27. Cytoscape Privacy Policy

We respect the privacy of all Cytoscape users, and we do not collect any information on Cytoscape users except in the situations listed below. In no case do we attempt to tie any of this information back to a user, nor do we give, share, sell, or transfer this information to any third party unless required by law. We use this information only in the aggregate to generate statistics to assist in securing continued funding for Cytoscape.

  • On the Cytoscape download web page, we log the date, time, browser signature, and IP address to which we deliver Cytoscape.
  • When Cytoscape starts, it fetches news and version information from a Cytoscape server. We log the date, time, and IP address of the workstation running Cytoscape.
  • During Cytoscape execution, we log usage statistics tagged with the date, time, and IP address of the workstation running Cytoscape. This logging can be turned off during Cytoscape installation or by setting the installoptions.shareStatistics property to false using the Cytoscape Preferences Editor.

This policy may change from time to time, and if it does, we will notify you via our normal mass notification media. We will also update this section of the user manual.

Note that some internal Cytoscape Apps and Apps available through the Cytoscape App Store connect with third party services via the Internet. Once an App links to such a service, you are subject to the privacy policy of that service.