EFFECTIVE DATE: January 5, 2020
NOTICE OF INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE USE IT
Information We Collect
Personal Information and Non-Personal Information
“Personal Information” is information that can be used to identify you by itself or when it is combined with other information, such as a name, address, cellphone number, account information, financial insurance, credit card information, or e-mail address.
We may collect Personal Information from you in a variety of ways, including through a registration form, by you filling in forms or submitting information on the Website, or by corresponding with us by phone, email, or otherwise.
In order to use certain aspects of our Website, we may require you to complete a registration form, which may require you to provide certain Personal Information and create a username and password.
We may also provide you with the opportunity to provide additional information and/or suggestions to us. In connection with any such submissions, you agree to give truthful information (such as name and email address).
We also collect and process Non-Personal Information that cannot identify you either alone or in combination with other information, such as your general location and use of our products, features, and services that is automatically generated when you use the Website. We collect this information through the use of third-party service providers, including, without limitation: Google. We use this information to conduct internal research on the nature of our users to better understand, protect and serve you.
Device Identifiable Information
When you use our Website, we may collect, receive, and record information on our servers that is linked to your computer or device (“Device Identifiable Information”). We collect Device Identifiable Information from you in the normal course of operating our Website. When you visit our Website, we may collect information about your computer that your browser sends, such as the Internet domain and Internet protocol (IP) address (which is stored by miR Scientific when you register with miR), your login information, browser type, operating system, date and time of page views, the particular web pages accessed, your login information, and, if you linked to our Website from another website, the address of that other website.
As it relates to your mobile device, we may collect additional information such as the type and model, operating system (e.g., iOS, Android), carrier name, mobile browser (e.g., Chrome, Safari), applications using our Website, and identifiers assigned to your device, such as its iOS Identifier for Advertising (IDFA), Android Advertising ID (AAID), or unique device identifier (a number uniquely given to your device by your device manufacturer), sometimes referred to as a mobile carrier ID.
We may also collect your location information, such as your zip code or the approximate geographic area provided by your Internet service provider (ISP) or location positioning information provided by the location services and GPS features of your mobile device when locating services have been enabled.
When you use our Website, we or our third-party vendors may store cookies on your computer in order to facilitate and customize your use of our Website. A cookie is a small data text file, which a website stores on your computer’s hard drive (if your web browser permits) that can later be retrieved to identify you to us. Certain pages of the Website and/or html email correspondence may use session cookies, persistent cookies or web beacons to anonymously track unique visitors, save website preferences and to allow us to recognize visits from the same computer and browser.
There are several types of cookies. Cookies that are essential for the operation of our Website (“Essential Cookies”) enable services you have specifically asked for. These cookies remain on your device only until you close your browser after visiting our Website. Some cookies are used to collect anonymous information on the pages visited (“Performance Cookies”). For example, we might use Performance Cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages. These cookies remain on your device only until you close your browser after visiting our Website. Some cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience (“Functionality Cookies”). These Functionality Cookies remain on your device for an extended period of time. When you revisit our Website we recognize Functionality Cookies and remember your preferences or can automatically log you on to the Website. Personal Information on our system may be associated with Functionality Cookies but the cookies themselves do not contain any of your Personal Information.
In general, the cookies on our Website make your use of the Website easier, makes the Website run more smoothly and help us to maintain a secure Website. You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, but some parts of our Website may not work properly in that case.
Information We Receive From Other Sources
We work with third parties who may also provide us information regarding you, including your Personal Information for example, business partners, sub-contractors in technical, payment, and delivery services, analytics providers, and search information providers.
Some of the Personal Information received by miR Scientific in connection with the Website may be provided by healthcare providers that are subject to laws and regulations, such as rules issued under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) and Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009 (“HITECH”), that govern providers’ use and disclosure of certain individually identifiable health-related Personal Information (“Protected Health Information”).
Although the Device Identifiable Information and Non-Personal Information that we collect, including the Device Identifiable Information that is not linked to your mobile device, does not identify you personally, there is a risk that third parties who receive such information from us may be able to re-identify you through other information they gather.
You can choose not to provide us with any of the information described above or requested by miR Scientific, but by doing so, you may not be able to take advantage of all features and functionalities of our Website.
