Privacy Policy



Effective as of 1 February 2021
Last Updated:   12 December 2023

This Privacy Policy describes how we (LAVA Therapeutics N.V. and/or LAVA Therapeutics, Inc.) handle personal information that we collect through our business activities.

NOTE: In some situations, we may have a separate agreement or relationship with you with respect to a specific type of processing of your personal information, such as if you participate in a clinical trial. These situations will be governed by specific terms, privacy notices, or consent forms that provide additional information about how we will use your information. This type of an “in-time” notice or agreement will govern how we may process the information you provide at that time or in that context. LAVA may provide additional privacy notices to individuals at the time we collect their data. For example, we provide a specific privacy notice to clinical trial participants that describe our privacy practices in connection with conducting clinical trials. This type of an “in-time” notice will govern how we may process the information you provide at that time.   To the extent that there is any conflict between the “in-time” privacy notice or agreement and this Privacy Policy, the “in-time” privacy notice or agreement shall prevail. This Privacy Policy also does not supersede or alter the terms of any contracts we enter into with persons or entities doing business with us.

We provide important information related to European data protection legislation below.

You can click on the following links to go directly to the corresponding sections of this Privacy Notice:

Personal Information We Collect or Receive

Cookies and Similar Technologies

How We Use Your Personal Information

How We Share Your Personal Information

Additional Program Terms

Your Choices


International Data Transfer

Other Sites and Services

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Contact Us

Additional Information for European Union Users

California Residents’ Privacy Rights

Personal Information We Collect or Receive

Information you provide to us or which we receive in the scope of our business activities. This may include:

  • Contact details, such as your first name, last name, postal address, email address, telephone number, fax number, job title, and employer name, to the extent that you choose to submit it to us or we obtain such data for other parties, e.g. when you are an investor or work on a clinical trial with us.
  • Communications that we exchange with you, such as information you provide when you request information for investors, work with us on a clinical trial, contact us with questions, feedback, report a problem our website, or otherwise correspond with us.
  • Website usage information, such as information about how you use our website and interact with us. We may also get information about you from other sources, for example Google Analytics, and we may add this to information we get from our Site. See Cookies and Similar Technologies for more information.
  • Healthcare professionals, we collect information about the programs and activities you have participated in, including as an investigator or consultant, your and the agreements you have executed with us.
  • Your photograph, social media handle or digital or electronic signature when you are or will become our business relation.
  • Publicly available information. We may combine other publicly available information, such as information collected through publicly accessible sources and registers, such as public agencies or authorities, or information related to the organization for which you work, with the personal information that you provide to us when doing business with us.
  • Clinical Trial data when you are participating as a clinical trial participant in one of our trials. More details on the processing of such data will be included in the informed consent form and other documentation you will receive in scope of the clinical trial.
  • Resume and other applicant-related data, which we collect and process when you apply for a job at one of the LAVA affiliates. 
  • Other data not specifically listed here, which we will use as described in this Privacy Policy or as otherwise disclosed at the time of collection.

Information automatically collected. We and our service providers may use cookies and similar technologies to automatically log information about you, your computer or mobile device, and your activity over time on the Sites, when you access our Sites. For example, we and our service providers may log your internet protocol address, pages you viewed, access times, and the website you visited before visiting our Sites if you clicked on a hyperlink to visit our Sites. Please refer to the Cookies and Similar Technologies section for more details.

Information you provide to us if you conduct business with the Company. If you do business with the Company, we need to process certain personal data in the context of our relationship with you: contact information; financial information (for payment and billing purposes); personal information that may be gathered in relation to our partnership, transaction or interaction, such as through written communication, invitations and subscriptions to any events and publications, information gathered while facilitating your visits to our offices, including your access to a guest wireless internet network. You are requested (insofar as applicable) to kindly communicate the information in this Privacy Policy to individuals working for or engaged by you or related to you whose personal data are or may be processed by us.

Cookies and Similar Technologies

Cookies. Cookies 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, and helping us understand user activity and patterns.

We use third-party cookies which are provided by external parties. These third-party cookies are used by us for analytics, including to track unique visitors across our Sites.

Cookies We Use

Our Sites use the following types of cookies for the purposes set out below:

Analytics and Performance Cookies. These cookies are used to collect information about traffic to our Site and how users use our Site. The information gathered may include the number of visitors to our Site, the websites that hyperlinked them to our Site, the pages they visited on our Site, what time of day they visited our Site, whether they have visited our Site before, and other similar information. We use this information to help operate our Site more efficiently, to gather broad demographic information and to monitor the level of activity on our Site.

We use Google Analytics for this purpose. Google Analytics uses its own cookies. It is used to improve how our Site works. You can find out more information about Google Analytics cookies here and about how Google protects your data here. You can prevent the use of Google Analytics relating to your use of our Site by downloading and installing the browser plugin available here.

