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EU/UK GDPR. If you are a resident of the European Union ("EU"), United Kingdom, Lichtenstein, Norway, or Iceland, you may have additional rights under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (the "GDPR") with respect to your Personal Data as lined out in Section 14.
California. If you are a resident of California, you may have additional rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, as amended, with respect to your Personal Data as lined out in Section 15.
We do not knowingly collect or solicit Personal Information from anyone under the age of 16. If you are under 16, please do not attempt to register for our Services or send any information about yourself to us. If we learn that we have collected Personal Information from a child under age 16, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that a child under 16 may have provided us Personal Information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE ASEDASCIENCES SERVICES ARE NOT INTENDED TO, AND ASEDASCIENCES DOES NOT, PROCESS PERSONAL INFORMATION FOR, OR ON THE BEHALF OF, ANY THIRD PARTY. FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBT, ASEDASCIENCES IS AN INDEPENDENT DATA “CONTROLLER” WITH RESPECT TO ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION IT COLLECTS, RETAINS, AND PROCESSES.
We collect Personal Data about you when you provide such information directly to us, when third parties such as our business partners or service providers provide us with Personal Data about you, or when Personal Data about you is automatically collected in connection with your use of our Services.
Information you provide to us
In order to provide you with our Services, we may ask you to provide us with certain details or information. We collect the following categories of information about you:
For job application purposes, you may provide us, or we may receive from third parties, additional forms of Personal Information, including information set forth in a resumé, curriculum vitae, cover letter, and similar documentation, including contact details, employment history, skills, or qualifications, education-level, job compensation and benefit preferences, criminal record, credit history and similar data, and information provided about or by your references, and sensitive Personal Information through background checks (e.g., financial), from publicly-available websites and sources (e.g. LinkedIn), and through and as a result of interviews we conduct with you (e.g. feedback about your application process).
You can always choose to not disclose information to us, but keep in mind some information may be needed to register with us, take advantage of some of our features, or receive our Services.
Information collected from Third Parties
Some third parties such as our service providers provide us with Personal Data about you, such as the following:
We may also collect information about you from third parties, including:
Information collected automatically
We may use Usage Data to customize content for you that we think you might like, based on your usage patterns. We may also use it to improve our Services — for example, this data can tell us how often users use a particular feature of our Services, and we can use that knowledge to make our Services interesting to as many users as possible.
Like many websites and mobile application operators, we collect certain information through the use of "cookies," which are small text files that are saved by your browser when you access our Service. It may be possible to refuse to accept cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your smartphone or device. However, if you select this setting, some parts of the Services may become inaccessible or not function properly. In addition, we may use web beacons to help us better manage content on our Service by informing us what content is effective. Web Beacons are embedded in, or otherwise associated with, certain emails or other communications that you receive from us or our partners. Web Beacons help us track your responses and interests and deliver relevant content and services to you. For example, they may let us know when you take actions based on the emails that we send. Web Beacons also allow us to enhance our Behavioral Advertising (defined below), which is further discussed below in the section titled "Online Behavioral Advertising" below.
We process Personal Data to operate, improve, understand and personalize our Services. For example, we use Personal Data to:
We will only process your Personal Data if we have a lawful basis for doing so. Lawful bases for processing include consent, contractual necessity and our "legitimate interests" or the legitimate interest of others, as further described below.
We also share Personal Data when necessary to complete a transaction initiated or authorized by you or provide you with a product or service you have requested. In addition to those set forth above, these parties also include:
We also share information with third parties when you give us consent to do so.
Furthermore, if we choose to buy or sell assets, user information is typically one of the transferred business assets. Moreover, if we, or substantially all of our assets, were acquired, or if we go out of business or enter bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party, and we would share Personal Data with the party that is acquiring our assets. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of us or our assets may continue to use your Personal Information as set forth in this policy.
Further, we may share Personal Information about you as set forth below:
Information That's Been De-Identified and/or Aggregated
We may de-identify Personal Information about you so that you are not identified as an individual, and provide that information to our partners. We may also provide aggregate Usage Data to our partners (or allow partners to collect such information from you), who may use such information to understand how often and in what ways people use our Services, so that they, too, can provide you with an optimal online experience.
Other Users of our Services
Certain user profile information, including your name, location, and any video, or image or that such user has uploaded to our Services, may be displayed to other users to facilitate user interaction within our Services or address your request for our Services. Please remember that any content you upload to your public user profile, along with any Personal Information or content that you voluntarily disclose online in a manner other users can view (on discussion boards, in messages and chat areas, etc.) becomes publicly available, and can be collected and used by anyone.
We may choose to buy or sell assets, and may share and/or transfer information in connection with the evaluation of and entry into such transactions. Also, if we (or our assets) are acquired, or if we go out of business, enter bankruptcy, or go through some other change of control, such information could be one of the assets transferred to or acquired by a third-party.
Protection of AsedaSciences and Others
We reserve the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information that we reasonably believe is necessary to comply with law or court order; enforce or apply our Terms of Service and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of AsedaSciences, our employees, our users, or others.
