Privacy policy

Last Updated: 25 May 2021


At Sangamo, we take your privacy seriously. This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) describes what information we collect, how we use and share that information, and your rights.


This Privacy Policy applies to and other on- and offline offerings (collectively, the “Services”) owned and operated by Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc. and our affiliates and subsidiaries (collectively, “Sangamo”) that link to this Privacy Policy, including our clinical trial websites.

This Policy does not cover any information collected during clinical trials or other research endeavors that Sangamo participates in, sponsors, or is affiliated with. For information about clinical trials, refer to the Information and Consent form for that trial or study.

Information Collected by Sangamo

Information You Provide to Us

We receive and store any information you knowingly provide to us through our website. If you contact us through our website, we will collect your first and last name, email address, and the contents of your message. If you contact us through one or our clinical trial websites, we will collect contact information you provide, such as your name, email address, and phone number, your location such as your zip code or city and state, and information that we need to qualify you for a study, such as your age, gender, and diagnosis information.

Communication with Us

We collect personal information from you when you communicate with us, for example when you contact us or apply for a job.

Forums and Social Media

Our Services may provide forums, blogs, social media pages, or other channels where individuals may review purchases, talk about their experience using our Services, or “like” or “share” content to social media. Content provided in these channels is public and not subject to the privacy protections laid out in this Privacy Policy.

Information Collected Automatically

Whenever you interact with our Services, we automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser or device, which may include your IP address, geolocation data, device identification, the type of browser and/or device you’re using to access our Services, and the page or feature you requested.

Additionally, we, as well as third parties that provide content or other functionality on our Services, may use cookies, pixel tags, local storage, and other technologies to collect information automatically through our Services.

These technologies are small data files that we transfer to your browser or device that allows us to provide and enhance our Services. You may be able to change the preferences on your browser or device to prevent or limit your device’s acceptance of these technologies, but this may prevent you from accessing some features.


We may use analytics service providers, including Google Analytics, to collect information regarding visitors to our Services, such as their behavior on our Services or information about their demographic. For more information about Google Analytics, see To opt out of Google Analytics, visit


Your browser may offer you a “Do Not Track” option, which allows you to signal to operators of websites and web applications and services (including behavioral advertising services) that you do not wish such operators to track certain of your online activities over time and across different websites. At this time, we do not respond to nor honor Do-Not-Track signals from web browsers.

How Sangamo Uses Personal Information

We use the information we collect about you for various business purposes as described below.

Provide, Personalize, and Improve our Services

  • Fulfill your requests for products and services
  • Process applications and transactions
  • Determine your eligibility for clinical trials and studies
  • Allow you to register for events
  • Analyze how you use the Services
  • Understand interest and engagement on the Services
  • Research and develop Services
  • Improve and streamline our Services
  • Communicate with you
  • Other purposes you consent to or are notified of at the time you provide personal information

Protect you and our Services, and comply with the law

  • Detect security incidents; protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity
  • Ensure quality control
  • Verify your identity and prevent fraud
  • Debug to identify and repair errors
  • Enforce our Terms and policies
  • Audit or other compliance activities
  • Comply with our legal obligations, protect your vital interest, or as may be required for the public good

De-Identified and Aggregated Information

We may use personal information to create de-identified, aggregated information such as: information about demographics, de-identified location information, information about devices used to access our Services, and de-identified, aggregate information.

Automatic Collection Technologies

Our use of automatic collection technologies such as cookies, pixel tags, and local storage objects fall into the following general categories:

  • Operationally Necessary: Technologies that allow you to access our Services and use our features, and tools that help us identify irregular site behavior and prevent fraudulent activity or improve security.
  • Performance Related: We may use technologies to assess the performance of our Services, including as part of our analytics practices to help us understand how individuals use our Services;
  • Functionality Related. We may use technologies that allow us to offer enhanced functionality on the Services, such as keeping track of your specified preferences.

Third-Party Websites

We may offer links to third-party websites or services, which are not controlled by us and not subject to the protections laid out in this Privacy Policy. We do not endorse nor approve any third-party website and we encourage our users to read the Privacy Policy of each service they interact with.


