Website Considerations

This Privacy Statement is relevant to any user or visitor of TARA Biosystems, Inc.’s website or any of its subdomains (the “Website”). Users or visitors located in the European Economic Area should also view the additional European Privacy Considerations below. This Privacy Statement does not cover any other data collection or processing, including, without limitation, through other TARA Biosystems, Inc. contacts or the provision of our services or through third-party websites.

This statement details how we receive, collect, use and transfer information about any user or visitor of our Website (“you”).  

Information Collected. If you inquire about our services or submit data to us using the Website, we may collect information about you and any parties that you may represent (for instance, your or your employer’s name, organization, address, email address, phone number, fax number). In cases where you provide information through your interaction with the Website, you will know what personal data is collected by us, as you will have directly submitted it. We (either directly or through third-party analytics software) also may automatically collect information about you during your use and navigation of the Website (for instance, the address of any website you came to the Website from, your browser software, your IP address, other IP-related data, access timestamps, pages and data that you access on the Website, and information about your activity on the Website.  We may also use “cookies” (files that may be stored on the device used to access the Website) to enhance your experience of the Website. You may reject cookies through your browser software but doing so may prevent certain functionality on the Website. 

Use of Information. We may use personal data that we collect about you through the Website to (i) provide requested services and information, (ii) respond appropriately to your inquiries, (iii) comply with our legal obligations, and (iv) tailor your experience on the Website.  To the extent permitted by applicable law, including in accordance with your consent where required by applicable law, we may also:

send marketing emails to the email address we have collected from you. If you do not wish to receive such marketing emails, you may opt-out by declining to receive such emails at information collection points on the Website or by following opt-out instructions included in such emails,

collect personal data about you from publicly-available resources and combine it with personal data we have collected about you, to complete our customer profile of you in support of our sales and marketing activities, and

statistically analyze your use of our Website to improve our Website (typically using aggregated statistical data that could not reasonably be used to identify you). 

Third-Party Transfers of Information. We will not disclose your personal data to third parties, except:

as required by applicable law, including (without limitation) responding to any government or regulatory agency request, cooperating with law enforcement investigations, or upon receipt of any court order; 

with respect to a prospective or actual purchaser or seller in the context of a merger, acquisition or other reorganization or sale of our business or assets; or

to courts and public authorities to protect you, us, or third parties from harm, including fraud or in instances where a person’s physical safety is at risk.

Service providers acting on our behalf are similarly obliged to adhere to confidentiality requirements no less protective than those described in this Privacy Statement and will only have access to personal data as necessary to perform their functions. Your personal data will only be used and disclosed by us, and individuals and organizations working on our behalf, in a manner consistent with this policy, other applicable privacy notices, and as explicitly permitted or required by applicable laws, rules and regulations. 

Retention. We typically retain personal data for as long as needed for the specific business purposes for which it was collected. We may be required to retain personal data for a longer period of time, based on laws or regulations that apply to our business or for other necessary business purposes. 

Access. You may request access to information that we hold about you by contacting legal@tarabiosystems.com, as well as requesting corrections, updates, or deletion of your information. We will make reasonable efforts to respond promptly to such requests in accordance with applicable laws. 

Information Security. We take commercially reasonable technical, physical, and organizational steps to safeguard the information you provide through the Website and to protect it from unauthorized access, loss, misuse, or alteration. Although we take reasonable security precautions, no computer system or transmission of information can ever be completely secure or error-free, and you should not expect that your information will remain private under all circumstances. It always remains your responsibility to safeguard any passwords, ID numbers, or similar individual information associated with your use of the Website. 

Additional European Privacy Considerations

Scope. European Union Regulation 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (“EU GDPR”), requires TARA Biosystems, Inc. as the data controller to provide additional and different information about its data processing practices to data subjects in the European Economic Area (“EEA”). If you are accessing the Website from a member state of the EEA, these European Privacy Considerations apply to you in addition to the Privacy Statement. 

Cookies. With respect to web cookies and similar technologies, in the event that we utilize them with respect to any users of the Website in the EEA we will employ a separate Cookies process. In such a case, if you are using our website in the European Economic Area and wish to change cookie preferences, you will be provided an access button located at the bottom of the webpage labeled “Cookie Preferences”. Please note that disabling cookies may result in the inability to use certain portions or aspects of our site. 

We may use different types of cookies for different reasons.  Some cookies may be required to navigate the website and use its features. Some cookies may be used to enhance your browsing experience and gather statistical data to help us develop our website (e.g., information on user interactions with the site and visits from and to affiliated sites). These cookies don’t collect identifying information, but rather are aggregated and anonymous. We also may employ independent web research companies to perform similar statistical cookie settings and data aggregation for us on a third-party basis.  Finally, we and our third-party partners may use advertising cookies to gather information about your activities to provide you with advertising that may be relevant to you. 

If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies on your device please refer to your browser provider’s website for more information on how to do this in your browser’s settings.  

Legal Bases for the Processing. We rely on the following legal bases to process your personal data, as appropriate:

The processing is necessary for us to perform a contract with you or take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract, pursuant to Article 6(1)(b) of the EU GDPR (“Contract Performance Legal Basis”); The processing is necessary for us to comply with an applicable legal obligation, pursuant to Article 6(1)(c) of the EU GDPR (“Legal Obligation Legal Basis”);

The processing is necessary for us to realize a justified interest based on an assessment of our legitimate interests and your privacy and other fundamental interests, pursuant to Article 6(1)(f) of the EU GDPR (“Legitimate Interest Legal Basis”); and

The processing is performed according to your consent pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) of the EU GDPR (“Consent Legal Basis”).

