MDI Biological Laboratory and NC State University provide the Comparative Toxicogenomics Database as a public service. We collect two kinds of information about you:
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 website, we use that information to respond to your message and to provide you with information that you request. If provided, personally identifiable information is maintained in a database which we use to track your feedback and suggestions. On occasion, we may conduct a study concerning the types of questions sent to us. These studies help us to improve CTD to make it more responsive to the needs of our visitors. We do not give, share, sell or transfer any personal information to a third party unless required by law.
We analyze use of our site by tracking and storing the following information: the IP address from which you accessed CTD, the date and time you accessed each CTD function, the URL of the website which referred you to CTD, the browser you used, the name of the files you accessed, and the queries you performed. We cannot, however, link this aggregated tracking data to any identifiable individual.
We use this information to measure the number of visitors to our site, to identify problem areas and to improve usability on our site. We may provide this information to third party entities with which we contract for research analysis.