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Valis Biosciences, Inc.

2111 San Pablo Ave

PO Box 2054

Berkeley California, 94702

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HOw we protect your privacy.

Last updated September 4th, 2019.

 

Description

At Valis Biosciences, data privacy is important.  This policy defines Valis Biosciences, Inc.’s (“Valis”) interpretation of the regulatory requirements related to Personal Health Information, Patient Privacy, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield, the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield principles and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR).

Scope

All systems used to create, modify, transfer, or store an electronic representation of any information or process regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European Medicines Agency (EMA).

Valis Biosciences, Inc (hereto referred to as “Valis”) is a provider of software and services to life sciences companies for use in the conduct of clinical trials throughout the world. Acting as a third-party agent for our clients, for each clinical project Valis receives Personal Data (name, email, phone number) from study sponsors, research site staff, various consultants/subcontractors, and employees. Additionally, as specifically authorized by our customers, Valis may also collect and store Clinical Study Data, which is collected pursuant to a project-specific informed consent with clinical research subjects, and may include detailed information regarding health status, medical assessments, test results, and other data required for a particular study. Detailed contractual arrangements, SOPs and business policies govern all our work with customer data. Valis’ internal policies are available for audit/review by our clients; provided that Valis remains responsible for the adequacy of our business practices and technical infrastructure.

  1. Privacy Policy
     

1.1 Definition of Terms

“Personal Data” means any data or combination of data that could potentially identify a specific individual and includes information such as Name, Email, Address, or any other data that could be linked to a person. Personal Data does not include information that is stored in an anonymized format or is otherwise publicly available.

“Sensitive Data” pertains to data that reflects racial or ethnic origins, health, or sexual orientation and activities. Clinical research studies often collect data categorized as “sensitive”, however, a requirement of clinical research (Good Clinical Practices, GCP) requires that enrolled subjects have completed and signed an Informed Consent (IC) that notifies them of the requirements of the study, including the data (personal and sensitive) that will be collected and processed as a part of the study conduct.

“Clinical Study Data” means the specific details of an identifiable individual with respect to medical history, prescription drug use, clinical observations or test results, and other medical records. Personal Data may also be considered Clinical Study Data if collected for conducting a clinical trial.

The term “Data Subject” means an individual who is the subject of personal data. In other words, the data subject is the individual whom personal data is about.

A data subject is not an individual who has died or who cannot be identified or distinguished from others.

Valis intends that its corporate privacy policies, internal SOPs and work practices are adequate to ensure compliance with applicable international laws and regulations including the US Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and other similar guidelines. Valis is a self-certifying participant in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. Valis has developed policies related to data collection, security, and privacy in a manner consistent with the requirements of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield certification processes.

1.2 Types of Information Collected

Valis may collect data (including personal data and other sensitive data), from site personnel, sponsor contacts, employees, and clinical study participants through its clinical trial and general business activities.

 

This policy, where applicable, applies to all data collected by Valis and is subject to all applicable regulations and directives listed in this document.

1.3 Privacy Policy Principles

NOTICE:
In all cases where Valis is acting on our own behalf, such as with employee or customer Personal Data, the collection vehicle will specifically provide notice stating the purpose for which the information is being collected and how that information will be stored. As a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider of clinical trial software and services, Valis acts as an agent on behalf of clients to collect Clinical Study Data.

With respect to all Clinical Study Data, Valis shall act in a manner governed by the contractual relationship with each customer consistent with the notice provisions specified by the customer in their relationship with the individuals participating in the clinical study. Valis will disclose all information regarding how Clinical Study Data is secured to facilitate customer’s Notice responsibilities.

Data Subjects may initiate a request relating to their data, and, under certain circumstances, may invoke binding arbitration. Valis will use commercially reasonable efforts to respond to individual requests within forty (40) days of receipt of such request and proper identity verification. All requests in this regard should be submitted via email to trust@valisbioscience.com.

Valis may share Clinical Study Data with agents, third-parties, or partners approved by our customers and as required by contract. Therefore, Valis is liable for the onward transfers to these approved agents, third-parties, or partners.

