Last updated: July 24, 2017
What Information Do We Collect?
We collect four kinds of information:
- Personal information that you directly provide to us, which includes information you supply when you register an account with us and save items to your profile.
- Non-personal information that's automatically gathered as you use iBiology.org or YouTube, which includes tracking information for our Website.
- Cookies (explained further below), to help us understand what areas of the Website are most useful and interesting to our audience.
- Information you provide directly to us for example if you chose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses.
When you register an account with us, we ask for basic information such as email, name and password, and give you the option to provide additional information. We also collect activities you generate by favoriting, saving or watching talks.
Non-personal Information Collected Automatically
This type of information relates to how many views are associated with each iBiology talk, how many times talks are saved or favorited, and/or other areas of iBiology that automatically store non-personal information about the iBiology’s usage, popularity or positive or negative impact. We perform statistical analyses of users of the Website, and their viewing and participation patterns, for our own analysis and to present to our funders.
We may collect non-personal information about the computer, mobile device or other device you use to access iBiology, such as IP address, geolocation information, unique device identifiers, browser type, browser language and other transactional information.
Information Collected with Cookies and What are Cookies?
A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a site, that site's computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each site can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it.
Note that your browser settings may allow you to automatically transmit a “Do Not Track” signal to sites and online services you visit. There is no consensus among industry participants as to what “Do Not Track” means in this context. Like many websites and online services, we currently do not alter our practices when we receive a “Do Not Track” signal from a visitor’s browser. To find out more about “Do Not Track,” you may wish to visit http://www.allaboutdnt.com.
We use various technologies, including Google Analytics, to manage iBiology and track use of the content we provide, including: Standard Web Analytics InformationWe collect aggregated data about email click-through rates and video viewing through HTML cookies, Flash cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies; and demographics and other details that are provided to iBiology to help us customize the Website based on your preferences. Cookies provide a mechanism for us to understand how you use the Website over time so that we can provide you the best user experience according to your expressed preferences. We do not sell this information to any third party, but may provide information to partners that assist us in updating, managing or maintaining our Websites.
We may collect and use information about your location (such as your country), but we don’t collect any exact data of you or your device. You can change the settings on your computer or mobile device to prevent your location information from being shared with us.
How Do We Use This Information?
We use the information gathered to improve the Website and do not sell it to any third parties. Further specific uses are outlined below.
Providing Requested Services
We may use the information that we collect to fulfill your requests for services and information. For example, using your contact information to respond to your email requests, or to enable registration for services on our Website.
We use the information we collect to send email newsletters (if you have signed-up for this information). We may also use the information that we collect to send you e-mail communications, such as information about your account or changes to the Website.
In addition to the uses identified above, we may use the information that we collect for any other purposes disclosed to you at the time we collect your information or pursuant to your consent.
Steps We Take to Protect Your Privacy
We take reasonable steps to have physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in place to help protect your Personal Information. This includes use of Secure Socket Layer (“SSL”) encryption. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information collected through our Website.
Children Under the Age of 13
Our Website is intended for a general audience over 18 years of age and not directed to children under 13 years of age. We do not intend to collect personal information as defined by the U.S. Children’s Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) (“Children’s Personal Information”) in a manner that is not permitted by COPPA. If you are a parent or guardian and believe we have collected Children’s Personal Information in a manner not permitted by COPPA, please contact us by sending a letter to the address listed below (Attention: Legal) and we will remove such data to the extent required by COPPA.
Deactivating Your Account and Managing Privacy Settings
You can request that your account be deactivated at any time by contacting us. When your account is deactivated, your user profile and all public activities (such as comments) will be hidden. To unsubscribe from our newsletters, click on the link at the bottom of a newsletter you have received.