Avellino Lab USA, Inc. Privacy Policy

Effective Date: April 05, 2019

Avellino Lab USA, Inc. (“Avellino Labs”) is committed to protecting the privacy of users of the website located at www.avellino.com or any website owned, operated, licensed or controlled by us (the “Site”). This Privacy Policy describes how we gather and use information about visitors to our Site (“Visitors”). This Privacy Policy applies solely to the information that we collect through the Site. This Privacy Policy does not address personal information that you provide to us in other contexts (e.g., through a business relationship not handled through the Site).

Acceptance of Privacy Policy

By using the Site, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean that you accept those changes.

What Personal Information Do We Collect?

Avellino Labs collects your Personal Information through the Site when you choose to provide such information, such as when you use the “Contact Our Eye Care Experts” page of the Site to get in touch with our eye care experts to learn more about corneal dystrophies or the “Contact Avellino Labs” page to learn more about our DNA exam for genetic corneal diseases (the “DNA Exam”) or our current efforts in developing gene editing technology to manage and potentially cure diseases. “Personal Information” means information that identifies you or could reasonably be used to identify you. Examples of Personal Information include your name, address, phone number, and/or email address.

How Do We Use Your Personal Information?

If you choose to provide us with Personal Information by completing a form on the Site’s “Contact Us” pages or by emailing us through the Site, we will use that Personal Information to (i) respond to your question or request, (ii) communicate with you about our products or services via email and social media marketing, (iii) send information to you, (iv) connect you with one of our eye care experts, and (v) notify you of changes to this Privacy Policy. If you do not wish to receive emails or other communications from us, you may contact us at infousa@avellinolabs.com.and request that your Personal Information be removed from our list.

We will only use your Personal Information when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your Personal Information in the following circumstances:

  • Where we need to perform the contract we are about to enter into or have entered into
    with you.
  • Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and
    your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.

Where we need to comply with a legal obligation.

Note that we may process your Personal Information for more than one lawful purpose depending on the specific purpose for which we are using your data.

If you are based outside the United States, please note that the Personal Information that you provide through the Site is transferred to the United States (where privacy laws may not be as adequate as in your jurisdiction) to Avellino Labs and third parties engaged by Avellino Labs to assist in operation of the Site or provide a service to you. By using the Site, you expressly agree to the transfer of the Personal Information to the United States.

Do We Disclose Any Personal Information to Outside Parties?

Unless you expressly give us permission in writing to do so, Avellino Labs will not sell, rent, license, or trade your Personal Information other than as specified in this Privacy Policy.

Disclosures to Physicians. If you are a patient, when you provide your email address or other contact information, we may share that Personal Information with a physician who performs the DNA Exam, and that physician may contact you about your interest in the DNA Exam.

Disclosures to Third Parties Assisting In Our Operations Avellino Labs may share your Personal Information under confidentiality agreements with other companies that work with, or on behalf of, Avellino Labs to provide products and services. These companies may use your Personal Information to assist Avellino Labs in its operations. However, these companies do not have any independent right to share this information.

Disclosures Under Special Circumstances. We may provide information about you to respond to subpoenas, court orders, legal process or governmental regulations, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims. We believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, or as otherwise required by law.

Business Transfers. We may share your Personal Information with other business entities in connection with the sale, assignment, merger or other transfer of all or a portion of Avellino Labs’ business to such business entity. We will require any such successor business entity to honor the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Automatically Collected Information and Anonymous Information

Each time a Visitor comes to the Site, Avellino Labs collects some information to improve the overall quality of the Visitor’s online experience.

Aggregated Data. Avellino Labs collects aggregate queries for internal reporting and also counts, tracks, and aggregates the Visitor’s activity into Avellino Labs’ analysis of general traffic-flow at the Site. To these ends, Avellino Labs may merge information about you into aggregated group data. In some cases, Avellino Labs may remove personal identifiers from Personal Information and maintain it in aggregate form that may later be combined with other information to generate anonymous, aggregated statistical information. Such anonymous, group data may be shared on an aggregated basis with Avellino Labs’ affiliates, business partners, service providers and/or vendors; if it does so, Avellino Labs will not disclose your individual identity.

Web Server Logs and IP Addresses. An Internet Protocol (“IP”) address is a number that automatically identifies the computer or device you have used to access the Internet. The IP address enables our server to send you the web pages that you want to visit, and it may disclose the server owned by your Internet Service Provider. Avellino Labs may use IP addresses to conduct Site analyses and performance reviews and to administer the Site.

