Privacy Policy

Scope & Contact information

curegn.org is administered by the Michigan Kidney Translational Medicine Core (miktmc.org) and maintains the content under the curegn.org domain. This policy applies to site content on this domain.

For questions or concerns about this policy, please email our website administrator.

What we collect

For each visitor to our site, our servers automatically recognize and store:

  • the visitor's domain name (where possible) and masked IP address;
  • the date and time of a user's visit;
  • the pages a user visited; and
  • the address of the website a user came from when they came to visit the website, if applicable.

We aggregate information on what content each visitor accesses or views. There is no personally identifiable information (PII) in this data.

The information we collect is used to improve the content and functionality of our site content, and to customize the content and layout of our pages for certain self-identified individual visitors. These data are only available to web managers and other designated staff who require this information to perform their duties. This information is not shared with other organizations for any purpose other than in compliance with local, state, and federal authorities.

We collect and store contact information (including e-mail addresses) of those who supply this information for the purpose of correspondence regarding comments, questions, or official inquiries. In these cases, contact about this information is initiated by the user through our internet site.

Controlling the Use of Your Information

If you do not want to receive e-mail from us in the future, please let us know by contacting us at the above email address. All contact from the cureGN Network to the visitor, whether via email, telephone, or online post, is initiated in response to a specific request on the part of the visitor.

Upon request, we provide site visitors with access to unique identifier information (e.g., visitor number or password) that we maintain about them, communications that visitors have directed to our site (e.g., e-mails, research inquiries), and contact information (e.g., name, address, phone number) that we maintain about them. Visitors can access this information by contacting us at the above email address.

Upon request, we offer visitors the ability to have inaccuracies corrected in contact information, unique identifiers, and communications that the visitor initiated. To do so, contact us at the above email address.

Preventing Unwanted Use of Your Information

Please provide us with your name, mailing address, email address, and phone number. We will be sure your name is identified among those visitors that we will not contact.

Cookies, Ads, and Security

When visiting the curegn.org website, a small text file called a "cookie" may be placed on a visitor's computer. This allows us to collect non-PII data while the visitor is navigating through the website. The following are two types of cookies:

  • Session cookies are temporary text files that expire when a visitor leaves the curegn.org website. When cookies expire, they are automatically deleted from a visitor's computer.
  • Persistent cookies are multi-session cookies that are stored on a visitor's computer and expire 2 years after a visitor 's last visit to the curegn.org website. After no more than 2 years, they are automatically deleted from a visitor's computer.

If a visitor does not want cookies placed on their computer, they can set their browser to block them. Instructions to opt out are available on http://www.usa.gov/optout_instructions.shtml. Please note that by following the instructions to opt-out of cookies, you will disable cookies from all web sources, not just those from the curegn.org website.

We do not partner with or have special relationships with any advertising or ad-server companies. We do not sell advertising space.

We have appropriate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected from you at our site, and we utilize industry-standard encryption techniques where appropriate.

Unanticipated Uses

From time to time, we may use visitor information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in this privacy policy. If our information practices change at some time in the future, we will post the policy changes to our Web site to notify you of these changes and provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should periodically check back on this policy page.

Compliance with Our Policy

If you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, you may contact us at the above email address.