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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy Of Foldscope Instruments, Inc. 

Foldscope Instruments, Inc. (the COMPANY) operates http://www.foldscope.com/ and the  http://microcosmos.foldscope.com, which provides the SERVICE. This page is used to inform website visitors regarding our policies with the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information if anyone decided to use our Service.

If you choose to use our Service, then you agree to the collection and use of information in relation with this policy. The Personal Information that we collect are used for providing and improving the Service. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

The terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, which is accessible at http://microcosmos.foldscope.com unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy. 

The Company is

Foldscope Instruments, Inc.
2625 Middlefield Ave., #938
Palo Alto CA 94306

Corporate Representative: James Cybulski, CEO
Data Protection Officer: Christine Kurihara, Director of Administration

Information Collection And Use

For a better experience while using our Service, we may require you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information, including but not limited to your name and email address. The information that we collect will be used to contact or identify you.

We collect this through

  • Voluntary registration at the microcosmos.foldscope.com website

  • Voluntary sign up for our newsletter at the www.foldscope.com website

  • Use or view of our website via your browser’s cookies

  • Through third party service providers

Our Company securely stores your data on our cloud services service provider.

Our Company will keep your data indefinitely, or until you ask us to remove it. When requested, we will delete your data by clearing it from our store, cloud services and website.

Log Data

We want to inform you that whenever you visit our Service, we collect information that your browser sends to us that is called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser version, pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, and other statistics.


Cookies are files with small amount of data that commonly use an anonymous unique identifier. These are sent to your browser from the website that you visit and are stored on your computer’s hard drive.

Our website uses these "cookies" to collection information and to improve our Service. You have the option to either accept or refuse these cookies, and know when a cookie is being sent to your computer. If you choose to refuse our cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

You can set your browser not to accept cookies, and the below website tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.

For more general information on cookies, please read “What are cookies in computers?” at allaboutcookies.org

There are a number of different types of cookies, however, our website uses:

  • Functionality – Our Company uses these cookies so that we recognize you on our website and remember your previously selected preferences. These could include what language you prefer and location you are in. A mix of first-party and third-party cookies are used.

  • Advertising – Our Company uses these cookies to collect information about your visit to our website, the content you viewed, the links you followed and information about your browser, device, and your IP address. Our Company sometimes shares some limited aspects of this data with third parties for advertising purposes. We may also share online data collected through cookies with our advertising partners. This means that when you visit another website, you may be shown advertising based on your browsing patterns on our website.

Service Providers

We employ third-party companies and individuals due to the following reasons:

  • To facilitate our Service

  • To allow customers to purchase our products

  • To provide the Service on our behalf

  • To perform Service-related services or

  • To assist us in analyzing how our Service is used

We want to inform our Service users that these third parties have access to your Personal Information. The reason is to perform the tasks assigned to them on our behalf. However, they are obligated not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose.

Service providers we use:

  • Google cloud services and analytics

  • Shopify store and payment processing

  • PayPal payment processing

  • Square payment processing

  • Rakuten, a shipping company

  • Floship, a shipping company

  • Geodis, a shipping company

When our company processes your order, it, or a third-party provider, may send your data to, and also use the resulting information from, credit reference agencies to prevent fraudulent purchases.


We value your trust in providing us your Personal Information, thus we are striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. But remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.


The company would like to send you information about products and services of ours that we think you might like.  If you have agreed to receive marketing, you may always opt out at a later date.  You have the right at any time to stop The Company from contacting you for marketing purposes.

Your Data Protection Rights

The company would like to make sure you are fully aware of your data protection rights.  Every user is entitled to:

  • The right to access – you have the right to request the company for copies of your personal data.  We may charge you a small fee for this service.

  • The right to rectification – you have the right to request that the company correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request our company to complete information you believe is incomplete.

  • The right to erasure – you have the right to request that our company erase you rpersonal data, under certain conditions.

  • The right to restrict processing – you have the right to request that our company restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain circumstances

  • The right to object to processing – you have the right to object to the company’s processing of your personal data, under certain conditions

  • The right to data portability – you have the right ot request that our company transfer the data we collect to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions. 

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights please contact us at our email: info@folscope.com or call us at 628-400-3653 or mail us at our mailing address listed above.

Links To Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that site. Note that these external sites are not operated by us. Therefore, we strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of these websites. We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.

Children's Privacy

Our Services do not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal identifiable information from children under 13. In the case we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we immediately delete this from our servers. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us so that we will be able to take the necessary actions.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. Thus, we advise you to review this page periodically for any changes. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. These changes are effective immediately, after they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us at info@foldscope.com.  For authority over these conditions, please contact the Information Commissioner’s office in the UK https://ico.org.uk/; there is no single authority in the US. Other countries have similar commissions.

[Our Privacy Policy was created with the help of www.privacypolicytemplate.net’s Privacy Policy Template and disclaimergenerator.org’s Disclaimer Generator.]