BioHackerNZ Privacy Policy

Last Updated July 25, 2018

BiohackerNZ® and Biohacker.nz (“BiohackerNZ”) recognise the importance of protecting the privacy of your personal information, and we have prepared this Privacy Policy to provide you with important information about our privacy practices. This Privacy Policy applies when you use a website, or other online service (collectively, the “Services”) that links or refers to it. It does not govern or apply to information collected or used by BiohackerNZ® and biohacker.nz through other means. If you are a user in the European Economic Area (“EEA”) or Switzerland, please see the
Users in the EEA and Switzerland section of this Privacy Policy for additional provisions
that are applicable to your use of the Services.
This Privacy Policy covers the following:
Information We Collect
We may collect personal information about our users in various ways. For example, we may
collect information that you provide to us, information that we collect through your use of the
Services, and information that we collect from publicly available sources or third parties.
Information You Provide to Us. When you register or otherwise interact with the Services,
you may be invited to provide personal information to enhance your experience on the
Services. For example, during account registration, we may ask for information such as your
name, e-mail address, year of birth, gender, street address, job title and industry and related
information. We may collect payment information, such as your credit card number and
expiration date, where appropriate to process a financial transaction you have requested.
We also collect information that you provide us when you comment on articles, participate in
message boards, and submit images, photos, videos, or other content to the Services. We
may ask you for additional information at other times, such as when you enter a contest or
participate in a promotion, when you post an online ad, or when you order products from us
or otherwise engage with the Services.
Information About Your Use of the Services. In addition to the information you provide to
us directly, we may collect information about your use of the Services. For example, we may
● Device information— such as your hardware model, IP address, other unique device
identifiers, operating system version, browser type and settings, such as language
and available font settings, and settings of the device you use to access the
● Usage information— such as information about the Services you use, the time and
duration of your use of the Services and other information about your interaction with
content offered through a Service, and any information stored using cookies, mobile
ad identifiers, and similar technologies that we have set on your device. For detailed
information about our use of cookies, web beacons, and other technologies, see the
Online Tracking and Advertising section below.
● Location information— such as your computer’s IP address, your mobile device’s
GPS signal or information about nearby WiFi access points and cell towers that may
be transmitted to us when you use certain Services.
Information From Third-Party Sources. We may receive information about you from
publicly and commercially available sources, as permitted by law, which we may combine
with other information we receive from or about you. For example, we may receive
information about you from a social media site if you connect to the Services through that
Other Information We Collect. We also may collect other information about you, your
device, or your use of the services in ways that we describe to you at the point of collection
or otherwise with your consent. You may choose not to provide us with certain types of
information, but doing so may affect your ability to use some of the Services.
How We Use Information
To Provide and Manage the Services You Request. This includes, for example,
processing your subscription, sending you electronic newsletters, or enabling you to
participate in the features provided by the Services. It also includes providing personalized
content and recommendations to you, including by email. Through such features, we are
able to bring you information and content tailored to your individual interests and needs.
To Contact You. We may periodically contact you with offers and information about the
Services and our affiliates, including in connection with your accounts, online surveys, legal
notices, news stories, new features that you are entitled to access, and other important
information. You may opt out of receiving commercial email messages from us by following
the instructions contained in those email messages.
To Deliver Targeted Advertising. We may use your information to facilitate the delivery of
targeted ads, promotions, and offers to you, on behalf of ourselves and advertisers, on and
off the Services. Please see the Online Tracking and Advertising section for further
information about our and third parties’ use of cookies, web beacons, mobile ad identifiers,
and other tracking technologies to provide you relevant ads, as well as information about
how to disable cookies and make other choices related to targeted advertising.
To Better Understand Our Readers and Users. The Services conduct research on our
users’ demographics, interests and behavior based on the information we collect. We do this
to better understand and serve our users, and to improve our products and services.
To Protect the Rights of the Services and others. We may use your personal information
as we believe is necessary or appropriate to protect, enforce, or defend the legal rights,
privacy, safety, or property of the Services, its employees or agents, or other users and to
comply with applicable law.
Consent. We may otherwise use your information with your consent or at your direction.
Sharing of Information
The following provides information about entities with which we may share information. Our
practices vary depending on the type of information.
