Our policy is simple: the Wellcome Sanger Institute will not share your information with third parties without users’ consent.

The Sanger Institute will however store the following information for purpose of evaluating our site: the domain name from which you access the Internet, the date and time you access our site, terms entered into our search engine, and the Internet address of the website from which you direct-linked to our site. This information is used to measure the number of visitors to the various sections of our site and to help us make our site more useful to our visitors. Other information collected during the course of your usage of the site, such as pages visited, may be collected in server log files and used for statistical analysis of traffic patterns.

From time to time, the Sanger Institute may ask for further information about you (such as your name, job title, postal address, telephone, fax number and e-mail address) as part of online surveys/services. If you provide us with your information we will only use it for the purposes you designate.

Your information will be used to enable us to improve our website. Your data may be provided to a third party for evaluation purposes, not commercial exploitation.

If you choose to provide us with personal information, as in an e-mail message or online form, the Sanger Institute will use this information to respond to your request. There might be times when your e-mail is forwarded within the Sanger Institute to employees who are better able to assist you. We will not retain this information for longer than is necessary.