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Privacy Policy

It is the policy of Adipogen International and its global subsidiaries and affiliates (AdipoGen) to respect Personal Information, including Sensitive Personal Information, that is collected or maintained by or on behalf of AdipoGen.

Definitions: "Personal Information" means any information that identifies or describes an identified or identifiable living natural person. "Personal Information" may include, for example, name, user ID, password, signature, employee identification number, social security number, address, telephone number, e-mail address, company name, insurance policy number, job title, financial information, account numbers or any other information that is capable of being associated with a particular identifiable individual. Personal Information does not include aggregate data that have been divorced from identifiable characteristics.

Notice: AdipoGen notifies data subjects (such as employees and customers) about the identity of the data controller or its representative, the purpose(s) for which it collects, processes and maintains the data, and any further information as may be required by the circumstances under which the data are collected including the types of Personal Information AdipoGen collects about data subjects, the recipients or categories of recipients of the data, the proposed transfer of such data to third countries, the types of third parties to which it discloses such data and the right of access to the data. Notice is provided in clear and concise language at the time of collection, or as soon as practicable thereafter, and before AdipoGen uses or discloses the information for a purpose other than that for which it was originally collected.

Collection of Your Personal Information: AdipoGen asks you to provide Your Personal Information. AdipoGen is always seeking better ways to serve you. We may collect Your Personal Information in the following ways: website through networks; hardcopy contract; fax; telephone; others.

Use of Your Personal Information: AdipoGen collects and uses your Personal Information to operate and improve its sites and services. These uses may include: verifying users; processing transactions; making the sites or services easier to use by eliminating the need for you to repeatedly enter the same information; performing research and analysis aimed at improving our products, services and technologies; and displaying content and advertising that are customized to your interests and preferences.

Choice: In the event Personal Information are to be used for a new purpose incompatible with the purposes for which the data were originally collected or subsequently authorized or transferred to the control of a third party that is not acting as an agent of AdipoGen, data subjects are given notice of such use and, where feasible and appropriate, an opportunity to decline to have their data so used or transferred.

Onward Transfer: AdipoGen only transfers Personal Information to a service provider, vendor or other third party acting as a processor of Personal Information for AdipoGen (an "agent") where the agent has provided assurances that the agent provides at least the same level of privacy protection as is required by these privacy principles. Where AdipoGen has knowledge that one of its agents is using or sharing Personal Information in a way that is contrary to these principles, AdipoGen will take reasonable and appropriate steps to prevent or stop such processing. AdipoGen occasionally hires other companies, to provide limited services on our behalf, such as handling the processing and delivery of mailings, performing statistical analysis of our services. These types of service providers will be permitted to obtain only the personal information they require to deliver the service.

How AdipoGen Keeps and Uses Personal Information: AdipoGen reserves the right to store personal information from the time of your registration to the end of your site use agreement. Upon the termination of services, we discard any record with personal information as well as those provided to third parties.

AdipoGen Stores Personal Information for the Specified Period in the Following Case: In any case required by commercial laws and regulations, Personal Information such as transactional and general data will be stored for the period specified by the law. In any case, if a storage period is notified in advance and is not expired yet, and if customer agree on a specific storage period, Personal Information will be stored for the agreed period.

Disposal Procedures: All Personal Information entered by customers during registration will be transferred and stored into the database. Data retained in the database will not be used other than its sole purpose. If not required anymore data in the database will be disposed.

Disposal Method: AdipoGen uses technical means to completely remove any Personal Information in electronic data file format and make them  permanently unrecoverable.

Security: AdipoGen takes reasonable and appropriate precautions to protect Personal Information in its possession and control from loss, misuse, alteration, destruction, or unauthorized access or disclosure.

Collection and Use of Children's Personal Information: AdipoGen does not knowingly collect any Personal Information from children under the age of 13 that require their parent's consent regarding Personal Information collection. They are also restricted from customer registration.

Access: Data subjects have reasonable access to their Personal Information, and may request corrections, deletions, or additions, as appropriate, except where the burden or expense of providing such access would be disproportionate to the risks to the individual data subject's privacy.

Data Integrity: AdipoGen limits the collection, usage, and retention of Personal Information to that which is germane to the relevant purposes and takes steps to ensure that any Personal Information are accurate, complete, current and reliable for the intended use.

Use of Cookies: AdipoGen sites use "cookies" to enable you to sign in to our services and to help personalize your online experience. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies contain information that can later be read by a Web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to sign in or use other interactive features of AdipoGen sites and services that depend on cookies, and some advertising preferences that are dependent on cookies may not be able to be respected.
If you choose to accept cookies, you also have the ability to later delete cookies that you have accepted. If you choose to delete cookies, any settings and preferences controlled by those cookies will be deleted and may need to be recreated.

Google Analytics: This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (Google). Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators (as AdipoGen) and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you will not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. Google Terms of Service (http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/tos.html)

Enforcement: AdipoGen has put in place mechanisms to verify its ongoing compliance to these privacy principles. Any AdipoGen employee found to have violated the privacy principles will be subject to appropriate corrective actions.

Dispute Resolution: AdipoGen is committed to resolving any disputes that may arise by internal investigation and resolution of the issue. Should AdipoGen's efforts to resolve an issue be unsuccessful, AdipoGen will facilitate the resolution of such disputes including through the submission of disputes to an independent party.

Limitation on Scope of Principles: Adherence by AdipoGen to these privacy principles may be limited to the extent necessary to meet AdipoGen's regulatory, legal, governmental, or national security obligations.

How to Contact Us: Please contact us with any questions concerning AdipoGen's privacy practices at:
Adipogen International
Schützenstrasse 12
CH-4410 Liestal
Switzerland

Changes to this Privacy Statement: When we do update the privacy statement, we will also revise the "Last Updated" date at the bottom of this document. Any material changes to this privacy statement will also be posted on the AdipoGen web page (www.adipogen.com).

Your Consent: By using our site, you consent to our privacy policy.

01-Jan-2011