Privacy Policy

Any of your personal information which OICR collects via this Site is subject to the OICR Privacy Policies, which is incorporated into these Terms and Conditions by reference.

We are concerned about privacy and committed to your privacy while accessing the Site and using its Content. The approach to communications on the Internet taken by OICR and the participants of the ICGC research projects is to respect, and protect your privacy rights. Our privacy policy outlines our Site information practices including our utilization of personal information we may learn about you when visiting our Site.

What is Personal Information?

Personal information is any information about an identifiable person.

If the OICR or other participants in the ICGC research projects collects your personal information on its Site from you, it is to be used for the purposes identified to you at the time of collection. For example, the International Cancer Genome Consortium may collect your first and last name, e-mail address and subject of inquiry, for the purpose of responding to your specific request for information. If you choose to provide us with additional information about yourself through an email message, we will only maintain the identifying information as long as needed to respond to your question.

To whom does OICR disclose Personal Information?

OICR will not disclose such information to other persons, other than as follows:

To the extent required for the Identified Purposes, as described to you at the time of collection; and

To other third parties, such as sponsors and web site content partners, but only where and to the extent you give us your permission to do so.

What is Aggregate Information?

"Aggregate information" is standard web server/visitor traffic information, commonly referred to as 'aggregate information', regarding overall website traffic patterns. We do not report on individual user sessions. Web servers normally collect this type of basic information as part of their web log processes. This aggregate information does not identify you and thus does not constitute personal information.

In addition to information provided by our visitors we use the normal Internet tracking tools associated with standard Internet protocols and web-based systems. This system information is typically stored in log files and the information is used for aggregate reporting. Aggregate reporting includes total number of visitors, most visited sections, peak traffic times, etc. Log files are simply transaction records web servers maintain. Those logs are used for recording information, such as:

Service provider IP addresses;

Browser versions;

Referring websites;

Search terms used;

Average number of pages requested;

Average duration of visit;

Total visitor traffic.

We use aggregate information gathered from your visit to better design our website. This information supplies us with a broad picture of how people use our website in order to help the management of our systems and to better serve our stakeholders.

How do we protect your Personal Information?

We are committed to data security. In order to prevent unauthorized access, maintain the accuracy of your personal information and ensure that your personal information is used and disclosed only pursuant to this Policy, the OICR strives to maintain physical, electronic, contractual and administrative safeguards to secure your personal information we collect from the Website with a level of security that is appropriate to the sensitivity of the personal information collected.

What about practices of linked sites?

This privacy statement applies only to the Site of the International Cancer Genome Consortium. Please be aware that neither OICR nor the ICGC is responsible for the privacy practices of other websites to which the Site has links. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of each and every website that requests personal information from you.

Who do I contact with questions or concerns about the Site’s privacy policy?
For all inquires about your personal information, including requests to access or correct personal information, please send a written request to: info[at]icgc[dot]org