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Privacy Policy

The privacy of your personal data is important to Battelle. This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) describes how we collect, store and use information about visitors to battelle.org (the “Website”). By using the Website, you are acknowledging and accepting this Policy.

Information Battelle Collects

Battelle collects no personally identifiable information about you when you visit our Website unless you choose to provide this information to us. Personally identifiable information will be collected only to the extent that Battelle deems reasonably necessary to serve a legitimate business purpose. Visitors will be notified (usually at the point where personally identifiable information is collected) about how Battelle may use the personally identifiable information that is collected from them.

We do collect and store certain other information automatically that does not identify you personally. We automatically collect:

  • the Internet domain. For example, "xcompany.com" if you use a private Internet access account, or "yourschool.edu" if you connect from a university's domain;
  • the Internet Protocol (IP) address. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to the computer you are using whenever you access the Internet (e.g., 123.456.789.012), whether it is yours individually or provided as a proxy by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) through which you access our Website;
  • the type of browser and operating system used to access our Website;
  • the date and time you access our Website;
  • the pages on our Website that you access; and
  • the address of a referring Website (if you linked to our site from another Website).


We use this information in the form of summary statistics to help us make our Website more useful to our clients and visitors, such as assessing what information is of most and least interest, and for other purposes such as determining the Website's design specifications and identifying system performance or problem areas.

Children's Personal Information

Battelle’s Website is not directed to children under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, you should not provide personal information to us. If we discover that a child under the age of 13 has provided us with personal information, we will delete that child's information.

Sending Battelle Personal or Confidential Information

If you choose to provide Battelle with personally identifiable information by sending us an e-mail message or by filling out an online form and submitting it to us through our Website, we may use the information to improve our service to you, respond to your request, or send you relevant marketing information. Your message could be saved in an electronic database or forwarded, in print or as e-mail, to others within Battelle or its affiliates and subsidiaries who may be better able to help you. Except as required by law, we do not share our e-mail with outside organizations.

Please note that e-mail is not secure from interception, so senders cannot expect privacy. Also, this applies to sending online forms, unless the form is secure. If you would rather not submit information by email, you may wish to send it by traditional mail or courier instead to the following address:

Battelle Memorial Institute
505 King Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43201-2693

How Battelle Uses Your Information

Battelle may use your information (i) to provide you with personalized content; (ii) to process and respond to inquiries; (iii) for the purposes for which you provided the information; (iv) to improve the content and navigability of the Website; (v) to alert you to new features, special events, and service offerings; and (vi) to enforce the Terms of Use.

Information Sharing with Third Parties

Battelle may disclose your personally identifiable information to another entity (i) for purposes of outsourcing one or more of the functions described in the previous section; (ii) to confirm or update information provided by you; (iii) to inform you of events, information about our services, and other important information; (iv) for other purposes disclosed at or before the time the information is collected; or (v) when legally required to do so.

How Battelle Collects Information

In addition to the methods previously described in this Policy, we and our service providers collect information using cookies, web beacons, pixel tags or similar digital marker technologies. These methods permit us to collect various types of information, including which pages you visit, which of our articles you clicked on, and other information. We and our service providers use this information to monitor and improve our Website. For more details on how we use cookies, see our cookies policy. Instructions are available for rejecting or deleting cookies for Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Safari.

International Transfers

Battelle is an international organization and your data might be transferred to our international offices, some of which are in countries outside the United States. This Website is hosted by servers located in the United States.

Links to Other Sites

Visitors may through hypertext or other computer "links" gain access to other sites on the Internet that are not part of Battelle's Website and over which Battelle has no control. Battelle provides these links to other websites as a convenience and use of these sites is at your own risk. When you link to another site, you are no longer on this Website and are subject to the privacy policy, if any, of the linked site. Battelle is not responsible for the privacy practices of or the content available on the other sites.

Security

The security of your personal information is important to us. Battelle strives to use commercially reasonable means to protect your personal information. However, we can not guarantee its security because no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure.

Changes to this Policy and Opting Out

Battelle may revise this Policy at any time by posting the revised Policy on the Website and you agree that your use of the Website after such changes constitutes your acceptance of such changes. If you prefer not to receive any further communications, please click here.

Contact

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Agreement, please contact us.