Additionally, it is important to note that Valis may be required to disclose the personal information of individuals, including certain personally identifiable information, in response to a lawful request by public authorities or under any applicable law, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.

 

CHOICE:


Valis will not share Personal Data with third parties except in cases where the third party is acting on behalf of Valis consistent with the purposes for which such Personal Data was originally obtained. All Clinical Study Data is owned by our customer who retains the responsibility to permit individuals to withdraw consent to have their personal Clinical Study Data used for purposes other than for the originally intended purpose.

 

ACCOUNTABILITY FOR ONWARD TRANSFER:


Valis may share Clinical Study Data with agents, third-parties, or partners approved by our customers and as required by contract. Valis will not disclose any Clinical Study Data to third-parties without explicit approval from our Customer. In cases where Valis contracts with a third-party, then Valis will obtain assurances that they will safeguard Personal Data and Clinical Study Data in a manner consistent with this Policy.

 

Furthermore, when transferring personal information to a third party acting as an agent, Valis will:

  1. transfer such data only for limited and specified purposes;

  2. ascertain that the agent is obligated to provide at least the same level of privacy protection as is required by the Privacy Shield Principles;

  3. take reasonable and appropriate steps to ensure that the agent effectively processes the personal information transferred in a manner consistent with the organization’s obligations under the Principles;

  4. require the agent to notify the organization if it decides that it can no longer meet its obligation to provide the same level of protection as is required by the Principles;

  5. upon notice, including under (iv), take reasonable and appropriate steps to stop and remediate unauthorized processing; and

  6. provide a summary or a representative copy of the relevant privacy provisions of our contract with that agent to the Department of Commerce or Federal Trade Commission upon verified request.

 

SECURITY:


Valis will employ reasonable safeguards to protect Personal Data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. Valis strictly controls access to Clinical Study Data through multiple security mechanisms and adheres to a Defense-In-Depth approach about data security which includes the following:

  1. environmental monitoring,

  2. anti-virus software,

  3. network segmentation with multilayer security access controls,

  4. intrusion detection monitoring and alerting,

  5. database logging and auditing,

  6. multi-factor authenticated VPN,

  7. data at rest encryption,

  8. transport layer encryption,

  9. anonymization of certain data elements.

 

DATA INTEGRITY AND PURPOSE LIMITATION:
Valis facilitates the collection of Personal Data and Clinical Study Data as specified by our customer. Customers must also receive the appropriate regulatory and oversight approvals (e.g. FDA, EMA, Institutional Review Boards, etc.) necessary to conduct the clinical trial. Valis does not own or have any rights to any Clinical Study Data and makes no decisions based on such data.

Additionally, Valis takes reasonable steps to ensure that personal data is reliable for its intended use, accurate, complete and current. Valis adheres to these principles if such information is retained.

 

ACCESS:


Upon request, Valis will facilitate reasonable access to personal information, made by a clinical research participant, received by customers, or while fulfilling contractual obligations to collect and store Clinical Study Data. With respect to Personal Data maintained solely on behalf of Valis, upon request, will provide reasonable means to ensure such data is accurate. Valis employees have a responsibility to ensure that all Personal Data is updated regularly as changes occur.

It must be noted that Valis may deny an access request where the burden or expense of providing access would be disproportionate to the risks to the individual’s privacy in the case in question, or where the rights of persons other than the individual would be violated. Such decisions would be documented in writing and retained for future access.

 

RECOURSE, ENFORCEMENT AND LIABILITY:

 

Valis will fully cooperate with all customer requests to investigate potential violations related to Clinical Study Data and will do so expeditiously and at no cost to the individual. Individuals, including employees, who feel that Valis has violated this Policy in any way, may contact the designated Data Protection Officer directly to initiate a formal inquiry. Employees found willfully disregarding this Policy shall be terminated.

 

VALIS PERSONNEL

Confidentiality

Valis shall ensure that its personnel engaged in the Processing of Personal Data are informed of the confidential nature of the Personal Data, have received appropriate training on their responsibilities and have executed written confidentiality agreements. Valis shall ensure that such confidentiality obligations survive the termination of the personnel engagement.

