Privacy Policy

Last Updated 1/9/2020 

At Taconic Biosciences, Inc. ("Taconic"), we are committed to protecting your privacy and data, making it easier and more efficient for individuals and businesses to interact with us. We recognize that it is critical for individuals and businesses to be confident that their privacy is protected when they visit You can travel through most of without giving us any information about yourself. Sometimes we do need information to provide products or services that you request, and this commitment of privacy explains our online information practices.



A cookie is a unique text file stored on your computer by your web browser. These text files are used as a means of distinguishing among users of a website. A cookie will not include personal information, unless you have volunteered that information. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. For example, if you personalize pages on our websites, or register for a service, a cookie helps us to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. When you return to the website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved from the cookie file, allowing you to easily use customized features.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer (or delete cookies already present). For more information about cookies, including how to set your internet browser to restrict, block or delete cookies, please go to If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully interact with

Below is a detailed list of the cookies we use on our Website. Our Website is scanned with our cookie scanning tool regularly to maintain a list as accurate as possible. We classify cookies in the following categories:

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies
  • Performance Cookies
  • Functional Cookies
  • Targeting Cookies

You can opt-out of each cookie category (except strictly necessary cookies) by clicking on the "cookie settings" button below:

Cookie List

A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website – when visited by a user – asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your language preference or login information. Those cookies are set by us and called first-party cookies. We also use third-party cookies – which are cookies from a domain different than the domain of the website you are visiting – for our advertising and marketing efforts. More specifically, we use cookies and other tracking technologies for the following purposes:

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Cookie SubgroupCookiesCookies usedLifespan
info.taconic.com__cfruidFirst PartySession
my.taconic.comBIGipServerpool_tac_ebs_myprd, oracle.uix, JSESSIONIDFirst PartySession, 365 days, Session
www.taconic.comliveagent_vc, liveagent_ptid, liveagent_sid, liveagent_oref, ___utmvxxxxxxxxxxxxxxFirst Party365 days, 365 days, Session,365 days, a few seconds
taconic.comincap_ses_*, OptanonConsent, visid_incap_XXXXXX, OptanonAlertBoxClosed, TACPRDFirst PartySession, 365 days, 365 days, Session
js.hs-scripts.comcf_ob_info, cf_use_obThird Partya few seconds, a few seconds
app.jazz.coAWSELBThird Partya few seconds 
c.la3-c2-ia2.salesforceliveagent.comliveagent_vc, liveagent_oref, X-Salesforce-CHATThird Party365 days, 365 days, Session
etaconic.comvisid_incap_XXXXXX, ___utmvxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, incap_ses_*Third Party364 days, a few seconds, Session
d.la3-c2-ia2.salesforceliveagent.comX-Salesforce-CHAT, liveagent_ptid, liveagent_sid, liveagent_vcThird PartySession, 365 days, Session, 365 days


Sale of Personal Data

Under the California Consumer Privacy Act, you have the right to opt-out of the sale of your personal information to third parties. These cookies collect information for analytics and to personalize your experience with targeted ads. You may exercise your right to opt out of the sale of personal information by using this toggle switch. If you opt out we will not be able to offer you personalised ads and will not hand over your personal information to any third parties. Additionally, you may contact our legal department for further clarification about your rights as a California consumer by using this Exercise My Rights link.

If you have enabled privacy controls on your browser (such as a plugin), we have to take that as a valid request to opt-out. Therefore we would not be able to track your activity through the web. This may affect our ability to personalize ads according to your preferences.

  • Performance Cookies

    These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

    Cookie SubgroupCookiesCookies UsedLifespan
    www.taconic.com_hjIncludedInPageviewSample, _hjIncludedInSessionSampleFirst Partya few seconds, a few seconds
    info.taconic.comhs_ab_testFirst PartySession

    _gat_UA-, _hjid, _gclxxxx, _hjFirstSeen, _hjTLDTest, _hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress, _gid, _ga, _fbp, __hstc,

    hubspotutk, __hssrc, __hssc

    First Partya few seconds, 365 days, 90 days, a few seconds, Session, a few seconds, 1 day, a few seconds

    _hjid, _gat_UA-, _gclxxxx, _hjTLDTest, _gid, _hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress, _ga, _hjFirstSeenThird Party365 days, a few seconds, 90 days, Session, 1 day, a few seconds, 730 days, 1 day
    app.jazz.coexternal_referrer_urlThird Party1 day
    _hjIncludedInPageviewSample, _hjIncludedInSessionSampleThird Partya few seconds, a few seconds
    www.transnetyx.com_hjIncludedInPageviewSample, _hjIncludedInSessionSampleThird Partya few seconds, a few seconds
  • Targeting Cookies

