Our Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any information to or on the Website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this Website or on or through any of its features/register on the Website, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any user name you may use. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at email@example.com.
We collect information relating to you and your use of the Website to provide services and features that are responsive to your needs. We collect personal information in the following ways:
Information You Provide To Us
We may collect the following information about you directly from you including, but not limited to:
Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technology/Third Party Service Providers.
Information collected automatically may include usage details, the type of computer and browser you use, your internet connection, your IP addresses, and information collected through cookies and other tracking technologies. This information is typically collected through a variety of tools including cookies, web beacons, pixels, social media widgets, other tools to enable data recording and indexing, and similar technology (collectively, “tracking technologies”). The information we collect automatically is used to improve our Website and our service offerings. To the extent that you voluntarily provide personal information to us, our systems may associate the automatically collected information with your personal information.
We use your information to provide services and information to you, as well as to respond to communications from you. The precise purposes for which your personal information is processed will be determined by the request and by applicable laws, regulatory guidance, and professional standards.
For example, we use information to:
Sometimes we may aggregate and de-identify information by removing identifiers that can be used to associate the information with you. De-identified information helps us develop reports and analyses about how our Website is used. De-identified information does not include contact information or any other information that would identify any specific individual or household.
As a general rule, we do not sell, rent, lease or license your personal information. But, we may share your personal information in the circumstances described below:
We offer certain choices about how we communicate with you and what personal information we obtain about you and share with others.
We use “cookies” and server logs to collect information about how our Website is used. Information gathered through cookies and server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our site, and the websites visited just before and just after our own, as well as your IP address.
We use Google Analytics to process personal information about your use of our Website. Google sets cookies on your browser or device, and then your web browser will automatically send information to Google. Google uses this information to provide us with reports that we use to better understand and measure how users interact with our Website.
We are active on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn (“Social Media”). Anything you post on Social Media is public information and will not be treated confidentially. We may post (or re-post) on the Website and our Social Media pages any comments or content that you post on our Social Media pages.
If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received online, mail, and telephone. This also applies when you register for our website, sign up through any of our forms using your email address or make a purchase on this site.
We are committed to keeping your e-mail address confidential. We do not sell, rent, or lease our subscription lists to third parties, and will not disclose your email address to any third parties except as allowed in the section titled Disclosure of Your Information.
We will maintain the information you send via e-mail in accordance with applicable federal law.
Our emails provide users the opportunity to opt-out or “unsubscribe” from receiving communications from us. Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter or promotional materials may opt-out of receiving these communications by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the e-mail.
If you are outside the European Union, the UK, or Sweden, and opt to receive any free resources, participate in any free training programs, register for a webinar, register for a live event, register for a seminar, or purchase any products sold by the Company on this Website, we will automatically enroll you to receive our free email newsletter. If you do not wish to receive this newsletter, you can unsubscribe anytime by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of every email we send. If you ever have trouble unsubscribing, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting to unsubscribe from future emails.
We employ commercially reasonable physical, technical, and administrative safeguards to protect personal information from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction, and we strive to protect your personal information against unauthorized access, use, or disclosure, using commercially reasonable security technologies and procedures.
Email is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. For this reason, we request that you do not send private information to us by email.
We use software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage to the Website.
Our Website is hosted and operated in the United States. However, we and our service providers may store information about individuals in the United States, or we may transfer it to, and store it within, other countries.
Visitors from jurisdictions outside the United States visit our Website at their own choice and risk. If you are not a resident of the United States, you acknowledge and agree that we may collect and use your personal information outside your home jurisdiction and that we may store your personal information in the United States or elsewhere. Please note that the level of legal protection provided in the United States from which you may access our Website may not be as stringent as that under privacy standards or the privacy laws of other countries, possibly including your home jurisdiction.
Spark Biomedical, Inc.
2319 Rymers Switch Circle
Friendswood, TX 77546
Email Address: email@example.com
Effective as of February 5, 2020; last revised July 1, 2023
Under California Civil Code Section 1798.83, individuals who reside in California and who have an existing relationship with us may request information about our disclosure of certain categories of personal information to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes, if any.
To make such a request, send an email with the subject heading “California Privacy Rights” to firstname.lastname@example.org In your request, please attest to the fact that you are a California resident and provide a current California address for our response. Please be aware that not all information sharing is covered by these California privacy rights requirements, and only information on covered sharing will be included in our response. This request may be made no more than once per calendar year. Please note that separate requests related to the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), as amended by the California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA”), shall be submitted as described below.
