Privacy Policy

BioMatrix Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was last updated: November 1, 2012

Thank you for visiting BioMatrix’s (“BioMatrix”) Internet web site (“Site”) located at the URL: www.BioMatrix.com. This Privacy Policy details certain policies implemented throughout BioMatrix governing BioMatrix’s use of personally identifiable information about users of our Site and services offered on or through the Site on this Site.

Privacy Policy Updates
Due to the Internet’s rapidly evolving nature, BioMatrix may need to update this Privacy Policy from time to time. If so, BioMatrix will post our updated Privacy Policy on the Site located at the following URL: www.BioMatrix.com/privacypolicy.html and post notice of the change so it is visible when users log-on for the first time after the change is posted and/or may communicate the changes by sending e-mail notice to registered users of the Site. BioMatrix encourages you to review this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes. Your continued use of the Site and/or continued provision of personally identifiable information to us will be subject to the terms of the then-current Privacy Policy.

Information Collection and Use
You can generally visit our Site without revealing any personally identifiable information about yourself. However, in certain sections of this Site and when you become a registered user of certain services, including BioMatrix Sequence, or complete a profile or registration form. Due to the nature of some of these activities, we may collect personally identifiable information such as your name, address, email address, phone number, age or date of birth, gender, password, and other contact information that you voluntarily transmit with your communication to us. We also may collect the foregoing personally identifiable information about you from our third party affiliate or partner companies and from marketing or advertising companies that provide us with such information as a part of their relationship with us. We also may collect information about you and your use of our Site, services and/or software through your use of our Site, services and/or software.

We may use your personally identifiable information to[register you to use our services, contact you to deliver certain services or information you have requested, verify your authority to enter our Site, improve the content and general administration of the Site and our services, provide you with notices regarding goods or services that you have purchased or may wish to purchase in the future, provide you with notices about other users of our Site, software and/or services that you may wish to contact and for targeted advertising.

Children’s Privacy
BioMatrix recognizes the privacy interests of children and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests. This Site is not intended for children under the age of 18. BioMatrix does not target its services or this Site to children under 18. BioMatrix does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 18.

Cookies
We may use small text files called cookies to improve overall Site experience. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. Cookies generally do not permit us to personally identify you.

Aggregate Information
The Site may track the total number of visitors to our Site, the number of visitors to each page of our Site, browser type, IP addresses, External Web Sites (defined below) linked to, and we may analyze this data for trends and statistics in the aggregate, but such information will be maintained, used and disclosed in aggregate form only and it will not contain personally identifiable information. We may use such aggregate information to analyze trends, administer the Site, track users’ movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

Disclosure
We may provide your personally identifiable information to our parent, subsidiary and affiliate entities within our corporate family and our partner entities that are not within our corporate family. We will provide you with a choice before we share your personally identifiable information with partner entities that are not within our corporate family for them to use your personally identifiable information for their own marketing purposes. We may provide your personally identifiable information and the data generated by cookies and the aggregate information to the vendors and service agencies that we may engage to assist us in providing our Services to you. For example, we may provide your personally identifiable information to a marketing, research and/or advertising agency to send advertising to you on our behalf. We reserve the right to release information contained within our access logs concerning any visitor or member when that visitor or member is in violation of our Terms of Use or other published guidelines, or partakes (or is reasonably suspected of partaking) in any illegal activity, even without a subpoena, warrant or other court order, and to release such information in response to court and governmental orders, civil subpoenas, discovery requests and as otherwise required by law. We cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who may be using our servers or services for illegal activities. We also reserve the right to report any suspected illegal activity to law enforcement individuals or entities for investigation or prosecution. We may transfer your personally identifiable information to a successor entity upon a merger, consolidation or other corporate reorganization in which BioMatrix participates or to a purchaser of all or substantially all of BioMatrix’s assets to which this Site relates.

Links to Third Party Sites
The Site may provide links to other Web sites or resources over which BioMatrix does not have control (“External Web Sites”). Such links do not constitute an endorsement by BioMatrix of those External Web Sites. You acknowledge that BioMatrix is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and further agree that BioMatrix is not responsible for the content of such External Web Sites. Your use of External Web Sites is subject to the terms of use and privacy policies located on the linked to External Web Sites.

Security
We may employ procedural and technological security measures that are reasonably designed to help protect your personally identifiable information from loss, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. BioMatrix may use firewalls, password protection, secure socket layer, and other security measures to help prevent unauthorized access to your personally identifiable information.

Processing of Personal Information
Our computer systems are currently based in the United States, so your personal data will be processed by us in the U.S. where data protection and privacy regulations may not offer the same level of protection as in other parts of the world, such as the European Union. If you create a user account with our Site as a visitor from outside the United States, by using our Site you agree to this Privacy Policy and you consent to the transfer of all such information to the United States, which may not offer an equivalent level of protection of that required in the European Union or certain other countries, and to the processing of that information as described in this Privacy Policy.

Questions
If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy please contact us via email at info@BioMatrix.com.