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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press Privacy Policy

This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for www.bioinformaticsonline.org. The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press www.bioinformaticsonline.org Web site is committed to protecting consumer privacy on-line. We believe that greater protection of personal privacy on the Web will not only protect consumers, but also increase consumer confidence and ultimately their participation in on-line activities. We intend to give you as much control as possible over your personal information. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. We may change it from time to time to address new issues and reflect changes on our Web sites, and as the need arises. All changes to this Privacy Policy will be posted here. Please refer to this Privacy Policy regularly. This Web site has agreed to notify users of:

  1. What personally identifiable information of yours or third-party personal identification is collected from you through the Web site.
  2. What organization is collecting the information.
  3. How the information is used.
  4. With whom the information may be shared.
  5. What choices are available regarding collection, use, and distribution of the information.
  6. What kinds of security procedures are in place to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information under the control of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press.
  7. How to correct any inaccuracies in the information.

If you think that our company is not abiding by its posted Privacy Policy, please contact feedback@bioinformaticsonline.org.


Information Collection and Use
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press is the sole owner of the information collected on this Web site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in a manner different from what is disclosed in this statement. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press collects information from our users at several different points on our Web site.


Collection of Personal Information
The types of personal information that we collect from you will depend on how you use bioinformaticsonline.org. When you enroll for bioinformaticsonline.org updates, we will collect your E-mail address. This information is essential for us to be able to accurately identify who is requesting the service and to supply the updates and as such is mandatory.

The personal information that you provide to us during enrollment is used for identification purposes and will assist you to receive notification of updates to bioinformaticsonline.org. In addition, the information we gather from your use of bioinformaticsonline.org enables us to provide better services that are tailored to your needs.


Disclosure of Information
All information that we collect from you is strictly confidential. The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press bioinformaticsonline.org Web site is required by law not to reveal, disclose, sell, distribute, rent, license, share, or pass on to any third parties, other than those who are contracted to bioinformaticsonline.org, any personal information that you may have provided to us unless we have your express consent to do so. Exceptions to this include:

  • where there are reasonable grounds to believe that disclosure is necessary to prevent a threat to life or health.
  • where bioinformaticsonline.org is required to provide information in response to subpoenas or warrants or other legal process.

Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your username and passwords and/or any account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you are using the Internet and bioinformaticsonline.org.


Enrollment for Updates
To use this Web site, you must first complete the enrollment form. During enrollment you are required to give your contact E-mail address. This information will enable us to contact you about the services on our Web site for which you have expressed an interest. Persons under 18 may not contribute to any interactive feature on bioinformaticsonline.org.

If you enable the "Remember Me" option on the login page, we will use a long-term cookie to save your login information. In this case, the cookie must persist between your login sessions and therefore is not terminated after a session ends. To terminate the long-term cookie, simply logout.


Log Files
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the Web site, track users' movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.


Sharing
We will share aggregated demographic information with our advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.

We may partner with another party to provide specific services. When you sign up for these services, we will share names or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services.

These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.


Links
This Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our Web site to read the privacy statements of each and every Web Site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web Site.


Surveys
From time to time, our Web Site may request information from you via surveys. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary, and you can choose whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address) and demographic information (such as zip code and age level). Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this Web Site.


Security
This Web Site takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When you submit sensitive information via the Web Site, your information is protected both on-line and off-line.

If you have any questions about the security at our Web Site, please send an E-mail to feedback@bioinformaticsonline.org.


Special Offers
All enrolled users receive confirmation of submission of their E-mail address to verify that they will receive announcements of updates to the site. Enrolled users will occasionally receive information on products, services, special deals, and a newsletter. Out of respect for the privacy of our users, we present the option to not receive these types of communications. Please see our choice and opt-out below.


Site and Service Updates
We also send our users site and service announcement updates. Enrolled users are not able to unsubscribe from service announcements, which contain important information about the service. We communicate with enrolled users to provide requested services and with regard to issues relating to their account via E-mail.


Correction/Updating Personal Information
If your E-mail address changes, or if you no longer desire our service, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update, or remove your E-mail address. If you wish to edit or delete your E-mail address, please contact feedback@bioinformaticsonline.org.


Choice/Opt-out
Our enrolled users are given the opportunity to "opt-out" of having their information used for purposes not directly related to our Web Site at the point where we ask for the information. For example, our order form has an opt-out mechanism so enrolled users who buy a product from us, but do not want any marketing material, can keep their E-mail address off our lists.

Enrolled users of our Web Site are always notified when their information is being collected by any outside parties. We do this so that our users can make an informed choice as to whether they should proceed with services that require an outside party.


Notification of Changes
If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post notice of those changes on our Home Page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify you by way of an E-mail. You will have a choice as to whether we use your information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the Privacy Policy under which the information was collected.

We use an E-mail link on the Help page to allow you to contact us directly with any questions or comments. We read every message sent in and try to reply promptly to every one. We then either file your comments to improve on our Web Site, features, and programs, or review and discard the messages.

 

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