Last Updated: July 1, 2023
Information We Collect
We collect two types of information from or about users of our Website: “Personal Information,” which is information that you provide that can be used to identify you directly or indirectly (such as your name, email address, etc.), and “Aggregate Information,” which is information that cannot be used to identify you (such as frequency of visits to the Website, browser type, etc.). When we collect or create Aggregate Information, it is not linked to your Personal Information.
INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE TO US
We collect Personal Information that you voluntarily provide to us when you use our Website. For example, you may provide us with your contact information such as your email address, first name and last name, inquiry type, the content of your message, or other Personal Information when you choose to submit such information to us through email, an online form, or other method (such as contacting us through our “Contact Us” Website feature). You may also sign up to receive newsletters and press releases from us. If you do so, you are giving us to permission to contact you using the contact information that you provide to us, including for marketing purposes. In addition, we collect your responses to any surveys that we may ask you to complete for research purposes.
Our Website allows you to submit various requests or inquiries to us about our business. When you do so, we collect your contact information such as your name, email address, phone number, and information about the organization or institution that you are affiliated with (if applicable), and the content of your request or inquiry.
INFORMATION WE AUTOMATICALLY COLLECT
When you use our Website, we automatically receive and collect information about you and your device. This information includes the following: Information about your device, such as the operating system, hardware, system version, Internet Protocol (IP) address, device ID, and device language. The specific actions that you take when you use our Website, including but not limited to the pages and screens that you view or visit, search terms that you enter, and how you interact with our Website. The time, frequency, connection type, and duration of your use of our Website. Information regarding your interaction with email messages, for example, whether you opened, clicked on, or forwarded the email message. Identifiers associated with cookies or other technologies that may uniquely identify your device or browser (as further described below). Pages you visited before or after navigating to our Website.
If we have collected your Personal Information in connection with our “Careers” page in response to a job opening, you are giving us permission to use and retain your information for the purpose of evaluating your application for employment consideration for the specific position that you applied to, as well as other roles at BioMed. This Personal Information may be processed and stored by a third party talent tracking solution provider as well as with vendors, consultants, and other service providers who need access to such information to carry out work relating to the recruitment process on our behalf. For California employees and applicants, please see our California Privacy Notice.
COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION BY THIRD PARTIES
Some links on our Website may redirect you to third-party websites that we do not operate, which may include social media features, such as LinkedIn or Twitter buttons or links. The privacy practices of those websites will be governed by their own policies. We make no representation or warranty as to the privacy practices or policies of any third parties, including the providers of third-party applications. If you are submitting information to any such third-party through our Website, you should review and understand that party’s applicable policies, including their privacy policies, before providing your information to the third-party.
AGGREGATE INFORMATION COLLECTED
Aggregate Information is information that does not identify you. Aggregate Information may be collected when you use our Website, independent of any information you voluntarily enter. Additionally, we may use one or more processes to de-identify information that contains Personal Information, such that only Aggregate Information remains. We may collect, use, store, and transfer Aggregate Information without restriction.
USE OF “COOKIES”
Like most websites, our Website may use “cookies.” Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser to help us identify you when you come to our Website. You have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject all cookies you may be unable to use those aspects of our Website that require registration in order to participate. You can learn more about cookies and how they work at www.allaboutcookies.org. You can always disable cookies through your browser settings. Doing so, however, may disable certain features on our Website. You can opt-out from third-party cookies that are used for advertising purposes on the NAI website.
Although we do our best to honor the privacy preferences of our visitors, we are not able to respond to Do Not Track signals from your browser.
Our website uses Google Analytics to provide insight into our Website. If you would like to opt out of Google Analytics, please visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.
How We Use Your Information
In general, we collect Personal Information and other information from you so that we can provide our Website, operate our business, and provide information that you request from us. This includes the following uses and purposes:
- Provide, operate, improve, maintain, and protect our Website.
- Provide you with technical and other support.
- Respond to your inquiries and requests.
- Provide you with products or services that you request from us.
- Send you updates, marketing communication, and other information about BioMed and our Website.
- Conduct research and analysis, and monitor and analyze trends and usage.
- Enhance or improve user experience, our business, and our Website, including the safety and security thereof.
- Personalize our Website to you.
- Communicate with you.
- Consider your application for employment.
- Consider your grant and fellowship applications.
- As necessary to comply with any applicable law, regulation, subpoena, legal process, or governmental request.
- Enforce contracts, including investigation of potential violations thereof.
- Detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues.
- Protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of BioMed, our tenants, or the public as required or permitted by law.
Sharing of Personal Information with Service Providers and Contractors
We do not “sell” or otherwise “share” (as defined in the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018) your Personal Information to third parties in exchange for monetary or other valuable consideration.
Like most companies, we share information, including Personal Information, in certain circumstances with service providers and contractors through operation of our Website and our business. Below we explain when that happens.
We may transfer Personal Information to third parties for the purpose of providing the Website or operating our business. For example, we may transfer your Personal Information to third-party service providers to assist with providing the Website, and to communicate with you about current or future offerings. Service providers may not use Personal Information for any purposes other than providing the services under our agreements with them, and are required to protect Personal Information.
We may also transfer your Personal Information to third parties under the following circumstances: (i) to obtain legal advice or comply with a legal requirement, law, subpoena, judicial proceeding, court order, governmental request, or legal process; (ii) to investigate a possible crime, such as fraud or identity theft; (iii) in connection with the sale, purchase, merger, asset sale, financing, reorganization, liquidation or dissolution of BioMed, including in the evaluation thereof; (iv) when we believe it is necessary to protect the rights, property, or safety of BioMed or other persons, or (v) as otherwise required or permitted by law, including any contractual obligations of BioMed.
