Privacy and Security Policy

Privacy and Security Policy

China National GeneBank DataBase (CNGBdb) site complies with requirements for privacy and security established by China National GeneBank. This page outlines our privacy and security policy, which applies to all services provided by CNGBdb. Users’ personal information which CNGBdb collects via this site is subject to the CNGBdb Privacy and Security Policy, which is incorporated by reference into these CNGB "Terms and Conditions".

Privacy and Security Policy the last update time: April 2019

This policy will help you understand the following:

1. Your Visit to the CNGBdb Websites

2. What Type of Information CNGBdb ollects?

3. How CNGBdb Uses your Personal Information?

4. Your Rights

5. Data Privacy Protection

6. Copyright Protection

7. How CNGBdb Uses Cookies?

8. Statement of Linked Other Websites from CNGBdb

9. Privacy Policy Update

10. Who do I contact with questions or concerns about the Site’s Privacy Policy?

Your Visit to the CNGBdb Websites

Your visit to the CNGBdb websites is private and secure. When you visit the CNGBdb 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. CNGBdb has implemented appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure a level of security which we deem appropriate, based on 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. You acknowledge and agree that when you register for an account or use the services we provide, we will record the personal information you provide, such as your username, email address or mobile number, etc. The above personal information is the basis for your access to our services. This page describes the information that is automatically collected and stored. CNGBdb never collects information for commercial marketing or any purpose not related to CNGBdb 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 management and law enforcement agencies about the content and your behavior.

What Type of Information CNGBdb Collects?

When you visit CNGBdb, CNGBdb will collect and store the following type of information about your visit:

  • The name of the domain and the IP address you use to access the Internet;
  • User name, email address, mobile number, etc. that you provided when you registered for CNGBdb;
  • 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;
  • Your location at the time of your visit, down to the city-level;
  • The information which you actively published for sharing.

The collection of personal information by CNGBdb is used for the following general purposes: notification of newsletter and emails, internal data analysis,services improvement.

How CNGBdb Uses your Personal Information?

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 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. We conform to the Internet standard protocol and use common Internet tracking tools based on web. The system information related is stored in web logs. Web logs are only maintenance record of web servers, CNGBdb would analyze log files for purpose of the improvement of our services, and periodically delete its web logs. For the use of personal information, according to the principle of minimum authorization, we will set the minimum personal information operation authority required for different job responsibilities, and at the same time enable the authorized access operators to access only the minimum required personal information for their duties. You understand and agree that this website uses the above system information in the manner described above.

Your Rights

We do our best to ensure that you can successfully access, correct or delete your account information (unless we have to retain it for legal and regulatory reasons). In accordance with the law and common practice, you have the following rights:

1. Access to your personal information

You have the right to access your personal information at any time, except as required by laws and regulations. It mainly includes the following information:

Account Information: If you wish to access the name, gender, experience, personal homepage, work unit, geographic location, email address in your account, you can visit and

If you are unable to access via the above link, you can always contact the administrator, and we will process it as soon as possible.

2. Correct your personal information

When you find that your personal information is incorrect, you have the right to correct it yourself. When you are unable to correct it yourself, you can always contact our administrator and we will process it as soon as possible.

3. Delete your personal information

In addition to the laws and regulations, you have the right to delete or contact us to delete your personal information. In the following situations, you can ask us to delete your personal information:

1) Our handling of personal information violates laws and regulations;

2) We collect and use your personal information outside the scope of your authorization;

3) Our handling of personal information violates our agreement with you;

4) You are no longer using our services, or you have cancelled your account;

5) We are no longer serving you.

When you delete information from our services, we will remove the information from the backup system within the time specified by law.

4. Change the scope of your authorization

When you use our services, we collect personal information (see this policy) and you may give or withdraw your authorization at any time. When you withdraw your consent, we will no longer process the corresponding personal information.

