Privacy

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, the University of Rochester Biology Department collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The University of Rochester Biology Department's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how the University of Rochester Biology Department's visitors use its website. From time to time, the University of Rochester Biology Department may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

We also collect potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. The University of Rochester Biology Department's does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to the University of Rochester Biology Department's websites choose to interact with the University of Rochester Biology Department in ways that require the University of Rochester Biology Department to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that the University of Rochester Biology Department gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. In each case, the University of Rochester Biology Department collects such information only as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with the University of Rochester Biology Department. The University of Rochester Biology Department does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

The University of Rochester Biology Department will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone.

The University of Rochester Biology Department takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Aggregated Statistics

The University of Rochester Biology Department may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, the University of Rochester Biology Department may reveal how many downloads a particular file got, or say which versions are most popular.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. The University of Rochester Biology Department uses cookies to help the University of Rochester Biology Department identify and track visitors, their usage of the University of Rochester Biology Department website, and their website access preferences. The University of Rochester Biology Department visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using the University of Rochester Biology Department's websites, with the drawback that certain features of Piwik.org's websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Do Not Track Movement

In addition the University of Rochester Biology Department has taken measures to support the "Do Not Track" movement. Those who have turned on Do Not Track in their browsers information will not be stored. Information about Do Not Track can be found at http://donottrack.us/.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, the University of Rochester Biology Department may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in the University of Rochester Biology Department's sole discretion. the University of Rochester Biology Department encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.