Last updated: 18 April 2018

This Privacy Policy is designed to tell you about our practices regarding collection, use, and disclosure of information relating to you that you may provide to us via this site or that we acquire from your use of the site.

Please be sure to read this entire Privacy Policy before using, or submitting information to, this site. If you choose to provide such information in the appropriate locations we will protect this information in accordance with applicable law.

From time to time, we may modify this Privacy Policy. Please revisit this page of the website periodically to make sure that you have read the most recent version. Where we make substantive changes to this Privacy Policy and how we process your information, we will notify you of those changes.


Links to our email alerts page are present throughout this website.

If you wish to register to receive email alerts, we shall collect:

  • Your name;
  • Your email address;
  • A record of the category of what role best describes you.

If you wish to contact us to discuss a potential partnership with us, we shall collect:

  • Your name:
  • Your email address;
  • The name of your organisation;
  • A record of your reason for contacting us.

In this section, you may also choose to provide us with:

  • Your position within your organisation;
  • A subject title for your message;
  • Any accompanying documents you would like us to review.

If you wish to contact us about general, career and/or partnering matters, we shall collect:

  • Your name;
  • Your email address;
  • A record of the type of query (general, career and / partnering);
  • Additional information regarding your query.

If you wish to contact us to find out if you or someone you know might be eligible to take part in our ASTEROID Study, we shall collect:

  • Your name;
  • Your email address;
  • Your telephone number;
  • Your country and city of residence.

This website also uses cookies — a small piece of information sent from the website and stored in the web browser of the visitor’s computer and/or device.

Each time the visitor loads the website, the browser sends the cookie back to the server to notify the website of the visitor’s previous activity.

We do not combine this cookie information with other information about you; it is used in aggregate with other website visitors’ data in order to generate statistical reports on how people are navigating and using the website.

We intend to use the reports to help us improve the website usage and performance.


Our legal basis to process the information you send to us includes:

  • doing so in order to comply with our legal obligations (e.g., to respond to data subject rights requests);
  • to perform any contract between us and you;
  • establish and defend any legal claims;
  • because you have consented to our use of your information.; and / or
  • it is necessary for our legitimate business interests which include:
    • improvements to the content of this website;
    • customisations of the site to your preferences;
    • communication of information relating to our clinical trials, our business and other information at your request; and
    • our marketing and research purposes.

We do not knowingly collect information from anyone under the age of 16 however in the event we receive such information we will seek to obtain parental consent.


Personal information collected via this website will be stored:

  • as long as the information is required to fulfil our legitimate business needs (see “Uses and Disclosure of Information”); or
  • for as long as may be required by law.

You may object to or request restriction of processing of your information, and request access to, erasure and portability of access to your information held by us, and you may request that we correct or amend your personal data.

Should you wish to take this further, please send an email to marked “For the urgent attention of the Data Protection Officer”.


We take commercially reasonable steps to protect your data as you transmit your information from your computer to our site and to protect such information from loss, misuse, unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction.

You should keep in mind that no Internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error-free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from this site may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail.

Where you supply information in attachments e.g., as a CV that may be downloaded and maintained securely in the Mereo network, away from this website, the attachments will be removed and securely stored in the Mereo network.


We may use external third parties (such as recruitment agencies, software services providers, credit reference agencies, etc.) to process your personal information on our behalf in accordance with the purposes described above.

Your information may also be shared with third parties in order for us to comply with any legal or regulatory requirements (e.g., audit reporting and anti-money laundering checks).  In addition, we may share your personal information with our wholly owned subsidiaries within the Mereo group for the purposes set out under “Use and Disclosure of Information”.

Mereo does not typically transfer, store or have otherwise processed, information containing personal identifiers and/or sensitive personal data to countries where it is not protected by European Union (EU) or United Kingdom (UK) law.

We may transfer your information under certain circumstances (e.g., where it is necessary to perform our contract with you).  In the event that Mereo should decide to use a service provider to store or otherwise process your personal identifiers and/or sensitive personal data, appropriate actions will be taken to ensure that your privacy and confidentiality rights are respected.  For example, but not limited to; auditing the provider, verification of the provider’s participation in an appropriate cross-border scheme such as the EU-US Privacy Shield or contractually.


This site may contain links or references to websites.

With the exception of our ASTEROID Study specific website at, please be aware that we do not control other websites and that, in any case, this Privacy Policy does not apply to those websites.

We encourage you to read the privacy policy of every website you visit.

We are not responsible for, nor do we necessarily endorse, the contents of these other websites. If you in any way rely on information obtained from any such websites, you do so at your own risk.


If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this Online Privacy Policy or about the information practices of this site, or would like to have your information removed from our files, please contact and mark your query “For the urgent attention of the Data Protection Officer”.

You may lodge a complaint with the relevant data protection supervisory authority if you consider that our use of your information infringes applicable law.