Privacy statement

General

The websites eLABJournal , eLABInventory and eLABProtocols are owned and operated by Bio-ITech in the Netherlands. We are committed to protecting the privacy of our visitors and the users of our applications while they interact with the content, products, and services on this Website (the 'Website' or 'Site') as summarized in this Privacy Statement. This Privacy Statement applies to the above noted sites only. It does not apply to other websites to which we link. Because we gather personal information about our users, and highly confidential scientifically related information, we want you to understand what information we collect about you, how we collect it, how that information is used, and how you can control our disclosure of it. You agree that your use of this Website signifies your assent to this Privacy Statement. If you do not agree with this Privacy Statement, you may not use the Website.

Collection of Information

We collect three types of information from you:

  • information that you voluntarily provide to us (e.g. through a voluntary registration process, sign-ups or emails);
  • information that is derived through automated tracking mechanisms;
  • information passed on by external websites by the use of API connections for which you have explicitly granted us access.

Voluntary Registration of Information

In order to fully access this Website, you must first complete the registration process, during which we will collect personal information about you. The information will include at least your first name, your last name, your affiliated institution, and your email address. Your chosen password will be stored as an encrypted file and can therefore not be retrieved but only reset. We do not collect any other personally identifiable information about you except when you specifically provide such information to us on a voluntary basis. By registering to this website, you consent to the use and method of disclosure as described in this Privacy Statement.

Voluntary Information for Services and Features

We also collect personally identifiable information when you choose to use certain other features or voluntarily submit information to this Site, including:

  • Experiments and linked Data;
  • Sample information;
  • Protocols and;
  • Personal information.

In addition, when using this website you are explicitly consenting that this information can be used or becomes visible for others:

  • in email or text messages about upcoming promotions or events;
  • when participating in our forums or blogs;
  • when commenting on articles and;
  • about made purchases.

When you choose to use some of these additional features, we may require you to provide your 'Contact Information' in addition to other personal information that may be required to complete a transaction such as your phone number, billing and shipping addresses and credit card information. Occasionally, we may also request information such as your shopping preferences and demographics which will help us better serve you and our other users in the future.

Cookies

Our websites use 'cookies' and other tracking technologies that identifies your IP address, your type of computer, operating system and internet browser. Cookies enable us to serve secure pages to our users without asking them to sign in repeatedly. Most browsers allow you to control cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them. If a user's system is idle for a defined time, the cookie will expire, forcing the user to sign in again to continue their session. This prevents unauthorized access to the user's information while they are away from their computer.

You may set most browsers to notify you if you receive a cookie, or you may choose to block cookies with your browser, but please note that if you choose to erase or block your cookies, you will need to re-enter your original email address and password to gain access to certain parts of the Website.

Third-Party Cookies

Third-parties may place a unique 'cookie' on your browser for statistics purposes. No personal identifiable information will be collected at any time by these third-parties.

You may choose to invite friends to join this Website by sending invitation emails through our invite feature. We store the email addresses you provide so that the respondents may be added to your social network, confirm orders/purchases, and also to send reminders of the invitations. eLABJournal, eLABProtocols, and eLABInventory does not sell these email addresses but is allowed to occasionally use them to send, besides invitations and invitation reminders, other communications like offers of third-party suppliers and other parties with commercial interest for this community, Recipients of invitations may contact us to request removal of their information from our database.

How We Protect Your Information

The content created and submitted by the users of this Website is treated as important and confidential and remain the sole property of the user. Bio-ITech, operator of eLABJournal, eLABProtocols and eLABInventory, is committed to protecting the information we receive. We take appropriate security measures to protect your information against unauthorized access or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we maintain appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information and data stored on our system. The measures we have implemented reduce the likelihood of security problems to a level appropriate to the type of data involved.

Accessing and Updating Your Personal Information and Preferences

We provide mechanisms for updating and correcting your personal information for many of our services. You may modify or remove any of your personal information at any time by logging into your account and accessing features such as edit and account. In case of change in email-address or institute, the user may send your request to our support desk

Email Choice/Opt-out

If you no longer wish to receive updates or notifications you may opt-out of receiving these communications by contacting us .

Children's Privacy

We do not solicit any personal information from children. If you are not 16 years or older, you are not authorized to use this Site. Please do not use this Site, or make any attempts to register on http://www.elabjournal.com, http://www.elabprotocols.com, or http://www.elabinventory.com.

Business Transactions

In case of any change in organizational structure, third-party investments, a merger, partial sell of the assets of this Site, Bio-ITech may unrestrictedly transfer or sell information concerning the user and the information linked and stored in this user account. These include all users personal data, personal submissions, public comments, and their use of this Website. All users will be notified in case of such an event and have the choice to remove their data prior to occurrence of this transaction. By continuing to use of this Website after this, you agree with the terms as stated in this Privacy Statement and the terms of use.

Disclosure of personal information

Please note that personally identifiable information is used only to provide you with a more enjoyable, convenient online experience and to help us and others to identify you as a member of our online community and/or provide information regarding products or services that may be of interest to you. We use your personally identifiable information to support and enhance your use of the Site and its features, including without limitation: fulfilling your order; providing customer service; tracking email invitations you send; and otherwise supporting your use of the Site. eLabJournal, eLabProtocols and eLabInventory may use your personal information for target advertising toward you based on things such as region, gender, position, interests, goals, habits etc.

We may permit certain trusted third parties to track usage, analyze data such as the source address that a page request is coming from, your IP address or domain name, the date and time of the page request, the referring Web site (if any) and other parameters in the URL. This is collected in order to better understand our Web site usage, and enhance the performance of services to maintain and operate the Site and certain features on the Site. We may use third parties to host the Site; operate various features available on the Site; send emails; analyze data; provide search results and links and assist in fulfilling your orders. Also, we may share personally identifiable or other information with our parent, subsidiaries, divisions, and affiliates. eLabJournal, eLabInventory and eLabProtocols may disclose contact information in special cases where we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our terms of use or may be causing injury or interference with our rights, property, our customers or anyone who could be harmed by such activities.

eLABJournal, eLABProtocols and eLABInventory is not in any way liable or responsible for personally identifiable or other information you choose to submit in blogs, forums, bulletin boards, or any other publicly accessible areas of this Website. You will receive notice when your personally identifiable information might be provided to any third party for any reason other than as set forth in this Privacy Statement, and you will have an opportunity to request that we not share such information. We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and for business and administrative purposes. We may also use or share with third parties for any purpose aggregated data that contains no personally identifiable information.

We may transfer personally identifiable information as an asset in connection with a proposed or actual merger or sale (including any transfers made as part of an insolvency or bankruptcy proceeding) involving all or part of our business or as part of a corporate reorganization, stock sale or other change in control.

Changes in Privacy Statement

Bio-ITech reserves the right to change this Privacy Statement whenever appropriate and at its sole discretion. If at some point in the future, there is a change to our Privacy Statement, unless we obtain your express consent, such change will only apply to information collected after the revised Privacy Statement took effect. Your continued use of the Site indicates your assent to the changes in the Privacy Statement as posted.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Statement please contact us .

Bio-ITech BV
Kieler Bocht 9E
9723 JA Groningen
The Netherlands