This privacy policy sets out how Vital Therapies, Inc. (VTL) uses and protects any information that you give VTL when you use this website. If you disagree with any part of this Privacy Policy, please do not use this website.

VTL is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

VTL may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page periodically to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from July 23, 2018.

What we collect

We may collect the following information: Information that you submit voluntarily such as your name and job title contact information, your email address and any demographic information. Additional information may be automatically collected from your accessing our website, including the internet protocol (IP) address automatically assigned to your computer when you log on to the internet, your Media Access Control (MAC) address, your computer type, operating system and browser information, the website content you access and when you access it. We generally avoid collecting sensitive personal information such as health data through our website. Where required to comply with all applicable data protection and privacy laws, we will obtain your explicit consent to collect sensitive personal information about you through our website.

Please note that permitted transfers of personal information to third parties may include transfers to a country where the laws provide different protection from your country. In such cases, we will take appropriate measures to ensure adequate data protection in accordance with applicable data protection laws.

Internal record keeping

We may periodically send you emails or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided. From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customize the website according to your interests.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. However, no security measure we take can provide complete protection and you should always take appropriate security measures to protect your personal information including ensuring that you have up-to-date antivirus software.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. A cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to your needs.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers are set to automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This, however, may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such sites, and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
– Whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes. If there is no such box, then please indicate that you wish to “opt out of direct marketing from Vital Therapies”.
– If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at
– We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under applicable data privacy and protection laws. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to: or Vital Therapies, Incorporated, Attn. Marketing Information, 15010 Avenue of Science, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92128.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above addresses. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.