Privacy Policy

Website Privacy Policy
Last Updated
: May 10, 2024
This Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) describes how Sydnexis, Inc., on behalf of its affiliates and subsidiaries (collectively, “Sydnexis,” “us,” “we,” or “our”) collects, uses, and shares personal information in connection with our website located at and any other websites and platforms operated by Sydnexis that link to this Privacy Policy (collectively, the “Site”), and our related services, events, social media pages, and email and other electronic communications (collectively, and together with the Site, the “Services”).  This Privacy Policy does not apply to personal information processed in connection with our clinical trials or other research studies. Individuals involved in clinical trials or research studies should refer to the informed consent form or other policies presented as part of the clinical trial or study. Sydnexis reserves the right, at any time, to modify this Privacy Policy.  If we make revisions that change the way we collect, use, or share personal information, we will post those changes in this Privacy Policy and update the “last updated” date.  You should review this Privacy Policy periodically so that you keep up to date on our most current policies and practices. Your continued use of the Site following posting of changes constitutes your acknowledgement of such changes.

Personal Information You Provide.
We collect personal information when you provide it to us, such as name and email address. We also collect the information associated with your requests or inquiries, and any feedback you provide when you communicate with us.  Information from Third Parties. We may obtain personal information about you from third parties, such as social media platforms and other public sources, third parties that help us advertise our Site and services, event co-sponsors, and other third parties. Like many online services, we use the following technologies to facilitate some of our automatic data collection:Cookies, which are text files that websites store on a visitor’s device to uniquely identify the visitor’s browser or to store information or settings in the browser for the purpose of helping you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, enabling functionality, helping us understand user activity and patterns, and facilitating online advertising.Web beacons, also known as pixel tags or clear GIFs, which are typically used to demonstrate that a webpage or email was accessed or opened, or that certain content was viewed or clicked, typically to compile statistics about usage of websites and the success of marketing campaigns. Local storage, which is used to save data on a visitor’s device. We may use data from local storage to, for example, turn on web navigation, store multimedia preferences, customize what we show you based on your past interactions with our Site, and remember your preferences. Session-replay technologies, which are third-party software programs that we may use on the Site to record a video replay of user’s interactions with the Site. The video replay may include users’ clicks, mouse movements, scrolls, typing, and other activity taken during the session. We use these replays for research and development purposes, such as to help us troubleshoot problems with the Site, understand how users interact with and use the Site, and identify areas for improvement. Referrals. Users of the Services may have the opportunity to refer colleagues or other contacts to us and share their contact information with us. Please do not refer someone to us or share their contact information with us unless you have their permission to do so. Certain laws require separate privacy notices or are exempt from general personal information privacy policy disclosure requirements. Such laws include health or medical information, including deidentified patient information, covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), Confidentiality of Medical Information Act, or clinical trial data subject to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects, also known as the Common Rule. As mentioned at the beginning of this Privacy Policy, we may notify you separately according to those laws if any of our collection, use, or sharing of personal information falls under any of those laws.

USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION: Sydnexis may use personal information for the purposes set forth below and as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy or at the time of collection.To Provide the Services.  Our primary purpose for collecting personal information is to provide the Site, provide the services that you request, and to operate our business. This could include personalizing your experience on or with the Services, communicating with you (providing notices and responding to any requests or inquiries), providing maintenance and support, or to fulfill any other purpose for which you provide personal information. Direct Marketing.  We use personal information to deliver Sydnexis-related or other direct marketing communications as permitted by law, including materials or information about Myopia, the Start Study, and devices, products, and services from us and our business partners that are relevant to your interests.  Behavioral-Based Advertising. We work with third-party advertising companies and social media companies to help us advertise our Site and to display ads for our services. These companies may use cookies and similar technologies to collect information about you (including the Internet and Network Activity described above) over time across our Site and other websites and services or your interaction with our emails, and use that information to serve ads that they think will interest you. In addition, some of these companies may use hashed customer lists that we share with them to deliver ads to you and to similar users on their platforms. You can learn more about your choices for limiting behavioral-based advertising in the “YOUR CHOICES” section below. Compliance, Fraud Prevention, and Safety. We may use personal information and disclose it to law enforcement, government authorities, and private parties as we believe necessary or appropriate to: (a) maintain the safety, security, and integrity of the Services, business, databases, and other technology assets; (b) protect our, your, or others’ rights, privacy, safety or property (including by making and defending legal claims); (c) audit our internal processes for compliance with legal and contractual requirements and internal policies; (d) enforce the terms and conditions that govern the Site, product, or services, as applicable; and (e) prevent, identify, investigate, and deter fraudulent, harmful, unauthorized, unethical or illegal activity, including cyberattacks and identity theft. We will also use personal information as we believe necessary or appropriate to comply with applicable laws, lawful requests, and legal process, such as to respond to subpoenas or requests from government authorities.With Your Consent. We will use or disclose your personal information in accordance with your prior direction or, in some cases, we may specifically ask you for your consent to collect, use, or share your personal information, such as when required by law.

SHARING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION: In addition to the specific situations discussed elsewhere in this Privacy Policy or at the time of collection, Sydnexis may share your personal information in the following circumstances: Related Companies. We may share your personal information with our affiliates, subsidiaries, and other related companies. Service Providers. We may share your personal information with third parties who perform services on our behalf that are necessary for the orderly operation of our business. For example, we work with service providers that help us perform website hosting, maintenance services, database management, analytics, marketing, customer relationship management, finances, and other purposes. Advertising Partners. We may also share personal information with third parties who we partner with for advertising campaigns or that collect information about your activity on the Services for the purposes described in the “Behavioral-Based Advertising” section above. Law Enforcement, Government Authorities, and Private Parties. Under certain circumstances, we may be required to disclose personal information to law enforcement, government authorities, and other parties if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g., a court or a government agency). We may also disclose personal information in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a legal obligation or for the purposes described above in the section titled “Compliance, Fraud Prevention, and Safety.”Business Transaction Participants. We may disclose personal information to third parties in connection with any business transaction (or potential transaction) involving a merger, acquisition, sale of shares or assets, financing, consolidation, reorganization, divestiture, or dissolution of all or a portion of our business (including in connection with a bankruptcy or similar proceedings).

SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION: No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is fully secure.  While we use reasonable efforts to protect your personal information from the risks presented by unauthorized access or acquisition, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information. YOUR CHOICES You can make the following choices regarding your personal information:Marketing Emails. You may opt-out of marketing-related emails by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the email or by contacting us as described below. Cookies. Most browsers let you remove and/or stop accepting cookies from the websites you visit. To do this, follow the instructions in your browser’s settings. Many browsers accept cookies by default until you change your settings. If you do not accept cookies, however, you may not be able to use all functionality of the Site and it may not work properly. For more information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your browser and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.orgAnalytics. We use Google Analytics to help us analyze how our website properties are being accessed and used. You can learn more about Google Analytics cookies by clicking here and about how Google protects your data by clicking here. To opt-out of Google Analytics, you can download and install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on, available hereAdvertising Choices. You can limit the use of your information for behavioral-based advertising by blocking third-party cookies in your browser settings, using browser plug-ins/extensions, or using your mobile device settings to limit the use of the advertising ID associated with your mobile device. You can also opt out of interest-based ads from companies participating in the following industry opt-out programs by visiting the linked websites: the Network Advertising Initiative ( and the Digital Advertising Alliance ( Some of the companies we work with may offer their own opt-out mechanisms. For example, you can learn more about how Google uses cookies for advertising purposes by clicking here and opt-out of ad personalization by Google by clicking here. Many of the opt-out preferences described in this section must be set on each device or browser for which you want them to apply. Please note that some of the advertising companies we work with may not participate in the opt-out mechanisms described above, so even after opting-out, you may still receive interest-based advertisements from other companies. If you opt-out of interest-based advertisements, you will still see advertisements online but they may be less relevant to you.Do Not Track. Some browsers may be configured to send “Do Not Track” signals to the online services that you visit. The Site currently does not respond to “Do Not Track” or similar signals. To find out more about “Do Not Track,” please visit http://www.allaboutdnt.comYour Rights Regarding Your Personal Data. Please note that in many circumstances, we cannot effectively do business with you without processing some personal data about you (e.g., your contact information).  You may have a right under your area’s data protection law to the following rights with respect to some or all of your personal data: to request access to your personal data; to request that we rectify or erase your personal data; to request that we restrict or block the processing of your personal data; this includes the right to opt out of solicitations; to provide your Personal Data directly to another, i.e., a right to data portability;when we previously obtained your consent, to withdraw consent to processing; and to lodge a complaint with the data protection authority in your area. You can make a request with respect to your Personal Data by  emailing us at How long your personal information will be retained. We generally retain personal information for as long as needed for the specific purpose or purposes for which it was collected.  In some cases, we may be required to retain personal information for a longer period of time by law or for other necessary business purposes.  Whenever possible, we aim to anonymize the information or remove unnecessary identifiers from records that we may need to keep for periods beyond the specified retention period.

INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS OF PERSONAL INFORMATION: Sydnexis is based in the United States, and we have service providers in the United States and potentially other countries. Your personal information may be collected, used, and stored in these countries or other locations outside of your home country. Privacy laws in the locations where we handle your personal information may not be as protective as the privacy laws in your home country. By providing your personal information, where applicable law permits, you specifically and expressly consent to such transfer and processing and the collection, use, and disclosure set forth herein.

OTHER SITES AND SERVICES: The Services may contain links to other websites and online services operated by third parties. These links are not an endorsement of, or representation that we are affiliated with, any third party. In addition, our content may be included on web pages or online services that are not associated with us. We do not control third party websites or online services, and we are not responsible for their actions. Other websites and services follow different rules regarding the collection, use, and sharing of your personal information. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of the other websites and online services you use.

RESIDENTS OF CALIFORNIA (SHINE THE LIGHT LAW): Under California Civil Code sections 1798.83-1798.84, California residents who have an established business relationship with Sydnexis are entitled to ask us for a notice describing what categories of personal information we share with third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit your request to the email address listed at the end of this Privacy Policy with “Shine the Light” in the subject line.

RESIDENTS OF NEVADA: Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 603A allows Nevada residents to opt-out of the “sale” of certain types of personal information. Subject to several exceptions, Nevada law defines “sale” to mean the exchange of certain types of personal information for monetary consideration to another person. If you are a Nevada resident who wishes to exercise your “sale” opt-out rights, you may submit a request to us using the contact information listed at the end of this Privacy Policy.

CONTACTING US: If you have any questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy or any other privacy or security issue, please contact us at

Sydnexis may use and disclose online usage data about you collected automatically through online tracking technologies such as cookies, pixels, and web beacons (collectively, "cookies"). We use this data for multiple purposes, including for online targeted advertising (advertisements based on your interests inferred from your activity across other unaffiliated sites and services) and website analytics purposes, as well as to personalize content, save your preferences, provide social media features, and track the site’s performance, as further described in the "Cookies and similar tracking and data collection technologies" section of our Privacy Notice. We retain this data for as long as necessary to fulfill these purposes or as needed to comply with our record retention obligations. We do not sell your data, but we may disclose it to our marketing and advertising partners for purposes of online targeted advertising or for website analytics purposes. To opt out of the use or disclosure of your cookie-based personal data for online targeted advertising or for website analytics purposes, or to otherwise manage your preferences, please click on Cookie Settings below. For additional information on the categories of data we collect, the purposes for their collection, disclosures to third parties, and data retention, please visit our Privacy Notice.