For any videos on our Sites, Vimeo Analytics uses its own cookies to track views of videos and other media. You can find out more information about Vimeo Analytics cookies here.

Do Not Track Signals. Some Internet browsers may be configured to send “Do Not Track” signals to the online services that you visit. We currently do not respond to “Do Not Track” or similar signals. To find out more about “Do Not Track,” please visit

How We Use Your Personal Information

We use your personal information for the following purposes and as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy or at the time of collection:

To provide our Services. If you use our Sites, we use your personal information to:

  • Operate, maintain, administer and improve the Sites;
  • Provide support and maintenance for the Sites and our Services; and
  • Respond to your requests, questions and feedback.

If you request information from us or otherwise communicate with us, we may send you Company-related communications as permitted by law. You will have the ability to opt out of such communications by emailing us at or clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any email. You may continue to receive transactional communications.

To perform and administer clinical trials and research activities. We may use personal information of clinical trial participants, investigators, researchers, and other individuals when necessary to facilitate our clinical trials, research, studies, and related activities, including to:

  • Staff and manage clinical trials, including by recruiting investigators and participants;
  • Support symposia, conferences, and scientific, educational and volunteer events;
  • Identify and engage thought leaders and external experts;
  • Attribute authorship to academic materials;
  • Comply with regulatory monitoring and reporting obligations, such as those related to adverse events and financial disclosures.

To conduct our business activities. If you or your employer does business with us, we may use your personal information to:

  • Negotiate, manage, and/or perform our contractual relationship with you (or the entity you work for);
  • Manage and administer our relationship with you, including with respect to invoicing and payment;
  • Provide access to our offices and/or certain information technology systems.

To assess you as a candidate for a job opening. We use your personal information to assess your application, plan and conduct job interviews and perform reference checks and assessments as we deem necessary in the recruitment process.

To comply with law. We use your 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 other requests from government authorities.

With your consent. We may use or share your personal information with your consent, such as when you instruct us to take a specific action with respect to your personal information.

For compliance, fraud prevention and safety. We use your personal information as we believe necessary or appropriate to (a) protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of you or others; and (b) protect, investigate and deter against fraudulent, harmful, unauthorized, unethical or illegal activity.

How We Share Your Personal Information

Except as described in this Privacy Policy or any other contracts or privacy notices that govern our relationship with you, we do not share the personal information you provide with other organizations. We disclose personal information to third parties under the following circumstances:

  • Affiliates. We may disclose your personal information to any of our corporate affiliates for purposes consistent with this Privacy Policy.
  • Service Providers. We may employ third-party companies and individuals to administer and provide the Services on our behalf, including:
  • Contract research organizations and vendors that support clinical trials and related research;
  • Data storage and analytics;
  • Technology services and support (such as training, customer support, hosting, email delivery and database management services)

These third parties may use your information only as directed by the Company and in a manner consistent with this Privacy Policy and are prohibited from using or disclosing your information for any other purpose.

  • Professional Advisors. We may disclose your personal information to professional advisors, such as lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers, where necessary in the course of the professional services that they render to us.
  • Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement; Protection and Safety. We may disclose information about you to the government or law enforcement officials or private parties as required by law, and disclose and use such information as we believe necessary or appropriate to: (a) comply with applicable laws and lawful requests and legal process, such as to respond to subpoenas or requests from government authorities; (b) protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of you or others; and (c) protect, investigate and deter against fraudulent, harmful, unauthorized, unethical or illegal activity.
  • Business Transfers. We may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of our business or assets, including your personal information, in connection with a business deal (or potential business deal) such as a merger, consolidation, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets or in the event of bankruptcy, in which case we will make reasonable efforts to require the recipient to honor this Privacy Policy.
  • Employees/Consultants. We may disclose your personal information to our employees, consultants and other people working for us, who need to have access to your information or have a legitimate interest in having access to your information. All these persons are bound by confidentiality obligations.

Your Choices

Access, Update, Correct or Delete Your Information. You may review, update, correct or request the deletion of your personal information by contacting us at or if you have additional requests or questions.

Choosing not to share your personal information. Where we are required by law to collect your personal information, or where we need your personal information in order to provide the Services to you, if you do not provide this information when requested (or you later ask to delete it), we may not be able to provide you with the Services. We will tell you what information you must provide to receive the Services by designating it as required in the Services or through other appropriate means.


The security of your personal information is important to us. We take appropriate and commercially reasonable organizational, technical and physical measures designed to protect the personal information we collect, both during transmission and once we receive it, in accordance with requirements under law. However, no security safeguards are 100% secure and we cannot guarantee the security of your information.

International Data Transfer

LAVA Therapeutics B.V. is headquartered in the Netherlands and has affiliates, including LAVA Therapeutics, Inc. and service providers in other countries, and your personal information may be transferred to the United States or other locations outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction.

