Privacy Notice

Last Updated: February 7, 2020

At AVROBIO, we take privacy and security of personal information very seriously.

This Privacy Notice is intended to make you aware of the types of information we gather from people visiting AVROBIO’s corporate website, (the “Website”) and how we use, transfer, and secure such information.

As used in this Privacy Notice, “AVROBIO,” “we,” “us” and “our” refer to AVROBIO, Inc. and our subsidiaries, joint ventures, and other companies under a common control (“Affiliates”), and “you” or “users” refer to people who visit the Website.

This Privacy Notice is incorporated into and is part of our Terms of Use available at  If you do not want your personal information to be used, stored or transferred in accordance with this Privacy Notice, then you must not use the Website.


    We gather the following types of information about users:

    1. 1.1 Personal Information: Information that is about, or relates to, an identified or identifiable individual, or that can be linked to that individual (such as name and contact information).
    2. 1.2 Aggregate Information: Information that cannot be used to identify an individual (such as frequency of visits to the Website and browser types).  Please note that we may convert Personal Information into Aggregate Information.
    3. 1.3 Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to collect statistical information about how the Website is used. Google Analytics services involve the use of cookies that collect information such as your IP address or other identifiers, browser information, and information about the content you view and interact with to record how you use the Website. These analytics services help us to know how many users we have, which parts of the Website are most popular, what browsers are used (so we can maximize compatibility), the country or region where our users are located, and the demographics and interests of our users. This enables us to better understand who is using the Website and to improve how we present content on the Website.

    For more information about Google Analytics services, please click here. To prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics, please visit

    1. 2.1 Personal Information You Provide Us

      1. 2.1.1 When you use the Website, AVROBIO will collect the Personal Information you provide to AVROBIO, if any, such as your name, home address, personal telephone number, personal e-mail address, company name, company mailing address, company e-mail address and company telephone number. When you sign up for an investor presentation via the Website or when you contact us via e-mail for other information or assistance, we also will collect the Personal Information that you provide us, including the content of your e-mail.
      2. 2.1.2 In the course of applying for a job with AVROBIO through the Website, you may provide certain Personal Information to AVROBIO.  Such Personal Information could include your name, e-mail address, phone number, date of birth, SSN, and government identification numbers, among other identifiers, as well as any other Personal Information you provide on a resume, curriculum vitae or application form.
    2. 2.2 Personal Information Collected AutomaticallyWhen you use the Website, we may automatically collect technical information and information about your visit, including pages you visited, the order in which they were visited, page interaction information (such as the links you “clicked” or the content you viewed or consumed), the type of device you are using, IP address, operating system, header information and browser software. We may collect information that allows us to associate you with your social media or other accounts that you have on other websites.  Further we may collect Personal Information through the use of cookies as described within the “Functions and Use of Cookies” section in this Privacy Notice, or the section regarding Google Analytics above.  Where such information meets the definition of Personal Information, such as IP address, we will treat it as such.
    3. 2.3 How Your Personal Information Is Used
      1. 2.3.1 We may use the Personal Information you provide us to contact you, provide support, operate and improve the Website, and respond to your comments and questions.
      2. 2.3.2 If you apply for employment with AVROBIO through the Website, we may use the Personal Information you provide us to process your job application and contact you.
      3. 2.3.3 Personal Information collected automatically is used for the purpose of improving our Website and services, and to offer more relevant information and content to you.
    1. 3.1 We may share your Personal Information with third party service providers, including cloud services providers, to help us with our business activities such as maintaining the Website.
    2. 3.2 We may share some or all of your Personal Information with our current and future Affiliates, in which case we will require our Affiliates to honor this Privacy Notice.
    3. 3.3 We may share some or all of your Personal Information in connection with or during negotiation of any merger, financing, acquisition or dissolution, transaction or proceeding involving sale, transfer, divestiture, or disclosure of all or a portion of our business or assets. In the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership, Personal Information may also be transferred as a business asset. If another company acquires our company, business or assets, that company will possess the Personal Information collected by us and will assume the rights and obligations regarding your Personal Information as described in this Privacy Notice.3.4 We may also disclose Personal Information if AVROBIO believes in good faith that such disclosure is necessary (i) in connection with any legal investigation; (ii) to comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas or warrants served on AVROBIO; (iii) to protect or defend the rights or property of AVROBIO or users of the Website or services; (iv) to investigate or assist in preventing any violation or potential violation of the law, or this Privacy Notice; or (v) consistent with the contractual obligations of AVROBIO.
    Aggregate Information may be collected when you visit the Website, independent of any information you voluntarily enter.  Additionally, we may use one or more processes to de-identify information that contains Personal Information, such that only Aggregate Information remains.  We may collect, use, store, and transfer Aggregate Information without restriction.
    Access to and use of the Website are not intended for use by anyone younger than the age of 18 and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from individuals younger than the age of 18.  If you have reason to believe that an individual under the age of 18 has provided Personal Information to us outside of the clinical trial context, please contact us.  We will take reasonable steps to investigate and if it is confirmed that we possess Personal Information of an individual under 18 years of age, we will delete the Personal Information.  We may require additional information to confirm that the request is a bona fide request from an appropriate person concerning an individual under the age of 18, as allowed by applicable law.
    1. 6.1 Cookies are small files that are placed on your desktop, notebook or mobile device by a website you visit.  From this we can, for example, recognize whether there has already been a connection between your device and the Website. Cookies may also contain Personal Information.  Some of these cookies are set directly by us (known as “first-party cookies”) and some are set by third parties (“third-party cookies”).
    2. 6.2 You may visit the Website without consenting to the use of cookies. This means that you can refuse such use and delete cookies at any time by making the appropriate settings on your device. This is done as follows:
      1. 6.2.1 Most browsers are pre-set to automatically accept cookies. You can change this setting by activating the setting *do not accept cookies* in your browser.
        You can delete existing cookies at any time. You can find out how this works in detail in the instructions of your browser or device manufacturer.
      2. 6.2.2 Due to the way that cookies work, you must reject or delete the cookies separately for each of your devices and, if you use several browsers, also for each browser.
    3. 6.3 If you decide against the use of cookies, it is possible that not all functions of the Website are available to you or that individual functions are only available to you to a limited extent.
    4. 6.4 We categorize cookies as follows:
      1. 6.4.1 Essential cookies (Type 1).  These cookies are absolutely necessary for the function of the web pages.  For example, if you do not want to accept cookies from our website, we need to set a cookie so that the website will “remember” your choice if you come back to it later.
      2. 6.4.2 Functional cookies (Type 2).  These cookies facilitate the operation and improve the functions of the web pages, but are not essential.
      3. 6.4.3 Performance cookies (Type 3).  Performance cookies are also known as analytical cookies. These cookies collect information about how you use the Website and help us measure the performance of the Website. This enables us to identify which parts of our Website are particularly popular and thus improve the content and layout of the Website. Please also read the section “Analysis of usage data”.
      4. 6.4.4 Third-party functionality cookies (Type 4).  These cookies are set by third parties, e.g. social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+, whose content you can integrate via “social plug-ins” offered on the Website.
        OptanonConsent OptanonAlertBoxClosed indicates that you have closed the cookie banner and should not see it again on subsequent page loads. Type 2 Third Party
        s_cc, s_sq, _ga, _gat, _gid Stores information on how visitors use the Website and helps us to continuously further develop the Website in line with their interests. Type 3 Third Party

