Version: 5.0.0

Privacy policy

This privacy policy sets out how InterMine uses and protects any information that you give when you use InterMine websites.

InterMine is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using InterMine websites, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

What we collect#


We log the IP address of your browser to track usage statistics and to identify operational problems. This information is not used to identify individuals or organizations, and is never shared with third parties.

Cookies are used to provide persistence across browsing sessions. These may persist after you exit your browser, but they are never used for either identification or tracking purposes.

Login Details#

If you choose to create an account to save your data, we save your username and password information. This information is not used to identify individuals or organizations, and is never shared with third parties.

What we do with the information we gather#

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular, for the following reasons:

  • Tracking usage statistics.
  • Identifying operational problems.
  • Allowing you to log in and save your data.

The information we collect is not used to identify individuals or organizations, and is never shared with third parties.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies#

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse usage data and identify operational problems. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not, and saving your lists and queries across browsing sessions. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites#

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information#

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties. We will only use your personal information to send you information if you specifically sign up to our mailing lists, and you can opt out of receiving these at any time.