Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was last updated on September 2, 2014.

At MyoKardia, Inc. (“MyoKardia”), we are committed to ensuring the privacy of our users. This privacy policy explains MyoKardia’s privacy practices related to MyoKardia’s website (“Site”), currently located at www.myokardia.com, and other online services owned or controlled by MyoKardia (collectively, the "MyoKardia Online Services"). By using the MyoKardia Online Services, you consent to this Privacy Policy.

What is Personal Data?
Personal data is information that specifically identifies an individual, such as an address, telephone number, e-mail address, and information about that individual’s activities when directly linked to that person. Personal data also includes demographic information such as date of birth, gender, geographic area and preferences when such information is linked to other personal data that identifies you (“Personal Data”).

Personal Data We Collect:
You may provide Personal Data to us when you interact with us through the Site and/or provide information to MyoKardia. For example, depending on the specific MyoKardia Online Services, you may provide us with personal information when you:

1. Contact us by email for any reason (such as to ask a question or provide us with your comments/feedback) and we collect your name and email address from this contact;

2.Submit your resume or other personal information in response to a job opening posted on the MyoKardia Online Services.

Wherever MyoKardia collects Personal Data we make an effort to provide a link to this Privacy Policy. By voluntarily providing us with Personal Data and using the MyoKardia Online Services, you are consenting to our use of it in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you provide Personal Data to this Site, you acknowledge and agree that such Personal Data may be transferred from your current location to the offices and servers of MyoKardia and the authorized third parties referred to herein located in the United States.

Non-Identifiable Data:
When you interact with MyoKardia 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. MyoKardia may store such information itself or such information may be included in databases owned and maintained by MyoKardia 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.

Cookies:
When you visit the MyoKardia Online Services, some information is also automatically collected, such as your computer's Internet Protocol (IP) address, your computer's operating system, the browser type, the address of a referring web site, and the time and date of your visit and pages visited. This information is collected through the use of "cookies." A cookie is a piece of information that the computer that hosts our Site gives to your browser when you access the Site. We use cookies on the MyoKardia Online Services to help optimize your online experience. We treat this information as personal information if we combine it with or link it to any of the personally identifying information mentioned above which you have submitted to MyoKardia as described above. Otherwise, it is used in the aggregate only.

MyoKardia does not require that you accept cookies; however, some functionality on the MyoKardia Online Services may be disabled if you decline to accept cookies. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it.

How we use Personal Data and Other Information:
MyoKardia may use your Personal Data and other personally non-identifiable information collected through the Site for internal purposes only to help us improve the content and functionality of the Site, to better understand our users and to improve the MyoKardia Services. MyoKardia 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. When we use your personal data, it may be processed on our servers in the United States of America and in other countries, and your information may be processed on a server that lies outside your own country

If MyoKardia 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.

Use of Aggregate Information:
Personal Data does not include “aggregate” information. Aggregate information is data we collect about a group or category of services or users, from which individual identities have been removed. In other words, information about how you use a service may be collected and combined with information about how others use the same service, but no personal information will be included in the resulting data. Aggregate data helps us understand trends and customer needs so that we can better consider new services and tailor existing services to customer desires. We may share aggregated non-personal information with third parties outside of MyoKardia.

Our Disclosure of Your Personal Data and Other Information:
MyoKardia does not sell, rent or share your Personal Data with third parties without your prior consent, except in the limited circumstances described in this Privacy Policy. 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 companies related to us, such as subsidiaries, for purposes consistent with this Privacy Policy.
  • Agents, Consultants and Related Third Parties: MyoKardia, 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 MyoKardia to perform a function of this nature, we only provide them with the information that they need to perform their specific function.
  • Legal Requirements: MyoKardia 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 MyoKardia, (iii) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Site or the public, or (iv) protect against legal liability.

Your Choices:
You can use the Site without providing any Personal Data. If you choose not to provide any Personal Data, you may not be able to use certain MyoKardia Services.

Exclusions:
This Privacy Policy does not apply to any Personal Data collected by MyoKardia other than Personal Data collected through the Site. This Privacy Policy shall not apply to any unsolicited information you provide to MyoKardia 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”), 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 MyoKardia shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose, and distribute such Unsolicited Information to others without limitation or attribution.

Children:
MyoKardia 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 MyoKardia through this Site, please contact us, and we will endeavor to delete that information from our databases.

Links to Other Web Sites:
The MyoKardia Online Services may contain links to other web sites. Any Personal Data you provide on the linked pages is provided directly to that third party and is subject to that third party’s privacy policy. Except as described above, we are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of web sites to which we link. Links from the MyoKardia Online Services to third parties or to other web sites are provided for your convenience only. We encourage you to learn about their privacy and security practices and policies before providing them with Personal Data.

Security:
MyoKardia 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 MyoKardia via the Internet.

Other Terms and Conditions:
Your access to and use of this Site is subject to the Terms of Use (described elsewhere on this Site).

Changes to MyoKardia’s Privacy Policy:
The Site and our business may change from time to time. As a result, at times it may be necessary for MyoKardia to make changes to this Privacy Policy. MyoKardia 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 MyoKardia:
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.

Please also feel free to contact us if you have any questions about MyoKardia’s Privacy Policy or the information practices of this Site.

You may contact us as follows: info@myokardia.com or (650) 741-0900.