Privacy Policy

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Maine INBRE and the MDI Biological Laboratory are extremely careful with all personal information collected. We will never share or sell individual personal information without your written permission. The information we collect is used solely by our employees for contacting you based on your request for information.

Our websites, like most sites, gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes IP address, browser, referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time, and clickstream data. It does not identify individual users. We use this information to analyze trends, and to improve and maintain the websites.


We may use cookies to customize this site for return visitors. These cookies are not required for site functionality. Additionally, third-party widgets such as YouTube or WuFoo may install cookies depending on their configuration. You are not required to accept any cookies to use this site.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to collect information about use of this site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve this site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Although Google Analytics places a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy.

Google Analytics employs cookies to define user sessions, which allows for the collection of data about how visitors are using the websites. Google Analytics uses only first-party cookies for data analysis. This means that the cookies are linked to a specific website domain, and Google Analytics will only use that cookie data for statistical analysis related to your browsing behavior on that specific website. According to Google, the data collected cannot be altered or retrieved by services from other domains.

You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies in your browser.