 

Reliability

Valis shall take commercially reasonable steps to ensure the reliability of any Valis personnel engaged in the Processing of Personal Data.

 

Limitation of Access

Valis shall ensure that Valis’ access to Personal Data is limited to those personnel performing Services in accordance with the Customer agreements

 

1.4 Verification

Valis has specifically designated the Data Protection Officer to oversee adherence to this Privacy Policy and to maintain our Privacy Shield Certification. This Policy is reviewed by Valis management, at a minimum, annually; however, it may be revised at any time. Valis self-certifies annually with respect to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework.

 

1.5 Dispute Resolution

In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, Valis is committed to resolve complaints about privacy and the collection or use of personal information. European Union individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding this Privacy Policy should first contact Valis at trust@valisbioscience.com or the mailing address below:

Valis Biosciences, Inc.
Attn: Data Protection Officer
2111 San Pablo Avenue, PO Box 2054 Berkeley California, 94702

Disputes involving the handling of employee Personal Data shall be handled through an internal review process according to the severity of the complaint.

Valis commits to cooperate in investigations by EU Data Protection Authorities as well as comply with the advice of competent EU authorities in such cases.

1.6 Reservation of Rights

Valis reserves the right to share Personal Data as required by law to respond to duly authorized information requests of government authorities. For such requests involving Clinical Study Data, Valis shall provide notice to affected customers, but shall not necessarily seek permission, prior to disclosing any data to regulatory agencies.

2. 45 CFR 164.508 (HIPAA)

45 CFR 164.508, commonly referred to as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), states that it is typical that a contract between a Sponsor and a site stipulates that a site obtain the subject's permission to use their protected information for all necessary uses and additionally permits that such information may also be accessed by agents acting on behalf of the Sponsor for purposes related to the clinical trial; typically citing 45 CFR 164.508(c), which specifies how that authorization should be granted.

Therefore, Valis interprets that the Sponsor has complied with the requirement to contract with the covered entity (the site) to specify the purposes for which the research data, including the personal identifying information, is being collected. Presumably, the informed consent document, then, has language that meets the required HIPAA disclosures/authorizations. Valis recognizes that site contracts between Sponsors and a site vary, therefore, if necessary, the Sponsor may request a more specific HIPAA related agreement between themselves and Valis.

 

Additionally, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regulations have clarified the circumstances under which covered entities need to have in place a "Business Associate Agreement”. Such an agreement is not necessary for contracts between Valis and a pharmaceutical sponsor because neither is a “covered entity”. In cases where Valis contracts directly with a site located in the United States, then a “Business Associate Agreement” must be put in place, as clarified by HHS.

This statement addresses the security requirements that will help protect the privacy of Protected Health Information (PHI).

 

Valis will:

  • Not make known to any unauthorized party any PHI other than what is allowable by a specific agreement or as may be required by law

  • Use appropriate precautions to prevent any unauthorized use or disclosure of PHI

  • Promptly report any use of PHI, of which Valis is aware, that is not provided for by the agreement or as may be required by law to the client

  • Ensure any subcontractors, agents, or representatives to whom Valis provides PHI agree to these same restrictions and conditions

  • Only make PHI available as provided for by the agreement or as may be required by law

  • Make accounting of disclosure information available as provided for by the agreement or as may be required by law

  • Make internal PHI procedures and records received from the client available to the appropriate governing authority for purposes determining compliance with the law

  • Return or destroy all client-provided PHI that Valis maintains in its possession, at the request of the client

  • Put in place an Incident Response procedure that will define timelines, escalation path(s), and notification obligations.

 

Furthermore, Valis’s system incorporates explicit safeguards at a field level basis that permit unique user roles to have access to PHI. Each study will have specific security permissions established that define which roles have access to data elements that could be considered PHI.​​

 

3.  General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

 

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaced the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC, effective 25-May-2018. This regulation is directly applicable to each member state of the European Union and affects data controllers and processors inside and outside of the EU which collect data on EU data subjects.

