Information We Collect And How We Use It
We collect both “Personal Information” and “Other Information” about Site users. For purposes of this Policy, “Other Information” is information that we cannot directly associate with a specific person without the aid of additional information. In contrast, “Personal Information,” is information such as a name or email address that we can directly associate with a specific person or entity without additional information. When we combine Other Information with Personal Information, we treat all of the combined information as Personal Information.
We collect some of this information by requesting it directly from you, and we collect additional information automatically when you access our Site.
Personal Information. You can visit the Site without submitting any Personal Information. However, if you use certain features on the Site, you may be asked to register as a user. The Personal Information you may need to provide to register includes, for example, your name and email address. Our primary purpose in collecting Personal Information is to provide you with an efficient and secure way to obtain information about Volastra, such as to respond to your inquiry, send you news alerts or to consider your qualifications for a position at Volastra. We collect personal information about you that we consider necessary for achieving these purposes. We may combine Personal Information collected through the Site with additional information that we or third parties collect about you in other contexts—such as our communications with you via email. We will treat such combined information as Personal Information and protect it in accordance with this Policy.
We may track certain information based upon your behavior on the Site. We use this information to analyze how our Site is used, as follows:
Web log data. When you use the Site, we may automatically receive and record certain information from your computer (or other device) and your browser. This information may include your IP address and domain name, the pages you visit and content that your select to view on the Site, the dates and times of your visits, the files that you download, the URLs from the websites you visit before and after navigating to the Site, your software and hardware attributes (including browser type, operating system, and device type), your approximate geographic location (e.g., your city, state, or metropolitan region), GPS coordinates (subject to your opting in) and certain cookie information (see “Cookies” below). To obtain this information, we use web logs or similar applications that recognize your computer and gather information about its online activity.
Flash cookies. Where we use Macromedia Flash to display video content on our Site, a special type of cookie (or “local shared object”) called a Flash Cookie may be used. These cookies are used to store your flash player preferences and enhance your browsing experience. Flash Cookies are stored on your computer in a similar way to standard cookies, except they are stored in a different location. Due to this, it is not always possible to block or manage Flash Cookies directly from your browser. In order to manage or delete Flash Cookies, you may visit Adobe’s Flash privacy page for more information. However, some of the interactive tools will not work properly if Flash cookies are disabled.
Where We Store Personal and Other Information
The Personal and Other Information that we collect about you is controlled by Volastra Therapeutics, Inc., which is headquartered in the United States at [One Marina Drive, Boston, MA 02110]. As a result, such information may be transferred to and processed in the United States, as described in the section below titled “Information for Site users from outside the United States.”
How We Use Personal and Other Information
We use the information that we collect for a variety of purposes. If we have Personal Information about you, we may use it, for example: to respond to your questions or to fulfill your requests; to fulfill the terms of any agreement you have with us; to improve your user experience on our Site; to comply with legal and/or regulatory requirements; and to manage our business.
We use the Other Information that we collect for such purposes as: counting and recognizing returning visitors to the Site; analyzing how visitors use and interact the Site and various Site features; improving the Site and enhancing users’ experiences; customizing and evaluating content, features, and multimedia on our Site; creating or improving our products, services and information available through the Site; enabling additional website analytics and research concerning the Site; engaging in online behavioral advertising; and managing our business.
Corporate communications. We may use the Personal and Other Information that we collect to send you promotional communications, including emails or postal mail about the products and services offered by us or our affiliates or partners. Promotional emails will also contain instructions for opting out of future issues of that type of communication. If you no longer wish to receive our news alerts and informational materials, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each email notifying you of an alert.
How We Share Personal and Other Information
We share your Personal Information and Other Information with other parties for the purposes described below.
Web Browser Opt-Out. To opt out in web browsers, please visit http://optout.aboutads.info/, http://optout.networkadvertising.org, and http://youronlinechoices.eu/. To help preserve the choices that you make in the DAA’s WebChoices page, you can install the DAA’s “Protect My Choices” extension that is available at http://www.aboutads.info/PMC.
Please note that the opt-out will apply only to the specific browser or device from which you opt out, and therefore you will need to opt out separately on all of your browsers and devices. If you delete or reset your cookies or mobile advertising identifiers, change browsers, or use a different device, any opt-out cookie or tool may no longer work, and you will need to opt out again. Although our Site currently does not respond to “do not track” browser headers, you can limit online behavioral advertising and cross-device linking by taking the steps described above.