Whenever we transfer your personal information out of the EEA to countries not deemed by the European Commission to provide an adequate level of personal information protection, the transfer will be based on safeguards that allow us to conduct the transfer in accordance with the EU’s data protection laws, such as the specific contracts approved by the European Commission as providing adequate protection for personal information. For details, see the European Commission’s website for model contracts for the transfer of personal information to third countries.

Please contact us if you want further information on the specific mechanism used by us when transferring your personal information out of the EEA.

Other Sites and Services

We may offer links to websites and other online services operated by third parties. In addition, our content may be integrated into web pages or other online services that are not associated with us. These links and integrations are not an endorsement of, or representation that we are affiliated with, any third party. We do not control websites or online services operated by third parties, and we are not responsible for their actions.

Additional Information Related to European Data Protection Legislation

Personal information. References to “personal information” in this Privacy Policy are equivalent to “personal data” governed by European data protection legislation.

Controller. LAVA Therapeutics N.V. is the main controller of your personal information for purposes of European data protection legislation. See the Contact Us section below for contact details.  In certain cases, LAVA Therapeutics, Inc. is a joint controller with LAVA Therapeutics N.V. For such joint controller relationship, the LAVA entities have concluded a joint controller agreement in which it is provided, amongst others, that LAVA Therapeutics, Inc. will be the first point of contact for privacy and data protection related questions, including requests to exercise rights.

Purposes and Legal Grounds of Processing Personal Information

Purposes of processing. We process your personal information for the following purposes:

  • Identification of the individual involved, e.g., entity or person transacting business with the Company;
  • Contract administration and collaboration (e.g., negotiation of the agreement, exchanges in the context of the execution of the agreement and the termination of the agreement);
  • To perform our contractual relationship with you (or the company you work for) and/or to provide and improve our Services;
  • To manage and administer our relationship with you, including the monitoring and payment of invoices;
  • To assess you as a candidate for a job opening and conduct our recruitment process;
  • To comply with applicable laws and regulations and our obligations thereunder (e.g., financial accounting obligations, regulatory monitoring and reporting obligations);
  • To keep our internal records updated with correct information and to prepare internal management reporting;
  • To give and administer access to our IT services or applications, as well as to maintain and protect them;
  • To provide and improve our Sites (e.g., by generating statistics regarding the use of the Sites);
  • To perform statistical and other research;
  • Granting physical access rights, such as providing access to buildings and / or parking locations;
  • Security, surveillance and protection of buildings, businesses and natural persons;
  • For the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims;
  • To perform and administer clinical trials and research activities;
  • To operate our Sites;
  • To communicate with you;
  • For fraud prevention and safety
  • Any other specific purposes for which we have obtained your consent (or, if required, explicit consent).

Legal grounds of processing. We process your personal information based on one or more of the following legal grounds:

  • To perform our obligations under an agreement or to take steps at your request prior to entering into such agreement;
  • To comply with legal obligations we are subject to, such as regulatory monitoring and reporting obligations, or complying with requests from governmental authorities;
  • To protect your, or another person’s, vital interests;
  • For scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes;
  • When we have legitimate interests to process your personal information, e.g.:
  • management and administration of our relationships with you;
  • our commercial interest, including in relation to the improvement of our Services and for statistical purposes;
  • for internal communications;
  • when providing information to auditors;
  • in relation to lawful requests and legal process, such as to respond to claims, subpoenas or other requests from government authorities;
  • for compliance, fraud prevention and safety;
  • in the course of a (potential) sale or transfer or some or all of our business or assets, in connection with a (potential) business deal; except where such interest is overridden by your interests or the protection of your fundamental rights and freedoms as data subject (unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted to by law); and;
  • When you have given your consent, or, where applicable, your explicit consent, for the processing of personal information for a specific purpose. Where we rely on your consent you have the right to withdraw it to any further processing in the manner indicated at the time the consent was requested or by contacting us at

Use for new purposes. We may use your personal information for reasons not described in this Privacy Policy where permitted by law and the reason is compatible with the purpose for which we collected it. If we need to use your personal information for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and provide the applicable legal basis.

Retention. We will retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which we collected it, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

To determine the appropriate retention period for personal information, we will consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal information, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal information, the purposes for which we process your personal information and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements. Where necessary, for instance in clinical trials, we will inform you separately of the applicable retention term.

In some circumstances we may anonymize your personal information (so that it can no longer be associated with you) in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.

