Effective: May 25, 2018
Non-Personal and Aggregated Information Collected Automatically:
When you visit our website, we log general data, such as your IP Address, the URL of the web page from which you entered our website, which pages you visit on our website, and how much time you spend on each page. We use this information to monitor use of and improve our website as well as for internal analysis. In particular, we use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the website, and gather information for aggregate use. (IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.) IP addresses are also used to track malicious behaviour of site visitors, as well as automated programs like bots, drones, and spiders. If suspicious activity is detected, an IP address may be logged for the purpose of banning access to our website. These IP addresses are kept indefinitely, and used as part of our overall site security protocol. Non-suspicious activity may be logged for 30-Days before it is automatically deleted.
Our website may use “cookies” to help personalize your online experience, such as recognizing repeat visitors. A cookie is a text file that is anonymously placed on your drive by a web page server. BiomistInc.com cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. BiomistInc.com does not match your personally identifiable information with the cookie assigned to you. We will not share or sell non-aggregated information contained within cookies with any third party.
You have the right to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser settings to decline cookies. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of our website or receive some of our services.
Personal Information You Provide:
You can use our website without divulging any personally identifiable information including your e-mail address. Our website does not collect personally identifiable information about you unless you expressly provide such information to us on a voluntary basis, for example, when requesting more information to be sent to you about Biomist Inc. products and services. We may also add the information you provide to our databases, contact lists. In the event you do not want to submit personal information via our website, you may contact us directly by writing or calling the contact provided below.
When you submit personal information to BiomistInc.com, you understand and consent to the transfer of your personal information across national borders and the storage and processing of your information in a country that may not provide privacy protections similar to those your country provides. All data collected is processed and stored on servers within the National borders of the United States, but may cross over these borders in transit from the server to the accessing device.
We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with the content of our website. No Personally Identifiable Information is exchanged with Google for this purpose. IP addresses (considered PII by GDPR regulations) are anonymized by our site, and only used for aggregate statistical analysis.
Your Comments and Replies:
When you submit a comment or reply to any blog post or other area on this website, we reserve the right to post a copy or refuse to copy such comment. If we decide to post such comment, we reserve the right to make minor editorial changes to correct typographical errors, blatantly incorrect information or to limit the length of the comment. By submitting a comment, you are deemed to have consented to any such change. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we will make a good faith effort to maintain the substance and intent of the comment.
Our Commitment To Data Security:
To prevent unauthorized access to your personal data, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place commercially reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect through this website.
Our website is scanned on a daily basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible. The website is monitored for suspicious activity continuously. A part of this security system identifies suspicious behavior, and blocks users by IP address if suspicious activity is detected. These IP addresses are blocked from accessing the site for periods ranging from a few hours to permanent bans. No other PII is collected, however these IP addresses may be retained on the block list indefinitely.
We use daily Malware Scanning.
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. We do not process financial transactions on this website, and do not collect financial data.
Notification of Data Breaches
In the unlikely event of a data breach, an electronic notification will be published within 72 hours of its discovery on this website. Where applicable, affected parties will be notified by electronic communications within 72 hours of their PII being identified as breached.
We use third-party vendors to provide certain features offered on this website. Each of these vendors has been vetted for GDPR compliance and has verified that they adhere to GDPR regulations. The privacy policies of these vendors are available via the following links: Google, Vimeo.
Opting-Out and the Right to Erasure
As part of our commitment to GDPR compliance, you may also have the right to have all data we maintain about you removed completely from servers and databases that we control. All requests for removal should be submitted to the contact addresses below. We will make every reasonable effort to remove Personally Identifiable Information in a timely and efficient manner.
BiomistInc.com may provide links to external websites for your convenience. The links and information these sites contain are not monitored by us and those sites are subject to their own privacy policies and terms and conditions of use. We are not responsible for the content, accuracy, or practices of these sites nor do we endorse these sites or content provided thereon.
By eMail: [email protected]
By Mail: Biomist Inc., 573 N Wolf Rd, Wheeling, IL 60090
If you wish to discontinue or ‘opt out’ of the use of your personal data by BiomistInc.com, or to unsubscribe from any newsletter or promotional materials, you may do so by contacting us by e-mail at: [email protected] or at the contact information above.