Privacy Notice & Cookies Policy

Last updated: 23 June 2021

Astellas Pharma Global Development, Inc. (“Astellas“) respects your right to privacy. This Privacy Notice & Cookies Policy explains who we are and how we collect, share and process personal data about you if you visit and use Medical Affairs Grants Platform and how you can exercise your privacy rights.

What does Astellas do?

Astellas Pharma Global Development, Inc. (APGD) is a US-based subsidiary, which is one of five Research and Development bases in the US. APGD is part of the Astellas global pharmaceutical business, whose ultimate parent company is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Our mission is to improve the lives of patients in the following key areas: transplantation, urology, oncology and anti-infectives. For more information about Astellas, please click here.

What personal data does Astellas collect and why?

The personal information collected by Astellas on this website broadly falls into the following categories and is used for the following purposes:

The types of information we ask you to provide, and the reasons why we ask you to provide it, include:

Types of personal information

Why we collect it

a) Name- Surname

b) Salutation

c) Email Address

d) Title/position within grant requesting organization

e) Phone number

We collect and retain Personal Information where we have an ongoing and legitimate business need to do so (for example to evaluate your grant for education or general research request)

We also may collect certain information automatically from your device, such as your IP address, device type, unique device identification numbers, browser-type, broad geographic location (e.g. country or city-level location) and other technical information. Some of this information is collected using cookies and similar tracking technologies (“cookies”). Collecting this information enables us to better understand the visitors who come to our website, where they come from, and what content on our website is of interest to them. We use this information, including information collected using cookies, for our internal analytics purposes and to improve the quality and relevance of our website to our visitors. You can find more information about our use of cookies in our “Astellas Cookies Policy” section below.

Astellas Cookies Policy

We use cookies for the purposes mentioned in the table below. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our website to operate, and we refer to these as “strictly necessary” cookies.

The specific types of cookies served through our Website and the purposes they perform are described in the table below:

Type of Cookies


Cookies Name

Strictly Necessary Cookies (always active)

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information. 


















You can set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. If you choose to reject strictly necessary cookies in our website, you may still use our website though your access to some functionality and areas of our website may be restricted. As the means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser-to-browser, you should visit your browser’s help menu for more information.

Who does Astellas share my personal data with?

We disclose your personal data to the following categories of recipients:

Astellas does not, and will not without consent, sell your information to third parties.

Legal basis for processing personal data

We will collect and process the personal data described above where we have your consent to do so or where the processing is in our legitimate interests to operate this website and not overridden by your data protection interests or fundamental rights and freedoms.

If you have questions about or need further information concerning the legal basis on which we collect and use your personal data, please contact us using the contact details provided under the “How to contact us” heading below.

How does Astellas keep my personal data secure?

We use technical and organisational measures to protect the personal data that we collect and process about you. The measures we use are designed to provide a level of security appropriate to the risk of processing your personal data.

International data transfers

Your personal data is transferred to, and processed in, countries other than the country in which you are resident. These countries may have data protection laws that are different to the laws of your country (and, in some cases, may not be as protective).

Specifically, the servers that we use to host your personal data are located in Andover, MA the United States and our group companies and third party service providers and partners operate around the world. This means that when we collect your personal data we may process it in any of these countries.

We have taken appropriate safeguards to require that your personal data will remain protected in accordance with this Privacy Notice. These include implementing the European Commission’s Standard Contractual Clauses for transfers of personal data between our group companies, which require all group companies to protect personal data they process from the EEA in accordance with European Union data protection laws.

We implement similar appropriate safeguards with our third party service providers and partners and further details can be provided upon request.

Data retention

We retain personal data we collect from you where we have an ongoing legitimate business need to do so (for example, to assess your enquiry and respond to it). We retain personal data we collect from you only according to our internal data retention policies.

Your data protection rights

We respond to requests we receive from individuals wishing to exercise their data protection rights in accordance with all applicable data protection laws.

Use of this Website by minors

We do not intend for our websites or online services to be used by anyone under the age of 18.

Updates to this Privacy Notice

We may update this Privacy Notice from time to time in response to changing legal, technical or business developments. When we update our Privacy Notice, we will take appropriate measures to inform you, consistent with the significance of the changes we make. You can see when this Privacy Notice was last updated by checking the “last updated” date displayed at the top of this Privacy Notice.

How to contact us

The data controller is Astellas Pharma Global Development, Inc., 1 Astellas Way Northbrook, IL, 60062, United States.

If you want to exercise any of your data protection rights, please use this link. If you have any questions or concerns about our use of your personal data, please contact our data protection officer using the following details: