Privacy Policy

Version July 2019

This Privacy Policy covers the information practices of this website (the “Site”), which is owned and managed by AnaSpec Inc.

AnaSpec believes strongly in protecting your privacy and the confidentiality of your Personal Information. We acknowledge that you may have privacy and security concerns with respect to the information we collect, use, and disclose to third parties for the purpose of allowing us to offer and provide our products to you. In consideration of these concerns, we have developed this Privacy Policy. By using this Site, you consent to the privacy practices described in this Privacy Policy, as may be modified from time to time by us. Therefore, you should carefully review this policy so you understand our privacy practices. Individuals must be 18 years of age or older to use this Site and you warrant that you are 18 years of age or older.

Personal information is any combination of information, in the possession of or likely to come into the possession of AnaSpec, that can be used to identify, contact, or locate a discrete individual (“Personal Information”) and will be treated in accordance with this Privacy Policy. This includes any expression of opinion about such individual. Any information which cannot be used to identify a discrete individual (such as aggregated statistical information) is not Personal Information.


1. Purpose for collection, use and disclosure of personal information
1.a A Note Concerning Our Remarketing Practices
2. What information we collect
2.a Information voluntarily provided by you
2.b Website Navigational Information
3. Disclosure of information to others
3.a Affiliate Sharing
3.b Business Transactions
3.c Other Legally Required Disclosures
4. California’s “shine the light” law
5. Collection and retention of personal information
6. Safeguards
7. External links
8. Accuracy and access
9. Changes to this privacy policy

1. Purpose for collection, use and disclosure of personal information

AnaSpec collects, uses and discloses your Personal Information (including individuals associated with you, all of whom are referred to as “you” in this Privacy Policy) in its normal course of business for the following purposes:

  • Establishing and maintaining communications with you;
  • Where you have requested a product from AnaSpec, assisting you in the processing and shipping of the requested product;
  • Responding to your inquiries about your account and other products;
  • Making proposals for future product needs;
  • Allowing our affiliated companies to notify you of certain products offered by or in connection with our affiliated companies;
  • Processing transactions through third party service providers;
  • Meeting legal, security, processing and regulatory requirements;
  • Protecting against fraud, suspicious or other illegal activities; and
  • Compiling statistics for analysis of our sites and our business.

1.a A Note Concerning Our Remarketing Practices

AnaSpec Inc., its parent and/or affiliates (“AnaSpec”) may run remarketing advertisements targeting people who have previously visited this web site or another site operated by AnaSpec. This practice is consistent with allowed remarketing from Google and other providers of online remarketing and retargeting services.

2. What information we collect

The information gathered by AnaSpec from this Site falls into two categories: (1) information voluntarily supplied by visitors to our Site and (2) tracking information gathered as visitors navigate through our Site.

2.a Information voluntarily provided by you

When using this Site, you may choose to provide us with information to help us serve your needs. The Personal Information that we collect will depend on how you choose to use this Site.

  • Where you request marketing or product specification information
    If you request a brochure or further information from us, we may require you to submit your name, e-mail address, postal address, phone number and the country in which you are based so we may send you the material you have requested, and to enable us to identify if you are an existing client of AnaSpec.

  • Where you register with us and/or request products
    If you register with the Site, or request a product available on the Site, we may ask you for your name, e-mail address, country, telephone number and the reason for your communication, as well as information about your position and organization and such other information as is reasonably necessary so that we can provide you with the product. On the data submission form, we shall indicate by way of an asterisk, which information is optional and which information is mandatory. This information can include:
    • your name, address, email address, physical address, credit card number, and banking information;
    • Information as to your use of our products, or similar products from other suppliers;
    • Information we acquire from and/or transfer to other persons to verify your identity and the accuracy of the information you have provided; and
    • Information about you received from AnaSpec affiliates, other intermediaries, third party providers and others which are necessary for the provision of our products.

    Any Personal Information that you send us will be used for the purpose indicated on the Site or in this Privacy Policy.

    Following an inquiry into receiving products from us, if you decide to proceed, we will collect Personal Information necessary to proceed with the transaction, such as your name, address, postal code, contact telephone number, e-mail address, billing address or payment details, as relevant to the product. We will use your Personal Information to administer your account, process claims etc. and generally manage your relationship with us. Please see the Disclosure of Information to Others section of this policy for information on the categories of recipients of personal data.

