Introduction

This Privacy Policy explains what information is collected about you while you are using the Specimen Repository Website (the "Website"). By using the Website, you are agreeing to the data collection that is described in this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, you must stop using this website.

What information do we collect and how do we use it

Frontier Science collects anonymous demographic information that is not unique to you, such as your location, your web browser settings, information about your hardware configuration, and other anonymous data. This anonymous information is collected using Google Analytics. We use this information to understand how people are using the website, such as the number of people using it and their general location. This helps us improve the website so that it is easier for you to use.

When you perform a search on the website, the information you enter into the search form is submitted to us as search criteria. The search criteria is used to generate your search results that are then displayed for you. We do not store information about your search criteria when you perform a search on the website, nor do we attempt to link search requests to a specific user accessing the website.

If you use the contact form on the website, the information that you enter into the form will be sent to us. This information may include personal information, such as your name or your email address. In addition to this information, we will also receive the search criteria for the last search that you performed. The information about your last search is included with your message to us so that we can better assist you and answer questions that you may have about the Website.

The information you provide on this site may be shared with ACTG and IMPAACT clinical trial network staff and with personnel at NIH. These organizations sponsored this site. We do not share or deliver your information to other third parties.

Use of cookies

This website uses cookies to store data on your computer for the duration of your time using the Website. A cookie is a small computer file that is used to store information for a website to use. Cookies cannot be used to run programs, install software, or deliver a virus to your computer. Each cookie given to you is unique to you, and can only be read by the website that issued the cookie.

This website uses cookies to help keep track of pages that you have already visited within the site and so information can be recalled when you visit a page again. You can chose to accept or reject a cookie. You can also delete individual cookies. Most browsers will automatically accept every cookie that a website assigns without asking for your permission. If you prefer to reject cookies, most browsers have a setting to do so automatically. Most web browsers also have a feature allowing you to view the cookies that you have accepted and to delete individual cookies.

If you do choose to reject cookies from this Website, some of the Website's features may not work as expected.

Security of your information

We are committed to the security of any personal information that you chose to share with us. Any information that you provide to us is stored in a secure, controlled environment that is protected by several layers of physical and technological security. We do not share or deliver your information to third parties.

The anonymous information that we do collect while you use the website is safely stored on a secure web server. Transmission of this data is protected by the use of encryption, such as secure socket layer (SSL) protocol.

External links

This privacy policy only applies to this website. There are links on this website to other, external websites. Frontier Science does not maintain these linked websites. Such websites may have their own privacy policy or similar information. You are encouraged to review the privacy policy of external websites and to contact the owner of those websites with questions you may have about their privacy practices.

Changes to this policy

Frontier Science may update this privacy policy based on user feedback or as needed to reflect changes in our systems. You are encouraged to periodically review this policy to be aware of any modifications that are made.

Contact us

We welcome comments and feedback regarding this privacy policy. Please use the Contact Us page on this website to send us a message.