Last modified: June 21, 2021

INTRODUCTION

Bio-Botanical Research, Inc.  (“BBR,” “We,” “Us,” or “Our”) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy.

This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) describes how we collect and use the personal information you provide to us on Our website, www.biocidin.com and other sites we may own or administer (collectively, the “Site”),  how we use that information, including with whom we share it, and your choices regarding our use of that information. We also describe how you can contact us with questions and requests pertaining to your privacy. This Policy does not cover data obtained offline.

By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of your personal information in accordance with this policy.

COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL and Non-personal INFORMATION

We collect personal and non-personal information from you to provide and improve our products and services. “Personal Information” means information that personally identifies you, such as your name, email address, shipping and billing address, phone number, and credit card number or other financial information used to pay or process payment. “Non-Personal Information” means information that relates to you but does not directly identify you such as type of technology or browser you are using to access our Site (mobile, desktop, tablet, etc.).

We may collect the following personal information about you: 

  • Contact Information such as your name and email address
  • Unique Identifiers such as user name, account number and password
  • Information provided to us through social media networks when you access our Site via said networks (this could include your name, profile picture, and other personal information, as well as non-personal information). 

We collect the following non-personal information about you:

  • Information about your computer or device, including IP address, time and date of visit, browser type and version, operating system, device make and model
  • The pages of our Site you visit, the time spent on our Site, referring and exit pages
  • Contact information of friends or other people you would like us to contact or connect with
  • Information provided to us through social media networks when you access our Site via said networks (this could include your “likes” and other online engagement activity, location, friends list, and other information depending on the social network). 

We obtain personal and non-personal information in the following ways:

  • Directly from you, including via the Site, email, text, and other electronic messages between you and us, and information from any social media account you may use to connect with Us;
  • Indirectly from you, via automated means (such as our servers logging your IP address and related information, and information pulled from any connected social media accounts); and,
  • From third parties and through technologies like cookies and web beacons. 

INFORMATION WE COLLECT BY AUTOMATED MEANS

When you visit our website(s), view or click on our online advertisements (including our advertisements on third party websites), or visit our social media pages, we also collect certain information about you, your device, your online activity, and your usage of the Site by automated means via third-party technologies such as cookies, web server logs and web beacons. For example, when you visit our website, we may collect your IP address, your unique device identifier (or other device identifier) and/or geolocation data in order to offer you certain features or functionalities. As set forth in more detail below, we may also collect information about your usage and browsing habits using various web-based technologies, including cookies and web beacons. We also may use these technologies to collect information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or other online services (behavioral tracking). While the information we collect automatically may only be statistical data and may not include personal information, we may maintain it or associate it with personal information we collect in other ways or receive from third parties for any of the purposes expressed in this policy. 

TECHNOLOGIES WE USE: COOKIES, WEB SERVER LOGS AND WEB BEACONS

Cookies are small text files that websites send to your computer or other Internet-connected device to uniquely identify your browser or to store information or settings in your browser. Your browser may tell you how to be notified when you receive certain types of cookies and how to restrict or disable certain cookies. Please note, however, that without cookies you may not be able to use all of the features of the Site.

In conjunction with obtaining information through cookies, our web servers may log details such as your operating system type, browser type, domain, and other system settings, as well as the language your system uses and the country and time zone in which your device is located. The web server logs also may record information such as the address of the web page that linked you to our site and the IP address of the device you use to connect to the Internet.

To control which web servers collect this information, we may place tags on our web pages, emails, advertisements, or content called “web beacons.” These are computer instructions that link web pages to particular web servers and their cookies. Web beacons are sometimes known as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs and track engagement, visitor counts, and other statistics. 

THIRD PARTY WEB ANALYTICS SERVICES

We may use third party web analytics services on this site, or our social network pages, such as Google Analytics. The service providers that administer these services use technologies such as cookies, web server logs and web beacons to help us analyze how visitors use the site. 

The information collected through these means (including IP address) is disclosed to these service providers, who use the information to evaluate use of the website. You may deactivate the ability of these analytics services to analyze your browsing activities on this site. These providers of third-party web analytics services have their own terms and conditions and privacy policies. BBR does not control what these providers do with information they collect.

TARGETED ADVERTISING

We also may contract with third-party advertising networks that collect information about you through the use of cookies, web server logs and web beacons on our websites and emails; on third-party websites and emails; and on our advertising placed on third-party websites. They use this information to provide advertisements about products and services tailored to your interests (including for companies not affiliated with us). You may see these advertisements on our Site and other websites or on social media. This process also helps us manage and track the effectiveness of our marketing efforts. To learn more about advertising networks and to opt out of interest-based advertising, visit the Digital Advertising Alliance at www.aboutads.info/choices or the Network Advertising Initiative at www.networkadvertising.org/choices.

