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Privacy Policy

Hardy Diagnostics Privacy Policy and Consent to Use of Data

By using this Site, you acknowledge that you have reviewed the terms of our Privacy Statement and Consent to Use of Data (the “Privacy Statement and Consent”) and agree that we may collect, use and transfer your Personal Data and User Data in accordance therewith. If you do not agree with these terms, please do not use the Hardy Diagnostics Site.

Please note that this Privacy Statement and Consent does not apply to the providing or use of Personal Data other than through the Site, nor to the providing or use of Personal Data of past or present employees of, or consultants engaged by Hardy Diagnostics and/or its subsidiaries, for employment or benefits administration purposes, both of which are governed by Hardy Diagnostics Policies designed for those respective purposes (the “Other Policies”).

What follows is a table of contents listing the areas covered by our Privacy Statement and Consent. Please read our entire Privacy Statement and Consent carefully. Should you have any questions about this Statement or about our data collection, storage, and use practices, please contact us.

Changes to Hardy Diagnostics Privacy Policy and Consent Statement.

This website and our company are always undergoing change, and subsequently, Hardy Diagnostics reserves the right to alter this Privacy Policy and Consent to Data Use from time to time without prior notice. Please review this Statement periodically, especially before submission of any personal data. This Policy Statement was last updated on June 1st, 2018. Your continued use of the site after any changes, alterations, or revisions shall indicate your agreement with the Privacy Policy and Data Use Consent Statement.

Welcome

Welcome to http://www.hardydiagnostics.com. This Site is owned and operated by Hardy Diagnostics (“we” or “us”) and has been created to provide our customers with information, products, and other initiatives developed and or offered by Hardy Diagnostics, its subsidiaries, and its affiliates. You are important to us at Hardy Diagnostics, as we aim to partner with labs like ours to diagnose and prevent disease. As we go on to describe below, we will take all appropriate steps to protect your privacy as you use our site. This Privacy Policy and Data Use Consent Statement lays forth Hardy Diagnostics approach with respect to information that is collected from users of this Site. This Site is designed primarily for users in the United States, though is accessible globally.

Note About Minors

This site is not directed or designed with minors in mind. If you are under 18 years of age or considered a minor in your region, please do not enter any personal information onto this Site.

Definitions

“Aggregated Data” includes customer demographics, interests and behavior based on Personal Data and other information provided to us which is compiled and analyzed on an aggregate and anonymous basis.
“Personal Data” includes all information that enables an individual to be identified, including, by way of example, the individual’s name and e-mail address.
“Public Information” includes information posted to any public areas of the Site, such as bulletin boards, chat rooms and comment areas.
“Unsolicited Information” includes any ideas for new products or modifications to existing products and other unsolicited communications. Personal Data included in Unsolicited Information will be handled in the manner set forth in this Privacy Statement and Consent.
“User Data” includes all information passively collected from users of the Site that does not identify a particular individual, including, by way of example, statistical information on Site usage. The terms “you”, “your” and “yours” when used in this Privacy Statement and Consent means any user of this Site.
What Information do we collect?
The information you give to us: We collect Personal Data such as your name, phone number, e-mail or mailing address from you when you voluntarily choose to register for or use certain Hardy Diagnostics Services at this Site. We use the Personal Data that we collect in an effort to provide you with a superior customer experience on the Site and to improve and market Hardy Diagnostics Services. Hardy Diagnostics may store such Personal Data itself or it may be stored in databases owned and maintained by Hardy Diagnostics’ affiliates, agents or service providers. Hardy Diagnostics retains its rights to these databases and the information contained in them.
If you register with Hardy Diagnostics or use certain other of the personalized options we offer, we will create a profile that includes your name, mailing address, e-mail address, and other information that you provide that is pertinent to your specific situation. When you contact Hardy Diagnostics, we may keep a record of that correspondence and may occasionally ask you to complete surveys for sales and research purposes.

Personally Non-Identifiable Information:

Passively Collected User Data: When you interact with Hardy Diagnostics through this Site, we receive and store certain “User Data”. Such User Data, which is collected passively using various technologies, is not used to specifically identify you. Hardy Diagnostics may store such User Data itself or it may be stored in databases owned and maintained by Hardy Diagnostics’ affiliates, agents or service providers. Hardy Diagnostics retains all rights to these databases and the information contained in them.

This Site will use such User Data together with data provided by other parties and pool it with other information to track, for example, the total number of visitors to our Site, the number of visitors to each page of our Site, the keywords visitors used to find our Site and the domain names of our visitors’ Internet service providers. We also may disclose User Data in order to describe our services to current and prospective business partners and to other third parties for other lawful purposes. It is important to note that no Personal Data is available or used in this process.

Aggregated Data: In an ongoing effort to better understand and serve our users, Hardy Diagnostics often conducts research on Aggregated Data. Hardy Diagnostics may share this Aggregated Data with government agencies, its affiliates, agents and business partners. This aggregated information does not identify you personally. Hardy Diagnostics also may disclose Aggregated Data in order to describe our services to current and prospective business partners and to other third parties for other lawful purposes.

