Privacy policy

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Privacy Policy


BioLinkNow LLC. (“BioLinkNow”, “we”, “our” or “us”) is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy explains how your personal information is collected, used, and disclosed by BioLinkNow. This Privacy Policy applies to our website, https://BioLinkNow.com , and our mobile apps for iPhone or Android mobile devices (collectively, our “Service”). Before accessing or using our Service, please ensure that you have read and understood our collection, storage, use, and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service.

BioLinkNow is the controller of your personal information. This means that BioLinkNow is the entity responsible for, and controls the processing of your personal information. Our data collection officer can be reached at hello@biolinknow.com with the header ATTN: Legal.

1. WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

The categories of personal information we collect can include:

Information you provide to us directly. We may collect personal information, such as your name, phone number, location, payment information, and email address when you register for our Service, sign up for our mailing list, enter a contest or sweepstakes, or otherwise communicate with us. We may also collect any communications between you and BioLinkNow and any other information you provide to BioLinkNow.

Information collected through the use of the Service. We collect information about how you use the Service, your actions on the Service, and content you post to the Service, including text, link, photos and videos you post to the Service, and any content you provide through in-app messages, chat, or other functionality (“User Content”). To share photos and video, we will access your device camera roll and camera with your permission. If you need to update your permissions, you can do so in the “Settings” app of your device. Please remember that BioLinkNow may, but has no obligation to, monitor, record, and store User Content in order to protect your safety or the safety of other users, to assist with regulatory or law enforcement efforts, or to protect and defend our rights and property.

Information we receive from third-party sites you connect to our Service. We may receive personal information about you from third parties and combine that with the information we collect through our Service. For example, we may obtain information when you log in through a third-party social network or authentication service, such as Google, Twitch, YouTube, or Facebook, among others. We may obtain information, including personal information, from third parties and other sources, such as information from the Google service through the Google API, Twitch service through the Twitch API, Facebook through the Facebook API and YouTube through the YouTube API and other secure third party information sharing practices. These services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personal information with us, which could include your name, email address, address book and contacts, or other information. Similarly, when you interact with us through a social media site or third-party service, such as when you like, follow, or share BioLinkNow content on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, or other sites, we may receive information from the social network, including your profile information, picture, user ID associated with your social media account, and any other information you permit the social network to share with third parties. The data we receive from these third-party sites is dependent upon that third party’s policies and your privacy settings on that third-party site. You should always review and, if necessary, adjust your privacy settings on third-party websites and services before linking or connecting them to our website or Service. You can find more information on YouTube and Google’s privacy at https://policies.google.com/, Twitch Privacy policy at https://www.twitch.tv/p/legal/privacy-policy/, Facebook Privacy Policy at https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation, Mixer Privacy Policy at https://mixer.com/about/privacy, Periscope Privacy Policy at https://help.twitter.com/en/using-twitter/periscope-terms and Picarto Privacy Policy at https://picarto.tv/site/policy.

Information collected automatically when you visit, interact with and use our Service. We and our third party service providers may collect certain types of usage information when you use our Service, read our emails, or otherwise engage with us. We use this information to enhance and personalize your user experience, to recognize and contact you, and to monitor and improve our websites and Service. In some instances, we and our third party service providers may combine this usage information with personal information. If we do combine any usage information with personal information, the combined information will be treated by us as personal information hereunder (as long as it is so combined). We typically collect this information through a variety of tracking technologies, including cookies, web beacons, embedded scripts, location-identifying technologies, file information, and similar technology (collectively, “tracking technologies”). We, and our third party partners, use tracking technologies to automatically collect usage and device information, such as:

