Privacy Policy

Preamble

This Master Privacy Policy ("Privacy Policy") explains the collection, use, and disclosure of "personal information" by AVIcure Bioscience LLC. ("AVIcure"), a New Jersey Limited Liability Company. Unless otherwise noted on a particular site or service, this Privacy Policy applies to your use of all websites that AVIcure operates, including including http://www.avicure.com, http://www.avicure.org, and http://www.avicure.net, (collectively, the "Websites"), as well as the products, information, and services provided through the Websites ("Services"). Furthermore, this Privacy Policy does not apply to any of the websites operated by affiliates of AVIcure.

This Privacy Policy also explains our commitment to you with respect to our use and disclosure of non personal browsing and site usage data that AVIcure collects as the provider of the Services. That commitment is contained in a "Data Usage Policy," below.

As used in this policy, "personal information" means information that would allow a party to identify you such as, for example, your name, address or location, telephone number, or email address.

By accessing or using any of the Services, you are accepting and agreeing to the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

Our Principles

AVIcure is committed to handling responsibly the information and data we collect about you through our Services, whether personal information or non personal browsing and site usage data. We have designed our Privacy Policy and our Data Usage Policy consistent with the following principles (the "Principles"):

  1. Privacy policies and data collection and use policies should be human readable, comprehensive, and easy to locate;
  2. Only the minimum amount of information reasonably necessary to provide you with services should be collected and maintained, and only for so long as reasonably needed or required;
  3. Information you provide through our Services, or that we gather as a result of your use of our Services, should not be used for marketing or advertising purposes, nor should it be provided voluntarily (without your permission) to anyone else unless required; and
  4. If AVIcure is required to provide a third party with your personal information (whether by subpoena or otherwise), then provided we have collected and retained an email address for you, AVIcure will use reasonable means to notify you promptly of that event, unless prohibited by law or AVIcure is otherwise advised not to notify you on the advice of legal counsel.

Personal Information AVIcure Collects

We may collect personal information through our Services, including without limitation:

  • when you provide us with your personal information such as by sending an email to us or signing up to receive updates from AVIcure;
  • when you subscribe to one of our email discussion lists;
  • when you donate money to us or purchase merchandise;
  • when you provide personal information in connection with your participation in any of the forums we make available through our Services.

What AVIcure Does with Personal Information

Emails and Newsletters. When you interact with us, we ask you to supply us with your name and contact information including you email address so that we can communicate with you regarding your submitted materials and other topics pertaining to AVIcure. For example, we may use your email address or other methods to send newsletters, messages about new AVIcure features, promotional announcements, consumer surveys, and other correspondence concerning our company. We will not sell or share any of your contact information for commercial purposes unrelated to the purposes set forth above.

When you subscribe to updates from us, your email address is sent to and stored in a database hosted on AVIcure' servers that can only be accessed by AVIcure staff and contractors. When you subscribe to one of our email discussion lists, your name and email address is sent to and stored by (1) AVIcure or (2) another service with which AVIcure has engaged to provide email support. Personal information submitted as part of our email discussion lists is used for the purpose of managing the discussion lists. Your name and email address will typically be visible to other list participants when you correspond on the list and to the general public in the discussion archives. All emails sent to the discussions lists are publicly archived.

Donations. When you donate money to us or purchase merchandise via our support page, your personal information will be handled depending on which option you choose.

Participating in Our Community

Registered Users. When you register to obtain a user account on any of the Services (any such person, a "Registered User"), you may be asked to provide personal information to create your account and establish a password and profile. We encourage you to use an alias or nickname if you are not comfortable providing your legal name. The name or nickname you provide in connection with your account may be used to attribute you in connection with any content you submit to any Service. We also use that personal information to establish and maintain your account, to provide you with the features we provide Registered Users, and to email you regarding changes to this policy or other applicable policies. If you sign up to receive updates from AVIcure when you create your account, we will use your personal information to send you communications about AVIcure news and campaigns.

Any other personal information that we may collect which is not described specifically in this Privacy Policy will only be collected and used in accordance with the Principles.

