Privacy Policy

Last Updated: July 29, 2021

LevitasBio, Inc. and its affiliates (“LevitasBio” “we,” “our,” and/or “us”) values the privacy of individuals who use our websites (such as www.levitasbio.com), or other services that link to this Privacy Policy (collectively, the “Services”).  This privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”) explains how we collect, use, and disclose information from users of the Services (“Users”). If you are located in the European Economic Area (“EEA”) or the United Kingdom, “information” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual. By using the Services, you agree to the collection, use, and disclosure of your information as described in this Privacy Policy.  Beyond this Privacy Policy, your use of the Services is also subject to the Terms of Service.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We may collect a variety of information from or about you or your devices from various sources, as described below.  If you do not provide your information when requested, you may not be able to use the Services if that information is necessary to provide you with the Services or if we are legally required to collect it.

Information You Provide to Us

  • Communications.  If you contact us directly to learn more about LeviCell for your lab, or to request a quote, we may receive information about you.  For example, we will receive your first and last name, phone number, email address, company name, job title, application, cell types of interest and any additional information you choose to share. If you subscribe to our newsletter, we will receive your name and email address.
  • Careers.  If you decide to apply for a job with us, you may submit your contact information and your resume through our career portal.  We will collect the information you choose to provide us as part of your job application, such as your contact information, current employment information, and other information you choose to submit with your application and on your resume.  If you apply for a job with us through a third-party platform (such as LinkedIn), we will collect the information you make available to us through such third-party platform.


Information We Collect When You Use Our Services

  • Location Information.  When you use the Services, we may infer your general location information.  For example, your IP address may indicate your general geographic region.
  • Usage Information.  To help us understand how you use the Services and to help us improve them, we automatically receive information about your interactions with the Services, such as the pages or other content you view and /or download, and the dates and times of your visits.
  • Analytics Partners.  We use analytics services such as Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager to collect and process certain analytics data.  These services may also collect information about your use of other websites, applications, and online resources.  You can learn about Google’s practices by going to https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/ and opt out of them by downloading the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on, available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
  • Information from Cookies and Similar Technologies.  We and our third-party partners may collect information using cookies, pixel tags, or similar technologies.  Our third-party partners, such as analytics and advertising partners, may use these technologies to collect information about your online activities over time and across different services.  Cookies are small text files containing a string of alphanumeric characters.  We may use both session cookies and persistent cookies.  A session cookie disappears after you close your browser.  A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the Services.

Please review your web browser’s “Help” file to learn the proper way to modify your cookie settings.  Please note that if you delete or choose not to accept cookies from the Services, you may not be able to utilize the features of the Services to their fullest potential.

HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT

We use the information we collect:

  • To provide, maintain, debug, improve, and enhance the Services;
  • To understand and analyze how you use the Services, and develop new products, services, features, and functionalities;
  • To understand and analyze usage patterns;
  • To process your job application;
  • To communicate with you, provide you with updates and other information relating to the Services, provide information that you request, respond to comments and questions, and otherwise provide customer support;
  • To find and prevent fraud, and respond to trust and safety issues that may arise;
  • For compliance purposes, including enforcing the Terms of Service or other legal rights, or as may be required by applicable laws and regulations or requested by any judicial process or governmental agency; and
  • For other purposes for which we provide specific notice at the time the information is collected.


WHAT ARE COOKIES AND HOW DO WE USE THEM

Cookies are small files of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. They contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
We use cookies, beacons, invisible tags, and similar technologies (collectively “Cookies”) to collect information about your browsing activities and to distinguish you from other users of the Services. This aids your experience when you use the Services and also allows us to improve the functionality of the Services. Cookies can be used for performance management, collecting information on how our Services are being used for analytics purposes. They can also be used for functionality management, enabling us to make the User’s visit more efficient by, for example, remembering language preferences, passwords and log-in details. We may also use pixel tags and web beacons on our Services. These are tiny graphic images placed on web pages or in our emails that allow us to determine whether you have performed a specific action. Below is an overview of the types of Cookies we and third parties may use to collect information.

  • Strictly necessary cookies. Some Cookies are strictly necessary to make the Services available to you. We cannot provide you with the Services without this type of cookies.
  • Functional cookies. These are used to recognize you when you return to the Services. This enables us to adapt our content for you, and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Analytical or Performance cookies. We also use Cookies for website and app analytics purposes in order to operate, maintain and improve our Services. We may use our own analytics cookies or use third party analytics providers such as Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager to collect and process certain analytics data on our behalf. These providers may also collect information about your use of other websites, apps, and online resources. You can opt out of all cookies, or just 3rd party cookies, by going to your browser settings. Using your browser settings to block all cookies, including strictly necessary ones, may interfere with proper site operation.

Where required by applicable law, we obtain your consent to use Cookies. You can find more information about your rights and choices, and how to block the use of certain Cookies in the section “Your Rights and Choices” below.

LEGAL BASES FOR PROCESSING EUROPEAN INFORMATION

If you are located in the European Economic Area or the United Kingdom, we only process your information when we have a valid “legal basis”, including when:

  • You have consented to the use of your information, for example to send you marketing communications or to use Cookies.
  • Contractual necessity. We need your information to provide you with the Services, for example to respond to your inquiries.
  • Compliance with a legal obligation. We have a legal obligation to use your information, for example to comply with tax and accounting obligations.
  • Legitimate interests. We or a third party have a legitimate interest in using your information. In particular, we have a legitimate interest in using your information for product development and internal analytics purposes, and otherwise to improve the safety, security, and performance of our Services. We only rely on our or a third party’s legitimate interests to process your information when these interests are not overridden by your rights and interests.


