Privacy Policy

Last updated: 20 April 2017

Ablynx nv (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates (the “Site”). This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Site. Our affiliated entities or third party entities, which may have their own privacy notices, may obtain information from you independent of the information collected on this site.

We are primarily responsible for processing the data collected through the Site.

Information Collection And Use

While using our Site, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to your name and/or email address (“Personal Information”).  We directly collect personal data (i.e., personally identifying information, such as your name, your address, your phone number or e-mail address) when data is requested from you and / or when you voluntarily provide this information through the Site. We may use this information to respond to your requests, improve our service and the content of the Site, provide advice, useful information, newsletters about our products and their development, to inform you of new products and services (where you have consented) to ask your opinion on our products and services, or for our administrative management and control of the quality of our services.

We also collect, automatically (when such information is available), information about the type of browser and operating system you use, the websites you’ve visited before and after the consultation of the Site, information on the record of visits to our server and your IP. This information is aggregated to collect only technical information such as the total number of visits to our site, the number of visitors to each page of the site and the domain names of Internet service providers of our visitors. We use this information, which remain grouped in order to understand how visitors use the Site in order to improve the Site and the services we offer. We may also transfer this information to other companies within the our group and other third parties.

We use Personal Information in ways that are compatible with the purposes for which the information was originally collected.  This may include use for a purpose that is reasonably related to the original purpose of collection. Personal Information may also be used in order to meet certain legal requirements, such as complying with lawful orders to provide information.

This Site is not designed or intended to target children.  We will not knowingly collect Personal Information via this site from visitors in this category group nor do we intentionally use Personal Information from or send marketing communications to children.

Log Data

Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Site (“Log Data”).

This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.

In addition, we may use third party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyze this information. By using this site you accept the collection and/or analyzing of such information by Ablynx, and via these third party services.


We may use your Personal Information to contact you with newsletters if you have selected to provide your name and email address for such purpose. If you choose to receive e-mail newsletters you will be prompted to agree to receive such newsletters. If you wish to no longer receive such e-mails, you may follow the instructions provided in the first e-mail you receive in order to request that Ablynx stop sending you e-mail newsletters.

We do not share your Personally Information with third parties for those parties’ direct marketing use.


We uses cookies to improve the experience for visitors to the Site our websites, including websites that can be accessed through our mobile applications. If you don’t want to receive cookies while browsing our website, you can modify your browser and/or mobile device settings so that it notifies you when receiving cookies or you can choose to restrict or block cookies.

Cookies are files, composed of a string of letters and numbers, placed on your computer by web page servers. They enable the website owner to distinguish you from other users of the website. We cannot execute Cookies as code or use them to deliver viruses. They cannot enable us to access your hard drive. We cannot read any information on your hard drive even if we store cookies there.

The data generated through cookies on the Site can be used for various purposes including the following:

Strictly necessary
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website and saving items to a shopping basket.

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often and if they receive error messages. They are used to improve how a website works in future versions.

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make such as user name, language or region you are in and provide a more enhanced personal experience.

Targeting or advertising
These cookies are used to deliver content more relevant to you and your interests.

We don’t permit any third parties to advertise on our website but we cannot control advertisers that are allowed by internet service providers to advertise whilst you are browsing on the internet.

We are required by law to obtain your consent for all types of cookies that we place other than those that are “strictly necessary”.

You can learn more about how to manage your cookies by visiting the Help function of your browser, the settings of your mobile device or you can visit which provides detailed information on managing cookies on popular browsers. Please be aware that parts of our websites may not function correctly if you disable cookies.


Ablynx’s policy is to secure the Site using commercially reasonable technical, procedural, and administrative safeguards proportional to the sensitivity and volume of data processed.  For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer servers located in controlled facilities which access is limited. However, the confidentiality of Personal Information transmitted over the Internet cannot be guaranteed. You are urged to exercise caution when transmitting Personal Information over the Internet. Ablynx cannot absolutely guarantee that unauthorized third parties will not gain access to your Personal Information; therefore, when submitting Personal Information to the Site, you must weigh both the benefits and the risks. Ablynx has no control over third-party websites or their content and Ablynx’s Website Privacy Statement does not apply to such websites. You should check the privacy policies of third-party websites before submitting Personal Information.

Share your personal data with third parties

We will not sell or rent your personal data to third parties. Under certain circumstances, third parties selected by us provide us support services related to the Site and these third parties may occasionally have access to your data in order to enable them to provide these services to us. Be assured that all companies providing such support services are required, at our request to apply the same standards of protection and cannot use your personal data for their own purposes. In particular, we do not allow service providers to use your personal data for their own marketing purposes.

The personal data collected on the Site may be transferred, stored and processed in Belgium or any other country in which we or group of companies, subcontractors or agents maintained facilities, including the United States and outside the European economic Area (“EEA”). Please note that your personal data may be processed in countries that do not provide a level of protection equivalent to that provided by Belgian law. By using this site, you agree to the transfer, processing and storage of your personal data outside of Belgium and outside the EEA. We will ensure that if personal data is transferred outside the EEA in countries not offering a level of protection comparable to that offered by the Belgian law, appropriate measures (including contractual) are taken to protect your data, and your data remains treated in accordance with this Policy.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of 20 April 2017 and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page.

We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of the Service after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you either through the email address you have provided us, or by placing a prominent notice on our website.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact us.

You have the right, through the contact information below, to request access to Personal Information. You also have the right to correct or delete your Personal Information if necessary. These rights can be exercised by contacting us in writing to the address at the end of this policy, and through the provision of proof of identity.

If you would like to opt-out of future non-transactional communications from us (additional opt-out methods may be provided occasionally), please contact us.

Ablynx nv
Technologiepark 21
9052 Ghent/Zwijnaarde
Tel: +32 (0)9 262 00 00
Fax: +32 (0)9 262 00 01