Website Privacy Policy

This privacy policy is applicable between you, the User of this Website and Pierian Biosciences, the owner and provider of this Website. Pierian Biosciences takes the privacy of your information very seriously. This privacy policy applies to our use of any and all Data collected by us or provided by you in relation to your use of the Website.

Please read this privacy policy carefully.

Definitions and interpretation

In this privacy policy, the following definitions are used:

Data

collectively all of the information that you provide to Pierian Biosciences via the Website. This definition incorporates, where applicable, the definitions provided in the Data Protection Laws;

Cookies

small text file placed on your computer by this Website when you visit certain parts of the Website and/or when you use certain features of the Website. Details of the cookies used by this Website are set out in the clause below (Cookies);

Data Protection Laws

any applicable law relating to the processing of personal Data, including but not limited to HIPAA, the GDPR, and any national implementing laws, regulations and secondary legislation, for as long as the GDPR is effective in the EU;

GDPR

the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679;

Pierian Biosciences,
we, or us

Pierian Biosciences, a company incorporated in Delaware, USA and headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee, USA

UK and EU Cookie Law

the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended by the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011;

User or you

any third party that accesses the Website and is not either (i) employed by Pierian Biosciences and acting in the course of their employment or (ii) engaged as a consultant or otherwise providing services to Pierian Biosciences and accessing the Website in connection with the provision of such services; and

Website

the website that you are currently using, pierianbio.com, and any sub-domains of this site unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.

In this privacy policy, unless the context requires a different interpretation:

    • the singular includes the plural and vice versa;
    • references to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules, or appendices are to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices of this privacy policy;
    • a reference to a person includes firms, companies, government entities, trusts and partnerships;
    • “including” is always understood to mean “including without limitation”;
    • reference to any statutory provision includes any modification or amendment of it,  any guidance issued in relation to it, and bench law applicable to it.
    • the headings and sub-headings do not form part of this privacy policy.

Scope of this privacy policy

This privacy policy applies only to the actions of Pierian Biosciences and Users with respect to this Website. It does not extend to any websites that can be accessed from this Website including, but not limited to, any links we may provide to social media websites or imbedded media that may be included in this website but originates from other sources.

For purposes of the applicable Data Protection Laws, Pierian Biosciences is the “data controller”. This means that Pierian Biosciences determines the purposes for which, and the manner in which, your Data is processed.

Data collected

We may collect the following Data, which includes personal Data, from you, in accordance with this privacy policy:

    • IP address (automatically collected);
    • web browser type and version (automatically collected);
    • other data collected in support of Google Analytics to support its delivery of analytical information and according to Google’s GDPR and Privacy Policy;

How we collect Data

We collect Data in the following ways:

    • data is given to us by you; and
    • data is collected automatically.

Data that is given to us by you

Pierian Biosciences will collect your Data in a number of ways, in accordance with our privacy policy for example:

    • when you contact us through the Website, by telephone, post, e-mail or through any other means;
    • when you use our services;

Data that is collected automatically

To the extent that you access the Website, we will collect your Data automatically, for example:

    • we automatically collect some information about your visit to the Website. This information helps us to make improvements to Website content and navigation, and includes your IP address, the date, times, and frequency with which you access the Website and the way you use and interact with its content.
    • we will collect your Data automatically via cookies, in line with the cookie settings on your browser. For more information about cookies and how we use them on the Website, see the section below, headed “Cookies”.

Our use of Data

Any or all of the above Data may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible service and experience when using our Website. Specifically, Data may be used by us for the following reasons in accordance with this privacy policy.

    • internal record keeping;
    • improvement of our products / services;
    • in support of Google analytics;
    • transmission by email of marketing materials that may be of interest to you, and if requested by you;

We may use your Data for the above purposes if we deem it necessary to do so for our legitimate interests. If you are not satisfied with this, you have the right to object in certain circumstances (see the section headed “Your rights” below).

For the delivery of direct marketing to you via e-mail, we will need your consent, whether via an opt-in or soft-opt-in:

    • soft opt-in consent is a specific type of consent which applies when you have previously engaged with us (for example, you contact us to ask us for more details about a particular product/service, and we are marketing similar products/services). Under “soft opt-in” consent, we will take your consent as given unless you opt-out.
    • for other types of e-marketing, we are required to obtain your explicit consent; that is, you need to take positive and affirmative action when consenting by, for example, checking a tick box that we’ll provide.
    • if you are not satisfied about our approach to marketing, you have the right to withdraw consent at any time. To find out how to withdraw your consent, see the section headed “Your rights” below.

Who we share Data with

We may share your Data with the following groups of people for the following reasons in accordance with this privacy policy:

    • our employees, agents and/or professional advisors—for business purposes;

Keeping Data secure

We will use technical and organizational measures to safeguard your Data, for example:

    • If applicable to your use of our services, access to your account is controlled by a password and a user name that is unique to you.
    • we do not store your Data on our servers. If our practices change in the future to include data retention, all such retention will be on satisfactorily secured server.

We strive to achieve and maintain continued compliance with HIPAA. This regulation and family of control standards helps us manage Data and keep it secure.

Technical and organizational measures include measures to deal with any suspected data breach. If you suspect any misuse or loss or unauthorized access to your Data, please let us know immediately by contacting us via this e-mail address: Regulatory@pierianbio.com.

Data retention

Unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law, we will only hold your Data on our systems for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this privacy policy or until you request that the Data be deleted.

Even if we delete your Data, it may persist on backup or archival media for legal, tax or regulatory purposes.

