Privacy Policy

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.

By using this website, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy. Whenever you submit information via this website, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of that information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

We take efforts to keep your information private and the following Privacy Policy explains how we use the information.

Our Privacy Policy does not apply to websites that are outside of the BioTime, Inc. website.

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.

Revisions

BioTime may revise or withdraw the content, in whole or in part, at any time without notice. BioTime may at any time revise its privacy policy by updating this posting. By using the website, you agree to be bound by any such revisions and you agree to periodically visit this page to determine our then current privacy policy.

Contacts Regarding Personal Information

Please call (510) 521-3390 with any questions regarding personal information.

Terms of Use

Acceptance of Contract Terms; Jurisdiction

In exchange for accessing, browsing and/or using the webite, you agree to be bound by these terms and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including without limitation U.S. export and re-export control laws and regulations. You represent you have the legal authority to accept these website Terms of Use on behalf of yourself or any party you represent. If any provision of these website Terms of Use is held to be invalid by any law, rule, order or regulation of any governmental entity or by the final determination of any state or federal court, such invalidity shall not affect the enforceability of any other provision of the website Terms of Use.

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.

You are hereby granted permission to access the content of this website in whole or in part, (and, except where otherwise specified by BioTime print a single copy of the information for your own personal use), but only for purposes of viewing and browsing through the website. You are also hereby granted permission to store the files on your computer for your own personal use. However, these permissions terminate automatically if you breach any of these Terms of Use. BioTime is not granting you any permission to use the content other than the permission expressly stated in these Terms of Use. All other use of content from the website, including, but not limited to modification, publication, transmission, participation in the transfer or sale of, reproduction, creation of derivative works from, distribution, performance, display, incorporation into another website, reproducing the website (whether by linking, framing or any other method), “mirroring” the website or in any other way exploiting any of the content, in whole or in part, or downloading and using software repeatedly for uses other than those expressly permitted, may not be made without BioTime’s prior express written consent.

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

BioTime does not guarantee the security of any information transmitted to or from the website. You agree to assume the security risk for any information you provide using the website. Any personally identifiable information shall be handled under the self-imposed Privacy Policy outlined in this website.

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.

Links To Third Party Web Sites

BioTime makes no representations whatsoever about any other website which you may access through this website. When you access a non-BioTime website, please understand that it is independent from BioTime, and that BioTime has no control over the content on that website. In addition, a link to a non-BioTime website does not mean that BioTime endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content, or the use, of such website. It is up to you to take precautions to ensure that whatever you select for your use is free of such items as viruses, worms, trojan horses and other items of a destructive nature. BioTime makes no representation or warranty as to any third party products. Note also that BioTime’s Privacy Policy does not apply to any non-BioTime website which may be accessed through the BioTime website other than websites maintained by BioTime subsidiaries. Please refer to such non-BioTime websites’ own privacy policies (if any) to determine the privacy policies which apply when using such non-BioTime websites.

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