Information about your device and its software, such as your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, device type/model/manufacturer, operating system, date and time stamp, and a unique ID that allows us to uniquely identify your browser, mobile device, or your account (including, for example, a persistent device identifier or an Ad ID), and other such information. We may also work with third-party partners to employ technologies, including the application of statistical modeling tools, which permit us to recognize and contact you across multiple devices. Information about the way you access and use our Service, for example, the site from which you came and the site to which you are going when you leave our Service, the pages you visit, the links you click, whether you open emails or click the links contained in emails, whether you access the Service from multiple devices, and other actions you take on the Service. Information about your location, including IP address and GPS coordinates (e.g., latitude and/or longitude) or similar information regarding the location of your mobile device, or we may be able to approximate or infer a device’s location by analyzing other information, like an IP address. Analytics information. We may collect analytics data or use third-party analytics tools such as Google Analytics to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Service and to understand more about the demographics of our users. You can learn more about Google’s practices at http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners and view its currently available opt-out options at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

If you would prefer not to accept cookies, most browsers will allow you to: (i) change your browser settings to notify you when you receive a cookie, which lets you choose whether or not to accept it; (ii) disable existing cookies; or (iii) set your browser to automatically reject cookies; however, doing so may negatively impact your experience using the Service, as some features and services on our Service may not work properly. You may also set your email options to prevent the automatic downloading of images that may contain technologies that would allow us to know whether you have accessed our email and performed certain functions with it. We and our third-party partners may also use tracking technologies for advertising purposes. For more information about tracking technologies, please see “Third Party Tracking and Online Advertising” below.

How We Respond to Do Not Track Signals. Although we do our best to honor the privacy preferences of our users, we are unable to respond to Do Not Track signals set by your browser at this time.


2. HOW DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION?

To fulfil your requests and provide our Services to you. For example, we use your information to complete your requests and transactions on our Service and to respond to your customer service requests or feedback. We may also use your information to personalize your experience with us.

To monitor and improve our products and services. We may use your information to understand our visitors and users and tailor our product offerings. We analyze statistics and trends to make our websites and services better and to develop new services or features.

For marketing purposes. We may send you communications about new features, updates, products and special offers. We might also use your information to serve you ads about special offers on our Service we think you might find interesting. We also use information about you and others to inform our marketing and advertising campaigns. For more information on your choices about marketing communications, see “Control Over Your Information” below.

To communicate with you. For example, if you register with us, we’ll enroll you in our email newsletter. We may send you user surveys and promotional communications. We may communicate with you by email, postal mail, or other means. We may use push notifications on our mobile apps. For more information on your communications preferences, see “Control Over Your Information” below.

To protect the security and integrity of our business and comply with legal requirements and obligations. We may use information to protect our company, our customers, and our websites. We may also use information in order to comply with laws, regulations, court orders, or other legal obligations or to assist in an investigation, to protect and defend our rights and property, or the rights or safety of third parties, to enforce our Terms of Service, this Privacy Policy, or agreements with third parties, to detect and prevent fraud or for crime-prevention purposes.

As otherwise permitted by law.


3. LEGAL BASIS FOR PROCESSING IN THE EU

As required under applicable data protection law, the legal basis which we rely on to process your personal information are as follows:

The processing is necessary for the performance of a contract (and to take steps prior to entering into a contract) with you, namely, our Terms of Service.

The processing is necessary for our legitimate interests, namely:

To maintain and provide to you the features and functionality of the Service;

To send Service-related emails and to contact you and respond to your requests and enquiries;

To monitor and improve the Service and business and to help us develop new products and services;

For business administration, including statistical analysis;

For fraud prevention and detection.

Having given us your consent. You have the right to withdraw consent to such marketing at any time by contacting us.


4. SHARING OF YOUR INFORMATION

We may share your personal information in the instances described below. For further information on your choices regarding your information, see the “Control Over Your Information” section below.

Please be aware that any personal information that you voluntarily choose to display in any public location through the use of our Service on a third party service, such as YouTube or Twitch, becomes publicly available and may be collected and used by others.

