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[Top]Privacy policy

By using the TMA Navigator website, you consent to the collection, retention and use of your personal information in accordance with the terms of this policy.

Uploaded tissue microarray scores and any clinical information remain your own property and will only be used for the purpose of providing the TMA Navigator service to you.

Information we collect

How we use your data

Uploaded data remains your own property and will only be used for the purpose of providing the TMA Navigator service to you, including system backups. Uploaded data will never be distributed to third parties.

Personally identifiable information will not be distributed to third parties unless required for the purposes of law enforcement.

We may gather data about users' browsing actions and patterns. It is used to inform improvements to the website, for system administration, and to report aggregate information to third parties.


We employ security measures to protect your information from access by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction or damage.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is never completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal or other data transmitted to our website. Any transmission is at your own risk.

Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to prevent unauthorised access.

[Top]Cookies on TMA Navigator

EU law

The EU law on cookies demands that website users are given the opportunity to understand how cookies are used on websites and consent to cookies being stored on their computer.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file, typically containing letters and numbers, downloaded to your computer when you access websites.

When you visit a website that uses cookies for the first time, a cookie is downloaded onto your computer. The next time you visit that website, your computer checks to see if it has a cookie that is relevant and sends the information contained in that cookie back to the website. The website then notes that you have been there before, and in some cases, tailors what pops up on screen to take account of that fact. They also might record how long you spend on each page on a site, what links you click, even your preferences for page layouts and colour schemes.

Generally, the role of cookies is beneficial, making your interaction with frequently-visited sites smoother with no extra effort on your part. Without cookies, online shopping would be much harder. Without cookies, some websites will become less interactive with the cookie option turned off.

First and third party cookies

This refers to the website placing the cookie. First party cookies are cookies set by the website you are visiting. Third party cookies are set by another website; the website you are visiting may have advertising on the page and this other website will be able to set a cookie on your computer. Third party cookies on the main web browsers allow third party cookies by default. Changing the settings on your browsers can prevent this.

Our use of cookies

We use cookies to manage interactive sessions and for the security and privacy of our users. We only use two cookies. One contains a unique ID for the interactive session, which allows us to keep track of the user's datasets and analyses, and their user ID if applicable. The other cookie contains a random value, which is used when the user posts data to the site (for example, by filling in a form). This allows the site to ensure the data received came from the user themselves and helps mitigate certain security issues. We do not use any third party cookies.

Please note that due to the functionality of TMA Navigator, cookies are required for the service to function properly. If you continue to use this website, we will assume that you are happy to accept cookies.

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