Global Privacy Policy

Thank you for your interest in Calico Life Sciences, LLC (“Calico”). Calico is sensitive to privacy issues, and it is important to us to protect the information provided to us (“Personal Information”). As you visit our website and learn more about our company, please take a moment to review this Privacy Policy, which explains what Personal Information we collect and how we use that information.

Information we collect

The categories of Personal Information we may collect and our privacy practices depend on the nature of the relationship you have with Calico and the requirements of applicable law. We endeavor to collect information only relevant for our business needs.

  • Information you submit. We collect information whenever you provide it to us directly, such as when you submit a job application, resume, or curriculum vitae or enroll in an event or program. We also collect information you submit directly via email or when you click on our website links such as “”.
  • Research data. Calico processes information for research, including, for example from bio- and tissue banks, third party datasets and/or data repositories, other collaboration partners, and in the context of clinical trials. Such information may be collected by Calico and/or by others in a manner consistent with any consents signed by the individuals to whom the information relates (such as sample donors and research participants), as well as regulatory and data protection requirements.
  • Human Resources Information. Calico collects information from current, prospective and former employees (“Human Resources Information”). The Human Resources Information we may collect is as follows:

    From Prospective Employees—Name, title, address, phone number, email address, language abilities, and information that may be recorded on a CV or application form.

    From Current and Former Employees—Passport number, driver’s license number, social security number (or other government-issued identification), contact information of third parties to be notified in case of emergencies, bank details for bankroll, beneficiaries under insurance policies, and details of health and disability, medical leave, and parental leave.

  • Cookies, local storage, and log information. We use various technologies to collect and store information when you visit our website. This may include storing one or more cookies, small files containing a string of characters, to your device when you visit a website. Cookies may also store user preferences and other information. You have the ability to delete cookie files from your local storage at any time by clicking on the Privacy or History tab typically found in the Settings or Options menu of your internet browser, however, note that cookies may be necessary to provide access some features of Calico’s website. We may also collect and store information using mechanisms such as browser web storage (including HTML5) and application data caches.

    When you view content provided by Calico on our website, we may automatically collect and store certain information in server logs. This may include: Internet protocol address, device event information such as crashes, system activity, hardware settings, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and referral URL, and cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.

How we use information we collect

We primarily use the information to advance our research or to support our relationship with you.  We may also use information to develop, maintain, protect, and improve our web site and to protect Calico and our users and partners. Specific reasons we may process and use the information include:

  • Administrative purposes. Calico may use the information collected for its administrative purposes, including, without limitation, to: (a) measure interest in Calico’s research and our website content; (b) comply with regulatory requirements; (c) manage our agreements and your relationship with us; (d) maintain data integrity, quality and protection, and (e) prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities.
  • Research and Safety. Calico may use information to conduct research, including clinical trials, develop hypotheses and protocols for future studies, and contribute to the creation of pharmaceutical and other products to help enhance longevity and healthy aging and for other legitimate purposes. We are also obligated to collect certain Personal Information to comply with regulatory requirements, including information relating to any adverse effects you may have experienced during a Calico-sponsored trial or when using our products.
  • Human Resources management.We store and use the Human Resources Information we collect for a wide variety of business purposes including, for the types of employees noted:

    For Current and Former Employees—Compensation (including bonus and long-term incentive administration), job grading activities, regulatory compliance, internal and/or external or governmental compliance investigations, job grading activities, internal or external audits, litigation evaluation, prosecution and defense; diversity and inclusion initiatives; workflow management, assigning, managing and administering projects; Human Resources administration and communication, emergency contacts and services, compliance with statutory requirements, compensation analysis, including monitoring overtime and compliance with labor laws and company recognition programs; performance and employee development management, organizational development and succession planning, benefits and personnel administration, absence management, and restructuring and relocation.

    For Current Employees—Helpdesk and IT support services, network and device security, employee safety, and processing of employee expenses and travel charges.

    Human Resources Information that Calico receives in connection with the employment relationship will only be used for employment-related purposes. If Calico intends to use this information for any other purpose, the Company will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of such uses.