HOW WE SHARE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT

We do not share or otherwise disclose information we collect from you except as described below or otherwise disclosed to you at the time of the collection.

  • Affiliates.  We may share any information we receive with our affiliates for any of the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.
  • Vendors and Service Providers.  We may share any information we receive with vendors and service providers retained in connection with the provision of the Services.
  • Analytics Partners.  We use analytics services such as Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager to collect and process certain analytics data.  These services may also collect information about your use of other websites, applications, and online resources.  You can learn about Google’s practices by going to https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/ and opt out of them by downloading the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on, available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
  • As Required by Law and Similar Disclosures.  We may access, preserve, and disclose your personal information if we believe doing so is required or appropriate to: (i) comply with law enforcement requests and legal process, such as a court order or subpoena; (ii) respond to your requests; or (iii) protect your, our, or others’ rights, property, or safety.
  • Merger, Sale, or Other Asset Transfers.  We may disclose and transfer your personal information to service providers, advisors, potential transactional partners, or other third parties in connection with the consideration, negotiation, or completion of a corporate transaction in which we are acquired by or merged with another company or we sell, liquidate, or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets.
  • Consent.  We may also disclose personal information with your permission.


YOUR RIGHTS AND CHOICES

Marketing Communications.  You can unsubscribe from our promotional emails via the link provided in the emails.  Even if you opt out of receiving promotional messages from us, you will continue to receive administrative messages from us.

Do Not Track.  There is no accepted standard on how to respond to Do Not Track signals, and we do not respond to such signals.

If you choose not to provide us with the information we collect, some features of the Services may not work as intended.

How to Block Cookies. You can block Cookies by setting your internet browser to block some or all the Cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all Cookies (including essential Cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our Services. By using our Services you consent to our use of Cookies and our processing of information collected through such cookies, in accordance with this Privacy Policy. You can withdraw your consent at any time by deleting placed cookies and disabling Cookies in your browser, or as explained below. You can change your browser settings to block or notify you when you receive a Cookie, delete Cookies or browse our Services using your browser’s anonymous usage setting. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about how to adjust or modify your browser settings. If you do not agree to our use of Cookies or similar technologies which store information on your device, you should change your browser settings accordingly. You should understand that some features of our Services may not function properly if you do not accept Cookies or these technologies. Where required by applicable law, you will be asked to consent to certain Cookies and similar technologies before we use or install them on your computer or other device.

Your European Privacy Rights. If you are located in the European Economic Area or the United Kingdom, you have the additional rights described below:

  • You may request access to the information we maintain about you, update and correct inaccuracies in your information, restrict or object to the processing of your information, have the information anonymized or deleted, as appropriate, or exercise your right to data portability to easily transfer your information to another company. In addition, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, including in your country of residence, place of work or where an incident took place.
  • You may withdraw any consent you previously provided to us regarding the processing of your information, at any time and free of charge. We will apply your preferences going forward and this will not affect the lawfulness of the processing before you withdrew your consent.


You may exercise these rights by contacting us using the contact details at the end of this Privacy Policy. Before meeting your request, we may ask you to provide reasonable information to verify your identity. Please note that there are exceptions and limitations to each of these rights, and that while any changes you make will be reflected in active user databases instantly or within a reasonable period of time, we may retain information for backups, archiving, prevention of fraud and abuse, analytics, satisfaction of legal obligations, or where we otherwise reasonably believe that we have a legitimate reason to do so.

THIRD PARTIES

The Services may contain links to other websites, products, or services that we do not own or operate (“Third-Party Services”).  We are not responsible for the privacy practices of the Third-Party Services.  Please be aware that this Privacy Policy does not apply to your activities on these Third-Party Services or any information you disclose to the Third-Party Services.  We encourage you to read the privacy policies of the Third-Party Services.

RETENTION

We take measures to delete your information or keep it in a form that does not permit identifying you when this information is no longer necessary for the purposes for which we process it, unless we are required by law to keep this information for a longer period. When determining the specific retention period, we take into account various criteria, such as the type of service provided to you, the nature and length of our relationship with you, and mandatory retention periods provided by law and the statute of limitations.

SECURITY

We make reasonable efforts to protect your personal information by using physical and electronic safeguards designed to improve the security of the personal information we maintain.  However, as no electronic transmission or storage of information can be entirely secure, we can make no guarantees as to the security or privacy of your personal information.

INTERNATIONAL VISITORS

The Services are hosted in the United States.  If you choose to use the Services from the European Union or other regions of the world with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, then please note that you are transferring your personal information outside of those regions to the United States for storage and processing.  We may transfer information from the European Union or the United Kingdom to the United States as needed to perform the Services that you have requested from us, or with your consent. Also, we may transfer your data from the U.S. to other countries or regions in connection with storage and processing of data, fulfilling your requests, and operating the Services.  By providing any information, including personal information, on or to the Services, you consent to such transfer, storage, and processing.

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

We do not knowingly collect, maintain, or use personal information from children under 16 years of age, and no part of the Services are directed to children.  If you learn that a child has provided us with personal information in violation of this Privacy Policy, please alert us at contact@levitasbio.com.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We will post any adjustments to the Privacy Policy on this page, and the revised version will be effective when it is posted.  If we materially change the ways in which we use or share personal information previously collected from you through the Services, we will attempt to notify you through the Services, by email, or by other means.

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about our processing activities, please email us at contact@levitasbio.com or write to us at:

1455 Adams Drive
Menlo Park, CA 94025
USA