This section outlines the ways in which the HOPE website handles information about users.
This should not be read as a legal document, but as a description of how we handle information that could be considered sensitive.
HOPE saves your input data for anyone to access. This means that the protein and mutant you enter are stored in a server-side report for later use.
Any other user, who enters the same data, can access this report later on.
HOPE also stores your IP address when you submit a query, but this is accessible for the administrator only.
HOPE uses Matomo to help us analyze how users navigate the various site-pages.
We use the information generated by Matomo purely to assess the usefulness and popularity of different features of the site.
Data will be stored on our own servers, no external cloud is involved.
We will never (and will not allow any third party to) use the information by Matomo to track or to collect any Personally Identifiable Information of visitors to our site.
Neither will we will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user.
If you have any concerns about our use of Matomo, please feel free to contact us.
Welcome to HOPE!
HOPE is an easy-to-use web service that analyses the structural effects of
a point mutation in a protein sequence. Input your protein sequence and the
mutation and HOPE will collect and combine available information from a
series of web services and databases and will produce a report, complete
with results, figures and animations.