Privacy Policy

Effective Date: June 2018

The Life Sciences Trainers & Educators Network (referenced herein as “we,” “us,” or “LTEN” or with “our”) has developed this policy statement to assist end users (referenced herein as “you” or “user” or with “your”) of the websites and/or digital properties owned and operated by LTEN in understanding why LTEN collects personally identifiable information (the “Privacy Policy”). The following Privacy Policy summarizes the personally identifiable information gathering and use practices for all websites and/or portals owned and operated by LTEN namely (collectively, as referenced herein as the “Website” (although collection or use of information will vary based on the particular Website or portal visited by you)).

LTEN reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time to address changes to its information collection, disclosure, or use practices or changes in law. If LTEN makes changes to this Privacy Policy, LTEN will post those changes at this location and provide notice of any material changes so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. Please review this Privacy Policy on a periodic basis.

  1. Information We Collect.
    • Technical Information gathered automatically. When you browse our Website without registering or signing in, you do so anonymously. Generic information from server logs is used to track the number of hits to the Website and to find out what types of browser software and operating systems visitors use.
    • Personal Information you provide to us. On various pages of the Website, you will have an opportunity to provide information to us about yourself, such as your name, address, place of employment, job title, photograph, phone number, and email address. You may provide this information when you register with the Website or send a message on the Website. In addition, when you register on our Website or send a message on the Website, your personally identifiable information, including your email, will be added to our customer database and distribution list.
    • Financial Information: LTEN may collect credit or debit card information to facilitate a transaction.
  2. Use of Information. Parts of the Website are informational in nature and publicly available to all users. Consequently, until you participate in surveys, chats, programs, or events, create an account on the Website, join LTEN to become a member, and/or register your name for networking with or request information from LTEN, you are able to browse the Website without providing any personally identifiable information, although your browser may tell us what type of computer and operating system you are using as well as other kinds of technical information. Below, LTEN sets forth more detail on how LTEN uses your personally identifiable information.
    • Personal and Contact Information: LTEN may use your personal and contact information to operate the Website and, in particular, facilitate the education, interactive community and networking capabilities of the Website, advertise its services and the goods and services of its members and third parties, create a personalized experience for you, provide you with news, articles, and information, contact you regarding a survey, get in touch with you when necessary with respect to transactions conducted through the Website, material changes in the Website’s policies and agreements, new products, events, tools, offerings, or services LTEN may offer, or otherwise. LTEN may also share your contact information with LTEN’s members, service providers, or business partners, as is necessary to provide LTEN’s services and information, for advertising purposes, to host, operate, or facilitate transactions through the Website, including, without limitation, registration for membership, events, or for internal business purposes. Refer to Section 7 (“Your Choices”) within this privacy policy for information on opting out of receiving communications. In addition, LTEN may supplement the personally identifiable information collected from you with information from other sources, such as from business partners, in order to enhance LTEN’s ability to provide or advertise its services or those of other entities or to otherwise tailor, manage, or operate the Website.The Website may also allow you to create a customer or member profile (“Profile”) and participate in Online Communities. You have choices about the information you include in your Profile, such as your job title and photograph. LTEN wishes to remind you that any information you disclose in your Profile or in a communication forum, including any personally identifiable information, could become public information and visible to all LTEN members. You may opt out of making such information public by logging into and adjusting the privacy settings of your Profile.
    • Demographic Information: LTEN may share demographic data on an aggregated basis, which will not identify any particular user, with LTEN’s members, partners and affiliates and for advertising or other technical or business purposes.
    • Financial Information: LTEN will use financial information to facilitate the order of a service or other identified transactions.
    • Survey Results: LTEN may share survey results collected through the Website with its business partners, members, and affiliates and/or the general public, the news media, and with the U.S. Government and state governments, not only for business or marketing purposes or as may be required by law, but also to participate in government programs and initiatives.
    • Technical Information: LTEN will use this information to facilitate educational opportunities, provide content, participation, or otherwise allow access to or use of certain information, tools, or features and for improving the Website’s performance, usability, and design. ATD may also use technical information to help diagnose problems with LTEN’s servers, analyze Website usage trends, track user movements on the Website, and to otherwise manage and monitor the Website.
    • Business Transactions: In the event that LTEN goes through a business transaction, such as a merger or acquisition by another entity involving the sale of all or a portion of its assets, please note that the personally identifiable information collected and retained by LTEN may be among the assets transferred. In the event a transaction of this kind occurs that results in the transfer of personally identifiable information, LTEN will notify you via e-mail and/or place a prominent notice on the Website for 30 days of any such change in ownership or control and the possible changes to this Privacy Policy.
    • Legal Action: LTEN may disclose personally identifiable information when legally required to do so in accordance with government requests or regulations or legal proceedings. LTEN may also disclose personally identifiable information to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the Website or as is otherwise required to limit legal liability, protect or defend LTEN’s rights, property, or interests, or protect the safety, rights, or property of LTEN’s users.
