Privacy Policy

Information for customer/consumer

This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit or make a purchase from We never sell or pass on your information to third parties without legal basis. Below you find a summary of how we, in accordance with the Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), store and process your data.

Personal data

Personal data is any information that relates to an identified or identifiable living individual.

What information do we store and why

When you visit Galapagos website, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse Galapagos website, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to Galapagos website, and information about how you interact with Galapagos website. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information”. Additionally when you make a purchase or attempt to make a purchase through Galapagos website, we collect certain information from you, including your name, billing address, shipping address, payment information (including credit card numbers, email address, and phone number). We refer to this information as “Order Information”. When we talk about “Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy, we are talking both about Device Information and Order Information.

How we protect your personal information

We use industry standards to store, process and communicate sensitive information such as personal data and passwords in an insurance way.

How we use your personal information

We use the Order Information that we collect generally to fulfill any orders placed through Galapagos website (including processing your payment information, arranging for shipping, and providing you with invoices and/or order confirmations). Additionally, we use this Order Information to:

- Communicate with you (i.e order tracking; newsletter subscription);
- Screen our orders for potential risk or fraud;

We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Galapagos website (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with Galapagos website, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns).

When subscribing to the newsletter, your e-mail address will be used for Galapagos website’s advertising purposes (sending emails), until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. You can unsubscribe at any time.
The newsletter is sent via the shipping service provider “MailChimp”. For this purpose, your e-mail address, as well as usage and communication data, will also be processed by MailChimp. You can revoke your consent to receiving the newsletter at any time by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link at the end of the newsletter.

Who do we share your personal information with and why

I) Shipping partner - In order to deliver your goods, we must share your personal information with our chosen shipping company. With them we share the following information: first name, last name and address. Telephone number and/or e-mail address may also be shared with the shipping company for notification.

II) Payment operator - When you make a payment with us, your personal information is shared with our payment operator. The information is saved so that you can complete the purchase and to protect the parties against fraud. With them we share the following information: first name, last name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and IP address.

III) Essential third parties - For example, we use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use Galapagos website, you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.

How long do we store your personal information

Your information is stored as long as we have a legal basis to process your information, for example to fulfill the agreement between us or to comply with a legal obligation.

Right to be removed

You can request that the information concerning you should be deleted at any time. There are few exceptions to the right to deletion, such as if it is to be retained because we must fulfill a legal obligation. Please contact if you wish to be removed.

Right to complain

If you believe that we are processing your personal data incorrectly, you can contact us at

Changes to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to change our privacy policy at any time. Any changes will be published online on Galapagos website.