Privacy Policy

1. Ownership of Site and Restrictions on Use of Content
The BRAINSCALE.COM website (“BRAINSCALE.COM” or “Website”) is owned by BrainScale (“BrainScale”). You acknowledge that the Website may contain information, communications, software, photos, text, video, graphics, music, sounds, images and other material, content and services (collectively “Content”), which is generally provided by BrainScale or by licensors of BrainScale. Notwithstanding the fact that BrainScale permits access to the Content, you acknowledge and agree that the Content, its use and/or the use of this website is protected by patents, copyrights, trademarks, and other proprietary and intellectual property rights, that these rights are valid and protected in all media now existing or later developed, and that your use of the Content shall be governed and constrained by applicable patent, copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. Modification or use of the BRAINSCALE.COM website and/or the Content or any portion thereof for any commercial purpose is a violation of patent, copyright, trademark and other proprietary and intellectual property rights owned by BrainScale and third parties. Without limiting any of the foregoing, you understand and agree that if you copy any Content or portion thereof for any purpose not expressly permitted in this Agreement, whether or not such copying or use is for your commercial gain, you are violating the rights of BrainScale and/or its licensors, and may be subject to criminal and/or civil prosecution.

In addition to BrainScale’s and its licensors’ rights in individual elements of the Contents, BrainScale owns a copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of the Content. The Website may permit you to download and/or print certain Content and you may do so, and you may make a limited, reasonable number of copies of such downloaded and/or printed Content solely for your internal business purposes and no other purpose whatsoever, provided that all such copies are a complete and accurate copy of the downloaded and/or printed Content and further provided that all such copies include any proprietary notices of BrainScale’s; all such copies (whether printed or electronic) are considered Content hereunder, and subject to the terms of this Agreement. Except for the limited right to download, print and/or copy as described in the preceding sentence, and notwithstanding anything else herein to the contrary, you understand that you may not otherwise copy, modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, display, incorporate into another website or printed materials, or in any other way exploit BRAINSCALE.COM and/or any of the Content (in whole or in party) and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed (collectively, “Use”), even if you attribute such Content or Use to BrainScale or its licensors.

2. Submitted Data
You agree that you shall not upload to the Website any data, files, content or other information (“Submitted Data”), or otherwise transmit on or through this website, any Submitted Data that are subject to any rights of any third parties, or in which any holder of such rights has not given express authorization for distribution by you. By providing Submitted Data to BrainScale, you automatically grant, or warrant that the owner of such Submitted Data has expressly granted, the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to Use the Submitted Data.

Any personal information, such as your name, email address or other contact information provided to BrainScale shall be handled in accordance with, and subject to, the BrainScale Privacy Policy described below in Section 13 and not this Section 2.

3. Display of Products and Services
We use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that the colors, design and details of the products and services displayed on BRAINSCALE.COM are accurate. However, we cannot and do not guarantee that the colors, design, and/or detail, as displayed by your monitor, will be accurate and we assume no responsibility whatsoever for such difference in color, design and details.

BrainScale reserves the right at any time and without notice to change the products and or services that are described on the Website.

4. Prohibited Conduct and Use
You agree to use BRAINSCALE.COM only for lawful purposes. You are expressly prohibited from transmitting through BRAINSCALE.COM any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, profane, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material of any kind, including without limitation, any material that encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law (collectively, “Prohibited Conduct”). You agree and acknowledge that BrainScale is not responsible or liable to you or any other party for any Prohibited Conduct by any user of BRAINSCALE.COM at any time.

Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary, BrainScale is in no way obligated to monitor any user’s use of or to monitor, retain, review and/or edit Submitted Data or any information provided by any user and transmitted through BRAINSCALE.COM. However, BrainScale does reserve the right, at any time, to monitor, review, retain, edit and/or disclose any information (including ay Submitted Data) as BrainScale determines necessary, in its sole discretion, to: (i) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request; (ii) protect and defend BrainScale’s rights and property; (iii) enforce this Agreement; (iv) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of BRAINSCALE.COM; and (v) protect the interests of BrainScale’s users or the public.