Pursuant to applicable California law, including the CCPA, as amended by the CPRA, we make the following disclosures regarding the Personal Information we have collected and disclosed within the last 12 months, where “Personal Information” (“PI”) has the definition set forth in the CCPA, as amended by the CPRA. The categories listed below are defined by California state law, and inclusion in the list below indicates only that depending on our relationship with you, we may collect some of the information in that category; it does not mean that we collect all information within a category for all individuals:
If you are a California resident, you have the following rights:
To submit a request, please contact us at email@example.com. You may only make a request to exercise your rights on behalf of yourself. You also have a right to submit requests to exercise your rights under the CCPA, as amended by the CPRA through an authorized agent. An authorized agent must be registered with the Secretary of State in California to conduct business in California. If you choose to use an authorized agent, you may be required to: (a) provide signed permission to that authorized agent to submit requests on your behalf, (b) verify your identity directly with us, and (c) directly confirm with us that you granted permission to the authorized agent to submit the request on your behalf. For clarity, you are required to verify the identity of both yourself and the authorized agent.
If we cannot initially verify your identity, we may request additional information to complete the verification process. We will only use Personal Information provided in a request to verify the requestor’s identity. To verify your identity when you or your authorized agent submits a request, we will match the identifying information you provide us to the Personal Information we have about you. Once we receive your request, we will notify you of receipt within 10 days and promptly take steps to respond to your request within 45 days. If we require additional time, we will inform you of the reason and extension period as permitted by the CCPA, as amended by the CPRA. Any disclosures we provide will only cover the 12-month period preceding our receipt of your request.
We do not charge a fee to process or respond to your requests unless they are excessive or repetitive. 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 cannot respond to your request or provide you with Personal Information if we cannot verify your identity and confirm the Personal Information relates to you. We may deny certain requests, or only fulfill some in part, as permitted or required by law. For example, if you request to delete Personal Information, we may retain Personal Information that we need to retain for legal purposes.
We will not discriminate against you in the event you exercise any of the aforementioned rights under the CCPA, as amended by the CPRA, including, but not limited to, by denying goods or services to you or providing you with a different level of quality of goods or services.
Spark Biomedical, Inc. is the controller of your personal information for purposes of GDPR. See the Contact Us section above for contact details.
When we process personal information of individuals in the European Economic Area, United Kingdom, and Switzerland, we adhere to certain data processing principles.
Under these principles, personal data is:
We implement appropriate technical and organizational measures that are designed to give effect to these data protection principles.
Legal bases for processing
With respect to each of the purposes for which we use your Personal Data, the GDPR requires us to ensure that we have a “legal basis” for that use. Most commonly, we will rely on one of the following legal bases:
We have set out below, in a table format, the legal bases we rely on in respect of the relevant Purposes for which we use your Personal Data.
If you are in the European Economic Area, United Kingdom, and Switzerland, and opt to receive any free resources, participate in any free training programs, register for a webinar, register for a live event, register for a seminar, or purchase any products sold by the Company on this Website, we will only enroll you to receive our free email newsletter if you affirmatively consent to it. If you consent and then no longer wish to receive this newsletter, you can unsubscribe anytime. We include an “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of every email we send. If you ever have trouble unsubscribing, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting to unsubscribe from future emails.
If you have questions about the legal basis of how we process your personal information, contact us at email@example.com.
We will only retain your Personal Data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which we collected it, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
To determine the appropriate retention period for Personal Data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the Personal Data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your Personal Data, the purposes for which we process your Personal Data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
When we no longer require the Personal Data, we will dissociate such information from the information attached to your content. In some circumstances we may anonymize your Personal Data (so that it can no longer be associated with you), in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.
Users from the European Economic Area, United Kingdom, and Switzerland have certain rights regarding their personal information. If you are located within the European Economic Area, United Kingdom, or Switzerland you may ask us to take the following actions in relation to your Personal Data that we hold:
To exercise these rights, please submit a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicable law may require or permit us to decline your request. If we decline your request, we will tell you why, subject to legal restrictions. If you would like to submit a complaint about our use of your Personal Data or response to your requests regarding your Personal Data, you may contact us or submit a complaint to the data protection regulator in your jurisdiction. You can find your data protection regulator here.
We share your Personal Data both with our affiliated companies and certain external third parties who are based outside the European Economic Area, United Kingdom, or Switzerland. Any processing of your Personal Data by these parties will involve an export of your Personal Data outside the European Economic Area European Economic Area, United Kingdom, or Switzerland.
Whenever we transfer your Personal Data out of the European Economic Area, United Kingdom, or Switzerland to countries not deemed by a regulatory authority to provide an adequate level of personal information protection, we ensure a similar degree of protection is afforded to it by ensuring at least one of the following safeguards is implemented:
Please contact us if you want further information on the specific mechanism used by us when transferring your Personal Data out of the European Economic Area, United Kingdom or Switzerland.
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