Protecting the privacy of minors is especially important. For that reason, Stem Cell Reference do not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information or non-personally-identifiable information on the Stem Cell Reference Sites from persons under 18 years of age, and no part of our website is directed to persons under 18. If you are under 18 years of age, then please do not use or access the Stem Cell Reference Sites at any time or in any manner.
If Stem Cell Reference learns that personally identifiable information of persons under 18 years of age has been collected on the Stem Cell Reference Sites without verified parental consent, then Stem Cell Reference will take the appropriate steps to delete this information.
When you visit the Stem Cell Reference Sites, we may send one or more cookies – a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters – to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. Stem Cell Reference uses both session cookies and persistent cookies. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser help file directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the Stem Cell Reference Sites may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.
When you use the Stem Cell Reference Sites, we may employ “clear gifs” (a.k.a. Web Beacons) which are used to track the online usage patterns of our Users anonymously (i.e., in a non-personally-identifiable manner). In addition, we may also use clear gifs in HTML-based emails sent to our Users to track which emails are opened by recipients.
When you use the Stem Cell Reference Sites, our servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, browser type, browser language, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address referring / exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, the date and time of your request, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
We do not use your email address or other personally identifiable information to send commercial or marketing messages without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. We may, however, use your email address without further consent for non-marketing or administrative purposes such as notifying you of major Stem Cell Reference Sites changes or for customer service purposes.
However, we do not share your personally identifiable information (such as name or email address) with other, third-party companies for their commercial or marketing use without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out.
We do share non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with interested third-parties to assist them in understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on the Stem Cell Reference Sites.
Stem Cell Reference Sites may release personally identifiable information and/or non-personally identifiable information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws (such as U.S. Copyright Law) or respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant.
In the event that any of the Stem Cell Reference Sites are acquired by or merged with a third party entity, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information we have collected from our Users as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In the event of Stem Cell Reference Sites bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors rights generally, we may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used.
Stem Cell Reference allows other companies, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to serve advertisements within the Stem Cell Reference Sites. These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to send, directly to your browser, the advertisements and links that appear on the Stem Cell Reference Sites. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. Stem Cell Reference does not provide any personally identifiable information to these third-party ad servers or ad networks without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out.
Stem Cell Reference Sites use commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Stem Cell Reference Sites and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission of information, Stem Cell Reference makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.
If Stem Cell Reference Sites learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. Stem Cell Reference may post a notice on the Stem Cell Reference Sites if a security breach occurs. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing.