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Privacy Policy

MDI Biological Laboratory and NC State University provide the Comparative Toxicogenomics Database as a public service. We collect two kinds of information about you:

  1. Personal information that you volunteer by filling out our surveys, sending feedback or otherwise contacting us.
  2. Aggregated tracking data that we collect when you interact with the website.

Top ↑ Personal Information

If you choose to provide us with personal information by sending an email or by filling out a form with your personal information and submitting it through our website, we use that information to respond to your message and to provide you with information that you request. If provided, personally identifiable information is maintained in a database which we use to track your feedback and suggestions. On occasion, we may conduct a study concerning the types of questions sent to us. These studies help us to improve CTD to make it more responsive to the needs of our visitors. We do not give, share, sell or transfer any personal information to a third party unless required by law.

Top ↑ Aggregated Tracking Data

We analyze use of our site by tracking and storing the following information: the IP address from which you accessed CTD, the date and time you accessed each CTD function, the URL of the website which referred you to CTD, the browser you used, the name of the files you accessed, and the queries you performed. We cannot, however, link this aggregated tracking data to any identifiable individual.

We use this information to measure the number of visitors to our site, to identify problem areas and to improve usability on our site. We may provide this information to third party entities with which we contract for research analysis.

Top ↑ Cookies

A cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your computer's hard drive through your web browser when you visit our site. Cookies enable our systems to recognize your computer and provide dynamic features. We also use cookies to track visitor traffic patterns. The cookie will be destroyed automatically when you close your browser—it is not stored permanently. You can set your browser to disable cookies or to prompt you before a cookie is accepted. If you do not want to receive cookies, you will still be able to use CTD, but will be unable to use cookie-dependent features.

Top ↑ Links to Other Sites

CTD provides links to other websites that provide relevant information. Once you click a link to visit another site, you are subject to the privacy policy of that site.

Top ↑ Notification of Changes

This Privacy Policy was put into effect on November 1, 2004.

If we change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on this page. If we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify identified visitors via email. Visitors will be able to opt out of any new use of their personal information.