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GeneticMaps.net Privacy Policy

The privacy of our visitors to GeneticMaps.net is important to us.

At GeneticMaps.net, we recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use visit GeneticMaps.net, and how we safeguard your information. We never sell your personal information to third parties.

Log Files
As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or BT), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.

Cookies and Web Beacons
We do use cookies to store information, such as your personal preferences when you visit our site. This could include only showing you a popup once in your visit, or the ability to login to some of our features, such as forums.

We also use third party advertisements on GeneticMaps.net to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) non-personally identifying information (that is, information that does NOT include your name, address, email address, or telephone number) but does include your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed (i.e. non-personally identifying). This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing vehicle ads to someone who frequents vehicle sites).

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on GeneticMaps.net, including a cookie called a DART cookie. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to GeneticMaps.net and other sites on the Internet.
Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.


 

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Genome

All of the genes carried by a single gamete; the DNA content of an individual, which includes all 44 autosomes, 2 sex chromosomes, and the mitochondrial DNA.

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