Last Updated: March 1, 2023
1. Information We Collect and How We Collect It
Information collected automatically:
This information includes:
• Mobile Device ID: Your mobile device’s unique ID number (e.g., IMEI, AD ID).
• Geolocation: With your permission, your mobile device’s geographic location (GPS) when you first register for LabPair through our mobile app or when you enable location services within the app.
• Device Information/Specifications: Technical information about your computer or mobile device (e.g., type of device, web browser or operating system, IP address) to analyze trends, administer the site, prevent fraud, track visitor movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information.
• Usage Information: How long and in what manner you use LabPair, which services and features you use and any content that you generate through and post on LabPair. This includes browsing and search history (including profiles you have viewed). We link your subscriber information with your activity on LabPair across all your devices using your email, phone number or similar information.
• Cookies: We and our service providers and business partners use “cookies” to keep track of some types of information while you are visiting LabPair or using our services. “Cookies” are very small files placed on your computer, and they allow us to count the number of visitors to our Website and distinguish repeat visitors from new visitors. They also allow us and third parties we work with to save user preferences, track user trends, and advertise to you. We use both session and persistent cookies on our Website; session cookies expire at the end of a particular visit to our Website, while persistent cookies (also called stored cookies) remain active until you disable them through your browser settings, or until a pre-set expiration date. We rely on cookies for the proper operation of LabPair; therefore, if your browser is set to reject all cookies, LabPair may not function properly. Without this information, we will not be able to provide you with all of the requested services, and any differences in services are related to your information.
• Web Beacons: “Web beacons” (also known as “clear gifs” and “pixel tags”) are small transparent graphic images that are often used in conjunction with cookies in order to further personalize LabPair for our users, collect a limited set of information about our visitors, and advertise to our users. We may also use web beacons in email communications in order to understand the behavior of our customers, such as whether an email has been opened or acted upon.
Information we obtain from other sources:
Facebook: In order to register an account or use certain LabPair Services, you may be asked to sign in using your Facebook login. If you do so, you are authorizing us to access and process certain Facebook account information, including information about you and your Facebook friends who might be common Facebook friends with other LabPair users. By allowing us to access your Facebook account, you understand that we may obtain and process certain information from your Facebook account, including your name, email address, birthday, work history, education history, current city, pictures stored on Facebook, and the names, profile pictures, relationship status, and information about your Facebook friends. We only obtain information from your Facebook account that you specifically authorize and grant us permission to obtain.
Other users: Users of LabPair may provide us with information about you, including through customer support inquiries.
Information you choose to provide:
Information You Provide to Us: When you register a LabPair account or use certain Services, you must provide certain information, including your username and password, e-mail address, zip code, birthday, gender, and gender preference. We will also ask you to upload photos for your profile and may collect any information (including location metadata and inferred characterizations or data) contained in these files. You may provide additional information about yourself (such as your school, occupation, professional affiliations, current city, etc.) in order to build your LabPair profile. By affirmatively providing LabPair with this information, you explicitly consent to our use of it for the purpose of fine tuning your match criteria with other LabPair users. Any information that you provide in the non-personal identifiable section of your profile will be viewable by another user. When using LabPair, you may also provide payment information (where required for the purpose of payment). We collect and process your messages with other users as part of the operation of LabPair.
Referring Your Colleagues: We encourage you to refer your colleagues and associates to LabPair by sending us their e-mail addresses or phone numbers. We will keep this information in our database, and enable you to send these friends a one-time e-mail or text message from your device containing your name and inviting them to visit the Website. This e-mail will also include instructions on how to opt out and unsubscribe from our e-mail list. You agree that you will not abuse this feature by entering the e-mail addresses or phone numbers of those individuals who would not be interested in LabPair.
E-mails: We require an e-mail address from you when you register a LabPair account. We use your e-mail for both “administrative” (e.g., confirming your registration, notifying of possible matches, etc.) and “promotional” (e.g., newsletters, new product offerings, special discounts, event notifications, special third-party offers) purposes. E-mail messages we send you may contain code that enables our database to track your usage of the e-mails, including whether the e-mail was opened and what links (if any) were clicked. You may opt-out of receiving promotional emails and other promotional communications from us at any time via the opt-out links provided in such communications, or by e-mailing us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with your specific request. However, we reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to LabPair such as service announcements, security alerts, update notices, or other administrative messages) without affording you the opportunity to opt out of receiving such communications.
Text Messages: We may send text messages to your mobile phone for purposes of communicating with you about LabPair. By registering a profile with LabPair and providing your phone number, you consent to LabPair sending you text messages via an automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS). Your use of LabPair or any Services is not contingent upon agreeing to receive text messages from us.