  • Where you submit content
    Finally, if you submit content regarding any of the information that you view on our Site (such as product reviews), we will ask for your name and e-mail address, so that, if you choose, we can update you by e-mail when others also comment on the content, and also so that we can manage the content in line with the applicable Site Terms & Conditions. You should be aware that the information you provide there will be made publically available to AnaSpec employees and other users of the Site.

2.b Website Navigational Information

As you navigate the Site, we may also collect information through the use of commonly-used information-gathering tools, such as cookies and web beacons (collectively “Website Navigational Information”). Website Navigational Information includes standard information from your web browser (such as browser type and browser language), your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, and the actions you take on the Site (such as the web pages viewed and the links clicked).

  • Cookies
    Like many companies, we may use cookies on this Site. Cookies are pieces of information shared between your web browser and a website. Use of cookies enables a faster and easier experience for the user. A cookie cannot read data off your computer's hard drive.

    There are different kinds of cookies with different functions:

    1. Session cookies: these are only stored on your computer during your web session. They are automatically deleted when the browser is closed. They usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page. They do not collect any information from your computer.
    2. Persistent cookies: a persistent cookie is one stored as a file on your computer, and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again.
    3. First-party cookies: the function of this type of cookie is to retain your preferences for a particular website for the entity that owns that website. They are stored and sent between AnaSpec’s servers and your computer’s hard drive. They are not used for anything other than for personalization as set by you. These cookies may be either Session or Persistent cookies.
    4. Third-party cookies: the function of this type of cookie is to retain your interaction with a particular website for an entity that does not own that website. They are stored and sent between the Third-party’s server and your computer’s hard drive. These cookies are usually Persistent cookies.

    This Site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics product provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies to help the website analyze how users use the site. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity, and providing other products relating to website activity and internet usage for AnaSpec and its affiliates. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

    You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

    The major browsers have attempted to implement the draft “Do Not Track” (“DNT”) standard of the World Wide Web Consortium (“W3C”) in their latest releases. As this standard has not been finalized, AnaSpec’s Sites are not compatible with DNT.

    For information on all of these categories of cookies, and for more information generally on cookies please refer to

    We use cookies for the following purposes:

    1. Where strictly necessary

      These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the Site and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the Site. Without these cookies, products you have asked for, such as obtaining a quote or logging into your account, cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.

    2. Performance

      These cookies collect information about how visitors use a Site, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. They also allow us to record and count the number of visitors to the Site, all of which enables us to see how visitors use the Site in order to improve the way that our Site works. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a person, as all information these cookies collect is anonymous and is used to improve how our Site works.

    3. Functionality

      These cookies allow our Site to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced features. For instance, a Site may be able to remember your log in details, so that you do not have to repeatedly sign in to your account when using a particular device to access our Site. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, font and other parts of web pages that you can customize. They may also be used to provide products you have requested such as viewing a video or commenting on an article. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymized. They do not gather any information about you that could be used for advertising or remember where you have been on the internet.

      Please consult your web browser's ‘Help’ documentation or visit for more information about how to turn cookies on and off for your browser.

  • Web Beacons The Site may also use web beacons (including web beacons supplied or provided by third parties) alone or in conjunction with cookies to compile information about users’ usage of the Site and interaction with e-mails from AnaSpec. Web beacons are clear electronic images that can recognize certain types of information on your computer, such as cookies, when you viewed a particular Site tied to the web beacon, and a description of a Site tied to the web beacon. We use web beacons to operate and improve the Sites and e-mail communications. We may use information from web beacons in combination with other data we have about our clients to provide you with information about AnaSpec and our products. We will conduct this review on an anonymous basis.

  • IP Addresses When you visit our Sites, AnaSpec collects your Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses to track and aggregate non-Personal Information. For example, AnaSpec uses IP addresses to monitor the regions from which users navigate the Sites. IP addresses may be combined with other Personal Information which allows us to identify you via your IP address.

