Privacy Policy

Effective Date: June 16, 2020

SFL Scientific and its affiliates (collectively, “SFL Scientific”, “us” or “we”) understand and promise to protect your privacy. We only collect personal data to make or improve our consulting services, or if you give us permission. We never sell your data.

We are committed to respecting your privacy and protecting your personal data, which is any information that is capable of identifying you as an individual person. This Privacy Policy describes how we handle and protect your personal data in connection with SFL Scientific’s business activities, like conferences and events, consulting services, and on websites, applications, and communications that post a link to this Privacy Policy (collectively, “the Sites”), in our capacity as data controllers. Please see our Terms of Use for more information about our online terms and policies in general.

Information we collect

SFL Scientific collects personal data in the course of its business activities, including in connection with some client services. We also collect personal data on certain areas of the Sites when you register for or apply for jobs through the careers pages, register for SFL Scientific newsletters and alerts, sign up for conferences, webinars, and events, and/or participate in public user posting areas (such as bulletin boards, discussion forums and surveys).

The personal data collected varies and may include information that you provide, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number, and background information required to apply for a job. We may also automatically collect information about the devices you use to interact with our Sites. The information we automatically collect may include IP address, device identifier, web browser, and browsing information collected through cookies, pixels, clear gifs, and other similar technologies (collectively “Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies”) on our Sites. We may also automatically collect information about how you use the Sites, such as what you have searched for and viewed on the Sites. The information automatically collected may be associated with a unique identifier as well as with any other personal data you have provided.

SFL Scientific may also collect personal data about you from third parties, such as social and online data aggregators, in the course of its business activities including in connection with some client services. This includes demographic, professional, and other information that is publicly available online, including information you choose to make public through social media platforms and other public online forums. We may combine this data with existing information we have about you or use it independently, for the purposes of our benchmarking and data analytics activities. We will always seek to confirm that the third party has provided transparent information about its use of this data, including its disclosure to third parties like SFL Scientific, in compliance with applicable law.

Use of information

SFL Scientific uses your personal data to fulfill your requests for information, process requests to participate in conferences and events, personalize content that you view or receive on the Sites, evaluate and improve our services, distribute newsletters and alerts, recruit and evaluate job applicants, analyze the Sites’ performance and functioning, prevent fraud, enforce our terms of use, comply with all applicable laws and corporate reporting obligations, enforce SFL Scientific’s agreements, and accomplish other purposes you may initiate or request. In some situations, the collection of personal data may be required for the operation of the Sites, or we may use it in the course of our business activities, including in connection with some services, for example, to provide certain services or products that may be requested. We may combine and/or analyze personal data to evaluate and offer content and services most relevant to the end users. We may keep any of your personal data on file and use it to contact you.

SFL Scientific and its service providers may use first and third party Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies, including web beacons, to manage our Sites and our services and collect analytics about how you use them. SFL Scientific and its service providers may collect information about whether you open or click any links in the knowledge, research, or event communications that we send to you. The information provided throughout this Privacy Policy about cookies also applies to these other tracking technologies. Please refer to our Cookie Policy for more details regarding our use of Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies.

Our Sites do not track you by collecting personal data about your online activities over time and across third party websites or online services. Accordingly, we do not alter our data collection and use practices in response to “do not track” signals transmitted from web browsers. Our processing of your personal data for the purposes mentioned above is based on our legitimate interests in promoting and protecting SFL Scientific, building and maintaining relationships. recruitment, and providing our services; on your consent, for example send an inquiry, or register for our newsletters or alerts, or for business purposes that support web operations such as understanding and enhancing the quality of your experience on our websites; to comply with the law, when certain information is necessary to satisfy our legal or regulatory obligations.

Enterprise Relationships

We collect personal data from potential and current clients and business partners to communicate about enterprise artificial intelligence solutions and services. For example, we collect business contact details such as your name, contact information, associated organization, and the kinds of solutions and services in which you have expressed interest.

We value our business partners’ privacy. If you wish to exercise any of your privacy rights, please contact us directly at legal@sflscientific.com.

Disclosure of personal data

Personal data collected in the course of SFL Scientific business activities, including in connection with some client services, as well as on the Sites may be transferred from time to time to SFL Scientific subsidiaries and affiliates and their personnel across our organization, as well as to our third party service providers, including in countries where the local law may grant you fewer rights than you have in your own country. Additionally, the Sites may be viewed and hosted by SFL Scientific and our third party service providers anywhere in the world. Where required by law, we have put in place legal mechanisms designed to ensure adequate data protection of your personal data that is processed by SFL Scientific subsidiaries, affiliates and third party service providers, including the transfer of your personal data to countries other than the one in which you reside. SFL Scientific’s organization does not reside outside the U.S., but by using any of the Sites and providing information, you voluntarily consent to such possible transfers and hosting of such information. SFL Scientific will not intentionally disclose or transfer (and will take reasonable steps to prevent the unauthorized or accidental disclosure of) your personal data to third parties without your consent or as otherwise permitted by law, whether for such third parties’ own marketing purposes or otherwise, except as follows. SFL Scientific may provide access to your personal data to third party service providers engaged by SFL Scientific to provide services related to the Sites as well as related to SFL Scientific’s business activities, including in connection with some services, in the manner agreed upon in our master services agreements. We maintain processes designed to ensure that any processing of personal data by third party service providers is consistent with this Privacy Policy and protects the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of your personal data.

