Consumer Protection & Privacy Policy

As part of Histogenetics effort to protect the privacy of your personal information while visiting the site, we created this privacy statement to inform you of the privacy standards used to ensure the security and confidentiality of your information. The following information details how we use information that you provide to us via the Web site and answers commonly asked questions regarding the privacy of your individual information.

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

In general, you are not revealing us who you are while visiting various pages on this Website. We may need you to provide personal information only if you register to become a client or when you want to understand more about our services, requesting for quote etc., we require that you provide certain personally identifiable information including your name, address and phone number to respond to your requests. We don’t collect any payment information. We need this information to process your registration or respond to your queries.

If you register as a client (Hospitals / Doctors / Donor Registries / Research Institution / Universities), when you require our services, we require you to sign-in with your credentials provided to you off-line. The sign-in is secure (protected using secure socket layer (https)). We collect the clinical information about the clinical sample that you are sending for reporting purpose. The information we collect for the clinical test samples is personally identifiable information (Ex. Last Name, First Name, Date of Birth), health care information (Diagnosis, Hospital, Physician) and Ethnicity information. This information will be used for reporting. This information we collect will be used purely for reporting purpose and will not be shared with any third party. For non-clinical samples, we collect only Local IDs of the registries or research institution and universities.

HOW DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION?

We process your information based on legitimate business interests, the fulfillment of our contract with you, compliance with our legal obligations, and/or your consent.

We use personal information collected via our website for a variety of business purposes mentioned below. We process your personal information for these purposes in concordance with our legitimate business interests, in order to enter into or perform a contract with you, with your consent, and/or for compliance with our legal obligations. We indicate the specific processing grounds we rely on next to each purpose listed below. We do not provide your information to any third party for any marketing purpose.

We use the information we collect or receive:

  • To facilitate account creation and login process

  • Respond to your inquiries and quote requests

  • Fulfill and manage your requests

  • Clinical test reports (The report should have personal identifiable information)

  • Non-clinical test reports

WILL YOUR INFORMATION BE SHARED WITH ANYONE?

Histogenetics will only share information with your consent, to comply with laws, to protect your rights, or to fulfill business obligations.

We may process or share data based on the following legal basis:

  • With your Consent: We may process your data if you have given us your consent to use your personal information for a specific purpose.

  • Legitimate Interests: We may process your data when it is reasonably necessary to achieve our legitimate business interests.

  • Performance of a Contract: Where we have entered into a contract with you, we may process your personal information to fulfill the terms of our contract.

  • Legal Obligations: We may disclose your information where we are legally required to do so to comply with applicable law, governmental requests, a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process, such as in response to a court order or a subpoena (including in response to public authorities to meet national security or law enforcement requirements).

  • Vital Interests: We may disclose your information where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or act regarding potential violations of our policies, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person and illegal activities, or as evidence in litigation in which we are involved.

  • Third-Party Service Providers: IT, Cloud storage and Security. Our cloud service providers provide secure storage for information, ensure that our IT infrastructure can support continued use of our Services, and protect data in the event of a natural disaster or other disruption to the Service.

More specifically, we may need to process your data or share your personal information in the following situations:

  • Business Transfers: We may share or transfer your information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company.

DO WE USE COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES?

This Website uses “cookies.” A cookie is a file that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer. Generally, we use cookies to track the session. You can generally set your browser to refuse the cookies or to alert you when you are sent a cookie.

DO WE USE GOOGLE MAPS?

Yes, we use Google Maps to locate us.

This website, mobile application, or Facebook application uses Google Maps APIs. You may find the Google Maps APIs Terms of Service here. To better understand Google’s Privacy Policy, please refer to this link.

By using our Maps API Implementation, you agree to be bound by Google’s Terms of Service.

HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION?

We keep your information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this privacy policy unless otherwise required by law. We will only keep your personal information for as long as it is necessary for the purposes set out in this policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law (such as tax, accounting or other legal requirements). No purpose in this policy will require us keeping your personal information for longer than the period in which users have an account with us.

When we have no on-going legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will delete it, or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information with your consent and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.

HOW DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION SAFE?

We have put in place appropriate technical and organizational security measures designed to protect the security of any personal information we process. In addition, we use encryption and authentication tools to protect the security of your personal information that you share with us. However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed as safe. While we attempt to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to or from this Website, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmitted information, we will do our best to protect its security on our systems. It is highly recommended that you should only access the services within a secure environment.

DO WE COLLECT INFORMATION FROM MINORS?

This Website is not intended for children under 18 years of age, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 18. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 18 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 18, please contact us at [email protected].

WHAT ARE YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS?

In some regions, such as the European Economic Area, you have rights that allow you greater access to and control over your personal information. You may review, change, or terminate your account at any time.

In some regions like EEA (European Economic Area), you have certain rights under applicable data protection laws. These may include the right (i) to request access and obtain a copy of your personal information, (ii) to request rectification or erasure; (iii) to restrict the processing of your personal information; and (iv) if applicable, to data portability. In certain circumstances, you may also have the right to object to the processing of your personal information. To make such a request, please use the contact details provided below. We will consider and act upon any request in accordance with applicable data protection laws.

If we are relying on your consent to process your personal information, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Please note however that this will not affect the lawfulness of the processing before its withdrawal.

If you are resident in the European Economic Area and you believe we are unlawfully processing your personal information, you also have the right to complain to your local data protection supervisory authority. You can find their contact details here:

http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/bodies/authorities/index_en.htm

Account Information

If you would at any time request to review or change the information in your account or terminate your account, you can:

  • Contact us using the contact information provided.

When you request to terminate your account, we will delete or deactivate your account and information from our databases. However, some information may be retained in our files to prevent fraud, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce our Terms of Use and/or comply with legal requirements.

CONTROLS FOR DO-NOT-TRACK FEATURES

Most web browsers, some mobile operating systems and mobile applications include a Do-Not-Track (“DNT”) feature or setting you can activate, to alert your privacy preference not to have data about your online browsing activities monitored and collected. No uniform technology standard for recognizing and implementing DNT alerts has been finalized. We do not presently respond to DNT browser signals or any other mechanism that automatically communicates your choice not to be tracked online. If a standard for online tracking is adopted that we must follow in the future, we will certainly inform you about that practice in a revised version of this Privacy Policy.

DO WE MAKE UPDATES TO THIS POLICY?

Yes, we will update this policy as necessary to stay compliant with relevant laws.

We may update this privacy policy periodically. The updated version will be indicated by an updated “Revised” date and the updated version will be effective as soon as it is accessible. If we make material changes to this privacy policy, we may notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes or by directly sending you a notification.

HOW CAN YOU CONTACT US ABOUT THIS POLICY?

If you have questions or comments about this policy, you may contact our Privacy Administrator, by email at [email protected], or by mail to:

Histogenetics
Privacy Administrator
300 Executive Blvd
Ossining, NY 10562
United States
Phone: +1-914-762-0300

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