Biotecta is an international business and our collection, storage, and use of your information necessarily involves the transmission of data on an international basis. Information that users in the European Economic Area (EEA) submit, and data we need to access or analyze in order to provide the Products and Services available to you, may be sent to and stored on secure servers located in the United States of America and may be transferred by us to our other offices and/or to the third parties, who may be situated in the United States of America, People’s Republic of China (China), or elsewhere outside the EEA and may be processed by staff operating outside the EEA. We will ensure that any transfer of personal information from countries in the EEA to countries outside of the EEA will be protected by appropriate safeguards, for example by the use of binding corporate rules or other legally accepted means.
The US, China, and other non-EEA countries do not have similar data protection laws to the EEA, and you should be aware that the law and practice in the United States or China with respect to authority of law enforcement access to data is significantly different from Europe. By using our Products and Services, or providing us with any information, you consent to the collection, processing, maintenance, and transfer of such information in and to the United States and other applicable territories in which the privacy laws may not be as comprehensive as or equivalent to, those in the country where you reside and/or are a citizen.
1. Scope of Policy
2. Your Consent
2.1 Consent by Site Visitors
2.2 Consent by Site Customers
3. The Information Biotecta Collects and Our Uses of this Information
Biotecta will not share Personally Identifiable Information you provide via our Products and Services or the Site with any third party, other than as expressly disclosed in this Policy. “Personally Identifiable Information” means information that identifies you, such as your name, mailing address, or email address. Biotecta collects information from you at different points, and use this information as follows:
3.1 Registration Information
As a user of our Products and Services, Site Visitor, or Site Customer, you may provide Personally Identifiable Information to us, in connection with requests for information, or for other reasons.
3.2 Emergency Information
As a Site Customer, you may provide personal information, emergency contact information, and other information to us in connection with requests for information or for other reasons. This information is requested to support our Product and Services offerings, designate emergency personnel in the event of an emergency, and configure and personalize your BIOTECTA device and/or experience.
3.3 Processing Requests and Transactions
When you make a request of us, Biotecta will use any Personally Identifiable Information that you provide in connection with that request for the purposes of processing and responding to that request. In each instance where you make a request, Biotecta will use the information you provide to us solely for the purpose of fulfilling your request.
3.4 Newsletters, Informational Notices and Bulletins
Periodically, Biotecta may choose to send newsletters, bulletins, marketing materials, or other information to you, and will use Personally Identifiable Information to send such communications. If Biotecta chooses to undertake such communications, you will have the ability to opt out of receiving these communications as provided in Section 5.
3.5 Anonymous, Aggregate Information.
“Aggregate Information” is information that does not identify you and may include statistical information that may range from statistical information and analyses concerning the number of transactions through our Site or services, and the pages on our Site that users visit most frequently. Biotecta uses Aggregate Information to analyze the effectiveness of our Site, to improve our services and our Site, and for other similar purposes. In addition, from time to time, Biotecta may undertake or commission statistical and other summary analyses of (i) the general behavior and characteristics of our Site Visitors, (ii) the effect of our programs on, and the behavior of our Site Visitors, and (iii) the general characteristics of visitors at our Site and participants in our services. Biotecta may share these analyses and Aggregate Information with third parties. Rest assured, though, that Aggregate Information provided to third parties will not allow anyone to identify you or determine anything personal about you.
3.6 IP Addresses
BIOTECTA may automatically receive and record information in our server logs from your browser, including your IP address (the Internet address of your PC), your computer’s name, the type and version of your web browser, referrer addresses and other generally-accepted log information. Biotecta may also record page views (hit counts) and other general statistical and tracking information, which will be aggregated with that of other users in order to understand how our Site is being used.
A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier, which is sent to your browser from a website’s computers and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies can be used to provide you with a tailored user experience and to make it easier for you to use a website upon a future visit. Biotecta may include cookies on our Site and use them to recognize you when you return to our Site. You may set your browser so that it does not accept cookies. Cookies must be enabled on your web browser, however, if you wish to access certain personalized features of our Services.
3.8 Computer Configuration
3.9 Extent of Information Collected
4. Biotecta does not collect any more Personally Identifiable Information than reasonably necessary to operate the Site, including its Products and Services, and respond to your requests.