  • Site analytics and improvement. Calico uses cookies to identify return visitors, record user preferences, and measure the effectiveness of our site. 

    We may use Google Analytics to collect information regarding visitor behavior and visitor demographics on our Site to aid website content development. This analytics data is not tied to any Personal Information. For more information about Google Analytics, please visit this site. Google Analytics does not recognize or respond to browser-initiated Do Not Track (“DNT”) signals, a privacy preference that users can set in certain web browsers. You can opt out of tracking and Google Analytics processing of data generated by your use of the Services by opting out here.

    Calico may provide websites and online resources that are specifically designed to be compatible and used on mobile devices. Calico will collect information that your mobile device sends when you use such websites or online resources, like a device identifier, user settings, and the operating system of your device, to help customize the appearance of website information to your device.

  • Other uses. Calico may also use the information we collect to: generally manage individual information and accounts; respond to questions, comments and requests; provide access to certain areas and features of the Calico sites; ensure internal quality control; verify individual identity; enable individuals to register for events or participate in seminars; communicate about individual account and activities; at Calico’s discretion, make changes to any Calico policy; tailor content presented to individuals; process applications and transactions; comply with law or regulatory requirements; undertake activities to verify or maintain the quality or safety of a service, and to improve, upgrade, or enhance the service; undertake internal research for technological development and demonstration; detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, and prosecute those responsible for that activity; debugging to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality; and for purposes disclosed at the time that individuals provide information or otherwise with consent.

Transparency and choice

Where you have consented to Calico’s use of your Personal Information or sensitive Personal Information, you may withdraw that consent at any time and opt out by following the directions provided in the consent you provided (for example, within the informed consent form associated with a clinical trial in which you participate) or, if no such directions were provided, by contacting Calico at Additionally, before we use Personal Information for any new purpose not originally authorized by you, we will endeavor to provide information regarding the new purpose and give you the opportunity to opt out.

Information we share

We do not share Personal Information with companies, organizations and individuals outside of Calico unless one of the following circumstances applies:

  • With your consent. We will share Personal Information with companies, organizations, or individuals outside of Calico when permissible under our partner agreements or we have your consent to do so. We require opt-in consent for the sharing of any Personal Information relating to sensitive Personal Information (i.e., confidential medical facts, racial or ethnic origins, political or religious beliefs, or sexuality).
  • With our business partners. We share Personal Information with our business partners, such as companies with which we jointly sponsor and/or administer research projects or jointly develop and/or market products. In such cases, our business partner’s name will appear along with ours.
  • For external processing. We provide Personal Information to our affiliates or other trusted businesses or persons to process it for us, based on our instructions and in compliance with our Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.

    With respect to onward transfers to Agents under Privacy Shield, Privacy Shield requires that Calico remain liable should its Agents process Personal Information in a manner inconsistent with the Privacy Shield Principles.

  • For legal reasons. We will share Personal Information with companies, organizations, or individuals outside of Calico if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation, or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary or advisable, including to:

    • meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or enforceable governmental request;

    • seek approval of and/or comply with oversight and review requirements related to any of our products and services;

    • enforce this Privacy Policy, including investigation of potential violations;

    • detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues; or

    • protect against harm to the rights, property, or safety of Calico, our users, or the public as required or permitted by law.
  • Business transactions. We reserve the right to disclose or transfer any information we have about you in the event of a proposed or actual purchase, any reorganization, sale, lease, merger, joint venture, assignment, amalgamation or any other type of acquisition, disposal or financing of all or any portion of our business or of any of the business assets or shares (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceeding). Should such an event occur, Calico will endeavor to direct the transferee to use Personal Information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy.

    All Personal Information sent or collected via or by Calico may be stored anywhere in the world, including but not limited to, in the United States, in the cloud, our servers, the servers of our affiliates or the servers of our service providers.

Rights of Access, Rectification, Erasure and Restriction

Calico complies with the requirements of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Federal Trade Commission. Click here to read the Calico Privacy Shield Privacy Policy Statement.

