- Sony Biotechnology
- Sony Biotechnology
Last update: June 13, 2018
This policy describes Sony Biotechnology Inc. and its affiliates ("SBT"), use of your data. References in this policy to SBT, we or us shall mean Sony Biotechnology, Inc.
Please note that when you enter any subsites accessible through SBT Websites, such subsites may have their own specific privacy policies. Additionally, the websites of affiliated SBT companies, including some that are linked to/from the SBT Websites, may have different policies; therefore, please review the privacy policies on those websites if you visit them.
With the exception of information related to establishing an account and login credentials for any of the SBT Websites, SBT does not generally require that you provide us with personal data in order to visit and use the SBT Websites. Please note that in order to participate in some activities, such as sweepstakes, contests and other promotions (collectively, “Promotions”) and social media, we may ask you to provide information that could reasonably be used to contact you or to identify you personally (such as your name, company name, title, e-mail address, mailing address and telephone number). SBT may also ask you to provide other information about yourself, which may include demographic information such as geographic region, age, etc., or certain information about your preferences and interests.
Therefore, the information that we collect from you and process may include:
We may offer opportunities to enter into Promotions, on our own or jointly with a third party. Such Promotions may require registration and the disclosure of both personal data and non-personal data. In the event that a Promotion is offered jointly with a third party, as a result of your participation in such Promotion, your personal data and non-personal data may be shared with such third party. This sharing will be disclosed to you at the time you provide your information. By entering a Promotion, you are agreeing to the official rules that govern that Promotion, which may contain specific requirements of you, including, except where prohibited by law, allowing the sponsor and/or other third parties connected to the Promotion to use your name, voice and/or likeness in advertising and marketing materials. Therefore always carefully read the rules of the Promotion before entering.
In addition to any personal data or other information that you choose to provide to us via the SBT Websites, whenever you visit or interact with the SBT Websites, SBT may automatically collect certain information such as your IP address and/or another unique identifier (“Device Identifier”) for the computer, mobile device, technology or other device (“Device”) you use to access the SBT Websites and any referring website. (A Device Identifier is a number that is automatically assigned to your Device when you access a Website, mobile app or other digital property or its servers. The SBT Websites identify your Device by its Device Identifier).
SBT may also automatically collect information about your Device, such as the platform, operating system, or browser type for the Device you use to access the SBT Websites and any referring property.
Some mobile service providers may also provide us or our third-party service providers with information regarding the physical location of the Device used to access the SBT Websites.
In addition, SBT, as well as certain third-party analytics and other service providers, may use a variety of technologies that automatically or passively collect information about how you use the SBT Websites ("Usage Information"). Usage Information may include, in part, browser type, operating system, IP address, the content served, the time at which a page was accessed and/or the time spent on a page, and the preceding pages views.
Therefore, the information that we may automatically collect from you and process may include:
We process this personal data for the following purposes:
In addition, we may send you direct marketing in relation to our services, or other services provided by our affiliates and carefully selected partners. You will be able to opt-out of those materials by following the instructions in the communication.
SBT may share your personal data with companies affiliated with SBT (“Affiliates")*, so that those Affiliates can (i) assist us with fulfilling your requests or improving our products, services or advertising; and/or (ii) contact you about other products, services or other offerings that may be of interest to you.
* Affiliates: meaning worldwide affiliate offices, agents and administrators that represent and work with SBT, such as sub-publishers, performance societies, licensees and local agents.
We may from time to time employ third parties to perform functions on our behalf, and thus, we may also share your personal data with third-party service providers that assist us with providing services, fulfilling your requests, improving our products, services or advertising, or otherwise performing services for SBT. As one example, if you access content or services that are published, developed or supported by an Affiliate or third party, your personal data may be shared with that Affiliate or third party for purposes related to that content or those services, including service administration and/or development. Additionally, we may share your information in order to host or operate the SBT Websites, for data analysis purposes, and for the administration of Promotions, such as in connection with winner selection and prize fulfillment.
We may offer you the opportunity to consent to the sharing of your information with third parties, for example so you are able to receive information and/or marketing offers from third parties. Additionally, you may request, sometimes through your use of an interactive feature or third-party application, that we share personal data about you with a third party, and we will typically do so in those circumstances. If you consent or request to receive communications from third parties, you will need to communicate with them directly if you later decide that you no longer wish to receive their communications.
