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Pathways  PRIVACY POLICY
BioCarta respects the privacy of users who visit this Site. The following policies are in effect for all of the Web pages operated as http://www.BioCarta.com.

Keeping Your Information Secure
Keeping your personal information secure is one of our most important responsibilities. We value your trust and handle your information with care. We will safeguard, according to established standards of security and confidentiality, any information our users share with us. Our employees access information about you when needed to maintain your accounts or otherwise meet your needs. We may also access information about you when considering a request from you for additional services or when exercising our rights under the law or any agreement with you. We continually access new technology for protecting information. Our employees are trained to understand and comply with these information principles.

When Information is Collected and Not Collected
When you register with BioCarta, we collect profile information from you through our registration form. User profile information is stored and used by BioCarta for internal and market research purposes only. We also ask you to elect a user name and password. When a visitor requests pages on the BioCarta site, our servers automatically recognize the browser's domain name and IP address. Our servers also record e-mail addresses that you submit for registration. We may also collect statistical information about how users are generally searching the site and reserve the right to compile and publish user's profile information without user's name and addresses for reasonable business purposes.

We may use "cookies" (small pieces of information stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive) to track sessions and to personalize your experience on our site. Such uses allow us to improve our site and better tailor it to meet our users' needs. We also use this information, and other information we obtain from your current and past activities on the site, to troubleshoot problems and enforce our Terms and Conditions of use. In general, BioCarta will not share your information with anyone who is not an employee or affiliate of BioCarta, or who has not signed an appropriate non-disclosure agreement.

When you register for participation in any BioCarta discussion forums, your user name or password is recorded solely for the purpose of maintaining your own account within the forum. No effort is made to identify individuals who participate in forums or to monitor their activity in any way.

How BioCarta Uses Your Information
BioCarta will not sell, rent or share personally identifiable information about you to any third party unless we have previously informed you in disclosures or agreements, have been authorized by you, or are required by law. If we receive a subpoena or similar legal process demanding release of any information about you, we will generally attempt to notify you (unless we believe we are prohibited from doing so). Except as required by law or as described above, we do not share information with other parties, including government agencies. Further, the biological data you submit to the BioCarta site will not be used or identified by BioCarta or shared with any third party. You may, however elect to share your data with other researchers upon your own initiative.

We may use personally identifiable information about you to customize your experience on BioCarta, to analyze site usage, and to improve our content and product offerings. We use the e-mail address you submitted in the registration process to deliver the results of your research requests.

We may share information with third parties that, based on our experiential or other data, do not personally identify any of our users. This may include such information as product preferences within certain sectors of our user base for instance. We may use your information to determine the advertisements that are displayed on our Site. However, our advertisers do not have access to your personal information.

BioCarta may contact users by email, through a general notice on the pages of BioCarta, or by written communication delivered by mail to the users' address on record in the BioCarta registration database.

Keeping Information Accurate
If you ever find that your account information is not complete, not accurate or not current, please e-mail, call or write to us as noted below. We will correct any erroneous information as quickly as possible. You may amend you personal profile at any time by clicking on the "My BioCarta" link on any page.

BioCarta and Children
BioCarta does not knowingly solicit data from children. We recognize that protecting children's identities and privacy online is important and that the responsibility to do so rests with both the online industry and with parents.

How to Contact Us
Inquiries can be sent to us at info@BioCarta.com by e-mail. You may also contact us by telephone at 858-200-2037 or by mail at 6827 Nancy Ridge Drive, San Diego, California, 92121, USA.

Maintaining the Security of Your Information
While BioCarta works to protect your personal information, you also play a role in protecting your information. You can help to maintain the security of your online transactions by not sharing your I.D. or password with anyone and by changing your password regularly.

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