Privacy Notice

Introduction

This document sets out the privacy notice of Silence Therapeutics ("We", "Us" and "Our") and explains how We use your personal information (meaning any information about you from which you may be identifiable (directly or indirectly) is generally referred to throughout this policy as "Your Information").

Registered Offices:
UK: 72 Hammersmith Road, London, W14 8TH
Germany: Robert-Rössle-Str. 10 D-13125 Berlin
US: 221 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030

What information do We collect about you?

We only collect personal information that We know We will genuinely use and such information is collected and handle in accordance with applicable data protection legislation. We collect Your Information that you provide to Us when you choose to contact Us. We may also ask you to complete surveys that We use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.

The type of personal information that we will collect about you, and that you may voluntarily provide to Us on this website may include some or all of the following:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone number(s)
  • Email address
  • Survey responses
  • IP address

We may, in further dealings with you, extend this personal information to include your contact details, services used, and records of conversations and agreements.

  • You are under no statutory or contractual requirement or obligation to provide us with your personal information. However, we require at least the information above in order for us to deal with your requests or communications in an efficient and effective manner.
  • The legal basis for processing Your Information is either your specific consent or our legitimate interest that We will have requested or stated at the point Your Information was initially provided; we will not store, process or transfer Your Information unless we have an appropriate lawful reason to do so.

How will We use Your Information and who may we share it with?

We use Your Information to respond to your requests and correspondence and to better understand the use of Our site and services. We don't conduct direct marketing or pass Your Information to third parties for their independent use.

We may share Your Information with other organisations in the following circumstances:

  • If the law or a public authority says we must share the personal data;
  • If we need to share personal data in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights or investigate any complaints
  • From time to time, We employ the services of other parties to deal with certain processes necessary for the operation of the website. However, all the information we share will be collected and anonymised, so neither you nor any of your devices can be identified from it.
  • We use third party data processors who provide elements of services for us. We have Data Processor Agreements in place with our data processors. This means that they cannot do anything with Your Information unless we have instructed them to do it. They will not share Your Information with any organisation apart from Us or further sub-processors who must also comply with our Data Processor Agreement. They will hold Your Information securely and retain it for the period We instruct.

How Long will we keep your information for?

We will always retain Your Information in accordance with applicable data protection legislation and in accordance with Our retention policy. We will never retain Your Information for longer than is necessary.

Transfer of Personal Information

By the nature of the Internet, the personal data you supply through this website may be sent electronically to servers anywhere in the world. It may be used, stored and processed anywhere in the world, including countries outside the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Economic Area (EEA).

We may transfer Your Information to organisations in other countries (including to other Silence group companies) on the basis that anyone to whom we transfer it protects it in the same way We would and in accordance with applicable laws. In the event that We transfer Your Information to countries outside of the UK and the EEA, We will only do so where:

  • The UK government and the European Commission has decided that the country where or the organisation with whom We are sharing Your Information will protect Your Information adequately; or
  • Silence Therapeutics has a standard Data Protection Agreement in place with the organisation with which We are sharing Your Information (on terms approved by the UK Government and European Commission) to ensure Your Information is adequately protected.

Giving Your Reviews and Sharing your thoughts

When using Our website, you may be able to share information through social networks like Facebook and Twitter. For example, when you ‘like’, ‘share’ or review our services. When doing this, Your Information may be visible to the providers of those social networks and/or their other users. Please remember it is your responsibility to set appropriate privacy settings on your social network accounts, so you are comfortable with how Your Information is used and shared on them.

