Nicole Tetreault, PhD doing business as Awesome Neuroscience
Last Updated: January 26, 2023
What are your rights in relation to your Personal Data? Here you’ll get the low-down on all of your rights - don’t skip this section!
What about the international transfer of Personal Data? This section describes how your data may sent to and processed outside of your jurisdiction.
If you’re unhappy with the way in which we collect or process your Personal Data, how can you lodge a complaint? Just as described - if you have any issues with the way we handle your Personal Data, this section will help you through it.
One of the most important things we want you to know is we will never rent, sell or share your Personal Data for marketing purposes without your explicit, prior permission.
Who are we and how can you contact us?
You can reach us at the following contact points:
By Mail: 4470 W Sunset Blvd Suite 107 PMB 95717, Los Angeles, CA 90027
By Email: email@example.com
We collect and process your Personal Data, as well as manage our third-party service providers (the fancy term is “data processors”) and subsidiaries.
What Personal Data do we collect from you and why?
Through your visitation to, use of, and interaction with this site, you may be asked for certain types of Personal Data. This section will only cover the Personal Data that we receive specifically from you.
Personal Data collected when you register with us:
When you register with Awesome Neuroscience, we may ask you for your first and last name, email address, and a username and password of your choosing. Your password will be maintained on our system in an encrypted form. If you choose this method, we receive your first and last name and email address. We use the collected Personal Data that we obtain at registration, for the sole and exclusive purpose of providing our services to you and allowing you to use Awesome Neuroscience. By registering with us, we’ll be able to better serve you, and provide a more personalized user experience for you each time that you visit us.
Personal Data collected through your use of Awesome Neuroscience:
Awesome Neuroscience is an informational website. Therefore, when you use our services, we collect a few different types of Personal Data from you:
Profile Information: After you register, if you’d like, you may provide personal information for our mailing list. We only ask for this information to be able to provide the best user experience possible.
Personal Data collected when we’re communicating:
As a user of Awesome Neuroscience, we may communicate with you about your account with us. These communications specifically won’t be marketing communications, but will rather be informational items, such as updates to our policies or other privacy-related matters (in other words, you won’t be able to opt-out of these really important messages). You may also be asked questions about how to improve Awesome Neuroscience, or you may, at some point, communicate with our representatives because of questions that you have. We consider this information Personal Data. We collect this information so that we can help with anything you need and continue improving our service.
What Personal Data do we collect about you that we get from other sources and why?
Geo-location data: We may collect information about your location depending on the permissions you have set on your device. We solely and exclusively use this information to provide you with our services, including to update your time zone for accuracy. You can enable or disable location services when you use our services at any time, through your device settings.
Usage Data: We do not currently, but may in the future, collect information about the use of your account, such as how much storage you are using, how often you log in, and other information related to your registration and use of Awesome Neuroscience. Information displayed or clicked on in your Awesome Neuroscience account (including UI elements, links, and other information) is also recorded. We use this information internally to deliver the best possible service to you, such as improving the Awesome Neuroscience user interface.
What can I do about cookies in general?
Most Internet browsers accept cookies automatically, although, you are able to change your browser settings to control cookies, including whether or not you accept them, and to remove them. You can visit http://www.whatarecookies.com for further information.
What is our legal basis for processing your Personal Data?
We respect data minimization principles, which is a fancy way of saying we only collect the minimal amount of Personal Data required for legitimate business purposes. In other words, we need the Personal Data that we do to effectively run our business and we don’t collect more than is necessary. The Personal Data you provide to us voluntarily (such as through registration, use, and communication with us) is up to you (with the notice, however, that you won’t be able to use our service unless you register). That said, we may still process automatic Personal Data, such as that received through cookies, regardless of how you interact with Awesome Neuroscience.
Will your Personal Data ever be shared and if so, how and with whom?
Third-Party Service Providers: We use third party service providers (those “data processors” we mentioned earlier) to help us operate Awesome Neuroscience, but we’ll never share your Personal Data other than as described here without your explicit consent. The third party service providers that we use help run the business, so your data will pass through them, but we don’t provide your data for intentional access (like for marketing list purposes, for example) to anyone.
The third party service providers we currently use help us with data services, payment processing (as described above), disaster recovery, information technology, content delivery, email services, customer support and communication, and DNS services. For the third parties that we utilize who also process your Personal Data, we have appropriate security and contractual measures (like encryption and data processing agreements) to ensure that your Personal Data always gets treated in compliance with the policies laid out here as well as applicable law.
Other Disclosures: In certain cases, we may have to disclose your Personal Data to third parties outside those above. We limit that disclosure to the following circumstances:
To satisfy any local, state, or Federal laws or regulations;
To respond to requests, such discovery, criminal, civil, or administrative process, subpoenas, court orders, or writs from law enforcement or other governmental or legal bodies;
In the case of any business transfer, sale, or transfer of assets of the Awesome Neuroscience (we’ll notify you if this happens);
To generally cooperate with any lawful investigation about our users; or
If we suspect any fraudulent activity on Awesome Neuroscience.
Your Consent: Otherwise, if we you get your explicit, unambiguous, and prior consent to share your Personal Data with anyone, we’ll do so.
Do we ever send you marketing communications?
We may send marketing communications, such as newsletters and brochures, as well as updates about Awesome Neuroscience to registered users. If we ever did want to send you a marketing communication, we’ll specifically ask you to opt-in to the communications you want to receive. In other words, we’re never going to automatically add you to a mailing list or other marketing communication list.
