Privacy Policy

GENE CODES CORPORATION PRIVACY POLICY

 

Gene Codes Corporation and its subsidiaries (the “Company”) is committed to maintaining robust privacy protections for its users.  Our Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) is designed to help you understand how we collect, use and safeguard the information you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our Service. 

 

For purposes of this Agreement, “Site” refers to the Company’s website, which can be accessed at www.GeneCodes.com.

“Software” refers to the Company’s commercial software products Sequencher, Sequencher Connections, CodeLinker, and M-FISys.

“Service” refers to the Company’s services accessed via the Site, in which users can request application support or product information.

The terms “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to the Company.

“You” refers to you, as a user of our Site, Software, or our Service.

By accessing our Site, Software, or our Service, you accept our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use (found here: http://www.genecodes.com/privacy-policy), and you consent to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of your Personal Information as described in this Privacy Policy.

 

I.               INFORMATION WE COLLECT

We collect “Non-Personal Information” and “Personal Information.” Non-Personal Information includes information that cannot be used to personally identify you, such as anonymous usage data, general demographic information we may collect, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, preferences you submit and preferences that are generated based on the data you submit and number of clicks. Personal Information includes your name, email address, phone number, and address which you submit to us through the evaluation form of Sequencher, or through the contact forms on the Site.

 

1.   Information you provide us by registering for an evaluation license

To evaluate our software you will need to complete and send an evaluation form. By requesting an evaluation form, you are authorizing us to collect, store and use your name, email address, address, and phone number in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

 

2. Children’s Privacy

The Site, Software, and the Service are not directed to anyone under the age of 13. The Site does not knowingly collect or solicit information from anyone under the age of 13, or allow anyone under the age of 13 to sign up for the Service. In the event that we learn that we have gathered personal information from anyone under the age of 13 without the consent of a parent or guardian, we will delete that information as soon as possible. If you believe we have collected such information, please contact us at gcinfo@genecodes.com.

 

II.             HOW WE USE AND SHARE INFORMATION

Personal Information:

Except as otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy, we do not sell, trade, rent or otherwise share for marketing purposes your Personal Information with third parties without your consent. We do share Personal Information with vendors who are performing services for the Company, such as the servers for our email communications who are provided access to user’s email address for purposes of sending emails from us. Those vendors use your Personal Information only at our direction and in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

In general, the Personal Information you provide to us is used to help us communicate with you. For example, we use Personal Information to contact users in response to questions, solicit feedback from users, provide technical support, and inform users about promotional offers.

We may share Personal Information with outside parties if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to meet any applicable legal process or enforceable governmental request; to enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations; address fraud, security or technical concerns; or to protect against harm to the rights, property, or safety of our users or the public as required or permitted by law.

 

Non-Personal Information

In general, we use Non-Personal Information to help us improve the Service and customize the user experience. We also aggregate Non-Personal Information in order to track trends and analyze use patterns on the Site. This Privacy Policy does not limit in any way our use or disclosure of Non-Personal Information and we reserve the right to use and disclose such Non-Personal Information to our partners, advertisers and other third parties at our discretion.

In the event we undergo a business transaction such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, your Personal Information may be among the assets transferred. You acknowledge and consent that such transfers may occur and are permitted by this Privacy Policy, and that any acquirer of our assets may continue to process your Personal Information as set forth in this Privacy Policy. If our information practices change at any time in the future, we will post the policy changes to the Site so that you may opt out of the new information practices. We suggest that you check the Site periodically if you are concerned about how your information is used.

 

III.           HOW WE PROTECT INFORMATION

We implement security measures designed to protect your information from unauthorized access. We protect your information from potential security breaches by implementing certain technological security measures including encryption, firewalls and secure socket layer technology. However, these measures do not guarantee that your information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of such firewalls and secure server software. By using our Service, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to assume these risks.

 

IV.           YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING THE USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

You have the right at any time to prevent us from contacting you for marketing purposes.  When we send a promotional communication to a user, the user can opt out of further promotional communications by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in each promotional e-mail. We may continue to send you administrative emails including, for example, periodic updates to our Privacy Policy.

 

V.             LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

As part of the Software, we may provide links to or compatibility with other websites or applications. However, we are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by those websites or the information or content they contain. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by us through the Site and the Software. Therefore, this Privacy Policy does not apply to your use of a third party website accessed by selecting a link on our Site or via our Software. We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of other websites before proceeding to use them.

 

VI.           CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

The Company reserves the right to change this policy and our Terms of Service at any time.  You should periodically check the Site and this privacy page for updates.

 

VII.         CONTACT US

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy or the practices of this Site, please contact us by sending an email to gcinfo@genecodes.com.