Privacy Policy

Effective: June 18, 2024
This Privacy Policy applies to and all other sites and services linking to this Privacy Policy (the “Service”). For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to Vaxcyte also include The Vaxcyte website is an informational site.

Collection of Your Personal Information

You may provide certain personal information to us when you elect to receive communications from us or request more information about our services, such as your name, email address, the content of your communications with us (and associated metadata), and any other data you may choose to provide to us, such as additional contact details, employer, or investment interest.

Automatically Collected Information

We, our service providers and our business partners may automatically log information about you, your computer or mobile device, and your interaction over time with the Service, such as:

  • Device data, such as your computer or mobile device’s operating system type and version, manufacturer and model, browser type, screen resolution, RAM and disk size, CPU usage, device type (e.g., phone, tablet), IP address, unique identifiers (including identifiers used for advertising purposes), language settings, mobile device carrier, radio/network information (e.g., Wi-Fi, LTE, 3G), and general location information such as city, state, or country.
  • Online activity data, such as pages or screens you viewed, how long you spent on a page or screen, the website you visited before browsing to the Service, navigation paths between pages or screens, information about your activity on a page or screen, access times and duration of access, and whether you have opened our emails or clicked links within them.
  • Communication interaction data, such as your interactions with our email, text or other communications (e.g., whether you open and/or forward emails) – we may do this through the use of pixel tags (also known as clear GIFs), which may be embedded invisibly in our emails.

Sharing Information with Third Parties

  • Vaxcyte may share data with third parties, such as Google Analytics, to perform statistical analysis, or send you email or postal mail. Vaxcyte may share your personal information with third-party advertising companies for interest-based advertising purposes.
  • Vaxcyte may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Vaxcyte or the Service; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Vaxcyte; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Vaxcyte, or the public.
  • Vaxcyte may share certain personal information with our professional advisors, such as lawyers, auditors, bankers and insurers, where necessary in the course of the professional services that they render to us, and/or in the context of actual or prospective corporate events, such as the sale or merger of the company or the sale of its assets.

Cookies and Similar Technologies

Some of the automatic collection described above is facilitated by the following technologies:

  • Cookies, which are small text files that websites store on user devices and that allow web servers to record users’ web browsing activities and remember their submissions, preferences, and login status as they navigate a site. Cookies used on the Service include both “session cookies” that are deleted when a session ends, “persistent cookies” that remain longer, “first party” cookies that we place and “third party” cookies that our third-party business partners and service providers place.
  • Local storage technologies, like HTML5, that provide cookie-equivalent functionality but can store larger amounts of data on your device outside of your browser in connection with specific applications.
  • Web beacons, also known as pixel tags or clear GIFs, which are used to demonstrate that a webpage or email was accessed or opened, or that certain content was viewed or clicked.

We use cookies and similar technologies for the following purposes:

  • Technical operation. To allow the technical operation of the Service.
  • Functionality. To enhance the performance and functionality of the Service.
  • Advertising. To help our third-party advertising partners collect information about how you use the Service and other online services over time, which they use to show you ads on other online services they believe will interest you and measure how the ads perform.
  • Analytics. To help us understand user activity on the Service, including which pages are most and least visited and how visitors move around the Service, as well as user interactions with our emails. For example, we use Google Analytics for this purpose. You can learn more about Google Analytics and how to prevent the use of Google Analytics relating to your use of our sites here.

How We Use Your Personal Information

  • Service delivery and operations. Including: to provide, operate and improve the Service and our business; personalizing the service, including remembering the devices from which you have previously logged in and remembering your selections and preferences as you navigate the Service; to communicate with you about the Service, including by sending Service-related announcements, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages; and to provide support for the Service, and respond to your requests, questions and feedback, among other uses.
  • Investor Relations. We and our service providers may collect and use your personal information for investor relations purposes, including communications, responding to inquiries, and understanding how investors and potential investors utilize the Service.
  • Marketing and advertising. We and our service providers may collect and use your personal information for marketing and advertising purposes.
  • Job applicants. We and our service providers may collect and use your personal information throughout the application process.
  • Service improvement and analytics. We and our service providers may collect and use your personal information in order to better understand how the Service is being used, create and use analytics, and improve the Services.
  • Compliance and protection. Including to: comply with applicable laws, lawful requests, and legal process, such as to respond to subpoenas, investigations or requests from government authorities; protect our, your or others’ rights, privacy, safety or property (including by making and defending legal claims); audit our internal processes for compliance with legal and contractual requirements or our internal policies; enforce the terms and conditions that govern the Service; and prevent, identify, investigate and deter fraudulent, harmful, unauthorized, unethical or illegal activity, including cyberattacks and identity theft.
  • Business interactions. If you communicate with us as an employee or representative of a service provider, business partner or other company we do business with, in addition to the other uses included in this section, we may use personal information about you to administer our relationship, maintain contractual relations and to operate our business.
  • To create aggregated, de-identified and/or anonymized data.
  • In other ways with your consent. In some cases, we may specifically ask for your consent to collect, use or share your personal information, such as when required by law.

Security of Your Personal Information

Vaxcyte employs a number of technical, organizational and physical safeguards designed to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) the security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Service cannot be guaranteed.

Children Under Thirteen

Vaxcyte does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this Service. If we learn that we have collected personal information through the Service from a child without the consent of the child’s parent or guardian as required by law, we will comply with applicable legal requirements to delete the information.

E-mail Communications

From time to time, Vaxcyte may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotions, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication. In order to improve our Services, we may receive a notification when you open an email from Vaxcyte or click on a link therein.

If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from Vaxcyte, you may opt out of such communications by clicking on the Unsubscribe link in the footer of the email.

International Data Transfer

We are headquartered in the United States and may use service providers that operate in other countries. If you are located outside of the United States, please note that your personal information will be transferred to the United States, as well as potentially to other locations where privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your state, province, or country.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

Vaxcyte reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by placing a prominent notice on our website and/or by updating any privacy information. Your continued use of the website and/or Services available after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment of the modified Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that Policy.

Contact Information

Vaxcyte welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy. If you believe that Vaxcyte has not adhered to this Privacy Policy, please contact Vaxcyte at:

825 Industrial Road,
Suite 300, San Carlos, CA 94070

Email Address:
[email protected]