By using the Site you consent to the collection/retention and use of your personal information in accordance with this policy.
We collect information about you:
We use your personal information:
If you have already indicated so we may contact you by post, telephone or e-mail. If you change your mind about being contacted in the future by any of these means then please let us know.
Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of the Site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the Site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
Authorised personnel within the Roslin Institute will be able to access the information you provide to us. We may also disclose your information to other third parties who act for us for the purp oses set out in the policy or for purposes approved by you.
Unless required or permitted do so by law, we will not otherwise share, sell or distribute any of the information you provide to us without your consent.
We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type. This information is statistical data about users' browsing actions an d patterns, does not identify any individual. It is used to inform improvements to the website, for system administration, and to report aggregate information to third parties.
For the same reasons, we may obtain information relating to use of the www.virus-evolution.org website by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. We use this information to track your movements through the Site, to find out how the Site is being used and to assess its usefulness. Personal information about you is not collected during the tracking process.
We may use persistent cookies if you have registered with us on-line. These cookies allow us to make the logging-in process easier and more secure. They will also be used to recognise you when yo u return to the Site. We may also use session cookies that will hold your data on our site until such time as you logout.
There are no first party cookies set.
There are no third party cookies set.
We employ security measures to protect your information from access by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction or damage.
Please help us keep our records updated by informing us of any changes to your email address and other contact details.
We may amend this policy from time to time. If we make any substantial changes we will notify you by posting a prominent notice on the Site.
You have the right to ask for a copy of the information held by us in our records in return for which we may charge a small fee.
The Site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of third parties. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy pol icies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
If you have any queries concerning your personal information or any questions on our use of the information then please contact Records Management on:
The Records Management Section
Policy and Planning