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Notes on Security and Anonymity

The PBT Profiler was developed to provide persistence, bioaccumulation, and toxicity data on chemical compounds in a widely available format using the Internet and World Wide Web (WWW). Security issues have been carefully addressed during the development of the PBT Profiler and a number of steps have been taken to preserve confidentiality. The following operational aspects of the PBT Profiler are provided to allow users to better understand what happens to information entered during its use:

It is important to note that information is transferred from the user’s computer to the PBT Profiler, and back, through standard Internet protocols. What happens to this information during this transfer stage is, like during the use of email, outside of the control of both the user and the developers of the PBT Profiler. Future versions of the PBT Profiler may use encryption technology if this will help provide additional access to the PBT Profiler. Please contact the developers of the PBT Profiler if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions on this issue.

Many companies have specific guidelines on what types of information can, or can not be sent over the Internet. The developers of the PBT Profiler encourage users to discuss the technical information contained herein with computer and network experts within their organization to more fully explore potential security and confidentiality concerns.

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