Cookies: In operating this Site, we may use a technology called “cookies.” A cookie is a piece of information that the computer that hosts our Site gives to your computer (actually to your browser) when you access a Web site. Our cookies help provide additional functionality to the Site and allow us to analyze Site usage more accurately. For instance, our Site may set a cookie on your browser that eliminates any need for you to remember and then enter a password more than once during a visit to the Site. In all cases in which we use cookies, we will not collect Personal Data through the use of such technology. On most web browsers, you will find a “help” section on the toolbar. Please refer to this section for information on how to receive notification when you are receiving a new cookie and how you may turn cookies off. We recommend that you leave cookies turned on because they allow you to take advantage of some of the Site’s features.

International User’s Data Transfer

By voluntarily providing us with your Personal Data, you are consenting to our use of it in accordance with this Privacy Statement and Consent. Due to the nature of the Internet, if you are visiting this Site from a country other than the United States, your communications will inevitably result in the transfer of information across international boundaries. By visiting this website you consent to these transfers. If you provide Personal Data to this Site, you acknowledge and agree that such Personal Data may be transferred from your current location to the offices and servers of Hardy Diagnostics and the affiliates, agents and service providers referred to herein located in the United States and in other countries.

Duration of Holdings of Personal Data

We keep your Personal Data only for as long as reasonably necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or to comply with any applicable legal reporting or document retention requirements. We will take reasonable steps to update, correct or, upon your request, delete your Personal Data in our possession that you have previously submitted via this Site. In order to request an update, with respect to your Personal Data, please contact us as provided below. If at any time you wish not to receive further communications, you may also follow the unsubscribe procedure included in our communication.

How Do We Use Your Personal Data and Other Information?

Hardy Diagnostics uses the Personal Data you provide for our business purposes in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Statement and Consent.
• If you provide Personal Data for a certain reason, that Personal Data will be available to us for use in connection with the reason for which it was provided or for a consistent purpose, including, if applicable, processing an order placed by you or informing you that the product is no longer available. For instance, if you contact us by e-mail, we may use the Personal Data you provide to respond to you; or if you contact us about a job listing, the information you provide to us may be used to consider you for the position. We may also combine Personal Data that you have provided to us with information obtained by us from other parties.
• Hardy Diagnostics and its affiliates also may use your Personal Data, User Data and other information collected through the Site to help us improve the content and functionality of the Site, to better understand our customers and markets, to improve our products and services and to effect and facilitate sales.
• Hardy Diagnostics and its affiliates may use this information to contact you, electronically, through telemarketing or otherwise, in the future to tell you about, and to offer for sale, products or services we believe will be of interest to you. If we do so, each communication we send you will contain instructions permitting you to “opt out” of receiving future communications.
If at any time you wish not to receive any future communications or to have your name deleted from our mailing lists, you may follow the “unsubscribe” procedure included with our communication. In addition, you may contact us directly. Do We Share the Information that We Receive?
Hardy Diagnostics considers your information to be a vital part of our relationship with you. In addition, Hardy Diagnostics, like many other businesses, may hire third-party companies to perform certain business-related functions including mailings, processing payments, etc. When we retain another non-affiliated company to perform a function of this nature, we seek to provide them with only the information that they need to perform their specific functions, and we require them to protect your Personal Data in accordance with this Privacy Statement and Consent and Hardy Diagnostics’ restrictions. However, at no point will we ever share your data for payment, direct or indirect. Upon receipt, we treat your data as we would our own.

Legal Requirements:

Hardy Diagnostics may disclose your Personal Data, User Data and other information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) comply with a legal obligation, (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Hardy Diagnostics or its affiliates, (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Site or the public, or (d) protect against legal liability.

Business Transfers, Combinations, and Related Activities:

As we develop our business, we might sell, buy, restructure or reorganize businesses or assets. In the event of any sale, merger, reorganization, restructuring, dissolution or similar event involving our business or assets, Personal Data may be part of the transferred assets.
Links to Other Websites

This Privacy Statement and Consent applies only to this Site. Hardy Diagnostics is not culpable for any action of any website not under the control of Hardy Diagnostics. The links from this Site do not imply Hardy Diagnostics’ review or endorsement of the Third Party Sites. We suggest that you contact those sites directly for information on their privacy, security, data collection and distribution policies.

Security

Hardy Diagnostics takes reasonable steps to protect any Personal Data you provide to us and to protect such information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Unless otherwise stated on the relevant page of the Site, Hardy Diagnostics uses general security standards but has not taken additional action to secure data provided to its sites, and such transmissions are subject to normal Internet security risks. As noted, no Internet or e-mail transmission is ever fully secure or error-free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from this Site may not be secure, and you should, therefore, take special care in deciding what information you send to us. Please keep this in mind when disclosing any Personal Data to Hardy Diagnostics or to any other party via the Internet. Moreover, when you use passwords, ID numbers, or other special access features on this Site, it is your responsibility to safeguard them.

Contact

Feel free to contact us with any question or concerns you may have.