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Ardea Biosciences, Inc. ("Ardea Biosciences") is committed to protecting your privacy. Ardea Biosciences has prepared this Privacy Policy to describe to you our practices regarding the Personal Data (as defined below) Ardea Biosciences collects from users of its website, located at (the "Site").

  1. USER CONSENT. By submitting Personal Data through the Site, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and you expressly consent to the processing of your Personal Data in accordance with this Privacy Policy.
  2. A NOTE ABOUT CHILDREN. Ardea Biosciences does not intentionally gather Personal Data about visitors who are under the age of 13.
  3. A NOTE TO USERS OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES. Your Personal Data may be processed in the country in which it was collected and in other countries, including the United States, where laws regarding processing of Personal Data may be less stringent than the laws in your country.
  4. TYPES OF DATA ARDEA BIOSCIENCES COLLECTS. Ardea Biosciences collects Personal Data and Anonymous Data from you when you visit the Site or when you send Ardea Biosciences information or communications. "Personal Data" means data that allows someone to identify or contact you, including, for example, your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, as well as any other non-public information about you that is associated with or linked to any of the foregoing data. "Anonymous Data" means data that is not associated with or linked to your Personal Data; Anonymous Data does not permit the identification of individual persons. Ardea Biosciences collects Personal Data and Anonymous Data, as described below.
    • Personal Data You Provide to Ardea Biosciences. Ardea Biosciences collects Personal Data that you submit voluntarily. When you request to receive information about Ardea Biosciences, Ardea Biosciences will collect the information that is contained in your e-mail or that you enter into the respective request form on the Site and the fact that you are interested in receiving information about Ardea Biosciences. When you contact Ardea Biosciences by sending an e-mail, Ardea Biosciences will collect any information that is contained in your e-mail, including, without limitation, any attachments that you sent to Ardea Biosciences. When you submit information to Ardea Biosciences about your employment history, resume, publications lists or other Personal Data in connection with applying for employment at Ardea Biosciences, Ardea Biosciences may use this information for purposes of determining your qualifications and may contact third parties to verify its validity.
    • Personal Data Collected via Technology. To make the Site more useful to you, Ardea Biosciences' servers (which may be hosted by a third-party service provider) may collect Personal Data from you, including browser type, operating system, Internet Protocol (IP) address (a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the internet, which may vary from session to session), domain name, and/or a date/time stamp for your visit. Ardea Biosciences also uses Cookies (as defined below) and navigational data like Uniform Resource Locators (URL) to gather information regarding the date and time of your visit and the information for which you searched and which you viewed. "Cookies" are small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer's hard drive while you are viewing a web site. Ardea Biosciences may use both session Cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent Cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience on the Site. Persistent Cookies can be removed by following internet browser help file directions. If you choose to disable Cookies, some areas of the Site may not work properly.
    • General Use. In general, Personal Data you submit to Ardea Biosciences is used either to respond to requests that you make, or to aid Ardea Biosciences in serving you better. Ardea Biosciences uses your Personal Data in the following ways: to provide you with periodic mailings about products, services, and news; and to respond to your inquiries related to employment opportunities or other request.
    • Creation of Anonymous Data. Ardea Biosciences may create Anonymous Data records from Personal Data by excluding information (such as your name) that makes the data personally identifiable to you. Ardea Biosciences may use this Anonymous Data to analyze request and usage patterns so that it may improve Site navigation. Ardea Biosciences reserves the right to use and disclose Anonymous Data to Third-Party Companies in its discretion.
    • Feedback. If you provide feedback on any of Ardea Biosciences' products or related services to Ardea Biosciences, it may use such feedback for any purpose, provided it does not associate such feedback with your Personal Data. Ardea Biosciences will collect any information contained in such communication and will treat the Personal Data in such communication in accordance with this Privacy Policy.
    • Affiliates. Ardea Biosciences may at some point have a parent company, subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under a common control (collectively, "Affiliates"). Ardea Biosciences may share some or all of your Personal Data with these Affiliates, in which case Ardea Biosciences will require its Affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy. If another company acquires Ardea Biosciences or its assets, that company will possess the Personal Data collected by it and Ardea Biosciences and will assume the rights and obligations regarding your Personal Data as described in this Privacy Policy.
    • Other Disclosures. Regardless of any choices you make regarding your Personal Data (as described below), Ardea Biosciences may disclose Personal Data if it believes in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to (a) comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas or warrants served on Ardea Biosciences; or (b) protect or defend the rights or property of Ardea Biosciences, the visitors of the Site, the Ardea Biosciences customers, or third parties.
