Chamot Laboratories, Inc. Privacy Statement
June 22, 2001
To Whom It May Concern:
Web Site Visitor's Rights
The Chamot Labs web site does not leave cookies on your system, or automatically collect any information from users of the site. Email inquiries deliberately initiated through this site are the only record Chamot Labs has of your access, and this information is only used for the purpose of answering the inquiry. Specifically, no information is passed to third parties, no unsolicited contacts will be generated by your access, and the only way for an email address to be added to a distribution list, is by specifically requesting to be added to the Interesting? Items newsletter distribution list, which is not shared with any 3rd parties.
Chamot Laboratories, Inc. takes the privacy and security needs of our clients seriously. Research contracts, secrecy, and confidentiality agreements normally define the legal requirements to meet these needs. In addition to these agreements, however, and in the absence of an agreement when a relationship is being developed, Chamot Labs has developed the following guidelines:
- Chamot Labs, Inc. will not accept a new client's project, which is in direct conflict of interest with an existing client's project.
- Private company information will be assumed private and kept confidential indefinitely, even if not yet covered by a contract agreement, unless or until client approval is given for publication, or it enters the public domain by other means.
- The area of computational research the client company is interested in will be considered private information and kept confidential as well, unless or until permission is given to discuss the client's interest with a 3rd party.
- Even the fact that a company is consulting with Chamot Labs will also be considered private and kept confidential, unless or until permission to mention the company by name is given by the client.
Electronic communication methods (ie. EMail and electronic file transfers) are the preferred means of collaborating on Computational Chemistry projects.
When remote access to compute servers is required, proprietary data can be protected by use of the SSH protocol for secure login and file transfer.