This Privacy Policy was last updated on May 5, 2009.

Our Policy:

Welcome to the web site(s) (collectively, the "Site") of BioArts International, Ltd. ("BioArts", "we", "us" and/or "our"). This Site is operated by BioArts and has been created to provide information about our company to our Site visitors ("you", "your"). This Privacy Policy sets forth BioArts' policy with respect to information that is collected from Site visitors.

Our Commitment:

BioArts takes your privacy seriously. We will never share information about you without your permission or except as described in this Privacy Policy.

Information We Collect:

When you interact with us through the Site, we may collect information from you, as further described below:

Personal Data That You Provide Through the Site:

We collect Personal Data from you when you voluntarily provide such information, such as when you contact us with inquiries, respond to one of our surveys, or use certain BioArts 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 to this Site, you acknowledge and agree that such Personal Data may be transferred from your current location to the offices and servers of BioArts and the authorized third parties referred to herein located in the United States.

Other Information:

IP Addresses:

When connected to the Internet, a computer has a unique Internet ID called an IP (Internet Protocol) address. We use the IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our Web site, and to gather broad demographic information.

Non-Identifiable Data:

When you interact with BioArts through the Site, we receive and store certain personally non-identifiable information. Such information, which is collected passively using various technologies, cannot presently be used to specifically identify you. BioArts may store such information itself or such information may be included in databases owned and maintained by BioArts affiliates, agents or service providers. This Site may use such information and pool it with other information to track, for example, the total number of visitors to our Site, the number of visitors to each page of our Site, and the domain names of our visitors' Internet service providers. It is important to note that no Personal Data is available or used in this process.
Also, in operating this Site, we use a technology called "cookies." A cookie is a piece of information that the computer that hosts our Site gives to your browser when you access the Site. Our cookies help us analyze Site usage more accurately and provide additional functionality to the Site. In all cases in which we use cookies, we will not collect Personal Data except with your permission. On most web browsers, you will find a "help" section on the toolbar. Please refer to this section for information on how to receive notification when you are receiving a new cookie and how to turn cookies off.

Aggregated Personal Data:

In an ongoing effort to better understand and serve the users of BioArts Services, BioArts conducts research on its customer demographics, interests and behavior based on the Personal Data and other information provided to us. This research may be compiled and analyzed on an aggregate basis, and BioArts may share this aggregate data with its affiliates, agents and business partners. This aggregate information does not identify you personally. BioArts may also disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe our services to current and prospective business partners, and to other third parties for other lawful purposes.

Our Use of Your Personal Data and Other Information:

BioArts uses the Personal Data you provide in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy. If you provide Personal Data for a certain reason, we may use the Personal Data in connection with the reason for which it was provided. For instance, if you contact us by e-mail, we will use the Personal Data you provide to answer your question or resolve your problem. Also, if you provide Personal Data in order to obtain access to BioArts Services, we will use your Personal Data to provide you with access to such services and to monitor your use of such services. BioArts and its subsidiaries and affiliates (the "BioArts Related Companies") may also use your Personal Data and other personally non-identifiable information collected through the Site to help us improve the content and functionality of the Site, to better understand our users and to improve BioArts Services. BioArts and its affiliates may use this information to contact you in the future to tell you about services we believe will be of interest to you. If we do so, each communication we send you will contain instructions permitting you to "opt-out" of receiving future communications. In addition, if at any time you wish not to receive any future communications or you wish to have your name deleted from our mailing lists, please contact us as indicated below.

If BioArts intends on using any Personal Data in any manner that is not consistent with this Privacy Policy, you will be informed of such anticipated use prior to or at the time at which the Personal Data is collected.

Our Disclosure of Your Personal Data and Other Information:

BioArts is not in the business of selling your information. We consider this information to be a vital part of our relationship with you. There are, however, certain circumstances in which we may share your Personal Data with certain third parties without further notice to you, as set forth below:

Transactions:

BioArts may share your Personal Data with third parties to the extent necessary to complete a transaction.


Business Transfers:

As we develop our business, we might sell or buy businesses or assets. In the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar event, Personal Data may be part of the transferred assets.

Related Companies:

We may also share your Personal Data with our Related Companies for purposes consistent with this Privacy Policy.

Agents, Consultants and Related Third Parties:

BioArts, like many businesses, sometimes hires other companies to perform certain business-related functions. Examples of such functions include mailing information and maintaining databases. When we employ another company to perform a function of this nature, we only provide them with the information that they need to perform their specific function.

Legal Requirements:

BioArts may disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (i) comply with a legal obligation, (ii) protect and defend the rights or property of BioArts, (iii) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Site or the public, or (iv) protect against legal liability.

Security:

BioArts takes reasonable steps to protect the Personal Data provided via the Site from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction, and to limit access to Personal Data only to authorized BioArts staff and to the person who provided the information or on whose behalf it was provided. For example, if a veterinarian provided BioArts with the name and address of the animal owner on whose behalf the veterinarian placed an order for service, the veterinarian and the animal owner would be the only ones other than BioArts staff to have access to that information. Please note, however, that no Internet or e-mail transmission is ever fully secure or error free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from this Site may not be secure. Therefore, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail. Please keep this in mind when disclosing any Personal Data to BioArts via the Internet.

Exclusions:

This Privacy Policy does not apply to any Personal Data collected by BioArts other than Personal Data collected through the Site. This Privacy Policy shall not apply to any unsolicited information you provide to BioArts through this Site or through any other means. This includes, but is not limited to, unsolicited submissions (collectively, "Unsolicited Information"). All Unsolicited Information shall be deemed to be non-confidential and BioArts shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose, and distribute such Unsolicited Information to others without limitation or attribution.

Links to Other Web Sites:

This Privacy Policy applies only to the Site. This Site may contain links to other web sites not operated or controlled by BioArts (the "Third Party Sites"). The policies and procedures we described here do not apply to the Third Party Sites. The links from this Site do not imply that BioArts endorses or has reviewed the Third Party Sites. We suggest contacting those sites directly for information on their privacy policies.

Other Terms and Conditions:

Your access to and use of this Site is subject to the BioArts Terms and Conditions.

Changes to BioArts's Privacy Policy:

At times it may be necessary for BioArts to make changes to this Privacy Policy. BioArts reserves the right to update or modify this Privacy Policy at any time and from time to time without prior notice. In the event that BioArts changes this Privacy Policy, we will notify users by posting the changed Privacy Policy on this Site. Please review this policy periodically, and especially before you provide any Personal Data. Your continued use of the Site after any changes or revisions to this Privacy Policy shall indicate your agreement with the terms of such revised Privacy Policy.

For Further Information:

Anyone who has questions about this Privacy Policy or the practices of this site should contact BioArts at 415-381-0138.