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Privacy Policy

The BioLINCC Web site is operated by the BioLINCC program of the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. We respect the privacy of our visitors. The following privacy policy establishes how BioLINCC will use information gathered from your visit to our site.

If You Visit the BioLINCC Web Site

We collect and store access information for statistical purposes. The information collected includes standard server log information, such as your computer's domain name or IP address, the date and time you access our site, the pages you viewed, the type of browser and operating system you used to access our site, and the external Web site from which you followed a link to our site, if applicable. Our Web site logs do not contain information that can be used to personally identify an individual visitor, and we make no attempt to link them with such information.


Before you can use certain features on this Web site, you must register to be an approved user. Personal information such as name, address, email and institution are collected during the registration process and are used to determine whether or not you should be approved to access advanced features such as request and submission of collection resources. Once you are approved, this information will be used to contact you in response to requests you have specifically made on this Web site. Your personal information will not be used in any other way.


Some pages on this Web site that require you to Log In, employ "cookies." A cookie is a small file that a Web site transfers to your computer's hard disk to allow the server to "remember" specific information about your session while you are connected. Requests to send cookies are not designed to collect information about you, but only about your "browser session." The cookies make it easier for you to use the dynamic features of our Web site. The cookies and the information about your session are automatically destroyed shortly after you close your browser. The information is not permanently stored on your computer. We do not collect personal information about you except as described above.

Links to Other Web Sites

BioLINCC has links to many other Web sites, including some sites which are maintained by non-governmental organizations or private companies. BioLINCC is not responsible for the contents of any "off-site" Web page referenced from this server. Specifically:

If You Send Us E-mail

By sending us an e-mail message, you may be sending personal information (e.g., your name, address, and e-mail address). We will store this information in order to respond to your request or otherwise resolve the subject matter of your e-mail. Please note, however, that e-mail messages are sent over the Internet as free text and are not secure from interception by unauthorized third parties.

If You Send Us Any Other Information

The site includes fill-in forms that may require personal information in order to receive information, software, or data. Such information will not be shared with third parties unless specified on the fill-in form or required by law. Like e-mail, form contents are sent over the Internet as free text and are not secure from interception by unauthorized third parties.

If you have questions about BioLINCC's privacy policy, please e-mail them to