Affiliates. We may share information within our family of affiliated companies.
Business Partners. We may also share your information with business partners to provide
you with services that you request. For example, if you sign up for a promotion that runs on
our Services but that is sponsored or co-sponsored by another company, your information
may be shared with that sponsor. BiohackerNZ is not responsible for the privacy practices of
these entities.
Service Providers. We may share information with vendors providing contractual services
to us, such as hosting vendors, advertising service providers, and list managers. We also
may share your information, including your payment information, as appropriate to process
your payments for the Services or complete a transaction.
Other Parties When Required by Law or As Necessary to Protect Our Users and
Services. We may share your personal information as we believe is necessary or
appropriate to protect, enforce, or defend the legal rights, privacy, safety, or property of the
Services, our employees or agents or users or to comply with applicable law or legal
process, including responding to requests from public and government authorities.
Logging In Through Social Media Services. If you log into the Services with a social
media service or if you connect a social media account with the Services, we may share your
information with that social media service. The social media services’ use of the shared
information will be governed by the social media services’ privacy policy and your social
media account settings. If you do not want your information shared in this way, do not
connect your social media service account with your Services.
Third Parties that Provide Content, Advertising, or Functionality. When you use our
Services, third parties may collect or receive certain information about you and/or your use
of the Services (e.g., hashed data, click stream information, browser type, time and date,
information about your interactions with advertisements and other content), including through
the use of cookies, beacons, mobile ad identifiers, and similar technologies, in order to
provide content, advertising, or functionality or to measure and analyse ad performance, on
our Services or other websites or platforms. This information may be combined with
information collected across different websites, online services, and other linked or
associated devices. These third parties may use your information to improve their own
services and consistent with their own privacy policies.
Other Parties in Connection With a Corporate Transaction. We reserve the right to
transfer any information we have about you in the event that we sell or transfer all or a
portion of our business or assets to a third party, such as in the event of a merger,
acquisition, or in connection with a bankruptcy reorganisation.
Otherwise With Your Consent or At Your Direction. In addition to the sharing described in
this Privacy Policy, we may share information about you with third parties whenever you
consent to or direct such sharing.
We also may share other information with third parties in a manner that does not identify
particular users, including, for example, aggregated data about how users are using our
For users in the EEA and Switzerland: Please see our Third-Party Partners section at the
end of this policy for a list of partners that provide certain features or functionality on the
Services (e.g., content, analytics, advertising, and social media plug-ins) that may use your
data, as well as more information about these partners’ use of your data and your rights.
Embedded Content and Links to Third-Party Sites and Services
Our Services may embed content from, or link to, third-party websites and services, including
social media platforms, that are outside of our control. We are not responsible for the
security or privacy of any information collected by other websites or other services. This
Privacy Policy does not govern these third party’s content or services, and we encourage
you to review the privacy statements applicable to the third-party websites and services you
How to Access or Update Your Information & Other Privacy Choices Available To You
Manage Your biohacker.nz Account. You may access or modify your Biohacker.nz
account and update your subscriptions provided by the Services by contacting
Email Promotions. You may opt out of receiving commercial email messages from us by
following the instructions contained in those email messages.
Targeted Advertising. You may choose whether to receive some forms of targeted
advertising from many ad networks, audience segment providers, ad serving vendors, and
other service providers by visiting the website. Please see the Online Tracking and
Advertising section for further information about how to disable cookies and other choices
that may be available to you with respect to certain types of targeted advertising.
Data Security
We have in place physical, electronic and managerial procedures to protect the information
we collect online. However, as effective as these measures are, no security system is
impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our database, nor can we guarantee that
the information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the
Other Important Information
Children’s Privacy. We do not knowingly collect any personal information from children
under the age of 18 without parental consent, unless permitted by law. If we learn that a
child under the age of 18 has provided us with personal information, we will delete it in
accordance with applicable law.
Your California Privacy Rights. (a) California residents are entitled once a year, free of
charge, to request and obtain certain information regarding our disclosure, if any, of certain
categories of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes in the
preceding calendar year. We do not share personal information with third parties for their
own direct marketing purposes.
