Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy
Last Revised: June 2, 2016

Bioverge values your privacy, trust and relationship.

This notice describes Bioverge, Inc.("Bioverge" "we" or "us") privacy policy (herein referred to as the “Privacy Policy”) and applies to Bioverge's Site and the Services and all online services and functions.

Your use of the Service is also subject to the Terms of Service. All capitalized terms have the same meaning as defined in the Terms of Service unless otherwise stated herein.

This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use and disclose your information when you access the Site and the Services. The Policy is only applicable to our Site and our Services and not to any other website, service or online platform.

PLEASE REVIEW THIS PRIVACY POLICY BEFORE USING THE SERVICE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH OUR PRIVACY POLICY, DO NOT USE THE SERVICE. BY USING THE SERVICE OR SUBMITTING ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION TO THE SERVICE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY.

Registration

Bioverge may require users who wish to use the Site or Services to register by completing the appropriate Bioverge registration process. During registration, you may be required to provide contact information including, but not limited to your name, e-mail address, and username and password; and when you wish to use certain Services (for example financial information such as bank account numbers, your date of birth and the last 4 digits of your social security number). Bioverge requires your true name and identifying information for registration via the Site or Services.

By voluntarily providing us with personal data, you are consenting to our use of it in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you provide personal data, you acknowledge and agree that such personal data may be transferred from our current location to servers of Bioverge and the authorized third parties referred to herein located in the United States.

Personal Identifiable Information (PII)

PII is information that identifies you or can be used to identify, contact, or locate you. This includes, but is not limited to, your name, home or business address, email address, telephone number, and debit or credit card information such as the credit card number or billing address.

Bioverge may ask you for some or all of the above types of information, which may be identifiable to you when you register for our Services, access various content or features, or directly contact the site. You are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of all PII you submit to Bioverge.

We respect your privacy. We only collect PII through optional, voluntary submissions, such as email, survey information, and online registration forms. The types and amount of personal information collected from these activities will vary, but in no event will we collect PII that is not voluntarily given by you when using Bioverge's Service. You consent to Bioverge using your PII to facilitate requests, to contact you if a problem arises, email you information about our services, or for other uses consistent with this Policy and your requests.

In addition, if you choose to purchase or subscribe to a feature or Services of Bioverge that requires a Fee, you will be required to provide us with your billing information, including, without limitation, bank account numbers, credit card or debit card numbers, account details, ACH information, and similar data (collectively, "Billing Information").

Non-Personal Information (Non-PII)

Bioverge collects statistical use data about your User Content. This data neither identifies you nor viewers of your User Content personally and is purely statistical data, such as the date an end user uses your User Content, approximate geo-location of the end user and length of use and other similar anonymous data. This Non-PII is for the benefit of you, as the owner of the Content. Such analysis and information is aggregated across viewers, does not identify anyone as an individual and does not link to any personally identifiable information.

Third Party Links

We may display links, and users may post links containing the User Content to a third party service or website. Please note that we cannot control and cannot be held responsible for the privacy policies of such third party service. You should always read the privacy policy of a third party service to find out more about how personal information is collected and processed.

Use of IP Addresses

As with any Internet-based service, queries to our service transmit an Internet Protocol (IP) address, as this is what allows delivery of the information you requested back to you. We also use IP addresses for security purposes and to determine the approximate geographic location (the country or metropolitan region) of the query. We use the approximate geographic location to create aggregate statistics, such as use or non-use of the Content by country or region, which we may share with the owner of the Content. We do not use IP addresses to identify an individual user by name, address or exact location. It is possible that we might be legally required to make a disclosure, for example, in response to court orders or in governmental investigations.

Cookies, Login Information and Opt Out

When you are logged into your account, we may send one or more cookies (which is a small file containing a string of characters) to your computer or other device that uniquely identifies your browser. Bioverge uses cookies to give the best experience using the Site or Service. Our servers may automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you log into your user account. These server logs may include information such as your web request, IP address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however, please note that if you do this you will not be able to use the full functionality of the Service. You may contact Bioverge at info@bioverge.com for instructions on how to disable cookies.

User Communication and Opt-Out

When you send an email or other communications to Bioverge, we may retain those communications and related e-mail addresses in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services. In addition, Bioverge may use your username and email address to provide you with email newsletters, announcements, Bioverge news about products and/or services and information about your user account. If you do not wish to receive these kinds of communications, you may “opt out” either by: (a) unchecking the email newsletters and announcements during registration; or (b) by doing the same within your user profile.