Cookies and Web Beacons. You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when websites set or access cookies. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this website may become inaccessible or not function properly. Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to a user’s computer for purposes of storing information about a user’s preferences. Cookies in and of themselves do not personally identify users, although they do identify a user’s computer. Many websites use cookies as a standard practice to provide useful features when a user visits the website and most web browsers are set up to accept cookies. Avellino Labs uses cookies to improve your online experience when visiting the Website, such as to keep track of advertisements and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction. Information that we collect through cookies includes (i) the name and version of the operating system on the Visitor’s computer, (ii) the name and version of the Visitor’s browser, (iii) which page on the Site the Visitor is currently reading, as well as clicks and time spent on a particular page, (iv) if the Visitor was sent to the current page by some other page on the web, the universal resource locator (“URL”) of the referring web page, and (v) geolocation of the Visitor’s computer or device. You can set your browser to refuse cookies, but some portions of a Website may not work properly if you refuse cookies. Some of the Site’s web pages may use web beacons in conjunction with cookies to compile aggregate statistics about Site usage. A web beacon is an electronic image (also referred to as an “action tag,” “single-pixel,” or “clear GIF”) that is commonly used to track the traffic patterns of users from one web page to another in order to maximize web traffic flow and to otherwise analyze the effectiveness of the Site. Some web beacons may be unusable if you elect to reject their associated cookies.

By accessing and using the Site, you expressly consent to the storage of cookies, other local storage technologies, beacons or other information on your computer or devices. You also consent to the access of such cookies, local storage technologies, beacons and information by us.


Your privacy is very important to Avellino Labs. We use appropriate security measures for preventing your Personal Information from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorized way, altered or disclosed. Except as provided elsewhere in this Privacy Policy, we limit access to Personal Information in electronic databases to those persons in our organization who have a business need for such access. They will only process your Personal Information on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality. However, you should know that no web site operator, including Avellino Labs, can fully eliminate security risks associated with Personal Information. While Avellino Labs has endeavored to create a secure and reliable website for users, the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to/from the Site or via e-mail cannot be guaranteed.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected Personal Information breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.

Links on the Site

The Site may contain links to other websites. Please be aware that Avellino Labs is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites. When you connect to a website that is linked to our Site, we encourage you to read the privacy statements of that website. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Site.

Response to "Do Not Track11 Signals

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Children's Privacy Protection

Under Age 13

Avellino Labs understands the importance of protecting children’s privacy in the interactive online world. The Site is not designed for, or intentionally targeted at, children under 13 years of age. It is not our policy to intentionally collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 13. No one under the age of 13 should submit any Personal Information to Avellino Labs or the Site.

Under Age 18

Minors under 18 years of age may have the Personal Information that they have provided to Avellino Labs through the Site deleted by sending an email to infousa@avellinolabs.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.

Your Legal Rights

Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your Personal Information that Avellino Labs has collected.

You have the right to:

  • Request access to your personal data (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the Personal Information we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.

  • Request correction of the Personal Information that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us.

  • Request erasure of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove Personal Information where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your Personal Information where you have successfully exercised your right to object to processing (see below), where we may have processed your information unlawfully, or where we are required to erase your Personal Information to comply with local law. Note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with your erasure request for specific legal reasons of which you will be notified, if applicable, at the time of your request.

  • Object to processing of your Personal Information where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object where we are processing your Personal Information for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information that override your rights and freedoms.

  • Request restriction of processing of Personal Information. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of Personal Information in the following scenarios:

    • If you want us to establish the data’s accuracy.

    • Where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it.

    • Where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims.

    • You have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.

  • Request the transfer of Personal Information to you or to a third party. We will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, Personal Information in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Note that this right only applies to automated information that you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you.

  • Withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process Personal Information. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.

If you are located in the EU, you have the right to make a complaint at any time to the data protection authority based in the country in which you are resident. If you are located in the UK, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)(www.ico.org.uk) is the relevant data protection authority. We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO or any other data protection authority, so please contact us in the first instance. You can exercise your rights by sending an email to infousa@avellinolabs.com. You can mail your request to the following postal address: Avellino Lab USA, Inc., 1505 Adams Drive, Suite B2, Menlo Park, California 94025 USA. We will only retain your Personal Information for as long as reasonably necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or reporting requirements. We may retain your Personal Information for a longer period in the event of a complaint or if we reasonably believe there is a prospect of litigation in respect to our relationship with you. To determine the appropriate retention period for Personal Information, we consider the amount, nature and sensitivity of the Personal Information, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your Personal Information, the purposes for which we process your Personal Information and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or other requirements. Details of retention periods for different aspects of your Personal Information are available in our retention policy, which you can request from us by sending an email to infousa@avellinolabs.com.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be revised from time to time as we add new features and services, as laws change, and as industry privacy and security best practices evolve. We display an effective date on the policy in the upper right corner of this Privacy Policy so that it will be easier for you to know when there has been a change. If we make any change to this Privacy Policy regarding use or disclosure of Personal Information, we will provide advance notice on the Site. Small changes or changes that do not significantly affect individual privacy interests may be made at any time and without prior notice.

Questions About This Privacy Policy

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, or about the use, amendment, or deletion of Personal Information that you have provided to us, please contact us at infousa@avellinolabs.com.