SOFTWARE AND REGISTRATION
To participate in the Compute Against Alzheimer's Disease project ("CAAD"), you must download the Frontier® Compute Engine software ("Software" or "software") from our Web site and install it on a computer that you own or a computer over which you have full usage authorization. If you are under 18, you may download the Software only with the explicit approval of a parent or guardian.
If a visitor downloads and installs the Software, they become a "Provider" of Internet computing capability for the CAAD project. Once installed, the Software will automatically participate in Parabon's CAAD Provider network. This Software program is used to process tasks that Parabon delegates to the Provider's computer.
Participation does not require the Provider to provide any contact information. A Provider may choose to open a Parabon account, which involves an online registration process that requires minimal contact information (such as name, email, and postal address). Similar registration processes may also be used at various points on our Web site when users of the site request information on, or subscribe to particular services in which they are interested.
The Frontier Compute Engine software is labeled with a unique identifier ("Node ID" or "Engine ID") that is associated with each computer running the software. This identifier is used even when a Provider has elected to remain anonymous at the time of registration. The Frontier Compute Engine collects general use and time information from a Provider's computer. We use this information to measure a Provider computer's availability, activity, and overall participation. The Software also benchmarks computing capacity (throughput), records system characteristics such as the number of computing cores, amount of RAM and amount of hard disk space allocated by the Provider for use for the CAAD project, and measures bandwidth between the Provider computer(s) and Parabon servers. This information is used to determine the types of tasks appropriate for each computer connected to the Provider network and how work will be scheduled to them. Usage of the Software is in no way linked to any personal information on a Provider's computer. If a Provider uninstalls the Frontier Compute Engine, that computer will no longer be able to receive or process tasks assigned by Parabon.
INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE
Parabon may collect information from individuals when they use this Web Site and/or access certain content, use tools or download Software provided on this Web Site. Parabon is the sole owner of information collected on this Web Site and via its Software. Parabon will not sell, share, or rent information it obtains from Providers to others or use it in ways different from what is disclosed in this policy. Parabon may contact you through a variety of means such as postal mail, phone, or e-mail to provide you with information and offers the company believes may be of interest to you unless you specifically opt out of these communications by contacting us and requesting such action be taken.
You can visit much of the Web Site without telling us who you are or providing us with other personally identifiable information. Some areas of the Web Site allow you to contact us to ask questions or provide comments. If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence. You may always choose not to provide the required information, but then you may not be able to participate in the particular activity that requires the information. Parabon will not treat as confidential any information that you provide that is not personally identifiable, such as questions, comments, ideas, suggestions or computer-generated information described in the Software and Registration section above. You should be aware that Parabon will be free to disclose through any means and use for any purpose such information in its sole discretion. By providing such information to Parabon, you understand and agree that no relationship has been created between Parabon and you, and Parabon has no obligation to you whatsoever regarding that information.
COOKIES AND LOG FILES
We do use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not associated with personally identifiable information.
Parabon takes every precaution to protect user information. All information submitted through this Web Site is protected both on- and offline. In addition to technical safeguards, we also use physical controls and procedures to safeguard any personally identifiable information. However, we cannot guarantee that it is completely secure from people who might attempt to evade our security measures or intercept transmissions over the Internet.
SITE AND SERVICE UPDATES
Parabon may periodically push out updated versions of our Software and Web Site contents. We may communicate via email with our registered Providers and Web Site users to provide requested services and information about their accounts. Also, periodic announcements may be displayed in our Software's display window, although this window can be configured to always remain closed.
CORRECTION/UPDATING PERSONAL INFORMATION
If a user's personal information changes or if a user no longer desires our service, we have provided a way to edit that users information, or delete any and all software associated with that users account. This can be done once the provider has logged into their account.
Please refer to Parabon's Legal Notice for additional policies applicable to the administration and use of this Web Site.
This page was last updated on 17 March 2014.