Information We Collect and How We May Use It
We may store the information you submit to or through the Site, as well as information we collect in connection with your use of the Site.
We use the information to fulfill your requests, provide the Site’s functionality, improve the Site’s quality, personalize your experience, track usage of the Site, provide feedback to businesses that are listed on the Site, display relevant advertising, provide customer support, message you, back up our systems and allow for disaster recovery, enhance the security of the Site, and comply with legal obligations.
Among the information we collect, please note:
-Account Information: If you create an account on LabFinder, we may store and use your full name, email address, zip code and other information you may provide with your account. Your username that you create through the registration process will be publicly displayed as part of your account profile. You can modify some of the information associated with your account by accessing your account profile by clicking “My Account.” If you feel that an unauthorized account has been created depicting you or your likeness, you can request its removal by emailing us at email@example.com.
-Public Content: The information that you post to the Site is intended for public consumption, including your reviews, ratings, stars, tips, photos, comments, compliments, and account profile. We may display this information on the Site, share it with businesses, and further distribute it to a wider audience through third party sites and services.
-Communications: When you sign up for an account, you are opting in to receive emails LabFinder. If you do not wish to receive emails from us, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “unsubscribe” in the subject line. Please note that you cannot opt out of receiving certain administrative or legal notices from LabFinder.
-Transactional Information: If you request tests from the listed businesses, we may collect and store certain information about you to process your requests and populate forms for future transactions, such as your phone number, address, and email. This information may be shared with third parties who help process and fulfill your requests.
-Site Activity: We may store information about your use of the Site, such as your search activity, the pages you view, and the date and time of your visit. We also may store information that your computer or mobile device provides to us in connection with your use of the Site, such as your browser type, type of computer or mobile device, browser language, IP address, mobile carrier, unique device identifier, location, and requested and referring URLs.
-Service Providers: The laboratory or consulting services that are offered through the Site are provided by third-party providers. We may also outsource some of LabFinder’s functions to third-party providers, such as technical and customer support, tracking and reporting functions, quality assurance testing, and other services. We may share information from or about you with these third-party providers so that they can perform their services or complete your requests.
-Aggregate Information: We may share user information in the aggregate with third parties, such as advertisers and content distributors. For example, we may disclose the number of users that have been exposed to, or clicked on, advertisements.
-Businesses on LabFinder: We may share information from or about you (such as your company and job title) and your use of the Site with businesses on LabFinder.
-Investigations: We may investigate and disclose information from or about you if we have a good faith belief that such investigation or disclosure is (a) reasonably necessary to comply with legal process and law enforcement instructions and orders, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, judicial proceeding, or other legal process served on us; (b) helpful to prevent, investigate, or identify possible wrongdoing in connection with the Site; or (c) protect our rights, reputation, property, or that of our users, affiliates, or the public.
-Links: The Site may contain links to unaffiliated third party websites. Except as set forth herein, we do not share your personal information with them, and are not responsible for their privacy practices. We suggest you read the privacy policies on all such third party websites.
Controlling Your Personal Data
Other users may be able to identify you, or associate you with your account if you include personal information in the content you post publicly. You can reduce the risk of being personally identified by using the Site pseudonymously, though doing so could detract from the credibility of your contributions to the Site.
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet or via mobile device, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
The Site is intended for general audiences and is not directed to children under 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you become aware that a child has provided us with personal information without parental consent, please contact us by emailing email@example.com. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information without parental consent, we take steps to remove such information and terminate the child’s account.
Account Termination and Data Retention
Modifications to this Policy
Last Revised: November 9, 2014