Privacy Policy

Website Privacy Notice
1. Important Information and Who We Are

This Website Privacy Notice sets out information about the online privacy practices of F-star Therapeutics, Inc. and its affiliates (together, “F-star”).

F-star is committed to protecting your personal data. This Website Privacy Notice informs you as to how we look after your personal data when you visit our website and any other website or websites F-star may operate from time to time (collectively and each, referred to herein as the “Website”), regardless of where you visit the Website from.

This Website Privacy Notice contains information about the choices you can make about the way your personal data is collected by us, how it will be used and for what purposes, as well as the rights you have in relation to that personal data.

This Website Privacy Notice is provided in a layered format so you can click through to certain specific details as they may be applicable to you and/or for more information.

Purpose of This Website Privacy Notice

This Website Privacy Notice aims to give you information on how F-star collects and processes your personal data through your use of the Website, including any data you may provide through the Website when you use the Website. This Website Privacy Notice also applies where we are in contact with you in other ways (e.g., by corresponding with us by post, phone, email or otherwise) whether in your capacity as an individual or as director, shareholder, partner, employee or other representative of a company or other organisation.

The Website is not intended for children. F-star does not knowingly collect data relating to children under the age of 16 in respect of the Website. The Website does not target any of its services to children under the age of 16.

It is important that you read this Website Privacy Notice together with any other privacy notice or fair processing notice we may provide when we are collecting or processing personal data about you so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your data.


F-star is made up of different legal entities. This Website Privacy Notice is issued on behalf of the F-star group so when we mention “F-star”, “we”, “us” or “our” in this Website Privacy Notice, we are referring to the relevant company in the F-star group.

F-star is the controller and responsible for the Website.

Third-party Links

The Website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites, their content or their privacy practices, which may differ from F-star’s and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave this Website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit. Some third-party companies may choose to share their personal data with F-star and that sharing is governed by that third-party company’s privacy policy.

2. The Personal Information We Collect About You and Why
Personal Data Collected on Our Website and How We Collect Such Data

We have structured the Website so that, in general, you can visit F-star on the web without identifying yourself or revealing personal data unless you actively choose to do so.

The personal data that we may collect about you through the Website broadly falls into the following categories:

  • Information you provide voluntarilyCertain parts of the Website may provide you with the choice to provide personal data voluntarily. For example, we may ask you to provide your contact details in order to receive information from us and/or to submit enquiries to us. If you submit the form on the “Contact Us” section of the Website, we may collect your name, email address, company, phone number, and any other personal data you include in the additional comments section.
  • Information we collect automatically
    When you visit the Website, we may collect certain information automatically from your device.

Collecting this information enables us to better understand the visitors who come to the Website, where they come from, and what content on the Website is of interest to them. We use this information for our internal analytics purposes and to improve the quality and relevance of the Website to our visitors.

Some of this information may be collected using cookies and similar tracking technology, as explained further below under the heading “Cookies”.

In general, we will use the personal data we collect from you through the Website, or in other ways (e.g., by post, phone, email or otherwise), only for the purposes described in this Website Privacy Notice or for purposes that we explain to you at the time we collect your personal data. However, we may also use your personal data for other purposes that are not incompatible with the purposes we have disclosed to you.

In certain jurisdictions, there are additional transparency requirements with respect to the types of personal data we collect and how we collect it. Click here to find out more about the types of personal data we collect and use, and how we collect it.


The Website may use “cookies” to collect and use personal information about you and to enhance your experience on the Website.

Please see our Cookies Policy for further information about the cookies used on the Website and your rights in respect to the same.

You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when websites set or access cookies. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of the Website may become inaccessible or not function properly.

3. How We Use Your Personal Data

F-star uses personal data to better understand your needs and interests and to provide you with better service. We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to.

In certain jurisdictions, there are requirements with respect to the basis on which we collect and process your personal data. Click here to find out more about the lawful basis that we will rely on to collect and process your personal data on the Website in these jurisdictions.

4. Transfers of Your Personal Data
Who We Share Your Personal Data With

F-star will not sell, rent or lease your personal data to others. F-star will not share your personal data with third parties except in line with permitted uses, as set out in this Website Privacy Notice or as specifically consented to by you. We may have to share your personal data with the parties set out below.

