Privacy Policy

Effective February 17, 2020

This Privacy Policy explains how Battelle Memorial Institute, Pacific Northwest Division (“BATTELLE”, “we”, or “us”) collects, uses, and shares information about you when you use the LightMat DataHub website (“Website”) or when you otherwise interact with us or receive a communication from us.

  1. We collect no personal information about you when you visit or use this Website, unless otherwise stated, unless you choose to provide this information to us. However, we collect and store certain information automatically. What we collect and store automatically includes:

    The Internet Protocol (IP) address of the domain from which you access the internet (i.e. 123.456.789.012) whether yours individually or provided as a proxy by your Internet Service Provider (ISP); the date and time you access the Website; the pages you peruse (recorded by the text and graphics files that compose that page); and the internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our Website.

    Except as otherwise stated herein, this information is not shared with anyone beyond the support staff of this Website and is used only as a source of anonymous statistical information. We may use the summary statistics to help us make this Website more useful to visitors, such as assessing what information is of most and least interest to visitors, and for other purposes such as determining the Website’s technical design specifications and identifying system performance or problem areas.

  2. To create an account, you must provide a username, password, name, email address, and affiliated organization. We use this information to maintain the security of the Website, to ensure you are authorized to access data and information provided via restricted portions of this Website, and to manage your account and our relationship with you. We may provide some or all of this information to third parties (such as the affiliated organization you provide) to confirm your identity and your authorization.

  3. If you have an account, you may be able to upload or submit data or other information via the Website. We may use this information as specified in the Terms of Use for various purposes, including to provide the information to others.

  4. You may choose to provide us with other information, such as in an e-mail message containing your comments or questions. We use this information to improve our service to you or to respond to your request. There are times when your message is forwarded, as e-mail, to other BATTELLE employees who may be better able to help you. Except as otherwise stated herein, we do not share our e-mail with any other outside organizations.

In addition to the handling stated above, we may share any information you provide to us with third parties for computer security, law enforcement investigation, or other authorized legal purposes.


BATTELLE may make changes to this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make changes, we will post the amended Privacy Policy to this Website and update the Effective Date above. By continuing to access or use the Website on or after the Effective Date of the revised Privacy Policy, you consent to the collection, storage, and processing of your data as set forth in the revised Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the revised Privacy Policy, you must stop accessing and using the Website before the changes become effective.