Your rights. European data protection laws may give you certain rights regarding your personal information. You may ask us to take the following actions in relation to your personal information that we hold:

  • Opt-out. Stop sending you direct communications. You may continue to receive Service-related emails, if applicable.
  • Access. Provide you with information about our processing of your personal information and give you access to your personal information.
  • Correct. Update or correct inaccuracies in your personal information.
  • Delete. Delete your personal information.
  • Transfer. Transfer a machine-readable copy of your personal information to you or a third party of your choice.
  • Restrict. Restrict the processing of your personal information.
  • Object. Object to our reliance on our legitimate interests as the basis of our processing of your personal information that impacts your rights.
  • Withdraw consent. If our processing of your personal information is based upon your consent for an explicit purpose you may withdraw your consent to any further processing, subject to applicable law

You can submit these requests by email to or our postal address provided below. We may request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and process your request. Applicable law may require or permit us to decline your request. If we decline your request, we will tell you why, subject to legal restrictions. If you would like to submit a complaint about our use of your personal information or response to your requests regarding your personal information, you may contact us as described below or submit a complaint to the data protection regulator in your jurisdiction. You can find your data protection regulator here.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time in our sole discretion. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices within the scope of this Privacy Policy. If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy you will be notified in a manner that we believe reasonably likely to reach you (which may include posting a new privacy policy on our Sites, or a specific announcement on this page or elsewhere on our Sites).

Any modifications to this Privacy Policy will be effective upon our posting of the new terms and/or upon implementation of the changes (or as otherwise indicated at the time of posting).

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns at all about our Privacy Policy, please feel free to email us at You can reach us by email at or at the following mailing address:

Privacy Contact Point

LAVA Therapeutics Inc.
520 Walnut Street, Suite 1150
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Attention: General Counsel & Compliance Officer

Notice to California Residents

We are required by the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) to provide to California residents an explanation of how we collect, use and share their personal information, and of the rights and choices we offer California residents regarding our handling of the personal information.

In accordance with the CCPA, this Notice to California Residents and the rights set out below do not apply to the information we collect in connection with clinical trials, to any health or medical information we collect that is otherwise governed by California’s Confidentiality of Medical Information Act or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, or to information related to our business contacts (including healthcare providers).

We do not sell personal information. As we explain in this Privacy Policy, we use cookies and other tracking technologies to analyze website traffic, and third-party advertising providers may use cookies on our Sites to facilitate their advertising. If you would like to learn how you may opt out of our (and third-party advertising providers’) use of cookies and other tracking technologies, please review the instructions provided in the Online Tracking Opt-Out Guide below.

California Residents’ Privacy Rights

The CCPA grants individuals whose information is governed by the CCPA the following rights. We extend these rights only to individual investors who provide information through our Site:

  • Information. You can request information about how we have collected, used and shared and used your personal information during the past 12 months. We have made this information available to California residents without having to request it by including it in the “Investors” section of our Privacy Policy.
  • Access. You can request a copy of the personal information that we maintain about you.
  • Deletion. You can ask us to delete the personal information that we collected from you.

Please note that the CCPA limits these rights by, for example, prohibiting us from providing certain sensitive information in response to an access request and limiting the circumstances in which we must comply with a deletion request. If we deny your request, we will communicate our decision to you.

You are entitled to exercise the rights described above free from discrimination.

How to Submit a Request

If you would like to request access to or deletion of personal information:

Identity verification. The CCPA requires us to verify the identity of the individual submitting a request to access or delete personal information before providing a substantive response to the request.

Authorized agents. Investors who are California residents can empower an “authorized agent” to submit requests on their behalf. We will require the authorized agent to have a written authorization confirming that authority.

Online Tracking Opt-Out Guide

Like many companies online, we use services provided by companies such as Google that use tracking technology. These services rely on tracking technologies – such as cookies – to collect directly from your device information about your browsing activities, your interactions with websites, and the device you are using to connect to the Internet. There are a number of ways to opt out of having your online activity and device data collected through these services, which we have summarized below.

  • Blocking cookies in your browser. Most browsers let you remove or reject cookies, including cookies used for interest-based advertising. To do this, follow the instructions in your browser settings. Many browsers accept cookies by default until you change your settings. For more information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your device and how to manage and delete them, visit
  • Blocking advertising ID use in your mobile settings. Your mobile device settings may provide functionality to limit use of the advertising ID associated with your mobile device for interest-based advertising purposes.
  • Using privacy plug-ins or browsers. You can block our Sites from setting cookies used by third-party advertising providers for interest-based ads by using a browser with privacy features, like Brave, or installing browser plugins like Privacy Badger, Ghostery or uBlock Origin, and configuring them to block third party cookies/trackers.
  • Platform opt-outs. The following third-party advertising providers offer opt-out features that let you opt-out of use of your information for interest-based advertising:
  • Google:
  • Advertising industry opt-out tools. You can also use these opt-out options to limit use of your information for interest-based advertising by participating companies:
  • Digital Advertising Alliance:
  • Network Advertising Initiative:

Note that because these opt-out mechanisms are specific to the device or browser on which they are exercised, you will need to opt-out on every browser and device that you use.