privacy statement

In order to use this Web site, you must first complete the registration form. During registration you are required to give contact information (name, affiliation, email address). We use this information to contact you about the services on our site in which you have expressed interest or may have particular expertise. We will not share the information you provide with anyone else or use it to send information to you about anything not directly related to the Connectivity Map project.

We store information that we collect through cookies, log files, and databases to create a "profile" of your preferences and to store queries and query results that you create on the site. We tie your personally identifiable information to information in the profile, in order to provide customized queries for you. We do not share your profile, queries, or query results with other third parties. We do aggregate and analyze log file and database information to determine how the Connectivity Map software is being used in order to enhance its performance and functionality, including examining queries and results. We will not tie your personally identifiable information to such analyses.

We will send you strictly service-related announcements on rare occasions when it is necessary to do so. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send you an email. You may not opt-out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature. If you do not wish to receive them, you have the option to deactivate your account.

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the home page, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.