iCORDS Privacy Policy

iCORDS Data Services applications are products of the Energy & Geoscience Institute (EGI) at the University of Utah. EGI has written this Policy to explain our commitment to your privacy when interacting with the iCORDS website or when using iCORDS applications. This Policy governs the iCORDS website and any iCORDS application published by EGI.

All information collected by iCORDS will be kept strictly confidential and will not be sold, rented, traded, loaned or otherwise disclosed. iCORDS does not sell, share, or otherwise disclose any personally identifiable information (PII), including your name, address or email address, or employer, to any third parties. Only iCORDS or authorized agents have access to PII provided by visitors to our site or by registered iCORDS users.

Collection of PII on our website

You confidentiality and privacy are important to us, so we collect as little information from you as possible. However, we collect some PII that you must provide to us on our website so that you can gain access to iCORDS applications. We collect your:

  • Name
  • Employer
  • Email address
  • Password generated by you

You provide information to us when you sign up to use iCORDS or when you contact iCORDS. We do not collect this information from you unless you provide it to us. We do not collect other information from you, including other PII, special category PII, or information about your browser or operating system.

We will never (and will not allow any third party to) use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any PII of visitors to our site.

Collection of PII within iCORDS applications

We only collect user login and logout information for when you access an iCORDS application, including your email and password. We do not collect information about the data you access, the queries you run, or other ways that you interact with or use iCORDS applications.

Use of PII

We use your name, employer, and email address that you provide to us to create a registered user account so that you may access iCORDS applications. You must provide us with this information to create a user account and access iCORDS applications.

We also use your name, employer, and email address that you provide to us when you use our contact form. We use this information to process your request.

iCORDS does not use PII for any other purposes besides those stated in this section. We never share or sell any information that you provide us with third parties.

EU General Data Protection Regulation

This section applies only to information collected from iCORDS users or visitors in the European Economic Area. The University of Utah has published a GDPR Privacy Notice. The notice explains how the university meets its obligations under the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

iCORDS collects and uses only the categories of PII and other data described in this Policy, and only for the purposes stated in this Policy. PII collected and processed through iCORDS is necessary to authenticate users and validate that users are employed by iCORDS subscribers.


iCORDS has security measures in place to protect against the loss or misuse of PII. Although we will make every effort to keep your information secure and private, there is always some risk in providing PII over the Internet.

Updates to this Policy

We may periodically update this Policy. Changes become effective once posted. Your continued use of the iCORDS website or iCORDS applications indicates you consent to the terms of this Policy.


If you have questions regarding this Policy, please contact us through our iCORDS contact form.