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BIOMETRICS RESEARCH, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRIVACY POLICY

Basic Confidentiality Policy

Where personal information is required for use of the website or in interacting with the website it is the Biometrics Research, Columbia University policy that information, such as your name, postal and e-mail address or telephone number, is private and confidential. The personal information you provide is stored in a secure location, is accessible only by appropriate staff, and is used only for the purposes for which you provide the information, such as to reply to your request, process an order or send requested materials.

No Release of Information to Third Parties
Personal information collected as a function of this website will not be released to third parties except to further the purpose for which you provide the information or if such release is required by law.

Collection and Use of Information
The Biometrics Research, Columbia University web site requires you to provide certain personally identifiable information in order to make on line purchases or to process a request for materials. By providing such information, you consent to our collection and use of it, as described in this Privacy Policy. The information you provide may include contact information, (such as your name, address and email address) and financial information, such as a credit card number, if you order products or services through the Biometric Research, Columbia University web site. This information will be used to process your order and if necessary, to contact you regarding the status of your order. You agree and acknowledge that your order may be processed, fulfilled or serviced by third parties other than Biometrics Research, Columbia University and you understand that such third parties are not limited by Biometrics Research, Columbia University in their use of the information provided to them to process, fulfill or service your order. Therefore, in order to process, fulfill or service your order, you expressly consent to our sharing your information with any necessary third parties. Biometrics Research, Columbia University may use your contact information to get in touch with you regarding the status of any orders you may place.

No Computer Tracking of Identifiable Information
The Biometric Research, Columbia University web site does not track, collect or distribute personal information about visitors. Biometrics Research, Columbia University may regularly compile aggregate statistics that show the number of visitors to its site, the requests it receives for particular information on the web site, and the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) that those requests come from. These aggregated statistics are used by the Biometrics Research, Columbia University technical support staff to improve the website in an ongoing effort to provide better information and services to the public.

Cookies
Like most web sites, the Biometrics Research, Columbia University site uses "cookies" to allow you to move more quickly through its site. We use this information only for purposes of planning and tracking, as well as assisting the technical function of our site. By understanding how our site is accessed, we can continually improve it by responding to user's interests. However, Biometrics Research, Columbia University cannot control the use of cookies by advertisers or third parties hosting data for Biometrics Research, Columbia University. If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows you to deny or accept the cookie feature. Please note that cookies may be necessary to enable you to use certain features on the Biometrics Research, Columbia University site.

Third Party Websites
The Biometrics Research/Columbia University website may provide you with links to the web sites of third parties, although we do not necessarily advise that you are linking to another website. In the event you choose to access such web sites, Biometrics Research, Columbia University is not responsible for any actions or policies of such third parties. Further, please note that the third party's privacy policy and security practices may differ from Biometrics Research, Columbia University standards. Biometrics Research, Columbia University assumes no responsibility nor does it control, endorse or guarantee any aspect of your use of the linked site. We recommend that you check the applicable privacy policy of such party before providing personally identifiable information to it, as its privacy policy may differ from Biometrics Research, Columbia University.

Changes in our Privacy Policy
Biometrics Research, Columbia University may update its privacy policy from time to time. Changes will be posted on this web site reflecting the updated privacy policy.