Mitotyping Technologies, ("Mitotyping
Technologies") is proud to offer you access
to online information and services for forensic
applications of mitochondrial DNA analysis.
As one of the oldest and most experienced companies
providing forensic mtDNA testing, we are dedicated
to providing you with the most informative,
convenient and useful Internet site possible.
At Mitotyping Technologies, we are equally
committed to protecting your privacy. With a
mission to use our scientific knowledge, training
and experience to help families and individuals
resolve questions of identity and to support
the criminal justice system in its search for
the truth through the use of forensic mtDNA
typing methods, we understand the importance
of protecting privacy and developing client
relationships based upon trust. We developed
this Privacy Statement to give you a full understanding
of terms and conditions relating to the information
that you share with us through our site. This
Statement describes our privacy policies and
includes how we collect, use and protect client
THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
You may visit mitotyping.com ("the Site")
as a guest without registering. Our website
only collects personally-identifiable information
with your consent. Information collected with
your consent may include information you provide
to become a registered user, responses to surveys,
or inquiries that you may have into Mitotyping
Technologies services. This information will
only be used to respond to your inquiries or
for purposes of improving our content or services.
If you are inquiring about Mitotyping Technologies
services, personally identifiable information
and case information may be collected. Individuals
submitting information for a service inquiry
may be contacted by a Mitotyping Technologies
representative for further information.
No personally identifiable information from
your site registration will be shared with third
Registration with the Site will give you access
to certain features as well as the ability to
personalize certain features. If you choose
to become a registered user, we will ask you
to share personal information through various
online forms. So that the registration process
is compliant with federal law under the Children's
Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), you are
first asked for your birth date. Birth date
information is collected only to validate your
age and is not stored.
You are required to supply your First and Last
Name, Email Address, Sign-In Name and Password.
These fields are labeled to indicate that they
are required. The following fields are labeled
as optional: Title, Address, City, State, ZIP
Code, Phone and Fax. Based upon your registration,
you may have access to additional information
Information collected for registration may also
be used to (1) provide you with updates or notices
from Mitotyping Technologies, (2) improve our
products and services, (3) improve client service
and/or (4) in aggregate, guide our internal
marketing efforts. No personally identifiable
information from your site registration will
be shared with third parties.
Surveys and Feedback Forms
From time to time, our site may request information
from you via surveys or feedback forms. Participation
in these surveys or feedback forms is voluntary.
If personal information is requested, Mitotyping
Technologies will fully disclose this to you
prior to submission. Information collected is
used for the purposes of improving our product
and services and understanding our audience.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on your computer
tied to information about you. The only personal
information a cookie can contain is information
that you supply. The Site uses session or dynamic
cookies to let us know when a user is signed
in. Once you close your browser, the cookie
simply terminates. When a registered user is
signed in, cookies may offer the following benefits
and additional services after Sign-in:
- Content tailored to registered users
- Use of other services that require Sign-In
- Session time-out, a security feature
You can disable cookies in your browser's preferences.
If you disable cookies in your browser, you
may still use the Site. Services that require
Sign-In will not work if cookies are disabled.
We do not use web beacons (single-pixel gifs)
to count visitors or deliver co-branded services.
Log File Information
Like most standard website servers the Site
utilizes log files. We use a tracking utility
called DeepMetric LiveStats® that analyzes log
files to summarize user movement. This includes
internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type,
referring domain name, internet service provider
(ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type,
date/time stamp and number of hits and page
views. Log files are not linked to personally
Mitotyping Technologies uses data gathered from
the tracking utility to guide content, sales
and marketing decisions and to monitor system
performance. We do not tie log files to personally
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
We use the information that you share with us
to provide you with the best possible service.
Information that you share regarding service
inquiries is used only to process your request.
We do not share this information with outside
parties except to the extent necessary to fulfill
your request or services. We use return email
addresses to answer the email that we receive.
Such addresses are not used for any other purpose
and are not shared with outside parties.
