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Adkins Biosciences puts its expertise to good use in medical research and innovation projects that must meet ethical and regulatory requirements. You can read our privacy policy by clicking on this link.


Rationale for our privacy policy

Adkins Biosciences is engaged in medical research and innovation projects that must meet ethical and regulatory requirements.

For us, when it comes to the protection of personal data and respect for privacy, this means being guided by a responsible approach.

We therefore wish to inform you about the processing of personal data that we operate, your rights and the way in which you can exercise them, as well as the means we implement to ensure the security of your data and protect its confidentiality.

Personal data is that which belongs to persons identified directly (for example by their name and first name) or indirectly (for example by their date and place of birth). It is protected at European level by the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679, also referred to as the GDPR). Data concerning the health of a person is personal data that is particularly sensitive for private life, and is therefore subject to particularly strict rules, defined by the GDPR, and, in France, by the Public Health Code and the Data Protection Act.

As part of our missions, we may process personal data of patients, and where applicable, of their legal representatives, whose biological resources have been or will be collected for the needs of our customers in the context of research and development projects.

We process personal data of the members of the partners requested to set up networks for the identification and collection of biological resources.

Information relating to the protection of their data and their confidentiality is provided to these persons during their first contact with the healthcare professionals from partner structures mandated by Adkins Biosciences, or with members of our governance team.

We also process the personal data of anyone who expresses an interest in the services offered by Adkins Biosciences by browsing the website, by filling in their data on the contact form on the website or by contacting one of the members of the Adkins Biosciences team.

The information we provide on this page is relevant to you because, by interacting with the Adkins Biosciences site or one of the members of the Adkins Biosciences team, you fall into the latter category of people. We therefore thank you for reading it.

Identity of the data controller

The person responsible for processing your personal data is Adkins Biosciences.


Adkins Biosciences
Hôtel technologique, 45 rue Frédéric Joliot Curie
CS10002 Technopôle de Château Gombert
13382 Marseille cedex 13

+33 (0)4 91 11 88 53

Legal basis for data processing

It is in our legitimate interest to allow the sourcing and/or the constitution of collections of biological resources, to inform the public of our work, and to establish contact with people interested in our services.

Some of the data processing that we may have to carry out may be based on your consent, or may be necessary to meet a legal obligation to which we are subject. We will then inform you when your data is collected.

Origin and nature of personal data

The data we process are those:
– that you communicate to us by sending us an e-mail, in particular your e-mail address and, where applicable, the data that you transmit to us by completing the form “Specifications for the establishment of a collection of prospective biological resources” or “Specifications for the retrospective sourcing of biological resources” ;
– that you communicate to us by completing and sending us the contact form on our website;
– that we collect automatically during your interaction with our site: this is connection data (for example the type of your terminal, date, time and town/city of connection) and interactions with our site (for example the pages you have visited).

Purposes of processing your personal data

We process your data to:
– respond to your contact, in particular in the context of a service request from Adkins Biosciences;
– manage your preferences and access performance when you visit our websites.
– compile a file of registered users to regularly receive information about Adkins Biosciences.

Use of cookies

A “cookie” is a piece of information, usually small in size and identified by name, that can be transmitted to your browser by a website you connect to. Your web browser will keep it for a certain period of time and send it back to the web server each time you reconnect to it.

There are different types of “cookie”, depending on their purpose:
– “Cookie” to keep your browsing preferences on the site and to optimize browsing performance.
– “Cookie” allowing the site owner to establish statistics for measuring the audience and interactions with the site.
– “Cookie” allowing users to activate interaction with social networks while browsing the site, for example to view content located on a social network.
– “Cookie” allowing the conduct of targeted advertising operations, based on information that the cookie stores about your behaviour.

These “cookies” may have been installed on your terminal by the site you are visiting, or by another site that tracks your interactions with any other site.

Our websites use “cookies” to optimize the use of the site, as well as “cookies” for audience measurement.
The Adkins Biosciences websites do not use targeted advertising “cookies”. When activating the link to one of Adkins Biosciences’ social networks (Twitter or LinkedIn), this social network will present to you its own privacy and cookie policy, in the event that you have not already accepted it.

If you wish, you can delete the optimization “cookies” from your browser (each type of browser has a feature allowing you to access the list of “cookies” specific to each site you have visited and to deactivate them or delete them; contact your service provider to find out about them). However, this action may result in the deterioration of certain features of the site, but does not prevent access and navigation through the pages.

Recipients of your personal data

Your personal data is intended for internal Adkins Biosciences staff, or our service providers who process it on our behalf, according to our instructions and as part of a contractual agreement that complies with applicable regulations, in particular the GDPR.

Location or transfer of your personal data

We store and keep your personal data in IT environments located in the European Union.

If you are prospects, your personal data may be transferred to recipients located outside the European Union. These transfers will be governed by adequate security measures and by the implementation of standard contractual clauses from the European Commission that we can provide to you at your request.

If you are not prospects, your personal data will under no circumstances be transferred outside the European Union.

Retention period of your personal data

We keep the data that you transmit to us by email or via the contact form for the duration necessary for the purpose of your contact or until you object to the processing of this data or withdraw your consent.

Your data, which is collected for site audience statistics, is not kept by the site for more than 25 months.

Transfer of your personal data

We do not sell, rent, or in any way trade your personal data.

Your rights

You have the right to withdraw your consent to a data processing that we carry out and that you initially accepted, or to oppose any processing that we carry out after having informed you.

You have the right to ask us for confirmation that we are processing your data, to obtain communication and, if you wish, to rectify or erase it.

You can, for legitimate reasons, ask us to limit processing, for example for the time necessary to verify the accuracy of the data concerning you. You have a right to the portability of the personal data that you have provided to us. Note that this right does not apply to data collected and processed on a legal basis other than consent or the execution of a contract binding us.

You also have the right to decide, during your lifetime, the fate of your personal data after your death (storage, erasure or communication), and to designate the person who will be responsible for carrying out your instructions. If you wish, you can inform us of your guidelines. We will save them. You can then decide to change or withdraw your guidelines at any time.

Finally, if you consider that we are not respecting your rights or that we are not processing your personal data legitimately, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority of the Member State in which your usual residence is located (the Commission Nationale Informatique et Libertés for France). To contact the CNIL, post a letter to: 3 Place de Fontenoy – TSA 80715 – 75334 PARIS Cedex 07, or electronically using the online complaint form available on the site

Exercising your rights

To exercise your rights, you can contact us by mail at our postal address:

Adkins Biosciences
Hôtel technologique, 45 rue Frédéric Joliot Curie
CS10002 Technopôle de Château Gombert
13382 Marseille cedex 13

or by e-mail by writing to the Data Protection Officer of Adkins Biosciences at:

Security and confidentiality of your data

Among the means implemented to ensure the security and confidentiality of your personal data, here are those which are the most significant given the nature of the processing operations that we carry out:
– We minimize the type of data collected, in order to strictly treat only those we need to achieve the stated purpose.
– We implement security measures, such as encryption of flows, complexity and double authentication of access to our information systems by IT administrators.
– We have appointed a Data Protection Officer who manages Adkins Biosciences’ compliance with regulations on the protection of personal data.