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Nature Publishing Group Privacy Policy Statement

The Nature Publishing Group (NPG) is committed to providing quality information and services to the scientific community. In order to do this, we need to know a little about visitors to our websites. We collect only the domain name and any additional information volunteered by the visitor, such as their email address. We also collect aggregate and user-specific information on what pages consumers access or visit. The information we collect is used for internal review, to improve the content of our web pages, to notify consumers about updates to our website, and occasionally used by us to contact consumers for marketing purposes. It is not sold or traded with other organizations for commercial purposes, though occasionally we may send you information on behalf of carefully selected commercial partners.


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