PRIVACY POLICY

(Last Updated January 1, 2020)

This Privacy Policy describes how BIOS treats customer’s personal information obtained through the Website, including through email, voicemail, telephone and other methods of communication. By using the Website and communicating with BIOS, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy does not apply to information provided directly to any third parties except our Website Service Providers. Terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in the BIOS Lighting Terms of Use.

BIOS collects various personal information from you and about you, including your name, mailing address, billing address, email address, telephone number, cellphone number, credit card information, banking information, financial information, government-issued identification information; characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law; commercial information (such as transaction information); professional or employment information; internet or other electronic network activity information such as browsing, purchasing or consumer history and other information relating to your interactions with the Website, our advertising and our BIOS Companies; geolocation data; and audio, electronic or visual information (such as calls, emails and voicemails).

BIOS may use your information for any purposes permitted by law or as we may notify you, and these uses include filling your requests for products or services; processing purchases or return transactions; improving our products and services; responding to your inquiries; communicating with you about BIOS, your purchases, our relationship, this Privacy Policy or BIOS’ Terms of Use; protecting our company, our customers and our Website; responding to subpoena or court order; and providing you with information about new products, services, offers, product features or updates, and industry news, third-party products and services you might find interesting.

We may share your information with any of the following: the BIOS family of companies, including our affiliates and Website Service Providers; third parties who perform services on our behalf including vendors, payment processors, banks and other financial institutions; any successor or assign to all or a part of BIOS’ business (whether by merger, acquisition, corporate reorganization or other change in control); any third parties, including governmental agencies or investigatory bodies, in response to subpoena, court order or in connection with investigation of any potential fraud or crime; and any other persons we may describe to you. We may display information you post on our Website.

BIOS’ Website may contain links to other third-party sites that are not governed by this Privacy Policy. If you click on a link to a third-party site, you will be taken to a site we do not control.  We are not responsible for these third-party sites or their privacy practices. We do not control any third parties’ collection or use of your information and third parties may share your information with others and may use your information for their own marketing purposes or the marketing purposes of others, which may include interest-based advertising.

Our Website is meant for adults. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable data from persons under the age of 16, and strive to comply with the provisions of The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. If you think your under 16 year old child has provided us with information, please contact us at the address listed at the end of this Policy to assist us in protecting your child’s privacy online.

Information we maintain may be stored in the United States and, if you live outside of the United States, you understand this site is subject to U.S. laws, which may not provide the same level of protections as those in your own country, and you agree that we may transfer, process, use, share and store your personal information in the United States.  If you are a resident of California, you have certain additional rights relating to your personal information and these rights are set out in our “California Residents – Privacy Policy”.  The European Union has adopted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that imposes additional obligations on all companies that handle EU citizen’s personal information, regardless of where the company may be located, and while this Website operates under U.S. law, you may refer to the European Commission website managed by the Directorate-General for Communication, https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection_en, for more information regarding your privacy rights as a citizen of the European Union.

From time to time, we may change our Privacy Policy, including our policy for California residents. We will notify you of any material changes to the extent required by law, and will post an updated copy on our website.

 

 

If you wish to contact us regarding BIOS’ Terms of Use or Privacy Policy, or to submit a request under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 or any other privacy law, please contact us at:

Biological Innovations and Optimization Systems, LLC

2796 Loker Ave W Suite #111, Carlsbad, CA 92010

Customer Service:(321) 260-2467

Email: info@bioslighting.com

California Residents – Privacy Rights:

If you are a California resident, you have the following rights relating to your personal information under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (the “CCPA”).  “Personal Information” is information that identifies, relates to, or could reasonably be linked directly or indirectly to a particular California resident.  Please note that your identity will need to be verified in order to process any request received under the CCPA and certain of your Personal Information is not subject to access or deletion rights under the CCPA.

  • You have the right to ask us to delete any of your Personal Information collected by us, unless the CCPA recognizes an exception.
  • You have the right to request us to disclose to you, no more than twice in a 12-month period, the personal information about you that BIOS collects, uses, discloses, and sells during the preceding 12 months, which shall include the following:

 

  • The categories of Personal Information we’ve collected about you.
  • The sources from which we collected such information.
  • The third parties with whom we’ve shared that Personal Information and to whom we’ve sold that Personal Information.
  • The business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling that Personal Information.
  • The specific pieces of Personal Information we’ve collected about you.
  • You have the right to opt-out of BIOS sale of your personal information.

For purposes of exercising your above rights as a California resident, please note the following:

BIOS collects the following categories of Personal Information: Identifiers (such as name and government-issued identification information); personal information (such as contact and financial information); characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law; commercial information (such as transaction information); professional or employment information; internet or other electronic network activity information; geolocation data; audio, electronic or visual information (such as calls, emails and voicemails).

BIOS discloses the following categories of Personal Information for a business purpose: Identifiers (such as name and government-issued identification information); personal information (such as contact and financial information); characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law; commercial information (such as transaction information); professional or employment information; internet or other electronic network activity information; geolocation data; audio, electronic or visual information (such as calls, emails and voicemails).

BIOS has not sold any Personal Information subject to the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 for monetary or other valuable consideration in the past 12 months.

You will not be discriminated against because you exercised your rights under this California Residents section of the Privacy Policy.

 

 

COOKIE NOTICE

Biological Innovations and Optimization Systems, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (also known and referred to as BIOS), uses cookies, web beacons and similar technologies on its website, www.bioslighting.com, including its related subdomains and microsites (collectively the “Website”).  In this notice, BIOS” or “we” refers to us, our affiliates, and relevant third-party service providers.

A cookie is a small text file, with an ID tag, that is transferred to your computer browser when you visit our Website.  The cookie assigns a unique identifier to your device and stores that data, along with your preferences and settings, to remember who you are.  We may also use web beacons that count users who have visited our Website, and gather usage and performance data.  These technologies enhance your experience in using our Website and enable companies to market products and services and deliver targeted advertising to you.  By using the Website you agree to our use and placement of cookies on your device and our use of web beacons.  Our Website may also include cookies and web beacons from third-party providers, such as site analytics and other content providers.  We do not control the dissemination of these technologies by third party providers and these can be managed through your browser or by checking the third party’s website for more information.

You may opt-out of our use of these technologies through your browser settings and may enable, disable or delete cookies, and/or set the browser to notify you whenever a cookie is stored on your device.  For more information on how to make these changes you may refer to the settings of the browser you are using to view the Website (typically located under “Help” or “Tools”) and additional guidance is available at www.allaboutcookies.org.  Please note that if you disable or delete these technologies, you may not be able to access certain areas of our Website, and certain features and functions of the Website may not work properly.  If you access our Website through a different device or browser you will need to complete the opt-out procedures again as your elected settings are specific to each browser and device.