1. Information Collection and Use
We use information we collect to analyze how the Website is used, diagnose service or technical problems, maintain security, personalize content, remember information to help you efficiently access your account, monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, and demographic patterns, and may track users as necessary to comply with applicable laws.
User-Provided Information: You may provide us information about yourself, such as your name and email address, in the course of using the Website. We may use your email address to send you Website-related notices (including any notices required by law, in lieu of communication by postal mail). We may also use your contact information to send you marketing messages. If you do not want to receive such messages, you may opt out by following the instructions in the message. If you correspond with us by email, we may retain the content of your email messages, your email address, and our responses.
Cookies: When you visit the Website, we may send one or more “cookies” - a small data file - to your computer to uniquely identify your browser and let us help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through the site. A cookie may convey anonymous information about how you browse the Website to us, but does not collect personal information about you. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive after you close your browser so that it can be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the Website. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser’s directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the Website may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.
Log Files: Log file information is automatically reported by your browser each time you access a web page. When you use the Website, our servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information.
Clear Gifs Information: When you use the Website, we may employ clear gifs (also known as web beacons) which are used to track the online usage patterns of our users anonymously. No personally identifiable information from your FMUSA account is collected using these clear gifs. In addition, we may also use clear gifs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened by recipients. The information is used to enable more accurate reporting and make FMUSA better for our users.
2. How We Share Your Information
We may share or disclose your information with your consent, such as if you choose to sign on to the Website through a third-party service. We cannot control third parties’ use of your information.
We may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or subpoena, or if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation, or legal request; to protect the safety of any person; to address fraud, security, or technical issues; or to protect our rights or property.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information: We may share non-personally identifiable information (such as anonymous usage data, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with interested third parties to help them understand the usage patterns for certain of our services.
3. How We Protect Your Information
We use commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or guarantee that your information on the Website may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.
In the event that personal information is compromised as a result of a breach of security, we will promptly notify those persons whose personal information has been compromised as required by applicable law.
4. Your Choices About Your Information
You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through the Website, in which case we may not be able to provide certain services to you.
5. Children’s Privacy
Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important to us. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to submit such information on the Website. If we become aware that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information.
6. Links to Other Websites
Fondation Mérieux USA
1211 Connecticut Avenue NW, 8th Fl.
Washington, DC 20036
Last updated: June 25, 2014