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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press Privacy Policy

This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for kinetics.cshl.edu. The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press (CSHL Press) kinetics.cshl.edu Web site is committed to protecting consumer privacy on-line. We believe that greater protection of personal privacy on the Web will not only protect consumers, but also increase consumer confidence and ultimately their participation in on-line activities. We intend to give you as much control as possible over your personal information. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. We may change it from time to time to address new issues and reflect changes on our Web site, and as the need arises. All changes to this Privacy Policy will be posted here. Please refer to this Privacy Policy regularly. This Web site has agreed to notify users of:

  1. What personally identifiable information of yours or third-party personal identification is collected from you through the Web site.
  2. What organization is collecting the information.
  3. How the information is used.
  4. With whom the information may be shared.
  5. What choices are available regarding collection, use, and distribution of the information.
  6. What kinds of security procedures are in place to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information under the control of CSHL Press.
  7. How to correct any inaccuracies in the information.

If you think that our company is not abiding by its posted Privacy Policy, please contact us via the Contact Us form.

Information Collection and Use

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press is the sole owner of the information collected on this Web site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to other organizations in any manner different from what is disclosed in this statement. CSHL Press collects information from our users at several different points on our Web site.

Collection of Personal Information

The types of personal information that we collect will depend on how you use kinetics.cshl.edu. When you register to use kinetics.cshl.edu, details are collected such as your name, address, and E-mail address. Some of this information is essential to accurately identify who is using the service and as such is mandatory. Other types of information are collected to help us profile who is using the services and what their interests are. Information of this type is often optional—you need only fill it in if you wish to do so.

The personal information provided to us during registration is used for identification purposes and will assist you to subscribe to kinetics.cshl.edu services. In addition, the information gathered from your use of kinetics.cshl.edu enables us to provide better services that are tailored to your needs.

Disclosure of Information

All information is strictly confidential. The CSHL Press kinetics.cshl.edu Web site is required by law not to reveal, disclose, sell, distribute, rent, license, share, or pass on to any third parties, other than those who are contracted to kinetics.cshl.edu, any personal information unless we have your express consent to do so. Exceptions to this include:

  • Where there are reasonable grounds to believe that disclosure is necessary to prevent a threat to life or health.
  • Where kinetics.cshl.edu is required to provide information in response to subpoenas or warrants or other legal process.

Please be careful and responsible when using the Internet and kinetics.cshl.edu.


A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our Web site. Once you close your browser, the cookie simply terminates. Our sole use of cookies is to enable secure connections to registered users' information. If you reject our cookies, you will still have access to portions of the site. Some of our advertisers may use cookies on our Web site; however, we have no access to or control over these cookies.

Log Files

We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the Web site, track users' movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.


We will share aggregated demographic information with our advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.

We may partner with another party to provide specific services. When you sign up for these services, we will share names or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services.

These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.


This Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that CSHL Press is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users when they leave our Web site to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.


From time to time, our Web site may request information from you via surveys. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary, and you can choose whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address) and demographic information (such as zip code and age level). Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this Web site.


This Web site takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When you submit sensitive information via the Web site, your information is protected both on-line and off-line.

If you have any questions about the security at our Web site, please contact us via the Contact Us form.

Site and Service Updates

We also send our users site and service announcement updates. Users are not able to unsubscribe from service announcements, which contain important information about the service. We communicate with our users to provide requested services and with regard to issues relating to their account via E-mail or phone.

Correction/Updating Personal Information

If your personally identifiable information (such as your zip code) changes, or if you no longer desire our service, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update, or remove your personal data. Should you want to delete your account, please contact us using the Contact Us form.


Our members are given the opportunity to "opt-out" of having their information used for purposes not directly related to our Web site by contacting us via the Contact Us form.

Users of our Web site are always notified when their information is being collected by any outside parties. We do this so that our users can make an informed choice as to whether they should proceed with services that require an outside party.

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post notice of those changes on our Home Page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify you by way of an E-mail. You will have a choice as to whether we use your information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the Privacy Policy under which the information was collected.

We use E-mail links located on the Home page to allow you to contact us directly with any questions or comments. We read every message sent in and try to reply promptly to every one. We then either file your comments to improve on our Web site, features, and programs or review and discard the messages.


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