Privacy

Genospace, LLC (“Genospace”) considers the privacy and security of user information an important component of the services offered at its Web site, www.genospace.com (the “Web Site”). This Privacy Policy relates to the online information collection and use practices of our Web Site, and not to (i) others hosts on subdomains of genospace.com, (ii) other Web sites provided on behalf of partners, customers or other third parties at hosts other than genospace.com, (iii) other data collected by Genospace by other online or offline means or (iv) practices of companies that Genospace does not own or control, or to individuals that Genospace does not employ or manage.

By visiting or using the Web Site in any manner, you acknowledge that you accept the practices and policies outlined in this Privacy Policy, and you hereby consent to Genospace’s collection, use, and sharing of your information as described herein. We may amend the Privacy Policy at any time by posting the amended terms on the Web Site. Your continued use of the Web Site following the posting of any changes to the Privacy Policy constitutes acceptance of those changes.

WHAT INFORMATION ABOUT YOU DO WE COLLECT?

When you visit our Web Site, you may provide us with two types of information: (1) personally identifiable information that you knowingly choose to disclose, which is collected on an individual basis, and (2) general user information that does not contain personally identifiable information, which is collected on an aggregate basis as you browse the Web Site. In some cases, if you choose not to provide us with requested information, you may not be able to access all of our Web Site’s content or services.

Personally Identifiable Information You Choose to Provide. We may ask for certain personal information from you for the purpose of providing to you content and/or services that you request. For example, if you indicate an interest in receiving press releases about Genospace, you are asked to submit your name, e-mail address and affiliation, which we retain on file, so that we may send you the information that you requested. We also receive your name, e-mail address and other identifiable information each time you contact us by means identified on our “Contact Us” page and elsewhere on the Web Site. We may retain a record of users who have contacted us in order to respond properly to questions or concerns, and for future communications. 

Non-Personally Identifiable Information We Collect. Cookies/Web server logs: Similar to other commercial Web sites, our Web Site uses standard technology called “cookies” and Web server logs to collect information about how our Web Site is used. Cookies are a feature of Web browser software that allows Web servers to recognize the computer used to access a Web site. Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored by a user’s Web browser on the user’s hard drive. Information gathered through cookies and Web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our Web Site, and the Web sites visited just before and just after our Web Site. This information is collected on an aggregate basis. None of this information is associated with you as an individual. You can disable cookies on your computer by indicating this in the preferences or options menus in your browser. However, it is possible that some parts of our Web Site will not operate correctly if you disable cookies. You should consult with your browser’s provider/manufacturer if you have any questions regarding disabling cookies.

Third Party Services: We may use services hosted by third parties such as Google Analytics, to assist in providing our services and to help us understand how use our Web Site is used. These services may collect information sent by a browser as part of a web page request, including IP addresses or cookies. If these third party services collect information, they do so anonymously and in the aggregate to provide information helpful to us such as website trends, without identifying individual visitors. Please see “Cookies” in the section above for information on how you can control the use of cookies on your computer.

HOW DO WE USE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT?

We use your personally identifiable information to provide you with the information or content that you have requested, and, in some cases, to contact you about our services, products, features or other elements of our business. If you no longer wish to receive press releases or any other type of information from us, you may send us an email through our “Contact Us” link or follow the “unsubscribe” link provided in the e-mail that you receive. Your ability to opt out from receiving marketing and promotional materials does not change our right to contact you regarding your use of our Web Site.

We use non-identifying information collected on our Web Site in the aggregate to better understand your use of the Web Site and to enhance your enjoyment and experience. For example, we may use the information to improve the design and content of our Web Site or to analyze the programs and services that we offer.

We may employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Our employees, agents and contractors who have access to personally identifiable information are required to protect the information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy.

We may provide access to your personally identifiable information when legally required to do so, to cooperate with police investigations or other legal proceedings, to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our Web Site, to limit our legal liability and protect our rights, or to protect the rights and safety of visitors to this Web Site or the public. In those instances, the information is provided only for that limited purpose.

We will not share your personally identifiable information in ways unrelated to those described above without providing you with an opportunity to opt out of such use or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

PRIVACY PROTECTIONS FOR CHILDREN USING THE INTERNET

Protecting children’s privacy is important to us. For that reason, we do not collect or maintain information on our Web Site from those we actually know are under the age of 13, nor is any part of our Web Site targeted to attract anyone under 13. We request that all visitors to our Web Site who are under 13 not disclose or provide any personally identifiable information. If we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personally identifiable information, we will delete that child’s personally identifiable information from our records.

DATA SECURITY

We take reasonable steps to maintain the security of the personally identifiable information that we collect, including limiting the number of people who have physical access to our database servers, as well as installing electronic security systems that guard against unauthorized access. However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure. Accordingly, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to us, so you do so at your own risk.

INTERNATIONAL USERS

Personal data that you have provided to Genospace through its Web Site or other electronic means will be delivered to servers located in the United States. Users from outside of the United States using our Web Site consent to the transfer of this data to the United States, and to our use of such data as outlined the Terms of Use that is available on the Web Site.

LINKS

This Web Site may contain links to third party sites as well as to other sites owned and/or operated by Genospace. Please be aware that Genospace is not responsible for the privacy practices of any third party sites. Please also be aware that the privacy policies of other Genospace sites may differ significantly from the privacy policy of this Web Site. Therefore, we encourage our users to read the privacy statement of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by this Web Site.

QUESTIONS

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact: info@genospace.com or write to Genospace, LLC, 700 Massachusetts Avenue, Third Floor, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139.