You are expressly prohibited from using a false e-mail address or other identifying information and from using BRAINSCALE.COM in any way to send emails or other messages to people or other entities.

5. Linked Sites
This Website may contain links to other websites solely for your convenience. BrainScale does not endorse nor make any warranties or representations about any website you may access through a link from BRAINSCALE.COM. You agree and acknowledge that you (and not BrainScale) assume all risk for any dealings or transactions of any nature, including without limitation, the purchase of any products or services from, or the reliance upon any information or materials contained in, such linked sites. Please note that such other websites may have terms of use and/or privacy policies different from BrainScale’s and any use of such other websites and/or ay information you provide to or through such other websites will be subject to the terms or use and privacy policies of those other websites and not BrainScale’s. BrainScale shall have no responsibility or liability for acts or omissions of any party (including you) with respect to such other websites.


6. Limitation of Liability
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, NEGLIGENCE, SHALL BrainScale BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM ANY PRODUCTS, GOODS OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OTHERWISE TRANSMITTED FROM OR THROUGH THIS WEBSITE, THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE CONTENT AND/OR OTHER MATERIALS IN THIS WEBSITE, EVEN IF BrainScale OR A BrainScale AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT SHALL BrainScale’S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE EXCEED $100. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

This Section 6 applies only to damages, losses and causes of action that arise through your use of, or inability to use, this Website, any Content or other materials on this Website and/or any products or services purchased through this Website, if applicable. Without limiting the foregoing, in the event you and BrainScale enter into a written agreement for products or services, the provisions of such written agreement (and not this Agreement, including this Section 6) shall govern your acquisition and use of such products or services.

7. Disclaimer
THE CONTENT AND ANY OTHER MATERIALS ON THIS WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, BrainScale DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. BrainScale DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THIS WEBSITE OR YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, OR THAT DEFECTS IN THIS WEBSITE OR AY CONTENT OR OTHER MATERIALS CONTAINED IN THIS WEBSITE, WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS WEBSITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. BrainScale DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE CONTENT AND/OR OTHER MATERIALS IN THIS WEBSITE REGARDING THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. YOU (AND NOT BrainScale) ASSUME ALL RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING ANY CONTENT AND/OR OTHER MATERIALS CONTAINED IN THIS WEBSITE.

8. Your Feedback
If you contact BrainScale with information including, without limitation, feedback data (e.g., questions, comments, suggestions or the like) regarding this Website, the Content or any item on this Website (collectively, “Information”), the Information shall be deemed to be non-confidential and BrainScale shall have no obligation of any kind with respect to the Information. In addition, you agree and acknowledge that BrainScale shall be free to Use and distribute the Information to others without limitation, and to authorize others to do the same. Further, BrainScale shall be free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in the Information for any purpose whatsoever, including, without limitation, developing, manufacturing and marketing products and other items incorporating the Information. BrainScale shall not be liable or owe any compensation for the Use or disclosure of the Information.

9. Usage by Children
BrainScale does not solicit the use of BRAINSCALE.COM by minors. The Site does not knowingly solicit or collect personally identifiable information online from children under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent. If BrainScale learns that a child under the age of 13 has submitted personally identifiable information online without parental consent, it will take all reasonable measures to delete such information from its databases and to not use such information for any purpose (except where necessary to protect the safety of the child or others as required or allowed by law). If you become aware of any personally identifiable information we have collected from children under 13, please email us at contact@us.brainscale.com.

Minors under 18 years of age may have the personal information that they provide to us deleted by sending an email to contact@us.brainscale.com requesting deletion. Please note that, while we make reasonable efforts to comply with such requests, deletion of your personal information does not ensure complete and comprehensive removal of that data from all systems.

10. Jurisdictional Issues
Unless otherwise specified, the Content and/or other materials on the Website are presented solely for the purpose of promoting products and services available in the United States, its territories, possessions and protectorates. BrainScale makes no representation that Content and/or other materials on this Website, or the products and services promoted on this Website, are appropriate or available for use outside the United States. Those 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, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. Software from this Website is further subject to United States export controls. No software from this Website may be downloaded or otherwise exported or re-exported (i) into (or to a national or resident of) Cuba, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Iran, Syria or any other country to which the United States has embargoed goods; or (ii) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department’s Table of Deny Orders. By downloading or using the software, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list.