DO NOT TRACK REQUESTS

There is no industry standard approach to sending, processing, and addressing Do Not Track requests from browsers, and please note that our Site does not respond to these Do Not Track requests at this time. More information on “Do Not Track” requests is available here: https://allaboutdnt.com/

HOW WE USE AND SHARE INFORMATION

We use the information we obtain to provide you with the Site; our products and services; identify and communicate with you (including marketing and promotional communication) through various channels and mediums, including when you return to the Site; respond to your requests and inquiries; notify you about the Site our services, including your order or your account; service your purchase orders; and monitor, analyze, and improve the Site and our products and services. We also use the information to provide a personalized experience on the Site, and tailor ads displayed to you on our Site and elsewhere. We use information to operate, evaluate, and improve the Site and our business, and to comply with legal requirements, relevant industry standards, our policies, and enforcing this policy and our Terms of Service. We may use your personal information if we need to collect a debt from you, as well. If we use your information in other ways, we will provide notice to you at the time we collect that information. 

We may disclose anonymized, pseudoanonymized, and/or aggregated information about our users or visitors to the Site, and information that does not directly and personally identify any individual.

We may disclose Personal Information that we collect or you provide as described in this Policy:

  • Within our Company and to our subsidiaries and affiliates.
  • To contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our business and who are bound by contractual obligations to keep personal information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them. This includes for purposes of receiving and processing your financial information once or on a recurring or subscription basis for payment of goods or services. Payment processing for purchases made via the Site is handled by Shopify. 
  • To a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of BBR’S assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by BBR about our Website users is among the assets transferred.
  • To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it.
  • For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.
  • With your consent.
  • If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of BBR, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

If you do not wish to have your email address/contact information used by BBR to promote Our own or third parties' products or services, you can opt-out by checking the relevant box located on the form on which we collect your data or by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link in any email we send you. If we have sent you a promotional email, you may send us a return email asking to be omitted from future email distributions. This opt out does not apply to information provided to BBR as a result of a product purchase, warranty registration, product service experience or other transactions. Also, you may still receive certain operational emails regarding your account, orders, or other non-promotional materials. 

California residents may have additional personal information rights and choices. Please know we do not sell your personal information.  

ACCESSING AND CORRECTING YOUR INFORMATION

You can review and change your personal information by logging into the Site and visiting your account page. You may also send us an email at customersupport@biocidin.com to request access to, correct or delete any personal information that you have provided to us. We may not be able to delete your personal information except by also deleting your user account. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect. If we cannot verify that the request for information, or to change or delete information, can from you and you are authorized to make such a request, we may not be able to comply with your request.  

You may also contact us by mail at the address at the bottom of this Privacy Policy. 

TRANSFER OF PERSONAL INFORMATION TO OTHER JURISDICTIONS

BBR is located in the United States, and if you are located outside of the United States, your personal information may be transferred and proceed within the United States as part of our normal business operations. Data protection laws vary from country to country, and may be different from the country from where you access the Site. By using our website or services, you consent to the transfer and processing of personal information by BBR and our third party service providers who perform services on our behalf based on our instructions.

SPECIAL RIGHTS AND DISCLOSURES FOR GDPR SUBJECTS (“GDPR”)

BBR is the data controller responsible for the processing of Personal Data.

For purposes of this GDPR Section, Personal Data refers to any information that can be linked directly or indirectly (together with other information) to a natural, living person. 

We collect Personal Data for the following purposes: 

Purpose

Processing

Categories of Personal Data

Legal Basis

Retention Time

To maintain our website

Collection, use , and storage of contact information and to combine information for marketing and research/development purposes

Contact information; IP address; purchase information

Agreement and legitimate interest

As long as necessary to fulfil the terms of our agreement and provide your requested services

To facilitate consumer and business inquiries

Collection, use, and storage of contact information; communication to/from consumers/business entities

Contact information; IP address; purchase information

Agreement and legitimate interest

As long as necessary to fulfil the terms of our agreement and provide your requested services

To facilitate sales, returns, subscription services and other customer needs

Collection, use, and storage of contact information; communication to/from consumers/business entities

Contact information; IP address; purchase information

Agreement and legitimate interest

As long as necessary to fulfil the terms of our agreement and provide your requested services

Marketing to customers

Collection, use, and storage of contact information; communication to/from consumers/business entities

Contact information; IP address; purchase information

Agreement and legitimate interest

As long as necessary to fulfil the terms of our agreement and provide your requested services

 

From what sources do we retrieve your personal data?

