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Privacy Statement

Apellis Australia

Dated: September 1st, 2022

Apellis Australia Pty Ltd, based at Level 1, 718 High Street, Kew East, 3102, Victoria (“we”, “us” and “our”) as the APP entity responsible for this website recognises the importance of and is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy. This Privacy Statement applies to our collection and use of personal information through our website (the ”Site”) and through our offline business-related interactions with you.  The purposes for which we collect Personal Information and our legal basis.

The following table outlines on a case-by-case basis the categories of your Personal Information that we collect and process, the source of collection, the legal basis of processing, the data retention period and the recipients of your Personal Information.

To provide you with the information you request via the online form

The Site may collect information that could be potentially personally identifiable about your visits without you actively submitting such information. Unidentified information may be collected using various technologies, such as cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on computer hard drives by websites that you visit. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, see below in the next section “Cookie statement”.

We collect the following Personal Information about you:

Your personal information:

  • e-mail address (*)
  • First and last name (*)
  • Country (*)
  • Institution
  • IP address

Your background/user profile (*): (e.g. HCP, non-HCP).

Subject matter (*).

Failure to provide the Personal Information with an (*), prevents Apellis from adequately responding to your query or request.

We collect this data from:


We rely on the following legal basis according to the Privacy Act:

Your consent

We retain your Personal Information for:

For duration of service delivery. Personal information may be retained for a longer duration where applicable laws or regulations require or allow Apellis to do so. Your information that is no longer needed is either irreversibly de-identified (and the de-identified information may be retained) or securely destroyed.

We share your Personal Information with:

Subsidiaries/affiliated companies and third-party processors such as IT services and website hosting companies, (internet) connectivity providers.

International data transfers

When Apellis transmits your personal information outside of Australia, we will implement appropriate measures to ensure your personal information remains protected and secure during and after transit, in accordance with the applicable data protection principles and privacy laws. These measures may include data transfer agreements implementing standard data protection clauses or other contractually binding obligations relating to the protection of personal information. Apellis will also implement reasonable and appropriate legal as well as technical and organizational security measures to ensure the security of the processing and in particular to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.

Security of your personal information

The security of your personal information is important to us. We take reasonable steps, including technical, administrative and physical safeguards, designed to protect the personal information submitted to us from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. Such measures may include but are not limited to: the encryption of communications via SSL, encryption of information while it is in storage, firewalls, access controls, separation of duties, and similar security protocols. However, no method of security or method of transmission over the Internet is entirely secure. You should always use caution when transmitting personal information over the Internet.

Your rights

You can access all your personally identifiable information that we collect online. You may also demand the deletion of your Personal Information unless the applicable laws and regulations oblige us to store your Personal Information.

You can request to be provided with information about data which we store/process about you. In addition, you have the right to have any Personal Information blocked or deleted, to object to the processing of your data, to have any incorrect data corrected and the right to have your data transferred to a third party.

You can correct factual errors in your personally identifiable information by sending us an email that credibly shows the error. You likewise have the right to request the correction of incorrect Personal Information.

To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before making corrections. Should you have other questions or concerns about this privacy statement or want to have your data deleted from our database, please send an email to

We may update or amend this statement at any time by posting the amended statement to the Site.

Contact us

Before sending an e-mail, please be aware of the following:

Please DO NOT report drug safety related information, such as side effects, by sending an e-mail to If you are a patient, please contact your physician in case of adverse reactions. Please consider the pharmacovigilance data privacy statement, if you are reporting drug safety relevant events.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement or concerns about the way Apellis processes your personal information, or require assistance in managing your privacy choices, please get in touch with us at:

Apellis Australia Pty Ltd

Level 1, 718 High Street

Kew East, 3102 Victoria, Australia


Our data protection officer can be contacted as follows: 



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