Zymergen, Inc. (“Zymergen”) takes your privacy seriously. Please read the following to learn more about our privacy policy.

Effective Date: September 2016

What This Privacy Policy Covers

Zymergen’s website is designed to provide useful information about our company including how we keep your personal data safe (regardless of whether you simply make a quick visit to our site or become a Zymergen customer).

If you apply for a job on our website, we will collect certain personal information from you. We use this personal information solely for our internal Human Resources purposes, and we never sell personal information to third parties. Zymergen exercises the highest care to protect this information and ensures that only personnel with a need-to-know have access to it.

Who This Policy Covers/Collection of Information


Zymergen collects personal information from job applicants (human resources data) in connection with its recruiting and hiring activities.

We may also collect statistical information about you, such as the pages visited on the Zymergen Web sites, unique URLs visited within our Web sites, the domains from which people visit our Web sites, browser type and IP address. Generally, we do not link such information to any of your contact information (such as name, email address or user name). Most of this information is collected via cookies or other analysis technologies, such as Google Analytics. Accepting the cookies used on our site does not give us access to your personal information, but we may use the cookies to identify your computer. For more information on the kind of information Google Analytics provides us and how to safeguard your privacy when Google Analytics are used read here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en


We do not knowingly collect personal information from children and we do not knowingly market our products or services to children.

Sharing and Disclosure of Information


We do not sell, rent or share your personal information or aggregate information (non-personally identifiable) with any other companies.


Zymergen uses personal information of its job applicants for a variety of human resources and similar functions, including job applications and hiring programs, compliance with legal requirements and other employment-related purposes. Only employees who have a need-to-know will access this information and all Zymergen employees are trained in how to keep such data private and secure.

Cookies and other tracking methods

When you view our Web site, we might store some information on your computer. This information will be in the form of a "cookie" or similar file. Cookies are small pieces of information stored on your hard drive, not on our Web site, to help you navigate a Web site as easily as possible. Cookies may uniquely identify your browser or your account, but they do not necessarily identify you personally. Cookies can also be used to help store personal information, for example where you ask us to “remember” you or keep you logged in. Cookies can help us to better understand how users use our Web sites, which in turn helps us focus our resources on features that are more popular with our users. If you prefer not to receive cookies while browsing our Web site, you can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies. If your browser permits, you can refuse a cookie when your browser alerts you to its presence or generally refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser, but some parts of our Web site may not work properly in that case. You can delete cookies from your browser; however, that means that any settings or preferences managed by those cookies will also be deleted and you may need to recreate them. Depending on your mobile device, you may not be able to control tracking technologies through settings.

To learn more about cookies and other automatic data collection tools, please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/

Zymergen also employs a software technology known as Web Beacons that help us better manage content on our site by informing us what content is effective, and what kinds of content visitors to our Web site like to see. The type of information we collect includes the pages visited, navigation patterns, etc.

Zymergen has engaged one or more affiliated and unaffiliated third party service providers to track and analyze usage and volume statistical information from visitors to the Web site. The service provider(s) set cookies on behalf of Zymergen. Zymergen also uses other third party cookies to track the effectiveness of Zymergen.com and to promote Zymergen’s products and services. Some of the providers that track visitors to our site are Google Analytics (http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy).

Examples of this information we track may include, but are not limited to: websites you visited that referred you to ours, mobile apps you use (if you used a mobile app to come to our site), your IP address (for purposes of determining your general location), model of the device you used to reach our site, and browser information


Some web browsers may transmit "do-not-track" signals to websites with which the browser communicates. Because of differences in how web browsers incorporate and activate this feature, it is not always clear whether users intend for these signals to be transmitted, or whether they are even aware of them.

Participants in the leading Internet standards-setting organization that is addressing this issue are in the process of determining what, if anything, Web sites should do when they receive such signals. Zymergen currently does not take action in response to these signals. If and when a final standard is established and accepted, Zymergen will reassess how to respond to these signals.

Zymergen Clients

Zymergen takes the privacy concerns of its clients very seriously and recognizes the sensitive nature of the data it holds in its possession. To maintain client confidentiality, Zymergen engages in a number of practices designed to protect the privacy of its clients, including but not limited to utilizing on-premises monitoring of its laboratory and facilities, conducting employee training on privacy, and regulating employee conduct with regard to the proper use of technological resources and confidential and proprietary information. No client data is accessible through this Web site. Any concern regarding privacy of Client information should be directed to Zymergen’s Chief Science Officer or General Counsel using the contact details provided below.

Changes in this Privacy Statement

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, we will direct them to the person(s) at Zymergen responsible for privacy matters. Please contact us at:

Zymergen, Inc.
5980 Horton St, Suite 105
Emeryville, CA 94608
(415) 801-8073