Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) sets forth the Proteostasis Therapeutics, Inc. (“Proteostasis,” “we,” or “us”) policies regarding the collection and use of information relating to the Proteostasis website located at (the “Site”). When we refer to Proteostasis, we, or us, we mean Proteostasis Therapeutics, Inc. Certain areas of the Site contain information intended only for employees and affiliates of Proteostasis. Accordingly, Proteostasis reserves the right to limit certain areas of the Site to those persons who meet the qualifications imposed by us. This Policy addresses our privacy practices relating to general use of our Site as well as its use by any registered user.

1. Information We Collect and How We Use It
Personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) is information that can be used to identify or contact you, such as your name, email address, telephone number, or similar information. Proteostasis only collects Personal Information that you choose to share with us, such as when contacting us via the Site.

(a) Contacting Proteostasis
If you contact Proteostasis via the Site, we will only use your Personal Information contained in your email to respond to your specific inquiry or comments in the email. We may retain your email for a reasonable period of time, but will not use any of your Personal Information for any purpose other than responding to your email.

(b) General Information and Accuracy
Any information you provide to Proteostasis must be true, accurate, current, non-misleading, and consistent and relevant for the purpose for which you are providing the information.

(d) Usage Data
The Site automatically tracks certain information about your behavior while visiting the Site. The information gathered includes only the URL from which you accessed this Site, and which URL you visit next. We collect and store this aggregate information in order to measure the Site’s performance and improve the Site’s design and functionality. We may also share this aggregate information with third parties to illustrate how the Site is used and for other marketing purposes. If you are a registered user, we may use your usage data with or without your Personal Information, in order to measure the Site’s performance and improve the Site’s design and functionality. We may also share this aggregate information with third parties to illustrate how the Site is used and for other marketing purposes. We may use your Personal Information to improve our marketing efforts, statistically evaluate site usage, improve our Site, or customize our Site’s content, layout and services. See also “Cookies”, below.

(e) Cookies
The Site uses “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize pages, or register with the Site, a cookie helps Proteostasis to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information. When you return to the Site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Site.

2. Use and Disclosure
Subject to applicable law, we and our Service Providers (as described below) may disclose your Personal Information:

(a) to unaffiliated third parties that are under contract to perform services for or on behalf of Proteostasis (“Service Providers”), and are required to uphold and maintain Proteostasis’ policies with respect to privacy and the treatment of your Personal Information (e.g., vendors maintaining our computer databases or performing marketing activities for Proteostasis relating solely to services provided by Proteostasis and its affiliates);

(b) to other persons as permitted by applicable law or regulation; and

(c) to law enforcement personnel and agencies, or as part of a legal process, in order to protect our property or in furtherance of an investigation regarding a breach of the Site rules and policies, unauthorized access to or use of the Site, or any other illegal activities.
Any access to such information will be limited to the purpose for which such information was provided to our affiliate or Service Provider. Our affiliates and Service Providers may be located throughout the world. Accordingly, information may be sent worldwide to countries which have a different level of privacy protection than the United States.

3. Consent to Processing
By using our Site, or providing information to Proteostasis, you understand and unambiguously consent to the collection, processing, transfer, and use of information in the United States and other countries and territories, for the purposes and in accordance with the terms set forth in this Policy. You hereby consent to the collection, processing, disclosure, and transfer by Proteostasis of your Personal Information as described under this Policy, including but not limited to the transfer of your Personal Information between Proteostasis’ Service Providers and affiliates in accordance with this Policy. For further certainty, any consent relating to a right to transfer information referred to in this paragraph shall be deemed to include your consent to the transfer of the applicable Personal Information to a jurisdiction which may have a different level of privacy protection than that available in your own country.

4. Opt-Out Choices
To “opt-out” of (a) receiving communications from Proteostasis (except for communications necessary for your use of the Site), or (b) any other consent previously granted for a specific purpose concerning your Personal Information, send an email to Proteostasis at

5. Other Websites
This Policy applies only to Proteostasis and its affiliates may operate many websites for different purposes and in multiple jurisdictions where local laws may apply. This Site may include links to both our affiliated sites and to non-Proteostasis websites, including access to content, products, and services of such affiliated and non-affiliated sites (“Other Sites”). In some cases, these Other Sites may be made available via “framing technology”, and may appear to be part of this Site. Although some of the entities controlling these framed sites may be under contract with Proteostasis, we urge you to familiarize yourself with the individual privacy and other terms for each linked or framed site prior to submitting your Personal Information.

6. Sale or Transfer of Information
In the event of a sale, merger, liquidation, dissolution, or sale or transfer of substantially all of the assets of Proteostasis, registration data and/or usage data collected about you from the Site may be sold, assigned, or transferred to the party acquiring all or substantially all of the equity and/or assets of Proteostasis in order to permit the party to continue the operation of the Site, including the restricted areas. Subject to your ability to opt-out as described above, by using this Site and submitting your information to us, you consent to the sale and transfer of your information as described in this paragraph.

7. Security
Proteostasis takes seriously the security of the information it collects. Proteostasis has therefore implemented technology and security policies and procedures intended to reduce the risk of accidental destruction or loss, or the unauthorized disclosure or access to, such information, reasonably appropriate to the nature of the data concerned.

8. Children
Our Site is not intended for use by children under the age of 13, and Proteostasis does not knowingly collect Personal Information from children in this age group. By using the Site, you hereby represent that you are at least 13 years old.

9. Updates to Privacy Policy
Proteostasis may, in its sole discretion, update this Policy at any time and from time to time, by posting the amended Policy on this Site. The amended Policy shall be effective upon posting, and your access to or use of the Site following an update shall be deemed consent to the revised Policy. We urge each visitor to refer back to this page regularly and especially prior to providing or updating any Personal Information. This Policy may not be otherwise amended without the written consent of Proteostasis. This Policy was last updated on January 8, 2015.

10. Google Analytics
Proteostasis uses a tool called “Google Analytics” to collect information about use of this site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve this site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies on your browser.

11. Contact, Questions, Comments, Complaints
If you would like to communicate with Proteostasis regarding privacy issues or have questions, comments, or complaints about this Policy or Site, please forward such communication to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.