Biohax Institute, LLC
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For European Economic Area (EEA) users: We only send marketing communications to users located in the EEA with your prior consent. Please see the section “For EEA users” below.
GATHERING, USE AND DISCLOSURE OF NON-PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
Users of the Site Generally.
“Non-Personally Identifiable Information” is information that, without the aid of additional information, cannot be directly associated with a specific person. “Personally Identifiable Information” or “PII,” by contrast, is information such as a name or email address that, without more, can be directly associated with a specific person. Like most website operators, Biohax Institute gathers from users of the Site Non-Personally Identifiable Information of the sort that web browsers, depending on their settings, may make available. That information includes the user’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, operating system, browser type and the locations of the websites the user views right before arriving at, while navigating and immediately after leaving the Site, as more fully described herein. Although such information is not Personally Identifiable Information, it may be possible for Biohax Institute to determine from an IP address a user’s Internet service provider and the geographic location of the visitor’s point of connectivity, as well as other statistical usage data. Biohax Institute may analyze Non-Personally Identifiable Information gathered from users of the Site to help Biohax Institute better understand how the Site is being used. By identifying patterns and trends in usage, Biohax Institute is able to better design the Site to improve the User experience, both in terms of content and ease of use. From time to time, Biohax Institute may also release the Non-Personally Identifiable Information gathered from Site Users in the aggregate, such as by publishing a report on trends in the usage of the Site.
We also collect User Content. “User Content” is defined as all text, documents, or other content or information uploaded, entered, or otherwise transmitted by you to us in connection with your use of the Site.
Automatically Collected Information.
Certain data about the devices you use to connect with our Site and your use of the Site are automatically logged in our systems, including:
Mobile Device Information. If you use a mobile device to access the Site or download any of our applications, we may collect device information (such as your mobile device ID, model and manufacturer), operating system, version information and IP address.
Log Data. As with most Sites and technology services delivered over the internet, our servers automatically collect data when you access or use our Site and record it in log files. This log data may include the IP address, browser type and settings, the date and time of use, information about browser configuration, language preferences, and cookie data.
Usage Information. This is information about the Site and how you use it. We may also obtain data from our third-party partners and service providers to analyze how users use our Site. For example, we will know how many users access a specific page on the Site and which links they clicked on. We use this aggregated information to better understand and optimize the Site.
Device Information. These are data from your computer or mobile device, such as the type of hardware and software you are using (for example, your operating system and browser type), as well as unique device identifiers for devices that are using our software.
We may use third-party vendors, including Facebook, Google or any other digital advertising platform now existing or hereafter created, who use first-party Web Cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party Web Cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize and serve ads based on your past activity on the Site, including Google Analytics for Display Advertising. The information collected may be used to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content and better understand online activity. If you do not want any information to be collected and used by Google Analytics, you can install an opt-out in your web browser (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/) and/or opt out from Google Analytics for Display Advertising or the Google Display Network by using Google’s Ads Settings (www.google.com/settings/ads).
Aggregated and Non-Personally Identifiable Information.
We may share aggregated and Non-Personally Identifiable Information we collect under any of the above circumstances. We may also share it with third parties and our affiliate companies to develop and deliver targeted advertising on the Site and on Sites of third parties. We may combine Non-Personally Identifiable Information we collect with additional Non-Personally Identifiable Information collected from other sources. We also may share aggregated information with third parties, including advisors, advertisers, and investors, for the purpose of conducting general business analysis. For example, we may tell our advertisers the number of visitors to the Site and the most popular features or services accessed. This information does not contain any Personally Identifiable Information and may be used to develop Site content and services that we hope you and other users will find of interest and to target content and advertising.
Unless we have received your prior consent, we do not access or track any location-based information from your mobile device at any time while downloading or using our mobile application or our services, except that it may be possible for Biohax Institute to determine from an IP address the geographic location of your point of connectivity, in which case we may gather and use such general location data.
We use mobile analytics software to allow us to better understand the functionality of our mobile software on your phone. This software may record information, such as how often you use the application, the events that occur within the application, aggregated usage, performance data and where the application was downloaded from. We do not link the information we store within the analytics software to any Personally Identifiable Information you submit within the mobile application.
We may use hyperlinks on the Site which will redirect you to a social network if you click on the respective link. However, when you click on a social plug-in, such as Facebook’s “Like” button, Twitter’s “Tweet” button or the Google+, that particular social network’s plugin will be activated and your browser will directly connect to that provider’s servers. If you do not use these buttons, none of your data will be sent to the respective social network’s plugin provider. So, for example, when you click on the Facebook’s “Like” button on the Site, Facebook will receive your IP address, the browser version and screen resolution, and the operating system of the device you have used to access the Site. Settings regarding privacy protection can be found on the websites or applications of these social networks and are not within our control.
COLLECTION, USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONALLY-IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
Biohax Institute Communications.
Biohax Institute Disclosures.
Biohax Institute will disclose Personally Identifiable Information under the following circumstances:
- By Law or to Protect Rights.