Valis regularly assesses its technical and procedural safeguards to ensure compliance with the GDPR which are outlined below.

For the purposes of this regulation, the following definitions apply:

'personal data’ means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person;

‘processing’ means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction;

 

‘controller’ means the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law;

‘processor’ means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller;

 

‘third party’ means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorized to process personal data;

Notification Standards

Per the GDPR, data controllers are required to provide notice of a “personal data breach” to the supervisory authority “without undue delay, and where feasible, not later than 72 hours after having become aware of it”. As a data processor on behalf of the data controller, Valis commits to the notification standard by following internal process outlined in SOP 106 – Data Privacy Incident Response.

Data Protection Officer

Valis has designated Christian Yavorsky, Chief Scientific Officer, as the Data Protection Officer who shall monitor Valis’s compliance with the GDPR and other data protection laws, including managing internal data protection activities, training staff, and conducting internal audits. This person also serves as the main contact for interactions with regulatory authorities with regards to issues surrounding the processing of personal data. Additionally, this person is responsible to ensure data subject rights regarding data protection practices, withdrawal of consent, the right to be forgotten, and related rights are satisfied. This person operates independently from other business units and is a member of the highest management level within Valis.

Consent

Per GDPR, the consent must be “freely given, specific, and unambiguous” with “a statement or clear affirmative action”. If applicable, Valis may provide the Data Controller with guidance and specific language to be included in the subject’s informed consent form. The data processed by Valis on behalf of the Data Controller is subject to the protocol-specific attributes of the study.

Valis provides this language on a project-basis and will, at a minimum, include the following to describe Valis’s processing of the data:

  • Description of how Valis will collect the data

  • Description of where Valis will store the data collected through its application.

  • Description of how long Valis will maintain and store the data.

Data Subject Rights

Valis addresses Data Subject Rights covering the right of access, rectification and erasure restriction of processing, data portability, and to object in dedicated SOP 106 – Data Subject Request, to ensure compliance to the GDPR is met through internally developed processes and procedures.

 

Adequacy Decision

Adequacy Decisions allow for data flow from the EU (and Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland) to a third country without any further safeguard being necessary. In other words, transfers to the country in question will be assimilated to intra-EU transmissions of data.

The European Commission has recognized the United States as providing adequate protection as long as companies subject to and comply with the Privacy Shield framework.

Data Protection Impact Assessments & Standard Contractual Clauses
As a processor, Valis acts on the behalf of the controller. When selecting a processor, controllers must use only processors that provide sufficient guarantees of their abilities to implement the technical and organizational measures necessary to meet the requirements of the GDPR. Valis welcomes a data protection impact assessment to be performed by the controller to demonstrate its compliance with the GDPR.

Additionally, certain contract provisions regarding the tasks and responsibilities of the processor as well as standard contractual clauses are also mechanisms where the controller can establish the provisions of the processing carried out by the data processor. These provisions include how and when data will be returned or deleted after processing, and the details of the processing, such as subject-matter, duration, nature, purpose, type of data and categories of data subjects. The controller and processor may also choose to use standard contractual clauses adopted by the Commission. Valis will follow the lead of the controller and either commit to the data protection requirements through contract provisions or standard contractual clauses.

 

Data Processor Subcontractors

Valis relies on outsourcing for success in today’s competitive marketplace. Selecting the best vendors for the products or services that support a Valis project or system is critical to the success of Valis. Valis has a defined SOP Process for vendor acquisition and management to enable Valis selects the best vendor to support the needs of the business, acquires products and/or services and manages the vendor through the lifetime of the vendor relationship and the product contract. Subcontractors of Valis are also subject to the same requirements under the GDPR and they are also bound by any contracts with the controller.

4. Internet Policy

 

Purpose


This Internet Policy describes how Valis processes personal information gathered during user sessions on Valis’s public website. It is written in the context of someone who would be reading the company’s website. Items under sections 2 and 5 (below) require inputs and controls by Valis staff. This policy will be posted on our company website.

Internet Privacy Policy

Valis occasionally distributes emails of information about our organization. This is designed to provide product-related information and services, as well as corporate news and employment information.