AS DIRECTED BY YOU AND WITH YOUR CONSENT
California Privacy Rights
Right to Access - If you are a California resident, you have the right to request, up to two times each year, access to categories and specific pieces of personal information about you that we collect, use, disclose, and sell.
Right to Delete - If you are a California resident, you have the right to request that we delete personal information that we collect from you, subject to applicable legal exceptions.
Right to Opt Out of “Sale” – We do not “sell” or “share” your Personal Information and therefore do not reply to opt out requests.
Process to Make a CCPA Request
Making Access and Deletion Requests
To make an access or deletion request, please contact us at email@example.com or 1-866-DATAGOV (1-866-328-2468). Before completing your request, we may need to verify your identity. We will send you a link to verify your email address and may request additional documentation or information solely for the purpose of verifying your identity.
Instructions for Authorized Agents Making Access and Deletion Requests
You may also use an authorized agent to submit an access or deletion request on your behalf. Authorized agents may submit access and deletion requests at firstname.lastname@example.org. An authorized agent must have your signed permission to submit a request on your behalf or provide proof that they have power of attorney in accordance with California probate law. Authorized agents that are business entities must be registered with the California Secretary of State to conduct business in California. Before completing requests from authorized agents, we may contact you directly to confirm you’ve given your permission and/or to verify your identity.
Shine the Light Act - If you are a California resident, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits you to request information regarding the disclosure of your personal information by BioMed to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 1798.83(c)(2), we do not share Personal Information with other third parties for those parties’ direct marketing use.
If you no longer wish to receive our marketing and promotional communications, you may opt-out by following the instructions included in each communication.
Children and Privacy
Our Website is not intended to be used by children under the age of 16, and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 16 in connection with the Website.
How Do We Protect Your Information
We take the security of your Personal Information very seriously. We use reasonable administrative, physical, and technical safeguards to secure the Personal Information you share with us. Despite these safeguards and our additional efforts to secure your information, we cannot promise or guarantee that hackers, cybercriminals, or other unauthorized third parties will not be able to defeat our security and improperly collect, access, steal, or modify your Personal Information.
Transfer of Personal Information Outside of the United States
Your Personal Information may be stored and processed in any country in which we engage service providers, including to countries outside of the location(s) of your business. Where such transfers of your personal information are made, they will be made in accordance with applicable law.
International Visitors – General Information
Our Website is hosted in the United States. If you use this Website from the United Kingdom, European Union or other regions of the world with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from United States law, then please note that by sending an email or other communication containing personal information or by providing personal information through our website, you are voluntarily transferring your personal information outside of those regions to the United States.
People in the European Economic Area, Switzerland or the United Kingdom
Information for visitors from the European Economic Area, Switzerland and the United Kingdom
|Name of data controller and contact details
|BioMed Realty, L.P.
4570 Executive Drive
San Diego, CA 92121 USA
|Purposes of the processing
|Lawful basis for the processing
|Generally, we process personal data on the basis that the processing is necessary for purposes of our legitimate interest in conducting our business in a manner typical in our industry, having taken into account any risks to your fundamental rights and freedoms (including your right to privacy).
We also may process personal data on other bases permitted by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), the UK Data Protection Act 2018 and other applicable laws, such as when the processing is necessary for us to comply with our legal obligations.
|The legitimate interests of the controller or third party, where applicable
|The categories of personal data concerned
|The recipients or categories of recipients of the personal data
|Information regarding the transfers of personal data outside of the European Economic Area (EEA), Switzerland and the United Kingdom (UK)
|BioMed Realty, L.P. is headquartered in the USA and the Website is hosted in the USA. The laws of the USA have not been deemed by the European Commission, the United Kingdom or Switzerland to provide an adequate level of protection to personal data.
When you provide your personal data to us via the website or contact us by email, you are providing your personal data directly to the USA.
Before you provide your personal data to us via the website, we request your explicit consent to the transfer of your personal data to the USA.
When you email us, the fact that you have chosen to email us knowing that we are located in the USA will be understood to constitute your express consent to the transfer of the personal data in your email (including your email address) to the USA.
|The period for which the personal data will be stored, or the criteria for determining the retention period
|How long we retain personal data varies according to the type of data in question and the purpose for which it is used. We delete personal data within a reasonable period after we no longer need to use it for the purpose for which it was collected or for any subsequent purpose that is compatible with the original purpose. This does not affect your right to request that we delete your personal data before the end of its retention period. We may archive personal data (which means storing it in inactive files) for a certain period prior to its final deletion, as part of our ordinary business continuity procedures.
|Your rights to access, correct, restrict or delete your personal data and object to processing
|You have the right to request access to your personal data, to have your personal data corrected, restricted or deleted, and to object to our processing of your personal data. Your rights may be subject to various limitations under the GDPR. If you wish to exercise any of these rights, or if you have any concerns about our processing of your personal data, please contact us in any of the ways listed in the section entitled How to Contact Us. The GDPR’s data portability rights are not relevant to the kinds of processing that we do.
|The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
|You have the right to file a complaint concerning our processing of your personal data with your national (or in some countries, regional) data protection authority. The EU Commission has a list here: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/article-29/structure/data-protection-authorities/index_en.htm
See www.ico.org.uk for information about contacting the UK Information Commissioner’s Office.
See www.edoeb.admin.ch/edoeb/en/home.html for information about contacting the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner.
|Statutory or contractual requirement or other obligation to provide any personal data
|Users of the website are under no statutory or contractual requirement or other obligation to provide personal data to us via the website.
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