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Privacy Policy
The Immune Epitope Database and Analysis Resource (IEDB) provides this Web site as a public service on behalf of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID). We do not collect personal information about you when you visit our Web sites unless you choose to provide that information to us.
Information Collected and Stored Automatically: When you visit the IEDB web site, we may store some or all of the following: the Internet address from which you access the web site, date and time, the Internet address of the web site from which you linked to our site, the method/form of search you performed, items clicked on a page, and the browser and operating system used. This information is used to measure the number of visitors to the various sections of our site and identify system performance or problem areas. We also use this information to help us enhance the site, to analyze patterns of usage, and to work with Program Officers to make the site more useful to the scientific community. However, this information is not used for associating search terms or patterns of site navigation with individual users. IEDB periodically deletes its Web logs. IEDB does not share this information to third parties.
Personally Provided Information: If you choose to provide us with personal information by sending an email, or by filling out a form with your personal information and submitting it through our Web site, we use that information to respond to your message and to help us provide you with information or material that you request. Third party contractors may have access to this information in order to provide an initial response to your question or comment. These contractors are held to strict policies to safeguard the information and provide the same level of privacy protection as guaranteed by IEDB. On occasion, we may conduct a study concerning the types of questions sent to us. These studies help us to improve our Web sites in order to make them more responsive to the needs of our users. We would not give, share, sell, or transfer any personal information to a third party unless it were required by law.
Links to Other Sites: Some IEDB pages provide links to other Internet sites. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the privacy policy of the new site.
Copyright Information
The IEDB was designed to provide and encourage access within the scientific community to sources of current and comprehensive information. Government information available from the IEDB Web site is within the public domain. Public domain information may be freely distributed and copied. However, it is requested that in any subsequent use of this work, IEDB be given appropriate acknowledgement. NIAID places no restrictions on the use or distribution of the data contained within the IEDB. However, this site may contain material contributed or licensed by individuals, companies, or organizations that may be protected by U.S. and foreign copyright laws. Submitters of the original data may claim patent, copyright, or other intellectual property rights in all or a portion of the data they have submitted. NIAID is not in a position to assess the validity of such claims and, therefore, cannot provide comment or unrestricted permission concerning the use, copying, or distribution of the information contained in the IEDB. All persons reproducing, redistributing, or making commercial use of this information are expected to adhere to the terms and conditions asserted by the copyright holder. Transmission or reproduction of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use as defined in the copyright laws, requires the written permission of the copyright owners.
Security: This site is maintained by the U.S. Government and is protected by various provisions of Title 18 of the U.S. Code. Violations of Title 18 are subject to criminal prosecution in a federal court. For site security purposes, as well as to ensure that this service remains available to all users, we use software programs to monitor traffic and to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage. In the event of authorized law enforcement investigations and pursuant to any required legal process, information from these sources may be used to help identify an individual.
Liability: For documents and software available from this server, the U.S. Government does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed.
Endorsement: NIAID does not endorse or recommend any commercial products, processes, or services. The views and opinions of authors expressed on the IEDB Web site do not necessarily state or reflect those of the U.S. Government, and they may not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.
Pop-Up Advertisement: When visiting the IEDB Web site, your Web browser may produce pop-up advertisements. These advertisements were most likely produced by other Web sites you visited or by third party software installed on your computer. NIAID does not endorse or recommend products or services for which you may view a pop-up advertisement on your computer screen while visiting our site.
External Links: Some IEDB Web pages may provide links to other Internet sites only for the convenience of World Wide Web users. NIAID is not responsible for the availability or content of these external sites, nor does NIAID endorse, warrant or guarantee the products, services or information described or offered at these other Internet sites. It is the responsibility of the user to examine the copyright and licensing restrictions of linked pages and to secure all necessary permission. Users cannot assume that the external sites will abide by the same provisions as the IEDB.
Medical Information: It is not the intention of IEDB to provide specific medical advice, but rather to provide users with information to better understand their health and their diagnosed disorders. Specific medical advice will not be provided, and NIAID urges you to consult with a qualified physician for diagnosis and for answers to your personal questions.