Privacy policy

Effective date: July 12th, 2023

The Van Allen Lab at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Broad Institute ("us", "we", or "our") operates the Molecular Oncology Almanac browser ( and the Molecular Oncology Almanac Connector, a Chrome extension (hereinafter referred to jointly as the "Service"). The Service is to be used to suggest contributions to the precision oncology database, Molecular Oncology Almanac.

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data. The Privacy Policy for the Service is based on the TermsFeed's Privacy Policy Template.

We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.


  • Personal data: Personal Data means any type of data that can be used to directly or indirectly identify an individual.

Information Collection and Use

We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data
While using our Service, we may ask you to provide certain Personal Data to us. We collect this data to validate submissions to our precision oncology data, and to reach out to users for feedback on our Service. Personal Data may include, but is not limited to:
  • Email address, which is collected along submission to our precision oncology database

Use of Data

Molecular Oncology Almanac uses the collected data for various purposes:

  • To provide and maintain the Service
  • To collect user feedback about the Service
  • To notify you about changes to our Service
  • To provide user care and support
  • To provide analysis or valuable information so that we can improve the Service
  • To monitor the usage of the Service
  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues

Transfer of Data

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to - and maintained on - computers located in the United States of America which may be located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

By submitting your information, including Personal Data, as part of the Service, you consent to abide and be bound by this Privacy Policy.

Molecular Oncology Almanac Connector will take all steps reasonably necessary in accordance with United States law to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Analytics Partners

We use a GDPR, CCPA, and cookie law compliant site analytics tool, Plausible Analytics, to track overall trends in the usage of our website. Plausible Analytics collects only aggregated information, no cookies are used, and no personal data - not even an IP address or browser user agent - is stored. To help us understand how you use our Services and to help us improve them, we automatically receive information about your interactions with our Service, such as the pages or other content you view and the dates and times of your visits. For more information about how Plausible Analytics handles data, please review the Plausible Analytics Data Policy.

Disclosure of Data

Legal requirements

Molecular Oncology Almanac may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
  • To comply with a legal obligation
  • To protect and defend the rights or property of Molecular Oncology Almanac
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
  • To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
  • To protect against legal liability

Security of Data

The security of your data is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service ("Service Providers"), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Link to Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. Your continued use of the Service after we post any modifications to this Privacy Policy will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the "effective date" at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by email at moalmanac [at]