While Harvard Apparatus does not generally require that you provide us with personally identifiable information in order to visit and use the Harvard Apparatus sites, please note that in order to enter certain areas, it will be necessary for you to provide this information. If you choose not to provide it for those areas, you may not be able to enter them.
Collection of Information:
When you visit Harvard Apparatus' web sites, we use an industry-wide technology called "cookies" which stores certain information on your computer and which will allow us to customize your experience to better match your interests and preferences or to simply facilitate your signing in to use the services. Most browsers will allow you to erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block acceptance of cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. However, if you block or erase cookies, we may not be able to restore any preferences or customization settings you previously specified, our ability to personalize your online experience may be limited, and you may not be able to partake in any e- commerce functionality on our site. Please refer to your browser instructions or "help" screen to learn more about these functions.
Harvard Apparatus may ask you to provide "personal information", meaning individually identifiable information such as your email address, name, mailing address, telephone number, credit card number, or persistent identifier (such as a customer number) which is associated with individually identifiable information, or to fill out a registration, or to order products and services using these sites. Harvard Apparatus may combine the information you provide on our Web sites with information we may collect offline from you or from third parties so that we can more effectively tailor our site, services and offerings to you.
Harvard Apparatus may contact you to provide information about products, services, promotions, contests, or other activities or offerings that may be of interest to you.
Harvard Apparatus will not share the personal information you provide on the Harvard Apparatus Web sites with any other parties, except (a) with your consent (see paragraph below), (b) as may be permitted or required by law or court order, (c) to persons or companies with whom Harvard Apparatus contracts to carry out the operations of the site or our business, or (d) under difficult circumstances to protect the personal safety or property of our users, the public or ourselves. Harvard Apparatus complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries. Harvard Apparatus has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view Harvard Apparatus' certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/. For complaints and disputes that cannot be resolved between Harvard Apparatus and the complainant, Harvard Apparatus has agreed to participate in the dispute resolution procedures of the panel established by the EU data protection authorities (DPAs) to resolve disputes pursuant to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles. The panel may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org and individual EU DPAs may be contacted directly via the information provided at http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/bodies/authorities/eu/index_en.htm.
With your consent, Harvard Apparatus may share your personal information with other affiliated Harvard Apparatus companies who may want to contact you about products, services or other offerings that may be of interest to you.
Use and Disclosure of Anonymous Aggregated Information:
Harvard Apparatus may also collect, aggregate and maintain anonymous information about the visitors to our Web sites, such as visitors interests, purchasing habits, product preferences, and the like. This data can then be used to tailor Harvard Apparatus's Web site content and advertising to deliver a better experience for our visitors.
Harvard Apparatus takes great care in maintaining the security of your personal information and in preventing unauthorized access to it through the use of appropriate technology and internal procedures. However, Harvard Apparatus does not guarantee that unauthorized access will never occur.
Consent to Processing:
By providing any personal information to the Harvard Apparatus sites, all users, including without limitation users in the member states of the European Union, fully understand and unambiguously consent to the collection and processing of such information in the United States of America.
The terms of this policy will govern the use and any information collected while it is in place. Harvard Apparatus reserves the right to change this policy at any time without notice.
Maintenance of Personal Information
Harvard Apparatus provides a process by which an individual may review, maintain and/or update their personally identifiable information through the My Account tool on the Harvard Apparatus website.
Revised: January 25th, 2013