We may use third-party APIs, which may allow third parties to collect personal information about you for various purposes, such as to conduct analytics, create content, otherwise streamline the Services. For more information about our use of APIs, contact us as described below.

How Sangamo Shares Personal Information

We do not rent nor sell your personal information in personally identifiable form to anyone, except as expressly provided below.

We have not sold personal information for valuable consideration in the last 12 months. For a list of categories of personal information we have shared with third parties for a business purpose in the last 12 months, see below.


Category of Personal Information Collected by Sangamo Category of Third Parties Information is Disclosed to for a Business Purpose


A real name, alias, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address.

  • Internet service providers
  • Data analytics providers
  • Service providers

Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e))

A name.

  • Internet service providers
  • Data analytics providers
  • Service providers

Internet or other electronic network activity

Browsing history, search history, information on a consumer’s interaction with an internet website.

  • Internet service providers
  • Data analytics providers
  • Service providers

Geolocation data

Physical location or movements.

  • Internet service providers
  • Data analytics providers
  • Service providers



We may share your information with our affiliated companies.

Service Providers

We employ service providers to perform tasks on our behalf, and we need to share your information with them in order to provide products or services to you. Unless otherwise stated in this Policy, our service providers do not have any right to use the personal information we share with them beyond what is necessary to assist us.

Business Transfers

We may choose to buy or sell assets, and may share and/or transfer customer information in connection with the evaluation of and entry into such transactions. Also, if we (or our assets) are acquired, or if we go out of business, enter bankruptcy, or go through some other change of control, personal information could be one of the assets transferred to or acquired by a third party.

Protection of Sangamo and Others; Legal Compliance

We reserve the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information that we reasonably believe is necessary to comply with law or court order; enforce or apply our Terms of Use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of Sangamo, our employees, our users, or others.

International Data Transfers

You agree that all information processed by us may be transferred, processed and stored anywhere in the world, including but not limited to the United States or other countries which may have data protection laws that differ from laws where you reside or do business. We have taken reasonable safeguards to require that your personal information will remain protected, and we require our third-party service providers to provide appropriate safeguards as well.


We do not knowingly collect nor solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are under 18, please do not attempt to register for the Services or send any personal information about yourself to us. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 18, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that a child under 18 may have provided us with personal information, please contact us as described below.

Privacy Rights and Choices

You can always opt not to disclose information to us, but keep in mind some information may be needed to contact us or use some features on our Services.

You may also have privacy rights including:

  • Access Data: You may have the right to receive a copy of data we have about you.
  • Request Correction of Data: You may request that we update information we have about you.
  • Request Deletion of Data: You may request that we delete information we have about you.
  • Request Restriction of or Object to Processing: You may have the right to opt in or opt out of certain uses of your data or to object to all processing of your data.

If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us as described below.

We will process your request in the time and manner required by law.

To protect your privacy, we may take steps to verify your identity before fulfilling your request, such as by asking you to verify your email address. You have the right not to receive discriminatory treatment for the exercise of your privacy rights. If you wish to designate an authorized agent to make a privacy request for you, please contact us as described below.

Data Retention

We store personal information for as long as you use our Services or as may be necessary to fulfill the purposes for which the information was collected, provide our Services, resolve disputes or establish legal defenses, enforce our Terms or other agreements, engage in audits, protect our Services, prevent fraud, comply with the law, or for legitimate business purposes.


We take steps to treat your information securely and make sure it is treated in accordance with this Privacy Policy. No system is 100% secure, and we cannot ensure nor warrant the security of any information you provide us.


This Privacy Policy webpage uses industry-standard technologies and was developed in line with the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (v. 2.1). If you wish to print this Policy, you may do so from your web browser or by saving the page as a PDF.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We’re constantly trying to improve our Services, so we may need to change this Privacy Policy from time to time as well, but we will alert you to material changes by placing a notice on our website, by sending you an email, and/or by some other means.
By using the Services after any changes to the Privacy Policy have been posted, you agree to the new Privacy Policy.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our privacy policies, please contact us at:
Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc.
7000 Marina Boulevard
Brisbane, CA 94005