MAS is a free molecule annotation service. This policy describes the types of personal information we may collect and how we use it to provide the service.
By using MAS, you agree to the collection and use of your personal information as described in this policy. You should know:
Account information. When you register with MAS, we will request some personal information, including your first and last name, email address, a username, and password to create your account. Your password will be maintained on our system in an encrypted form.
Query contents and usage. The contents of your MAS account are stored and maintained on MAS servers in order to provide the service. Because we keep back-up copies of data for the purposes of recovery from errors or system failure, residual copies of query contents may remain on our systems for some time, even after you have deleted information. MAS employees do not access the content of any queries unless you specifically request them to do so (for example, if you are having technical difficulties accessing your account) or if required by law, to maintain our system, or to protect MAS or the public.
We also may collect information about the use of your account, such as how much storage you are using, how often you log in and other information related to your registration and use of MAS. Information displayed or clicked on in your MAS account (including UI elements, links, and other information) is also recorded. We use this information internally to deliver the best possible service to you, such as improving the MAS user interface.
MAS will never sell, rent or share your personal information with any third parties for marketing purposes without your express permission.
Cookies. A cookie is a small data file that is sent to your computer when you first visit a website. As with most website cookies, our cookies include an identification number that is unique to the computer you are using. This identifier helps us better understand our user base and how they are using our site and services.
Log information. When you use your MAS account, we collect certain information (the same information that most web sites log when they are accessed). This information, contained in the "header" of your request to access the MAS page, usually includes the browser type you used, your Internet Protocol address, and the date and time of day.
As a basic matter, we need this information to help us provide our services to you. For example, we need to validate your identity in order to maintain the security of your queries. We also need to know what Internet Protocol address your query came from so we can send the appropriate pages back to you.
In addition, we log this information for internal business purposes. For example, this log information helps us determine how well our services are working so we can continually improve the quality of MAS. The log information is also important for security, audit, quality improvement, and other internal business purposes.
MAS may send you information related to your MAS account or MAS services. Because we believe such information is important, you will not be given the opportunity to opt-out of receiving them.
Personal information collected by MAS may be stored and processed in the China or any other country in which MAS maintains facilities. By using MAS, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.
You can change your MAS account settings at any time in the "Settings" section of your account.
We hope you will enjoy using MAS.