If you are located in the European Economic Area, you may seek confirmation regarding whether Calico is processing Personal Information about you, request access to Personal Information, and ask that we correct, amend or delete your Personal Information where it is inaccurate or has been processed in violation of the Privacy Shield Principles. Where otherwise permitted by applicable law, you may use any of the methods set out in this Privacy Policy to request access to, receive (port), object to processing (including in some cases automated decision making and/or profiling), restrict processing, seek rectification or request erasure of Personal Information held about you by Calico. In situations where another method of making requests applies (such as in the context of research), we will provide you with information about how to make requests at the time you provide Personal Information to us. Such requests will be processed in line with local laws. Although Calico makes good faith efforts to provide Individuals with access to their Personal Information, there may be circumstances in which Calico is unable to provide access, including but not limited to: where the information contains legal privilege, would compromise others’ privacy or other legitimate rights, where the burden or expense of providing access would be disproportionate to the risks to the Individual’s privacy in the case in question or where it is commercially proprietary. If Calico determines that access should be restricted in any particular instance, we will provide you with an explanation of why that determination has been made and a contact point for any further inquiries. To protect your privacy, Calico will take commercially reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access to or making any changes to your Personal Information.


Calico retains the Personal Information we receive as described in this Privacy Policy for as long as you use our sites or as necessary to fulfill the purpose(s) for which it was collected, resolve disputes, establish legal defenses, conduct audits, pursue legitimate business purposes, enforce our agreements, comply with applicable laws, and for any additional period of time as specified to you at the time you provide Personal Information to us.

Information Security

The security of all Personal Information provided to Calico is important to us, and Calico takes reasonable steps designed to protect your Personal Information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or storage of information can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while Calico strives to protect your Personal Information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Calico, and you do so at your own risk. If you have reason to believe that your Personal Information is no longer secure, please promptly notify Calico at


Our Privacy Policy applies to information we collect on our website and use in the course of our business. It applies to all Calico owned entities and any additional U.S. subsidiary, affiliate or branch of Calico that we may subsequently form. All individuals whose responsibilities include access to or use of information on behalf of Calico are expected to protect that information by adherence to this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is intended to meet requirements globally, including those in North America, Europe, APAC and other jurisdictions.

Our Privacy Policy does not apply to services offered by other companies or individuals, or other sites linked from our website. Our sites may contain links to other websites for your convenience and information. Calico does not control such third-party websites or their privacy practices, which may differ from those set out in this Privacy Policy. Calico does not endorse or make any representations about third-party websites. Any Personal Information you choose to give to unrelated third parties is not covered by this Privacy Policy. Calico encourages you to review the privacy policy of any company or website before submitting your Personal Information. Some third parties may choose to share their users’ Personal Information with Calico; that sharing is governed by that company’s privacy policy, not this Privacy Policy.

Our Privacy Policy does not cover the information practices of other companies and organizations who may advertise our business or research, and who may use cookies, pixel tags, and other technologies to serve and offer relevant ads.

Calico will comply with agreements that limit how we use information provided to us.

Other Important Information & Changes to this Privacy Policy

Due to the nature of Calico’s business, services and benefits are not marketed to children. Calico does not knowingly solicit or collect Personal Information from children. If we learn that we have collected Personal Information from a child, we will promptly delete that information.

Calico may update this Privacy Policy from time to time as it deems necessary in its sole discretion. If there are any material changes to this Privacy Policy, Calico will notify as required by applicable law. Calico encourages you to review this Privacy Policy periodically to be informed regarding how Calico is using and protecting your information and to be aware of any policy changes. Any changes to this Privacy Policy take effect immediately after being posted or otherwise provided by Calico.

Questions & Enforcement

If after reviewing this Privacy Policy, you would like to submit a request, exercise your rights or you have any questions or privacy concerns, please contact:

Privacy Officer
Calico Life Sciences, LLC
1170 Veterans Blvd.
South San Francisco, CA 94080


Calico will address your concerns and attempt to resolve any privacy issues in a timely manner.

Privacy Policy Effective Date: March 6, 2019