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We last updated this Privacy Policy on September 5th  2018.

Your privacy and the privacy of your personal information is important to us here at Medicago Inc. (“Medicago,” “we,” “us” and “our”) Our Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected, used, and disclosed when you visit our website at (the “Website”).

We want to make sure you understand what personal information we may collect about you when you interact with Medicago, how we use your personal information, and how we keep it safe.

We may change this Privacy Notice from time to time. We encourage you to review this Privacy Notice periodically. If you have any questions, please get in touch via one of the methods set out in the Contact Us section below.


When you are using the Website and when you give us your personal information, you are accepting and agreeing to this Privacy Policy. If you do not accept or agree with this Privacy Policy, then you should not use our Website and/or our Services. Your consent to our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information can be withdrawn at any time by following the directions at the end of this Privacy Policy.

We may collect, use or disclose personal information without consent:

  • When permitted or required by law;
  • In an emergency that threatens someone's life, health, or personal security;
  • If the information is already publicly known;
  • When we require legal advice from a lawyer;
  • To law enforcement authorities or government agencies, if we are validly required to by law;
  • In connection with a change of control transaction; and/or
  • For other reason that is permitted by law.

What personal information do we collect?

When you interact with us, we may collect the following personal information via our Website:

  • Information you provide us with, such as your name and contact information, any email communication that you may send to us as well as other information that you may provide us with when you apply for a job opening or your response to any surveys or study you may choose to participate in.
  • Technical Information. When you visit our Website, we automatically collect certain information about your electronic device, including typical information like your web browser, IP address and domain used to access this Website, the type and version of your browser, time zone, individual web page browsing activity or products you view, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps. We also collect information about websites or search terms referred you to our Website, and information about how you engage with us on the Website. We use this information to monitor our Website's performance (such as number of visits, average time spent, page views) and for our business purposes such as working to continually upgrade this Website to provide you with a better experience the next time that you visit it.

    We may place what's called a "cookie" on your computer to track your visit so that we can give you a better experience the next time that you visit our Website. Cookies are small data files that are placed on your device or computer through your web browser that is readable by the website that placed the cookie. Cookies can help us in many ways, for example, by allowing us to tailor the Website to better match your interests. Most websites use cookies, and most web browsers are set to accept cookies. If you choose not to be recognized, please refer to your Internet browser to erase cookies from your computer or hard drive or block all cookies or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. We may also use similar technology such as pixels, tags or web beacons to record information about how you browse our Website.

    We can also collect personal information when we monitor other websites. This may include your public personal information, for example when we monitor digital conversations on public platforms to understand what people are saying about Medicago or about the biotechnology industry in general. We may combine information that we have about you from various sources.

How do we use your personal information?

We may use your personal information to provide you with information and services including access to press releases, job postings and marketing information about us and or our products and services. We will always obtain consent for marketing where required by law. We may also use your personal information to contact you, including with respect to job applications, or to provide you with updates information on our terms and conditions or privacy policy.

Finally we may also use your personal information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, or to comply with demands or requests made by regulators, governments, courts and law enforcement authorities, or simply to improve our operations including for internal purposes such as auditing, data analysis and research to improve our digital platforms, content and services, or to monitor or analyze market trends in connection with our products, services and industry.

We are committed to ensuring the security of your personal information. To do this, we may use passwords, encryption, firewalls, restricted employee access or other methods if needed so that we can keep your information confidential.

Where you are given the option to share your personal information with us, you can always choose not to do so. If you object to the processing of your personal information, or if you have provided your consent to processing and you later choose to withdraw it, we will respect that choice in accordance with our legal obligations.

How long will we keep your personal information?

We will always keep your personal information for the period permitted or required by law and where we need to do so in connection with legal action or an investigation involving Medicago. Otherwise, we will keep your personal information only as long as we have to so that we can continue to use the information for the reasons that you gave us said information for.

We sometimes share your personal information with third parties

We may share your personal information with affiliated companies, as the case may be, or with agents and suppliers, including those who provide us with technology services such as data analytics, hosting, technical support, and auditing services. We may also share your personal information with our business partners, as well as regulators, governments and law enforcement authorities.

Your personal information may be processed by Medicago, its affiliated companies, business partners, legal authorities and third party agents and suppliers outside of your home country. Data privacy laws in the countries to which your personal information is transferred may not be equivalent to, or as protective as, the laws in your home country. We will put in place commercially reasonable measures to ensure that your personal information remains protected and secure when it is transferred outside of your home country, in accordance with applicable data protection and privacy laws.

Websites that we do not control

From time to time we may provide links to websites or mobile applications that are not owned or controlled by Medicago. This Privacy Notice does not apply to those websites. If you choose to use those websites, please check the legal and privacy statements posted on each website or mobile application you access to understand their privacy practices.

Contact us

If you have any questions, comments or requests about our Privacy Policy, including withdrawal of your consent to our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information, please contact our Privacy officer at:

Privacy Officer
1020 Route de l'Église, Suite 600
Quebec, Quebec G1V 3V9