How We May Use or Disclose Your Information
We may use the information we collect in the following ways:
• Identification and authentication of a user;
• Improvements to the Website and related products and services;
• Research and reporting and analysis of aggregated anonymous data;
• IP addresses may be used for various research purposes, and/or delivering customized functionality;
• We use Personal Information, such as your browser version, IP address, referring domains, pages visited, your devices and application IDs, the nature of your use of the Website, and cookie information, to improve the delivery of our services and related products and services, and to develop analytics and aggregated data that allow us and our business partners to utilize our services and reach out to you via our Website or otherwise;
• To conduct our business and perform related research, develop analytics, and aggregated data that allow us and our business partners to improve our products and services;
• With your permission, to contact you about products and services in which you have expressed interest;
• To ensure that content from our Website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer; and
• To correspond with you (including to notify you about changes to the Website), as described in the “Communication from Us” section below.
We may share your information in the following ways:
We may share aggregated demographic information about our user base with select third parties. This information does not identify individual users. We may use and publicize aggregate information in any manner that does not identify you, without your consent. We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties Personal Information we collect from you without your consent, except as described below:
• We may share aggregated data to conduct our business, improve the delivery of our services, to develop analytics, and to enable us and our business partners to improve and promote our products and services.
• We may share Personal Information to authorized agents or third-party contracts whom we employ to perform tasks on our behalf and to the extent we need to share information with them to conduct our business or to provide our products, services, and offers to you.
• We may disclose Personal Information in the circumstances described under “Legal Disclaimer” below.
How Long Do We Keep Your Information
We keep your Personal Information only for as long as we continue to have a business purpose for it. If you cease using the Website, we will keep your Personal Information in a form that allows identification of your Personal Information for no longer than is necessary for our business purposes (or as otherwise required by law).
California residents have a right to request that we delete any of your Personal Information that we collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions. More information can be found in the “For California Residents Only” section below, which you can access by clicking here.
COMMUNICATIONS FROM US AND OTHER THIRD PARTIES
When you send email or other communications to miR Scientific, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquires, respond to your requests, and improve our services. When you send and receive messages, we may collect and maintain information associated with those messages.
We may send you information by email on our Website only if you have consented to receive such communications. We may also send you service-related announcements on rare occasions when it is necessary to do so. For instance, if our Website is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send you an email. Generally, you may not opt-out of service-related announcements, which are not promotional in nature.
Based upon the Personal Information you provide us, we may send you a welcome email to verify your username and password. We will communicate with you in response to your inquiries, to provide the services you request, and to manage your account. We will communicate with you by email or telephone, in accordance with your preferences. You may contact customer services via our Contact page.
We may disclose the information we collect from you in the following circumstances:
• As required by law;
• If we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety;
• To comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on us or the Website;
• In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we will disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets;
• If miR Scientific or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets; or
• In connection with any other actual or proposed corporate transaction or insolvency proceeding involving all or part of the business or assets to which the information pertains. Those who choose to provide Personal Information outside the United States do so on their own initiative and at their own risk and are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
By using the Website, you consent to having any Personal Information you provide to us transferred to and processed in the United States. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT PERMIT CERTAIN LIMITATIONS OR DISCLAIMERS OF LIABILITY, THESE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
WHERE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION IS STORED
All information you provide to us online is stored on our secured servers with are located in the United States. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen), a password which enables you to access certain parts of the Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
miR is committed to protecting the security and privacy of your information stored by us. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to restrict access to Personal Information to those of our employees, agents, contractors or representatives who require access to such information to perform tasks assigned to them by us. We use reasonable security efforts to protect the data in our possession. However, no method of transmission or storage of data is 100% secure and we will not be responsible for any damage that results from a security breach of data or the unauthorized access to or use of information, whether Personal Information or Device Identifiable Information. To the extent we provide your Personal Information to any third parties, we will request that they use reasonable security measures to protect your information. If you create copies of information from the Website, we cannot protect the security and privacy of the information contained in such copies. All data gathered by our Website are stored by us in a password-protected database. Only we and our hosting provider, if any, have access to this database. We will protect Personal Information provided to us by using security safeguards against loss, theft, access, disclosure, copying, use, or modification. Although we and our hosting provider(s) implement standard security protections, the internet is not completely secure, and we cannot guarantee the physical or electronic security of the servers and database on which the Website is hosted.
