Privacy Policy

Lhasa Limited and Molecular Networks will make no attempt to track or identify individual users, except where there is a reasonable suspicion that unauthorised access to systems is being attempted. In the case of all users, Lhasa Limited and Molecular Networks reserves the right to attempt to identify and track any individual who is reasonably suspected of trying to gain unauthorised access to computer systems or resources operating as part of Lhasa Limited and Molecular Networks web services.

As a condition of use of this site, all users must give permission for Lhasa Limited and Molecular Networks to use its access logs to attempt to track users who are reasonably suspected of gaining, or attempting to gain, unauthorised access.

For technical details related to this privacy policy, please see below.

Forms

Forms are created using the 'forms module' in Sitekit CMS, which has a number of built-in features to help ensure privacy and secure forms are used where appropriate.

Cookies

We do not make use of cookies to collect any private or personally identifiable information.

The technical platform of this website does use cookies solely to aid the proper technical functioning of the website. The cookies used by the website contain random strings of characters alongside minimal information about the state and session of the website – which in no way collects or discloses any personal information about you as a visitor.

If you chose to, for any secure pages of this website, you can elect to save login information in a cookie to facilitate faster login to a private area of this site. A notification is given before any such cookie is dropped, and the process is ultimately within your control. Even where this is used, the cookie still contains minimal authentication information, and does not contain any private or personal data.

Advanced areas of this site may use cookies to store your presentation preferences in a purely technical fashion with no individually identifiable information.

Note also our statement on analytics software, as analytics software also uses cookies to function.

Data Retention

Our platform operates with a clear data-retention policy in order to comply with the Privacy Enhancing Technology guidance from the Information Commissioner. This means that data has predefined time limits for storage and is only retained by the system for as long as it is considered useful.

Server Statistics

Like almost all websites, we have access to server statistics which provide aggregate statistics on bandwidth and server load. This load data is used to manage bandwidth effectively and for billing purposes. It is important for us to collect and monitor this information because we pay for a server bandwidth allowance and are liable for the costs of increases beyond our allowance.

The server statistics are not designed to collect any individually identifiable information and the reports we receive are generally numerical and in graph format.

Alongside the server statistics, our Content Management System, collects information on: popular search terms used on the website, which we have access to in order to arrange our pages better; visitor path information, which we have access to for future design considerations; and download popularity (numerical by month), which we use to better organise the file libraries.

Analytics

Like most websites, we make use of analytics software in order to help us understand the trends in popularity of our website and of different sections. We make no use of personally identifiable information in any of the statistical reports we use from this package.

We use an analytics package called Google Analytics who provide details of their privacy policy here.