Respect for the privacy of personal information about our customers and website visitors is very important to Valis. Valis is committed to adhering to this Privacy Policy, as well as applicable laws, rules and regulations. This Privacy Policy applies to Personal Information (as defined below) collected by Valis’s online resources located under the domain name [https://www.valisbioscience.com], [https://www.trial.trianing], and [https://www.valisr.com] and subdomains of valisbioscience.com, trial.training, and valisr.com including all related pages (“Web Site”). This Privacy Policy does not apply to personal information collected from offline resources and communications. This Privacy Policy also does not apply to third-party online resources to which this website may link, frame or otherwise reference.

1. How does this Privacy Policy define “Personal Information”?

The term “Personal Information” as used throughout this Privacy Policy, applies to any information or set of information that is collected by Valis through its Web Sites that can identify you (if provided by you), such as your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, company name and position.

2. Why does Valis collect, use and disclose Personal Information?

Valis collects identifying information when you visit the Web Site (including, without limitation, any valisbioscience.com, trial.training, or valisr.com web pages or landing pages), and when you submit data to through a form such as those found on gated resources and contact pages.

When you visit the website, Valis collects your Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses to track and aggregate non-personal information.

In addition, Valis receives and stores certain types of information whenever you interact with us via our website, including the pages you visit and activities you perform on the Valis website. Valis automatically receives and records certain “traffic data” including your IP address, third party cookie information, and the page you requested. Valis uses this traffic data to help analyze trends, diagnose problems with its server, and administer its website. We may also use any data we collect through the website to better understand and market to our customers or website users, individually or in the aggregate.

Valis collects and uses Personal Information for several general purposes: to fulfill requests for certain products and services, to personalize the user experience on our website, to update visitors on the latest product announcements, software updates, or other information we think you would like to hear about, and to better understand your needs and provide you with better services. We may also use your information to send you direct marketing information or contact you for market research using automated tools to contact multiple recipients.

Valis will provide every user of its website and recipient of marketing-related information the opportunity to “opt out” of receiving such materials.

This affirmative action to indicate that you no longer consent or wish to withdraw consent will be presented to you, for instance by clicking or checking the appropriate option or box at the point of collection or upon receiving an automated email or text message.

3. How does Valis secure personal information?

We use industry-standard security measures to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of data used by our system. It is your personal responsibility to secure your own copies of your passwords and related access codes for Valis online resources.

 

4. Who will have access to personal information about me?

Personal information about you will be accessible to Valis only.

Valis may also share such information with contractors or business partners of Valis in connection with services that these individuals or entities perform for, or with, Valis. Such third parties are restricted from using this data in any way other than providing services for or on behalf of Valis.

 

Except as set forth above, we will not otherwise use or disclose any of your personally identifiable information, except to the extent reasonably necessary:

  1. to correct technical problems and malfunctions and to technically process your information;

  2. to protect the security and integrity of our Web Site;

  3. to protect our rights and property and the rights and property of others;

  4. to take precautions against liability; (v) to the extent required by law or to respond to judicial process; or

  5. to the extent permitted under other provisions of law, to provide information to law enforcement agencies or for an investigation on a matter related to public safety, as applicable.

 

In addition, Valis reserves the right to provide any or all collected Personal Information to a third party in connection with the sale, assignment, or other transfer of the business to which the information relates if such third party agrees to treat all such information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

5. How can you stop receiving e-mails or other marketing information from Valis?

If you wish to stop receiving emails or other marketing information from us, you can instantly unsubscribe using the “Unsubscribe” hyperlink found at the bottom in any marketing email. You may also contact us by visiting https://www.valisbioscience.com/contact/.


6. Who is the intended audience of Valis?

In general, Valis’s website is not directed at children and all online content that we offer is designed for individuals who are 18 years of age or older.

 

7. How may I access and correct personal information about me?

To gain access to personal information about you collected online, and to keep it accurate, complete and current, you may contact us at the address via our website,

https://www.valisbioscience.com/contact/ or contact our privacy officer at trust@valisbioscience.com .