CHANGING YOUR INFORMATION
If you wish to change any of your Personal Information that you have previously submitted via the Website, you may correct or update it using the Website or connecting with our Customer Support via the Contact page.
THIRD PARTY LINKS
FOR CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY
California Shine the Light Law
California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine the Light” law, permits our customers who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, information about Personal Information we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us via our address. Not all information sharing is covered by the “Shine the Light” requirements and only information on covered sharing will be included in our response. Under California law, businesses are only required to respond to a request once during any calendar year.
California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
The categories of Personal Information that we collect from you can be found in the “Information We Collect” section above, which you can access by clicking here.
The business or commercial purposes for which we use the categories of Personal Information we collect can be found in the “How We May Use or Disclose Your Information” section above, which you can access by clicking here.
Your California Rights under CCPA
You have the right to request that we disclose certain information to you about our collection and use of your Personal Information over the past 12 months (“Right to Know”). You have the Right to Know (i) the categories of Personal Information we collected about you; (ii) the categories of sources for the Personal Information we collected about you; (iii) our business or commercial purpose for collecting that Personal Information; (iv) the categories of third parties with whom we share that Personal Information; (v) the specific pieces of Personal Information we collected about you. You have the right to request that we delete any of your Personal Information that we collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions (“Right to Delete”). Once we receive and confirm your verifiable request, we will delete your Personal Information from our records, unless an exception applies.
We may deny your deletion request if retaining the information is necessary for us to: (i) complete the transaction for which we collected the Personal Information, provide a good or service that you requested, take actions reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform our contract with you; (ii) detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, or prosecute those responsible for such activities; (iii) debug products to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality; (iv) exercise free speech, ensure the right of another party to exercise their free speech rights, or exercise another right provided for by law; (v) enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with consumer expectations based on your relationship with us; (vi) comply with a legal obligation; or (vii) make other internal and lawful uses of that information that are compatible with the context in which you provided it.
Exercising Your Rights
To exercise your Right to Know or Right to Delete, please submit a verifiable request to us by either calling us at our number here; or by sending an email to email@example.com.
Only you or a person registered with the California Secretary of State that you authorize to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable request related to your Personal Information. The verifiable request must: (i) provide sufficient information that allows us to reasonably verify you are the person about whom we collected Personal Information or an authorized representative; (ii) describe your request with sufficient detail that allows us to properly understand, evaluate, and respond to it. We may need to contact you to request additional information in order to verify you are the person about whom we collected Personal Information or that you are an authorized representative. We will not use any information provided as part of a request, including any contact information you provide or that we request in order to respond to or verify a request, for any purpose other than to respond to or verify your request.
We will make an effort to respond to your verifiable request within 45 days of its receipt. If we require more time (up to 90 days), we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing either by mail or electronically, at your option. Any disclosures we provide will only cover the 12-month period before our receipt of the verifiable request. The response we provide will also explain the reasons we cannot comply with a request, if applicable.
We do not charge a fee to process or respond to your verifiable consumer request unless it is excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that the request warrants a fee, we will tell you why we made that decision and provide you with a cost estimate before completing your request.
We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your CCPA rights by (i) denying you goods or services; (ii) charging you a different price or rates for goods or services; or (iii) providing you a different level of quality of goods or service.
For additional information regarding your rights under the CCPA, or how to exercise them, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTICE TO MINORS
Our Website is not directed at and is not intended for use by anyone under the age of 18. Visitors under the age of 18 should not provide any Personal Information through the Website. If you are under the age of 18, do not send any type of Personal Information about yourself to us or our Website.
Our Website is based in the United States, and operate under United States Law. We make no representation that information provided by the Website is appropriate or available for use outside the United States or complies with laws outside of the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, the information we collect may be transferred to and processed in the United States and in other countries where the privacy laws may not be the same as the laws where you reside. Those who choose to access the Website from outside the United States do so on their own initiative and at their own risk and are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws and regulations outside the United States. By using the Website, you hereby consent to having any information you provide to us transferred to and processed in the United States.