This Policy is not a contract between EMBL Ventures and Users, but rather provides notice to Users of EMBL Ventures’s privacy practices.
By accessing, browsing or using the Site, Users acknowledge that they have read, understand, agree and consent to the terms and conditions of the Policy. Users consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of User information including personal information and anonymous browsing information (together “Information”) pursuant to the terms of this Policy. If you do not consent to these terms and conditions, please do not access, browse, or use this Site.
The Information EMBL Ventures collects Anonymous Browsing Information
Users can browse the Site without revealing personal information. In this context, our servers may collect your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, your computer’s operating system, the name of the domain you used to access the Internet, the website you came from and the website you visit next through the use of “cookies.” A cookie is a file that a User’s Web browser places on a User’s computer’s hard drive to assign an identification code to the computer and to collect information. The Site may make use of a temporary “session cookie,” which is sent to a User’s browser so that EMBL Ventures’s systems remember your requests and keep track of the pages that you view on the Site. EMBL Ventures’s cookies expire after approximately sixty (60) minutes. EMBL Ventures’s cookies do not collect personally identifiable information about Users and EMBL Ventures does not combine information collected through cookies with other personally identifiable information to determine your email address or who you are.
EMBL Ventures may collect business plans or summaries of business plans submitted to EMBL Ventures via e-mail through the Site. Therefore, to the extent such document(s) include any User personal information, EMBL Ventures collects that information. EMBL Ventures also may collect the e-mail address and other personal information, such as, but not limited to, name, address, company name or telephone number, provided by Users who contact technical support with a question or Users who send an e-mail to any of EMBL Ventures’s offices or to any of EMBL Ventures’s employees.
By submitting Information to this Site, the User acknowledges that he or she has read this Policy, understands it, agrees to its terms and authorizes EMBL Ventures to collect, use and disclose Information pursuant to the terms of this Policy.
How EMBL Ventures Uses the Information
EMBL Ventures uses the Information collected from its Users to respond to Users’ questions and/or comments or evaluate a User’s business plan or summary of a business plan. Anonymous browsing information may be used to gather broad demographic information used in marketing, promotion or similar activities. This information may be aggregated to measure the number of visits, average time spent, page views and other statistics about Users of the Site. EMBL Ventures also may use this data to monitor Site performance and to make the Site easier and more convenient to use.
Who EMBL Ventures shares your Information with
Unless required by law or provided for herein, EMBL Ventures will not sell, rent, lease or share your Information with any person or entity without your consent. EMBL Ventures does not sell, rent, lease or share your business plan or summary of your business plan with any person or entity outside of EMBL Ventures, its affiliates, subsidiaries and respective employees.
EMBL Ventures may provide to others the aggregate statistics about our Users’ site activity for purposes of marketing, promotion or similar activities. EMBL Ventures may disclose information about our Users to others if we have a good faith belief that we are required to do so by law or legal process, a User is in violation of our User Agreement, to respond to claims, or to protect the rights, property or safety of EMBL Ventures or others.
Applicable Law/International Issues
Information that is submitted to this Site will be collected, processed, stored, disclosed and disposed of in accordance with applicable german law. If you are a non-german user, you acknowledge and agree that we may collect and use your Information and disclose it to other entities, as discussed in “Who EMBL Ventures Shares Your Information With” above, outside your resident jurisdiction. In addition, such Information may be stored on servers located outside your resident jurisdiction. german law may not provide the degree of protection for personal information that is available in other countries. By providing us with your Information, you acknowledge that your have read this Policy, understand it, agree to its terms and consent to the transfer of such information outside your resident jurisdiction. If you do not consent to the terms of this Policy and have already provided us with Information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how you would like us to handle such information.
Linked Internet Websites
The Site provides hyperlinks, which are highlighted words or pictures within a hypertext document that, when clicked, take you to another place within the document, to another document altogether, or to other websites not controlled by EMBL Ventures. These hyperlinked websites may contain privacy provisions that are different from those provided herein. EMBL Ventures is not responsible for the collection, use, or disclosure of information collected through these websites, and EMBL Ventures expressly disclaims any and all liabilities related to such collection, use, or disclosure.
Children’s Privacy Protection
The Site is not directed towards children under 13 years of age, and EMBL Ventures does not knowingly collect any information from children under 13 years of age through the Site.
This Site has security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the Information that is submitted to EMBL Ventures and is under its control. EMBL Ventures makes no representations or warranties with regard to the sufficiency of these security measures. EMBL Ventures shall not be responsible for any actual or consequential damages that result from a lapse in compliance with this Policy as a result of a security breach or technical malfunction. Certain information may be transmitted to you by email. Although it is illegal to intercept or disclose these messages under german law, these transmissions are not secure. In addition, Users’ communications through the Site are, in most cases, viewed only by you and anyone to whom you address your message. As the operator of the Site, EMBL Ventures may need to review or monitor your electronic mail and other communications from time to time as may be required by law. Therefore, you should not expect to have a right to privacy in any of your communications.
EMBL Ventures reserves the right to amend this Policy periodically. Use of Information that EMBL Ventures gathers is subject to the Policy in effect at the time the Information is used or collected. Any amendments made to this Policy will be considered effective immediately after the amendments are posted on the Site.