Do-Not-Track Signals and Similar Mechanisms. Some web browsers may transmit
“do-not-track” signals to the websites with which the user communicates. Because of
differences in how web browsers incorporate and activate this feature, it is not always clear
whether users intend for these signals to be transmitted, or whether they even are aware of
them. Because there currently is no industry standard concerning what, if anything, websites
should do when they receive such signals, the Services currently do not take action in
response to these signals. If and when a final standard is established and accepted, we will
reassess how to respond to these signals. In the meantime, please see Online Tracking &
Advertising for additional information about privacy choices that may be available to you with
respect to targeted advertising.
International Transfers. The Services are headquartered in the United States. Please be
aware that if information you provide to us or that we obtain as a result of your use of the
Services may be collected in your country and subsequently transferred to the United States
or to another country in accordance with applicable law. By using the Services, you consent
to the collection, international transfer, storage, and processing of your information
Changes to Our Privacy Policy
We may modify this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of changes by
posting changes here, or by other appropriate means. Any changes to the Privacy Policy will
become effective when the updated policy is posted on the Services. Your use of the
Services or your provision of personal information to use the Services following such
changes indicates your acceptance of the revised Privacy Policy.
Online Tracking & Advertising
How We Use Cookies, Web Beacons, and Similar Technologies and How To Disable
These Technologies
We and third parties that provide content, advertising, or functionality or measure and
analyse ad performance on our Services, may use cookies, web beacons, mobile ad
identifiers, and similar technologies to facilitate administration and navigation on the Site, to
better understand and improve our Services, to determine and/or improve the advertising
shown to you here or elsewhere, and to provide you with a customised online experience.
Cookies. Cookies are small files that are placed on your computer when you visit a website.
Cookies may be used to store a unique identification number tied to your computer or device
so that you can be recognised as the same user across one or more browsing sessions, and
across one or more sites. Cookies serve many useful purposes. For example:
● Cookies can remember your sign-in credentials so you do not have to enter those
credentials each time you visit a Service
● Cookies can help us and third parties understand which parts of our Services are the
most popular because they help us see which pages and features visitors access
and how much time they spend on the pages. By studying this kind of information, we
are better able to adapt our Services and provide you with a better experience.
● Cookies help us and third parties understand which ads you have seen so that you
don’t receive the same ad each time you access a Service.
Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but can be configured not to do so or to notify
the user when a cookie is being sent. If you wish to disable cookies, refer to your browser
help menu to learn how to disable cookies. If you disable browser cookies or flash cookies, it
may interfere with the proper functioning of the Services.
Beacons. We, along with third parties, also may use technologies called beacons (or
“pixels”) that communicate information from your device to a server. Beacons can be
embedded in online content, videos, and emails, and can allow a server to read certain types
of information from your device, know when you have viewed particular content or a
particular email message, determine the time and date on which you viewed the beacon,
and the IP address of your device. We and third parties use beacons for a variety of
purposes, including to analyse the use of our Services and (in conjunction with cookies) to
provide content and ads that are more relevant to you.
Local Storage & Other Tracking Technologies. We, along with third parties, may use
other kinds of technologies, such as Local Shared Objects (also referred to as “Flash
cookies”) and HTML5 local storage, in connection with our Services. We also may use
unique identifiers associated with your device, such as mobile ad identifiers. These
technologies are similar to the cookies discussed above in that they are stored on your
device and can be used to store certain information about your activities and preferences.
However, these technologies may make use of different parts of your device from standard
cookies, and so you might not be able to control them using standard browser tools and
settings. For HTML5 local storage, the method for disabling HTML5 will vary depending on
your browser. For Flash cookies, information about disabling or deleting information
contained in Flash cookies can be found here.
As described above, we and third parties may use cookies and other tracking technologies
to facilitate serving relevant ads to you. For example, these technologies help us determine
whether you have seen a particular advertisement before, tailor ads to you if you have
visited our site before, and avoid sending you duplicate advertisements.
Due to differences between using apps and websites on mobile devices, you may need to
take additional steps to disable tracking technologies in mobile apps. Many mobile devices
allow you to opt-out of targeted advertising for mobile apps using the settings within the
mobile app or your mobile device. For more information, please check your mobile settings.
You also may uninstall our apps using the standard uninstall process available on your
mobile device or app marketplace.
Users in the EEA and Switzerland
If you are a user in the EEA or Switzerland. the following information applies with respect to
personal data collected through your use of our Services.
