Information we collect automatically

If you visit our website to browse, read, or download information:

  • Your web browser automatically sends us (and we may retain) information such as the:
    • Internet domain through which you access the Internet (e.g., your Service if you use a commercial Internet service provider, or your if you use an Internet account from your school);
    • Internet Protocol address of the computer you are using;
    • type of browser software and operating system you are using;
    • date and time you access our site; and
    • the Internet address of the site from which you linked directly to our site.
  • We will use this information as aggregate data to help us maintain this site, e.g., to determine the number of visitors to different sections of our site, to ensure the site is working properly, and to help us make our site more accessible and useful.
  • We will not use this information to identify individuals, except for site security or law enforcement purposes.
  • We will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information.


If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. These cookies are not required for site functionality. You are not able to create an account or log into our website.

Other information we collect

If you choose to identify yourself (or otherwise provide us with personal information) when you use our online forms:

  • When you submit the form on our Careers page, our website will send the information via email to our HR Director.  We collect and may retain any personally identifying information such as your name, your email address, your street address, your cover letter, your resume, and any comments you include. We will save your contact information, cover letter, and resume for an unlimited period of time and circulate it to the appropriate hiring manager and co-workers when positions become available. 
  • When you submit the form on our Contact Us page, our website will send the information via email to our staff.  We collect and may retain any personally identifying information such as your name, your email address, the subject, and any message you include. We will forward your information to the appropriate staff member.
  • If you submit a raffle/contest form as part of our scientific conference offerings, our website will save the information you submit in a database.  We may use your email address to send you updates and send you information regarding our business offerings, experience, and areas of expertise.

Who we share your data with

We use a tool called “Google Analytics” to collect information about use of this site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve this site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies on your browser.

How long we retain your data

We may keep information that will collect for an unlimited period of time.

What rights you have over your data

If you have submitted information to this site, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.


Please note that electronic communication, particularly email, is not necessarily secure against interception. Please do not send sensitive data (e.g., Social Security, bank account, or credit card numbers) by email or web form.