The Global Biological Standards Institute® (“GBSI”, “Institute”, “we”, “us”, “our”) respects the privacy of all visitors to our website at www.gbsi.org (the “Site”). GBSI is committed to providing accurate information and professional service while safeguarding privacy. This Privacy Policy applies to all GBSI-controlled websites.

This Privacy Policy describes GBSI privacy practices and how we use the personally identifiable information that you provide to us online (e.g., through the Site). As a general policy, GBSI collects and stores only personal information that is knowingly provided by “Users”. The term “personally identifiable information” as used in this Privacy Policy includes your full name, affiliation, e-mail address, mailing address, and/or telephone number.

We may make periodic changes to this Privacy Policy. If we make changes that affect the way we collect or use your personally identifiable information, these changes and their effective date will be posted in this Privacy Policy. We may modify this Privacy Policy at any time by posting the modified version on our Site and revising the “last updated” notice at the bottom of this web page. Use of the GBSI Site constitutes consent to current policies in effect.

General — Who We Are

GBSI is a non-profit limited liability company exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and other law based in the District of Columbia (“Washington, DC”) of the United States of America. We are not a government agency.

Information We Collect From Your Use of Our Services

GBSI Web servers may automatically collect non-personally identifiable information such as website usage information when you visit the Site, including the following: the number and frequency of visits to each web page, your Internet Protocol address, your browser and platform type, your length of stay, the website from which you entered, device-specific information (such as your hardware model, operating system version, unique device identifiers, and mobile network information), and any actions you take.

How We Use the Information Collected

We may use your personally identifiable information alone or aggregated with other information for a variety of purposes such as communications about GBSI events and documents, Site improvement, maintenance and protection, and development and enforcement of GBSI policies. We may combine the personally identifiable information you provide to GBSI with other information about you that is available to us, including non-personally identifiable information and information from third parties. We will ask for your consent before using information for a purpose other than those that are set out in this Privacy Policy.

How We Share the Information We Collect

We may share the personally identifiable information we collect with other organizations affiliated with GBSI for the purposes described in the “How We Use the Information Collected” section of this Privacy Policy. Third party service providers to whom we supply your personally identifiable information may use this information only to provide GBSI with a specific service and not for any other purpose. We do not make GBSI customer lists available for sale to third parties. We will share personally identifiable information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of GBSI if access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to (a) meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request; (b) enforce applicable Terms of Use [link-out], including investigation of potential violations; (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; or (d) protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of the GBSI, our users or the public as required or permitted by law.

Security

GBSI makes commercially-reasonable efforts to use industry-standard security technologies to secure your information, including personally identifiable information.

Choice

Except as described in this Privacy Policy, GBSI will not use the personally identifiable information you provide to us for purposes different from the purposes for which it was submitted. If you have consented to receive promotional or other e-mail communications from GBSI, we may periodically use your e-mail address to send such e-mail communications. If you want to stop receiving e-mail communications, you can click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of each promotional e-mail.

Third-Party Links

This Site contains links to Internet sites operated by other parties. GBSI is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other Internet sites. The Institute provides links to other Internet sites as a convenience to users. Access to any other Internet sites linked to this Site is at your own discretion and risk.

Correction

You may ask us to review and update the personally identifiable information you provide to us by contacting GBSI or by making changes to your personally identifiable information on-line. We will take reasonable steps to correct personally identifiable information that you inform us is incorrect.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy or its implementation, please contact us.