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Marine Essence Privacy Notice

Last modified: [5/26/2020]

 

1. Introduction

This Privacy Notice describes how Marine Essence collects and uses Personal Data about you through the use of our Website, at Events, and through email, text, and other electronic communications between you and Marine Essence.

 Marine Essence Biosciences Corporation of USA (“Marine Essence” or we” or “us”) respects your privacy and are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy.

This Privacy Notice (our “Privacy Notice”) describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the website https://www.mebioscience.com (the “Website”) and at our marketing events, including tradeshows (“Events”) and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.

This policy applies to information we collect:

  • on our Website;
  • at our Events;
  • in email, text, and other electronic messages between you and Marine Essence; and
  • when you interact with our advertising and applications on third-party websites and services, if those applications or advertising include links to this policy.

It does not apply to information collected by:

  • us offline (other than through Events) or through any other means, including on any other website operated by Marine Essence or any third-party (including our affiliates and subsidiaries);
  • us or any of our affiliates or subsidiaries related to your or any other individual’s employment or potential employment with us; or
  • any third party (including our affiliates and subsidiaries), including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from or on the Website.

Please read this policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our Website or visit us at an Event. By accessing or using our Website or visiting us at an Event, you agree to this Privacy Notice. This Privacy Notice may change from time to time (see Changes to Our Privacy Notice). Your continued use of our Website or continued visits with us at an Event after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check this Privacy Notice periodically for updates.

 

2. Children Under the Age of 18

Our Website and Events are not intended for children under the age of 18 and children under the age of 18 are not permitted to use our Website or visit us at our Events. We will remove any information about a child under the age of 18 if we become aware of it. 

Our Website and Events are not intended for children under 18 years of age. No one under age 18 may provide any information to or on the Website or at an Event. We do not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under 18. If you are under 18, do not register on the Website or register to attend one of our Event, make any purchases through the Website, visit us at an Event, use any of the interactive or public comment features of our Website, or otherwise provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. If we learn we have collected or received Personal Data from a child under 18 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information directly from a child under 18, please contact us at info@m-e-bio.com.

 

3. Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It

We collect different types of information about you, including information that may directly identify you, information that is about you but individually does not personally identify you, and information that we combine with our other users. This includes information that we collect directly from you or through automated collection technologies.

Generally

We collect several types of information from and about users of our Website and visitors at our Events (“Personal Data”):

  • Information by which, alone or in combination with other pieces of information, you may be personally identified, such as name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, date of birth and age, gender, credit or debit card information (for payment processing), photographs, videos, and other content you choose to provide, physical characteristics and skincare concerns, product preferences, and username and password (if you create an account with us);
  • For our Website, information that is about your device and internet connection that you use to access our Website but individually does not by itself identify you, such as the equipment you use to access our Website, IP address, your device’s operating system and browser type, traffic data, location data, logs, referring/exit pages, date and time of your visit to our Website, error information, clickstream data, and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Website.

We collect this information:

  • directly from you when you provide it to us;
  • automatically as you navigate through the Website. Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses, and information collected through cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies; and

 

Information You Provide to Us

The information we collect on or through our Website are:

  • information that you provide by filling in forms on our Website or at our Events. This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our Website, when you register to attend or visit us at an Event, or posting material on our Website such as reviews. We may also ask you for information when you enter a contest or promotion sponsored by us, and when you report a problem with our Website;
  • records and copies of your correspondence (including email addresses), if you contact us;
  • your responses to surveys that we might ask you to complete for research purposes;
  • details of transactions you carry out through our Website and of the fulfillment of your orders. You may be required to provide financial information before placing an order through our Website.

You also may provide information to be published or displayed (hereinafter, “posted”) on public areas of the Website or transmitted to other users of the Website or third parties (collectively, “User Content”). Your User Content is posted on and transmitted to others at your own risk. We cannot control the actions of other users of the Website with whom you may choose to share your User Content. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your User Content will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.

Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies

As you navigate through and interact with our Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including details of your visits to our Website. We collect the information about your device and internet connection described above and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Website.

The information we collect automatically may include Personal Data or we may maintain it or associate it with Personal Data we collect in other ways or receive from third parties. It helps us to improve our Website and to deliver a better and more personalized service by enabling us to:

  • estimate and understand our audience size and usage patterns;
  • store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize our Website according to your individual interests;
  • speed up your searches; and
  • recognize you when you return to our Website.

The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:

  • Cookies (or browser cookies). A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our Website. You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. However, if you do not consent to our use of cookies or select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our Website. You can find more information about cookies at http://www.allaboutcookies.org and http://youronlinechoices.eu.
  • Web Beacons. Pages of our the Website and our e-mails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit Marine Essence, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).

