Privacy Policy

Owned and operated by BioGems International Inc, 31238 Via Colinas, Westlake Village, CA 91362.

This Privacy Policy is designed to explain our practices regarding the collection and use of information received from you and/or your company.

The purpose of our site is to provide an E-commerce solution for our clientele, offer information on our company, products and services. The Site is focused specifically to our customer base of researchers and life scientists, and to offer industry specific products, information and services, to assist our "partners in science".

Use of the Sites is subject to this Privacy Policy, which you may at any time print or download (or request a printed copy by contacting us as specified below). We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time by posting the revised policy at this location.

This privacy policy explains how BioGems uses and protects any information that you give us when you use this website. BioGems is committed to ensuring that your privacy is completely protected. In the even that we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, please be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement; and is solely restricted to use necessary to complete your order and maintain accurate billing information. BioGems will notify all customers in our database via email should any updates or changes be made to the privacy policy.

Consent and Data Transfer
By giving your personal information to us, which includes information given for registration, online ordering or via customer service inquiries, you agree that we may collect and use such personal information and other information in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy.

For our customers located outside of the United States, please note that BioGems (a US based company) operates in countries outside of the US and may involve certain third parties (see section Third Parties below). When you use this Site, all information, including personal information, will be transferred to and managed by BioGems Biotechnologies (including subcontractors that may be maintaining and/or operating our Sites, such as a domain hosting service and/or payment processing services) in the United States and elsewhere and may be transferred to such third parties that may be located elsewhere in the world (see section Third Parties below).


Personally identifying information
When you register via this Site, you will be asked to provide personally identifying contact information (i.e., name, organization, address, phone number, e-mail address, fax number, payment/billing details and so forth). On this Site, for example, we may collect and retain personally identifying and other information from you in a number of ways, such as when you place an order, request e-mail updates or other information. All information regarding orders and transactions, such as product purchases via the website, is maintained in our databases in the same manner as such information is maintained for transactions which are completed by telephone, fax or in person via your Account Manager/Sales Representative.

E-mail address
Your e-mail address is used to raise and respond to issues and inquiries of all types and to keep in contact with you generally.

Use of "cookies"
We may use "cookies" to enhance your Site visit. A “cookie” is information either temporarily or permanently stored in a file on your computer. You can set your internet browser to reject cookies (see the "Settings" in your internet browser). Should you choose to do so, the site may function slightly slower, however, rejecting cookies should not interfere with your ability to navigate the site.

What do we do with your information?

We use information collected by cookies solely to store your preferences, improve web site navigation and otherwise manage and improve the Site. Upon providing your registration information, cookies may be used to identify you when you log onto the Site or portions of the Site.

Some information that we collect from you in order to respond to your requests/inquiries, or to improve the services and products that we provide, or to communicate information to you - EXCEPT in the case where you have expressed that you do not want information from us - may be utilized by BioGems internally for our marketing and research analysis, and for other purposes identified to you. As noted above, you can reject such cookies by adjusting your browser's settings.

Periodically we use contact information obtained via this Site to send e-mail information to our clientele. For example, should we introduce a new product, offer exclusive pricing, etc, we may send that information to the email address that you registered. If you order products or services via our Site, we will notify you by e-mail with information regarding your order (i.e., order confirmations, shipment status, etc.). Other information that you may receive from us via e-mail may include updates regarding your account status, changes to policies, offered products, etc. Excluding any legal duty or requirement to maintain information for a specified period of time, we may delete information that is old, inaccurate or if requested by you.

Do we share your information, and if so, with whom?

Third parties
BioGems Biotechnologies will not, under any circumstances, provide personally identifiable information that you supply to us to any outside mailing lists, data mining companies or the like. We may share information about you with our employees, who are in turn required to handle the information in strict accordance with this Privacy Policy. We will not sell, trade nor transfer your information to any third parties other than authorized third parties (such as, for example, services supporting the technical operation of this Site) and other third parties involved in the distribution chain (shipping vendors, for instance), which may need access to some of your personal information in order to directly or indirectly fulfill an obligation with you for a legitimate purpose connected strictly to executing your order within your account. We oblige any such party to comply with our privacy policy, and provide them solely with the minimal amount of information necessary in order for them to perform their service.

Disclosures required by law
In the event that we are requested by law enforcement, government contract administrators, and/or judicial authorities to provide personally identifiable information regarding your account, the requested information will be given to the appropriate judicial, governmental or regulatory authorities under applicable law, regulation or the terms of government contracts. We will disclose personally identifiable information upon receipt of a court order, subpoena, or if required to co-operate with law enforcement investigations or government contract compliance reviews. We reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we have strong reason to believe may be unlawful, fraudulent, solely within the extent permitted by law.

