Protecting your privacy is extremely important to Mereo BioPharma Group plc (“Mereo”). For this reason you may visit and navigate this website without providing any personal information such as your email address, name, etc. If you choose to provide such information in the appropriate locations (such as individuals or organisations making general or recruitment enquiries), we will protect this information to the best of our ability.
Mereo takes every necessary administrative and technical precaution to secure the website and prevent unauthorised parties from accessing information. However, we cannot guarantee that such tampering will not occur.
Mereo does not knowingly receive or solicit information either from, or about children on this site.
You can visit our site and view most of the content anonymously; however, we may collect information from you.
The information we gather on our site falls into four categories:
- Personally identifiable information you supply (Personal Data). This is information that would directly identify you or, in combination with other data could reasonably identify you e.g., your full name or contact details such as your email address.
- Non-public personal information or sensitive personal data. This is information such as employment history, professional memberships or ethnic origin that you may provide in your Curriculum Vitae (CV).
- Data that is passively collected as you navigate through the site i.e., you do not actively provide it e.g., your Internet Protocol (IP) address. This is used, for example, to diagnose problems with our servers.
- Publicly or commercially available information.
For clarity, (1) and (2) will be collectively termed as “non-public personal information” throughout this policy.
Personal information will be stored as long as the information is required to fulfill our legitimate business needs or the purposes for which the information was collected, or for as long as is required by law.
To keep your personally identifiable information accurate, current, and complete, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will take reasonable steps to update or correct or to remove non-public personal information in our possession that you have previously submitted via this site or that we have acquired from other sources.
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.
In the event of an incident or breach of your non-public personal information being accessed, lost, or stolen by an unauthorised third party, Mereo will exercise commercially reasonable efforts to notify you to the extent required by law and disclose the non-public personal information, particularly personally identifiable information (see “Types of Information We Collect”) that was accessed/disclosed using the contact information you have provided us or by other reasonable means.
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) Data Protection Legislation.
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 the provider handles your data in a manner that is at least equally as robustly as required by EU and UK Data Protection Legislation. For example, but not limited to; auditing the provider, verification of participation in an appropriate cross-border scheme such as the EU-US Privacy Shield or contractually. Mereo would notify you of this and obtain your explicit consent to do so before any such action.
Whilst it is very important that this information is reported, please do not provide information about untoward medical occurrences on Mereo clinical trials (we call these adverse events or serious adverse events).
Please provide this information to our dedicated reporting system. If you are clinical staff, you may find this information in the clinical trial protocol. If you are a clinical trial participant or relative / caregiver, this information is available on the study contact card provided by your study doctor.
If you are unable to locate the specific contact details for your study, here are the general contact details for reporting such incidents.
We are committed to protecting your personal information. To consider your application for employment with Mereo, we need to collect and maintain certain non-public personal information about you. This section supplements the foregoing sections to provide additional, specific guidance to you regarding non-public personal information you may submit to this website. This additional information is intended to answer some of your more detailed questions about what non-public personal information we collect, what we do with it, and how we protect it. Mereo also needs to keep an accurate record of employment applicants.
As a potential employee, you may submit information or be requested to submit non-public personal information relating to your potential employment, including personal identifiers (See “Types of Information We Collect”). This data may include some or all of the following:
- Full name
- Contact information such as address, phone number and email address
- Educational background and history
- Names and contact details for professional referees (these individuals would not be contacted without separate authorisation from you)
- Previous work experience
- Acquired skills, registration, certifications or licensures
- Type of work sought
- Salary and payroll data / expectations
- Expressed employment preferences and interests
Mereo may also request information from you concerning race and ethnic origin, national insurance number, date of birth, gender, membership of trade unions, physical or mental health or medical condition as required by law. This data will NOT be used to evaluate your candidacy for opportunities at Mereo and will only be collected to keep an accurate record of applicants and to fulfill government requirements (such as compliance with equal opportunities legislation, etc.).
Should you be offered employment by Mereo, this information may also be used for things such as:
- Paying you (using information such as your salary, bank account details, total deductions, allowances, etc.)
- Know where you work and what you are doing (using information such as department, job title, cost centre, time/absence records, etc.)
- Enable you to participate easily in core Human Resources and training processes (using information such as appraisal documentation, training programs, administering statutory maternity leave and pay, etc.)
- Enable you and your family to participate easily in the various benefit programs (using information such as family members to be covered by insurance, beneficiaries, etc.)
Mereo may use the services of other companies or governmental agencies to deal with employee related matters, such as payroll, health insurance, reference checking, etc. It may be necessary to disclose certain employee data to those companies in order for them to carry out their responsibilities.
Mereo discloses non-public personal information to external parties as permitted or required by law. These parties include government/regulatory organisations such as the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), or Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in relation to Mereo’s clinical trials and products, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and to parties under court order or subpoena that request this information. Disclosures for which you have provided your consent or you have directed us to make are also permitted. We do not disclose non-public personal information about employment candidates or employees to anyone except as permitted or required by law.
You may choose to “opt out” of your non-public personal information being shared outside of Mereo by either for specific information or wholly. There is some information that is nonetheless necessary for the routine employment activities e.g., setting up your contract of employment or paying you. This will be made clear to you by Mereo when you apply for employment and you are invited to seek further clarification if you are unsure.
Where any party (internal or external service providers) have access to your non-public personal information, this is strictly on a “need to know” basis and only the necessary personal identifiers and other non-public information necessary for the required purpose e.g., to pay you is provided. We conduct regular internal audits as well as maintaining appropriate oversight e.g., by audit or other means that incorporate examination of confidentiality standards and information access in order to protect your personal information in line with privacy and data protection legislation.
If Mereo wishes to disclose your information in a way that is different from which this policy explains, we will notify you in advance and provide you with the opportunity to opt out of such disclosure.
We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that meet or exceed industry standards to guard your non-public personal information. We protect your information by using firewalls and other security technology to protect our network and systems from external attacks.
Mereo is an innovative leader in the specialty biopharma sector with a focus on acquiring, developing and optimising the value of innovative medicines designed to address significant unmet medical needs in rare and specialty disease areas, and improve patient quality of life.View our Company Overview
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