Privacy Policy

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Your privacy is important to Cord Blood Registry ("CBR"). So we've developed a Privacy Policy that covers how we collect, use, disclose, and store your information. You may be asked to provide information anytime you are in contact with CBR. This information may be personal information, which is data in a form that can be used to identify or contact a single person. We may also collect non-personal information, which is data in a form that does not allow for direct association with a specific individual. Please read the following policy to understand how your information will be treated. We may from time to time amend this Privacy Policy. We post the effective date of our Privacy Policy on our website. If we make material changes to this Policy we will post the revised Policy and the revised effective date on this website. Please check back here periodically or contact us at the address listed at the end of this Policy.

This policy will let you know:

What personally identifiable information is collected from you
What cookies are and how they are used
How your information is used
Who is collecting your information
With whom your information may be shared
How CBR treats your personal, financial and health-related information
Editing, Updating, Correcting and Deleting Information About You
International use
What else you should know about your online privacy

What information does CBR collect from me?

CBR collects personal information in several ways. In general, you can visit our websites or speak with a CBR representative without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. If you choose to provide your personal information to us, you explicitly agree to our collection and use of such information as described in this Privacy Policy.

If you choose to enroll in newborn stem cell banking, CBR asks for certain personal information, including but not limited to your name, address, e-mail, zip code, credit card number, phone number, and government-issued identification number as well as certain health-related information such as the expected due date, your health care plan, delivery hospital, and doctor or midwife. Once you enroll, you are no longer anonymous to CBR - you are given a CBR identification number and are able to take full advantage of CBR's offerings. When you enroll you will also be asked to set a security question to access your account online, and you will be required to provide the answer for authentication purposes when you log in to your account.

You may request information about clinical trials without enrolling. You will be asked to provide your name, address, email, phone number, and medical condition in which you are interested. You can also request information from CBR; we may ask for your contact information, due date and other information that will help us assist you. Some information is required while other information may be submitted at your option. In addition, we may ask you for personal information at other times, including, but not limited to, when you answer a survey, when you enter a sweepstakes, contest or promotion sponsored by CBR, and when you report a problem with one of our sites or services. If you contact CBR, we may keep a record of that correspondence.

When you refer a friend or family member, CBR may collect the information you provide about that people such as name, mailing address, email address, and phone number.

CBR also collects information that does not personally identify you. This may include the visitor's domain name and IP address, but not the email address. This information ("Site Usage Information") is aggregated to measure certain traffic patterns on our websites, such as the number of visits, average time spent on the website, pages viewed, and so on. If we do combine non-personal information with personal information, the combined information will be treated as personal information as long as it remains combined.

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What are cookies and how does CBR use them?

CBR’s website, online services, email messages, and advertisements may use “cookies” and other technologies such as pixel tags and web beacons. These technologies help to help us better understand user behavior, tell us which parts of our website people have visited, and facilitate and measure the effectiveness of advertisements and web searches. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. All areas on CBR where you are prompted to log-in or that are customizable require that you accept cookies. Cookies CBR places will remain in place after you leave our website. You can delete these cookies but this may result in certain features or services not being available to you.

Generally, we use cookies to remind us of who you are and to access your account information in order to deliver to you a better and more personalized service. This cookie is set when you register or "Sign In" and is modified when you "Sign Out" of our services. CBR also uses cookies to store your zip code for demographic and marketing purposes and to measure Site Usage Information, identify websites you have visited, and your visiting patterns in the aggregate.

We treat information collected by cookies as non-personal information. However, to the extent that non-personal information is combined with personal information, we treat the combined information as personal information for the purposes of this Privacy Policy.

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How does CBR use my information?

The use of your information is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time of use.

  • We may use your personal information internally for our general business purposes, such as providing the services you request, responding to your inquiries, and offering you our own, our affiliates’ or third-party products and services that we think you may find of interest.
  • We also use personal information to help us develop, deliver, and improve our products, services, content, and advertising.
  • We may use your personal information to provide notices to you and to keep you updated on CBR’s latest announcements.
  • From time to time, we may use your personal information to send important notices, such as communications about your account. Because this information is important to your interaction with CBR, you may not opt out of receiving these communications.
  • We may also use personal information for internal purposes such as auditing, data analysis, and research to improve CBR’s products, services, and customer communications.
  • If you enter into a sweepstake, contest, or similar promotion we may use the information you provide to administer those programs.
  • We may collect, use, transfer, and disclose non-personal information for any purpose.