Disclosures of Personal Information

AVIcure does not solicit nor does it wish to receive any confidential, secret or proprietary information or other material from you. You acknowledge that materials submitted will be deemed not to be confidential or secret.

In general, it is not AVIcure's practice to disclose personal information to third parties. We may share your personal information in two instances:

First, AVIcure may share personal information with our contractors and service providers in order to maintain, enhance, or add to the functionality of the Services.

Second, we may disclose your personal information to third parties in a good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to (a) take action regarding suspected illegal activities; (b) enforce or apply our Master Terms of Use and Privacy Policy; (c) comply with legal process, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order; or (d) protect our rights, reputation, and property, or that of our users, affiliates, or the public.

If AVIcure is required to provide a third party with your personal information (whether by subpoena or otherwise), then provided we have collected and retained an email address for you, AVIcure will use reasonable means to notify you promptly of that event, unless prohibited by law or AVIcure is otherwise advised not to notify you on the advice of legal counsel.

Security of Personal Information Collected via the Services

AVIcure has implemented reasonable measures to protect against unauthorized access to and unlawful interception or processing of personal information that AVIcure stores and controls. However, no website can fully eliminate security risks. Third parties may circumvent our security measures to unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. We will post a reasonably prominent notice to the Websites if any such security breach occurs.

Data Usage Policy: Non Personal Browsing and Site Usage Information

Our Data Usage Policy covers how we maintain and use information about you that is collected by our Services, including when you log into a website using your AVIcure account.

Non Personal Browsing Information We Collect

When you use the Services, our servers (which may be hosted by a third party service provider) may collect information indirectly and automatically (through, for example, the use of your "IP address") about your activities while visiting the Websites and information about the browser you are using. In addition, whenever you use your AVIcure account to log into a website, our servers (which, again, may be hosted by a third party service provider) keep a log of the websites you visit and when you visit them.

No Linking

We do not intentionally link browsing information or information from our server logs to the personal information you submit to us. We use this information for internal purposes only, such as to help understand how the Services are being used, to improve our Services, and for systems administration purposes. AVIcure may use a third party analytics provider to help us collect and analyze non personal browsing information through operation of our Services for those same purposes.

No Selling or Sharing

Except in the unique situations identified in this Privacy Policy, AVIcure does not sell or otherwise voluntarily provide the non personal browsing information we collect about you or your website usage to third parties.

No Retention

AVIcure discards non personal browsing information from our server logs once we have used the information for the limited purposes noted above, under "No Linking."

Notice

If AVIcure is required to provide a third party with your non personal browsing information or to log in on behalf of an account user (whether by subpoena or otherwise), then AVIcure will use reasonable means to notify you promptly of that event, unless AVIcure is prohibited by law from doing so or is otherwise advised not to notify you on the advice of legal counsel.

Any other non-personal information that we collect which is not described specifically in this Privacy Policy will only be collected and used in accordance with the Principles.

Reorganization or Spin-Offs

AVIcure may transfer some or all of your personal and/or non personal browsing information to a third party as a result of a reorganization, spin-off, or similar transaction. Upon such transfer, the acquirer's privacy policy will apply. In such event, AVIcure will use reasonable efforts to notify you and to ensure that at the time of the transaction the acquirer's privacy policy complies with the Principles.

Children

The Services are not directed at children under the age of 18. Consistent with the federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personal information from anyone under the age of 18 without requiring parental consent. Our Master Terms of Use specifically prohibit anyone using our Services from submitting any personally identifiable information about persons under 18 years of age. Any person who provides their personal information to AVIcure through the Services represents that they are 18 years of age or older

Third-Party Sites

The Services may include links to other websites. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party sites. This Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other websites.

Special Note to International Users

The Services are hosted in the United States and the United Kingdom. Please note that your personal data may be located on servers in the United States and/or the United Kingdom. By providing your personal data you consent to the use of your personal data for the uses identified above in accordance with the Privacy Policy.

Changes and Updates to this Privacy Policy

We may occasionally update this Privacy Policy. When we do, we will also revise the Effective Date below. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy to stay informed about how we are protecting the personal information we collect. Your continued use of the Services constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any updates.

Questions?

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by email at avicure@avicure.com.