PDDB does not collect personal information about you when you visit our website unless you
choose to provide that information to us by registering for an account or sending us an email.
If you choose to provide us with personal information by registering for an account, we use that
information only to communicate with you about your account. If you choose to provide us with
personal information by sending an email, we use that information to respond to your message and
to help us provide you with information or material that you request. We do not give, share, sell,
or transfer any personal information to a third party unless required by law.
As with other websites, your internet browser sends information to our server every time you access PDDB. Of this information, we store only the following: the IP address from which you access the internet, the date and time, the internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly to our site, the name of the file or the words you searched, and the type of browser used to access our site. 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 expand the coverage of the site and to make the site more useful. This information is not used to identify individuals.
A "cookie" is a small file that a website transfers to your computer's hard disk allowing our server to remember specific information about your session. This includes your login name if you have logged in, and preferences you may have set on pages that allow customization. An example of customization is the list of tracks that you have selected for display in GBrowse. No personal information is collected in this process. You can set your browser to disable cookies or prompt you before a cookie is accepted. If you do not want to receive cookies, you will still be able to use PDDB, but will be unable to use cookie-dependent features.
PDDB provides a feature called My PDDB that lets you store data of interest. The data that you store may be selected from data already present in PDDB or it may be data that you explicitly upload to the site. Data that you store in My PDDB is considered to be private to you and will not be revealed to others unless you explicitly grant permission to do so.