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Genome News Network (GNN) will never willfully disclose personally identifiable information about our readers to any third-party without prior consent.

Information Collection and Use

GNN does not sell, share or rent any of the information collected on our sites to any third party in manners different from what is disclosed in this privacy policy. Below is a list of the various ways in which we collect information.

News Alert Sign-up

If you choose to subscribe to GNN’s news alerts, we need your e-mail address for delivery. You can unsubscribe at any time from email news alerts by clicking the link found at the bottom of the news alert itself. You may also choose to provide additional information that will be used to help us better understand the types of users that are interested in our site as well as for possible future mailings. This information can be altered at any time by contacting us via email. From time to time we also send out our email alerts to members of related interest groups or organizations. Our policy for removal or alteration of personal information collected in this type of emailing is the same as for those who signed up directly.

Traffic Patterns and Site Statistics

We collect traffic patterns and site usage information throughout our site. As part of this we collect the URL you came from in entering our site, which browser you are using, your IP address, and the URL you go to from our site if it is a link or advertiser on our site. In addition, we use Cookies to assign a unique, random number to identify your computer. Cookies, by themselves, cannot identify you personally or any other individual using your computer. Cookies allow us to keep track of site traffic patterns and usage.

E-mail a Page

If you choose to use the “email a page” feature, there will be a one-time email sent from GNN to the specified email address(es).

Disclosure of Your Information

We do not sell or rent any personally identifiable information about you to any third party, without prior consent. We may share non-personal, aggregate information regarding reader demographics, traffic patterns, sales, and site usage with our partners and sponsors. We will never willfully disclose personally identifiable information about our readers to any third party without prior consent.

In special cases GNN may believe it is necessary to disclose personally identifiable information in order to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating or causing injury to or interference with GNN’s rights or property, other users, or any other party that could be harmed by such activities. We may also disclose or access personally identifiable information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it.

Your Consent

By using the GNN’s web site you consent to the collection and use of your information as described above. If we change our privacy policy, we will immediately post the changes on this page so that you are always aware of our policies.

Links on Our Site

GNN has provided links to various Web sites that we believe provide valuable information to you, our viewer. However, we are not responsible for the privacy practices, content, or actions of such web sites.

Advertising Policy

Advertisements at GNN are clearly labeled as such. Genome News Network is an editorially independent online publication of The Center for the Advancement of Genomics (TCAG).

Updated on June 16, 2004.


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