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Privacy Policy

BY VISITING EANDKSCIENTIFIC.COM (“SITE”), YOU ARE CONSENTING TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY.

The effective date of this Online Privacy Policy is April 27, 2018.

OVERVIEW

E&K Scientific, Inc. and all of its subsidiaries, affiliates, brands and entities (collectively “E&K Scientific”, “we”, “us”, or “our”) take your privacy seriously and are committed to safeguarding your privacy online.

The terms “user,” “you,” and “your” refer to site visitors, customers, and any other users of the Site.

Because we gather certain types of personal information from visitors to this Site(e.g. name, e-mail address, etc.), we have developed this online privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”) to help you understand the terms and conditions surrounding the collection and use of your personal information. This Privacy Policy is designed to help you understand the care with which we intend to treat your personally identifiable information and disclose the types of personal information we gather, how it is used, and how you can gain access to and edit any data that we’ve collected about you at any time.

Use of eandkscientific.com, including all materials presented herein and all online services provided by E&K Scientific, is subject to the following Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy applies to all Site visitors, customers, and all other users of the Site.

By using the Site, you agree to this Privacy Policy, without modification, and acknowledge reading it.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Our Privacy Policy has been developed using the following guiding principles:

E&K Scientific collects personal information online primarily to provide our visitors with a more relevant experience on this Site. When doing so, we will make every reasonable effort to avoid excessive or irrelevant collection of data. E&K Scientific will take reasonable physical, electronic and managerial measures to safeguard and secure any personal information you provide to us (e.g. data will be stored in protected databases on secured servers with restricted access). However, given that electronically submitted data is not 100% secure, we make no representations or warranties as to the security of any personal information you submit online, which you provide at your own risk.

WHAT IS PERSONAL INFORMATION?

Personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) includes any information that may be used to identify an individual, such as a first and last name, a home or other physical address, a telephone or facsimile number, an email address and/or other contact information. We may need to obtain or you may choose to provide us with your Personal Information in order to process purchases and requests, permit your access to our Sites and Services, and/or to provide you with information regarding our Sites or Services. 

WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DO WE GATHER/TRACK?

We collect the email addresses of those who communicate with us via e-mail, aggregate information on what pages consumers access or visit, and information volunteered by the consumer (such as survey information and/or site registrations). The information we collect is used to improve the content of our Web pages and the quality of our service, and is not shared with or sold to other organizations for commercial purposes, except to provide products or services you’ve requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:

It is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our Terms of Service, or as otherwise required by law.

We will transfer information about you if E&K Scientific is acquired by or merged with another company. In this event, E&K Scientific will notify you before information about you is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

Any personal information you provide to us (i.e. name, e-mail address, etc.) when you enroll in one of our E-Mail Reminder Services, request information, or use any of the other interactive portions of this Site may be used to provide you with information you have requested about our company, our products and our services, or to provide you with special notices. You may opt out of receiving future communications at any time (see opt-out Procedures below). This data may also be used to tailor your experience on this Site by providing content that is relevant to your interests and geographic region.

WHAT DO WE DO WITH THE PERSONAL INFORMATION WE GATHER/TRACK?

When you register for E&K Scientific, we ask for information such as your name, email address, and credit card information.

E&K Scientific uses collected information for the following general purposes: providing products and services, billing, identification and authentication, services improvement, contacting you, and research.

THIRD PARTIES WITH WHOM WE MAY SHARE PERSONAL INFORMATION

E&K Scientific places an extremely high value upon your privacy, and thus, except with your consent or as provided herein, we will treat as confidential all Personal Information you have provided to us. E&K Scientific will never sell, rent, or trade consumer personal information to third parties other than as described in this Privacy Policy. E&K Scientific may disclose certain personal information as follows:

– To business partners, such as third party service providers, agents and affiliated entities in connection with the services that they perform for E&K Scientific, such as providing certain services necessary for the administration of this Site and the provision of certain interactive functionalities. Please note that some of our agents and contractors are located outside of the State of California and the country and, as such, are subject to foreign laws, including laws that may require disclosure of personal information to government agencies in those states and countries;

– To law enforcement agencies for the purposes of complying with subpoenas or investigating fraud or other offenses;

– To legal, financial, and other professional advisors or in connection with the sale or reorganization of all or part of its business or operations; or

– When your actions violate E&K Scientific’s Terms of Service.

