Privacy Policy


This policy applies to all information relating to any identified or identifiable natural person. An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person (“Personal Data”).

Altimmune and its contract research organization (“CRO”) Medpace, Inc. (“Medpace”) (collectively “we,” “us”, “our”) respect the privacy of individuals of all nationalities in the processing of their Personal Data, recognizing the fundamental rights to lawfulness, fairness, and transparency. We adhere to the principles of data privacy by design and by default, including data minimization to the extent possible. We adhere to laws relating to data protection in all jurisdictions in which we conduct business, including but not limited to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”), the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 ("GDPR"), the California Consumer Protection Act (“CCPA”), and the United Kingdom Data Protection Act of 2018 and United Kingdom GDPR.

If you do not agree with the practices we have described in this Policy, please do not share your personal information with us. By sharing your personal information with us, by reaching out to us by email or postal mail, or by accessing or using our Website, you agree to our use of your information as described in this Policy.

We may occasionally update this notice. If we make significant changes, we will notify users of the changes by changing the last modified date on our website, or through other means, such as email. We encourage users to periodically review this notice for the latest information on our privacy practices. After such notice, use of our services by users in countries outside the European Union will be understood as consent to the updates to the extent permitted by law.

The Personal Data That We Collect

website visitors

personal data of clinical trial subjects

personal data of children under the age of 16

We do not knowingly collect, use or disclose Personal Data about children under the age of 16.  This website is not intended for, or designed to attract, children under the age of 16. No Personal Data should be submitted to us through the website by visitors who are less than 16 years old.

How We Collect Personal Data

Use of Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are stored on browsers or devices by websites, apps, online media, and advertisements. We use cookies and similar technologies for purposes such as:

Your web browser may be programmed to notify you when you are receiving a cookie, giving you the choice to accept it or not. You can also refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser.

How We Use Your Personal Data

We may disclose your Personal Data within our company, and to our corporate affiliates who agree to treat it in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Personal Data also may be transferred to third parties who act for and on our behalf, for further processing in accordance with the purpose(s) for which the data were originally collected. These third parties have contracted with us to only use Personal Data for the agreed upon purposes and not to sell or disclose your Personal Data to third parties except as required by law, or as stated in this Privacy Policy.

website visitors

We may use information gathered from our website for avariety of purposes related to our business. This may include:

We may also be required to disclose your personal information by a court order, subpoena or search warrant, to protect against fraud or other security hazards, to protect our legal rights, or to protect your interests or the interests of other visitors to the Website Clinical trial participants.

Personal Data collected from you during a clinical trial is used to test the safety and efficacy of experimental drugs and medical devices. If you are a participant in a clinical trial sponsored by Altimmune and managed by Medpace, please review the informed consent form that you received from your study doctor for more information about how your Personal Data will be used and protected.

We retain user Personal Data for as long as necessary for the purposes described above. We will retain different categories of Personal Data for different periods of time depending on the category of user to whom the Personal Data relates, the type of Personal Data, and the purposes for which we collected the Personal Data.

We do not engage in automated decision-making using Personal Data.

How We Protect Your Personal Data

We use physical, electronic and organizational procedures to safeguard and secure your Personal Data. This includes encryption, firewalls, access controls, and other procedures to protect Personal Data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.

Personal Data is restricted to authorized individuals, who only can access it on a "need to know" basis.

We may store some business records or clinical trial documents in hard copy (paper or disk) format, as required by law or regulation, or pursuant to the fulfilment of a legitimate business purpose. In this case, documents are retained for the minimum time necessary, and then securely destroyed. Long-term storage of hard copy documents may be carried out by a qualified third-party vendor.

Where We May Transfer Your Personal Data

We do not sell or share user Personal Data with third parties for any reason, including direct marketing.

Transfer to Third Parties

Your Personal Data may be shared with third parties to fulfill the purposes for which it was originally collected. Personal Data is transferred to third parties pursuant to contractual obligations consistent with Article 28(4) of GDPR when applicable, and with this Privacy Policy. Recipients of Personal Data may be regulatory authorities, ethical committees, and third parties associated with the study, the Institution where the study takes place, or the CRO and its Affiliated companies.

Transfer to Third Countries

Your Personal Data may be transferred to a third country outside of the EU or European Economic Area, or to a country where data protections are not as strong as in your country. Please be aware that any personal data you provide to us will be transferred to, processed, and stored in the United States. You consent to the transfer of your information, including personal information, to the United States as set forth in this Privacy Policy by visiting our site or submitting an inquiry to us. Transfers to these countries are made using appropriate safeguards as outlined in Article 46 of the GDPR.

