Privacy Policy

Effective date: September 15th, 2021

At Protein Evolution, Inc., (“PEI,” ‘we,” “us” or “our”) we take your privacy seriously. Please read this Privacy Policy to learn how we operate with respect to the collection and use of personal information, including through our website https://www.pei.bio (the “Website”). We only collect personal information (meaning any information that identifies or can be used to identify you) through our Website as described in this Privacy Policy.

By using or accessing our Website, you acknowledge that you accept the practices and policies outlined below, along with our Terms of Use, which is incorporated by reference in its entirety, where and as permitted by applicable law. Any terms we use in this Policy without defining them have the definitions given to them in the Terms of Use.

What Information Do We Collect and How Do We Use It?

The information we collect from you will depend on how you use our Website.  Generally, we collect information directly from you when you voluntarily provide it to us.

Your Communication with Us:
We collect information when you communicate with us. The specific types of information we collect will depend on the forum in which you communicate with us. For example, if you send us an email or fill out a contact form on our Website, we will collect your email address and the content of your email or form responses.  We will use this information as necessary to respond to your inquiry.

Information Automatically Collected

As with most websites, when you use our Website we automatically receive and collect information about you and your device. This information includes the following:

Information from Cookies and Similar Technologies.
A cookie is a small piece of data that a website can send to your computer's internet browser, which is then stored on your computer's operating system. Cookies are how websites recognize users and keep track of their preferences. We and third-party partners collect information using cookies, pixel tags, or similar technologies. Our third-party partners, such as analytics and advertising partners, may use these technologies to collect information about your online activities over time and across different services.  Please review your web browser's "Help" file to learn the proper way to modify your cookie settings. Please note that if you delete or choose not to accept cookies from the Website, you may not be able to utilize the features of the Website to their fullest potential.

Please note that because there is no consistent industry understanding of how to respond to “Do Not Track” signals, we do not alter our data collection and usage practices when we detect such a signal from your browser.  When our website detects a Do Not Track signal from your browser, it will still collect referring and exit page information and other information when you visit our website.

How We Use Your Information

In general, we collect personal information from you so that we can provide our Website, operate our business, and provide information that you request from us. This includes the following uses and purposes:

How Do We Share Information?

We do not share your personal information except as described in this Privacy Policy, unless we have your consent or permission to do so.

Third Party Vendors
We may have contractual agreements with affiliates, services providers, partners, and other third parties who may use the information described in this policy to operate our Website, and to develop, market, and provide our products. Any information collected or used by third party vendors is limited to the collection described in this policy, and may be used only for the purposes described.

Legal Process, Security, Defense, Protection
Occasionally, we may be required to share information with third parties for legitimate business purposes, or to comply with legal obligations. For example, we may share information when we believe in good faith that an applicable law requires it; at the request of law enforcement, judicial authorities (e.g. upon receipt of a court order or subpoena), or appropriate governmental authorities; to detect and protect against fraud, or any technical or security vulnerabilities; to respond to an emergency; or otherwise to protect the rights, property, safety or security of third parties, visitors to our Website, our businesses, or the public.

Change in Control or Sale
We may choose to buy or sell assets, and may share and/or transfer customer information in connection with the evaluation of and entry into such transactions. Also, if we (or our assets) are acquired, or if we go out of business, enter bankruptcy, or go through some other change of control, personal information could be one of the assets transferred to or acquired by a third party. However, we note that any entity acquiring our business or assets would have an obligation to use the personal information that comes with it strictly in accordance with this Privacy Policy. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of us or our assets may continue to use your personal information only as set forth in this policy, unless you are informed otherwise.

Retention of Personal Information

We generally retain your information as long as necessary to provide relevant services to you, comply with our legal and internal retention obligations and procedures, comply with governmental reporting obligations, and as permitted by law.

Children

Our Website is not directed at children under 13, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to use our Website or send any information about yourself to us. If you are the parent of a child under the age of 13, and you believe he or she has shared personal information with us, please contact us at hello@pei.bio so that we can remove such information from our systems.

Security of Your Information

We use reasonable security measures, including measures designed to protect against unauthorized or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage to your personal information. We also take certain measures to enhance the security of our services, however, since the Internet is not a 100% secure environment, we cannot guarantee, ensure, or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. There is no guarantee that information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. Please use discretion in choosing the information that you share with us and consider that the absolute confidentiality of this information can never be guaranteed.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to revise this Privacy Policy at any time by amending this page and changes will be effective upon being posted unless we advise otherwise. If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you by means of a notice on our Website prior to the change becoming effective. If you do not accept the terms of this Privacy Policy, we ask that you discontinue use of our Website.

Contact

If you have questions about our uses and disclosures of your personal information, or have a complaint, please contact us here: hello@pei.bio.