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General LIMS, Inc., User Privacy Policy

General LIMS is a software/service company offering a data management solution for businesses. This Privacy Notice sets forth details regarding the information General LIMS collects from its Users, and from those who visit our website (


As used in this Privacy Policy, the below terms have the following meanings:

"Applicable Law" — means the applicable province/state and federal laws which govern the collection, use, and administration of Personal Data.

"Personal Data" — information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. Examples include a name, an identification number, personal or business contact information, location data, an online identifier, and factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

"Personal Data Breach" — means a breach of security leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure of, or access to, personal data transmitted, stored or otherwise processed.

"Process" — means any operation or set of operations that is performed on Personal Data, such as collecting, using, storing, sharing, and destroying Personal Data.

"User" — any individual who inquires about, contracts for, and/or uses General LIMS’s business communications services, or who visits General LIMS’s website or uses General LIMS products or services.

The information we collect

In most cases, General LIMS, collects Personal Data directly from the User. When you inquire about General LIMS’s services, we will collect your name, your business title, your business contact information (email, phone number, and address), your IP address(es) and browser information.

When you submit free trial request, we ask you provide us with your company name, your name, work email, and the industry you work with. We also record your IP address for web analytics to improve our product and experience.

We may also Process Personal Data that we receive from third parties. When we receive Personal Data from a third party, we will let you know to the extent required by applicable laws or regulations.

Aggregate and anonymous data

We collect some information on an anonymous basis and may anonymize the personal information we collect about you into data groups. When we employ non-General LIMS companies to anonymize or aggregate data on our behalf, the requirements of this Policy apply. We may share aggregate or anonymous information in various formats with trusted non-General LIMS entities, with whom we have contracted to aggregate such data and may work with those entities to do research and provide products and services. When General LIMS jointly provides a service with a non-­General LIMS company, your Personal Information may be subject to both this Policy and the privacy policy of the non-General LIMS company. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any non-General LIMS company with which you do business to determine what information will be collected and how it will be used or disclosed to others.


We may use cookies or similar technologies to record or log data. For example, we may use cookies to keep you logged in to the service portal. Some of the cookies we use are associated with your account (including personal information about you, such as the email address you gave us), and other cookies are not. General LIMS also uses cookies to store information that can be used to serve ads relevant to your interests, and to help our advertisers measure the effectiveness of a particular advertisement. This helps us tailor ads to your interests. These cookies not only help us ensure that you do not repeatedly see the same ads, but (if you opt-out) they can also help us prevent you from seeing targeted ads at all.

You may opt out of General LIMS's use of data for internet-based advertising. Please keep in mind that even after you opt-out, you may still continue to see ads, but they will no longer be tailored to your interests. Opting-out also does not remove General LIMS cookies. They will remain on your computer, but we will not use the data connected to your cookie for our services. Please note that if you delete your cookies, you will need to opt-out again to avoid being served targeted ads in the future. Users can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level.

Social Media. General LIMS uses social media accounts (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) to engage with the public. Through our social media engagement we are able to provide customer support, engage with users interested in our products or services, respond to messages through the comment, message, or chat functions, collect aggregated information about interactions with our content on or through social media, analyze trends, and conduct social media listening of conversations about our company and our products and services. When you engage with us through our social media channels, the platform providers will also process information about you. For further information, please consult the privacy policy of the platform provider.

Why we Process and how we use Personal Data

We Process your Personal Data at your request and with your consent to allow you to determine whether to contract for our products or services, and to allow us to troubleshoot issues you are having and respond to your inquiries. We may use your Personal Data for a variety of other legitimate business interests, including:

You are under no statutory or contractual obligation to provide Personal Data to General LIMS. However, if you do not provide certain information, we may not be able to enter into a business agreement with you or process your request for assistance.

General LIMS uses data and information about you to make relevant suggestions to you and others. We use the information and data that you provide and that we have about Users to make recommendations or provide guidance as far as customer sentiment that may be useful to you. For example, we use data and information about you and information that you provide to us to let you know how your customers are feeling about you.

With whom we share Personal Data

General LIMS employees: Your Personal Data is shared internally among General LIMS employees, as is appropriate to allow us to serve your business needs and respond to your requests. General LIMS’s customer support centers are located in the United States, Mexico, Ukraine, and possibly other locations where our customer support team is remotely located. If you reach out to General LIMS’s support centers, your Personal Data will be processed in one of those locations. While different locations have different laws regulating the treatment of personal information, General LIMS, Inc. has policies and/or contracts in place requiring that any Personal Data shared with General LIMS employees located outside of the United States be provided the same level of protection as if that Personal Data were processed in the United States.

Others working for us: We may share your information with service providers who help us run our business, including hosting our sites, delivering our emails and marketing communications to you, analyzing the data we collect, helping us with sales attribution (e.g., to see if we showed you an ad on a platform site and then you bought a product from us) and sending you the products and services you requested. We also share your information with lawyers, auditors, consultants, information technology and security firms, and others who provide services to us. We share only the personal information needed for these companies to complete the tasks we request. They are required to protect your information in the same way we do and will not share it or use it for any other purpose than to provide us services.

Other third parties:

Law Enforcement. We may share your Personal Data with law enforcement, other government entities, or our legal counsel: (1) if we believe there has been a violation of our Terms & Conditions or other user policies; (2) if we believe that someone may be causing injury to our rights or property, other users, or anyone else; (3) to respond to judicial process or to provide information to law enforcement; or (4) as otherwise required by law. To the extent we are legally permitted to do so, we will take reasonable steps to notify you in the event that we are required to provide your personal information to third parties as part of a legal process.

Corporate restructuring. If General LIMS, Inc. is involved in a merger, acquisition, asset sale, or transition of service to another provider, as well as in the unlikely event of an insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership, your Personal Data may be transferred outside of the organization, and outside of the United States. Should this occur, we will use reasonable efforts to inform you of the transfer and to ensure the transferee uses your information in a manner consistent with this Privacy Policy.

General LIMS does not sell or share Personal Data with third parties for marketing purposes.

How we protect your Personal Data

We take the security of your data very seriously. We have established electronic and administrative safeguards, including data encryption and restricted personnel access, designed to secure the Personal Data we collect, to prevent unauthorized access to or disclosure of that information, and to ensure it is used appropriately. We also have internal policies and measures in place to ensure that your data is not lost, accidentally destroyed, misused or disclosed, and is not accessed by anyone other than employees of General LIMS . These policies and measures are regularly reviewed and updated as appropriate.

Although we strive to keep your Personal Data secure, no security measures are absolute, and we cannot guarantee that your Personal Data will never be disclosed in a manner inconsistent with this Policy (for example, as the result of unauthorized acts by third parties that violate the law or this Policy). We will make reasonable attempts to notify you if we determine that General LIMS has experienced a Personal Data Breach, unless we are not required to do so under Applicable Law.

Where we store and how long we retain Personal Data

Your Personal Data will be stored in a variety of places, including General LIMS’s IT systems. General LIMS will retain your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies. General LIMS, Inc. will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Service, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to update this Privacy Policy as necessary to reflect any changes we make and to satisfy legal requirements.

Contact Us

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, or to exercise your privacy rights please reach out to

Last Updated: April 24, 2023

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