Privacy Policy

Sefalabs.com Privacy Notice, Conditions of Use, Return Policy

Last updated: May 29, 2018.

Privacy

The Scientific Equipment and Furniture Association (SEFA) takes you privacy seriously.  This privacy statement discloses the type of information we gather and how we use it.  This privacy policy follows the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU DataP) in its latest official release. 

Sefalabs.com knows that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly. This notice describes our privacy policy. By visiting Sefalabs.com, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Notice.

What Personal Information About Customers Does Sefalabs.com Gather?

The information we learn from customers is added to our database so we can improve your experience at Sefalabs.com. Here are the types of information we gather.

  • Information You Give Us: We receive and store any information you enter on our Web site or give us in any other way. You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of many of our features. We use the information that you provide for such purposes as responding to your requests, customizing our purchase section, improving our website, and communicating with you.
  • E-mail Communications: To help us make e-mails more useful and interesting, we receive a confirmation when you place an order from sefalabs.com. If you do not want to receive e-mail or other mail from us, please let us know by e-mailing us at [email protected], and in the subject line put “please do not contact me via e-mail”.

Does sefalabs.com Share the Information It Receives?

Information about our customers is an important part of our business, and we are not in the business of selling it to others.

  • Protection of sefalabs.com and Others: We release account and other personal information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law; enforce or apply our Conditions of Use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of Sefalabs.com, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction. Obviously, however, this does not include selling, renting, sharing, or otherwise disclosing personally identifiable information from customers for commercial purposes in violation of the commitments set forth in this Privacy Notice.
  • With Your Consent: Other than as set out above, you will receive notice when information about you might go to third parties, and you will have an opportunity to choose not to share the information.

How Secure Is Information About Me?

Personal data is information which can be used to expose your identity.  Your name, address, postal address, e-mail belong to this kind of data.  Other information is is not directly related to your identity such as the version and type of your browser or the operating system of your computer, do not fall into this category.

You can use our website in general without exposing your identity.  However, if you want to become a member, renew your membership, purchase a publication or register for an event, we will ask for your name and other personal data.  It is your decision to enter this data or not. 

We store your personal data on especially protected computer systems.  Only authorized staff members have access to these systems.  These employees are concerned with the technical and commercial care of these systems.

If you access our web pages, we may store further information (e.g. IP address, type of browser, network, provider, date, time, branch address of other web servers, etc.) which may permit the identification of your person.  We do not utilize this data to detect your identity.

  • We work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input.
  • We reveal only the last five digits of your credit card numbers when confirming an order. Of course, we transmit the entire credit card number to the appropriate credit card company during order processing.
  • It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.

What About Third-Party Advertisers and Links to Other Websites?

We will use your personal data in case of orders or registrations only within SEFA.  We will not pass your data to third parties except when you register for an event SEFA is organizing in cooperation with other partners or by utilizing external service providers.  In such a case we normally will transmit your registration data to our cooperation partners.  As far as it is required for the realization of an event or to fulfill your request, data may be transferred to associated affiliates, organizations or external service providers as well.  If data is transferred to third-parties in accordance with the above announced regulations, we request these parties to operate within the rules of the EU General Data Protection Regulation.  If you register for an event which is part of a series of events that are organized by altering national or international organizers, SEFA may pass your address and/or contact data to the next organizer of this event series.  As far as we are obligated legally or by court order, we will convey your data to information-entitled governmental authorities.

In some places on our website you can contribute within forums or committees.  These contributions in our forums and committees are accessible to everyone.  Therefore, one should examine a contribution carefully before the publication and whether it contains data which is not intended for the public.  One must assume that internet search machine view these contributions.  Therefore this contribution may be accessible world-wide without visiting our website initially.  In case of foreign operators the deletion or correction of such entries often cannot be accomplished.

Our site includes third-party advertising and links to other websites. We do not provide any personally identifiable customer information to these advertisers or third-party websites.

These third-party websites and advertisers, sometimes use technology to send (or "serve") the advertisements that appear on our website directly to your browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. They may also use cookies, JavaScript, web beacons (also known as action tags or single-pixel gifs), and other technologies to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize advertising content. We do not have access to or control over cookies or other features that they may use, and the information practices of these advertisers and third-party websites are not covered by this Privacy Notice. Please contact them directly for more information about their privacy practices.

Which Information Can I Access?

Sefalabs.com gives you access to a broad range of information about your account and your interactions with Sefalabs.com for the limited purpose of viewing and, in certain cases, updating that information.

What Choices Do I Have?

  • As discussed above, you can always choose not to provide information, even though it might be needed to make a purchase.
  • You can add or update certain information on pages such as those listed in the "Which Information Can I Access?" section above.
  • If you do not want to receive e-mail or communications from us, simply notify us by emailing [email protected].
  • The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether.

Right of Revocation

If you should want us to delete your personal data, you can send us a clear declaration of your intention by fax, letter or email at any time.  If you choose an email for your cancellation, you will receive a verification email from us, receive of which you will need to confirm.  Data for accounting purposes may not be deleted by us.

