Privacy Notice Privacy Notice

Privacy Notice

Last Updated: July 28, 2020

Pliant Therapeutics, Inc. (“Pliant“, “we“, “us“, “our“) respects your right to privacy.  This Privacy Notice explains who we are, how we collect, share and use personal information in the context of our website ( and general conduct of our business, and how you can exercise your privacy rights.  It does not cover our processing activities in relation to clinical trials.

If you have any questions or concerns about our use of your personal information, then please contact us using the details provided in the ‘How to contact us’ section at the bottom of this Privacy Notice.

What does Pliant do?

Pliant is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, headquartered at 260 Littlefield Avenue, South San Francisco, CA 94080, United States of America.  We focus on discovering, developing and commercializing breakthrough treatments for fibrotic diseases (“Products“).  For more information about Pliant, please see the “About” section of our website.

What personal information does Pliant collect and use and why?

Information that we collect directly from you

  • When expressing an interest in obtaining additional information about our Products via our website and/or other interaction such as attendance at an event, Pliant may ask you to provide us with contact information, such as your name, company name, phone number, and email address. Pliant will use such information to contact and engage with you about our Products.
  • Relationship management. We collect contact information and payment information in relation to our vendors, customers and/or healthcare professionals in order to manage our relevant relationships and provide our Products.

Information that we collect automatically

When you visit our website, we may also collect certain information automatically from your device.  In some countries, including countries in the European Economic Area (“EEA“), this information may be considered personal information under applicable data protection laws.

Specifically, the information we collect automatically may include information like 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.  We may also collect information about how your device has interacted with our website, including the pages accessed and links clicked.

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 for our internal analytics purposes and to improve the quality and relevance of our website to our visitors.

Some of this information may be collected using cookies and similar tracking technology, as explained further under the heading “Cookies and similar technologies” section below.

In general, we will use the personal information we collect from you only for the purposes described in this Privacy Notice or for purposes that we explain to you at the time we collect your personal information.  However, we may also use your personal information for other purposes that are not incompatible with the purposes we have disclosed to you (such as archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes, or statistical purposes) if and where this is permitted by applicable data protection laws.

If we use your personal information for an unrelated or new purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.

As a company headquartered in California, Pliant collects personal information relating to job applicants and employees who are California residents.  For further information, please see our California Consumer Privacy Act Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice.

Who does Pliant share my personal information with?

We may disclose your personal information to the following categories of recipients:

  • to our group companies, third parties, services providers and partners who provide data processing services to us, or who otherwise process personal information for purposes that are described in this Privacy Notice (including for the purposes of providing website analytics and behavioural advertising), or notified to you when we collect your personal information;
  • to any competent law enforcement body, regulatory, government agency, court or other third party where we believe disclosure is necessary (i) as a matter of applicable law or regulation, (ii) to exercise, establish or defend our legal rights, or (iii) to protect your vital interests or those of any other person;
  • to a potential buyer (and its agents and advisers) in connection with any proposed purchase, merger or acquisition of any part of our business, provided that we inform the buyer it must use your personal information only for the purposes disclosed in this Privacy Notice; and
  • to any other person with your consent to the disclosure.

Legal basis for processing personal information

If you are a visitor from the EEA, our legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described above will depend on the personal information concerned and the specific context in which we collect it.

However, we will normally collect personal information from you only where we have your consent to do so, where we need the personal information to perform a contract with you, or where the processing is in our legitimate interests and not overridden by your data protection interests or fundamental rights and freedoms.  In some cases, we may also have a legal obligation to process personal information about you, for example when providing personal information to a law enforcement agency or where we have an accounting or tax obligation. In rare situations, we may also need to share your personal information with others to protect your vital interests or those of another person, for example in emergency medical situations.

If we ask you to provide personal information to comply with a legal requirement or to perform a contract with you, we will make this clear at the relevant time and advise you whether the provision of your personal information is mandatory or not (as well as of the possible consequences if you do not provide your personal information).

Similarly, if we collect and use your personal information in reliance on our legitimate interests (or those of any third party), we will make clear to you at the relevant time what those legitimate interests are.

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

Cookies and similar technologies

We use limited cookies and similar technologies (collectively, “Cookies”) to collect and use personal information about you, including to provide functionality on our website.

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies.  You can also set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, 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.

We use Google Analytics on our website to track visitor usage from time to time.  If you wish to opt-out from the use of Google Analytics, please see here for further information –

How does Pliant keep my personal information secure?

The security of your personal information is important to us, and we maintain reasonable, commercially acceptable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the personal information we store, in order to protect it from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure.

However, please be aware that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and we are unable to guarantee the absolute security of the personal information we have collected from you.

International data transfers

Your personal information, may be transferred to and maintained on computers or servers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside United States and choose to provide personal information to us, please note that data will be entered into a web user interface whose servers are located in the United States, where it is processed.

Where your personal information is transferred to third parties, we take appropriate safeguards to require that your personal information will remain protected in accordance with applicable laws.

Children’s Privacy

Our website and Products are not intended for anyone under the age of 18 (“Children“).

We do not knowingly collect personal information from Children. If you are a parent or guardian and you learn that Children have provided us with personal information, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected personal information from Children without verification of parental consent, we will take steps to delete such information.

Data retention

We retain personal information we collect from you where we have an ongoing legitimate business need to do so (for example, to engage with you in relation to the Products or to comply with applicable legal, tax or accounting requirements).

When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize it or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your such information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.

Your data protection rights

Pliant acknowledges that, if you are located in certain geographic regions / countries, including the EEA, the United Kingdom and/or Switzerland you may have one or more of the following rights in respect of the personal information:

  • The right of access;
  • The right of deletion;
  • The right to correct or update;
  • The right to object to processing or request restriction of processing;
  • The right of portability;
  • If we have collected and process your personal information with your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect processing of your personal information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent; and
  • The right to complain to a data protection authority.

If you wish to exercise any of the above rights, please contact us at [email protected].  We respond to all requests we receive from individuals wishing to exercise their data protection rights in accordance with applicable data protection laws.

Updates to this Privacy Notice

We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Notice at any time and so you should check this Privacy Notice periodically.

How to contact us

The controller of your personal information is Pliant Therapeutics, Inc. If you have any questions or concerns about our use of your personal information please contact [email protected]

For more information

To learn more about our trials, please visit or contact us at [email protected].