Your rights

You have the following rights in relation to your Data. If we collect any Data from you and if we retain that Data, then you have the following rights with relation to your Data that we have retained. If the Data that we have collected cannot be identified as belonging to, or coming from a unique individual, then this Data no longer constitutes or comprises your Data. In this case, the Data is aggregate, analytical, and/or de-identified. The following rights only apply if the Data can be associated with a unique individual and if it has not been de-identified:

    • Right to access—the right to request (i) copies of the information we hold about you at any time, or (ii) that we modify, update or delete such information. If we provide you with access to the information we hold about you, we will not charge you for this, unless your request is “manifestly unfounded or excessive.” Where we are legally permitted to do so, we may refuse your request. If we refuse your request, we will tell you the reasons why.
    • Right to correct—the right to have your Data rectified if it is inaccurate or incomplete.
    • Right to erase—the right to request that we delete or remove your Data from our systems.
    • Right to restrict our use of your Data—the right to “block” us from using your Data or limit the way in which we can use it.
    • Right to data portability—the right to request that we move, copy or transfer your Data.
    • Right to object—the right to object to our use of your Data including where we use it for our legitimate interests.

To make enquiries, exercise any of your rights set out above, or withdraw your consent to the processing of your Data (where consent is our legal basis for processing your Data), please contact us via this e-mail address: Regulatory@pierianbio.com.

If you are not satisfied with the way a complaint you make in relation to your Data is handled by us, you may be able to refer your complaint to the relevant data protection authority. For the EU or UK, this is the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The ICO’s contact details can be found on their website at https://ico.org.uk/.

It is important that the Data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your Data changes during the period for which we hold it.

Transfers outside the European Economic Area

Data which we collect from you may be stored and processed in and transferred to countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA). For example, this could occur if our servers are located in a country outside the EEA or one of our service providers is situated in a country outside the EEA.

We will only transfer Data outside the EEA where it is compliant with data protection legislation and the means of transfer provides adequate safeguards in relation to your data, e.g. by way of data transfer agreement, incorporating the current standard contractual clauses adopted by the European Commission, or by signing up to the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, in the event that the organization in receipt of the Data is based in the United States of America.

To ensure that your Data receives an adequate level of protection, we have put in place appropriate safeguards and procedures with the third parties with which we share your Data with. This ensures your Data is treated by those third parties in a way that is consistent with the Data Protection Laws.

Links to other websites and imbedded content

This Website may, from time to time, provide links to other websites or include imbedded content from other websites or providers. We have no control over such websites or imbedded content and are not responsible for the content of these websites or their privacy policies or practices. This privacy policy does not extend to your use of such websites or imbedded content. You are advised to read the privacy policy or statement of other websites prior to using them.

Changes of business ownership and control

Pierian Biosciences may, from time to time, expand or reduce our business and this may involve the sale and/or the transfer of control of all or part of Pierian Biosciences. Data provided by Users will, where it is relevant to any part of our business so transferred, be transferred along with that part and the new owner or newly controlling party will, under the terms of this privacy policy, be permitted to use the Data for the purposes for which it was originally supplied to us.

We may also disclose Data to a prospective purchaser of our business or any part of it.

In the above instances, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring your privacy is protected.

Cookies

This Website may place and access certain Cookies on your computer. Pierian Biosciences uses Cookies to improve your experience of using the Website. Pierian Biosciences has carefully chosen these Cookies and has taken steps to ensure that your privacy is protected and respected at all times.

All Cookies used by this Website are used in accordance with current USA, UK, and EU Cookie Law.

Before the Website places Cookies on your computer, you will be presented with a message bar requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies, you are enabling Pierian Biosciences to provide a better experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of the Website may not function fully or as intended.

This Website may place the following Cookies:

Type of Cookie

Purpose

Strictly necessary cookies

These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.

You can find a list of Cookies that we use in the Cookies Schedule.

You can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser. If you use multiple browsers, access the help menus in all of them as changing one browser’s settings will not modify the settings of other browsers on that device.

You can choose to delete Cookies at any time; however you may lose any information that enables you to access the Website more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, personalization settings.

It is recommended that you ensure that your internet browser is up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings. We are not responsible for your maintenance of a secure and current version of your web browser, nor your secure use of that browser. Those are your responsibility.

General

You may not transfer any of your rights under this privacy policy to any other person. We may transfer our rights under this privacy policy where we reasonably believe your rights will not be affected.

If any court or competent authority finds that any provision of this privacy policy (or part of any provision) is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision will, to the extent required, be deemed to be deleted, and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of this privacy policy will not be affected.

Unless otherwise agreed, no delay, act or omission by a party in exercising any right or remedy will be deemed a waiver of that, or any other, right or remedy.

This Agreement will be governed by and interpreted according to the law of Tennessee. All disputes arising under the Agreement will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of Tennessee courts.

Changes to this privacy policy

Pierian Biosciences reserves the right to change this privacy policy as we may deem necessary from time to time or as may be required by law. Any changes will be immediately posted on the Website and you are deemed to have accepted the terms of the privacy policy on your first use of the Website following the alterations. 

You may contact Pierian Biosciences by email at Regulatory@pierianbio.com.

Cookies

Below is a list of the cookies that we use. We have tried to ensure this is complete and up to date, but if you think that we have missed a cookie or there is any discrepancy, please let us know.

We use the following strictly necessary cookies:

Description of Cookie

Source

Purpose

_ga

https://www .google-analytics.com/analytics.js

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the web site.
Used to distinguish users

_gat

https://www .google-analytics.com/analytics.js

Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.
If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>.

_gid

https://www .google-analytics.com/analytics.js

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the web site.
Used to distinguish users

Collect

https://www .google-analytics.com/analytics.js

Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behavior. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels

Effective: July 120, 2018