Privacy Statement

1.1 General Information

The NDDN database is a service from Britton Chance Center for Biomedical Photonics, Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics – Huazhong University of Science and Technology that is responsible for the content of

1.2 The NDDN Privacy Statement

The NDDN database respects your privacy and will use any personal information collected from this website ( in accordance with local and global laws and regulations. This privacy policy sets out our privacy practices. Please take time to review this privacy policy as it tells you how your personal information will be treated by us. Any questions regarding our privacy policy should be directed to the NDDN database's secretary at or alternatively see the section 'your rights'.

1.3 What information do we collect and why?

The NDDN database will not collect any personal information about individuals except when specifically and knowingly provided by such individuals. Examples of the information collected on this site includes name, institution, user name, password, e-mail address, phone number and product commentary.

We will use this information to:

verify your identity (for example when you log in to the NDDN database and services);
administer your activities in data manipulations;
anticipate and resolve any problems with any services supplied to you;
carry out data usage research and surveys;
enable you to register for further content;
customize the service we provide to you;
send you our newsletter where this is requested by you;
to send you follow-up communications relating to software downloaded from our site; and
send you information about other of our services and those of Britton Chance Center for Biomedical Photonics.
We may collect any personal information provided by you to us through this web site [or via one of our telephone operators], or we may collect this information through your e-mail or other communications with us. Certain information is collected automatically, as described later in the privacy policy.

We may also ask you for other optional information such as what sort of [data/service/software] you use and what other subjects interest you. If you choose to give us this information, we will use it to help us to provide you with the best possible service that is personalized to your needs and preferences.

Although we do not make it compulsory to give us every item of information we ask for, the more information you volunteer (and the more accurate it is), the better we can tailor our services for you.

We also collect information from you if you choose to take part in any of our on site surveys. We will use this information administer the data usage and help us to improve the database services.

1.3.1 Users log files and' IP address, are automatically logged by our web server. IP addresses are used to help us administer the site and to collect broad demographic information about users' interest in this website (number of visits, etc) for aggregate use.

1.3.2 We may collect non-personal information about you such as the type of internet browsers you use or the site from which you linked to our site. You cannot be identified from this information and it is only used to assist us in providing an effective service on our site.

We may also share non-personal aggregate, or summary, information regarding our users with partners or other third parties, such as information relating to the number of users linking to our site from their sites but we do not sell or share any information at the individual level.

1.3.3 Cookies are very small text files saved to your computer used to track user navigation around a website. At, session cookies are used to identify unique users to our sites. They are not cross-referenced with any other information such that an individual person could be identified.

Disabling/Enabling Cookies - users have the ability to accept or disable cookies by modifying the settings in their browser. Disabling cookies however may mean that some functionality may be affected.

1.4 Disclosures

The NDDN database will not disclose voluntarily provided details to third parties or use the information in any other way without prior consent. On all pages where personal data is collected, specific details on the use of this information will be provided.
Other than the disclosures referred to in this policy we will not disclose any personal information without your permission unless we are legally obliged or entitled to do so.

We will only disclose your personal information to a third party either as part of a reorganization of Britton Chance Center for Biomedical Photonics, or having ensured that steps have been taken to ensure that your privacy rights continue to be protected.

1.5 Information on data and services

It is very important that we provide you with the highest possible level of service. In order to help us do this, from time to time we may send you, with your consent, details of our database and services which we think may be of interest to you. You can also unsubscribe from our newsletter by using the 'unsubscribe' option located on each of our newsletter communications.

1.6 Keeping our records accurate

We aim to keep our information about you as accurate as possible. If you would like to review or change the details you have supplied us with, please contact us as set out below.

1.7 Security

We have implemented technology and policies to help safeguard your privacy from unauthorized access and improper use. We will continue to monitor and update security measures as new technology becomes available as appropriate to the site.

1.8 Links to other websites

This website contains links to other sites that are completely unrelated to the NDDN database or Britton Chance Center for Biomedical Photonics, Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics - Huazhong University of Science and Technology. This privacy statement does not apply to these sites, nor are we responsible for the content and practices of these websites.

1.9 Your consent

By using our website, or giving us your details at an exhibition, you consent to the collection and use of this information by the NDDN database and Britton Chance Center for Biomedical Photonics. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we would disclose it.

2.0 Contacting us

You have the right to access your information held by the NDDN database (for which we may charge a small fee) and where necessary, to have it amended. For more details, please contact: G203, Britton Chance Center for Biomedical Photonics, Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 1037 Luoyu Road, Wuhan, Hubei, 430074, P. R. China. (Email: