This privacy statement (“Privacy Policy”) sets forth how IDERA PHARMACEUTICALS, Inc. (“IDERA,” “we,” “us”) collects, uses, and handles personal information as a visitor (“you”) interacting with us online through the IDERA website (the “Website”).
We urge you to read this Privacy Policy to learn more about the policies and practices IDERA has developed to safeguard personal information, to manage our relationships with the third parties who may have access to personal information, and to comply with applicable data-protection laws. You will also find information about how to contact us regarding this Privacy Policy.
IDERA reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time by posting a new privacy statement at this location. Therefore, you are responsible for periodically checking the Privacy Policy for changes. Your use of the Website is governed at all times by the IDERA Terms of Use.


Personal Information. Generally, you can access and view the Website without disclosing any information that directly identifies you. We do not obtain personal information, which, for the purposes of the Privacy Policy includes any information that can be readily linked back to you as an individual (e.g., name, address, email address, etc.)  when you visit our Website unless you choose voluntarily to provide such information. Some areas of our Website may request or require contact or other information, which you may choose to provide if you wish to do so. We do not share your information with any third party without your consent, except to the limited extent described below under “Use of Collected Information.”

Website Usage. IDERA’s website is hosted by a third-party company and thus any information shared with us is necessarily shared with our website hosting service.  However, this third party is contractually obligated not to use any personal information submitted through our website other than to provide services to us. IDERA, or IDERA-authorized service providers, may observe your activities, preferences, and transactional data (such as your IP address and browser type) relating to your use of this Website. While we may collect or log this information, we generally do not use this information to identify you or match this information with your other personal information. We may use this collected or logged information to diagnose website technical or security problems, to facilitate your use of the site, or to track aggregate traffic patterns throughout this Website.

Recruitment and Job Applications. Using direct submission through the Website or by way of separate email, you may provide us with personal information, such as that contained on a résumé or a curriculum vitae, in connection with a job application or inquiry. We may use this information throughout IDERA (worldwide) for the purpose of employment consideration or your inquiry. We may keep your information on file for future consideration.

Non-Public Areas. We may ask you to provide personal information through a registration form before providing you access to restricted areas of the Website. Regardless of any other provision of this Privacy Policy, we may permanently store any personal information provided by you via such registration form, which allows us to monitor and control access to these restricted portions of the Website.

Children. The Website content and services are intended for users over the age of 18. The Website is not designed to attract child users. If we learn that an under-18 user has volunteered personally identifying and/or health-related personal information on the Website, or that a provider has volunteered information about a patient who is identified as younger than 18, we will delete such information from our active databases, unless we have consent of the parent or guardian to keep such information. Because we do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under 18, we do not use or disclose such information to third parties.


Online Data Collection. When you use the Website, third party services we authorize, including Google Analytics and online advertising services, collect data about you and your online activities using cookies and similar technologies. This data may include personal information, for example, your location when you access our Website, the type of device, operating system, and browser you use, and the sites you visit before and after our Website. We do not receive IP address or mobile device identifiers that may be known to the service provider.

We use this information for analytics purposes to create statistical reports about, for example, new and returning visitors to our Website, the pages they access, the websites they visited before and after our Website, general geographic location, the dates and times of their visits, and Website pages accessed. These reports help us understand how our Website is used and performs. We do not use any of this information to directly identify visitors.

We also use this information to deliver marketing messages to relevant users by means of third party online advertising services that direct ad placement and provide ad response analytics.

The data analytics and online advertising providers may combine and use data collected through your use of our Website with data they collect over time and across different websites for their own purposes. You can learn about how Google collects and processes data at You can learn about the controls Google offers to manage the collection and use of your information at  We recommend that you review these other entities’ privacy policies or notices at the links provided above.

How You Can Manage Online Data Collection.  You can restrict the use of cookies and other internet technologies to track and log data about your online activity and to deliver personalized advertisements to you by:

  • Managing the settings on your browser and device to limit how your content information and preferences are stored. See for information.
  • Communicating directly with third parties that we may authorize to collect data on our Website as explained at:
  • Purchasing a utility from an independent software provider that you install on your computer browsers to limit tracking of your browsing activity;
  • Visiting to learn more about personalized advertising and how to opt-out of personalized advertising on your web browser and mobile applications by companies participating in the Digital Advertising Alliance

If you restrict the use of cookies and other technologies, some of our services cannot be fully utilized.  If you chose to restrict personalized advertising, you will still receive ads, but they will not be personalized based on your browsing activity.

Our Website does not respond to Do Not Track signals.


No Sale of Personal Information.  We do not sell your personal information to any third party.  As explained below, we may provide access to your personal information to companies affiliated with Idera and service providers and other third parties in connection with our business purposes.

Certain Third-Party Transactions. We may disclose your voluntarily provided personal information to third parties we engage to provide services that involve data processing on our behalf.

Business Transaction. If IDERA should decide to buy, sell, reorganize, or restructure some part or all of its business, IDERA may be required to disclose your voluntarily provided personal information to prospective or actual purchasers or receive personal information from sellers. It is IDERA’s practice to seek appropriate protection for information disclosed or received in these types of transactions.

As Required by Law and Other Extraordinary Disclosures. IDERA may be required to disclose your personal information if it: (a) believes it is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process (such as a court order, subpoena, search warrant, etc.) or other legal requirements of any governmental authority; (b) would be used to assert or defend our legal rights; (c) is otherwise necessary to protect our rights or property; or (d) is necessary to protect the interest of other users of our Website.


Various states and jurisdictions provide rights related to your personal information, including the European General Data Protection Regulation and the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018.  IDERA has evaluated these laws and determined that they do not cover our interactions with you on the Website at this time.  Should you have any questions about IDERA’s privacy practices as they relate to these or other laws please contact us at the address provided below in “Contacting Idera”.


We prefer that your personal information remains as secure as reasonably possible. This Website has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alternation of the information under our control including:

  • Data security. We employ various physical, electronic, and procedural measures designed to provide personal information with reasonable protection possible from loss, misuse, or unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction.   We use commercially reasonable organizational and technical measures to comply with the provisions of this Privacy Policy.  Although we make reasonable efforts to protect information from unauthorized use, access, or alteration, we cannot and do not guarantee the security of all information and there is always a risk inherent in the electronic communication of information (including without limitation from unauthorized entry or use, telecommunication issues, hardware or software failure, and other factors).
  • Data encryption. We use encryption practices to help ensure the integrity and privacy of some of the personal information you provide to us. Personal information that is collected or displayed through any IDERA website is protected in transit by encryption processes that meet or exceed applicable regulatory standards.
    This Website has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alternation of the information under our control. However, it is not possible, and we do not guarantee the security or integrity of information you disclose online from an unauthorized third party could compromise your data.


This Website may contain links to third-party sites; however, please be aware that IDERA is not responsible for and cannot control the privacy practices of these other sites. Additionally, IDERA’s website and content may be accessed from a variety of third party sources, such as Facebook, and IDERA does not control the data security of such sites.  We encourage you to read the privacy policies for these other sites prior to using such sites, as they may differ from ours.


If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the Terms of Use, the practices of this Website, or your dealings with this Website, you can contact

Last Updated: May 2020