5. Logout/delete account

You can choose to log out/delete the CNGBdb account, and the account will be unrecoverable after being logged out/deleted. Except as otherwise provided by laws and regulations, your personal information will be deleted or anonymized. It is recommended that you make a backup.

6. Respond to your request above

To be safe, you may need to provide a written request or otherwise prove your identity. We may ask you to verify your identity before processing your request.

We will respond within 15 days. If you are not satisfied, you can also complain through sending an email to In principle, we do not charge a fee for your reasonable request, but we will charge a certain fee for the repeated requests that exceed the reasonable limit for a certain period of time. We may reject requests that are unreasonably repetitive, costly, or have other significant difficulties.

In the following situations, we will not be able to respond to your request in accordance with legal and regulatory requirements:

1) Directly related to national security and national defense security;

2) Directly related to public safety, public health, and major public interests;

3) Directly related to criminal investigation, prosecution, trial and execution of judgments;

4) There is sufficient evidence that you have subjective malice or abuse of rights;

5) Responding to your request will result in serious damage to the legitimate rights of you or other individuals or organizations;

6) Involving trade secrets.

Data Privacy Protection

And all data should be safeguarded in accordance with applicable laws, norms, and guidelines, and should not be misused or wrongfully disclosed.

Data use should be strictly in accordance with the data submitters’ (or his/her legal representatives’) consent for collection, use and sharing, and follow related national laws and regulations restrictions for downstream use.

When you contribute scientific data to a database through our website or other submission tools, your data will be published in the data release time you set, and other users may be informed of this data through this website. Published data may be permanently saved unless request for withdrawal or delete by the submitters.

1. Sharing

We do not share your personal information with any companies, organizations, or individuals outside of the National Gene Bank.

2. Transfer

CNGBdb will not transfer your personal information to any companies, organizations, or individuals except in the following cases:

1) Transfer with explicit consent: CNGBdb will transfer your personal information outside of the National Gene Bank when we have your explicit consent;

2) If CNGBdb is involved in a merger, acquisition, or bankruptcy liquidation, we’ll demand the new companies or organizations that hold your personal information continue to be bound by this privacy policy. Or we will require the new company or organization regain your consent for authorization.

3. Public disclosure

CNGBdb will only publicly disclose your personal information under the following special circumstances:

1) With your explicit consent;

2) For legal reasons: we may publicly disclose your personal information to meet any applicable law, legal process, litigation or enforceable governmental request.

Copyright Protection

In addition to the content published by CNGBdb, 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 CNGBdb. 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 countries. According to the authorization, we allow our website and its associated sites to release data.

For open data, CNGB follows the agreements such as Fort Lauderdale Agreement, NHGRI Rapid Data Release Policies, Joint Data Archiving Policy and CC. CNGB allows data reprint, copy, share and use. For data with a clearly authorized use scope, the data user should follow the specific project agreement, and obtain explicit authorization from the data owner. Data use only after authorization. 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 cannot 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 reserve the right to take relevant legal action.

For more information, please refer to Terms and Conditions.

How CNGBdb Uses Cookies?

When you visit any web site, the web site’s computers may send a small file which contains small amount of data to your browser, known as a "cookie," and stored on your computer’s hard drive. 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. While visiting certain CNGBdb websites, you may occasionally encounter a web page that automatically employs cookies to make it easier to use the web page’s dynamic features. You can configure your browser to refuse all cookies. However, some website features or services may not function properly without cookies.

Statement of Linked Other Websites from CNGBdb

This privacy statement applies only to services provided by CNGBdb. Please note that CNGBdb is not responsible for the privacy of other websites linked from this website. We encourage you to read the privacy statement of the new website you are visiting.

Privacy Policy Update

CNGBdb may periodically update this policy. The privacy policy of this website will be revised and updated at any time depending on the actual situation..We will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your explicit consent. We will post any changes to this policy on this page.

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 or about the Privacy, please send a written request to