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Privacy Policy

Last Revised: April 16, 2015

The International Society for Stem Cell Research believes that protecting your privacy and ensuring that the personal information we receive and collect from you is handled in a safe and responsible manner is important.  Personal information includes your name, e-mail address, country of residence, and other information about yourself or identifiers that permit us to contact you or communicate with you. This Privacy Policy describes the information that the ISSCR collects about you through the Site and how that information is used.

The ISSCR reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time without notice. The ISSCR seeks to improve and update the Site, and as a result its policies may continue to evolve. The ISSCR encourages you to refer to this Privacy Policy on a regular basis for the most current privacy practices. If you do not accept this Privacy Policy, you are not authorized to use the Site and must discontinue use of the Site immediately.

Should the Privacy Policy be revised, the ISSCR will post the changes on the Site and the new Privacy Policy will only apply to information collected thereafter. You can determine when the Privacy Policy was last revised by referring to the "Last Revised" legend at the top of this page. Each time you access, use or browse the Site, you signify your acceptance of the then-current Privacy Policy.

To help make the Site more responsive to the needs of users, the Site uses a standard feature of browser software called a "cookie" to assign each visitor a unique, random number that resides on your computer. The cookie does not actually identify the visitor, just the computer that a visitor uses to access the Site. Unless you voluntarily identify yourself, the ISSCR will not know who you are, even if a cookie has been assigned to your computer.

The ISSCR uses cookies to help deliver a more personalized website tailored to your needs. For example, cookies allow the ISSCR to track the pages on the Site that you visit and how often you visit. You can set your browser not to accept cookies; however, if you do, you may not be able to take advantage of certain personalized features of the Site.

Other Methods of Collecting Information
The Site also may collect certain non-personally identifiable information, including but not limited to the Internet protocol (IP) address and the type of computer operating system you are using (e.g., Microsoft Windows or Mac OS), the type of browser you are using (e.g., Firefox or Internet Explorer), the domain name of the Internet service provider, your activities while visiting our Site, and the content you accessed. 

The Site is not directed toward children under 13 years of age nor does the ISSCR knowingly collect information from children under age 13. If you are under age 13, you are not permitted to submit any personally identifiable information to the Site. If you are under 18 years of age, you may browse the Site but you may not submit any personal information to the Site.

The ISSCR may use your personal information to respond to questions or comments; to process and address submissions; to conduct research on users' demographics and interests; for internal business purposes such as data analysis and audits; and to send email updates about important functionality changes to the Site and other news items.

From time to time, the ISSCR may combine personal information we collect through the Site with information available from other sources (e.g., offline records or publicly available information). The ISSCR will treat the combined information as personal information.

The ISSCR may disclose your personal information to certain third parties that the ISSCR may hire to perform services on its behalf. The ISSCR also may disclose your personal information as required by applicable law and may perform disclosures that are necessary or advisable to: (a) protect the ISSCR's rights, safety or property or the rights, safety or property of others; (b) enforce the Terms of Use; (c) respond to your requests for customer service or other information; (d) to comply with legal process or cooperate with law enforcement or governmental requests; or (e) to comply with or as permitted by applicable laws and regulations.

The ISSCR reserves the right to transfer any and all information, including personal information, collected from Site users to an affiliate or third party in the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or disposition of all or any portion of our business or operations (including without limitation in connection with bankruptcy or any similar proceedings).  The ISSCR may store or transfer personal information outside the United States.

The ISSCR also may use and share non-personally identifiable information. The use and disclosure of such information is not subject to any restrictions under this Privacy Policy. Additionally, the ISSCR may take personally identifiable information and de-identify it and share it in a de-identified or aggregated form with third parties to show or analyze site usage, improve our services, improve our user experience, or for similar purposes.

The ISSCR uses reasonable administrative, physical and electronic security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or the loss, misuse and alteration of your personally identifiable information.

The Site may include links to websites operated by third parties. The ISSCR endeavors to link only to reputable organizations; however, because other sites are not hosted or controlled by the ISSCR, the ISSCR is not responsible for the privacy practices of those sites or the content provided thereon. Therefore, the privacy policies of the linked sites may differ from those applicable to the Site, and the ISSCR encourages you to review the privacy policies of those other websites. This Privacy Policy only applies to information that the ISSCR collects through the Site and does not address the privacy or information practices of any third parties or other sites.

This Privacy Policy shall be governed by, and will be construed under, the laws of the State of Illinois, U.S.A., without regard to choice of law principles. Those who choose to access the Site from locations outside of the United States do so on their own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with local laws if and to the extent local laws are applicable. The ISSCR may limit the Site's availability, in whole or in part, to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction, at any time in its sole discretion.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the Site, please contact us at ISSCR@isscr.org. Please note that email communications may not be secure. Accordingly, you should not include personal or other sensitive information in your email correspondence to the ISSCR.