Security

Data security is of great importance to Silence and to protect Your Information we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure Your Information. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although We will do Our best to protect Your Information, We cannot guarantee the security of Your Information transmitted to Our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once We have received Your Information, We will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Your Rights over your information

  • Right to be Informed About Our Collection and Use of Personal Data
    You have the right to be informed about the collection and use of Your Information. We ensure We do this with Our internal data protection policies and through our external website policy. These are regularly reviewed and updated to ensure these are accurate and reflect Our data processing activities.
  • Right to Access Your Information
    You have the right to access the personal information that We hold about you in many circumstances, by making a request. This is sometimes termed a ‘Subject Access Request’. If We agree that We are obliged to provide personal information to you (or someone else on your behalf), We will provide it to you or them free of charge and aim to do so within 1 month from when your identity has been confirmed to Us. We will ask for proof of identity and sufficient information about your interactions with Us so that we can locate Your Information. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact Us as set out below.
  • Right to Correction of Your Information
    If any of the personal information We hold about you is inaccurate, incomplete or out of date, you may ask Us to correct it. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact Us as set out below.
  • Right to Stop or Limit Our Processing of Your Information
    You have the right to object to Us processing Your Information for particular purposes, to have your information deleted if We are keeping it too long or to have its processing restricted in certain circumstances. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact Us as set out below.
  • Right to Erasure
    You have the right to have personal data erased. This is also known as the ‘right to be forgotten’. The right is not absolute and only applies in certain circumstances. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact Us as set out below.
  • Right to Data Portability
    The right to data portability gives you the right to receive personal data you have provided to a controller in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. It also gives you the right to request that a controller transmits this data directly to another controller. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact Us as set out below.

Use of Cookies

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to Our advertisers. This is statistical data about Our users' browsing actions and patterns and does not identify any individual.

For the same reason, We may obtain information about your general Internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help Us to improve Our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable Us:

  • to estimate Our audience size and usage pattern;
  • to store information about your preferences, and so allow Us to customise Our site according to your individual interests;
  • to speed up your searches;
  • to recognise you when you return to Our site.

You may choose to accept or refuse cookies by using our cookie management tool or activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting, you may be unable to access certain parts of Our site.

Below is a list of the cookies we currently use on Our site:

Cookies Category: Necessary (7)

Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as page navigation and access to secure areas. The website cannot function properly without these cookies and can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences.

Data sent to

Cookie name

Provider

Type

Expiry

Description

US

_cf_b/_cf_bm

Silencetherapeutics
2020corp.q4web.com

HTTP

1 Day

To distinguish between humans and bots.

US

_GRECAPTCHA

google.com

HTTP

179 Days

To distinguish between humans and bots.

US

rc::a

google.com

HTML

Persistent

To distinguish between humans and bots.

US

rc::b

google.com

HTML

Session

To distinguish between humans and bots.

US

rc::c

google.com

HTML

Session

To distinguish between humans and bots.

US

rc::d-#

google.com

HTML

Persistent

To distinguish between humans and bots.

US

events/1/#

bam-cell.nr-data.net

Pixel

Session

New Relic cookie. Used to monitor website health and ensure site functionality.

US

JSESSIONID

bam-cell.nr-data.net

Pixel

Session

New Relic cookie. Used to monitor website health and ensure site functionality.

Cookies Category: Analytics/Statistics (3)

Analytical cookies help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on its usage.

Data sent to

Cookie name

Provider

Type

Expiry

Description

US

_ga

silence-therapeutics.com

HTTP

2 Years

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

US

_gat

silence-therapeutics.com

HTTP

1 Day

Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.

US

_gid

silence-therapeutics.com

HTTP

1 Day

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

UK

ipApiInfo

silence-therapeutics.com

HTML

Session

Used to get internet provider for statistics.

Access to Your Information, correction and questions

You can contact Us by writing to dpo@silence-therapeutics.com:

  • to find out more about how Your Information will be used, or to make a complaint;
  • if you want to exercise your right to request a copy of Your Information that We hold about you;
  • if you want Us to correct or remove Your Information you think is inaccurate; or
  • if you have any questions.

We hope you will be happy with the way We handle Your Information but if not, you have the right to complain to the Data Protection Authority - Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

Changes to this notice

We are constantly looking for new ways to improve this website. We may amend this privacy and cookie notice from time to time. This privacy and cookie notice was last updated on February 23rd, 2022.