Privacy Policy

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Website Privacy Policy
This site is owned and operated by Chell Instruments Ltd. Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. At Chell, we want to make your experience online satisfying and safe. Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand our policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.


Information Chell Gathers
Chell gathers two types of information about users:
• Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions to receive our electronic newsletters, to participate in our message boards or forums, to email a friend, and from participation in polls and surveys:
• Information Chell gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This information allows us to better tailor our content to readers' needs. Under no circumstances will Chell divulge any information about an individual user to a third party.


Chell Gathers User Information In The Following Processes:


Usage tracking
Chell tracks user traffic patterns throughout our site. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. Chell does break down overall usage statistics according to a user's domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user's browser).


Cookies
We may place a text file called a "cookie" in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain Personal Information although it will enable us to relate your use of this site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can't read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Chell uses cookies to track user traffic patterns (as described above). Our advertising system delivers a one-time cookie to better track ad impressions and click rates. You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you've set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use this site.

Use Of Information
Chell uses any information given voluntarily by our users to enhance their experience in our site, whether to provide interactive or personalised elements on the sites or to prepare future content based on the interests of our users.
As stated above, we use tracking information to determine which areas of our site users like and don't like, based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you. We track search terms entered in Search function as one of many measures of what interests our users, but we don't track which terms a particular user enters. Chell creates aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns for its own website management.


Security
Chell operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.


Your Consent
By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by Chell. If we change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this website so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we may disclose it.