In addition to the information you provide us or that we collect from you based on your purchases and how you use our Website, we may also collect personal  data from third parties as described elsewhere in this Policy.

With whom do we share your personal data?

We may disclose your data to other companies, such as data processors, when it is necessary for us to offer our services or provide you with our products or services. When your personal data is shared, it is only for purposes that are compatible with the purposes for which we have collected the data. We have written agreements with all our data processors through which they guarantee the security of the personal data processed and undertake to comply with our security requirements as well as restrictions and requirements regarding the international transfer of personal data.

We may disclose Personal Data if necessary to comply with legal or governmental requirements, to safeguard our legal interests or to detect, prevent or be attentive to fraud and other security or technical issues.

We also share your personal data with companies that are independent data controllers. Sharing data with an independent data controller means that it is not us who control how the data will be processed. When your personal data is shared with an independent data controller, that company’s privacy policy and terms apply. 

In cases where personal data is processed outside the EU/EEA, the level of protection is guaranteed either by a decision of the EU Commission that the country concerned ensures an adequate level of protection or through the use of so-called appropriate safeguards. Examples of appropriate safeguards are: approved code of conduct in the destination country, standard contract clauses, Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs) or the Privacy Shield.

What are your rights as data subject?

Right of access (Subject Access Request). If you require further information regarding which personal data we process about you in particular, you can request access to the data. Please note that if we receive a subject access request, we may ask for additional data to ensure the effective handling of your request and that the information is given to the correct person.

Right to rectification. If your personal data is incorrect, you may request its correction. Within the stated purpose, you also have the right to supplement any incomplete personal data.

Right to erasure. You may request the deletion of the personal data we process about you if:

  • The data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it has been collected or processed.
  • You oppose a balance of interest that we have made based on a legitimate interest, and your reason for the objection weighs heavier than our legitimate interest.
  • You oppose processing for direct marketing purposes and affirmatively opt-out in accordance with our Terms.
  • The personal data is processed in an unlawful  way.
  • The personal data must be deleted to comply with a legal obligation we are subject to.

Right to restriction. You have the right to request that our processing of your personal data be limited when the processing is based on a legitimate interest.

Right to data portability. If our right to process your personal data is based on your consent or performance of an agreement with you, you have the right to request for the data that relates to you and which you have provided to us to be transferred to another data controller (so-called data portability). A prerequisite for data portability is that the transfer is technically feasible and can be automated.

How is your personal data protected?

We have taken appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your personal data against unlawful and unauthorized processing, e.g. we use IT systems to protect the privacy, integrity and availability of personal data for which we are data controller.

Contact: Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, the processing of your personal data, or if you wish to request subject access. We may be required to make changes to our privacy policy. The latest version of our privacy policy is available on our website or by contacting us.

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

This site is not directed at anyone under the age of sixteen and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of sixteen. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personal information from a visitor under the age of sixteen on the site, we will delete the information from our records. Any visitors to the site who are under 16 must have parental or guardian consent. 

You may request to review, change or delete your personal information or that of your minor child.

To make such a request, please contact us at the following address:

Bio-Botanical Research, Inc.
P.O. Box 2499, Aptos, CA 95001
customersupport@biocidin.com

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

Our Site may provide links to other websites for your convenience and information. These websites may operate independently from us. Linked sites may have their own privacy notices or policies, which we strongly suggest you review if you visit any linked websites. To the extent any linked websites you visit are not owned or controlled by us, we are not responsible for the sites’ content, any use of the sites, or the privacy practices of the sites.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

We reserve the right to make changes to this policy at any time, so please review it frequently. It is our policy to post any changes we make to our privacy policy on this page. Changes to this policy will take effect immediately unless otherwise noted. If we make material changes to how we treat your personal information, we will notify you by email to the email we have on file. The date the privacy policy was last revised is identified at the top of the page. You are responsible for ensuring we have an up-to-date, active, and deliverable email address for you, and for periodically visiting our Site and this privacy policy to check for any changes. Your continued use of the website after being notified of, or becoming aware of, a chance in this policy, is your affirmation that you have read and understood this policy, agree to it, and agree to be bound by it.

CONTACT INFORMATION

To ask questions or comment about this privacy policy and our privacy practices, contact us:

By email: customersupport@biocidin.com
By mail: Bio-Botanical Research, Inc.
P.O. Box 2499, Aptos, CA 95001