Online Survey Data: We may periodically conduct voluntary member surveys. We encourage our members to participate in such surveys because they provide us with important information on how we can improve LabPair and the Services.
How we use the information:
1. facilitate matches and collaborations with other LabPair users;
2. respond to your comments and questions and provide customer service;
3. to tailor and provide communications to you about LabPair and related offers, promotions, advertising, news, upcoming events, and other information we think will be of interest to you;
4. monitor and analyze trends, usage, and activities;
5. investigate and prevent fraud and other illegal activities;
6. provide, maintain, and improve LabPair, the Services, and our overall business;
7. where we otherwise have a legitimate interest in doing so, for example, direct marketing, research (including marketing research), network and information security, fraud prevention, and enforcing our terms, conditions and policies or defending against legal claims; and
8. for any purposes disclosed to you at the time we collect your information or pursuant to your consent.
2. Sharing or Selling of Your Information
The information we collect is used to provide and improve the content and the quality of LabPair and Services and, without your consent, we will not otherwise share your personal information to/with any other parties except: (a) to provide the Services, (b) when we have your permission, or (c) or under the following instances:
a) Service Providers and Business Partners. We may share your information with our third-party service providers and business partners that help us to accomplish certain business purposes (e.g., marketing and analytics providers, security and technology providers, advertising partners, and payment processors).
b) Legal Disclosures and Business Transfers. We may disclose any information without notice or consent from you: (a) in response to a legal request, such as a subpoena, court order, or government demand; (b) to investigate or report illegal activity; or (c) to enforce our rights or defend claims. We may also transfer your information to (a) any affiliate of our corporate group or (b) another company in connection with a merger, financing due diligence, corporate restructuring, sale of any or all of our assets, or in the event of bankruptcy.
If you access third-party services, such as Facebook to login to LabPair, these third-party services may be able to collect information about you, including information about your activity on LabPair, and they may notify your connections on the third-party services about your use of LabPair, in accordance with their privacy policies, which are strictly between you and them.
3. Updating or Removing Account Information
You may review or edit your LabPair account profile as you wish, by logging into your LabPair account using the information supplied during the registration process. If you would like to have us delete your account information, we may do so by deactivating your account first and then permanently deleting your account. Where you have consented to our use of your personal information, you may withdraw your consent at any time. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we may continue to contact you for the purpose of communicating information relating to your request for LabPair services, or to respond to any inquiry or request made by you, as applicable. To opt-out of receiving messages concerning LabPair, you must (i) cease requesting and/or utilizing services from LabPair, and (ii) cease submitting inquiries to LabPair, as applicable.
4. Individual Rights in the European Economic Area
If you are a user located in the European Economic Area, you may seek confirmation regarding whether LabPair is processing personal information about you, request access to your personal information and ask that we correct, amend, delete, or restrict processing of your personal information. In addition, you may object to LabPair’s processing of your personal information at any time. However doing so may impact your use of LabPair and not all features of the applicable Service may be available to you as a result.
If applicable law provides you the right to request access to, (receive) port, object to or restrict processing, seek rectification or request erasure of personal information held about you by LabPair, you may do so, as applicable, through the controls in the LabPair application or by contacting LabPair by sending an e-mail to us at email@example.com. To protect your privacy, LabPair will endeavor to take commercially reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access to or making any changes to your personal information.
Although LabPair makes good faith efforts to provide users with access to their personal information, there may be circumstances in which LabPair is unable to provide access, including but not limited to: where the information contains legal privilege, would compromise others’ privacy or other legitimate rights, where the burden or expense of providing access would be disproportionate to the risks to the individual’s privacy in the case in question, where the request is manifestly unfounded or excessive, or where the information sought is commercially proprietary.
5. Third Party Sites
LabPair may contain links to other websites and services. If you choose to click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that third-party’s website or service. The fact that we link to a website or service is not an endorsement, authorization or representation of our affiliation with that third-party, nor is it an endorsement of their privacy or information security policies or practices. We do not exercise control over third-party websites or services. These third-parties may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data, or solicit personal information from you. Other websites and services follow different rules regarding the use or disclosure of the personal information you submit to them. We encourage you to read the privacy policies or statements of the other websites and services you visit.
6. Data Retention
7. Securing Your Personal Information
By providing personal information to us, you agree that we may communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of LabPair. If we learn of a security system’s breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically by posting a notice on the Website or sending an e-mail to you. You may have a legal right to receive this notice in writing.
