Clinical Trials & COVID-19

Privacy Policy

Last Updated: August 12, 2021

Welcome to the website (the “Site”) of Akero Therapeutics, Inc. (“Company,” “we,” “us,” or “our”). The Site is designed to give you information about the Symmetry Study (the “Study”).

This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) describes our privacy practices in relation to personal information we may collect when you use or otherwise interact with the Site. Please note that this Privacy Policy does not apply to the use of information that you provide when you choose to enroll in the Study. To the extent you qualify for and are enrolled as a participant in the Study, the terms of the applicable informed consent form will apply and will control over this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and forms part of our Terms of Use.

Before using the Site or submitting any personal information to us, please review this Privacy Policy carefully and contact us if you have any questions. By using the Site, you agree to the practices described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Site or otherwise provide personal information to us.


When you use or otherwise interact with the Site, we collect the following categories of information:

Personal Information You Provide: We collect personal information from you when you contact us to request further information about the Study.

Internet Activity Data: When you visit, use, and interact with the Site, we may receive certain information about your visit, use, or interactions. For example, we may monitor the number of people that visit the Site, peak hours of visits, which page(s) are visited, the domains our visitors come from (e.g.,,, etc.), and which browsers people use to access the Site (e.g., Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, etc.), broad geographical information, and navigation pattern. In particular, the following information is created and automatically logged in our systems:

Cookies: We use cookies to operate and administer the Site, gather usage data on the Site, and improve your experience on it. A “cookie” is a piece of information sent to your browser by a website you visit. Cookies can be stored on your computer for different periods of time. Some cookies expire after a certain amount of time, or upon logging out (session cookies), others survive after your browser is closed until a defined expiration date set in the cookie (as determined by the third party placing it), and help recognize your computer when you open your browser and browse the Internet again (persistent cookies).

In particular, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies to help us analyze how users use the Site and enhance your experience when you use the Site. For more information on how Google uses this data, go to You may opt out of Google Analytics as described in the “Your Choices” section below.

Moreover, on most web browsers, you will find a “help” section on the toolbar. Please refer to this section for information on how to receive a notification when you are receiving a new cookie and how to turn cookies off. Please see the links below for guidance on how to modify your web browser’s settings on the most popular browsers:

Please note that if you limit the ability of websites to set cookies, you may be unable to access certain parts of the Site and you may not be able to benefit from the full functionality of the Site.

If you access the Site on your mobile device, you may not be able to control tracking technologies through the settings.

Do Not Track Signals: The Site currently does not respond to “Do Not Track” (“DNT”) signals and operates as described in this Privacy Policy whether or not a DNT signal is received. If we do respond to DNT signals in the future, we will update this Privacy Policy to describe how we do so.


We may use personal information for the following purposes:


We may share your personal information with third parties in the ordinary course of business, as described below:


Update, correct, or delete. You can contact us to ask us to update or correct your information.

Google Analytics Opt Out: You can opt out of Google Analytics by downloading and installing a browser plugin available here.


The Site is not directed to children who are under the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 18. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 18 has provided personal information to us through the Site please contact us and we will endeavor to delete that information from our databases.


The Site may contain links to other websites not operated or controlled by Company (“Third Party Sites”). The information that you share with Third Party Sites will be governed by the specific privacy policies and terms of service of the Third Party Sites and not by this Privacy Policy. By providing these links we do not imply that we endorse or have reviewed these sites. Please contact the Third Party Sites directly for information on their privacy practices and policies.


You use the Site at your own risk. We have implemented commercially reasonable technical, administrative, and organizational measures designed to protect the confidentiality of personal information we process. However, no Internet or e-mail transmission is ever fully secure or error free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from us may not be secure. Therefore, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to us via the Site or e-mail. Please keep this in mind when disclosing any personal information to Company via the Internet. In addition, we are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Site, or third party websites.


The Site is controlled and operated by the Company in the United States and is only intended for use by individuals accessing the Site from the United States.  By using the Site, you understand and acknowledge that your personal information will be transferred from your location to our facilities and servers in the United States.


The Site and our business may change from time to time. As a result we may change this Privacy Policy at any time. When we do we will post an updated version on this page, unless another type of notice is required by the applicable law. By continuing to use the Site or providing us with personal information after we have posted an updated Privacy Policy, or notified you by other means if applicable, you consent to the revised Privacy Policy and practices described in it.


If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy or information practices, please feel free to contact us at our designated request address:

Akero Therapeutics, Inc.
601 Gateway Boulevard, Suite 350
South San Francisco, CA 94080
United States
Phone: (650) 487-6488