This Agreement is governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. Venue and personal jurisdiction shall lie solely in the state and federal courts located in this State of Illinois. If any provision of this Agreement shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this Agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. This is the entire agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter herein and shall not be modified, except as provided in Section 12.

11. Termination
This Agreement is effective until terminated by either party. You may terminate this Agreement at any time by destroying all Content and/or other materials obtained from this Website, all copies thereof. This Agreement may terminate immediately without notice from BrainScale if in BrainScale’s sole discretion you fail to comply with any term or provision of this Agreement. Upon termination, you must destroy all Content and/or other materials obtained from this Website, and all copies thereof. Termination will not affect any rights, obligations or liabilities that arose prior to such termination.

12. Changes and Modifications
BrainScale may change, add or delete Content, products, materials, services, programs and the like that are described in this Website at any time without notice. BrainScale reserves the right to update, modify, revise or otherwise change this Agreement at any time with or without prior notice. Your use of BRAINSCALE.COM at any time after such update, modification, revision or change constitutes your acceptance of such update, modification, revision or change. You are encouraged to review this Agreement periodically.

13. Privacy Policy
Your privacy is important to us. If you provide your contact information or create a new user account at BRAINSCALE.COM, we collect your name, email address and other contact information (“Contact Information”). This Contact Information will be used to process your request, provide you information that you request or that we feel would be useful to you, and to contact you regarding your request, if applicable. In addition, we may share your Contact Information in the context of a merger, acquisition or corporate restructuring of BrainScale, and with third parties with whom we have business relationships. By providing your Contact Information to BrainScale via BRAINSCALE.COM, you expressly consent to our collection, storage and use of your Contact Information as described in this Privacy Policy.

Personal Information that we process
For the purposes of this privacy statement, ‘Personal Information’ is any data which relates to an individual who may be identified from that data, or from a combination of a set of data, and other information which is in possession of BrainScale.

We collect the following categories of Personal Information:
Information that you provide via our website, including information you provide when you register on our website e.g. name, email address, designation, company, country, name of your university, your field of academic study/concentration, expected year and month of your graduation, and telephone number;

Information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this Site, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, demographics, your computers’ operating system, and browser type and information collected via cookies

When do we collect personal data about you?

  • When you purchase our products and services.
  • When you interact with us in person, through correspondence, by phone, by social media, or through our websites.
  • When we collect personal information from other legitimate sources, such as third-party data aggregators, BrainScale marketing partners, public sources or social networks. We only use this data if you have given your consent to them to share your personal data with others.
  • We may collect personal data if it is considered to be of legitimate interest, and if this interest is not overridden by your privacy interests. Before data is collected, we make sure an assessment is made, ensuring that there is an established mutual interest between you and BrainScale.


Why do we collect and use personal data?
We use your Personal Information for the following purposes:

  • to provide better usability, troubleshooting and site maintenance;
  • to understand which parts of the website are visited and how frequently;
  • to create your user ID;
    to identify you once you register on our website;
  • to contact you and respond to your questions or requests; and
  • to provide access to desirable content based on your preferences.
  • to process job application and alumni related requests, more details about which are available on corresponding portals of this website.
  • To know your interest of participation in competitions
  • As a participant of the competition, to publish your name and corresponding details to make them available to larger audience on the Internet.

All personal information collected under the privacy policy may be transferred as part of a merger or acquisition.

What type of personal data is collected?
We collect name, phone number, title, and email address, in addition to your company’s name and contact information. We may also collect feedback, comments and questions received from you in service-related communication and activities, such as meetings, phone calls, documents, and emails. From our websites we may collect IP-address and actions taken on the site. If you upload photos or videos, add posts or comments, etc. on community websites (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, etc.), the information can be read by anyone with access to those sites and used for purposes over which BrainScale or you have no control. Therefore, BrainScale is not responsible for any information you submit to the community websites.