These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

Cookie SubgroupCookiesCookies usedLifespan fbp   hstc,  hubspotutk,  hssrc,  hsscFirst Party 90 days, 390 days, 390 days, Session, a few seconds
ads.linkedin.comlangThird PartySession
linkedin.combcookie, lang, li_gc, AnalyticsSyncHistory, UserMatchHistory, lidcThird Party731 days, Session, 727 days, 30 days, 30 days, 1 day
youtube.comVISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, YSC, CONSENTThird Party180 days, Session, 6042 days
doubleclick.nettest_cookieThird Partya few seconds
google.com_GRECAPTCHAThird Party180 days Third PartySession
www.linkedin.combscookieThird Party731 days


Collection of Personal Information

Taconic does not collect any personal information about you unless you provide that information voluntarily by filling out a form, sending an email, placing an order, applying for an employment opportunity, or accessing your account.

Disclosure of Information Collected Through

Taconic will only collect personal information through or disclose personal information collected through if you have consented to the collection or disclosure of such personal information. The voluntary disclosure of personal information to Taconic constitutes consent to the collection and disclosure of the information by Taconic for the purposes for which you disclosed the information to Taconic, and to future marketing from Taconic.

However, Taconic may collect or disclose personal information without consent if the collection or disclosure is: (1) necessary to perform the statutory duties of Taconic, or necessary for Taconic to operate a program authorized by law, or authorized by state or federal statute or regulation; (2) made pursuant to a court order or by law; (3) for the purpose of validating your identity; or (4) of information to be used solely for statistical purposes that is in a form that cannot be used to identify any particular person.

Taconic may disclose personal information to federal or state law enforcement authorities to enforce its rights against unauthorized access or attempted unauthorized access to Taconic's information services assets.

Confidentiality and Integrity of Personal Information Collected Through

Taconic is strongly committed to protecting personal information collected through against unauthorized access, use or disclosure, and Taconic does not sell any of the gathered information to third parties. Consequently, Taconic limits employee access to personal information collected through to only those employees who need access to the information in the performance of their official duties. Employees who have access to this information follow appropriate procedures in connection with any disclosures of personal information.

Additionally, Taconic has implemented procedures to safeguard the integrity of its information technology assets, including, but not limited to, authentication, authorization, monitoring, auditing, and encryption. These security procedures have been integrated into the design, implementation, and day-to-day operations of as part of our continuing commitment to the security of electronic content as well as the electronic transmission of information.

For website security purposes and to maintain the availability of for all users, Taconic employs software to monitor traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise damage

Sharing of Your Personal Information

Some Taconic products and/or services may be co-branded or offered in conjunction with another company. If you inquire about or use such products and/or services, both Taconic and the other company may receive information collected in conjunction with your inquiry and/or use. Taconic does not sell any personal information.

Information Collected When You email or Complete a Transaction

During your visit to you may send an email to Taconic. Your email address and the contents of your message will be collected. The information collected is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video, and graphic information formats included in the message. Your email address and the information included in your message will be used to:

  • respond to you
  • address issues you identify
  • improve this website,, and other Taconic sub-domains
  • notify you about updates, services, special events, or activities offered by Taconic and/or ask for your participation in surveys

If you choose not to receive email or other means of communication from Taconic, and would prefer not to in the future, send your request to Taconic's Privacy Officer.

Data Processing by Visiting Our Website(s)

During your visit to you may complete a transaction such as filling out our contact form(s), initiating an order, applying for an employment opportunity, registering for a webinar, or requesting literature. The information collected by Taconic, including personal information volunteered by you in completing the transaction, is used by Taconic and may be disclosed by Taconic for those purposes that may be reasonably ascertained from the nature and terms of the transaction in which the information was submitted.

When you visit our website, it is technically necessary that data is transmitted to our web server via your web browser. The following data is logged between your web browser and our web server:

  • Domain visited
  • Date and time of request
  • Page requested
  • Access status (file transferred, file not found, etc.)
  • Web browser and operating system used
  • IP address of the requesting computer
  • Amount of data transferred

We collect the listed data to ensure a smooth connection to the website and to enable comfortable use of our website by visitors. In addition, the log file(s) enables the evaluation of system security and stability.

Collection and Use of Children's Personal Information

Taconic does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13 or create profiles of children under the age of 13. Users are cautioned, however, that the collection of personal information submitted in an email will be treated as though it was submitted by an adult, and may, unless exempted from access by federal or State law, be subject to public access.

Contact Form(s) / Contact by Email / Live Chat

If you send us inquiries via our contact forms, email, or live chat, your details from the inquiry form or email, including the contact data you have provided there, will be stored for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We will not share this data without your consent, however if you have inquired about a co-branded product and/or service consent to your data being provided to Taconic's partner is implied. Your data will be deleted following expiration of the relevant legal retention periods (e.g. to comply with commercial or tax laws).

Application Form

You have the possibility to register for job application purposes on our website and thus create a user profile. We collect and use the following personal data during registration and setup:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • User's email address
  • Date and time of registration

In addition, voluntary information can be provided (e.g. telephone number etc.). Mandatory data provided for the purpose of registration are marked with an asterisk in the input mask as a mandatory field. With your user account you will have the possibility to search for and apply for jobs at Taconic. Your data will be deleted as soon as the user account on our website is deleted and if no legal storage obligations exist. You can usually change and/or delete your user account, including the data you have provided, directly in your user account after logging in or by sending a message to the Human Resources Department at


Our websites use HubSpot, a marketing automation tool that allows us to accept forms and respond to our users with the content they request. HubSpot uses cookies to help gauge the interest of our users, make repetitive tasks easier, serve personalized content, and facilitate our marketing. You consent to accepting HubSpot cookies when you visit our site. To reject cookies from HubSpot you can turn them off in your web browser. You can opt-out from receiving marketing email from us by un-subscribing at this link, or by following the links at the bottom of any of our marketing emails you may receive.


If you would like to receive our email "newsletter" (Taconic Insights) we need your name and email address as mandatory information.

When registering for the newsletter, in addition to the email address required for sending the newsletter, we store the IP address via which you have registered for the newsletter as well as the date and time of registration so that we can trace any possible misuse or issues at a later point in time.

You can cancel the newsletter at any time via the unsubscribe link inserted in each newsletter. After your cancellation, your email address will be deleted from our newsletter distribution list immediately.

Google Analytics

Our websites use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. We use Google Analytics only with IP anonymization enabled. This means that Google will reduce the IP address of users within Member States of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, which may exclude any personal relationship. You can prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at


Our website uses the web analysis tool Hotjar. This tool traces movements on our website, such as how far a user scrolls, which buttons a user clicks and how often, screen size of the device, device type, browser used, and geographical location (country only). Analysis of this information allows us to improve the functionality of our website making it more user friendly and easier for end users to use. Areas of our websites in which your personal data is displayed is automatically hidden by Hotjar and is not traceable, and IP addresses are stored and processed anonymously. Hotjar uses various third-party services such as Google Analytics and Optimizely. It may therefore be the case that these third-party services collect data that is transmitted by your browser within the framework of website inquiries. These may be cookies or your IP address, for example, and any such processing is used for optimization of our website and marketing purposes. You can prevent Hotjar from collecting your data at any time by going to its opt-out page at and disabling Hotjar.

JW Player

Certain pages on may contain video content that is served from our third party provider JW Player. The JW Player technology collects anonymous usage and tracking data to improve their service and provide reporting. You may read their privacy policy here.

Social Media Plug-ins With 2-Click Solution

We use social media plug-ins on our website. We use the so-called two-click solution. This means that when you visit our site, no personal data is initially transmitted to the providers of the plug-ins. We offer you the possibility to communicate directly with the social media site via the plug-in. Only if you click on a social media button and thereby activate it will the plug-in provider receive any information that you have accessed on the Taconic website. In addition, further data, e.g. your IP address, will be transmitted and stored by the plug-in provider. Please refer to the individual plug-in providers privacy policy for more information.

The respective plug-in providers with their data protection information:

Access to And Correction of Personal Information Collected Through

You may submit a request to Taconic to determine whether personal information pertaining to you has been collected through Any such request shall be made in writing and must be accompanied by reasonable proof of identity of the user. Reasonable proof of identity may include verification of a signature, inclusion of an identifier generally known only to you, or similar appropriate identification. Submit your request to:

Privacy Officer
Taconic Biosciences, Inc.
273 Hover Ave.
Germantown, NY 12526
Attention: Privacy

Data Protection Officer

Taconic will undertake reasonable steps to permit you to correct, amend, or delete your information demonstrated to be inaccurate or incomplete.

Retention of Information Collected Through This Website

The information collected through is retained by Taconic as determined by relevant legal retention periods. This information is used for billing purposes, to fill customer's orders, marketing, and to analyze trends.

Links Within provides links to third parties as a convenience in locating relevant information and services. Taconic does not take any responsibility for the content, the accuracy of the information and/or quality of products or services provided by or advertised on these third-party websites.

User's Responsibility

While we are committed to protecting your privacy and making it easier and more efficient for individuals and businesses to interact with us, Taconic cannot and does not guarantee absolute privacy. You are responsible for maintaining and protecting the confidentiality of any password we may issue and are liable for any harm resulting from disclosing or allowing disclosure of any password.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

Taconic will occasionally update this privacy policy to reflect changes in our practices. When changes are made to this Policy, we will revise the "last updated" date at the top of this page. We encourage you to periodically review this policy to be informed of how Taconic is protecting your information.


The information provided in this privacy policy should not be construed as giving business, legal, or other advice, or warranting as fail proof, the security of information provided through

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