Biocom California values the privacy of those that use this site and its services. To this end we are committed to keeping submitted information private between the submitter and Biocom California. The following is intended to inform you on how and why we gather information when you use this site’s services.
Why We Gather Information
Biocom California goals in gathering personally identifiable information are centered on providing efficient and outstanding customer service. The information that you submit to Biocom California will be stored and used for your benefit each time you visit the site. For instance, once you have created a profile, that information will be used every time you login to the site. You will be able to visit certain areas of the site and order materials in a quick and efficient manner that would otherwise take a much longer time.
We also gather information that is non-personally identifiable. Examples of this kind of information would include information submitted through our polls and surveys. Biocom California uses this information to analyze the use and interest in this site. This information will be eventually used to enhance and improve this site making it more appealing and user-friendly.
The following lists how we gather information and how that specific information may be used by us to better serve you:
- Member Registration: We collect personally identifiable information when you register as a member with Biocom California. We store this information in a secure database enabling you to efficiently use this site and allowing us to identify you as a registered member. This information will also be used to help you quickly order products and efficiently accomplish whatever business you might be conducting on this site.
- Contact Information: When you contact us through this site, we may ask for some personally identifiable information. This information will be used by Biocom California to better serve you. We may keep a record of this contact information to help us help you.
- Technical Support: We may ask for certain personally identifiable information when you seek technical support regarding this site. This information will be used to help us identify any problems you may be having with this site and to effectively relieve the issue.
- Online Surveys and Polling: We may collect both personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information through your completion of our online surveys and polls. This information will be used to analyze site content, use, and functionality. We will use this information to enhance the site and improve our services.
Biocom California will not sell, trade, or rent any personally identifiable information that you submit through this site. However, Biocom California does reserve the right to disclose submitted information to any employee or third party to the extent that such information needs to be disclosed to perform services for Biocom California.
In general, Biocom California will not disclose to third parties any personally identifiable information submitted through this site unless we are required to do so (1) by law, (2) in order to comply with any criminal investigation or legal processes, and/or (3) in order to protect the rights and property of Biocom California, its employees or technical equipment used to run this site or its network.
“Do Not Track” Signals
We do not support Do Not Track (“DNT”). Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked. You can enable or disable Do Not Track by visiting the Preferences or Settings page of your web browser.
Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page.
Links to Other Sites
Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”). We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.
Your Data Protection Rights Under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Data. If you wish to be informed what Personal Data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.
Biocom California Institute Donor Privacy
We will not sell, share, or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations.
This policy applies to all information received both online and offline, on any Platform (“Platform”, includes Biocom Institute website and mobile applications), as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications.
To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.
View Biocom California Institute’s Audited Financial Statements here and our Form 990 here.