During the course of our relationship with our customers over the BioTime, Inc. websites we may collect certain information that is required for us to communicate with, and provide superior service to, our customers. This information is collected when our customers call us or visit our website or purchase products over our website. This information consists of personal information that our customers provide such as e-mail address, mailing address, products purchased and the technical questions asked.
This website is not intended for children under the age of 18. We will not knowingly collect information from website visitors in this age group. We encourage parents to talk to their children about their use of the Internet and the information they disclose to websites.
Passive Information Collected and Uses of Passive Information
As you navigate the website, certain anonymous information can be passively collected (that is, gathered without you actively providing the information) using various technologies. Your Internet browser automatically transmits to this website some of this anonymous information, such as the URL of the website you just came from and the Internet Protocol (IP) address and the browser version your computer is currently using. We use this passive information in the following manners:
- To gather statistical information used to improve website performance.
- To gather market research information to provide new products or services.
- To track purchase history information.
- To improve this website.
- To notify our customers (with their permission) of new products and services.
Personally Identifiable Information
If you provide personally identifiable information to this website, we may combine such information with other actively collected information unless we specify otherwise at the point of collection.
BioTime does not disclose personal information to third parties, except in the following instances.
- When permission has been explicitly granted by the individual who submitted the information.
- When a sub-contractor who has concluded a non-disclosure agreement with us beforehand is consigned personal information in part or in entirety in a range necessary for achieving the intended purpose.
- When it is required by a court of law or a government agency or authority.
- When disclosed so that personal identification is not possible.
- When personal information is consigned to a third party, appropriate supervision implemented through contractual arrangements ensures that there is no leakage or re-offering of the entrusted information.
Handling of Personally Identifiable Information
Personal information gathered on the BioTime website will be handled according to the use specified or according to the permission granted by you. Personal information may also be used when it is necessary to contact you directly.
BioTime will never sell or rent your information to other marketers.
BioTime may disclose personal information to its subsidiaries that provide products offered on this website.
BioTime will take reasonable steps to protect your personally identifiable information as you transmit your information from your computer to our site and to protect such information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. You should keep in mind that no Internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error-free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from this website may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail. Moreover, where you use passwords, ID numbers, or other special access features on this website, it is your responsibility to safeguard them.
Contacts Regarding Personal Information
Please call (510) 521-3390 with any questions regarding personal information.
Acceptance of Contract Terms; Jurisdiction
If you do not agree to these terms, please do not use this website.
The website is controlled and operated in whole or in part by BioTime, Inc. from its offices within the United States. BY ACCESSING THE WEBSITE YOU AGREE THAT THE STATUTES AND LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, U.S.A., WITHOUT REGARD TO CONFLICTS OF LAWS PRINCIPLES, WILL APPLY TO ALL MATTERS RELATING TO USE OF THE SITE, AND YOU AGREE THAT ANY LITIGATION SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OF THE STATE OR FEDERAL COURTS IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, U.S.A. Those who access the website from other locations do so at their own risk and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. BioTime makes no representation that the content in the website is appropriate or available for use in other locations, and access to it from territories where the content is illegal is prohibited. You acknowledge that BioTime reserves the right in its sole discretion to refuse or terminate access to the website by you at any time.
Use of Content
This website is © COPYRIGHT 2011 BioTime, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
While BioTime provides the information on this server to anyone, we retain copyright on all copyrightable aspects of the website. You acknowledge that you have been advised by BioTime that the content is protected in the U.S. and internationally by a variety of laws, including but not limited to, copyright laws and treaty provisions, trademark laws and other proprietary rights laws (collectively “Rights”). In addition to BioTime’s rights in individual elements of the content, BioTime and/or its licensors own a copyright in the selection, coordination and arrangement of the content.
Trademarks and Service Marks
The word-mark BioTime is owned by BioTime, Inc. Other marks, such as product and service names, found on this website and on websites of our subsidiaries are owned by BioTime or by their respective owners. No trademark or service mark of BioTime or its subsidiaries may be used as a hyperlink without prior written permission. Your use of those trademarks in advertising and the promotion of products and services requires the prior written consent of BioTime and its subsidiaries and requires an accompanying statement that the trademarks belong to BioTime or a BioTime subsidiary.
Submissions of Information
Do not send any confidential or proprietary technical or scientific information to BioTime through the website that is not personally identifiable information. Any technical or scientific information you do send to BioTime through the website will be deemed NOT to be confidential. For any information you do send, you hereby grant BioTime an unrestricted, royalty-free, irrevocable license to use, reproduce, display, perform, modify, transmit and distribute the information, and agree that BioTime is similarly licensed to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques that you send BioTime for any purpose, without compensation to you.
You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from this website any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, or profane material, or any other material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under the law.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY
BIOTIME AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES DO NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE, VALIDITY, ACCURACY, OR RELIABILITY OF, OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF, OR OTHERWISE RESPECTING, THE CONTENT OF THIS SITE OR ANY OTHER WEBSITES LINKED TO OR FROM THIS WEBSITE. THE CONTENT OF THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT POSSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, BIOTIME AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR OTHER VIOLATION OF RIGHTS.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR LIMITATION ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY.
You may not rely upon the information contained in this website for any commercial decision. If you are considering licensing any product or service provided by BioTime or any of its subsidiaries, please contact BioTime or the BioTime subsidiary for updated information specific to your needs. Further, BioTime and its subsidiaries will be not be liable for any representation, warranty or covenant unless set forth in a binding contract with executed by responsible officers of all parties to that contract.
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LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
BIOTIME AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THIS WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT OR LINKS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
Any statements herein that are forward-looking are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You are cautioned that forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties which may affect business prospects and performance. Actual results may differ materially from the results predicted, and reported results should not be considered an indication of future performance. Potential risks and uncertainties may include economic, competitive, governmental, technological, or other factors.
Updated July 31, 2011