Privacy Statement

To better serve our donors and guests, the Virginia Bioscience Foundation collects personal and non-personal information through our website, www.vabiofoundation.org, which is owned and operated by the Virginia Bioscience Foundation. We are committed to protecting the privacy of our users. We have created this Privacy Statement in order to describe to users our information collection practice. When using protected areas of our website and you have not registered with us before, you will be asked to fill-out a personal profile with us only one time. This data is securely kept in a database so that you may login with your email address and password of your choice in the future. This way, you may download as much information and register to as many events without having to enter your personal information multiple times.

WHAT INFORMATION IS COLLECTED?

To participate in certain activities and to obtain certain services offered on this web site, a user is asked to provide varying amounts of personal information. Some information is mandatory while other information is discretionary. Each activity and service requires or requests different types of information in order for users to participate. Activities or services that require provision of personal information generally seek full name, email address, and phone number. Depending on the activity or service a user desires, we also may request personal information such as mailing address. We endeavor to limit our requests for personal details to information we believe is minimally necessary to achieve our stated purposes.  At any time, a company may opt out of having their corporate information posted in the on-line directory.

HOW DOES THE FOUNDATION USE MY INFORMATION?

Personal information is collected and used primarily for purposes such as facilitating a request. In addition to the primary purposes for which personal information is collected, we may use the personal information to contact a user as follows: to conduct internal surveys; to notify a user of new products or services that we think may be of interest; to send promotional materials; to provide our free email newsletter. We do not sell, rent, or otherwise dispose of the personal information collected to unaffiliated third parties. We may, however, disclose your personal information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to comply with law. Those submitting information acknowledge that by applying for membership, subscribing to our newsletter, and/or providing a mailing address, e-mail address, telephone and fax number, he or she has consented to receive communication sent by or on behalf of the Virginia Bioscience Foundation (and its official partners, subsidiaries and affiliates) via regular mail, e-mail, telephone or facsimile transmittal. We use non-personal information such as demographic data to analyze and develop our marketing strategy. We use non-personal information to determine how you found out about us, what your interests are regarding our services, and how to further improve our site and our service towards you.

DOES OUR PRIVACY POLICY APPLY TO LINKED WEB SITES?

Our Privacy Statement applies solely to information collection practice on vabiofoundation.org. This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we have no control or influence over the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave c-bef.org and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that they visit.

CAN I CORRECT/UPDATE THE INFORMATION COLLECTED ABOUT ME?

You have the right to correct or update the personal information collected about you. To correct or update personal information, please send an email to us and request the change or use your personal log in to change the information directly on the web site.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT

If we later change our Privacy Statement, we will post those changes on our homepage so our users are always aware of what information we collect and how we use it. By using this Web site, you consent to the collection and use of the information as described here.

Version: 10/31/2011