Third-Party Use of Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

Some content or applications, including advertisements, on the Website are served by third-parties, including advertisers, ad networks and servers, content providers, and application providers. These third parties may use cookies alone or in conjunction with web beacons or other tracking technologies to collect information about you when you use our website. The information they collect may be associated with your personal information or they may collect information, including personal information, about your online activities over time and across different websites and other online services. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based (behavioral) advertising or other targeted content.

We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly. For information about how you can opt out of receiving targeted advertising from many providers, see Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information.

We also use the following third-party services to help us provide you with our Website and help us manage, maintain, and improve our Website and understand our users:

  • Google Analytics and Other Analytics Providers. We may use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”) to collect certain information relating to your use of the Website. Google Analytics uses cookies as described above. You can find out more about how Google uses data when you visit our Website by visiting “How Google uses information from sites or apps that use our services” (located at gooogle.com/policies/privacy/partners).

For information about how you can opt out of receiving targeted advertising from many providers, see Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information.

 

4. How We Use Your Information

We use your Personal Data for various purposes described below, including to:

·      provide our Websites to you;

·      provide you with information you request from us;

·      enforce our rights arising from contracts;

·      notify you about changes; and

·      provide you with notices about your account

We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any Personal Data:

  • to present and improve our Website and its contents to you;
  • to present and improve our Events;
  • to develop and improve our products and services;
  • to provide you with information, products, or services that you request from us;
  • to carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing and collection;
  • to notify you about changes to our Website or any products or services we offer or provide though it;
  • to notify you about changes to our Events, and any products or services we may display or otherwise promote at them;
  • to allow you to participate in interactive features on our Website;
  • in any other way we may describe when you provide the information;
  • to communicate with you about, and administer your participation in, special events, contests, sweepstakes, programs, surveys, and other similar offers or activities;
  • to fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it; and
  • for any other purpose with your consent.

We may also use your information to contact you about our own goods and services that may be of interest to you. If you do not want us to use your information in this way, please adjust your user preferences in your account profile or click the “unsubscribe” link in marketing emails you receive from us. For more information, see Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information.

 

5. Disclosure of Your Information

We do not share, sell, or otherwise disclose your Personal Data for purposes other than those outlined in this Privacy Notice. We disclose your Personal Data to a few third parties, including:

·      our subsidiaries and our affiliates;

·      our third-party service providers that we use to support our business;

·      to a company we merge, acquire, or that buys us, or in the event of change in structure of our company of any form;

·      to comply with our legal obligations;

·      to enforce our rights; and

·      with your consent.

We do not share, sell, or otherwise disclose your Personal Data for purposes other than those outlined in this Privacy Notice. However, we may disclose aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction.

We may disclose Personal Data that we collect or you provide as described in this Privacy Notice:

  • to our subsidiaries and affiliates;
  • to contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our business, including payment processors, shippers, order fulfillment processors, and hosting providers, and advertising and marketing service providers. Our payment processors’ privacy policies may be found at http://stripe.com/us/privacy;
  • to a potential or actual buyer or other successor in the event of a planned or actual merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of Marine Essence Biosciences Corporation of USA’s assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which Personal Data held by Marine Essence Biosciences Corporation of USA about our Website’s or our Events’ attendees users are among the assets transferred;
  • to fulfill the purpose for which you provide it. For example, if you give us your shipping address to send you products that you have purchased or for which you have requested a sample, we will disclose that information to our fulfillment center and the shipper;
  • for any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information; and
  • with your consent.

We may also disclose your Personal Data:

  • to comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request;
  • to enforce or apply our Terms of Use and other agreements, including for billing and collection purposes; and
  • if we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of Marine Essence Biosciences Corporation of USA, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

 

6. Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information

We offer you choices on how you can opt out of our use of tracking technology our advertising to you, and other targeted advertising.

We do not control the collection and use of your information collected by third parties described above in Disclosure of Your Information. When possible, these organizations are under contractual obligations to use this data only for providing the services to us and to maintain this information strictly confidential. These third parties may, however, aggregate the information they collect with information from their other customers for their own purposes.

In addition, we strive to provide you with choices regarding the Personal Data you provide to us. We have created mechanisms to provide you with control over your Personal Data:

  • Tracking Technologies and Advertising. You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of our Website may then be inaccessible or not function properly.
  • Promotional Offers from Marine Essence. If you do not wish to have your contact information used by Marine Essence to promote our own or third parties’ products or services, you can opt-out by checking the relevant box located on the form on which we collect your data or at any other time by either logging into the Website and adjusting your user preferences in your account profile by checking or unchecking the relevant boxes or contacting us through the Contact Information If we have sent you a promotional email, you may click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of such email to be omitted from future email distributions. This opt out does not apply to information provided to Marine Essence as a result of a product purchase, warranty registration, product service experience or other transactions.

We do not control third parties’ collection or use of your information to serve interest-based advertising. However, these third parties may provide you with ways to choose not to have your information collected or used in this way. You can learn more about interest-based advertisements and your opt-out rights and options from members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) on its website (www.networkadvertising.org) and from members of the Digital Advertising Alliance on its website (www.aboutads.info).

