Parabon Computation, Inc. ("Parabon") developed this Privacy Policy to provide information about its practices regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of information that you may provide when you visit this Web Site and/or download software. We encourage you to read this Privacy Policy and the Legal Notice contained on another page of this Web Site before submitting information. By using this Web Site and/or downloading software, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to the terms of the Privacy Policy and Parabon's Legal Notice.

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 may store some information on your computer using a technique your browser supports called "cookies". The cookies are used for a variety of purposes, including but not limited to helping you login (e.g., remembering your username if you register or login), remembering some of your customized user preferences, to help us better understand how people use our Web Site, to collect anonymous traffic data, and to help us improve our Web Site. In some cases, this information will help us tailor content to your interests or help us avoid asking for the same information when you revisit our Web Site. The cookies set by our Web Site are used only by our Web Site. With respect to collecting anonymous traffic data, we may use third parties to collect such data on our behalf. To disable or limit the use of cookies, please refer to the options provided by your Internet browser. If you do so, however, some pages or features (such as customized products/services or user preferences) on this Web site may not work properly.

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.

SHARING

Except as set forth in our privacy policy or otherwise disclosed to you when you submit personal information to us or download materials from this Web Site, we do not share personally identifiable information with our partners or sponsors. We may share personal information with our service providers solely for such service providers to facilitate our services. Any such service providers are required to use such information solely to provide the services we have requested, and to abide by our privacy policy. We may share any information about you to law enforcement, other government officials, or other third parties, as we believe necessary or appropriate, in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements, or other activity that is illegal or may expose us to legal liability. We may disclose personal information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform and comply with the edicts of law. We may share personal information in connection with our merger, consolidation, reorganization, or sale of substantially all of our assets provided that such third party agrees to comply with the privacy policy that applies to your personal information.

LINKS

This Web Site contains links to other sites. Parabon is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. We encourage users when they leave our site to be aware of and to read the privacy statements of other Web sites that collect personal information. Parabon's privacy policy applies solely to information collected by this Web Site and its Software.

SECURITY

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.

NOTIFICATION OF PRIVACY POLICY CHANGES

Parabon may at any time revise this privacy policy by updating this posting. You are bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to review the most current privacy policy.

ADDITIONAL POLICIES

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.