The Services may provide you with the ability to submit a comment on, provide an opinion about, rate, or otherwise discuss our Services (a “Review”) or provide other information related to our business (“Feedback”), which may be posted to publicly available portion of our website or other websites. Any information or content you post in a Review or in your Feedback may be available to others via our website and social media platforms and may be retrievable by third-party search engines, and third parties may also be able to download or share your Review and Feedback to social media websites or elsewhere. We recommend that you guard your privacy and anonymity and not upload any information in your Review and Feedback that you wish to remain confidential. Any third party with access to your information via the Services will be permitted to use the information in the same manner as if you submitted the information directly to that third party. Publicly posting any information on our website is entirely voluntary on your part and we recommend you carefully consider the information you choose to make publicly available.
Your browser may offer you a "Do Not Track" option, which allows you to signal to operators of websites and web applications and services (including behavioral advertising services) that you do not wish such operators to track certain of your online activities over time and across different websites. Please note that we don't control whether or how these third parties comply with “Do Not Track” requests. Unless otherwise required by law, we currently do not take action in response to these signals. To learn more about “Do Not Track” signals, you can visit http://www.allaboutdnt.com/.
Certain features of our Services may permit you to initiate interactions between our Services and third-party services or platforms, such as social networks (“Social Features”). Social Features include features that allow you to click and access the Company’s pages on certain third-party platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, and from there to “like” or “share” our content on those platforms. Use of Social Features may entail a third-party’s collection and/or use of your information. If you use Social Features or similar third-party services, information you post or otherwise make accessible may be publicly displayed by the third-party service you are using. Both the Company and the third-party may have access to information about you and your use of both our Services and the third-party service. For more information on third-party websites, services, and platforms, see Section 8 below.
We host and uses video teleconferencing platforms to facilitate conferences, meetings, training events, and other programs. We often use online platforms that are owned and administered by a third-party service provider (e.g., Google, Zoom, WebEx, Skype for Business). Please be aware that our video teleconferencing may record the content, conversations, and discussions thereon, and such records may be stored or retained by our third-party service providers. By participating in our events and video teleconferencing, you hereby consent to the collection and retention of any information provided therein, and you hereby consent to the recording of such activities.
Your account is protected by a password for your privacy and security. If you access your account via a third-party site or service, you may have additional or different sign-on protections via that third-party site or service. As noted above, you must prevent unauthorized access to your account and Personal Information, for example, by selecting and protecting your password and/or other sign-on mechanism appropriately and limiting access to your computer or device and browser by signing off after you have finished accessing your account.
We strive to protect the privacy of your account and other Personal Information we hold in our records, but unfortunately, we cannot guarantee complete security. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors, may compromise the security of user information at any time.
WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION YOU TRANSMIT TO THE SERVICES OVER NETWORKS THAT WE DO NOT CONTROL, INCLUDING THE INTERNET AND WIRELESS NETWORKS, AND YOU PROVIDE US WITH ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION AND DATA AT YOUR OWN RISK. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE OR OTHERWISE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DATA INCIDENT OR EVENT THAT MAY COMPROMISE THE CONFIDENTIALITY, INTEGRITY, OR SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION CAUSED BY A THIRD PARTY. In the event we are required to notify you with respect to a data security incident or compromise involving your Personal Information, you hereby agree we may contact you via E-Mail to address the same.
We seek to protect Personal Data using appropriate technical and organizational measures based on the type of Personal Data and applicable processing activity. All supplied sensitive information is transferred via Transport Layer Security (TLS) technology and stored encrypted at rest using AES-256 encryption.
AsedaSciences is hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS). AWS undergoes various third-party independent audits on a regular basis, covering compliance controls for its data centers, infrastructure, and operations. This includes SOC 2 certification and ISO 27001 certification. According to the AWS Security Whitepaper: "AWS data centers are housed in nondescript facilities. Physical access is strictly controlled both at the perimeter and at building ingress points by professional security staff utilizing video surveillance, intrusion detection systems, and other electronic means. Authorized staff must pass two-factor authentication a minimum of two times to access data center floors. All visitors and contractors are required to present identification and are signed in and continually escorted by authorized staff."
Access to AsedaSciences production systems is limited to designated AsedaSciences engineering team members behind a two-factor authenticated virtual private network. AsedaSciences undergoes penetration testing conducted by an independent, third-party agency, on an annual basis.
Your Responsibilities: You are permitted, and hereby agree, to only provide personal information to us if such personal information is accurate, reliable, and relevant to our relationship and only to the extent such disclosure will not violate any applicable data protection law, statute, or regulation or infringe upon a person’s data privacy rights or privileges.