    3. Disclosure of information to others

    We do not disclose Personal Information about you to third parties except as stated in this Privacy Policy, as otherwise permitted by law, or authorized by you.

    Third parties to whom we disclose information are required by law or contract to keep your Personal Information confidential and secure, and to use and disclose it for purposes that a reasonable person would consider appropriate in the circumstances, in compliance with all applicable legislation, which purposes are as follows:

    • To carry out your requests, provide the products you have requested from us, respond to your inquiries, and to notify you (if applicable) regarding any promotions;
    • To process transactions and shipments through third party service providers;
    • If the information is a credit card or bank account number, to process credit card payments—through third party payment processing, clearing and settlement systems in association with various banks;
    • To notify you of certain products offered by or through AnaSpec or to obtain market research information from you.

    In the event that these third parties wish to use your Personal Information for a purpose which is inconsistent with the purposes described in this Privacy Policy, they are required to obtain your consent for such use.

    3.a Affiliate Sharing

    In the normal course of performing products for our clients, Personal Information may be shared within AnaSpec and its affiliates for research and statistical purposes, product marketing, system administration and crime prevention or detection.

    3.b Business Transactions

    As we continue to develop our business, we might sell or buy assets. In such transactions, user information, including Personal Information, generally is one of the transferred business assets. Also, if either AnaSpec itself or substantially all of AnaSpec assets were acquired, your Personal Information may be one of the transferred assets. Therefore, we may disclose and/or transfer your Personal Information to a third party purchaser in these circumstances.

    3.c Other Legally Required Disclosures

    AnaSpec preserves the right to disclose without your prior permission any Personal Information about you or your use of this Site if AnaSpec has a good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) protect and defend the rights, property or safety of AnaSpec, employees, other users of this Site, or the public; (b) enforce the terms and conditions that apply to use of this Site; (c) as required by a legally valid request from a competent governmental authority; or (d) respond to claims that any content violates the rights of third-parties. We may also disclose Personal Information as we deem necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request.

    In this Privacy Policy, the purposes identified above and in “Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information” will be referred to as the “Identified Purposes.”

    4. California’s “shine the light” law

    California Civil Code Section 1798.83 requires any operator of a website to permit its California-resident customers to request and obtain from the operator a list of what personal information the operator has disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes for the preceding calendar year; and the addresses and names of such third parties. AnaSpec does not share any Personal Information collected from this site with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. If you have any questions about how AnaSpec shares your Personal Information, you can contact us at the address below.

    AnaSpec Inc.
    34801 Campus Drive
    Fremont, CA 94555

    5. Collection and retention of personal information

    AnaSpec will collect, use, or disclose Personal Information that is necessary for the Identified Purposes or as permitted by law. If we require Personal Information for other purposes which are incompatible with the Identified Purpose, you will be notified of the new purpose, and subject to your consent (where appropriate), that new purpose will become an Identified Purpose.

    6. Safeguards

    We have in place physical, electronic and procedural safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information we maintain. Safeguards will vary depending on the sensitivity, format, location, amount, distribution and storage of the Personal Information. They include physical, technical, and managerial measures to keep Personal Information protected from unauthorized access. However, due to the nature of the Internet and related technology, we cannot absolutely guarantee the security of Personal Information, and AnaSpec expressly disclaims any such obligation.

    7. External links

    AnaSpec Sites may include links to other websites whose privacy policies we do not control. Once you leave our servers (you can tell where you are by checking the URL in the location bar on your web browser), use of any Personal Information you provide is governed by the privacy policy of the operator of the website you are visiting. That policy may differ from ours. If you can't find the privacy policy of any of these websites via a link from the website's homepage, you should contact the website directly for more information.

    8. Accuracy and access

    Our knowing about changes to some of your Personal Information (e.g. email address) may be key to effectively communicating with you at your request.

    Please keep us informed of changes to your Personal Information.
    Upon your request, we may rectify any Personal Information in the file that may be obsolete, incomplete or incorrect.

    9. Changes to this privacy policy

    This Privacy Policy is subject to change from time to time. Where there is a material change to this Policy, AnaSpec will provide a clear and conspicuous notice of such change on the AnaSpec Sites for a reasonable amount of time prior to the change becoming effective.