Cookies

Some of our web pages use “cookies” (small amounts of data containing configuration information) to allow special functions for using those pages.  Therefore some of our services may not be usable without cookies.  We are not using cookies however, to generate or maintain user profiles.

It is also possible to view our web pages without Cookies.  Typically most browsers are preconfigured so that they accept cookies automatically.  However, you can deactivate storing of cookies or you can adjust your browser in such a way that it will inform you in each case cookies are sent.

Web analyses

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc.  (“Google”).  Google Analytics uses “cookies”, text files that are saved on your computer and enable your use of the website to be analysed.  The information that is generated by the cookie regarding your use of this website is usually transmitted to one of Google’s servers in the USA where it is saved.  Further information and data protection regulations can be found in Google’s Privacy Policy.

Browser Plug-in

You can prevent the storage of cookies by means of a corresponding setting in your browser software.  However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all of the website’s functions to their full extent.  Furthermore, you can prevent the recording of the data that is generated by the cookie regarding your use of the website (including your IP address) at Google and the processing of this data by Google, by using the following link (tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout) to download and install the available browser plug-in.

Contradiction against data collection

You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link.   An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website:  Disable Google Analytics.

Children

Children or young people under the age of 16 should not provide personal data to us without the approval of their parents or legal guardians.

Conditions of Use, Notices, and Revisions

If you choose to visit sefalabs.com, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Notice and our Conditions of Use, including limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes, and application of the law of the state of New York. If you have any concern about privacy at sefalabs.com, please contact us with a thorough description, and we will try to resolve it.

Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Notice applies to all information that we have about you and your account. We stand behind the promises we make, however, and will never materially change our policies and practices to make them less protective of customer information collected in the past without the consent of affected customers.

Conditions of Use

Sefalabs.com provide its’ services to you subject to the following conditions. If you visit or shop at sefalabs.com, you accept these conditions. Please read them carefully. In addition, when you use any current or future sefalabs.com service  or visit or purchase from any business affiliated with sefalabs.com, whether or not included in the sefalabs.com Web site, you also will be subject to the guidelines and conditions applicable to such service or business. If these conditions are inconsistent with such guidelines and conditions, such guidelines and conditions will control.

PRIVACY POLICY/ NOTE ON DATA PROCESSING

Who are we?

The Scientific Equipment & Furniture Association is a not-for-profit global trade association we publish standards for laboratory grade furniture and equipment and organize physical meeting; tradeshows and web-based meetings in that regard.

a) Responsible controller as defined by EU-GDPR

Scientific Equipment & Furniture Association

65 Hilton Avenue, Garden City, New York  11530

+1-516.294.5424

Email: [email protected]

Executive Director – David J. Sutton, CAE, JD

b) Data protection officer:

Barbara Carr, Scientific Equipment & Furniture Association

65 Hilton Avenue, Garden City, New York  11530

+1-516.294.5424

Email: [email protected]

Data processing

a) What kind of personal data is processed?

- Name; email address

- Billing address

- Telephone number and fax number

- Usage data

- Committee affiliations

b) Where does this data come from?

You yourself inform us of this data when you make a purchase from our website or register for any of our events; It may also be provided by others in your organization that list you as a member contact for our association;

c) What do we use this data for?

To carry out the services we offer and to bill you for the events you have attended or booked;

To ensure orderly operation and to optimize our services: We monitor the use of our services to ensure capacity utilization and IT security.  This is done on the basis of IP addresses.  We do not match IP addresses to your user account.

d) What is the legal basis of the data processing?

By renewing your renewing your membership; registering for an event or making a purchase through our online portal you establish a business relationship with us.  We process your data therefore based on article 6 of the EU-GDPR:

-Performance of a contract when registering for SEFA events;

-Fulfillment of legal obligations;

-Furthermore we process your data based on artic le 6.1f of the EU-GDPR:

Legitimate interest to inform you about future events or publications of SEFA which are relevant to the services offered;

e) How long do we store your data?

Different time limits apply to the storage of data

-Data having fiscal relevance is usually stored for 10 years;

-Data with commercial law relevance is usually stored for 6 years

-Usage data such as connection history (pseudonymized over IP address): 1 year;

Do we carry out profiling?

No, we do not perform any kind of profiling with your data.

What other rights do I have?

a) Rights of access, rectification, deletion and objection

We inform you about your rights of access, rectification deletion and limitation of your processing data.  You have the right to request from the controller, access to and rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing concerning the data subject or to object to processing as well as the right to data portability.

b) Right of withdrawal

Your right to withdraw consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent before the withdrawal.

c) Right of appeal

Lodge a complaint with a competent supervisory authority is always possible.

Please review our Privacy Notice, which also governs your visit to sefalabs.com, to understand our practices.

ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS

When you visit sefalabs.com or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on this site. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

COPYRIGHT

All content included on this site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the property of sefalabs.com or its content suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws. The compilation of all content on this site is the exclusive property of sefalabs.com and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. All software used on this site is the property of sefalabs.com or its software suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws.