8. Your Choices
You may be able to refuse or disable cookies by adjusting your browser settings. Because each browser is different, please consult the instructions provided by your browser. If you choose to refuse, disable, or delete cookies, some of the functionality of LabPair may no longer be available to you. Without this information, we are not able to provide you with all the requested Services, and any differences in Services are related to your information.
You can manage third-party advertising preferences for some of the third-parties we work with to serve advertising across the Internet by clicking here and by utilizing the choices available at http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp and www.aboutads.info/choices.
Your mobile device may include a feature that allows you to opt out of some types of targeted advertising (e.g., “Limit Ad Tracking” on iOS and “Opt out of Interest-Based Ads” on Android).
You can switch off GPS location information functionality on your mobile device if you do not wish to share GPS information.
Some browsers transmit “do-not-track” (DNT) signals to websites. Because of differences in how browsers incorporate and activate this feature, it is not always clear whether users intend for these signals to be transmitted, or whether they even are aware of them. We currently do not take action in response to these signals.
9. California Residents’ Privacy Rights
If you are a resident of California as defined in the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), you have the following rights (in addition to those listed in Section 10) under the CCPA, and you have the right to be free from unlawful discrimination or retaliation for exercising your rights under the Act:
a) You have the right to request that we disclose certain information to you and explain how we have collected, used and shared your personal information over the past 12 months.
b) You have the right to request that we delete your personal information that we collected from you, subject to certain exceptions.
From time to time, as part of a joint promotion with a third party, we may, if you participate in such promotion, disclose your contact information to the third party to allow them to market their products or services to you. Where this is a condition for participation in a promotion, we will always let you know before when you enter the promotion. Please follow the instructions provided to you by third-parties to unsubscribe from their messages.
In addition, under California law, operators of online services are required to disclose how they respond to “Do Not Track” signals or other similar mechanisms that provide consumers the ability to exercise choice regarding the collection of personal information of a consumer over time and across third-party online services, to the extent the operator engages in that collection. At this time, we do not track our users’ personal information over time and across third-party online services. This law also requires operators of online services to disclose whether third-parties may collect personal information about their users’ online activities over time and across different online services when the users use the operator’s service. We do not knowingly permit third-parties to collect personal information about an individual LabPair user’s online activities over time and across different online services when using the App.
If you wish to request a copy, correction, deletion of your personal information collected, please contact us at the e-mail or physical address provided in the Contact Us section at the bottom of this policy. You may also make a request to us using the webform available on the Website. You may also delete data on your own, for example, by deactivating and permanently deleting your LabPair account.
To protect the privacy of your information and account, we are required to verify your request. The verifiable request must describe your request with sufficient detail that allows us to properly understand, evaluate, and respond to the request. You may be entitled, in accordance with applicable law, to submit a request through an authorized agent. To designate an authorized agent to exercise your choices on your behalf, please select an agent registered with the Secretary of State of your state of residence and provide evidence that you have provided such agent with power of attorney or that the agent otherwise has valid written authority to submit requests to exercise rights on your behalf.
We will not discriminate against you for exercising your rights and choices, although some of the functionality and features available through the Services may change or no longer be available to you. Any differences are related to your information.
“Shine the Light” requests
You have the right to request and obtain from us once a year at no charge a list of all third parties, if any, to which we have disclosed your personal information during the preceding calendar year for those third parties’ direct marketing purposes.
If you would like such a list, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For all such requests, you must put the statement “Shine the Light Request” on your request, as well as your name, street address, city, state, and zip code. Please note that we will not accept these requests by telephone or fax and are not responsible for notices that are not labeled or sent properly or that do not have complete information.
10. Your Rights
Privacy laws applicable in your state or country may give you the following rights:
b) Right of access: you can request a copy of your data;
c) Right of rectification: if the data held is inaccurate, you have the right to have it corrected;
d) Right to erasure: you have the right to have your data deleted in certain circumstances;
e) Right to restrict processing: in limited circumstances, you have the right to request that processing is stopped but the data retained;
f) Right to data portability: you can request a copy of certain data in a machine-readable form that can be transferred to another provider;
g) Right to object: in certain circumstances (including where data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests or for the purposes of marketing) you may object to that processing; and
h) Rights related to automated decision-making (including profiling): there are several rights in this area where processing carried out on a solely automated basis results in a decision which has legal or significant effects for the individual. In these circumstances your rights include the right to ensure that there is human intervention in the decision-making process.
The particular rights which are applicable to you (which might include other rights not listed above) may vary depending on your state or country. You should make yourself aware of the rights you have under applicable privacy laws in your specific state or country.
11. Using LabPair outside The United States
12. Contact Us