Privacy Policy

Last Updated: June 27th, 2018

 

Introduction

Max Planck Florida Corporation (“Max Planck Florida” or “we”) is committed to protecting your privacy. This privacy policy (the “Policy”) sets out our policy regarding collection and use of information through the Max Planck Florida web site (the “Site”). The Policy only governs Max Planck Florida’s collection and treatment of information gathered through the Site; it does not govern information collected by Max Planck Florida through other means; nor does it govern the collection and treatment of information by any other entity.

Please read the information below to learn about the information collection in connection with your use of this Site and how it is used. By using the Site, you agree to be bound by the terms of this Policy. If you do not accept the terms of this Policy, please do not use the site. This Policy may change from time to time without notice. In that case, a revised Policy will be posted to the Site. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this Site and this Policy periodically and to be aware of any modifications. By continuing to use the Site after the Policy is changed, you indicate your acceptance of the Policy as revised.

Information Collection and Use

We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us when asked on our Site. We may collect personal contact information, including but not limited to name, address, phone number and email address, that you provide to us when you request information through the Site. We limit the use of any personal information on file to the purposes for which we intend to use it, as set forth in this Policy. We use your personal information to provide any services that you requested. We may also use your personal information to provide you with customized marketing and promotional services. If you do not wish to receive this information, please click on the “Unsubscribe” link shown on our emails to you or contact us at privacy at maxplanckflorida.org and we will remove your name from our mailing lists.

Release of Information

We will not sell, lease or otherwise give this personal information to third parties except in the following circumstances:

  • When we need to share your personal information to provide you with any information you have requested;
  • When we have your consent to share the personal information;
  • If we are required to do so by subpoena, court order or other legal process;
  • If we discover that you have violated the Site Terms of Use or any of our usage guidelines located anywhere on the Site and such disclosure is required to enforce obligations, rights or laws;
  • With third parties who help fulfill your requests for information or who maintain the Site, its contents, or any successor site designated by Max Planck Florida.

Access to Your Personal Information

If you would like to review, update or delete your personal information you have provided to us on this Site, you may e-mail Max Planck Florida at privacy at maxplanckflorida.org.

We will only keep your personal information as long as we need it for the reasons it was originally collected from you. When we no longer need your personal information for our purposes, we will destroy, delete or erase that information or convert it into an anonymous form in accordance with our standard data retention and destruction policies. We also comply with applicable laws and regulations relating to the retention of personal information.

It is possible that you may be denied access to your personal information. For instance, access can be denied when: giving one person access would compromise others’ privacy rights; disclosure is likely to interfere with the safeguarding of national security, defense or public security, and disclosure could interfere with law enforcement or legal actions. These are only examples and access may be denied in other situations in compliance with applicable laws.

Security of Data Transmission

The importance of security for all personal information associated with the users of our Site is of the utmost concern to us. Max Planck Florida employs standard technical security measures to aid in protecting from outside threats the personal information you submit through our Site. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations of the Internet which are beyond our control; (b) the security, integrity and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed; and (c) any such information and data may be viewed or tampered with in transit by a third party.

Links to Other Sites

Max Planck Florida is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any other web sites to which the Site links or which link to the Site. When you click on a link, you may be taken to a location on the Internet that is not part of the Max Planck Florida Site. To check what Internet location you are on, note the URL at the top and/or bottom of your browser. We encourage you to read the posted privacy statement of any web sites you visit, as their policies may differ from ours. You should contact advertisers, other websites or linked sites directly if you have any questions about their privacy policies or their use of the information they collect.

Cookies

A cookie is a small piece of information sent to your browser when you access a website. This Site only uses session cookies, consisting of text stored in your computer’s temporary memory. Because a session cookie is never written to your computer’s hard drive, it is deleted as soon as you close your browser.

Do Not Track

When you visit a website (such as Max Planck Florida’s Site), your browser automatically shares certain information with that website, such as your IP address and other device information. Today, many browsers offer Do Not Track plugins that allow you to express a preference that you not be tracked, and that tell websites that you visit, by sending an electronic beacon, this preference. At this time, Max Planck Florida’s Site does not respond to Do Not Track beacons sent by browser plugins.

Children’s Privacy

We do not use the Site to knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of thirteen (13), nor is this Site directed at children. By using the Site, you represent that you are age thirteen (13) or over. If you are a child under thirteen (13) years of age, you are not permitted to use the Site and should not send any information about yourself to us through the Site. If you believe that a child may have provided his or her information to us, please contact us using the information at the end of this Policy. In the event that we become aware that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of thirteen (13), we will dispose of that information immediately.

International Visitors

Max Planck Florida is located in the United States. If you are not a resident of the United States, your country’s laws governing data collection and use may differ from those in the United States; in particular, the United States may not provide the same level of protections as those in your own country. Where we have your explicit consent, we rely on that consent to the transfer, retention, and processing of such data in the United States. Otherwise, such transfer into the United States is permissible pursuant to contracts that comply with relevant data protection laws and regulations.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns about this Policy or your dealings with this Site, please contact us by sending a letter to:

Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience
1 Max Planck Way
Jupiter, Florida 33458

You may also contact us by email at privacy at maxplanckflorida.org or by telephone at 561-972-9000. We will investigate and attempt to resolve any complaints and disputes regarding use and disclosure of personal information.
 

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