The Department of Dermatology and Skin Science is dedicated to maintaining high standards of confidentiality with respect to information entrusted to it, including that received via this Web Site. This Notice has been prepared to inform you of Department of Dermatology and Skin Science practices concerning the collection, use and disclosure of information about identified individuals, or individuals whose identity may be inferred or determined from the information ("Personal Information") provided to the Department of Dermatology and Skin Science via the use of this public Web Site only.

In browsing the Internet, you will encounter a technology called "cookies" which can be used to provide you with specific information from a Web site. A "cookie" is an element of data that a Web site can send to your browser, which may then store it on your system. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it. You can also set your browser to block all cookies.

This Web Site uses session cookies to track Web site usage. Session cookies track a user's progression through a Web site (or Web sites) in a single visit. These cookies enable a Web server to remember things as you progress from one page to another. Session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your browser. If you leave your browser open for a prolonged period, the cookies on this Web Site are not set to erase themselves automatically after a short period of time. They will, however, be deleted when you shut down your browser. Persistent cookies do not erase themselves, and they remain on your computer until you erase them using your browser settings. This public Web Site does not use persistent cookies.

A visitor to this Web Site is not required to reveal any individually identifiable information, such as name, address, or telephone number. Nor is such information collected passively by electronic means.

The Department of Dermatology and Skin Science Web server tracks general information about visitors such as their domain name and time of visit. This Web Site also collects and aggregates information regarding which pages are being accessed. This information, only in aggregate form, is used internally to serve visitors better by helping the Department of Dermatology and Skin Science to manage this Web Site, diagnose any technical problems, and improve the Content.

Please note that for security purposes and to ensure that this Web site remains available for use, the Department of Dermatology and Skin Science employs software programs to monitor network traffic, to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, and to prevent denial-of-service attacks or other attacks intended to cause damage. Such activities will result in the collection of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses but such IP addresses are not associated with, or connected to, particular pages accessed within the Member Portal (or within this Web site).

The Department of Dermatology and Skin Science retains the right to use information that does not identify or permit the identification of an individual in any way that it determines appropriate.