Except as provided above, E&K Scientific will not use or disclose personal information for purposes other than those for which it was collected, except with your consent, as required or permitted by law, and to provide the features and service(s) you’ve requested.

Your Personal Information may be processed in the country in which it was collected and/or in other countries where laws regarding the processing of Personal Information may be more or less stringent than the laws of the United States and/or the State of California.

COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES

E&K Scientific may use browser features known as “cookies,” “web beacons”, and other tracking technologies. A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a web site’s computers and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Some cookies and other technologies may serve to recall Personal Information previously indicated by a Web user. Most browsers allow you to control cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them. You may set your browsers to notify you if you receive a cookie, or you may choose to block cookies with your browser.

E&K Scientific uses cookies to provide you with the convenience of not having to reenter information, such as user IDs and passwords, multiple times during your visits to this Site. Cookies can also be utilized to help us provide you with information targeted to your interests, based upon your prior browsing on this Site. The “help” section of the toolbar on most browsers will inform you on how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you upon the receipt of a new cookie, or how to disable the use of cookies completely. As this Site has been designed to take advantage of the use of cookies, should you configure your browser to decline their use, certain features of this Site may not function correctly, and you may be required to re-enter any user IDs and passwords more frequently.The personal data record created through your registration with this web site can only be accessed with the unique password associated with that record. To protect the integrity of the personal information contained in this record, you should not disclose or otherwise reveal your password to third parties.

E&K Scientific uses cookies to record current session information, but do not use permanent cookies. You are required to re-login to your E&K Scientific account after a certain period of time has elapsed to protect you against others accidentally accessing your account contents.

Web beacons, also known as clear GIFs or tracking pixels, are markers on Web pages, email messages, or other content that are linked to third party tracking tools and technologies that we may use or license to provide features of our services. They may be used with cookies, and may be either visible or invisible. Collected information includes, but is not limited to, data about which pages you access, how you interact with online content, how you use our Web site and services, and what links you choose to click on. We may use third party data collection, tracking, analytics, and ad serving tools to gather and analyze this data.

Tracking technologies may record information such as Internet domain and host names; Internet protocol (IP) addresses; browser software and operating system types; clickstream patterns; and dates and times that our site is accessed. Our use of cookies and other tracking technologies allows us to improve our Sites and your Web experience. We may also analyze information that does not contain Personal Information for trends and statistics.

DO NOT TRACK SIGNALS

In the event that you enable or send a “Do Not Track” signal or similar mechanism relating to the tracking of browsing activities, please note that E&K Scientific does not have practices or protocols in place to honor or respond to such requests. E&K Scientific, however, only collects the types of information otherwise described in this Privacy Policy.

NON-PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE DATA

Anytime you visit this Site, we may gather certain non-personally identifiable information regarding the means you use to access our site. This information may include the type and version of your browser, your service provider, your IP address and any search engine you may have used to locate the site. We use this information to help diagnose problems with our server, administer the Site, and compile broad statistical data. In addition, we gather certain navigational information about where you go on this Site. This information enables us to determine which areas of the Site are most frequently visited and helps us to tailor the sites to the needs and interests of our online visitors. Such information is gathered by us in the aggregate and will not be associated with a specific individual without that individual’s consent.

