When you place a data order, your personal contact information (email address) is stored forever in our log files. This information is used in several ways. The domain name of your email address is used in aggregate to track what types of users are ordering data, e.g. educational/government/etc, U.S./Europe/etc. These statistics do not identify individual users, and are included in our institutional annual report.
Email addresses are used individually to notify users of important updates or problems with the data they ordered. In addition, dataset creators and funding agencies may be provided with lists of email addresses for users who ordered their data.
If you have questions or comments about this policy, or would like your personal information erased, please send email to the address below.Last Update: 20 April 2018 (update email usage and contact info) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org