We collect two types of information during web visits:
information that you submit to us and
information automatically recorded by our computer server.
Please be assured that we do not sell or further distribute information
collected during visits to the ZIRC web site to any third party unless
required (federal) grant obligations, or by law. Also, we closely interact
with ZFIN (The Zebrafish Information Network) and co-develop particular pages.
In these collaborations we may exchange customer or researcher data with ZFIN.
This data sharing enables us to monitor and improve the effectiveness of our
sites. Please review
ZFIN's WARRANTY AND LIABILITY DISCLAIMER, OWNERSHIP, AND LIMITS ON USE.
Information You Submit
If you choose to provide us with additional information about yourself through
an email message, form, survey, etc., we will not provide this information to
any third parties. Forms submitted may include some "required information"
which is necessary to process the request and to communicate with you.
Information Collected Automatically
Our computer server(s) operating the web site automatically collect
statistical information on site traffic and usage patterns in order to give us
information about the effectiveness of the web site.
Standard Information Collected About Individual Web Site Visits
* The domain name from which you access the Internet.
* The name and version of your computer's operating system and browser.
* The Internet protocol address of the computer you use to access the Internet.
* The Internet address of the web site from which you come to our site.
* The date, time, and duration of your visit to our site, and the pages you
computer's hard drive through your web browser, to remember information your
computer has sent to us (e.g., mailing addresses, form entries, etc.) upon
revisits to our web site or refreshes of a form page.
Information Use and Sharing
We treat information about visits to our web site with the utmost respect and
attention to confidentiality. Information collected from web site visits is
used to help ensure that your experience with our web site is productive, time
efficient, helpful, and personalized. No personally (or laboratory)
identifiable information is shared without the express written permission of
the individual or the Principle Investigator.
Occasionally, we post surveys on the web site. Participation in these surveys
is completely voluntary. By choosing to participate in a survey on the web
site, the survey participant gives us consent to use information in the survey
and to disclose results in aggregate without identifiable, individual
information with other survey responses.
Security and Encryption
We use reasonable precautions to protect against loss of, misuse of,
alteration of, or unauthorized access to information provided through use of
the web site. We are not responsible for any breach of security or any
subsequent actions of any third parties that may receive information provided
through use of the web site as a result of such a breach. Please review our
Warranty and Liability.
Links to Other Sites
The Zebrafish International Resource Center (ZIRC) web site contains links to
other web sites and is not responsible for the privacy practices, the privacy
statements, or content of external web sites.
By using The Zebrafish International Resource Center (ZIRC) web site, you
consent to the collection and use of information as described in this policy.
as deemed necessary.
please contact us.
* This policy is currently binding, however, subject to change in the