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Privacy Policy

North Carolina Biotechnology Center Web Site Disclaimer

Thank you for visiting the North Carolina Biotechnology Center Web site. The Biotechnology Center may provide links to Web pages that are not part of the ncbiotech.org domain. These sites are managed by organizations, companies, or individuals and not under Biotechnology Center control. Therefore the Biotechnology Center is not responsible for the information you may find on these sites.

The Biotechnology Center provides links to these sites merely as a convenience and the presence of these links is not an endorsement of these sites. The Biotechnology Center is not responsible for the information collection practices of non-Biotechnology Center sites. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the privacy policy of the new site, and you should read that site's policies on privacy and information collection.

Biotechnology Center Web site Privacy Notice

Cookie technology may be implemented at some Biotechnology Center Web pages. At no time is private information you have given us, whether stored in cookies (persistent) or elsewhere, shared with third parties that have no right to that information. If you do not wish to have persistent cookies stored on your machine, you can turn them off in your browser. This may impact the functioning of some Biotechnology Center Web sites, however.

Below are examples of what we do with your information:

When Reading or Downloading Web Site Information

We may collect and store information for statistical purposes. For example, we may count the number of visitors to the different pages of our Web site to help make them more useful to visitors. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:

  • The Internet domain (for example, "xcompany.com" if you use a private Internet access account or "yourschool.edu" if you connect from a university's domain) and Internet Provider address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access our Web site;
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
  • The date and time you access our site;
  • The pages you visit; and
  • If you visited this Biotechnology Center Web site from a link on another Web site, the address of that Web site.

Similar information is gathered for anonymous ftp, remote account login or for other comparable types of connections.

The information that you provide on a Biotechnology Center Web site will be used only for its intended purpose, except as required by law or if pertinent to judicial or governmental investigations or proceedings.

Registration

The Biotechnology Center does offer online registration for a variety of events. Payment information is guarded using secure protocols such as SSL (Secure Socket Layer) / digital IDs which protect the information transferred between the browser and your Web server.

Other information collected at the Web site through questionnaires, feedback forms, or other means, enables us to determine visitors' interests, with the goal of providing better service to our customers.

Regardless of the information transmitted to the Biotechnology Center, we will protect all such information consistent with the principles of the Federal Records Act, the Privacy Act, and as applicable, the Freedom of Information Act.

When sending e-mail

By sending us an electronic mail (e-mail) message, you may be sending us personal information such as your name, address, and e-mail address. We may store your name, address and e-mail address of the requester in order to respond to your request or otherwise resolve the subject matter of the e-mail.

Remember that e-mail is not necessarily secure against interception. If your communication is sensitive, or includes personal information such as your Social Security number, you might want to send it by postal mail instead.