We may send emails including information about new features. We may also send emails as you onboard to our service, to help you become more proficient in using our service. You can opt-out of these at any time.
How do we store and protect your Personal Data?
Personal Data Protection: We employ organizational and technical security measures to protect your Personal Data, such as limiting access to your Personal Data, secured networks, and encryption.
We also use secure physical and digital systems to store your Personal Data. We ensure that your Personal Data is protected against unauthorized access, disclosure, or destruction by utilizing practices that are consistent with standards in the industry to protect your privacy.
Please note, however, that no system involving the transmission of information via the Internet or the electronic storage of data is completely secure, no matter what reasonable security measures are taken. Although we take the protection and storage of your Personal Data very seriously, and we take all reasonable steps to protect your Personal Data, we cannot be responsible for data breaches that occur outside of our reasonable control. We will, however, follow all applicable laws in the event a data breach occurs, including taking reasonable measures to mitigate any harm as well as notifying you of such breaches as soon as possible, but in no event, later than two (2) weeks time.
What are your rights in relation to your Personal Data?
By using Awesome Neuroscience, you can exercise the following rights:
REFUSING TO PROVIDE YOUR PERSONAL DATA: The voluntary Personal Data you provide to us is an integral part of your use of Awesome Neuroscience. You can choose to forego the provision of that data, but you will be restricted from using our services.
ACCESSING, OBTAINING, MODIFYING, AND DELETING YOUR PERSONAL DATA: Through your use of Awesome Neuroscience membership portal, if one is created at a later date, you you will be able to access and amend your own data at any time through your account settings page, and you can, of course, amend and delete your information as you like. If you’d like to delete your account, you can visit the account deletion page for your account. You’ll have to check a box and press a button to confirm that you want your information deleted and then we’ll typically deactivate your account within two (2) business days of receiving such a request. After deletion of your account, we keep your information in our system for our business records for 60 days. At that point, it will be deleted from our system but kept in encrypted backups for an additional 30 days. After that, you will be scrubbed from our system and backups. You can also export all of your data via the export function of Awesome Neuroscience.
LAUNCHING A COMPLAINT WITH A DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: If you are a resident of the European Union and you are not satisfied with the outcome of your complaint submitted to us, you have the right to lodge a complaint with your local data protection authority.
How exactly can you launch a complaint, if you’re unhappy with the way in which we collect or process your Personal Data?
U.S. Residents: If you’re located in the United States, the collection of your Personal Data, as well as our commitment to the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield, as discussed below, is subject to investigation and enforcement by the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”). In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, we’re committed to resolving any complaints about the handling of your Personal Data as quickly and efficiently as we can, but if you’re not happy, you can lodge a complaint with the FTC.
California Privacy Rights: California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits users of Awesome Neuroscience that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
E.U. and Swiss Individuals: If you are a resident of the European Union or Switzerland and you are not satisfied with the outcome of your complaint as you submitted it to us, you have the right to lodge a complaint with your local data protection authority. Awesome Neuroscience has also committed to refer unresolved Privacy Shield complaints to an alternative dispute resolution provider located in the United States. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint from us, or if we have not addressed your complaint to your satisfaction, you may visit https://www.jamsadr.com/eu-us-privacy-shield for more information or to file a complaint (free of charge). To facilitate fast and convenient resolution of complaints, you agree to participate in online dispute resolution through JAMS Online Mediation (Endispute).
You may also be able to invoke binding arbitration before a Privacy Shield Panel created by the U.S. Department of Commerce and European Commission, under certain conditions as detailed in the Privacy Shield (further discussed below).
What about the international transfer of Personal Data?
We are based in the United States. In other words, your Personal Data may be transferred from the location in which you reside to our physical location in the United States. It may also be transferred to third parties, as described above, located in the United States. The risks of transferring data outside of your jurisdiction to the United States include the possibility of data breaches and loss. However, as an appropriate safeguard, we’ve committed to the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield, as we discuss further below.
Do we collect any Personal Data from minors?
We do not allow use of Awesome Neuroscience or any of our services by users under the age of sixteen (16), even users located in the EU. As such, we don’t collect, store, or otherwise use any Personal Data from any minors. If you are a parent or guardian, and you learn that your children have provided us with Personal Data, please contact us immediately. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we will immediately take steps to remove that information from our servers.
Are we certified to the EU-US Privacy Shield?
Security: As we note in our section, “How do we store and protect your Personal Data?,” we take reasonable and appropriate measures to protect your Personal Data from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction, taking into account the risks involved in the processing and the nature of the Personal Data on the Internet.
Access: As described in our section, “What are your rights in relation to your Personal Data?,” you have the right to access your Personal Data, and to correct, amend, or delete it if it is inaccurate or has been processed in violation of the Privacy Shield Principles (except when the burden or expense of providing access, correction, amendment, or deletion would be disproportionate to the risks to your privacy, or where the rights of other people would be violated). To exercise any of these rights, you can email us at email@example.com.
Recourse, Enforcement, and Liability: As noted above, our participation in the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework is subject to investigation and enforcement by the Federal Trade Commission in the United States. You also have the option of the independent recourse mechanism we describe above. Our section, “If you’re unhappy with the way in which we collect or process your Personal Data, how can you lodge a complaint?,” gives you all of the information that you need to know about recourse.
Because the Privacy Shield Principles are very important to us, and we want to remain certified, we periodically review and verify our compliance. In case any issues arise with our compliance, we’re committed to correcting them as soon as possible.