Your rights to access and choice

We are committed to cooperating to the full extent of applicable law in the exercise of the rights of data subjects. If you would like to exercise your rights under applicable data privacy law, or to inquire about the processing of your Personal Data by Altimmune or Medpace, contact us pursuant to the “How to Contact Sponsor and Medpace” section of this Privacy Policy.

EU and Swiss citizens whose Personal Data is processed have a right to be informed of the choices and means available for limiting its use and disclosure. EU and Swiss citizens may have the right to access, modify, or suppress your Personal Data, to elect not to have Personal Data transferred to a third party, or to object to your Personal Data being used for any purpose materially different from that disclosed to you, or stated within this Privacy Policy. We will honor your request to access, modify, suppress, prevent or stop transferring, or delete your Personal Data to the extent reasonably possible. We may, pursuant to the law, disclose Personal Data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements. Please note that pursuant to clinical trial regulations, some Personal Data may be retained even if you request that it be deleted.

If you are a clinical trial participant, you should first contact the study site at which you participated, or the Principal Investigator of the study, to enquire about your choices and the means available for limiting the use and disclosure of your Personal Data under applicable data privacy laws. The rights available to you as a clinical trial participant may be limited pursuant to an exception to the applicable data privacy law to preserve the integrity or scientific value of the clinical trial data that was collected.

Your Rights to Enforcement and Recourse

If you are an EU resident, you have a right to lodge a complaint with the appropriate EU supervisory authority, and also a right to an effective judicial remedy against data controllers and processors.

Residents of California may have a private right of action in the event of a data breach. Pursuant to California law, affected individuals must first notify us of the alleged violation and provide us 30 days to cure the violation.

California Residents:

We adhere to the applicable provisions of the CCPA. We may collect, use, and disclose your Personal Data as required or permitted by applicable law, and this may override your CCPA rights.

If you are a resident of California, you may contact us pursuant to the “How to Contact Sponsor and Medpace” section below to enquire about the collection of your Personal Data, including any request to delete your Personal Data.

If you are a California resident, you have the right to send us a request, no more than twice in a twelve-month period, for any of the following. Our response will be limited to the twelve-month period prior to the request date:

  1. The categories of personal data we have collected about you.
  2. The categories of sources from which we collected your personal data.
  3. The business or commercial purposes for our collecting or selling your personal data.
  4. The categories of third parties with whom we have shared your personal data.
  5. A list of the categories of personal data disclosed for a business purpose, in the prior twelve months, along with the categories of recipient for each category of personal data, or that no disclosure occurred.
  6. A list of the categories of personal data sold about you in the prior twelve months, along with the categories of recipient for each category of PI, or that no sale occurred.

You have a "right to know" about personal information collected, disclosed, or sold.

California residents have the right to request that Altimmune and Medpace disclose what personal information it collects, uses, discloses, and sells. This is called the “Right to Know.” Under the “Right to Know,” you can request a listing of the types of personal information we have collected about you, the sources of that information, how we use the information (e.g., our business or commercial purposes for collecting personal information), other individuals and business with whom we share personal information, and the specific pieces of personal information that we have collected about you.

If you would like to make a request under this “Right to Know you may contact us pursuant to the “How to Contact Sponsor and Medpace” section below.  When you make a request under your “Right to Know,” you can expect the following:

  1. Verification
  2. Confirmation
  3. Response: We will respond to your request within 45 days. If necessary, we may need an additional period of time, up to another 45 days, but we will reply either way within the first 45-day period and, if we need an extension, we will explain why.
  4. In certain cases, a “Right to Know” request may be denied. For example, if we cannot verify your identity or if providing you the information could create an unreasonable risk to someone’s security (e.g., we do not want very sensitive information disclosed inappropriately), then we may deny your request. If this happens, we will explain why we denied it. If we deny a request, we will still try to provide you as much of the information as we can, but we will withhold the information subject to denial.

Below is a chart describing the Personal Data we have collected, used, and disclosed in the past 12 months.  Personal Data for purposes of this section regarding the rights of California residents, does not include information that is lawfully made available to the general public from federal, state, or local government records. It also does not include de-identified or aggregate consumer information.

We do not “sell” any personal information as that term is defined under the CPRA.  The legitimate interests for collecting such data.

Category of Personal Data

Examples of Information

Retention Period


A. Identifiers.

Real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, social security number, driver’s license number, passport number, or other similar identifiers.

N/A. This data is not collected or retained.

N/A. This data is not collected or retained.

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

A name, signature, Social Security number, physical characteristics or description, address, telephone number, passport number, driver's license or state identification card number, insurance policy number, education, employment, employment history, bank account number, medical information, or health insurance information.

N/A. This data is not collected or retained.

N/A. This data is not collected or retained.

C. Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law.

Age, race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion or creed, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy or childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, veteran or military status.