We may share your personal information with:

The public and other members of the Service. Your profile information and content you post to public areas of the Service, including public groups, will be viewable by others on the Service and the public. Please do not provide personal information you would not want to be public. You may be able to control the visibility of some of your information and actions in your Settings (see “Control Over Your Information” below);

Third parties at your request. For example, you may have the option to share your activities on the Service with your friends through email, or on various social media sites; Other companies and brands owned or controlled by BioLinkNow, including but not limited to any of the BioLinkNow products and services, and other companies owned by or under common ownership as BioLinkNow, which also includes our subsidiaries (i.e., any organization we own or control) or our ultimate holding company (i.e., any organization that owns or controls us) and any subsidiaries it owns. These companies will use your personal information in the same way as we can under this Privacy Policy;

Third parties with whom we partner to provide contests and sweepstakes, which will usually be identified by name in the Official Rules of the contest or sweepstakes;

Third-party vendors and other service providers that perform services on our behalf, as needed to carry out their work for us, which may include identifying and serving targeted advertisements, providing mailing services, providing tax and accounting services, contest fulfilment, web hosting, or providing analytic services. These vendors are bound by confidentiality agreements limiting the use of such information;

Other parties in connection with a company transaction, such as a merger, sale of company assets or shares, reorganization, financing, change of control or acquisition of all or a portion of our business by another company or third party, or in the event of a bankruptcy or related or similar proceedings; and

Third parties as required by law or subpoena or if we reasonably believe that such action is necessary to (a) comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement; (b) to enforce our Terms of Service or to protect the security or integrity of our Service; and/or (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of BioLinkNow, our visitors, or others. We may also share information with others in an aggregated or otherwise anonymized form that does not reasonably identify you directly as an individual.


5. CONTROL OVER YOUR INFORMATION

Profile and Data Sharing Settings. You may update your profile information, such as your user name and may change some of your data sharing preferences within your user Dashboard, or should you need assistance you can email customer support at hello@biolinknow.com

How to control your communications preferences. You can stop receiving promotional email communications from us by clicking on the “unsubscribe link” provided in such communications, or within your user Dashboard by going to Settings and selecting your email preferences. You may not opt out of service-related communications (e.g., account verification, transactional communications, changes/updates to features of the Service, technical and security notices).

Modifying or deleting your information. If desired, you may decline to share your personal information with BioLinkNow, at which time we will no longer be able to provide you with a majority of the functionality of our offerings. If you would like to access, review, correct, update, suppress/remove, or otherwise limit our use of your personal information and/or User Content, you may contact us at hello@biolinknow.com. Please note that in order to protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps to verify your identity before making any changes to your personal information.


6. THIRD-PARTY TRACKING AND ONLINE ADVERTISING

We participate in interest-based advertising and use third party advertising companies to serve you targeted advertisements based on your online browsing history and your interests. We permit third party online advertising networks, social media companies and other third party services, to collect information about your use of our Service over time so that they may play or display ads on our Service, on other websites, apps or services you may use, and on other devices you may use. Typically, though not always, the information used for interest-based advertising is collected through cookies or similar tracking technologies. We may share a common account identifier (such as an email address or user ID) or hashed data with our third party advertising partners to help identify you across devices. We and our third party partners use this information to make the advertisements you see online more relevant to your interests, as well as to provide advertising-related services such as reporting, attribution, analytics and market research.

To learn more about interest-based advertising and how you may be able to opt-out of some of this advertising, you may wish to visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s online resources, at http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices, and/or the DAA’s resources at www.aboutads.info/choices. You may also be able to set your browser to delete or notify you of cookies by actively managing the settings on your browser or mobile device. Please note that some advertising opt-outs may not be effective unless your browser is set to accept cookies. Furthermore, if you use a different device, change browsers or delete the opt-out cookies, you may need to perform the opt-out task again.

You may also be able to limit certain interest-based mobile advertising through the settings on your mobile device by selecting “limit ad tracking” (iOS) or “opt-out of interest based ads” (Android).

Google Analytics and Advertising. We use Google Analytics to recognize you and link the devices you use when you visit our site or Service on your browser or mobile device, log in to your account on our Service, or otherwise engage with us. We share a unique identifier, like a user ID or hashed email address, with Google to facilitate the service. Google Analytics allows us to better understand how our users interact with our Service and to tailor our advertisements and content to you. For information on how Google Analytics collects and processes data, as well as how you can control information sent to Google, review Google's site “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps” located at www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. You can learn about Google Analytics’ currently available opt-outs, including the Google Analytics Browser Ad-On here https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.