Purposes of processing and legal basis for processing.We process personal data
consistent with our disclosures in this Privacy Policy. We process personal data on the
following legal bases: (1) with your consent; (2) as necessary to perform our agreement to
provide Services to you; and (3) as necessary for our legitimate interests in providing the
Services where those interests do not override your fundamental rights and freedoms related
to data privacy.
Transfers. Personal data we collect may be transferred to, and stored and processed in, the
United States or any other country in which we or our affiliates or processors maintain
facilities. We will ensure that transfers of personal data to a third country or an international
organisation are subject to appropriate safeguards.
Individual Rights. If you are a resident of the EEA or Switzerland, you have certain rights
under Chapter 3 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. To make a request or
otherwise exercise your rights under Chapter 3, you can contact us at
support@biohacker.nz. In order to respond to your request, we will need to verify your
identity and residency and may require you to provide us with supporting information.
For More Information. Please contact us at support@biohacker.nz
Advertising Privacy Statement
This Site is affiliated with AdThrive, LLC (“AdThrive”) for the purposes of placing advertising
on the Site. AdThrive uses standard and widely-available tools for the placement and
serving of ads, including those provided by Google, Inc. and its affiliates. We publish
interest-based advertisements on the Site; that is, ads that are tailored to reflect your
interests. To help understand your interests, AdThrive, Google and our other advertising
partners will track your behaviour on our website and on other websites across the Internet
using cookies.
A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a
web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to
the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies may be either
“persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser
and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry
date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when
the web browser is closed. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally
identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the
information stored in and obtained from cookies.
By using this Site, you consent to the use of such cookies and the sharing of data captured
by such cookies with AdThrive, Google, and our other third party partners. You can view,
delete or add interest categories associated with your browser by visiting:
https://adssettings.google.com. You can also opt out of the network cookie using those
settings or using the Network Advertising Initiative’s multi-cookie opt-out mechanism at:
http://optout.networkadvertising.org. However, these opt-out mechanisms themselves use
cookies, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained.
For European Economic Area Residents
If you reside in a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), then under the GDPR and
applicable data protection laws you have the rights, among other things, to access your
personal data, have us erase it, and/or restrict its further processing. If you wish to access
or delete your personal data (if any) maintained by us or AdThrive related to advertising on
the Site, you can contact us at support@biohacker.nz and contact AdThrive at
info@adthrive.com. If you wish to see a list of the advertising partners we work with or
change which of those partners track your behavior using cookies, click the ad preferences
icon. (Available in the EU.)
Third-Party Partners
BiohackerNZ relies on third-party partners to provide many of the features or
functionality on our platforms (which may include our websites, apps, and
newsletters) using data about your use of our platforms as well as other sites. Below
is a list of these partners with links to more information about their use of your data.
This list may be updated from time to time as we add or remove partners from our
You can also see our Privacy Policy above for more information about how we use
third-party partners in connection with our services, including to provide you with
content, determine and/or improve the advertising shown to you (on our platforms or
elsewhere), perform analytics, and allow you to interact with social media platforms.
Please note that this list only applies to the use of our platforms by residents of the
EEA and Switzerland.
If you have any questions about any of our third-party partners, you may contact us
at: support@biohacker.nz.
Site Operations and Analytics
We use the following third-party partners to enable features that are necessary for providing
you the services on our site and to allow us to understand how our services are being used,
track site performance, and improve our services. To learn more about your rights with
respect to these partners, including any opt-out rights, you can review their respective
privacy policies:
Learn more about use of data | Opt-out from
data use
Amazon Web Services
Google Analytics https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en
We use the following third parties to deliver advertising, including personalised advertising
based on your preferences or interests across services and devices, and to measure and
analyse the effectiveness of ads, on our platforms or elsewhere.
Learn more about use of data | Opt-out from
data use
Google Ad Exchange
tner-sites | https://adssettings.google.com/
iHerb https://www.iherb.com/info/privacy
To learn more please view our Cookie Policy and Advertising Policy
Social Media
Our services enable the sharing of content through social media sites and otherwise allow
you to interact or connect with such sites while using our platforms.
PartnerLearn more about use of data |Opt-out from data

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