The specific legal bases on which we rely for each of the purposes for which we process your personal data are set forth below:

Processing Purpose Legal Basis
Upon request provide information to you or the organization for which you work; Provide quote and business proposals for our services; and Discharge our contractual obligations to you. Contract Performance Legal Basis based on our Terms of Service, Terms of Sale or other applicable contract.
Provide requested services and information; and Respond appropriately to your inquiries. If your request or inquiry relates to a service you have contracted for, Contract Performance Legal Basis based on our Terms of Service or other applicable contract. If we are legally obligated to respond to your request or inquiry, Legal Obligation Legal Basis. In all other cases, Legitimate Interest Legal Basis as part of our commitment to provide you with good customer service.
Comply with any legal obligations that apply to us. Legal Obligations Legal Basis per applicable laws.
Send you marketing emails to a designated email address. Consent Legal Basis.
Customize your experience on the Website by creating web user profiles; and

Review and analyze your interactions with us and any information about you obtained from public resources to complete our customer profile of you and better understand which TARA Biosystems’ products and services may be of interest to you.

If the processing of your personal data is necessary for us to provide you with a good user experience or enhance the content and relevance of our marketing communications to you, Legitimate Interest Legal Basis based on these legitimate interests. In all other cases, we will obtain your consent and rely on the Consent Legal Basis.

Wherever we rely on the Consent Legal Basis, you may withdraw such consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent before such withdrawal. 

Data Retention. We generally retain personal data for as long as needed for the specific business purpose or purposes for which it was collected. In some cases, we may be required to retain personal data for a longer period of time based on laws or regulations that apply to our business or for other necessary business purposes. Where possible, we aim to anonymize the information or remove unnecessary identifiers from records that we may need to keep for periods beyond the original retention period. 

Profiling. We do not engage in automated decision-making, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you. We may engage in profiling activities for marketing-related purposes. In particular, we may use automated means to process personal data collected via the Website and obtained from public resources to help us identify products and services that we believe you may be interested in. 

Data Subject Rights. Under the conditions set out under applicable law (i.e., the GDPR), you have the following rights:

Right of access You have the right to obtain from us confirmation as to whether your personal data is being processed, and, where that is the case, to request access to the personal data. The access information includes, among other things, the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned, and the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed. You have the right to obtain a copy of the personal data undergoing processing.
Right to rectification You have the right to obtain from us the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you. Depending on the purposes of the processing, you have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.
Right to erasure You have the right to ask us to erase your personal data to the extent it is not required for legally required purposes.
Right to restriction of processing You have the right to request restriction of processing of your personal data, in which case, it would be marked and processed by us only for certain purposes.
Right to data portability You have the right to receive your personal data which you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and you have the right to transmit the personal data to another entity without hindrance from us.
Right to object You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to the processing of your personal data by us and we can be required to no longer process your personal data. In general, you have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes. If you have a right to object and you exercise this right, your personal data will no longer be processed for such purposes by us. Exercising this right will not incur any cost. Such a right to object may not exist, in particular, if the processing of your personal data is necessary to take steps prior to entering into a contract or to perform a contract already concluded.
Right to Submit Complaints You have a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.
Your Choices You are not required to provide any personal data to visit TARA Biosystems, Inc.’s website, but if you do not provide any personal data to visit TARA Biosystems, Inc.’s website, you cannot use the Website. You can use the Website without consenting to cookies that are not strictly necessary or direct marketing emails; the only consequence is that the Website will be less tailored to you. 
Contact Us For more information or to exercise your rights as described herein, please contact legal@tarabiosystems.com.

Service Provision Considerations

In providing our corporate services beyond the activities of this Website, TARA Biosystems, Inc. may collect and process your personally identifiable information. We base our privacy practices in such provision of services on accepted principles driven by various regulatory and industry groups, which vary by country and region depending on applicable law and regulations.  Notwithstanding those variations, key principles of our approach include:

Collection Limitation Obtaining personal data by lawful and fair means and, as appropriate, with knowledge and consent of the individual whom the personal data concerns (each, a “data subject”).
Data Quality Processing personal data that is, given the purposes for which it was collected, accurate, complete and up-to-date.
Purpose Specification Specifying the purposes for which personal data is collected before such collection takes place.
Use Limitation Using personal data only in accordance with purposes specified before it was collected, except with the data subject’s consent or by the authority of law.
Security Safeguards Protecting personal data using reasonable security safeguards.
Openness Being open about our privacy practices, policies and developments, and the details of processing that occurs.
Individual Participation Honoring data subjects’ requests to know what personal data is being processed and guide how that data should be processed, as required by applicable law.
Accountability Maintaining accountability for compliance with measures that execute these Privacy Standards.

For further information regarding specific privacy practices applicable to your engagement with TARA Biosystems, Inc. please contact your business liaison.

Policy Modifications and Inquiries

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Statement from time to time. We will alert you when changes have been made by indicating the date that this Privacy Statement was last updated and became effective. Please periodically revisit this Privacy Statement to learn of any changes. 

If you have questions or comments about this Privacy Statement, please contact legal@tarabiosystems.com.