When we believe disclosure is appropriate, we may disclose Personally Identifiable Information in connection with efforts to investigate, prevent or take other action regarding illegal activity, suspected fraud or other wrongdoing; to protect and defend the rights, property or safety of “Biohax Institute”, our Users, our employees or others; to comply with applicable law or cooperate with law enforcement; to enforce our agreements or policies, in response to a subpoena or similar investigative demand, a court order or a request for cooperation from a law enforcement or other government agency; to establish or exercise our legal rights; to defend against legal claims; or as otherwise required by law. In such cases, we may raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us.
- Marketing Communications.
Unless users opt-out from receiving Biohax Institute marketing materials upon registration, Biohax Institute may email users about products and services that Biohax Institute believes may be of interest to them. If you wish to opt-out of receiving marketing materials from Biohax Institute, you may do so by following the unsubscribe link in the email communications, by going to your User Account settings (if applicable) or contacting us using the contact information below.
- Third-Party Service Providers.
- Business Transfers; Bankruptcy.
- Changing Personally Identifiable Information; Account Termination.
You may at any time review or change your Personally Identifiable Information by going to your account settings (if applicable) or contacting us using the contact information below. Upon your request, we will disconnect your account and contact information from our active databases. Such information will be disconnected as soon as practicable based on your account activity and accordance with our policies and applicable law. To make this request, either go to your account settings (if applicable) or contact us as provided below. We will retain in our files some Personally Identifiable Information to prevent fraud, to troubleshoot problems, to assist with any investigations, to enforce us to comply with legal requirements as is permitted by law. Therefore, you should not expect that all your Personally Identifiable Information will be completely removed from our databases in response to your requests. Additionally, we keep a history of changed information to investigate suspected fraud with your account.
Collection and Use of Information by Third Parties Generally.
From time to time, Biohax will share, use, or in some cases, sell, Non-identifiable Information gathered from Users. The Department of Health and Human Services, through the Privacy Rule, does not restrict the use or disclosure of Non-identifiable Information, as it is no longer considered protected health information. In the case where Biohax discloses such Non-identifiable Information, you will not be entitled to any notice of such disclosure or compensation therefrom. The Information will not be identifiable and thus in no such manner will any party be able to connect such information to an individual.
We take the security of your Personally Identifiable Information seriously and use reasonable physical and technical safeguards to protect it from loss, theft, alteration or misuse. However, please be advised that even the best security measures cannot fully eliminate all risks. We cannot guarantee that only authorized persons will view your information. We are not responsible for third-party circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures.
We recommend that you take the appropriate steps to secure all computing devices that you use in connection with our Site and services.
We are dedicated to protecting all information on the Site as is necessary. However, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Personally Identifiable Information by keeping your password confidential. You should change your password immediately if you believe someone has gained unauthorized access to it or your account. If you lose control of your account, you should notify us immediately.
The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) protects the online privacy of children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect or maintain Personally Identifiable Information from anyone under the age of 13, unless or except as permitted by law. Any person who provides Personally Identifiable Information through the Site represents to us that he or she is 13 years of age or older. If we learn that Personally Identifiable Information has been collected from a user under 13 years of age on or through the Site, then we will take the appropriate steps to cause this information to be deleted. If you are the parent or legal guardian of a child under 13 who has become a user of the Site or has otherwise transferred Personally Identifiable Information to the Site, please contact Biohax Institute using our contact information below to have that child’s account terminated and information deleted.
For EEA Users.
Individuals located in the EEA have certain rights in respect to their Personally Identifiable Information, including the right to access, correct, or delete Personally Identifiable Information we process through your use of the Site and/or services. If you’re a user based in the EEA, you can:
- Request a Personally Identifiable Information report by submitting a support ticket through your user account. This report will include the Personally Identifiable Information we have about you, provided to you in a structured, commonly used, and portable format. You must be signed into your user account to submit this request. Please note that Biohax Institute may request additional information from you to verify your identity before we disclose any information.
- Have your Personally Identifiable Information corrected or deleted. Some Personally Identifiable Information can be updated by you: You can update your name and email address, as well as language preference, through your user account settings. If you registered for the Site using Google or Facebook, or if you otherwise have problems updating this information, please contact us. You can remove your Personally Identifiable Information from the Site by deleting your user account.
- Object to us processing your Personally Identifiable Information. You can ask us to stop using your Personally Identifiable Information, including when we use your Personally Identifiable Information to send you marketing emails. We only send marketing communications to users located in the EEA with your prior consent, and you may withdraw your consent at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” link found within our emails and changing your contact preferences. Please note you will continue to receive transactional messages related to our services, even if you unsubscribe from marketing emails.
- Complain to a regulator. If you are based in the EEA and believe that we have not complied with data protection laws, you have a right to lodge a complaint with your local supervisory authority.
Do Not Track Policy.
Most web browsers and some mobile operating systems include a Do Not Track (“DNT”) feature or setting you can activate to signal your privacy preference not to have data about your online browsing activities monitored and collected. Because there is not yet a common understanding of how to interpret the DNT signal, the Site currently does not respond to DNT browser signals or mechanisms.
Biohax Institute, LLC
Effective Date: January 20, 2023
Last Updated: January 20, 2023