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Privacy Policy

LAST UPDATED: MARCH 11, 2022

Welcome to the BioImaging North America website, www.bioimagingnorthamerica.org (“Site”), provided by the Association of BioImaging North America Inc. (“BINA”, “we,” “Us”, “Association”), an independent, nonprofit association of bioimaging scientists from across North America established in 2018 with the vision of connecting, empowering and giving a united voice to the bioimaging community to advance science. 

 

1.0 Applicability of this Privacy Policy

We value the privacy of the BINA community and other guests visiting our site and provide the Content and Services on our Site as a free, open resource, public courtesy. By accessing and using the Site, its Content and Service, you consent to the collection, storage and disclosure of information as described in this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. If you do not consent to this collection, storage and disclosure, do not use the Site, its Content or Service. We may change the Privacy Policy at any time without prior notice, and your continued use of the Site following any change is an agreement by you to the change in the Privacy Policy. 

This 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 Site, Content or Service.  

For purposes of this Agreement, “Site” refers to the Association’s website, which can be accessed at www.bioimagingnorthamerica.org.

“Service” refers to the Association’s services accessed via the Site, in which users can find information about BioImaging North America, and information relevant to bioimaging scientists and their facilities. 

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

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

 

2.0 Information We Collect About You

2.1 Site Visitors

When you visit the Site, we collect the following information (collectively, “Site Visitor Information”):

From You

We collect certain information from you when you provide it to us directly. Specifically:

Join. When you sign up to Join BINA and become a member you provide us with your first and last names, your email address which we use to subscribe you to our Newsletter, and other information related to your role in the bioimaging community which we may or may not use to help others in the bioimaging community to connect with you for your services or expertise.

Submit a Posting.  When you submit an event, job, or training/education material, we may collect your name and email to ensure we have a contact person for each submission.

User Support. If you email us with a support request or comments at contact@bioimagingna.org email address published on our Site, you may provide us with information such as your contact information and a description of the issue, so that we can respond.

From Your Browser or Device

Whenever you use any online service, certain information gets created and logged automatically; the same is true when you visit our Site. Here’s what we collect:

Log.

When you visit our Site (whether on your computer or on a mobile device), we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes IP addresses, the Internet Service Provider, referring/exit pages, date/time stamps, clickstream data, login/logout times, and duration of time spent on our Website.

Device. In addition to log data, we collect information about the device you’re using to access the Site; this includes the type of device, browser type, operating system, settings, unique device identifiers, and crash data that helps us understand when something goes wrong.

Cookies. We also use cookies (small text files sent by your computer each time you visit our Site that are unique to your account or your browser) and similar technologies. For example, we use Google Analytics, which places cookies that collect information, which allows us to understand how often you use the Site, where you are accessing the Site from, and events that happen on the Site. You can opt out of Google Analytics here.

2.2 Other Services

We use certain third-party online services to provide information about BINA’s work (like Google, Mailchimp, Airtable, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn) (those services we refer to as, “Other Services”). When you follow, like, comment, or otherwise engage with us through these Other Services, we see the personal data that the Other Service generally makes available about its users (that information, “Other Service Information”). For example, when you comment on our post on an Other Service, that Other Service will commonly attribute your comment to you in a way that others can see (including us). You can check the privacy policy of any Other Service for more information on how it collects, uses, and shares data, including the Other Service Information that may be provided to us. We will not attempt to re-identify you from information provided by Other Services in aggregated or de-identified form.

2.3 Children’s Privacy

The Site and the Service are not directed to anyone under the age of 18. The Site does not knowingly collect or solicit information from anyone under the age of 18, or allow anyone under the age of 18 to sign up for the Service. In the event that we learn that we have gathered personal information from anyone under the age of 18 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 contact@bioimagingna.org. 

 

3.0 Use of Your Data

3.1 Website Visitor Information 

We use the data we collect about visitors to our Site as follows:

To provide and maintain the Site.

We use the information we collect to provide or serve our Site, and maintain and improve the Site, including understanding the content that our visitors find valuable.

To provide information you’ve requested.

We will inform you – via the email address you provide us – of other initiatives, news, events, requests for applications, and job opportunities related to BINA or its Partner Organizations (https://www.bioimagingnorthamerica.org/about/#partners).

To communicate with you.

We may also use your information to directly communicate with you about your use of the Site or to respond to an email or submission from you.

3.2 Other Service Information

We use information from Other Services to understand the particular materials that we posted or linked to that users of those Other Services found most valuable and to inform our marketing/communication efforts.

3.3 Advertising

Our Site does include advertisements for third-party goods and services. We may use advertising to promote the products, programs, and services that we provide and/or support. Subject to your settings, we may use your email address or cookies to direct ads for our own programs to you on third-party sites.

 

4.0 Sharing Your Data

Except in the instances listed below, we will not disclose your personal information to others unless you consent to it, nor will we ever sell your personal information to advertisers or other third parties. However, we share your information in the following ways:

4.1 Third-Party Service Providers

BINA works with vendors and service providers that help us provide the Site by providing services on our behalf. These services may include, for example, sending emails, performing statistical analysis, database management services, database hosting, providing customer support software, and security. In the course of providing these services, our service providers may have access to your information, including personal information for the purposes of providing their service.

