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Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us.

It is The Microfluidic Circle’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website. Accordingly, we have developed this privacy policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate, disclose and otherwise make use of personal information. We hope that this disclosure will help increase your confidence in how we collect, protect, use and share information including on the Site, and enhance your experience on the Internet. Please note that by visiting The Microfluidic Circle at the Site, you are accepting the practices described in this Policy.

The Microfluidic Circle  may review this Policy to ensure that it is relevant and remains current with changing laws, regulations, and technologies, and reserves the right to change this Policy at any time. Our updated Policy will be posted on the Site, and will be current as of the “Last modified date” set out above. However, while the Policy may change, The Microfluidic Circle will treat your personal information in a manner consistent with the Policy under which it was collected, unless The Microfluidic Circle has your consent to treat it differently.

What is Personal Information

Personal information is any information about an identifiable person.
This policy applies to personal information about individuals and does not apply to the information collected, used or disclosed with respect to corporate or commercial entities. Also, this policy does not impose any limits on our collection, use or disclosure of information exempted under applicable privacy legislation, including business contact information and certain publicly available information.

To whom does The Microfluidic Circle disclose Personal Information?

The Microfluidic Circle will not disclose such information to other persons, other than as follows:
1. to the extent required for the Identified Purposes, as described to you at the time of collection.
2. as required or permitted by law.

Why does The Microfluidic Circle collect, use and disclose Personal Information?

The Microfluidic Circle collects, uses and discloses your personal information for the following purposes:

  • to authenticate your identity;
  • to operate, customize and improve our website, social media sites, mobile applications, advertisements, products, and services;
  • to allow you to use portions of our website such as database and platform for collaboration;
  • to allow you to participate in The Prototyping Grant and other programs;
  • to connect you with startups, mentors, industry representatives and vice versa;
  • to monitor your compliance with any of your agreements with us;
  • to provide newsletters, electronic messages and information you request from us;
  • to provide other information to you regarding our products and services or third-party products and services, unless you opt out of receiving that information;
  • to protect us, yourself and others from fraud and error and to safeguard our business interests;
  • to comply with legal and regulatory requirements; and
  • for other purposes, we may inform you about from time-to-time.

We may transfer your personal information across provincial or national borders to fulfill any of the above purposes (including both the necessary and the optional purposes), including startups, mentors, industry representatives located in the United States and other jurisdictions outside of Canada who may be subject to applicable disclosure laws in those jurisdictions. You may contact us (contact information is provided below) to obtain information about our policies and practices regarding our use of service providers outside of Canada, or to ask questions about the collection, use, disclosure or storage of personal information by our off-shore service providers.

When your personal information is to be used for a purpose not previously identified, the new purpose will be disclosed to you prior to such use, and your consent will be sought unless the use is authorized or required by law.

Consent

The Microfluidic Circle will not sell or rent your personal information to third parties, and will obtain your consent to collect, use or disclose personal information except where we are authorized or required by law to do so without consent.

Consent may be provided orally, in writing, electronically, through inaction (such as when you fail to notify us that you do not wish your personal information collected/used/disclosed for various purposes after you have received notice of those purposes) or otherwise.

You may withdraw consent at any time, subject to legal, contractual and other restrictions, provided that you give reasonable notice of withdrawal of consent to us. On receipt of notice of withdrawal of consent, we will inform you of the likely consequences of the withdrawal of consent, which may include our inability to provide certain services for which that information is necessary.

Any material, information or other communication (including questions, comments and suggestions) you transmit to us through our website, social media sites or other online sites, or mobile applications will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary.

Limits on Collection

The Microfluidic Circle  will not collect information indiscriminately and will limit collection of information to that which is reasonable and necessary for the above purposes. We will also collect information as is otherwise authorized by law.

Limits on Using, Disclosing and Retaining Personal Information

The Microfluidic Circle  will only use and disclose your personal information for the purposes set out above and as authorized by law.
We will keep personal information used to make a decision affecting you for at least one year after using it to make the decision, unless otherwise permitted or required by law.
We will destroy, erase or make anonymous documents or other records containing personal information as soon as it is reasonable to assume that the original purpose is no longer being served by retention of the information and retention is no longer necessary for legal or business purposes.

What is Aggregate Information

“Aggregate information” is standard web server/visitor traffic information, commonly referred to as ‘aggregate information’, regarding overall website traffic patterns. Web servers normally collect this type of basic information as part of their web log processes. This aggregate information does not identify you and thus does not constitute personal information.

In addition to information provided by our visitors we use the normal Internet tracking tools associated with standard Internet protocols and web–based systems. This system information is typically stored in log files and the information is used for aggregate reporting. Aggregate reporting includes total number of visitors, most visited sections, peak traffic times, etc. Log files are simply transaction records web servers maintain. Those logs are used for recording information, such as:

  • service provider IP addresses;
  • browser versions;
  • referring websites;
  • search terms used;
  • average number of pages requested;
  • average duration of visit;
  • total visitor traffic.

We use aggregate information gathered from your visit to better design our website. This information supplies us with a broad picture of how people use our website in order to help the management of our systems and to better serve our audience.

How do we protect your personal information? Our commitment to data security

In order to prevent unauthorized access to your personal information, maintain the accuracy of your personal information, and to ensure your personal information is used and disclosed only pursuant to this Policy, The Microfluidic Circle employees who have access to personal information strive to maintain physical, electronic, contractual and administrative safeguards to protect personal information collected with an appropriate level of physical or electronic security. However, confidentiality and security are not assured when information is transmitted electronically.

Contact Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.
circle@ufluidix.com
uFluidix
689 Warden Ave,Toronto
Ontario M1L 4R6
Canada

We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained. The Microfluidic Circle may change this privacy policy from time to time at The Microfluidic Circle’s sole discretion.

Last Edited on 2016-11-22