Privacy Policy

 

Last Updated March 10, 2017

 

Protagenic Therapeutics Inc. (“PTI”) respects the privacy of visitors to our Website, and recognizes your need for protection and management of the information you share with us. Our privacy policy, which applies to all users of our Website, is designed to explain the information we collect and how we use it (“Privacy Policy”). Capitalized terms not defined in this Privacy Policy have the meanings given in our Terms of Use. This Privacy Policy is part of, and incorporated into, the Terms of Use.

 

Please read this entire Privacy Policy before using this Website or submitting information to PTI through this Website. By using this Website and/or submitting information through this Website to PTI, you agree with the terms written below.

 

  1. Data Collection

 

We may collect both “Personal Information” and “Anonymous Information” about our users. Personal Information is information that can be used to contact or identify you, such as your full name and email address, as well as information that is linked to such information. PTI only collects Personal Information when you voluntarily submit it to us. “Anonymous Information” is information that cannot be used to contact or identify you, and is not linked to information that can be used to do so. It includes passively collected information about your activities on the Website, such as usage data, to the extent that information is not linked to your Personal Information. Website visitors can browse and access most of the Website without disclosing Personal Information, although, like most website providers, we may passively collect certain information from your devices, such as your IP address and browser information.

 

  1. How We Use Your Information

 

PTI may use your Personal Information for the following purposes: as a means to contact you to obtain more information, to improve this Website, and to provide you with information that you have requested or additional information which PTI believes may be of interest to you, as well as other purposes. PTI may maintain Personal Information collected in an electronic database. Anonymous Information may be used by PTI for the following purposes: to improve the Website and customize the user experience, among other purposes.

 

  1. How We Share Your Information

 

We know how important it is to keep your information confidential. We will not rent, sell or share your Personal Information with third parties except as specifically approved by you at the time of disclosure or under the circumstances described in this Privacy Policy.

  1. Service Providers
    We may share Personal Information with data processors, consultants and others who perform services on behalf of PTI. PTI has selected companies who maintain high standards with respect to privacy and agree to use the Personal Information only to perform specific services on behalf of PTI and in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy.
  2. Compliance with Laws, Law Enforcement and Safety
    We may disclose information we have collected about you if required to do so by law or if we, in our sole discretion, believe that disclosure is reasonable to comply with the law, requests or orders from law enforcement, or any legal process (whether or not such disclosure is required by applicable law), or to protect or defend PTI’s, or a third party’s, rights or property. We may also reserve the right to disclose information we’ve collected about you for purposes of protecting the health and safety of others.
  3. Business Transactions
    We may share all or some of your Personal Information with any of our parents, subsidiaries, joint venturers, or other companies under common control, in which case we will require them to honor this Privacy Policy.  Additionally, in the event we undergo a business transition such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, your Personal Information may be among the assets transferred. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and are permitted by this Privacy Policy, and that any entity that acquires us, is merged with us or that acquires our assets may continue to process your Personal Information as set forth in this Privacy Policy.

 

  1. Your Choices

 

By submitting Personal Information via the Website, you consent to receive certain communications from us. You may modify or opt out of receiving messages sent for marketing purposes, or certain other communications, by following the unsubscribe instructions in such messages. Please note that despite any indicated marketing preferences, we may send you administrative emails regarding the Website, including, for example, notices of updates to our Privacy Policy.

 

You may revise your Personal Information by contacting us directly at info@protagenic.com. However, please note that we may be required to maintain certain Personal Information, or to maintain certain Personal Information for a period of time, in which case we will comply with your deletion request only after we have fulfilled such requirements. When we delete any information, it will be deleted from our active database, but may remain in our archives. We may retain your information for fraud detection or similar purposes. Note that if we have already disclosed some of your Personal Information to third parties, we cannot access that Personal Information any longer and cannot compel the deletion or modification of any such information by the parties to whom we have made those disclosures.

 

  1. Security and Data Retention

 

We are very concerned with safeguarding your information. We employ all reasonable administrative, physical and electronic measures designed to protect your information from unauthorized access. We will make any legally required disclosures of any breach of the security, confidentiality, or integrity of your unencrypted electronically stored “personal data” (as defined in applicable state statutes on security breach notification) to you via email or conspicuous posting on the Website in the most expedient time possible and without unreasonable delay, insofar as it is consistent with (i) the legitimate needs of law enforcement or (ii) any measures necessary to determine the scope of the breach and restore the reasonable integrity of the data system. Although guaranteed security does not exist either on or off the Internet, we make commercially reasonable efforts to make the collection and security of such information consistent with this Privacy Policy and all applicable laws and regulations. We will retain your Personal Information only for as long as necessary to fulfill the purpose(s) for which it was collected and to comply with applicable laws. Your consent to such purpose remains valid after termination of our relationship with you.

 

  1. Third-Party Content and Websites

 

As a convenience to our visitors, our Website may contain third party content (“Third Party Content”) and links to third party websites (“Third Party Websites”) that we believe may offer useful information. We do not investigate or monitor Third Party Content and Third Party Websites, and therefore are not liable or responsible for the same.   Third Party Websites have their own privacy policies and the Privacy Policy presented here does not apply to those websites. You should contact these websites directly for information on their privacy policies, confidentiality agreements and data collection/distribution procedures.

 

  1. Children’s Policy

 

We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. The Website is not directed at or intended for anyone under 18 years of age. Additionally, in accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), we do not knowingly collect or solicit Personal Information from individuals under 13 years of age and no one under age 13 may provide any Personal Information to us. If we later obtain actual knowledge that a user is under 13 years of age, we will take steps to remove that user’s Personal Information from our system. If you are the parent or guardian of a child whom you believe has disclosed Personal Information to us, please contact us at info@protagenic.com so that we may delete and remove such information from our system.

 

  1. Cookies

 

Our Website currently does not use “non-persistent cookies,” small data files that a server gives to your browser when you access a website. In the event that PTI begins to use non-persistent cookies, we will update this Privacy Policy and notify you of the changes therein, as well as provide you with an opportunity to opt out. Please note that linked third party websites may use cookies. PTI cannot control the use of such cookies. Note when you link from our Website to another website, that website may have the ability to recognize that you have come from our Website. If you do not want other websites to know that you have been on our Website, we recommend that you do not use the links provided in our Website.

 

  1. Privacy Policy Updates

 

PTI may, at any time, revise this Privacy Policy. However, we will not make any adverse, material changes to the way we use your Personal Information, as described in this Privacy Policy, without giving you an opportunity to opt out. Your continued use of the Website after this Privacy Policy has been amended shall be deemed to be your continued acceptance of the terms and conditions of the Privacy Policy, as amended. We encourage you to bookmark this webpage and review this Privacy Policy regularly.

 

  1. California Privacy Rights

 

Under California’s “Shine the Light” law, California residents have the right to request in writing from businesses with whom they have an established business relationship: (i) a list of the categories of Personal Information, such as name, address, email address, and the type of services provided to that individual, that a business has disclosed to third parties (including affiliates that are separate legal entities) during the immediately preceding calendar year for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes, and (ii) the names and addresses of all such third parties. To request the above information, California residents can email us at info@protagenic.com.

 

  1. Questions

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Website, or your dealings with this Website, please contact us via email at info@protagenic.com or send a letter to Protagenic Therapeutics, Inc., 149 Fifth Ave, Suite 500, New York, NY 10010.