Third-party service providers and business partners. We use other third-party service providers to help us manage and improve the Site. These service providers may collect and/or use your Personal or Other Information to assist us in achieving the purposes discussed above in the section entitled “How We Use Personal and Other Information.” We use third-party platforms to help us manage our relationships with our customers and to provide features, functionality, or other offers.
We may share your Personal or Other Information with other third parties when necessary to fulfill your requests for services; to complete a transaction that you initiate; to meet the terms of any agreement that you have with us or our affiliates or partners; or to manage our business.
Legal purposes. We also may use or share your Personal or Other Information with third parties when we believe, in our sole discretion, that doing so is necessary:
- to comply with applicable law or a court order, subpoena, or other legal process;
- to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, violations of our terms and conditions, or situations involving threats to our property or the property or physical safety of any person or third party;
- to establish, protect, or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims; or
- to facilitate a merger, acquisition, financing, securitization, insuring, sale, assignment, bankruptcy, or other disposal of all or part of our business or assets.
Aggregated information. We may share aggregated demographic information about our user base with third parties that may or may not be affiliated with us, but this information does not identify individual users. We do not link aggregate user data with personally identifiable information.
When we share personally identifiable information with Third Parties, we disclose information as needed for these services providers to perform their functions, but do not authorize the service providers to use the information for other purposes.
We may also disclose personal information in accordance with any notice provided to you at the time such information is collected, or as you otherwise authorize.
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Your Rights and Choices
We provide you with choices to review, access, and update your information or to exercise your data protection rights, as follows:
- If you no longer want to receive communications from us, each of our email communications will contain instructions for opting out of future issues of that type of communication. You may also send an opt-out request to us at the address provided below.
You may have additional rights under applicable laws to request access to, correction of, deletion of, or restrictions on the processing of certain information. You also may have rights under applicable laws to opt out of or withdraw consent to further processing, request copies of your data, or lodge a complaint with a data protection authority in your jurisdiction. To make such request and/or inquire about such rights, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Attn: Privacy” in the subject line. For your protection, we may only implement requests related to information that we have associated with the email address you use to send us your request, and we may need to verify your identity before implementing your request.
Your California Privacy Rights
In addition to the rights and choices referenced above, California law gives residents of California the right to request information from Volastra regarding how we share certain categories of Personal Information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. Individuals may submit such requests once per calendar year to one of the following addresses:
101 Avenue of the Americas, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10013
email@example.com Within thirty days of receiving such a request, we will provide a list of the categories of Personal Information that we have disclosed to third parties for those third-parties’ direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year, along with the names and addresses of these third parties.
If you are a California resident under the age of 18, and a registered user of any Site covered by this Policy, California Business and Professions Code Section 22581 permits you to request and obtain removal of content or information you have publicly posted. To make such a request, you may send an email request with a detailed description of the specific content or information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Such a request does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content or information you have posted, and there are some circumstances where the law does not require or allow removal even if requested.
You may view, correct or delete identifiable information that we maintain about you by sending a request to the address provided below.
Data Security and Retention
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
We retain your information for as long as reasonably necessary for our legitimate business purposes, to provide the Site to you, to fulfill the purposes described in this Policy, or as required by law.
Information for Site Users from Outside the United States
The Personal and Other Information that we collect through or in connection with the Site is transferred to and processed in the United States for the purposes described above. We also may subcontract the processing of your data to, or otherwise share your data with, affiliates or third parties in the United States or countries other than your country of residence. The data protection laws in these countries may be different from, and less stringent than, those in your country of residence. By using the Sites, clicking “I agree” or any other button indicating your acceptance of this Policy, or providing any Personal or Other Information to us, you expressly consent to such transfer and processing. We may implement standard contractual clauses, contractual arrangements, or other mechanisms, as appropriate, to safeguard your information during such cross-border transfers. We also may transfer information to the United States or another country as necessary for the performance of our agreements with you or to establish, exercise, or defend legal claims. If you are in the European Union, our legal basis for processing information will depend on the type of information at issue and the purpose for which it is collected and used. In many cases, we rely on your consent to process information, or we process information as necessary for the performance of our agreements with you. We also may rely on our legitimate interests to process your information, for the purposes described in this Policy, except where such interests are overridden by your data protection interests or fundamental rights and freedoms.
The Site is not intended for nor directed to individuals that are deemed to be children under applicable data protection or privacy laws. We request that such individuals do not provide information to us through the Site.
Questions or Comments
If you have any questions or comments regarding this Policy, please mail or email us at:
101 Avenue of the Americas, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10013
Or email@example.com (please include “Attn: Privacy” in the subject line)
Effective Date: 2/6/2020