COLLECTION OF LOCATION DATA

Through your use of the Services, E&K Scientific may collect, or you may post, your geolocation-based information in order to improve the quality and functionality of the Services. Geolocation includes data regarding your device’s geolocation, including but not limited to GPS-based, WiFi-based, or cell-based location information. Whenever you open and use/interact with mobile software or go to our Sites, we use the geolocation information from your mobile device or browser to tailor the Site to your current location. E&K Scientific does not share this information with other users or third-parties. Further, the Site may use your mobile device’s “background location” to provide the Services, including to send you notifications of points of interest near you. If you have “background location” turned on, E&K Scientific will obtain information about your mobile device’s location even if you are not directly interacting with mobile software.  IN THE EVENT YOU DO NOT CONSENT TO E&K SCIENTIFIC’S COLLECTION AND USE OF YOUR GEOLOCATION AND/OR “BACKGROUND LOCATION” DATA, PLEASE TURN OFF SUCH FEATURES BY USING YOUR SETTINGS WITHIN YOUR MOBILE DEVICE. Note, however, that even if you have disabled your geolocation services, E&K Scientific may still determine your city, state, and country location based on your IP address (but not your exact location).

THIRD PARTY LINKS 

The Site may contain links to third party websites. Except as otherwise discussed in this Privacy Policy, this document only addresses the use and disclosure of information we collect from you on our Site. Other sites accessible through our site via links or otherwise have their own policies in regard to privacy. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third parties.

DATA STORAGE

E&K Scientific uses third party vendors and hosting partners to provide the necessary hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology required to run E&K Scientific. Although E&K Scientific owns the code, databases, and all rights to the E&K Scientific application, you retain all rights to your data.

ACCESS/ACCURACY

To the extent that you do provide us with Personal Information, E&K Scientific wishes to maintain accurate Personal Information. In those circumstances where we collect Personal Information from you on our Sites, our goal is to provide a means of contacting E&K Scientific should you need to review, update or correct that Personal Information. If for any reason those means are unavailable or inaccessible, you may send updates and corrections about your Personal Information by email to service@eksci.com and we will make reasonable efforts to incorporate the changes in your Personal Information that we hold as soon as practicable.

UPDATING YOUR INFORMATION

You may access and correct your personal information and privacy preferences through the account settings on the Site, or by emailing us at service@eksci.com.

SECURITY

We maintain security measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, misuse, or disclosure. However, no exchange of data over the Internet can be guaranteed as 100% secure. While we make every effort to protect your personal information shared with us through our Site, you acknowledge that the personal information you voluntarily share with us through this Site could be accessed or tampered with by a third party. You agree that we are not responsible for any intercepted information shared through our Site without our knowledge or permission. Additionally, you release us from any and all claims arising out of or related to the use of such intercepted information in any unauthorized manner.

CHILDREN’S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT (COPPA)

The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) governs the collection of personal information from children on the internet. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation's consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online. Our Sites and Services do not target and are not intended to attract children under the age of 13. E&K Scientific does not knowingly solicit Personal Information from children under the age of 13 or send them requests for Personal Information.

YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits customers of E&K Scientific who are California residents to request certain information regarding E&K Scientific’s disclosure of Personal Information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To request such information, please contact us using one of the options listed below under the heading “Contact Us.”

Within thirty (30) days of receiving such a request, E&K Scientific will provide a list of the categories of Personal Information disclosed to separate legal entities for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year, along with the names and addresses of these entities. This request may be made no more than once per calendar year. We reserve our right not to respond to requests submitted other than to the email or mailing addresses specified in this Privacy Policy.

PUBLIC FORUMS

This Site may make chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to its users at various times. Please remember that, unless otherwise stated, any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information in these areas.

OPT-OUT PROCEDURES

Other than as set forth in this Privacy Policy, you will be notified when any personally identifiable information about you may be shared with third parties, and you will be given the opportunity to decline to share that information.

You may always opt-out of receiving future communications from E&K Scientific. This Site allows users to opt-out of receiving such communications at the point where personal information is requested, or through other means as identified in this Site.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

E&K Scientific reserves the right to periodically change and update this Privacy Policy. These changes will be made when appropriate, in a timely manner. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your E&K Scientific primary account holder account or by placing a prominent notice on our site. We also encourage you to examine our Privacy Policy from time to time to ensure you are aware of any changes we may have made.

CONTACT US

If you have questions concerning this Privacy Policy or if you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, please contact us at:

E&K Scientific Products, Inc.
3575 Thomas Road
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Email: service@eksci.com

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