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Privacy Policy may collect information about our users to help us to monitor and improve the use of this site, and to ensure the quality and credibility of our information.

We may also provide third parties with anonymous details about our users, for example, to raise funding for the site. This does not mean sharing an individual's details, but may mean showing how many people from different parts of the world use the site. When we collect registration information from an individual, we will never share that individual's information with a third party, without that user's explicit permission.

We are committed to protecting your privacy and will not share your information with others without your prior consent. Your name will only be published in connection with this site with your permission. Should you wish to remain anonymous we will not share information connecting you with, and will take security measures to protect your personal information

You will not receive unsolicited marketing mail from or third parties connected with us unless you have agreed to be contacted. We will, however, mail you occasionally with information or queries about your registration, or postings, for example, with reminders, warnings or copyright requests.

We will not pass on any individual user details (including your email address) for third party use unless we have your prior consent.

Contractors used in connection with the running of the website and services (for example hosting providers) are only able to process data on our behalf and in accordance with our principles and instructions and not for any other independent purpose.

Since this site is accessible via the Internet it can be accessed by anyone around the world. Users may access this site from all economic areas and if you choose to post your data on the site, it can be accessed from anywhere around the world, therefore transferring your data outside your country or region. You consent to such transfer of your data for and by way of this purpose.

Should we elect to change our privacy policy we will post the changes here. Where the changes are significant, we may also choose to email all our registered users with the new details.

When registering as a contributor of the site, all questions are compulsory. They are designed to ensure that our information is verifiable as being sourced from expert contributors. We may contact you or a referee to verify your level of expertise on a particular subject. If we make significant editorial changes to items you have written we may contact you to check our information. As an expert contributor to the site we may occasionally contact you to ask your opinion or comment written items, to keep our information accurate. You can request that we do not contact you for this purpose at any time.

Your name, institution or other personal details will not be connected with your contributions to without your express consent. Should we be asked to provide a source for our information we may contact you for details or to request a statement, but will not supply your details to a third party.

We collect data listing which of our pages are most frequently visited and by which types of users.

UK Data Protection Legislation means we follow strict security procedures in the storage and disclosure of information which you have given us, to prevent unauthorised access.

We will not sell, trade or rent your personal information to others unless you have given us your permission. With your permission we will only share the information with carefully chosen, reputable and trustworthy third parties. Also, we may provide statistics about our customers, sales, traffic patterns and related site information to reputable third-party vendors, but these statistics will include no personally identifying information. follows the relevant legal requirements and uses all reasonable precautions to ensure only responsible third parties see this information, however we are not responsible for any breach of security or any actions of any third parties who receive the information.

Please note that we reserve the right to access and disclose individually identifiable information to comply with applicable laws and lawful government requests, to operate our systems properly and to protect both ourselves and our users.

Any data processors with access to your data in providing services on our behalf are subject to contractual restrictions to ensure that your data is protected, and not used independently by such third party.

For the purposes of the UK Data Protection Act of 1998, the any queries regarding's use of data and data policies should be addressed to data, Understanding Animal Research, Charles Darwin House, 12 Roger Street, London. WC1N 2JU.

Last edited: 27 August 2014 06:04

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