Last modified: 18 February 2018
There are many different ways that you can use our services – to search for and share information, to communicate with other people or to create new content. When you share information with us, for example by creating a Toxnot Account, we can make those services even better – to show you more relevant search results, create better product design tools and to make sharing chemicals data easier and more secure. As you use our services, we want you to be clear how we’re using information and the ways in which you can protect your privacy.
Toxnot understands that Users may disclose business, technical or financial information relating to the User’s business (hereinafter referred to as “Proprietary Information” of the User). Proprietary Information of Toxnot PBC includes non-public information regarding features, functionality and performance of the Service. Proprietary Information of Users includes non-public data provided by Users to Toxnot PBC to enable the provision of the Services (“Users Data”). Toxnot agrees: (i) to take reasonable precautions to protect such Proprietary Information, and (ii) not to use (except in performance of the Services or as otherwise permitted herein) or divulge to any third person any such Proprietary Information. The User agrees that the foregoing shall not apply with respect to any information that Toxnot can document (a) is or becomes generally available to the public, or (b) was in its possession or known by it prior to receipt from the User, or (c) was rightfully disclosed to it without restriction by a third party, or (d) was independently developed without use of any Proprietary Information of the User or (e) is required to be disclosed by law.
Users shall own all right, title and interest in and to the Users Data, as well as any data derived exclusively from the Users Data and provided to Users as part of the Services. Toxnot PBC shall own and retain all right, title and interest in and to (a) the Services and Software, all improvements, enhancements or modifications thereto, (b) any software, applications, inventions or other technology developed in connection with Implementation Services or support, and (c) all intellectual property rights related to any of the foregoing.
Users shall be solely responsible for any disclosures of Proprietary Information through Toxnot PBC Services, including but not limited to, responses to supplier surveys from other parties using the Toxnot PBC Services and granting account access to additional users.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, Toxnot PBC shall have the right collect and analyze data and other information relating to the provision, use and performance of various aspects of the Services and related systems and technologies (including, without limitation, information concerning Users Data and data derived therefrom), and Toxnot PBC will be free (during and after the term hereof) to use such information and data to (i) improve and enhance the Services and for other development, diagnostic and corrective purposes in connection with the Services and other Toxnot PBC offerings, and (ii) aggregate with other data for the purposes of generating and disclosing de-identified statistics. No rights or licenses are granted except as expressly set forth herein.
We collect information to provide better services to all of our users.
We collect information in the following ways:
Information we collect when you are signed in to toxnot, in addition to information we obtain about you from partners, may be associated with your toxnot Account. When information is associated with your toxnot Account, we treat it as personal information. For more information about how you can access, manage or delete information that is associated with your toxnot Account, visit the Transparency section of this policy.
We use the information we collect from all of our services to provide, maintain, protect and improve them, to develop new ones and to protect toxnot and our users. We also use this information to offer you tailored content – like giving you more relevant search results and ads.
Toxnot processes personal information on our servers in many countries around the world. We may process your personal information on a server located outside the country where you live.
People have different privacy concerns. Our goal is to be clear about what information we collect, so that you can make meaningful choices about how it is used. For example, you can:
You may also set your browser to block all cookies, including cookies associated with our services or to indicate when a cookie is being set by us. However, it’s important to remember that many of our services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled. For example, we may not remember your language preferences.
Many of our services let you share information with others. Remember that when you share information publicly, it may be indexable by search engines, including toxnot. Our services provide you with different options on sharing and removing your content.
Whenever you use our services, we aim to provide you with access to your personal information. If that information is wrong, we strive to give you ways to update it quickly or to delete it – unless we have to keep that information for legitimate business or legal purposes. When updating your personal information, we may ask you to verify your identity before we can act on your request.
We may reject requests that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort (for example, developing a new system or fundamentally changing an existing practice), risk the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup systems).
Where we can provide information access and correction, we will do so free of charge, except where it would require a disproportionate effort. We aim to maintain our services in a manner that protects information from accidental or malicious destruction. Because of this, after you delete information from our services, we may not immediately delete residual copies from our active servers and may not remove information from our backup systems.
With your consent
We do not share personal information with companies, organizations and individuals outside of Toxnot unless one of the following circumstances applies:
For external processing
For legal reasons
We may share non-personally identifiable information publicly and with our partners – like publishers, advertisers or connected sites. For example, we may share information publicly to show trends about the general use of our services.
We work hard to protect toxnot and our users from unauthorised access to or unauthorised alteration, disclosure or destruction of information that we hold. In particular: