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.Sensitive Data
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.Personalized tracking
We use the information generated by GA purely to assess the usefulness and popularity of different features of the site. We have configured GA to not provide the ability to track individual users' usage of the site. However, GA does provides a high-level anonymized overview of the traffic that passes through the site, including such information as the approximate geographical location of users, how often and for how long they visited the site, etc.
We will never (and will not allow any third party to) use the information by the GA 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 Google analytics, please feel free to contact us.