Internal Third Parties. Other companies in the F-star group that provide IT and system administration services and undertake other activities relating to the operations of the F-star group as service providers or otherwise. In order for F-star to provide services globally, all categories of personal data collected by F-star and its affiliates may be used by F-star and each of its affiliates to the extent necessary to achieve the purpose of such use. The F-star entity that initially acquired the personal data will remain responsible for the personal data shared with other F-star affiliates.

External Third Parties. F-star contracts with third party service providers and suppliers to deliver services to F-star, including:

  • Service providers based in various countries who provide IT and system administration services; and
  • Professional advisers, including lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers based in various countries who provide consultancy, banking, legal, insurance and accounting services.

Such suppliers and service providers are required to keep confidential the information received on behalf of F-star consistent with this Website Privacy Notice and may not use it for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for F-star.

Regulatory Authorities. F-star is subject to regulation in various jurisdictions by various authorities, including tax authorities, regulators and other authorities based in various countries who require reporting of processing activities in certain circumstances.

Successors. Circumstances may arise where, whether for strategic or other business reasons, F-star decides to sell, buy, merge or otherwise reorganize businesses in some countries. Such a transaction may involve the disclosure of personal data to third parties to whom we may choose to sell, transfer, or merge parts of our business or our assets. Alternatively, we may seek to acquire other businesses or merge with them. It is F-star’s practice to seek appropriate protection for information, including personal data, in these types of transactions. If a change happens to our business, then the new owners may use your personal data in the same way as set out in this Website Privacy Notice.

5. Where Do We Transfer Your Personal Data

Your personal data may be transferred to, and processed in, countries other than the country in which you are resident. These countries may have data protection laws that are different to the laws of your country (and, in some cases, may not be as protective).

The Website servers are located in the United States and in other countries, including the United Kingdom. The F-star group and third party service providers and partners operate around the world. The third-party service providers we use facilitate the hosting and operation of the Website, as well as store information collected and used in the course of their activities, including personal data. This means that when we collect your personal data we may process it in any of these countries.

When F-star shares your personal data with third parties which may be located in other jurisdictions, F-star undertakes measures such that such transfers are lawful, including making such transfers to jurisdictions that are considered to have adequate privacy protections, and/or entering into agreements with such third parties to whom we transfer your personal data with binding data protection clauses (including, for EU personal data exports, the European Commission’s Standard Contractual Clauses for transfers of personal data) or other such safeguards, as applicable. Some of these providers are located, and store personal data entrusted to them in the United States. F-star enters into contractual arrangements with such third-party service providers requiring them to keep the personal data in question confidential and safeguard it by way of appropriate technical and organizational measures.

We require all third parties we share your personal data with to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-parties to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

6. Your Legal Rights

Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in certain countries in relation to your personal data. Please click here to find out more about these rights. We respond to all requests we receive from individuals wishing to exercise their data protection rights in accordance with applicable data protection laws.

7. Data Security

To prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, to maintain data accuracy, and to ensure the appropriate use of information, including personal data, collected on the Website, F-star takes reasonable and appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your personal data from loss, misuse and unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration and destruction, taking into account the risks involved in the processing and the nature of the personal data. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know.

8. Data Retention

We only retain your personal data for as long as it is necessary in connection with the relevant processing activity associated with the Website, as long as necessary to protect our rights in respect of existing and potential claims relating to the processing activity in question, or as otherwise required by law (including legal, accounting, or reporting requirements). We also maintain policies and procedures regarding how and how long we retain your personal data collected in connection with the Website.

To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data collected in connection with the Website, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

9. Changes to This Website Privacy Notice

We may update this Website Privacy Notice from time to time in response to changing legal, technical or business developments. We will post any changes to this Website Privacy Notice and will update the revision date in this document, so you will know what personal data we collect about you, how we use it, and what choices you have.

10. We Do Not Use Your Personal Data From This Website to Provide Services or Products

We do not collect, use or process information relating to your use of the Website for the purpose of providing services or products to our clients.

Questions and Comments

For any comments or questions about this Website Privacy Notice or our privacy practices, or if you believe F-star has handled your personal data in a manner that does not comply with this Website Privacy Notice, as well as if you have any general requests or questions regarding our processing of your personal data, please contact F-star at the address of our Data Protection Coordinator below.

Contact Details
Our full details are:

Full name of legal entity: F-star Therapeutics, Inc.

Title of Data Protection Officer: Data Protection Coordinator

Email address:

Postal address: F-star Therapeutics, Inc. 245 First Street, Riverview II, 18th Floor, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142


Last updated: November 20, 2020