Where permitted by law, your ability to access and correct personal information will be limited where access and correction would:

  1. inhibit Valis’s ability to comply with a legal or ethical obligation;

  2. inhibit Valis’s ability to investigate, make or defend legal claims, result in disclosure of personal information about a third party; or

  3. result in breach of a contract or disclosure of trade secrets or other proprietary business information belonging to Valis or a third party.

 

8. Cookie Policy

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are very small files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use them and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored. However, this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality.

  How we use Cookies
We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. There are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features of our site. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site.

 

  Disabling Cookies
You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this website. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site.

 

  The Cookies We Set
This site also offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed.

When you submit data through a form, such as those found on contact pages or comment forms, cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

 

  Third Party Cookies
In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

All Valis websites (valisbioscience.com, trial.training, and valisr.com) use Google Analytics. Google Analytics help Valis to understand how you use our site and ways that we can improve your experience. Cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page. For more information about Google Analytics, or to opt out of Google Analytics, please go to: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

9. Questions related to privacy

Should you have questions about this Privacy Policy or Valis’s information collection, use and disclosure practices, you may contact us via email at trust@valisbioscience.com.

When you contact us, please note the name of the website or other online resource to which you provided the information, as well as the nature of the information that you provided. We will use reasonable efforts to respond promptly to requests, questions or concerns you may have regarding our use of personal information about you. Except where required by law, Valis cannot ensure a response to questions or comments regarding topics unrelated to this Privacy Policy or Valis‘s privacy practices.

10. Updates to this Privacy Policy

Valis may update this Privacy Policy periodically. Valis reserves the right to modify, add or remove portions of this privacy statement at its discretion. We will update this Privacy Statement from time to time to reflect changes in our practices, technologies, legal requirements and other factors. If we do, we will reflect this in the “Last updated” date at the top of this Privacy Statement as well as the privacy policy hosted on all websites and within all Valis applications.

11. REPRESENTATIONS/ LIABILITY

Valis makes no representations about the content of the information found on this website. The information presented on this website is provided to you “AS IS,” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY, IMPLIED OR EXPRESSED, INCLUDING BY WAY OF EXAMPLE BUT WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR OTHERWISE.

Under no circumstances shall Valis assume liability for the use or interpretation by you of information found on this website; rather, this will be your responsibility.

Valis expressly disclaims liability for any direct, indirect, consequential, incidental or special damages arising out of your visit to any of Valis' websites (valisbioscience.com, trial.training, and valisr.com)  and/or the information contained on any of Valis' websites, even if Valis is proven negligent.

Privacy Statement

Terms And conditions

Terms and Conditions for Valis Biosciences, Inc. and Valis Biosciences, Inc. Applications and Websites

Last updated: September 4, 2019

Please read these Terms and Conditions ("Terms", "Terms and Conditions") carefully before using any Valis Bioscience website (https://www.valisbioscience.com, https://www.trial.training, https://www.valisr.com) and the Valis ACAM web and mobile application (together, or individually, the "Service") operated by Valis Biosciences, Inc. ("us", "we", or "our").

Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned upon your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who wish to access or use the Service.

By accessing or using the Service you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the terms, then you do not have permission to access the Service.

Intellectual Property

The Service and its original content, features and functionality are and will remain the exclusive property of Valis Biosciences, Inc. and its licensors. The Service is protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of both the United States and foreign countries. Our trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service without the prior written consent of Valis Biosciences, Inc.

Links to Other Web Sites

Our Service may contain links to third party web sites or services that are not owned or controlled by Valis Biosciences, Inc.

Valis Biosciences, Inc. has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party web sites or services. We do not warrant the offerings of any of these entities/individuals or their websites.

You acknowledge and agree that Valis Biosciences, Inc. shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such third party web sites or services.

We strongly advise you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third party-web sites or services that you visit.