Biotecta Does Not Disclose Information to Unaffiliated Third Parties. With limited exceptions Biotecta only uses and discloses Personally Identifiable Information as detailed in Section 3, above. Biotecta will not otherwise disclose your Personally Identifiable Information to unaffiliated third parties without your express consent, except in the following limited circumstances:
4.1 BIOTECTA Site Vendors
Biotecta may employ other companies to perform functions on our behalf, such as (i) maintaining the Site, (ii) maintaining the server farm or farms that allow us to host your data, (iii) collecting information, (iv) responding to and sending electronic mail, or (vi) other functions necessary to our business. Biotecta may need to share your Personally Identifiable Information with these companies (collectively, “Site Vendors”). Biotecta will provide Site Vendors with only that information necessary to perform their functions, and Biotecta will not allow such Site Vendor to use your Personally Identifiable Information for any other purpose.
4.2 Imminent Harm
Biotecta may reveal your Personally Identifiable Information to attorneys, private investigator organizations, or law enforcement agencies if Biotecta believes (a) that you are at risk of harm from another, (b) that you are harming or interfering (or will imminently harm or interfere) with others, or (c) violating (either intentionally or unintentionally) our Terms and Conditions of Use or otherwise violating legal rights. Please note, however, that by specifying this exception from our privacy and data protection practices, Biotecta assumes no duty to monitor safety concerns on your behalf.
Biotecta will reveal your Personally Identifiable Information, to the extent Biotecta reasonably believes it is required to do so by law, or in the unlikely event Biotecta becomes involved in a dispute with you, and such information is necessary to support or defend our position. If Biotecta receives legal process calling for the disclosure of your Personally Identifiable Information Biotecta will attempt to notify you via the email address you supplied during registration within a reasonable amount of time before Biotecta responds to the request, unless such notification is not permitted.
4.4 Transfer of Site
5. Changing or Removing Information; Opting Out
5.1 Discretionary Account Information
To allow appropriate control over Personally Identifiable Information, you can access the Personally Identifiable Information you have provided to us, to change or update discretionary information that you have previously submitted.
If Biotecta chooses to send to your bulletins, updates, or other unsolicited communications that are marketing-related materials, Biotecta will provide you with the ability to decline – or “opt-out of” – receiving such communications. Instructions for opting-out will be provided if and when Biotecta determines to send you such a communication. Please understand that you will not be allowed to “opt-out” of formal notices concerning the operation of our Products and Services, and legal and other related notices concerning your relationship to Biotecta.
5.3 Deleting Information
Finally, if you request, Biotecta will remove your name and all other Personally Identifiable Information from our databases compiled from the Site. Please understand, however, that it may be impossible to remove this information completely, due to backups and records of deletions. In addition, please understand that, if you request deletion of your information, you will be unable to utilize associated features of the Site and any associated services or information. You may not remove de-identified or Aggregate Information from our databases.
Biotecta has put in place security systems designed to prevent unauthorized access to or disclosure of information you provide to us, and Biotecta takes reasonable steps to secure and safeguard this information, commensurate with the size and the demographics of BIOTECTA.
Please understand, though, that Biotecta does not warrant as fail-proof the security of information provided by or submitted to BIOTECTA. Due to the nature of Internet communications and evolving technologies, Biotecta cannot provide, and disclaim, assurance that the information you provide us will remain free from loss, misuse, or alteration by third parties who, despite our efforts, obtain unauthorized access.
5.5 Privacy Protection for Children and Teens
Our Site is not directed at children, and Biotecta will not accept or request Personally Identifiable Information from individuals Biotecta knows to be under 13. In accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), if Biotecta learns that a child under 13 has provided Personally Identifiable Information, Biotecta will either (i) delete this information from our databases, in accordance with our deletion policy, set out in Section 5.3, or (ii) obtain verifiable parental consent, in accordance with COPPA.
5.6 Notification of Changes
5.7 Relationship to Terms of Service and Other Contracts
6. Contact Us
You may also contact us for any reason at the following address below:
Biotecta Holding LLC
Las Vegas, NV 89133