Abcam is committed to protecting your privacy. Any information we collect is stored on servers owned by Abcam which are held in physically secure locations and are protected by firewall and password based security measures.
The policy below sets out what information we collect, why we collect it and how we use that information.
When you browse the Abcam website, we establish a minimal "user profile" for you on the Abcam website which is tracked via a cookie (see 'Cookies' section below). This contains basic information such as how you first found us, IP address, and ISP host. If you decide to create an account with us, this profile is then associated with the email address you then provide.
Creating an account with us means we can personalize your use of the website and contact you with information that we believe will help you with your research i.e. new and updated products related to your interests, or new services that Abcam is offering.
You can update your account details by clicking on the 'sign in or register' links at the top of any page, including configuring the nature of contact from Abcam.
If you place an order with Abcam, we ask you to sign in or create an account and then prompt you for address and contact details that will allow us to accurately fulfil and invoice you for the items you order. Except for credit card details that you may provide, we will record this information into your user profile so that next time you order you do not have to re-enter these details. Should you wish to review details of an order placed with us, you can see these by logging into your account.
Any personally identifiable information (including credit card information) is passed over a secure encrypted (SSL) connection and we provide a third-party certificate which can be used to verify the credentials of the Abcam server you are supplying the details to. See Abcam's website security page for more information.
Our site can be used to contact other researchers in the following ways:
For Abreviews, we do not reveal the reviewer's contact details on the website but will forward your message (including your email reply address) directly to them. This is designed to enable you to get in touch with the reviewer without compromising the security of their personal information.
In both cases, we monitor who the email was sent to/from and the original message to ensure compliance with our ISP's abuse policy. If we think there is information of general benefit to our customers we may contact you for permission to publish some or all of its content.
Visitors of the site using this functionality agree to adhere to its intended purpose as outlined above.
We sometime offer the chance to enter competitions; this is usually by answering survey questions. In this case sensitive personal data will only be used to aggregate responses.
We do this in order to understand what users are interested in on our website and to help us improve the design of our website or product offerings.
Cookies are very small text files saved to your computer that are used to track user navigation around a website. Cookies enable us to identify you or the device you are on when you have logged in.
We do not sell the information collected by cookies nor do we disclose information to third parties. When we want to collect personally identifiable information (for things like email sign ups), we will be explicit about this.
Users have the ability to accept or disable cookies by modifying the settings in their browser. Disabling cookies, however may mean that some functionality may be affected. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
Abcam respects your right not to be contacted unless you want to, and we do not sell, trade, give, or rent information that can identify you personally to any third party except as detailed below.
Abcam does use third parties in order to fulfil certain functions on its behalf. Examples of this are:
By using the Abcam website, you are consenting to us collecting and using the information as stated above.
Last updated: October 2009