This Privacy Statment applies to Web sites and services that are operated by The National Center for Biomedical Ontology. The National Center for Biomedical Ontology is not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of sites to which it may link.
We offer a number of services that do not require you to register for an account or provide any personal information to us. In order to provide our full range of services, we may collect the following types of information:
- Information you provide - When you become a registered user, we ask you for personal information (such as your name, email address and an account password).
- Log information - Our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
- User communications - When you send email or other communication to The National Center for Biomedical Ontolgoy, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services.
- Embedded URLs - In order to provide maximum site utility, The National Center for Biomedical Ontology may also use a tracking technique that uses embedded URLs to allow use of the site without cookies. Embedded URLs manifest themselves as plain text or encoded extensions to the URL that appears in the browser address or location toolbar. This technology allows limited information to follow you as you navigate the site, but is not identified to personal data and is not used beyond the session. While this increases your ability to surf the site, it does not replace the functionality or streamlining of cookies and may limit your use of many convenience features offered by the site.
We use information we collect for the following purposes:
- Auditing, research and analysis in order to maintain, protect and improve our services
- Providing our services to users, including the display of customized content
- Ensuring the technical functioning of our network
The NCBO may share anonymized log data with collaborators for research purposes.
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to protect the information we collect online.