How we protect your information:

We maintain high technical and organizational security measures to safeguard the information you provide to us and to safeguard it from unauthorized access, loss, destruction or alteration. For instance, web page elements which transmit personal or financial information are encrypted from your PC to our servers (which are located in the United States) using the protocol known as SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). Beyond SSL encryption your data is protected once it reaches our network through the use of secure network firewalls. Portions of your data may also be encrypted on our storage server for additional security.

Although no system is 100% protected at all times, we implement the highest measures of safety as is possible. It is your responsibility to safeguard any passwords, ID numbers, purchase order numbers, etc., associated with your use of the Site.

Non-solicited information

At BioGems, we understand that your time is valuable, and you most likely detest spam in your inbox as much as we do. While we would like to stay in contact with our clientele in order to bring you special offers, information and the like, if you do not want such emails, please simply let us know. You must "opt-in" to receive emails from us in the form of special offers/newsletters/various information, however, should you at any time choose to no longer receive such information, you may unsubscribe via the following method:

(1) Decline the service offered when registering or at other information collection points on the Site, or

(2) Inform us that you no longer wish to receive such communication

Again, please note, we will not automatically send you information unless you have specifically requested to receive information from us; with the exception being correspondence that you have initiated or information pertaining to your account or to your purchase. We will comply with such requests unless such communications from us are required by law. Should you wish to not receive any supplemental information from BioGems, you may not be aware of, or able to access, certain products or services that we may offer.

Request to review or delete information that you provide

Should you request access to a summary of your personal information, account status, or purchase history held by us, or request corrections or updates to that information, we will respond as promptly as possible in accordance with local laws.

For your protection and to ensure prompt service, please notify us of any changes in your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address. You may at any time update and/or correct your account information yourself by accessing your online profile, or by contacting us to request changes, should you be unable to do so yourself. You may request to have the information on your account deleted or removed, with exception to transaction information, such as past purchases, and other similar information. For the purposes of legal and health compliance laws we may not be able to delete certain elements of information.

Outside web sites

This Site may contain links to the web sites of other companies, publications and organizations. BioGems Biotechnologies is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other web sites, and unless otherwise specified, does not imply any relationship, sponsorship, or affiliation between BioGems Biotechnologies and any linked sites, or adoption or approval of the content of such sites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies posted on any outside site/link provided within our site, and all, third party web sites, prior to sharing your information with such sites. BioGems Biotechnologies will not share your details or information without your expressed consent.

How to contact us

If you have any questions relating to this Privacy Policy, please contact us at For any requests or questions related to this Privacy Policy, or if you have concerns about how information you provide to BioGems Biotechnologies is being used, please contact us at the following address: This Privacy Policy is effective as of January 1, 2013.

Any Revisions to Privacy Policy will be posted here on this page with the effective date of the change, and may be communicated to you as well via one-time notice upon log in, or via email.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

Contact information including email address
Demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
Other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers
For the exhaustive list of cookies we collect see the List of cookies we collect section.

What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

Internal record keeping.
We may use the information to improve our products and services.
We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

List of cookies we collect

The table below lists the cookies we collect and what information they store.

COOKIE name COOKIE Description
CART The association with your shopping cart.
CATEGORY_INFO Stores the category info on the page, that allows to display pages more quickly.
COMPARE The items that you have in the Compare Products list.
CURRENCY Your preferred currency
CUSTOMER An encrypted version of your customer id with the store.
CUSTOMER_AUTH An indicator if you are currently logged into the store.
CUSTOMER_INFO An encrypted version of the customer group you belong to.
CUSTOMER_SEGMENT_IDS Stores the Customer Segment ID
EXTERNAL_NO_CACHE A flag, which indicates whether caching is disabled or not.
FRONTEND You sesssion ID on the server.
GUEST-VIEW Allows guests to edit their orders.
LAST_CATEGORY The last category you visited.
LAST_PRODUCT The most recent product you have viewed.
NEWMESSAGE Indicates whether a new message has been received.
NO_CACHE Indicates whether it is allowed to use cache.
PERSISTENT_SHOPPING_CART A link to information about your cart and viewing history if you have asked the site.
POLL The ID of any polls you have recently voted in.
POLLN Information on what polls you have voted on.
RECENTLYCOMPARED The items that you have recently compared.
STF Information on products you have emailed to friends.
STORE The store view or language you have selected.
USER_ALLOWED_SAVE_COOKIE Indicates whether a customer allowed to use cookies.
VIEWED_PRODUCT_IDS The products that you have recently viewed.
WISHLIST An encrypted list of products added to your Wishlist.
WISHLIST_CNT The number of items in your Wishlist.
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