Who we are
Our website address is: https://www.labmeeting.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors come to our website and leave comments on the articles or reviews we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
We have contact forms on every post and page. Some of these allow comments to submitted. We have a contact form on the contact page and this allows us to view the email address and IP address of the sender or comment provider.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information
Your contact information my be kept by us. Your contact information will not be disclosed or sold to a third party
How we protect your data
Personal data shall be subject to additional safeguards to ensure this data is processed securely. For example, we work hard to ensure data is encrypted when in transit and storage, and access to this data will be strictly limited to a minimum number of individuals and subject to confidentiality commitments.
We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Policy. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to any of our websites; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access. When possible, encryption is used, both in transit and storage. Access controls within the organisation limit who may access information.
What data breach procedures we have in place
We protect your data from data breaches by doing the following:
- We have encoded SSL/HTTPS on all of our pages of this website. This encrypts our users data and communications with the computers and servers so any personal identifiable information is not revealed by any third party without consent.
- Databases are cleaned and sanitized (actual user personal details are removed) before deploying to development or testing environment.
In the unlikely event of a data breach, our system administrator or member of the team will immediately find to find the source of the breach, shut it down and reset all user passwords.
What third parties we receive data from
We receive data and information from a selected number of trusted partners and service partners. We use this data for analysis, processing and sometimes storage offerings. Our criteria for selecting these partners is very high. Our security standards for selecting partner are exceptionally high. We only share the very basic and entry level standard of information,
Under some circumstances, we may be required to disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
We do not sell or use your data. We only view your data. If we view that that your data imposes a security risk to us delete or ignore.
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
We adhere to all regulatory disclosure requirements.