Our Use of Your Information

Our primary purpose in collecting information is to provide you with a safe and customized experience. You agree that we may use your information to: provide the Services and customer support you request; troubleshoot problems and prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities; customize, measure and improve our Site, our Services, content and advertising; tell you about and administer our Site, or Services, targeted marketing, service updates, contests, sweepstakes, rewards, and promotional offers based on your communication preferences; monitor and enforce our Terms of Service; communicate with Users about products and/or services you may be interested in; verify your eligibility to use the Site.

Our Disclosure of Your Information

Bioverge is committed to maintaining your trust and we want you to understand when and with whom we may share information collected about you. We may disclose Personal Information, Billing Information and Non-Personal Information to respond to legal requirements, enforce our policies, respond to claims that a listing or other content violates the rights of others, or protect anyone's rights, property, or safety. Such information will be disclosed in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

We may also use and/or share your PII, Billing Information and Non-PII with, and you authorize us to use and/or share this information with:

  1. Service providers under contract who help with our business operations.
  2. We will share your Billing Information with a third party service provider as necessary to process your payments. The third party service provider stores your Billing Information; we do not store this information. Storage by the third party service provider of your Billing Information is subject to the privacy policies and practices of the third party service provider and is not subject to the terms of this privacy policy. By providing your Billing Information, you acknowledge and agree to use of such information by the third party service provider for purposes of processing your payment to us.
  3. Certain of Bioverge's program participants under confidentiality agreement, as we in our sole discretion believe necessary or appropriate in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement, piracy, or other unlawful activity.
  4. We may combine your information with information we collect from other companies and use it to improve and personalize our services, content and advertising.
  5. We may sell or rent your information to third parties for marketing purposes without your explicit consent.
  6. We may share some or all of your Information with any of our parent companies, subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under common control with us.
  7. As we develop our businesses, we might sell or buy businesses or assets.  In the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, sale of assets, dissolution, or similar event, the PII and Non-PII may be part of the transferred assets.

Social Media Features

You can log in to our site using sign-in services such as Linkedin. These services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personal information with us such as your name and email address to pre-populate our sign up form.

Our Web site also includes Social Media Features such as the Facebook Like button, Twitter, and Add This button. These Features are interactive mini-programs and may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the Feature to function properly. Social Media Features and Widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Site. Your interactions with these Features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

Account Protection

We take commercially reasonable steps to protect your information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Nevertheless, no transmission over the Internet and no data storage method can be guaranteed to be safe 100% of the time. Bioverge cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Bioverge or guarantee that your end user data stored on the Sire or the Services may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our industry standard physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.  In particular, e-mail sent to us may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail.

The Site is hosted on servers in the United States. Accordingly, if you are located outside of the United States, any information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By providing us with any information, you consent to its transfer and storage in the United States.

Legal Compliance

Bioverge may disclose any information we collect, including both PII and Non-PII, if required to do so by law or under a good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to the law or comply with legal process or to protect and defend Bioverge's rights, property, and customers, whether or not required to do so by law. Bioverge reserves the right to contact appropriate authorities and disclose such information to them at its discretion when it appears that individuals using Bioverge's products or services are engaged in activities that are illegal or violate the our Terms of Service.

Secured Information

Bioverge maintains a variety of physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to guard your information and to deliver the services and features of the Service. While Bioverge cannot guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration of your data will not occur, we work hard to prevent such occurrences.

Governing Law

This Privacy Policy is governed by the laws of the California. You agree and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in San Francisco, California for resolution of any dispute, action or proceeding arising in connection with this Agreement.

Deletion of and Access to your Personal Information

In the event you desire to be informed of or access all of the personally identifiable information we hold about you, and you may do so by visiting your user account when logged-in to the Service, or by e-mailing us at the address the forth below. You also have the right to delete such personal information and your account at anytime. Please note, however, that once you delete such information, it may not be recoverable.

Privacy Policy Updates

We reserve the right, at any time, to add to, change, update, or modify this Policy. Any such changes to this Policy will be posted here on our Site so we urge to please visit this page frequently. In all cases, use of information we collect is subject to the Policy in effect at the time such information is collected. Please refer back to this Privacy Policy on a regular basis.

How to Contact Us

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact Bioverge via e-mail at info@bioverge.com with "Privacy Policy" in the subject line.