California residents may have additional personal information rights and choices. Please see Your California Privacy Rights for more information.

 

7. Accessing and Correcting Your Information

You may access and correct your information by logging into the Website and visiting your account profile page or by sending us an email.

You can review and change your personal information by logging into the Website and visiting your account profile page.

You may also send us an email at info@m-e-bio.com to request access to, correct or delete any Personal Data that you have provided to us. We cannot delete your Personal Data except by also deleting your user account. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.

If you delete your User Content from the Website, copies of your User Content may remain viewable in cached and archived pages, or might have been copied or stored by other Website users. Proper access and use of information provided on the Website, including User Content, is governed by our Terms of Use.

California residents may have additional personal information rights and choices. Please see Your California Privacy Rights for more information.

 

8. State-Specific Privacy Rights

The law in certain states may provide their residents with additional rights regarding our use of your Personal Information

The law in some states may provide you with additional rights regarding our use of Personal Data. To learn more about any additional rights that may be applicable to you as a resident of one of these states, please see the privacy addendum for your state that is attached to this Privacy Notice, if any.

Your California Privacy Rights

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 (California’s “Shine the Light” law) permits users of our Website that are California residents and who provide Personal Data in obtaining products and services for personal, family, or household use to request certain information regarding our disclosure of Personal Data to third parties for their own direct marketing purposes. If applicable, this information would include the categories of Personal Data and the names and addresses of those businesses with which we shared your Personal Data with for the immediately prior calendar year (e.g. requests made in 2020 will receive information regarding such activities in 2019). You may request this information once per calendar year. To make such a request, please send an email to info@m-e-bio.com or contact us through the Contact Information below.

 

9. Do Not Track Signals

We may use automated data collection technologies to track you across websites. We currently do not honor do-not-track signals that may be sent by some browsers.

We also may use automated data collection technologies to collect information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or other online services (behavioral tracking). Some web browsers permit you to broadcast a signal to websites and online services indicating a preference that they “do not track” your online activities. However, each web browser is different and there is currently no standard broadcast signal. Therefore, we do not honor such signals and we do not modify what information we collect or how we use that information based upon whether such a signal is broadcast or received by us at this time.

 

10. Data Security

Information transmitted over the Internet is not completely secure, but we do our best to protect your Personal Data. You can help protect your Personal Data and other information by keeping your password to our Website confidential.

We have implemented measures designed to secure your Personal Data from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure.

The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. We urge you to be careful about giving out information in public areas of the Website like product review pages and in other User Content. The information you share in public areas may be viewed by any user of the Website.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Data transmitted to our Website or that you provide at an Event. Any transmission of Personal Data is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures deployed on the Website or other systems used to process your Personal Information.

 

11. Consent to Processing of Personal Data in the United States

We may process your Personal Data outside of your home country, including to the United States. We only do this when we are legally permitted to do so and when we have appropriate safeguards in place to protect your Personal Data.

In order to provide our Website, Events, products, and services to you, we may send your Personal Data to and store your Personal Data in the United States. Accordingly, your Personal Data may be transferred outside the country where you reside or are located, including to countries that may not or do not provide an equivalent level of protection for your Personal Data. Your information may be processed and stored in the United States and United States federal, state, and local governments, courts, or law enforcement or regulatory agencies may be able to obtain disclosure of your information through the laws of the United States. By using our Website or visiting us at an Event, you represent that you have read and understood the above and hereby consent to the storage and processing of Personal Data outside the country where you reside or are located, including in the United States.

 

12. Changes to Our Privacy Notice

We will post any changes to our Privacy Notice on our Website. If we make material changes to our Privacy Notice, we may notify you of such changes through your contact information and invite you to review (and accept, if necessary) the changes.

We may change this Privacy Notice at any time. It is our policy to post any changes we make to our Privacy Notice on this page with a notice that the Privacy Notice has been updated on the Website’s home page. If we make material changes to how we treat our users’ Personal Data, we will notify you by email to the email address specified in your account and/or through a notice on the Website’s home pages. The date this Privacy Notice was last revised is identified at the top of the page. You are responsible for ensuring we have an up-to-date active and deliverable email address for you, and for periodically visiting our Website and this Privacy Notice to check for any changes.

 

13. Contact Information

You may contact us through the contact information below or through the “Contact Us” page on our Website.

If you have any questions, concerns, complaints or suggestions regarding our Privacy Notice, have any requests related to your Personal Data pursuant to applicable laws, or otherwise need to contact us, you may contact us at the contact information below or through the “Contact” page on our Website.

 

Marine Essence Biosciences Corporation of USA
ATTN: Customer Service Team
4552 Danito Court
Chino, CA 91710
USA
+1 (866) 632-4601
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