We also may share your personal data with third party service providers who perform services and functions on our behalf to support our interactions with you, including, for example, processing job applications and materials, administering marketing and promotional materials or newsletters, or communicating with you.

In addition, we may disclose information about you: (a) If we are required to do so by law or legal process; (b) To law enforcement authorities or other government officials; (c) When we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity; (d) If disclosure is necessary to protect the vital interests of a person; (e) To enforce our Terms of Use; (f) To protect our property, services, legal rights, prevent fraud, or support auditing, compliance, and comply with any and all applicable laws.

Link to third party sites

SFL Scientific may provide links to third party websites or information as a service to our users. If you use these links, you will leave the Sites. Such links do not constitute or imply an endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation by SFL Scientific of the third party, the third party website, or the information contained therein, and SFL Scientific shall not be responsible or liable for your use thereof. Such use shall be subject to the terms of use and privacy policies applicable to those sites.

Security

SFL Scientific has implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security to protect personal data from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Only authorized SFL Scientific personnel and third party service providers are provided access to personal data, and these employees and service providers are required to treat this information as confidential. Despite these precautions however, SFL Scientific cannot guarantee that unauthorized persons will not obtain access to your personal data.

Data retention

SFL Scientific retains personal data, as necessary, for the duration of the relevant business relationship. We may also retain personal data for longer than the duration of the business relationship should we need to retain it to protect ourselves against legal claims, use it for analysis or historical record-keeping, or comply with our information management policies and schedules. If you request that we delete your personal data, SFL Scientific will make reasonable attempts to delete all instances of the information in their entirety. For requests for access, corrections, or deletion, please refer to the “Your Rights” section of this Privacy Policy.

Kids Privacy Policy

The Sites are not designed for or directed at children 16 years of age or younger, and SFL Scientific does not intentionally collect or maintain personal data about anyone under this age.

Recruiting Privacy Policy

This SFL Scientific Recruiting Privacy Policy describes the privacy and security practices that SFL Scientific employs when collecting, using and handling (processing) personal information about you in connection with our online and offline recruitment activities. It also explains the choices you have in relation to these processing activities.

Personal information means all information that relates to an identified individual or to an identifiable individual. For example, your name, address, email address, educational and employment background, CV and job qualifications. Personal information is also referred to as information about you.

Your Rights

Where granted by applicable law, you may have the right to request access to the personal data that we have collected about you for the purposes of reviewing, modifying, or requesting deletion of the data. You may also have the right to request a copy of the personal data that we have collected about you and to have any inaccuracies in that data corrected. In certain circumstances, you may also request that we cease processing your personal data or restrict its use. If you would like to make a request to access, review, or correct the personal data we have collected about you, or to discuss how we process your personal data, please contact us at legal@sflscientific.com. We will make reasonable attempts to promptly investigate, comply with, or otherwise respond to your requests as may be required by applicable law. Different laws may prevent us from providing access to your personal data or otherwise fully complying with your request depending upon the circumstances and the request, such as for example, where producing your information may reveal the identity of someone else. In addition, and where granted by local law, you have the legal right to lodge a complaint with a competent data protection authority.

Unsubscribe

If you have registered for SFL Scientific newsletter or alerts, or you receive invitations to survey or events from SFL Scientific and you prefer not to receive future email communications from us, please review the communications settings in the email and follow the instructions on the page of the Site where you have provided such information, subscribed or registered or write to info@sflscientific.com to unsubscribe from any or all communications.

Your California Privacy Rights

Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 1798.83(c)(2), SFL Scientific does not share your personal data with third parties for those third parties’ direct marketing use. As required by the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), this Privacy Policy describes the categories of personal data collected, processed, and disclosed by SFL Scientific, the categories of sources for that data, and the business or commercial purposes for which that data is collected, processed, and disclosed.

In addition, under California law, you may have the right (up to two times in any 12-month period) to request more information about SFL Scientific’s collection, use, disclosure of personal data about you including: (a) The categories of personal data about you that we have collected in the preceding twelve (12) months and the categories of sources of that information, (b) the categories of sources from which we have collected that information in the preceding months, (c) The commercial or business reason(s) we have collected, used, disclosed that information, and (d) the categories of third parties to whom we have disclosed that information in the preceding twelve months. In addition, upon receipt of a verifiable request from you establishing your identity, you may have the right to know about the specific pieces of personal data that we have collected about you and/or shared with third parties. You may also have the right to request deletion of personal data about you that we have collected or maintain, which we will honor subject to certain limitations set forth in California law. SFL Scientific will not discriminate against you based on your exercise of any of these rights.

Consent & Changes to Privacy Policy

By using the Sites, you consent to the collection, use, and storage of your personal data by us in the manner described in this Privacy Policy and elsewhere on the Sites. We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy from time to time and we will alert you to any such changes by updating this Privacy Policy. If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy that increase our rights to use personal data that we have previously collected about you, we will obtain your consent either through an email to your registered email address or by prominently posting information about the changes on our Sites.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, or if you would like to communicate with our Data Officer or the Data Privacy Team

SFL Scientific LLC
Legal Department
3 Batterymarch Park
Quincy MA 02169
617-804-0002
legal@sflscientific.com