Privacy Policy

 

This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) applies to the Life Science Interactive website (http://www.lifescienceinteractive.com), which is a private blog, owned and operated by Anne Seller. I value and respect your privacy and, therefore, this Privacy Policy describes my online information practices, including the types of information that I may collect from you when you visit my website and how I use, share and protect this information.

By browsing this website or providing information to me, you are agreeing to this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, do not browse this website or provide information to me.

Please note that this Privacy Policy applies to information that enables me to identify you, directly or indirectly, from the information alone or in combination with other identifiers we possess (“Personal Information”) gathered online via this website. Personal information includes pseudonymised personal information, but excludes anonymous data or data that has had the identity of an individual permanently removed.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to information that you may submit to me offline or to third party websites to which I may link.

1. Information You May Provide Directly to Me

It is always your choice, or the choice of anyone acting for you, whether to provide Personal Information, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address or other information about yourself or data which can be reasonably linked to such information by me.

You may provide your Personal Information in the following circumstances:

Contact information

This is information you provide when corresponding with me using my Contact page, by e-mail or otherwise. This includes information you provide when you interact with this website in ways, including but not limited to:

  • participating in online surveys;
  • subscribing to news or updates;
  • requesting information from me;
  • submitting feedback;
  • submitting content;
  • requesting licenses or permissions; or
  • otherwise submitting information, including on any of my web-based forms.

The information you give me may include your name, e-mail address and website URL.

Profile information

In order to access certain parts of this website, I may require that you register with me by creating a password-protected user account. This registration information may be used, for example, for identification purposes, to communicate with you regarding your account or to facilitate the functioning of the website. As part of this registration process, you will be required to provide certain information about yourself, such as your name, e-mail address or website URL.

Third-Party Social Networking; Mobile Applications

You can also engage with some content of this website on or through third-party social networking sites. When you do so, you may allow me to have access to certain information from your social media profile and your interaction with my content. When you provide this information, you consent to use of this information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

2. Information I Collect That You Do Not Provide

I also collect some information automatically when you visit this website, including, but not limited to, through the use of “cookies” that are used to collect traffic data. The types of information that I collect through such methods include: your domain name and host for Internet access; the Internet address of the sites from which you came; the date, time and duration of your access; your computer’s IP address and information about its operating system, browser and host; and the pages of the website that you visit. I may also use cookies in certain features on the website, so you can return to the feature and pick up where you left off, if you are unable to view the entire program in one sitting. If you do not want to receive cookies, you may set your browser to reject them. However, if you turn cookies off, you may not have access to some of the services and features of this website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, my system will issue cookies when you access this website.

3. How I Use Your Information

I use your Personal Information according to the terms of this Privacy Policy in effect at the time of my use.

In general, I use the information I collect on this website to improve the quality of the content I provide as well as to improve the usability of the website, in line with this Privacy Policy.

Specifically, I may use your information to:

  • create, maintain and manage your account, communicate with you about the website and respond to any questions or requests;
  • communicate with you regarding the content provided on this website;
  • fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it;
  • analyze visitor feedback and track site usage data in order to make improvements to the content, services and features available on this website and for other internal purposes. For example, I may compare visitor numbers from different geographic locations inside and outside of Europe, assess interest level in my resources, and modify content based on visitor numbers and field of study areas; and
  • conduct research and generate statistics.

Subject to applicable law, I reserve the right to make all lawful, worldwide uses of collected information.

For European residents only. I will only process your Personal Information, including sharing it with third parties, where (1) you have provided your consent which can be withdrawn at any time, (2) the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party, (3) I am required by law, (4) processing is required to protect your vital interests or those of another person, or (5) processing is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests, provided your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.

4. Disclosure Of and Third Party Access To Your Personal Information

I will only intentionally share or allow access to your Personal Information with third parties under the following circumstances:

  • to comply with any court order, law or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request;
  • when I believe that doing so is required by law, may be necessary to protect any person’s property, rights or safety, to investigate a potential violation of law, to enforce any terms of use or other legal agreement, to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the website, or help to resolve disputes that arise in the ordinary course of business;
  • in aggregated or another non-personally identifiable form (for example, I may publish aggregate information about the number of visitors from different geographic locations to specific parts of this website); or
  • in accordance with your consent.