We may also utilize certain forms of display advertising and other advanced features through Google Analytics, such as Remarketing with Google Analytics, Google Display Network Impression Reporting, the DoubleClick Campaign Manager Integration, and Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting. These features enable us to use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick advertising cookie) or other third-party cookies together to inform, optimize, and display ads based on your past visits to the Service. You may control your advertising preferences or opt-out of certain Google advertising products by visiting the Google Ads Preferences Manager, currently available at https://google.com/ads/preferences, or by visiting NAI’s online resources at http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices.


7. HOW WE STORE AND PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION

Data storage and transfer: Your information collected through our website may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which BioLinkNow or its affiliates or service providers maintain facilities. If you are located in other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, please note that we may transfer information, including personal information, to a country and jurisdiction that does not have the same data protection laws as your jurisdiction, and you consent to the transfer of information to the U.S. or any other country in which BioLinkNow or its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, or service providers maintain facilities and the use and disclosure of information about you as described in this Privacy Policy. If you wish to enquire further about these transfers, please contact us at hello@biolinknow.com.

Data retention: We will retain your personal information only for as long as reasonably necessary to maintain the Service (if you are connected through Facebook, we maintain your information up to 90 days) to meet legal and accounting obligations, and for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. To determine the appropriate retention period for personal information, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal information, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal information, the purposes for which we process your personal information and the applicable legal requirements. We may anonymize and/or aggregate personal information and store it in order to analyze aggregate metrics and trends.

Keeping your information safe: We care about the security of your information and employ physical, administrative, and technological safeguards designed to preserve the integrity and security of all information collected through our Service. However, no security system is impenetrable, and we cannot guarantee the security of our systems 100%. In the event that any information under our control is compromised as a result of a breach of security, we will take reasonable steps to investigate the situation and, where appropriate, notify those individuals whose information may have been compromised and take other steps, in accordance with any applicable laws and regulations.


8. CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

BioLinkNow does not knowingly collect or solicit any information from anyone under the age of 13 on this Service. In the event that we learn that we have inadvertently collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from a child under 13, please contact us at hello@biolinknow.com.


9. LINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES AND SERVICES

The Service may contain links to and from third-party websites of our business partners, advertisers, and social media sites and our users may post links to third-party websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies. We strongly recommend that you read their privacy policies and terms and conditions of use to understand how they collect, use, and share information. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content on the websites of third-party sites.


10. FOR RESIDENTS IN THE EU AND SWITZERLAND

If you are located in the EU or Switzerland, you have the following rights in respect of your personal information that we hold:

Right to object. You have a right to object to any processing based on our legitimate interests where there are grounds relating to your particular situation. You can object to marketing activities for any reason whatsoever.

Right of access. The right to obtain access to your personal information along with certain information.

Right to rectification. The right to obtain rectification of your personal information without undue delay where that personal information is inaccurate or incomplete.

d. Right to erasure. The right to obtain the erasure of your personal information without undue delay in certain circumstances, such as where the personal information is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which it was collected or processed.

Right to restriction. The right to obtain the restriction of the processing undertaken by us on your personal information in certain circumstances, such as where the accuracy of the personal information is contested by you, for a period enabling us to verify the accuracy of that personal information.

Right to portability. You have the right, in certain circumstances, to receive a copy of the personal information you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format that supports re-use, or to request the transfer of your personal data to another person.

If you wish to exercise one of these rights, please contact us using the contact details listed on the website or email hello@biolinknow.com.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint to your local data protection authority. Further information about how to contact your local data protection authority is available at http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/bodies/authorities/index_en.html.


11. HOW TO CONTACT US

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the Service, please contact us at hello@BioLinkNow.com 


12. CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

We may modify or update this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect the changes in our business and practices, so you should review this page periodically. When we change the policy in a material manner, we will let you know and update the ‘last updated date at the top of this page. If you object to any changes, you may close your account. Continuing to use our Service after we publish changes to this Privacy Policy means that you are consenting to the changes.


Last updated on: 12 September, 2021