TRADEMARKS

SEFA, SEFA SPELLS SAFE, SAFE LABS FOR A BETTER TOMORROW, SEFA LABS, SCIENTIFIC EQUIPMENT AND FURNITURE ASSOCIATION and other sefalabs.com graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names are trademarks, registered trademarks or trade dress of sefalabs.com, Scientific Equipment and Furniture Association, Inc. or its affiliates in the U.S. and/or other countries. Sefalabs.com's trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not sefalabs.com's, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits sefalabs.com. All other trademarks not owned by sefalabs.com or its affiliates that appear on this site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by sefalabs.com or its affiliates.

LICENSE AND SITE ACCESS

Sefalabs.com grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of this site and not to download (other than page caching) or modify it, or any portion of it, except with express written consent of sefalabs.com. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of this site or its contents; any collection and use of any product listings, descriptions, or prices; any derivative use of this site or its contents; any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of another merchant; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. This site or any portion of this site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of sefalabs.com. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of sefalabs.com and our affiliates without express written consent. You may not use any meta tags or any other "hidden text" utilizing sefalabs.com's name or trademarks without the express written consent of sefalabs.com. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by sefalabs.com. You are granted a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to the home page of sefalabs.com so long as the link does not portray sefalabs.com, its affiliates, or their products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter. You may not use any sefalabs.com logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of the link without express written permission.

YOUR ACCOUNT

If you use this site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. sefalabs.com does not sell products for children, but it sells them to adults, who can purchase with a credit card. If you are under 18, you may use sefalabs.com only with involvement of a parent or guardian. Sefalabs.com and its affiliates reserve the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders in their sole discretion.

REVIEWS, COMMENTS, COMMUNICATIONS, AND OTHER CONTENT

Visitors may post reviews, comments, and other content; send e-cards and other communications; and submit suggestions, ideas, comments, questions, or other information, so long as the content is not illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to third parties or objectionable and does not consist of or contain software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of "spam." You may not use a false e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of a card or other content. Sefalabs.com reserves the right (but not the obligation) to remove or edit such content, but does not regularly review posted content.

If you do post content or submit material, and unless we indicate otherwise, you grant sefalabs.com and its affiliates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media. You grant sefalabs.com and its affiliates and sublicensees the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such content, if they choose. You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you post; that the content is accurate; that use of the content you supply does not violate this policy and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that you will indemnify sefalabs.com or its affiliates for all claims resulting from content you supply. Sefalabs.com has the right but not the obligation to monitor and edit or remove any activity or content. Sefalabs.com takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted by you or any third party.

COPYRIGHT COMPLAINTS

Sefalabs.com and its affiliates respect the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please contact the SEFA Offices by emailing [email protected].

 

RISK OF LOSS

All items purchased from sefalabs.com are made pursuant to a shipment contract. This means that the risk of loss and title for such items pass to you upon our delivery to the carrier.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS

Sefalabs.com and its affiliates attempt to be as accurate as possible. However, sefalabs.com does not warrant that product descriptions or other content of this site is accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free.

PRICING

Except where noted otherwise, the List Price displayed for products on our website represents the full retail price listed on the product itself. There is an additional sum for shipping which is displayed separately but will be charged to your credit card upon agreement in placing the order.

RETURN POLICY

All purchases are final.  

OTHER BUSINESSES

We provide links to the sites of certain other businesses. We are not responsible for examining or evaluating, and we do not warrant the offerings of, any of these businesses or individuals or the content of their Web sites. Sefalabs.com does not assume any responsibility or liability for the actions, product, and content of all these and any other third parties. You should carefully review their privacy statements and other conditions of use.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

THIS SITE IS PROVIDED BY SEFALABS.COM ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. SEFALABS.COM MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THIS SITE OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, OR PRODUCTS INCLUDED ON THIS SITE. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, SEFALABS.COM DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. SEFALABS.COM DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THIS SITE, ITS SERVERS, OR E-MAIL SENT FROM SEFALABS.COM ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. SEFALABS.COM WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.

CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.

APPLICABLE LAW

By visiting sefalabs.com, you agree that the laws of the state of New York, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Conditions of Use and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and sefalabs.com or its affiliates.

DISPUTES

Any dispute relating in any way to your visit to sefalabs.com or to products you purchase through sefalabs.com shall be submitted to confidential mediation in New York, except that, to the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate sefalabs.com's intellectual property rights, sefalabs.com may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any state or federal court in the state of New York, and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts. Mediation under this agreement shall be conducted under the rules then prevailing in New York. The mediator's award shall be not be binding and if the situation is not resolved the next step is to seek appropriate relief in any state or federal court.

SITE POLICIES, MODIFICATION, AND SEVERABILITY

We reserve the right to make changes to our site, policies, and these Conditions of Use at any time. If any of these conditions shall be deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that condition shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining condition.

OUR ADDRESS

SEFA

65 Hilton Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530

Telephone number: 1-877-294-5424