Last updated on January 25th, 2020.
The 4DN DCIC ("us", "we", or "our") operates https://data.4dnucleome.org (the "Portal"). This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Portal. We use your Personal Information only for providing and improving the Portal. By using the Portal, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.
What do we use your information for?
The email address you provide may be used to send you information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions. User information may be shared with third-party partners to the extent necessary to provide and improve web services or other communications to users. Any third parties who receive user information for this purpose are prohibited from using or sharing user information for any purpose other than providing services to users. We may also provide your information to third parties in circumstances where we believe that doing so is necessary or appropriate to: satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request; detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; or protect the rights, property or safety of us, our users or others.
Device Information Collected By Us
We may collect non-personal information about the computer, mobile device or other device you use to access the Portal, such as IP address, geolocation information, unique device identifiers, browser type, browser language or other information of this nature. We use this information in an aggregate fashion to track access to the Portal. At no time do we disclose site usage by individual IP addresses. Web server logs are retained on a temporary basis and then deleted from our systems. Third-party partners such as Google Analytics may collect additional information about cross-device browsing habits of users who have turned on Ads Personalization; some of this information may be shared with us and used to understand which devices are used to browse our portal and to improve user experience to cater to usage.
Links to Third-Party Websites
We may provide hyperlinks to third-party websites as a convenience to users of the Portal. Neither the Portal nor we control third-party websites and are not responsible for the contents of any linked-to, third-party websites or any hyperlink in a linked-to website. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of third-party websites.
We will not share, sell, rent, swap or authorize any third party to use your email address for commercial purposes without your permission.
The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Users Located in the European Economic Area
If you are located in the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway (the “European Economic Area”), please click here for additional information about ways that certain Harvard University Schools, Centers, units and controlled entities, including this portal, may collect, use, and share information about you.