Where I use web-based services and tools provided by third parties to create surveys, and other forms made available on this website (e.g., SurveyMonkey®, Everest Forms®) those third party service providers will have access to information that you submit on these forms. This Privacy Policy governs my use of the information that you submit on these forms. Any use by the applicable third party service provider of information that you submit on these forms or that is collected by such third party in connection with your interactions with these forms is governed by the third party service provider’s privacy policy and cookie notice. Please read these third party privacy policies and cookie notices to see how your information will be treated by the third party provider.

I will never sell your Personal Information to third parties.

5. Your Choices and Retention of Personal Information

You can review and update your account information by logging into your account at any time, and may close your account by submitting your request to me via the Contact Form on this website. You may unsubscribe to e-mail news alerts at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the emails, logging into your account and changing your e-mail alerts setting, or submitting your request to me via the Contact Form on this website. I retain Personal Information for as long as I think is necessary or advisable and I reserve the right to retain it to the full extent not prohibited by law. If you have any questions about what Personal Information about you I retain or would like to request that I not share your information as explained in this Privacy Policy, please contact me via the Contact Form on this website.

6. Your European Privacy Rights

For European residents only. Under European data protection law, in certain circumstances, you have the right to:

  • Request access to any Personal Information I hold about you as well as related information, including the purposes for processing the Personal Information, the recipients or categories of recipients with whom the Personal Information has been shared, where possible, the period for which the Personal Information will be stored, the source of the Personal Information, and the existence of any automated decision making;
  • Obtain without undue delay the rectification of any inaccurate Personal Information I hold about you;
  • Request that Personal Information held about you is deleted;
  • Prevent or restrict processing of your Personal Information; and
  • Request transfer of Personal Information directly to a third party where this is technically feasible.

Also, where you believe that I have not complied with my obligations under this Privacy Policy or European data protection law, you have the right to make a complaint to an EU Data Protection Authority, depending on where you are based.

You can exercise any of these rights by contacting me via the Contact Form on this website.

7. Information Security

I use reasonable technical and organizational measures to protect all Personal Information received from visitors to this website from unauthorized use or disclosure.

Unfortunately, I cannot guarantee the privacy of any Personal Information that you provide. If I am required to provide notice of unauthorized access to security systems or Personal Information, you agree that I may do so by posting notice on my website or by email, in my discretion.

8. International Transfers

This website is published, and hosted on a server, in Germany and is subject to the laws of Germany. If you are located in a country outside of Germany and submit Personal Information to me, you consent to the general use of such information, as provided in this Privacy Policy and to the transfer of that information to, and storage of that information in, Germany.

9. Third Party Sites

If you click on a hyperlink that you find on this website, you may leave this website or send information to a different website. This Privacy Policy does not apply to your interactions with other websites, even if you find a link to them on this website. I maintain official social media accounts on third-party websites. Your activity on those third-party sites is governed by the security and privacy policies of the third-party sites. Please read the privacy policy of the third-party website provider to see how your Personal Information will be treated on its website.

10. Children

This website is a general audience website, and I do not knowingly collect information about children under age 13 years old through this website. Visitors who are 13 or under should get permission from a parent or legal guardian before using this website and should not submit any Personal Information. If I learn that I have collected Personal Information from a child under age 13, other than in a manner authorized by law, I will delete that information from my database. If you become aware of any Personal Information I have collected from children under 13, please contact me via the Contact Form on this website.

11. Do Not Track

We do not use technology that recognizes a “do-not-track” signal from your web browser.

12. Governing Law

By choosing to visit this website or provide information to me, you agree that any dispute over privacy or the terms contained in this Privacy Policy will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg, Germany, without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule. You also agree to abide by any limitation on liability contained in any other agreements that we have with you.

13. Changes in this Privacy Policy

Although no changes in this Privacy Policy are currently contemplated, the Privacy Policy may change in the future. Your continued use of this website after I make changes to this Privacy Policy is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so check this portion of this website for any modifications. The use of information is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time of use.

14. Contact Me

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact me via the Contact Form on this website.

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