uBiota Respects Your Privacy.
You may choose to remove all or some of your data at anytime. As described below, you will have full control to choose how your data is used, viewed and shared.
uBiota recognizes the importance of privacy and respects your desire to store and access your information in a private and secure manner.
In the course of your relationship with uBiota, we collect several types of Personal Information. "Personal Information" is information that could be used to identify you, either alone or in combination with other information. We collect such information from you when you purchase our Services, create a personal account, complete surveys and forms, and/or when you communicate with us or request information from us. Personal Information collected online can be combined with Personal Information collected offline. We collect several types of Personal Information through our Service and website.
uBiota collects Personal Information from you for all purposes necessary to ensure the regular operation of your account and/or availability of our Services. These include, among other things, providing you with our Services; improving our Services and/or offering new products or services to you; informing you about events; and performing quality control activities.
uBiota may provide your Personal Information to our third-party service providers, which are companies and people that help us provide, understand and improve our Services. For example, we may use service providers to help host our website, send emails, implement our marketing campaigns, measure the effectiveness of our advertising, conduct surveys or polls, or otherwise help us run or improve our business. In all instances, our service providers act on uBiota’s behalf and we require by contract that they protect the confidentiality of any information they receive from us.
We use your Microbiota and Self-Reported Sample-Associated Information to provide you with uBiota Services, customize the user experience, and enhance our features. As described below in the “Information Sharing Options and Information Disclosure” section, if you allow sharing, your Personal Information, including your Microbiota and Self-Reported Sample-Associated Information may be displayed anonymously or non-anonymously in other users' accounts.
uBiota uses User Content to provide our Services and improve the overall user experience. For example, posts made to the uBiota community forums are publicly displayed to other users. By submitting, posting, or displaying User Content, you give uBiota a non-exclusive license to use any User Content that you submit, post, or display on or through the Services. uBiota, in performing the required technical steps to provide the Services to our users, may also (i) transmit or distribute your User Content over various public networks and in various media; and (ii) make such changes to your content as are necessary to conform and adapt that content to the technical requirements of connecting networks, devices, services, or media.
Web Behavior Information is collected through log files, cookies, and web beacon technology during a visit to the uBiota website. Web Behavior Information is used to improve our Services and the overall user experience.
Log Files. When users visit our website, uBiota gathers certain information automatically and stores it in log files. This information includes Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider, referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. This information may be linked to a particular user’s profile ID or order number. We use this information to analyze trends, administer the site, and identify and resolve issues.
If you wish to disable web beacons, analytics and similar technologies, you may do so by installing one of many browser extensions for this purpose (e.g., www.ghostery.com) on the computer(s) you use to access the website.
Researchers and users may choose between two (2) global privacy settings for each Sample that is submitted to uBiota.
(i) Your Personal Information, including your Microbiota and Self-Reported Sample-Associated Information, will be used by uBiota in accordance with the “How We Use Personal Information” section, above.
(ii) Your Microbiota and Self-Reported Sample-Associated Information will be stripped of all personally identifying characteristics which would connect the information to you, and will be displayed on the website when it would provide useful context for other researchers and/or users that are also participating in the uBiota Research Community. Your Microbiota and Self-Reported Sample-Associated Information will only be viewed anonymously, aggregated with other users’/researchers’ Microbiota and Self-Reported Sample-Associated Information when choosing this option.
(iii) You will only have access to other users’/researchers’ anonymous Microbiota and Self-Reported Sampled-Associated Information in connection with your Sample if such Sample is under the Default Setting.
(i) Your Microbiota and Self-Reported Sample-Associated Information is kept completely confidential, and only you can view your Microbiota and Self-Reported Sample-Associated Information. However, your Personal Information, including your Microbiota and Sample-Associated Self-Reported Information, will be used by uBiota in accordance with the “How We Use Personal Information” section, above.
(ii) Your Microbiota and Self-Reported Sample-Associated Information will not be included in the uBiota Research Community. You will not have access to other users’/researchers’ anonymous Microbiota and Self-Reported Sampled-Associated Information. Your Microbiota and Self-Reported Sample-Associated Information will only be viewable in isolation.
You may edit your global privacy settings for each Sample at anytime by changing its respective setting on the website. The new global privacy settings will be in effect within fifteen (15) days of such change.
We do not sell, lease, or rent your individual-level Personal Information without your explicit consent. As a general rule, uBiota will not disclose your individual-level Personal Information to any third party, except under the following circumstances: · Partners or service providers (e.g. credit card processors) process and/or store the information in order to help us provide, understand or improve uBiota's Services. · We are required to do so by law. · You have provided explicit consent for us to do so.
Each researcher and/or user has the option to share its non-anonymous, comprehensive Microbiota and Self-Reported Sample-Associated Information in one or more: (i) Research Group Collaborations which you and other researchers/users (your collaborators) create and join ("RGC") or, (ii) other chosen groups of friends, family, etc ("Family Groups").
The Microbiota and Self-Reported Sample-Associated Information for each Sample may be shared in more than one RGC and/or Family Group.
You may edit your data sharing settings for each Sample at anytime by changing its respective setting on the website. The new data sharing settings will be in effect within fifteen (15) days of such change.
If you no longer wish to participate in our Services, you may close your account on the website. When closing an account, at your request, we remove all information associated with your account within thirty (30) days of your request.
If a researcher or user is submitting Samples or information on another’s behalf for sequencing data in connection with a research study, project or otherwise (each a "Project"), such Project must be approved by an Interval Review Board ("IRB") and proof of such approval must be submitted to uBiota. Such researcher or user assumes full responsibility to ensure that the information he/she provides to uBiota on another’s behalf is kept secure and that the information submitted is accurate.
uBiota is committed to protecting the privacy of children, as well as adults. uBiota is not designed or intended to attract children under the age of 13. A parent or guardian, however, may collect a Sample from, create an account for, and provide Self-Reported Sampled-Associated Information on behalf of his or her child. The parent or guardian assumes full responsibility for ensuring that the information that he/she provides to uBiota about his or her child is kept secure and that the information submitted is accurate.
Please recognize that protecting your Personal Information is also your responsibility. You are responsible for safeguarding your password, secret questions and answers, and other authentication information you use to access our Services. uBiota is not responsible for the security of Personal Information that you release on your own or that you request us to release.
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Effective Date: March 26, 2015