Last Updated: 05/18/2018
GENE UNIVERSAL (“us”, “we”, or “our”) values your privacy. This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our websites including, www.geneuniversal.com
, and the choices you have associated with that data.
I. INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE
When you navigate our website or use our services, you may be asked to provide certain personal information that can be used to contact or identify you. This information may include, but is not limited to:
First name and last name
How does GENE UNIVERSAL Use Your Personal Data?
This personal data may be used to contact you with newsletters, marketing, or promotional materials that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving these communications from GENE UNIVERSAL at any time by following the communication preference link in our emails or by contacting us. We will never sell your personal data.
We may collect information on how you accessed and used our websites. This information may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, web browser use, location information, information accessed, time and date of visit, and other data.
How does GENE UNIVERSAL Use Site Analytics?
Site analytics helps GENE UNIVERSAL better understand our audience and how they utilize our site. This information allows us to optimize our website for better user experience and create content tailored to your needs.
Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows us or a third-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the website more useful to you.
Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and see how visitors move around our websites. This helps us improve the way the websites work, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
Functionality cookies. These are used to recognize you when you return to our websites. This enables us to remember your information and auto-populate forms for you.
Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to the websites, the pages you have visited, and the links you have followed. We use this information to make content displayed more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
Third Party Cookies
Below is a list of some of the third-party partners who may set cookies on your device:
For further information: https://www.facebook.com/help/cookies
For further information: https://twitter.com/privacy
For further information: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy
For further information: https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/cookies
We utilize a Hubspot tracking code that sets cookies when you visit our website. For further information:
II. MANAGING YOUR DATA
GENE UNIVERSAL keeps client's Information with the same degree of care it holds its own confidential information, including written Information relating to the services; data; know-how; assay methods; technical and non-technical materials. GENE UNIVERSAL will not use the Information except for the services to be performed pursuant to the client's order or to optimize the client's customer experience. GENE UNIVERSAL will disclose the Information only to its officers, employees and affiliates directly concerned with the services, but will neither disclose the Information to any third party nor use the Information for any other purpose unless such materials: i. were known to GENE UNIVERSAL prior to the order, as evidenced by GENE UNIVERSAL's written records; ii. are or become generally available to the public through no fault of GENE UNIVERSAL; iii. are received by GENE UNIVERSAL in good faith from a third party, not in breach of an obligation of confidentiality; iv. are independently developed, discovered or arrived at by GENE UNIVERSAL without use of or reference to Confidential Information; or v. are disclosed, pursuant to a requirement of law.
At GENE UNIVERSAL, we understand that protection of our clients' IP is of the utmost importance. We stand by our emphasis on long-term collaborations and meet this challenge by providing comprehensive protective measures.
Our strict company-wide IP policy is based upon:
Preparing our management and research teams with the correct mindset for quality IP protection through rigorous, repeated training.
Preventing information leaks in all possible forms.
Distinct projects are physically isolated from each other through our laboratory organization.
Laboratory notebooks are strictly monitored, regulated, and filed. Notebooks never leave the premises and can be returned to the client upon request. Digital data is protected by a comprehensive information security system encompassing our network.
Ensuring employees' legal compliance with company regulations.
All GENE UNIVERSAL employees are required to sign a CDA agreement before joining the company.
Retaining and Transferring Data
GENE UNIVERSAL will retain your data for as long as it is necessary to provide services to you and others or as long as required by laws and regulations. For EU Customers, some data may be transferred to other GENE UNIVERSAL facilities outside of the EU when it is necessary for service completion. In certain cases, GENE UNIVERSAL may disclose your data if required by the law. GENE UNIVERSAL will never transfer your data to a third party.
GENE UNIVERSAL aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Data.
If you wish to be informed what Personal Data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us by phone, email, or on our websites “contact us” page.
In certain circumstances, you have the right:
To access and receive a copy of the Personal Data we hold about you
To change any Personal Data held about you that is inaccurate
To request the deletion of Personal Data held about you
You have the right to data portability for the information you provide to GENE UNIVERSAL. You can request to obtain a copy of your Personal Data in a commonly used electronic format so that you can manage and move it.