        6.5 Some web browsers may be configured to send ‘Do Not Track’ signals to the websites that you visit. There is no consensus among industry participants as to what ‘Do Not Track’ means in this context. Like many websites, the Website does not alter practices when a ‘Do Not Track’ signal is received from a visitor’s browser. To find out more about ‘Do Not Track’, please visit

    AVROBIO is committed to protecting the security of your Personal Information. We use a variety of industry-standard security technologies and procedures to help protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. However, no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. Therefore, while AVROBIO uses reasonable efforts to protect your Personal Information, AVROBIO cannot guarantee its absolute security.
    All users may review, update, correct or delete their Personal Information by contacting us as described in the “Contact Us” section of this Privacy Notice, where the right to do so is provided by applicable law, including as described elsewhere in this Privacy Notice. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to honor your request, and in all events, we will comply with applicable laws relating to your request. We may retain an archived copy of your records as required by law or for legitimate business purposes.
    As a convenience to our visitors, the Website may contain links to a number of websites that we believe may offer useful information. The privacy policies and procedures described herein do not apply to such websites or their content, or to any collection of your Personal Information after you click on links to such third-party websites.
    If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Notice, or to exercise your rights as described above, please contact us using any of the following methods:


    Mail:   Attn: Compliance Officer
    AVROBIO, Inc.
    100 Technology Square
    6th Floor
    Cambridge, MA 02139

    This Privacy Notice may be amended from time to time for any reason. Each time you use the Website, the current version of this Privacy Notice will apply.  We will notify you of any changes to our Privacy Notice by posting a new Privacy Notice on this page as indicated by changing the “Last Updated” date below. If we make any significant changes to this Privacy Notice, we will highlight that significant changes have been made by a statement in the footer of the main page of the Website.  However, you should consult this Privacy Notice regularly for any changes.