Availability of and Access to Services

We will attempt to provide continuous availability and access to Services. In the event that we are unable to provide access for reasons beyond our control, we will communicate the reasons for the outage and expected duration of the outage clearly and explicitly to the Customer. These outages could be due to third parties that the Service depends on, such as, but not limited to Amazon AWS or other third-party service providers. Also, while we will make commercially reasonable attempts to backup all Customer data, in the event of recovery from disaster, the Customer may have to reconfigure the Service to get it back to the state it was in before the outage. We and our third party service providers have implemented and maintain commercially reasonable technical and organizational security measures designed to meet the following objectives: (a) ensure the security and confidentiality of Customer data in Valis ACAM and/or its third party service providers' custody and control; (b) protect against anticipated threats or hazards to the security or integrity of Customer data; (c) protect against unauthorized access to or use of Customer data; (d) encrypt Customer's Content and data during transmission by us and our third party service providers and when being uploaded by Customer for use in connection with the Services using an https connection; and (e) ensure that we return or dispose of Customer data is performed in a manner consistent with the foregoing. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat those measures to access your data for improper purposes. You acknowledge that there are risks inherent in Internet connectivity that could result in the loss of your privacy, confidential information and property.

Termination

We may terminate or suspend your access to the Service immediately, without prior notice or liability, under our sole discretion, for any reason whatsoever and without limitation, including but not limited to a breach of the Terms.

All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Valis Biosciences, Inc. and its licensee and licensors, and their employees, contractors, agents, officers and directors, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees), resulting from or arising out of a) your use and access of the Service, or b) a breach of these Terms.

Limitation of Liability

In no event shall Valis Biosciences, Inc., nor its directors, employees, partners, agents, suppliers, or affiliates, be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages, including without limitation, loss of profits, data, use, goodwill, or other intangible losses, resulting from (i) your access to or use of or inability to access or use the Service; (ii) any conduct or content of any third party on the Service; (iii) any content obtained from the Service; and (iv) unauthorized access, use or alteration of your transmissions or content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence) or any other legal theory, whether or not we have been informed of the possibility of such damage, and even if a remedy set forth herein is found to have failed of its essential purpose.

Disclaimer

Your use of the Service is at your sole risk. The Service is provided on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis. The Service is provided without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied.

Exclusions

Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, so the limitations above may not apply to you.

Your Responsibilities

You shall:

  • Be responsible for Your compliance with these Terms and all activities occurring within or from your Valis ACAM account and our Service,

  • Use commercially reasonable efforts to prevent unauthorized access to or use of the Service, and notify us promptly of any such unauthorized access or use, and

  • Use the Services only in accordance with these Terms, for its intended purpose and in compliance with all applicable laws and government regulations.

You shall not:​

  • Impersonate any other person; or misrepresent authorization to act on behalf of others or us

  • Falsely say or imply that You are associated with Us, another person or entity;

  • Submit content in exchange for payment or other consideration from another person or entity;

  • Make the Valis ACAM or other Valis Biosciences, Inc. services available to anyone else, including sell, resell, rent or lease;

  • Use the Valis ACAM to store or transmit infringing, libelous, or otherwise unlawful or tortious material, or to store or transmit material in violation of third-party privacy rights;

  • Use the Valis ACAM to store or transmit malicious code or malware, or to engage in phishing or other fraudulent activity.

  • Interfere with the integrity or performance of the Valis ACAM or any data contained therein;

  • Attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Valis ACAM or Valis Biosciences, Inc. systems or networks;

  • Submit or link to any content (including any name or User ID You use in the Valis services) that:

  • Infringes or violates the intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity;

  • Violates anyone’s privacy or publicity rights;

  • Breaches any confidentiality that You owe to anyone.

  • Provides any nonpublic information about Us or any other company or person without authorization (including the names and contact information for our employees).

Governing Law

These Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of California, United States, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. 

Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of those rights. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in effect. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between us regarding our Service and supersede and replace any prior agreements we might have had between us regarding the Service.

Changes

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time. If a revision is material, we will provide at least 15 days’ notice prior to any new terms taking effect. What constitutes a material change will be determined at our sole discretion.

By continuing to access or use our Service after any revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. If you do not agree to the new terms, you are no longer authorized to use the Service.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us at

trust@valisbioscience.com or use the form below.