Privacy Policy for Spark-Bio Covid-19 Testing Update Initiative

At Spark Bio Covid-19 Testing Update Initiative, accessible from https://www.spark-bio.com/covid-19, one of our main priorities is the privacy of our visitors. This Privacy Policy document describes the types of information that are collected and recorded by Spark Bio Covid-19 Testing Update Initiative and how we use that information.

If you have additional questions or require more information about our Privacy Policy, please do not hesitate to contact us at covid19@spark-bio.com.

This Privacy Policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website in connection with the information that they share and/or collect in Spark-Bio Covid-19. This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this particular program website.

Consent

By using our website, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its terms.

Information we collect

We will clearly communicate the personal information that you are asked to provide and the reasons why this information is necessary once you are requested to provide such personal information to us.

If you contact us directly, we may receive additional information about you.

When you register for updates, we may ask for your contact information, including items such as your email, zipcode, and telephone number.

How we use your information

We may use the information we collect in various ways, including to:

  • Aggregate information so that we can better understand how coronavirus is affecting people on the ground
  • Aggregate information so that we can better advocate for community members on what there self-reported needs are to the health authorities responding to the coronavirus crisis
  • Aggregate information so that we can give recommendations to the health authorities responding to the coronavirus crisis
  • Send updates regarding testing centers and other resources to our community members who ask for it
  • Run research studies during and after the coronavirus crisis
  • Improve, personalize, and expand our website
  • Understand and analyze how you use our website
  • Develop new services and functionality on the website
  • Communicate with you

We will never sell your information, and we will not profit from your sharing of information in any way.  Our advocacy and our recommendations to public health authorities may, however, rely on sharing the information you have provided to us.

Log Files

Spark Bio Covid-19 Testing Update Initiativefollows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All [Most?] hosting companies do this as a part of [a] hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of this information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.

Cookies and Web Beacons

Like any other website, Spark Bio Covid-19 Testing Update Initiative uses ‘cookies’. These cookies are used to store various information, including visitors’ preferences and the pages on the website that a visitor has accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users’ experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information.

CCPA Privacy Rights (Do Not Sell My Personal Information) (for community members in California)

Under the CCPA, among other rights, California consumers have the right to:

  • Request that a business that collects a consumer’s personal data disclose the categories and specific pieces of personal data that a business has collected about the consumer.
  • Request that a business delete any personal data about the consumer that a business has collected.
  • Request that a business does not sell the consumer’s personal data if such business regularly sells consumer personal data.
  • If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.

GDPR Data Protection Rights (for community members in the EU)

Every user is entitled to the following:

  • The right to access – You have the right to request copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.
  • The right to rectification – You have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request that we complete any information you believe is incomplete.
  • The right to erasure – You have the right to request that we erase your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to data portability – You have the right to request that we transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.
  • If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.

Children’s Information

Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity.
Spark Bio Covid-19 Testing Update Initiative does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will exercise our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.