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Who is collecting information?

When you are on a CBR website or are speaking to a CBR representative and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with CBR alone, unless it is specifically stated otherwise. If data is being collected by any company other than CBR, you will be notified prior to the time of the data collection. If you do not want your data to be collected by any company other than CBR, you can choose to not use that particular service.

Please be aware that CBR advertisers or websites that have links on or to our site may collect personally identifiable information about you when you visit their websites and/or purchase or use their products or services. The information practices of those third parties are not covered by this privacy policy.

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With whom does CBR share my information?

CBR and its affiliates may share your personal information with each other and use it consistent with this Privacy Policy.

Healthcare providers: If you provide your healthcare provider's information to us we may disclose personally identifiable information you have provided us to that provider.

Service providers: We may disclose personally identifiable information about you to companies who provide services to CBR, such as information processing, extending credit, delivering products to you, managing and enhancing customer data, providing marketing assistance, providing customer service, processing orders, fulfilling orders and requests, and conducting customer research. Your personal information will not be shared with third parties for their marketing purposes.

Others: We may disclose personally identifiable information about you if you request or authorize it. In addition, it may be necessary under law, legal process, litigation, and/or requests from public and governmental authorities, for CBR to disclose your personal information. We may also disclose information about you if we determine that for purposes of national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance, disclosure is necessary or appropriate.

We may also disclose information about you if we determine that disclosure is reasonably necessary to enforce our terms and conditions or protect our operations or users. Additionally, in the event of a reorganization, merger, or sale we may transfer any and all personal information we collect to the relevant third party.

CBR may share non-personal information with third parties for any purpose.

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How does CBR protect my personal, financial, and health-related information? What security precautions are in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of my information?

CBR takes precautions – including administrative, technical, and physical measures — to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.

There are several places on the CBR site where you can transmit credit card information in order to complete a purchase transaction or for verification purposes. Anytime we ask for a credit card number we transmit that number in an encrypted format. We use industry-standard, SSL (secure socket layer) encryption.

It is also important for you to help protect against unauthorized access to your information. You are solely responsible for signing off of our Web site each time you finish using it and for securing your log-in information and security responses. Any transactions using your log-in and security responses will be deemed to be authorized by you.

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Editing, Updating, Correcting and Deleting Information About You

If you prefer not to receive information from us please let us know by calling us at 1.888.932.6568, Option 1 or by sending us an email. Please be sure to include your email address, mailing address, full name, and specifically what information you do not want to receive. If you no longer wish to receive email communications from us simply click unsubscribe and we will add you to our "do not contact" list. If you no longer wish to receive any newsletter to which you previously subscribed through this website, or any other communication from CBR, please follow the "opt out" link in the relevant communication, or send us an email.

If you would like to update or correct your email address, mailing address or other personal information with us you may call us at 1.888.932.6568 option 1, email us, or simply edit your information by logging into the "My Account" page of our Web site.

You may also contact us by postal mail at Cord Blood Registry, 1200 Bayhill Drive, San Bruno, CA 94066.

Please note that any requests to remove or update your personal information may take up to ten days for your email request and 6-8 weeks to process your postal mail request, and you may continue to receive communications during this time.

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International Use

We control and operate this website from our offices in the United States. Any information you provide to CBR through this website is stored and processed on CBR servers in the United States or on those of our third party service providers. We do not represent that materials on this website are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Persons who choose to access this website from outside the United States do so on their own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with local laws, rules and regulations, if and to the extent applicable.

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What else should I know about my privacy?

Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online - for example on message boards, through e-mail, or in chat areas - that information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.

This Website is not intended to collect or maintain personally identifiable information from persons under 13 years old. IF YOU ARE UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE, PLEASE DO NOT USE OR ACCESS THE WEBSITE. If CBR learns that personally identifiable information of a person under 13 years old has been collected without verifiable parental consent, then CBR will take the appropriate steps to delete this information.

Effective Date: June 27, 2013

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