The Lyme Disease Innovation Accelerator (LymeX) is a public-private partnership between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation (“the Cohen Foundation.”)
HHS and the Cohen Foundation do not knowingly collect any information from individuals under the age of 13.
LymeX may collect personal information about site visitors. We do not give, share, sell, or transfer any personally identifiable information to a third party.
If, during your visit, you browse through the website, read pages, or download information, our website’s operating system will automatically record some general information about your visit.
During your visit, web services will record information that may include but is not limited to:
- The internet domain for your internet service (such as “example.com” or “example.net”)
- The type of browser that you are using (such as “Chrome version X” or “Internet Explorer version X”)
- The type of operating system that you are using (such as Macintosh, Unix, or Windows)
- The date and time you visit our site, and your activity on the site
- The address of the previous website you were visiting, if you arrived at our site via a link from another website
- The city, state, and or country you are browsing from
We use this information for statistical analysis, to help us make our site more useful to visitors. This tracking system does not record information about individuals.
Use of Information
LymeX will not share with other external entities information submitted.
Third-Party Sharing Resulting from Legal Processes
As required by law, LymeX may share your information when legally compelled to do so. This may include sharing with government entities or third parties in response to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal processes. LymeX may also disclose personally identifiable information in order to protect and defend our legal rights, or defend against legal claims that have been, or may be brought against us. Additionally, LymeX may share this information in order to protect the rights, property, or safety of you or another person. In this instance, we may share your personally identifiable information with law enforcement or another entity we feel, in our judgment, may be able to protect you or the other person. Finally, should LymeX reasonably feel that any activities are unlawful we will report these activities to law enforcement.
Security of Your Information
Like many websites, our site uses “cookie” technology to collect the website activity data listed above. When you visit any website, its server may generate a piece of text known as a “cookie” to place on your computer. Placing cookie text allows websites to “remember” visitors’ preferences, surfing patterns, and behavior while they are connected.
There are two types of cookies, single session (session) and multi-session (persistent). Session cookies last only as long as your web browser is open. Once you close your browser, the cookie disappears. Persistent cookies are stored on your computer for longer periods. If you do not wish to have session or persistent cookies stored on your machine, you can opt out or disable cookies in your browser.