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Private and Cookies Statement

This Privacy and Cookie Statement is effective from September 2012

Last Modified: Oct 1, 2012

1.   General statement

Labcyte.com respects your right to privacy and protects the personal data you disclose to Labcyte.  This Privacy and Cookies Statement describes how Labcyte treats personal information that it collects and receives from you through this Website.  This Privacy and Cookies Statement does not apply to the practices of companies that Labcyte does not own or control.

2.   Collection and Use of Cookies

Visitors are advised that each time they visit our Website, we use cookies to collect two general levels of information about their visit which will be retained and used by Labcyte. The first level [Google Analytics Cookies] comprises statistical and other analytical information collected on an aggregate and non-individual specific basis of all browsers who visit the site. The second [Marketo Cookies] is information which is personal or particular to a specific visitor who knowingly chooses to provide that information. The third [Drupal Cookies] is used to verify registered users. By using our Website you expressly consent to the use and collection by Labcyte of this information. We will use the information in our US headquartered office and across our network of affiliate entities. To withdraw your consent after accepting the cookies, delete the [names of cookie files] cookies. For more information on cookies and deletion of cookies please visit: www.allaboutcookies.org.

You can stop cookies from being deployed on your computer by configuring your browser not to accept them. Please refer to your browser's 'help' facility. Please be aware that deleting certain cookies can result in difficulties when navigating around sites.

The statistical and analytical information provides general and not individually specific information about the number of people who visit this Website; the number of people who return to this site; the pages that they visit; where they were before they came to this site and the page in the site at which they exited. This information helps us monitor traffic on our Website so that we can manage the site’s capacity and efficiency. It also helps us to understand which parts of this site are most popular and generally to assess user behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the site.

3.   Collection and Use of Personal Information

Through this Website you may have an opportunity to send us information, such as through the “registration” pages or any other area where you may send e-mails, provide feedback, etc. By choosing to register, you will provide personal information  Personal information, for the purposes of this  Privacy and Cookies Statement, refers to information that is associated with your name or personal identity, including your name, email address, and telephone number and other information of a personal nature which you provide to us. As Labcyte is based in the US, your personal data will be transferred to the US which does not have data protection laws to a similar standard as those in, for example, Europe or Canada. You expressly agree to the transfer of your personal data to Labcyte in the US if you are based outside the US.

The labcyte.com Website does not collect any personal data about you on this Website, apart from information which you provide to us (for example, by emailing us, or registering with us). Any information which you provide in this way is not made available to any third parties, and is used by labcyte.com only in connection with the purpose for which you provided it, including for business or  marketing purposes.  This information will only be used by labcyte.com for:

  • the purposes for which it was provided by you;
  • verification purposes and statistical analysis; and
  • marketing and administration purposes.
  • collection and use of technical information

Technical information refers to data collected for statistical purposes which is not associated with a specific identity. labcyte.com collects and analyses technical information in order to evaluate our Website. The type of technical information we log is confined to the following:

  • the IP address1 of the visitor’s Web server
  • the top-level domain-name used (for example .ie, .com, .org, .net)
  • the pages visited on the labcyte.com Website, i.e. URL’s2 visited
  • the previous Website address from which the visitor reached us, including any search terms used
  • clickstream data which shows the traffic of visitors around this Website (for example, pages accessed)

1 An IP address is an identifier for a computer or device on a Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) network, such as the World Wide Web. Networks use the TCP/IP protocol to route information based on the IP address of the destination. In other words, an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web, allowing Web servers to locate and identify your computer. Computers require IP addresses in order for users to communicate on the Internet, browse and shop.

2 A URL (Uniform Resource Locator) is the global address of documents and other resources on the World Wide Web. For example, http://labcyte.com is the URL for labcyte.com’s Home Page.

4.   Security

Labcyte takes appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction of your personal information.  These measures include annual internal reviews of Labcyte’s practices and security measures, including a review of Labcyte’s encryption and physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where Labcyte stores personal information.

5.   Children

Labcyte is committed to protecting the privacy of children.  No information should be submitted to or via our Website by users under the age of 14.

6.   Links

On our Website, you may have the opportunity to follow a link to other Websites that may be of interest to you.  Labcyte endeavors to only link to reputable organizations related to your areas of interest, but these Websites may not be hosted or controlled by Labcyte and Labcyte is not responsible for the privacy practices of those Websites or the content provided thereon.

7.   Changes To This Privacy and Cookies Statement

This Privacy and Cookies Statement may be revised from time to time as Labcyte adds new features and services, as laws change, and as industry privacy and security best practices evolve.  The effective date and last modified date is displayed on the upper left corner of this Privacy and Cookies Statement so that you can easily determine when there has been a change.  If Labcyte makes a material change to this Privacy and Cookies Statement regarding use or disclosure of personal information, Labcyte will provide advance notice on the Homepage of this Website.

8.   Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy and Cookies Statement or our Website, including any request to make changes to your personal information, please contact us at dataprivacy@labcyte.com.