    • Personal and/or Anonymous Data Collected by Third Parties. Ardea Biosciences may receive Personal and/or Anonymous Data about you from other sources, including via telephone or fax. Ardea Biosciences may add this information to the information it has already collected from you via the Site.
    • Disclosure to Third-Party Service Providers. Except as otherwise stated in this policy, Ardea Biosciences does not generally sell, trade, share, or rent the Personal Data collected from its services to other entities. However, Ardea Biosciences may share your Personal Data with third-party service providers to enable such third-party service providers to provide services to Ardea Biosciences or for Ardea Biosciences. These third-party service providers do not have any independent right to use your Personal Data other than to provide the services requested by Ardea Biosciences. You expressly consent to the sharing of your Personal Data with Ardea Biosciences' contractors and other service providers for the sole purpose of providing services to you.
    • Links to Other Sites. The Site may contain links to other web sites that are not owned or controlled by Ardea Biosciences. The provision of such links is for your convenience and does not signify Ardea Biosciences' endorsement of such web sites or locations or their content. Ardea Biosciences has no control over, does not review and is not responsible for the privacy policies of or content displayed on such other web sites. Please be aware that the terms of this Ardea Biosciences Privacy Policy do not apply to any outside web sites.
    • Choices. Ardea Biosciences offers you choices regarding the collection, use, and sharing of your Personal Data. Ardea Biosciences may periodically send you promotional communications (including e-mail and postal mail). When you receive promotional e-mails from Ardea Biosciences, you may indicate a preference to stop receiving further promotional e-mails from Ardea Biosciences and you will have the opportunity to "opt out" by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the e-mail you receive, by editing your e-mail notification preferences on the Site, or by contacting Ardea Biosciences directly (please see contact information below). Should you decide to opt out of receiving future mailings, Ardea Biosciences may share your e-mail address with third parties to ensure that you do not receive further communications from third parties. Despite your indicated e-mail preferences, Ardea Biosciences may send you nonpromotional emails, including notices of any updates to its Terms of Use or Privacy Policy.
    • Changes to Personal Data. You may change your Personal Data in your "careers" account by editing your profile within the Site or by sending an e-mail to Ardea Biosciences at the e-mail address set forth below. You may request deletion of your Personal Data in your career account, but please note that Ardea Biosciences may be required (by law or otherwise) to keep this information and not delete it (or to keep this information for a certain time, in which case Ardea Biosciences will comply with your deletion request only after it has fulfilled such requirements). When Ardea Biosciences deletes any information, it will be deleted from the active database, but may remain in Ardea Biosciences' archives.
  9. SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA. Ardea Biosciences is committed to protecting the security of your Personal Data. Ardea Biosciences uses a variety of industry-standard security technologies and procedures to help protect your Personal Data from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Ardea Biosciences also requires you to enter a password to access your account information on its career site. Please do not disclose your account password to unauthorized people. Despite these measures, you should know that Ardea Biosciences cannot fully eliminate security risks associated with Personal Data and mistakes may happen.
  10. CONTACT INFORMATION. Ardea Biosciences welcomes your comments or questions regarding this Privacy Policy. Please contact Ardea Biosciences at or at the following address or phone number:

    Ardea Biosciences, Inc.
    4939 Directors Place
    San Diego, CA 92121
    Phone: (858) 652-6500
  11. COMPLIANCE. If you believe that Ardea Biosciences has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Ardea Biosciences by e-mail at Ardea Biosciences will do its best to address your concerns. If you feel that your complaint has been addressed incompletely, please let Ardea Biosciences know for further investigation.
  12. CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY. This Privacy Policy is subject to occasional revision, and if Ardea Biosciences makes any substantial changes in the way it uses your Personal Data, it will notify you by posting prominently notice of the changes on the Site. Any material changes to this Privacy Policy will be effective thirty (30) calendar days following Ardea Biosciences’ posting of notice of the changes on the Site. These changes will be effective immediately for new users of the Site. In any event, changes to this Privacy Policy may affect Ardea Biosciences’ use of Personal Data that you provided prior to Ardea Biosciences’ notification to you of the changes. If you do not wish to permit changes in Ardea Biosciences’ use of your Personal Data, you must notify Ardea Biosciences prior to the effective date of the changes that you wish to deactivate your account with Ardea Biosciences. Continued use of the Site following notice of such changes shall indicate your acknowledgement of such changes and agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions of such changes.

This Privacy Policy was last revised in March 2010.