Privacy and security policy

China National GeneBank (CNGB) Sites complies with requirements for privacy and security established by China National GeneBank(CNGB). This page outlines our privacy and security policy as they apply to our sites as well as third party sites and applications that CNGB uses (for example, github, wechart, etc.). Any of your personal information which CNGB collects via this Site is subject to the CNGB Privacy Policies, which is incorporated by reference into these CNGB "Terms and conditions".

Your Visit to the CNGB Websites

Your visit to the CNGB websites is private and secure. When you visit the CNGB websites, we are concerned about privacy and committed to your privacy. We do not collect any personally identifiable information (PII) about you, unless you explicitly provide it to us. CNGB has implemented appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure a level of security which we deem appropriate, taking into account the data we collect and the way we process it. However, we collect some data about your visit to our website to help us better understand public use of the site and to make it more useful to visitors. This page describes the information that is automatically collected and stored. CNGB never collects information for commercial marketing or any purpose not related to CNGB websites’ functions.

If you post or send offensive, inappropriate or objectionable content anywhere on or to our websites or otherwise engage in any disruptive behavior on any of our services, we may use your personal information to stop such behavior. Where we reasonably believe that you are or may be in breach of any applicable laws we may use your personal information to inform relevant third parties about the content and your behavior. 

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.

We do not provide personal information to any third party, unless the law and the government departments require relevant investigations, verification or enforcement of policies to manage our website complying with legal policies.

What Type of Information CNGB Collects?

When you visit any website, certain information about your visit can be collected. CNGB automatically collects and stores the following type of information about your visit:

  • The name of the domain and the IP address you use to access the Internet;
  • You need to provide real and effective registration information when you register for CNGB such as your username, telephone number and email;
  • The date and time of your visit to our website;
  • All page URLs and the duration of your visit on the websites;
  • The words you searched for on our website;
  • The type and version of your Web browser and operating system;
  • our location at the time of your visit, down to the city-level;
  • The information which you actively published for sharing.

This information is used to measure the number of visitors to the various sections of our site and improve organization, coverage, system performance or other problem areas. This information is not used for associating search terms or patterns of site navigation with individual users. When search features offer suggested terms, these suggestions are based on aggregated data only. CNGB periodically deletes its web logs. On occasion, CNGB may provide aggregated information to third party entities it contracts with for the purposes of research analysis.

Data privacy protection

Data should be used strictly in accordance with the Data Donor’s (or his/her legal representative’s) consent for collection, use and sharing. And all Data should be safeguarded in accordance with applicable laws, norms, and guidelines, and should not be misused or wrongfully disclosed.

When you contribute scientific data to a database through our website or other submission tools this information will be released at a time and in a manner consistent with the scientific data and we may store it permanently.

if Data Donors have consented to broad use or sharing of their Data, Data Stewards would conduct Data Privacy Impact Assessments to assess privacy risks before further use or sharing of the Data.

Copyright Protection

In addition to the content published by China National Genebank(CNGB), our website may also display information shared by other individual, Unit or Organizations. Unless the publisher has a clear description about the information copyright, otherwise it belongs to CNGB. All content and information on our website are protected by《Copyright law of China》 and other relevant laws. Copyright belongs to publishers will be protected by law of their country.

Any organization or individual can not republish, share or use information on our website without our permission. In addition to some PDF materials, you must get the written permission of the copyright holder if you want to copy, preserve or diffuse other protected content or information. In addition, the user is responsible for all risks and liabilities that any information acquired through our website are damaged or lost.

Any organization or individual can not establish a mirror image of our website, or copy, plagiarize, commercially use our website without our permission. If we think you have any illegal behavior or Damage behavior on our website, we will reserves the right to take relevant legal action.

How CNGB Uses Cookie

When you visit any web site, it may place a small text file, known as a "cookie," on your computer. The cookie allows the website to "remember" specific information about your visit while you are connected or when you return to that site. The cookie makes it easier for you to use the dynamic features of web pages. Cookies from CNGB web pages only collect information about your browser's visit to the site. They do not collect personal information about you. While visiting certain CNGB websites, you may occasionally encounter a web page that automatically employs cookies to make it easier to use the web page’s dynamic features. If you choose not to accept cookies from CNGB websites, you will not be able to take full advantage of all of the website's features.

Privacy Statement 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.

Privacy Policy Update

CNGB may periodically update this policy, and we reserve the right to update these Terms of Use at any time. We will attempt to give reasonable notice of any changes by placing a notice on our website. You may not receive any more notifications by email.

Who do I contact with questions or concerns about the Site’s privacy policy?

All inquiries about your personal information, including requests to access or correct personal information, please send a written request to