4.2 Links to Other Sites

As part of the Service, we may provide links to or compatibility with other sites 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 Service. 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 Service. To the extent that you access or use the Service through or on another website or application, then the privacy policy of that other website or application will apply to your access or use of that site or application. We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of other websites before proceeding to use them.

4.3 Legal and Safety Reasons

We may disclose information if we believe in good faith that it’s necessary (a) in connection with any legal investigation; (b) to comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas or warrants served on us; (c) to protect or defend our rights or property or users of our Services or others; and/or (d) to investigate or assist in preventing any violation of the law.

4.4 Partner Entities

We may share your information with our partners, in which case we will require them to honor this Privacy Policy. “Partners” refers to entities partnered with BINA and listed under Partners on our Site (https://www.bioimagingnorthamerica.org/about/#partners). 

 

5.0 Choices and Rights Over Your Personal Data

5.1 Rights

You have the following rights with respect to the personal data we have about you:

Delete data. You can ask us to erase or delete all or some of your personal data.

Change or correct personal data. You can also ask us to change, update, or fix your data in certain cases, particularly if it’s inaccurate.

Object to, limit, or restrict use of personal data. You can ask us to stop using all or some of your personal data (e.g., if we have no legal right to keep using it) or to limit our use of it (e.g., if your personal data is inaccurate or unlawfully held).

Right to access and/or take your personal data. You can ask us for a copy of your personal data in machine-readable form.

The right not to be discriminated against. BINA will not discriminate against you in any manner for exercising any of the above rights with respect to your personal data.

Contact us at contact@bioimagingna.org if you have questions or would like to exercise any rights you have under applicable law to control your personal data. If you wish to raise a concern about our use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local supervisory authority.

5.2 Additional Controls

You have choices available to you through the device you use to access the Website. For example, your browser may let you control cookies and other types of local data storage. Where we receive information about you from Other Services (as described in Section 2.2 above), those Other Services – like social media sites – may offer their own controls around the data you choose to share with us.

 

6.0 Retention and Deletion

We will keep your information only for as long as we believe that we need it for the purpose we have collected it (as described above) or to meet legal obligations, resolve disputes, maintain security, prevent fraud and abuse, enforce our agreements with you, or fulfill your request to unsubscribe from further messages from us. When your information is no longer needed, we will destroy or de-identify it.

 

7.0 Data Transfer

BINA is based in the United States; when you engage with the Site, you are sending personal data into the United States, which may have different data protection rules than those of your country. We process data both inside and outside of the United States.

 

8.0 Our Legal Bases

We will collect, use, and share your personal data only where we have a legal right to do so. This section explains our legal bases for processing personal data, including under GDPR.

Consent. We rely on consent to engage in certain data collection activities, including through cookies.

Legitimate Interests. We rely on legitimate interests to process the data we collect when you browse our Site. We process this data based on our legitimate interest in understanding how our Site is being used, and your legitimate interest in accessing our Site.

Where we rely on consent, you have the right to revoke your consent; and where we rely on legitimate interests, you have the right to object by emailing us at contact@bioimagingna.org.

 

9.0 Other Important Information

9.1 Security of Your Information

Security of personal data is important to us. We implement security safeguards designed to protect your personal data, including reasonable administrative, technical, and physical safeguards designed to protect personal data from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and destruction. Despite these efforts, we cannot guarantee that your data may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by a breach of any of our physical, technical, or administrative safeguards. Please notify us immediately at contact@bioimagingna.org if you become aware of any security issues relating to our Services.

9.2 Your Communications Preferences

The personal information you voluntarily provide to join BINA allows us to keep you updated via our Newsletter of announcements, job opportunities, and upcoming events. If you no longer want to be on our mailing lists, you can opt out at any time by updating your preferences. You may update your preferences or request to unsubscribe from our mailing lists by using the “Manage Preferences” link at the bottom of any email sent to a BINA mailing list. You may also send an email to contact@bioimagingna.org requesting to unsubscribe.

9.3 Do Not Track Signals

We don’t currently share personal data with third parties for their direct marketing purposes, nor do we support any Do Not Track signals since there’s currently no standard for how online services respond to those signals. As standards develop, we may establish policies for responding to DNT signals that we would describe in this Privacy Policy.

9.4 Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may modify this Privacy Policy from time to time, and you can see when the last update was by looking at the “Last Updated” date at the top of this page. If we make material changes to it, we’ll provide you notice through this Privacy Policy. If you object to any changes, you may stop accessing the Site. Your continued use of the Site, Content and Services after we publish a notice about changes to this Privacy Policy means that you acknowledge the updated Privacy Policy following the date it takes effect.

The Association reserves the right to change this policy and our Terms of Service at any time.  We will notify you of significant changes to our Privacy Policy by sending a notice to the primary email address on record or by placing a prominent notice on our site. Significant changes will go into effect 30 days following such notification. Non-material changes or clarifications will take effect immediately. You should periodically check the Site and this privacy page for updates. 

9.5 Contact Information

If you have questions or complaints regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us at contact@bioimagingna.org.