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Privacy Notice for Patient Representatives

Last update : 8 February 2021

1. Our purpose, the personal data we collect and how long we keep it
We process your personal data in order to get your input and insights in patient-related matters.

To achieve this purpose, we collect your personal identification data and contact details (name, surname, title, photo, email address and profession) and your opinions and insights in patient-related matters.

We will keep your personal data as long as we have a relationship with you. We frequently review the personal data we hold and delete it when we no longer need it.

2. Accuracy
We take all appropriate steps to ensure that personal data are accurate, up to date and reliable for the purposes intended. Please be aware that you are partly responsible for the accuracy of your personal data. Should certain information we hold about you change, please notify us promptly.

3. Disclosure to third parties
We obtain assistance or call on third parties for the abovementioned purpose. These third parties will be required to process your personal data only in accordance with our instructions and to maintain reasonable security of such personal data.

It may occur that data about you is shared within the Galapagos group of companies if this is necessary to achieve specific purposes. We take appropriate measures to ensure that all the entities of the Galapagos group are submitted to the same or equivalent data protection rules. If the entity is located outside the EEA, we will take the necessary measures to ensure the equivalent protection as within the EEA.

As a general rule, the data that we collect from you is not transferred outside the EEA. If we, in exceptional circumstances, do transfer data outside the EEA, we will appropriately inform you about this and we will ensure it is protected employing the following safeguards:

4. Security of processing
We acknowledge our responsibility to ensure an appropriate level of security with regard to your personal data. Therefore, we have implemented various technical and organizational security measures in order to protect the personal data against loss, alteration, accidental or unlawful destruction, unauthorized disclosure of, or access to the personal data.

5. Your rights
When we collect and use your personal data, you enjoy a number of rights which include:

6. Changes to this Privacy Notice
Changes to this Privacy Notice can be made from time to time, in accordance with European and local data protection laws. When we change the content of this Privacy Notice, we will change the date and version number of the ‘last update’ of this Privacy Notice.

7. Contact
If you have any questions or comments with regard to the contents of this Privacy Notice or if you want to exercise one of your rights in relation to the data processed by us, you can contact our Data Protection Office by sending an email to dpo@glpg.com.