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CELLpics Privacy Policy

CELLpics knows that you care how information about you is used and shared and we appreciate your trust in us to do that carefully and sensibly. This page describes the privacy policy of CELLpics. By visiting the CELLpics website (http://cellpics.cimr.cam.ac.uk), you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this Privacy Notice.
Controllers of Personal Information
What Personal Information About Visitors Does CELLpics Gather?
What About Cookies?
Does CELLpics Share the Information it Receives?
How Secure Is Information About Me?
What About Links to Other Websites?
Are Children Allowed to Use CELLpics?
Examples of Information Collected
Controllers of Personal Information
Any personal information provided to or gathered by the CELLpics website is controlled entirely by the CELLpics webmaster.
CELLpics is a non-commercial website hosted by the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research (CIMR) which is part of Cambridge University.
What Personal Information About Visitors Does CELLpics Gather?
The information we learn from visitors helps us to develop the site and continually improve your experience at CELLpics. We use the information to monitor which pages are the most visited and which hold the visitors attention longest (ie, are most interesting!)
Here are the types of information we gather.
Information You Give Us:
We may store and retrieve any information you enter on our website or give us in any other way. If you choose to register with the site, and state that you are over the age of 18, we use the information that you provide for such purposes as responding to your requests or notification of new content and other site news. If you declare that you are under the age of 18 CELLpics does not store your name or email address for any longer than is necessary to respond to your request.
If you decide to remove your name from our mailing list then we will also remove your information from our database. If subsequently you wish to be included again it will be necessary for you to re-register via the 'contact us' form on the site.
Automatic Information:
We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. Like many websites, we use a site monitoring service (Google Analytics) and we obtain certain types of information when your Web browser accesses CELLpics. This information (for example the version of Flash you use and your screen resolution) allows us to tailor the website content to work on the maximum number of visitor’s computers. We do not and cannot collect any personally identifiable information in this way but we want you to be aware that these tools exist.
What About Cookies, Should I Be Worried?
Absolutely not. CELLpics uses harmless cookies which provide us with information that helps us to improve the site and the experience for our users. This information is collected by a process called analytics and nearly all websites do it.

CELLpics places cookies on your computer for two 3rd party tools. These are 'AddThis' social media buttons and 'Google Analytics'. By continuing to use the CELpics site you are implying that you consent to our use of Cookies. You may also choose to control cookies by use of your Browser Settings.
These are the cookies may be stored in your computer when visiting CELLpics (and many other websites)

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Google Analytics: Tracking the path of visitors through the website and identifying returning visitors. Statistics derived from this information help us identify how well certain pages and aspects of the site perform, and where we can make improvements to help visitors access the information they need more quickly and with less hassle.
Time Stored: From 30 minutes to up to 1 year


AddThis: The __atuvc cookie is created and read by the AddThis social sharing site JavaScript on the users computer in order to make sure he/she sees the updated count if they share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated. No data from that cookie is sent back to AddThis and removing it when disabling cookies would cause unexpected behavior for users.
Time Stored: 2 years

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YouTube: We embed videos from YouTube using YouTube's privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. To find out more please visit YouTube's embedding videos information page.
Time Stored: Varies
Does CELLpics share the Information it receives?
Information about our visitors is an important tool to help us develop the site and we are not in the business of selling it to others. CELLpics does not shares visitor information with any third parties.
How Secure Is Information About Me?
Personal information which you may supply via the CELLpics website is stored in a database within the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research (CIMR) and which resides behind the University of Cambridge firewall. This information is in no way linked to information about your computer or locality and is limited to Name, Email address and any information you decide provide via the form fields.
What About Links to Other Web sites?
Our site may include links to other Web sites. We do not provide any personally identifiable visitor information to these third-party Web sites.
Are Children Allowed to Use CELLpics?
CELLpics is designed as an educational resource and is therefore intended for use by children, students and educators. If you state that you are under 18 when communicating with CELLpics your name and contact details will not be stored in our database, this means you will not be able to subscribe for notification of updates to the site in this way. We have provided RSS news feeds which you may subscribe to by using a news reader program or social networking site and receive news of updates. CELLpics does not and cannot store any information about visitors who have done this.
Examples of Information Collected
Information You Give Us
When you fill in the forms on the CELLpics website the information you provide may be stored and used to communicate with you. The information collected in this way is restricted to the details you provide (such as name, email address and requests or comments) and is not linked to any automatically gathered information from your visit (see below)
Automatic Information
Examples of the information we collect and analyse include: computer and connection information such as browser type and version; operating system; general geographic location (to city level); the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our website (including date and time); pages viewed or terms searched for. This information will typically be aggregated with other visits in order to refine the structure and content of the site to make sure that the service we provide is both relevant and interesting to our visitors.
None of this information is linked to any personally identifiable information which you may have provided..