Privacy Policy

Cerus Corporation (“Cerus”) respects your privacy, and recognizes the need for appropriate protection and management of personally identifiable information you may share with us.  The term "personally identifiable information" as used in this Policy refers to any information by which you can be identified, including your name, e-mail address, mailing address and telephone number. This Privacy Policy describes how we will treat any personally identifiable information that you provide to us in the course of using the INTERCEPT™ Blood System web site.

Intended Use of Personal Data

You can generally visit without revealing any personally identifiable information.  However, to access certain options and services we may ask you to provide personally identifiable information, and without providing such information you may be unable to access certain options and services.  We collect personally identifiable information about you only if you voluntarily provide it to us.  The following is personally identifiable information that you may voluntarily provide to us and how we use it:

  • Mailing List. Information is obtained from you when you subscribe to a mailing list, including contact information such as name and e-mail address.  We use this personally identifiable information to deliver the e-mails you have elected to receive.
  • Inquiries to If you contact us by e-mail, your correspondence may include personally identifiable information such as name, e-mail address, phone number and other personally identifiable information related to your inquiry.  We may use your personally identifiable information for market analysis purposes and to respond to your requests.  In addition, please see ourLegal Disclaimer for additional information regarding contacting us with potentially confidential or proprietary information.

Sharing and Disclosure

We may provide your personally identifiable information that we collect to vendors and service agencies that we may engage to assist us. For example, we may provide your personally identifiable information to an organization in order to complete a service (e.g., send out mailings you have requested), to assist us in reviewing the data or to provide marketing or advertising on our behalf.  We will also disclose your personally identifiable information if we believe we are required to do so by law, regulation or other government authority. We will not sell your personally identifiable information to any other company or organization except we may transfer your personally identifiable information to a successor entity upon a merger, consolidation or other corporate reorganization in which Cerus participates or to a purchaser of all or substantially all of Cerus’s assets. Such successor entity shall be bound by the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy.

Log Files and Aggregate Information

We may track the total number of visitors to our website, the number of visitors to each page of our website, IP addresses, and the domain names of our users' Internet Service Providers, and we may analyze these data for trends and statistics in the aggregate, but such information will be in aggregate form only and it will not contain personally identifiable data. Such aggregate information is not linked to any personally identifiable information that can identify any individual person.

We may use such aggregate information to analyze trends, administer the website, track user's movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. We may share this aggregate information with our corporate partners and contracted vendors to assist us in operating the Web site and to enable them to better understand our business.

Personal Information and Children will not knowingly collect, use or disclose personal data from a minor under the age of 13 without obtaining prior consent from a person with parental responsibility (i.e. a parent or guardian).

Links to Other Sites

This Privacy Policy applies only to and does not include third-party websites. may include links to other Web sites that we believe may be of interest to our visitors. We aim to ensure that such websites are of the highest standard. However, due to the nature of the World Wide Web, Cerus cannot guarantee the standards of every Web site link it provides or be responsible for the contents of non-Cerus sites.

Privacy Policy Updates

We may need to update this Privacy Policy from time to time. If so, we will post the updated Privacy Policy to this page so users are always aware of what personally identifiable information we may collect and how we may use this information. Cerus encourages you to review this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes. Your continued use of this website will be subject to the then-current Privacy Policy.


We will make commercially reasonable efforts to protect your personally identifiable information.  However, you should be aware that there is always some risk that an unauthorized third party could intercept an Internet transmission or find a way to thwart our security systems.

Removing Your Name from a Mailing List

You may opt out of receiving e-mails from a list using the "unsubscribe" feature at the bottom of each e-mail sent to our list.  Alternatively, you may contact us by phone or e-mail to provide the e-mail address to be removed from the mailing list.

Privacy Policy