  3. Children’s Privacy. LTEN cares about the safety of children on the Website and encourages parents and guardians to monitor their children’s use of the Internet. Although the Website is suitable for a general audience, this Website is intended for use only by users who are over 18 years of age. Accordingly, LTEN does not knowingly solicit personally identifiable information from children under the age of 18 and reserves the right to limit participation in particular activities on or through Website to individuals above a certain age.
  4. Cookies & Computer-Related Information. LTEN or its contractors may use cookies, web beacons, tags, log-in files, and/or other similar data collection or tracking techniques to enhance and/or monitor your experience while using the Website. Cookies and other related techniques are generally pieces of information, which LTEN uses for record-keeping purposes and which the Website may transfer to us and/or your computer’s Web-browser for storage on our server(s) or your computer. Cookies and other related techniques enable LTEN to manage and/or customize your experience on the Website, including available advertisements. Cookies and other related techniques also make Web-surfing or site review easier by automatically performing certain functions such as saving your personal preferences and by providing targeted content. LTEN, however, will not use cookies to record passwords or credit card or other financial information.Many consider the use of cookies and such identifiers to be an industry standard measure. Consequently, your Web browser is likely set to accept cookies or allow other identifiers. If you would prefer not to receive cookies or allow identifiers, however, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies or surf anonymously. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies or surf anonymously, you should understand that it is possible that some areas of our Website will not function properly when you view them.
  5. External or Third Party Websites. To the extent hyperlinks or gateways (whether through banner advertisements or otherwise) are utilized to access external or third party sites, you should be aware that these external or third party sites may collect personally identifiable information and are not controlled by LTEN and therefore, are not subject to this Privacy Policy. LTEN suggests that you check the privacy policies of these sites to determine how the proprietors of these third party sites will utilize your personally identifiable information.This Website may include social media features. These features may collect information from you, such as which page you are visiting on the Website, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on the Website. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it. Please see below for more information on advertising activities on the Website.
  6. Collection of Information by Third-Party Websites. We sometimes may offer content (e.g., promotions) that is sponsored by or co-branded with an identified third party. In these instances, the third party may obtain information that you voluntarily submit to participate in a Website activity. We have no control over the third party’s use of this information. The Website will notify you at the time of information collection if a third party will obtain such information.
  7. Your Choices. We may use the personally identifiable information we collect from you to offer you products and services that may be of interest to you. LTEN makes its customer, conference attendee, networking or course registrant and some webcast registrant lists available to other reputable organizations whose products or offerings may be of interest to the LTEN community. If you would like to opt out of receiving these materials (electronic or hard copy), you may contact LTEN directly by email at or by following the unsubscribe instructions of the communication received. Additionally, you may select the content and offerings you wish to receive. To select your preferences, see the “Members” section of and select the Update Your Profile option from the dropdown menu. Once logged in, you’ll be directed to your profile page where you will select  “Profile” and “Information & Settings.”Please note: all new and renewing LTENmembers will receive a welcome and orientation email from LTEN explaining how to access member-only benefits and content.
  8. Data Security. We have implemented commercially reasonable technical and organizational security measures to protect personally identifiable information submitted to us against accidental loss, unauthorized access, misuse, disclosure or alteration of information that we have collected from you at our Website that is under our control. Please be aware, however, that no method of data transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic data storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to protect your personally identifiable information, we cannot guarantee the absolute security, integrity, and privacy of any or all information exchanged between you and us through the Website. We make no warranty, express, implied or otherwise, that we will prevent unauthorized access to or use of your personally identifiable information.
  9. California Privacy Rights. California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits users of the Website who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for such third parties’ direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please write to us at the address below.
  10. Governing Law. This Privacy Policy shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Website and the servers that host the Website are located in the United States. Any information you provided will be transferred to the United States. By visiting and using the Website and submitting personally identifiable information thereto, you therefore authorize this transfer of your personally identifiable information to the United States. If any part of this Privacy Policy is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law, then the invalid or unenforceable provision or part will be deemed suspended by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision or part and the remainder of this Privacy Policy shall continue in full force and effect.
  11. Contacting Us. Comments or questions can be directed to the Life Sciences Trainers & Educators Network by using our contact information. We will respond to reasonable requests (as determined by Life Sciences Trainers & Educators Network staff) for information as rapidly as possible, subject to both our discretion and legal limitations. You may write to us at:Life Sciences Trainers & Educators Network
    Attention: Director, Member Services
    4423 Pheasant Ridge Road, Ste. 100
    Roanoke, VA 24014