We may share your personal data with Affiliates for internal reasons, primarily for business and operational purposes, including any corporate reorganization, restructuring or other corporate change. In addition, SBT or any of its assets, including the SBT Websites, may be sold, or other transactions may occur in which your personal data is one of the key business assets in the transaction. In such a case, your personal data may be one of the business assets we transfer. Hence, SBT reserves the right to disclose and transfer user information, including personal data, in connection with any activity and/or transaction described above.
We may transfer and disclose information, including your personal data, (including Usage Information and Device Identifier (including IP address)), to third parties: (i) to comply with legal obligations; (ii) when we believe in good faith that the law requires it; (iii) at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation; (iv) to verify or enforce our Terms & Conditions or other applicable policies; (v) to respond to an emergency; or (vi) to otherwise protect the rights, property, safety or security of third parties, visitors to the SBT Websites or the public. We may also use Device Identifiers to identify users, and may do so in cooperation with copyright owners, internet service providers, wireless service providers or law enforcement agencies, in our discretion. Such disclosures may be carried out without notice to you.
Functionality on the SBT Websites may permit interactions between third-party websites, such as enabling you to “like” or “share” content to third-party websites. If you choose to “like” or “share” content or to otherwise post information from or via SBT Websites to a third-party property, feature or application, that information may become public and the third-party property may have access to information about you and your use of the SBT Websites, including personal data.
You may also choose to participate in a third party application or feature (such as one of our Facebook applications or a similar application or feature on a third-party property) through which you allow us to collect and share (or the third party to share) information about you, including personal data. The third party may allow you to remove the application or feature, in which case we will no longer collect information about you through the application or feature, but we may retain the information previously collected. In addition, we may receive information about you if other users of a third-party property give us access to their profiles and you are one of their “connections,” or if information about you is otherwise accessible through your “connections” web page, profile page, or similar page on a social networking or other third-party property or interactive service.
SBT uses commercially reasonable safeguards to help protect and secure your personal data, and we use reasonable efforts to obtain the agreement of our Affiliates and third-party service providers to take steps to protect the confidentiality, security, and integrity of personal data we share with them. However, no electronic data transmission or storage of information can be guaranteed to be 100% private and secure. Please be careful to avoid ‘phishing’ schemes, where someone may send you an e-mail that looks like it is from SBT asking for your personal data. You understand that any message or information you send to a SBT Property may be read or intercepted by others. SBT does not ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you use the SBT Websites and provide us with your information at your own risk.
The SBT Websites are open to all individuals, though some Promotions may have age restrictions. We do not knowingly collect or permit the collection, storage or use of any personal data from anyone under 16 years of age.
If you are a parent or guardian who knows or has discovered that your child under the age of 13 has submitted his or her personal data or other information without your consent, permission or authorization, upon request, we will promptly: (a) provide direct notice to you indicating what, if any, personal data of your child has been collected and how it has been used and/or disclosed; (b) remove your child’s personal data or other information from our database, cease the use of such information and direct any other party with access to such information to do the same; and (c) by notice to you, confirm compliance with the foregoing.
Your California Privacy Rights: If you are a California resident, you have the right to receive: (a) information identifying any third party(ies) to whom SBT may have disclosed, within the preceding calendar year, your personal data for that third party’s direct marketing purposes; (b) a description of the categories of personal data disclosed; and (c) to obtain such information free of charge. To request such information, please or submit your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. SBT will respond to these requests within thirty 30 days. Requests that come to SBT by other means may result in a delayed response.
How can you access your personal data and what are your rights?
If you would like a copy of the personal data that we store about you in our customer databases, please contact us using the details given in the “Contact us” section below.
This is in addition to your legal rights, including the right to access a copy of your personal data, the right to request the deletion or updating of any inaccurate personal data and the right to object, in some cases, to our processing of your personal data. You can exercise these rights by contacting us using the details given in the “Contact us” section below.
Where we are processing personal data based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of the processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
You may also have, for some data processed by us, a right to data portability, i.e. the right to receive your personal data in a structured, commonly used machine-readable format and transmit your personal data to another data controller.
You can exercise these rights by contacting us using the details given in the “Contact us” section below. You may be asked to provide some proof of identification so that we can verify that it is you making the request.
If you are concerned that we have not complied with your legal rights or applicable privacy laws, you may contact us or your local data protection authority.
We will only retain your personal data for as long as is reasonably necessary for the various purposes set out in this policy or to otherwise comply with any applicable laws and regulations concerning the mandatory retention of certain types of information.
Sony Biotechnology Inc.
Attention: Privacy Officer
1730 North First Street
San Jose, CA 95112, USA