FlowRepository is operated by International Society for Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC). This statement governs information and data you provide to ISAC via the FlowRepository Service or that is learned from your use of the Service and tells you how ISAC may collect, use, and disclose this information.
Experiments in FlowRepository are either public or private. They can be kept private for up to one year after the first creation of the experiment or until an associated paper referencing the experiment data is published. Data from public experiments are available to users without the need of authentication. Private experiments are accessible to their authors, members of the authors' team as explicitly specified by the authors, journal reviewers, and FlowRepository web site administrators.
Data Release Policy
Experiments are made public when any of the following occurs:
- It has been over one year after the experiment has been created.
- The submitter or author chooses to make the experiment public.
- A publication referencing data from the experiment is identified.
It is the intent of ISAC that the data shared through FlowRepository be freely available to all for any purpose
without restriction with the hope that it may further scientific discovery. Those uploading data to FlowRepository
agree to these principles and on behalf of the entire community we thank them for their efforts to promote these ideals.
Removal of Data from the Public Domain
Experiments may be deleted in FlowRepository at the discretion of FlowRepository administrators if experimental data are found to fabricated, fraudulent, infringing of the rights of others, submitted without the permission of the rightful owner, or other good cause.
You may provide us with personal information, such as your name, organization, address, e-mail, etc. You may review the information that is associated with your account at any time by navigating to your profile details. We may share contact information from your account with third parties through the FlowRepository search functions only so they may identify you as the provider of datasets of interest. In addition, the FlowRepository functionality may make your contact details accessible when associated with uploaded data. ISAC may also use your contact information, without further consent, in aggregate format for non-marketing or administrative purposes such as tracking site usage. FlowRepository will not sell or rent your data to any third parties. ISAC may disclose your personal data to contractors and service providers only if and in so far as this is necessary for technical administration and maintenance of the Services, and in accordance with applicable law. We may also disclose your personal data to third parties if you explicitly consent to it, or if we are required to do so by applicable law.
FlowRepository is hosted using both, secure (HTTPS) and non-secure (HTTP) communication protocols. You may select either of these by using https:// or http:// within the address bar of your web browser. However, even with secure software and firewalls in place, no data transmissions over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk.
Government and Legal Disclosures
Information and data may be disclosed by ISAC as appropriate to comply with the law (or a court order or subpoena); to prevent or investigate a possible crime, such as fraud; to enforce ISAC terms and conditions or other agreements; or to protect the rights or property of ISAC or others.