IF YOU PROVIDE PERSONAL INFORMATION (INCLUDING PERSONAL INFORMATION CONCERNING A THIRD PARTY) TO US, YOU EXPRESSLY REPRESENT AND WARRANT TO US THAT YOU HAVE THE FULL RIGHT AND AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE US WITH SUCH PERSONAL INFORMATION (INCLUDING PERSONAL INFORMATION CONCERNING A THIRD PARTY) AND THAT OUR USE AND PROCESSING OF SUCH PERSONAL INFORMATION AS SET FORTH HEREIN WILL NOT VIOLATE ANY PERSON’S RIGHTS OR PRIVILEGES, INCLUDING RIGHTS TO PRIVACY. YOU HEREBY AGREE TO FULLY AND COMPLETELY INDEMNIFY US FOR ANY CLAIMS, HARM, OR DAMAGES THAT MAY ARISE FROM YOUR PROVISION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION.
Through your account settings, you may access, and, in some cases, edit or delete the following information you've provided to us:
THE INFORMATION YOU CAN VIEW, UPDATE, AND DELETE MAY CHANGE AS OUR SERVICES CHANGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT VIEWING OR UPDATING INFORMATION WE HAVE ON FILE ABOUT YOU, PLEASE CONTACT US AT INFO@ASEDASCIENCES.COM.
We retain Personal Data about you for as long as you have an open account with us or for 12 months after you close your account. In some cases we retain Personal Data for longer, if doing so is necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes or collect fees owed, or is otherwise permitted or required by applicable law, rule or regulation. Afterwards, we retain some information in a depersonalized or aggregated form but not in a way that would identify you personally.
AsedaSciences is operating mainly in Switzerland and the United States and works with a limited number of service providers in these as well as other jurisdictions (including the European Union and the United Kingdom). AsedaSciences’ Services are hosted by AWS and operated in Switzerland and the United States ("U.S.") through AsedaSciences and its service providers, and if you do not reside in the U.S., laws in the U.S. may differ from the laws where you reside. By using the Services, you acknowledge that any Personal Data about you, regardless of whether provided by you or obtained from a third party, is being provided to AsedaSciences in Switzerland and the U.S. and may be hosted on U.S. servers, and you authorize AsedaSciences to transfer, store and process your information to and in the U.S., and possibly other countries.
If you are a resident of the European Union ("EU"), United Kingdom, Lichtenstein, Norway, or Iceland, you may have additional rights under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (the "GDPR") with respect to your Personal Data, as outlined below.
Note that we may also process Personal Data of our customers' end users or employees in connection with our provision of services to customers, in which case we are the processor of Personal Data. If we are the processor of your Personal Data (i.e., not the controller), please contact the controller party in the first instance to address your rights with respect to such data.
What Rights Do You Have Regarding Your Personal Data?
You have certain rights with respect to your Personal Data, including those set forth below. For more information about these rights, or to submit a request, please email email@example.com. Please note that in some circumstances, we may not be able to fully comply with your request, such as if it is frivolous or extremely impractical, if it jeopardizes the rights of others, or if it is not required by law, but in those circumstances, we will still respond to notify you of such a decision. In some cases, we may also need to you to provide us with additional information, which may include Personal Data, if necessary to verify your identity and the nature of your request.
Automated Decision Making: We do not engage in any activity that will subject you to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects, or similarly significantly results.
UNDER CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTIONS 1798.83-1798.84, CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ARE ENTITLED TO CONTACT US TO PREVENT DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES FOR SUCH THIRD PARTIES' DIRECT MARKETING PURPOSES; IN ORDER TO SUBMIT SUCH A REQUEST, PLEASE CONTACT US AT INFO@ASEDASCIENCES.COM.
Your Rights: Where applicable, if you are a California resident you may have the following rights under CCPA in relation to “personal information” we have collected about you as defined in the CCPA; these rights are, to the extent required by the CCPA and subject to verification and any applicable exceptions:
Only you, or someone legally authorized to act on your behalf, may make a request related to personal information collected about you. To designate an authorized agent, the authorized agent must provide sufficient information that allows us to reasonably verify that they have been authorized by you to act on their behalf. We may require written documentation that demonstrates a third-party is authorized to serve as your agent for the purposes of submitting the requests set forth herein, unless you have provided the authorized agent with power of attorney pursuant to California Probate Code §§ 4121 to 4130. None of the CCPA’s rights are absolute and are subject to legal and regulatory exceptions and exemptions. For more information about the CCPA, please see: https://oag.ca.gov/privacy/ccpa.
If you would like to exercise your rights discussed in this section, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Opt-Out Rights / Do Not Sell My Personal Information. California residents have the right to opt-out of the sale of their personal information. We do not sell your personal information to third parties for profit or other monetary or valuable consideration.
We do not currently conduct “sales” of personal information for purposes of Nevada law. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Nevada residents may submit a request directing us to not sell personal information we maintain about them to third parties who will sell or license their information to others. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us at any time.
You have the right to opt-out of receiving email marketing communications from us. Generally, the email marketing communications that you receive from us will provide you an option to “unsubscribe” from receiving future email marketing communications from us. You may also unsubscribe from such email marketing by contacting us in accordance with the “Questions” section listed below. You hereby agree to immediately notify us, in writing, in the event you no longer own, license, or use an email address to which you subscribed to receive email marketing from us.
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