YOUR REGISTERD USER PROFILE
We do not associate information that we collect
through log files or third parties with your
personal profile. The information is provided
voluntarily by you when you register for the
site. A profile is stored information that gives
you access to certain features as well as the
ability to personalize certain features. Your
profile can be used only by you but may be accessed
by Mitotyping Technologies.
Accessing Or Correcting Your Registration
If your personally identifiable information
changes (such as ZIP code, phone, email or postal
address), or if you no longer desire full access
to the Site services, you may update or delete
your personally identifiable information. This
can be done by Signing-In and clicking on the
Access My Info button at the top of the Site.
Communications from the Site
Client Service Announcement
As necessary, Mitotyping Technologies may communicate
with you via email, phone or online to provide
requested services and in regards to account-related
E-Alerts and Subscriptions
E-Alerts and Subscriptions allow registered
users to subscribe to Site content. Mitotyping
Technologies may send E-alerts in one of two
1. Broadcast E-Alerts: Customized email messages
sent to all registered users. These e-mails
may be informational or promotional in nature.
Broadcast e-alerts will most typically be Mitotyping
2. Subscription-based Content E-Alerts: Automatic
email notification sent to registered users
with site content updates. These email messages
contain a link to the actual section or page,
allowing them immediate and direct access to
newly posted content.
Users can disable both Broadcast and Subscription-based
Content E-alerts by checking the "OFF"
option for the "Your E-Alerts are"
question. The default option is OFF. Registered
users also can modify their subscriptions by
clicking the "Edit Subscriptions"
With Outside Companies
We do not sell or give information to outside
With Outside Related Companies
Outside organizations that provide us services
(such as printing or mailing) or help us provide
you with services you request may receive information
to help us provide you with these services.
We may also provide client information that
we collect to companies that perform marketing
services for us. These companies also are obligated
to keep client information confidential.
When Required by Law
Though we make every effort to preserve your
privacy, we may need to disclose personal information
with others when it is required or permitted
by law. Information disclosure may occur when
such action is necessary to comply with a current
judicial proceeding, subpoenas, summonses, court
order or legal process, or when release is necessary
to credit bureaus or other agencies.
In the event that Mitotyping Technologies goes
through a business transition, such as a merger,
acquisition by another company, or sale of a
portion of its assets, your personal information
will, in most instances, be part of the assets
transferred. You will be notified via a prominent
notice on the Site prior to a change of ownership
or control of your personal information.
The Site may contain links to other sites and
content provided by third-party sources. Mitotyping
Technologies is not responsible for the content
or privacy practices of other such sites. Mitotyping
Technologies privacy statement applies solely
to information collected by Mitotyping Technologies.
OUR COMMITMENT TO DATA SECURITY
Mitotyping Technologies takes security seriously
and employs measures to protect your information.
To gain access to client information as a registered
user, users must verify their identity with
their unique access information.
Only Mitotyping Technologies employees who need
user information to perform a specific job have
access to personally identifiable information.
We maintain physical, electronic and procedural
safeguards that comply with government regulations
to guard client information.
The servers that store personally identifiable
information for the Site are in a secure environment.
Personal information is stored in password-controlled
servers with limited access. If you have any
questions about the security of the Site, please
send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
OUR COMMITMENT TO CHILDREN'S PRIVACY
Protecting the privacy of the very young is
especially important. For that reason, we never
collect information from our website from those
we actually know are under 13, and no part of
our website is structured to attract anyone
the revised policy at the Site to keep you informed.
USAGE IMPLIES CONSENT
By using the Site, you consent to this Privacy
Statement. If you do not agree to this Privacy
Statement, please do not use the Site.
HOW TO CONTACT US
At Mitotyping Technologies, we take privacy
issues very seriously. If you have any questions,
suggestions or concerns regarding our privacy
policy, please contact us.
ATTN: Internet Privacy Officer
2565 Park Center Blvd. Suite 200
State College, Pennsylvania, USA 16801