If you apply for a job at BrainScale, we collect the data you provide during the application process. BrainScale does not collect or process any special categories of personal data, such as public unique identifiers or sensitive personal data.

We work closely with various third-party product providers to bring you a range of products and services designed to meet your extended needs. In some cases, our third-party providers will be acting as data processors of your information and, therefore, we advise you to read their Privacy Policy. These third-party providers will share your information with us, which we will use in accordance with this Privacy Statement. You agree and acknowledge that your request may be processed, fulfilled or serviced by third parties other than BrainScale, and you understand that such third parties are not limited by BrainScale in their use of the information provided to them to process, fulfill or service your request.

We do not sell, rent, or trade your Contact Information to any third parties or share it with third parties (other than as described above) for promotional purposes, but we reserve the right to do so in future. We will seek your consent at that time if required.

We will disclose your personal information if required by law or if we, as a company, reasonably believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our company’s rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process. However, we will do what we can to ensure that your privacy rights continue to be protected.

BrainScale may also collect non-personally identifiable information including, without limitation, information regarding your operating system, browser, domain name, and your navigation through and from BRAINSCALE.COM. This information is collected in the aggregate and use to improve BRAINSCALE.COM and for other business purposes. BrainScale may provide such aggregate information to third parties. BrainScale may also store information on your computer in the form of a “cookie” or similar file. This information is used to make websites work more efficiently, as well as to provide business and marketing information to the owners of the site, and to gather such personal data as browser type and operating system, referring page, path through site, domain of ISP, etc. for the purposes of understanding how visitors use a website. Cookies and similar technologies help us tailor our website to your personal needs, as well as to detect and prevent security threats and abuse. If used alone, cookies and web beacons do not personally identify you. We use cookies to remember users’ settings as well as for authentication and analytics. Users can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level. If you reject cookies, you may still access BRAINSCALE.COM, but your ability to use some features or areas of our site may be limited. Your web browser may allow you to erase or block such files or notify you when such file is stored. Please check your browser’s instructions for further information about such functions.

Security
The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once it is received. Although we strive to make security a priority, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security, contact us under the “Contact Us” section.


How long do we keep your personal data?
We store personal data for as long as we find it necessary to fulfill the purpose for which the personal data was collected, while also considering our need to answer your queries or resolve possible problems, to comply with legal requirements under applicable laws, to attend to any legal claims/complaints, and for safeguarding purposes. This means that we may retain your personal data for a reasonable period of time after your last interaction with us. When the personal data that we have collected is no longer required, we will delete it in a secure manner. We may process data for statistical purposes, but in such cases, data will be anonymized.


You have the following rights with respect to your personal data:
Subject to the laws of your country, You have the right to access, correct, delete or transfer your Personal Information that we hold, including your profile and preferences. You also have the right to object to certain processing and, where we have asked for your consent to process your Personal Information, to withdraw this consent. Where we process your Personal Information because we have a legitimate interest in doing so (as explained above), you also have a right to object to this. These rights may be limited in some situations – for example, where we can demonstrate that we have a legal requirement to process your Personal Information. Additionally you have the following rights with respect to your personal data:

  • The right to request a copy of your personal data that BrainScale holds about you.
  • The right to request that BrainScale corrects your personal data if inaccurate or out of date.
    The right to request that your personal data is deleted when it is no longer necessary for BrainScale to retain such data. The right to withdraw any consent to personal data processing at any time. For example, your consent to receive e-marketing communications:
    • If you want to withdraw your consent to e-marketing, please make use of the link to manage your subscriptions included in our communication.
    • The right to request that BrainScale provides you with your personal data and, if possible, to pass on this information directly (in a portable format) to another data controller when the processing is based on consent or contract.
    • The right to request a restriction on further data processing, in case there is a dispute in relation to the accuracy or processing of your personal data.
    • The right to object to the processing of personal data, in case data processing has been based on legitimate interest and/or direct marketing.
    • If you have any questions about your data, contact us under the “Contact Us” section.

14. Contact Us
Any query about your Privacy Rights should be sent to
info@BRAINSCALE.COM or to:
BrainScale
Legal/Privacy Department
2 Research Way,
Princeton, NJ 08540