Study duration, Google retains data for 26 months

Unidentifiable information from Google

D. Commercial information.

Records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies.

N/A This data is not collected or retained. There is no retargeting done with this website or with the advertising that Medpace does.

N/A. This data is not collected or retained.

E. Biometric information.

Genetic, physiological, biological, or behavioral characteristics, or activity patterns used to extract a template or other identifier or identifying information, such as fingerprints, faceprints, voiceprints, iris or retina scans, keystroke, gait, or other physical patterns, or sleep, health, or exercise data.

N/A. This data is not collected or retained.

N/A. This data is not collected or retained.

F. Internet or other similar network activity.

Browsing history, search history, and information regarding a consumer’s interaction with a website, application, or advertisement.

Study Duration

Study Website

G. Geolocation data.

Physical location.

Study Duration

Google Analytics

H. Sensory data.

Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information.

N/A. This data is not collected or retained.

N/A. This data is not collected or retained.

I. Professional or employment-related information.

Current or past job history or performance evaluations.

N/A. This data is not collected or retained.

N/A. This data is not collected or retained.

J. Education information that is not publicly available including personally identifiable information as defined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. section 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99).

Information directly related to a student that are maintained by an educational agency or institution or by a person acting for such agency or institution.

N/A. This data is not collected or retained.

N/A. This data is not collected or retained.

K. Inferences drawn from any of the above information.

Information used to create a profile about a consumer reflecting the consumer’s preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes.

N/A This data is not collected or retained. There is no retargeting done with this website or with the advertising that Medpace does.

N/A This data is not collected or retained. There is no retargeting done with this website or with the advertising that Medpace does.

You have a “Right to Request” the deletion of personal information about you

California consumers have a right to request the deletion of their personal information collected or maintained by us. If you would like information about you to be deleted, you may contact us by using one of the methods described at the end of this section under the heading “CCPA Requests.” When you make a request for deletion, you can expect the following:

  1. Verification
  2. Confirmation
  3. Response: We will respond to your request within 45 days. If necessary, we may need an additional period of time, up to another 45 days, but we will reply either way within the first 45-day period and, if we need an extension, we will explain why.
  4. In certain cases, a request for deletion may be denied, for example, if we cannot verify your identity, the law requires that we maintain the information, or if retaining the information is necessary for us or our services provides to: (i) complete the transaction for which we collected the information, provide a good or service that you requested, take actions reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform our contract with you, (ii) detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, or prosecute those responsible for such activities, (iii) debug products to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality, (iv) exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise their free speech rights, or exercise another right provided for by law, (v) comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (Cal. Penal Code § 1546 et. seq.), (vi) engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when the information's deletion may likely render impossible or seriously impair the research's achievement, if you previously provided informed consent, (vii) enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with consumer expectations based on your relationship with us, (viii) comply with a legal obligation, or (ix) make other internal and lawful uses of that information that are compatible with the context in which you provided it. If we deny your request, we will explain why we denied it and delete any other information that is not protected from deletion.

Sales of Personal Information

In the preceding 12 months, Altimmune and Medpace has not sold personal information of California consumers.

Right to Non-Discrimination for the Exercise of a Consumer’s Privacy Rights

You have a right not to receive discriminatory treatment by Altimmune and Medpace for exercising any of your privacy rights under the CPRA. We will not discriminate against any California consumer because such person exercised any of the consumer’s rights under CPRA, including, but not limited to: (i) denying goods or services, (ii) charging different prices or rates for goods and services, including through the use of discounts or other benefits or imposing penalties, (iii) providing a different level or quality of goods or services, (iv) suggesting that the consumer will receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services. We may, however, charge a different price or rate, or provide a different level or quality of goods or services, if that difference is related to the value provided to us by your data.

Authorized Agents

If you would like, you may designate an authorized agent to make a request under the CCPA on your behalf. We will deny requests from agents that do not submit proof of authorization from you. To verify that an authorized agent has authority to act for you, we may require a copy of a power of attorney or require that you provide the authorized agent with written permission and verify your own identity with us.

We may disclose your personal data for the following purposes, which are not a sale: (i) if you direct us to share it; (ii) to comply with your requests under the CCPA; (iii) as part of a merger or asset sale; and (iv) as otherwise required or permitted by applicable law.

We do not sell, or offer for sale, any personal data as that term is defined in the CPRA.

How to Contact Sponsor and Medpace

For more information about our commitment to protecting data privacy, or to exercise any rights you may have under applicable data privacy laws, please contact Altimmune at (240) 654-1450, and Medpace at, by telephone at +1 (513) 579-9911 (Cincinnati local), +1 (800) 730-5779 (USA toll free) or by mail at 5375 Medpace Way, Cincinnati, Ohio 45227 United States of America, Attn: Data Protection Officer.