitimate interests to store it
  • To enable us to fulfil or support our services under our contract with you or the company you work for
  • Where we are legally required to do so

In relation to Google Anayltics services, Information collected with Google Analytical cookies will be transmitted to and stored on servers located in the United States. Google may transfer this information to other third parties (such as governmental authorities) where they are required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on their behalf.  Google is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework which is subject to an EC adequacy finding, that it provides appropriate safeguards in the law for the protection and processing of transferred personal data (see: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active)

Data Security

We maintain reasonable security procedures to protect the information you provide to us against loss, misuse, unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. Please note that no data transmission or storage can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your information and privacy, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you disclose or transmit to us online and cannot be responsible for the theft, destruction, or inadvertent disclosure of your information.

External web services

We use a number of external web services on our corporate website, we refer to external patient organisations, for example. The privacy and cookie policy of these websites may apply. Make sure you consult those particular websites before using the embedded content. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or content of external web sites.

How long we keep your information

We retain personal data for up to 10 years. We may also retain aggregate information beyond this time for research purposes and to help us develop and improve our services. You cannot be identified from aggregate information retained or used for these purposes.

Your rights

You have the right under certain circumstances:

  • to be provided with a copy of your personal data held by us;
  • to request the rectification or erasure of your personal data held by us;
  • to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data (while we verify or investigate your concerns with this information, for example);
  • to object to the further processing of your personal data, including the right to object to marketing;
  • to request that your provided personal data be moved to a third party.

Your right to withdraw consent:

Where the processing of your personal information by us is based on consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent without detriment at any time by contacting us at info@minatx.com. You can also change your marketing preferences at any time as described in ‘Our promotional updates and communications’;

How to exercise your rights

You can also exercise the rights listed above at any time by contacting us at info@minatx.com.

If your request or concern is not satisfactorily resolved by us, you may approach your local data protection authority, (see https://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/bodies/authorities/index_en.html).

The Information Commissioner (“ICO”) is the supervisory authority in the UK and can provide further information about your rights and our obligations in relation to your personal data, as well as deal with any complaints that you have about our processing of your personal data.

Modifications to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy from time to time. Such changes will be posted on our Website and, in relation to substantive changes will, where practicable, notified to you by email. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy policy. This policy was last updated on 25 June 2018.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, you may contact us through info@minatx.com:

MiNA Therapeutics Limited

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