Privacy

MELASciences.com Privacy Policy


This Privacy Policy was last updated on March 26, 2012.


Our Policy:

Welcome to the MELASciences.com website. MELASciences.com is operated by MELA Sciences, Inc. (“MELA” or “we” or “us” or “our”) and has created this website to provide information about MELA Sciences, Inc. We are committed to responsible information handling practices. You can visit most pages on the Site (as defined below) without giving us any personally identifiable data (“Personal Information”), but sometimes we need information to provide information that you request. This Privacy Policy explains data collection and use, including Personal Information and other information that is collected from Site visitors.


This Privacy Policy applies to MELASciences.com (and each sub-domain associated with this URL) operated by or for MELA (collectively, the “Site”). By visiting the Site, you consent to the information practices described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy does not apply to other sites that may be accessible through the Site or the practices of persons or entities that MELA does not control, manage or employ. The Site contains links to other sites that are operated by third parties, including, but not limited to, third party sites that may display the name, trademarks, service marks and logos of MELA. The links from this Site do not imply that MELA endorses or has reviewed the third party site. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of those other sites to learn how they collect and use information about you.


Your access to and use of this Site is subject to the Terms of Use.


Changes to MELASciences.com’s Privacy Policy:

MELA reserves the right to update or modify this Privacy Policy at any time and without prior notice by posting such changes on the Site. This Privacy Policy was last updated on the date indicated above. Your continued use of the Site after any changes or revisions to this Privacy Policy shall indicate your agreement with the revised Privacy Policy.


Information We Collect:


Personal Information That You Provide Through the Site: While you are visiting the Site, MELA may collect some Personal Information from you. When you use the Site, you may have the opportunity to voluntarily provide additional information, ONLY if you elect to give us that information such as when you contact us, request information, or request communication from us. Personal Information may include:

Name

Address

Zip code

Telephone number

E-mail address

Any other information that you elect to submit to use when using these Site features.


By voluntarily providing us with Personal Information, you are consenting to our use of it in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you provide Personal Information to the Site, you acknowledge and agree that such Personal Information may be transferred from your current location to the offices and servers of MELA and the authorized third parties referred to herein located in the United States.


Non-Personally Identifiable Information:

When you interact with MELA through the Site, we receive and store certain personally non-identifiable information. Such information, which is collected passively using various technologies, cannot presently be used to specifically identify you. MELA may store such information itself or such information may be included in databases owned and maintained by MELA affiliates, agents or service providers. This Site may use such information and pool it with other information to track, for example, the total number of visitors to our Site, the number of visitors to each page of our Site, and the domain names of our visitors' Internet service providers. It is important to note that no Personal Information is available or used in this process.


In operating this Site, we may use cookies or web beacons to enhance your experience while using the Site. A cookie is a piece of information that the computer that hosts our Site gives to your browser when you access the Site. Use of cookies makes web-surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords and remembering your personal preferences regarding your use of the Site. Our cookies help provide additional functionality to the Site and help us analyze Site usage more accurately. In all cases in which we use cookies, we will not collect Personal Information except with your permission. Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. On most web browsers, you will find a “help” section on the toolbar. Please refer to this section for information on how to receive notification when you are receiving a new cookie and how to turn cookies off. We recommend that you leave cookies turned on because they allow you to take advantage of some of the Site’s features


Our Use of Your Personal Information and Other Information:

MELA uses the Personal Information you provide in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy. MELA and its subsidiaries and affiliates (the “Related Companies”) may also use your Personal Information and other information collected through the Site to help us improve the content and functionality of the Site, to better understand our users and to improve MELASciences.com. MELA and its affiliates may use this information to contact you in the future to tell you about products or services we believe will be of interest to you. If we do so, each communication we send you will contain instructions permitting you to "opt-out" of receiving future communications. In addition, if at any time you wish not to receive any future communications or you wish to have your name deleted from our mailing lists, please contact us as indicated below.


Our Disclosure of Your Personal Information and Other Information:

We consider your Personal Information to be a vital part of our relationship with you and we aim to limit the disclosure of such information. There are, however, certain circumstances in which we may share your Personal Information with certain third parties without further notice to you, as set forth below:

Business Transfers: As we develop our business, we might sell or buy businesses or assets. In the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar event, Personal Information may be part of the transferred assets.

Related Companies: We may also share your Personal Information with our Related Companies for purposes consistent with this Privacy Policy.

Agents, Consultants and Related Third Parties: MELA, like many businesses, sometimes hires other companies to perform certain business-related functions. Examples of such functions include mailing information, volunteer opportunities and maintaining databases. When we employ another company to perform a function of this nature, we only provide them with the information that they need to perform their specific function, and they are not authorized to use Personal Information for any purpose other than providing those services.

Legal Requirements: MELA may disclose your Personal Information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (i) comply with a legal obligation, (ii) protect and defend the rights or property of MELA, (iii) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Site or the public, or (iv) protect against legal liability.


Exclusions:

This Privacy Policy does not apply to any Personal Information and/or other data collected by MELA other than Personal Information collected through the Site. This Privacy Policy shall not apply to any unsolicited information you provide to MELA through this Site or through any other means. This includes, but is not limited to, information posted to any public areas of the Site, such as bulletin boards or comments (collectively, “Public Areas”), any ideas for new products, and other unsolicited submissions (collectively, “Unsolicited Information”). All Unsolicited Information shall be deemed to be non-confidential and MELA shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose, and distribute such Unsolicited Information to others without limitation or attribution. In order to avoid your email address or other personal information from being gathered and used by others for unsolicited, inappropriate or harmful purposes, MELA advises you to be cautious about posting your email address or phone number or other personal information to Public Areas.


Security:

MELA takes reasonable steps to protect the Personal Information provided via the Site from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no Internet or e-mail transmission is ever fully secure or error free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from this Site may not be secure. Therefore, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail. Please keep this in mind when disclosing any Personal Information to MELA via the Internet.


Children:

MELASciences.com is not designed for children and MELA does not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not submit any Personal Information through the Site. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children’s Internet usage and to help enforce our Privacy Policy by instructing their children never to provide Personal Information on this Site without their permission. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 13 has provided Personal Information to MELA through this Site, please contact us, and we will endeavor to delete that information from our databases.


Comments or Questions :  If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by email at info@melasciences.com, by phone at 914-591-3783, or fax at 914-591-3701.

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